Our Obituaries

Jimmy Dewayne Love

November 22, 1948 - July 16, 2014

Jimmy Dewayne Love, 65, of Thicket, and Votaw, died Wednesday July 16, 2014 at River Parrish Hospital in La Place, Louisiana. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday July 19, 2014 at 12 o' clock noon at The Votaw Worship Center with Reverend Phil Love, Kevin Vanya and Mitchell Vanya officiating. Interment will follow at The Hall Cemetery in Thicket. The family will receive friends Friday...
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James Robert Hendry

December 2, 1952 - July 15, 2014

James Robert Hendry, 61,of Liberty, died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Hermann Memorial Hospital of Houston. He collected comic books and he enjoyed fishing and bowling and watching sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Belton Hendry and Thelma Barbara Hendry; wife, Elizabeth Ann Hendry; son, Jimmy Allen Hendry and step-daughter, Telisa Attaway. He is survived by his brother, Oscar...
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Hollis Sherwood "Bear" Singleton

December 3, 1927 - July 13, 2014

Hollis Sherwood " Bear " Singleton 86, of Thicket, died on Sunday July 13, 2014 at his residence in Thicket surrounded by his loving family. A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday July 17, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, with Reverend John Bullock of The Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Vidor, officiating. Interment following at Guedry...
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Marjorie Nell Weston

November 22, 1922 - July 13, 2014

Marjorie Nell Weston, 91, of Sour Lake, died Sunday July 13, 2014 at Jefferson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beaumont. A native of Sour Lake, she was born November 22, 1922 to Annie Pearl Collins Copeland and Jesse Copeland. She is preceded in death by her husband Adrian Glenn "Billy" Weston; brothers, Jesse Muriel Copeland and Wesley Dalton Copeland. Marjorie was a sales clerk for Mrs....
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Donna Lynn Harris

November 19, 1948 - July 6, 2014

Donna Lynn Dryden Patterson - Harris, 65, of Liberty, died at her home on July 6, with her family by her side. She was born November 19, 1948 in Liberty to Zeak and Willie Mae Dryden of Hardin, Texas. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved making people happy, she loved to cook and she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved playing and taking care of...
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Alice Carolyn Daigle

November 3, 1929 - July 4, 2014

84 of Tomball, TX, formerly of Port Neches, died on Friday July 4, 2014 at Tomball Medical Center. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Private interment will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. There will a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service...
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James Coldman " Jake" Loftin

October 14, 1915 - July 4, 2014

James Coldman " Jake" Loftin 98 of Thicket, TX, died on Friday July 4, 2014 at Kountze Nursing Center. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday July 7, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday July 6, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 8...
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Betty Marie Fregia McCann

December 10, 1944 - June 25, 2014

69, of Liberty, and New Caney, died on Wednesday June 25, 2014 at her residence in New Caney. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday June 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at The Pentecostal Tabernacle in Liberty, with Reverend Sue Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside cemetery in Liberty. The family will be receiving friends on Monday June 30, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until time...
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Linda Lea Granger

January 19, 1949 - June 23, 2014

Linda Lea Granger, 65, of Liberty, went to be with our Lord and Savior Monday June 23, 2014. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She lived a life dedicated to the Lord. She was a licensed cosmetologist for 45 years. She was a giver. She could always make people laugh. When she loved you, you knew you were loved. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Granger and...
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Reverend Bob Morgan

November 6, 1935 - June 12, 2014

77 of Moss Hill, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday June 12, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family. A home going service will be held on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson, with Reverend Bill Campbell and Reverend Jerry Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside cemetery in Liberty. The family will be receiving friends on...
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Dudley Arnold

December 4, 1938 - June 11, 2014

Dudley Arnold,75, of Nederland, formerly of Batson, passed away June 11, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital of Houston. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired after 22 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and loved watching old movie, especially westerns. He never met a stranger and had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by those who loved...
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Ila Pearl "Nuncy" Griffin

June 25, 1938 - June 11, 2014

Ila Pearl "Nuncy" Griffin, 75, longtime resident of Sour Lake, went to be with her Savior on June 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, her daughter, Wanda Griffin and granddaughters, Panda Griffin and Melissa Brown. She is survived by her children, Debbie Tucker and husband Mike of Saratoga, Sharon Fillingame and husband Nicky of Saratoga, Vivian...
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Clarence Albert Hart, Jr.

March 6, 1933 - June 2, 2014

Clarence Albert Hart, Jr., (our Punkin), completed his earthly journey on June 2, 2014, at Christus, St. Elizabeth's hospital in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 81 years and 88 days. He loved God, his country and his family. He attended Mt. Calvary Baptist church in Marysee (Batson, Texas), served in the U.S. Army in Panama, and was Santa Claus, the Easter bunny and the big brother to nine other...
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Linda Annette Somers

October 1, 1951 - May 23, 2014

Linda Annette Somers, 62, of Sour Lake, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday May 23, 2014. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Kountze. She was loved and adored by her family and friends. "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken...
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David Burle Hodges

August 5, 1951 - May 17, 2014

David Burle Hodges, 62, of Mauriceville, passed away Saturday May 17, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed many crawfish boils and playing with his grandkids. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Alisa Hodges and parents, Floyd and Joyce Hodges. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Linda Hodges of Mauriceville; step-children...
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Charles Edward "Sonny" Huey

July 17, 1933 - May 14, 2014

Charles Edward "Sonny" Huey, 80, of Rye, passed away Wednesday May 14, 2014. He was born July 17, 1933 in Henderson, Texas. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He later attended Tyler Jr. College. He went to work as a roughneck, then a game warden. He then worked his way up to Deputy for Liberty County Sherriff's Department. He started the Pin Club, that...
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Dorothy Louise Williamson

September 6, 1926 - May 13, 2014

Dorothy Louise Williamson, 87, of Hardin, died Tuesday May 13, 2014 at Liberty Health Care Center in Liberty. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, with Reverend Kent Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. The family will receive friends also on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 12:00P.M....
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Barbara Louise Allen Hughen

October 31, 1936 - May 9, 2014

Barbara Louise Allen Hughen, 78, of Robertsdale, Alabama, formerly of Liberty, went to be with the Lord Thursday May 8, 2014. She was a homemaker who loved to cook for people and she loved to see people eat and be happy. She loved sitting and sewing quilt tops together to make blankets for her children and grandchildren She was ready to go see and be with her late husband of 37 years, J.C. Hughen...
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John William Skinner

October 27, 1945 - May 6, 2014

John William Skinner, 68, of Hardin, died on Tuesday May, 6 2014 at his residence. John was born October 27, 1945 in Liberty, to Jack Skinner and Helen Dempsey Skinner. He had lived in Houston, for about thirty years before moving to Hardin. He was owner and operator of Skinner Dump Truck & Tractor Services of Houston, and was also a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his...
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Hank Larry Loftin

December 18, 1951 - May 4, 2014

Hank L. Loftin, 62, of Saratoga, TX, passed away Sunday May 4, 2014. A native of Trinity, he lived in Thicket/Saratoga for 48 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Golfing. He retired from Temple Inland, where he worked for almost 30 years. After retirement, he served as Commissioner and Board of Director for West Hardin Youth Sports, for almost a decade. His family will receive friends Tuesday...
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Woodrow Dallas Vail

November 3, 1928 - April 29, 2014

Woodrow Dallas Vail, 85, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Magnolia Place Healthcare Center . He was born in Daisetta November 3, 1928. He graduated Albany High School in Albany, Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, then he received his BA Degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Texas. He later attended San Jacinto College and earned his Associates of...
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Minnie Viola Chambless

March 21, 1921 - April 26, 2014

93, of Votaw, died on Saturday April 26, 2014 at her residence. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 11:00A.M. at The Votaw Worship Center of Votaw, with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Segno, The family will receive friends on Monday April 28, 2014 at Votaw,Worship Center. Born in Bryan, TX, on March 21, 1921...
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Margaret Marie Jackson Alford

August 26, 1954 - April 25, 2014

59 of Saratoga, died on Friday April 25, 2014 at her residence. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at The Roadside Memorial Baptist Church of Saratoga, with John Fowler, Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Deacon Wilson Ener officiating. Interment will follow at the Saratoga, City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday April 28, 2014 beginning at 5...
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Julitta "Julie" Ansley Moss

October 11, 1954 - April 25, 2014

Julitta "Julie" Ansley Moss, 59, of Hardin, passed away on Friday April 25, 2014, at her home with her loved ones by her side. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday April 28, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson, with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch cemetery in Buna. The family will receive friends on Sunday April 27, 2014...
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Patricia Suzanne Breithaupt

January 27, 1961 - April 20, 2014

Patricia Suzanne Breithaupt ,52 of Hockley, formerly of Saratoga, died on Sunday April 20, 2014 at her residence in Hockley. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, officiated by Reverend Phil Love. She was born in Kountze and grew up in Saratoga. She had lived in Hockley, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her...
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Beverly Williamson

January 8, 1944 - April 18, 2014

Beverly Ann Williamson, 70, of Hardin, was carried Home by angels to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday April 18, 2014. She was a rancher and raised cattle. She enjoyed sports, including fishing, softball, baseball and football. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and other family members. She fought the good fight and is now Home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse...
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Kenneth Eugene Hatcher

December 8, 1941 - April 18, 2014

72 of Saratoga, Texas died on Friday April 18, 2014 at his residence. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Aaron Hatcher and Reverend Gene Denham officiating. Interment will follow at Saratoga City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at...
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Bessie Etta Johnson Calhoun

April 18, 1927 - April 18, 2014

Bessie Etta Johnson Calhoun, 87, passed away Friday April 18, 2014 at Highland Pine Nursing Home in Longview, Texas. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She was also a retired legal secretary . She is preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Georgia Johnson; siblings, Charlie Lambert, Ray Lambert, Jimmy Johnson, Ernest...
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Reverend John" Johnny" Wayne Nelson

July 4, 1947 - April 15, 2014

66, of Daisetta, formerly of Mt. Belvieu, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 15, 2014 in Daisetta. A home going service will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at The Sanctuary of Cleveland Pentecostal Church 100 E. Hanson Street Cleveland, Texas with Reverend Lonnie Jordan and Texas District United Pentecostal Church Superintendent, Reverend Kevin Prince and Reverend James...
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Yvonne Dickerson

October 27, 1954 - April 13, 2014

59 of Hull, died on Sunday April 13, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday April 18, 2014 at the gravesite at Moss Hill cemetery of Moss Hill, at 10:00A.M. with Reverend Gerald Cole officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 17, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. Yvonne was born October...
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Wanda Evelyn Pittman

January 1, 1931 - April 12, 2014

83 of Magnolia, formerly of Hardin, and Liberty, area died on Saturday April 12, 2014 at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Houston. Wanda was born January 1, 1931 in Zavalla, TX to Everette Lynn Davis and Clairissa Almeda Harvel. She had lived in Magnolia for Seven years and was formerly of Hardin and Liberty. Wanda loved knitting, crocheting, watching musical movies, dancing, reading the Bible,...
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Lisa Marie Brown

April 3, 1970 - April 9, 2014

Lisa Marie Brown,44, of Liberty died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital Beaumont. The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel in Batson, with cremation to follow. Lisa was born April 3, 1970 in Prince William, Virginia and had lived in Liberty before moving to Fannett where she had lived for four...
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Lenora Georgia "PEE-WEE" Wells

October 27, 1925 - April 9, 2014

88 of Saratoga, Texas died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Kountze Nursing Center. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Bruce Crosby and Reverend Alvin Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield cemetery in Saratoga. The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 11, 2014 from 5:00 P.M...
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Evie Lee " Dottie" Jones

November 11, 1919 - April 9, 2014

Evie Lee ("Dottie") Jones died on April 8, 2014 at age 94. She was born at Call, TX in 1919 to George Washington Edgar and Evie Line Roebuck Edgar . Her family moved to Daisetta in the oil boom days and Dottie lived in the Daisetta area since she was two years old. She was preceded in death by her parents and by three husbands: Walter Odos Hughes, Sr. (divorced in 1939, died 1969), Jesse L. Speed...
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Felix Vanslyke

April 24, 1951 - April 4, 2014

Felix Vanslyke, 62, of Crosby, died on Friday April 4, 2014 at his residence. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 1:00P.M. at Evergreen cemetery in Crosby, with Reverend Tommy Jackson officiating. Felix was born April 24, 1951 to Everett Milton Vanslyke Jr. and Beatrice Irene Guidry in Port Arthur. He was a faithful member of The First Apostolic Church of Highlands, ...
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Donald Edward Houska

July 24, 1944 - April 4, 2014

Donald Edward Houska, 69, of Hull, Texas, died of pneumonia, April 4, 2014 at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. He was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma, July 24, 1944 to Edward Emil and Glenda Louella (Johnson) Houska. He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his wife, Brenda Houska of Hull; mother, Glenda Houska of Deer Park; step-son, Bradley Sias and wife...
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Raymond Leroy Vanya, Sr.

November 15, 1935 - April 3, 2014

Raymond Leroy Vanya, Sr., 78, of Batson, passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. He was a member and past Deacon of First Baptist Church of Batson. He liked to fish and hunt. He enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and golf. Farming was his passion. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Gracie Vanya; brother, Terrell Vanya; sisters, Nelda...
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J. Lee Nugent

March 23, 1948 - March 29, 2014

66, of Raywood, Texas, died on Saturday March 29, 2014 In Liberty, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday April 2, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, cremation is to follow. J. Lee was born March 23, 1948 in Liberty, to parents Jerry Lee Nugent and Juanita C. Gray. He had lived in Liberty, most of his life. He...
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Cecelia Ann Linscomb

January 20, 1955 - March 29, 2014

Cecelia Ann Linscomb, 59 of Sour Lake, TX died on Friday March 28, 2014 at Christus Hospital of Beaumont. Cecelia was born January 20, 1955 in Silsbee, Texas to her parents J.L. Linscomb and Edna Cotten. She had lived in Sour Lake most of her life and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her father; J.L. Linscomb. Cecelia is Survived by her mother; Edna Briggs of Sour Lake, son; W.L....
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Robert Bruce Presley

October 23, 1943 - March 28, 2014

Robert Bruce Presley, 70, of Kountze, died on Friday March 28, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Robert was Born October 23, 1943 in Kountze, to William Brack Presley and Bonnie Davis and was a lifelong residence of Kountze. He was a faithful member of The Little Rock Assembly of God Church of Kountze, since he was twenty four years of age. Robert was also a retired oilfield...
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Virginia " Ginger" Alberta Wilson

October 12, 1964 - March 27, 2014

Virginia Alberta "Ginger" Wilson, 49, of Saratoga passed away on Thursday March 27, 2014 at her home with her loved ones by her side. She had resided in Saratoga most of her life. She is preceded in death by her son, Albert Lee Musselwhite; parents, Herman and Alberta Presley Fillingim; sister, Barbara Nell Fillingim, and brother, William Fillingim. She is survived by her husband, Terry Wilson...
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Billie Alice Johnson

January 29, 1938 - March 26, 2014

76 of Raywood, Texas died on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services chapel with Reverend V.R. Hylton and brother Andy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn cemetery in Liberty. The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 28, 2014 from 5:00P.M....
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Mary Louise Brown Rhoden

August 15, 1933 - March 21, 2014

Mary Louise Brown Rhoden, 80, of Batson, passed away Friday March 21, 2014. She was born on August 15, 1933 in Groesbeck, Texas, to parents, Syble Myers Brown and Thomas Green Brown. She is preceded in death by her husband William "PeeWee" Rhoden; great grandson, Christopher Zolan; mother, Syble Brown; father, Thomas Brown; beloved mother-in-law, Syble Sanders Rhoden; sisters, Ima Brown, Irene...
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George Shane McCreight

June 14, 1938 - March 21, 2014

George Shane McCreight, 75, of Hull, passed away Friday March 21, 2014. He loved to fish and he never met a stranger. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats. He enjoyed his oilfield buddies and old friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrtle McCreight; sisters, Joyce Deckert and Barbara Jordan; brothers, A. W. McCreight, Jesse McCreight,...
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Eva Joyce Lee

October 26, 1930 - March 19, 2014

Eva Joyce Lee, 83, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday March 19, 2014. She loved to crotchet. She was an area realtor for many years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Horace "Buddy" Lee; parents William and Willie B. West; brothers, Billy Joe West, Bud West, James West and sister, Theda Taylor. She is survived by her children...
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Cathy Lynn Traywick Jones

September 26, 1972 - March 12, 2014

41 of Devers,Texas died on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital of Beaumont. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at First Baptist Church of Devers, with Reverend Rick Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at the Ricebelt cemetery in Devers. The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 14, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P...
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Emma Louise Taylor

September 9, 1935 - March 2, 2014

Emma Louise Taylor, 78, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday March 2, 2014. She enjoyed crocheting and number painting. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle of Liberty. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She loved spending her time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Doris Whitmire; step-father,...
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Donald Nevins Taylor

August 26, 1932 - February 26, 2014

81 of Hull, Texas died on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas-Beaumont. A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend V.R. Hylton officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M...
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Kendall Rae Kelley

September 27, 2012 - February 21, 2014

beautiful daughter of William Taylor Kelley and Kristi Ann Ferraro of Dayton, Texas died on Friday February 21, 2014. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.. at The Votaw Worship Center in Votaw, with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth and Reverend Dean Love officiating, interment will follow at Votaw cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday...
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Roy Anthony St. Pierre , Sr.

April 14, 1941 - February 19, 2014

Roy Anthony St. Pierre, Sr., 72, of Saratoga, died Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Hermann-Memorial Hospital of Houston. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batson. He had a great sense of humor and was quick with a joke. He was also a very hard working man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his...
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Melba Louise Pantalion

August 23, 1931 - February 13, 2014

Melba Louise Pantalion, 82, of Hardin, passed away Thursday February 13, 2014. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a hard working woman along side her husband, Monk Pantalion, who preceded her in death. She was an amazing mother and grandma who loved her children and grandchildren. She was always willing to help and she always spoke her mind. She was a wonderful...
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Aussie " Ozzie" Thomas Pinson

January 18, 1951 - February 12, 2014

63, of Saratoga, Texas died on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at his residence. A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, he had lived in Saratoga, TX most of his life and was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Pinson, his father; Thomas Alvin Pinson. Those left to survive him are his daughter; Charlotte Ann Pinson of Saratoga, TX, mother; Elizabeth Smith of Fort...
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Travis Ward Brand

July 22, 1922 - February 8, 2014

Travis Ward Brand, 91, of Liberty, passed away February 8, 2014. He was born July 22, 1922 to Ward I. Brand and Ruby Pendley Brand. He was a life-long resident of Liberty. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1939, then he attended Sam Houston State University but left after volunteering in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Ruth Donnette Tadlock on December 7, 1949. They had two children,...
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Sondra Kay Summers

July 27, 1959 - February 2, 2014

Sondra Kay Summers, 54, of Hardin, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday February 2, 2014 at the Beaumont Baptist Hospital with close family gathered at her side. She was born July 27, 1959, in Conroe, TX to Rayvon Percy Thomas and Frances Amanda Watts. Sondra entered in holy matrimony with Edward Summers on December 2, 1983 and enjoyed over 30 joyous years of marriage. She worked...
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Barbara Ann Ballard

September 5, 1941 - February 1, 2014

72 of Daisetta, TX died on Saturday February 1, 2014. A service or remembrance will be held on Thursday February 6, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at the Pentecostal Tabernacle church located on FM 2830 N. Liberty, Texas with Pastor Carolyn " Sue" Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at the Hardin, chapel cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 5, 2014 beginning at 5:00P....
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Edna Ivis Johnson

June 22, 1943 - January 31, 2014

Edna Ivis Johnson, 70 of Devers, Texas died on Friday January 31, 2014 at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born in Saratoga, Texas, on June 6, 1943 to John Ryan and Aline Smith Ryan and had lived in Devers most of her life and was a retired cook from Devers Independent School District. Edna was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be...
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Nancy Marie Laub Scroggins

November 17, 1953 - January 29, 2014

Nancy Marie Laub Scroggins, born November 17 1953 in East Cleveland Ohio, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, age 60, passed to her creator's hands January 29 2014 in Manchester, CT. Nancy is survived by her husband Dr. Charles W. Scroggins, her daughter Mary Catherine Scroggins Vlaar, and her son Charles W. Scroggins, Junior. Surviving grandchildren are Dyllon Scroggins, Liam Scroggins, and...
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Connie Sue Fregia Thompson

January 27, 2014

Connie Sue Fregia Thompson, 59, of Batson, Texas passed away Monday January 27, 2014. She resided in Batson most of her life She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Batson. She loved quilting and raising chickens. She is preceded in death by her father, Wesley Fregia; grandparents, Charlie and Lou Miller, Jul'e and Cecelia Fregia-Taylor; sister, Margie Ann Fregia. She is survived by...
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Joey Caruthers

June 6, 1958 - January 25, 2014

55, of Saratoga, Texas died Saturday January 25, 2014 at his residence. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday January 27, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Church in Batson, with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at the Guedry Cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday January 26, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. also at...
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Herbert Noble Fregia

August 13, 1927 - January 23, 2014

Herbert Noble Fregia, 86, of Marrero, Louisiana, formerly of Batson, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014. He was born in Batson, TX, August 13, 1927. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked as as compressor operater for Gulf Oil, later retiring from Chevron after 36 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed making and selling knives as a...
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Lillian Rosalie Palmer

August 26, 1912 - January 22, 2014

Lillian Rosalie Palmer, 101, of Tomball formally of Hull, passed away Wednesday January 22, 2014. She was born August 26, 1912. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hull. She enjoyed hunting and area rodeos. She and her husband ran a ranch and she also worked for as a secretary for Texaco in an office out of the railroad depot of Hull. She was a woman who lived a full life and saw many...
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Lavonne Romere Baize

August 3, 1940 - January 18, 2014

73 of Sour Lake, Texas died on Saturday January 18, 2014 at Christus. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Lavonne was born August 3, 1940 to her parents Joseph Sterling Romero and Xelma Belle Millhollon. She was a Homemaker. She lived in Sour Lake most of her life and attended the First Christian Catholic Church of Sour Lake. She is preceded in death by her husband Doyle Ray Baize, parents Joseph...
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James Earshel Creel

August 8, 1941 - January 15, 2014

James Creel, 72, of Thicket, passed away Wednesday January 15, 2014 at the Silsbee Convalescent Center. He was a great outdoorsman, he loved to hunt. He worked for the Texas Highway Department for 34 years until his retirement. He enjoyed tending his vegetable garden. He was a good ol' country boy who will be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Ella Mae Creel; son-in-law,...
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Wanda Lee Faulkenberry

April 18, 1949 - January 15, 2014

Wanda Lee Faulkenberry, 64, of Hardin, Texas died on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas - Beaumont. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, she was born on April 18, 1949 to her parents; James Clarence Baity and Evelyn Clara Sasser. She had lived in Hardin, TX, for 7 years and was retired as an operations manager for A-Med home health care in Texas City. She is...
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Robert Lynn Collins

August 11, 1948 - January 12, 2014

Robert Lynn Collins, 65, of Daisetta, Texas, died on Sunday January 12, 2014 at his residence. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Daisetta . He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a truck driver for Enterprise Trucking. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Betty Jeanine Collins. He is survived by his loving wife, Paula Collins of Daisetta; step...
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Charles Edward Watson

June 18, 1947 - January 2, 2014

Charles Edward Watson, 66, of Batson, Texas died on the morning of Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his son's home in Cedar Park, Texas after fighting a battle with cancer over the last several months. Charles "Uncle Chuck" was the beloved father of Christopher Watson of Fort Worth, Texas and William "Bill" Watson of Cedar Park, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Lois and...
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Brenda Sue Mick

September 9, 1951 - December 31, 2013

Brenda Sue Mick, 62, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday December 31, 2013. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Liberty. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She lived to fish and she loved tending to her garden and working in her flower beds. She never met a stranger and she loved everyone she met. She was preceded in death by her mother,...
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Heather Dawn Wilson

February 23, 1989 - December 30, 2013

24 of Kountze, Texas died on Monday December 30, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday January 4, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at The First Assembly of God Church of Honey Island, TX, with Reverend Mitchell Gore and Reverend Mel Rowell officiating. Interment will follow at the Jordan cemetery in Honey Island,TX. The family will be receiving...
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Lance Evert Brown

April 26, 2000 - December 30, 2013

13 of Moss Hill, Texas, died on Monday, December 30, 2013 at The Liberty- Dayton Regional Medical Center. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday January 3, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Moss Hill with Reverend Carlton Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at The Hardin, Chapel Cemetery of Hardin, TX. The family will be receiving friends also on Friday January...
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Bobbie Jeanene Collins

September 16, 1937 - December 29, 2013

Bobbie Jeanene Collins "Bobbie Wayne", 76, of Rye, Texas, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Rye, Texas. She was born in Thicket, Texas on September 16, 1937 the daughter of the late Archie Ivy Collins and Mary Moye Scearce. Bobbie was a retail clerk at The Country Corner Grocery store in Rye, Texas for the last 20 years. She also was as a musician playing drums, guitar and singing for many bands...
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Scott Kent Young

December 14, 1954 - December 27, 2013

59 of Liberty, Texas died on Friday December 27, 2013 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was born on December 14, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Glynn Andrew Young and Bernice Elvira Canon and had lived in Liberty, TX for 15 years and had worked in the construction business before becoming ill. He was also a member of the Dayspring Church of Liberty, TX. He was preceded in death by his...
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Flint Russell Wilkey

April 20, 1978 - December 27, 2013

35 of Hull, Texas died on Friday December 27, 2013 in Hull, TX. A private service was held.
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John David Cook, Jr.

August 15, 1961 - December 26, 2013

John David Cook, Jr., 52, of Baytown, passed away Thursday December 26, 2013. He was a rock collector. He loved to rebuild muscle cars from the ground up. He also collected and restored antique guns. He enjoyed all types of music and he would sing karaoke to Dierks Bentley songs. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Allie Wilson and aunt, JoAnn Bromley. He is survived by his...
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Marsha Ann Rhoden

February 16, 1954 - December 20, 2013

59 of , Moss Hill, TX, died on Friday December 20, 2013 at her residence. Martha was born on February 16, 1954 in Liberty, TX to parents; Robert George Arnold and Laverne Kachel. She worked for Wal-Mart as a Sales Representative in Livingston, TX. She lived in Moss Hill most of her life. Marsha is preceded in death by her Father; Robert George Arnold, Brother; Robert Earl Arnold and her...
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Paul Martin Lognion Jr.

October 19, 1929 - December 18, 2013

Paul M. Lognion 85 of Hardin, Texas was called home on December 18, 2013 at home with his beloved family by his side. Among his many accomplishments in life his dedicated service as a certified peace officer. Chief of Police in Hardin for 8 years and was elected as Constable for 16 years for the County of Liberty Pct. 3. Paul was born on October 19, 1929 in Iowa, Louisiana to Paul Martin...
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Ronald Earl Clark

February 23, 1937 - December 14, 2013

Ronald Earl Clark, 76, of Liberty, passed away at his home Saturday December 14, 2013. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines at the age of 17. After serving for 14 years there, he then joined the Navy where he did four tours of duty in Vietnam. All together, he spent 21 years serving his country. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Daisetta, where he was very active in Bible study. He was a...
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John Allen " Johnny" Wiser

January 19, 1929 - December 10, 2013

John Allen " Johnny" Wiser, 84, of Daisetta, Texas, died on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont, TX. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 1;00 P.M. at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, TX. with Reverend Lesley Gains officiating. A native of Texarkana, TX. he had lived in DeKalb, TX. for many years before moving to Daisetta,...
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Jamie Lynn Blanchard

December 12, 1958 - December 8, 2013

Jamie Lynn Blanchard, 54, of Liberty, passed away December 8, 2013. She loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by parents, T.J. and Betty Landry; brothers, Steve Gamble and Ronnie Gamble. She is survived by her son, Jerry Crowder and wife Tabatha of Saratoga; grandchildren, Makenzie Crowder, Makayla...
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J.P. Reed Lupher

November 12, 2013 - December 5, 2013

J.P. "John Patrick" Reed Lupher, was cherished and loved every day for the short time we were blessed to have him. J.P. will be cradled in the loving and protecting hands of the Lord with his relatives that have preceded him in death and will always be our "Just Precious". He is survived by his parents Jake and Kelly Lupher of Cypress; brother, Jace Lupher of Cypress; great grandparents,...
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Catherine Sumrall

April 17, 2013 - December 5, 2013

Catherine Sumrall, 84, of Votaw, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday December 5, 2013. She was a member of the Votaw Worship Center. She was an avid gardener and she enjoyed canning her vegetables. She enjoyed fishing and camping. She loved cooking and helping out and serving at her church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Randolph Sumrall, Sr.; parents, Bonie and Mamie...
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James Edward Hatcher

October 18, 1953 - December 1, 2013

James Hatcher, 60, of Vidor, Texas died on Sunday December 01, 2013 in Vidor TX. He was born October 18, 1953 to Raymond and Doris Hatcher. Living in Saratoga, TX. most of his life, James was a truck driver for Flat Creek Transportation in Kinston, Alabama. He is survived by his wife; Cindy Andrews Hatcher of Vidor, TX. Stepmother; Momma Joyce Hatcher Esclovon of Kountze, TX. Son; Raymond...
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Nancey Kay Richardson

October 21, 1946 - November 27, 2013

Nancey K. Richardson, 67, of Hull,Texas died on Wednesday November, 27, 2013 at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Houston. A native of Beaumont, TX, she lived in Hull, TX most of her life and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents Norman Palmer and Tony Pate and sister Cindy Goff. Survivors are her husband James P. Richardson Jr. of Hull, TX. Son; Craig Richardson and wife...
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Mettie Lee Nesbitt

January 15, 1919 - November 25, 2013

Mettie Lee Nesbitt, 94, of Baytown passed away Monday, November 25, 2013. She was born on January 15, 1919 in Dayton. She was a great dancer winning many dance contest during the 40's. She was a good person, always there to help her family and neighbors. Although she had no children of her own, children loved her and loved to be around her. She was very independent and never wanted to be a burden...
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Billy Jack " B.J." Jones

November 24, 2013

Billy Jack "B.J." Jones passed away Sunday November 24, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Vinnie Jones; daughter, Deborah L. Jones; son, Jimmy Jones; sisters, Ernestine Northcot and Bobbie Barrow. He is survived by his son, Donald Foreman; daughters, Penny Mishio and husband Richard of Hudson, Maine, Joy Matlock of Hardin, Melissa King and husband Timmy of Hardin; 13...
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George Reuben Parks

May 30, 1937 - November 22, 2013

George Reuben Parks, 78, of Dayton, Texas, died on Friday November 22, 2013 at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont, TX. surrounded by his loving family. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 2:00P.M. at Linney cemetery of Dayton, TX. with Steven Kinney officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Monday November 25, 2013 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family...
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Frances Louise "Fran" Johnson

September 9, 1946 - November 22, 2013

Frances Louise "Fran" Johnson, 67, of Liberty, passed away Friday November 22, 2013. She started modeling at an early age. Due to her petite size and quick responses, she became involved with drag racing. She worked for The National Hot Rod Association for 20 years. Later in life, she moved to Liberty to be closer to family. She then went to work for, and retired as a Jailer for Liberty County...
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Lily Maxine Duvall

November 20, 2013

69,of Batson, Texas died on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at her residence. She had lived in Batson all of her life. Lily was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Vernice Duvall. She is survived by her brothers; Billy Jack Duvall and wife Charlotte of Moss Hill, Texas and John Wayne Duvall and wife Tonya of Dickinson, Texas. Sisters; Mary Wood of Batson, Texas and Elizabeth Duvall of Batson,...
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James McCraw

July 20, 1935 - November 19, 2013

James McCraw 78, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Batson, TX, died on Tuesday November 19, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. A native of Burkeville, TX, he had lived in Batson, TX, most of his life and was an Oilfield Consultant for Tanner Construction of Dayton, TX, and was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents Courtney Lavelle McCraw and Ethel Marie Rice McCraw, sister;...
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Ruby Lee Edmonds

February 25, 1935 - November 19, 2013

Ruby Lee Edmonds, 78, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday November 19, 2013. She worked for Gerlands Home Health. She was a very generous and helpful person. She was a true giver. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Joanna Fregia; brothers, Alvin Fregia and Vivian Fregia. She is survived by her special friend, Daniel Clayton; children, Gail Scott and husband Rick of Channelview and...
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Roy Wayne "Texas Rattler" Hoke

January 6, 1944 - November 16, 2013

69, of Votaw died on Saturday November 16, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Votaw Worship Center with Pastor Jason Berry and Dime Manning officiating interment will follow at the Votaw Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday November 18, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.also at...
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Lana Kay Patton Anderson

January 27, 1949 - November 15, 2013

64 of Dayton, Texas, died on Friday November 15, 2013 at The Liberty - Dayton Regional Medical Center. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday November 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at The Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Michael Mahaney officiating. Interment will follow at the Jordan cemetery, in Batson. The family will be receiving friends also on Monday, November 18, 2013...
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Deborah Kay Beddoe

January 15, 1962 - November 13, 2013

Deborah Kay Beddoe, 51, of Tomball, TX passed away at North West Medical Center in Houston on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.Debbie was born in Harlingen, TX on January 15, 1962 and never strayed far from her country roots and her beloved South Texas.A breast cancer survivor, Debbie was a tenacious individual with a passion for family, outdoors, animals, and antiques, especially for her horse...
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Robert Glenn "Bobby" Crocker

September 23, 1942 - November 9, 2013

Robert "Bobby Glenn" Crocker, Sr., 71, of Baytown, passed away peacefully at home on November 9, 2013 after a long Illness. He was from Hardin and graduated from Hardin High School in 1962. He is survived by his wife Judene Walters Crocker to whom he was married for 47 years; two children, Elizabeth Crocker of Pasadena, Robbie Crocker, Jr. of Baytown; grandchildren, Antonio Villarreal and...
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Jennie May Powell

March 22, 1932 - November 8, 2013

Jennie May Powell, 81, of Thicket, passed away Friday November 8, 2013. She was a woman of many talents. She liked things to be in their place and keeping a tidy house. She was a woman of great hospitality and a friend to all. She loved to cook and to invite people over to share a meal with them. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She always gave...
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George" Ray Buck" Ray Bailey

August 14, 1943 - November 4, 2013

70 of Votaw, Texas, died on Monday November 4, 2013 at his residence. A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 11:00A.M. at The Votaw Baptist Church with Reverend Bobby Crawford, Larry Burnett, and Cole Vanya officiating cremation is to follow. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday November 6, 2013 beginning at 5:00P.M. at The Votaw Baptist Church....
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Lillie " Kitten" Loraine Sthram

November 29, 1974 - November 2, 2013

38 of Batson, Texas died on Saturday November 2, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Jeff Blizzard of The First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga, officiating, cremation is to follow. The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday from 5:00P.M....
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Theresa Gail Reeves Brand

September 18, 1970 - October 31, 2013

43, of Honey Island, died on Thursday October 31, 2013, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Mitchell Gore of The Votaw Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Jordan cemetery in Honey Island. The family will be receiving friends...
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Colman B McDuff

March 14, 1931 - October 29, 2013

Reverend Colman B McDuff, 82, of Montgomery, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Conroe Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 14, 1931 in Luann, Arkansas. Colman is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God College. He was an international evangelist for 20 years and a member of the world renowned gospel singing group, The McDuff Brothers. Reverend McDuff served as pastor...
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Mary Elizabeth Scearce

August 21, 1916 - October 29, 2013

Mary "Nanny" Elizabeth Moye Scearce, 97, of Rye, Texas, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She was born August 21, 1916 in Thicket, Texas the daughter of the late Walter and Leona Moye. She worked for Constable Reagan Baker in Jefferson County, owned her own employment agency in Houston, Texas, drove a school bus for Houston I.S.D., she was a beautician, owning her own shop and...
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Martha Ann Burch

August 30, 1956 - October 24, 2013

Martha Ann Burch, 57, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday October 24, 2013. She loved to camp and fish. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and a great person. She is preceded in death by her parents, Onnie and Daisy Jackson; twin sister, Maryanne Jackson; sister, Anna May Jackson and Florence Renee Jackson Stanley; brothers, Ricky O'Neal Jackson and Albert Cecil...
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