At our 50th reunion in Galveston, Yvonne Milner Kitchel and her Memorial Committee presented a very
impressive ceremony remembering 82 fallen classmates. A celebration of the
lives they lived was memorialized in song by Arthur Butaud,
the roll call was read by James O'Sullivan, and a prayer was delivered by Bee
Gee Gordon Langford. There was a display with a picture of each deceased
classmate and each deceased classmate had their name written on a sand
dollar. As the classmate's name was called, a member of the class of
1956 put the sand dollar in a basket. These sand dollars were then sent out
to sea from Galveston Beach. Others on the Memorial Committee were Judy
Lively DeLoach, Marilea
Roper Ferguson, and Nancy Hensler Warwick.
In memory of our classmates that we shared times together,
let's remember them now and forever with warmth and passion. These were the
classmates with whom we shared many experiences which we will carry with us
throughout our lives. Take a moment and recall the happy memories as
you read the list of the deceased classmates. If you are a family member or
friend of one of our deceased classmates and would like to share information
or make a tribute to the person, please use the following
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of the loss of a classmate.
the highlighted names to read the obituaries.
Houston hospital. He was born September 19, 1938, in
West Plains, Missouri, to Ralph D. and
Lucile (Ford) Holmes. Mike was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church and President of the
Home Owners Association at the lake. He was a member
of KJT and 3rd degree member of the
Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included woodworking,
genealogy, being at the deer lease and
playing in the woods with the boys. He was known to be
full of facts that didn't matter (AKA Cliff
Claven). Mike was a devoted husband, father, grandfather,
brother, brother-in-law and uncle and a
treasured friend to many.We will
remember him for his strong faith, unbelievable love, and
strength but mostly, for his unwavering
guidance that he gave us to become strong adults.
Preceded in death by his parents and his son, Kevin Lynn Holmes, he is survived
by his loving
wife of 48 years, Jeannette Holmes; sons,
Kenneth Michael Holmes, Jr. and his wife, Kathy; Ralph
Holmes and his wife, Elisa; Kyle Joseph Holmes and his wife, Christine; Shawn
Holmesand his wife, Deanne; daughter Kimberly Arden
Holmes; grandchildren, Candice,Kenneth III, Rebecca, Rachel, Sydney, Michael, Scott and Katie Holmes
and numerous brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Honoring the
family as pallbearers were, SekeNovosad,
Jr., Terry Englert, Charlie Bitterly, Robert Petrosky,
Rodney Tindol, Dennis Novosad,
Matthew Novosad and Mark Novosad.
Honorary Pallbearers are
Stephen Novosad, Gary Englert
and Howard Gudgell, Robbie Regian
and John Elam.
George Edwin Zatopek, Jr., 69 of Baytown,
life peacefully Thursday morning,February 14, 2008at a Houstonhospital. Born on July 14, 1938, inGoose Creek,Texas, he was
eldest of three children born to George and Mary Ann (Skopek) Zatopek. After graduating from RobertE.LeeHigh Schoolin 1956, George proudly
served his country in the United States Marine Corp, and later in Air
Force. Following his military service, he began working for the U.S.Postal Service as a mail carrier, clerk and later a
supervisor, until he retired in 1982. He was an avid goose and duck hunter
and loved fishing, especially with his father. A devout Catholic, George served as a Eucharistic
Minister, Minister of Hospitality and Sacristan at St. Johnthe Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of
Columbusand past member of the
Legion of Mary. George was proud of his Czech heritage, and was a member
of the CeskaKatolickaJednotaTexasska (Czeck Catholic Unionof Texas.) George will be remembered as a generous and caring man, who would do anything for anybody, e Preceded in death by his parents; George is survived by
his son, George E. Zatopek, USN, of USS Harry S.
Truman; two sisters, Patricia Viktorin of Dayton
and Rose Marie Dykes and husband, Jimmy R. of Crosby; nieces and nephews,
Theresa Fardelos, Steve Albers, Kenneth Hanson,
James Dykes and Mary Ann Dykes. There will be a rosary at Sunday in the chapel of Crespo & Jirrels. His
family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Mass of
Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2008at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 West Baker
Road, Rev. William A. Oliver, celebrant. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale. Arrangements are under the direction of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral
and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road,Baytown,281.839.0700. To view the obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com
William Fred Mott, III,
(Bill Mott) 71, of Livingstonpassed April
26, 2008at his home.
A native of Sayre, Penn, he lived in Livingstonfor the past 24 years. He was retired from
Pfizer as a sales manager. He was preceded in death by both parents,
wife, Bernice Mott, son, Kennth Mott,
step daughter, Reva Jo Lane, and a grandson,Brinton Sutherland. He is survived by his step mother, Louise
Mott of Baytown; brother, Jerrold Mott of Katy; sister, Trish of
Katy; step daughter, Cindy Sutherland of Baytown; granddaughter,
Laura Sutton and Amie Wagner both of
Livingston; grandson, Jason Lalumandier
of Livingston; and ten great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday,May 1, 2008, atat the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Woodville with
The Rev. SteveSecur officiating under the direction of Riley
Funeral Home in Woodville. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Woodville. A memorial book may be signed at
Larry Shanks, president of
Baytown Boat Company and a founder of Ross Sterling Booster Club died February 16, 1976 in a Baytown
hospital. He was 38 years old. Services were held at Earthman Chapel with his
brother, the Rev. Jack Shanks of Memphis, Tenn,
officiating. He was buried in the
brother, the Rev. Jack Shanks of Memphis, Tenn,
officiating. He was buried in Cedar Crest
direction of Earthman Funeral Home. Larry was born in Bryson and lived in Baytown 33
was a former All-District tackle for the Robert E Lee Ganders. He graduated in
the class of 1956. He received a football scholarship to SamHoustonStateUniversity and
graduated with a degree in Business Administration.His college days were interrupted and during
this time, he taught at a Channelview
elementary school on an emergency certificate.After he graduated from SHSU, he
manager of Delhomme Marine in Seabrook and trailer
sales in Kansas City
Baytown Boat Company. He was
married to Carol Flukinger. He was a member of St.
Rosser, 37 died May
4, 1975 in a Pasadena
hospital. The services were held at Earthman
Home Chapel. The Rev. J.J. Krammer
and the Rev. H.H. Rosser officiated. He was a native
of the Baytown area
and an electronic technician with Lockheed Corp. He was survived by his wife,
Melinda Rosser, a daughter,
Linda Suzanne Rosser and a son, John D. Rosser, Jr. all
of Baytown. He
survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery of Houston and father John H.
Wayne Cox, 38, former Baytonian living in Brazoria,
was killed near his home Saturday,
January 19, 1976. He
was clearing timber with a tractor when the accident occurred. Services
were held at the Brazoria Presbyterian Church, where he was
a member and burial was in Brazoria.
lived most of his life in Baytown and was a graduate of the class of 1956 of
Robert E Lee
High School. He graduated from Texas A
& M in May of 1960 and moved to Brazoria. He was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brazoria. He was a
supervisor with Dow Chemical in
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Cox of Brazoria, two sons, Sam and Tim Cox of
had three step-children, Randy, Scott, and Debbie of Brazoria and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs.
Sam H. Cox of Kerrville.
Celia Anne Gray Branning, 65, died June
19, 2003 in
Tyler, Texas. The services were held at the
Brookside Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Truett officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral
in Canton, Texas. Celia
was born September
9, 1937 in Tyler to Herschel Leon and Lucille
Blasingam Gray. She grew up in Baytown and
later lived various places including Germany and
lived in Canton for
the last 23 years of her life except for the two years in Montana.
was a school teacher in Germany and Texas.
After she retired from education, she became a
massage therapist. She was a member of BrooksideBaptistChurch where
she sang in the choir. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Louis Hunsucker, and two children. Survivors include
daughter, Christy Jacobs of Belgade, Montana, her
father, Herschel Leon Gray of Canton,
of Canton and
three grandchildren and two nieces. If desired, memorials may
be made in Celia's name to the American Cancer Society.
Carol Hill Ayers died January 26, 1998 at her home in Rusk, Texas. The graveside services were
at the SalemCemetery under
direction of Wallace Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk with Brother
Henry Ellis officiating.Carol was born December
21, 1937 in Tallahatta Springs, Alabama. She
was a resident of
Rusk for eight years. She was formerly of Baytown, TX. She
was a member of
Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Rusk and was a homemaker. Survivors include
Joe Ayers, son, Clifford Ayers, brothers, Louis "Bubba" Cartwright
and Ira Don Cartwright
also had a sister, Annette Alexander of OldRiver and
several nieces and
James Luther Collier Sr
Luther Collier Sr., 70, came to rest on December
16, 2008, after a long and
courageous battle with Leukemia. He was born on December 27, 1937, to William L. and
Carmen Collier of Baytown,Texas.
James attended school at Robert E. Lee and The Universityof
and married Margaret A. Rombs of Baytown.
He began his career in the computer business in 1966, with IBMand
it continued with Decision Data and Sorbus in
lasted 40 years. James and his wife returned to Baytown, where he
retired from UES after 13 years.
James was a devoted servant to the Lord and a
committed member of the First Baptist Church of Baytown, where he
served in the Homebound Ministries and many other areas of the church.
He cherished his work at the church and the fellowship with its
James had a loving heart for his family,
friends and his church where he found the strength and inspiration
needed for his long battle with cancer.
He was survived by his wife Margaret Ann of 51
years; sons, James Collier Jr. his wife Kathy and two children Lucas
and Allison of San Marcos, and Kevin Collier and his wife Silvia of
Joe Hlanak, 70, of Baytown,
passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009 in Houston.
He was born May 24, 1938, in Goose Creek, to his late
parents, Joseph Hlanak and Emma UlbrickHlanak.
Joe lived in Baytown all of his life and
graduated from RobertE.LeeHigh School and San JacintoCollege. He was a retired
Battalion Chief from the Baytown Fire Department
after 34 years of service, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,
the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge in Pasadena. Mr. Hlanak was the best man and most dedicated worker
you would ever meet, an excellent father and grandfather, and loved
his dogs. Joe also served in the United States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his
children, Rhonda Powers and her fiancé Carl Christensen of Baytown,
Larry Tillis and his wife Brenda of Humble
and Sharon Steinbecker and her husband Gary
of Centerville; step-children, Wendy Price of Louisiana and R. J.
Price of Baytown; sister, AlleneDunstan of Zavalla; grandchildren, Maygen Henderson, Maycie-Jo
Henderson, Shronda McDonald, Lacey Toney
and Michael Young; 2 great-grandchildren and 2 nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at , Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church
with Msgr. Fred O'Connor officiating. Burial will follow at WhiteCemetery in Highlands.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 5, 2009 from to , with a Rosary to
be recited at at Navarre Funeral Home.
Joe was a mentor, a friend and a father to so many and will be dearly
missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas77521, (281) 422-8111.
(Patella) Branstetter, valedictorian, Class
of 1956, Latin Club president,poet,etc,etc,
passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on August
after a year long stuggle with cancer.
She is survived by 3 children (Lynn, Panama City) (Tony Orlanda Fl) (Amy Katy TX), 3 grandchildren, sister
Linda Patella Seitz and brother Frank Patells,
Jr. Her husband of 42 years predeceased her in October, 2007.
Norma Jean Burrous, 70, of
Brenham, widow of Robert Burrous, passed
away August 1, 2008 in a Brenham Rest
Mrs. Burrous was born January 2, 1938 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to George Milton
and Mary (Walker) Stewart. She was baptized
in the Baptist faith in Texas City, Texas, and graduated from
RobertE.LeeHigh School in Baytown in the class of
1956.Norma was a homemaker.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Stacy Anneene
and Jack Fisher, Jr. of Brenham and a son and daughter-in-law, Bill
and Shirley Patton of Dickinson; sisters Betty Hughes and Georgia Lemen, both of Huntington, Texas; special friend
Lola Wilson of Brenham, and two grandchildren, Leah Fisher and Blake
A visitation with family and friends will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at
Memorial Oaks Chapel from until The graveside service will take place Sunday, August 3, 2008 at at PrairieLeaCemetery in Brenham with
Rev. Bob Craig officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel,
1306 West Main, Brenham. To view the
obituary online or to post a tribute to the family, visit
Anneene Jackson, our inspiration and cornerstone, passed
from this world January 31, 2009 surrounded by her family. She was
born June 14, 1938 in Baytown, Texas to Tony and LahomaMessick.
Anneene is survived by her loving husband
of 52 years, Jack C. Jackson, son Scott Jackson and his wife
Frankie, daughter Toni Freeman and her husband Dan and son Gregg
Jackson and his wife Jill. She is also survived by the
grandchildren she loved so much; Kendall, Kevyn
and Karsyn Jackson, Max and Greer Anneene Freeman, and Catherine and Caroline
Jackson. Anneene is also survived by a
host of other cherished relatives and friends.
Anneene was a 1956 graduate of Robert E.
Lee High School, where she was a Brigadier. She was employed by
GCCISD in administration for 30 years. She also worked tirelessly
for the community she loved. She was an Elder and Trustee with
Faith Presbyterian church for many years. Anneene
was a volunteer chairperson for Relay for Life, helping it grow to the largest cancer relay in Texas. She was a board member for the BaytownNutritionCenter and Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of Beta
Sigma Phi, Compassion International, WoosterGarden Club and was treasurer for PEO-AS Chapter.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from to at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A graveside committal
service will be held at CedarcrestCemetery, Thursday morning, February 5, 2009, and will immediately be followed by a celebration
of Anneene’s life at , at Faith
Presbyterian Church, 1715 Market Street, with Dr. Richard Kleiman,
officiating. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Barry
Nettles, Ron Parker, Larry LeGrande,
Robert Guenther, Ronnie Rice, Jimmie Epperson, and Charley Johnson.
For those desiring, remembrances can be made in Anneene’s
memory to the Building Fund of Faith Presbyterian Church or to the Baytown unit of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life.
Anneene will be remembered for her
courage and resilience throughout her life. The Jackson family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful nurses on
the 8th floor of The MethodistHospital and to the caregivers of Regency Hospice for their
compassionate and tender care during Anneene’s
journey. Special thanks are also extended to her numerous friends,
especially to the Lunch Bunch and the Sister Girls for their
countless acts of love, devotion and support.
PRISCILLA B. MYERS BENHAM was born July 30, 1938 to Vernon and Estulene Bennett Myers in Houston, Texas. After graduating
from Robert E. Lee H.S., she went on to receive her BA from BaylorUniversity and then her
Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Houston. She taught
American History at the University of Houston and other
colleges. While attending SouthMainBaptistChurch, she met and
married Allen Benham in 1963. Since 1978
they were both active members of HoustonFirstBaptistChurch. Dr. Priscilla Benham passed away on March 9, 2009 in Houston, Texas
and was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Benham;
her parents, Vernon and Estulene Bennett
Myers; and her sister, L. Jill Myers. She is survived by her sons,
David and Phillip Benham; her sisters,
Sharon Brock and husband, Gene, and Verlene
Masters; and niece and nephews. Visitation will be from to on Thursday,
March 12 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at
, Friday, March 13 in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral
Home. Interment to follow in WoodlawnGarden of Memories.
Born in Baytown, TX on Oct. 30, 1938
Departed on Oct. 18, 2009 and resided in Baytown, TX.
Please click on the links above for locations, times,
maps, and directions.
Everette Clark Center, Jr. 70, of Baytown passed away on
Sunday, 0ctober 18, 2009. He was born in Baytown, Texas on October 30, 1938 and was a life long
resident. He was a member of WoosterBaptistChurch.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Everette
and LillieCenter; and niece, Sharon
Summers. Survivors include his sister, Carolyn Summers and friend
Johnny Johnson of Baytown; brother, Mike Center and wife Chris of
Nacogdoches; nieces, Gaye Sylvester and husband Joel of Huntsville,
Lisa Gaige and husband Bob of League City;
nephews, Stephen Center, Patrick Center and wife Regan, Christopher
Center, Matthew Center and wife Lori all of Nacogdoches.
The family will receive friends from to , Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Navarre Funeral Home. A
graveside service will be held at Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at WhiteCemetery in Highlands with Dr. Mack Jones
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Faith Community Hospice
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home &
Cremation Service, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas77521, (281) 422-8111.
services for John August Tubbe, 71, of
Nacogdoches, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, in the First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches
with Reverend John Bingham and Reverend Meredith Wende
officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home. Mr. Tubbe passed away on Friday,
July 17, 2009, at MemorialHospital in Nacogdoches. He was born September 10, 1937, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Marion and Annie
Lora Tubbe. By the time John was entering
school, Marion had moved the family
to Baytown, Texas. Here John enjoyed
his high school years and left in 1956 with a football scholarship to Texas A&M. After his
freshman year, John realized his 195 pound, 5 foot
10 inches body was no match for the taller, heavier men he was playing
against. He dropped football, but continued his studies at A&M.
After three years as a buyer for Joske's
Department Store in Houston, he decided that education
was to be his final career choice. His wife, Sarah, was a teacher,
also. John taught in the Goose Creek ISD for 15 years and taught in the
Lufkin ISD for 10 years.
They retired in 1992, and moved back to Nacogdoches and the family farm
to enjoy their retirement. John is survived by his wife, Sarah B. Tubbe of Nacogdoches; daughter and son-in-law, Tamberly and Thomas C. Brown of The Woodlands; two
grandchildren, Thomas Von August Brown and Alexandra Regan Brown; and
brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bonnie Tubbe
of Nacogdoches. Honorary pallbearers are Aubrey Stone, George Meisenheimer, Hal Bethune, Davis Townsend, Kirk
O'Keefe and Dr. B.W. Henderson. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women's Missionary
League in care of the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, 210 E. Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas75961. Immediately
following the memorial service, there will be a reception and
visitation in the church parlor. Carroway-Claybar
Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
Betty Ann Bevers Rice, 71, of Baytown
was born April
2, 1938 in Goose Creek,
and passed away Monday,
March 8, 2010
in a Baytown
hospital. Betty graduated from RobertE.LeeHigh School
in 1956 and NorthTexasState
College in 1960. Since 1980, Betty was an active member and past
President of the Baytown
A & M Mother's Club. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi
sorority and a member of the Goose Creek
chapter of the Eastern Star. A die-hard Aggie, she lived for Texas
Aggie football and traveled all over the country with her family to see
the Aggies play.
She was preceded in death by her father, J. C. Bevers;
son, Mike Rice; and brother-in-law, J. R. Blanscet.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ronny Rice of Baytown; son,
Kirk Rice of Austin; mother, Thelma Bevers of
Bryan; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Jimmy and Brenda Bevers of College Station; sister, JanelBlanscet of
Channelview; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Becky Rice of
Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family received friends at Navarre
Funeral Home Wednesday
March 10, 2001
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010
Funeral Home with her brother officiating.
In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Bay Area Relay for Life, P. O. Box 758,
Doye Glenn Hambrick, 71,
of Fredericksburg, Va. died Thursday, February 1
Mr. Hambrick was a
retired Chief Warrant Officer III in the U.S.Army
having served in Vietnam. He later retired
as Director of the Defense Logistics Agency Criminal Investigation Activity
for the Department of Defense. Mr. Hambrick
was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the International
Policeman’s Association, and CIDAA. He was also a member of St.
Matthias United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ruth
Elizabeth “Clyde” Hambrick; two daughters, CoquieNardolillo and her
husband, Wayne of Odenton, MD, and Tracy Hambrick
of Palm Springs, CA; two grandchildren, Angela and Tony Nardolillo; one great-granddaughter, Mariah Nardolillo; a sister, Erma Jewell Woods of Baytown,
TX; a brother, Ernest V. Hambrick of LaPorte, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at on
Friday,February 19, 2010at
St. Matthias United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paula Werner and the
Rev. Steve Bird officiating. Interment will be in QuanticoNationalCemetery.
Born:June 06, 1938
Died:March 21, 2010
Visitation: No visitation is
Services: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at in the Chapel of Crespo
Obituary: Annola Kathryn Eddy passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010, in a Houston hospital. She was
born June 6, 1938, in Brownwood, Texas to Murl and Novella (Gaines) Pittman. Kathy was an
owner/operator of Jim Eddy Insurance Agency and Manpower Employment
Agency for many years. After finishing her business career, she
volunteered at the BaytownAreaWomensCenter. She was a member
of SecondBaptistChurch and a graduate of
LeeHigh School Class of 1956.
She loved arts and crafts and adored her dogs, Sammy, Dottie, and
Jake. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Gardner Pittman, and
sister-in-law, Violet Pittman, she is survived by her husband,
Jimmy Eddy, of Baytown; sons, Paul Kevin Eddy and wife, Janet of
Baytown and Jimmy Karl Eddy of Baytown; daughter, Kimberly Lane
Eddy of Shore Acres; brother, Glen Pittman and wife, Neva; sister,
Dorothy Soules and husband, John;
grandchildren, Jimmy Pocock and Christopher
Eddy; special friends, John and Pam Hatch; and numerous nieces,
nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be at on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Crespo & Jirrels
Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Lea officiating. Memorial donations
may be made to the BaytownAreaWomensCenter or the Baytown SPCA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo
& Jirrels Funeral and Cremation
Services, 6123 Garth Rd, Baytown, Texas77521, 281-839-0700.
Memorials: Memorial donations
may be made to the BaytownAreaWomensCenter or the Baytown SPCA
Margaret N. Shepherd
Memorial for Margaret N. Shepherd
Born in Baytown, TX on Mar. 14, 1938
Departed on Jun. 25, 2010 and resided in Baytown, TX.
Please click on the links above for locations, times,
maps, and directions.
N. Shepherd, 72 of Baytown, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010. She was born in Baytown, TXMarch 14, 1938 and graduated from LeeHigh School in 1956. Margaret was
an avid reader and loved to travel.
She is preceded in death by her parents; William B. Horton and
Josephine Horton; brother, W. Bradley Horton.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ivy C. Shepherd; son,
Glenn Shepherd; daughters, Lisa Barlow and Ivy Hooten;
grandchildren, Dixie Barlow, Cassie Thorp, and Walter Barlow; great
grandchildren, Zander Gilmore, Sadie Hawkins,
and Joseph Hawkins.
Graveside services will be held at CedarBayouMasonicCemetery on Tuesday,
June 29, 2010 at
with Rev. Eddie Norris officiating.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521(281) 422-8111.
Bette Jo Crawford, 72, of Channelview, TX, went to be
with the Lord on Monday, April 26, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn E. Utter,
husband Joe N. Crawford and daughter Katrinka
She is survived by daughters, Sheila Kay Alloway
and husband Orville and Tanya Lee Carswell
and husband Dennis; mother, Madge Utter; grandchildren, Juli Gaskins and husband Tommy, Matthew Carswell and Courtney Jo Carswell
and great grandson, Austin Gaskins.
Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, Baytown, TX.
James Lee Loftin, 72 of Columbus, TX passed
away Tuesday, June 1, 2010after a 4 year battle with Cancer. He is survived by his
wife, Carolynn of 48 years and 5 months; 2
sons and daughter-in-laws; William and Vicki Loftin,
Markul and Melissa Loftin,
3 grandchildren; Darin, Dakota, and Sarah Loftin,
all of Houston. He is the son of the late ArtisLoftin and Estelle Loftin
Cooper, stepfather; Walter Cooper, Brother; Jack Loftin
(deceased), Glenda Loftin, sister in-law, 2
sisters, EarlineLoftinFultonand husband Charlie, all of Baytown.MerlineLoftinFogtman and husband Bob, Stepsister, Betty
Cooper Morgan and husband Walt of Houston. Services are under the direction of Forest ParkFuneral Home. The family will receive visitors from ,Thursday,June
Home, 6900 Lawndale,Houston,TX77023,(713)928-5141. Services will be held Friday,June 4, 2010at .
Notes to the family may be sent to fultonwhyme(at)aol.com
June 3, 2010
Twillia Jean Baker
Monday, August 2, 2010
| Updated: ,MonAug 2, 2010.
Twillia Jean Baker, 72, of
Baytown was born August
in Baytown and went to be with her Lord Sunday, August 1, 2010 surrounded by her loving family.
She was a loving
and devoted Christian who touched the lives of many people. She was an
avid sports fan and enjoyed gardening, traveling, and the outdoors. Twillia was an amazing woman who found much pride
and great joy in attending her children and grandchildren’s many events
throughout her life. She had a special gift of seeing the good in
everyone and everything she did. Her loving spirit will live forever in
many who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in
death by her daughter, Cynthia Lynn Baker; husband, Charles Roy Baker;
parents, Albert and Gladys Rombs; and
brothers, Robert, Albert, Johnny, and Jack Rombs.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Matt Pace of
Katy; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Roy Baker, Jr. of Baytown,
Andy Keith and Mary Baker of Crosby, Jack Steven and Kim Baker of
Baytown, Kimber Ross and Laura Baker of
Crosby, and David Anthony and Carol Baker of Baytown; stepson, David
Evans of Texas City; stepdaughter, Lisa Boudreaux of Morgan City, LA;
sister, Margaret Collier of Baytown; 14 grandchildren; 6 great
grandchildren; her dog, Abbie; numerous
nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Her family will
receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Wednesday,
August 4, 2010 from
until Graveside services will be Saturday,
August 7, 2010 at the ConcanCemetery in Concan, TX.
In lieu of usual
remembrances, contributions to help fund pancreatic cancer research may
be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY11714,
Her family would like
to thank the nurses and staff of San JacintoMethodistHospital on 2 East and Faith
Community Hospice for the loving care given to their mother. They would
also like to express a special thank you to her extended family at
Macy’s Department Store for their friendship and kindness shown over
Arrangements are under
the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521(281) 422-8111.
David Ray Todd, 73, 3130 Landing Way, Orangeburg died
Wednesday morning at Palmetto Health Richland.
Funeral Services will be Saturday at Dukes Harley Funeral Home Chapel with
Charles Isenberg officiating. Burial will follow Memorial Park Cemetery. Pall
Bearers will be Billy Kyles, John Graham, Clifton
Graham, Eddie Hulsman, John David Graham, and Ralph
Mr. Todd was born in Houston, Texas a son of James
Davidson Todd and VerlaHance
Todd. He was a retired Manager of Albemarle Corporation’s Orangeburg
Facility. He was a graduate of Lamar University, Beaumont, TX with a BS
degree in Chemical Engineering. Mr. Todd was a member of the Church Of Christ
where he served as an Elder and Song Leader. He was formerly very active in
civic affairs and served on many boards and committees.
He is survived by his wife; Lee Lauderdale Todd, of the
home, three daughters; Celeste Graham, of Denham Springs, La., John Graham,
Baton Rouge, LA., Charlene Graham and husband Clifton, of Baytown, TX, and
Cynthia Todd of Orangeburg Two Sisters: Kathlyn
Lindley and Husband Ron of Aransas Pass, TX and Carol Hulsman
and Husband Edward of Navasota, TX Four Grandchildren: John David Graham,
Christopher Scott Graham, Emily G. Sharpe ( Josh ) and Elizabeth Ashley
Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8PM at
Dukes-Harley Funeral Home and at other times the residence, 3130 Landing Way,
Memorials may be made to the
Orangeburg Church of Christ, 2855 Columbia Rd., Orangeburg SC 29118
James G. Timmons
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Visitation: His family will receive friends from to , Monday,
February 14, 2011, at Crespo
Services: Service of Remembrance will be Tuesday,
February 15, 2011, at in
the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Senior Pastor Tommy Clements
officiating. There will be a private family burial.
G. Timmons, 72, of Baytown, was born August
9, 1938, in Ingleside, Texas, and passed away on February 12, 2011, at a Baytown hospital. James graduated
from Robert E. Lee High School in 1957, and earned a Master’s Degree in
Education from SamHoustonStateUniversity. He began his teaching career
in the SpringBranchSchool District, where he taught for four
years and was a counselor for two years. James went on to join the
faculty at Lee College, teaching biological sciences for 34 years until
retiring in 2000. James was a faithful member of Second Baptist
Church-Baytown for 40 years and served as a deacon.
Preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Helen Timmons; James is
survived by his wife of 51 years, Bette Timmons; his children, Stacy
Flower and husband, Wes, of Spring, Texas, Pauline Brown, of Baytown, Jamye Lyons and husband, Chad, of Kingston,
Washington and David Stanford, of Burleson, Texas; his brother, Robert
Timmons and wife, Sherry, of Loveland, Colorado; four grandchildren,
Whitney and Scott Flower, Jacob and Charley Brown; and several aunts,
uncles, nieces and cousins.
Service of remembrance will be Tuesday, February
15, 2011, at 2
p.m. in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Senior Pastor Tommy Clements
officiating. A private family burial will be held at WhiteCemetery in Highlands. Honoring the family as
pallbearers will be Jacob Brown, Gary Cerio,
Scott Flower, Wes Flower, Chad Lyons, Buddy Rice, Stephen Senton and David Stanford; the deacons of SecondBaptistChurch are honorary pallbearers.
For those desiring, memorial gifts may be made in James’ memory to SecondBaptistChurch-BaytownBuilding Fund, 6227 N. Main St., Baytown77521.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo
& Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services,
6123 Garth Road, Baytown77521, 281.839.0700.
Memorials:For those desiring, memorial
gifts may be made in James’ memory to SecondBaptistChurch-BaytownBuilding Fund, 6227 N. Main St., Baytown77521.
Location:Crespo and Jirrels
Funeral and Cremation Services(Map)
Swick Holman Beloved family matriarch, Juanita Holman
passed away in her sleep on Wednesday morning, December 10, 2008.Fiercely private and independent, Juanita
worked and lived on her own and on her own terms until the day she died.Small in stature, her presence was animated
and large, occupying whole rooms.Her
loss has left a void in the homes and hearts of her family and friends that
will not soon be filled.She is survived
by her four daughters: Dena, Terry, Brooks, and Jennifer, granddaughters:
Lindsey, Randee, Rhiann,
Alee, and Corrie, sister Micci
Volk, brother, Charles Swick, nieces Yvonne and Tina,
sister-in-law, Barbara Gorrow, stepmother, AvenetteSwick, and her
sons-in-laws, Jim, Tom, and Dave.She is
also survived by the animals she rescued and loved, Caliente,
a wild mustang and Levi, a dog refugee from hurricane Katrina.Born Juanita Faye on October 13, 1937 in Goose
Creek, Texas, she
was the daughter of Charles Glen Swick and Georgia
Cora Tompkins.Juanita married Harold
Ellis and their daughter, Dena Anne was born in Houston on Christmas Day, 1954.
After their divorce, Juanita moved to Austin where
she married Brooks Natt Holman and where their three
daughters were born. Following the death of her husband, Juanita and her
daughters relocated to San
Diego where the family has been
centered. After raising the daughters, Juanita launched a career as a technical
writer which led her to jobs around the country.Family and friends drew her back to San
Diego and a job at Hewlett-Packard.
This private woman accomplished surprising things in her life. Little know
facts include she put herself through college while raising four girls, she
managed the 13th Floor Elevators, she was district commissioner for
California Youth Soccer Association, she had a pilot’s license, she rode her
wild mustang, she sewed her daughter’s wedding dress and two bridesmaid’s
dresses in less than a week. She could do anything she set her mind to.In keeping with her express wishes, the
Memorial will be private.Those who wish
to remember her should hold the memory in their hearts of a beautiful,
opinionated, strong, loving woman.Those
who wish to honor her memory in some more public way should consider donating
to a cause near and dear to Juanita’s heart:The
Humane Society of the United States, Dept. GABHFU, 2100 I Street NW, WWashington, DC 20037.(Published in the San
Billie Gail Gordon Langford (Bee Gee)
a.m., Wednesday, August 8,
2012, at First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 7500 Fairmont
Pkwy., Pasadena, Texas
be held from , Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at FirstBaptistChurch of Pasadena,7500 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, Texas.
Billie Gail “Bee Gee” Langford, passed away Saturday, August 4that the
age of 74.She was born in 1937, in Baytown, Texas, to Charles and Ruby Gordon.She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles Richard Gordon.Bee Gee is survived by her husband, Gerald R.
“Jerry” Langford of 54 years; son, Charles Read Langford and wife Traci; son,
Rusty and wife Deanne; daughter, Cindy Parmer and husband Mark.Grandchildren, Kyle, Cody, Rylie, Grant, Haley, Hannah and Blaine.Sister-in-law, Maureen
Gordon; nephew, Bill Gordon, and numerous cousins.
Bee Gee enjoyed a full and rewarding life.Her greatest joy was faith and family.She was an active member and heavily involved
at FirstBaptistChurch of Pasadena for 46 years where she held numerous
positions in the outreach ministry. More importantly, Bee Gee was a joyful
witness for Christ who constantly shared her faith with others.
Bee Gee loved to shop, she loved fresh fruit and vegetables, wild
flowers, vacationing with her family, traveling with her husband, extended
trips with her close friends and lunches with her “Sister Girls” of Baytown. Many hours were spent following the
activities of her seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, at FirstBaptistChurch of Pasadena, 7500 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX77505, from Funeral Services will be held at First
Baptist, Wednesday, August 8th, at , under the direction of Rosewood Funeral
Home, Pasadena, TX.Private graveside service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked those who wish to make
contributions to the FirstBaptistChurch of Pasadena Building Fund or the American Heart
Association at www.heart.org.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewood.cc
under current services.
Olivia Slaughter Gardner
Obituary for Frankie
Gardner, 74 of Trinity, Texas, formerly of Highlands, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. She was born October 31, 1937 in Fostoria, Texas to Henry Slaughter and Frankie Lakey.
Olivia was a very loving and devoted woman to both her faith and her family.
She was an author, a song writer and loved Gardening. She was always available
to help others and enjoyed working with children. Olivia is
preceded by her parents, her brother, H.A. Slaughter and granddaughter Mandy
Kay Robbins. She is
survived by her husband, Jerry Gardner; son Roland John Weber Jr. and wife
Linda; daughters, Deborah Jo Coles and husband Van, Diana Kay Robbins and
husband Randy and Daye Lynn McCurdy and husband John.
Also left to cherish her memory are sister,Martha
Baker and husband Bob; sister, Gay Burke; 7 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren, extended family and many friends. A visitation
will be held on Friday, September 28 from at Sterling White. Services will be on Saturday, September 29
at in the Chapel at Sterling White with Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Sterling-WhiteCemetery. Honoring the family as pallbearers are Ryan
Robbins, Roland Robbins, Roland Weber, Josh Weber, Zach Weber and Jason Coles.
Honorary pallbearer is Tyler Robbins. Services have
been entrusted to Sterling~White Funeral Home & Cemetery, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit
Gray-Culpepper September 18, 1937 to October 12, 2012
Joan Colista Gray-Culpepper, age 74 of Onalaska,
Texas, was born on September 18, 1937 in Ulysses, Kansas, to parents,
Stanley andColista Gray. She passed away in Livingston,Texas, on October 12, 2012. She is preceded in death by per parents,
Stanley and Colista Gray, her father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Claude and Mattie Riggs; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy
and Grace Culpepper; Joan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jeff
Culpepper of Onalaska; her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tommy Hall of
Baytown; her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Susan Culpepper of
Stephenville; her brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Susan Gray of
Schulenburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leon and Faye Cone of Dayton.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Jenna Brockman of Austin, Timothy Brockman of Round Rock, Ashley, Merideth
and Morgan Culpepper of Stephenville and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be
held at on Tuesday,October 16, 2012, atLivingstonFirstChurchof The Nazarene. Rev. Fred Huff and David
Johnson will conduct the service.
Cochran Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online register at www.cochranfh.com
Mrs. Tavita (Tavie)
February 10, 2013
Crespo & Jirrels
Funeral & Cremation Services
Garth Road Baytown, TX77521
Tribute & Message From The Family
Tavita (Tavie) D.
Lopez, 75, passed away on Sunday, February
10, 2013, with
her loving family at her side. She was born in Baytown on October 5, 1937, to Cayetano De
Hoyos and Guadalupe Aleman
De Hoyos. Tavita was a 1956
graduate of RobertE.LeeHigh School and a 1958 graduate of LeeCollege. She worked in administration for Bayer
for thirty years and retired in 2001.
Tavita enjoyed spending time with family and
friends and loved to travel and spend weekends in Austin attending Longhorn football games. She
valued opportunities to give back to her community and did so by serving as a
Director on the boards of GCCISD Education Foundation, Sterling Municipal Library, and Communities in
Schools. Tavita was also a former member of The
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Baytown and the Allocations Committee
of the United Way of Baytown Area. She was an alumna of the Baytown Citizen's PoliceAcademy, a volunteer with the Blue Santa program,
a founding member of the Concerned Citizens For
Education advocacy group and active in the Bayer Baytown Retirees organization.
Preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Robert Lopez; siblings, Estela
Morales, Amelia De Hoyos, Aurelia De Hoyos, Pedro De Hoyos, Andrea De Hoyos and Ruby Tanguma; Mrs.
Lopez is survived by her sons, Randy Lopez and Ryan Lopez; daughter, Rhonda
Lopez; brothers, Ruben De Hoyos and wife, Alice and
Andrew De Hoyos; sister, Argentina Todhunter; and numerous other loving friends and family
The family will receive
friends from to on Thursday,
February 14, 2013, with a rosary at , in
the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels
Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at on Friday, February
15, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 W. Baker Road, Baytown, with Reverend Terence P. Brinkman,
S.T.D. as celebrant. Burial will follow at MemoryGardensCemetery. Honoring the family as pallbearers are
Louie Araujo, Dwayne De Hoyos,
Matthew De Hoyos Michael De Hoyos,
Mario Delgado, Albert Magdaleno and Jerald Morales.
28, 1937 - April
11, 2013 Resided
in Baytown, TX
Walter "Gene" Norton, 75, of
Baytown, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 in San Antonio. He was born June
28, 1937 in
Overton, Texas to parents, Robert "Bob" Norton
Gene had lived in Baytown since 1942 and was a retired teacher and coach from BaytownJunior High School after 34 years of service. He was a
member and deacon of MemorialBaptistChurch. He was a Hunters Education Instructor.
In 1994, he was inducted into the Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education
Hall of Fame. In 1998, he received the Hunter Ed Volunteer Instructor Award
from Sportsman Conservationists of Texas. May 11, 2006 was declared Walter Gene Norton Day in Baytown. In 2007, Mr. Norton was named the Winchester Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of
the Year. He also received the Darrell Holt "Memorial Award" for
Outstanding Dedication and Continued Service on Behalf of TexasParks & Wildlife Hunter Education Program
in 2007. In 2010, he was inducted in the International Hunter Ed Association
Volunteer Hall of Fame.
In his youth, Mr. Norton was a volunteer firefighter in Baytown. He also attained the rank of Eagle
Scout. He served in the Peace Corp, from June 19, 1962 until April
19 1964, as a
teacher in Thailand.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Norton;
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam and Mae Oswalt
and brothers-in-law, LowellOswalt and Bill Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Norton; mother, Estelene
Norton; daughters, Kim Eneks and her husband Greg and
Jenny Heinold and her husband Jerry; grandchildren,
Alyssa, Caleb and CadenEneks,
and Moriah and Micah Heinold
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from to , Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Navarre Funeral Home. A memorial service will be
held at , Monday, April 15, 2013 at MemorialBaptistChurch with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial
Baptist Church Building Fund, 600 W. Sterling Street, Baytown, Texas 77520,
(281) 427-1725, http://www.memorialbaytown.com/ or to the Friends of the Eddie
V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center 1724 Market Street Baytown,
Texas, 77520, (281) 420-7128,
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook
Drive, Baytown, Texas
Lee (Piwetz) Bickerstaff
1939 - 2013
Norma Lee (Piwetz) Bickerstaff
Posted:Sunday,May 5, 2013
Norma Lee (Piwetz) Bickerstaff,
74, of Abilene (formerly of Baytown), departed
this life on April 25, 2013. She was born
in Baytown on February 17,
1939 and was the daughter of L.J. and Alvina (Orsak) Piwetz.
most of her life in Baytown, with recent years in Abilene. She graduated
from RobertE.LeeHigh School in 1956 and
worked in Baytown for many years
as a secretary. She was married to the late Charles Gregg Bickerstaff for 41
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gregg
Bickerstaff; parents, L.J. and AlvinaPiwetz; brothers, BeaufordPiwetz, Curtis Piwetz.
She is survived by her son, Beauford
and wife Whitney of Abilene, son, James
Lee Bickerstaff of Corpus Christi;
grandchildren, Maison Bickerstaff, Cristen Bickerstaff; great grandchildren, Aydan Henderson, Harlie Skinner;
and many good friends.
For those desiring, memorials can be made in Norma’s memory
to the American Diabetes Association or the ClydeNursingCenter, 806 Stephens,
Arrangements are under the direction of Elmwood Funeral
Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX79606. A memorial
service will be held at a later time.
Online condolences may be shared with
the family through the obituary link at
was a business owner with his wife Paula for many years. The two of them owned
and ran the Baytown Galleria for
many years later to retire to Uvalde where they lived out the rest of their
He was a member of Uvalde Masonic Lodge #472. He also served as a peace officer
for many years with HarrisCounty, UvaldeCounty and worked for
the Texas Department of Justice. He retired from Service. He also served in the
Navy and was a Navy Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. William O'Brien;
In-laws, Frank and Jessie Mc Muray of Baytown,
beloved wife, Paula O'Brien; son, Will O'Brien, III, a brother & three
He is survived by a daughter, Sebrina and husband David
Rowe of Uvalde; son, Tyler O'Brien of Baytown; sister, Bobbie English of
Baytown; grandchildren, Colton O'Brien, Katlien Rowe,
Conner Rowe, Ashley O'Brien, and Tara O'Brian; and loving companion, Mary
The family will receive friends on Friday,
2012 from to at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, 3919 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX77521.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday,
2012 at at Earthman
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at SterlingWhiteCemetery, 11011
Crosby-Lynchburg Rd, Highlands, TX 77562.
1938 - November 18, 2011 Resided
in Baytown, TX
Judy DeLoach died in her sleep
Friday, November 18, 2011 in Conroe while being on a getaway trip with her
husband, Johnny Deloach. Mrs. DeLoach was born August 22, 1938 in Baytown to Sybil Baker
and Earl Lively.
A product of Baytown schools, she was a twirler at Horace Mann Junior High
School and Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a graduate of the class of
Judy and Johnny DeLoach married October 6, 1956, and
remained dedicated to each other for their entire 55 year union. They were
blessed with two daughters, Debbie and Dena.
Following graduation from high school, Mrs. DeLoach
worked for Dr. Burnett Johnson at the former Humble Oil and Refining Co. until
she became a mother and a homemaker. She served as a partner in her husband's
business, Acme All-Pest Exterminating Co.
Mrs. DeLoach was a dedicated member to every
organization with which she was affiliated. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority, having perfect attendance for her entire 51 year membership. She
received many awards in BSP including the coveted International Award of
Distinction, Lucille Puderbaugh Award, Golden Circle, Silver Circle, and Order of
the Rose. Currently a member of Alpha Mu Master
Chapter, she served in all offices in her individual chapters. Her chapters
honored her as Woman of the Year and Valentine Sweetheart on many occasions. A
member of BSP City Council, she served as president numerous times and held
every other office, as well as serving as chairman of every City Council event
She was a talented member of the Baytown Porcelain
Guild, Houston Porcelain
Guild, Bay Area Porcelain Guild, and Baytown Art League.
She traveled to Europe on two occasions to study with
internationally renowned artists. She was a member of GraceBibleChurch, and a former
member of MemorialBaptistChurch and AllianceBibleChurch. Mrs. DeLoach touched many lives. To know her, was to love her.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Johnny DeLoach;
daughters, Debbie and husband, Spencer Anderson of Dallas, and Dena and
husband, Dennis Cowles of Oahu North Shore, Hawaii. Her family will receive
friends at Navarre Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 3:00 pm to
5:00 pm. Memorial Services will held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am
at Navarre Funeral Home Chapel.
In Lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to a charity of
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home
& Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521
Melba Phillips Davey
BEDFORD -- MelbaJeanDavey passed away peacefully
on Friday, April 6, 2012, at
age of 74.
Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725
Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American
Cancer Society in her name. Melba was born on Nov.
15, 1937 in Liberty to
Claude and Jo Jackson Phillips and was the second of four children. She
graduated from LamarUniversity in
1955 with a bachelor's degree and taught elementary school for seven years. In
1961, she married Harold John Davey
Jr. in Baytown and
lovingly raised their two children, Keith and Holly. She enjoyed spending time
with her children and grandchildren, gardening and reading.
Survivors: Melba is survived by Hal, her loving
husband of 50 years; her son, Keith Davey
and his wife, Ann, of Madison, Wis.; and daughter, Holly Aguiar
and her husband, John, of Seattle. She is also survived by brother, Robert
Phillips; sister, Claudia Hajovsky and her husband,
James; her brother, Paul Phillips and his wife, Wanna;
grandchildren, Caleb Davey,
Amelia Davey, Ian Davey and Nathanial Aguiar; and her nieces and nephews.
Jackie Mae Gamel Compton
was born January 17, 1938 in
Hale County, Texas.Her parents
were Jack Wirt Gamel and Fern Fay Blackwell Gamel.Jackie
married Robert Charles Compton who preceded her in death.Jackie died September
29, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Charles D. Davidson, 71 of Lufkin was born February 27, 1938 in Tyler, Texas the son of the late Maxine (Jeter) and D. W. Davidson.He passed away Friday, March 20, 2009 in a
local hospital. Mr. Davidson was a devoted husband, father and
grandfather.He was a retired electrical
instrument technician for Chevron Pipeline.Mr. Davidson was a member of HarvestBaptistChurch and a
member of the Cedar Hill Masonic Lodge #421 in Baytown.Mr. Davidson was an avid sportsman who
enjoyed the great outdoors.He
maintained a very positive outlook and a healthy sense of humor. He lived a
Christian life. Survisvors include his wife, Earlene
Davidson of Lufkin; sons, John Davidson on Panama City, Florida and Robert B Dinhobl of Sugarland; daughters
and sons in law, Pam and Tim Morton of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Carol and Randy
Holmes of Lumberton, Rhonda and Lt. Col. Mark Schwalm
of San Antonio (currently in Irag) and Cynthia and
Ray Boyle of Hallettsville; and 13 grandchildren.
Donald Herring was born February 15, 1938 in Webster County, Mississippi. He died June 22, 2011 in Le
Flore County, Oklahoma. His
parents were Maurice Herring and IlaOrieMurrah Hicks. He was
buried in GrandViewMemorial
Park, Pasadena, TX.
Lee Hudgins Hindmon, lovingly known as “Mom,” to not only her family, but to
her colleagues at work and to innumerable friends, graduated to Heaven to be
with our Lord Jesus on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
She was born in Houston on Dec. 30, 1938. She loved Longhorn cattle,
bluebonnets and everything Texas. She was a “True Texan” through and through.
Mom influenced all of us and she lived her life as a testimony to the Lord she
loved. She dealt with pain and great physical adversaries. Her
physician, Dr. Toronjo said "she was an inspiration to us
all." She was 73 years old and continued to work until just a few
weeks ago, because she loved working and being "the big Mother Hen"
at the office where she worked.
Her life has always been devoted to giving to others, whether it was to her
family or church family or work family. She had many folks that she would claim
as her “own”, and she called them her “boys” and “girls.” She had a very
large “extended family.”
She was a preacher’s wife for over 40 years, which included being a Missionary
in Venezuela for several years and serving along side of her husband, “Brother
Bennie,” sharing the Gospel at several churches in Arkansas and Texas. Those
who knew her recognized very quickly that she was not your typical piano
playing, choir singing, preacher’s wife. She loved to cook and serve
folks dinner on Wednesday nights and at other church functions. She
didn’t mind getting dirty or using elbow grease to get things done. She
enjoyed being in charge and helping each of us know where we needed to be and
how to get the job done and done right.
She was the School Librarian’s Assistant and Front Desk Secretary at Huntsville
Intermediate School for many years. She said, “I loved my school kids
-- I never met a child I didn’t like (there were some parents I could
have done without) but never a child. I never treated any child any
differently than I treated my own children, especially youth groups and church
She was preceded in death, by her beloved husband, Dr. Bennie Hindmon Jr., and
infant daughter, as well as her parents, Roy Alex and Vider Lee Hudgins, and
her brother, David Hudgins.
She is survived by her son, Bennie Dan Hindmon III “Danny,” son and wife, Alex
and Kay Hindmon, son and wife, Kevin and Joy Hindmon, daughter and husband,
Victoria Lee Day and Chris Day; granddaughters, Monica and Darby Hindmon and
Violet Day; grandsons, Troy and Gabriel Hindmon; brother and sister-in-law, Roy
Cecil and Mary Anne Hudgins; nephew and wife, Curtis and Maria Hudgins; niece
and husband, Rhonda and Dathan Lindsey; and great nieces, Mary Isabell Hudgins
and Kaylee Lindsey.
Services for Virginia Hindmon are Monday, April 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvery
Baptist Church, Huntsville, with interment following at Brooke Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2011, 5 to 7 p.m. at Sam
Houston Memorial Funeral Home, Huntsville.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.
Richard "Dick" Gregory Ph.D.
unknown Baytown HarrisCounty Texas,
11, 2009 Toledo LucasCounty Ohio,
Elmer Richard "Dick" Gregory Ph.D., 71, passed away at his Toledo
October 11, 2009, while under hospice
Dick was born in Baytown,
to parents Elmer Sr. and Bennie Elizabeth (Guynes)
He realized at an early age the importance of education. Dick received
a bachelor's degree from the University
He then began studies at RiceUniversity,
receiving a master's degree. Dick was awarded a Doctorate in
Comparative Literature from the University
He began teaching at the University of Toledo English Department in
1967 and retired in 1998. During Dick's career he published a book
titled Milton and the Muses, and contributed many times to the Milton
Encyclopedia. He was proud to be a friend of Bill W. for more than 34
Dick was a long and active member of the SalemLutheranChurch,
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha "Martie"
Ehlert-Gregory; son, Richard W. (Stephanie)
Gregory of Canyon Lake, TX; grandchildren, Derek, Christopher, Dylan,
Danielle, and Dayna, and stepmother, Leora Gregory of Shiner, TX.
Dick was preceded in death by his faithful K-9 companions, Johnny Reb and Gordy.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home,
Thursday October 15th, from Pastor Howard E. Abts and Vicar Adam B. Sornchai
will conduct a Memorial Service at the SalemLutheranChurch,
Friday at Dick's body will be laid to rest at ToledoMemorial Park.
Those wishing to give a memorial in Dick's memory are asked to consider
one of the following entities he embraced, the SalemLutheranChurch,
the Lucas County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Toledo
Humane Society, or the Toledo Symphony.
Those wishing to share memories of Dick, or offer a condolence to his
family, are encouraged to do so at: www.reebfuneralhome.com
Martie would like to thank the staffs of the
Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Comfort Keepers, especially Burnell, for all the loving care and support during
this difficult time.
Published in Toledo
Blade from October 14 to October 15, 2009
September 4, 1938 - April 10, 2014 Resided
in Baytown, TX
Ann McCartney, of Baytown passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 75. Beverly was born on September
4, 1938 in
Roanoke, Illinois to Raymond and Frances Elaine Benson. The family moved to Baytown when she
was 8 years old. Beverly graduated from RobertE.LeeHigh School in 1956. She later married William Burl McCartney, Sr. and the
couple had 5 children. Beverly was a nurse's aide for many years and a longtime member of BaytownRevivalCenter. She also enjoyed reading, drawing, painting and making baby
quilts. Her true joy was spending time with and doting on her many grandchildren
and great grandchildren. She was also well known for her homemade biscuits and
Beverly is preceded in death by her husband, Burl; her father, Ray;
step-mother, Willie Mae Benson; brothers, Norman Lee and Charles Michael
Benson; son, Clifton Eugene McCartney, Sr. and grandsons, Jeffery Clark
McCartney and Joshua Randall McCartney.
She is survived by daughter, Necia Monk; sons and
their spouses, William Burl McCartney, Jr. (Kimberly), Lewis McCartney (Rhonda)
and Benny McCartney (Mary); mother, Frances Elaine Cobb; 3 brothers, Freddie,
Cary and Brett Benson; 2 sisters, Linda Searcy and RenitaGoudeaux; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren;
numerous other family members, friends and her beloved dog, Chico.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 14, 2014 from until at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown. A
funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at at the
funeral home with Rev. Lewis McCartney officiating. Burial will follow at at Hardin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beverly's name to Harbor Hospice,
1600 James Bowie Drive Ste. D-111, Baytown, Texas 77520 or to a charity if
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX77521 (281) 422-8111.
Curtis Kulbeth, born December
28, 1937 to
parents Hattie Mae and Carol Kulbeth passed away
peacefully on Friday, April 18, 2014.Born and raised in Highlands, Texas, he was a 1956 graduate of RobertELeeHigh School in Baytown, Texas.
Curtis is preceded in death by his
parents, Carol and Hattie Mae Kulbeth and brother,
Donald Ray Kulbeth.He
is survived by his loving family: wife, Marcia Kulbeth,
children, Scott and Susan Kulbeth. YvonneKulbethSendejas and son-in-law, Ralph Sendejas.
Grandchildren, Benjamin Kulbeth , Hannah Sendejas, Gilbert Ray
and brother Kenneth Kulbeth.
Curtis was an avid collector, enjoyed gardening, restoring
antique tractors and working with his hands.He was most at peace spending time with family and friends, laughing
remembering and telling stories.Curtis
was gregarious and larger than life, loved by many and
fiercely stood by his loved ones and friends. Curtis’ dedication to those he
cared about is evident in those friendships of 50 years or more with friends
Curtis’ love for Jehovah and his son, Jesus Christ, came at an
early age.His mother, Hattie Mae
established his love as a child.Past
years he has re-established his love of God and his Son.Studying the Bible with