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Bette Jean Morgan Burke 1937-2014

Harry Gene Redden 1949-2014

Mark Lee Shurley 1953-2014

Marie O. Hayes 1925-2014

Sue Fletcher Ritz 1930-2014

Christopher Wayne Mann 1988-2014









BETTE JEAN MORGAN BURKE



          A Phenomenal Woman 


Bette Jean Morgan Burke was born an only child on September 17, 1937 in New Orleans, LA to the late Gertrude Albertine Robinson and the late Leon Augustus Morgan. Bette’s soul departed this life on November 9, 2014.  Bette graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans. She then went on to receive her BA in Sociology and Psychology from Dillard University. Within a week from graduating, she headed east to New York City. There she obtained her MSW from Hunter College. While living in NYC, Bette worked as/for: Group Street Gang Worker, Department of Child Protective Services, NYC Juvenile Court Probation Officer and Community Art Project Consultant. In 1976, she left Staten Island and moved to  Ithaca, New York where she attended Cornell University’s Doctoral Studies in Adult Education and Communications. Bette was the vice-president for staff development and training at Hillside Children’s Center; Director for Family Services in New York State of Corrections; Director of Social Work and Social Services for Harris County’s Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority. She taught for: New York State Research Foundation, Niagara University and Keuka College. Her private practices consisted of: Cancer Counseling, psychotherapist, consultation, mitigation specialist, professional development and program development and supervision. Bette also volunteered for: American Red Cross, United Way, Ellington National Guard Crisis Intervention, and Texas A&M National Emergency Response & Rescue.  She was a member of: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Lioness Club, Catholics of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, National Association of Social Workers Texas, The American Psychotherapy Association, Prairie View A&M University Social Work Advisory Board & George Radner Scholarship Board, and Texas Department of Health Bioterrorism Preparedness Coordinating Council.

In addition to Bette’s many educational and professional accomplishments, she was an accomplished artist and photographer. She had several art shows in: Greenwich Village, NY; Staten Island, NY; Ithaca, NY; and New Orleans, La. She did freelance photography for: Cornell University, several newspapers and national magazines, Ithaca’s Republican Party, and the Houston Rockets. Bette was also blessed to 

be a world traveler. Bette will be missed by her two daughters Gail Guerin and Carol Hamler, four grandchildren; Leah Harvey, Maya Harvey, Morgan Hamler, and Sydney Hamler; one great-granddaughter Alaiah Jarrell; brother in-law Russell Green; and a host of relative, and friends. 

Bette was a legend in her own time and her memory will never be forgotten. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Spring,Texas. She will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.  






HARRY GENE REDDEN

Harry Gene Redden, 65, of Conroe, Texas returned to the Lord on November 9, 2014.
Gene was born in Conroe on January 13, 1949. He graduated from Conroe High School in 1967 and in the fall he enrolled at Lamar College. His studies were soon interrupted by the Vietnam War, where Gene proudly served two tours of duty in Vietnam, rising to the rank of SP5. His service may have ended in April of 1971, but it has remained in his heart all his life. “Paw Paw” proudly and lovingly wore the hat his grandchildren bought for him at the Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was a proud veteran who loved America.
Gene had a never-ending thirst for knowledge. He returned to college at Sam Houston State University and received his undergraduate degree in business in May of 1983.   Gene later went back to school to obtain his Master of Arts in Industrial Technology and graduated with his Master’s Degree in 2002, when he was 53 years old from Sam Houston State University. He never stopped learning.
Gene was a guy who just knew how to fix things, from complex machinery to his grandkids Christmas toys. He was a master at turning leather and wood into works of art and leather-ware. He was a brilliant writer, having written many short stories and poetry.  Gene was also an avid reader and enjoyed searching flea markets for old books. He worked at CAPRO in Willis, Texas until his retirement.
Gene is survived by his wife of 16 years, Melody Redden; his mother, Kathy Bright; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Wayne Dolcefino; two grandchildren, Anthony and Cyna Dolcefino who affectionately called him “Paw Paw” and two brothers, Steve Brookshire and his wife, Patricia  and Rusty Brookshire and his wife, Anita.  He also leaves behind so many more family and friends, the number to great to mention by name. He loved you all.  Gene was preceded in death by his father, Joe Redden and his mother Audrey Brookshire.
His unique life will be honored at a Memorial Service in The Chapel at
Conroe Funeral Directors on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Wayne Dolcefino, son-in-law with give a eulogy.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service in The Chapel at 10:00 A.M.  Gene will be interred at the Veterans Houston National Cemetery at a later date.  






MARIE O. HAYES


In Loving Memory of Marie O. Hayes who passed away on November 13, 2014 in Shenandoah, Texas. She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren.  Marie was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. She will be laid to rest at Forest Park Cemeery in Shreveport, Louisana.  







MARK LEE SHURLEY



In Loving Memory of Mark Lee Shurley, an accomplished artist, who passed away on November 2, 2014. Mark was a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. 










SUE FLETCHER RITZ


Sue Fletcher Ritz, 76, of Conroe, Texas passed away on October 18, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 16, 1938 to Dorothy and Joe Fletcher in Houston, Texas. Sue was raised in Houston and a proud graduate of San Jacinto High School where she was a member of the “Golden Gaucho’s.”  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Joe E. Fletcher and an infant daughter.  Sue is survived by her loving family: husband of 58 years, Robert E. “Bob” Ritz, Sr.; son, Robert E. Ritz, Jr.; daughter, Alexandria Ritz; sisters, Lin Marchitelli and family and Mary Linn and family; grandsons, Robert E. Ritz, III and Jason Ritz; great grandson, J.J. Ritz; cousin, Marilyn Diedrich, Jan Roberson, Tom and Ronnie Reno.  Sue worked in the banking business for many years before retiring to be a full time homemaker, the job she loved best.  She was a loving, sweet person to all who knew her.  Sue will be missed very much by her family and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Father Joseph Manapuram officiating.











CHRISTOPHER WAYNE MANN



Funeral services for Christopher Wayne Mann of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. at Oakwood Cemetery in Coldspring, Texas with Pastor John Fernandez officiating.  The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Christopher was born on January 4, 1988 in Houston, Texas and passed away on October 10, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  Chris graduated from Montgomery High School, and attended Blinn Jr. College in Brenham for one year.  For the past few years, he has been employed by Tri-Cor in Conroe, Texas. Chris was a big fan of the Texans and Nascar, and in his spare time he was a Power Lifter.  He was always the life of the party at Sam’s Boat on Lake Conroe and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, W.C. Rip Thrower. Chris is survived by his loving family: mother, Shelley Mann; step-dad’s, Randy Woods and Mark Caron; brothers, Colton Woods and wife, Taylor and Austin Woods; grandmothers, Kathleen Thrower and Rosalie Thrower; aunts, Beth Woods, Gail Hale and April House; uncles, Dennis Thrower, Glenn Thrower, Scott Thrower, Brian Woods, Allen Woods and John January; step-brother, Corey Caron and step-sister, Devin Alford; cousin, Rhiannion Hale and his sweet niece, Serenity Woods.  Pallbearers:  Shelley Mann, Mark Caron, Colton Woods, Austin Woods, Corey Caron, Brent Baker, Glenn Thrower, Nathan Ashby and Perry Paulian.  In lieu of flowers, please consider sending memorials to: A & D Propane in his honor.  936.231.2288.














ARCHIVED OBITUARIES 2013-2014


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Mary Lou Barba

Arthur Roy Fitch

Donald Charles Forschler

Carolyn Mozell Stovall 

Rosalie Maglitto  

Lillie May Setliff

Evelyn G. Renteria

Marcos Heriberto Valdez

Michael Eugene Saunders Jr.

Lela Mae White

Alice Lorraine Patton

Edward Harry Marlowe, Jr.

Hugh Benjamin Robertson

Mary Munoz

Thomas Charles Marshall

Robert Lee McKnight

Ruth Isabel Smith

Doyel Dewey Fultz 

Gordon Gubbins

Richard Bruce Kilian

Patricia Kay Jarman

Myrtis Ann (Ayres) Finelt

Angela Ann Nixon-Davis

Gene Wayne Rogers, Sr.

Frances Ludean West

Jo Briley Owen

Connie Maye Cameron Serrato

Clint Lloyd Carrell, Jr.

Brenda Virginia Martin

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Kumher

William "Billy" D. Bradford

Diane Henderson

Robert "Bobby" Joe Bridwell

Roy Archey Fagan

Novis "Becky" Rebecca Gill

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ruth Thomas-Beloved friend of The Powell's

George S. Hendricks, Jr.

David "Bubba" Wayne Campbell

Dora Pauline Cooper

Gene Robert Gravely

Alton Sutton

Willis (Jr) Bedford Hickmon

Donald O. Fletcher

Stephen Parish Nichols

Shirley Gladden

Agnes Marie Coker

"Polly King" Edna Pauline Walding King

Dewey "D.J." Jackson Bundrick, Jr

Mary Maybelene "Meme" Gregg

Cynthia Darlene Pritchard

Arnold Elbert Pierce

Robert Allen Armacost 

Walter "Tommy" Thomas Cook, Jr.

Sharon Delores Ables

Bobby Wayne Evans

David William Wheeler, Jr.

Darethea Darlene Williams

Wilma Jo Mallow

Julia Ann Blair

Jamie Lynch Walston

Joyce Evelyn Pearson

Vincent Roby, Jr.

Vaudine Alice Birmingham Woodward

Chester Lee Perry

Jack Winefred Kelley

David Gene Freeland

Patricia Erle 

Willie Lewis Smith

David James Friend

Thomas King Bowen

Carole Ann Morgan

Kenneth Wayne Barbee

Jeffrey Gubbins

Donna Rae (Cosgrove) Caton

Grace Darlyne McSpadden

Lisa Gay Wiggins Boyles

Neil Roger McKinnon

Margaret Lynette Alexander

Melvin Craig

Daniel Jay McCauley

Anthony D. Dempolis

Regina Ann Faherty Hurd

John Gilbert "Gil" Hill

Cork (Phil E.) Weir

David Wayne Weaver

Robbi Jay Edwards

Jon David King

Edna Hickman

Lelian (Terwilliger-Burroughs) Arb

Richard Wayne Turner

Scottie Lewis Jefferies

Paul Lee Skorpenske

Lee Roy Byrd

Trinidad "Trini" Hernandez

Colton Alderson

Bonnie Lee Baldwin

Jamie Frank

Jessie "Deanie" Griffin

Clara Nell Spear

Sandra Georgianna Baerg Quiring Shaw

Libby Lynn Moses McCauley

Marshall and Dorothy Gray- Loving couple

Margaret Elizabeth Wilder

Martha Yvonne Wright Glossup

Shannon Raye Kempf Hedgepath

Jacquline P. Waters

John Edward Barbee

Ronnie Edward Busshart

Willie Mae Simmons

James F. Ferguson

James Louis Lawson

Mary Alice Carson

James (Jim) Davis Travis

Billy Gene Cash-Beloved friend of the Powell's

Bobby Lee Doree

Tom Collins

Ella Marian Hale

John Earl Stamper

Luman Burr

Margie Ann Thompson

Vickey Lynn Pennington

William "Bill" Foster Trent

Bernice Fern Crawford Norris

George Francis Rowe

Betty Mildred Epperson

Wendy A. Giesbrecht

Charles "Charlie" Frank Schmidt

Patricia Lee Purswell Adams

Jeanne K. Pelan

William Sherman Weeks

Sallie Pearl Hughes

Virginia Dare Moore

Remi Rose Marie Lopez

Cynthia Lynne Gilstrap

James Calvin Wyatt

James "Jim" E. Staat

Alvie Jay (AJ) Almand

Fredrick "Fred" Anthony Bruman

Eleanor June Cox

Lynn F. Enmon

Dorothy "Terry" Louise Lloyd

Ronnie Lee Fullen

Billy Jack Collier- Beloved Friend of The Powell's

Herman Edward Weitz

Leslie Sheridan Budd

Carl Frost McLeod

LaVerne Ferguson

Dorothy M. Reherd

Bill "Buddy" Brand

George Russell Spoon 

William Christopher "Bill" Conroe-Beloved Friend

M. Wilson "Junior" League

Ida Lorraine Kelley

Barbara Prince

Charles "Roland" Ferrell

Rhodney Cox

Ray Houston Ross 

Syble M. Little

Robert "Red" Joseph Elliott

Barbara Lewis Elliott

Edgar "Ed" L. Sullivan

William Ray Knox

Boyd Richard Heil 

Sybil Jean Bozeman

Gene Raymond Grimmmer








MARYLOU BARBA



In Loving Memory of Marylou Barba who passed away on October 12, 2014. Marylou was a loving wife, sister and mother who will be dearly missed. Private family burial. 








ARTHUR ROY FITCH


Arthur Roy Fitch, loving father, son, brother and friend, passed away on October 13, 2014 at his home in New Waverly, Texas.  He was 60 years old. Arthur was born on June 2, 1954 in Gary Indiana to Arthur and Kay (Palmer) Fitch. He spent his childhood in Gary, Indiana, but worked most of his life in Texas as a talented brick layer.  Arthur is survived by his loving family: mother, Kay Baker; son, Jason Fitch; brother, Tony King and wife, Becky; sisters, Jacquelyn Weiland and Melissa Votano; and his former spouse, Heather Fitch. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held privately by his family.






DONALD CHARLES FORSCHLER



On October 6, 2014 Donald C. Forschler passed on and joined his beloved bride Martha Jane in the hereafter.

Donald was known as “Yank or Yankee”, being of northern descent and a die hard Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.
He met a lovely Texas girl named Martha Jane who became his bride. He thus became a citizen of Texas and was forced to watch Dallas Cowboy games rather than Bears games.  Becoming a grandfather, then great-grandfather were the greatest joys of his life- as revealed by the photos of him with his family. Donald was renowned for his sharp wit, sharp tongue and general orneriness which was all in fun. He liked to comment on events and people and make us laugh as he laughed at himself, too.  He liked bumper stickers and he liked to wear caps, especially those with an emblem or a message.  He did not like trees, especially sweet gum and pine trees which also seemed to not like him.  He had several not-so good encounters with trees over the years and came to avoid them as much as possible.
He loved aviation and could be found either working on and piloting aircraft his entire life. Growing up in Austin with a partially built airplane in the yard was a natural thing for Bill and Sherri.
He graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa OK and worked as an aircraft mechanic for Trans Texas Airways which grew to became Texas International Airlines; a little airline that wanted to grow some more so it ate Continental Airlines, which was recently eaten by United Airlines.  He retired from Continental 19 years ago and went to live on a private airport with his own little airplanes in the “big city of Cleveland Texas” as he called it.  In the difficult years after the passing of his beloved bride, he was sustained by the love of his family and the friendships of those he had previously worked with and the new friends who helped him play with airplanes.   You all know who you are. He loved getting together for “icee’s” on Wednesday nights.  He traveled a lot and most recently enjoyed a trip to Russia accompanied by his grandson Donald. He smiled at the confusion caused by having two Donald Forschler’s on travel itineraries.
Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald George Forschler, his mother Dorothy Mae Forschler Brown, his stepfather William Brown, and his lovely bride, Martha Jane Peacock and his brother David G. Forschler.
He leaves behind his son Bill Forschler, daughter Sherri Forschler, daughter-in-law Susan Coyle Forschler, son-in-law John Wright, grandchildren Donald K. Forschler, Bonnie A. Forschler Beasley and James V. Forschler, grand son-in-law Jason Beasley, great grand-daughters Trinity Jane and Jaden.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. 














CAROLYN MOZELL STOVALL


Carolyn Mozell Stovall, loved wife, mother, and Nana passed away peacefully on October 7, 2014 at her home in Plano, Texas.  She was 73 years old.  Carolyn was born on April 4, 1941 in Conroe, Texas where she was raised by her parents, Robert & Ida Belle Griffith. She met and married her husband of 56 years, Jerry Stovall, in Conroe, TX in 1956. They had one daughter, Gaye Lynn Thomas.  Her granddaughter, Nikki Ringler and husband Brad Ringler, and grandson, Clayton Thomas, also survive her. She had one great-granddaughter, Caroline Ringler. Carolyn is also survived by several relatives and many dear friends.  Carolyn had a varied career including district sales manager for Avon, gift-wrapper, hotel holiday decorator, property manager, and many other entrepreneurial ventures. She enjoyed long talks with her dearest friends and family members and spending time with those she loved. Carolyn influenced her friends and family with her boundless love, incredible strength and wisdom, and generous spirit. She will be missed each day by her family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel cemetery.  





ROSALIE MAGLITTO


Rosalie Maglitto, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  She was 81 years old.  Mrs. Maglitto was born on January 8, 1933 in Caldwell, Texas where she was raised by her parents, John and Irene (Buttecalli) Scarmado. She met and married the love of her life, Samuel Maglitto who preceded her in death in 1994.  They had one son, Samuel Maglitto.  She is also survived by her loving brother, Frank Scarmado and his wife, Antoinette and her dear grandchildren, Shawn Maglitto; Chelsey Maglitto and fiance’, James and Amanda Snell and husband, Kip. Rosalie is also survived by her dear friend, Christina Vega; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.    Rosalie loved being outside and especially, enjoyed tinkering in her yard to make it more beautiful.  She was always busy volunteering and doing things for others. Her favorite thing to do was to cook and bake for her family and friends. Rosalie had a huge heart!  She will be greatly missed by her family and her church family at Northline Kingdom Hall-Jehovah Witness where she was a faithful member for many years.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Northline Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness (5303 Yale, Houston, Texas)  




LILLIE MAY SETLIFF

Graveside service for Lillie May Setliff of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Willis Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating.  Mrs. Setliff was born on September 11, 1933 to Charles and Ruth (Smith) Vanveckhoven and passed away peacefully on October 1, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas.  She was 81 years old.   Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, William Setliff, Sr in 2006; her parents and five brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her loving family: son, William Setliff, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Mike Anderson; brothers, Bobby Vanckhoven, Floyd Vaco, Gerald Vanveckhoven and Clarence Vanveckhoven; grandchildren, Lacy Austin, Cindy Stiner, Daniel Supak, Kristina Williamson, B.J. Setliff and Crystal Setliff; great grandchildren, Kaleigh, Nicole, Paige, Gauge, Emily, Eric, Austin, Tookie, Shelby, Cheyene, Dustin, Ashton and Aleah; great-great grandchildren, Eli and Emily; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  













EVELYN G. RENTERIA


Evelyn Gauna Renteria, 68, of Willis, Texas passed away on October 1, 2014 in Conroe, Texas after a lengthy illness.  She was born on August 18, 1946 in Amarillo, Texas to Marion and Viola Gauna.  She is survived by her loving family: husband, Ray Renteria; Sons, Rene Renteria and wife, Signe, Mario Renteria and daughter, Nicole Renteria; brothers, Marian Gauna and wife, Isabel and Rick Gauna and wife, Lydia; grandchildren, Lyssa, Savannah, Gaby, Gavin, Ali, Hayden and Angelina. Preceded in death by brother, Michael Gauna. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Michael Gauna.  Evelyn was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Father Oscar Dubon officiating.  












MICHAEL EUGENE SAUNDERS, JR.


Michael Eugene Saunders, Jr, 41, of Conroe, Texas, a loving son, nephew, cousin and uncle passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Michael was born on May 26, 1973 in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. He was lovingly raised by his father, Michael E. Saunders, Sr. who preceded in death. Michael leaves behind to cherish his memories a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved best(four legged) friend, Abraham.  A Memorial Service celebrating Michael's life will be held at a later date.  








MARCOS HERIBERTO VALDEZ


Marcos Heriberto Valdez, 93, of Conroe, Texas, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 surrounded by his family. Mr. Valdez was born on October 7, 1920 in Cadereyta Jimenez, N.L. Mexico, to Victor Valdez and Maria Eufracia ElizondoValdez.  Marcos was preceded in death by his loving wife, Genoveva (Perez) and four of their nine children, Renato Javier Valdez, Mirtala Valdez, Marianela Valdez and Leticia Valdez Flores.  He is survived by his children, Juan Victor Valdez, Marcos H. Valdez, Jr., Laura H. Valdez Matchett, Miguel G. Valdez and Genoveva Valdez Mendoza, as well by his brother, Juan Valdez, 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous other dear relatives. Marcos was a master machinist who worked for over 30 years for Wyatt’s Ind. in Houston Texas.  He served in the Mexican Army as an officer, following in his father’s footsteps, Victor, who bravely fought in the Mexican Revolution.  Marcos and his wife immigrated to the United States in the early 1950’s.  He was a gentleman who loved his family dearly, and was most proud of all of them.  In his retirement, Marcos researched his family roots and genealogy and was successful in tracing his family back to the 1600’s.  Welito, as he was lovingly called by all of his grandchildren, will be greatly missed.







LELA MAE WHITE


Funeral Services for Lela Mae White of Houston, Texas will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M at Dacus Baptist Church in Montgomery, Texas with Pastor Chris Zeller officiating.  Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Mrs. White was born on June 23, 1929 in Cypress, Texas and passed away peacefully on September 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was 85 years old.  Mrs. White was preceded in death by her two brothers and her beloved husband, Harold White. Lela is survived by her loving family: son, Gary White; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Talley; sisters-in-law, Sally Chambers and Anna Mae O’Conner; grandchildren, Brian White and wife, Stephanie and Christopher White; great granddaughter, Amari White; dearest friend, Ruth Barksdale; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  Serving as pallbearers will be Brian White, Christopher White, Keith West, Brad West and Dave Skeahan.  








ALICE LORRAINE PATTON


In Loving Memory of Alice Lorraine Patton who passed away on September 9, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. She was 77 years old.  Alice was born on October 20, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama where she was raised.  She was preceded in death by Michael Mink, Robert Mink and Polly Patton. Alice is survived by her loving family: Son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Mink and wife, Carla of Conroe; Brother, John Queener and wife, Linda of Longview; grandchildren, Jeromy, Jamie, Viktora and Kristina; great grandson, Colt.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.  






EDWARD HARRY MARLOWE, JR.


A Memorial Visitation for Edward Harry Marlowe, Jr of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Eddie was born on October 8, 1947 in Avon Park, Florida to Edward Harry Marlowe, Sr. and Mildred Henry Marlowe.  He passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  He was 66 years old.  Eddie was a muscle car enthusiast who was an avid collector, but also enjoyed racing in his younger years. He loved spending his days out on the water, whether it was salt water fishing, relaxing and or just enjoying life.  His family and friends will miss his sincere generosity and his true heart of gold.  Eddie is survived by his loving family: mother, Mildred Marlowe; sons, Lance Marlowe, Troy Marlowe and Kerry Marlowe; sisters, Beverly Holder, Deborah Young and Sherry Peterson. He also leaves behind several grandchildren, a great grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, as well as, many other dear relatives and friends. 







HUGH BENJAMIN ROBERTSON


Mr. Hugh B. Robertson Robertson passed away peacefully on August 24, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. He was 94 years old. Ben proudly served his country in the Army and was one of the few remaining Pearl Harbor survivors. He leaves behind several nephews and a niece to cherish his memories. A Memorial service in his honor will be held on September 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Houston National Cemetery. Ben will be receiving full military honors. 









MARY MUNOZ


Mary Munoz, longtime resident of Conroe, passed away on August 23, 2014 at Conroe Regional Medical Center. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Munoz was born on September 8, 1919 to Gonzalo and Lucia Ruiz in Sabinas Hildalgo, Mexico. She came to Texas with her family when she was 18 months old and later became a U.S. citizen.  Mrs. Munoz and her late husband, Joe, resided in Conroe since 1949 where they happily raised their five children.   Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Joe Munoz, Sr., her son, Johnny Munoz, her mother and father, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her loving family: sister, Victoria Valdez of Dallas; daughter, Delia Cannon and her husband, Ernest of Conroe; sons, Gilbert Munoz, Joe Munoz, Jr. and his wife, Ann and Ellis Munoz and his wife, Audrey all of Conroe; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: John Munoz, Ellis Joseph “Buddy” Munoz, Chris Munoz, Terry Munoz, Johnny Munoz, Jeffery Cannon and Stephen Cannon.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Philip Whilhite officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a rosary being cited at 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. 







THOMAS CHARLES MARSHALL


In Loving Memory of Thomas Charles Marshall of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on August 17, 2014 in Shenandoah, Texas. He leaves behind to cherish his memories; a loving wife and dear children. Funeral services will be held in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Long Beach,California. 










RUTH ISABEL SMITH


Our mother, Ruth Isabel Smith, born May 31, 1926 has left us in body, but not in spirit on August 11, 2014.  She was preceded in death by our father, Paul Smith. They were married for over 50 years. She leaves her children, Stanley Smith and his wife, Sharon, and Celeste Moor and her husband, Larry.  As well as, four grandchildren, Clayton and Jennifer Smith, Justin and his wife, Becky, Gregg Moore and his wife, Abbey and five great grandchildren, Emily and Caden Moore and Justin, Caroline and Mac Duke-Smith. The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice and most especially, Nancy Solorio, Ruth’s nurse for all of their care and support during this difficult time


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Justin Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi on Friday, August 22, 2014.  The visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service in The Chapel. 











DOYEL DEWEY FULTZ


Funeral services for Doyel Dewey Fultz, 72, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Spring First Church in Spring, Texas with Pastors Randy Shipman and Robert Hogan officiating.  Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.  The visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service at the church. 

Mr. Fultz was born on October 25, 1941 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Dewey Dallas and Macy Gertrude (Howerton) Fultz and passed away peacefully on August 12, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. He and the love of his life, Meryetta were married on February 12, 1960 in Springdale, Arkansas.

Doyel was a loving, caring husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be dearly missed. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dolus Baker; and his grandbabies, Nicole, Phillip and Taylor. Doyel is survived by his loving family: wife, Meryetta Fultz of Conroe, TX; children, Marilyn Wheeler and husband, Shannon of Conroe, TX, Larry Fultz and wife, Tracie of Conroe, TX and Janet Kimmins of Spring, TX;  sisters, Evelyn Hardcastle of Centerton, AR and Karen McBroom and husband, Jack of Conroe, TX; grandchildren, Angel, Julie, Krystal, Sarah, Ricky, Buddy, Jordan, and Evan; great grandchildren, Abbie and Carter. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Shannon Wheeler, Ricky Kimmins, Colby Hearn, Buddy Fultz, Jack McBroom and Bob Peacock.  


Spring First Church: 1831 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring Texas  77388

281.353.5044










ROBERT LEE MCKNIGHT


Funeral Services for Robert Lee McKnight of Willis, Texas will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Central Baptist Church in Livingston, Texas with Pastor Emmitt Eldridge officiating. (Time of service is pending)  Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Wells, Texas.  Robert was born on April 14, 1935 in Wells, Texas to Robert Edgar and Mae (Whitten) McKnight and passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014 in Willis, Texas.  He was 79 years old.  Robert worked in the lumber industry as supervisor at the Big Tin Barn in Conroe for many years.  He was a loving man who will be greatly missed.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clinton McKnight and his sister, Hazel Flowers and her husband, Clint. He is survived by his children: daughters, Lisa Annette McKnight, Robin Leeann Couch and husband, Oscar, III, Dana Marie Winslett and husband, Troy, Teresa McComb, and Lesley Ann Sootoo and husband, Jonny; sons, Robert Lee McKnight, Jr. and wife, Shelly, David Randall McKnight, William Stanley and David Lee McKnight; sister, Ethel McKnight; brother, Bill McKnight and wife, Bertha. Numerous dear grandchildren, great grandchildren, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  A special thanks to Melinda Kring for being God’s Angel. 











GORDON GUBBINS


Gordon Gubbins who lived all of his youth in Albion, Illinois passed away peacefully on August 7, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. He was 79 years old. Mr. Gubbins was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting with his friends in Southern Illinois. 

Gordon Gubbins, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas, passed away on August 7, 2014 in Conroe. He was 79 years old. Mr. Gubbins retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company in 1989, and moved from Dyer, Indiana.  Upon retirement, Mr. Gubbins enjoyed many years of flea marketing.  He has many friends that spent enjoyable weekends with him at Olde Security Flea Market.   

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas.  Interment followed in Garden Park Cemetery.  The family will received friends on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mr. Gubbins was born on September 19, 1934 in Grayville, Illinois to Thomas William and Florence Gubbins.  

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. and Florence Gubbins; step-mom, Catherine Gubbins; sisters, Gail Van Ormer and Barabra McGuire; brothers, Eugene Gubbins, David Gubbins and Richard Tribe; and his son, Jeffrey Gubbins.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara Gubbins of Conroe; sons, Terry V. Gubbins of Lakewood Ranch, Florida and Timothy A. Gubbins of Conroe; brothers, Vinton Gubbins of Kearney, Nebraska and Kenneth Gubbins of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Thomas W. Gubbins and wife, Lindi of Crown Point, Indiana and Kimberly M. Brady and husband, Michael of Cedar Lake, Indiana; great grandchildren, Noriann, Liam and Aidan Gubbins.  












RICHARD BRUCE KILIAN


Richard Bruce Kilian 35, of Conroe TX passed away August 05, 2014 peacefully in his sleep. 

The viewing will be held from 10 AM – 12 PM with a service to follow at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday August 9, 2014 at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St. Conroe, Tx 77301.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Conroe Funeral Directors.  Richard was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on June 29, 1979.  He graduated from Brazoswood High School attended a couple years of college and entered into the technology field.   Richard was married to Carie Kilian (Heimbecker) on October 20, 2007; they were married almost 7 years.  Richard worked as a Senior IT Administrator for the last few years and had previously worked in IT Consulting.  He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and closest friends, reading the classics, exploring new technologies, watching sports and playing golf. He was actively involved in the lives of his children and was a wonderful Husband, Father and Provider.  Richard is survived by his two children, Reason and Avery KIlian and his wife Carie; his mother, Carol Morton and stepfather, Charles Morton; his father, Robert Kilian and stepmother, Patricia Kilian; his siblings, Dennis Kilian, Barbara Kilian, Darek Kilian and Carla Sebesta; his nieces and nephews, Roman and Zachary Sebesta, Isobel Kilian-Lane, Scott and Kyle Kilian, Josh Jeremy and Joel Morton; Kellon and Lynae Payne and the rest of his family and friends.   Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Eric Blomstran.


A Memorial Fund for Richard’s children has been set up at www.youcaring.com/in-memory-of-richard-kilian/215725






PATRICIA KAY JARMAN


A family Graveside Service for Patricia Kay Jarman of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, August  9, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at Dry Creek Cemetery in Grangerland, Texas.  Pat was born on October 5, 1851 in Houston, Texas and passed away on August 7, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. She is survived by her only sister, Shelia Friend; niece, Kim Brodie and husband, Chris and her nephew, James David Friend and his wife, Kristin. She is also survived by her great nephews and a great niece, Aaron, Joshua and Angelle Brodie. Many other dear family and friends also survive. Pat was a loving caregiver by trade, but a wonderful loving sister, aunt and friend by choice.  She will be dearly missed.  





MYRTIS ANN (AYRES) FINELT


Myrtis Ann (Ayres) Finelt- On July 31, 2014 Ann, as she was called by family and friends, completed the march up to Zion, crossed over the beautiful river and entered into the glorious city where the roses never fade, there to meet her precious Lord Savior blessed Jesus and greet all the loved ones, dear to her heart, that had gone on before to this Promised land. 

A descendant of pre revolutionary war forebearers, Ann was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Edwin and Abigail (Calhoun) Ayres on August 21, 1936.  She married Stan Finelt in Houston, Texas and had celebrated the 54 anniversary of a happy and wonderful marriage on November 25, 2013.  She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Lola Martin and Sybil Irwin, and her brothers, L.T. and William Ayres. She is survived by her husband, Stan; her son, Daniel Roger Finelt and his wife, Margaret; her sister, Betty Schepis and her husband, John and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service for the family was held at Conroe Funeral Directors on August 2, 2014.  Ann was cremated and her cremains will be interred at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to:  John Hagee Ministries, P.O. Box 1400, San Antonio, TX 78295-1400 or to a charity of your choice.  













ANGELA ANN NIXON-DAVIS


Angela Ann Nixon-Davis unexpectedly and peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 25, 2014 while vacationing in Montana.  Angela was born on September 19, 1966 to Ivy "Buddy" and Patricia Nixon at Galveston County Memorial Hospital in Texas City, Texas.  She grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1984.  She received her BBA from Sam Houston State University in 1988.  

Angela had one child, Marshall David Davis, who was the light of her life. She loved to travel and spend time with her family.  Angela always had such a giving spirit, a witty sense of humor, an infectious smile, and was loved by so many.  She will be greatly missed.

Angela was preceded in death by her grandfather, Tommy Nixon, and her grandmothers Mary Sybil Payne and Louise Williamson.

Angela is survived by her parents, Ivy "Buddy" and Patricia Nixon; her sister and brother-in-law Lori and James Spargur; her son Marshall David Davis; her niece and nephew Kalli Ferris Eaton and Kyler Blake Ferris; and her cousin, Michael Wayne Williamson, who grew up with her as her brother.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ky Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in Thornton Cemetery. The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with family visitation beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Pallbearers: Jack Nixon, Kyler Ferris, Michael Williamson, Henry Garza, Jim Spargur, and David Cherry. 










GENE WAYNE ROGERS, SR.


Memorial services for Gene Wayne Rogers Sr., 77, of Conroe Texas will be held on Friday June 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at West Conroe Baptist Church with Dr. Jay Gross officiating.

Gene Wayne Rogers Sr. was born on January 14, 1937 in Conroe Texas and went home on July 22, 2014 in Conroe at the age of 77 where he was greeted by his wife, father, mother and sister.  Gene had three wonderful children, seven wonderful grandchildren, a loving wife of 54 years and one true friend.  Surely he was truly blessed. Gene proudly served our country in the U.S. Army and retired after Twenty-Three years of service where he enlisted before of the end of the Korean Conflict and served through two tours in Vietnam before his retirement in 1974.  He served in various locations across the world. Among his distinguished service, he was a Sgt. First Class assigned to the 285 Military Police Battalion, also part of the 52 Criminal Investigation Division, and also member of “Alert Company” strike outfit at Fort Hood, TX.   Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Rogers, parents Manuel and Alibee Rogers, brother Neil Rogers, and sister Valda Rogers.

Gene is survived by his children: daughter Cindi Sigsbee and husband Scott, son Gene Rogers Jr. and wife Tara, son Chris Rogers and wife Andrea; Grandchildren: Michael, Jordan, Kelsey, Merin, Daylon, Kelly and Zachary; and many other relatives and friends.  Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a dedicated member of his church and he will be dearly missed.  


“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” -2 Timothy 4:7







FRANCES LUDEAN WEST


Funeral Services for Frances Ludean West of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be held on the following Monday (July 28, 2014) at 2:00 P.M. at Little Hope Cemetery in Winnsboro, Texas with Pastor Donny Chamberlin officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas.  Mrs. West was born on March 15, 1932 in Blooming Grove, Texas, but was raised in Ennis, Texas. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 82.  Frances and her late husband, Jack West owned and operated A-Conroe Bail in Conroe for over 15 years together before retiring. After retirement they moved to their ranch in Winnsboro, Texas to live by her family.  Frances was an amazing woman who was genuinely kind in every way and had a huge heart.  Frances’ house was always filled with laughter among her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyann Wright and her husband, Jack West.  Frances is survived by her loving family:  Daughters, Jodean McCarty, Jacqueline West and Janan Bell and husband, William Anderson; brother, Wayne Prine and brother-in-law, Dale Ditmore; cousin, Bud Bowers; grandchildren, Johnny, Sherrie, Jerry, Gerald, Kimberly, Jay, Brian, William and Jennifer; 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 




JO BRILEY OWEN


Jo Briley Owen, 98, of Conroe, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, ending her long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on January 23, 1916, in Cushing, OK, to the late Jesse Lee and Lula Priscilla Briley.

Jo is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Rigby Owen, Sr. She married the love of her life on February 14, 1933, in Tulsa, OK.

She never ceased to amaze family, friends and strangers with her warmth, compassion, energy, humor and zest for life.

Jo's greatest pride was her family. She is survived by her children, Sandra and Jesse Powell of Conroe, Steve and Candy Owen of Huntsville, TX, and Rigby Owen, Jr. and his wife Lucinda of Conroe. Also, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Private family services were held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Saturday, July 12, 2014. We will greatly miss our dear sweet mimi. xoxo









Connie Maye Cameron Serrato



Funeral services for Connie Maye Cameron Serrato, 76, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Houston National Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Serrato was born on December 7, 1937 in Vanderbilt, Texas and passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  Connie was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. She was a Registered Nurse and worked for TDC for over 15 years before retiring in 2002.   Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Mattie Giddens and husband, Jack Lee Cameron.  She is survived by her loving family: beloved husband of 19 years, Eugene Serrato; daughter, Jenny Nelson and husband, Charlie; son, Chris N. Cameron; sisters, Carol Payne, Joye Waldrip and Mary Giddens; grandchildren, Misty Nelson, Mandy Nelson, Clinton Cameron Nelson and wife, Audrey and Alicia Griffin; great grandchildren, Mason Blanton, Caden Patterson and Matilda Maye Patterson; numerous other dear relatives, friends and caretakers also survive.  





CLINT LLOYD CARRELL, JR.


Clint Lloyd Carrell, Jr. age 83 of Willis, Texas passed away peacefully at Conroe Regional Hospital on July 16, 2014.  He was born in Conroe, Texas on September 25, 1931 to Clint Lloyd and Beaulah Mae Carrell, Sr.  He is survived by his wife, Irma Ruth Carrell, his four children, John (Carol) Carrell, Sheila (Ray) Cucancic, Vince (Kathy) Carrell, Lisa Carrell and Life Partner (Rob Feeney); and step children, Cheri (Dale) Amos and his step son James Turner who preceded him in death.  He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.   Clint worked for Exxon Refinery in Baytown, Texas until he retired in July of 1985.  His hobbies in his earlier years included golfing and fishing.

There will not be any services at his request and his ashes will be placed in the Gulf of Mexico where he loved to fish.








BRENDA VIRGINIA MARTIN


Funeral services for Brenda Virginia Martin, 73, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, July14, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Brian Fox officiating. The visitation will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 4:00 P.M. in The Chapel.  Brenda was born on January 2, 1941 in Long Beach, California and passed away on July 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her husband’s which she dearly loved: John Jacob Humphries, W.L McWorter, and Donald Martin and her mother, Mary Swift and father, Richard Davis.  She leaves a loving family of two sisters: Fredi Simpson and husband, Bruce and son, Kane; and sister, Linda Aufiero and husband, Mike, daughter, Renee and granddaughter, Makayla.  She also leaves behind: her daughters, Debra Gillies and husband,  Billy, Karen Henry and husband, Allen, Kathy Faust and Vickie Alfaro and  her son, Earl Dale Humphries; grandchildren, James  Salazar with Catherine Salazar, John Holland with Kristin Holland, Bobbi Jo Bacon, Chasity Ann Rogers, Shayna Humphries, Arielle Henry, Kendall Henry, Christopher Boenisch, Michael Faust, Nicholas Faust, Breana Alfaro, Neamiah Jarrell, Brighton Jarrell, Chris Humphries, John Humphries, Brandon Humphries, Mandy with Mike Billiott;
great grandchildren: Ethan Holland, and new sibling on the way, Alyssah Roberts, Abbigaile Bacon, Caityn Bacon, Angilique  Abramovich, Kyle Abramovich, Joseph Abramovich, Rylee Parker, Aarian Parker, Jacob Bellow, Jace Bellow, Payton Henry, Brittany Jones, Dylon Billiott and Devyn Billiott and a  great-great grandchild, Brett Grayson Ferguson. She is also survived by a beloved brother-in-law, Earl Humphries, many sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and too many dear friends to begin to list.
Our Mother will be truly missed.  She has always loved people and treated them all in love no matter their views, walks in life, or different personalities.  She was extremely forgiving and would share anything she had.  She was a giver to all.  Our mom has taught us how to be a helper of others and looked for the good in others.  Her last wish was for her family to be close and to be happy.  That's all in this world she really wanted.  Who wouldn't miss a Mom like this? 






Dorothy Jean Ogle



Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Ogle,84, of New Waverly, TX will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Vince Yearwood officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 5:00 PM. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Ogle was born on February 25, 1930 in Atoka, OK and passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014 in New Waverly, TX.   Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jimmy Ogle; son, Jimmy Ogle, Jr.; daughter, Jeannie Rezzoffi; granddaughter, Vicki McDaniel; great-great grandson, Dereck Moore; parents, Cecil and Ethel Robinson; brother, Bill Robinson and sisters, Faye Estep and Mary Fugate.  Dorothy is survived by her loving family: Children, Wanda McDaniel and husband, Joe, Kenny Ogle and wife, Charlene, Garry Ogle and wife, Pong and Jerry Ogle; sister, Christine Bankston; brothers, Bo Robinson, Dee Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Bob Robinson, Larry Robinson and Jerry Robinson; grandchildren, Jeff, Stacy, Rachel, Billie, Daniel, Brian, Amanda, Karen, Jimmy, Christi and Jerry;  great grandchildren, Christopher, Amber, Michael, Janie, Caitlin, Kolton, Destiny, Bryan and Rebecca; great-great grandchildren, Christopher and Daniel. A host of many other dear relatives and friends also survive.    






REBECCA ANN KUMHER


Rebecca Ann Kumher, age 61, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Burton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

Rebecca, (Becky) leaves behind a daughter, Faydra and son-in-law, Donald Davis of Conroe, and three grandchildren, Ashtyn, Kylee and Beckett, who brought great joy to her life.

Becky enjoyed giving gifts and one of her favorite hobbies was to sew blankets and quilts for all the new babies born to family and friends. Becky loved the Lord and was willing to share her love for Him with all who knew her.  She had a caring, generous heart, and was a blessing to many.  A graduate of the class of 1971 of Berkshire High School in Burton, Ohio, Becky maintained relationships with several of her classmates through the years.  As an employee of the United States Postal Service for more than 30, she worked at the Conroe Sectional Center Facility from 1981 to 1990 and then at the North Houston Processing and Distribution Center from 1990 to present.  Rebecca took great pride in working for the Postal Service and was dedicated to serving their customers.

Rebecca is also survived by her father, William David Kumher of Middlefield, Ohio, sisters, Roberta (Larry) Springer, Diana (Frank) Koller, Janis Kumher, Pamela (Sheldon) Lloyd, brothers David (Faith), Kevin (Cheryl), Greg (Carol) and Bruce (Tammie) Kumher, 21 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.   Rebecca was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Helen (Vickroy) Kumher and two sisters.







William "Billy" D. Bradford


Memorial Service for William "Billy" D. Bradford, 80, of Spring, TX will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Gateway Baptist Church with Pastor David Riley officiating. Billy was born on December 4, 1933 in Teague, Texas to Fredrick Thomas and Evelyn Bradford and passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014 in Spring, Texas. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. Billy was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth and three sons, Billy Collier, Ken Bradford and Johnny Bradford. Billy is survived by his loving family: children, Rosean Dean, Bubba Bradford and wife, Julia, David Bradford, Cynthia Bradford, Danny Bradford, Mark Bradford and wife, Melissa, Tim Bradford and Lisa Maddox; 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.







DIANE HENDERSON


Funeral services for Diane Henderson of Shenandoah, Texas will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mrs. Henderson was born on January 17, 1938 in Morgan City, Louisiana to Gilbert and Margurite Estay and passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Shenandoah, Texas.  She was 76 years old. 

Diane was a talented artist, especially, when it came to “yard art.”  She and her husband, John ran a successful art store “Dee’s Cut-Outs” in Old Town Spring for many years before retiring.  She was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother who greatly cared for her family.  Diane will be dearly missed.   She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Henderson in 2004 and eight siblings.  Diane is survived by her loving family:  her two sons, John Henderson and Paul Henderson and his wife, Lisa; sisters, Delores Diamond and Gail Friedman; brother, Roland Estay; grandchildren, Courtney Henderson Hulse and her husband, Jeremy, Kirby Henderson, Michael Threadgill, Chrissy McBride, John Henderson and Brandon Henderson; great grandchildren, Kade Hulse and Jacqualyne Hulse. Numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  






ROY ARCHEY FAGAN


Graveside service for Roy Archey Fagan, 78, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Copeland Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Mike Colston officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Roy was born on April 13, 1936 in Houston, Texas and was called home to the Lord on June 25, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  He is survived by his loving family: wife of 61 years, Florence Fagan; sons, Terry, Donnie and Roy; daughters, Peggy, Carolyn and Sandra; 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.  




ROBERT JOE "BOBBY" BRIDWELL


In Loving Memory of Bobby Bridwell who passed away on June 16, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  Private services will be held in his honor. 


 


NOVIS "BECKY" REBECCA GILL


Becky Gill was born on November 21, 1971 in Yoakum, Texas and left us quietly on June 20, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends to join her Lord and Savior.  If you knew Becky she was anything but quiet.  She was a fun and adventurous person in life and never let anything stand in her way.  Becky was an amazing mother and friend to all who knew her.  She is survived by her parents, Dwayne and Dorris Boling; her children: son, Jimmy Johnson; daughter, Michelle Marie and son, Karson Gill; and her grandson, Aden Johnson.  Becky also leaves behind her brother, Johnny Gill and his wife, Laura, as well as, many more family that loved her. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Dwayne and Dorris for all of their love and support during this most difficult time.   

A Private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Gary Brown officiating.  








GWENDOLYN "GWEN" RUTH THOMAS

(Beloved Friend Of The Powell's)


Conroe Funeral Directors Announces the services of Gwendolyn Ruth Thomas, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at True Gospel Holiness Church, 1000 South 7Street, Conroe, Texas 77301 (936.494.2220) with the Pastor Issiah Thomas and Eugolist and Pastor BJ Plattenberg officiating.  Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday June 13, 2014 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson Street Conroe, Texas. Gwen was born on April 18, 1954 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. Survivors are her sons, Lorenzo Thomas, Ernest Thomas, and Milo Thomas of Willis, Texas; Four brothers, Issiah Thomas (Brenda), Walter Milo (Kay) of Conroe, John Milo (Charity) of Willis, and James Thomas of El Paso, Texas. Three sisters Zola Mae Hicks and Iona Leatha Harris (Charles) of Conroe, Texas, and Vickie Castle of Oakland, California; Two granddaughters, Amyia Lynch and Taylor Thomas of Conroe, Texas; and special recognition to “Mama” Doris Jean Johnson a mother figure and role model; Caretaker Betty Haynes; Hairstylist Viola Early; Special friends Veronica Sneed, Pamela Hicks, Kathy Cleveland and Mattie Malone. Also surviving are her special nephew, Isaac Thomas; her special niece, Tiffany Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.   Gwen was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed.  She will be dearly remembered as a loving, kind, caring and Godly woman. We take comfort in knowing that Jesus is taking care of you in the warmth of His love.   









GEORGE S. HENDRICKS, JR.



In Loving Memory of George S. Hendricks, Jr., 79, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 4, 2014 in Conroe with his family by his side. George was born on October 14, 1934 in Rochester, PA to George and Elizabeth Hendricks.    He proudly served his country in the Air Force before beginning a life-long career in the transportation industry.  George was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.  George was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr. and Elizabeth Hendricks; his son, Timmy Neal and his grandson, Shane Bellaw.   He is survived by his loving family:  beloved wife, Annette; children, Rodney Hendricks, Guy Hendricks and wife, Kathy, Doreen Fiedler and husband, Darrel, Adam Hendricks and wife, Susan, Tommy Neal, Terry Neal, Tammy and E.J. and Tracey McCallum and husband, Ralph; brothers, James Hendricks and wife, June and David Hendricks and wife, Kathy; sister, Kathleen Hohenshel and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Joey, Sr, Staci, Tanya, Lorie, Cheryl, Charles, Joshuah, Johnathan, Veronica, Donny and Melissa; great grandchildren, Zoey, Joey, Jr., Tala, Hayden Lee, J.J., Gracie, Zachary, Colton, Lorelai, Addyson, Corbyn, Leilani and Urijah; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 








DAVID "BUBBA' WAYNE CAMPBELL



Funeral services for David “Bubba” Wayne Campbell, 50, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. JD Andrews officiating. A private burial will be held on Monday at Security cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Bubba was born on November 23, 1963 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2014 in Conroe.  He was a loving father, son and brother who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Bubba was an excellent, dependable handyman and a true “jack of all trades.” He loved the outdoors, especially when he was hunting or fishing with his family and friends.   Bubba is survived by his loving family: mother, Dolores Campbell; his children: son, Justin Campbell and fiance’, Vanny Chuon;  daughter, Ashley Campbell;  sisters, Kathy Carter and husband, David and Theresa Carter; and his dear friend, Andy Williams. Numerous other loving relatives and dear friends also survive.  The following will serve as Honorary pallbearers: Andy Williams, Bubba Reed, David Carter, Don Andrewsky and Jason Thrasher.









DORA PAULINE COOPER


Dora Pauline Cooper was born on May 18, 1934 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully

on May 29, 2014 Conroe, Texas with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Freeman Cemetery.The viewing will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Cooper was a loving kind person who loved her family and was a wonderful homemaker.   She was preceded in death by   her husband, Marlin Cooper “Pug”; Daughter, Vera M. Cooper (Brookshire); Brother, Buford Turner; 2 infants, Buford E. and Shirley Ann Cooper & Her dear parents, Ella and Charles E. Turner.

Pauline is survived by her loving family: Daughters, Betty Lou and Tim Marshall, Pam Cooper, Ronda K. and Richard Frank Bruce I and Kathy D. and Carl R. Speaks, Sr.; Son, Billy Ray Cooper, Sr.; Sister-in-law, Madeline Turner of Oregon; Son–in-law, Thomas Brookshire; grandchildren and their spouses, Darlene and Richard, Timothy, Shelly, Rose and fiancé, Jeff, Tammy, Ron, Calvin and Charlene, Mark and fiancé, Anna, Dora, Tina, Terry, Ricky, Orin, Carl, Jr and Julie, Billy, Jr. and Wendy, Lorna, Robert and Lisa, Christina and Michael and Marlin and Amanda; 47 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; other dear relatives and friends.






GENE ROBERT GRAVELY

A Visitation for Gene Robert Gravely of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. in the Green Room at Conroe Funeral Directors. A Memorial in his honor will be held with Dexter Hargrove officiating during that time, as well.  Gene will receive military honors from the Conroe VFW 4709 Honor Guard for his commendable service in the Army. He is survived by his loving family: Beloved wife, Sylvia Gravely; Children, Rebecca Flower and husband, Kenneth, Tricia Salazar, Sherry Carnot, Deborah Robinson and Melissa Norman and husband, Michael; Grandchildren, Lauren, Kaylan, Kelsey, Cara, Mary, Shelby and Orion. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Gene will be greatly missed.    






ALTON SUTTON


A Visitation for Alton Sutton, 91, of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Alton was born on May 14, 1922 in Milved, Texas and passed away peacefully on May 13, 2014 at home in Willis. Alton will be laid to rest in Willis Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Audrey.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be dearly missed.  Alton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Audrey F. Sutton and several siblings.  He is survived by his loving family: Children, Bruce Alton Sutton and wife, Earlene Marlene O. Sutton, Stanley Sutton and wife, Mandy and Della Morris and husband, Rex; siblings, Della Edith Sutton, Richard Sutton and Rosa J. Barton and husband, Bennie; grandchildren, John Sutton, Tanya Sutton Moren, Kyle Sutton, Bruce Wayne Sutton, Arnold Pierce, Michael Pierce, Tina Cox, Christopher Sutton, Madison Taylor Rankin. Numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends also survive.   

    Alton served in the United States Army during World War II.  He entered the service and was sent to Camp Bowie, TX for basic training.  He was assigned to the 141st Infantry Regiment until he was transferred into 3rd Platoon, B Company of the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion.  He trained in numerous locations including Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Florida and Massachusetts.  While stationed at Fort A.P Hill, Virginia he was injured when a machine gun exploded.   Alton shipped out with the 636th on April 2, 1943 and was involved in their training at Oran, Algeria.  He continued with the unit receiving credit for five of their campaigns, including Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. After the war had ended and men were transferring home, Alton was transferred into Company G of the 409th Infantry Regiment to fulfill the last of his commitment to the Army.  He was discharged on October 17, 1945. He and his fellow men also fought bravely at the infamous Battle of the Bulge. He reached a Corporal rank during his tenor.








WILLIS "JR' BEDFORD HICKMON


Visitation for Willis Bedford Hickmon, Sr. of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mr. Hickmon was born on August 18, 1952 in Conroe, Texas to Columbus and Geneva (McCoy) Hickmon and passed away peacefully at his home in Conroe on May 3, 2014. He was 61 years old.

Willis, who was affectionately known as “Jr” was born and raised Conroe where he met and married the love of his life, Darlene. They were married on February 18, 1971. Jr. was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who loved his family very much and was greatly adored by them. Jr. loved the outdoors, whether it was working or playing, he especially enjoyed all the good times spent fishing with his brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Geneva (McCoy) Hickmon; sisters, Patsy Brooks and Sue Holloway; nephew, Michael Holloway and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pa and Ma McDaniel. Willis is survived by his loving family: wife, Darlene Hickmon; sons, Jay Hickmon, James Wall and wife, Heather and Larry Gene Kelso; grandchildren, Chrissi, Cayli, Kelsey, Kyle Hickmon and J.C. Wall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Sandy Hickmon, Frank Hickmon, Charles Hickmon, Bo and Suzi Hickmon and Roho Hickmon; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Miles, Jeanette McDaniel, and Cynthia and James Evans; sisters-in-law, Donice Wiggins and Cathy McShan; brother-in-law, Joe McDaniel; Uncle and Aunt, Joe and Patricia McCoy; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.






DONALD O. FLETCHER

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 19, 2104 at 11:00 A.M. in Willis Cemetery with Phillip Whitworth officiating. 





STEPHEN PARISH NICHOLS

In Loving Memory of Stephen Parish Nichols, 51, of New Caney, Texas who passed away on April 16, 2014 at his home in New Caney, Texas. Stephen was born on May 2, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Michael and Vickie Nichols. Private Memorial Service will be held in his honor at a later date. 




SHIRLEY GLADDEN

In Loving Memory of Shirley Gladden, 79, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on April 22, 2014 in Cypress, Texas.  Shirley was born on February 20, 1935 in Houston, Texas to George and Adine Wiggins. Private Memorial Service will be held in her honor at a later date.  



AGNES MARIE COKER


In Loving Memory of Agnes Marie Coker, 88, of Humble, Texas who passed away on April 21, 2014 in Humble, Texas.  Agnes was born on May 23, 1925 in Lavaca County, Texas to Lee and Lillie Jacobs. Private Memorial Service will be held in her honor at a later date.  






POLLY KING (EDNA PAULINE WALDING KING)


Polly King went to be with the Lord Saturday April 19th, 2014. She was born Edna Pauline Walding on September 20, 1926 in Cut & Shoot, Texas. To all her family and friends she was known as Polly. Polly was one of twelve children and was preceded in death by her loving family: Luby Walding Jr., Bernice Allen, JB Walding, Helen Spurlock, Max (Dick) Walding, Clayton Walding, Dorothy Garrett, and Sam (Toby) Walding. She leaves behind three sisters: Bama Montgomery, Mary Adams, and Janie Johnson. Polly was happily married to Murlon King who also preceded her in death. They leave behind one daughter, Judy King Autry; along with grandson, Jeffrey Howard; granddaughter,Brandi Henley and her husband, Justin Henley and great-grandsons, Colton Howard and Tristan Henley. Polly was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother (Nan). She will most be remembered for her faith and sense of humor. No one could leave her presence without a smile on their face. She will be missed dearly by family and friends.  A Celebration of Polly's life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church of Groceville, 19256 FM 1484 in Conroe, 77303. 





DEWEY "D.J." JACKSON BUNDRICK, JR.


Memorial Service for Dewey “D.J.” Jackson Bundrick, Jr., 87, of Willis, Texas will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. D.J. was born on March 22, 1927 in Cordele, Georgia and was one of 13 children.  He passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  D.J. proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and will receive military honors at his service.  He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rites. In his early years, D.J. was very active with the San Jacinto Lodge # 106 in Willis, Texas where he met life-long friends.  For over 40 years, he and his wife, Lillie operated, D.J.’s Auto Service in Willis.  He was a kind, generous, hard-working man who was always willing to help.  D.J. was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors.  He will be dearly missed.  D.J. is survived by his loving family: beloved wife of 50 years, Lillie Bundrick; sons and daughters-in-law, David Bundrick, Al Beasley, Bubba Beasley, Doyle Beasley and his wife, Jackie and Randy Bundrick and his wife, Becky; grandchildren, Shannon Beasley, Chance Beasley, Greer Beasley, Grace Beasley, Josh Beasley, Brian Beasley, Jimmy and Lindsey and Christopher and Stephanie Bundrick; numerous dear great grandchildren, other relatives and friends also survive.  






MARY MAYBELENE "MEME" GREGG



Funeral Services for Mary Maybelene Gregg, 75, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the funeral home.  Mrs. Gregg was born on December 22, 1938 in Leesville, Louisiana to Paul and Alpha Mae Williams.  She passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her home in ConroeMrs. Gregg and her husband, Dale were married on June 15, 1962 in Mineral Wells, Texas and together they raised three beautiful children.  She worked for CISD for many years before retiring in 1995. After retirement, Mrs. Gregg worked for Lighthouse Daycare in Willis, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; Paul and Alpha Mae Williams; sisters and brothers, Lillian Williams, Ethel Galloway Williams, Hubert Williams, Otho Williams and Irene Williams; and her dear granddaughter, Katherine Gregg.  Mrs. Gregg is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dale Gregg; her children, Kenneth Dale Gregg and wife, Desirae, Gina Atkinson and Chad Gregg and wife, Misty; her sisters, Gertrude Moore, Polly Vanckhoven, Annette Turner and Tommy Lee Williams; her grandchildren, Ashley Atkinson, Justin Atkinson, Chelsea Wallace and husband, Bryan, Michael Gregg, Lauren Gregg, Ian Gregg, Erin Gregg and Kellan Gregg; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  






CYNTHIA DARLENE PRITCHARD


Graveside service for Cynthia Darlene Pritchard, 54, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Freeman Cemetery. Cynthia was born on February 11, 1960 in Conroe, Texas and

passed away on March 23, 2014 in Houston, Texas with her family by her side.  She is survived by her loving family:  Brother and sister-in law, Charlie and Mary Pritchard; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Darell Johnson; nephew, Phillip Rickard and his family; nephews, Austin Johnson and his wife, Kristyn and their son, Braydin and Cody Johnson and Samantha; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Cynthia will be dearly missed.  




ARNOLD ELBERT PIERCE


Funeral Services for Arnold Elbert Pierce, 68, of Huntsville, Texas will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel in Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Colin Stebbing officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service (from 12:00-2:00 P.M.) on Thursday.  Mr. Pierce was born on February 8, 1946 in Conroe, Texas to Elbert D. and Lennie Bell (Acreman) Pierce. He passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Huntsville, Texas.  Arnold was a talented carpenter by trade. His beautiful smile and caring spirit will greatly be missed.  He is survived by his loving family: sisters and brothers, Betty Santillan, Linda Pierce, Margaret Blake, Freddy Pierce, Elbert Pierce, Jr., Rosemary Swanson, Cathleen Pierce, Eddie West, David West and Bill West; children, Arnold Pierce, Tina Cox and husband, Norman and Michael Pierce; eight dear grandchildren; numerous caring nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Todd Falk, Cain Bradley, Eddie West, Jose Zamudio, Bill West and Kevin Blake. 






ROBERT ALLEN ARMACOST


Funeral Services for Robert Allen Armacost, 46, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Kevin King officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Robert was born on September 17, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio and passed away on February 22, 2014 in Eunice, New Mexico.  He was a devoted husband, father and loyal friend who will be missed. Robert was preceded in death by his: grandmothers’, Eileen (Flowers) Vaske and Ruth (Steel) Armacost; grandfathers’, Robert A. Vaske and Ronald A. Armacost; mother-in-law, Margaret (Turner) Hooker; and step-father, Michael Lee Hooker.  Rob is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Rebecca LaVerne (Hooker) Armacost of Conroe, Texas; children, Matthew B. Armacost, Heather N. Armacost and Elizabeth A. Armacost all of Conroe, Texas; mother, Linda R. (Vaske) Hooker of Conroe, Texas; father, Ronald A. Armacost of Hamilton, Ohio; father-in-law, Estill Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Charles Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Janet (Ricky) Watts of Hamilton, Ohio and Mary (Tim) Moon of Hamilton, Ohio; dear brother to: Ronald L. (Jennifer) Armacost of Willis, Texas, Lisa A. (Ed) Call of Conroe, Texas, Andrew L. (Jennifer) Hooker of Conroe, Texas, Kevin J. (Jennifer) Hooker of Lake Havasu, Arizona and Shawn Hooker of Houston, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and friends from Ohio, Maryland, Texas and Arizona also survive. As well as, many dear friends with whom he worked with at Baker Concrete Construction and Elliott Control.  Pallbearers:  Matt Armacost, Elizabeth Armacost, Kevin Hooker, Shawn Hooker, Andy Hooker, Ed Call, Ron Armacost and Abdon Alarcon.  The family would like to send a special thank you to Baker Concrete Construction for all of their loving care and support during this difficult time.  






WALTER "TOMMY' THOMAS COOK, JR.


On February 23, 2014 our beloved went to rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Tommy was born on April 17, 1935 in San Marcial, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Thomas Cook, Sr and Vera Delight Roser Cook, sister, Roberta Tate, brother, Walter Ray Roser and his first wife, Barbara Cook.  “Tommy,” as he was known, is survived by his “child bride” Mrs. Altha LaVerne Foster Cook; his children, Toni L. Snow and husband, Rod, Jeff Cook and wife, Kim, Patti Archuleta and husband, Daniel, Lori Culpepper and husband, John, Rhonda White and husband, Jeremy, Jerretta Porter and husband, Clay, Lisa Chase and husband, Russel, and Johnnie Dianne Puckett and husband, Ronnie; 21 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.  Pallbearers: Justin Stowe, Jeffery Stowe, Justin Chase, Kenneth Nichols, Austin Chase and Michael Leach.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Daniel Situka officiating.  Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  The family would like to send a special thanks to Vitas Hospice for their caring support and exceptional care during our loved one’s final days.  




SHARON DELORES ABLES


Funeral services for Sharon Delores Ables, 66, of Conroe, Texas will be held on February, 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, Texas.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Sharon was born on May 2, 1947 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully at her home on February 23, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents: John Kirby and Ruth Marie Whitehead, her son, David Wheeler and her husband, James Bud Ables.  Sharon is survived by her loving family: her children, Shannon Wheeler and his wife, Marilyn, LaShawnia Wheeler and Jayson Wheeler and his wife, Debra; brother, Roy LaRive and wife, Anita; grandchildren, Jordan, Evan, Sheri, Justin, Matthew, Chad and Kirstyn; great grandchildren, Abbie, Destiny, Jayden and Serenity; her best friends, Debbie and Dee; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  






BOBBY WAYNE EVANS


Graveside services for Bobby Wayne Evans, 75, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Conroe Memorial Park under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. Pastor Kenny Saust will officiate the service.  Bobby was born on December 30, 1938 in Bryan, Texas and passed away peacefully on February 12, 2014 at his home in Conroe.  Bobby and his wife of 44 years, Mary owned and operated Industrial Armature Works together before her passing in 2000.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; daughter, Karen DeLoss; brother, Leonard Evans and his granddaughter, Sara Beth DeLos. Bobby is survived by his loving family: son, Danny Evans and Sissy; son-in-law, Rodney DeLoss and wife, Darla; sister, Judy Welch; brother, Johnnie Evans; grandchildren, Lucas DeLoss, Justin DeLoss and wife, Anna, Matthew Evans and wife, Kristen, Leslie Chancey and husband, James and Danni Machile Evans; great grandchildren, Payton Chancey, Addison Chancey, Taylor Gibson, Amy DeLoss and Aurora Evans; special friend, Dana Pyle.  Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  








DAVID WILLIAM WHEELER, JR


Funeral Services for David William Wheeler, Jr., 47, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor William Posey officiating. The interment will follow at County Line Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  David was born on April 1, 1966 in Houston, Texas and passed away on February 11, 2014 at his home in Conroe. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dione Marie Pearce. David is survived by his loving family: mother, Sharon Ables; father, David Wheeler, Sr and wife, Marie Ann; brothers and sisters, Shannon Wheeler and wife, Marilyn, La Shawnia Wheeler and Jayson Wheeler and wife, Debra; seven nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews; many other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Joshua Slivensky, Shannon Wheeler, Jayson Wheeler, Justin Wiggins, Matthew Bolen and Nathan Rogers.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate






DARETHEA "KETA" DARLENE WILLIAMS


Graveside service for Darethea “Keta” Darlene Williams 55, of Conroe, TX will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:00 P.M at Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.   Pastor Emery Barry, Jr. will officiate.  Keta was born on November 23, 1958 in Houston, TX and passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her home in Conroe.  She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and devoted grandmother who will be dearly missed.  Keta was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy and Sylvia Williams and her grandson, Derrick Allen Yoakley. She is survived by her loving family: Life-time friend, Lynn Dodd; sons and daughter-in-law, Jonathan Paul Yoakley and wife, Tanya, Jacob Henry Yoakley and Joshua Dylan Williams; brothers and sister-in-law, Samuel Frank Williams and William Todd Williams, Sr. and wife, Renee’; nephews, Trey Williams, Trint Williams and Todd Williams, Jr.; nieces, Carrissa and Marrissa Wiliams; great nieces, Paisley and Presley Williams; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Miles, Morgan, Wesley, Brett and Royie; numerous other dear relatives and so, so, so many friends (way too many to mention) also survive.   In lieu of flowers or usual remembrances, the family has set up a Fund at Wells Fargo Bank: The Darethea Keta Williams Memorial Fund, account #1609977739. 





WILMA JO MALLOW


Graveside services for Wilma Jo Mallow, 75, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Dry Creek Cemetery with Brother Mark Grimes officiating.  Jo was born on January 22, 1939 in Coleman, Texas and passed away peacefully on February 1, 2014 at Conroe Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Della Neal; daughter, Tammy Richburg; grandson, Bryant Tye; brothers, David Neal, Charlie Neal; sisters, Gladys Wojeck and Ada Mae Beulah Baton. Jo is survived by her loving family: Son, Roger Richburg and wife, Anna; step-son, Jack Richburg and wife, Michelle, John Richburg and wife, Wanda and step-daughter, Linda Richburg; brothers and sisters, Johnnie Neal and wife, Patsy, James Neal, Shirley Glasgow and Sando Neal and wife, Janice; grandchildren, Cecilia Richburg, Rachealle’ Richburg, Tiffany Richburg, Bill Richardson and wife, Leslie, Della Richardson, Steven Richburg, Rachealle’ Sherrouse and husband, Chad and Christina Page and husband, Michael; great grandchildren, Caden Richardson, Bryant Richardson, Dixie Richardson and Montgomery Richardson. Numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends who loved her greatly also survive. 

Jo loved to spend time outdoors, whether it was perfecting her green thumb in her beautiful garden or quietly taking in the scenery of the lake as she fished. She also enjoyed spending precious time with her family and would always make sure everyone had a special gift around the holidays.  Usually, this consisted of her delicious homemade preserves that she would cleverly package for the holidays.  She canned everything from watermelon to turkey preserves.   Jo was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.  






JOSEPH GEORGE KRISTOFF


Funeral services for Joseph George Kristoff, 88, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The Rev. Joseph Manapuram will officiate.  For heroic service during World War II in the Army, he was awarded a Bronze Star. Joe will receive military honors from the VFW Post 4709 Honor Guard.








JULIA ANN BLAIR


Mrs. Julia (Judy) Ann Blair, 73, of Conroe passed away Monday, January 27 at the St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.  A graveside service is set for 2pm Thursday, January 30 at the Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Judy was preceded in death by her loving husband Earl, and son Randall, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Survivors include her daughter, Melissa (Gidget) Sloan and husband Tim of North Dakota; grandchildren, Ashley Riddle of South Carolina, Hunter Hammond of Santa Fe, Emily and Erica Sloan of North Dakota; sisters, Rebecca Courtney of Somerville and Cynthia Wood of Conroe; and special friend, Dorothy Pierce.

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JAMIE LYNCH WALSTON



Funeral Services for Jamie Lynch Walston, 39, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.   Jamie was born on October 11, 1974 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 in Conroe, Texas with her family by her side.  Jamie was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved.  Her laughter and loving, caring spirit will be greatly missed.  Jamie was preceded in death by her greatgrandparents, Ruth and Raymond Duffy and her grandmother, Mary Ellen Nixon and her grandfather, Billy Jo Lynch.  She is survived by her loving family: mother, Becky Souslin; father, Joe Lynch and wife, Pam; grandmother, Jessie Ruth Lynch; brothers, Raymond Lynch and wife, Wendy and Jessee Lynch and wife, Christie; sisters, Lindsey Hall and husband, Aubrey and Jodey Lawhorn and husband, Justin; her dear children, Kellie Walston and fiance’, Josh Weaver, Joseph Walston and girlfriend, Ellie Palmenter and Hayden Holmes; grandchild, Kolby Weaver; nieces and nephews, Raymond Cole Lynch, Kenny Lynch, Kurt Lynch, Katie Lynch, Ruth Lynch, Ryder Lynch, Trent Lynch, Tom Lynch, Lea Lawhorn, Reed Lawhorn, Reese Hall, Sydney Hall, Avery Hall, Hailey Penton and Robert Lynch; special aunt, Mary Brown Lynch; special uncle, Bobby Lynch;  many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Clyde Johnson, David Duffy, Trent Lynch, Kenny Lynch, Raymond Cole Lynch and Kurt Lynch. Honorary: Kolby Walston.   





JOYCE EVELYN PEARSON


Graveside services for Joyce Evelyn Pearson, 85, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. in Cude Cemetery with Darrell Stevens officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Pearson was born on July 5, 1928 in Conroe, Texas to Arthur and Blanche Neal and passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 in Montgomery surrounded by her family. 

Joyce was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Conroe and had been a longtime member of their WMU Women’s Ministry. She was an excellent cook who loved to share delicious meals with her family and friends.   Joyce was a devoted homemaker, loving mother and caring grandmother who left behind her love and sweetness which will stay forever within her family hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Fritz Pearson, Jr, her sister, Larene Helton and her two brothers, Barney Neal and Edmond Neal. 


Joyce is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Edwin Mack and Evelyn and Charles Bryant; son and daughter-in-law, Fritz and Ingrid Pearson; sisters, Lois Hatton and Joanne Signor; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, www.gracebaptistconroe.com.  The family would like send a special thanks to Odyssey Hospice for all their support during this difficult time.  


VINCENT ROBY, JR. 


Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at April Sound Church in Montgomery with the Rev. Dowen Johnson officiating. 


VAUDINE ALICE BIRMINGHAM WOODWARD


Mrs. Vaudine Alice Birmingham Woodward, age 96, went to be with our Lord on January 16, 2014. Born April 29, 1917 in Dodge, Texas to William Milton Birmingham and Ella Missouri Cooksey Birmingham. Vaudine was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Young Woodward, five sisters and one brother.

Vaudine was raised and educated in Huntsville, TX. She moved to Houston to attend Lillie Jolley School of Nursing. She graduated in 1937, and found her calling as an RN in the nursery at the original Memorial Baptist Hospital in downtown Houston. After taking courses at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans to become a Neonatal Specialist, she became Head Nurse at the downtown Memorial Hospital. Vaudine retired from NW Memorial Hospital in 1983.

After retirement, Vaudine moved to Conroe, joined the United Methodist Church, and traveled the world with her new church friends. Vaudine was also blessed to be able to take many trips with her family. She was an avid fisherman and loved to put her cane pole in any water hole.

Vaudine is survived by her three children, Dana Little and Dr. Tom Little of Conroe, Daniel Woodward and Betty Woodward of Fairview, Texas, and Alice Elliott and Dale Elliott of Houston, with two grandsons, Wayne Little and Tom Little, Jr both of Conroe and four great-grandchildren. Numerous dear nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mary Tumulty officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service starting at 9:00 A.M.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Cassandra and Daniel James of Hands From Above Personal Care Home and to everyone who took such great care of our loved one during this most difficult time.


CHESTER LEE PERRY


Graveside services for Chester Lee Perry, 68, of Conroe, TX will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in Perry Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Danny Wendt officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301. Chester passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.  





JACK WINEFRED KELLEY


Funeral Services for Jack Winefred Kelley, 91, of Victoria, TX will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Houston National Cemetery with Raymond Goynes officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301. Mr. Kelley was born on August 12, 1922 in Gainesville, Texas and passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 26, 2013 in Victoria, Texas.  Jack proudly served his country in the Navy and retired from the Texas City Fire Department after many years of service.   He was preceded in death by: his wife, Dorotha Kelley. Jack is survived by his loving family; children and their spouses, Paul Kelley and Jill, Jaclyn Shipley, Jackie Barlow, Jimmie Barlow and Donna; sisters, Betty Carter and Jannese Pemberton; brother, John Kelley; daughter-in-law, Nina Barlow; numerous dear grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends also survive.  A special thanks to: Deborah and Wayne Innocenti, Wanda and Raymond Goynes, Carolyn and Kenneth Miller and Aunt Betty Carter for their loving care and support over the last few years.  


DAVID GENE FREELAND


A Memorial Service for David Gene Freeland, 61, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Harvey Torres officiating. Mr. Freeland was born on August 4, 1952 in Houston, TX and passed away peacefully on December 27, 2013 in Conroe, TX.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. David was a loving family man and great father. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  David was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Freeland; father, John Freeland; wife, Wanda Freeland and son, Jeremy Freeland. He is survived by his loving family;  mother, Hildegard Freeland; children, Trina Freeland, Joseph Freeland, Danny Freeland, Josh Freeland, Justin Freeland, Jason Freeland, Denise Rogers and Mickey Pope; brothers and sisters, Jerry Freeland and wife, Eileen, Shirley Freeland, Tony Freeland, Robin Tompkins and husband, Ken, Jackie Freeland, Tommy Freeland, Carrie Macaig and husband, Chris and Linda Freeland Viets McBride; grandchildren, Cody, Victoria, Alex, Patrick, Jesse, Blake, Chelsea, Jayzlee, Jacob and Alana; numerous other dear family members and friends also survive.  



PATRICIA ERLE


Patricia Erle of Conroe, TX, aged 93, entered her heavenly home on December 14, 2013 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jim Erle, her parents, Harry and Dorothy Mankin, and her sister, Joan Logan Jones. She is survived by her brothers, Hal Mankin and wife Shirley, Dale Mankin and wife Marie, both of Traverse City, MI. Her children, Tom Erle and wife Midge, Bill Erle, Mary Hine and husband Julian, and John Erle, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.   Pat loved to share the good news of Jesus Christ with whomever the Lord led her way. She wanted everyone to know the love of Jesus that He lived, He died for our sins and He rose again so that all who trust in Him as their Savior may have eternal life. She loved to bake and share her goodies, especially “Granny bread”, with family, friends and neighbors. She conscientiously remembered birthdays and loved to send cards and notes to many friends. Her passion was for people and the Word of God. Pat had a truly beautiful servant’s heart. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16   Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church in Conroe with the Rev. Jerald Hyche officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Star of Hope Mission, Houston, Texas or to a charity of your choice.





WILLIS LEWIS SMITH


Funeral services for longtime resident of Conroe, Texas, Willie Lewis Smith, 83, will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Brian Baker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mr. Smith was born on May 9, 1930 in Grapeland, Texas and passed away peacefully on December 19, 2013 at Conroe Healthcare Center.   Willie and Patsy were married on October 27, 1956 in Cleveland, TX and enjoyed 50 years of marriage before Patsy’s passing in 2007.  Willie lived and worked in Conroe for over 70 years.  He worked for Sparkler Manufacturing Company and the Texas Department of Transportation (Conroe Division) for many years before opening Smith’s Mobil Station on New Year’s Day in 1966.  Later after many successful years as a Mobil Station, he changed to Texaco, and finally, ran the location as Smith’s Tire and Lube where he and his two sons, Randy and Richard worked together for over 46 years.  Willie loved farming and gardening. He would often sell his delicious watermelon, peas and sweet potatoes at the tire shop for his customers to sample.  Willie was preceded in death by the love of his life; wife, Patsy Ann Smith in 2007. He is survived by his loving family: sons, Randy Lewis Smith and Richard Floyd Smith and his wife, Wendy all of Conroe; sister, Coramae McSpeden of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Tiffany Smith, Shane Wells, Shannon Wells, Brandon Wells and Jacob Wells; eight great grandchildren; and his beloved pets, Rusty, Cowboy, Hunter and Dixie. Several cousins and many friends also survive.   The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Conroe Healthcare Center and to the Rose of Texas Hospice for their loving care and support during this difficult time.  







DAVID JAMES FRIEND

Funeral Services for David James Friend, 66, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church Grangerland with Chaplain Tim Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Friend was born on November 12, 1947 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and passed away peacefully on December 2, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church Grangerland where he was a deacon. David was a devoted man of the Lord. He spent many hours visiting hospitals and nursing homes around the area sharing his ministry. David proudly served his country in the Air Force during Vietnam. He was loving family man who will be greatly missed. David was preceded in death by his father, Ed Friend and his two brothers, Don Friend and Charles Friend. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shelia Friend; mother, Norma Friend; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Chris Brodie; son and daughter-in-law, James "Jimmy" Friend and Kristin; sister, Joyce Anglin; brother, Robert Friend; sisters-in-law, Pat Jarmin and Carol Friend; grandchildren, Aaron, Joshua and Angelle Brodie; numerous dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Jimmy Friend, Robert Dearing, Ronnie Williams, Mike Garcia, Buddy Huerman, Keith Robison, Chris Brodie and Damian Ronnie Friend. Honorary: Joshua and Aaron Brodie.








THOMAS KING BOWEN


Funeral Services for Thomas King Bowen, 73, of Cleveland, Texas will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Gene Kendrick officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mr. Bowen was born on August 11, 1940 in Sour Lake, Texas and passed away peacefully on November 30, 2013 in Cleveland, Texas. Thomas was a longtime member of Mims Baptist Church in Conroe. He is survived by his loving family:  Mother, Mary Ellen Graham; beloved wife, Berta A. Bowen; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Bowen Carroll and Jim and Melania Bowen Doland and David; brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Susan Bowen; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Keith Wright; uncle, Jerry King; grandchildren, Candice Faith Cole, Sarah Elaine Cole, Kaitlyn Brooke Carroll and Alyssa Rose Carroll; great grandson, Wesley Charles Hawkins; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas 77301.






CAROLE ANN MORGAN

Carole Ann Morgan was born on June 22, 1954 and entered eternal peace on November 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Rick Sutton officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Carole was preceded in death by her parents, Jay Giles and Carolyn Dossey; son, Troy Morgan; brother, William Giles and mother-in-law, Opal Thompson. She is survived by her husband, James Morgan; daughter, Amanda Morgan; son, Treston Morgan; father-in-law, Richard Thompson; sisters, Vicki Perry, Karen Perry and brother-in-law, James, Roxey Turpin and brother-in-law, Carl Turpin; brother, Skip Hubbard; sister-in-law, Ginger Davila and brother-in-law, Philip Davila; grandchildren, Kara Clemow, Bryanna Morgan, Ayden Morgan, Kyliegh Morgan and Devyn Morgan. Carole was an inspiration, and loved by so many who will miss her dearly. Pallbearers: Gary Capps, Mark Perry, Chris Gunter, Trey Gunter, Robert Miller and Rob Miller. 1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas 77301.






KENNETH WAYNE BARBEE


Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Barbee, 64, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Kenneth Barbee officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 9:30 A.M.  Mr. Barbee was born on May 24, 1949 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013 in Willis, Texas.  Kenneth was married to Deborah (Young) Barbee and for over 35 years they have had a happy, loving marriage. Kenneth was employed by Deer Park ISD for 18 years.  After moving to Houston, Kenneth worked for Chaparral Wrecker service for 7 years. Later he moved to Montgomery County and worked for the City of Shenandoah and Conroe Independent School District.  Kenneth was a Volunteer Fireman for the Willis Fire Department and the Point Blank Fire Department. Many of his volunteering years were spent with his son, Kenneth by his side.  From the first day he joined, Kenneth always went above and beyond in his dedication to the community and to the departments he served. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Edward Barbee. Kenneth is survived by his loving family: wife of 35 years, Deborah Barbee; children, Crystal Barbee Jackson and husband, Bradley, Kenneth Barbee and wife, Crystal, Kevin Barbee and wife, Megan and Sharon Barbee; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Barbee and Marian; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia Newman and Ed and Rebecca Williamson and Aubrey (Sonny); grandchildren, Michael, Candice, Blake, Carly, Lucy, Emily and Madelyn Isabelle; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.   Kenneth was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be greatly missed. 






JEFFREY GUBBINS


Funeral services for Jeffrey Gubbins, 57, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Wayne Laws officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mr. Gubbins was born on November 8, 1956 in Illinois and passed away on November 23, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.   He is survived by his loving family: parents, Gordon and Barbara Gubbins of Conroe; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. Gubbins and Lindi and daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly M. Brady and Michael all of Indiana; brothers, Terry V. Gubbins of Tampa, FL and Timothy A. Gubbins of Conroe; and his dear grandchildren, Noriann, Liam and Aidan Gubbins.  





DONNA RAE (COSGROVE) CATON


Donna Rae (Cosgrove) Caton of Conroe passed away at the age of 79 at Park Manor in The Woodlands, on November 16, 2013.  She was a much beloved wife and mother, and was a wonderful homemaker, gardener and animal lover.  Donna was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn C. Matthews, her father John Cosgrove, her sister Tricia Blair and her brother, Timothy Cosgrove.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years Robert S. Caton, her daughter Carrie Caton-Simon and husband Channing Simon, and her brother John Cosgrove.  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301 and the family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M. prior to the memorial service. The Rev. Ray Hyden will officiate.






GRACE DARLYNE MCSPADDEN

On Friday, November 15, 2013, heaven gained an angel. Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Grace Darlyne McSpadden, was born to Bill and Grace Bauerkemper on December 24, 1940. Darlyne, and the love of her life, her heart, Buddy McSpadden, lived happily on Lake Conroe. Their marriage was one full of love and was admired by many. Darlyne was a graduate of Lutheran High South and a lifetime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Adored by her four daughters: Suzanne Salley and Matthew, children, Marissa and Marshal; Melissa Morgan and fiancé, Craig Miller; Kim Parks and Stephen, children, Cody and Tucker; Candace Johnson and Vernon, children, Jake and Grace. Darlyne is also survived by her brother, Billy Bauerkemper and wife JAnn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of her life will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5000 W. Tidwell, Houston, TX, on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to American Heart Association 







LISA GAY WIGGINS BOYLES


Lisa Gay Wiggins Boyles, age 45, was born in Conroe, Texas on February 25, 1968.   She died on November 8, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She is preceded in death by Grandparents Joe and Ada Wiggins and Albert and Edith Bonin;  Father Joe Windle Wiggins; and sister Terri Lynn Paige Wiggins.   Lisa is survived in death by her Mother Caroline Pyle;  Daughters Mallori Caroline Compian, Erin Jodi Compian, and Mackenzie Kelly Boyles;    Grandson Carter Wayne Sechelski;   Brother and sister-in-law James W. Wiggins and Kim Wiggins;  Sister and Brother-in-Law Kelley and Ken McCollough;   and  Sisters Cheryl Welch and Shirley Sandel; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A Funeral Service in Lisa's honor will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. 

Graveside services will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Grangerland, Texas.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas.  The service will be officiated by Mitchell Beene of Iola, Texas.  


 



NEIL ROGER MCKINNON


In Loving Memory of Neil Roger McKinnon, 56, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on November 10, 2013 at Woodland Manor Nursing Home in Conroe. Neil was born on December 12, 1956 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Pauline and Neil McKinnon. He is survived by his brother and sister, both of Conroe. Neil was a gifted craftsman by trade and will be greatly missed. Services are private.




MARGARET LYNETTE ALEXANDER

Margaret Lynette Alexander, 51, passed away peacefully at home on November 7, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.

     Margaret was born on October 17, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, and was raised in Friendswood, Texas.  She attended the University of Texas and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston.  She would go on to earn her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

     Throughout Margaret’s legal career, she excelled in various fields of practice.  In the dawn of her career, she successfully worked as a criminal prosecutor with both the County Attorney and District Attorney in Montgomery County.  Later, Margaret found her true calling and passion in the area of Family Law.  She became one of the forefront counselors within the State, steering families through emotionally trying times within their own lives.  Margaret became a driving force within the courtroom, zealously and passionately advocating for the rights and protection of children.

    Margaret was affiliated was countless organizations throughout Montgomery County, always giving herself to help those in need.  She served in various leadership roles, serving as President of the Montgomery County Bar Association, heading up various aspects of CPS toy drives, along with countless others.  Margaret won the hearts and respect of all she met and will be deeply missed, not only by the legal community but by anyone and everyone who met her.  Montgomery County is a smaller place without Margaret.

     Margaret is survived by Jim Morris, her very devoted and loving fiancé, her son, London Thomas Ham, her parents, Thomas and Ruth Lay, her sister, Alicia Perner, along with her husband, Michael and their children, Annelisse and Christian, many caring aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.  Margaret is also survived by her extended and loving family, Peggy Spruiell and Misti Nelson.  Special thanks to Fawn Powell and Hollie Linear for their kind and loving care given to Margaret up to her passing.

     In lieu flowers, Margaret requested donations be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.  Margaret’s favorite charities included Rainbow Room for Children, 12398 Oak Tree Lane, Willis, Texas 77318, CASA, 412 West Phillips Street, Suite 107, Conroe, Texas 77301, and Something Special (for the benefit of Women’s Center), 19073 I-45 North, Shenandoah, Texas, 77384.

     There will be a Memorial honoring Margaret’s life on November 20, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 600 North Main Street, Conroe, Texas, at 12:00 p.m. 





MELVIN CRAIG


Melvin Craig, 93, of Riesel, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Conroe.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Thursday, November 14, at the Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home with Dr. Craig Blaising officiating.  Burial will follow at Mission Park North in San Antonio.

Melvin was born on April 1, 1920, in San Antonio, Texas, to Neil and Helen (Dix) Craig.  The family moved to Riesel where Melvin’s father worked for many years as a depot agent for the railroad.  Melvin enjoyed sports and played basketball for Riesel High School where he graduated in 1938.  He attended Texas A&M University until he began his service during WWII.  Melvin put his life on the line with his fellow soldiers of the 35th Infantry Division, 134th Regiment in France, Belgium, and Germany.  The 134th Regiment landed at Omaha Beach on July 6, 1944, and saw action in several battles including the Battle of the Bulge.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Melvin worked in accounting for an oil company and a large construction company in Okinawa, Japan and Guam.  He returned to San Antonio where he worked for 25 years in Security Services at Kelly AFB.

Following retirement, Melvin purchased properties in Riesel and Mart where he was active in community events, such as volunteering at the Riesel Fair each year and playing dominoes at the Mart Community Center.  He was a Shriner and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason and a past Master of the Riesel Masonic Lodge #835.  He later moved to Conroe to be closer to his brother Harold and his family.

Melvin loved the Lord and was a loving brother and a kind and thoughtful uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harold Craig and sister-in-law Pearl (Courtade) and brother Bud Craig.

Melvin will be missed by his surviving sister Mildred (Craig) Blaising and her husband Claude, nephews Dr. Craig Blaising and wife Diane, Stephen Blaising and wife Judy, nieces Charlotte Craig Herrin and Joy Blaising, and great-nieces and great-nephews Carrie Lynne Herrin, Lizzie Blaising, Emily (Blaising) Craig and husband Josh, Kate Blaising, Jonathan Blaising, Jack Blaising, as well as other relatives and friends.




DANIEL JAY MCCAULEY


Memorial Service for Daniel Jay McCauley, 62, of Cypress, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM. at Lakewood Church in Houston, 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027, with Pastor Dodie Osteen officiating.  Mr. Mc Cauley was born on May 29, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  Danny is survived by his loving family: wife of 41 years, Janet McCauley; parents, Jay and Delores McCauley; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Deena McCauley; daughters, Monica McCauley and husband, Tom Witek and Roxanne Paiva and husband, Rob; grandchildren, Kye and Ian McCauley; and six loving sisters. Numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  Danny faithfully served as a Stephen Minister at Lakewood Church in Houston.  He was a man who gave of himself endlessly, held great pride and joy for his children, was loved by an enormously wonderful family and was a loving and devoted man of God.  He will be missed so very much.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to: Our Global Village at www.ogvillage.org or Life Outreach International (Water for Life) at www.ambassadorsforlife.org/mccauley.





ANTHONY D. DEMOPOLIS



Funeral Services for Anthony D. Demopolis, 49, of Houston, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Darrel Schiel officiating.  Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mr. Demopolis was born on November 13, 1963 in Houston, TX and passed away on November 4, 2013 in Shenandoah, TX. One of the loves of Tonys’ life was building his Racecar, racing it and winning at 105 Speedway and Battleground Race Tracks.  He also loved Holiday dinners with family, especially the time he spent his mom.  Tony battled many health problems for many years. He put up a great fight.  Our son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend will be missed so very much.  Tony was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jewel Richards; father, Bill Demopolis, grandmother, Lillie Odom; grandfather, William Reynolds; uncles, David Reynolds and Alvis Reynolds; niece, Tari Henderson; cousin, Kim Reynolds and his beloved dog, Boy.  He is survived by his loving family: mother, Zelda Henderson; wife, Laurie Crawford, sons, Kevin and Jesse Crawford; brothers, Don Henderson and wife, Nora and Tommy Henderson and wife, Marilyn; sisters, Gail Cooper and husband, Larry, Nancy Zimmerman and husband, Mike, Athena Demopolis and husband, Randy; Dana Demopolis and Sharla Payne and husband, Ken;  mother-in-law, Brenda Gray; special uncle and aunt, Jim and Linda Reynolds; best friend, Shane Morgan; many other dear relatives and a host of caring friends also survive.   


REGINA ANN FAHERTY HURD


Memorial Service for Regina Ann Faherty Hurd, 66, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Regina was born on June 13, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Joseph Burke and Mary Margaret Faherty and passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.  She was a loving daughter and mother, caring sister, doting grandmother and faithful friend who will be dearly missed. Regina was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Faherty.  She is survived by her loving family: mother, Mary Margaret Faherty; three children, two brothers and five grandchildren. She also leaves behind other dear relatives and a host of dear friends at Conroe Health Care Center and Elmcroft Assisted Living.  





JOHN GILBERT "GIL" HILL

Funeral Services for John Gilbert Hill, 62, of Willis, Texas will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor John Gross and Harris County Sheriff Chaplain Don Savell officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 21, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Gil was born on October 20, 1950 in Baytown, Texas and passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Gil was employed by Goodman Manufacturing for the last 7 years and was also a Major with the Harris County Sheriff’s Reserve Force in Houston, Texas. He volunteered for 34 years with the Sheriff’s Reserve and recently had been assigned to the department’s Marine Unit.  His job with Goodman allowed him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States teaching others about the installation and diagnostics of the company’s air conditioning systems.  Gil was passionate about teaching, traveling and volunteering and loved that he could combine what he loved with making a living.

His lifelong dream was to own a Harley Davidson which became a reality and hobby for Gil and his wife and afforded them the chance of a lifetime to explore the country on the backside of a Harley.  He and Donna made numerous trips with friends and he was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Gil was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He cherished his family and friends and was always there with a lending hand, quick wit, helpful advice and charming smile.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Dolores Priest Hill and John Harvin Hill of Baytown, Texas.  He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Donna Turner Hill of Willis, Texas, son John Tyler Hill and wife Carlie of Spring, Texas, daughters Jerlin Basinger and husband Ray of Magnolia, Texas and Carla Skouby of Marthasville, Missouri. He is also survived by three beloved granddaughters, Shelbie and Tristen Basinger and Paisley Hill. He is survived by his five sisters and their spouses, Deborah Salyers and husband, Lemuel, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Alison Clarke and husband, Lewis, of Friendswood, Texas, Mary Kaye Schnell and husband, Buddy, of The Woodlands, Texas, Lori Torina and husband, Eric, of Houston, Texas and Stacie Coleman of The Woodlands, Texas.  He is also survived by his aunts, Gloria Hill Gentry and husband, Frank of Houston, Texas and Margaret Hill O’Sullivan of Baytown, Texas and his mother-in-law Mary Anne Skouby; brothers-in-law Randy Turner and wife, Bobbie and Terry Turner all of Rolla, Missouri, sisters-in-law and their husbands, Marla Fishell and husband, Dale, of Kapolei, Hawaii and Lorna Showers and husband, Doug, of Springhill, Kansas.  He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who all loved their Uncle Gil.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harris County Sheriff Reserve Inc., 1200 Baker, Houston, TX  77002







CORK (Phil E.) Weir


Cork Weir (Phil E.) passed away October 7, 2013, at his horse farm on Sapp Road near Conroe, TX, at the age of 85.  He was born March 31, 1928 to H.J. Weir & Minnie Olson Weir at the Weir home on their farm alongside the west bank of the Republican River in Republic County, Kansas.  In 1941, he graduated from the 8th grade in a rural one-room school.  After farming with his brothers and working seasonal jobs, he traveled with his family and worked throughout the central US.

He held positions at: A.M. Lips Construction Co., ITT Kellogg, and Systems Installation Inc.  After coming to League City, Texas, in 1964 he worked for Nassau Bay Telephone Co., and after moving to Conroe in 1971, for Caldwell Construction Co. and Utility Constructors.  For these companies he worked as a lineman, cable plow

(caterpillar) operator, splicer, systems installer, and supervisor.  While

working for ITT Kellogg, he constructed and installed Minuteman Missile

communications systems.  At Nassau Bay, preceding and during the Moon missions, he installed and supervised construction of communications systems for major contractors for NASA and the Space Center, as well as business and residential telephone systems construction. He also invented the music you hear when your put on hold while at NASA. In 1985 in Conroe, Cork started his own Construction company, B&C Construction and worked throughout Montgomery County, mainly as a contractor for Moran Utilities, installing natural gas lines and other utility services, boring under roadways, and drilling and repairing water wells.  He retired in 1993, but soon went back to work as a contractor and welder, after the death of his wife Alice (Woodford) later that same year.  In 1995, he married Katie, and they purchased their property on Sapp Road.

       Cork is survived by his wife Katie, step-daughter Kimberly Simpson and her partner Trey (Dawson Weatherford), step-son Jimmy Bingham, and his son Iain Bingham. From his first marriage, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Jack Weir and his

partner Donna Beile (Kentucky), and Charles Weir and his wife Lisa (Conroe); one daughter, Phyllis (Conroe); four grandchildren, Jennifer Weir, her husband Lee Stevens (Houston) and mother Karole Weir (League City), Shawna Weir and her husband Joshua Harris (Dallas);Justin Weir (US Army, Ft Bragg, NC), and their mother, Cynthia Weir, April Weir And her brother Aaron McPherson (Conroe).  He is survived by one great-grandchild Jaidyn Weir,and by many nieces and nephews, their spouses, and children.

       Cork was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 4 sisters, his first wife of 45 years, Alice, by four of their children, Marion, Howard, Leonard, and Kathleen.  The only surviving extended family of Cork's generation are Janet Weir (Alan) and Karen Woodford (Melvin) of Courtland, KS, and Eleanor Miller (Olson)  

of Washington.  Cork was also the official ride timer in NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference) Region 4 & was inducted in the hall of fame for our region in 2010, He was loved by many because of his kind and generous heart & ability to help anyone that needed it. Be it backing up a trailer, fixing a generator or just a kind or inspirational word. He knew how to fix anything that needed fixing. He will be sorely missed by his NATRC family and everyone’s lives he touched. We ALL LOVE you Cork!! See ya on the other side!! GOD got himself a jewel…          

     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Jack Weir officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. 



DAVID WAYNE WEAVER


Funeral service for David Wayne Weaver,70, longtime resident of Spring, Texas will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Rick Fowlkes officiating. Interment will follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mr. Weaver was born on July 12, 1943 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Frank Weaver, Jr. and Ruby Lilly (Bellah) Weaver.  David was passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013 at his home in Spring, Texas surrounded by his family.  David was preceded in death by his mother and father, grandmother, Mattie Riley, brother, Michael Weaver and his wife, Peggy, and his beloved son, Frank W. Weaver. David is survived by his loving wife of  49 years, Mary Weaver; son, Kerry Lee Weaver; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Donna Weaver; aunt, Lillian Cameron and husband, James; nephews, Cody Weaver, Roger Weaver and wife, Sherri, Randy Weaver and wife, Cathy, Jimmy Honsinger and wife, Sherie; nieces, Stephanie Nicole Weaver and Christian Weaver; grandchildren, Emily Nicole (Weaver) Reeder and husband, Jonathan and Kerry Lee Weaver,Jr.; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  David and Mary were longtime members of Gateway Church in Spring, Texas.   For over forty years, David has been in the Insurance industry. He worked for Southern Life and Health Insurance and Reliable Insurance.  He not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. Over the years, his insurance expertise and reputation led him to become an independent insurance agent. He ran his own agency for Columbian Life Insurance with his wife, Mary for many years, and worked with clients up until his illness.  David will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, caring brother and doting grandfather. He was dearly loved and will be missed. 



ROBBI JAY EDWARDS


Memorial Service for Robbi Jay Edwards, 47, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Howard Hill officiating.  Robbi was born on August 27, 1966 in Oil City, Pennsylvania and passed away peacefully on October 10, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his uncles, Clifford Curtis and John Edwards and his wife, Leta and his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Maxine Curtis, and his paternal grandparents, Edna and Robert Edwards.  Robbi is survived by his loving family: parents, Jim and Gerry Edwards; sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Mike Fayle; nephew, Cassidy Fayle; niece, Sheridan Fayle; aunts, Wilma Curtis and Joan Stewart; cousins, Melissa, Jason, Matthew, Russell, Bruce, Danny, Ginger, Duane and Melissa; special friends, Alicia and her child, Alex and Scott and Carla; other dear relatives and friends also survive. Robbi was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  Robbi worked in the Hospice industry for over 8 years with Crown of Texas Hospice in Conroe. Later he was employed by Dominos and worked in Conroe until they opened up the Willis location where he went on to manage. Robbi enjoyed spending time outdoors with his father where they would hunt and fish together.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to: the Edward’s family to help defer funeral costs.



JON DAVID KING


  IN LOVING MEMORY OF

  JON DAVID KING

Born: July 26, 1951- Newport Beach, Rhode Island

Passed away: Oct. 4, 2013- The Woodlands, Texas

 

  FUNERAL SERVICE

The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

 

OFFICIATING

Dodie Osteen and Daniel Kelly

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Garden Park Cemetery

 

SURVIVORS

Loving wife, Donna; father, Harold and wife,


Betty; brother, Jay King and wife, Kathy; nephew, Chris King; mother-in-law, Ione Watson; father-in-law, Don Carey; and brothers-in-law, Sandy Carey and Craig Carey; numerous loving friends also survive. 





AIMEE CARR HURST


Funeral Services for Aimee Carr Hurst, 37, of Bryan, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Bro. Robert Carr officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 4, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Aimee was born on October 17, 1975 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 26, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. She will be laid to rest with her grandparents at Resthaven cemetery.
Aimee is survived by her loving family: husband, Johnny Hurst; mother, Doris Odell; father, Edward Carr; sisters, Staci Simmons and Ashlie Carr; brother, Eric Carr; niece, Jordyn Simmons; nephews, Cody and Jared Simmons; aunts, Patricia Smith (Carl), Virginia Martin and Patricia Carr; uncles, Bobby Parker, Michael Carr and Robert Carr (Belinda); numerous other dear relatives and friends.
Aimee was raised in Conroe, Texas where she made many lifelong friends, graduated from Conroe High in 1994 and then went on to work as a Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens and Conroe Regional Hospital.  More recently, she was employed by St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center in Bryan, Texas for the past four years. Aimee enjoyed her work at the hospital and truly admired each and every one of her friends and colleagues.  Aimee was a beautiful young lady, inside and out, who loved spending precious time with family and friends.  She was so proud to be an aunt to her sweet niece and nephew’s; they were Aimee's pride and joy.  Her wonderful smile could light up a room, but the love for her family exceeded all.  Aimee will be remembered for her caring, friendly and compassionate presence. An exceptional daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend who is now flying with the angels will be dearly missed. We will always love and miss you Aimee.




MICHAEL LEE HOOKER


Funeral services for Michael Lee Hooker of Conroe, Texas, 58, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Kevin King officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday on October 6, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.  Michael was born on December 29, 1954 in Hamilton, Ohio to Mr. Estill Hooker and Margaret (Turner) Hooker. He passed away peacefully at his home in Conroe on September 29, 2013 surrounded by his family.   Michael was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. After high school he joined the Navy and proudly served his country on the USS Coral Sea. Michael was a member of AMVETS Post 1983 and was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge 36, both in Hamilton, Ohio.   After moving to Conroe, he began his career that spanned 32 years with Baker Concrete Construction. Michael was one of their lead supervisors and over saw many large projects all over the United States as well as Honduras and The Bahamas.  He was also a member of the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe and carried his patriotism within his heart all through his life.  He loved sports, especially watching a great game of football, which always involved the Houston Texans, with his family at home. Michael was a true family man and had a heart as big as Texas for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His gentle smile and warm embrace will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Margaret (Turner) Hooker.   Michael is survived by his loving family: his father, Estill Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio; his beloved wife of 32 years, Linda R. Hooker (Vaske-Armacost); his loving children, Dr. Kevin (Jen) Hooker of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Shawn Hooker of Houston, Texas, Andrew (Jennifer) Hooker of Conroe, Ron (Jenny) Armacost of Willis, Texas, Robert (Laverne) Armacost of Conroe and Lisa (Ed) Call of Conroe, Texas; his sixteen dear grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a cherished brother to: Charles Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio, Janet (Ricky) Watts of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary (Tim) Moon of Hamilton, Ohio and Rebecca (Robert) Armacost of Conroe, Texas; numerous other caring family and friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Kevin Hooker, Shawn Hooker, Andrew Hooker, Ron Armacost, Rob Armacost, Ed Call, Blake Armacost and Charles Hooker.If desired, the family requests memorials to: Texas Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice in Michael’s name.  




EDNA RUTH HICKMAN

Funeral Services for Edna Ruth Hickman, 85, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel a Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park, The Woodlands Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at the funeral home.   Mrs. Hickman was born on August 8, 1928 to Jesse and Essie May Johnson and passed away peacefully on September 26, 2013 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her loving family.   We know we can take comfort in knowing you are celebrating in heaven with so many that we have lost before you.  Thank you for giving us so many memories and so much love to fill our hearts for a life time.

Ruth enjoyed special times with her family and was devoted in serving others. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Conroe and more recently attended The Light Community Church in Willis, TX. During her lifetime she served as an Eastern Star and faithfully volunteered at church and wherever she was needed. Ruth was also an avid golfer who was a longtime member of the Panorama Country Club.   She had a positive influence on the lives of all the people she touched and was a role model for many. Known for her love for shopping and for ease in conversation with even total strangers, her fondness for telling stories and her ever present smile, Ruth will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William T. Hickman; daughter, Mollie Ann Hartz; great granddaughter, Courtney McGaughy; four sisters and two brothers. Daughter, Brenda Arlingon; son, Charles L. Robbins; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Pat Johnson; grandchildren, Tad A. Puckett, Sr. and wife, Tammi, Bryan Puckett and wife, Kerri, Ashley Fecik and husband, Niel, Justin Mendez, Wendy Ventura, Misty Ventura and Leila Scoleri; great grandchildren, Tad A. Puckett, Jr., Taegar Puckett, Amber Puckett, Chelsea Puckett, Collin Puckett, Colton Puckett, Robert M. Brown, Jr., Haley Fecik and Ty Fecik; great-great grandchildren, Jordan Puckett, Owen Puckett and Katherine Puckett; numerous other dear  relatives and friends also survive. 



LELIAN MARIE (TERWILLIGER-BURROUGHS) ARB


Funeral services for Lelian Marie (Terwilliger) (Burroughs) Arb, 82,  of Huntsville, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the service.  Mrs. Arb was born on February 23, 1931 in Kaufman, TX and passed away peacefully on September 9, 2013 in Huntsville, TX.  She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Don Burroughs; mother and father, Margaret and Floyd Terwilliger; brother, Roy Terwilliger and granddaughter, Kendra Fleming Capps.  Mrs. Arb is survived by her loving family: brother, Allen Terwilliger; daughters, Donna Frazier and husband, Aubrey and Glenda Kay Fleming; son, Don Allen Burroughs; grandchildren, Kristen Burroughs, Donald Burroughs and wife, Mary, Heather Frazier, A.J. Frazier and wife, Rhianna; great grandchildren, Kael Capps, Gavin Capps, Nicholas Burroughs, Addison Burroughs, and Emma Jo Frazier.  





RICHARD WAYNE TURNER


Memorial service for Richard Wayne Turner, 60, of New Caney, TX will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Mr. Turner was born on October 19, 1952 in Shreveport, LA and passed away peacefully on August 31, 2013 in Kingwood, TX.  Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret Ann (George) and Millage Autry Turner.  He is survived by his loving family: Brothers and sisters, Millage Turner, Jr., Anthony Turner, Charlotte Wilkins, Queathea Crisler, Calvin Turner, Frances Sarchett, Tammy Morton and Larry Turner; his children, April Charlson and husband, Richard and Tabitha Turner; grandchildren, Richard Charlson III, Logan Charlson, Mason Charlson, Tinsley Farr, Aspen Clark and Joby Darden.  




SCOTTIE LEWIS JEFFERIES 




Scottie Lewis Jefferies went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2013, in The Woodlands, Texas. Born to Bruce and Mamie Jefferies in Abilene, Texas on August 6, 1932, Scottie graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1950 where he was a proud member of the State Championship Basketball Team his senior year. Thereafter, he attended Corpus Christi State University, Baylor University, and McMurry University in Abilene, where he played basketball, baseball, and ran track. He loved sports and was an accomplished athlete.

            Scottie was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and served his country honorably for two years.  After his time in the military, Scottie taught school and coached girls’ basketball in Talpa, Texas for one year. Scottie married the love of his life, Thelda Crow Jefferies, on July 19, 1957, in Baird, Texas. He then started his lifelong career in the oil and gas industry, working first for Continental EMSCO in South Texas. Scottie continued his career in the oil and gas business for almost six decades.  At the time of his passing, he was a partner in Top Oil Field

Products and Vice-President of YVC USA.
            Scottie was always very committed to his church. Through the years, he was deeply involved in helping others to learn of and grow to know Christ. While in Corpus Christi, he was a member and Deacon of the Morgan Avenue Baptist Church and the Parkdale Baptist Church, where he volunteered his time with the Childrens’ and Youth Choirs and Ministries. More recently, Scottie was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in The Woodlands, Texas where he had been actively involved with the Prison Ministry in Huntsville, Texas.

            Scottie is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Mamie Jefferies, brother, Lenior Jefferies, and sister-in-law, Connie Jefferies, brother-in-law, Linn Meyerdirk, brother-in-law, Donald Stephens, brother-in-law, Frank Crow, sister-in-law, Irma Crow, brother-in-law, Dalton Lehew, and sister-in-law Betty Lehew. Scottie is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Thelda Crow Jefferies, and three loving children: Angelia Wagner and husband Richard of San Antonio, Texas, Scott Jefferies, Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kerri Kelley and husband Greg of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren: Analiese Wagner, Abigail Wagner, and Quinn Kelley, sister Cappie Meyerdirk of Abilene, Texas, brother H. R. Jefferies and wife Rosemary of Comanche, Texas, sister-in-law, Pat Gibbs and husband Dale of Abilene, Texas, sister-in-law, Velda Stephens of Snyder, Texas, numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

            Although he left us too soon, Scottie always knew he lived a blessed and wonderful life. He will be missed dearly.

 

            The Woodlands, Texas: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church in The Woodlands with Dr. Bruce Webb officiating. (11801 Grogans Mill Rd., The Woodlands, Texas 77380)  

                Corpus Christi, Texas: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Reynolds officiating.  Interment will immediately follow. (4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412) Phone: (361) 992-9411


            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baylor University in support of the scholarship being created in Mr. Jefferies’ honor: Baylor University, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, Texas 76798-7026.






PAUL LEE SKORPENSKE


Funeral services for Paul Lee Skorpenske, 69, of Trinity, Texas will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tim Keith officiating.  Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Houston, TX.  Paul was born on April 9, 1944 in Houston, Texas and passed away on August 24, 2013 in Trinity, Texas.   He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Lee Skorpenske, his brother, Michael Skorpenske and his daughter, Cheryl Lee Clark.  Paul is survived by his loving family: mother, Augusta Jackson; children, Christi Clark Doucet and Jeffrey Layne Clark; sister, Sandra Smith and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Tana J. Doucet, Justin Owens, Joshua Owens and Sarah Clark; nephews, Harley Skorpenske and wife, Debbi, Shawn Hunt and Layne Hunt; nieces, Rita Skorpenske and Rachel Skorpenske; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Paul was a resident of Trinity, Texas for many years and in his spare time he loved to fish. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.  “For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”



LEE ROY BYRD



In Loving Memory of Lee Roy Byrd, 62, of New Caney, Texas who went to Heaven on August 22, 2013 surrounded by his family at Odyssey House in Conroe, Texas.  Lee was the beloved son of James Ambers Byrd and Velma Lucille Byrd and mother-in-law, Judy White. He was a wonderful husband to Kathy Byrd for almost 40 years. Lee was an exceptional father to Christopher Lee Byrd of New Caney, TX, Brandi and Kenneth Durham of Conroe, TX and Amanda and Russell Wolf of Spring, TX.  He was a loving “Papaw” to Charles Robert King III, Brianna Musachia, Zanndra Musachia, Blaze Wolf, Jamie Durham, Jessica Durham, Clarissa Durham and Jacob Durham and a great grandfather to Ariel, Sylus and Paittyn Heffernan.  He is leaving behind numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of caring friends. Lee proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years during the Vietnam era and will receive military honors for his service to our country.  He and his wife, Kathy owned Lighthouse Remodeling which they ran together for over 35 years.  Lee was a Christian man and loved God and his country.  He helped everyone he knew and never turned his back on a friend.  He loved his family with all of his heart and they were the most important part of his life.  His family cherished him and he will be truly missed.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Velma Byrd, mother-in-law, Judy White and several brothers and sisters. 


A viewing will be held in remembrance of Lee at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  He will be honored with a Military Funeral Service on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  Lee will never be forever loved, never forgotten and truly missed by his family and all that knew him.  





TRINIDAD "TRINI" HERNANDEZ




Trinidad “Trini” Hernandez, 74, of The Woodlands, TX, and formerly of Copperas Cove, TX, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on August 22, 2013, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.

Trini worked in the food service industry, including as manager of fast food restaurants, but her greatest achievement in life was the love and support she provided to her family and friends. She devoted herself to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and leaves behind a legacy of love that will live on for generations. A strong woman with a gentle nature, she was loved by all who came to know her and was happiest when doing something for someone she loved. Trini loved to cook, being especially known for her tamales. She did beautifully detailed crochet work and enjoyed embroidery, sewing and reading. Her hands were always busy and her heart was always full.

Trini was born in Wink, Texas on January 29, 1939 to Santos and Tomasa Cano. She is survived by her children, Lynda Ann Hernandez, Rozanne Hernandez Hill, and Daniel Ray Hernandez, her grandchildren Garett Miguel Hernandez, Cameron Manuel Hernandez, Melissa Janine Pearson, Jodi Ann Creel, Jesse Ray Hernandez, and Haley Marie Hill, her great grandchildren Jonathan Gregory Creel, Johanna “Hannah” Marie Creel, Eli Jude Pearson, Autumn Marlene Pearson, Leon William Hernandez, and Evan Richard Hernandez as well as many other family and friends who will love and miss her always.

Trini was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters Rosa Guidry and Ramona Ramirez, brothers Peter Cano and John Cano, and her son-in-law Derek Allen Hill.


A wake will be held September 6th at 7:00 pm at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands, Texas. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Simon and Jude on September 7 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception at her home.  An online memorial can be viewed at: Memorial.YourTribute.com/Trini-Hernandez







COLTON ALDERSON



Colton Alderson, our amazing and loving child, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013 in Houston at the age of 13 after a lifelong, courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He was born on February 14, 2000 in Kingwood, Texas to Jimmy Alderson and Jennifer McCarty.   Colton’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him.  Colton was a brilliant thinker and enjoyed sharing his love of music with family and friends and had a quick wit about him.   Although Colton’s illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance, and the courage of a Lion.  With his courage he led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories.  He is survived by his loving family: his Daddy, Jimmy; Momma, Julia; his Mother, Jennifer McCarty and Ken Marquis; Mom, Tracy Traylor;  brothers and sisters, Seth Elkins, Edie McCarty, Emmie McCarty, Savannah Ware, Katie Ware and Garrett Marquis; grandparents, Wayne Acuff and Kathy, Linda Showmaker, Robert Powell and Patsy, Paulett Traylor, Grandma Bisso and Kay Doane; Great grandparents, Utah and Arizona Acuff and Guy and Bobbie Powell; aunts and uncles, Scott and Laura Snyder, Travis and Amanda Traylor, Aimee Combs, Jessie Acuff, Gregg and Beverly Bisso and Mike Muratorri; great aunt, Claudia Lamb; cousins, Ethan, Aaron and Adam Snyder, Kolby Hughes and Bubby and Zach Combs; his precious cat, Buddy; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  Colton will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.  He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend.  With Colton’s passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated.   A Celebration of Life in honor of Colton will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the North Montgomery County Community Center in Willis, TX.  For those attending; Please wear a blue shirt and no black attire.   In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Colton’s honor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated at www.cff.org.





BONNIE LEE BALDWIN


In Loving Memory of Bonnie Lee Baldwin, dedicated wife, loving sister, caring mother and grandmother of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on August 5, 2013 at the age of 89 in Conroe.  Mrs. Baldwin was preceded in death by her father and mother, Will S. and Lily Smallwood; sister, Opal Smallwood; brother, Willie Smallwood; her beloved husband, Roy Baldwin, Sr; son, Clifton Baldwin; daughter, Bonnie Petty and grandson, David Petty.   Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her loving family: brother, Richard Smallwood (Gladys); sons, Roy Baldwin, Jr. (Patsy) and William Baldwin, Sr.; grandchildren, Andrew Baldwin, GarrethBaldwin (Soneen), Karen Lee Sword (Troy), William Baldwin, Jr. (Diane),Tammy Baldwin and Raymond Petty; special son, Coleman Stump; nephew, Richard Smallwood, niece, Carol Tadlock; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. “Every day in some small way, we will miss you more than words can say. In our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.” 






JAMIE FRANK


Jamie, of Montgomery, Texas passed away surrounded by his family on Friday August 2nd, 2013. He was born on August 1st, 1952 in Cleveland, Texas to Edgar (Dick) and Jeanette (Jean) Frank of Montgomery, Texas.

Jamie lived his entire life in the Conroe and Montgomery County area and graduated from Conroe High School in 1970. Jamie was the ace pitcher for the Mims Baptist Little League state champions in 1965. He also was an outstanding Conroe Tiger football player, earning a scholarship to Sam Houston State University in 1971. After a short time at SHSU, Jamie returned to Conroe and began a career as a highly skilled master carpenter working for numerous builders in the Montgomery County area.

His family and friends know Jamie as a very loyal individual, who would be there for anyone needing help. He was beloved in his April Sound community, always visiting with his neighbors and helping out on the street he lived on. He was an amazing cook, who loved to grill, and was known for his short ribs. He worked in his yard everyday, and could make anything grow. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, NASCAR, and loved the Houston Astros. Always by his side was his dog Lilly, his constant companion whom he loved very much.

He was preceded by his father, Edgar (Dick) Frank, brother Michael Wayne Frank and niece Amber Lynn Frank.

Jamie is survived by the love of his life Vicki and daughter Jane, daughter Amanda, Mother Jean Frank, brothers Gary Lee Frank, Russell Glynn Frank and his wife Terrie, and Ronald Lynn Frank. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 5PM-7PM at Conroe Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6th at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with interment following at Garden Park Cemetery.






DEANIE GRIFFIN


Deanie Griffin of Conroe, Texas died on Monday, July 29, 2013. Mrs. Griffin was born on Dec. 23, 1928. A native of Boaz, Alabama, she moved to Texas as a young wife.  A longtime resident of Houston, she relocated to Conroe in 2001. Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by her husband, Ray M. Griffin and sons, Jim and Mike Rodenbaugh. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to grow flowers and was also a faithful member of Church of God 7Day.  She is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law, Jeana and Jeff Kendrick, and Kathryn and Evan Kendrick; Grandchildren: Rachel Christians, Michelle Boyd, Andrea Kendrick, Caleb Kendrick, Andrew Kendrick and Seth Kendrick; Great grandchild: Graham Christians; Siblings: Cecile Dyar, Faye Montgomery, Jean Drake, Ann Smith, Howard, Tommy and James Barnette of Cullman, Alabama. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Church of God 7 Day on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Nathan Lawson officiating. A family graveside will be held on Friday at Houston National Cemetery where Mrs. Griffin will be laid to rest with her late husband, Ray.  If desired, donations may be made to: Disabled Vets at www.dav.org.








CLARA NELL SPEAR


Funeral services for Clara Nell Spear, 74, of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. Raya Machupa officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Clara was born on December 2, 1938 in Collier County, Florida to Jeff and Anna Rodgers and passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. Clara was truly a wonderful person and touched many people with her kind heart.  She was dearly loved by her family and will be missed. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Spear and her three brothers.  She is survived by her loving family: sons, Joseph H. Zimmerman, III (Joe) and Glenn Zimmerman; daughter, Tracy Stovall; brother, Buddy Rodgers and wife, Yong; grandchildren, Joseph H. Zimmerman IV (Josh) and wife, Lisa, Brandy Stovall and Robert Stovall; great grandchildren, Joseph H. Zimmerman, V (Josh), Haley Zimmerman, Wesley Stovall, Avee Dillard and Jordan Dillard. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  A special heartfelt thanks to Odyssey Hospice for their kind support during this difficult time. 







SANDRA GEORGIANNA BAERG QUIRING SHAW


Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

 

Sandra Georgianna Baerg Quiring Shaw was born November 11, 1945 at 11:11 and 11 seconds. The nurses on the ward wanted to name her Minute due to her birthing time.

            Sandra grew in the love of Christ through the mentoring and ministry of her loving and godly parents. Due to her faith in Christ and the grace God extended to her, she was baptized at age 18 in the North Saskatchewan River. The water was so cold and swift that several men of the church were standing down-river in order to "catch" anyone that might be pulled away.

            Sandra went on to attend Briarcrest Bible Institute and then proceeded to the Saskatoon College of Education to obtain her teaching certificate. She was married to Kenneth Quiring on June 3, 1967, whom she had known since first grade.  Together they ministered at Fairview Bible Church in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  They then ministered at Grace Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. For a while they left the ministry and lived in Leduc, Alberta, before moving to Arvada, Colorado. In Colorado, and later Texas, Sandra taught sixth grade for many years.  Sandra mourned the loss of her 34 year marriage to Ken in 2001. In 2007 Sandra remarried to Delmer Shaw.

During all her years of teaching the highlight was teaching Bible class. She was energized, excited, and invigorated by teaching God's Word.  One story is from a student that came to her and told her that he had been told that math was the most important subject he needed to learn. She looked at the student and replied: I don't use Algebra II. I don't use calculus and rarely sit at the table to work problems. But every minute of every day I use God's Word. Is it flowing in me and through me? Is it in my actions? Is it in my words?  Whether you grow up to be an accountant or physicist won't matter if you don't grow up in God and His Word. 

             Sandra testified to God's faithfulness with His constant provision - on paper her finances never worked, but God expanded every cent.  Through all the trials in her life, Sandra continued to trust in the faithfulness of God.  Upon her diagnosis of cancer she sat with her daughter Chrystal and listened to the song Faithful God by Laura Story. This song played each time treatment finished. It played each time a doctor's visit brought unwelcome news. It played each time she struggled physically or emotionally. It was a great war cry to His faithful provision, love, comfort, peace, and goodness; ever-flowing and all-consuming.  Despite it all, she knew He would provide because He was faithful.

 Sandra's favorite phrase was always Because He Lives.  She enjoyed particularly listening to the Gaither Vocal Band sing the song and she would sign each letter with that closing phrase.  Sandra took this as a promise to herself that God held the future no matter what it was. In the most difficult and heartbreaking times in her life, it reminded her continually that God was in control and that His sovereign hand was an immutable refuge. Proverbs 16:9  The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

            Sandra was preceded in death by her father, David Baerg and her brother Philip Baerg.  She leaves to mourn her passing: her 97 year old mother, Elfrieda Baerg; her son Collin (wife Shelly); daughter, Chrystal (husband Michael) and grandchildren: Jessica, Ryan, Catherine, Victoria, Alexandra, and Jonathan.  Sandra is also mourned by her brother, Cycil Baerg (wife, Edith) and her sister, Deanna Block (husband, Art) along with their families.

 Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 1013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The viewing will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M prior to the service on Tuesday. The family will hold a private burial at a later date.  




LIBBY LYNN MOSES MCCAULEY-Loving Miss Libby xoxo


Libby Lynn Moses McCauley died on the morning of July 20, 2013 at her home in Willis, Texas at the age of seventy-three.   Libby was a long-time resident of Montgomery County and was highly respected and loved by her family and friends.

Libby is survived by her husband J.W. McCauley, daughter Tanya  (Mrs. Leslie) Tilley of Devine, Texas and son John Neal McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada;  grandsons John Lawton Tilley and Carson Tilley of Devine and granddaughters Devinne McCauley, Darian McCauley and Danika McCauley and their Mother, Pamela Harrison McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada;  sister Suanne (Mrs. Carl Todd) VanWay of Victoria, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Libby was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Felicia Jo (Mrs. Ross Edward) Norris.

 Libby was born in Brenham, Texas on March 1, 1940 to Theron Ellis Moses and Sue Floyd Moses.  A short time later the family moved to Shelby County, Texas where six generations of her family had resided since 1835.  She had a special place in her heart for all things “East Texas.” Reared in a multi-generational household, Libby grew up knowing and loving people of all ages, creeds and color, and they loved her in return.   

“Miss Libby” taught Adult Education for Region VI for many years.  Classes were held in area schoolhouses, Conroe College, and the Montgomery County Jail.  Libby loved her students.  She bonded easily with them, imparting   encouragement and life-lessons along with the curriculum.  Former students, their parents, and even their children are quick to credit “Miss Libby” with having changed their lives.  Libby gave her Christian testimony by both word and example.  Her generosity knew no limits – time, effort, money, prayer – whatever the need, Libby met it.  Few in this county have not been touched in some way by Libby’s kindness.  She was known for her wit and humor; a few witticisms from Libby could relieve the tensions and sadness from any situation.

Libby and J.W. have made their home in Conroe and Willis for almost fifty years.

Their children attended Conroe schools and they took much pride in their accomplishments. This pride has extended to their grandchildren.  Libby and J.W. were active and faithful members of First Baptist Church, Willis. Before illness curtailed their activities, their home was always open to friends and family.  Libby was a great cook and she and J.W. were excellent hosts.  Libby would like to be remembered by a personal act of kindness proffered in her memory.  

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, Willis with Pastor Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 







MARSHALL AND DOROTHY GRAY-Loving Husband and Wife


Funeral services for Marshall Stuart (Buddy) Gray, 82, and his wife, Dorothy Turner Gray, 81, will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Reverend Polly D. Standing officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton, Texas. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 22, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

 

Buddy was born on August 9, 1930 in Ridge, Texas and passed away on July 18, 2013 in Oak Ridge North, Texas. Dorothy was born on December 18, 1931 in Groveton, Texas and passed away on July 20, 2013 in Oak Ridge North, Texas. They were inseparable in life, nor could they be separated by death, as Buddy and Dorothy passed away within days of each other. They were kindred souls who were completely devoted to each other and to their beloved family with generous hearts and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew them.

 

Buddy and Dorothy were married in Houston on December 28, 1950, and would have celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary this year. Dorothy and Buddy made their home in Houston and Oak Ridge North where they raised their family.

 

Buddy proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and worked for many years in the mortgage banking and real estate investment industries. At the time, he served as the only civilian on the Houston Police Department Pension Board. He also loved to cook and barbecue for his family and friends - a couple of his specialties were Oysters Bienville and brisket. Dorothy worked in banking for Montgomery County Bank and Chase Bank. She also enjoyed painting, Bunco, and gardening.

 

Buddy and Dorothy were longtime members of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and more recently attended The Woodlands Christian Church.

 

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mamie Gray and his brother, Louis Grinell Gray. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Turner and six siblings. She is also survived by one brother, Hubert Turner. Together they are survived by their loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Stuart Gray and Marie, John Louis Gray and Leah, and Rodney Marshall Gray and Jackie. Grandchildren are Andrew Stuart Gray, Dr. Elizabeth Anne Gray and husband, Kyle Kovel, Elliott Travis Gray and wife, Jacey, Sarah Kathleen Gray, Alexandra Hope Gray, Britt Trione and husband, Jake, and Bre Gray. Great-grandchildren are Aiden Stuart Gray, Oliver Leath Kovel and Adelaide Gray Kovel. Beloved niece, Tonya Dunn and husband, Dr. Bryan Dunn, nephew, Wes Turner, and numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. A heartfelt thanks to Ted and Maritza Fletcher of The Pines at Oakhurst and Heart to Heart Hospice for all of their kind and loving support.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to FISHER HOUSE. www.fisherhouse.org






MARGARET ELIZABETH WILDER


In Loving Memory of Margaret E. Wilder of Conroe, Texas, Texas who passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Shenandoah, Texas. Mrs. Wilder was born on October 29, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama to Ambrose and Louise Cole. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and dear friend who will be greatly missed and leaves a host of family and friends behind to cherish her memories.  She will be buried with her beloved husband, Robert at Houston National Cemetery. 






MARTHA YVONNE GLOSSUP


In Loving Memory of Martha Yvonne Wright Glossup of Willis, Texas, formerly of Cleveland, Texas who passed away on June 7, 2013. Mrs. Glossup was born on February 21, 1929 in Austin, Texas to Troy and Guida Wright.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and dear friend who will be greatly missed.  Martha Yvonne was preceded in death by her children, Joan G. Statham and Gaylen W. Statham and her brother, Marvin Wright.  She is survived by her loving grandchildren, Vernon Wear, Harry Lawrence, III, Joe W. Pierce, II, Cynthia Pierce Miller Dan Statham; Great grandchildren, Joseph Pierce Slater, Nicholas D. Pierce and Jazamine Pierce; and one great grandson.     Private Funeral services were held in Austin, Texas where she was buried next to her parents.  




SHANNON RAYE KEMPF HEDGEPATH


In Loving Memory of Shannon Raye Kempf Hedgepath, 41, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Freer, Texas who passed away on June 28, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.  Shannon was born to Ervin Kempf and Evelyn (Weimers) on November 2, 1971 in Castroville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jenna Kempf. Shannon is survived by her mother, Evelyn; her step-dad, Jack Rice; her three loving children, Rebecca Kempf, Hope Stapper and Dana Hedgepath; her sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Troy Wisenbaker, James Kempf and Ron Rice; her precious grandchildren, Isaac Smith and Taievyn Stapper; several aunts, uncles, nieces, other dear relatives and a host of friends also survive.    Shannon loved to cook and was great at the art of cooking a wonderful meal for her family and friends. She attended Angelina College in Lufkin, TX and received her CNA license.   Shannon was a hard worker and enjoyed working at Sunrise Nursing in Lufkin, Texas where she able to help those in need.   She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who was greatly loved.  Shannon had a special place in her heart for each of her precious grandchildren with whom she loved so dearly.  She will be dearly missed.  Fly with the angels Shannon..


Memorial Services will be held on Freer at a later date. 








JACQULINE P. WATERS



Funeral service for Jacquline Waters (Memaw), 83 of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Jim Barcliff officiating.  Viewing will begin at 2:00 P.M. prior to the service and will be held until 5:00 P.M.   Jacquline was born on February 21, 1930 in Houston County, Texas and went to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 14, 2013. She spent her life serving and giving to all that crossed her path.  Jacquline will be missed by numerous family members and friends.  




JOHN EDWARD BARBEE


In Loving Memory of John Edward Barbee, 28, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 11, 2013. Funeral services for John will be held at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The Visitation with the family will be held from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. prior to the service on Tuesday.  John was born on April 3, 1985 in Houston, Texas to Kenneth and Deborah Barbee. He was a loving man who was full of life and love. John is survived by his loving family: Parents, Kenneth and Deborah Barbee; his precious daughter, Carly Ann Barbee; his fiance’, Elizabeth Holcombe; his sister, Crystal Barbee Jackson and husband, Bradley; his brothers, Kenneth Barbee and wife, Crystal and KevinBarbee and wife, Megan and his sister, Sharon Barbee. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.





RONNIE EDWARD BUSSHART



Ronnie Edward Busshart was born August 17, 1958 and left this world June 2, 2013. He was born in Houston, Texas and moved with his family to Conroe in 1965. He graduated from Conroe High School and went on to the University of Texas. He completed his degree at the University of Houston. Ron worked many years as an insurance examiner first in Texas, Nevada, and then in Vermont. He became interested in the medical field and began his studies to become a respiratory therapist. Ron came back to Texas where he was continuing his studies, as well as battling a serious heart condition.  He leaves behind to grieve our loss a daughter, Brittany Barron and two grandchildren, Mason and Shea; mother, Bettie Arnold; father, Gene E. Busshart; brother, Barry Busshart; sister, Susan Bingham; brother-in-law, Johnny Bingham; half-brother, Joel Busshart; step-brother, Tony Arnold; step-sister, Cathy Reed; life-long friends, Mike and Dede Canada, dear cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. We will miss you so much, and always will. Until we meet again, my son- until we meet again. There will be a Celebration of Life for Ron at a later date.  






WILLIE MAE SIMMONS



A Memorial Service for Willie Mae Simmons of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:00 P.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Willie Mae was born on December 27, 1929 in Midway, Texas to Oscar and Dollie (Kay) Harrell and passed away peacefully on May 25, 2013 in Conroe, Texas, at the age of 83. Willie Mae retired from CISD bus transportation after 23 years service.  Throughout her life, she loved creating beautiful crocheted Afghans, which she graciously shared with her family and friends. Willie Mae also enjoyed spending leisurely time in her garden, feeding the birds and fishing with her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose loving smile and giving nature will be dearly missed.  She is survived by her family: Daughter, Cynthia DuBose and husband, Larry; Sons, Carl Simmons, Mark Simmons and Matthew Simmons; Grandchildren, Ashley Simmons, Nikki Simmons, Scarlett Caiton and Wendi DuBose and husband, Steve; Great grandchildren, Cayden, Julia, Zander and Luke; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  





JAMES F. FERGUSON



Visitation for James F. Ferguson of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Independence, Kansas, will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Funeral services and interment with military honors will be held in Independence, Kansas.  Mr. Ferguson was born on June 23, 1927 in Elk City, Kansas and passed away peacefully on May 22, 2013 in Conroe. He was 85 years old.  James lived in Independence, Kansas for many years before moving to Conroe with his wife Evelyn, 14 years ago. Known for his domino playing, his love of country dancing and his ever present smile, James will be missed by all who knew him. As an avid genealogy enthusiast he spent many hours preserving his family’s unique story. James proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict era.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn in 1999. James is survived by his loving family: Daughters, Kathie Caudle and husband, Richard and Debbie Alford and husband, Scott; son, David Ferguson and wife, Mary; Sister, Donna Clark and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Shawn, Michelle, Kimberly, Matthew, Dominic and William; Great grandchildren, Tyler, Bryce, Nathaniel and Evelyn; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  



JAMES LOUIS LAWSON



In Loving Memory of James L. Lawson, 72, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on May 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by loved ones.  James was born on March 14, 1941 in Nacogdoches, TX to James and Emmie Lawson and resided in Conroe for most of his life where he raised his family.  James proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 2 years and was retired from Pipefitter’s Local 211 in Houston.  He was the Owner of the popular Ice House “The Waterhole” for many years where he was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it was to a friend or an acquaintance.  James never met a stranger.   He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, John and Lori, as well as, his brother, Jerrell.  James is survived by his family: children, Linda Massey and husband, John, Pat Sunday and Jerrell Thomason, Dennis Lawson, Mechail West and husband, Donald, and James L. Lawson, Jr. and wife, Shelley; brother, Lonnie Glyn Lawson and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, James, Hellena , Mechelle, Jennifer, Amy, Timothy, Luke, Mark, Amanda and Matthew; 21 dear great grandchildren. Many other caring relatives and friends also survive.  James was a loving and kind father, brother, Grandpa and friend who will be dearly missed.  A Remembrance gathering will be held at a later date in honor of him.  





MARY ALICE CARSON


Mary Alice Carson (Vaco, Reagan) passed away on May 3, 2013 at the age of 75 in Riverside, California from complications of Alzheimer’s. She was born on March 25, 1938 to Charlie and Ruthie VanVeckhoven in Nacogdoches, Texas. During her life, Mary had worked as a hair-dresser, cashier, assistant apartment manager and CNA. Some of her hobbies included her longtime love of oil painting, being outdoors and singing old hymns.   She was a loving person who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, L.J. Reagan and her daughter, Mary Ruth Merchant. She is survived by her son, James Victor Reagan; Granddaughters, Sha LaNae and Shadow King; Grandsons, Seth and Shannon Reagan; Great-Grandson, Giovanni LaNae, and a large extended family.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Willis Cemetery, 10129 FM 1097 W. Willis, TX 77318.  






JAMES (JIM) DAVID TRAVIS


James (Jim) David Travis was on born June 11, 1955 in Georgia and passed on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joe and Vera Travis, and sister, Betty.  He is survived by his wife, Diana McHugh, step-son, Jason McHugh;  grandson,  Korbyn McHugh; grand dog, Kenzie; brother, Robert Travis and wife, Vicki; and sister, Theresa; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Jim served ten years in the Air Force where he studied radio repair and communications.  Jim was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1983.  It was then that Jim began working on contract services for the Armed services until 2006. In 2009, Jim was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, as a strong man he didn't let it slow him down much.  He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Rebecca McGee officiating. The Viewing will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. prior to the service in The Chapel.  Graveside will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman, Oklahoma.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: MD Anderson Kidney Research at  www.mdanderson.org/gifts in Jim’s Memory.  




BILLY GENE CASH


Funeral services for Bill Cash of Houston, Texas will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Charles Allen Briethaupt officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. 

Billy was born in Jacksonville, TX on November 6, 1929.  His family moved to Forney, TX when he was two years old and lived on a cotton farm until he was twelve when the family moved to Houston.  His Dad worked as a ship fitter building ships during World War II.Billy went to Hohl Elementary, Hamilton Junior High and Reagan Senior High in Houston.  He went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company on October 11, 1948.  He had thirty-six years of service when he retired.  He held the job titles of Cable Splicer, Switchman and Estimate Assigner.  After retiring he worked nineteen years for Carey Limousine.  He really enjoyed his duties with Carey as he has always enjoyed being with people.  He has driven many important people such has the King of Spain, Prince of Spain, Queen of England, the Premiere of Canada and, of course, the Average Joes.In 1952 he was drafted into the Army.  His induction was in San Antonio, TX.  Billy took his basic training and schooling at Camp Gordon in Augusta, GA.  After his schooling, he went to the country of Germany.  In Germany his job was working with people which he loved.  This job required him to live in a hotel and he was the Assistant Manager to the Officers Club.  After two years he came back to the United States being discharged in Fort Smith, ARK.  While he was in the Army, his wife, Clara, stayed in their home; keeping the Home Fire Burning and working for Southwestern Bell.Billy married his ever-loving wife Clara Paluch (Pollock) on November 11, 1949 after working for Southwestern Bell for a year.  They had many wonderful years together.  Billy and Clara had two special daughters, Mary Cash Beckman and Marcia Cash LaMarche; 5 grandchildren, Autumn Beckman, Emily Beckman Lloyd, Anessa Swonke, Ashley Swonke Mangrum, and Adam Swonke; 4 great grandchildren, Hunter and Cody McClelland, Mylanah and Haevyn Mangrum.  Son-in-law, Al LaMarche and one grandson-in-law, Raymond Lloyd, Two sisters-in-law, Mozelle and Velma Cash.  Two sisters-in-law preceded him in death, Rosie and Dorothy Cash.  Billy had four brothers three of which preceded him in death, Charlie Dee, Amos and Lewis Cash.  His surviving brother, James Cash, lives in Winnsboro, TX.  He has many nieces and nephews besides his family.He leaves much love to Frances Whitmire, Evelyn and Mark Messer; E.J. and Rhonda Swonke, Courtney Etherton and Tracie Hensley.  He loves all his family and also all of the family reunions throughout the years.  He had special love for all his friends and co-workers.Billy accepted Christ as his personal Savior in the Baptist church when he was eleven years old.  He has worked in the church as Song Director, Sunday School Teacher, Pianist, Director of the Royal Ambassadors for boys.  He has always enjoyed his Christian duties.  Now he has met his Christ face-to-face.  What a glorious time for him!






BOBBY LEE DOREE (BOB)


Bobby Lee Doree (Bob), 79, of Montgomery (formerly of Conroe and Houston), peacefully entered God's kingdom on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a brief battle with bile duct cancer. He was born December 17, 1933 to W.J. and Effie Mae Stutts Doree in El Campo, TX. After the death of his father at a young age, the family moved to the Heights in Houston where his mother met and married Wallace Frank, the wonderful man who raised him. Bob graduated from Reagan High School in 1952. After proudly serving our country in the Air Force for four years, he went to work for Braniff Airlines as a customer service agent for 25 years. In 1960 he married his beautiful wife Lee. After the airline went bankrupt, Bob eventually went to work for Aldine ISD transportation as the parts manager for 15 years before retiring. He is preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life for 48 years, Lee. He is survived by his two daughters and their children, Deon Doree of Magnolia and Jeremy, Kayley and Brianna Freed, and Dawn and Scott Hill of Montgomery and Rebecca Batterson. He also had the joy of meeting his new great-grandson, Bryson Lee Twitty. In addition, he is survived by a brother and two nephews, and his close companion Maria Lara, as well as other relatives and many dear friends. Bob never met a stranger, and lived to make people laugh. As a strong Christian, he taught Sunday school for many years, and was very involved in the men's ministry at Airline UMC where he organized events such as 42 tournaments and the annual Roast N Toast. He loved to travel, often taking back roads in different routes to his destination, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing dominos, having a 31 year running game with his close friend Charles Faigle.A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held at Christ Church United Methodist, 6363 Research Forest, The Woodlands, on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00pm. The family would like to thank all their friends and family for the many prayers, care and concern shown through Dad's journey, and especially the wonderful people at Odyssey Hospice in Conroe for their encouraging support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Odyssey Hospice in his name.





TOM L. COLLINS


Tom L. Collins was born on September 7, 1922 in Claremore, OK and passed at his home in Montgomery, TX on April 6, 2013 attended by loving family. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life, Juanita Walding Collins by 3 months, 28 days.He was also preceded in death by his parents, E.R. Collins and Bertha (Rogers) Collins; siblings, Kenneth Collins, Lois Margaret Collins, Virgil Collins, Theodore Collins, Bertha Marie Collins, John Paul Collins, Delbert Collins.He is survived by his children (spouses), James Collins (Sarah), Thomas Collins (Sonja), Nita Bailey (Jay), Patrick Collins (Richard Spethman Jr.); grandchildren, Christopher Collins (Vanessa), Rhonda Banks (Joel Kesterson), Lisa Slocum (Preston), Doug Blackwell (Sandy), Matthew Bailey, Bryan Bailey, Kara Leighton (Jacob), Cordelia Collins, Camille Collins, Kanon Collins; great grandchildren, Peter Horn (Kristin), Brian Horn, Alexandra Martin, Ian Freeman, Elliot Blackwell, Reid Collins; great-great grandchildren, Georgia Horn; sister, Ernestine Wilson- Audd (Ralph Lee); sisters in law, Johnnie Waites, Emma Collins, Mary Collins; nephews, Robert Waites (Suzanne), Kenneth Waites (Karen); great nephew, Kendal Waites; great niece, Heather Waites; with many other nephews, nieces and loved ones.As a child Tom's family moved to Kilgore, TX where he soon demonstrated his excellence as a football player. He played for Kilgore High School and Kilgore Jr. College. In 1946 he was part of the team that traveled to California to play in the first Jr. Rose Bowl.Tom served in the Army in the Battery B 798th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion during WWII. He was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bars (4 years). Tom and Juanita moved to the Houston area in the late 1940's. He graduated from the University of Houston to begin his career as an educator in the Houston Independent School District. When he retired he and Juanita moved to Montgomery, TX. He became a Master Gardener and spent many years growing Christmas trees and hybrid apples. Tom spent over three decades as a volunteer for the Mt Pleasant Cemetery Association. He was instrumental in the re-building of the Chapel in 1976. Tom was a lifetime member of the Freemason Society, Danville Lodge No. 101 A. F. & A. M., Kilgore, TX. He was devoted to his family and truly believed there was no place like home. His wisdom, honesty and unconditional love will be cherished by all that knew him always.The family is sincerely appreciative of the countless, nameless people that honored Dad in his last years by stopping him on the street to shake his hand and thank him for his service to our country during WWII.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Mt Pleasant Chapel in Montgomery, TX at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Disabled Veterans or the Chronic Disease Foundation.


ELLA MARIAN HALE


Ella Marian Hale, 96, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Ella was born in Tabor, Kentucky on March 22, 1917 to Lewis C. and Queen Blevins.  She and her husband relocated to Galena Park, Texas in 1949 and later Channelview.  In 1991 the Hales moved to Conroe to be closer to family where Ella continued to nurture and care for her ill husband.  Ella was a member of North Side Baptist Church, Order of the Eagles in Houston, volunteer at Tidelands Hospital and was very active with the Channelview Senior Center while she lived in that area.  In February 2008, due to health reasons, Ella moved to the Willis Nursing Home where she made many friends and in August 2009 moved to Conroe Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elmer R. Hale, her parents, and eleven siblings.  Survivors: daughter, Janice Oliver of Montgomery; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Karen Hale of Hilltop Lakes: Larry and Donna Hale of New Braunfels; and Terry and Debbie Hale of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren, Scott Hale and wife, Dr. Irma Aquirre of Jewett, Stewart Hale of Houston, Chris Oliver and wife Tina of Montgomery, Michael Oliver of Austin, Lee Hale of Houston, Jeremy and Jeffrey Hale of Broken Arrow, OK, and Tiffany  Ramirez of Gulfport, MS; ten great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Hake of Ft. Thomas, KY and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ella will always be remembered by her laughter and love of life.   The family wishes to thank the staff at One North, Conroe Regional Hospital, and the staff at Conroe Health Care for their loving care of Ella or “Miss Ellie”.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.Visitation will be on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors, Conroe.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m., Garden Park Cemetery, Conroe.   


JOHN EARL STAMPER


In Loving Memory of John Earl Stamper of Conroe, Texas who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the age of 64 in Conroe, Texas. John was born on October 6, 1948 in Galesburg, Illinois to James and Margaret Stamper. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who enjoyed living life to the fullest and spending time with his family and friends. John also proudly served his country in the Marines during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his loving family: daughter, Annette Ikenburg and her husband, James; grandchildren, Katherine, Rebecca and Jaime Ikenburg; sisters and brothers, Loretta Kelley, Mary Anne Heil, James Stamper, Rose Loggins, William Stamper and Patricia Nelson and husband, Russell; numerous dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Private services will be held at a later date.




MARGIE ANN THOMPSON


Funeral Services for Margie Ann Thompson of Willis, Texas will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor and the Rev. David Hahn officiating.  The Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Margie was born on March 21, 1957 in Willis, Texas to Newton F. Downs, Sr. and Annebell G. Weaver Downs. She passed away at the age of 55 on March 18, 2013 in Willis, Texas with her family by her side. Margie met and married the love of her life, Raymond Glenn on March 18, 1977 in Willis, Texas.  She and her husband were longtime residents of Willis and together raised a strong Christian family. Margie, who loved to cook, often shared delicious meals with her family, as well as, extended family and dear friends.  She absolutely adored children and loved helping out families in need.  Margie had a passion for her family that was evident to all who knew her. Her greatest roles were that of being a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and faithful friend.  Her memory will be carried on in the hearts of her dear family and friends.   She is survived by her loving family: husband of 36 years, Raymond Glenn Thompson; daughters, Crystal Hartwick and husband, Brian and Wendy Thompson; brothers, Newton R. Downs, Jr. and Nathan E. Downs; sister, Sheryl D. Lovelady; grandchildren, Phoebe Hartwick, Bailey Hartwick, Lane Dick, Seth Dick, Caden Dick and Blaidyn Downs; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  



LUMAN BURR



A Memorial Service for Luman Burr of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Mr. Burr was born on October 7, 1941 in Normal, Illinois and passed away peacefully on March 16, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas.  He was 71 years old.  Luman is survived by his loving family: wife, Amalia Burr; sons, Hudson R. Burr and Luman Burr, Jr. and wife, Leticia Ortiz Guzman; sisters, Charlotte B. Modhal, Ann H. Burr Smith and husband, Kenneth and Marcia Burr; grandchildren, Charlotte Burr, Hudson Burr, Dylan  Burr, Luman Burr, and Luman Burr; sister-in-law, Rosalba Ortiz, friend, Alexander Dow; nephew, Robert Dow; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Luman lived and teached Algebra in Los Angeles for many years before moving to The Woodlands.  He was a hard working, well respected man who was extremely generous with his time when it came to others.  Luman loved politics, old steam engine trains, biking, the great outdoors and he especially enjoyed bird watching. He was a great family man and will be dearly missed. 






VICKEY LYNN PENNINGTON


 “Aunt Vickey” born in Brenham, Texas on November 18, 1950 passed away on March 20, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. She will be joining our dad, Dean Pennington “Uncle Dean”, her dad Harold Swindell, her mom Juanita Swindell, and her brothers, Harold Wayne Swindell “Uncle Wayne” and Ronnie Swindell. She is survived by her beloved children, Dana Robertson, Chad Penningtonand his wife, Nicole Pennington, Clint Pennington and his wife Tricia Pennington, and blessed dearly with Justin Lee Pennington. Her children blessed her with five beautiful grandchildren; Hannah Renee’ Robertson, Aiden Dean Robertson, Cole Wayne Pennington, Maddie Jo Pennington and Payden Renee’ Pennington. She is also survived by her niece, Selena Crane and husband, Lauren Crane and their daughter, Cassie Hope. Vickey Lynn had countless family members and friends that will miss her very much and will treasure time spent with her. She is also survived by very loyal friends Courtney and Fritz Swarthout and their children, Kenneth “K.C.”, Bryce, Corbyn, and Masyn Dean. Fritz is among the manythat our parents loved and treated as their own. Vickey Lynn has forever imprinted into our hearts andlives her strength, courage, determination, compassion, forgiveness, and love and we will greatly miss her. Our mom did not ask for much. She was always available to talk, she loved her family and mostimportantly she loved her children and married the love her life who she is now with. Our mom’s life was dedicated to making sure Justin was happy, healthy, and most importantly loved equally. Vickey and Dean never turned their backs on anyone who needed help. She will be the brightest star in the night sky shining down on all of her loved ones left behind. The family asks in lieu of flowers; please donate to Conroe Funeral Directors on behalf of Justin Pennington. All donations go to the final cost of burial and any extra for the care of Justin. Viewing will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 5–8 pm. Services will be held at gravesite Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 11 am at Mount Zion Cemetery in Spring, Texas. Pallbearers include Fritz Swarthout, Roy Brzymialkiewicz, Fred Banks, Bubba Blackwell, Robert Anderson, and Kenneth Swarthout.




WILLIAM "BILL" FOSTER TRENT


In Loving Memory of William “Bill” Foster Trent of Conroe, TX, formerly of Norcross, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Conroe, TX.  Bill was 69 years old.  He will be laid to rest at the VA Houston National Cemetery at a later date.   Bill grew up in Florida, but lived and worked in Norcross, Georgia for most of his adult life.  He loved his job and worked as an A/C Technician for Shumate Mechanical in Norcross for over 20 years until he was forced to stop due to his illness.  Bill was a hard working, well respected man who was always there to help friends or former customers, whom requested him specifically, with their A/C issues.  He was extremely generous with his time when it came to others. Bill was a funny, light hearted soul that will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Fly with the angels Bill.   Bill was preceded in death by his father, John Foster Trent; his mother, Felecia Trent in March of 2012.  He is survived by his loving family: sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Doug Payne; nieces, Rhonda Soto and husband, Jaime and Tara Sincleair and husband, Stuart; great nephew,  Jacob Soto; great nieces, Madalynn Soto, Courtney Copeland, Audrey Sincleair and Hattie Sincleair; many cousins in W. Virginia, Georgia and Florida also survive.  


BERNICE FERN CRAWFORD NORRIS


Bernice Fern Norris was born on May 13, 1914 in Nederland, Texas to F.N. and Ernestine (Lee) Hollier and passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013 in The Woodlands, Tx.  She was 98 years old.  Bernice worked as a Secretary in the energy industry for many years. She was a kind, loving woman of grace and integrity who will be dearly missed.  A  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands with Father Mathew Thottiyil officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.  Bernice is survived by her loving family:  Daughter, Sharon Surface and husband, Harry; sister, Beth Zipprich; nephew, John Zipprich and niece, Marilyn Birt; grandchildren, Dianna Cox and husband, David and Karen Bewsey and husband, Russ; great grandchildren, Chase Bosch, Hunter Bosch and Brooke Bewsey. 



GEORGE FRANCIS ROWE


Memorial service for George F. Rowe, 66, of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  George was born on September 11, 1946 in Mobile, Alabama and passed away on March 8, 2013 in The Woodlands, TX with his devoted family and friends by his side. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 25 years, Dede Rowe and his sons, Wayne Scott Rowe and Ryan Adam Rowe; sister-in-law, Shannon Roth and husband, Jeff; niece, Veronica Fisch; father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Mary Brewer; and numerous longtime friends from The Woodlands and Conroe areas.  George worked in the Traffic and Transportation Department with the City of Houston for over 25 years before retiring.  George was an excellent bowler and enjoyed bowling with his family and friends over the years at 300 Bowl and AMF Woodlands Bowl.  He also loved Guide Salt water fishing, hunting, gardening, his Harley and his puppy, Koko. He was a gentle, kind man who will be dearly missed



BETTY MILDRED EPPERSON


Funeral services for Betty Mildred Epperson, 93, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Phillip Moore officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday in The Chapel. Mrs. Epperson was born on March 26, 1919 in Itasca, Texas to George and Mary Abbott and passed away peacefully on March 4, 2013 in Montgomery, Texas with her family by her side.   Betty was a 1936 graduate of Itasca high school and attended Texas Tech University. She loved to travel and throughout her life, she was able to take two trips through Europe. Betty worked for Southwestern Bell for over 33 years in Lubbock. Texas and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon for 3 years.   She also was a member of the Retired Pioneer’s of Southwestern Bell, Past President of the ABWA, and Secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. Betty met and married the love of her life, Dwight E. Epperson and they were married for 9 years and resided in South Carolina until his passing.  Betty was a loving, kind mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who loved life and her family.  She was dearly loved and be missed by all who knew and loved her.   She was preceded in death by her loving parents, her beloved husband, Dwight Epperson, her sister, Glenn Fuqua, step-sister, Jane Estes and step-daughter, Lynn Pearson.  Betty is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law, Gail J. and Gilbert W. Box and Jana Jo and Grady Collins; grandchildren, Suzanne Box and James A. Box and wife, Mary; Great grandchildren, Michael J. Box and Amber L. Box; cousin, Bill Morris; step-children, Bo Epperson, Jimmy Epperson, Bobbie Oliver and Emma Jo Spivey; step-grandchildren, Stephen Collins, Brian Collins and Christa Collins; niece, Janie Lu Beatty; nephews, Rob Fuqua and wife, Judie, Len Fuqua and wife, Carole and Dr. Murray Young and wife, Jane; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  



WENDY A. GIESBRECHT


"WENDY’S CELEBRATION" 


Wendy' s Celebration Memorial Info.


Wendy A. Giesbrecht passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3 at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston after a short battle with liver cancer.  She is survived by her husband, Todd Giesbrecht, a nearly 7-year son, Mason Todd Giesbrecht, her mother, Carole Michaelson, her father, Steven Seitz, a step-mother, a step-father, a half sister, and 2 half- brothers.  Wendy was born in Washington, DC and spent her early years in Maryland and Puerto Rico where she learned to love the water.  She graduated from Old Mill High School in 1989 and then from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus in 1993. During her college years, she worked for Carden Healthcare in Maryland and then transferred to Carden’s Texas office in 1993 to resume her career in healthcare.  Here she met her husband-to-be, Todd, and they married in 1997.  During their 16 years together they traveled numerous times to the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Rockies where Wendy enjoyed the outdoors, especially any BEACH.  Her favorite beach is Rehoboth Beach, DE where she worked summers in high school and in later years enjoyed at least one week each summer at the Delaware shore.   She loved being a mommy, camping, and traveling, and touched many lives in her 42 years. 


**Her family and friends will celebrate her life on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 3-6 p.m.at Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Rd. Houston, TX 77090 (off Kuykendahl Road at Cypress Creek Drive.)    

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Wendy at The Hepatobiliary Cancer Foundation,  www.canliv.org. Click  “donate today” on the blue dot in the upper right corner.  Donations can be sent by mail to:  The Hepatobiliary Cancer Foundation, 164 Market Street, Suite 129, Charleston, SC  29401.






CHARLES "CHARLIE" FRANK SCHMIDT


Mr. Schmidt's Funeral Services

Funeral services for Charles “Charlie” Frank Schmidt, longtime resident of Conroe, TX will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Rev. Raya Machupa officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M.. Charles will receive military honors and will be laid to rest with his late wife, Susie, at Houston National Cemetery at a later date. Charles was born on August, 17, 1944 in San Antonio, TX and passed away peacefully at his home on February 15, 2013 in Conroe, TX surrounded by his familyAt the age of 17 he enlisted in the Army as an Armored Calvary Scout, where he served with the 1 Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.   After his Army service he began his lifelong career on the water and recently retired as a Tug Boat Captain out of Houston.  Those who knew Charles shall remember him best for his wicked sense of humor, his epic social gatherings, gambling and his love for the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, gardening and crabbing.  Charles was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe, TX, the Masonic Lodge 748 in Conroe, TX, and a longtime member of the Arabia Shrine in Houston, TX.  Charles will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 41 years, Susie in March of 2012; his parents, William “Sonny” George and Jacqueline Jane (Cooley) Schmidt and his sister-in-law, Irene Schmidt. He is survived by his loving family: Daughters, Teresa Kelley and husband, Thomas and Esta Schmidt-Adams and husband, John; grandchildren, Thomas “Bubba” Kelley, Tanner Kelley and Tristan Kelley; foster grandchild, Autumn Cossell; Brothers, Robert Schmidt and wife, Lois, William Schmidt, Jr. and Kenneth Schmidt and wife, Linda; Sisters, Esther Ingle and husband, James and Linda Presswood and husband, John; sisters-in-law, Jackie Medlock, Karen Schmidt and husband, Archie, Donna Wegner and husband, Gary and Diane Chaltry;  numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.   Charles was deeply loved and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. He is now at rest with the Lord and with his devoted wife, Susie, the center of his life.  



PATRICIA LEE PURSWELL ADAMS


Partricia Lee Purswell Adams, 70, of Cleveland, Texas passed away on February, 11, 2013 in Conroe, Texas.  Patricia was born on May 19, 1942 in Houston, Texas and lived in the Galveston area during her childhood years.  She moved to Conroe in 1994 and lived in the surrounding area up until the time of her passing.  Patricia was a longtime member of Fostoria Oaks Missionary Baptist Church.  She loved her family, her church family and will be greatly missed.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Wedgeworth and her son, Donnie Deville. She is survived by her children, sister, Mary Everett, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Fostoria Oaks Missionary Baptist Church at a later date.  



JEANNE K. PELAN

PELAN Memorial Service

Funeral service for Jeanne K. Pelan, 53, of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Woodlands United Methodist Church with Rev. Cliff Ritter officiating. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. A fellowship luncheon will immediately follow at the church.   Mrs. Pelan was born on September 28, 1959 in Mont Clair, New Jersey to Stanley Henry and Lois Ann (Lienau) Kowalewski and went to be the Lord on January 28, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas.  Jeanne was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother who touched many people with her caring ways and her passion for family and life.  She will be dearly missed but her memory will be carried on through the hearts of her loving family and faithful friends. Jeanne had a contagious smile that melted your heart and was a true lady. She loved cooking for her family and friends and enjoyed country dancing. Jeanne worked at Newpark Resources in The Woodlands as a Credit collections coordinator and loved her colleagues, as well as her job.  Jeanne was preceded in death by her mother, Lois.  Jeanne is survived by her dear family: beloved husband, Michael Pelan; children, Douglas D. Clelland; Amanda J. Clelland; Tyler and Cassie Pelan, Matthew Pelan, Amber and Gerod Rush; father, Stanley Henry Kowalewski; sister, Janet McNault; brother, George Kowalewski;  granddaughters, Brinley and Macie Rush; nieces, Kimberly MacNaul, Hannah MacNaul, Candice Kowalewski and Hollie Myers;  great niece and nephew, Gemma and Cannon Roach;  many other relatives and friends also survive. 




WILLIAM SHERMAN WEEKS


Weeks Military Funeral

Funeral services for William Sherman Weeks, 83, longtime resident of Shenandoah, Texas will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery. Mr. Weeks will receive full military honors from the Air Force Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. (1504 N. Thompson St. Conroe, TX 77301) Mr. Weeks was born on July 26, 1929 in Grayson County, Virginia and passed away peacefully on January 25, 2013 in Shenandoah, Texas.  Bill was an honorable man who was caring, compassionate, and was a “true fighter” who loved life and his country. He will be missed, but his memory will live on through the hearts of his dear family and friends.  Mr. Weeks had an outstanding 30 year career in the Armed Forces, starting with World War II, continuing throughout the Korean War, and ending with two tours in the Vietnam War. He first served in the Army for five years and then transferred to the Air Force, when he retired in 1974 as Chief Master Sergeant. After retirement, Bill worked as a Landman within the Oil industry, he was a licensed real estate agent, a licensed insurance agent, maintenance supervisor at Nasa and Catapillar, and owned an auto repair and restoration business. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge; 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, Member of the Chapter, Council and Commander of the Shrine; and a Colonel of the Legion of the Honor in Wichita Falls, TX. Bill held a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University and also attended the University of Omaha and the University of Maryland, where he was placed on the Dean’s List.  He loved the great outdoors and was a true animal lover.  Bill also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and golf. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; sisters, Dorothy and Jean; first wife, Katharina Weeks; mother-in-law, Lottie Berry and his dear son, James Calvin Weeks. Bill is survived by his loving family: wife, Judy Berry Weeks; children, William Sherman Weeks, Jr. and Sherman Nathaniel Weeks and wife, Caitlyn;  Karen Thibodeaux and husband, Robbie, Brenda Hatfield and husband, Jim, Veronda Smitherman and husband, Jeff, Steven Berry and wife, Staci, and Alesha Maalouf and husband, Omar;  grandchildren, Faith Turner and husband, Jeff, Lauren, Trey, Courtney Locke, Tisha Gibson and husband, Kevin, Amber, Taylor, Sarah, Justin, Samuel, Cameron, Dylan, Jay and Dallas; great grandchildren, Kathryn, Preslie, Parker and Shawn; second wife, Carolyn Weeks Turner; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting Donations to be made in Bill’s name to Moms USA (Moms of Military Serving) at momsofusa.com and click on donations or a check can be mailed to: Box 842355, Houston, TX 77284. This organization sends care packages to the men now serving.  








HUGHES Funeral ServicesSALLIE PEARL HUGHES 


Sallie P. Hughes, of Conroe, Texas went to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the young age of 79 after a hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma.
She was born in Fisher County, Texas on August 3, 1933 to the late Jewel and Everest “Ebb” Wiley.  She spent her childhood years in Levelland, Texas and graduated from Levelland High School, class of 1950 and was married to James Hughes for 61 years.
Her life was dedicated to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, along with being the secretary at Wedgwood Baptist Church and Oak Ridge Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, singing and spending time with family.  She also loved researching family history as a member of The Genealogy Society for many years.  She was a devoted Christian woman, who was actively involved at GracePoint Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and son Fletcher Hughes.  She is survived by her loving husband James Hughes and sister Peggy Wommack, of Georgetown, Texas.  She is also survived by her three other children: Beverly and husband Carl Darnell, of Conroe, Texas; Janet Wright, of Arlington, Texas; and Blake Hughes, of Roanoke, Virginia.  She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren: Josh Darnell, Stephan Darnell and fiancé, Cathy Casperson; Cimarron Hughes, Chance Wright, Rachel Wright, Nathaniel Hughes and wife Jennifer, Blaze Hughes and wife Becky, Anastasia Barner and husband Josh, Haniya Hughes, and Noelani Hughes.  And also survived by great-grandchildren Taylor Colby and Bradoc Hughes, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Brother Gary Ladd. Interment will follow in Garden Park.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to Gracepoint Baptist Church Building Fund is greatly appreciated.  The address is 6606 FM 1488 Magnolia, Texas, 77354.









VIRGINIA DARE MOORE


Funeral service for Virginia Dare Moore, 95, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.  She is survived by her children, Raymond C. Moore and wife, Denniece, E. Faith Thompson and husband, John and Faye V. Kuyat and husband, Jim; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. 





REMI ROSE MARIE LOPEZ


REMIROSE MEMORIAL SERVICE


Memorial Service for Remi Maria Lopez of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ronald Grimes officiating. Remi was born on November 1, 1949 in St. Isabela, Puerto Rico and passed away peacefully on January 21, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. She was 63 years old. She is survived by her loving family: son, Eric Dunlap; granddaughter, Makenna Rose Dunlap; sisters, Ruby and Nancy; close family friend, Joseph Alexander-Gomez; other dear relatives and a host of friends also survive. Remi lived in Conroe for many years where she worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. She was also was an active member of the Red Hat Society of Montgomery County and had previously worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studio as a ballroom instructor. Remi enjoyed traveling with her son, modeling and playing tennis. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who had a passion for life and touched many with her kind heart. Remi will be dearly missed. conroefuneraldirectors.org







CYNTHIA LYNNE GILSTRAP


GILSTRAP FUNERAL SERVICE

Graveside services for Cynthia Lynn Gilstrap of Meridian, Mississippi, formerly of Willis, Texas, will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Cynthia was born to Arlie and Berta Dye on June 14, 1967 in Geneva, Illinois. She passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on January 17, 2013 in Willis, Texas.  Cynthia loved life, her family and her friends. Her precious memory will be carried on through the hearts of those who loved her dearly.  She is survived by her loving family: beloved husband of 17 years, Ron Gilstrap; her dear sons, Louis Donovan and Anthony Gilstrap; her sister, Debbie Neely; her brothers, Glendon Dye and James Sanders. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  







JAMES CALVIN WYATT


WYATT FUNERAL SERVICE

James Calvin Wyatt was born September 25, 1941 in Talladega, Alabama to parents Jessie Mae (Trammel) and John H. Wyatt, and he went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Daniel Syfrett officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Joe Wyatt; sister, Mary Marie Miles; brother, Houston Wyatt; brother-in-law, Bud Lathrop; and sister, Loreen Hostler. James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Hoyt Wyatt, his daughter, Kimberly Irene Wright and her husband, Chris, his son, James E. Wyatt and his wife, Jeanie; his grandchildren, Cody James Wyatt, Lauren Nicole Wyatt, James Casey Wyatt, Bethany Ann Wright, Angelina Wright; brother, John Howard Wyatt; sisters, Mary Ellen Lathrop and Linda Sue Young. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  James was devoted to his wife Elizabeth and loved his family. He was an active member of the Painters Allied Trade Union where he worked in the trade for over 39 years, he retired in 1999. James loved the outdoors especially working in his garden and driving his tractor. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Pallbearers will be Cody James Wyatt, James Casey Wyatt, Mark Eugene Mills, Randy Rogers, Donald Rogers and Ethan Diver. Honorary Pallbearers will be W.A. Miles, Billy Hoyt, and Danny Hoyt.   






JAMES 'JIM' E. STAAT


Memorial Service for James E. Staat, 76, of Conroe, TX will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pablo Holguin officiating.  Jim was born on June 9, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI and passed away peacefully on January 14, 2013 in Conroe, TX.  He proudly served his country for 8 years in the U.S. Air Force and will receive military honors.  He and his wife, Julie were married for over 46 years, and have lived in the Conroe area since 1977 where they raised their two children.  Jim was a Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst in Houston who retired in 2000. He had a passion for life and a great love for his family.  Jim will live on in the hearts of his loved ones.   He is survived by his loving family: wife, Julie Staat; son, John Staat; daughter, Kristina Staat and her husband, Octavio Holguin. Jim is also survived by his devoted Sheltie, Cooper.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to:mdanderson.org.





ALVIE JAY "AJ" ALMAND


Funeral services for Alvie Jay Almand, 65, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. (two hours prior to the service on Friday) in The Chapel.  A.J. was born on October 5, 1947 in Troup, Texas and passed away on January 7, 2013 in Montgomery, TX surrounded by his loving family.  A.J. was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry Almond, James Almand, Jr. and John Henry Almand and his sister, Mary Dorothy Driver.  He is survived by his loving family; wife, Judy Almand; children, Jason Daniel Almand and Amber Kay Almand; siblings, Anita Johnson, Mary Almand Mutti, Arnold Almand, Claude Almand, Garland Kreger, Lonnie Kreger and Gladys Sylvester. Numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.  A.J. attended Texas Tech University where he studied accounting. While living in Midland, Texas, he taught Sunday school at W. Kentucky Baptist for many years. A.J. was a longtime resident of Conroe and was retired from CISD. He was currently a member of West Conroe Baptist Church and was a man of strong Christian values who had a passion for life and a great love for his family.   He was the youngest of 12 children who was also a loving son, husband, father and friend.  A.J. was dearly loved and will live on in the hearts of his loved ones.




FREDRICK "FRED" ANTHONY BRUMAN


A Memorial Service for Fredrick “Fred” Anthony Bruman, of Montgomery, TX, will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Bill Bruman officiating.  He will receive military honors from the VFW Post 4709 for his honorable service in the Army. Fred was born on August 29, 1949 to George and Mary Elizabeth Bruman in Brown City, Michigan and passed away on December 26, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was 63 years old.  Fred proudly served his country during Vietnam as an Army medic and was a member of the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. He was an avid fisherman as well as an exceptional landscaper and gardener.  Fred was a wonderful, selfless man who was supportive and loving to his family and to all who knew him.  Fred had a contagious smile that melted your heart and was a true gentleman.   He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who was well loved and will be dearly missed. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Bruman.  He is survived by his loving family: wife of 42 years, Jean Bruman; daughter, Cammie Blum; dear grandchildren, Seth Gilliam and Madison Blum; siblings, Joe Bruman, Leonard Bruman, Jo Ann Haske, Lou Bruman, Dave Bruman, Bob Bruman, Bill Bruman and Don Bruman; God-daughter, Brandy; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  




LYNN F. ENMON


Funeral services for Lynn F. Enmon of Goodrich, TX, formerly of Conroe, will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Wes Hinote officiating. Interment will follow in White Oak Cemetery in New Caney.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until Noon (two hours prior) to the funeral service on Thursday. Mr. Enmon will receive full military honors from the VFW Post 4709 for his honorable service in the Marines. He was born on May 14, 1932 in Center, TX and passed away peacefully on December 17, 2012 in Goodrich, TX.   Lynn was retired from Houston Millwright Union, a lifetime member of the Conroe VFW 4709 and was a member of the honor guard for many years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Stark and his wife, Beverly.  Lynn is survived by his loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dave Hudson and daughter, Robin Wright.  Nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, as well as, many nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  







DOROTHY "TERRY" LOUISE LLOYD


TERRY LLOYD MEMORIAL SERVICEA Memorial Service for Dorothy “Terry” Louise Lloyd of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Cindy Littlefield officiating.  Terry was born on February 5, 1925 in Monroe, Louisiana to Rammage and Louise Osborn and passed away peacefully on December 1, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. She was 87 years old.  Terry is survived by her loving family: daughters, Jonnie Gilliam and Cindy Littlefield; son-in-laws, Ron Gilliam and Craig Littlefield; grandchildren, Cindy Schunk, Chris Foster (Sarah) and Krystal Cochran (Kory); great grandchildren, Hunter Foster and Jacob Schunk; and special friends, Peggy Gaugh, Gina Baldwin and Nell Allmon.   Terry carried in her this rare personality that when she met you, she made you feel as if you were the most important person in the world.  Few people have this gift, but she did, and consequently, she went through life with many, many friends and loved ones who would gladly do anything for her.  She was well loved and will be greatly missed for her one liners and humor. She had many occupations throughout her lifetime, with one hobby of oil painting.



RONNNIE LEE FULLEN


Funeral services for Conroe native, Ronnie Lee Fullen will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.    Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Mr. Fullen was born on November 4, 1951 in Conroe, TX and passed away peacefully on November 18, 2012 in Conroe, TX. He was 61 years old.  Ronnie was a member of Mims Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the Marines. He was also a longtime member of the Huntsville Elks Lodge #1981 and especially enjoyed his work with the special needs summer camp. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ramona Fullen and his parents, Young and Bernice Fullen. Survivors: Children, Jill Smith, Tammie Hudson and Craig, James Fullen and Christine, Leslie Fullen and Amy and Chris (CK) Fullen; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; lifelong friends, Gordon, Beverly and Jason Plumlee;  numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 





HERMAN EDWARD WEITZ

WEITZ MEMORIAL SERVICEIn Loving Memory of Herman Edward “Skip” Weitz,73, longtime resident of Walden, Texas.  Skip was born in 1939 in Newport News, Virginia and passed away peacefully on November 22, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time with his fellow golf buddies and had a keen sense of humor that he carried with him throughout his life. Skip retired from the Marriott Corporation after 30 years of service.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was well loved and will be greatly missed.  Skip was preceded in death by his two children, daughter, Lori Anne Jinks and son, Shawn Christopher Weitz; and his sister, Clara Wrobel. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Yvonne Weitz; granddaughter, Michele Garcia; son-in-law, Robin A. Jinks; step-grandchildren, Megan Dutkiewicz and Robin Jinks. For those wishing to leave a memorial, please consider: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org.



BILLY JACK COLLIER


Billy Jack Collier, 61, of Montgomery, Texas died on November 20, 2012 in Conroe with his family by his side.  A Celebration of Life for Billy will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Billy was a man of many talents, and one close friend who had known him for many years called him a “Renaissance Man”- a man who had an inquiring mind and could converse on any broad range of subjects. He was known for his kind heart and generosity.  To know Billy was to Love him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann Dominy and his two brothers, Johnny Bradford and Ken Bradford.  He is survived his loving family: Father, Don Bradford; Children, Jason P. Collier, Billy D. Collier, Steven T. Collier and Bradford L.S. Collier and wife, Kristi; Siblings, William Bradford, Rosean Bradford, David Bradford, Cindy Bradford, Danny Bradford, Mark Bradford, Timothy Bradford and Lisa Bradford; and eight beautiful grandchildren. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  




CARL FROST MCLEOD


A Memorial service for Carl Frost McLeod, 71, of Cleveland, Texas will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will be held at a later date in the Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.  He was born on October 21, 1941 in Rockdale, Texas and passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012 in Conroe, Texas.    Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Cappy Hutchinson.  He is survived by his loving family: his beloved wife of 16 years, Linda McLeod; son, David McLeod and wife, Kim; step-son, Wesley McGee and wife, Holly; step-father, John Hutchinson; brother, David McLeod and wife, Judy; sister, Diane Goff; grandchildren, Sean McLeod and Joshua McLeod. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends also survive.   Carl proudly served his country in the Marines and will receive full military honors at his burial.  He married the love of his life, Linda on November 7, 1996 in Willis, Texas.  Carl retired in 2007 after many years of dedicated service to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division.  He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother and grandfather who was greatly loved and will be missed dearly.   The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Solara Hospital in Conroe and the staff of Methodist Hospital in Houston for all of their loving care and support.   





LESLIE SHERIDAN BUDD


Budd Funeral Service

Funeral Services for Leslie Sheridan Budd, 76, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors to celebrate her life.  The Rev. Dr. Raya Machupa will officiate.  The viewing will be held (10:00 A.M.) one hour prior to the funeral service.  Sheridan was born on December 29, 1935 in Oklahoma to Thomas and Francis Shoemake and she passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012 in Conroe, Texas.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and faithful friend who had a gentle soul and a great passion for her family.  Sheridan was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Budd. Sheridan is survived by her loving family: Daughters, Susan Budd West; Kelly Wesselman and husband, Tim and Anne Chancey and husband, Bruce; Sisters, Nancy Strange and husband, Bill, Kay Maxwell and husband, Billy and Christy Merryman; Grandchildren, Michael Zephyer West, Will Owen West, Larissa Rose West, Casey John Wesselman and Preston Sage Lovell; Great Grandchildren, Amelia West, Vivian West and Margo West; numerous nieces, nephews other dear relatives and friends also survive.  



LAVERNE FERGUSON

FERGUSON FUNERAL SERVICE

Graveside services for LaVerne Ferguson, 93, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. in Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Ferguson was born on January 7, 1919 in Nacogdoches, Texas and passed away peacefully on October 22, 2012 in Conroe, Texas with her family by her side.  LaVerne was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Frank Maxwell Ferguson, parents Hampton and Ruby Rudd; granddaughter, Renee Ferguson, grandson, Gordon Evan Grogan and son-in-law, Bill Lawler.  She is survived by her loving children: son, Tom Ferguson and daughter, Barbara Lawler. Dorothy is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Gieselle Grogan, Will Grogan, Corey Ferguson and Leanne Lawler; seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Gale Ferguson, as well as, many other relatives and friends.    After LaVerne’s mother graduated from Sam Houston in Huntsville, the family moved from Nacogdoches to Conroe. She graduated in 1936 from Conroe High School where she was a cheerleader.   After high school she married the love of her life, Frank Ferguson and they had two beautiful children.  While living in Conroe most of her adult life, LaVerne was very active in many organizations and volunteered whole heartedly.  She was one of the founding members of the Montgomery County Public Library (which started out in one room at the Conroe community center), and was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Conroe where she served with the Methodist Women organization for many years.  LaVerne also was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School class at Methodist.  She served as Past President of Beta Sigma Phi, the Conroe Service League, and the Pan American Round Table 1. After their children were grown, LaVerne and Frank traveled and lived all over the world. They lived in Ontario, Canada, Manila, Philippines, West Virginia, north and south Louisiana to name a few and traveled all over Europe together.   Mrs. Ferguson was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was the ultimate Southern lady who had style and grace throughout her whole life. She had a passion for her family that was evident to all that knew her. Her greatest role was that of being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and faithful friend. Her memory will carry on in the hearts of her family.  The family would like to thank Kim Nichols and the wonderful staff at the Azalea House Personal Care Home in Conroe for all of their caring support.  




DOROTHY M. REHERD


Funeral services for Dorothy M. Reherd of Houston, TX will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor David Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park.  Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Dorothy was born on February 15, 1932 in Houston, TX and passed away on October 22, 2012 in Houston, TX.



BILL 'BUDDY' BRAND


Memorial Services for Bill “Buddy” Brand of Conroe, TX, formerly of OK, will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Northstar Church with Pastor Darryl Hooper officiating.  (27326 Robinson Rd, suite 209-210, The Woodlands, TX 77385) Mr. Brand was born on January 7, 1949 in Muskogee, OK, Seminole County and passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012 in Conroe, TX. He was 63 years old.  Buddy was preceded in death by his father, James Brand.
He is survived by his loving family:  mother, Joanne Kaiser Brand; his beloved wife of 44 years, Irma Garcia Brand; daughter, Angelina Lynn Rohling and husband, Bill; son, Christopher John Brand and wife, Bridget; sisters, Connie Cook and husband, Ron and Cathy Brand and husband, David; brothers, Randy Brand, Joe Brand and wife, Brenda and Terry Moss; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Parker, Chloie, Matthew and Corbin; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.   
Buddy grew up in Del City, OK and graduated from Del City High School in 1967. While in High School, he was named Mr. Baseball.  He was well known in that area for his left handed pitching abilities.  Buddy spent 2 years at Northeastern A&M in Miami, Oklahoma, then eventually became a Del City Firefighter in 1970.  He spent 11 years with the fire department.  In 1980 he started Brand Oil and Gas and spent the next 25 years successfully “oilfield wildcatting” in Oklahoma.  
He and Irma were soulmates, so when she suffered a cerebral injury in September of 1995, he, of course, took over as primary caregiver. In July 2012, they both survived a near fatal car accident in Oklahoma, so in August they moved to Conroe to be with their son and his family.  Buddywas a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  
Memorials may be made to: Northstar Church in Memory of Bill Brand: www.northstarchurch.tv (click on the egiving tab).
 





GEORGE R. SPOON


Funeral services for George Spoon of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor’s Bill Fehmer and Pastor Wes Pratt officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.  George was born on September 29, 1938 in Reno, Nevada and passed away on October 18, 2012 in Conroe, TX after being in a coma for 5 weeks.  He was 74 years old.  George was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Arvilla Spoon and by his sister, Lenora Kanzeg. George is survived by his loving family; wife of 49 years, Frances of Conroe; two sons, Eli Spoon and wife, Kat of Odessa, MO and Jason Spoon and fiancé, Melissa Smilie of Montgomery, TX; grandchildren, Jacob Spoon of Valley City, ND, Rebecca and Zoe Spoon of Odessa, MO and Brandi Ell and Dillon Ell of The Woodlands, TX; and brother, Ron Smith and wife, Bettye of Las Vegas, NV. Numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends also survive.   George was retired from Operating Engineers, Local 450 in Houston, TX. He was currently employed by Kroger for the past 10 years. George was also a longtime member of the Houston Restoration Church and proudly served his country in the Navy.  He was a loving and kind husband, brother, father and grandfather who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  John 14


M. WILSON "JUNIOR" LEAGUE

WILSON FUNERAL SERVICE


M. Wilson “Junior” League, age 79 years young, went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 1, 2012. Wilson was born in Longview, Gregg County, Texas on March 1, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katie Bell [Myers] and Marvin Wilson League, Sr.; a grandson, Aaron Pennell, and step- daughter, Marjorie Crimm.   He is survived by Elnora, his wife of 13 years; his children, Anthony League; Paula Pennell; and Michael League.  Cary Hall;  M.E. “Eddie” Crimm; and Linda Crimm Walraven. A celebration of his life will begin on Friday, Oct. 5, with visitation at 10am in The Ark Church, 450 Humble Tank Rd, Conroe, Texas.  Funeral service will follow at 11am, conducted by Pastor Alan Clayton. Interment at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery.



IDA LORRAINE KELLEY

KELLEY FUNERAL SERVICEFuneral services for Ida Lorraine Kelley,77 of Willis, Texas, will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Leon Cowart officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery in Willis, Texas.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mrs. Kelley was born on June 30, 1935 in Houston, Texas and went to meet the Lord on September 24, 2012 in Montgomery, Texas.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Father, Issac Sparks Reader, Sr. and Ida L. Reader; her husband, Thomas Derrell Kelley and her two sons, Michael Eugene Kelley and Thomas Wayne Kelley, Sr. Lorraine is survived by her loving family: Son, Richard Demond Kelley and wife, Connie, daughter, Pamela Kaye Pinkard and husband, David, daughter, Patricia Ann Grant and husband, Rodney; brothers, Issac Sparks Reader and wife, Dean and Charles Eugene Reader; She is also survived by numerous loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  Lorraine was a member of China Grove Baptist Church.  She loved Jesus with all of her heart and gave him her soul.  Lorraine was a friend and a mother to everyone and a chef to all that sat at her table.  She loved to sew, but most of all, Lorraine loved reminiscing with old friends.  She adored her family deeply and will be missed dearly.  Pallbearers: Davey Ruddick, Dustin Ruddick, Derrell Kelley, Jamie Kubezkca, David Pinkard, Jr., Keith Roark, Jimmy Snoe and Thomas Kelley, Jr.  The family of Ida Lorraine Kelley would like to thank you for your kind expression of love and support.   John 14: 1-4, Rev 21:1-5






WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER "BILL" CONROE

MR. CONROE VETERAN FUNERAL


Bill Conroe, a life-long resident of Conroe, and the great-grandson of Capt. Isaac Conroe, the founder of the City of Conroe, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Brian Fox officiating. A private interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Bill was born on June 20, 1930 in Conroe, Texas to Elbert Isaac and Anna Floy Conroe and passed away on Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. Bill graduated from Conroe High School in 1947 at the age of 16 and when he turned 17, he joined the U.S. Navy, planning to make it a career. After serving 7 years, during which time he served on minesweepers during the Korean War, Bill got out of the Navy with a rank of Engineman First Class, and returned home to run the family business.  For many years, Bill operated the Conroe Appliance and Sporting Goods Store and was the Consignee for Mobil Oil Company.  Also, after returning home from the Navy, Bill attended the University of Houston, and was active in the real estate business. Bill was very involved in the community including serving on the City of Conroe Planning and Zoning committee and as President of the Conroe Evening Lions Club.  For more than 50 years, he was a Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Masons and a Shriner.  He was also a member of the VFW Post #4709 of Conroe, TX.  As a mechanic, Bill was always willing to work on his friend’s vehicles and boats. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.     He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas E. Conroe; brother-in-law, Thomas Smith; sister-in-law, Veleta Conroe and niece, Kristin Smith. Bill is survived by his devoted family: wife, Norma Conroe; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Rudy Rymal; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Teresa Conroe; sister, Martha Smith; grandchildren, Keith Rymal and wife, Gina, Shae Rymal and Ryan Rymal and wife, Amber, Kimberly Poole and husband, Vernon, Kristina Infante and husband, Mario and Katie Conroe; great grandchildren, Dylan, Dade, Anna, Madisyn and Mario, III; nieces, nephews and friends also survive. 






BARBARA PRINCE

BARBARA PRINCE CHRIS

Barbara Prince, age 85, of Montgomery, Texas passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Born in New York City, Barbara moved to Texas in 1972. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Harry Prince; son, Harry Prince; daughter, Barbara Prince-Meissner and her husband, Gary Meissner; son, William Prince; and grandchildren, Melissa and Christopher Prince and Kate and Sara Meissner. Services will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org.



CHARLES "ROLAND" FERRELL

FERRELL FUNERAL SERVICE- MILITARY

Funeral services for Charles “Roland” Ferrell, 62, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel at West Conroe Baptist Church, 1855 Longmire Rd, Conroe, TX 77304, with Pastor Cary Smithofficiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors, 1600 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX 77301.  Roland was born on August 7, 1950 in Houston, Texas and passed away at peace on September 5, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  He graduated from Aldine High School in 1969 and shortly thereafter, joined the Navy.  He was stationed on the USS Oklahoma City and was on active duty in Vietnam until May of 1973.  Years after becoming an electrician by trade and moving to Conroe, Texas, he joined the Fiesta Mart Grocery Stores from 1992 until 1999. That year Roland and Holly went into a venture together and took over a small grocery store “The Country Market.” In 2008 they opened “Ferrell’s Country Spirits.” Roland loved to go hunting and fishing and also enjoyed watching his livestock in the pastures.  Roland was a caring and loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who lived life to its fullest and loved to laugh. Roland had a big, kind heart and loved spending precious time with his family and friends.  He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.  Roland was preceded in death by his father, Dwaine Roland Ferrell. He is survived by his loving family: his mother, Stella Fay Randall Ferrell; his beloved wife, Wilhelmina “Holly” Ferrell van den Hombergh; his daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Kenneth Rogers; his grandchildren, Shelby, Allison and Cole; and his brother, Dwaine Randall Ferrell. Numerous other dear relatives and dear friends also survive.  Kenneth Rogers,  Sraar van den Hombergh, Bart Spitters, Richard Mills, Jack Cagle, and Terry Lowe will serve as pallbearers. 


RHODNEY COX


Graveside services for Rhodney Cox, 55, of Pasadena, Texas will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, Texas. Rhodney was born on November 30, 1956 in Ft. Walton, Florida and passed away peacefully in Pasadena, Texas.  He is survived by his loving family: Father, Roy Cox and wife, Pat; children, Randall Cox and wife, Lorie, Rhonda Cox, Terri Cox, Tamara Cox and Rhodney, Cox, Jr.; siblings, Kathy Kinnbrew, Michael Cox and wife, Linda, Thomas Cox and wife, Paula, Mark Cox and Susan Byrd;  grandchildren, Mason Cox and Maci Jo Cox; numerous other loving and caring relatives also survive. Rhodney will be dearly missed. 





RAY HOUSTON ROSS- Retired Houston Police Officer


ROSS MILITARY SERVICEGraveside services for Ray Houston Ross of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating.  The visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.  Mr. Ross was born on November 18, 1927 in Beckville, Texas to Arthur M. Ross and Nettie Pierce Ross, the first grandson of Elizabeth Vice Ross and L.K. Ross. He passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 in Shenandoah, Texas.  Ray was 84 years old.  He attended schools in Beckville and Houston, TX and graduated from Houston Police Academy.  He worked as a machinist , salesman, bookkeeper, detective, policeman, bank security officer and retired from HPD after 25 years of service.  Ray was a Methodist, loved music, dancing, a great joke, California living, and expressing strong political views.  He had a big, kind heart and was a caring husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather who lived life to its fullest and loved to laugh. Ray will be dearly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Raymond Ross, Ralph Ross, Raphel Ross and Roy James Ross and his sisters, Joy Faye Ross and Margie Ross Blair. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy Flynn Ross and his daughter, Raeanne Ross.   Ray is survived by his sister, Ruby Ross Smith and his children, Douglas Ray Ross and wife, Elaine Ballard Ross and his daughter, Shirley Ross Clute and husband, Douglas Glen Clute; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of Mr. Ross’ caregivers for all of their personal attention and caring support throughout the years.





SYBLE M. LITTLE 

LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE

Funeral services for Syble M. Little of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Scott Moore officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Tetter Cemetery in Humble, Texas. Mrs. Little was born on March 15, 1914 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Henry Thomas and Viva A. Morgan and passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. She was 98 years old.  In the early 1900’s, Mrs. Little and her family traveled from Arkansas to Conroe in a covered wagon.  Soon after, her family settled in Humble. She graduated from Humble High School in 1931, and then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She and her husband of 51 years, Jack Little resided in Pearland, Texas for many years. Syble taught Sunday school at Bering Memorial Methodist Church and later attended Methodist Church in Pearland, Texas. She also worked for many years as an Executive Secretary for the Director of Nursing at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.  Syble was an avid hunter, and loved to fish, garden and was excellent at crocheting. Mrs. Little was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Victor Morgan and her loving husband of 51 years, Jack Little.  Mrs. Little is survived by her loving family; Daughter, Bettie Lee Fields; Sons, Robert Harolde Peel and wife, Shirley and Thomas Michael Little, Sr. and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Denise Edwards, Deborah Brosch, Christopher Peel, Wayne Little, Tom Little, Jr., Jay Creighton, Thomas Lee and Mary Beth Findley; numerous dear great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Christopher Peel, Jay Creighton, Karl Brosch, Tom Little, Jr., Wayne Little, Thomas Lee and Keith Edwards.  The family would like to send a special thanks to Cassandra and Daniel James (owners), Reshunda Williams, Chakeitha Johnson and Tiffanie Eilis of Precious Moments Personal Care Home in Conroe for all of their personal attention and caring support throughout the years. 







ROBERT 'RED' JOSEPH ELLIOTT

ELLIOTT FUNERAL SERVICE

Funeral services for Robert “Red” Joseph Elliott of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday.  Mr. Elliott was born on June 30, 1928 in Burkburnett, Texas to Lawson and Ruby (Shaw) Elliott and passed away on August 16, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was 84 years old. Red was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who was a true family man and he will be greatly missed.  Red played football for the Conroe Tigers back in the mid 1940’s.  “Old Conroe” residents will remember Red as an outstanding half back on the Tiger Team. He played when the school colors were still “gold and white,” the stadium was still called the “Tiger Stadium” and the players still wore leather helmets. He later went on to play football for East Texas Baptist College on a football scholarship. Red worked in many areas of the oil field industry during his 30 year career from wire line work to drilling rigs. He began his career at Sinclair Oil and later, while working for Getty Oil Company, he helped install and operate Getty Oil’s first field automation in the Conroe oilfield as a trial for their offshore developments.  After Getty was purchased by Texaco he was promoted to Field Foreman and given the opportunity to supervise many different Oilfield operations.  Red was preceded in death by his parents, his dear grandson, Chad Elliott Bryan and his loving wife, Barbara.  He is survived by his daughters, Carol Booth and her husband, Larry, Cindy Keelan and Cheryl Bryan and her husband, Sonny; sister, Betty Hunter and husband, Bert; grandchildren, Cal and wife, Carrin, Aaron and wife, Amber, Brittany and husband, Drew, Kyle, Kolby, Gabe and wife, Cammie and Betsy and eight great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Larry Booth, Cal Booth, Aaron Booth, Sonny Bryan, Gabe Bryan, Kyle Keelan and Kolby Keelan. 




BARBARA LEWIS ELLIOTT


Funeral services for Barbara Lewis Elliott, 70, of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Elliott was born on May 9, 1942 in Queen City, Texas to Lewis D. and Carrie L. (Pritchard) Waters and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. Barbara was preceded in death by her sisters, Bobbie Jean Maxwell, Bette Jo McCarty and Patricia Ann Callaway and her dear parents. She is survived by her loving family: Beloved husband, Robert Elliott; step-daughters, Carol Booth and her husband, Larry, Cindy Keelan and Cheryl Bryan and her husband, Sonny; sister-in-law, Betty Hunter and her husband, Burt; step-grandchildren, Cal and his wife, Carrin, Aaron and his wife, Amber, Brittany and her husband, Drew, Kyle, Kolby, Gabe and his wife, Cammie and Betsy; Eight great step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Larry Booth, Sonny Bryan, Kolby Keelan, Kyle Keelan, Cal Booth and Aaron Booth. Barbara was a wonderful, caring person who will be dearly missed by all her loving family and friends.





EDGAR "ED" L. SULLIVAN 


Memorial Service for Edgar “Ed” L. Sullivan will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Vineyard Church in Conroe, Texas.  Burial will be held in Houston National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.  Ed was born to John L. and Eunice (Tacker) Sullivan on January 27, 1956 in Waco, Texas and passed away peacefully on August 5, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was a dedicated husband and father who worked hard all his life and enjoyed spending precious time with his family and friends.  Ed proudly served his country for 10 years in the Navy. Two of which were served in the Reserves. Some of his favorite past times were watching Indy Car Racing and Drag Racing.  Ed had a special place in his heart for all of his animals.  He is survived by his loving family:  Beloved wife, Rebecca Sullivan; son, Samuel Sullivan; sisters, Linda Loutherback, Diann Hammer and Cindy Cooper; brothers, Johnny Sullivan, William Allen Sullivan and Billy Sullivan; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and MANY friends!  


Cancer Research was dear to Ed’s heart so, please consider making a donation to www.cancer.org or to a Cancer Research site of your choice.


VINEYARD CHURCH ADDRESS: 1126 N. San Jacinto St., Conroe, TX 77301 936.539.6444.


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WILLIAM RAY KNOX 


Funeral services for William Ray Knox, 74, of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Ray was born on April 18, 1938 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on August 5, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Genise Knox; sons, Michael Knox and wife, Helen, Kirby Ray Knox and Russell Sterling Knox; step-daughters, Lisa Henderson and husband, Paul and Gina Tatum; sisters, Allynn Dealy and husband, David and Donna Cardinale and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Jason Knox and Michael Threadgill; his sweet cat, Tukie; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.




BOYD RICHARD HEIL

HEIL BOYD FUNERAL SERVICE


Memorial service for Boyd Richard Heil, Jr., 65, of Conroe will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. S.E. Gatlin officiating. Mr. Boyd was born on June 15, 1947 in Bremerton, Washington and passed away peacefully on July 21, 2012 in Conroe with his family by his side.  Boyd loved and lived life to the fullest and had a passion for food which was evident in the dishes that he so carefully created for his family, friends and customers. Over the years, he was an excellent chef at Bentwater, Panorama and River Plantation. Boyd was preceded in death by his mother.  He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Heil; father, Boyd Heil and wife, Judy; daughters, Dawn Boney and husband, Michael and Kristina Davis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Randy Berenger, Mary Hill, and Julie and Joe Janer; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Gayle Heil; grandchildren, Caitlan Carstens, Shawn Carstens, Courtney Boney, Thomas Bush and Britanie Bush; great grandchildren, Damon and Reegan Carstens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: American Lung Association. www.texaslung.org





SYBIL JEAN BOZEMAN

BOZEMAN FUNERAL SERVICE



Milan Kenneth Westergaard, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, in Humble, Texas.  Milan was born on June 17, 1930 in El Campo, Texas and spent his childhood years there. For the past 50 years, he resided in the Grangerland community, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grangerland. He spent a lifetime in the construction trade owning and managing S&W Electric Company with his partner, Eugene Stahl, retiring in 1994. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Westergaard, his brother, Milton Westergaard, and his parents, Anton Westergaard and Edith Knight. He is survived by his sons, Johnny Westergaard and wife Debbie, Jerry Westergaard, daughters Janet Westergaard and JoAnne Cruse and husband Frank; his loving grandchildren, Wendi Seger and husband Robert, Eric Westergaard and wife Shannon, Madison and Connor Cruse; and several great-grandchildren; Sister-in-Laws Sue Mulder and Thelma Westergaard; numerous nephews and nieces as well as a host of dear friends. Visitation will be on Friday July 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Conroe Funeral Directors, and Services will be held on Saturday  July 14 at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Grangerland.





GENE RAYMOND GRIMMER


In Loving Memory of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Gene Raymond Grimmer, 67, of Conroe, Texas. Raymond was born on August 6, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Richard Levy and Margie Grimmer and he passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Shenandoah, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jo Grimmer.  He is survived by his loving family: wife, Shirley; Daughters, Micki Grimmer and Kimberly Daoudi; sister, Doris Leavins; brothers, Bud Grimmer, Francis Grimmer, Maurice Grimmer and Benny Grimmer; grandchildren, Jason Bryant, Steven Bryant, Samantha Grimmer and Chase Hinman; other dear relatives and friends also survive. Raymond had a zest for life and loved his family and his work (DJ at Papa's Ice House). He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association and enjoyed the Barbeque Cook-off's each year with his friends. Please join us for a Party to Celebrate and Honor Raymond’s life at Papa’s Ice House in Spring on August 4, 2012 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. Whether you drink beer, wine, soda, water or milk, please come by and raise your glass one more time and have "One Last Drink with Raymond"!!!  For more information or directions please visit the “One last drink with Raymond” Facebook page.  Hope to see you there.

 



CYNTHIA GILSTRAP