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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Carroll D. “Doug” Gandy, 58, of Dayton
Posted: April 15, 2015

Carroll D. “Doug” Gandy, 58, of Dayton, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at the University Hospital in San Antonio. 

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Keri Beth Roark, 30, of Trout, Louisiana
Posted: April 15, 2015

Keri Beth Roark, 30, of Trout, Louisiana, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Shelby County, Texas.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Darlene Fay Otto Batchelor, 85, of Dayton
Posted: April 14, 2015

Darlene Fay Otto Batchelor, 85, of Dayton, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

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Ellen Fay Turner- age 92
Posted: April 14, 2015

Ellen Fay Turner- age 92 passed away Sunday April 12, 2015 at Liberty Health Care. Ellen was born December 17, 1922 in Oceola, Arkansas the daughter of the late Fred Douglas Shelfer and Hannah Elsie Williams Shelfer. Ellen was a great cook, who always went all out during the holidays. She enjoyed children, caring for all her grandchildren as well as other children. She also enjoyed playing bingo at Liberty Health Care. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her beloved husband Robert Hollis Turner, brothers; Otis H. Shelfer, Ernest H. Shelfer, Lou Shelfer, sister Helen Plumlee and a daughter-in-law Carol Turner. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Jimmy Ray Turner, daughters Elizabeth Sims husband Otis, Phonie A. McAllister husband Dennis, Ann Scott husband Tony, Frances Russell husband Bill, and Robbie Barnett and husband Donnie. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held Wednesday April 15, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty. A funeral service will be held 2PM Thursday April 16, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Jewel Lorida Dever, age 91 of Dayton
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Jewel Lorida Dever, age 91 of Dayton, Texas, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015.  She was born June 9, 1923 in Hightower, Texas to parents Charlie and Ida Sackett who preceded her in death along with her husband, Bill Dever; sister, Ruby Alexander; and brother, John L. Sackett.

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Sunday 04/12/2015
Nelda Kay Ainsworth, age 61 of Hardin
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 11:06 am

Nelda Kay Ainsworth, age 61 of Hardin, passed away on April 9, 2015 in Baytown, TX.  Nelda was born February 10, 1954 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Lee Ernest Ainsworth and Nelda Finley Ainsworth.  Nelda graduated from Hardin High School in 1972 and was a bar tender.  She was a member of the Liberty Elk’s Lodge and loved her music and loved to cook.  Nelda enjoyed doing crafts and was always very giving in her ways.  Nelda spent so much of her time raising money for different benefits for the community.  Nelda loved her family, especially her grandkids.  She will be missed by all.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Jeffrey Alan Magee-McCain, 30, of The Woodlands, Texas
Updated: April 09, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Jeffrey Alan Magee-McCain, 30, of The Woodlands, Texas, and formerly of Liberty, Texas, died early in the morning of Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Morgan Taylor, 53
Posted: April 08, 2015

Morgan Taylor beloved husband, brother, son, and father, at age 53 passed away March 30, 2015 in Alexandria, Egypt. Morgan was born March 20, 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi the son of the late William Charlton Taylor III and Sally Morgan Taylor. Morgan enjoyed anything outdoors especially being on the water. He also enjoyed traveling, being with friends, working on his truck, scuba diving, and people watching.  Morgan has worked the past twenty six years as a Director for Vanity Fair Corporations. During his years with Vanity Fair he has worked and lived in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Honduras, Mexico, Wisconsin, and Egypt. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty years, Donna Taylor, mother Sally Taylor, son Morgan Taylor, daughter Meridath Taylor and husband John Milner, sisters, Beth Sullivant and Suzanne Snider. He also leaves his four nephews; Ben Sullivant, Bryan Sullivant, Michael Snider, and Jeffrey Snider. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held 11AM Thursday April 9, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty. Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Monday 04/06/2015
Billy Joe Judkins, age 76 of New Caney
Posted: April 06, 2015

Billy Joe Judkins, age 76 of New Caney, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015.  He was born December 27, 1938 in Saratoga, Texas to parents Addie and Robine Eugene Judkins who preceded him in death along with his brother, Jewel L. Jones.

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Melvin Daniel Alford 62, of Liberty
Posted: April 06, 2015

Melvin Daniel Alford 62, of Liberty, Texas died on Tuesday March, 31, 2015 at his residence in Liberty. A native of Dayton, Texas he had lived in Liberty, and was Warehouse Manager for D&D Systems of Liberty. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Alford and Juana Padon, his sisters, Lynn Ramos, Linda Alford, and brother, Robert Alford. Survivors are his partner, Karen Peak of Liberty, son, Robert Daniel Alford of Liberty, daughter, Misty AL-Mahdawi and husband Mohammad of Houston. Brothers, L.C. Alford and wife Lynn of Liberty, and Sam Alford and wife Barbara of Hardin. Sisters, Gail Foxworth of Galveston, and Alma Villarreal of Dayton. Grandchildren are Christopher Barton, Marie Barton, Serenity Anne Barton, Gabriel Kyle Alford, Billy Alford, Daniel Alford, and Dusty Alford. Cremation service under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.  

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Florence Beatrice Rives Kaufman, 92, of Liberty
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 6:49 am

Florence Beatrice Rives Kaufman, 92, of Liberty, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  She was born on January 12, 1923 to Wallace Oliver Rives and Ella Pet Cessna Rives in Hardin, Texas.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Susan Kaye Dunagan- age 59
Posted: April 01, 2015

Susan Kaye Dunagan- age 59 passed away suddenly at Dunagan Ranch in Nome, Texas. Susan was born in Laurel, Mississippi the daughter of Burkitte Lavonne “Pee Wee” Downs and Mae Joyce Smith Downs. Susan enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and being at the beach. She also enjoyed golf, dancing, and being with her beloved friends and family. Susan was a caring, warm, and a generous individual who had a way of making everyone around her feel comfortable.  A graduate of Liberty High School she went on to attend Sam Houston State.  She was preceded in death by her father as well as her husband Baxter Willis Dunagan Sr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son B.W. Dunagan Jr., mother Mae Joyce Downs, sisters; Brenda Taylor and husband Garland, Patti Russell, and Peggy Downs. She also leaves her nephews; Zachary Taylor, Keith Russell, and Kevin Russell. In addition she leaves a host of other family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Visitation for Susan will be held Thursday April 2, 2015 from  5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Friday April 3, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Liberty with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Virginia M. Battarbee
Posted: April 01, 2015

Virginia M. Battarbee,  95, of Liberty, formerly Baytown was born December 30, 1919, in Belledeau, LA and passed away at her home in Liberty on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was a former member of Central Baptist Church in Baytown and was currently a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Liberty.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
Chester Ray Ewing
Posted: March 29, 2015

Chester Ray Ewing 80, of Daisetta, Texas, died on Monday March, 23, 2015, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. A native of Saratoga, Texas, he had lived in Daisetta, Texas, for nine years and was a Welder and Shop Formen for Croft Construction in Kennefick, Texas. He was also a graduate of Saratoga High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lee Ewing and Ruth Taylor. Sisters, Blanchie Dee Jackson, and Annie Lee Eastham. Brother, J.B. Flowers, stepdaughters, Regina, Deeya, and Debra, and one great-grandson, Cameron Carter. Chester is survived by his wife Shirley Ewing of Daisetta, Texas, son, Ronald Ray Ewing of Huffman, Texas, and step-son, Dean Majors and wife Nina of Daisetta, Texas. Daughter, Linda Diane Arnst of Baytown, Texas. Step-daughters, Carla Moore and husband Robert of Daisetta, Texas, Colinda Carbaugh and husband Robert of Daisetta, Teas, Constance Sangco and husband David of Houston, Texas, and Christel Roach and husband Doug of Temple, Texas. Niece, Mary Ann Vanek and husband Frank of Tomball, Texas. Nephews, Earl Adrain Eastham of Kansas City, Kansas, Wilbert Lee Eastham of Tomball, Texas, and James Edmon Eastham of Sugar Land, Texas. Grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 31 and 1 great great grandchild. Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.  

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Carmen Mobley Catlin
Posted: March 29, 2015

Carmen  Renee Mobley Catlin 26, of Victoria, Texas, died on Wednesday March, 25, 2015, at Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday March, 30, 2015, at 11:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Connie Morgan Brothers officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday March, 29, 2015, from 5:00P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family. Carmen was born February 15, 1989 in Silsbee, Texas, to Jessie Bailey Mobley Sr. and Helen Fregia. She had lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 2001 before moving to Victoria where she lived for three years and was an homemaker, She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Irma Fregia Mobley, Edward David Mobley, Sally Catlin, Walter Yarbrough, and brother, Justin Allred. Survivors are father and stepmother Jessie Sr and Renee Mobley of El Campo, Texas, Her mother, Helen Ann Shaver, of Hull,Texas. Husband, Nick Catlin of Victoria, Texas. Grandparents, John and Mildred Jones Sr. of Eight Mile, Alabama. Stepfather, Robert Whittaker Sr. of Killeen, Texas, and mother in law, and father in law, Katrinia and Brian Catlin of Mobile, Alabama. Daughters, Cassie Renee Catlin of Victoria, Texas, and Kloe Jillian Catlin of Victoria, Texas. Brothers, Robert Whittaker Jr. and wife Lacie of Killeen, Texas, Jessie Mobley Jr. of Houston, Texas, Travis Allred and wife Treva of Lufkin, Texas, and Zamaryon Smith --- Mobley of El Campo, Texas. Sisters, Miranda Whittaker of Daisetta, Texas, Katie Catlin of Mobile, Alabama. Nieces, Baileigh, and Destiny Whittaker of Killeen, Texas. Serving as pallbearers are Johnathan Gray, Joshua Brock, Jonathan Fregia, Joseph Fregia Jr, Robert Whittaker Jr, and Daniel Ainsworth. Honorary pallbearers are Jason McVay, and Johnny Prigmore. 

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Robert Douglas Moore
Posted: March 29, 2015

Robert Douglas Moore 18, of Baytown, Texas, formerly of Liberty, Texas, died on Wednesday March, 25, 2015 in Raynes, Louisiana. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday March, 31, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Tuesday from 11:00A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family. A native of Cleveland, Texas , he had lived in Baytown, Texas, and had worked for ATW Detailed Solutions of Channelview, Texas. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Richard Moore and Vicki Hart of Daisetta, Texas, mother, Belinda Kay Nugent of Hardin, Texas, Stepfather, Virgil Johnson of Crosby, Texas. Sister, Ashley Nugent of Hardin, Texas, and girlfriend Cynthia Muirheadd of Crosby, Texas. Other stepmother is Teresa Moore and boyfriend, Nathaniel Edwards of Baytown, Texas. Cousins are Amanda Ott of Abilene, Texas, Randy Tanner and wife Mandi of Daisetta, Texas, Natasha Moore of Daisetta, Texas, Tela Ballinger of Daisetta, Texas, Tyler Powell and wife Arita of Crosby, Texas, Tabitha Hargraves of Hardin, Texas. Other cousins are Madison Johnson of Crosby, Texas, La'Naiya Edwards of Baytown, Texas, Nathaniel Edwards II of Baytown, Texas. Uncles are Douglas Allen Moore and wife Donna of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert Moore and wife Carla of Daisetta, Texas. Aunt, Judy King and husband Charles of Jersey Village. Additional cousins are Tori Hargraves of Hardin, Texas, Jacquelyn Hargraves of Hardin, Texas, McKaiden Tanner of Daisetta, Texas, Austyn Tanner of Daisetta, Texas and McKall Tanner also of Daisetta, Texas. Robert loved muddin, hunting, fishing and being around friends. He was always fun to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.  

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Saturday 03/28/2015
Bernie Lloyd Fingleman- age 79
Posted: March 28, 2015

Bernie Lloyd Fingleman- age 79 passed away Wednesday March 25, 2015 at his home in Liberty. He was born in Dayton, Texas May 14, 1935 the son of the late August Benjamin Fingleman and Ollie Lloyd Fingleman.  Bernie last worked for seventeen years for the City of Liberty utilities department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his boat, as well as his yard. He attended Heights Baptist Church and served as a Deacon of his church for years. Bernie also served in the US Army from 1958-1960, where he was stationed in Germany and attained the rank of Private First Class. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brothers and sisters; Marcelle Fingleman, Merle Fingleman, J.B. Fingleman, Thelma Shanks, Florence Pringle, Etta Reed, Ruth Jansen, Doris Kaiser, Betty Majors, and Wilva Kozleck. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of almost sixty years, Helen Faye Cornelius Fingleman, his daughter Brenda Martin, sons Walter Fingleman, and Jody Blankenbaker, grandchildren, Emily Howle husband Tyler, Jenna Brown husband Nathan, Krista Colby husband Stephen, and Menda Fingleman. He also leaves six great grandchildren, a sister Frances Carlisle, and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation for Bernie will be held 5-8PM Friday March 27, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10AM Saturday March 28, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Gruver to officiate, burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Rosa Mae King- age 91
Posted: March 28, 2015

Rosa Mae King- age 91 passed away Wednesday March 25, 2015 at her home in Devers. Rosa was born in Devers May 26, 1923 the daughter of the late Eugene Mayer Frisbie and Mae Francis Wallace Frisbie. Rosa enjoyed fishing with her late husband Gerald Frank King Sr. as well as her work. She worked for over thirty years as a tax collector and assessor for the Devers ISD. Rosa was also a member of the Devers United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was a graduate of Devers High School and attended Lamar University where she studied accounting.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Gerald King Jr. wife Linda, daughter F. Eugenia Catching husband Ronald, grandchildren; Talytha Webb husband Vernon, Patti King, Lori Bender husband Anthony, Sara Murray and husband Aaron. In addition she leaves her five great-grandchildren; Tyler Bender, Jackson Bender, Nora Webb, Brandon Webb, and Collin Webb. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A graveside service will be held 2PM Saturday March 28, 2015 in Anahuac Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. 

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Shattie Racheal Taylor, age 96 of Raywood
Posted: March 28, 2015

Shattie Racheal Taylor, age 96 of Raywood, passed away in Liberty, TX on March 26, 2015.  Shattie was born November 10, 1918 in Liberty, daughter of the late Silvia and Cora Fregia.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Daisetta for over twenty-five years.  Shattie loved to horseback, raise her chickens, sew, quilt and work in her yard.  She especially loved her church.

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Joe Huntley, 72
Posted: March 28, 2015

Joe Huntley, 72, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015.  He was born on December 9, 1942, in Rison, Arkansas but grew up in Houston, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Edward and Vivian Lorice Huntley. 

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Curtis Lee Cadoree, 69, of Ames, Texas
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Curtis Lee Cadoree, 69, of Ames, Texas passed on March 22, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Lestie “Pearl” Ballinger Smesny, 76, of Liberty
Posted: March 24, 2015

Lestie “Pearl” Ballinger Smesny, 76, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Liberty, Texas after a brave and long struggle with cancer.  She was born October 24, 1938 in Liberty, Texas to parents, John Henry and Ila Pearl Dagle Ballinger.  Pearl attended Liberty schools and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She had formerly worked at Bell’s, McGinity’s, and the Main Place. She had currently worked at Brookshire Bros. Pharmacy.  She always greeted everyone with a smile, kind words, and leaving with laughter.    She loved her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always proud to keep you updated on their lives.  Pearl was a great cook and enjoyed crocheting.  She touched many and will be truly missed.

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Milford A. “Alan” Tucker, Sr. 95, of Dayton
Posted: March 24, 2015

Milford A. “Alan” Tucker, Sr. 95, of Dayton, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Bastrop Nursing Center in Bastrop, Texas.

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George Redmon, Sr., of Liberty
Posted: March 24, 2015

George Redmon, Sr. was the son of Murphy and Margaret Redmon,  born on March 23rd 1923 in Liberty, Texas. He united in Holy Matrimony to Bernice Edwards in 1943. To this union they had six children. He was baptized at an early age and later on joined Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed with Baroid Service Lumber Co. for twelve years, The Sawmill for fifteen years, Diamond Showrock for five years, drove school buses for 15 years, Liberty County Barn for eight years and Zaskey Co. for four years. George was a great provider and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all.

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Helen Partlow Fairbrother, 99, of Liberty
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm

Helen Partlow Fairbrother passed away on March 19, 2015 in Liberty, TX at her home on Grand Avenue.  Helen was 99, just three months shy of her 100th birthday.  She was the daughter of the late R.G. Partlow and Voe Calhoon Partlow.  Helen was born on June 8, 1915 in the same house on Grand Avenue where she spent her last years and where she died.  She was the second child and the oldest daughter in a big, loving, rambunctious family.  Helen began sharing the house with her brother, Samuel Partlow, two years before he died in 2004.  Her sister, Elizabeth Partlow Wilson, later moved in to share the home and continues to live there.

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James Monroe Bingham, age 83, of Dayton
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 8:33 pm

James Monroe Bingham, age 83, of Dayton, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was born in Mereta, Texas on November 14, 1931 to Edward and Jessie Bingham. James married Barbara Ann Jones on June 2, 1956 in Lovington, New Mexico. They made their home in Spring, Texas before moving to Dayton 28 years ago.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Don Darling Dick
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Don Dick, 79, of Moss Hill, passed away Saturday, March 14, in Houston.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Thomas (Tommy) Alvin Arnold, 75, of Dayton
Posted: March 16, 2015

Thomas (Tommy) Alvin Arnold, 75, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  He was born June 27, 1939 to Thomas Garland Arnold and Willie Faye Riley in Coleman Texas.

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Jack Dempsey Wiggins- age 83 of Liberty
Posted: March 16, 2015

Jack Dempsey Wiggins- age 83 of Liberty passed away Saturday March 14, 2015 at his home. Dempsey was born in Liberty, January 16, 1932 the son of the late Ex Wiggins and Dean Parker Wiggins McMillen. Dempsey enjoyed gardening, wood working, and spending time with his family. At the age of seventeen A Korean war veteran, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served four years aboard the USS Boyer. Dempsey was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. He was also a freemason and received the position special duty of the Grand Lodge of the State of Texas. He retired from Gulf State Utilities after thirty-seven years of service as a utility foreman. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his step father Lincoln McMillen, grandson Wade Wiggins, brother John Wiggins, and two step-brothers; Floyd McMillen and John Robert McMillen. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-seven years Glenda Gale Reid Wiggins of Liberty, sons; Michael Wiggins and wife Tanya of Dallas, Jack Wiggins and wife Dana of Tyler, Mark Wiggins and wife Patricia of Huffman, daughter Leah Smith and husband Jim of Liberty, sisters; Barbara Belcher and Sonja Blanchard both of Liberty, brothers; George McMillen and wife Elouise of Colmesnell and Lewis McMillen of Raywood. In addition he leaves his grandchildren; Amanda Smith husband Jason, Jordan Lopez husband Donnie, Sean Smith wife Jessie, Joel Wiggins wife Melinda, Allison Smith, Jarrod Wiggins wife Stephanie, Savannah Wiggins, Caitlin Smith, and Madison Wiggins. He also leaves his ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A visitation will be held Monday March 16, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 2PM Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Liberty Church of Christ with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Friday 03/13/2015
Kenneth Bruce Vollert- age 84
Posted: March 13, 2015

Kenneth Bruce Vollert- age 84 passed away Thursday March 12, 2015 at Liberty-Dayton Hospital. Kenneth was born in Houston, Texas February 19, 1931 the son of the late August Charles Vollert and Alma Stoltz Vollert. He worked numerous years as a machinist, working for Layne Bowler for fifteen years. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking BBQ. A devoted family man; he was a true people person who never met a stranger. Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his son Bruce Wayne Vollert, brother August Charles Vollert, and a sister Florence McMillian. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of sixty-five years Maxine Jennings Vollert, daughter Cathy King husband Butch of Dike, TX, son Larry Keith Vollert wife Diana of Liberty, son Michael Dean Vollert wife Janie of Evergreen, Texas, brother Charles Vollert wife LaVonne of Houston, and a sister Marjorie Cole of Gonzales, Texas. In addition Kenneth leaves thirteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation for Kenneth will be held Sunday March 15, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 2PM Monday March 16, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

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Ernest LaVergne, Jr. 72, of Liberty
Posted: March 13, 2015

Ernest LaVergne, Jr. 72, of Liberty, Texas, passed away at his home on March 4, 2015.

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Jack Leigh Sivils, 30, of Humble
Posted: March 13, 2015

Jack Leigh Sivils, 30, of Humble, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Gussie “Sally” Bird, 84 of Center
Posted: March 12, 2015

Gussie “Sally” Bird, 84 of Center, Texas passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

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Barbara Ann Alewine Hein
Posted: March 12, 2015

Barbara Ann Alewine Hein

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Baldemar Ruiz-Castillo, 54, of Dayton
Posted: March 12, 2015

Baldemar Ruiz-Castillo, 54, of Dayton, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence.

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Beverly June Ray Presnull, 72, of Ace
Posted: March 12, 2015

Beverly June Ray Presnull, 72, of Ace, Texas, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at a local nursing in Shepherd, Texas.  She was born September 28, 1942 in Cleveland, Texas to Walter and Margaret Ray.

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Refugio Castro, age 74 of Liberty
Posted: March 12, 2015

Refugio Castro, age 74 of Liberty, passed away March 2, 2015 in Baytown, TX with his loving family by his side.  Refugio was born July 4, 1940 in El Granjenal, San Luis, Mexico, son of the late Macardo Castro and Trinidad Vega Castro.  Refugio worked in the construction business for many years and retired from Troy Construction.

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Davey Lea Taylor Odom, age 84 of Austin
Posted: March 12, 2015

Davey Lea Taylor Odom, age 84 of Austin, TX, passed away at her residence on March 4, 2015.  Davey was born December 25, 1930 in Angelina County, TX, daughter of the late Henry Doyle Taylor and Lydia Mae Cochran Branch.  She was a resident of Moss Hill, TX from 1948 until 2012 when she moved to Austin, TX, to be with her daughter.  Davey Lea was a homemaker who spent many enjoyable hours caring for her extended family, gardening, playing dominos with friends and family and, most recently, crocheting caps for cancer patients.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Heartfelt thanks from the Daniel Family
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 9:36 am

The Daniel family would like to thank you for your prayers, flowers, cards, food and other acts of kindness during our time of loss.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Howard Hamilton Guy Jr., age 93
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Howard Hamilton Guy Jr. age 93 passed away Monday March 9, 2015 in Liberty. Howard was born October 8, 1921 in Angie, LA the son of the late Howard Hamilton Guy Sr. and Ethel Mae Adams Guy. Howard retired after over twenty years of service as the business manager for the Liberty Independent School District. A veteran of WWII Howard served in the Army Air Corp as a pilot of the B-29 Super Fortress, as well as an engineer and observer. He retired from the Air Corp after attaining the rank of second lieutenant. After Howard’s retirement he traveled the world and enjoyed oil painting the architecture he witnessed. He was the past president for Liberty Lion’s Club and was active in the Liberty Art League. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Tommy Darrell Guy, Richard Odell Guy  and Emmett Worth Guy, a sister Helen Guy Blackwell, and his lifelong companion Loyce Guy. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Ann Horvath and husband Chuck of Mt. Vernon, NY, step-son Paul Humber and wife Candy of Liberty, sister Doris Guy Pope of Port Arthur, and a brother Douglas Edwin Guy of Franklinton, LA. In addition he leaves his granddaughter Claire Horvath, step-grandchildren Will A. Humber and J.D. Humber II, step great-grandchildren Keaton, Abigail, and Everett Humber. A memorial service for Howard will be held 11AM Thursday March 12, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Heartfeld Thanks from The Trahan Family
Posted: March 04, 2015

To the family and many friends of the late Oscar Trahan, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many acts of kindness, and for the condolences and support that we have received. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Deepa Sashital, Rev. Fr. Ayo Efodigbue, MSP of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and Wells Funeral Service. 

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Heartfelt Thanks from Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Addie Walker and Family
Posted: March 04, 2015

The Walker Family would like to thank everyone that has been so supportive during our time of bereavement. Love has been shown in so many ways: flowers, cards, phone calls, visits, food, hugs and kisses, and prayers.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
M. J. Simmons, 91, of Dayton
Posted: March 03, 2015

M. J. Simmons, 91, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  M.J. was born in Rockdale, Texas to Robert and Margarette Simmons.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  MJ worked many years in the oilfield and owned numerous small businesses.  He owned and operated Home Farm Propane in Dayton for 25 years.  He was an active member of Grace Community Baptist Church and he enjoyed the fellowship with the members.

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Sue Silva, 75
Posted: March 03, 2015

Sue Silva – age 75 passed away Wednesday February 25, 2015 at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Sue was born September 19, 1939 the daughter of the late John Winger and Gwendolyn Sheffield Winger. Sue worked for over thirty years as a manager at the Liberty Wal-Mart. She was an extremely talented cook who always wanted to feed everyone. She especially enjoyed her time spent with her beloved family. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters; Rebecca Heredia husband Alex of Houston and Debbie Tilton of Houston, six grandchildren; Chad Cobb, Amber Portis, Keisha Avrentz, Kara Tilton, Janet Potts, and Amanda Felts. In addition she leaves ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation for Sue will be held 5-8PM Friday February 27, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 10AM Saturday February 28, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

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Joyce Elaine Thompson, age 86, formerly of Liberty
Posted: March 03, 2015

Joyce Elaine Thompson, age 86, formerly of Liberty, TX passed away on February 28, 2015 in Centre, Alabama.  Joyce was born February 10, 1929 in Mansfield, Louisiana, daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Scott.  She married John P. Thompson Sr on February 25, 1956.  They were married for fifty years and together they had five children, ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was a housewife all of her life and loved to sew and paint.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Clara Lee Williams, 57, of Cleveland
Posted: March 02, 2015

Clara Lee Williams, 57, of Cleveland, Texas, born on February 5, 1958, in Fred, Texas. She departed this life on February 27, 2015.

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Jerome Daniel, 76
Posted: March 02, 2015

Sunrise: June 11, 1938 ~ Sunset Feb. 22, 2015

Jerome Daniel was born June 11, 1938 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the eighth child of twelve children born to Marshall and Octavia Daniel. He passed away at the Liberty Healthcare Center on Feb. 22, 2015 at the age of 76.

Jerome completed his basic education in Lake Charles, La. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and he later served in the United States Army.

In 1976, Jerome married Geraline T. Thibodeaux at Sacred Heart Church in Raywood, Texas. They were married for 38 happy years.

Jerome was actively involved in his faith community. He initiated a fish dinner fundraiser on the first Friday of each month. He also worked with the barbecue group to prepare the meals for the bazaar dinners. As a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, he served as Grand Knight of Council 83. As a member of St. Vincent de Paul, he helped to organize the food distribution. As the lay minister of communion, he would give communion at the church in the absence of the priest. He faithfully served as a lector and extraordinary minister of communion. He was a member of the Relay for Life Team for over ten years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Sylvester Daniel, Marshall Daniel, Georgia (Chester) Thomas, Octave Julian Daniel and Anthony Daniel.

He leaves behind his wife, Geraline Daniel, Mary England, Michael (Joyce) Daniel, Lionel (Patricia) Daniel, Philip (Rose Ann) Daniel, Patrick (Betty) Daniel, Harold Daniel and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, god-children and friends.

Active Pallbearers were Matthew Daniel, Kenneth Daniel, Chaz Thibodeaux, Paul Thibodeaux, James Edward Daniel and Kevin Daniel.

Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Daniel, Lionel Daniel, Phillip Daniel, Patrick Daniel, Harold Daniel, Richard Thibodeaux, Eugene Thibodeaux and Leslie Thibodeaux.

Interment was at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Ames, Texas.

Some people have a knack for being thoughtful …

It seem they always know just what to do

To make another person feel special,

And make their life a little sweeter, too.

Some people have a way of being helpful …

It seems they always know just where to be

To lend a hand whenever one is needed,

And help make things turn out successfully.

Some people have a knack for being caring …

It seems they always know just what to say

To lighten up another person’s burden,

An add a little sunshine to their day.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Randall Logan Wood, 17, of Dayton
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 8:01 pm

Randall Logan Wood, 17, of Dayton passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Randall was born January 28, 1998 in Houston, Texas.  He attended Dayton High School and he enjoyed playing video games (Pokemon, Skyrim, Borderlands, and Dishonored were among his favorites) he also liked to hang out at the mall with his friends and was an avid player of Magic: The Gathering. He also liked to lay around on the couch and watch TV shows with his big sister, who will always save a spot for him.     

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Ida Jackson, 94, of Ames
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Ida Jackson 94 of Ames, Texas passed away Sunday February 22, 2015.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Darlene Miller
Posted: February 24, 2015

Graveside services for Darlene Miller, 77, of Livingston, Texas, will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. in the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas with Bro. Steven Waldrep officiating.

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