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Sahvannah Trevette Lee Evans 2002-2018
Herman John Halle 1931-2018
Claire Ann Anderson 1940-2018
Wilma Lee Basler 1933-2018
Kelley Saul 1960-2018
Bidal Zabala, Jr. 1952-2018
Carolyn Jordan Soileau 1943-2018
George Joseph Willy, Jr. 1951-2018
Georgia Gayle Story 1944-2018
Doyle Martinez 1951-2018
Lon Kendel Timmons 1944-2018
William Keelan "Tater" Brown 1995-2018
Jerry Lyle Rundgren 1932-2018
Pamela Sue Vercher 1964-2018
Stepen D. Correll 1939-2018
Robbie Lyn Vercher 1963-2018
Maria Cruz Bustamante 1943-2018
J.W. McCauley 1937-2018 
Zane Miguel Arellano Mendoza 1996-2018
Virginia Agnes Smith Hoke "Honey" 1935-2018
John Robert Ballou 1982-2018
Mark Gregory McGrew 1957-2018
James Edward Okert 1935-2018 
Donnel Main Rogers 1947-2018
Marie Delta Landry Hays 1923-2018
Janet Christine Perez 1945-2018
Katherine Jean Lewis Chaykoski 1940-2018
Linda Jay Spears Turner 1950-2018
Nancy Vaught Koerner 1945-2018
Tommie Leon Bennett, II 1941-2018
James Nelson Morgan 1947-2018
Deborah Marie Barbee 1955-2018
Dorthy Hight 1947-2018
Bobby L. Weise 1937-2018
James Albert Stoddard 1947-2018
Wendel Earl Calvert 1969-2018
Ione Watson 1937-2018
Wanda Rose Belue 1941-2018
Richard Thomas Hellner 1944-2018
Dorman Wayne Lockey, II 1974-2018
Doug G. Clute 1942-2018 Dear Friend of the Powell's
Roger Dale Thurman 1946-2018
Richard Kinney 1941-2018
Charles G. Myers 1931-2018 Dear Friend of Steph
William J. "Bill" Sarussi 1934-2018
Vladimir I.Perry 1946-2018
Shelly Lee Bryan 1960-2017-Beloved Friend of Steph
Deborah Lee Karsnak 1954-2018






SAHVANNAH TREVETTE LEE EVANS
Funeral Services for Sahvannah Trevette Lee Evans of Conroe,Texas will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sahvannah was born on April 19, 2002 in Conroe, Texas. She passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her home in Conroe. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. 









HERMAN JOHN HALLE 
Herman John Halle, 87, of Conroe, TX passed away on July 31, 2018 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family.  Mr. Halle was born on February 27, 1931 in Greenwood, WI to Fred and Margaret Halle. Services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a Rosary being held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m.  After Mass a gathering of friends and family will be held at the Parish Life Center, John Paul II room, 704 Old Montgomery Rd, Conroe. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Susan Renken; four brothers and one sister. He is survived by loving family: wife of 66 years, Barbara “Bunny” Halle; son, Michael (Toni) Halle; grandchildren, Kristin Halle, Heather (Daniel) Cohen, Jennifer Respass, Joshua Rosenthal, and Alexander Renken; great grandson, Jaden Rosenthal; many nieces, nephew and friends. Herman was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Good Sam RV club, Willis-Seniors and YMCA-Seniors organizations. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Alzheimer’s Research or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 
















CLAIRE ANN ANDERSON
Graveside service for Claire Ann Anderson of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas with the Rev. Bill Posey officiating.  Mrs. Anderson will be laid to rest next to her husband, Billy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Claire was born on July 31, 1940 in Seguin, Texas to Aaron “Buck” Saegert and Pearl Dornhoffer Saegert. She passed away peacefully on July 31, 2018 in her home in Conroe at the age of 78.  Claire was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billy Joe Anderson and her parents.  She is survived by her loving family: Daughters, Dana Norman Painter and husband, Mark and Toni Bailey-Dawson and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Rachael Ann Patterson, Samantha Patterson-Wild and husband, Alex, Benjamin James Bailey and Brandon Owen Bailey; great grandchildren, Alexandria Olivia Wild and Savanna Eloise Wild; brother, Kenneth “Wayne” Saegert and wife, Aileen Counsil-Saegert and their daughter, Cathy Pace; brother, James D. “Jim”  Saegert and his daughter, Jamie Saegert Connel and husband, Richard Connel; loyal companions, Susie and Sassy (dogs) and Joker (cat); numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.   Claire was the quintessential career woman well before it was fashionable, helping grow Matel Toy Co. (25 yrs), Knickerbocker Toy Co. and Leisure Dynamics until her retirement in 1985.  During her career some of her most notable Community activities were her memberships in the American Society of Professional and Executive Women, the National Association of Female Executives, Eastern Star Chapter 10 and more recently, being a member of Living Way Church in Conroe. She also was a longtime member of the Southwestern Toy and Hobby Association (1967-1985) where she met lifelong friends. Claire was honored with several high achievement awards for her sales abilities from Matel and Leisure Dynamics and was recognized as Notable American by the American Biographical Institute, which led to her being listed in Who’s Who of American Woman in 1981-1982. Claire was a loving mother first and foremost and always took care of her family. Her sweet smile and kindness will dearly be missed.In lieu of flowers, the family requests, memorials to: The American Cancer Society.








WILMA LEE BASLER
Wilma Lee Basler, 85, Conroe, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, July l6, 2018.  Born in Piney, Tennessee to Julia and Melvin Entsminger.  Preceding our loved one is her husband, Delbert Basler, sisters, Opal Brown and Jenny Fritz and brother Floyd Daniels.  Also preceding her is her niece, Claralynn by Wilma's sister Opal. 
Wilma worked many years as a military housewife through many moves and overseas locations.  She helped keep her family together through hard work and determination.  She had two children, Tommy H. Basler and Pamela B. Basler.  Tom's children, Susan Vialpando (Paul), Thea Basler (Paul) and Ryan Basler (April).  Great grand Children, Lance and Allison Vialpando and Nathan John Basler.  Pam's children, Emily Blevins (Mark) and Timothy Crouch (Michelle).  Her other beloved niece by sister Opal resides in Georgia, Julianne Sutton (Charles). 
Wilma loved to craft, enjoyed and loved her family, friends, especially Wanda Coffey and family, Deloris, John and Michael Burom.  She also loved her pets and treated them with love and respect.  She will be missed by all that loved her.  
Arrangement by Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, Tennessee please call for the specific time. 










KELLY SAUL

Memorial service for Kelley Saul of Conroe, Texas, longtime resident of Montgomery County will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Laura Ammon officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors one hour prior to the funeral service starting at 1:00 PM.  Kelley was born October 17, 1960 in Garland, Texas to Harry and Edwina Saul.  After a 3 year long battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia he passed away on July 13, 2018 at his home in Conroe, Texas at the age of 57.
Kelley graduated from Conroe High School in 1979, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in 1985.  In 1986 he married his high school sweetheart, Sherri Mott.  Kelley worked as an auto claims adjuster for several companies, most notably Nationwide Insurance where he was employed for 19 years.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors in nature as well as working on cars.  He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a hard worker, and an environmentalist.
Kelley is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Sherri Saul; son Jake Saul; daughter Jessica Saul; father Harry E. Saul Jr.; mother Edwina Kelley Saul; brother Harry E. Saul III  along with various cousins, nieces and nephews. 











BIDAL ZABALA, JR.
Graveside service for Bidal Zabala, Jr. of Houston, Texas will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mr. Zabala will receive military honors at 5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors for his service in the U.S. Army. 
Bidal was from a large family of 14 children and learned hard work and dedication from an early age. He was considered a laid-back gentleman who lived life to its’ fullest and had a wonderful sense of humor. Bidals’ handmade margaritas were simply the Best! They were a big hit with his family and friends. He was known to be quite the dancer and he even perfected his own dance called the “Meltdown.” In his early years, Bidal served in the U.S. Army and later began his longtime career as a talented carpenter. His lively and loving manner will be dearly missed. Bidal was preceded in death by his parents, Bidal, Sr. and Gregoria Zabala; two brothers, Luz Zabala and Juan Zabala; and half-brother, Simon Zabala. Survived by his loving family: wife, Eusebia Zabala; children, Jamaica Zabala and husband, Jose Gonzalez, Jacob Zabala and Andera, Joann Zabala and Monica Zabala; siblings, Victor Zavala and wife, Lupe, Janie Smith and husband, Ken, Meterio Zabala and wife, Lucy, Luis Zabala and wife, Sylvia, Hope Hooper, Rosa Zabala, Aurora Urbanick, Judy Zabala, Joann Pivnick and husband, Michael, Eugene Zabala and Roy Zabala; sisters-in-law, Rita and Linda; half-sisters, Maria and Consuelo;  grandchildren, Jazmine, Stevie, Skylar, Makenzie, Andrina, Xander, Jordan, Laylanie, Liliana, Jonathon, Jr. and Maximus. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. 

Pallbearers: Jacob Zabala, Ronnie Wimberly, Miguel Zavala, Markus Rojas, Juan Zabala, Israel Villanueva, Jose Gonzalez, and Jonathon Ochoa. Honorary Pallbearer: Salome Gonzalez. 






CAROLYN JORDAN SOILEAU
Carolyn Jordan Soileau, 74, of Conroe, passed away peacefully at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, after a courageous, year‐long battle with cancer. Carolyn was born at home on December 28, 1943 in Batson, Texas, the fifth of eight children.  She grew up in Batson and graduated in 1962 from West Hardin County Senior High School.   She met Douglas Leon Sullivan and they were married in August of 1962.  Over the next 24 years they made a home in Daisetta, Texas, raised two boys and were active members of local churches and the community. In 1985/86 she attended Lee College in Baytown, Texas and became a licensed cosmetologist.  She married her second husband, Calvin J. Soileau in 1991.  She and Calvin lived in Beaumont, Texas for 16 years until his passing in September of 2007 after which she moved to Montgomery, Texas to be near her children and grandchildren in early 2008. She was a loving homemaker, always there to see her sons off to school and always there when they came home to give them a hug and a snack.  She was a skilled seamstress and baker, a Sunday school teacher and a gardener.  She loved to travel, especially with her sisters.  She believed her purpose in life was to serve others and was happiest when she had someone to care for.  Her life revolved around her family and close friends, some of which were life‐time relationships, some more recent through church and bible study, but all were very dear to her.    Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Murrie Jordan and Dicie Birge, her brother Carl Jordan, sister Vada Goulas, and her daughter Phyllis Murphy. She is survived by her children; Wayde Sullivan and wife Sherry of Montgomery, Texas, Michael Sullivan and wife DaLonna of Austin, Texas, Carl Soileau and wife Patty of Whitehouse, Texas, Judy Ballew of Beaumont, Texas and Jan Lopez of Beaumont, Texas, 10 grandchildren; Leslie Holt, Cole Sullivan, Kase Sullivan, Riley Radford, Kyle Sullivan, Reid Sullivan, Angie Kowalski, Shawn Soileau, Joseph Brady, and Brittany Ballew; 10 great grandchildren; Blake Olivia Holt, Callie Coleman, Cammie Coleman, Cate Coleman, Kendall Soileau, Conner Soileau, Olivia Syphrett, Dub Syphrett, Rose Brady, and Mason Brady, brothers; Robert Jordan of Batson, Texas, Jerry Jordan and wife Becky of Batson, Texas, sisters; Sandra Kerr of Winston‐Salem, North Carolina,  Anita (Cooter) Kunkle and husband Bert of Houston, Texas, and Jennifer Roussel of Houston, Texas. Her sons wish to thank the caregivers at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home for treating Carolyn as though she was their own family and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care for all they did to make her comfortable in the final few days.  A special thank you to Oncologist, Dr. Ajay Mitter who went above and beyond his appointed role among those tasked with her care over the last year.  Dr. Mitter vowed to care for her as though she was his own mother and did just that making sure she was treated with the best of care by everyone involved, often extending his rounds late into the evenings and early morning hours just to be sure he could see how she was doing each time she was in the hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to Moss Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 371, Hardin, Texas 77561, or a charity of your choice.

“Motherhood:All love begins and ends there.” ~Robert Browning 

Only One Mother 
by Unknown Author 

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by, Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. 

My Mother Kept a Garden 
by Unknown Author 

My Mother kept a garden. A garden of the heart; She planted all the good things, That gave my life it's start. She turned me to the sunshine, And encouraged me to dream: Fostering and nurturing The seeds of self-esteem. And when the winds and rains came, She protected me enough; But not too much, she knew I'd need To stand up strong and tough. Her constant good example, Always taught me right from wrong; Markers for my pathway To last my whole life long. I am my Mother's garden, I am her legacy. And I hope today she feels the love, Reflected back from me.








GEORGE JOSEPH WILLY JR. 
George Joseph Willy, Jr was born on October 3, 1951 in Houston, Texas and peacefully passed onto his next life on June 29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the young age of 66. 
     As a young lad, you could find him outside tinkering with anything he could get his hands on, hunting and fishing at every possible opportunity as exploring nature was deeply rooted in his being, but sports is where he excelled at.  He was the captain of the Willis High School football team playing offensive and defensive end and was an all-star catcher on the Wildkat baseball team.  He hung up his cleats after graduating from Willis High School in 1970 and enlisted as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, but after a two year span was honorably discharged due to disability relating to his knees.  
     Once back home he took after his namesake and launched into a career in the bread business with Rainbow Bread Company while attending Sam Houston State University and Dallas Theological Seminary in his spare time.  As he grew older and his family multiplied, he switched gears and moved up the ranks in the uniform services industry with RUS/Cintas and then Aramark Corporation.  As his children grew, they embraced his love of baseball.  Every spring and summer in the 80’s and 90’s you could find George volunteering in some form or fashion at the Willis Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).
     After spending most of his life in the Conroe, Houston and Willis area, he graced several states (Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, Florida) for his employer. Before retiring early at the age of 58 due to a diagnosis of fatty liver disease, he had propelled himself into the ranks of management and oversaw a staff of 160+ at an Aramark facility in Miami, Florida.  His early onset liver disease was a blessing and also a curse.  While it brought him back home to Texas to be closer to his friends and family and within range of St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, he found his usual fast pace lifestyle being replaced with one of leisure. 
     Those who knew George over his 66 years will recall his ability to befriend anyone. He was extremely prideful of his family and fascinated with his family heritage.  Daily you could find him cracking long winded jokes, reading his bible, digesting both football and baseball stats and repeated   to anyone he came in contact with and in his later years after retirement mingling with friends over coffee each morning or volunteering at the Ark Church in Conroe. George truly had the ability to make anyone that he came in contact with feel appreciated, loved and believe they could be a better person.  Consistently, he put others interests above his own and often was found helping others solve their life’s problems before we would tackle his own.  
     He is preceded in death by his father, George Joseph Willy, Sr; mother, Mary Joyce Wood; step-mother, Elizabeth “Lexia” Willy; sister, Mary Diane Robison; brother, Richard Willy; and step-daughter, Michelle Malak.
George is survived by brother-in-Law, Keith Robison; sister-in-law, Patty Willy; His children: Jennifer Willy Archambeault and husband John; Chris Willy and wife Arcy; Elizabeth Willy Sanchez and husband Evan and step-children: Kim Thompson and husband Robert; and Erica Martinez. He is also survived by his grandchildren (Bradley, Cory, Amy, Julian, Seth, Sophie, Chloe, Jacob and Saffron), four great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
     Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6th, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors with a graveside service to follow at Farris Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.

For those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in name of George Joseph Willy, Jr to one of the following foundations or organizations:  American Heart Association, American Liver Foundation, Ark Church of Conroe, St Luke’s Foundation (Houston), University Hospital Transplant Center Fund (San Antonio) or Parsons House Austin.  








GEORGIA GAYLE STORY
Memorial Service for Georgia Gayle Story of Dayton, Texas will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Georgia was born on February 4, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Woodrow Wilson Crawford and Pauline Alice (Davis) Crawford.  She passed away on June 29, 2018 in Dayton, Texas at the age of 74.  Georgia spent her career as a caring Registered nurse and grew up one of 13 children.  Her sweet smile and kind disposition will be dearly missed.  Georgia was preceded in death by her parents: Tex and Pauline Crawford; her son, Thomas Marling, Jr.; daughter, Connie L. Sweeny and her husband, Cordie D. Story. She is survived by her loving family: Sons, Daniel R. Marling and James C. Marling and Helen; and daughter, Bonnie L. West. Georgia is also survived by several siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of dear grandchildren and caring friends. 










DOYLE MARTINEZ
Memorial Service for Doyle Martinez of Conroe, Texas, longtime resident of Montgomery, County will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Doyle was born on June 26, 1951 in Willis, Texas to George and Edna (Santos) Martinez and passed away peacefully on June 28, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas. He was 67 years old.   

However, being the family man that he was, Doyle’s most precious time was spent with his beloved wife, Debbie and having fun with their dear grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, a faith-filled gentleman, a hard worker and a doting grandfather.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edna Martinez; Brothers, Chubby Martinez and Johnny Martinez; Grandson, Caleb Walls
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Debbie Martinez;
Son, Brian Martinez and wife Amanda; Daughters, Stacey Jones, and Stephanie Walls and husband Keith,
Brothers, Frank Martinez and wife Clarine, Bill Martinez and Donnie Martinez, Sisters, Elsie Wells and husband Frank, Aline Heathman and husband Vernon and Camilla Martinez;
Grandchildren, Payton Jones, Preston Jones and McKenzie Walls;
numerous nieces, nephews and caring friends.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Vuppali and Dr. O’Connor. Also, a special thanks to all the nurses and staff at DaVita.












LON KENDEL TIMMONS
Memorial service for Lon Kendel Timmons of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. He will be laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery.  Lon was born on December 28, 1944 Ohio to William Edward Timmons and Pauline (Ghere) Timmons. He passed away on June 26, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 74. Mr. Timmons proudly served in the U. S. Army.  Lon is survived by his wife, Tammy Bellaw of Montgomery, Texas. 









WILLIAM K. "TATER" BROWN

Funeral Services for William K. "Tater" Brown will be held on Friday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Robert Moore. Interment will follow at Security Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. William was born April 26, 1995 in Conroe,Texas and passed away on June 25, 2018 in Caldwell, Texas. He was 23 years of age.  









JERRY LYLE RUNDGREN
Memorial Service for Jerry Lyle Rundgren of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Burial will be held in McGee cemetery in Louisiana at a later date. Mr. Rundgren was born on June 22, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa to William and Eleanor (Mathius) Rundgren. Jerry passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on June 24, 2018 at his home in Conroe. He will be remembered as a loving, kind-hearted and generous man who loved his family above all else. He was the original owner of “Independent Air” and spent his 45-year career in both Harris county and Montgomery county.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eleanor Rundgren; brother, William Rundgren, Jr. and his sister, Linda Doyle. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife of 53 years, Margie Rundgren; sons, Jerry Wayne Rundgren and wife, Pam and Gary Lynn Rundgren and wife, Helen; daughter, Pamela Renee Rundgren; Guardian parent to: Tabitha and Matilyn Montgomery; sister, Lauretta Smuck; brother, James Rundgren; grandchildren, Ryan Rundgren, Stephanie Ryan, Paul Matthews, Michael Matthews, Amy Faith Cruz, Linda Hoffman and Dakota Mallett; great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Kaylee, Loren, Hunter, Seth, Katie, Crosson, Corbin, Kylee and Hannah; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an education fund for his girls. For more information please email [email protected]











PAMELA SUE VERCHER
Funeral Service for Pamela Sue Vercher, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. John Green officiating. The viewing will be held from 12:00 P.M until 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel, prior to the service on Saturday. Pamela was born on May 12, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Neal Price, Sr. and Dolly (Bullock) Price. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 54.  Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Neal Price, Sr.
Pamela grew up in Cleveland, Texas and attended Conroe High School.
For the past five years of her life, Pamela was a happy-homemaker, she enjoyed and took pride in staying home and helping raise her grandchildren. Many years before that she was a store manager for the Corner Store. She loved her community where she lived and will be missed. Pamela enjoyed going to the beach and having the wind in her hair. She also loved the outdoors and gardening. Pamela was the most loving woman anybody has ever met and touched the hearts of many. She was a wonderful cook and loved having family get togethers. Her smile and presence will be terribly missed by all her loving family and friends.
Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Neal Price, Sr.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Tommy Vercher, Jr.; Daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Kenny Wolsey; son and daughter-in-law, Zach and Ashley Vercher; step-daughter, Jennifer Vercher; grandsons, Chanse Glueck, Trevor Carr and Gunner Vercher; granddaughters, Kiley Vercher, Kambra and Kylar Wolsey; brother, Neal Price, Jr, Leonard Price and wife, Leala; sisters, Peggy Dupree and husband, David, and Vallie Attaway and husband, Kelly; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 









STEPHEN D. CORRELL
     Stephen DeVerle Correll passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. He was born in Peru, Indiana on March 2, 1939 to Beauford and Viola (Bradshaw) Correll. Stephen married Shirley Ann Gerrick, born June 19, 1942 in Twelve Mile, Indiana, on July 1 1962, and the couple had three children; Stephen, Sabrina, and Scott. The family relocated to Houston, Texas in 1974 and finally settling in Porter, Texas, for Stephen to accept a position as a machinist at Smith International, where he worked until he retired after 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, sharing stories of his youth, watching Notre Dame football, and spending quality time with his family.
     Stephen is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, who passed on February 6, 2014. He is survived by his brothers Phillip Correll (Judy), Jeff Correll (Carol), and Greg (Judith); children Stephen Correll II (Melinda), Sabrina McShan (Chris) and Scott Correll (Mary); grandchildren Danielle Johnson-Desadier (Raymond), Jessica Correll, Ryan McShan, Cynthia Lukman (fiancé Dylan), and Ray Lukman; and great-grandchildren Addison Johnson, Cody and Nolan Desadier.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors. 









ROBBIE LYN VERCHER
Celebration of Life Service for Robbie Lyn Vercher, of Cut and Shoot, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Robbie passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Conroe at the age of 54. He was born on August 26, 1963 in Houston, Texas to Tommy Joe, Sr. and JoAnn (Limmer) Vercher. Robbie grew up in Conroe and attended Conroe High School.  He was a self-employed truck driver who enjoyed his work and loved being out on the open road. He often traveled coast to coast. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved to ride.  Robbie was also, a kind, generous, loyal and outgoing man who loved life and never met a stranger. With his spunky sense of humor, Robbie was always teasing somebody. His sweet smile will dearly be missed by his loving family and friends. Robbie is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Holland; father, Tommy Vercher, Jr. and his sister, Diana Vercher. He is survived by his loving family: Daughters, Taylor and Megan Vercher of Conroe, Texas; grandson, Wyatt Woods of Conroe, Texas; granddaughters, Serenity Woods and Piper Gandy of Conroe, Texas; brother, Tommy Vercher, Jr. and his wife, Pam of Conroe; brothers, Kevin Cooke and his wife, Erica of Splendora and Keith Cooke and his wife, Brandy of Bryan, Texas; sister, Patricia Vercher of Austin; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 










BUSTAMANTE
Funeral Service for Maria Cruz Bustamante, 74, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Garden Park cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.at the funeral home. 










J.W. MCCAULEY
Funeral Services for J. W. McCauley of Willis, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church-Willis with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.
Mr. McCauley was born on June 9, 1937 in Center, Texas to Audary and Zula (Baker) McCauley. He passed away on the morning of May 24, 2018 at his home in Willis, Texas at the age of 80. J. W. was a long-time resident of Montgomery County and was highly respected and loved by his family and friends.  
J.W. was preceded in death by his parents, Audary and Zula McCauley and his beloved wife, Libby Lynn Moses McCauley in 2013. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Leslie Tilley of Devine, Texas; son, John Neal McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons, John Lawton Tilley and Carson Tilley of Devine, Texas; granddaughters, Devinne McCauley, Darian McCauley and Danika McCauley and their mother, Pamela Harrison McCauley all of Las Vegas, Nevada; Brother, Jackie McCauley and his family; Sister, Janis Peacock and her family; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.
J.W. and Libby made their home in Conroe and Willis for over 50 years where they raised their family and made many lifelong friends along the way. They had a collaborative and caring relationship. It was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other.  There was nothing J.W. liked better than an interesting conversation with a good (or new) friend. He could have an engaging conversation with anyone. With his wonderful sense of humor, he had many friends and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.  J.W. was a longtime employee at Conroe Mill Supply and was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church, Willis. J.W. was a person of faith and lived his life serving others. In lieu flowers: memorials made be made to the First Baptist Church, Willis. Firstbaptistwillis.org
















ZANE MIGUEL ARELLANO MENDOZA
     A Funeral Mass for Zane Miguel Arellano Mendoza will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, Texas. A wake/vigil will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. (7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Tx 77379)
     Zane was born on August 22, 1996 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away on May 15, 2018 in Prairie View, Texas where he attended college.
He was 21 years of age at his passing.      Zane is survived by his loving family: mother, Philippa Ann Arellano and step-father, Jason Bailey; father, Juan D. Mendoza and step-mother, Ashley Mendoza; sisters, Nadalin Mendoza and Carissa Mendoza; brother-in-law, Jamaal Shell; step-brother, Tobin Rice; niece, Najah Mendoza; nephews, Jayzon Shell and Jordair Shell; many other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.
     Zane was an outstanding scholar pursuing a double major in architecture and construction science at Prairie View A&M University. He began his collegiate studies 72 hours after the Klein High School graduation ceremony, with a full academic scholarship. Zane was very dedicated on a fast pace to graduate in record time with both degrees later this year. He was a member of the Men Achieving Leadership and Excellence at Prairie View A&M University. He was chosen to visit Washington, DC for the grand opening of the 1 National Museum of African American History and Culture where he was honored to see President Barack Obama ring the bell of the opening. During the summer of 2017, he completed an internship with Balfour Beatty Construction as a Project Engineer. Zane was a very dedicated student who maintained an outstanding GPA and was well known among his professors for his record of attendance and participation. Zane was also very involved with his class mates and won the Annual American Institute for Architects Sand Castle Competition in Galveston. He was very handsome and was active in supporting and modeling for clothing brands. He was very passionate about animals and would do anything for his cat, Czar the Russian ruler. Zane was a die-hard Houston Rockets Fan, Dallas Cowboys Fan, PVAMU Panthers Fan, & Oklahoma Sooners Fan. 
     Family has always been very important to Zane and he loved spending time with his niece and nephews. Zane was full of life and could make anyone laugh & smile with his comedic energy. He has touched many lives and his beautiful soul will be deeply missed by everyone. We are very proud of you Zane and we love you so much.









VIRGINIA AGNES SMITH HOKE

A Memorial Service for longtime resident of Conroe, Virginia Agnes Smith Hoke, 82, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 am at First United Methodist Church in Conroe with the Rev. Mary Tumulty officiating.    Mrs. Hoke was born on December 1, 1935 in Marshall, Texas to Aubrey and Alice Smith (Shook).  She passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Abundant Life Assisted Living.  Her nickname was “Honey.”  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a teaching degree.  She had a successful and gratifying career as an educator for over 15 years.  Her most memorable teaching job was at Washington Junior High School here in Conroe, Texas.  She and her family are longtime members of First United Methodist Church in Conroe where she served as the teacher for 7 years for the Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study.  She was also a member of the Beacon Sunday School Class and the B.A.S.I.C. Sunday School Class.  Mrs. Hoke was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Alice Smith (Shook), sister Barbara Walker, and husband Thomas Madeley Hoke.  She is survived by her loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Darlice and John Bridwell; Son and daughter-in-law, David and Michelle Hoke; Grandchildren, Sarah and Sam Hoke; Brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Estelle Shook; Nephew and niece-in-law, Andy and Yolanda Walker; Nephew and niece-in-law, James and Theresa Walker; Sister-in-law, Eulice Hoke Vial; and Niece, Laurie Vial Amsler.  She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.  Those who knew Mrs. Hoke enjoyed her sweet spirit and grateful attitude. Mrs. Hoke was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who loved life and people.  She will be greatly missed.  
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to First United Methodist Church.







JOHN ROBERT BALLOU

Memorial Service for John Robert Ballou of Spring, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Bishop Clyde E. Harden officiating. John was born on March 20, 1982 in Conroe, Texas to Calvin and Linda Ballou. He passed away on May 12, 2018 in Spring, Texas at the age of 36. John was a hard-working, dependable man who loved his family. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman who had a great passion for the outdoors. His love and generosity will be greatly missed. John was preceded in death by his father, Calvin O. Ballou and his brother, Darron Watkins. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Ashley Ballou; “Bonus dad” to his two dear girls, Mylanah and Haevyn; mother, Linda Ballou; sisters and brothers-in-law, Terri and Doug Oatis and Angie and Jon Crim; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Christy Ballou; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  








Mark Gregory McGrew

Mark G. McGrew, age 60, of Willis, Texas, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, in Cy-Fair, Texas.
Mark was born June 20, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas, to James Kennedy “Doc” McGrew and Vivian Phillips McGrew.  He was the youngest of three children.
He graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, in 1979 and was a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Mark had a long and successful career in Firefighting and Hazmat, Paramedic, Litigation, and Health Safety Environmental, each in an industrial and corporate setting.
Mark was Senior HSE Manager with Forum Energy Technologies, where he worked with good friend and colleague Kevin Clothier. He had an inexhaustible work ethic and was highly respected by those with whom he worked. He called everyone he worked with his “Good Buddy.”
Mark was a passionate man dedicated to his family, always putting them first in his life. He also loved firefighting, sports and sports memorabilia, and a good beer or two (or three), and music.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, James McGrew and Vivian McGrew, brother Mike McGrew, and mother-in-law Ruth Tipton.
Mark is survived by his

A Memorial Service will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Guy Renee’ Tipton officiating. 









JAMES EDWARD OKERT "JIM"
Mr. James Okert (Jim) passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 after courageously battling a serious illness, succumbing to pneumonia and a major heart attack.  Jim was born on June 2, 1935 in Garrison, North Dakota to Jacob and Mildred (Klawitter) Okert, but was raised Spokane, Washington.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force (air police) and worked for TSO in Northline then Dr. Mike Nell’s TSO Conroe for over 35 years as an Optician.  He and his wife, Judy were longtime members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Judy Okert; sons, Danny Okert and wife, Faye and Michael Okert; Danny’s children, Kasey Ganzevoort and husband, Brandon and their children, Jacob and Mary; and Kody Okert; Michael’s daughter, Makaela Okert and finance’, Richard Bain. He is also survived by his “Bonus” children, Judy’s children; Beckie Warren and husband, Buddy, George Morgan and wife, Jennifer, Carol Morgan, Janet Alexander and husband, Mark, Shirley Bridgemen and husband, Michael; mother-in-law, Shirley Froehlich; many other grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as, a host of other relatives and friends who will forever be blessed simply by having been a part of Jim’s life.  Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers: Steven Miller, Thomas Smith, George Morgan, Louis Morgan, Perry Vaughn, Charles Watkins, Joseph Watkins, Richard Bain, William Froehlich.  

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Rev. John Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park cemetery with full military honors presented by the VFW 4709 Honor Guard and Patriot Guard representation. The viewing will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.









DONNEL MAIN ROGERS
Graveside services for Donnel Main Rogers of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Bath Cemetery with Pastor Robert Nichols and Pastor Mark Bradberry officiating. The VFW Post 4709 Honor Guard will present full military honors for his service in the Army. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Donnel was born on May 11, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away on May 3, 2018 at home in Conroe. He was 70 years of age at his passing. Donnel proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He dearly loved his family and church and will be greatly missed. Donnel was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Leon and Betty Jean Rogers, sister Shirley Faye Rogers and granddaughter, Mallory Renee Rogers; He is survived by his loving family: wife of 46 years, Joyce Marie Rogers; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ray Rogers and wife, Patricia and Thomas Edward Rogers; brothers and sister-in-law, Roy Leon and Velda Rogers and Gary Earl Rogers; grandchildren, Allison, Cole, Shelby, Thomas, Gabriella, Morgan and Megan. Pallbearers: Kenneth Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Randy Rogers, Donald Rogers, Cole Rogers, and Chris Rogers.  






MARIE DELTA LANDRY HAYS
Funeral services for Marie Delta Hays will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Warren Chapel at St. Dominic Village in Houston, Texas with Father Len Broniak officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Garden of Memories cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8 pm.  Mrs. Hays was born on December 15, 1923 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Desire and Elodie (Simon) Landry.  She passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018 at her home in Conroe at the age of 94. Mrs. Hayes was a loving, caring mother who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hays, Jr; granddaughter, Dione Pearce, nephew, Lon Hays, one sister and two brothers. Marie is survived by her loving family: daughters and son-in-law, Marie Ann and David Wheeler of Conroe, Linda Sue Hays of Houston and Janet D. Biersdorfer of Houston; sons and daughter-in-law, Clyde Griffin Hays III and wife, Dorothy of Houston and John Patrick Hays of Houston; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, as well as, many other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: St. Dominic's Deaf Center, 2491 E. Holcombe, Houston, Texas 77021.









JANET CHRISTINE PEREZ
Graveside services for Janet Christine Perez, longtime resident of Conroe will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Premont cemetery in Premont, Texas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. A Memorial mass will be held the following Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Joseph Manapuram officiating. 
Mrs. Perez passed away on April 26, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 72. She was born on September 19, 1945 in Salina, Kansas to Orville and Lillian (Learned) Driscoll. Janet met her husband Gene in Salina, after he served in the Vietnam War. They married soon after in July of 1971.  Later, they moved to Corpus Christi where she began her career as a licensed Lab Technician and finished having children. They moved to Conroe in 1979, where she went back to college to further her education.  Janet was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and she was active in the Catholic Daughters, the Legions of Mary, the Disciples of Jesus and Mary, and the Carmelites. Unfortunately, her health restricted her involvement over the last several years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren whether it was going to the movies, watching baseball, or going shopping. She was full of life and remained strong in the face of adversity.  Janet was a strong Catholic woman who was a loving, supportive, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was the glue that held her family together. Her radiant soul will be deeply missed.  Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Driscoll. She is survived by her loving family: Genaro Perez, husband of 46 years; children, Anjanette and John Lynch, Joshua Perez, Nicholas and Tracy Perez, Aneysalyn Perez, and Mariatte and Matthew; grandchildren, Trent, Christopher, Jessica, Brandon, Carson, Emily, Andrew, Nina, Gabbrielle, Jacob, Alexander, Samantha and Ethan; great grandchildren, Kaiden, Kyler and Kalliope; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. 
  














KATHERINE JEAN LEWIS 
         CHAYKOSKI
Katherine Jean Lewis Chaykoski, age 77, passed away March 20, 2018, at her home in Montgomery, Texas, surrounded by her devoted husband, three children and daughter-in-law, all of whom had lovingly cared for her during her final illness. Katherine was a 1962 graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in Journalism.  Her professional career included work with a TV station in Dayton, Ohio and with the Asbury Press in New Jersey.  After graduation Katherine married the true love of her life, U of L Engineering school graduate, Alex Chaykoski.  The couple followed career opportunities, moving to Dayton, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Freehold, New Jersey, before retiring in Montgomery, Texas in 2006.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alex Chaykoski; two sons, A.J. Chaykoski and Brad Chaykoski and his wife, Anna; her daughter, Mary Kay Chaykoski; two grandsons, Corey Chaykoski (Melanie) and Freddie Chaykoski; her granddaughter, Desire’ Pierce (Josh); five great grandchildren and two sisters; Mary Corey (Ken) of Louisville, KY and Barbara Snyder of Cedar Edge, CO.  Katherine was kind, thoughtful, energetic and talented woman who will be truly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St. Conroe, Texas, 77301. This location was once an Episcopal Church, very similar to the one in which Katherine and Alex were married in Lyndon, KY.  

The family wishes to thank Silverado Hospice for providing remarkable care and guidance to Katherine and her family in her final days.    










LINDA JAY SPEARS TURNER
Linda Jay Spears Turner was born on October 10, 1950 in Marks, Mississippi, and passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at home in Shenandoah, Texas surrounded by her family & friends at the age of 67.
Linda is preceded in death by her Father, Johnny Edley Spears, her mother Ruby Lee Griffin Spears, and her older sister Ruby Yvonne Robertson. She is survived by her son William Jacob Turner and his fiancé Cheryl Lyn Nixon, her daughter Cathleen Chantel McCormick and her husband Chris McCormick, her sisters Debbie Wilkinson from Liberty, Texas, and Macy Overby and Ann Moore from Mississippi. 
Linda, also known affectionately as “Nana”, left behind her wonderful grandchildren: Amanda Rene Cash and her husband Travis Alan Cash, William Jacob Turner Jr and his wife Mistie Renee Turner, Jordan Bryce McCormick, Joshua Beau McCormick, and Michael Lee Pittman (who Nana claimed as hers as well), Jessica Lyn Williams, Connor Allen Jessie, as well as the following great grandchildren: Charlie Rae Cash, Layla Lachelle Cash, Zachary Lee Turner, Mia Lynn Turner, and one on the way that they will be naming after our sweet Linda Jay!  She also leaves behind an Aunt, and Uncle, Nieces and Nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Linda Jay will be remembered as one of the most loving and caring women we have known. Although she was born in Mississippi, she moved to Texas at the age of 2 years old. Linda considered herself unlucky in romantic love after two failed marriages, but later, when questioned about possibly dating again, told her daughter that she was meant to give her whole heart to the true loves of her life – her grandchildren.
Her quick wit, sassy mouth, and generous nature amused so many of us, just as much as her big heart drew us in.  There was never a time when someone came to her door needing shelter that she did not open her home, be it family, friends, or people her children brought home (including perfect strangers that were in need).  She just started cooking and welcomed them with a smile, and sometimes a gentle lecture.
Although she delved into many different career fields, an injury and multiple surgeries put an end to working outside of the home. Though this may have devastated other people, she was able to focus on what was most important to her, her family. Linda Jay’s heart and life were devoted to her children, grandchildren, and for the last years even her great grandchildren. Linda also had a love for animals, dancing, classic 50’s and 60’s music, country music, and movies of all generations. Lastly, but certainly not least, she loved all things Elvis Presley and John Wayne – those who knew her best had no doubts that they were her absolute favorites. 
Linda loved God, she loved her family, and she definitely loved her food! She touched so many lives, some who have already passed on as well, and will continue touching lives in the days ahead.
She may have recently left this earth, but she will remain forever in our hearts.
Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Patti Henry officiating. Dream Dove Release following ceremony. 









NANCY VAUGHT KOERNER
A Celebration of Life Service for Nancy Vaught Koerner, 73, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Brother Steve Yates officiating. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  Mrs. Koerner was born on March 16, 1945 in Texarkana, Texas and passed away peacefully on April 11, 2018 in Conroe, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents; Bob Lee and Allene Brown Vaught; two sisters, Bobbie Vaught Hereford and Maynelle V. Pruett and her beloved husband, Monty Ray Koerner. Nancy is survived by her two sons, Tom L. Koerner and fiancé, Leslie Booher Cuccia of Montgomery, Texas and Monty Kyle Koerner and wife, Sharon Green Koerner of Tyler, Texas; grandson, Jacob Ray Koerner of Conroe, Texas; four step grandchildren, Hailey Thomas of Groceville, Texas, Thomas Cuccia of Midland, Texas, Jacob and McKay Cuccia of Montgomery, Texas; great granddaughter, Tommi Kaylynn Koerner of Conroe, Texas; two sisters, Noressa V. Bull of Conroe, Texas and Charlotte V. Perkins and husband, Ronnie Perkins of Conroe, Texas; brother, Neal Vaught and wife, Helen Williams Vaught of Gretna, Louisiana; and sister-in-law, Anita Koerner Baldridge of Lockhart, Texas. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Nancy was a longtime member of the Conroe Church of Christ and was employed by the Conroe Independent School District for 25 years.  She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Conroe Church of Christ Family Promise Program, Church Food Pantry or the Share the Vision Building Fund. Conroe Church of Christ, 1860 Longmire Rd. Conroe, Tx 77304. Pallbearers: Jacob Ray Koerner, Jacob Cuccia, Charles Lee Herford, Larry Hereford, James Neal Bull and Charles Kevin Bull. 








TOMMIE LEON BENNETT, II
Funeral services for Tommie Leon Bennett, II of Rusk, Texas, formerly of Conroe will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Bennett will receive full military honors for his service in the U.S. Navy.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service. Mr. Bennett was born on February 5, 1941 in Waco, Texas to Tommie Leon Bennett and Hallie Mae (Summey) Bennett. He passed away on March 29, 2018 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 77. Tommie served as a parachute rigger (aircrew survival man) in the U.S. Navy and served upon the USS Ticonderoga. He also served as a fireman in Waco, Texas during his younger years and worked over 20 years with TDCJ as a correctional officer where he retired from in 2003. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a wonderful man with a free spirit. Tommie is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter, Rene Guerrero and husband, Chad Guerrero; granddaughters, Jamie Lee, Adriana Guerrero and Audra Guerrero; sister, Maryanne Zglewyz; nephew, Joey Bennett; other relatives and friends also survive. 










JAMES NELSON MORGAN
Funeral services for James Nelson Morgan of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will start at noon prior to the funeral service. Mr. Nelson was born on February 16, 1947 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully on March 27, 2018 in Conroe.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Morgan in 2013. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter, Amanda Morgan; Son, Treston Morgan; daughter-in-law, Melony Gunter; sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Phillip Davila; sister-in-law, Roxey Turpin; brother-in-law, Skip Hubbard; grandchildren, Kara Clemow, Chris Gunter, Kermitt Gunter, III, Bryanna Morgan, Ayden Morgan, Kyleigh Morgan & Devyn Morgan; great grandchildren, Carter and Oaklee Gunter; many nieces, nephews and friends. James was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.









DEBORAH MARIE BARBEE
Funeral Services for Deborah Marie Barbee, 62, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Farley Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Barbee was born on August 13, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Carl Edward and Gladys Young. She passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 in Shenandoah, Texas. Deborah was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Barbee, Sr., son, John Barbee and brother, Daniel Young.  She is survived by her loving family: Children, Crystal Jackson and husband, Bradley, Kenneth Barbee and wife, Crystal, Kevin Barbee and wife, Megan, and Sharon Lopez and husband, Raymond; grandchildren, Saulo, Emily, Lucy, Madelyn, Michael Joe, Candice, Blake and Carly; sister, Sharon McFadden and husband, Harvey; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Kevin Barbee, B.J. Barbee, Michael Joe Barbee, Bradley Jackson, Raymond Lopez and Harvey McFadden.













DORTHY JEAN HIGHT
Funeral Services for Dorthy Jean Hight will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tony Colvin officiating. Dorthy was born in Maben, Mississippi on February 12,1947 to Ruby Jolein and Bernard Brooks. She passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 at her home in New Caney, Texas.  In 1970 Dorthy and Charles were married in Houston and moved to New Caney Texas. At that time, they blended their family, which consisted of Chuck, and Charles’ children. Together they had a daughter, Tyna. Dorthy is survived by her loving children; Son, Chuck Burrell and wife, Regina; Daughter, Tyna Hight Garrett and husband, Kyle Garrett; and Daughter, Cindy Hight Fisher; Grandchildren, William Fisher, Amy Burrell, Heather Burrell, Caleb Fisher, Caitlin Flores, Ashlei-Nichol and Callie Banks; Great-grandchildren, London Banks, Chesney Banks, Victoria Fisher, and Aedan Fisher.  Dorthy was full of life and loved her family and friends. There was never a dull moment when you were with her. She was a friend, mom, Mew Maw, sister, Aunt Duck, Aunt, Cousin, best friend or just an amazing person. Dorthys’ smile was contagious, her laugh was quiet but beautiful. She loved to paint, loved her plants and enjoyed doing anything with her hands. Dorthy also loved doing yoga, reading, being a caretaker and being a great mom, and traveling. She will be greatly missed. 












BOBBY LOUIS WEISE

Graveside Services for Bobby L. Weise, 80, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Garden Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Weise was born on November 17, 1937 in Brady, Texas and passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018 at his home in Conroe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Weise in 2015. Bobby is survived by his loving family: two children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 














JAMES ALBERT STODDARD

A Celebration of Life Service for James Albert Stoddard, 70, of San Antonio, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor John Green officiating.
James was born on November 29, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Elmer Martin Stoddard Sr. and Cecilia Bertha Stoddard and joined his parents and late wife of 22 years, Sharon K. Stoddard, in heaven on February 24, 2018. James was a very kind hearted man who will be missed by many. He enjoyed the country life. James loved all animals with his favorite being horses. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1968.
James is survived by his son, Duane Stoddard; daughter, Christi Staten and husband, David Staten; 5 Grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Elmer M. Stoddard Jr. and Dorothy Slaven. He is also survived by Sharon’s 2 daughters, Cassandra Mallon and Kimbreley Mora as well as, many nieces and nephews.












WENDEL EARL CALVERT
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Charlie Flanagan officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Wendel Earl Calvert was born on December 31, 1969 and passed away peacefully with family at his side on February 20, 2018 in Tomball, Texas. Wendel attended Magnolia High School and worked at Specs Liquor in Customer Service. He loved anything to do with the Arts. Wendel was a fabulous Bass player and had a beautiful voice. He loved singing! Wendel also enjoyed performing on stage whether it be playing with his band or performing in play’s like “Driving Mrs. Daisy.” He loved doing voice overs. He was a professional and usually got the job in one take. Wendel also loved nature with Galveston being one of his favorite places. He always had a camera with him to capture those special moments. Wendel never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Wendel was preceded in death by his brother, Victor Calvert and brother-in-law, Jimmy Oatis, his nieces, Natasha Calvert and Paisley Ray Oatis, and his grandmother, Stella Stewart.  Wendel is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 30 years, Tammy Marie Calvert; daughter, Emily Welsch; mother, Sarah Lee Calvert; brother, Steve Calvert and wife, Virginia; sisters, Tracy, Hettye and Samantha Calvert; mother-in-law, Sharon Livingston and father-in-law, Tim Geohagen; sister-in-law, Stacey Holtzclaw; brother-in-law, Tommy Livingston and wife, Rachael; and his best friend/brother, Robert Skaines. Wendel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, as well as, many dear extended relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the American Cancer Society. 















IONE WATSON
Funeral Services for Ione Watson of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. John Callison officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Ms. Watson was born on February 25, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Archie L. and Nina L. (Pretty) Watson. She passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 80. Ione is survived by her loving family: Former husband/Lifelong partner/Constant Companion, Don Carey; Children, Sanford Carey and wife, Sherri, Donna King-Hammer and husband, Terry and Craig Carey; grandson, Jason Carey. Ione was raised in South Houston, graduating from Pearland High School where she was their majorette and played the drums. She was very creative with her hands, over the years, she enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, crocheting and woodworking. One of her favorite past times was spending time outdoors; either in the garden or just taking in the beauty of nature around us. Ione was a devoted mother and wife who is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  










WANDA ROSE BELUE
Funeral services for Wanda Rose Belue, 76, of Conroe, TX will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Jay McIntosh officiating. Interment to follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 PM - 8 PM.
Ms. Belue was born on October 5, 1941 in Conroe, TX to Hardy and Rosey Mae Perry and passed away on Feb. 12, 2018 in Conroe, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ray Belue, Sr., son, Gerald Ray Belue, Jr., and grandson, Bubba Hicks.
She is survived by her loving family; sons, Tommy Belue and wife Tammy, and Dennis Lee Belue; brother and sister-in-law, Josh Perry and wife, Linda; sister and brother-in-law, Tense Miller and Albert; grandchildren, Avery and Natasha Belue, Cory and Nichole Belue, Brandon Dees, Danielle Belue, Charlene Taylor and Amber Belue, Travis Davidson and Kristan Dickens; great grandchildren, Leanna Averitt, LJ Averitt, James Ray McCormick,Emily Belue, Hudson Belue, Caden Belue, Lessie Grace Belue and Lyla Rose Belue; and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Dan Hacker, Eric Perry, Raymond Burch, James Burch, Cory Belue, Avery Belue, Garrick Perry and Steven Perry.













RICHARD THOMAS HELLNER
Funeral Services for Richard Thomas Hellner of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Military honors will be presented by the Conroe VFW 4709 for Richard’s faithful service in the Army.  Mr. Hellner was born on September 8, 1944 in New York and passed away on February 9, 2018 in The Woodlands at the age of 73. Richard is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Norma (Schoyer) Hellner; brother, Thomas Hellner; sister, Lynn Cahill and his son, Rich Hellner. He is survived by his loving family; wife of 38 years, Adrien Hellner; beloved children, daughter, Leigh Hellner and husband, Paul; and son, Alex Marshall Hellner; sisters, Leslie Ray and Patty Little; grandchildren, Ethan and Anna Cord; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  















DORMAN WAYNE LOCKEY, II
Memorial Service for Dorman Wayne Lockey, II will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Wayne was born on June 6, 1974 in Conroe, Texas to Dorman Wayne Lockey and Mona F. (Lavergne) Lockey. He passed away on February 9, 2018 in Willis, Texas. Wayne is dearly loved and his sweet smile and sense of humor will be missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alvie and Thelma Wilson; maternal grandparents, Preston and Vernice Lavergne; father, Dorman Wayne Lockey; and his daughter, Morgan Lockey. Wayne is survived by his loving family: mother, Mona Lockey; daughter, Megan Lockey; son, Dorman “Trey” Wayne Lockey, III; sisters, Charlotte Naquin and husband, A.J., and Sonya Obregon; girlfriend, Lynn Stowe; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. 



















DOUGLAS GLEN CLUTE













Funeral services for Douglas Glen Clute of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow in Pierce Cemetery in Carthage, Texas. The viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Doug will receive full military honors from the Conroe 4709 VFW for his dutiful service in the Army during the Vietnam era.  He was born in 1942 in Kilgore, Texas and was the middle son to Wayne and Thelma Clute.  Doug passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 with his family by his side after a long struggle with heart and lung disease. Doug graduated from Reagan High School in Houston and attended college in Kilgore and North Harris County.  He had many talents and worked for several companies throughout his life which included: Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, Sunbeam Appliances in Houston, the State Highway Department in Texas, Howard Johnson’s restaurant, Houston Belt and Terminal RR, TDCJ, Carey Limousine Service and Conroe Funeral Directors. Doug was full of wit and had a great sense of humor. He really enjoyed telling corny jokes and making people laugh.  Doug was a rock-steady man who was thoughtful, generous and extremely loyal to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Doug and his wife, Shirley were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Conroe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Thelma Clute and his brother, Charles Wayne Clute, Jr. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 49 years, Shirley Clute of Conroe; son, Daniel Clute and wife, Dawn of Maryland; daughter, Rachel Clute of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Madison Carlow and Max Carlow of The Woodlands and James Clute of Maryland; brother, Larry Clute and his wife, Mickey of Nacogdoches; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends. The family wishes to express appreciation to all the friends, neighbors and caregivers who have given care and support to Doug. 











ROGER DALE THURMAN
Roger Dale Thurman born January 11, 1946 in Shreveport, LA, passed away January 27, 2018 at his home in Porter, TX.  Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian S. Thurman; mother, Franker Moeller and brother, Joe Thurman. He is survived by his brother, Richard Mayberry of Pottsboro, TX; son, Edward Thurman and daughter, Susan Mathews husband, Richard. Grandchildren, Joshua Mathews and wife Caitlin, Nicholas Thurman, Christopher Mathews and wife, Kelley, Ciara Abbe and husband, Chris and Hunter Mathews.  Great Grandchildren, Wyatt, Teagan, Jaxson, McKynzie, Cooper and Barhett Mathews and Landen and Liam Abbe. Roger will be laid to rest on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038 at 10:00 AM with Michael Ezell, Sr. officiating. Roger will receive full military honors from the Conroe 4709 VFW Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society in their dad’s name.  This can be done by calling 800-227-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.













     RICHARD KINNEY

Memorial Service for Richard Kinney of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Tim Byrd officiating. Richard was born on July 24, 1941 in Charleston, West Virginia to James and Grace Kinney. He passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his home. Richard retired from the Navy in 1980, after 20 years of faithful service. He was a loving husband to Marilyn for 50 years and a caring, thoughtful father to his two daughters and their families. He will be greatly missed. Richard is survived by: his wife, Marilyn Kinney of Conroe, Texas; daughters, Candy Hilton of Conroe, Texas and Sandy Allen and husband, David of Jacksonville, Florida.; grandchildren, Renee Shannon, Jennifer Hilton, Sherry Shannon and Benjamin Hilton; great grandchildren, Anna Marie, Kaleb, Merry and Jewels; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. A special thanks to his niece, Susan Kinney for all her love and support. 







CHARLES GORSUCH MYERS













Memorial Service for Charles G. Myers of Houston, Texas will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at a loved ones residence in Houston, Texas. A Rosary will be held the night before at the same location starting at 7:00 P.M. Please contact a family member for location. Charles, Charlie or Poppie as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018 at his home in Houston with loving family by his side. He was 86 years old. Charlie was born on June 13, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland to William J. and Ethel G. Myers. He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and step-son, David Cromwell. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Laura Sue Cromwell; his two sons, Skip Myers and Walter Myers and their families and Sue’s children, Thomas Cromwell and wife Joy; Colonel Mike Cromwell, USMC and wife Cindy; Michelle Dolan and husband Ian; and Tami Marie Cromwell Tigner and their families. His brilliant humor and kind smile will be forever remembered. Fly with the angels Poppie.

 






WILLIAM J. "BILL" SARUSSI
William Joseph Sarussi of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on January 23, 2018 at his home at the age of 83. William was born on February 25, 1934 in Berwyn, Illinois to George Washington and Helen Mary (Gorski) Sarussi. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Sarussi; daughters and sons-in-law, Julianne and Eugene Janulis , Diane and Robert Sullivan, Carolyn and Robert DeBerard; sister, Georgia and Joseph Otto;  grandchildren, Stephanie Janulis, Allison Janulis, Annemarie Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Scotty DeBerard, Jackson DeBerard and Charli Rose DeBerard.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 P.M.at the funeral home.  














VLADIMIR IONOVICH PERRY 
Funeral Services for Vladimir Ionovich Perry will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Vladimir was born on May 18, 1946 in Omsk, Russia to Ion and Alexandra Perevozchikov. He passed away on January 9, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 71. Vladimir was a nuclear physicist professor for over 30 years in Russia and Texas. He will be greatly missed by all his loving family and friends. Vladimir is survived by his beloved wife, Olga Perry; sons and daughters-in-law, Artem Perevozchikov and Irina Sorokina and Andrew Perry and Svetlana Perevozchikova; grandchildren, Kirill Sorokin, Ian Perry and Melody Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Jana and husband, Peter. 








SHELLY LEE BRYAN-Beloved Friend of The Powell Family

Memorial Services for Shelly Lee Bryan of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Our mother, Nana, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend passed away with peace and grace on December 24, 2017 at the age of 57. Her loving family was at her side. 
Shelly was a hard-working, intelligent, caring and a very thoughtful person. She was very close to her family and friends and had a lot of people who cared about her. She was selfless and always put others ahead of her. Shelly never wanted people to go out of their way for her, yet she did it all the time for others.
One of Shelly’s best traits was that she always lived her life to the fullest and loved to laugh and smile.  She understood the more important things in life; like the value of friendship and how to be happy.
Shelly has left reminders of herself everywhere; her love of Starbucks, sweet hand-drawn pictures in random places, the beach, her love of horses, dogs and fishing. Shelly was proud that Abigail was a “crow” just like her, the love of shiny objects, especially jewelry and purses.  The most important thing to Shelly was her faith and her daughter Roxie. We all know Shelly was a strong woman. Even through her toughest times and darkest hours, she was determined to hang on to see the birth of each of her grandbabies.  
Shelly worked for many years at Conroe Funeral Directors where she was an invaluable employee to Jesse and Sandra Powell
Her love for all of us and all of you, is what is going to pull us all through this.  All of the many people, whose lives have been touched by her, should take comfort in knowing that right now, she is in the gates of heavenShelly was deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed with all of our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Blaydes.  Shelly leaves behind to cherish her memories: her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Roxie and Jacob Ross; grandchildren, Abigail and Benjamin Ross; mother, Claudia Blaydes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Rick Hayes and Joan and Mark Allen; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Gail Blaydes; nieces, Amanda Reed and husband, Ivan, Lauren Schulze and husband, Russell, and Jessica Allen; nephews, Chris Hayes and wife, Heather, Phalen Blaydes, Justin Blaydes; great nieces and nephews, Harper and Rogan Reed, Maysen and Paisley Hayes and Maverick Schulze; best friends Stephanie Powell, and Tina Qvist Nesgaard  and other dear relatives and friends also survive.  












DEBORAH LEE KARSNAK
A mom of moms. Deeply loved and cared for. Deborah Lee Karsnak was born to Dean Cannon and Jayne (Parker) Cannon on May 18, 1954 in Pasco, WA.and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 in Willis, TX at the age 63. One of four siblings of which two surviving, sister Sandra Kay Wilson of Montgomery, TX and brother Robert Dean Cannon of Montgomery, TX. As a member of her family Debbie was the big sister by one year over Sandra. She had a journey of a life being able to see and experience a lot of different places and things. Her life took her from Pasco tri-cities area to California to Rockford, Illinois where she spent her high school years graduating from Rockford High School. Upon graduation her dad had been living in Skagway, Alaska as the head engineer of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad where she would go during the summers to visit, work, and enjoy. Debbie traveled around eventually settling down at IU Indiana University for a semester and then transferring to Ball State for one more semester in Muncie, Indiana where she met her future husband and as she would say, “my soul mate John.” They moved to Texas and started a family. They got married in a church on the beach in South Padre Island, TX a favorite place.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lorrie Cannon and her father, Dean Cannon.
Debbie is survived by soul mate and husband of 37 years, John; son Austin J. Robert Karsnak of Willis, TX, son Jordan William Karsnak and Taylor Tyson of Conroe, TX, grandchildren Kaden, Rowan, and Ryker of Conroe, TX, mother Jayne Brower of Montgomery, TX; mother-in-law Ellen Karsnak of Willis, sister-in-law, Robin Reed and husband, Jim; TX, beloved dog Bruno. Debbie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear family and friends.
She enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, and mostly spending time with family. She especially enjoyed the beach and the waves crashing. As a routine trip for the family to nearby Galveston she would stroll up and down the beach as her husband and sons played their mini golf matchup before joining her on the beach to see what could be found. Recently she was able to watch a lot of movies, lead her family, and give her input in their decorations. She loved to decorate the house for the holidays and all days, look at pictures, yard work, and spending time with her two sons Austin (A.J.) and Jordan; her two prides of her life, behind her love for God and her husband John. Jordan was blessed to give her a grandson Kaden she was able to bond with for 8 years, so he can share his memories with his younger brothers Rowan and Ryker of which he can share how their Grammie would give them all she could to make their memories. During the last few years she was extremely grateful to have Austin be her primary care giver and she was able to especially enjoy her time with Austin and Kaden.
In all her illnesses she never once waivered in her belief in Jesus Christ as her Savior. This was her most important contribution to life to make sure her family has the same inspiration to believe in Jesus Christ, the way she led herself, John, Austin (A.J.), and Jordan to Jesus Christ. We love you and will see you again.
Viewing will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. to share memories and comfort loved ones.
 

 
















                           2017 DEATH ARCHIVE


Michael Norman Kimmey 1941-2017
Daphne Susan Brasher 1951-2017
Dale Marie Duffey Buckalew Crane 1937-2017
Margo Elaine Maloney 1941-2017
Ruth Mize Snider 1951-2017
Martha Jane Hales Henderson 1948-2017
Joyce Ann Friend Anglin 1952-2017
Betty Colleen Kelley Hinsley 1938-2017
Claude Thompson Williamson 1925-2017
Charles Warren Swinea 1936-2017
J.C. Fielder 1945-2017
Gregg Allen Jones 1956-2017
Charles Eugene Sargent 1926-2017
Evangeline Rose Johnson 1963-2017
Claudia Mae King Elders 1953-2017
Kameron Douglas Hutchins 1961-2017
Marcilene Irene Adair 1960-2017
Ruth Marene Holliday 1926-2017
Gerald Robert Hall 1943-2017
Patrick Bennett Crane 1939-2017
John Erkel Mobley, Sr. 1925-2017
Virgil Richard Mayes 1945-2017
Virginia D. Conatser 1939-2017
Bertha Mae Burson  1938-2017
Vannassa W. Acreman 1960-2017
Cathy C. Weaver 1966-2017
Jane L. Myrick 1931-2017
Teresa Ann Horton 1950-2017
Clara Hattie Cash 1929-2017
Charles Arthur Kent 1935-2017 
Mary Garza 1934-2017
Matthew Lynn Burks 1988-2017
Aline Wagner 1921-2017
Hector Gaona 1966-2017
James Warren Cook 1939-2017
Eva Lena Atkinson 1924-2017
Monty Ray Koerner 1940-2017
William McCargo Barnes 1929-2017
Marilyn White Phillips 1926-2017
James Robert Lowe, Jr. 1938-2017
Barbara "Bobbye" June Aldridge 1934-2017
Michael Lloyd Teasdale 1961-2017
Ernie L. Renfro 1953-2017
Kenneth J. Scully 1938-2017
Ruth Marlene Byrd 1936-2017
Tanya Lynn McKelvey 1960-2017
Gerald Glenn Manchester 1936-2017
Rose Barbara (Warrington) Lakics 1932-2017
Kenneth Bruce King 1957-2017
Kathlyn Hemmer 1914-2017
Carmen Zamora-Gonzalez 1928-2017
Robert L. Karsnak 1925-2017
Ronald "Ronnie" Wyatt Liles 1930-2016  







SHELLY LEE BRYAN-Beloved Friend of The Powell Family

Memorial Services for Shelly Lee Bryan of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Our mother, Nana, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend passed away with peace and grace on December 24, 2017 at the age of 57. Her loving family was at her side. 
Shelly was a hard-working, intelligent, caring and a very thoughtful person. She was very close to her family and friends and had a lot of people who cared about her. She was selfless and always put others ahead of her. Shelly never wanted people to go out of their way for her, yet she did it all the time for others.
One of Shelly’s best traits was that she always lived her life to the fullest and loved to laugh and smile.  She understood the more important things in life; like the value of friendship and how to be happy.
Shelly has left reminders of herself everywhere; her love of Starbucks, sweet hand-drawn pictures in random places, the beach, her love of horses, dogs and fishing. Shelly was proud that Abigail was a “crow” just like her, the love of shiny objects, especially jewelry and purses.  The most important thing to Shelly was her faith and her daughter Roxie. We all know Shelly was a strong woman. Even through her toughest times and darkest hours, she was determined to hang on to see the birth of each of her grandbabies.  
Shelly worked for many years at Conroe Funeral Directors where she was an invaluable employee to Jesse and Sandra Powell
Her love for all of us and all of you, is what is going to pull us all through this.  All of the many people, whose lives have been touched by her, should take comfort in knowing that right now, she is in the gates of heaven. Shelly was deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed with all of our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Blaydes.  Shelly leaves behind to cherish her memories: her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Roxie and Jacob Ross; grandchildren, Abigail and Benjamin Ross; mother, Claudia Blaydes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Rick Hayes and Joan and Mark Allen; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Gail Blaydes; nieces, Amanda Reed and husband, Ivan, Lauren Schulze and husband, Russell, and Jessica Allen; nephews, Chris Hayes and wife, Heather, Phalen Blaydes, Justin Blaydes; great nieces and nephews, Harper and Rogan Reed, Maysen and Paisley Hayes and Maverick Schulze; best friends Stephanie Powell, and Tina Qvist Nesgaard  and other dear relatives and friends also survive.  









MICHAEL NORMAN KIMMEY
A Celebration of Life Service for Michael N. Kimmey, 76, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Willis with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil-Memorial Rest Gardens cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at the church. Michael was born on March 29, 1941 in Knox, Indiana to Edward and Olive Kimmey and joined with those in paradise on December 28, 2017. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Brenda Kimmey; daughters, Lisa Prado and husband, Maurice and Renee Martinez; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; mother, Olive Wiggins, siblings, Ed Kimmey and wife, Toni, Tom Kimmey and wife, Helen, Diane Roberts and husband, Larry Wayne. He is also survived by Brenda’s children, Kerry Richard and wife, Cathy and Kim Nava; 3 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; and sister-in-law, Judy Lucadou and husband, Glenn.  Pallbearers: Steve Hammer, Kerry Richards, Kellen Kapsar, Glenn Lucadou, Andrew Prado and Justin Nava.













DAPHNE SUSAN BRASHER
A Memorial service for Daphne Susan Brasher, 66, of Spring, Texas will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.
Susan was born on October 11, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Clinnen and Gloria Horn and passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 66. 
Susan was raised in Magnolia and was a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. She enjoyed shopping and listening to good music. The love for her family was first and foremost in her life. Susan will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jill Hixon.  Susan is survived by her children, Michael Young and wife Michelle of Benton, Arkansas, Russell Brasher and wife Misty of Van, Texas, and Stephanie Brasher of Magnolia, Texas; sister, Gail Jones and husband Don of Benita Springs, Florida; grandchildren, Lauren Garcia and husband, Adan of Benton, Arkansas, Jordan Mack of Woodlands, Cooper Young and Brandon Young of Benton, Arkansas, Jay Lynn, Alyssa, Bentley, Claire, Gracie, Tristen and T.J.; great grandson, Alex Garcia; and many other relatives and friends.










     DALE MARIE DUFFEY 
      BUCKALEW CRANE
Dale Marie Buckalew Duffey Crane of Conroe died November 28, 2017. Mrs. Crane was born on January 12, 1937, in Flora, LA to Randall E. Duffey and Doy Faust Duffey. She moved with her family to Magnolia, Texas in 1945, where she graduated from Magnolia High School.  After graduating from Southwestern Business School in Houston, she married and started her family who she loved dearly.  She lived in Waco, Beaumont and Humble before moving to Conroe in 1965.  Preceding her in death were two brothers, Randall Lynn Duffey and Ray Edwin Duffey; her parents, Honeyboy and Nanny and her husband, Patrick Bennett Crane, Sr. Dale is survived by her loving family: sister, Delia Rose Duffey of Bryan; daughter, Debra Kay Buckalew Campbell and husband, Larry of The Woodlands; son, Donnie Buckalew and wife, Leesa; son, Denny E. Buckalew and wife, Melanie; daughter, Deann Marie Buckalew Alger and husband, Greg-all of Conroe. Grandchildren, Kristen Kay Nichols of Louisville, KY; Dayna Shea Buckalew Wieghat and husband, Justin of Conroe; Blake Edwin Buckalew of Conroe; Brandon Lee Buckalew of Conroe; Blair Duffey Alger and Brooke Thomas Alger, both of Houston; Blaine Beck Alger of Conroe; and great granddaughter, Teagan Rylee Wieghat. Dale is also survived by her step-children, Callie Crane Mason of Conroe; Sean Crane and wife, Heather of Napa Valley, CA and Patrick B. Crane, Jr. and wife, Darlene of Kingwood and their children and grandchildren. 
Mrs. Crane was a loving and giving person who had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humor.  The love she had for her family was foremost. Her main joy in life was spending precious time with her family and friends. She rarely missed her children’s activities and attended all her grandchildren’s graduations. Dale was known for her cooking and will be fondly remembered for her nanny-cakes and chocolate rolls. She loved to watch the Astro’s play ball and finally, after many, many years she got to see her team become World Series Champions!  Throughout her life, she traveled the world and was grateful she got to see “God’s Beautiful World.” Through her travels, she toured five of the seven continents and all fifty states with Alaska being one of her favorites.
Mrs. Crane was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Conroe and was active in many civic affairs in her early adult life being involved in the Montgomery County Fair Assn., Conroe Lioness Club, Conroe Service League, Beta Sigma Phi, Montgomery County Youth Services and the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County to name a few.  Dale was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.
 
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Conroe with the Rev. Green and the Rev. Young officiating. The visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the following: The Dale Buckalew Crane Fund at Montgomery County Community Foundation at www. mccfoundation.org, First Presbyterian Church of Conroe or to the charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the many friends who have been with us through this journey with a special thanks to caregivers, Ethel Davis, Bridgett Fleming and Charlene Lockett.  



















MARGO ELAINE MALONEY
Margo Elaine Maloney was born to Arthur and Marie (Pence) Dobeck on July 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. She passed peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Margo was a beautiful person inside and out. Her kind and loving ways will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. A Rosary will be cited on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with a visitation being held until 8:00 P.M.  












RUTH MIZE SNIDER
Funeral services for Ruth Mize Snider, 66, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Ryan Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Ruth went home to be with her beloved husband and son on November 3, 2017 after a short illness. Fly high oh loved one, we will miss you so much but we know your work on earth is done. Ruth was the fourth child of eight born to Hubert Allen Mize Sr. and Annis Clorene Shinault. Ruth was born in Mesa, Arizona and moved with her family to Texas when she was eleven. In 1967, she married the love of her life and soulmate, Leonard Donald Snider.  Ruth and L.D. were married 49 years and had 2 children, Tammy Kathleen Snider Cofield and Donald Allen Novel Snider. She had 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was very proud of all of them and loved them to the moon and back. They were very special to her and “Granny” was very special to all of them. Ruth loved to spend time with her great grandchildren. She loved going to garage sales. She and L.D. enjoyed having their annual 4 of July picnics with family and friends. She enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participate in sports and school events. She loved watching westerns, especially John Wayne, a love she shared with her son, Donald and granddaughter, Brooke.  She loved being outside and swimming in her pool. She loved teaching her grandchildren and great grandchildren how to swim. She was especially close to her great granddaughter, Emi, and loved helping her with her homework and learning to read. They would invent stories together and loved spending time together.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L.D., her son, Donald, siblings: Hubert Mize, Jr. and Bonnie Johnson. Survivors: daughter, Tammy Snider Cofield and husband Patrick, grandchildren: Cray Cofield, Brooke Myers Snider and fiancé Chris Ragsdale, Bodine Snider, and Jacquelene (Jackie) Grafft and husband, Michael; and great grandchildren: MaKenzie Halstrom Snider, Emilyn “Emi” Cofield, Callan “Cali” Grafft, Dante Cofield Armstrong, Braylee “Chickadee” Grafft, Bodean Snider;  sisters: Dorothy (James) Dueitt, Patricia (Johnnie) Posuk, Twila (Eric) Chatham; brothers: Bruce (Sue) Mize and Terry (Angie) Mize and her beloved basset hound, Smiley. She is also survived by many additional family members and friends. Our family would like to thank the Jesse Powell family at Conroe Funeral Directors for their help during this difficult time.








MARTHA JANE (HALES) HENDERSON
Graveside service for Martha Jane Henderson of Willis, Texas will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at County Line Cemetery with the Rev. John Walker officiating. Mrs. Henderson was born on November 4, 1948 in Cleveland, Texas to Oscar Lee Hales and Mary Pearl (Powers) Hales. She passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at her home in Willis surrounded by her family. Martha was 68 years old at the time of her passing. Her sweet smile and laughter will be dearly missed. 
Martha was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who lived to love and care for her family. She met and married the love of her life, Buck on July 19, 1968 in Splendora, Texas. They were married for 49 years and had two beautiful children. Martha worked as a beautician for over 38 years in Willis, Texas before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Pearl Hales; her brothers, Billy Jack Hales and James Hershel Hales; her sisters, Reba Rollins and Ruby Joyce Hales and her uncle, Sonny Henderson.  Martha is survived by her loving family: husband, Buck Henderson; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Keith and Diane Henderson; daughter, Kimberly Ann Vick and fiancé, Scott Graeter; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Henderson and Presslie Vick; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy Traylor, Francis and Tommy Rutledge, Linda and Jimmy Shropshire and Vera McKinley; brother, Tommy Ray Hales; aunt, Maribel Henderson; mother-in-law, Margie Lockhart. Numerous other dear nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, as well as, other dear relatives and friends also survive.
A special heartfelt thanks to: Rose of Texas Hospice, especially, Sholanda, LaKeisha, Melissa and Elizabeth for all their care and support during this most difficult time. 








JOYCE ANN FRIEND ANGLIN

Funeral Services for Joyce A. Friend Anglin will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at Grangerland Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Foshee officiating. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 1:30 P.M. at the church. Joyce was born on September 11, 1952 in Boliver, Texas to Edward W. Friend and Norma L. (Parks) Friend. She passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 31, 2017 in Pasadena, Texas. Joyce was 65 at the time of her passing.  Joyce was a woman with compassion for the environment; she had a green thumb and loved flower gardening. Everything she touched bloomed.  She also enjoyed reading, movies, bowling, and watching her favorite TV show, “The Golden Girls.” Some of Joyces’ other favorites were the music of Elvis and watching our “World Series Champions” The Astros play!  Of all the things she did best, her love for her family was foremost. Her main joy in life was spending precious time with her children and grandchildren. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward William Friend and Norma Louise (Parks) Friend and her brothers, Don Friend, David Friend and Charles Friend. 
Joyce is survived by her loving family: husband, Jerry Smith; Daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and James Rachel, Sheryl and David Valverde, Cynthia and Richard Kackley, Melissa Highberg and Kathie and Michael Brod; brother, Robert Friend; grandchildren, John, Jacob, Jarred, Jessica, David, Noah, Sean, Aaron, Andrew, Brandon, Alexander, Taylor and Madyson; many other dear relatives also survive.

Pallbearers: James Rachel, David Valverde, D.J. (David) Valverde, Chris Brodie Damion Frizzell and Joshua Brodie. 









BETTY COLLEEN KELLEY HINSLEY

Betty Colleen Kelley Hinsley, 79, of Conroe Texas, left us to meet her heavenly father on October 24, 2017.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Steve Barnett officiating. Betty was born in Galveston, TX on February 27, 1938 to Lillian Maude and Estes A Kelley.  She attended Milby High School in Houston, TX when she met and married the love of her life Herman "Wayne" Hinsley on February 8, 1956. 
Betty held many jobs during her life but her role as wife and mother was the most important. She owned a skating rink in Houston and later when she moved to Conroe she worked for Flowers Baking Company.   Betty had a very green thumb, she could grow anything, she loved flowers, fruit trees and anything she could make a cutting of and stick it in the ground to see if it would grow!  Betty loved the Lord, everywhere she went and every person she came in contact with was a chance for her to spread God's word.  Her most memorable trip was to Israel, she absolutely loved walking on the same path as Jesus and learning so many new things.  She was a prayer warrior, praying constantly for her family and friends.  She was part of a big network of prayer warriors across the United States.  Her close personal relationship with God pulled her through many hardships that she encountered in her life.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Herman "Wayne" Hinsley, son Michael Dewayne Hinsley; granddaughter, Heather Lorene Hinsley Jennings and brother, Donald Stewart Kelley.  She is survived by her loving family; son, Larry Wayne Hinsley and wife Dorothy, son David Keith Hinsley and wife Janelle; daughter, Sheryl Lynn Martin and husband Brad, daughter, Donna Kay Sample and husband Mike; grandchildren, Josh Hinsley, Kim Colvin, Melissa Wilson, Melanie Creel, Stephanie Phillips, Jessica Brussel, Courtney Caswell, Matthew Hogan and Dustin Hogan. Sixteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive. Betty was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. 














CLAUDE THOMPSON WILLIAMSON, SR.

Funeral services for Claude Thompson Williamson, Sr. of Houston, Texas will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Houston National Cemetery at 11:15 A.M. Pastor Gregory McCrimmon will officiate. Claude proudly served our country in the Navy during World War II.  He was born on May 14, 1925 and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the VA hospital in Houston,Texas. He will be dearly missed. 















CHARLES WARREN SWINEA
Funeral services for Warren Swinea, 81, of Conroe, TX will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor John Walker officiating. Burial to follow at Copeland Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Conroe Funeral Directors.
Mr. Swinea was born on July 5, 1936 to George and Mittie Swinea in Conroe, TX. He passed away peacefully in Conroe on October 7, 2017 at the age of 81.  Warren was a kind and gentle man. His soul was generous and his heart was big. He was a good man who truly led by example. Warren lived a good faithful life and his love for the Lord and his family were truly inspiring. Warren was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Mr. and Mrs. Swinea were longtime members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mittie Swinea, son, Robert Swinea, grandson, Caleb Warren Walls and sister, Rose Swinea.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathren Swinea; daughters, Patty Terreo, Kathy Auld & husband Steve; son, Charles Swinea & wife Tina; sisters, Helen Worthen and Elnora Hyde; grandchildren, Keith Walls & wife Stephanie, Becky Dozier, Nicholas Swinea & wife Katie, Johnathon Swinea, Elizabeth Thibodaux & husband Kyle, Andrew Wilson & wife Monica, Brandy Edgar & husband Joe, Colby Swinea & wife Jessica and Jason Hadley; great grandchildren, Callie, McKenzie, Aiden, Mason, Anela, Addie, Maddie, Ethan, Cade, Kohl, Luke, Gracelyn, Nathan, Cayson and Jaydon; and many other relatives and friends.
 
Pallbearers: Keith Walls, Nicholas Swinea, Johnathon Swinea, Andrew Wilson, Colby Swinea and Jason Hadley. 










J.C. FIELDER
J.C. Fielder, 72, of Conroe, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home.  He worked for Conroe Independent School District for 23 years. A Memorial Service will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Tx 77301 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bradberry officiating. J.C. was born on March 7, 1945 in Canalou, Missouri to Marion L. Fielder and Bertha M. Williams Fielder. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Tressie Bailey and Emmer Calvert; brothers, Orville Fielder and Douglas Fielder. J.C. is survived by his loving family: wife, Sue Fielder; son, Jerry L. Fielder, Sr.; grandsons, Jerry L. Fielder, Jr. and Rod Fielder; brother, Gary Fielder; sister, Selmer Pulliam; brother-in-law, David McKown and wife, Donna; sister-in-law, Sharon Mitchell and husband, Sam; sister-in-law, Marilyn McKown; many nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  J.C. will be dearly missed. 










VIRGINIA YVONNE JONES 
Virginia Yvonne Martin was born on September 23, 1943 in Texarkana, AR to Morris Parker and Virginia Dora (Haynes) Parker. She passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 in Conroe, Texas.
Virginia was a loving, gracious and calm person who enjoyed life and was always there to brighten the lives of others. She was a "true lefty" that could create anything with her hands. There was nothing Virginia liked better than playing "trivia games" with her family and friends. (Of course, she always won!) She loved anything that would give her quality time with her family and friends.
Virginia was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Smith and her niece, Amie Hurst.
She is survived by her loving family who adored her: daughter, Lisa Ellis Testa and husband and loving son-in-law, John Testa; son, Keith Ellis and wife, Karen; sister, Doris Odell McQueen and husband, Al McQueen; brother, Bobby Parker; grandchildren, Cindy Lemus, Kathy Duke, James Ellis, Jr. and granddogs, Charlee and Presley; seven great grandchildren as well as, a host of other dear family and friends that loved her dearly.
A Celebration of Virginia's life will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Conroe Heath Care Center with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.







GREGG ALLEN JONES

Memorial service for Gregg Allen Jones of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Gregg was born on October 5, 1956 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017 at his home in The Woodlands. He was 60 years old.  Gregg was a loving husband, brother, father and friend who will be dearly missed. 








CHARLES EUGENE SARGENT



















Graveside services for Charles Eugene Sargent of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Blue Springs cemetery in Etoile, Texas with military honors. The Rev. Ray Hyden will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Mr. Sargent was born on March 23, 1926 in Etoile, Texas to James Eugene Sargent and Lydia Ophelia (Atkinson) Sargent. He passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 in Conroe at the age of 91. Charles grew up in Etoile but over the years lived and raised his family in Houston and Conroe. Charles proudly served his country in the Army during World War II and was a Bronze star medal recipient (European Theater of Operations).  He was a kind man. His soul was generous, and his heart was big. Charles was a good man who truly led by example. He lived a good life and his actions in life were truly inspiring.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lydia Sargent; brothers, James “Pete” Sargent, Lloyd “Curly” Sargent, Clinton “Mann” Sargent; and his daughter, Bonnie Rhodes. Charles is survived by his loving family: wife of 63 years, Rhama Ann Sargent; son, Bennie and wife, Kathy Whitworth; daughter, Linda and husband, Harold Carraway; son, Everett and wife, Cheryl Sargent; grandchildren, Don and wife, Wendy Sargent, Christy and husband, D.E. Tims, Nina Sargent, Amanda and husband, Cliff Baltrip and Chuck Carraway; numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Pallbearers: Roger Sargent, Harold Carraway, Chuck Carraway, D.E. Tims, Claude Williams and James Alvis. Honorary: Billy Goodwin, Kenny Jones and Jeff Sargent. 







EVANGELINE ROSE JOHNSON
Funeral Services for Evangeline Rose Johnson of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- Crighton Ward with Bishop Joshua Reade officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Evangeline was born on April 30, 1963 in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico to Charley Frank and Marie Martinez. She passed away peacefully at her home in Conroe on September 15, 2017 at the age of 54.  Evangeline grew up in New Mexico where she graduated from Cirtland high school. She later proudly served our country in the Army where she served 10 years total duty; which included the National Guard and several active duties; one of them during Desert Storm. She was a lifetime member of the LDS Church where she was a primary teacher. Evangeline loved children and teaching the gospel. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her eight brothers and sisters, Willie Frank, Mary Frank, Charley Frank, Jr., Steven Frank, David B. Jansen, Harrison Frank, Nathaniel Frank, and Calvin Frank. Evangeline is survived by her loving family: husband of 24 years, Shane O. Johnson; daughters, Courtney R. Johnson and Marie Johnson and son, Samuel O. Johnson; brothers and sisters, Harry Harrison, Joe Harrison, Henry Frank, Rosie Decker, Rose Ann Kellywood, Ernest Frank, Darlene Frank and Dennison Frank. Numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews also survive. Pallbearers: Samuel Johnson, Nathan Yellowman, Arvin Hunt, Truman Emerson, Dakota Foster, Jesse H. Johnson, Jr. and Vincent Frank.










CLAUDIA MAE KING ELDERS 
Claudia Mae King Elders, 64, went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2017.  Claudia was born January 25, 1953, to Jesse Floyd King and Dorothy Mae King in Amarillo, Texas.  She was a 1971 graduate of Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas.  Claudia met the love of her life, Dale Harding Elders, on a blind date in 1974, and the two have been inseparable ever since.  They were married May 24, 1975, and together raised their two wonderful children near Montgomery, Texas.  Claudia dedicated her life to her family and loved being involved in her children’s activities. She served as a Girl Scout leader for a number of years, among other supportive roles.  Claudia was a member of the Longmire Road Church of Christ and loved and served the Lord faithfully throughout her life on earth.  Before her retirement Claudia worked as a substitute teacher, as a secretary for S&K Sales, and as a key punch operator for Good Pastures, Inc. and Sparkler Filters. 
Claudia was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Floyd King, in 2013, and her mother, Dorothy Mae King, in 2015.Claudia will be sorely missed by her husband Dale Elders and their two children, Brian Paul Elders and wife Tina of Plano, Texas, and Audrey Kay Elders Prove and her husband Kenneth of Montgomery, Texas; her four precious grandchildren, Aislin Elders and Candler Elders of Plano, and Kyra Prove and Stella Prove of Montgomery; one sister, Connie King Fair and husband Jerry of Montgomery, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Lisa McFerrin and husband Earl of Moran, Texas, and Patsy Elders of Norman, Oklahoma, and a number of nieces and nephews and other family members as well as many beloved friends.
Services honoring the life of our beloved Claudia will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Longmire Road Church of Christ. Interment will follow in New Montgomery cemetery.  Services will be preceded by visitation of friends and family at 1:00 pm, under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

Many have asked us in lieu of flowers what could be given. God and her families' spiritual life was always so important to her. In addition to Godly desires, Claudia had food allergies as well as some of her grandchildren, one with anaphylactic reactions. The family would appreciate donations to go towards one of the following: 

* Youth fund at the Longmire Road church of Christ 
200 Longmire Road, Conroe, TX 77304

* Youth fund at Plano East church of Christ
3939 Merriman Drive, Plano, TX 75074

* F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education)
https://secure2.convio.net/fare/site/Donation2… (recipient name would be Dale for record keeping purposes)













KAMERON DOUGLAS HUTCHINS
Kameron Douglas Hutchins was born on November 3, 1961, in Conroe, Texas, to Dr. Melvin Goodrich Hutchins and Robbie Kathryn (Edwards) Hutchins. Kam was one of eight beautiful children of this union. He and his family are longtime residents of Conroe, where they unselfishly give of themselves to their community and church.   
     Kam passed away peacefully with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his home in Conroe. Kam was 55 years old. He graduated from Conroe High School, where he played football for the Conroe Tigers and served as student body president, in 1981.Kam graduated from Texas A&M University in 1984 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He went on to receive two master’s degrees in Educational Technology and Administration. Kam taught in Conroe ISD and made a huge, positive impact on the lives of many at-risk students and families in the community. From 1998 to 2002, Kam and his wife, Vickie, spent time teaching in Venezuela and Taiwan (Republic of China). He and the love of his life, Vickie, were married on January 2, 1988. They shared 30 wonderful years and had two beautiful children, Harrison and Hannah. Kam, being a strong city, county, and state conservative and political activist and supporter all his life, loved helping his college classmate, Todd Staples, in his Senate campaign. He also enjoyed working alongside his brother at “Exercise Defined” in Conroe, where they helped many individuals find health and fitness.   
     Kam was an intelligent, thoughtful, hardworking man with a love of knowledge, history, and words…but also a practical, down-to-earth man. He took great pride in stories about his family and heritage.  Even as he was fighting cancer with more strength and courage and honesty than anyone can imagine, Kam often positively spoke about how he could make our world a better place. His love for the Lord and his family was strong.
     Kam was preceded in death by his brother, Kyle, in 1977 and his father, Dr. Hutchins, in 1994.  He is survived by his loving family: wife of 30 years, Vickie Ocker Hutchins, of Conroe and their two dear children, Harrison and Hannah Hutchins; mother, Robbie Hutchins, of Conroe; brothers and sisters, Ken Hutchins and wife, Brenda, of Conroe; Kathy Daniel and husband, Bob, of Conroe; Karen Roberts and husband, Mark, of Dallas; Keven Hutchins and wife, Rhonda, of West Virginia; Kelly Hutchins and wife, Lisa, of Conroe; and Karl Hutchins and wife, Sharon, of Conroe; uncle, Robert Hutchins, and wife, Pam; nieces and nephews, Leslie Newman, and husband, Tim; Clifton Roberts; Bronwen Roberts; Aubrey Hutchins; Stephanie Bess and husband, Matt; Ryan Hutchins and wife, Taylor; Mason Hutchins; Bay Hutchins; numerous other dear family members, and a host of caring friends.   
   Kam would like to send a heartfelt thanks to these special people, caregivers, and organizations who helped care for him physically and spiritually: Dr. Bill Quinn, his wife, and staff; Dr. Jeremy Laningham and staff; the team of nurses at Millennium Oncology; caregivers at Heart to Heart Hospice; Dr. Jean Stewart and her team of special angels; all of his Conroe Tiger teammates; Roger Holtkamp and family; JoAnn Beken; Hauke High School faculty; 
Gale Drummond; Angels in Action(Coldspring); Marianne Walters; Kam’s Krusaders (Melanie Schoettle and Nathan Arrazate); Duke Coon; Todd Staples; Keith Cartwright; and Bill Chilcoat. He would also like to thank his loving church family and Sunday school class friends (Pairs and Spares and New Passages) at First United Methodist Church of Conroe and his work partners: brother, Ken Hutchins, Steve Kasmiersky, Missy Fletcher, Marilyn Moore, and Judy Robert for keeping his spirits high.  Last, but not least, a loving thanks to his whole family for all their love and support and especially to Vickie, Mark, Karl, Kathy, Bob, and Kelly for their help with his care and doctor visits.   
  A Celebration of Kam's life was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Conroe with the Rev. Mary Tumulty and the Rev. Janet Stillwell officiating. 












MARCELINE IRENE ADAIR

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marceline Irene Adair, 56, of Cleveland, Texas will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, Texas. Fr. Emmanuel Akpaidem, MSP will officiate.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 17, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.
Marceline was born on December 28, 1960 in Conroe, Texas to Donald Ray Adair and Sonja Georgene (Meeks) Adair. She passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her home in Cleveland, Texas. Marceline was a 1979 Conroe High School graduate and was a dental assistant for many years. Her sweet smile and kind disposition will be greatly missed.
Marceline was preceded in death by her father, Donald and her sister, Sonja. She is survived by her loving family: mother and stepfather, Sonja and Maurice Saroni; her daughter, Kimberly Adair; brother, Donald Ray Adair; grandchildren, Francesca Frisina, Justine Frisina and Chloe Frisina; great grandchildren, Dominic Woods and Jade Blair; other dear family members and friends also survive.












RUTH MARENE HOLLIDAY

















Funeral Services for Ruth Marene Holliday, former longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ed Greenstein officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M.  Mrs. Holliday passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at home in Hockley, TX on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Ruth was born an identical twin and one of eleven children on April 7, 1926 in Weeks, Arkansas. She was born to Noah Clarence Mitchell and Zora Arnona (Swiney) Mitchell who were hard working migrant farmers. Ruth’s big family moved to California during her childhood years where Ruth graduated from Reedley High School in Reedley, Ca. She and her husband, Robert were pen pals during World War II which lead them to marriage. They were married in Texas and raised five children. They ran a successful Tile Company for over 41 years starting in North Houston and then moving to Conroe in 1968 where they eventually retired.  Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert Lee Holliday, Jr; son, Larry Dale Holliday, Sr.; grandson, Clint Michael Holliday; brothers, Jimmy Mitchell, John Mitchell, Samuel Dawson Mitchell and Jack Mitchell; sisters, Magdalene Crawford and Georgia Mae Ingle. She is survived by her loving family: children and their spouses: Patricia Ann and Jerry Goodman, Roberta and Benny Hodges, Michael Lee and Trisha Holliday, and April and Galen “Mac” McMahan; sisters, (twin) Ruby Irene Lloyd and Joy Geier; brothers and their spouses, Lloyd and Marty Mitchell and Don and Janice Mitchell; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren; numerous other dear relative and friends also survive. She was a kind, loving woman who always cared for others and will be dearly missed Mrs. Holliday passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at home in Hockley, TX on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Ruth was born an identical twin and one of eleven children on April 7, 1926 in Weeks, Arkansas. She was born to Noah Clarence Mitchell and Zora Arnona (Swiney) Mitchell who were hard working migrant farmers. Ruth’s big family moved to California during her childhood years where Ruth graduated from Reedley High School in Reedley, Ca. She and her husband, Robert were pen pals during World War II which lead them to marriage. They were married in Texas and raised five children. They ran a successful Tile Company for over 41 years starting in North Houston and then moving to Conroe in 1968 where they eventually retired.  Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert Lee Holliday, Jr; son, Larry Dale Holliday, Sr.; grandson, Clint Michael Holliday; brothers, Jimmy Mitchell, John Mitchell, Samuel Dawson Mitchell and Jack Mitchell; sisters, Magdalene Crawford and Georgia Mae Ingle. She is survived by her loving family: children and their spouses: Patricia Ann and Jerry Goodman, Roberta and Benny Hodges, Michael Lee and Trisha Holliday, and April and Galen “Mac” McMahan; sisters, (twin) Ruby Irene Lloyd and Joy Geier; brothers and their spouses, Lloyd and Marty Mitchell and Don and Janice Mitchell; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren; numerous other dear relative and friends also survive. She was a kind, loving woman who always cared for others and will be dearly missed.  Pallbearers: Larry Holliday, Rayford Lucas, Jerry Holliday, Dennis Holliday, Johnathan McMahan, Jacob McMahan, Tyler Holliday and Cade Holliday. Honorary Pallbearers: Edward Lucas, Justin Holliday, Cody Holliday, Benny “Scooter” Hodges, Jerry Goodman, Benny F. Hodges, Galen “Mac” McMahan.  














GERALD ROBERT HALL
In Loving Memory of Gerald Robert Hall, 74, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Gerald was born on March 16, 1943 in Quincy, Illinois. He proudly served his country in the Army. Gerald is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Linda Hall; son, Gerald Hall, Jr. and wife, Debra; sisters, Janet Mysinger and husband, Raymond; Kay Cobb and husband, Buddy and Mary Owens and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Robert Lucas Hall, Felicia Wessel and Brandon Bruton; other dear relatives and friends also survive. He will be dearly missed. 











PATRICK BENNETT CRANE

Patrick Bennett Crane, Sr. of Montgomery Texas, peacefully left this world on July 17, 2017. Patrick was born February 19, 1939, in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dale Buckalew Crane of Conroe, Texas; sister: Courtenay Crane Cross; daughters: Callie Mason and Sean Crane; son: Patrick Crane, Jr.; Dale’s children: Debbie Buckalew Campbell, Don Buckalew Jr., Denny Buckalew and Deann Alger; grandchildren: Kyle Mason, Kaylie Mason, Dylan Konen and Allison Cooper; great grandchildren: Mackenzie Sedgebeer, Colton Cooper and Mackenzie Cooper; nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
 He was preceded in death by his first wife, Tommie Carpenter Crane; parents, James Crane and Faye Patrick Crane, and by his brother, Joseph Crane.
Patrick grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1957. After high school, he attended the University of Texas where he majored in history, graduating in 1962. He remained an avid Longhorn fan often wearing the burnt orange with pride. Patrick was a very proud Texan and cherished his years growing up in Conroe and he kept in contact with many of his childhood friends. Patrick was employed for 22 years at Trade-Rite Appliance and was the owner and operator of Hi-Tec Amusement for 8 years.
Patrick and Dale married September 21, 1990. They lived in Conroe, Texas before settling in Montgomery, Texas and Soldotna, Alaska where they split their time for many years. Patrick and Dale enjoyed traveling and spent many days traveling across the United States. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature, fishing and hunting. He was also an avid spectator of sports, especially, baseball, football, basketball and golf. Patrick also enjoyed reading and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank his daily caregivers at Plantation Assisted living for all the gentle and loving care he received. In addition, the family thanks Nurse Nicole and the entire staff of Texas Elite Hospice for the attentive care they provided Patrick during the last several months.
Patrick can be best remembered for enjoying the great outdoors, like bass fishing on Lake Conroe or salmon fishing from the banks of the Kenai River.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, located at 1504 N Thompson St, Conroe, TX 77301. The Rev. Ray Hyden will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/ or by mail at American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe 2727 N. Loop 336 W, Conroe, TX 77304. 












JOHN ERKEL MOBLEY, SR.
In Loving Memory of John Erkel Mobley, Jr. who passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 peacefully at his home in Port Arthur, Texas. He was 92 years of age. John was born on June 26, 1925 in Vinton, Louisiana to John Erkel Mobley, Sr. and Rose Elizabeth (Sweeney) Mobley. John worked at DuPont in Beaumont and surrounding areas as a superintendent for many years. He was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed.  John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn; his brother, George Mobley and his dear son, Jesse Mobley. He is survived by his loving family: sons, John E. Mobley, III and wife, Suzanne and James Mobley; sisters, Mildred Pfluger, Connie Wade and June Dennis and husband, Joe; daughter-in-law, Catherine Mobley; longtime family friend, JoAnn Richards. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Marilyn in Port Neches Cemetery. The ceremony will be private. 








VIRGIL RICHARD MAYES-Beloved friend of The Powell's
Funeral Services for Virgil Richard Mayes of Rhome, Texas, formerly of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 1:30 P.M. with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Virgil was born on June 23, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana to William Thomas Mayes and Margaret Ellen (Willyard) Mayes. He passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Decatur, Texas with his family by his side.  Virgil was a devoted and beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. Above all, time spent with family is what he treasured the most.   He will be dearly missed.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; William and Margaret Mayes and his siblings, Joe Mayes, Buddy Mayes, Forest Mayes, Steve Mayes and Mandy Morris.
He is survived by his loving family; wife of 52 years, Sarah Mayes; children, Sidney Mayes; Candy and husband, Ryan Frost, Robert Mayes and wife, Michelle, Richard (Virgil) Mayes, and David Mayes and wife, Heather; sister, Sarah Bryski and husband, Ron; brothers, John Mayes and wife, Clara and Sherman Mayes;  Grandchildren, Robbie Mayes, Casey Gaskins , Randall Mayes, Ryan Mayes, Ty Gaskins, Rachel Mayes, Andrew Mayes, Amber Mayes, Devin Mayes, Chris Mayes, Heidi Mayes, Katie Mayes and Kyle Mayes. Virgil is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other caring family members and friends. Pallbearers: Casey Gaskins, Ty Gaskins, Robbie Mayes, Randall Mayes, Eugene Lutz, and J.T. Mayes. 














VIRGINIA D. CONATSER
Funeral services for Virginia D. Conatser of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ronnie Davis and Pastor Donald Duke officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 8:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel.
Virginia was born on January 21, 1939 in Odessa, Texas to Roland and Louise Maggie (Jones) Allbright. Both her parents preceded her in death. Virginia passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 at her home with family by her side. She was 78 years of age.
Virginia spent many years as a licensed beautician running and owning her beauty shop in New Caney, TX. Being quite the entrepreneur that she was: Virginia then opened up an upholstery store, “LaFont Upholstery and Drapes” in Conroe. She ran this business successfully and with much talent for many years before being recruited by CISD to teach an Upholstery shop class. Virginia spent 10 years teaching at Conroe High before retiring. She and her beloved husband, Kenneth spent 11 years building their dream home together with their own hands. Virginia was an accomplished artist and loved creating portraits, many of them hang in their home today.
Her sweet smile and loving disposition will be greatly missed. Virginia was dearly loved by many.
She is survived by her loving family; husband, Kenneth Conatser; sons, Richard Gene LaFont and wife, Tonia, Rodney Earl LaFont and Michael Byron LaFont; brother, Cecil Allbright and wife, Jan; numerous dear grandchildren and great grandchildren; and special friend, Mary Seibert. Virginia is also survived by other dear family members as well as, a host of loving and caring friends. 
The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to TriCare Hospice for all their care and support.
Pallbearers: Richard LaFont, Rodney LaFont, Michael LaFont, Casey Conatser, Joe Kubin and Lance Molchan. Honorary pallbearers: Allan Kingsbury, Russell Skinner, Gordon Skinner, Danny Rupert and Duke Jeffers. 

 












BERTHA MAE BURSON
Bertha Mae Burson received her wings on July 8, 2017 in Conroe, TX while surrounded by family and was reunited with the love of her life, Harold lee Burson Sr. along with all of her children, Wendy Snipes, Michael Brown, Glenda Diane Cox, Harold Burson Jr., and Connie Davis. Bertha was born to George & Mae Stowe on September 15, 1938 in a Willis TX. Through cooking, gardening, feeding & flourishing Bertha created a beautiful life with strong roots for friends & family.  She is survived by her daughter, Melissa and fiancée Barry, her son, Mike Davis, her brother, Buddy and Pat Stowe and her sister, Lynn and John Hastings, as well as her beloved grandchildren: Angela Nabors, Shannon Petillon, Heather Smallwood, Chris Cox, Candace Boggs, Michael Brown, Dwayne Acree Jr., Spring, Kasi and Zachary Davis, Desteney, Megan and Eric Burson and many great and great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Known as "Granny" to many, we invite you to celebrate her life on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9-11 Am (two hours prior) to the service in The Chapel. 










VANNASSA W. ACREMAN
Funeral service for Vannassa W. Acreman of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at New Caney Apostolic Church with Bishop Dennis Clark and Pastor Joshua Cathey officiating. Interment will follow at Morgan Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Vannassa was born on August 10, 1960 in Houston, Texas to Floyd L. Willingham and Erma (Alexander) Willingham. She passed away on June 18, 2017 in New Mexico at the age of 56. Vannassa was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Erma Willingham and her brother, Thomas Willingham. She is survived by her loving family: husband of 18 years, Gary Acreman; children, Nathan Acreman, Gayla Payne, Sheena Acreman, Jessica Acreman, Amy Phillips, and Eric Acreman; grandchildren, Chastity, Autumn, Ethan, Olivia, Teagan, Lane and Ryder; brothers, Dennis Willingham and wife, Donna and Colland Willingham; sisters, Carolyn Lockhart, Anna Snow and husband, Gregory and Barbara Willingham; numerous other dear family and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Eric Acreman, Tony Willingham, Clay Anderson, Trey Coile, Eric Payne and Steve Abrams. 













CATHY C. WEAVER

Cathy C. Weaver of Conroe, Texas passed away after a long, courageous battle and left us at home in peace on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the age of 50. Visitation for Cathy will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. 
Cathy was born on November 6, 1966 in Brownsborough, Texas. She adored her family and loved spending time with her precious grandchildren.  She also enjoyed gardening in her flower beds. Cathy's sweet smile and kindness will be greatly missed.  She is survived by her loving family; husband, Randy C. Weaver, Sr; parents. Randall and Donna Weaver; children, Michael Jackson, Kenneth Jackson and wife, Sarah, David Jackson and partner, Andi Newman, Randy Weaver, Jr., and Crystal King; brothers and sisters, Billy Miller, Shirley Coker, Theresa Featherston and Johnny Miller; numerous grandchildren, other relatives and friends also survive.  










JANE LLOYD MYRICK
Jane Lloyd Myrick, born October 24, 1931, passed away peacefully in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her family. She was born in Alice, Texas and graduated from high school in Alice in 1949, then attended Baylor University. Jane L. Myrick and her husband, Ralph Myrick, moved to Conroe in 1977 where she was secretary of Public Works for the City of Conroe and then Director to the Montgomery County of Board of Realtors. They were active in the Friends of Conroe and enjoyed camping and spending time with friends and family.Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Myrick.
She is survived by her loving family: Children Michelle Mihalko and husband, Matt, Eddie Myrick and wife, Melinda, Marsha Stevenson and husband, Billy, and Keith Myrick and wife, Missy. Her grandchildren: Kimberly Nelson and husband, Jason and great-grandchild Reese, William Stevenson, Madison Myrick, Kendall Myrick, Debbie Blalock with her children Brenna, Bo and Brayton and Stephanie and Mike Doolan with their children Ben and Savannah and other dear relatives and their families.
 Funeral services will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Ray Hyden will officiate. A private interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery.   












TERESA ANN HORTON

In Loving Memory of Teresa Ann Horton of Huntsville, Texas who passed away on May 19, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Teresa was born on March 6, 1950 in Bedford, Indiana to Herbert W. Gorbett and Maralyn O. (Holsapple) Gorbett. She passed away peacefully at the age of 67. Teresa is survived by many loving family members and friends.














CLARA HATTIE (PALUCH) CASH
Funeral Services for Clara Hattie (Paluch) Cash will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Clara was born on March 17, 1929 in Angelica, Wisconsin to Peter Paluch and Frances (Konczal) Paluch. She passed away at the age of 88 in Houston, Texas on May 29, 2017.  Clara married the love of her life, Bill Gene Cash on November 11, 1949.  They enjoyed life for 64 years together before his passing in 2013. Clara worked for Southwestern Bell until the birth of her two girls and then became a stay-home mother. While at home she took up quilting, sewing and crocheting and became quite good at all three.  Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Gene Cash. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Mary Beckman and Marcia LaMarche and husband, Al; grandchildren, Autumn Beckman, Anessa Swonke, Ashley Ballou and husband, John, Emily Lloyd and husband, Raymond, Adam Swonke and wife, Courtney; great grandchildren, Hunter and Cody McClelland, Mylanah and Haevyn Mangrum; sister, Phyllis Streckenbach and husband, Leland; brother-in-law, James Cash; other dear relatives and friends also survive.  






















CHARLES ARTHUR KENT 
Funeral Services for Charles Arthur Kent of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ron Bates officiating.  Interment will be held at Ebony Grove Cemetery in Mercedes, Texas. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday beginning at 1:00 P.M.  Charles was born on February 3, 1935 in Bald Prairie, Texas to Duncan Cameral Kent and Bertha (Neagle) Kent. He passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017 at his residence in Willis, Texas at the age of 82.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan and Bertha Kent; his sisters, Etta Faye Gardner and Myrna Loy Reese; his son, Charles Wayne Kent and his daughter, Sharon June Kent Cecil. Charles is survived by his loving wife, San Juanita Cavazos Kent; children, Terry Chapman, Vicky Kent-Polk and husband, Kenneth and Rodney Alan Kent; brother, Cam Wayne Kent; sisters, Dorothy S. Baca and husband, Leonard and Earline Goeth and husband, Robert; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  













MATTHEW LYNN BURKS
Memorial service for Matthew Lynn Burks of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Vance Letbetter officiating. Full military honor guard presentation by the Conroe VFW 4709 will be rendered in Matt's honor. 
Matt was born on July 14, 1988 in Conroe, Texas and passed away on May 22, 2017 at his home in Conroe at the age of 28. 
After graduating from Willis High School in 2006, Matt joined the Marines for 5 years. He spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan during his service to our nation and was honorably discharged as Sgt. Matt went on to graduate from Concordia University in Austin in 2015 with a BA degree. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Matt was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Letbetter and his father, Stanley Burks. He is survived by his loving family; mother, Lisa Burks; twin brother, Michael Burks and fiancé, Hannah Stephens; brother, Joseph Burks and Megan Henry; sister, Laura Burks; maternal grandparents, Laura Beth and Charles Porter; paternal grandparents, Fay and Virgil Martel; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: PTSD research. Please see www.ptsd.va.gov for information. 














MARY GARZA
Memorial Service for Mary Garza of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Shannon Bowdoin officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. Mary was born on August 2, 1934 in DeWalt, Texas to Manuel Mireles Garza and Juanita Montoya Garza. She passed away peacefully on May 21, 2017 at her home in The Woodlands at the age of 82. 
Mary loved family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She especially loved singing, dancing and listening to Trio music. This brought her much happiness. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and love will never be forgotten.  Mary’s favorite place to visit was Corpus Christi, Texas where she had many cherished memories over the years. Our mother, aunt and grandmother will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Mary was preceded in death by her daughters, Marcella Hernandez and Graciella Reyna. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Russell and Ben; Son and daughter-in-law, Ruben Garza and wife, D’Anna; and Daughter, Lulu Chapa and husband, Rick; grandchildren, Carrie Garza, Christy Gonzales, Ruben Garza III, Jeremiah Garza, Patrick Garza, Ronnie Fullen, Elizabeth Garza, Erik Garza, Santos Reyna, Jr. Joanna Reyna, Paul Reyna, Marcus Reyna, and Joseph Reyna; numerous loving great grandchildren; as well as, a host of many beloved nieces and nephews and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: St. Jude's Hospital or to the American Heart Association. 














ALINE TAYLOR WAGNER
Funeral services for Aline Taylor Wagner of The Woodlands,Texas will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.at the United Methodist Church in Como, MS with the Rev. Phillip Denman officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ray Nowell Funeral home Chapel in Senatobia, MS. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Mrs. Wagner was born on October 2, 1921 in Como, Mississippi to Thomas Shelton Taylor and Mary Agnes (Sherman) Taylor. She passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017 at her residence in The Woodlands, Texas. She was 95 years old.


 










JAMES WARREN COOK
 Funeral services for James Warren Cook, of Conroe will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham, Texas under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.  James Warren Cook was born to Annie Myrle (Peyton) and Roy “Pete” Heywood Cook on September 19, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at home with his family by his side.
Jimmy as he was called, contracted Polio at an early age, and on the advice of the family doctor, Pete and Myrle moved Jimmy and his younger brother, Curtis Paul, to Wilson County, Texas.
 In 1958, Jimmy married Alice Jean (Bitty) Reeves. To this union, three children were born: Robert Earl, Teresa Ann and Christopher Lynn.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Myrle; a sister Nancy Patterson and a brother, Curtis Paul Cook and his wife, Joy and their daughter, Sandra. Jimmy has resided in Conroe for the past several years. For the last nine years, he has shared his life with Katherine Ann Cole Blackstock.
 Jimmy is survived by his partner, Katherine; his son, Robert Earl Cook and his wife Jessie of Rye, Colorado; daughter, Teresa Ann Cook of Conroe, son, Christopher Lynn Cook and his wife, Anissa of Conroe, and their mother Bitty; sister, Nelda Cook Hoefelmeyer and her husband, Carl; brother, Horace Dale Cook and his wife, Nancy; one grandson, Roy Austin Lum and his wife, Courtney, one granddaughter, Rebecca Rose; and two great-grandsons, Cyle and Caleb; and his nephews and nieces, Mark Cook, Kevin Patterson, Danny Cook, William Hoefelmeyer, Karla Blackstock and Deanna Snow, along with several great-nieces and nephews.
Jimmy lived a full life as a welder, fabricator and small business owner. For over thirty years Jimmy was very active in the shooting industry. Twenty of those years were spent with his family running BC Gun Shop in Cleveland, Texas. His family was always deeply involved in his enterprises. His faith in our Lord was strong, believing in God's Easter promise of life eternal with God in Heaven.
He will be missed on earth. We love you, Father, Poppa, Pop, Jim, Jimmy, and Uncle Jimmy. Honorary Pallbearers: Al Hauke, Joel Gates, Paul Greger and Billy Williams.


























HECTOR GAONA

Funeral Service for Hector Gaona, 50, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Hector was born on October 16, 1966 to Victor and Clara (Gomez) Gaona. He passed away on April 25, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Victor is survived by his loving family: Sisters: Maria Arroyo, Josefat Arroyo, Selene Arroyo, and Andrea Arroyo; Children, John Chavarria,  Israel Arroyo, Victor Arroyo, Natali Sykes, Viannet Arroyo, and Marco Arroyo; and his wife, Margarita Martinez; numerous other relatives and dear friends also survive.  Hector was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. 











Eva Lena Atkinson

Funeral service for Eva Lena Atkinson of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 10:30 A.M. with Chaplain Marty Ballesteros officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Mrs. Atkinson was born on September 5, 1924 in Tyler, Texas to John H. and Mary Eva (Kiker) Humphreys. She passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her home in Conroe. Eva was 92 years of age.  She was a kind loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed.  
Eva was preceded in death by her daughter, Sondra Lee; sisters, Mary Ruth, Vera May and Bonnie Veleta; son-in-law, Charles Rayford. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Peggy Ann Moore and Richalene Murphy; seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends also survive. 

The family would like to thank Traditions Hospice for all their kindness and support throughout this difficult time.  












MONTY RAY KOERNER
A Celebration of Life will be held for Monty Ray Koerner, age 76 of Conroe, Texas, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Steve Yates officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5:00 P.M until 7:00 P.M.
Monty Ray Koerner was born April 29, 1940 in Austin, Texas and passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He worked as Campus Security at the University of Texas before moving to Conroe in 1966 to join the Conroe Police Department and later Montgomery County Sheriff Department.  After retirement, he became involved with the Montgomery County Christians Against Substance Abuse and enjoyed prison ministry for 12 years through Conroe Church of Christ where he was a member since 1970.  Monty was a great lover of all outdoor activity.  His favorite place was the coast. 
Monty was preceded in death by his parents: Edmon Koerner and Elna Wisian Koerner of Austin, TX.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy Vaught Koerner; two sons, Tom L. Koerner and fiance’, Leslie Booher Cuccia of Montgomery, Texas and Monty Kyle Koerner and wife Sharon Green Koerner of Tyler, Texas; one grandson, Jacob Ray Koerner of Conroe, Texas; four step grandchildren, Thomas Cuccia of Midland, TX., Jacob and McKay Cuccia of Montgomery, TX and Hailey Thomas of Groceville, TX. One great granddaughter, Tommie Kaylynn Koerner of Conroe, TX; sister, Anita Koerner Baldridge of Lockhart, TX; brother-in-law, Neal Vaught and wife, Helen Williams Vaught of Gretna, LA; three sisters-in-law, Maynelle Vaught Pruett of Conroe, TX, Noressa Vaught Bull of Montgomery, TX and Charlotte Vaught Perkins and husband, Ronnie Joe Perkins of Conroe, TX. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.  Pallbearers: grandson, Jacob Ray Koerner, step grandson, Jacob Cuccia, nephews, Charles Lee Hereford, Gary Lynn Hereford, James Neal Bull and Charles Kevin Bull. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Conroe Church of Christ Share the Vision Building Fund, Family Promise or Montgomery County CASA through Conroe Church of Christ, 1860 Longmire Rd, Conroe, Tx 77304.


















JEDEDIAH MICHAEL HUMPHREYS

Funeral Service for Jedediah Michael Humphreys, 20, of Houston, Texas will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Wilhite officiating.  Jed was born on October 3, 1996 to Michael Steven McDonald and Lisa Renee Humphreys. He passed away on March 23, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Eric Berg Humphreys. Jed is survived by his loving family: parents, Michael Steven McDonald and Lisa Renee Humphreys; grandparents, Earle and Nicette Humphreys; grandmother, Winnie Humphreys; great grandmother, Jean Humphreys; uncles, Michael Cardosi and Kelly Humphreys; aunts, Nicole Humphreys Amezola, Pamela King, Judy Harris, Linda Nelson and Wendy Wagner; cousins, Tristen Humphreys Cardosi, Makai Amezola and Bella Amezola and Zach Humphreys; numerous other relatives and dear friends also survive.  Jed was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. 













WILLIAM MCCARGO BARNES
William "Bill" McCargo Barnes, 87, was born on June 10, 1929 and passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 12, 2017.
Bill was well known for his quick wit, sharp mind, deep compassion, and devotion to his family and friends.  He was an accomplished writer and loved sharing critiques with fellow authors.  His letters-to-the-editor on political topics are legendary.
Bill earned his degree in Petroleum Geology from Sul Ross University.  After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served 2 years in the Counter Intelligence Corps in San Antonio, TX.  After his military service, he started his career in Geology with Stanolind Oil and Gas in Midland, TX.  His career took him to several cities in Texas for Pan American, Amoco, Mitchell Energy, Westland Oil, and he eventually formed his own company in 1980.  Those in the oil industry respected him as a brilliant and honorable geologist, and he was still actively involved in the field at the end of his life.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father, Thelma and William Turner Barnes.  He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret, with whom he shared an extraordinary 61 year marriage; his daughter Libbie Vaughan, son-in-law Glenn Vaughan and grandsons Jackson and Cameron Vaughan of Missouri City, TX; and nieces Gail Bradley of Dallas, TX and Phyllis Miles of Pearland, TX.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 14 at 11:00am at Conroe Funeral Directors Chapel, 1504 North Thompson St., Conroe, TX, with a viewing at 10:00am and interment at Forest Park Cemetery in the Woodlands at 12:30pm.Bill's family would like to thank Seasons Hospice for their loving care as he made his transition.








MARILYN WHITE PHILLIPS

CONROE, TX – Marilyn White Phillips, 91, passed away Thursday, April 6, following a brief illness.  Born in Mexia on Feb. 25, 1926, Marilyn was the only child of Mary Elenor McKenzie and William Mack White.
 
A graduate of Mexia High School and the University of Texas in Austin, Marilyn taught school in San Antonio before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Albert Phillips, in Mexia on Jan. 26, 1952.  For the next 31 years, Marilyn was her husband’s faithful and fearless help-mate as his career with the US Air Force took them from base to base across the country.
 
In 1978 Marilyn and Tom chose Conroe to spend their retirement years where she was an active member of Beta Delta Women’s Sorority, the Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Coushatti Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Judge Nathaniel H. Davis Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  As an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Marilyn also enjoyed many years of service as the Panhellenic Advisor for Montgomery County which garnered her a national award of recognition by her sorority.  She was also very active in local, state and national politics as a contributor and volunteer for numerous campaigns and the Montgomery County Republican Party where she served as a delegate for several State Party Conventions.
 
Marilyn was also a proud member of the Texas Ex Students Association, becoming an annual foundation donor and enjoying many years of attending Texas Longhorn football games.
 
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and her son, Thomas Mack Phillips.  She is survived by her two sons, Hon. M. Lance Phillips and wife Jan S. Phillips of Mexia, and Mark McKenzie Phillips and wife Meredith Y. Phillips of Conroe.  Her grandchildren are Brady Phillips Lehmann and husband Corey Lehmann of Kerrville, Thomas Chase Phillips of Kerrville, Thomas Drew Phillips of Austin and Austin McKenzie Phillips of Conroe.
 

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Conroe at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.  Interment will be at the Mexia Cemetery in Mexia.  A graveside  service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14.









JAMES ROBERT LOWE, JR.
Funeral Service for James Robert Lowe, Jr. of Cleveland, Texas will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with full military honors.  The Rev. Ray Hyden will officiate the service. Visitation will be held in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service. Mr. Lowe was born on October 16, 1938 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James Robert Lowe, Sr and Zella Inez (Avant) Lowe. James passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017 in Conroe with his wife by his side.
James proudly served his country in the Army from 1956 until 1962. After serving in the military, he began working for Trinity Construction where he stayed for many years before retirement. After a short time of retirement, James went back to work; this time for Harris County- Road and Bridge Division and stayed there for many years before retiring again.  Throughout his life, James enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and raising cows. Gardening was one of his favorite past times after his retirement and tomatoes were his specialty. James was a loving man who was an excellent provider for his family. His love and kindness will be dearly missed.

James was preceded in death by his brother, John E. Lowe and his parents, James R. Lowe, Sr. and Zella I. Lowe. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 51 years, Rosa F. Lowe of Cleveland, Tx; sons, Jimmy F. Lowe and wife, Deb of Houston, Tx and Bobby E. Lowe of Houston, Tx; brother, Bud Lowe of Colorado; sister, Kathy Baker and husband, Don of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Ryan Lowe and wife, Melissa and Lauren Lowe; great grandchild, Cami Lowe; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Coushatta Trace/Wreaths Across America, 2003 Timberlane, Conroe, Texas 77301. 











BARBARA "BOBBYE" JUNE ALDRIDGE

Barbara “Bobbye” June Aldridge, 82, of Conroe, TX was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 25, 2017. Barbara was born May 1, 1934 to Erma Lou Rancher and Jeff Lee Davis in Waco, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Curtis Aldridge as well as her parents and six siblings: Kathleen Reed, Irene Hatter, Merle Goossensen, Jeff Lee Davis Jr., Billy Gene Davis, and Ralph Davis. She is survived by her daughters Donna Ivy & husband Dennis Ivy of Huntsville, Janna Buchanan of Conroe, Lori Day & husband Daryl Day of Montgomery; her grandchildren Jarrod Ivy, Leslie Driggers, Katelyn Butler, Jessica Weiss, Jamie Buchanan, and Timothy Day; 14 great-grandchildren; special cousin, Carolyn Pool; 2 sister-in-laws, Marie Davis and Faye Edge; several nieces and nephews; and numerous close family friends.
Barbara met her husband Curtis over 60 years ago, while both were working for Safeway in Waco. After which, they moved from Waco to Rockdale, TX for 4 years before finally settling in Conroe, TX in 1969. She stayed home with her children for some time but eventually went to work for Conroe ISD. She remained with the school district for 17 years before retiring to spend time with her family and to care for her husband. Barbara and Curtis spent their many good years enjoying their children and grandchildren. She absolutely lived for her family. She said her eldest daughter really took great care of her and her father all her life and that she was so blessed to have her and as well as her younger daughters.
Barbara had a fiery personality that left a lasting impression on all who met her. While she was strong-willed and opinionated, she was equally caring and compassionate. She enjoyed being outside working in her garden and visiting with her family and friends in her home. When her children were young, they spent time together in the summers by traveling in their RV and camping.  She was a vivacious woman whose presence will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 30, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Conroe Funeral Directors, in Conroe. A chapel funeral service will be held Friday, March 31, at 10:30 AM with a gravesite interment immediately following at Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe, TX.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Mixi Grande-Fernandez who took special care of her following Curtis’ death, as well as family friends Don Whitmore, Hershel Short, and Tom Willis.







MICHAEL LLOYD TEASDALE

Michael Lloyd Teasdale, age 55, passed away peacefully February 26, 2017, at home in Conroe, Texas. Michael was born March 22, 1961, in Houston, Texas, to Louie Loyd Teasdale and Dorothy (Bader) Teasdale. He is predeceased by his mother Dorothy Teasdale. Survivors include his father Louie Teasdale; sons Michael Garrett Teasdale, Ronald L. “BuddyRo” Teasdale, and Christopher Long (wife Sharon); brother John Setser of Portland Oregon; sister Toni Teasdale Rodriguez; loving companion Sheila Gosselin; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  








ERNIE L. RENFRO
In Loving Memory of Ernie L. Renfro, resident of Pasadena, Texas who passed away on February 6, 2017 at his residence. Ernie was born on August 5, 1953 in Conroe, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, June in 2016. Ernie will be dearly missed by his family and friends. LDS service information will follow. 
















KENNETH J. SCULLY
In Loving Memory of Kenneth J. Scully, resident of Willis, Texas who passed away on February 3, 2017 in Willis, Texas. He was born on December 3, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a kind, loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Full obituary to follow. 













RUTH MARLENE BYRD
Funeral services for Ruth Marlene Byrd of New Caney, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Byron Reeves officiating. Mrs. Byrd was born on January 20, 1936 in Baytown, Texas to Cody Capps and Ellen Laverne (Potts) Capps. She passed away peacefully on February 9, 2017 at her home in New Caney at the age of 81.
Marlene was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She will be dearly missed.
Marlene is survived by her loving family: husband, Dean Byrd; Daughter, Lavene Johnson and husband, Ricky; sons, Robert Byrd and wife, Ginger and Paul Byrd and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Kerri Puckett and husband, Bryan; Brandon Johnson and wife, Angela, Matthew Byrd, Logan Byrd, Richard Miles, Michael Miles and wife, Margaret and Cherie Rayborn and husband, Mike; great grandchildren, Collin Puckett, Colton Puckett and Angel White and husband, Aaron. She is also survived by her special puppy, Heinz. 
















TANYA LYNN MCKELVEY
        Tanya Lynn McKelvey, 56, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away late Friday, February 3, 2017    Her last days were spent with her family by her side.  
      A native Texan, Tanya was born on June 29, 1960, in Wichita Falls to Nathan and JoAnn Jordan, who originally were from southeast Missouri.  Her childhood was that of a military family, including several locations in the United States and abroad.  Her parents located to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, upon retirement from Air Force life; it was Ocean Springs that she called home.  She married Paul McKelvey of Lafayette, Louisiana in November of 1984.  The couple’s two sons, Brent and Chris, were born there.   In 1991 she moved to The Woodlands, Texas, and has been a Montgomery County resident ever since.  
     Tanya’s life was dedicated to Christ, motherhood, and service.  While raising her two children she was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America.  She served as a den mom, and in later years impacted thousands of youth by training hundreds of adults in the program.  She also taught Sunday School and Communion classes at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Spring, Texas, for many years.  She volunteered for almost ten years at St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital Auxiliary, until relocating in 2013 to Montgomery.   She then turned her volunteer focus to service with the Assistance League of Montgomery County.   Tanya’s true passion was her creativity.  As a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Conroe, Texas, she and her friends created many items for donation to those in need.  Those who knew Tanya’s work were always amazed by her attention to detail and perfection in her work.   She and her husband enjoyed a decade of travel after their sons left to further their education.  Together they enjoyed many camping trips throughout Texas, enjoying a love of God’s creation that shaped Tanya’s life.   In her final two years, Tanya was blessed to know the joy of being a grandparent.    
     She is survived by her husband Paul, son Chris, son Brent and his wife Sarah, and her granddaughter  Elliotte, all of Montgomery, Texas.  She is also survived by her father Nathan Jordan of Ocean Springs and sister Terri Nunenmacher of Gautier, Mississippi.    
     A Memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at St. James Episcopal Church in Conroe, with the assistance of Conroe Funeral Directors.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tanya McKelvey Memorial Scholarship.  This fund has been established at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, which trains future lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church of America.  Contributions may be sent to Seminary of the Southwest c/o Mrs. Betty K. Hewell at 501 E. 32nd Street, Austin, TX, 78705; or online at ssw.edu; or call 512-472-4133. 











JOSEPH NED NACE 

Memorial service for Joseph N. Nace, 88, of Conroe will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.
Mr. Nace was born on February 17, 1929 in Paducah, Kentucky and passed away on February 3, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Mr. Nace graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1951, served in the Armed Forces during the Korean war, and worked for Gulf Oil Corporation for 30 years. His joys in life included golf, Kentucky basketball and reading.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Peggy J. Nace, parents, William Murrel Nace and Lucille Green Nace; brother Dr. William Nace, and Nephew, Lance Nace. He is survived by daughters, Janis R. Bright and husband Kevit of Houston, Jill R. Johnson and husband Wayne of Loganville, Georgia and Jerri D. Butler of Conroe; brothers Gene Nace of Stuart, Florida, Kenneth Nace of Melbourne, Florida, Larry Nace and wife Peggy of Jackson, Tennessee; sister in law Roanne Nace of Jackson, Tennessee; grandchildren Ron Bright, Jordan Singleton and husband Alex, Justin Johnson and wife Mandie, Amy Tippins and husband Jeffrey, Missie Johnson, J.R. Butler and Kara Butler; 11 great-grandchildren and the third musketeer Kim Sedlacek. Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to University of Kentucky Alumni Association, 400 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 or in honor of his granddaughter Missie Johnson, Just People, PO Box 930037, Norcross, GA 30093. Papa- Always in our heart, forever our hero.










GERALD GLENN MANCHESTER

Funeral Services for Gerald Glenn Manchester of Spring, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 11:00 A.M at Champions Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline, Houston TX 77069. A private interment service will be held at Houston National Cemetery with military honors.  Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Saturday.
Gerald was born on July 23, 1936 in Port Huron, Michigan to Trevlyn and Evanda (Bradley) Manchester. He passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 at his home in Spring at the age of 80.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; four sisters; and his wife, Ginny Manchester in 2004.
Gerald proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  
Gerald is survived by his loving family: wife, Donna Manchester, her four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his children, Pamela Collins of Houston, TX; David Manchester and wife, Gilma of Spring, TX and Debbie Zeleny and husband, Richard of Georgetown, TX; Grandchildren, Joshua Collins and wife, Mary, Candy Smith and husband, Gary, Ashley Steinhauer and husband, Jakob, Zachery Manchester and wife, Teresa, Hailey Manchester, Christopher Zeleny and wife, Katrina, Jeremy Zeleny, Brandon Zeleny, Jacob Zeleny, Andrew Zeleny and David Caleb Manchester; 12 great grandchildren, and his sister, Pat Hinds; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  













ROSE BARBARA (WARRINGTON) LAKICS
Known as Barbara to her family, she passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.
Barbara is predeceased by her husband Walter Gilbert Lakics (2011) to whom she was married for 52 years.  She is survived by her three sons and their spouses:  Christopher John and Jacqueline, Gregory Scott and Melissa, and David Matthew and Paula.  Barbara leaves seven grandchildren: Ashley, Elizabeth Jane Resendez, Cory, Kennedy, Landon, Nathanial, and Tyler. Also, step grandchildren, Matthew Whalen and Kaylee Votano, many friends, and wonderful neighbors.
The youngest of eight children, she was born on June 24, 1932, at the end of the Great Depression. She graduated from Witmer High School, Toledo, Ohio, in 1949 where she played the clarinet in the marching band for four years, was a member of the Glee Club; and acted in the school’s plays Shangri-La!, and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
Barbara loved music.  She also played the clarinet in the Toledo University band where she attended for two years before marrying and having children. She enjoyed teaching music to her children, and used her musical skills by playing the organ and piano for the Methodist Church in Samaria, Michigan.
She reentered college in her 50s, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Sam Houston State University, Texas.
After teaching 4 grade History for 15 years, Barbara retired from the Montgomery Texas Independent School District. In retirement, she spent her time researching her family’s genealogy to times predating the Revolutionary War. Barbara and Walter loved to drive up to Ohio and visit family and places of ancestry.  She is remembered for her humor, her love of cooking, her stories of the family tree, and her kindness and care for family. She loved being a willing taste tester for her neighbor’s new restaurant. Most importantly, Barbara was never seen without a cup of coffee.  She loved sending cards and letters to relatives, along with funny  jokes, recipes from the newspaper, and home project updates.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas, 77301. The viewing will he held one hour prior to the funeral service. A private burial will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, where she will join her husband. 












RONALD 'RONNIE' WYATT LILES
Ronald (“Ronnie”) Wyatt Liles, 86, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia following a brief illness. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his family and had the opportunity to visit with each of his five grandchildren before he died. Ronnie Liles was a long-time resident of Baytown, Texas before moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina to be closer to family.
He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1930 to parents J. Robert and Elizabeth Liles.  He grew up in Conroe, Texas and received a degree in History from Sam Houston State University.  He spent most of his life in the oil and gas industry, retiring from Exxon in 1994.  After retirement, Ronnie traveled extensively overseas.
Ronnie was a history buff with a special interest in Texas history.  Over his lifetime, he amassed one of the largest collections of Texana held in a private collection.  He was a member of the Masons and especially enjoyed his time spent as a Shriner, raising money to provide charitable support for children receiving care and treatment at Shriner Hospitals around the country. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Cason Liles. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Martin of Niceville, Florida, and his son, Robert W. Liles, of Arlington, Virginia.  Ronnie also leaves his sister Connie Rogers of The Woodlands, Texas, and his brothers Stephen Liles of Conroe, Texas and Joseph (“Joe”) Liles of Houston, Texas.  He also leaves behind five grandchildren:  Robert Saltaformaggio, Olivia Martin, Gabriella Martin, Hunter Liles and Cason Liles. Survivors also include many beloved nieces and nephews.
A private interment will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe, Texas. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronnie’s memory to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 6977 Main Street, Houston, Texas  77030.










KENNETH BRUCE KING  

Memorial Service for Kenneth Bruce King of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Bruce was born in Conroe on November 7, 1957 and went to be the Lord on January 17, 2017 in Trinity, Texas at the age of 59.  Bruce retired from Consolidated Communications after 30 years, 10 months and 7 days of faithful service.  He will be dearly missed, but his memory will live on through his family and friends.  Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Leonard K. Straily and brother, Scott E. King. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Patty Terreo-King; parents, Mary and C.B. King; son, Jason King and wife, Michelle; daughter, Jennifer Gregory; brothers, Keith King and wife, Sha, C.B. King, Jr. and wife, Susan, Bill Straily and Kevin Straily; sisters, Sheley Womack and Yvonne Womack; seven dear grandchildren; special friend; Michael McLemore; as well as, numerous other dear relatives and friends.   









KATHLYN HAIGNEY HEMMER

Kathlyn Haigney Hemmer was born August 7, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York to John and Susan Haigney. She was the middle child of 5 siblings who have preceded her in death- Jack, Eileen, Alice and Douglas. She attended St. Joseph's College in New York where she was voted most beautiful in the senior class and earned a B.A.. In 1942 she married the love of her life, Lieutenant Commander Bernard C. Hemmer USN (b. 1911- d. 1998). Bernie and Kathlyn moved to the Memorial area of Houston in the 1950's, where they raised their only child, Suzanne. Kathlyn and Bernie were faithful members of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Houston and were members of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher. They had a wonderful life together and spent much of their retirement years traveling around the world. Kathlyn- known most often as Mrs. Hemmer- was a long time special education teacher in the Spring Branch School District. She taught at Hunters Creek Elementary for the majority of her career working with primarily with children with special needs. She was an absolutely devoted teacher and loved her students, often having them home for an overnight stay so they could have the experience of a slumber party. Her students continued to visit and check on her throughout her life, no doubt as a result of having been cared for so deeply by their teacher Mrs. Hemmer. Her personality was one of great caring and devotion to her family, many of whom she was not related to by blood. In particular, Timothy Maher and the Jake and Lena Dee family. She was also deeply connected to all her nieces and nephews who came to visit her from Dallas, New York, Connecticut and Maine. Mrs. Hemmer was most vividly remembered for her smashing sense of humor-everyone wanted to be at her table. As her nephew David Deegan said, "When Aunt Kay was there, it was a party!" Fortunately, her grandchildren, Kathlyn Chase Stovall McClough and Richard Bernard Stovall have inheritated her fabulous wit. At the age of 93, Kathlyn moved in with her daughter, Judge Suzanne Stovall of Conroe, Texas where she was loved and cared for until the end of her life. Ms. Angelica Gutierrez, Ms. Ana Diaz and Ms. Maricela Sanchez where her "Angels sent from God." These gracious ladies loved Mrs. Hemmer like she was their own mother and gave her, in the words of the hospice nurse, "the best care I have ever witnessed!" Mrs. Hemmer is survived by her daughter, Judge Suzanne Stovall of Conroe, Texas; her granddaughter and namesake, Dr. Kathlyn Chase Stovall McClough and her husband, Dr. Joel McClough and great grandchildren, Elizabeth and William McClough of Herndon, Virginia. She is additionally survived by grandson, Dr. Richard Stovall and his wife, Andrea Stovall and great grandchildren, Tesah, Sophia and Nicolas (BFB) Bernard of Austin, Texas. A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family.







ROBERT L. KARSNAK


Robert “Bob” Karsnak, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away January 12, 2017 in Conroe at the age of 91. As a member of this generation, Bob grew up during the great depression of the 1930’s and later served his country in the Army (Yankee Division) during WWII. Robert fought in the European Theatre with the Us Army Yank Division seeing action during the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart.
Bob was born on March 22, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana to John and Anna (Rich) Karsnak.  He grew up in Indiana with his large family which included four sisters and one brother.  Robert graduated from Muncie Central High before heading off to war. He married the love of his life, Ellen and they were happily married for 66 years. They have two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He took pride at his profession as a tool and die maker at US Engineering and spent many years with this company. 
Bob’s favorite past time was his family. He truly enjoyed spending time with them, whether it fishing and boating at the lake, special “Taco Thursday’s” with his son, John and grandsons, Austin and Jordan, taking trips to spend quality time with his daughter, Robin and her family in Wichita, KS. cruising on their lake or he and Ellen slipping away every Wednesday morning for breakfast at Panera which they so lovingly called “Panera Wednesday’s.” A recent highlight of he and Ellen’s travels were attending the weddings of two of their grandchildren; Jennifer and Michael’s wedding in Chicago and Ryan and Tristin’s wedding in Anna Marie Island, Florida. While there, he finally witnessed his beloved Cubs win the World Series!
Bob loved his family and his family loved him. He will be dearly missed, but his memory will live on. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Karsnak, one brother and two sisters. 
Robert is survived by his loving family: wife of 66 years, Ellen Karsnak; Son, John R. Karsnak and wife, Deborah of Willis, Texas; Daughter, Robin Reed and husband, Jim of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Austin Karsnak of Willis, Texas, Jennifer Burka and husband, Michael of Chicago, Drs. Ryan and Tristin Reed of Seminole, Florida, and Jordan Karsnak of Willis, Texas; great grandchildren, Kaden Karsnak of Willis, Texas, Rowan Karsnak of Conroe, and Ryker Karsnak of Conroe, Texas; sisters, Jean Walker of Yorktown, Indiana and Audrey Ashby of Anderson, Indiana; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 

Visitation for Robert L. Karsnak of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1:00 P.M until 2:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors with the VFW Post 4709 Honor Guard rendering full military honors at 2:00 P.M. Bob will be buried at Houston National Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.








CARMEN ZAMORA-GONZALEZ

Servicios Funerales para Carmen Zamora de Conroe, Texas serán efectuados el Jueves 5 de Enero de 2017 a las 3:00 P.M. en La Capilla de Conroe Funeral Directors. Deacon Mike Mort will officiate. Carmen nació el 24 de Julio de 1928 en Cerritos, San Luis Potosí, México.  Carmen falleció el día 2 de Enero de 2017 en Conroe, Texas. 
A Carmen le sobreviven sus hijos; Virginia Hernández, Carmen Barreda, Graciela Reyna, Cristina Martin, Dolores Ríos y Pablo Rios.  Nietos; Mayra, Pablo, Yaremi, Braulio, Eniel, Enrique, Brayda, Gabriela, Ariana, Jose-Miguel, Natalie, Granma, Sandino, Ninel, Alfredo, Joaquin, Gabriel, David, Juan Diego, Paloma, Leonardo, Humberto, Keyla y Humberto II. Bisnietos; Braulio, Brando, Brayan, Branya, Gabriel, Byezda, Andres, Victoria, Juan, Agustin, Emmanuel, Daniel, Gabriel, Clara, Estaban y Miguel Alejandro.
Carmen amaba la cocina, la costura, la musica y cantar, pero sobre todo su más grande amor fueron sus hijos. 

Carmen fue una gran mujer fuerte y tenaz que saco adelante a sus siete hijos con su propio esfuerzo.








HELEN MARIE OSBORN ROBY
Helen Marie Osborn Roby entered Heaven’s gates on December 22, 2016, at home in Magnolia, TX. She was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition in September, but her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through 3 more months of time with her family. She was born on February 2, 1929, to Herbert Frederick Osborn and Vera Edith (Head) Osborn in Iowa Colony, TX.  She was the third of six children and a graduate of Belton County High School, class of 1946. Following graduation, she moved to Houston, where she met and later married Vincent Lee Roby, Jr. in 1950. Their two daughters were the light of their lives. 
 
She was a faithful member of St. John’s Presbyterian church for thirty-plus years, where she was active in many volunteer positions.  She was also active in community work and volunteered two times a week at Braes Interfaith Ministries. Due to health reasons in 2010, she moved to Magnolia, TX where she became an active member of GracePoint Fellowship Baptist Church. 
 
She worked for an insurance agency for most of her career, but the only job that really mattered was being a “mom.” She was the heart of the Roby family, she always made sure everyone was taken care of, and she always put everyone else’s needs before her own.  Helen was a master cook in the kitchen, she loved to read her Bible (of which she had many!), pray, play games/cards, and loved, loved her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
We will remember her smile, her resilience, her energy, her generosity, her red lipstick and nails, her love for life, family and friends. Most of all we learned from her example that it is possible to find happiness even in the most difficult of life’s circumstances.  She may have had a hard life, but prayer and her strong Christian faith helped her accept the things she could not change. She made a difference in the lives of many and will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
 
She was survived by daughters Patricia Lynn Hall and LeAnn Roby Kerr and their husbands; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister Doris Osborn Gibson and her husband; one niece, three nephews, and their families; and numerous cousins and friends.
 

We will celebrate her life at a Memorial Service on January 14, 2017, at 1:00 pm, at GracePoint Fellowship Baptist Church, 426 Corporate Woods Dr, Magnolia, TX 77354.

















JAMES WALTER JOHNSON
Graveside Services for lifetime resident of Montgomery, Texas, James Walter Johnson will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Copeland Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Cowart officiating.  The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mr. Johnson was born on May 2, 1937 in Montgomery, Texas to E.N. and Anna (McGee) Johnson.  He passed away on December 29, 2016 at the age of 79. 
Dear to Mr. Johnson’s heart was being a lifelong member of Honea Baptist Church and being a Texas Cattleman. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by many.  
James was preceded in death by his parents, E.N. and Anna Johnson; sisters, Juanelle Kelley and Joyce Michael Kelley; and brother, Paul “Buggs” Johnson. 
James is survived by his loving family: Beloved wife of 51 years, Nita Johnson; son, Waylon Johnson; grandchildren, Jared Johnson, Maddyn Harris-Johnson, Jeannie Johnson and Holly Johnson; brother, John Edward Johnson and wife, Edith; sister, Joanna Castleberry and husband, Don; best friends, Lonnie Myers, Ivan Madeley and William Cocke; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Honorary Pallbearers will include Lonnie Myers, Ivan Madeley, Gilbert Castleberry, Hulon Madeley, Greg Thornton, Monte Cole and Barry Castleberry. 





                          2016 DEATH ARCHIVES

James Safrano Perry, Sr. "Funny Perry" 1944-2016
Adabelia Mena DeLeon 1941-2016
Linda Weeks True 1950-2016
Joanne Marie Neal Signor 1937-2016
Heather Tynes Piccione 1963-2016
Edgar "Pete" Nathan Brooks 1945-2016
Melvin Gene Trammell 1958-2016
Charles Edward Signor 1936-2016
Ricky J. Ruiz 1960-2016
Talis Lee (Rande) Charbonneau Delaney 1976-2016
Raul Garcia Lopez 1969-2016
Dick Zandwyk, Jr 1943-2016 
Peggy Ann Wise 1935-2016
Bobbie Jeanette Walker Case 1930-2016
Gregory Allen Holloman 1952-2016
Stacy Lynn McDaniel 1968-2016
Victoria Ann Bryant 1966-2016
Travis ("Buck") Edward Kirk Wall 1973-2016
John Albert Glenn 1958-2016
Henry "Smokey" Schulze 1935-2016 
Ellengard Rzezik Serrato 1933-2016
June Elizabeth Renfro 1954-2016
Janice Marie Francois 1957-2016
Margie Joyce Weaver 1928-2016
Frank Langston 1943-2016
Stanley Ray Pugh, Sr. 1934-2016
Jerry Donald Taylor 1951-2016
Leonard Donald Snider 1945-2016
Edward Salisbury 1921-2016
Else M. Hargrove 1936-2016
Crystal Lynn Wright 1966-2016
Caryl Kier 1929-2016
Shelia Ann Friend 1948-2016
Julian Lancelot Kotlarich 1934-2016
Douglas E. Wyatt 1964-2016
Clifton Curtis Heath, Jr. 1925-2016
Philip James Snow 1926-2016
Barbara Ann Spurlock 1948-2016
Louise Gale Webber 1943-2016
Lynn Hart Coney 1938- 2016
Sheron M. Johnson 1939-2016
Mary Lou Koenig 1937-2016
Philip Eric Berg Humphreys 1969-2016
Joe Taylor Coward, Jr. 1953-2016
Cecilia Jeanette Gunter 1938-2016
Patsy Gayle Grimmer 1961-2016
Ross Franklin Schillaci 1933-2016
Stormy Ruocco 1954-2016
Jeanette Cecil Pope Frank 1934-2016
William David Moses 1948-2016
Joe M. Manning 1938-2016
Robert Roy Kendall, Jr. 1931-2016
Michelle Lyn Malak 1962-2016
William Robert Wilkins 1946-2016
Raymond James Vinson 1926-2016
Frances "Fran" Kay Wall 1944-2016
Joe Willard Taylor, Sr. 1939-2016
Max M. Mayhill 2016
Johnny Paul Beaty 1944-2016
Jerry Wayne Brasher 1952-2016
Emmie Marie Hawthorne 1922- 2016
Margaret Ann Peto Lorencz 1922-2016
Betty Jean Lloyd 1955-2016
David Anthony Wight Cromwell 1964-2016 (Beloved)
Butch Louis Carson 1956-2016
James David Crockett 1941-2016
Irene Carol Allen 1943-2016
Robert Earl Bryant 1954-2016
James Levy Smith, Jr. 1920-2016
William Davis Holloway 1929- 2016
Christina Marie Lehman 1968-2016
Lisa Carroll Hurst 1961-2016
Georgia Evelyn Kuhn 1935-2016
Theresa Longtin Kranz 2016
Johnnie "Mack" Forehand 1941-2016
Charles Holland Heath 2016-2016
Lynda Jean Kelley 1947-2016
Charles Edward Whittinghill 1948-2016
Rita May Wooters 1928-2016
Alexander "Al" Mata 1938-2016
Betty Kline 1934-2016
Eric Lerma 1984-2015
Robert Kenneth Robertson 1947-2015
Everett Ray Smith 1937-2016
Alva Eugene "Bo" Coward III 1956-2016
Elizabeth Ruth Hunter 1930-2016
Alpha Pauline "Polly" Vanckhoven 1932-2016








Graveside Services for James Safrano Perry, Sr "Funny Perry" of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Kidd Cemetery in New Caney, Texas with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. James was born on December 23, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Herman and Lee Alta Perry and passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at his home in Cleveland, Texas.  James was dearly loved and will be missed.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorrie Perry; brothers, Tommy Perry and Alfred Perry; parents, Herman and Lee Alta Perry and nephew, Phillip Perry.  James is survived by his children, James Perry, Jr. and Melissa Valdiviez and their spouses, Shannon McMayon and Scott Valdiviez; son, Rodney Perry; grandchildren, Peyton Perry Austin Valdiviez and Caden Perry; siblings, Doug Perry and Annette King; many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  










ADABELIA MENA DELEON
A Memorial Visitation for Adabelia Mena DeLeon will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.  A service will be held one hour prior to the visitation at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Conroe, Texas.  Adabelia was born on July 4, 1941 in Rosenberg, Texas and passed away peacefully at her home in Houston on Monday, December 26, 2016 surrounded by family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Mena and Enedina De La Cruz Mena Castillo; daughter, Tammy Maldonado; sister, Amelia Amador and her brothers, Joe and Johnny Castillo and Gilbert Mena. Adabelia is survived by her loving family: children, Joe Talamantes, Jr., Patricia Arrietta and Pamela Y. Valencia and husband, Julio; sisters, Julia Llanes, Concepcion Ortega, Pauline Guerrero, Annie Perales and husband, Sixto, Mary Martinez and husband, Henry, and Paul Mena and wife, Jean; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as, many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Adabelia was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.














LINDA C. WEEKS TRUE
In Loving Memory of Linda C. Weeks True of Conroe, Texas who passed away on November 29, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. She was born on July 5, 1950 in Conroe to Jim and Bobbie (Elliott) Weeks. Linda was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 














JOANNE MARIE NEAL SIGNOR 
On December 13, 2016, Joanne Signor joined Charles, her loving husband of 54 years, in Heaven, only ten days after he joined his Heavenly Father and family.
She leaves behind her daughter Holly Secrest of Nacogdoches, and her family Robert, Derek, Dillon, and Rusty; her son Clay Signor of Austin and his family, Sarah, Sienna, and Wyatt; her daughter, Sara Alexander of Montgomery, and her family, Derek, Avery, Ansley, and Annemarie; and her daughter Shelley Buhrow of Dallas, and her family, Brian, Fields, and Tristan; as well as countless family friends who have been blessed by her laughter and friendship over the years.
Joanne Marie Neal was born on May 24th, 1937 in Conroe, TX, to Arthur Powell Neal and his wife Blanch Emma.  The youngest of six children, Joanne was known for her vivacious personality, spending her childhood enjoying movies in downtown Conroe on Saturdays, dancing and even singing on her own local radio show in her teenage years before graduating from Conroe High School in 1956.  She acquired countless friends working at several local businesses including The Conroe Courier and First National Bank before that fateful day when her husband-to-be followed her home from Dott's Drive-In to ask her for a date.  They soon married and built a life together with God and family as their primary focus.
A committed full time mother of four, Joanne also contributed to Charles's oil and gas and real estate development businesses as well as launching a real estate career of her own in the early nineties working as an agent for Sue Luce.  She also made time for many hobbies over the years, including her local sorority (who have remained dedicated friends for over forty years) playing bridge, tennis, book club, writing poetry, painting, Bible Study Fellowship, a prison bible ministry and helping with various charities (one of her favorites being New Life Women's Center where she and her husband Charles have played an integral role in many aspects of the ministry since its foundation in 2004).  She never encountered a challenge that she didn't meet head on with courage and enthusiasm.  Together, she and Charles lived each day to its fullest, traveling frequently and enjoying entertaining family and friends at their ranch in Lampasas.
Though she is so very missed here on Earth, we rejoice in knowing that she is present with her loving Savior in Heaven where her voice is made whole and she now sings with the Angels.  After all, this world is not our home.  We are just passing through.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you direct your giving to New Life Women's Center, for those residents who do not currently have financial support.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at the Walden Yacht Club. A private family graveside will be held prior to the Celebration. 

Florists: Please bring flowers before 8:00 A.M on Friday or on Thursday. Thank you.  










HEATHER TYNES PICCIONE
In Loving Memory of Heather Tynes Piccione who passed away on December 8, 2016. Private Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, if desired, please leave memorial donations to: Forever Faithful Ranch, 13955 Lake Mount Pleasant Montgomery TX 77356 in Heather's memory.  















EDGAR "PETE" NATHAN BROOKS

Funeral Services for Edgar “Pete” Nathan Brooks, 71, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Pete was born on March 9, 1945 in Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri to Joseph N. and Minnie E. (Cash) Brooks. He passed away peacefully on the 75 anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 into the loving arms of the Lord.
Pete was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Theel. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Mary; children, Kim Theel and husband, Jeff, Beth Harned and husband, Bryan, and Becky Klein and husband, Jason; Mikel Hoffart and wife, Lisa, Ina Murray and husband, Alan and and Paul Hoffart and wife, Melinda; sister, Susan Kronshage and husband, Bill; brother, J.D. Brooks and wife, Sulyane; grandchildren, Samantha Theel, Stacia Harned, Ally Harned, Taylor Klein, Kristen Hoffart, Casey Hoffart, Cody Murray, Billy Murray,  Kyle Hoffart, Morgan Hoffart, Leann Hoffart, Ethan Hoffart and Carson Austin; great grandchildren, Kaelen Richardson, Gwenevere Richardson and Tate Murray; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 
Pallbearers will include: Mikel Hoffart, Paul Hoffart, Alan Murray, Jeff Theel, Bryan Harned and Jason Klein.

Pete was a patriotic, honorable man who loved his country and his family. After graduating from high school in Fargo, North Dakota, he joined the U.S. Navy and faithfully served three (3) tours of duty in Vietnam. Part of his service was aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-4). Pete is deeply loved and his caring, compassionate ways will be dearly missed. 











MELVIN GENE TRAMMELL

Funeral Services for Melvin Gene Trammell, 58, of Galveston, Texas will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00 P.M at The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery in Conroe. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 4:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. Mr. Trammell was born on September 26, 1958 in Michigan to Willie and Wilma (Ice) Trammell.  He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas. 
Mel was employed for many years with the Harris County Auditor’s Office where he served as Asst. Chief of Disbursements.  He was dearly loved by all his family and friends and will be greatly missed. 
Mel was preceded in death by his parents; Willie and Wilma Trammell; his brother, Larell Trammell and his sister, Marsha Trammell Harrison.
He is survived by his loving family: Beloved wife of 32 years, Carol Trammell; step children, Lisa Porter and husband, Robert, Edward J. Vallieres, Jr. and wife, Darla; Rene’ G. Vallieres, Suzette Vallieres, Jeff Jackson and Paul Wilden; sisters, Marie Trammell Jones and husband, Bill, Florence Trammell Jackson; brothers, Edwin Trammell and Kenneth Wayne Trammell and wife, Dorothy; grandchildren, John Porter, PhD, Jessica Vallieres, Edward J. Vallieres, Nicole Vallieres, Melanie Vallieres and Abigail Porter; great grandchildren, Jason Hill and Henry Smith; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 

Pallbearers will include: Rene’ Vallieres, Jeff Jackson, JoAnna Hernandez, Paul Wilden, Timothy Rose and Jason Hill. 


















CHARLES EDWARD SIGNOR
On December 3, Texas lost a great man, and the heavens received a great addition Charles Edward Signor, 80, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at his home in Montgomery, Texas, following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Joanne Neal Signor; his son, Clay Signor of Austin; his daughters, Holly Secrest of Nacogdoches; Sara Alexander of Montgomery, and Shelley Buhrow of Dallas; his 10 grandkids, Derek, Dilion, Rusty, Avery, Ansley, Annemarie, Fields, Tristan, Sienna and Wyatt; his sons-in-law, Robert Secrest, Derek Alexander and Brian Buhrow; his brother, Rusty Signor and his sister, Josephine Signor.  Charles is also survived by his loyal cowhand friend, William Giles, as well as, countless family friends who have been blessed by his enduring wisdom and friendship over the years. He was preceded in death by his loving parents; his sister, Sylvia Signor Pettit and his brother, Jimmy Signor.
Born the 2 of identical twins, on August 19, 1936 in Abilene, Texas to Lee Edward Signor and Ruth Teas Signor, Charles was one of the last iconic Texas Cowboys. One of five children, he spent his childhood fishing, horseback riding and herding cattle with his twin brother Jimmy, before moving with his family to Montgomery County to a ranch located on 105 W, on an area where Lake Conroe now stands. 
Charles graduated from Conroe High School before attending Texas Tech University. He was a renowned entrepreneur, running a cattle business, opening a local nursery, before settling into his true passions, real estate and the oil and gas industry. 
Charles and his wife, Joanne touched many lives, both through their involvement in local churches, and their contribution to New Life Women’s Center in Montgomery, where they played an active role in that ministry since its’ inception 14 years ago. He served on the board of directors for Creative Outreach Ministries and volunteered his time teaching bible classes at New Life Women’s Center.
This is where the cowboy rides away to the Heavenly Ranch roping cows with Jimmy and Jesus. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery, Texas, with a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: New Life Women’s Center or to The Lone Star Cowboy Church, Montgomery. 














RICKY J. RUIZ
Ricky J. Ruiz, 56, of Conroe, Texas went to live with the Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at The Ark Family Church for Ricky on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Alan officiating.  Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will also receive friends and family Monday night from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.
Ricky was born on March 2, 1960 in his hometown of Cleveland, Texas to parents, Julian Ruiz and Aubrey Bailey Ruiz.  After a six-day engagement, Ricky wed his sweetpea, Vickie Pruett Ruiz where they have enjoyed 19 years of incredible marriage and memories.
Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Aubrey Ruiz.
He is survived by his loving family: Beloved wife of  19 years, Vickie Ruiz; Children, Ericka Ruiz, Krystie Frederick and husband, Chad, Katie Brooks and husband, Brandon, and Kelsie May and husband, Terry; grandchildren, Eva, Madison, Kyirsten, Cayla, Hayven, Ryleigh, Korbin, Kindra, Bailee, Hunter, Tatum and Deacon;  sisters, Teresa Everitt and husband, Danny; Cathy Lakey and husband, Joe Paul, Julie Veiseh and husband, Ed, Victoria Welsh and Gaye Lynn Mackie and husband, Thomas;  step-mom, GayNell Ruiz;mother-in-law, Maynelle Pruett; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. 
Pallbearers: Chad Frederick, Brandon Brooks, Terry May, Chris Jones, Buddy Heuerman, Justin Lakey, Carey Jimmerson and Travis Grubbs.
Ricky’s final selfless contribution was being an organ and tissue donor. With this act, he provided continued blessings to numerous other individuals.
Ricky, an A & M attendee, enjoyed spending time with his church family and weekend hunting trips.  Many would say Ricky was a Saving Grace. He always put other before himself and loved to bless families and younger friends.  One blessing in particular was sending under privileged students to Youth Camp at the Ark Family Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations would be made for the AYC Student Ministry Retreat at The Ark Church in order to sponsor a student in need. The Ark Church, 450 Humble Tank Rd. Conroe, TX 77304.













TALIS LEE (RANDE) CHARBONNEAU DELANEY

Talis Lee (Rande) Charbonneau-Delaney, 39, of Conroe, passed away on November 25, 2016, at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, The Woodlands. She was born on December 25, 1976, in Twentynine Palms, California, the daughter of Talis Lee Charbonneau and Roy Edward Charbonneau.
Rande had many hobbies that included being a full-time mother, photographer, gardening, crafts, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and children. Rande was united in marriage with her husband of 20 years, Jarrod Randall Delaney, on January 17, 1998.
Rande was a loving, outgoing individual. She loved to volunteer feeding the homeless, attending her three children’s school functions, having a passion for her dogs, and being a caring grandmother (Lolli) to her two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Talis L. Jensen and uncle, Robin J. Jensen.
Rande is survived by her loving family: husband Jarrod R. Delaney of Conroe; three children, Thomas J. Oliverez, Michaela C. Delaney, and Mikenzie L. Delaney; two grandchildren, Ricky A. Lawrence lll and Helena M. Federwisch; grandfather, Don C. Jensen; mother, Talis L. Charbonneau and father, Roy E. Charbonneau; two brothers; Carl L. Charbonneau and wife, Reanne Charbonneau and Sean R. Charbonneau and wife, Heather Charbonneau; and sister, Shelbi R. Charbonneau. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  



















 


RAUL GARCIA LOPEZ
Servicio Funerario-Misa
The Chapel at
Conroe Funeral Directors
25 de Noviembre de 2016
10:00 A.M.
 
Visitacion
Conroe Funeral Directors
4-8 P.M.- Chapel
25 de Noviembre de 2016
 
Oficiante
El Rev. Philip Wilhite
 
Entierro
Mausoleo Entombado
Cementerio del Parque del Jardín

26 de Noviembre de 2016 a 11:00 A.M.




Raúl García López nació el 23 de junio de 1969 en Tejopilco, México a Simón García y Sarita López. Falleció el 15 de noviembre de 2016 en Conroe, Texas, a la edad de 47 años. Raúl era un hijo, un marido, un padre, un hermano y un amigo cariñosos que se extrañarán grandemente.















DICK ZANDWYK, JR

Graveside Services for Dick Zandwyk will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Gable officiating.  .

Memorial Service//Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Grace International Church, 503 W. Marlin St., Willis, TX 77378. 

Any Donations to be made, please give to: Grace International Church, SEEC Ministries or Lakewood Church Acceleration.

Pallbearers will include: 
Tipp Major
Roger Tornga
Dallas Bennett
Paul Wickman
Randy Wilcher
Alex Hernandez
J R Rosen









PEGGY ANN WISE 
Funeral Services for Peggy Ann Wise, 81, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service. Peggy was born on August 17, 1935 in Anniston, Alabama to Charley Lee and Minnie Beatrice (Stephens) Finley. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Peggy will be remembered for her sincere compassion for people and her unconditional love she held for her family.  Her sweet smile and gentleness will be dearly missed. 
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Minnie Finley; daughter, Angie; husband, Bill Wise; her two sisters, Evelyn and Joyce, as well as, her two brothers, Louis and Ray. She is survived by her loving family: Children, Tim Cheney and wife, Gail, Cathy Kamman, Susie Lee, and Charlie “Homer” Cheney and wife, Sonia; sister, Mary Ruth; brother, Butch; grandchildren, Bryan, Christopher, Shilo, Jamie, Tim, Michelle, Amanda, Gene, Zachery, Deann, Jason, Laura and Josh; numerous great grandchildren and other dear relatives and friends also survive. 
A heartfelt thanks to granddaughter, Amanda Pond and great granddaughter, Haley Hudgins for all of their loving care, support and utmost respect they gave Grandma Peggy. Pallbearers for her service will include: Anthony, Sam, Adam, Dylan, Tristan, Thomas, Bryson and Nicolas.
Rest peacefully our dear, you are greatly loved. 














BOBBIE JEANETTE WALKER 
     Bobbie Jeanette Walker Case, 86, was born on September 17, 1930 in Baytown Texas and passed away November 13, 2016 in Conroe, Texas.
     She leaves behind her loving husband, John Ray Case married 66 years, who resides in Conroe, Tx.  Three daughters; Connie Rae Sonnier and husband  Bill of Orange Tx., Linda Carter of Willis, Tx., and Karen Beall and husband Johnny Allen Beall of Cleveland, Tx.  Five grandchildren; Jeremy Allen Beall and wife Amanda Dawne Beall of Montgomery, Tx., Julie Lee Conn, and husband Chad of Bronson, Tx., Jennifer Lynn Nichols, and husband Christopher James of Austin, Tx., Kelli Denise Knight, and husband Matthew Knight of Conroe, Tx., and Dusty Lyn Carter. Ten Great-grandchildren; Madison Bailey Carter, Kade Allen Beall, Kailey Grace Moulder, Maggie Mae Nichols,  Ashlee Elizabeth Moulder, Sawyer William Conn, Cody 'Blayne' Beall, Georgia Claire Nichols, Ainsley Pearl Conn, and Emma Faith Knight.
       A beautiful woman, inside and out. Small in stature, but great in heart. She loved her family, and loved every moment she spent with them. Bobbie and Ray owned and operated Midway Grocery for 12 years. She was an avid bowler and leaves many friends at 300 Bowl.  Bobbie also volunteered for many years with women's charities. She loved playing the piano, leading Christmas songs with grandkids.
       Bobbie will be remembered for her loving and caring ways; her gentleness, kindness, compassion, and love.
       She was also strong-willed. Bobbie faced many health problems in her long life. She endured and fought and won through all, but this last disease, when she said "I've had a good life, now I'm ready to go," and she went on to be with those who preceded her in death; her father and mother, James Curtis and Gladstell Elizabeth Walker, her brother, Billy Gene Walker, her nephew, Curtis Gene Walker, her grandson, Christopher Ray Harmon and numerous other relatives.

      We can rejoice that she is eternally living in peace now.

Celebration of Life Visitation will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at County Line Cemetery.  










GREGORY ALLEN HOLLOMAN

In Loving Memory of Gregory Allen Holloman of Conroe, Texas who passed away on November 1, 2016 at his home in Conroe. Greg was 63 years old.  He was born on November 8, 1952 in Carmi, Illinois to Joseph and Eula Dell (Bradley) Holloman and was one of eleven children. Greg spent most of his career truck driving. A job that suited him well since he loved the great outdoors. Greg was dearly loved by all his family and dear friends and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and his 6 brothers and sisters.  Greg is survived by his loving family: children, Derrick Holloman, Gregory Holloman, Jr. and Sandra Holloman; brother and sisters, Lonnie Holloman and Vickie, Rocky and Dana Holloman, Tracy and Paul Wilson, Ginger and Vern Wathen; Best friend, Richard Ellison; grandson, Riley Holloman; numerous nieces, nephews and other dear friends. 











STACY LYNN MCDANIEL
Funeral Services for Stacy Lynn McDaniel of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM in The Chapel with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Falba Cemetery in Huntsville, TX.  Stacy was born on January 15, 1968 in Conroe, TX to Joe and Wanda McDaniel. He went to Heaven on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Conroe at the age of 48. 
Stacy was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki McDaniel and his grandparents, Dorothy and Jimmy Ogle and Theodore and Dorothy McDaniel. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 23 years, Katy McDaniel; son, Christopher McDaniel and wife, Cherish; daughter, Amber McDaniel;  and son, Michael McDaniel; grandchildren, Briley McDaniel, Aubri McDaniel and Evelyn Stokes; parents, Joe and Wanda McDaniel; brother, Jeff McDaniel and wife, Peggy; sister, Rachel Pennington and husband, Chris; nieces and nephews, Taryn Lawlis, Taylor Lawlis, Cheyenne Lawlis, Dakota Lawlis, Wesley Lawlis, Destiny McDaniel, Janie Jones, Caitlin Jones and Kolton Ledbetter; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 
Stacy was a larger than life kind of guy. He coached his children in a multitude of sports and was known as a father figure to more kids than can be counted.  He loved his family and even in poor health had a never ending energy for the ones he loved. Stacy will be forever be missed. 
Pallbearers: Christopher McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, Jeff McDaniel, Brandon Stokes, Eli Omar Rojas, Chris Pennington, Cody Landrum and Ron Tolan. 









VICTORIA ANN BRYANT
Memorial service for Victoria Ann Bryant of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Victoria was born on October 18, 1966 in Weehawken, New Jersey and passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 50.  Her smile and sweet disposition could light up a room. Victoria, our loving daughter, mother, wife, sister and friend was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Anthony Gardener Bryant; mother, Marie Harper;  father, Reece Harper; son, Mitchell James Weston; daughter, Sarah Joanne Weston and her fiance', Cody Ray McMillan; 
son, Anthony Joseph Weston; brother, Michael Phillip Raneri; sister-in-law, Audrey Elaine Raneri; sister, Lisa Yenter; nephew, Marcus Yenter; numerous other dear relatives and a host of friends also survive.










TRAVIS "BUCK" EDWARD KIRK WALL
Travis Edward Kirk Wall (“Buck”), 43, born January 13, 1973 in Houston, Texas, final residence in Conroe, Texas, joined our Heavenly Father on October 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Michot Wall, Sr. Travis is survived by his soul mate, his adored wife, Midori Ishibashi Wall who he so lovingly referred to as “Doe”; his beautiful daughters, Kendall (15) and Emerie (3 mos) and his only son, Collin (14), step-daughters, Samantha and Jessica (23); his mother, Melanie Wall; brothers and sister and their families, Ernie and Sheila Wall, David Wall and Patricia Fanning, and Laurie and Patrick Stebleton, along with his nieces and nephews, Cody, Danielle, Alysha, Trey, Clayton, Jake, Zoey, and Ainsley, and calabash nieces and nephews, Eudora, Guthrie, Riley, Kira, and Alexa, all of whom he had very special relationships.  Travis graduated from Edward C. Reed High School, 1991 in Sparks, Nevada and returned to Texas where he worked in sales and IT for Enron, General Solutions and Waste Management.  He created his own contracting company, The GreenWall Group in 2014.  He was an avid golfer, a friend for life, and valued his job as a father and husband above all else. 

A Celebration of Travis’ life will be held at the Village Golf Club Clubhouse in Panorama Village on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5-8 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be held at a later date. 











JOHN ALBERT GLENN
Memorial Service for John Albert Glenn of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with the Rev. Joseph Manapuram officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
John was born on April 10, 1958 in Pasadena, Texas to Edwin Eugene Glenn and Mary Joe (Jedlicka) Glenn. He passed away on October 14, 2016 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 58.  Raised in Houston, John attended Milby High School and later went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army.  He then moved to Conroe where he worked 22 years for Conroe Golf Cars, the last 12 years as Shop Manager. John loved baseball, and was a devoted Astros fan for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather to Aiden who lived for his family. He had an unconditional love for all those close to him.  His caring nature for his friends was evident throughout his whole life. John will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Mary Joe Glenn. 
John is survived by his loving family: wife of 11 years, Suzan Glenn; sons, Jonathon Eugene Glenn and Joshua Riley Glenn and wife, Amber; step-daughter, Amanda Howard; step-son, Andrew Howard and wife, Meg; brother, Edwin Eugene “Rusty” Glenn, Jr. and wife, Jennifer; sister, Deborah Jo Johnson and husband, Bradley; grandson, Aiden Gene Glenn; numerous other dear nieces and nephews, as well as, other family members and dear friends.  












ELLENGARD RZEZIK SERRATO

Memorial Service for Ellengard Rzezik Serrato of Tomball, Texas will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mrs. Serrato was born to Paul and Maria (Koziol) Rzezik on October 4, 2016 in Germany. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas at the age of 82. She was 3 days away from turning 83. But I'm sure there was a big celebration for her when she arrived a little early for her party.
She will be remembered as Ellen, Mama and Nanny to so many and Gigi to many more.  I'm sure many of you can remember a time spent at her house eating her spaghetti or other goodies she made. It is because of her that you all probably like scary movies because she made sure to pass that on to her daughter. 
Ellen spent many of her days caring for many children and animals.  You might even remember her as the crazy cat lady.  But she loved that title.  She never met an animal she didn't like or didn't like her.  And she did what she could to feed the animals of the world too by sending money to various charities.
We will all miss your sassy disposition and hard headedness. Your love of a good debate. No matter how much we disagreed. You taught a lot of us not to put up with anyone giving us a hard time.  And how to always be giving even when you didn't have much to give. Gigi we love you and know you are making the house spotless for when we get to be next to you again.  In the spirit of a true "trekkie", LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. 
Ellen is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Vanessa McNear and husband, Michael; adopted daughter, Brandi Nichols; son Gerald Rzezik; former Husband Eugene Serrato; grandchildren, Devon Kercher, Madalyn Kercher, Brooklyn White, Bryce and Marissa Chacon, Maddox McNear, Marcus Rzezik, and A. Rzezik. Numerous other dear relatives and dear friends also survive.

Life is for the living.  It goes on, even after you are no longer part of it. 








HENRY "SMOKEY" SCHULZE
In Loving Memory of Henry “Smokey” Schulze of Conroe, Texas who passed away on October 4, 2016 in Conroe at the age of 81. Smokey was born on February 22, 1935 in Washington, DC to Henry Herman Schulze, Sr and Hazel (Park) Schulze who preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his loving family: wife of 47 years, Mary Ellen (Allison) Schulze; sons, Leslie Walters, Henry Schulze, III and Guy Dugan Schulze and his wife, Christa; sister, Sedie Pitcher; and twelve grandchildren. 
Over the years Smokey belonged to many volunteer and charitable organizations, some of them are as follows: longtime member of the Jaycee’s in Virginia, a 32 degree Mason in Virginia, member of the American Legion in Crockett, Texas, as well as, the VFW and Elks Lodge in Conroe.  He was also a devoted Magnolia Bend Volunteer Fireman for many years and member of the Montgomery County Fair Association. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict era. 
Smokey was an outgoing, loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Schulzes’ residence on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Noon to honor Smokey.  











JUNE ELIZABETH RENFRO
Memorial Service for June Renfro of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Conroe. Mrs. Renfro was born on July 1, 1954 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Andrew Floyd Jeffers and Dorothy Mae (Bobbit) Jeffers.  She passed away in Conroe, Texas at the age of 62. June is survived by her loving husband, Ernie and their three children. 











JANICE MARIE FRANCOIS

Funeral services for Janice Marie Francois of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mark Grimes officiating. Janice was born on September 5, 1957 in Houston, Texas and passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home in Conroe. Janice was 59 years of age. 
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Evelyn Cox and Johnny A. Brooks and her brother, Michael Cox. Janice is survived by her loving family: daughters, Rayni Trahan and husband, Kerry, Misty Francois and Mike Simoneaux and Stormy Francois and Rex Robards; sons-in-law, Chris Marchant and Herbert Guardado; close friend, Ronald Francois; sister, Carolyn Ballard; brothers, Daryl Brooks and wife, Theresa and Johnny A. Brooks, II; grandchildren, Mason Trahan, Kaylee Trahan, Evan Guardado and Stasia Marchant; numerous other close friends and dear family also survive.
Janice loved to spend time outdoors, whether it was perfecting her green thumb in her beautiful garden or quietly taking in the scenery of God’s wondrous creations. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her 4 precious grandchildren. Janice would always bake something special for everyone at the holidays, her cakes were the Best!

She was truly a remarkable woman, with a keen sense of humor, who leaves this life a better place through her selfless actions, kind heart and unconditional love.  














MARGIE JOYCE WEAVER

In Loving Memory of Margie Palmer Weaver, longtime resident of Montgomery, Texas, who passed away peacefully at her home on September 20, 2016 at the age of 88. Margie was born on April 4, 1928   in Hutchinson, Kansas to Jacob and Maude Reiswig, she was one of three children.
Margie was full of warmth, love and kindness that she passed to all the lives she touched throughout her life. Her family and friends will greatly miss their mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Margie loved spending time with her children and her many grandchildren, as well as, creating beautiful works of art through her quilting and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George William Palmer and second husband, Earl Robert Weaver.
Margie is survived by her loving children and their spouses, Bill and Joyce Palmer of Tuscola, Texas, Terry Trero of Montgomery, Texas, Chris and Larry Owens of Willis, Texas, Rickey and Loretta Palmer of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Cindy and Ernie Payne of Scottsdale, Arizona, Becky and Bobby Chenault of Junction, Texas and Lisa and Rob Armstrong of Comfort, Texas; sister, Carol Ann Baldwin of Derby, Kansas; step-daughters and their spouses, Terry and Rick Hawn of Ft. White, Florida, Debbie and Doug Childs of College Station, Texas and Lisa and Harold Williams of New Caney, Texas; special friends, Bob and Roxanne Black. Margie is also survived by her dear grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, as well as, many other caring relatives and friends. An inurnment will be held at Garden Park at a later date. 

















FRANK LANGSTON

Frank Langston passed away from this earth into the arms of our Savior on September 13, 2016 at home in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 11, 1943 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Loyd and Marie Langston who preceded him in death.  Frank is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Crone Langston who was his High School Sweetheart; his children, Kim Langston Grimes and husband, Lynn, Sheila Langston Orlando and husband, Ron, and Larry Langston and wife, Christine; seven grandchildren, Jay Hebert, Cody Grimes, Adrienne Orlando, Kelly Orlando, Cole Langston, Ben Langston and Beau Langston; aunt and uncle, Edd and Rosemary Washam of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas; numerous cousins and friends also survive.
Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed twenty years with Texas International and Continental Airlines.  Frank was a Christian man and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. 

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Russell Burbank officiating. Frank will receive full military honors for his service in the Army. His graveside service will be held at a later date at Memorial Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, TX 77301. www.conroefuneraldirectors.org













STANLEY RAY PUGH, SR


Stanley Ray Pugh, Sr. passed away in The Woodlands, Texas on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
 Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Charlotte Pugh of Spring, Texas. He is survived by his six children; Son and Daughter-in-law, Tony and Wendy Pugh, Stanley Pugh, Jr., Timothy Pugh, Daniel Pugh and Naomi Pugh all of Spring, Texas. Daughter and Son-in-law, Sarah and Jason Allsen of Conroe, Texas. Stanley is survived by his 14 Grandchildren; Kristin, Brandon, Jessie, Joseph, Charlene, Hillary, Katie, Hannah, Stormmie, Courtney, Samantha, Chloe, Jada and Joseph. He is survived by his 4 Great Grandchildren; Melissa, Calvin, Jr.,Trinady and Heidi. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Harry and Gladys Pugh and sister Naomi Rose.
Stanley was born on October 21, 1934 in Danville, Virginia to Harry and Gladys Pugh. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years. After his military retirement, he opened his own transmission shop in Conroe, Stan’s Transmissions, where he helped many people and was always known for his honest, dependable nature. Stanley was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas where he served as a Deacon for several years. Stanley was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He loved his Lord and Savior and is no longer suffering but is safe in the arms of Jesus and in that comfort can be found.
 
A graveside funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. The cemetery is located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive., Houston, Texas 77038. 













JERRY DONALD TAYLOR
 
Celebration of Life Service for Jerry Donald Taylor, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mr. Taylor was born on February 18, 1951 in Dyess, Arkansas to Wilborn C. Taylor and Agnes (Shempert) Taylor. He passed away peacefully on September 1, 2016 in Conroe at the age of 65. Jerry was a doting husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Peggy Cronk and Charlotte Yates. Survived by: beloved wife, Doris Taylor; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Donald Taylor, Jr. and Kama and Jason Dean Taylor and Angie Scott; grandchildren, Justin Taylor, Isaiah Taylor, Darren Lee Taylor, Dakota Sherman, Chris Murphy, Megan Strange and Geneva Doris Taylor; great grandchild, Stormy Nicole Sherman. Jerry is also survived by other dear relatives and by his caring friends whose lives he touched in so many ways. 










LEONARD DONALD SNIDER

1/27/1945- 9/3/2016
Funeral Services for Leonard Donald Snider, 71, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mona Lopez officiating. Interment will follow in Ryan Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  After a long courageous battle with cancer on September 3 the angels came and took another angel home.   Fly high oh loved one, we will miss you so much but we know your work on earth is done. Leonard Donald Snider also known by many as L D. or Red was the sixth child of nine born to Novel Snider and Vera Elizabeth Belyeu. He was born in Graham, Texas but moved with his family to Conroe when he was a baby. He lost his dad at the age of seven and his mother raised the children. In 1955, he and several of his friends (Joe Munoz, Ellis Munoz, and Merle Chatham) became part of the first paper boys in Conroe. He developed a lasting friendship with Jesse Powell, the man he worked for.  The paper came out on Wednesdays and they would sell their papers on the town square to attorneys and townspeople.  In 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea and the Vietnam War. In 1967, he married the love of his life and soulmate, Ruth Mize.  He went back to work for the Conroe Courier as a pressmen’s helper and advanced to a pressmen.  He was there when the Courier got their first color press in 1968 or 69. He was an employee of the Conroe Courier and Houston Community News for more than 40 years. He loved his job and the people he worked with.  He retired in 2007 at age 62.  L D was a family man. His family was the light of his life. L D and Ruth were married 49 years and had 2 children, Tammy Snider Cofield and Donald Allen Novel Snider.  He had 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.  He was very proud of each and every one of them; they were so special; he loved them to the moon and back. He was their granddaddy.  He was a very caring person and he would help anyone. L D loved fishing and hunting with his son and grandson.  He loved to go to garage sales and was always looking for a bargain. He enjoyed having family and friends over for the annual 4 of July picnics. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports and their school events.  He loved watching westerns and rodeos. He also loved his family genealogy.   L D was preceded in death by his parents, his son Donald, siblings: Geraldine Shehane, David Earl Snider Sr., Truman Snider, Novel Snider Jr., and Leon Snider. Survivors: wife, Ruth Mize Snider, daughter, Tammy Snider Cofield, grandchildren: Cray Cofield Armstrong, Brooke Myers Snider, Bodine Snider, Jacquelene Cofield Grafft, and great grandchildren: MaKenzie Halstrom Snider, Emilyn Cofield “Emi”, Callan Grafft “Callie”, Dante Cofield Armstrong;  brother: Hullon Snider of Iowa; sister: Lunia Edwards of Conroe  and brother: Marvin Snider of Florida. He is also survived by many additional family members and friends. 









EDWARD MCCRAY SALISBURY

Funeral Services for Edward M. Salisbury of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Houston National Cemetery with military honors presented by the Houston Honor Guard.  Mr. Salisbury was born on June 5, 1921 and passed away peacefully on August 30, 2016 in Conroe at the age of 95. Mr. Salisbury served as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during World War II.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Kincannon Salisbury of Conroe; his sons, Bill Salisbury and wife Carla of Bloomfield, Colorado and Mike Salisbury and wife Lil of Dobbin, Texas; grandchildren, Alyssa Salisbury and Daniel Salisbury and wife; great grandchild Eliot Salisbury; sister, Bonnie Nix of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice. 









ELSE M. HARGROVE 

In Loving Memory of Else Margarete Hargrove (Shmidt), 80, born in Germany January 8, 1936 and died on August 15, 2016 in The Woodlands, TX.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Philip Hargrove and her parents. Else was a long-time supporter of the University of Houston, enjoyed discussing politics and sports and adored her cat Sammy.  She will be missed by the many friends and family she has left behind.













CRYSTAL LYNN WRIGHT
Memorial Service for Crystal Lynn Wright of Pasadena, Texas will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  The family will receive friends in The Chapel from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. prior to the service.
      Crystal Lynn Wright made her grand entrance into this world December 30, 1966 and then got the hell outta dodge August 18, 2016 at the age of 49. 
      She was preceded death by her beloved mother and father, Caroline and Grady Dunson and her beloved sister, Connie King.
      Crystal is survived by sister, Cydni Frey and brother-in-law, Bruce Frey, brother-in-law, Mark King; nieces and nephews, Brandy King and wife Tammy, Amber Devaney, Carolyn Frey, Tristan King and Jessie Perez and wife Megan and life-long loving friend and partner in crime, John Wright.
Numerous great nieces and nephews as well as friends also survive.
     Crystal was a life-long resident of Pasadena, Texas where she enjoyed traveling, camping and hanging out with friends and family. She also loved to spoil her puppies and was an avid pool player.
     Her dear memory will live on in our hearts forever.











CARYL KEIR
Caryl Keir of Conroe, Texas passed away August 12, 2016 as a result of Breast Cancer. Her loving family were by her side leading her Home to be with the Lord.  She leaves behind sons Johnny Keir and wife Patty of Dallas, Randy Keir and wife Diane of  The Woodlands, and daughter Leslie Knight and husband David of College Station; grandchildren, Kalyn and Amanda Keir, William and Sydney Knight, and Clayton Knight. Caryl is survived by her loving sister, Marjorie Heffner of North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews from coast to coast.
      Caryl was born on October 13, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey, to Carl and Marjorie Strebinger and grew up in Hillside, New Jersey in a loving and happy family during the Great Depression and WWII.   In school, she excelled in academics and sports.   In 1952, she married and soon thereafter took her growing young family off on a nationwide adventure to California, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, and finally Texas as business transfers and opportunities presented themselves.  
     Caryl loved dogs, children, and all people in that order, and was therefore an instant hit and success in each and every neighborhood. As a great communicator, leader, and one of tireless energy she became ingrained in each and every activity and social event that was available and quickly cross pollinated new ideas and activities from her vast experience.  So no matter what activity you participated in; neighborhood socials, school, church, country club golf, swimming, bridge, lake, ocean, etc. you'd be sure to know Caryl and her crew. She was most proud of her role as a mom and loved taking part in keeping her kids active and healthy.  
      When the family moved to Texas in 1972, Caryl not only stayed involved in the social aspects of life but expanded her focus to business.  In addition to owning and managing several rental properties, Caryl worked in the real estate business full-time for many years and finished up her working career in the oil and gas industry with Brown and Root.  Upon retiring she quickly returned to the golf course, bridge club, volunteered as a water aerobics instructor for seventeen years, served weekly with Meals on Wheels, Soup Kitchen, and helped form the River Plantation Junior Golf Program.  She was also a dedicated and loyal supporter of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and through the years donated over twenty-seven gallons of blood to the Center.
      No matter when or where you ran into Caryl, she would always have a current event or funny joke to share with you as she was always up to date on current events, politics, and local news.  She was a voracious reader and was seldom seen at home without a new book in her hand or in later years her Kindle.  If you owned a puppy she had previously met and you saw her on the street, she would likely address you with; “Well hello there Rover or Lassie's Mother.” Through the years Caryl owned many dogs ranging from a minimum of two at one time to as many as five. The rumor at the Veterinarian’s office was that every dog in the kennel was hoping for the day one of Caryl's beloved dogs moved on to doggy heaven as perhaps now they would have the chance of becoming one of her beloved babies.   
      In her final years, Caryl never lost her totally full schedule mentality and her likable commander-in-chief disposition. As she slowed down a bit, she was absolutely delighted to be with her children, grandchildren, and grand-dogs while staying active with her church, bridge with the ladies, reading on her new patio in the afternoons, playing Words with friends on her Kindle, watching golf tournaments and her beloved New York Yankees, and of course participating in a deep water aerobics class.  
     Caryl requested to be cremated and have a celebratory funeral service followed by a lunch reception afterwards at the church. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at The First Presbyterian Church in Conroe where Caryl was an Elder for many years.  The Rev. Dr. David Green will be officiating.
     Although she will be greatly missed, we take great comfort in knowing we can rest firmly in our faith in Christ and assurance of our salvation in Him.  The family would like to send our heartfelt thanks to our dear Aunt Margie Heffner, who flew in from North Carolina and gave her steadfast Christ centered support to her dear sister and to us, which was done lovingly and through the kindness of her heart.  Also, we would like to thank Mom’s special angel, Patti Aldridge for her countless hours and loving devotion throughout Mom’s illness.  Finally, special thanks to Marty Craig, Misty Westover, Vitas Hospice, all of Mom’s dear Windsor Lake neighbors and many many other area friends for all the phone calls, food, beautiful flowers, cards and hugs.
 
 “Grateful for the richness of her life, the kindness of her heart, and the love of her friends.”










SHELIA ANN FRIEND
Funeral Services for Shelia Ann Friend of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Grangerland Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Vineyard officiating.  Interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 4:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M.
Mrs. Friend was born on August 27, 1948 in Oklahoma and passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Conroe. Shelia was 67 years old at the time of her passing.
Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and love will never be forgotten.
Shelia was a true woman of faith and the heart of the Friend family. She shaped their spirituality by her loving Christian example. She also held various bible-study prayer groups for adults and vacation bible activities for the children to help spread her joy for the Lord. Shelia was a longtime member of Grangerland Baptist Church.  She had a real zest for life, she definitely walked the walk.  Through her life she was a loving daughter, sister, beloved wife and mother, grandmother and friend to many. Shelia is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie and Judy Jarman; herbeloved husband, David Friend; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Norma and Edward Friend; and her sister, Patricia Jarman. Shelia is survived by her loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Chris Brodie; Son and daughter-in-law, James “Jimmy” and Kristin Friend; Grandchildren, Aaron Brodie, Joshua Brodie, Angelle Brodie, Cain Hamilton and Damion Frizzell; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Aaron Brodie, Joshua Brodie, Robert Dearing, Cain Hamilton, Kevin Marcotte, Ronnie Williams. Honorary Pallbearer: Damion Frizzell.











JULIAN LANCELOT KOTLARICH   (J.L. or Lance)

 A Memorial service to celebrate the life of Julian "J.L." Kotlarich (age 81) of Willis, Texas, formerly of Galveston, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The service will be held at the Lighthouse Family Assembly of God located at 7402 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas 77551.
J.L. was born December 5, 1934 in Galveston, Texas and moved to his Heavenly Mansion on July 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter M. Kotlarich and Julia Lassen Kotlarich, 3 brothers and 6 sisters.  He is survived by his children : Cynthia Wheat (Charlie) of Conroe , Debra Winderl (Blaine) of Killeen, Paul Kotlarich (Melessa) of Beaumont and John Kotlarich (Rosa) of Grand Prairie, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, his sister Florence Crews of Folkston , Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews.
J.L. was a longtime resident of Galveston. He served his country in the United States Air Force where he was a hydraulic repairman and a hydraulic tester. He worked at Falstaff Brewery until the Galveston brewery closed. He also worked on the Galveston Ferry and for the Galveston County Navigation District as a bridge operator on the Pelican Island Bridge until he retired in 2001. He was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church in Galveston. He was also a lifetime member of The Sons of Herman Galveston Lodge.
Upon retiring J.L. relocated to Willis, Texas to be near his family. He was a longtime member of New Birth Assembly of God in Huntsville, Texas where his dear friends Rich and Marcella Trotter served as Pastors.

 In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The American Diabetes Association.











DOUGLAS E. WYATT
In Loving Memory of Douglas E. Wyatt,51, of Willis, Texas who passed away on July 24, 2016 in Montgomery, Texas. Doug';s generous heart and kind smile will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. 












CLIFTON CURTIS HEATH, JR.
Funeral services for Clifton Curtis Heath of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Funeral service beginning at noon.
Mr. Heath was born on May 18, 1925 in Dallas, Texas and passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home in Montgomery, Texas at the age of 91.  
Cliff is survived by his loving family: wife, Dorothy Heath; son, Rene Guignard; grandchildren, Bruce Heath Jr., Clifton Heath, and Robert Guignard; and 3 great grandchildren; other dear relatives and dear friends also survive.  During World War II he served in the South Pacific in the Marine Corps from 1941-1945. He was a painter by profession. Clifton was a member of the VFW Post 4709 and a Mason for over 25 years. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

 Cliff would want it said, “Steady on, never look back.” 










PHILIP JAMES SNOW
A Mass of Christian Burial for Philip James Snow of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Waverly with Father Daokim Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in Shepherd Hill Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary being cited at 7:00 P.M. in The Chapel.
Philip was born on January 10, 1926 in Willis, Texas to Tony and Stella (Gizara) Snow. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his home in Willis, Texas at the age of 90. 
As an Army veteran of World War II, Philip served in Belgium, France and Germany. After receiving an honorable discharge, he moved to Houston where he worked for Armco Steel for over 31 years. After retiring in 1978 he moved his family back to Willis. He was a dearly loved father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed.
Philip was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jerrie; parents, Tony and Stella Snow; brothers and sister, Florian (Buck) August Snow, Nick J. Snow, Bernard J. Snow, Tory Roy Snow, Sam Snow and Eleanora Goldman. Philip is survived by his loving family: Daughters and sons-in-law, Gail Bryant and Jerry, Phyllis Bryant and Ricky, Janice Ballew and Robert; Sons, James Snow and Richard Snow and fiancé, Rachele Kessler; Sisters, Christine Holik, Irene Mandrell and Marie Riley; Grandchildren, Tammy (Shane), Christy, Scotty (Chrissy), Troy (Whitney), Chad (Amanda), Brian, Matthew, Colby, Chloe’, Caleb, Peyton,  and Presley;  Great Grandchildren, Corbin, Joshua, Kyli, Asher, Levi, Mason, Maddox, Ella, Bailee, Travis and Morgan; numerous other loving relatives and caring friends survive. Pallbearers: Corbin Bryant, Troy Bryant, Scotty Bryant, Chad Ballew, Brian Ballew, Colby Snow, Caleb Snow and Matthew Kessler.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest sending memorials to: St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Waverly, The Knights of Columbus, New Waverly or to Memorial Hermann Hospice www. Memorialhermann.org/hospice.



















BARBARA ANN SPURLOCK
Funeral services for Barbara Ann Spurlock of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Jerry Vineyard officiating. Interment will follow in Cleveland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Barbara was born on April 2, 1948 in Cleveland, Texas to William L. Howard and Dorothy A. (Marks) Howard. She passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the age of 68.
Barbara retired from CISD at Oak Ridge North as Food Service Manager after many years of working where she met life-long friends.  She was an avid cook and baker who loved making delicious meals and desserts for her family.  Barbara had a passion for garage sales where she was always searching for the perfect items for herself or to give to her family and friends, visiting folks along the way. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be dearly missed. 
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John and Billy Howard; and her first husband, Jeff Fry. 
She is survived by her loving husband, Johnnie B. Spurlock; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Penny Fry, Scott and Brandi Fry; step-son, Donnie Spurlock; brother, Charles Howard; grandchildren, Jeffery Fry, Parker Fry and Michael Covington; many other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.

















LOUISE GALE WEBBER
In Loving Memory of Louise Gale Webber of Conroe, Texas who passed away on July 14, 2016 in The Woodlands, Texas. Louise was born on July 7, 1943 in Harris County, Texas and passed away just seven days after her 73 birthday. Her gentle laugh and sweet smile will be missed. Louise is survived by her loving family: Her three sons, Jerry Peoples and his wife, Donna, James Peoples and his wife, Angela and Jack Peoples. She is also survived by her many dear grandchildren. In accordance to Louise’s wishes, she will be cremated. 
















LYNN HART CONEY
Memorial Service for Lynn Hart Coney, 77, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Lynn was born in Houston TX on July 31, 1938 to Lawrence Lewis Hart and Mildred Hart and passed away peacefully on July 8, 2016. Lynn was a strong, determined and loving lady that lived for her children and family and was always there for them. Lynn went to high school in Huntsville Texas, graduated from Rice University and was a school teacher in Dallas, Spring and Montgomery Texas her whole life. Lynn volunteered with the April Sound Ladies Association and The Assistance League of Conroe. Lynn impacted and influenced many people during her life, made many lifelong friends along the way and will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence L. Hart, Jr.  Lynn is survived by her loving family: Sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Debbie Coney, David Coney and Chris and Shannon Coney; brother, Tom Hart; and dear grandson, Chase Coney; other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. 












SHERON M. JOHNSON
Funeral Services for Sheron Maxeene Johnson of Oak Ridge North, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service in The Chapel starting at 10:00 A.M.  A private interment will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Johnson was born on March 13, 1939 in Arkinda, Arkansas to Sherry S. Westmoreland and Eula Faye (Adams) Westmoreland.  She passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home in Oak Ridge North at the age of 77. Sheron was a devoted wife and mother who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles W. Johnson in 2015. Sheron is survived by her beloved husband, Warren D. Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrye and Robert Eddins; daughter-in-law, Karen Ring Johnson and longtime friend, Donna Binion.  















MARY LOU KOENIG

Memorial Service for Mary Lou Koenig of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Shelly Barfield officiating. Mary Lou was born on October 1, 1937 in Bremond, Texas to Robert B. and Mollie Valentine (Williams) Hamilton. She passed away peacefully on July 9, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Conroe at the age of 78. Mary Lou was a wonderful mother who cared deeply for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was truly a special lady inside and out.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bobbie Hamilton, Eloise Olson and Billie DeBreaux; brother, Robert Hamilton, Jr. and son-in-law, Ambrose Smith.  Mary Lou is survived by her loving family: Children, Bobby Joe Koenig, Mary Jane Matonovich and husband, Steve, and Brenda Smith and William Tettenhorst; Sisters, Charlene Smith and Joyce McClellan; Grandchildren, Bobby Joe Koenig, Jr., Bonnie Woods and husband, Mike, Brian Koenig and wife, Ann, Richard Waters and wife, Laura, Kayla Waters, Christopher Waters and wife, Kristen, Allen Smith, Brandon Smith and wife, Twyala, Tanis Matonovich and Terry Matonovich; 17 great grandchildren.





















PHILIP ERIC BERG HUMPHREYS

Funeral Mass for Philip Eric Berg Humphreys, 46, of Humble, Texas will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Philip Wilhite officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary being cited at 7:00 P.M. by Barbara Chauvin. Eric was born on August 28, 1969 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on June 30, 2016 in Conroe, Texas.    
Eric is survived by his loving family: wife, Wendy Wagner; son, Zachary Humphreys; step-son, Andrew Roberts; parents, Earle and Nicette Humphreys; sister, Lisa Humphreys; brother, Michael Cardosi; sister, Nicole Humphreys Amezola; nephews, Jedediah Humphreys, Tristen Humphreys Cardosi, Makai Amezola; niece, Bella Amezola; numerous other relatives and dear friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Eric to the "Zachary Humphreys and Philip Eric-Berg Humphreys Memorial Fund” set up at Capitol One Bank or to Catholic Charities at www.catholicharities.org- Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
 
                              








JOE TAYLOR COWARD,JR.

 Retired Sgt. Harris County 
     Sheriff's Department
Memorial Service for Joe Taylor Coward, Jr. of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038, with Lt. Don Savell officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. Joe was born on March 19, 1953 in Harris County, Texas to Joe Taylor Coward, Sr. and Janie Lou (Askew) Coward. He passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016 in Bryan, Texas at the age of 63.
Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Vietnam Veteran. Later he served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department where he was a dedicated Sergeant serving for 25 years. Joe loved antique cars and was a member of the Conroe Cruisers. He was a wonderful, caring man who had a great love for his family. Joe’s tall tales and sweet, gentle heart will be missed.   
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Janie Coward. He is survived by his loving family: Loving wife of 24 years, Melissa Lee Coward; children, Steven DuWayne Coward and Kelley Coward, Janie Mechelle Coward and Daniel Edward Isbell and Christina Santana; grandchildren, Alexis Breanne Coward, Kayleb DuWayne Coward, Kalah Anne Michelle Paige, Kelcey Taylor Coward and Kensie Robin Coward; siblings, Debra Hillhouse, Sharon and Lenus King, David and Gayla Coward and Judy and Earnest Ryan; his loyal companion, Sarge (chocolate lab); many loving nieces, nephews and caring friends also survive. 



















CECELIA J. GUNTER

In Loving Memory of Cecilia Jeanette Gunter, 77, longtime resident of Willis, Texas who passed away on June 17, 2016 at her home in Willis. Cecilia was born on November 30, 1938 in Anderson, Texas to Enick Hyman and Josie Ketkowski Hyman. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister and doting grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Cecilia was preceded in death by her dear husband, Bill Gunter. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Erik Ueckert; granddaughters, Hannah Ueckert, Libby Ueckert and Gracie Ueckert; sister, Diane Snoe and husband, Michael; brother-in-law, Don Gunter and special sister-in-law, Betty Long; numerous other dear relatives and friends also surive.
Cecilia will be laid to rest beside her husband Bill.







PATSY GAYLE GRIMMER
Gayle gained her wings to fly with her husband Joseph Grimmer, daughter, Danielle Foster, sister, Kitty, father, Donald and many more who preceded her, on June 15, 2016. She lived her life helping others. Always on the go and never without a smile. She made sure everyone around her was happy.  Gayle is survived by her son, Kevin Grimmer; mother Barbara Mayeux; sisters, Yvonne Brady and Angela Leatherwood; brothers, Matthew Mayeux, Dwayne Mayeux, Bryan Mayeux and Travis Mayeux; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear relatives and friends also survive. Services will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at Teresa's Place, 17593 TX-242, Conroe, TX 77302. 
**And everytime you see an "Ugly Yeller Dog" make sure you give him a smile as you think of Gayle.









ROSS FRANKLIN SCHILLACI

Graveside Services for Ross Franklin Schillaci of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at Old Waverly Cemetery in New Waverly, Texas. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M.  Mr. Schillaci was born on September 8, 1933 in Houston, Texas to Ross Franklin Schillaci, Sr. and Marie (Kline) Schillaci. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2016 in New Waverly, Texas at the age of 82.  Ross was preceded in death by his dear son, Ross Schillaci in 2009 and his parents, Ross Franklin Schillaci, Sr. and Marie (Kline) Schillaci.
He is survived by his loving family: wife of 63 years, Joyce Schillaci; daughters, Detra Gibson and Alyssa Arroyo; son, Ronnie Schillaci; sister, Jeanette Young; grandchildren, Glenn Gibson, Deana Atchley and husband, Matthew, Lori Gibson, Brandi Gibson, Emmy Gibson, Madison Arroyo and Eric Schillaci; great grandchildren, Brandon, Breanna, Glenn, Jr, Joshua, Christian, Casey, Samuel, Landon and Eden; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. 











STORMY RUOCCO 
Memorial Service for Stormy Ruocco of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. in the Robb Chapel at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. Pastor Jason Nelson will officiate.  
At 3:20 am on June 1, 2016, Stormy passed away.  She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 7, 1954.  Stormy was a vibrant loving wife, mother and sister.  She leaves behind her husband Carl Ruocco, daughter Summer Sanford and Son-In-Law Glenn Sanford, Brother and his wife, Mr. And Mrs. Leslie “Tommy” Lane, and nephew and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Lane. There are no words to express the loss of such an amazing woman.  She fiercely loved her family and friends.  Everyone will remember her for the way she made people smile and laugh.  She was the kind of person who lit up a room with her humor, beauty, smile and grace.  She taught us loyalty.  She taught us how a little something extra for the ones you love is the way to leave this world better than when you found it.  She will forever live in our hearts.  We love you so much.  Rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to: www.tinypawsrescue.com or P.O. Box 131582, Spring, TX 77393. 












JEANETTE CECIL POPE FRANK

A mother’s love is something that no one can explain.  It is made of deep devotion, of sacrifice, and of pain.  It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may; for nothing can destroy or take that love away…     

Jeanette Cecil “Jean” Frank, 81, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed into eternal rest on May 25, 2016.  Jean had great strength, tenacity and determination along with her respect for God, and love of her family.  Jean was born in Cleveland, Texas on August 19, 1934 to Ellis Monroe and Ella Mae Allen Pope.  She was the third born of seven children (two boys and five girls).  On November 12, 1950, Jean married Edgar George “Dick” Frank Jr. and in 1957 when her youngest children twin boys were two years old she and Dick moved to Conroe, Texas where she remained until her death.
Jean was a role model for women with a fierce sense of independence and had a deep love for family.  She had an unconditional love for her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many nieces’ and nephews and great nieces’ and nephews.  She embodied motherhood and duty to family while being a trailblazer for women of industry.  Jean began her long career in the oilfield business at Olsen Engineering, Skytop Brewster, Brandt Industries, and Texas Oil Tools, retiring from National Oilwell Varco.  She was dearly loved by her co -workers and her employers throughout her career.  She worked in purchasing in the petro chemical and oilfield business and paid her own salary by her knowledge of purchasing and the money she saved her companies due to that knowledge.  When she retired she was truly missed not only by her co-workers but by her employers across the board.  She was loved by many.
Jean is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 63 years and her sons Michael Wayne Frank and James Perry “Jamie” Frank, her granddaughter, Amber Lynn Frank, and two sisters, Dorothy Ann Tiemann and Rose Marie Kelly and her brother, Sammie Gene Pope.  She is survived by her sons, Gary Lee Frank, Russell Glynn Frank and his wife, Terrie and Ronald Lynn Frank; grandchildren, Heather Denise Frank, Amanda Jane Frank, Adam Michael Frank, Casey Lee Frank, Tara Marie Frank and Maeghan Breanne Frank; great grandchildren, Lilly Renea Frank, Skyler Ray Frank and Jaydlyn Renee Frank; two sisters, Clata McCarver and Glenda Jean Blanchette; and one brother, Ellis Sidney Pope.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Stephen Babalola officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:00 P.M until 7:00 P.M.  Pallbearers: Jerry Collins, Chuck Bergfield, Red Blanchette, Michael McCarver, Tara Frank and Maeghan Frank. 












WILLIAM DAVID MOSES
Funeral Mass for William David Moses, 68, of Porter, Texas will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Oscar Dubon officiating. David passed away on May 21, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Ann Brown and Barbara Sue Nelson and his great grandchild, Avery Calico; Son, David Moses and wife Angela Ventura; daughter, Teresa Calico and Husband Mike; son, Sean Moses; Daughter, Courtney Moses; son, Davin Moses; Brothers, Roy McMahan and James Haynie and wife Lisa; Grandchildren, Vincent Ventura, Nicholas Ventura, Dominick Ventura, Candace Calico and fiancé, Brennan Bates, Michael Calico, Ashley Calico, Harley Moses and Annie Moses; Great grandchildren, Cadence Bates, Casen Bates and Ava Calico; Special friend, Donna Falkner Moses; numerous nieces and nephews and family members.









JOE MARVIN MANNING

Memorial service for Joe M. Manning, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Security Baptist Church with Roger Manning officiating.  Mr. Manning was born on August 24, 1938 in Conroe, Texas to Joe and Lonie (Vick) Manning. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2016 at his home in Conroe at the age of 77. 
Joe was born and raised in Conroe where he spent his whole life. He met and married the love of his life, Jeannette in July of 1958 and would have been married for 58 years this July.
He was a longtime member of Security Baptist Church where he and Jeannette met lifelong friends.  Joe was a Jack-of-all-trades who could literally fix, create or repair anything. He was a loving man who will be dearly missed by all.

Joe is survived by his loving family: wife of 57 years, Jeannette Manning; Son, John W. Manning; Daughters, Jo Lynn Patton and Jamie Anstead and husband, Tony; brother, Roger Manning; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild due in August; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and caring church friends also survive.   














ROBERT ROY KENDALL, JR.
Funeral Services for longtime resident of Conroe, Texas, Robert Roy Kendall, Jr. will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Kendall was born on June 5, 1931 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Robert Roy Kendall, Sr. and Leona Myrtle (Hoover) Kendall. He passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Conroe.  Bobby was 84 years old.
Bobby married his beloved Ruby on April 19, 1952 and they were happily married for 62 years before her passing in 2013. Together they raised two beautiful children, Kenneth and Jennifer.  Bobby proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict where he saw active combat. He considered himself a true Patriot.  He grew up in Conroe, but over the years also lived in Beeville and Refugio, Texas.  Bobby worked for ARCO and retired after many years of faithful service.
He was an avid pilot in his younger years, enjoying numerous flying adventurers with friends and family. He also spent many hours in the air crop dusting and ‘flying pipeline.’  Bobby was a very caring and compassionate person, and always put the needs of others before his own. Bobby touched so many people’s hearts and he never realized it.  He was truly a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather but most of all a great person that anyone would be honored to call their friend.
Bobby was also a very descriptive and great story teller/conversationalist of many subjects, some of his favorites were political current events, his research of the Delaware Tribe of Native Americans, stories about his grandchildren and, of course, the bible. 
He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. Bobby will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Perry Kendall, his son, Kenneth Roy Kendall and brother, Lester Kendall. Bobby is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Jane Maniscarco and husband, Jason; sister, Bettye Kendall McNeil; grandchildren, Cadence Caprice Maniscarco, Kya Celeste Maniscarco, Kaycee LeeAnn Kendall and Kolton La Quey Kendall and wife, Amanda; great grandchildren, Grace Madison Kendall and Emmett Kenneth Kendall; daughter-in-law, Terrie Kendall; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 













MICHELLE LYN MALAK
Visitation for Michelle Lyn Malak of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Entombment at Conroe Memorial Park will be private.  Michelle was born on November 17, 1962 in Peoria, IL and passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the age of 53.  She originally grew up in Peoria, IL, but her family moved to Conroe, TX in 1975.
Michelle was a Conroe High School graduate class of 1980. She was known by her family and friends as being a very caring, loving, creative, and out-spoken person. She especially loved spending quality time with her grandchildren and with family and friends.  
Michelle served our community in her role by being an apartment manager and assisted several residents to obtain a much-needed place to live. Our family would personally like to thank her support group that consisted of her caregivers, neighbors, and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lee Christie-Keithley, step-father, Gary Keithley and father, Charles Andrews.  Michelle is survived by her loving family:  Son’s, Bradley Malak and wife, Jennifer and Cory Malak and wife, Samantha; Sisters, Jennifer Archambeault and husband, John, and Kim Thompson and husband, Robert; Step father, George Willy and wife, Pauline; Grandchildren, Chase, Cooper, Brooke Malak, Wyatt Malak, Evelyn Waters; Niece, Amy Thompson.  
In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the American Lung Cancer Society on Michelle Malaks’ behalf.  














WILLIAM ROBERT WILKINS

Funeral Services for William Robert Wilkins of Houston, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors officiating with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Wilkins will be privately interred at Houston National Cemetery with honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mr. Wilkins was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Davis Wilkins and Fannie Estelle (Neal) Wilkins, his sister, Mae Phipps and his brother, Leslie “Tooter” Wilkins. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Charlotte Wilkins; son and daughter-in-law, Bert and Tiffany Wilkins; sons, Will Wilkins and Justin Wilkins; daughter, Shannon Wilkins; grandchildren, Tyler Wilkins, Garrett Wilkins and Autumn Wilkins; his sisters, Pat, Helen, Brenda, Pearl and his brother, J.D. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, as well as, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Robert was a loving, caring man who loved his family dearly and will be missed.
 









RAYMOND JAMES VINSON

Memorial Service for longtime resident of Conroe, Raymond James Vinson, will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Don Newsom officiating. Mr. Vinson will be interred at Houston National Cemetery.  Mr. Vinson was born on August 6, 1926 in Chillicothe, Texas to Thomas J.and Lillie M. (Kyle) Vinson. He passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 in Conroe at the age of 89. 
Ray grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1944.  After graduation, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Tolowa (ATF-116).  After WWII, Ray began studying at Midwestern State University, while working on railroad and drilling rigs.  In September 1950, Ray was recalled to the US Navy Reserve to serve in the Korean War as a landing craft coxswain in a boat group assigned to the USS Lenawee (APA-195).  Ray graduated  from Midwestern State University in May 1954, with a BS in Business Administration.  While finishing his degree at Midwestern State, Ray began working for Shell Oil Company as a Scout, and then moved into a Landman position.  Ray was raised as a Master Mason on June 26, 1953, and became a 32°  Scottish Rite Mason in the Spring of 1958.   Ray worked for Shell Oil Company for 35 years as a Landman and rising to the position of Division Land Manager for the Rocky Mountain Division.   Ray married Betty J Campbell on June 12, 1958, and Ray and Betty moved from Wichita Falls, to Midland, TX, Conroe, Tx, Slidell, LA, and back to Conroe.   Ray retired from Shell Oil Company in 1986, and Ray and Betty built their retirement home in River Plantation subdivision in Conroe, TX.   After retiring from Shell, Ray took up wood carving of caricatures, and donated several of these to the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.  Ray was active in the First Christian Church of Conroe and in later years, the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe.  
 
Over the years, Ray’s devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren was a true and classic example of a father's deep, unwavering love.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joye Dell Vinson.  He is survived by his loving family: wife of 57 years, Betty J. Vinson; son, Raymond J. Vinson II; his daughter, Debby Vinson Sanders and his dear granddaughter, Ashley Marie Sanders. Ray is also survived by his sister, Janie Vernell Hart, ten nieces and nephews, as well as, a host of other dear relatives and friends. 
In lieu of flowers, the Vinson family would request that donations be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital. Donations can either be mailed or sent electronic:
 
Address :Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
               2222 Welborn Street
               Dallas, Texas 75219
 























FRANCES "FRAN" KAY WALL

Graveside service for Frances “Fran” Kay Wall will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. in Carroll Springs Cemetery in Athens, Texas. The Rev. Tim Byrd will officiate. The Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors for a Celebration of Fran’s Life with food and fellowship. 
Frances Kay Alexander was born March 26, 1944 at 12:30 pm to Margarette Bass and William Alexander, Jr in Tyler, Texas.  Frances was known by her family and friends as Fran.  Fran passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5, 2016 in New Waverly, Texas at the age of 72.  Fran was married for 38 years to Larry Edward Wall of Houston, Texas. They were married November 17, 1969 in the State of Washington. They were blessed with a daughter, Rhonda Kay and son, Richard Edward.  Fran enjoyed her life by spending time with her husband and kids and the company of her 2 dogs, Pistol and Bandit.  She enjoyed Facebook, Starbucks, Pei Wei and playing games on her phone such as Pet Rescue and Pearls Peril.   Fran was loved dearly and will be missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by:
Mother, Margarette Johnston
Father, William Alexander, Jr
Brother, Paul Ray Alexander
Husband, Larry Edward Wall
Pets, Pistol & Bandit
She is survived by:
Daughter, Rhonda Kay Wall Adams and husband, Albert Adams
Son, Richard Edward Wall and Fiancé, Emmanuel Hernandez
Sisters-in-law, Vicki Kearley and husband, Bill Kearley and
Terry Price and Husband, Darrell Price
Nephew, Billy Ray Parsons
Nieces, Teresa Parsons Thomas and
Spring Lackey & Husband Alan Lackey.















JOE WILLARD TAYLOR, SR.

Memorial Service for Joe Willard Taylor, Sr., longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Byers officiating. Joe was born on November 9, 1939 in Conroe, Texas to General David Taylor, Sr. and Mamie Lou Phelps Taylor.  He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 76 on April 21, 2016. 
Joe’s devotion to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was a true and classic example of a father's deep, unwavering love. His loving smile and graciousness will be greatly missed. 
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Sue Cason Taylor, grandchild, Anna Patience Taylor and his brother-in-law, George Marook. He is survived by his loving family: Son, Joe W. Taylor and Mary Ann; daughters, Janet Taylor and Stacey Taylor; sisters, Carolyn Marook and Winnie Tate and husband, Les; grandchildren, Courtney Taylor, Joe Taylor, III and wife, Kelsey, Rachael Taylor, Jonathon Taylor, Bethany Taylor, Katherine Lisembee, William A. Lisembee, Jr., Felicia Lisembee, Chris Taylor, Michael Hughes and Amber Hughes; great grandchildren, Harbor, Haven, Allen, Skyler, Breeana, Destiny, Nancy, Vito, Alley and Connor; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  











MAX M. MAYHILL
Max Mayhill, one of America’s greatest generation, recently passed away.  His ninety-one year life was remarkable.  His childhood and life were framed by the Great Depression and growing up on a farm east of Arkansas City, Kansas. The farm life and one room school taught him the importance of solving his own problems.  There was never time for whining about circumstances.   At eighteen years old, he married Leona and joined the Army Air Corps.  His military service was spent on the Island of Tinian keeping B29’s in the air over Japan.  It was capped off by flying over the USS Missouri as the treaty was signed to end the war.  His marriage to Leona lasted over 50 years until her passing from a long illness. Max and Leona shared Depression era values with their four children that combined clear thinking and planning for the future with an emphasis on hard work.   Max’s work life culminated in a final 26 years working for Hesston Corporation, serving in several management positions.  During that time he traveled to many countries and eagerly shared related photos of his travels with family members. After the children were older, Max and Leona enjoyed many travel experiences.  Max was also proud of being a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason.  In retirement Max took up woodworking and for many years was one of the carpenters for CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County as well as a volunteer at The Sherwood Academy.
After Leona’s passing, Max found another exceptional partner to share his life. He married Kay Hague of Newton, Kansas.  Max and Kay became truly best friends and enjoyed a full life of entertaining and travel together with their many friends and family members.  Kay survives at their home in The Woodlands and misses him dearly.
 Max is also survived by his children: Mary Ellen (Mike) Merritt, Jim (Virginia), Terry (Sherry), and Kathy (Danny) Benbrook. Kay’s children Jodi, Kevin, and Mark considered Max a dear friend and very special person for their mother Kay. Grandchildren Staci, Alex, and Rachel were privileged to spend time getting to know Max as a special Grandfather while living close in the Texas area.   There are many other grandchildren and great grandchildren scattered throughout the United States whose lives he touched in various ways.
There will be a memorial celebration of Max’s life on May 17, 2016, 1:00 PM at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, Woodlands, Texas.  There will also be a celebration of life in Newton, Kansas, at a time to be determined when his remains are interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a Max Mayhill Memorial Scholarship fund at The Sherwood Academy, 32810 Tamina Road, Magnolia, Texas 77354. Checks should be written to The Sherwood Academy and noted for Max’s scholarship fund.   Max highly valued the importance of education and will be honored by your contribution.










JOHNNY PAUL BEATY
In Loving Memory of Johnny Paul Beaty of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Syracuse, Indiana who passed away from complications of open heart surgery on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Born in Muncie, Indiana he moved to California where he met his future wife Sandi. They were married on April 1, 1972. In 1977 they moved to Muncie, Indiana then relocated to Syracuse, Indiana. John worked at Farm Bureau Insurance company and then as a Realtor and co-owner of Century 21 Beaty Realtors. He enjoyed golf, training his dogs Gracie and Lilly and taking care of his cherished wife’s roses. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty L. Hofmann, his father, Albert P. Beaty, and his brother Billy Beaty, as well as his son, Robert A. Beaty who passed away in January. John is survived by his family: beloved wife of 44 years, Sandi Beaty; son, Bryan Beaty and his wife, Rebecca of The Woodlands, Texas and their children, Nicholas, Jonathan and Matthew; daughter, Traci Henn and her husband, Marc of Syracuse, Indiana and their children, Christian and Shae; grandchild, Trista Clark of Tustin, California; mother-in-law, Del Nall of Spring, Texas and brother-in-law, Jim Nall and his wife, Rene of Spring, Texas. Private funeral services have been made through Conroe Funeral Directors. A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date.










EMMIE MARIE HAWTHORNE

Funeral Services for Emmie Marie Hawthorne of Willis, Texas will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Larry Dean officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery in Paige, Texas.  Mrs. Hawthorne was born on May 24, 1922 in Tanglewood, Texas to Jasper and Martha Wheelus. She passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016 in Willis, Texas at the age of 93.  Her beautiful smile and sweet disposition will be greatly missed. 
Emmie grew up Lexington, Texas and graduated from Lexington High School where she was very athletic and excelled in various sports. She was also a talented quilter and loved the outdoors. Emmie’s devotion to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was a true and classic example of a mother's deep, unwavering love.
Emmie was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Daryl Willard Hawthorne and her beloved husband of 40 years, Wayne Willard Hawthorne. She is survived by her loving family: sons, Larry Wayne Hawthorne and wife, Linda and William Frank Hawthorne and wife, Janice; grandchildren, Shelly Cartwright and husband, Rex, Heather Adams and husband, Joey, Shane Hawthorne and wife, Amy, Jana Parker, Valerie Hawthorne and Jimmy Hawthorne; 10 great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers: Shane Hawthorne, Jimmy Hawthorne, Ethan Cartwright, Justin Hawthorne, Cullen Cartwright and Seth Adams. Honorary: Chase Hawthorne, Bradon Hawthorne, Dylan Hawthorne, Rex Cartwright and Joey Adams.











JERRY WAYNE BRASHER

Memorial Service for Jerry Wayne Brasher of Conroe, Texas will be held on April 16, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mike Davis officiating.  Jerry was born on November 23, 1952 in Trinity, Texas to Chestine Morris and Billie Jean (Arnold) Brasher.  He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas.  Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Chestine M. Brasher. He is survived by his loving family:  wife, Cynthia Jan Brasher; mother, Billie Jean Reeves; beloved sons, Justin Ryan Brasher and wife, Brittany and Jace Tanner Brasher; brother, Larry Brasher and wife, Kim; sisters, Carol Warren and husband, Terry, Ernestine DeWalt and husband, Clegg and Charlene Williams and husband, Billy; mother-in-law, Jennie Mobley. Jerry was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 








MARGARET ANN PETO LORENCZ

Margaret Ann Peto Lorencz passed away on March 30, 2016 at the age of 93 in Conroe, Texas. She was born on November 24, 1922 in Dillonvale, Ohio to Hungarian immigrants Charles and Mary Peto. She was the second youngest of six children. Charles was a coal miner making Margaret a true coal miner’s daughter. Margaret attended school in Colliers, West Virginia. At age 14 she left school in order to help support her parents. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she worked as a housekeeper for $3 per week which she sent back to her family. During World War II Margaret worked for Cleveland Graphite Bronze making ball bearings for the United States Navy. For decades she has kept her family entertained with her numerous colorful stories of her childhood and those remarkable days during the war.
Margaret married Julius Lorencz on December 15, 1945. They settled in Warrensville and then later in Solon, Ohio. Along with raising two daughters, Margaret worked in Higbee’s Department Store in downtown Cleveland. She loved to work and be productive. After Julius died in 1984 she continued living in Solon until 2009 when she relocated to Montgomery, Texas to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Katherine Lorencz of Streetsboro, Ohio and daughter and son in law Judy and Steve Meeker of Montgomery, Texas; grandchildren William Lorencz, Susan Lorencz, Jenny Larson, Mandy Golian, Sarah Golian, Laura Black, Randy Meeker and Holly Meeker; great grandchildren Robert, Heather, Grace, Blake, Sarah, Sam, Gabriel, Ella, Eli, Cora, and Noah as well as many friends, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Friends are invited to join the family for visitation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Tabone Komorowski Funeral Home in Solon, Ohio. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Solon.











BETTY JEAN LLOYD

In Loving Memory of Betty Jean Lloyd, 60, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on March 24, 2016. Betty was born on May 19, 1955 in Wharton County, Texas to Hugh and Katherine Dickey. She was a devoted mother, sister and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Betty loved fishing, crocheting blankets, visits with her family and friends and most of all, her dear grandchildren. She also loved to work out in the garden planting beautiful flowers. Betty was preceded in death by her mother, father and son, Paul Lloyd II. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Moak and husband, Daniel of Conroe, TX and son, Clifford Lloyd of Conroe, Texas; granddaughters, Chasity, Cherish and Charizma Lloyd and Emily Moak; one sister, several brothers as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.













BELOVED ANGEL, FRIEND AND FATHER OF MY SON:
DAVID ANTHONY WIGHT CROMWELL
David Anthony Wight Cromwell, 52 years old from Houston, Texas passed away peacefully from a long battle with congestive heart failure on March 21, 2016 and is now home with God.
David was born March 18, 1964 he was the son of Anthony Kitteridge Cromwell of New York City and Laura Sue Cromwell (Simmons) of Houston, Texas. He attended St. Thomas Moore Catholic School, Marion High School, the University of Houston and ITT Technical College.
As a child, David enjoyed a life full of adventure. From the age of seven he was commandeering golf carts on a family vacation to a Dude Ranch. He is also well remembered by his family for cutting the security line in Charles De Gaulle Airport and being detained by the French Police. 
David grew up in Maplewood in Houston, Texas. He loved yoga, cooking and carpentry. He had an innate knack for building and recently designed and built, on his own, a large tree house for his nephews that included electricity and air conditioning. He spent 20+ years in the car industry in Houston, Austin and Los Angeles. Before he got sick, David spent his years traveling and working in Central and South America, in addition to a year in Iraq.
David loved the beach, conservation and most of all spending time with his son, family and many nieces and nephews. David had a zest for life and always enjoyed being the life of the party. If you measured life by experiences, he lived a much longer life than most of us.
David spent his last days designing and building beautiful jewelry representative of his faith for his many Doctors, nurses and family. David's final selfless contribution of being a registered organ and tissue donor provided continued blessings to 88 other individuals.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris and Berthold Sadkin of Panorama,TX and Mary Claire and Dr. Henry Cromwell of Houston, TX. and his father, Anthony Kitteridge Cromwell of Geneva, TX. 
He leaves behind his cherished mother, Laura Sue Cromwell and devoted step-father, Charles G. Myers both of Houston. His beloved son, Christian David Cromwell of Austin. His brothers Thomas Cromwell and wife Joy of Spring, TX; Colonel Mike Cromwell, USMC and wife Cindy of San Diego, CA.; Sisters, Michelle Dolan and husband Ian of Greenville, SC. and Tami Marie Tigner and husband Frank of Houston, TX. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews: Nico Cromwell, Thomas G. Cromwell, Cassidy Cromwell, Sydnye Cromwell, Kristina Cromwell, Henry Dolan, Christopher, Matthew, Nicholas and Noah Stomberg and Hannah and Casey Cromwell. His special Uncle Stephen Wight Simmons of Houston, TX and his many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and step-siblings.
David always held a special place in his heart for Stephanie Powell and her family of Conroe, TX., the mother of his proudest accomplishment, his son Christian.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.
A Rosary will be said on Saturday, April 9th. A Celebration of David's Life will be held on Sunday, April 10th. Please contact a family member for time and location.

David will be greatly missed by his many friends and family.













BUTCH LOUIS CARSON
Visitation for Butch Louis Carson will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5-8 pm at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 am in The Chapel with Pastor Jim Moore officiating. 
Butch Louis Carson was born on August 13, 1956 in Savannah Georgia and passed away on March 25, 2016 at his home in Montgomery Tx at the age of 59 where he lost his short but hard fight with Pancreatic cancer.  He is preceded in death by his oldest son, Nathan Wayne Carson.
Butch is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Catherine Carson. Son and Daughter-in-law, Scott and Sara Carson; Daughter and her boyfriend, Stephanie Carson and Russell Haynes; Sister, Cindy Williams; Sister and Brother-in-law, Melody and Mike Kryenbuhl; Sisters-in-law, Donna Murdock and Marie Axley; Mother-in-law, Martha Murdock; Two grandsons, Connor and Caleb Carson; Nephew, Josh Murdock; Niece, Adrianne Hayden; numerous of other relatives and friends also survive.
Butch and his sisters’ were raised in Coldspring, Tx and he graduated from Coldspring High School in 1975. He met his bride as a teenager at Wolf Creek Park where he worked during the summer under the nickname of "Booger."
Butch enjoyed working with his hands and made it a life-long career as a welder/fabricator. Much of his career was spent at Hoffland Environmental Inc where he held various positions in the shop including foreman.
Some of his favorite pastimes included "people watching," playing "mash butt" in his favorite chair watching TV, tinkering around in the "Old Man's Garage" at his home and feeding the wild birds and squirrels in his yard; one of which he named "Jenny" and could feed from the palm of his hand.
The family will be receiving friends for a celebration of life reception on Saturday, April 2, 2016 immediately following the services at Butch's son's house.
Due to him not being placed at a gravesite, the family requests in lieu of flowers that donations to be made of your choosing.

"Death is a tool to transfer us from this temporary life, to our eternal one which has no end."













JAMES DAVID CROCKETT

James David Crockett, age 75, of Willis, Texas passed away on March 16, 2016 in Conroe after a long illness.  He was born on January 2, 1941 in Huntsville, Texas to James P. and Lillie Reed Crockett.  James graduated from Huntsville High School and later served four years in the United States Air Force.  He worked for Moran Utilities in Conroe for a long number of years and then finished out his working career in Houston, Texas for Entex and CenterPoint Energy.  James loved woodworking. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Dell Crockett of Willis; son, Jason P. Crockett and wife, April; granddaughter and grandson, Makenzie and Jayden Crockett all of Conroe, Tx.; and his daughter, Christie M. Crockett of Houston, Tx.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Lillie Crockett, his twin brother, John Crockett and his sisters, Judy Standley and Sue Wade. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe, Texas. Cremation services entrusted to Conroe Funeral Directors.  James was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  











IRENE CAROL ALLEN

Irene Carol Allen, Nanny to all, was 72. She resided in Willis, TX and went to be home with Jesus on March 19, 2016.  Irene was born on November 2, 1943 in Warren, Penn.  She is survived by her children: Christine Mary and Thomas Leon Adamik JR. and Alan Pritchard. Her Grandchildren, Kyle McDaniel, Brandi and Gentry Red, Kasey Prichard, Rion Marmulstein, Misti and Luke Bullen, Trista Smith, Kaylei Tendall, Heather & Josiah Koenig, Thomas Leon Adamik III, Tiffany Smith, Robert Smith, Angel Jordan, Jacie Prichard and her 9 Great-grandchildren. Her Siblings Sonya Young, Shirley Smith, Gary Snyder, and Friend Lynn.
She lived a full life surrounded by family and friends that loved her. She loved her many dogs and cats and her cherished garden that was carefully attended too as long as she was able. She will be greatly missed for her stories about Jesus and the songs taught to her grandchildren.  
Her graveside service is April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am, held at County Line Cemetery from Willis, Texas take FM 2432. Go about 1/2 mile. Turn right onto County Line Road. Go out about 10 miles. Cross Peach Creek into San Jacinto County. The cemetery is just past the bridge by the church, reception to follow. 



















ROBERT EARL BRYANT

Funeral Services for Robert Earl Bryant, 61, of Spring, Texas were held on Friday, March 18,2016 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. The family held visitation on Friday, March 17, 2016 at the funeral home. Robert was born on July 27, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Roy and Linda Bryant. He passed away peacefully on March 13, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. He will be dearly missed.    
















JAMES LEVY SMITH, JR.

Funeral Services for James Levy Smith, Jr. will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Mr. Smith was born on November 23, 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Levy and Blanche Smith and passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016 in Tomball, Texas. He was 95 years old. James honorably served in the Army in WWII. He is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline Smith, son Mike Smith, daughter  and son in law Linda & Randy McMullin; grandchildren Laura Doggett, Roxanne Camp & husband Justin Camp, Kirk Kolarik & wife Olinda Kolarik. He has five great grandchildren Joshua Sanson, Brandon Sanson, Jordan Doggett, Cailtin Kolarik and Sydney Munoz. He also had a special relationship with his nieces Margie Blackmon & Susie Rogers. James was a loving father, beloved grandfather & great grandfather. As the patriarch of the family he will be missed by all.
















WILLIAM DAVIS HOLLOWAY

William Davis Holloway, age 87, passed away in Conroe, TX on March 6, 2016.  He was born on February 14, 1929 in Des Arc, Arkansas to Dewey Henry and Lula Ridout Holloway.  William (“Bill”) joined the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Much of his career in the Air Force was spent in Great Britain, where he met his bride, Audrey May Steele Holloway.  Bill and Audrey were married May 3, 1953.  Together, they had two daughters and two sons.  Following his time in the service Bill worked briefly for the Studebaker automobile manufacturer.  He then began a 35 year career with Texas Eastern Pipeline Corporation in Shreveport, LA.  Bill and Audrey were active members of the Benton United Methodist Church.  They reared their children in Benton, LA from 1960 until 1973.  Bill spent many of those years as a Boy Scouts of America Scout Master.   He loved teaching the skills he learned while growing up in the woods of rural Arkansas and made a significant impact on the character of many young men in the community.  In 1972 Bill managed the Texas Eastern Corporation’s move from Shreveport, LA to Houston, TX and moved the family to Conroe, TX.  Bill and Audrey were both talented artisans.  Bill was a master woodworker and crafted many extraordinary clocks and furniture items.  He was talented at drawing and successfully tried his hand at oil painting.  Audrey made porcelain dolls and Bill lovingly provided furniture for her creations.  Bill was a loving husband and father and always put God and family first in his life.  He was a man of few words.  His smile, kindness, selfless generosity, helping hands, huge heart and positive attitude are his everlasting gift to his entire family.  He loved to give the advice “Take time to smell the flowers”.  Bill is preceded in death by his sister Alma Lou Holloway.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, brother Kenneth Holloway (JoAnne), daughters Debra Holloway Samson, Gina Holloway Moore, sons, Michael Davis Holloway (Brenda), Stephen Dewey Holloway  (Kelli), nieces and nephews, 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors,1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5-6PM for the family and 6-8PM for friends. Funeral services will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, March 11, 2016 at noon.  Burial will follow at Cashner’s Garden Park Cemetery on Teas Nursery Road in Conroe, TX. 

















CHRISTINA MARIE LEHMAN
In Loving Memory of Christina Marie Lehman who passed away on March 4, 2016 in Willis, Texas. Christina was a loving, kind mother, daughter, sister and friend who loved life and always had a beautiful smile on her face.  She was born on November 11, 1968 in Slidell, Louisiana to Earl Arthur and Amelis Lucile (Lovin) McGregor. Christina leaves behind to cherish her memories: mother, Amelia Lovin; sons, John Mead Harkins and Bengiman Harkins; brothers, Clister Earl McGregor and wife, Samantha and Jeffrey Bressette and wife, Nancy; aunt, Anne Bressette; numerous dear nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Her spirit is now free. Fly with the angels Christina. We love you.   


















LISA CARROLL HURST 

In Loving Memory of our sweet dear daughter and mother, Lisa Carroll Hurst who passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. Lisa was born on May 26, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Charles B. and Beverly June Maddox. Her caring personality and sweet smile will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her only son, Eric Hurst. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory: her mother, Beverly, uncle, Scott Maddox and a host of other dear relatives and friends. A Private memorial will be held at a later date. 






























GEORGIA EVELYN KUHN


Funeral Services for Georgia Evelyn Kuhn of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.   Mrs. Kuhn was born on April 22, 1935 in Hamilton, Ohio to John Henry Meyers and Rosalyn (Flum) Meyers. She passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 at the age of 80.  Mrs. Kuhn was a longtime resident of River Plantation where she spent many hours playing bridge and socializing at the country club.  She was a kind, strong and giving woman who volunteered for over 20 years with Conroe Regional Medical Center and loved her family. She will be dearly missed.    Mrs. Kuhn was preceded in death by her former husband, Howard Kuhn and her son, Howard Randall Kuhn. She is survived by her loving children, son, David Kuhn; daughter, Susan Kuhn and Liliana Lopez; granddaughter, Taylor Kuhn; many other dear cousins and friends also survive.  

















THERESA LONGTIN KRANZ
Memorial Mass for longtime resident of Panorama Village, Theresa Kranz (Honey), will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Philip Wilhite officiating. Honey passed away February 29, 2016 surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren. Theresa was born in Kanakee, Illinois. She was the youngest of three children born to Leo and Beulah Longtin. She is preceded in death by her only brother, Francis Longtin, and sister, Violet Fitzgerald. She is also preceded in death by our father, Leo Kranz, whom she was married to for 43 years. Mother was ageless and a bundle of energy. She loved being with people and was a bank branch manager for several years before retirement. She and Dad traveled extensively and then moved to Panorama, which they both enjoyed and had many good friends. Mom did volunteer work for Sadler Clinic for many years, and was an avid bridge player with her bridge partner, Doug Argue. They played not only in Panorama, but April Sound, and the Conroe Bridge Studio. Her alone work was art, sketching, and the computer. She had many memories of trips to Wisconsin, Dad's home state. If desired, the family suggests memorials to: LoveFostersHope.org.

""It's been a great life. I count my blessings."












MACK FOREHAND
Memorial Service for Mack Forehand of Houston, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Forehand was born on December 26, 1941 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to John Wesley Forehand and Frances Lee (Foster) Forehand. Mack passed away peacefully at his home on February 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. He was 74.  After spending his childhood in Tulsa Oklahoma, Mack moved his family to Houston in the early 70's. He had a successful career in the elevator industry where he worked for all the large companies, including Otis, Westinghouse and Schindler. He loved his job and made many treasured lifetime friendships. Those who knew him will remember his funny stories and could always count on a joke or two. He loved making trips back home to Tulsa to visit family and childhood friends as well as family reunions in Arkansas. He was good with his hands and made beautiful leatherwork. After retiring, he and his wife, Martha spent time travelling and fishing, lots of fishing. He always had his fishing pole with him ready to drop a line. Mack was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. 
Mack is survived by his loving family: wife, Rachel Forehand; daughter and son-in-law, DeAnna and Keith Snyder; daughters, Jessica Briones and Stephanie Briones; stepchildren; Ruby and husband Tad Deaton, Helen Culpepper, James and wife Stephanie Culpepper, Rachel and husband, Lance Byrnes; grandchildren, Niki Days, Erica Whitmire, Ashley Lang, Morgen and Dakota Macklin, Amber Bauman, Jacob and Brittani Bigley, Nicholas, John, and Christian Culpepper and Hunter Byrnes; great-grandchildren, Regan Foy, Ashton Days, Brie Ella and Anna Belle Whitmire, Cheyenne and Brooklyn Lang, Gracie Macklin, Mariah Sandoval and Addison and Olivia Bauman.












CHARLES HOLLAND HEATH
Sweet Charles Holland Heath born on February 9, 2016 passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on February 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, Heather and Kenneth Heath; sister, Raylynn Heath; brother, Kenneth Heath; Maternal grandmother, Erica Hodum; maternal grandfather, Paul Clark and wife, Nancy; Paternal grandfather, Richard Heath; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Roark; Paternal Great Grandparents, Richard and Patty Heath and Charles and Margaret Whitten. He is also survived by several aunts, great aunts, uncle, great uncles and cousins. His memory will live on in the hearts of his loving family. Memorial Service to follow at a later date. 












LYNDA JEAN KELLEY

Memorial Service for Lynda Jean Kelley of Spring, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Lynda was born on June 22, 1947 in St. Claire Shores, Michigan to Ken and Jean (Sacra) Vallee. She passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas at age of 68, in a room filled with her loving family and friends.  She showed us she wouldn't leave this world until we did as she had instructed and that was playing Santana's Europa to take her home. She will always be remembered as the life of the party, laughing and being the one to always have a house full of family and friends.  No one will forget the many games of scrabble, dominoes, or just hanging out at "Lynna and Larry's."  Spending many sunny days at the lake giving the fish a run for their money. She was a tough single mother for most of her life always making sure Michael was taken care of, loved and adored beyond measure.  Larry and Lynda were a love that could not be kept apart.  They would spend many days riding the Harley and loving the open road.  They had a great life of adventure that most people can only imagine.  And were lucky enough to share it with each other. Lynda you will be missed more than anyone can ever express, because without your loving guidance, the world will not be the same.  You are loved more than words can describe and we all will have an emptiness without you.  Until we can be next to you again in heaven
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand
 

Life is for the living.  It goes on, even after you are no longer part of it.


























CHARLES EDWARD WHITTINGHILL

Funeral Services for Charles Edward Whittinghill, 68, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Sulynn Hewlett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.  A private burial will be held. Mr. Whittinghill was born on February 2, 1948 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to Marge and Francis (Frank) Teel. He passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016 at his home in Conroe. Charles was retired from John Deere and Co. in Moline, Illinois after 30 years of service. He pastored in Rock Island, Illinois, served in the prison ministry and was active in the Open for Bread Pantry at Grace Bible Fellowship in Moline, Illinois.  Charles was also an active member of Living Joy Ministries in Spring, TX where he met lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Pearl Knight. Charles is survived by his wife, Darla Whittinghill of Conroe; daughter, Samantha Mazzulla and husband, Mike of Jacksonville, FL.; sons, Charles, Jr. and Rocky Whittinghill of Davenport, Iowa; grandson, David Davis Whittinghill of Davenport, Iowa; brother, Dale Teel and wife, Terri of Milan, Illinois; niece, Macaela Booth and husband, Drew; stepchildren, Dalana Schneider and husband, Erich of Spring, TX, Dodie Winn and husband, Jack of Marquez, TX; grandchildren, Zachary Schneider, Christopher Miller, Jason Jones and Jennifer McCarter and husband, Mac; four dear great grandchildren.   



















ALEXANDER "AL" MATA


Memorial Service for Alexander “Al” Mata will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Mr. Mata was born in Keller, Texas on March 13, 1938 to Felix and Maclovia Mata.  He passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 77.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Maclovia; brothers, Ascencion Mata, Paul Mata and John Mata; sister, Herminia Delgado, Locadia Arriaga, Lena Castillo; and his wife, Vivian Mata.  Al is survived by his loving family: sons, Alexander Mata, Jr., Richard Mata and Daniel Mata; daughters, Annie Mann, Arlene Figueroa (Mike, Sr.) and Teresa Newsom; brother, Joe Mata; his dear 11 grandchildren and life companion, Mary; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.
Al graduated from Trimble Technical High School in 1956 and the next year he married Lupe Mata (1957). He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he began his education in Avionics.  As an accomplished Avionics technician, Al worked for different airlines and airports throughout the United States. He retired after many years of service with Raytheon Aircraft Services.  Al was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Montgomery County from 1998-2010 holding the position of Trustee, Past Exalted Ruler and D.D. G.E.R.  He enjoyed the great outdoors, working on his land, fishing, and traveling. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

















RITA MAY WOOTERS

In Loving Memory of Rita Wooters who passed away on January 25, 2016. Fly with the angels now. Private Burial in New Jersey. 

























BETTY KLINE

In Loving Memory of our dear Betty who passed away on January 18, 2016. We will always remember your smiling face. Peace to you.


























ERIC LERMA

Eric was born on February 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas. He passed away on December 21, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. Eric was a loving, doting parent of two precious little girls, Scarlett Rose Lerma and Annabelle Leigh Lerma with whom he loved with all his heart. He is also survived by his wife, Steffani Konzem.  Eric was a stay-at-home dad during the week and worked for Mancuso Harley-Davidson on Saturday’s. He enjoyed working on motorcycles, but especially loved riding them out on the open road. Eric was a free spirited man who enjoyed fishing as well as the great outdoors. He was a beautiful person whose life was cut too short, and will missed dearly.  














ROBERT KENNETH ROBERTSON

In Loving Memory of our dear brother Rabbit who passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2015 at his home in Houston, Texas. We love you and will always remember your smiling face. Peace to you. 











                              ALVA EUGENE "BO" COWARD III
Alva Eugene Coward III, better known as “Bo” was born on January 15, 1956 in Baytown, Texas. He lost his battle to cancer and gained his angel wings on January 15, 2016 in Conroe, Texas, on his 60birthday. Bo served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1978-1984 and worked as an electrician at Bakers' Signs for over the past 25 years.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Lorraine Walker Coward; father, Alva Eugene “Buddy” Coward Jr.; and sister, Susan Hall.  He is survived by his sister Judy Kempf and husband David, sister Evelyn Coward and husband, Ben Cockrell, brother Ben Coward and wife Thresa; nieces Penny Kolacny and husband David, Kelly Hall, Lori Taylor, Lindsay Coward; nephews Benny Coward and wife Pam, Matt Hall and wife Monica, Josh Coward and wife Jodie, Daren Dornak; great-nieces Lindsay Kolacny, Leslie Coward, Kendall Dornak and Daiva Asher; great-nephews David Ray Kolacny Jr., Thomas Coward, Alex Taylor and DJ Dornak; great-great nieces Ma'Kenzie Coward and Daveah Asher as well as many other “extended” family members including numerous cousins, close friends and his Bakers' Sign family.   Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  The Visitation will be held in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, beginning at 5:30 P.M. Interment with military honors will be held the next day, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston, Texas.







EVERETT RAY SMITH

In Loving Memory of Everett Ray Smith of Conroe, Texas who passed away on January 14, 2016 at his residence in Conroe.  Mr.Smith was born on September 9, 1937 in Union City, Iowa. He will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton, Iowa along side his parents. He proudly served his country in the Air Force. 











ALPHA PAULINE "POLLY' VANCKHOVEN

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, Alpha Pauline “Polly” Vanckhoven. Polly was born on June 2, 1932 in Slage, Louisiana and passed away peacefully on January 9, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. Her funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. A private burial will follow in Willis Cemetery next to her beloved husband, James D. Vanckhoven.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Polly was preceded in death by her parents: Paul Williams and Alpha Mae Wales Williams; husband: James D. Vanckhoven; Brothers and Sisters: Lillian Williams, Irene Williams, Ethel Galloway, Otha Williams, Hubert Williams, William Williams, Mary Gregg, Gertrude Moore, and Annette Turner; Grandsons: Cody and Timothy Vanckhoven.
Polly is survived by her loving family: sons: Danny Vanckhoven, Tommy and wife Jenny Vanckhoven; Brother: Tommy Lee Williams; Grandchildren: Stormy  Darsey and husband, Mark, Samantha Bolton and husband Garry, Heather and husband Cory Stepanski, Skylar Vanckhoven, Holly Vanckhoven, Dani Lyn Vanckhoven, and Emily Vanckhoven; Great Grandchildren: Kaleb and Brentley Darsey, Heidi Vanckhoven, Hayven and Ashlynn Bolton; numerous other relatives and friends also survive.  





ELIZABETH RUTH HUNTER


Elizabeth (Betty) "Petie" Ruth Hunter of Conroe, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2015. She was born December 15, 1930 in Burkburnett, Texas to Lawson C. and Ruby Shaw-Elliott. Petie graduated from Conroe High School and attended Sam Houston State Teachers College. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager; but is remembered most as a beloved aunt to her three nieces and their families.  She was a wonderful cook, and always shared her love for  family through her cooking. She was a natural nurturer to her very last breath.
She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, her brother, R.J. "Red" Elliott and wife, Barbara, and her sister-in-law, Betty A. Elliott.
Petie is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Elbert "Bert" Hunter, his daughter Marti Mostellar and her husband Curt of New Bern NC, Bert's grandchildren Curtis Mostellar and his wife Ellen of Charleston, SC, and Jennie Mostellar of Charlotte, NC .
Petie was a wonderful aunt and friend to her nieces Carol (Larry) Booth, Cindy Keelan, Cheryl (Sonny) Bryan; great nieces and nephews:
Cal (Carrin), Aaron (Leslie) Booth, Brittany Lancaster, Kyle and Kolby Keelan, Gabe (Cammie) and Betsy Bryan; and great-greats Carter, Catherine, Cora, Grace, Torsten, Griffin, and Tatum Booth, Isaiah Strack, Makayla Lancaster, Grady, and Graham Bryan.
Petie's family expresses their gratitude to friend and neighbor Tim Helms. A memorial service will be held at a later date.












ARCHIVED OBITUARIES 2015

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Elizabeth Ruth Elliott Hunter 1930-2015
Charles A. Williams 1933-2015
Catherine Renee Rainer 1962-2015
Patricia Ann Pryor 1954-2015
Barbara Jean Grinnell Forbes 1947-2015
Ophelia Parker Buckalew 1918-2015
Frieda Ruth Stanfield 1937-2015
Evelyn Pauline Huggins 1936-2015
Lindie Elizabeth DeBlase 1989-2015
Ed T. Cothran 1938-2015
Eleanor H. Vallhonrat 1941-2015
Anna Marie Nunez Sanders 1938-2015
Rosemary DuPree 1937-2015
Emma Cardenas Capestany 1925-2015
Melinda Marie Crosby 1975-2015
Maria Magdalena Iracheta 1977-2015
Annie Marie Boisvert 1925-2015
Patrick Lynn Crouch 1949- 2015
Lillia Ann McDermett Hughes 1955-2015
Kathy Byrd 1958-2015
Leonora Margaret Lovery 1933-2015
Mattie Moore Ehler 1933-2015
Lillian Jeanette McGehee Ormand 1934-2015
Kasey Brooke Wilson 1982-2015
Margie L. West 1953-2015
Joel Charles Webber 1950-2015
Shirley V. Freeman 1936-2015
John "Jack" Russell Lapham Jr. 1967-2015
Allen "Bo" Louis Roch 1928-2015
Floyd T. Morgan 1941-2015
Bernice Perry Hutchison 1931-2015
Elizabeth Irene Wyatt 1947- 2015
James O. Spencer, Jr. 1932-2015
Dan C. Nichols 1930-2015
Janet Wyatt 1945-2015
Redah G. Slayton 1937- 2015
Evelyn Ruth Castleschouldt 1937- 2015
June I. Davison 1925-2015
Dorothy Louise Teasdale 1936-2015
Donald Earl Holliday 1950-2015
Lori Ann Gonzalez 1971- 2015
Juan Vallhonrat 1937-2015
Randall Wayne Parker 1954-2015
Kerry Anthony "Savage" Schuck 1991- 2015
Samuel F. "Bubba" Williams, Jr 1960-2015
Joel Cary Aponte 1966-2015
Pattie Jean Stewart 1931-2015
Early Hudson 1929-2015
Blanche Ward 1920-2015
Clifford Emil Powell 1936-2015
Calvin O. Ballou 1948-2015
Carmen Tulia MacDonald 1925-2015
Jimmy Eugene Castleschouldt 1963-2015
Carmen Tulia MacDonald 1925-2015
Edwin Clinton Elmore 1914-2015
Wanda Glyn Johnson Wathen  1932-2015
Lee Allen Redding 1952-2015
JoAnn Faye Bairfield 1938-2015
Todd Michael Hveem 1962-2015
Arthur Richard King, Jr. 1962-2015
Steve Sim 1945-2015
Judge Lee G. Alworth 1937-2015
Stephen Edward Davis Van Buren 1944-2015
Carl Brewster Turpin 1959-2015 
Albert Bill Williamson, Jr.  1960-2015
Gladys Lucille Henry Teague 1917-2015
Ronald Eugene Tune 1953-2015
Richard McClendon Pilkington 1961-2015
Larry Walter Deggs 1943-2015
Martha Louise Conroe Smith 1923-2015
Maria De Jesus Sanchez-Quijano 1969-2015
Thomas Jefferson Brannon 1933-2015
Mary Diane Robison 1944-2015
Joanna "Jody" Allen 1926-2015
Charlie Johnson 1959-2015
Pam A. Capps 1955-2015
Lois Magnolia Hatton 1923- 2015
Raymond Lawrence Gabrunas 1942-2015
Raymond LaBoyd White 1937-2015
Dr. Kay Roxanne Weise 1939-2015
Albert Zaruba 1929- 2015
James Henry Brown 1927-2015
Glenn Allan Zimmerman 1959 -2015
Earl Robert "Bob" Weaver, Jr. 1938-2015









ELIZABETH RUTH ELLIOTT HUNTER

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Ruth Elliott Hunter, 85, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on December 31, 2015. A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.













CHARLES A. WILLIAMS



















Charles A. Williams passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. He was born January 27, 1933 in Louisiana but lived in Texas all of his life. He grew up in Conroe, graduated from Conroe High School in 1951, attended A & M for a short while then he served as a Corporal in the Marine Corps. Charles was married to Arlene for 42 years and he worked for Monsanto/Solutia Chemical Company in Alvin, Texas for 32 years. He returned to Conroe in the year 2000.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, A T., and Pauline Williams, his wife Arlene, his son Mark Williams and Trey Brackin, his grandson.
Charles always enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, biking, anything outdoors and after he retired he went on numerous cruises including Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean. He was a great do-it-yourself guy, very inventive in building things. He will be missed by his son Troy and his wife Debbie and their daughters Amy and Chrystal, Joshua Williams, his grandson, his sister Joyce Beckwith, his nieces Nathanne Tankersley, Laura and Lauren Jones and many cousins, friends and especially Bettie Patterson, his long-time friend and her family.
A Memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors (the old historic St. James Episcopal Church) on 1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas. The Rev. Ray Hyden officiated. 











CATHERINE RENEE (MAY) RAINER

A memorial service honoring Catherine Renee (May) Rainer will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4 P.M. in the sanctuary at First Christian Church located at 3500 N Loop 336 West Conroe, Tx 77304. Pastor Wayne will be officiating.
Renee was born in 1962 in Houston, TX and was a long time resident of Montgomery County. She passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 4, 2015. She is survived by her mother, Kaye Howard Tyger; children, Kirby Rainer, Jacent (Sherry) Rainer and Katrina Rainer; grandson, Joshua Kern;  siblings Charlie May, John May and Jennifer Runnels.
She graduated from Conroe High Class of 1981 and got her Associate's Degree from Montgomery County Community College. 
Renee loved helping others, spending time with her family, cooking, and video games. She also had a particular fondness for fishing.





















PATRICIA ANN PRYOR
Funeral Services for Patricia Ann Pryor of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with he Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Patricia was born on November 6, 1954 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Johnny and Cleo (Morgan) Lindenmeyer. She passed away on December 9, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 61.  
Pat was a devoted teacher and animal lover. She enjoyed working with young children for over a decade, most recently at the MET Early Head Start program in Conroe. She said that you could learn more from a room full of small children than you could being in a room full of scientists.  Her love for these children grew more and more every day, and the parents could feel the passion that she had for her job.  Pat enjoyed reading and could frequently be found diving into a good book. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Her love of the outdoors lead her on many adventures camping and hiking in her younger years. Pat was committed to caring for animals of all kinds; from the tiny garden lizards to the neighborhood raccoon, she saw them as deserving of love and compassion.
Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Cleo Morgan and her husband, Ace Pryor.  She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Lisa Marie Tobias and husband, Garrick; grandchildren, Amber Miller, Jeff Hoffman, Julia Hoffman, Lia Tobias, William Tobias, and Trisdon Larson; great granddaughter, Jillian Grace;  brother, Jim Thompson; nephews, Mark Thompson and Phillip Thompson. 

If desired, memorials may be made to: Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas (ASVT) ASVT
P.O. Box 476
Montgomery, TX 77356




















BARBARA JEAN GRINNELL FORBES

A Celebration of Life Service honoring Barbara Jean (Grinnell) Forbes, longtime resident of Montgomery County, was be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Johnny Johnson officiating.
Barbara was born on December 22, 1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to John Harrison Grinnell and Ruby Faye (Hale) Grinnell. She passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Barbara was raised in Marshall, TX where she graduated from Marshall High School and was a drum major/twirler.  After high school she attended Beauty School and soon after began her lifelong career in the beauty salon business.  
On August 21, 1982, Barbara married the love of her life James H. Forbes, Sr.  The couple settled in Montgomery, Texas where Barbara owned and operated “Hair Designs and More” and later the “Perfect Image” hair salons.  She owned and operated her successful hair salons for over 27 years. Barbara loved working in the salon and stayed busy cutting hair up until the time of her passing. Her feisty, yet good sense of humor carried her through her tough days. Barbara will be remembered as a strong, courageous and selfless woman who devoted her life to her family.
Throughout her life, Barbara also enjoyed her quiet time; reading her mystery novels, tending her beautiful flowers or playing games and visiting with her beloved grandchildren.  She also loved going on cruises with her family and girlfriends where she could gamble and spend quality time with everyone. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. 
Barbara was preceded in death by: Her loving parents; daughter, Sheila Renee; brothers, Douglas Grinnell, Ronnie Grinnell and Johnny Grinnell. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, James H. Forbes, Sr.; her one son, James H. Forbes, Jr.; step-daughters, Cindy Seale and Tanja Fowler; sister, Susan Grinnell; brother, John Wilfred Grinnell and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Layla Ann Forbes, Randy Lupton, Sr. Melissa Shults, Phillip Seale, Brandon Forbes, Amber Fowler and Emily Fowler; 12 dear great grandchildren.  Numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  
















MARY OPHELIA PARKER BUCKALEW

Graveside services for longtime resident of Conroe, Ophelia Parker Buckalew, will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Buckalew was born on August 30, 1918 in Vilonia, Arkansas to Coy H. Parker and Josephine (Westmoreland) Parker.  
She passed away peacefully in Conroe at the age of 97.  Ophelia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, O.M. “Buck” Buckalew; her grandchildren, Cathy L. Page and James “Bubba” Grogan; and her step daughter, Betty Jeffers. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Barbara Lasher; daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Gary Gardner; step-daughter, Clarene Martinez; grandson, Jerry Walker; great grandchildren, Michael Healy, Melissa Healy, Taylor Grogan, Gage Grogan and Riley Walker; nieces, Ella Jo Edelson and Claudia Stepp; nephews, David Parker and Howard W. Buckalew. Numerous great-great grandchildren and other dear relatives and also survive.  She and her husband Buck moved to Conroe in 1938, where over the years they successfully ran three businesses and raised their happy family. Ophelia was always a hard worker and thrived on staying busy.  Her giving and considerate nature was apparent all through her life, as she was always doing and thinking of others before herself. Her true love were her grandchildren, who affectionately called her Meemaw.  Our sweet mother, Meemaw and friend is dearly loved and will be greatly missed in our lives.   














FRIEDA RUTH STANFIELD

Frieda Ruth Stanfield, loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother was born on January 2, 1937 in Conroe, Texas to Lee Townsend Gilbert and Lillian Ruth (Dean) Gilbert. She passed away peacefully on November 10, 2015 at her home in Spring, Texas with her loving family by her side. Frieda was 78 years old. She was a kind, gracious homemaker who devoted her whole life caring for her family. Her giving and considerate nature was apparent all through her life, as she was always doing and thinking of others before herself. Frieda grew up in Conroe and married the love of her life, Bobby Ray Stanfield, on January 8, 1954 in Conroe, Texas. They spent 61 happy years together. She loved spending the holidays with her family, especially if she was cooking or baking. Frieda’s pies and cakes were the best!  Over the years, she and her husband, Bobby Ray raised three beautiful children and helped raise three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, who affectionately called her Grammy, in a house full of love. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lillian Gilbert, her brother, Richard Gilbert and her twin brother who passed away at birth.  Frieda is survived by her loving family: Beloved husband of 61 years, Bobby Ray Stanfield; Sons, Kenneth Ray Stanfield and Ronald Scott Stanfield; Daughter and son-in-law, Janice Ruth and David Allen Kisluk; Brother, Gene Gilbert; Grandchildren, Mandy Lea Melder, Keith Allen Stanfield and Kevin Stanfield; Great grandsons, Christopher Lee Melder and Orion Ray Fischer; special niece, Carol Gerdes; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Frieda was greatly love beyond words and will be greatly missed.  
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. The viewing will be private. 

                                              Pallbearers
Keith Stanfield, Kevin Stanfield, Christopher Melder, Ted Guthrie, Jr., Ralph Pullen, Melvin Woods and Joseph Olivera.
 

A Special Thanks to: Dyllon Braun for making the memorable DVD for our service.












EVELYN PAULINE HUGGINS 


















April 25, 1936- November 6, 2015



Memorial Service for Evelyn Pauline Huggins of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Roy Wright officiating. Evelyn was born on April 25, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to Calvin Prior and Edna Pauline (Lemmond) Huggins.  She passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015 at the age of 79 in Montgomery, Texas.  Evelyn was a free spirited loving sister and aunt who will be greatly missed. She will be laid to rest by her parents in Groesbeck, Texas.  




















LINDIE ELIZABETH DEBLASE

In Loving Memory of Lindie Elizabeth DeBlase who passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age 26. Lindie was born on April 6, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her loving mother, Beth Gormley Shelton of Conroe and a host of other dear relatives and caring friends.  
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. A private burial will be held in Dallas, Texas.  


















ED T. COTHRAN- 

Funeral Services for Ed T. Cothran, Jr., longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Pastor John Walker officiating.  Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Tom was born on June 2, 1938 in Conroe, Texas to E. T. Cothran, Sr. and Sybil Cothran. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas. Tom was 77 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents: E.T. Sr. and Sybil Cothran; brothers, A.B. Powell, Vern Powell and B.E. Powell; mother-in-law, Dorothy Morrow and husband, J.C. Morrow and brother-in-law, Bobby Morrow.  Tom is survived by his loving family: wife of 54 years, Janice V. (Morrow) Cothran; son, Chris Cothran; daughter, Terri Guinn and husband, Loyd; grandsons, Robert Christopher Cothran, III and Thomas Chad Hawkins and his wife, Sheri; step-grandchidren, Joey Guinn and Jessica Adams; great grandchild, Maci Hawkins; step great grandchildren, Courtlyn and Corey Guinn, Hailey Smith and Brooke and Kenzie Adams; great-great grandson, Carter Guinn; brother, Joe Powell; numerous other nieces, nephews, in-laws, other dear relatives and friends also survive.
Pallbearers: Robert Cothran, Chad Hawkins, Corey Guinn, Kevin Morrow, Jacob McDaniel and Joe Hodges, Sr.  Honorary: Dennis Morrow and Joe Hodges, Jr. 









ELEANOR H. VALLHONRAT

Eleanor Herold Vallhonrat was born on March 22, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 15, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas, after a four-and-ahalf-year battle with ovarian cancer. Eleanor attended Tulane University, where she met her husband Juan. She and Juan married in 1961 and went on to graduate from the University of Houston. In 1981, Eleanor received her Masters in Accounting from the University of Houston and later earned her CPA designation. She used this knowledge to assume management of her family’s Louisiana properties and business. She brought new and innovative approaches to this enterprise, which have created meaningful and long lasting improvements. Eleanor was a strong supporter of the arts and a founding member of her book club, which began in the early nineteen seventies and continues today. She was an enthusiastic traveler and enjoyed exploring interesting places around the world with friends and family. She had a passion for helping others and spent countless hours volunteering for causes that were important to her. She was a member of St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church in Conroe, Texas and was a dedicated servant. She was a generous and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who took care of everyone and always put others before herself. Eleanor is predeceased by her husband Juan, and is survived by her brother Sidney Herold of Shreveport, Louisiana; her sister Anne Winks of San Francisco, California; as well as by her children, Paul Vallhonrat and his wife Janna, of Colleyville, Texas; by her son, Charles Vallhonrat and his wife, Susan, of Cypress, Texas, and their children, Charles Jr. and Andrew; and by her daughter, Anne Bruner and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Ashley. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the numerous caregivers from LivHome, in particular Gwen Mayes, who provided comfort and support to Eleanor and the family in her final days. They again want to especially thank Martina Villalba, their angel. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015, at St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, 1803 Highland Hollow Drive, Conroe, Texas 77304. Burial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on October 21, 2015, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be directed to St. James Church.  


















ANNA MARIE SANDERS
Funeral Services for Anna Marie Nunez Sanders of Spring, Texas will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Park-The Woodlands Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Anna Marie was born on August 2, 1938 in Houston, Texas to Felix Anthony Nunez, Sr and Nora Schlabra Nunez and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. She was 77 years old.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph W. Sanders, Sr., her parents, Felix Nunez, Sr. and Nora Schlabra Nunez, brother, Felix Nunez, Jr., sister, Clara Nunez and brother-in-law, Tony Sanchez.  Anna Marie is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Annette Sanders Olson and husband, Ted, Sons, Ralph Sanders, Jr. and wife, Valerie and Anthony Sanders and wife, Lela; sister, Gloria Nunez Sanchez; Godchild, Nora Sanchez Kapche and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Justin Sanders, Brittany Sanders, Victoria Olson, Tristan Sanders and Emma Sanders; great nieces, Kaylee and Karlianna Kapche. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Pallbearers: Tristan Sanders, Jeff Kapche Jimmy Armstead, Don Eisterhold, Eddie Beihorn and Michael Schlabra.



















ROSEMARY DuPREE 
Rosemary Klamm DuPree, 78, passed away at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas on Thursday, September 17, 2015. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on July 29, 1937 to the late Henry and Ruth Klamm.  Rosemary had been married to Harry DuPree for many years.  She was employed for many years by HEB in Conroe.  Rosemary was a people person who loved helping anyone in need.  Above all, she loved and cherished being in the midst of her family, friends and customers. 
She is survived by two brothers, Robert Klamm (Arkansas) and James Klamm (Wisconsin).  Surviving are her children, Debra Young (Cape Cod), Mitch Norton and wife, Elizabeth (Atlanta), David DuPree and wife, Gail (Livingston), Sandra Arnold and husband, William (Miami) and Brenda Roberts (Livingston).  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Debbie Morton, Danielle Eldredge, Dana Beniot, Steven Young, Jr., David Norton and Brian Norton, David DuPree, Jr., Jennifer DuPree Wall, Jordan DuPree, Matthew DuPree, Joshua DuPree, Dana Paniccia, Jennifer Paniccia and Brandi Roberts; great grandchildren, Johnnie Morton, Wyatte Morton, Brianna Woods, Seth Woods, Joseph Stunneck, Jr., Jesse Nichols, Sabrina Southwick, Dalton Southwick, Wade Young, Hunter Young and Steven Young, III; one great-great grandchild, McKenzie Gerhard and another on the way, Madison Roberts Merino.
A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  In accordance with Rosemary’s wishes, cremation will followed the service. 

A special note of thanks to our family members and friends for all the prayers and support during the past few days.  May God bless all of you! 







EMMA CARDENAS CAPESTANY
Funeral Mass for Emma Cardenas Capestany, of Willis, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, TX were held in the Kolbe Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Christopher Plant officiant. Emma was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 2, 1925. She passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 89.  Greatly loved and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Betty Granados of Conroe and son, the late Robert Cardenas formerly of San Antonio. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Louanna Granados Yochim and husband, Jimmy of Conroe, Letty Granados Meyer and husband, Chuck of Conroe, John Cardenas and wife, Raquel of San Antonio, Mike Cardenas and wife, Joy of Arlington, Tx, Lisa Granados Benitez and Ventura Lopez, and Anthony Granados both of Conroe; great grandchildren, Jay Yochim, Jacob Yochim, Jacqueline Yochim, Emma Meyer, Lilly Meyer, Catherine Cardenas, Lauren Cardenas, Victoria Benitez, Richard Benitez, Jacob Lopez, Jason Lopez, Alexus Granados, Alecia Odom, Orlando Odom, Anthony Ray Granados, Alexander Ray Granados; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.
















MELINDA MARIE CROSBY
Funeral services for Melinda Marie Crosby, 39, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M. (one hour prior to the service on Saturday) in The Chapel.  Melinda was born on December 6, 1975 in Bayreuth, Germany to Bobby and Shirley Gregory and passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 in Montgomery, Texas. Melinda moved to Texas with her family when she was two years old. She was a 1994 graduate of Spring High School.  Melinda then went on to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse by first attending Howard Payne University, served as a nurse in the United States Air Force, and received her RN through Kingwood Lonestar College.  Melinda proudly served as a nurse for twenty years, helping to better the lives of many patients. 
On June 20, 1998, she married Matthew Crosby. They lived most of their lives in Texas, where they raised three beautiful children.  Melinda’s passion for her patients, her love for her family and her faith in God will always be remembered. We love you Mel Bell. 
She is survived by her loving family: husband, Matthew Crosby; daughter, Tessa Crosby; sons, Bobby and Matthew Crosby; parents, Bobby and Shirley Gregory; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela and Gareth Shortt and Susan and Michael Fossler; nephews, Anthony Shortt, Nathaniel and Andrew Fossler; niece, Megan Shortt; mother-in-law, Donna Crosby; many other extended family members on the Chapman and Gregory sides also survive.  


















MARIA MAGDALENA IRACHETA

Funeral Services for Maria Magdalena Iracheta, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Robert Guerra celebrant officiating and Father Philip Wilhite, concelebrate. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Magda was born on April 30, 1977 in Sabinas, Hildalgo, N. L., Mexico to Tomas and Ildefonsa Iracheta.  She passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her family at the age of 38. Magda was an outgoing, dedicated woman who lived and loved life to its’ fullest. She had an amazing smile that could light up anyone’s day. Magda never met a stranger and saw the beauty in every soul she met. Her devotion to her family and her religion were a true testament of her giving nature. Magda was very passionate about her work with HERBALIFE and saw it not only as a business, but as a “circle of family.” She was an extraordinary individual who truly had a beautiful mind.  Magda was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend who was greatly loved beyond words and will be dearly missed.  Magda was preceded in death by her mother, IldefonsaSalazar de Iracheta. She is survived by her loving family: Father, Tomas Iracheta; her children: daughters, Liana Maribel Rangel and Victoria Rangel and son, Eduardo Rangel and their father, Lazaro Rangel; brothers, Cosme A. Iracheta and wife, Emma, Tomas Iracheta and wife, Josie and Juan C. Iracheta and Griselda Acosta; sisters, Alma Lujan and husband, Juan and Liana Martinez and husband Luis; many other dear aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.  Honorary Pallbearers: Hugo A. Iracheta, Marco A. Iracheta, Tomas Iracheta Jr. IV, Mario Gomez, Daniel Iracheta, Juan M. Lujan Jr.   “Nada es imposible para un Corazon dispuesto.”















ANNIE MARIE BOISVERT
Memorial Service for Annie Marie Bryan Boisvert, of Conroe, Texas will be held in Opp, Alabama at the First United Methodist Church.  Marie was born on October 16, 1925 in Opp, Alabama and passed away peacefully in Conroe at the age of 89.
She is survived by her loving family:  daughter, Pat Wallet; son, Jim Prescott; sister, Fay Finedore; grandchildren, Tina McIlvain, Jeff Wallet and Melissa Wallet; great grandchildren, Destiny McIlvain, Dustin McIlvain, Chance Garling and Julianne Wallet; great-great grandchildren, Casius Leal, Taylor McIlvain and Harmony McIlvain; numerous other dear loving family members and friends also survive















PATRICK L. CROUCH
In Loving Memory of Patrick L. Crouch of Conroe, Texas who passed away on August 21, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.  Patrick was born in Roanoke, Virginia where he spent his early years roaming the ridge sides with his brother.  He passed away Friday at the age of 66.  Pat grew up across the country landing in Farragut, Tennessee, where he attended the University of Tennessee.  He was well known for his acting ability in many stage performances and in one movie entitled:  "A Walk in a Spring Rain", with Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman.  He loved being in front of a crowd.  Pat’s sense of spirituality reflected everyday through his family and business life. He worked for many years for Argo International in sales as one of their sales engineers/ A.E. In his business, as well as, in his personal life he believed in fairness and honesty above all else.  His kind, caring spirit will be greatly missed. Pat was preceded in death by his father, O.B. Crouch; mother, Mildred Hickman Crouch; brother, Michael Crouch and his sister, Shelley Wimsatt. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Pamela; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Mark Blevins; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Michelle Crouch; and his mother-in-law, Wilma Basler.  Please check for our Facebook page we are setting up in Pat’s honor. Please feel free to leave messages and memories. 









LILLIA ANN MCDERMETT HUGHES



A private memorial service for Lillia Ann McDermett Hughes will be held at a later date. Lillia was born on August 25, 1955 in Pecos, Texas to Andrew Ace McDermett and Ida Vasquez McDermett. She passed away peacefully on August 17, 2015 at her home in Cleveland. She was 59.  
Lillia was an outgoing, beautiful girl who grew up in Conroe and later graduated from Conroe High School. She had a love for all animals and out of this love, Lillia helped start the first animal shelter in Livingston, Texas.  Over the years, she volunteered and worked in many animal shelters, but Lillia always owned and ran resale shops wherever she lived. 
She was married once in her life to Steve Hughes, they divorced after many years of marriage. Lillia attended the Baptist church and loved her Lord.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew McDermett. Lillia is survived by her loving family: mother, Ida Kelly and husband, David; brothers, Andy McDermett, Ty McDermett and James Kelly; nieces, Amara, Andrea and Riley; nephew, Von; great nieces and nephews, Ashlyn, Austyn, Astraea, Andrew and Denver; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  
















KATHY BYRD
Funeral Services for Kathy Byrd of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with a memorial dove release in her honor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M.  Kathy was born on February 17, 1958 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and passed away on August 9, 2015 in Conroe at the age of 57.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy White and her beloved husband of 40 years, Lee who passed away in 2013.
Kathy is survived by her loving family: father, Edward McDaniel; She was a wonderful mom to: Christopher Lee Byrd, Brandi King and husband, Kenneth and Amanda Byrd.  She was a doting mamaw to her grandchildren: Charles Robert King III, Brianna Musachia, Zanndra Musachia, Blaze Wolf, Jamie Durham, Jessica Durham, Clarissa Durham and Jacob Durham and great grandchildren, Ariel, Sylus and Paittyn Heffernan. She is also survived by her loving siblings; sisters, Teresa Goff and Norma Byrd; and her brothers, Brent McDaniel and Curtis McDaniel. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive.   
Kathy loved her children and grandchildren with all of her heart. Her family was the most important part of her life and she cherished them deeply.  She will be forever loved, never forgotten and truly missed by her family and friends that knew her.  Fly with the angel’s mom. 


























LEONORA MARGARET LOVERY

Graveside services for Leonora Margaret Lovery, longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe with the Rev. Joseph Manapuram officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Lovery was born on May 12, 1933 in Bilaspur, India to Jasper James and Eileen Maud (Puxty) Lennon. She passed away peacefully on August 13, 2015 in Conroe, Texas with her loving family by her side. Leonora was 82 years old.  Staying true to her kind nature, Leonora enjoyed her charitable work with Save the Children, which is one of India’s leading independent child rights organization. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.   Mrs. Lovery was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanislaus Lovery and her dear son, Garth Lovery.  Leonora is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Angus and Elizabeth Lovery; daughter, Gloria Bolfing; brother and sister-in-law, Jasper and Barbara Lennon; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and William Francis;and her grandchildren, Travis Bolfing and Bianca Bolfing. Many other family members, too numerous to mention, but no less important also survive. Pallbearers: Travis Bolfing, Roger Francis, Raymond Dowden, Daniel Foerster, Jacob Watson and Taylor Faridifar.  














MATTIE MOORE EHLER

A Memorial Service for Mattie Moore Ehler, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  A reception will follow.
Mattie was born on August 28, 1933 in Newgulf, Texas and passed away peacefully on July 7, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.  She was 81 years old. 
Mattie was a 1951 graduate of Conroe High School where she was very popular and excelled in various sports.  After high school, she became a loving and caring mother to her daughter, Denise and son, Branson. Mattie later attended Sam Houston State University where she majored in education and art. She went on to receive her Master in Education.  Mattie was a teacher for many years at Conroe High School and loved teaching her art students.  On March 21, 1978, she married the love of her life, Charles L. Ehler, who was employed by Delta Airlines. They traveled the world together and often enjoyed quick trips just to get away.  Later they started cruising and will leave many lifelong friends on the ships to miss her. Mattie loved to square dance, she enjoyed cooking for family and friends and always had a book to read.  But, her true passion was quilting. In fact, she was an award winning quilter.  Mattie was a member of The Golden Needles Guild and will be greatly missed by all the quilting ladies. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Denny Porter; her son, Branson and step-son, Jonathan. Also, preceding her in death were her three brothers, Horace, Howard and Tyrone; and her two sisters, Ruth and Francis. 
Mattie is survived by her loving family: husband of 37 years, Charles L. Ehler; brother, Carter Moore and wife, Geraldine; daughter, Denise Martin; step-sons and their spouses, Joel (Patricia), Peter (Steven), Mark (Sylvia), and Stephen (Sheri); sisters-in-law, Mildred Moore and Diane Moore, as well as, many grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  She will also be dearly missed by her beloved Yorkie, Jessie.
Our sweet Mattie donated her body to UTMB medical school, her last beautiful gift of life.  

















LILLIAN JEANETTE MCGEHEE ORMAND

Lillian Jeanette McGehee Ormand of Conroe Texas, was born on February 18, 1934 in Yoakum, Texas to Daniel James McGehee and Johanna Elise McGehee. She passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 81.
 
Lillian was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed life to its fullest for 81 years.  She truly enjoyed people and was always willing to help when she noticed a need. Her family and friends will miss her.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leslie James McGehee. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Paul; children, Linda Ormand, Gordon Ormand, and Paula Aker and husband Terry; grandson, William Paul Aker, Sr. and wife Krystal; granddaughter Heather Aker; brother-in-law, Randy Ormand and wife Rosalie; sisters-in-law Martha Ormand and Mary Brzozowski; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three great grandchildren: William Paul Aker, Jr., Riley Kincaid Aker, and Bridget Kassidy Siobhan Aker.
Lillian was a longtime resident of Conroe and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Conroe.

One of Lillian's great passions was bowling. She was a Life Member of the Montgomery County USBC as well as a Charter Member of the Montgomery County 600 Club. Lillian received the Volunteer of the Year Award and served in many elected offices within the organization. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross and the Special Olympics.
 The family would like to send a special thanks to Azalea House Personal Care Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for all of their kindness and support during this difficult time.  
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Lillian's memory to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. in The Faith Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Conroe with Pastor Mike Lindstrom officiating. A graveside service will follow at Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Conroe Funeral Directors.


































KASEY BROOKE WILSON 
Kasey Brooke Wilson was born on July 14, 1982 in Houston, Texas and went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2015 at the age of 33. She grew up in the Willis/Conroe area and graduated from Conroe High School in 2000.  Kasey had a variety of jobs after high school and then attended Lone Star Community College for 2 years.  Her untimely death followed a brief illness.  Kasey is survived by her mother, Lynn Mitchell; brother, Austin Mitchell; son, Leeland Vincent; grandparents, Homer and Elva Wilson; uncle, Stephen Wilson and wife, Olga of Waco, TX; foster aunt, Leisa Hamilton of Slidell, LA.; her son, Leeland Vincent’s father, Chris Vincent and grandfather, Boyd Vincent of Montgomery, TX.
Kasey loved computers and all electronic devices. Her favorite avocation was hunting Indian arrowheads and associated artifacts.  Kasey will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

A Celebration of Life service for Kasey will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. Wallace Shook officiating.  









Margie L. West
In Loving Memory of Margie L. West who passed away on July 26, 2015 in Conroe. Private services will be held. 






Joel Charles Webber
In Loving Memory of Joel Charles Webber who passed away on July 29, 2015 at his home in Conroe. Private services will be held. 






Shirley Virginia Freeman

At the family's request, no obituary will run. Please call for service information .






John "Jack" Russell Lapham Jr. 1967-2015 (Beloved Family)

In Loving Memory of John Russell “Jack” Lapham, Jr., 48, of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 26, 2015 in Florida.  Jack was born on February 28, 1967 in Mobile, Alabama to John Russell Lapham, Sr. and Paulette Lapham. 
Jack enjoyed a happy childhood, growing up surrounded by loving family and many friends. As a child he loved to play baseball, soccer, tennis and of course, football. Jack was an avid sports fan, a trait that spanned through his life, whether he was playing a sport or watching one with friends.
He was a 1985 graduate of Conroe High School, where he played varsity football and met lifelong friends. Jack was further educated at Kilgore College and later at Valencia College in Orlando.  While in Kilgore, he was active in drama where he enjoyed spending summers working in the Shakespeare Festival.  Jack was also an excellent artist whose creative side was showcased through his sketches, journals and cartooning. 
After college, he began his contracting career in Florida. Over the years, he helped rebuild areas that were heavily hit by hurricanes: Sandy, Katrina and Rita. Wherever Jack's travels took him, he always found the good in people and was always quick to lend a helping hand.  Jack loved fishing and spent many hours on the coastal waters and lakes of Florida, Texas and Maine.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle along the beaches of the Atlantic in Daytona where he lived. 
His last years were spent caring for his son, Jake, with whom he adored. Jack’s heart and soul were poured into the selfless care he gave to his son.
Jack was an upbeat and positive man with a beautiful smile that would brighten up any room.  He saw the good in each day with every sunrise.  Jack is dearly loved and will live on in our hearts forever.  He will be greatly missed. 
Jack is survived by his loving family: parents, John Russell Lapham, Sr. and Paulette Lapham; his beloved son, John Russell “Jake” Lapham, III and his mother, Doris; daughter, Elizabeth Koonce of New Orleans; grandmother, Ruth Crane of Mobile, Alabama; sister, Lynn Lapham; brothers, Patrick Lapham and Stephanie Powell Lapham and Paul Lapham and Yuri; nephews, Sean and Christian; nieces, Hannah Michaela and Angela Joy of Conroe. Several aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and an abundance of caring friends also survive. 
A private Memorial Mass was held in the Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe.

Jack was honored and remembered at his Conroe High School Class of 1985 pre-reunion gathering.  






Allen "Bo" Louis Roch

In Loving Memory of Allen (Bo) Louis Roch, 86, of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015 at his home in Conroe.  Bo was born on December 28, 1928 in Houston, Texas to Tucker Eugene Roch and Lura Irene (Swink) Roch.  He and his wife of 48 years, Nancy have been longtime residents of Conroe where they raised their family.  Bo was preceded in death by his parents, Tucker and Lura Roch; sons, John Roch, Max Hensely, Jr. and Paul Hensley.  He is survived by his loving family: wife, Nancy Welch Roch; children, Douglas Hamilton and Tracey, Kenneth Roch and Molly, Steve Roch and Caroline, Allen Roch, Jr. and LaDonna, Diana and Ron Saathoff, Kenneth and Carla Hensley, Nancy  and Mark Schwind, Rhonda and Jim Kennedy, Destany and David Chapman; siblings, William (Bill) Roch, Sharon Faldyn and Neil Roch; and numerous grandchildren.  A private family memorial will be held to celebrate Bo's life.  










Floyd T. Morgan 
Funeral services for Floyd T. Morgan, 74, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service in The Chapel. A private interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery.  
Floyd was born on February 9, 1941 in Oakwood, Texas to Jessie and Dessie (Lee) Morgan. He moved to Conroe at an early age with his family and later graduated from Conroe High School in 1958.  Soon after graduating, Floyd joined the Navy and served upon the USS John S. McCain (DL-3) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the Vietnam era. His rank was BM3 before being honorably discharged in 1962. Over the years Floyd joined several fraternal organizations, such as the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe where he was a Life Member, Destroyer Leader Association and the 823 Badge of Honor Taiwan Roc. Veteran Association. 
Floyd was quite the entrepreneur, having started nine businesses in the Conroe area from 1973-1986.  He held professional licenses including Private Investigator (Investigators Co.), Executive Investigations, as well as, his Texas Real Estate license.  He retired from real estate in 2003.  
Staying close to the true Texan Floyd was all his life, his favorite hobbies were hunting and shooting.  Floyd is survived by his loving family: sons, Donald Morgan and Rick Morgan; grandchildren, Scott Morgan, Kelsey Morgan and Brenna Morgan. He was a loving father and grandfather who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.




















BERNICE PERRY HUTCHISON
Bernice Perry Hutchison, age 83, of Willis, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Mrs. Hutchison was born on July 13, 1931 in Cushing, Texas to Thomas and Louvisia Perry. Bernice was met in Heaven by the love of her life, Tommie Hutchison, her beloved husband of 46 years; her sister, Myrtle Hammond and her son-in-law, Richard Willy. She is survived by her daughter, Patty Willy of Conroe, Texas; grandsons, Michael Willy and wife, Brooklynn of New Braunfels, Texas and David Willy and wife, Sarah Grace of Conroe, Texas; sister, Hazel Belvin of Willis, Texas; and brother, Thomas Perry of San Marcos, Texas.  Bernice is also survived by her six great grandchildren; Kaela Willy, Coulter Willy, Gideon Willy, Josiah Willy, Anna Willy and Isaac Willy; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Mike Willy, David Willy, Robert Willy, Tommy Hammond, Chris Staggs and James Harris.   











ELIZABETH IRENE WYATT
Elizabeth Irene Wyatt was born October 10, 1947 in Florence, Alabama to parents, Irene and Claude Hoyt, and she went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel of Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Daniel Syfrett officiating.  Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Calvin Wyatt; sisters, Pamela Sue Hoyt and Louise Sullivan; and brother, Danny Hoyt.  She is survived by her son, James E. Wyatt and his wife, Jeanie; her daughter, Kimberly Irene Wright and husband, Chris; her grandchildren, Cody James Wyatt, Lauren Nicole Diver and husband, Ethan, James Casey Wyatt, Bethany Ann Wright and Angelina Ski Wright; sister, Lillian Lyle and husband, Tommy; brother, Billy Eugene Hoyt and numerous other dear relatives and friends.  Liz was married to the love of her life JC for 50 years before his death in 2013.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who all loved their “Nanny” very much.  Liz also loved working outside in her flower beds, shopping and going out to eat.  She was loved and will be dearly missed. Pallbearers: Cody James Wyatt, James Casey Wyatt, Ethan Wayne Diver, Terry Hoyt, Jerry Sullivan and Randy Rogers.















JAMES OSBORNE SPENCER, JR.

James Osborne Spencer, Jr. was born 83 years ago on March 26, 1932 to J.O. and Maidel Spencer of Conroe. He passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015 in Conroe with his family by his side. James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Drew and grandparents; brother in law, Louis (Bubba) Weisinger and wife, Pet, all of Montgomery County.  James is survived by wife of 63 years, Gertie Weisinger; sons, Randy and Blake, and daughter, Jaime Davis and husband, Tommy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brent Davis, and Jessica, their children, Tucker, Easten and Tinley; Keri Houston, her children, Dontae and McKayla; Wayde Spencer, and Nakia, their child, Damian; and Madeleine Spencer; beloved Laurie Spencer Palmer; brother in law, John E. Weisinger, and Sue; and many nieces, nephews and many great friends. Also, as a foster parent he adored each child living in his home. James loved all his family without condition. He was a man of faith, belonging to First Presbyterian Church (Conroe) where he served as Elder. James was an executive for St. Paul Insurance, Houston where he commuted for 30 years. He loved sports and will be remembered as an outstanding athlete, having been named the 1949 Texas All State Fullback. He graduated from Rice University where he also played football. James had a passion for golf where he played with many friends at River Plantation until his health forced him to quit. He coached little league baseball and football, served as President of RP (MUD) having also served in the US Navy Reserves for many years. James was an avid woodworker and built several homes. He is deeply loved and will be missed. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe with the Rev. Dr. David H. Green and the Rev. Laurie Spencer Palmer officiating. Private family interment will be held at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery.  










DAN C. NICHOLS

Dan  Cleaborn Nichols was born to Lee Smith Nichols and Lois Gibbs Nichols on April 4, 1930, at their home southeast of Montgomery, Texas, and passed away July 3, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe, Texas after a lingering illness. 
Dan attended school in Montgomery, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, where he was trained as a cook and deployed to Korea during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his deployment, he was married to Betty Joyce “Joy” Nichols on March 2, 1951, in Conroe.
After returning from Korea in 1953, Dan worked in the oilfields of Louisiana and South Texas for several years before settling down in Conroe.  He completed Barber College in Houston, Texas in 1959, and began his lifelong career as a barber in Conroe, where he worked for several shops before purchasing the Hotel Conroe Barber Shop from Jake Pearson.  After many years at that location, he moved his business to Collins Street and changed the name to Dan’s Style Shop.  His last shop was located at 426 N. Main Street in Conroe, where he operated until his retirement in 2014, when failing health forced him to give up doing what he enjoyed most-- giving a good haircut and spinning a good tale with his many friends and customers.
During their 60 years of marriage, Dan and Joy raised two sons, Lloyd and Randy Nichols.  They were long time members of Mims Memorial Baptist Church of Conroe before moving to Montgomery, where they became members of Union Grove Baptist Church.  They assisted in the building of the new church, which was completed in 2005, and Dan continued to be active in the church until his health failed in recent months.  
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Aubrey “Buck” Nichols and Wayne Nichols, and his beloved wife, Joy.  Survivors include brother, Kenneth Nichols and his wife Betty; sister Dorothy “Dot” Breland;  son Lloyd and his wife Karen; son Randy Nichols;  grandchildren April Woodburn and husband, Cooper; Rachel Donald; Lauren Gottlieb and husband Kenneth; and Brandon and Kevin Nichols; great grandchildren Lily and Michael Woodburn, John J. Donald and Zane Gottlieb; and numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in The Chapel, with Rev. B.J. Lynch officiating and Pastor Sal Ramos performing music in tribute.  A graveside service will follow at Pool Cemetery on Hwy. 149, near Richards, Texas.










JANET L. WYATT
In Loving Memory of Janet L. Wyatt of Lone Star, Texas who passed away on June 28, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.  











REDAH FRANCIS SLAYTON
In Loving Memory of Redah Francis Slayton of Porter, Texas who passed away on June 26, 2015 in Spring, Texas.  She will have a private burial next to her husband at Houston National Cemetery. 











EVELYN RUTH CASTLESCHOULDT
A Celebration of Life Service for Evelyn R. Castleschouldt of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Castleschouldt was born on November 12, 1937 to Percy Clyde Nelson and Bessie Mae (Hodges) Nelson in Teneha, Texas and passed away peacefully on June 23, 2015 in Willis, Texas. She was 77 years old.  Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jimmy Castleschouldt; her sister, Jeanette Kuykendall and her brother, Ricky Nelson. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Wesley Castleschouldt; son, Robbie Castleschouldt; eleven brothers and sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews as well as, other dear relatives and friends.  Evelyn was caring and beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed. 







JUNE I. DAVISON
In Loving Memory of Mrs. June I. Davison of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 18, 2015. 








DOROTHY L. TEASDALE

Dorothy Louise Bader Teasdale, age 79 of Splendora, Texas, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 17, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. She was supported and comforted by her family throughout each day and every night of her struggle.
 Dorothy was born on May 10, 1936 in Desloge, Missouri as the first child to Wilma Agnes and Fredrick Anton Bader. Her parents moved from Missouri to Houston, Texas when she was less than a year old. While in high school, she was a member of the high school drill team, the Carlton Cadets, and also worked part time at a local department store.
 On February 4, 1955, Dorothy married Louie L. “Big” Teasdale. He was a U.S. Marine. Soon after the newly married couple moved to the Houston Heights, she began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. They had two children, a daughter named Toni Gale, then a son named Michael Lloyd.
 Dorothy was a talented sketch artist and later became a professional florist “working with pretty flowers”, owning and operating her own retail flower shop business for many years, along with her husband, and later on with her daughter and son-in-law. She also enjoyed being outdoors camping, boating, fishing, and hunting.
 Dorothy loved her family and was especially close with her mother, a sweet loving person who taught her how to cook, how to love others unconditionally, and how to have fun playing cards and dominos, pastimes she shared with her mother, her sister Carol, and aunts.
Dorothy devoted much of her life, love, and care to her grandchildren and became as a mother to her grandsons Buddy Ro & Garrett. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews all became the great joy of her life. She was a true sister in Christ and became quite a Bible scholar over the last several years; she shared this wealth of knowledge in a loving way with her family. She loved music and had a beautiful singing voice and especially loved to sing along to her favorite Gospel tunes. She was an avid reader and animal lover and leaves behind her faithful beloved companion kitty cat named “Smokes.”
 Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Wilma “Billie” Agnes (Decker) and Fredrick Anton Bader.
 She is survived by her sisters Carol B. Hill of Conroe, TX and Janet Bader-Jimenez (David) of Ruidoso, NM. She is survived by her daughter Toni Gale and husband Reynaldo Rodriguez of Splendora, TX; and their three daughters Lacey Rodriguez, Jennifer (Van) Sloan, and Susan (Devon) Peluso; and by her son Michael Lloyd Teasdale of Conroe, TX and his three sons Christopher (Sharon) Long, Garrett Teasdale, and Ronald “BuddyRo” Teasdale.  She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 20, 2015 and provided by Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301 in The Chapel. Visitation in The Chapel begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m.






DONALD EARL HOLLIDAY

Funeral services for Donald Earl Holliday, 64, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mark Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Donald was born on August 17, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida to Clark and Helen Holliday. He passed away peacefully on June 13, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.  Donald was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend. Donald was also a “sweet PaPa to all” who was adored and will be greatly missed.  He worked locally for American Auto Auction along with his wife, Carolyn.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Neal and Vernon Holliday. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 26 years, Carolyn Holliday; daughters, Katrina Beshears and husband, Donny and Jennifer McGalliard and husband, Rob; son, Thomas Tunnell and wife, Bonny; daughter, Tammy Tunnell and son, Chancese Brown and wife, Leslie; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.     








LORI ANN GONZALEZ

Funeral Services for Lori Ann Gonzalez, 43, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with the Rev. Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.  Lori is survived by her loving family: 
Husband, Eddie Gonzalez; daughter, Laurie Holcombe and her children, Edward, Jasalin and Javier; Son, Cristobal Peres; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Tesa Holcombe and their children, Fred, Jr., Sage, Able and Skyler; son, Lukas Holcombe and his children, Lukas, Jr., Rachel, Analiea, Amy and Regina;  brothers and sisters, Teddy Sattewhite, Rebecca Gonzales, Ronnie Gonzales, Roy Gonzales, Tammy Fitzgugh and Margaret Gloria. Lori was preceded in death by her siblings, Johnny Holcombe and Rachel Gonzales.











JUAN VALLHONRAT

Juan Vallhonrat was born on May 27, 1937 in Havana, Cuba, and passed away peacefully on June 4, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas, surrounded by his family.  He attended St. George School in Havana where he made some of his lifelong friends.  In Cuba, Juan began riding horses at a very young age and loved spending time with his father at riding clubs and on their farm.  Juan attended Tulane University, where he met his wife Eleanor. Juan went on to graduate from the University of Houston.  He and Eleanor married in 1961 and in 1966 he received a masters degree in computer science from Texas A&M University.  After graduation, Juan went to work for Western Geophysical in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he stayed until he retired from the Houston office in 1995.  Juan’s work in the computer science segment of the geophysical industry took him around the world, visiting clients in South America, Europe, Russia and China. He continued this passion for travel in his retirement, visiting many landmarks around the world with Eleanor and his many friends.  Juan grew up sailing in Cuba and later raced sailboats in Shreveport, on Lake Conroe, and on Galveston Bay with friends and his sons. His love of cars and car races inspired him to personally restore a 1961 Mercedes 190 SL. He spent many hours enjoying the challenge of the project.   Juan is survived by his wife Eleanor and their children, Paul Vallhonrat and his wife Janna, of Colleyville, Texas; by his son, Charles Vallhonrat and his wife, Susan, of Cypress, Texas, and their children, Charles Jr and Andrew; and by his daughter, Anne Bruner and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Ashley.   The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the numerous caregivers in the assisted-living facility at The Village at the Woodlands Waterway as well as Hospice Plus who provided comfort and support to Juan in his final days. They are especially thankful to Martina Villalba, their angel.   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 8, 2015, at St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, 1803 Highland Hollow Drive, Conroe, Texas 77304. Burial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 9, 2015, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana.   In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Juan’s memory may be directed to St. James Church.  






JOEL CARY APONTE
In Loving Memory of Joel Cary Aponte who passed away on May 14, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. Joel was greatly loved and he will be dearly missed.









RANDALL WAYNE PARKER

Funeral Services for Randall Wayne Parker, 61, of Galveston, Texas, formerly of Conroe, will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Green and Pastor Brown officiating.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Randy will be laid to rest with his parents at a private burial in Sardis Cemetery. 
Randy was born on March 21, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Fred H. and Maggie Lee Parker and passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015 in Galveston, Texas. 
Randy was an avid huntsman and fisherman that enjoyed the great outdoors. One of his greatest attributes was that he was a big-hearted, generous and compassionate man who would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  Randy also loved music and dancing. His loving, caring spirit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 
Randy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Bob Evans. Randy is survived by his loving family: children and their spouses, Jerad Parker and Jeanne, Brandi Brown and Todd, Randall Wayne Parker and Crystal, Lisa Ann Brinker and Jason, Shelly Pickett and Doug and Christopher Henry Parker and Staci; his seven sisters who affectionately called Randy their “chosen one”; Pamela McCall and husband, Harold, Valerie Dorhmann and husband, Charlie, Kay Evans, Vanessa Johnson, Nora Lynn Derkowski and husband, Ricky, Robin Halpin and husband, Mike and Kimberly Sandoz and Bruce; grandchildren, Danielle, Kyle, Eric, Dylan, Payton, Austin, Lexie, Britney, Emily, Jordan, Makayla, Avery, Hayden, Hyatt, Hanna, Ethan and Brianna; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  








KERRY ANTHONY "SAVAGE" SCHUCK

Kerry Anthony Schuck was born July 3,1991 in Harlingen, Texas to his parents Mark Schuck and Sally Power Schuck.  He passed away at the age of 23 on May 23, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.
Kerry spent the first 11 years of his life living in Santa Rosa, Texas.  In 2002 he and his family moved to Westlake, Louisiana. There he grew and was a 2009 graduate of Westlake High School where he was an awarded athlete and sportsman. 
He then went on to serve his country in the United States Army. In the fall of 2010 he entered basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a proud soldier and when he was honorably discharged in February 2014 with numerous awards and decorations, his rank was Specialist E-4 and was a Field Artillery Specialist.
After being discharged he then moved to Willis, Texas where he was employed at AmeriTex Machine and Fabrication. 
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Carroll Power.
Kerry was married to Jocelyn Gertz of Huntley, Illinois. 
He is survived by his mother, Sally Power Schuck of Willis, TX; brother, Chase Schuck of Conroe, TX;  sisters, Jenna  Schuck and fiance Loren McWhorter  and nephew, Dillon, of Willis, TX and Kelly Ann Schuck of Willis, TX; grandfather, Billie Dee Power and his wife, Faye of Fairfield, TX; Uncle Walter "Bubba" Power of Weatherford, TX;  Aunt Mollie and Uncle, David Ellwood of Boerne, TX;  Aunt Tricia and Uncle Carlton of Weatherford, TX;  his cousin, Amy and Chad Meyer and son, John David of Conroe, TX. and cousin, Dee and Andrew Topa of Ft Worth, Texas; as well as, cousins, Clancy, Sam and Ellie Fowlkes of Weatherford, TX. 
He is also survived by his father Mark Schuck of Kirbyville, TX; grandmother, Sandra Martinez of McAllen, TX; aunt, Yvonne Schuck and husband, Roy Hanks of McAllen, TX; aunt, Eva Schuck of McAllen, TX. and uncle, Aaron Schuck of Harlingen, TX; and cousins, Megan and Christian Hanks of McAllen, TX. He also has numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins and friends who will greatly miss him.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Tim Power officiating. Kerry will receive military honors for his service.









SAMUEL F. "BUBBA" WILLIAMS, JR

Funeral Services for Samuel “Bubba” Frank Williams, Jr., 54, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Emery Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 1:00 P.M.
Samuel was born on September 22, 1960 in Conroe, TX and passed away peacefully on May 24, 2015 with his son, Samuel F. Williams, III and his brother, William Todd Williams, Sr by his side.  He was a loving, caring father, brother, uncle and devoted grandfather who will de dearly missed. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy and Sylvia Williams, his sister, Keta Williams and his great nephew, Derrick A. Yoakley. He is survived by his loving family: sons and daughter-in-law, Samuel “Trey” F. Williams III and Alexandra and Trinten T. Williams; grandchildren, Samuel F. Williams, IV, Lexie D. Williams and Makayla E. Williams; brother and sister-in-law, William Todd Williams Sr. and Renee; nephews, William Todd Williams, Jr, Johnathan Yoakley, Jacob Yoakley and Joshua Williams; nieces, Carrissa Williams and Marrissa Williams; great nephews, Miles, Wesley, Brett and Royie Yoakley; great nieces, Paisley and Presley Williams, Kaitlyn and Morgan Yoakley; life-time friend, Yolanda Williams and her son, Coby “Clobby” Boaen; many more dear family and friends also survive. 

In lieu of flowers or usual remembrances, the family has set up a Go Fund Me account online: http/www.gofundme.com/v2q65n4 or send to: Samuel Frank Williams, Jr. Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank: account number: 1393056641 and routing number: 111900659.  









PATTIE JEAN STEWART

Funeral Services for Pattie Jean Stewart,83, longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tom Bolton officiating. A private interment will be held in Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mrs. Stewart was born on October 16, 1931 in Turney, Texas, daughter to John Thomas and Viola Pearl Johnson. She passed away peacefully at her home in Conroe on Friday, May 22, 2015 surrounded by her family. 
Pattie was a wonderful homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister, as well as, a doting grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Pattie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clyde Stewart in 2008. She is survived by her loving family: children, Charles Thomas Campbell and wife, Janice, Gail Fuller and husband, Percy, Judy Haydel and husband, Jerry, Rickie Tenorio and wife, Janie Kay, Anna Hoffman, Sylvia Burleson and husband, Bill and Gary Stewart; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Gladys Smith. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other dear relatives and friends also survive.  Her grandsons and great grandsons will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. 














EARLY MAURICE HUDSON
Funeral Services for Early Maurice Hudson, Jr. will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Wayne Jackson officiating. Interment will follow on Tuesday in Willis Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Early was born on January 27, 1929 in Temple, Texas, Bell County to Early Maurice Hudson, Sr. and Hattie Pauline (Chaffin) Hudson. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2015 at the age of 86 surrounded by his family. 
Early proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He began working at the age of 15 as a plumber and quickly caught on to his new trade, as he was very talented. Many years later, he and his wife, Dorothy ran a very successful plumbing business in Cut-N-Shoot called Texas Plumbing before retiring. They also loved to travel together whether it was a quick trip to the Texas Hill Country or traveling around the United States. Earlys’ contagious smile and quick wit will be greatly missed. 

Early was preceded in death by his sons, Leon Wade Parker and Frank Marlan Parker. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Dorothy; children, Craig Hudson and wife, Tammy and their son, Josh, Rufus Parker, Jr., Joyce and James Jackson, Chris and James Smallwood, Cindy and Chris Hart, and Bruce and Cherry Parker; numerous dear grandchildren, great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren also survive; as well as, a host of other relatives and friends.  








BLANCHE WARD
Funeral Services for Blanche Ward, 94, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Doc Jones officiating.  A private burial will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Ward was born on October 2, 1920 in Jasper, Texas to Gus Truett and Alpha (Perkins) Truett.  She passed away peacefully on May 22, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. 
Mrs. Ward was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who enjoyed life to its’ fullest for 94 years.  She truly enjoyed people and never met a stranger.  Mrs. Ward was also a doting grandmother who loved to cook and was an avid gardener whose garden was always full of beautiful blooming flowers.  She will be dearly missed. 
Blanche was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Waters Robert “Bob” Ward; her eight siblings; one grandson and one great grandchild. 
She is survived by her loving children, Marcia Edge, Pat Bostain and husband, Michael and Ina Bullard; sister, Janice Weathersby; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  The family would like to send a special thanks to Above and Beyond Personal Care Home for all of their kindness and support during this difficult time.  













CLIFFORD EMIL POWELL

Clifford Emil Powell passed away peacefully on May 18, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 79. Cliff was born on January 12, 1936 in Chattanooga, TN to James Clifford Powell and Hazel McAdoo Powell.
Cliff enjoyed an adventurous life and happy 52 year marriage to his wife, Lynette. They were longtime residents of Conroe, Montgomery County where he worked for the Sheriff’s office after retiring from a career in the Oil industry, and proudly serving his country in the Air Force helping East Germans after their escape across the Berlin Wall. He lived abroad for a time, traveled the world and savored diverse cultures– learning new languages and making life-long friends along the way. Cliff was also fluent in German and Arabic.  His charismatic personality and multifarious interests presented him with unique opportunities throughout his exceptional time on Earth. In earlier years he was an amateur pilot, a radio D.J., and barber shop owner.
A quick witted jokester, you could always count on Cliff for a laugh. To those that had the pleasure and honor of his acquaintance:

”Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”

Clifford is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lynette, their sons Blake and Timothy; sons, Cliff and Rick; daughters, Katrina, Christine and Monica; sisters, Jane and Joyce; nine grandchildren; close family friend, Abdul, and many other dear relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors: http://www.conroefuneraldirectors.org/










CALVIN O. BALLOU

Funeral Services for Calvin O. Ballou, longtime resident of Montgomery County, will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Pastor Clyde Harden, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in Security Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Calvin was born on April 4, 1948 in Keno, Kentucky to Wilburn Ballou and Bertha (Davis) Ballou. He passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015 at his home in Conroe at the age of 67.  Calvin was an avid huntsman and fisherman who enjoyed the great outdoors. When not hunting or fishing, his life revolved around his family, especially his grandchildren. He would tell them stories; some real and some made up just to get them riled up; Calvin had a great imagination. He was a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend whose quick wit will be deeply missed.  He is survived by his loving family: his children, daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Doug Oatis, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christina Ballou; and John Ballou and fiancé, Ashley; sisters, Helen VanDyne and Marie Bradshaw and husband, CarlLee; brother, Willard Ballou; Grandchildren, Darrah Legge and husband, William, Jordan Oatis, Taylor Ballou, Devin Ballou, Paityn Oatis, Mylanah Mangrum, Kristopher Ballou and Haevyn Mangrum. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive. 











CARMEN TULIA MACDONALD

Funeral Service for Carmen Tulia MacDonald of Houston, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Father Joseph Mangapuram officiating. Tuila was born on November 30, 1925 in Colombia and passed away peacefully on April 30, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 89.  She was a loving mother who will be missed dearly by her six children: Alonso Arango, Diego Arango, Jaime Arango, Libia Reynolds, Amparo Springer, Ivan Arango and Rocio Poncik.   












JIMMY EUGENE CASTLESCHOULDT


In Loving Memory of Jimmy E. Castleschouldt of Willis, Texas who passed away peacefully in Conroe with his family by his side. He was a loving father, son and brother who will be dearly missed. Private services are being held.  













EDWIN CLINTON ELMORE

Funeral services for Edwin Clinton Elmore, 100, of Magnolia, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service starting at 2:00 P.M.  Interment will be privately held at Klein Memorial Park in Magnolia. 
Mr. Elmore was born on May 14, 1914 in Willows, California to Stewart B. and Leila E. (Patton) Elmore and passed away on May 3, 2015 in Tomball, Texas at the age of 100.  He was raised and spent most of his childhood in California.  Edwin met and married the love of his life, Natalie on June 27, 1937 in Sacramento, CA. and they were happily married for 57 years.  Together they raised 3 beautiful children. Edwin worked for Pacific Gas and Electricin California for many years before his retirement.  He could be described as a confident centenarian who loved and lived life to its’ fullest. He also lived a life of old fashioned values that encompassed hard work a strong devotion to his family.  He always said, “Be happy in your life, don’t sweat the small stuff.” He loved to travel and took his last trip at the age of 99 to Alaska.

Edwin is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Barbara Elmore; two daughters, Edwina Higuchi and Pat King;  grandchildren, Michael Elmore, Elizabeth Johnson, Steven Elmore, David Elmore, Robert Higuchi, Jennifer Wiens, Tracy Brown and Craig King; 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great  grandchildren.  Our loving daddy and grandfather was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  
















WANDA GLYN JOHNSON WATHEN

Wanda Glyn Johnson Wathen, 82, of Conroe, Texas transitioned from this earth on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:40PM in Fort Worth, Texas surrounded by family.
Wanda was born in the family home July 5, 1932 at 12:15 AM to Winnie Evelyn and Marion Ellis Johnson of Hamilton, Texas.   She spent her childhood there and worked in the family grocery and a flower shop before graduating from Hamilton High School in 1951. Upon graduation she lived and worked for a time in Galveston, Texas where she developed her deep love of ocean air and the feel of sand between her toes. In 1954, life took her to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she worked for New York Life Insurance Company before meeting and marrying Denver Jenkins Wathen, Jr. After starting a family they moved to Conroe, Texas in 1969. Wanda was a member of JENA Church and a founding member of Church of the Elohim of Conroe. She dedicated her time to her children and was one of the first Den Mother’s for the Boy Scouts of America in Conroe and a Girl Scout leader as well. Once her children were of high school age she returned to the workforce at Doctor’s Hospital and stayed till her retirement at age 64.
                As a native Texan, Wanda was naturally crafty. She had a wealth of skills she shared with her family over the years including crafting, ceramics, quilting, baking and canning.  In her retirement, she had the time to explore other creative avenues.   She had 2 published books. One is her children's book “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”. A story of two boys discovering the fun and joy of imagination and the other is a collection of her own recollections of “AUNT RUBY’S STORIES” with a little taste of Texas history. Wanda's last creative pursuit was painting which she began at the age of 79. She sold under the name “Glyn’s Collectibles” a collection of folk art, florals and abstracts that now bless and decorate the homes of many across the state and beyond. Wanda was many things to many people but most of all she was was an artist, spiritualist, mentor, and matriarch.
                Wanda spent her last 10 days doing exactly what she wanted. Just like Thelma and Louise, she and her sister Marji embarked on a road trip across Texas to visit her siblings and sample the foods, pinch the merchandise and enjoy the scenery of Texas. She surprised her older brother Wade by making an appearance at his 87th birthday party, she held 2 new babies recently born into the family, she wined and dined and visited numerous friends. On Sunday she enjoyed a painting lesson with Pam Aiken Chase in Aledo, Texas. Her last painting, a still life of fruit, sums up her last week perfectly, “Cherry on Top”.
                Wanda is preceded in death by her parents Marion and Winnie Johnson and her husband Denver Jenkins Wathen Jr. She is survived by her Son Vern Wathen, his wife Ginger, daughters Nikki and Shaina and grandson Noah of Conroe, Daughter Juliana Wathen of Houston, Son Fred Martinez, his wife Olga and granddaughters Julie and Jenny Martinez of Montgomery, Granddaughter Jennifer Childress , husband Greg and Great-granddaughter Riley Childress, Great- grandson Robert Fullen, wife Amanda and Great-great grandchildren Robert II and Payten  Fullen as well as all her siblings and extended family.
                A Celebration of Life and Memorial will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:OO PM  in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors 1504 N. Thompson Street Conroe, Texas 77301















TODD MICHAEL HVEEM

Todd passed peacefully from this world the evening of April 20, 2015 after a two year long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family during the last moments of his life at his home in The Woodlands, Tx.
Todd was preceded in death by his sister Stephanie, uncles Howard Hveem and Marshall Trout, his grandparents Joyce and Hans Hveem, Bessie and Hilan Trout, and father-in-law Donald Hoover. Todd is survived by his wife Jacquelyn, sons Zachary, Colton, and Tyler; parents Gary and Frances Hveem; sister Jennifer Jennings (husband Rick, nephew Cooper), brother Joshua (wife Debra, children Treyton, Haley, and Talan); mother and father-in-law Susan and Joe Rivera; sister-in-law Sally Hoover (nephew Race Hodges, niece Shelby Craig).
Todd was born in Osage, Iowa on June 19,1962. Todd loved sports and spent his career as a sports writer. Some of his favorite pastimes were coaching his sons in youth basketball, golfing, fishing, and enjoying all sporting events. He loved making people laugh with his quick wit and great sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life and Burial service will be held May 23, 2015 in Mitchell, Iowa.













LEE ALLEN REDDING

In Loving Memory of Lee Allen Redding, 62, of Houston, Texas who passed away peacefully on April 21, 2015 at North Cypress hospital. 





















JOANN FAYE BAIRFIELD

JoAnn passed peacefully from this world the afternoon of April 18th, 2015 after a gradual decline in health. She was surround by her loving family during the last moments of her life at her home in Leander, Texas. 
JoAnn was born April 11th, 1938 in Sullivan, Indiana to Leonard and Iva Goodson Cox but due to the depression was adopted and raised by Dennis and Reva Livingston. JoAnn was proud to be a Texan since 1964 where she raised her two daughters and three sons. 
JoAnn is survived by her daughter Jamie Neal (husband Charlie) of Austin, Texas, three sons, Steven Bairfield (wife Andrea) of Dayton, Texas, Michael Bairfield (wife Jennifer) of Jersey Shore, Pa., and David Bairfield of Midway, Texas; nine grandchildren Jamie Bihl (husband Sonny), Christopher Neal (wife Melissa), Joshua Neal (wife Melanie), Rebecca Mullinax (husband David), Roxanna Potts, Jennifer Johnson, Dawn Tressler, Lane McCloskey and Veronica Hensel; and four great-grandchildren Ashlin and Juliet Bihl, and Layla and Alana Neal. JoAnn is also survived by one sister, Ruby York of Ft. Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her birth and adopted parents and her daughter Reva Mullinax. 
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Andrea Bairfield for taking care of Mom during her final days and insuring Mom was surrounded with love 24 hours. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 1:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. in Plantersville Cemetery, Plantersville, Texas.

“Life’s Final Lesson”

Towards the end of life…
You begin to reflect, to reconcile and realize:

“That all I did - everyone I knew and all I cared
About - IS the story of my life.

It was a magical story and
I wouldn’t change a thing.”

- JoAnn Bairfield













ARTHUR RICHARD KING,JR.

In Loving Memory of Arthur Richard King Jr. of Houston, Texas who passed away in April of 2015. 





















STEVE SIM

Funeral Services for Steve Sim of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Paul Morehouse officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Sim was born on July 11, 1945 in San Bernardino, California to Willard R. and Lillie Belle (Rice) Sim and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. He was 69 years old. Steve was a loving husband and father who lived a life of old-fashioned values that encompassed hard work and a strong devotion to his family. He was greatly loved by his family and will be dearly missed. 
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Willard R. and Lillie Belle (Rice) Sim and his brother-in-law, Albert Johnson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Nancy Sim; his two children, Jeff Sim and his wife, Joy and Stacey Reeves and her husband, Marcus; and his dear grandchildren, Alexandra, Amelia, Joseph and Conner. Steve is also survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen Johnson, as well as, a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Pallbearers include: Jeff Sim, Joseph Snoe, Marcus Reeves, Rick Cronk, Robert Hall and Robert Johnson.  










JUDGE LEE G. ALWORTH

The world lost one of the good guys, when on April 3, 2015,  Retired State District Judge Lee G. Alworth passed away at his home in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his family.  He was born during the Great Depression in Ranger, Texas, to Clyde H. and Margaret "Moye" Alworth.  Lee first lived near Ganado, Texas where he attended the 1st Grade.  At the time, Lee's father worked for the Humble Oil Company and early in 1945 he was transferred to the Humble Camp in Conroe  just in time for Lee to start the 2nd grade at Sam Houston Elementary School.  This is when Lee first met and began his relationship with Helen Ann Dorbandt  a young lady his age from a long time local family. Growing up in Conroe, Lee was fortunate to have two wonderful brothers, Charles H. Alworth and Ryan Kirk Alworth plus he met so many other good men that have remained lifelong friends.  While growing up in Conroe Daddy began friendships with Richard Foretich, Jim and Charles Signor, Bert Lynch, Buddy Hopkins, Fred Greer, Rigby Owen, Jr. , Roy Harris, John Weisinger and Wiley Feagin.  Lee graduated as an Honor student from Conroe High School in 1956 and was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin.  That same year, Lee's father, tired of working in the oil fields, decided to move the entire family to Austin, Texas, so that all three boys could live at home and attend the University of Texas.  So in 1956, they purchased a home that had some additional dorm rooms out back, near the university, along with a SpudNut Donut Shop. Lee spent his 1st year working at the family's business, attending class, and dating Helen Ann who was also a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. Then, on December 30, 1957 in the break between semesters of their sophomore year, Lee and Helen Ann were married at the First United Methodist Church in Conroe, Texas.  They lived in Austin until Lee graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1962 and moved to Houston, Texas where he began practicing law.  In 1964, Lee decided to move back to Conroe, open his own practice, and raise his family in the same great place he was raised.  He took an office on the second floor of the Gentry Building and shortly thereafter, Buddy Hopkins, a high school friend asked if he wanted to form a partnership, and thus the Hopkins and Alworth Law firm was formed.  They later added the late Judge John Marin, and Duane Corley the bright young son of Lee's secretary and they became: Hopkins, Alworth, Martin, and Corley.  Being a bright, young, successful attorney, Lee was chosen by the Governor in 1976 to fill the newly created position as Judge for the 221st District Court of Texas, which was Montgomery County's 1st full time district court. He served with distinction from April 1, 1977 until his retirement on December 31, 1998. Lee had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh.  He had many hobbies that brought much joy to his life. He started his love for the outdoors while living at the Humble Camp and ended up with many hobbies and interests, including hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, golfing, SCUBA diving, he had a pilot's license, snow skiing, sailing, reading, and good scotch with cigarettes. He served on the boards of the YMCA and the First National Bank Conroe. He also is a past president of the Rotary Club of Conroe and a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association. His friendship, humor, and keen intellect are going to be missed by all of us that were fortunate enough to know him.                
Lee was preceded in death by his parents Clyde H. and Margaret Alworth, his first wife Helen Ann D. Alworth, his brother Ryan Kirk Alworth, and his second wife Charlotte M. Alworth. Lee is survived by his oldest brother Charles H. Alworth of Austin, Texas, his daughter Ashlea A. Alworth of Conroe, Texas, his son Ryan H. and Cristina Alworth of Conroe, Texas, and his daughter Shannon M . Alworth of Conroe, Texas, plus, one niece, five nephews, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to Daddy's long time friend Richard B. Foretich, who was pivotal in assisting with Daddy's care, comfort, and happiness for the last three years. We would also like to recognize the efforts of Ms. Hammline Bradford of Conroe, Texas, her daily assistance  was such a huge contribution to Daddy's care, and we will be forever grateful to both these wonderful people for the love they showed.
Honorary Pallbearers for this service are: Henry Brooks, Richard Foretich, Jim Keeshan, Fred Greer, Duane Corley, John Earl Weisinger, Grady James, and Bert Lynch.
Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 11:30a.m. Wednesday, April 8th at the First United Methodist Church, located at 4308 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Lee's memory to any of the following: The First United Methodist Church of Conroe, 4308 W. Davis Street Conroe, Texas 77304, the American Cancer Society atwww.cancer.org, or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.  















STEPHEN EDWARD DAVIS VAN BUREN

Funeral services are pending for Stephen E.D. Van Buren, 70, who passed away on March 19, 2015 in the Grand Cayman Islands while vacationing with his family.  
















CARL BREWSTER TURPIN
Carl Brewster Turpin passed away March 26, 2015 after a tragic accident. 
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ricky Sutton officiating.  The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Carl was born on March 11, 1959 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He dedicated his life to provide for his family and those in need.  He spent the majority of his life working as a boilermaker and worked several years for Conroe ISD before he returned to his passion and skill of fabricating.  Carl spent what little free time he had enjoying his family, his dogs, and continuously making improvements to his yard.  Carl was a man of few words but somehow he still managed to always make people laugh. He will be remembered for his generosity, his sense of humor, his hard work and dedication to everything he did, and above all for his love of his family. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Bill Turpin.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Roxey Turpin; daughter, Tiffiany Turpin; son, Cody Turpin and wife Sarah; mother, Artie Turpin and husband Bill McCracken; sister, Kay Vickery and husband Larry; sister, Sarah League and husband Tony; brother, Mike Turpin and wife Teresa; grandchildren, Collin Turpin, Jace Cecil and Austin Cecil.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved pets.  Carl was an amazing husband, father and grandfather.  He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him. 
































ALBERT BILL WILLIAMSON, JR.


Albert Bill Williamson, Jr. was born August 13, 1960 in Waco, Texas.  He passed away at Conroe Healthcare Center after a year long illness on March 20, 2015 surrounded by his wife, daughter and family.  
Albert was preceded in death by his aunt, Mary Turner; uncles, James Pittman and Arvel (Hobbie) Pittman.  He is survived by his wife, Laurie Bowen Williamson; daughter, Adrianna Kay Williamson; mother and step father, Charlene and Joe Copaus; father, Bill Williamson; mother in law & her husband, Linda O’Dell & Jim McDougal; uncle & his wife, Roy & Debbie Smith; brother and his wife, Robert and Jessica Williamson; brother in law and his wife, Kendrick O’Dell & Noreen Wasserman; sister in law, Leandra O’Dell; nephews, Robert Williamson & Bishop Robicheaux; nieces, Carrie Williamson & Stacy Williamson; and many other family members and friends.  Albert was born and raised in Waco, Texas.  In 1986 he moved Austin, Texas with a job promotion with Consolidated Battery. In 1987 he married Laurie.  They then moved to San Antonio, Texas for job promotion.  In 1997 they moved to Mooreland, Oklahoma where they lived on the family farm. It was there that the greatest event in his life happened his daughter Adrianna was born.  In 2012 he moved to Montgomery, Texas.  Albert loved spending time with his family.  Some of his favorite pastimes were working in the yard, helping with the First Baptist Church of Mooreland and fishing.  He was always willing to give a helping hand to his family and friends.    Even though the last year of his life was extremely difficult, he tried very hard to keep his family going strong.
A Memorial Service will be held at the family home in Montgomery on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  A reception will follow at location to be announced.


















GLADYS LUCILLE HENRY TEAGUE

Funeral Services for Gladys Lucille Teague of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Pleasanton City Cemetery in Pleasanton, Texas.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Mrs. Teague was born on February 23, 1917 in Ponotoc, Texas to John and Lena (Conrad) Henry. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Willis, Texas at the age of 98.   Mrs. Teague was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lena Henry and her husband, Richard B. Teague, Jr. She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Robert “Butch” Graphman; grandsons, Robert Craig Graphman and Mark Richard Graphman; great grandchildren, Melissa Graphman, Robert C. Graphman, Jr., Aric Graphman and Ellie Graphman; great-great grandsons, Robert Caden Graphman and Ethan William Oughton; sisters, Mildred Marlowe and Doris Greisenbeck.    Mrs. Teague grew up in South Texas on a farm between Poteet and Somerset. She and her husband, Richard spent many happy years together raising their family and enjoying life.  Mrs. Teague devoted her life to her family, providing a loving and caring home.  After her husband Richard’s passing in 1994, Mrs. Teague spent time traveling with her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Butch Graphman, visiting many places around the U.S. including Hawaii.  She was a strong, loving, independent woman who had a great sense of humor and will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress as well as, a wonderful wife and mother.  She will be deeply missed for her love and warmth. 

















RONALD EUGENE TUNE
In Loving Memory of Ronald Eugene Tune, beloved husband and caring father who passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Spring, Texas at the age of 61. Ron was born on June 25, 1953 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to John Eugene and Dorothy Jean (Long) Tune. The family wishes to hold private family services to celebrate the life of Ron.    
















RICHARD MCCLENDON PILKINGTON


Funeral services for Richard McClendon Pilkington will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Living Word Church with Pastor Harold Morton officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Living Word Church in Conroe.  Richard was born on May 18, 1961 in Leeds, Alabama to Harvey McClendon and Ethyleen (Brasher) Pilkington. He passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 in Conroe surrounded by his family at the age of 53.   Richard was the longtime owner of M.O. Wiggins Fencing.  He was a kind, caring and compassionate man who loved life and treasured his family. Richard loved the great outdoors and spent many weekends camping with Fay.  He was a loving husband, brother, father, son and grandfather who was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed in our lives.  Richard is survived by his family: Loving wife, Fay; Parents; Harvey and Ethyleen; Three sons, Nick and his wife, Sheila, Justin and his daughter, Trinity and Barrett and his daughter, Elexis; Brother, George and his wife, Jamie. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.   Richard’s pallbearers will include: his three sons, Nick, Justin and Barrett; his cousin, David; brother-in-law, Doug; and nephew, Ryan.  

















LARRY WALTER DEGGS

"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” ~~Jesus Christ; John 14: 2-3
     Jesus kept His Word at 5:17AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, and came to take Larry Walter Deggs to the place He prepared for him. “Pawpaw” was 71.
     Called the “Mystery Patient” by local doctors, Deggs died from cardiac wasting syndrome, a complication of heart disease. He’d been living on half of his heart for nearly 20 years following a massive heart attack and quadruple bypass, which was only supposed to last seven years. The difference? Larry accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior after seeing a vision of Death coming for him, and spent his remaining years especially loving his family and serving his community, mostly as a food pantry volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
     Deggs was a master pressman, having been apprenticed at age 15 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was born, and worked in the printing industry, mostly in Houston, for five decades. He also owned his own printing company, Pioneer Printing, but was more likely to donate his work than to profit from it. Larry was a graduate of Rosepine High School in Rosepine, Louisiana, and attended McNeese State College in Lake Charles, where his Daddy sent him to be a “lawyer, doctor, or Indian chief”. He lived most of the last 20 years in Conroe and Montgomery.
     Larry was preceded in death by his soul mate and wife of nearly 50 years, Gloria Diane Caldwell Deggs; his parents, Walter Lee Deggs and Ruth Gertrude O’Quinn Deggs; his sister, Kathy Marlene Deggs Castleberry; and his brothers-in-law, Gary Castleberry and William Clarence Churchman.
     Grieving this fine Daddy’s loss are his children: Deborah Deggs Cariker and her husband, James William Cariker, Jr. of Montgomery; Richard Lawrence Deggs and his wife, Tina Ann Morriss Deggs, of Allen, Texas; and William Walter Deggs, and his wife, Cheri Bishop Deggs, of Spring, Texas.

     He was a bigger-than-life “Pawpaw” and “Poppy”, now missed by Philip Lee Rabalais and his wife, Gillian Howes Rabalais, of Mandeville, Louisiana; Larry Richard Deggs and his wife, Kassye Short Deggs, of New Caney, Texas; Leslye Diane Deggs LeCompte and her husband, Seth LeCompte, of Spring; Patrick Charles Deggs and his fiancée, Kristin Rockwell, of Allen, Texas; Christopher John Deggs of Spring; Rebekah Cariker Cummings and her husband, Ross Cummings, of Covington, Louisiana; William Jacob Cariker of Montgomery, and the Lexington, Virginia, campus of Virginia Military Institute; David Adam Cariker of Montgomery, and Nathaniel John-Mark Cariker of Montgomery. 









MARTHA LOUISE CONROE SMITH


Martha Conroe Smith, great-great granddaughter of Isaac Conroe, founder of this city, passed away on March 9, 2015 in Conroe at the age of 91.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with William Fielding Smith, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday, beginning at Noon.  Mrs. Smith was born on October 21, 1923 in Conroe, Texas to Elbert Isaac and Anna Floy (Williams) Conroe.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas W. Smith; daughter, Kristin Floy Smith; brothers, Thomas E. Conroe, Sr. and William C. Conroe; and sister-in-law, Veleta Conroe. Martha is survived by her loving family: sister-in-law, Norma Conroe; nephews, Christopher Isaac Conroe and wife, Teresa;Thomas E. Conroe, Jr. and wife, Ellen and William Fielding Smith, Jr. and wife, Patricia; nieces, Kelly Rymal and husband, Rudy, Constance Scott and husband, Stan and Starlett Curryspecial family; Sandi McFarland, Milton and LeAnne Sallee, and John and Gail Sallee; numerous other dear family members and friends also survive.  A special thanks to Kathy Shanks and Pam Hawkins for all of their love, support and care.   Pallbearers:  Christopher I. Conroe, William Fielding Smith, Jr., Thomas E. Conroe, Jr., Milton W. Sallee, Joshua W. Sallee, Jarrid Thomas Sallee, Larry Raus and Stuart Scott.  










                         MARIA DE JESUS SANCHEZ-QUIJANO

En Memoria Amorosa
Maria DeJesus Sanchez-Quijano
Born: 25 de Diciembre de 1969- Mexico
Passed away: 7 de Marzo de 2015- Conroe, Texas
 
Servicios Funerarios
La capilla de directores fúnebres Conroe
Sábado, 14 de Marzo de 2015
1:00 de la tarde
Deacon Ric Garcia oficiando
Entierro Conroe Memorial Park
 
Familia Amorosa
Amado esposo, Pedro Perez Quijano; Sus hijos, Blanca,
Miguel, Geli, Jessica, Erika and Sandra; Hermana,
Patty Sanchez and Noel Barron; Hermanos, Alejandro
Sanchez and esposa, Virginia and Aureliano Sanchez
and esposa, Rocio; , nietoanieta, Ailyn and Alysson;,
Sobrinas y sobrinos, Alexis, Jonathan, Alexandra,
Rocio, Lupita, Valeria and Ian. Maria se amaba 
y le extrañará.










THOMAS JEFFERSON BRANNON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Brannon, 82, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery.  Mr. Brannon was born on January 10, 1933 in Darlington, Florida to Willie and Ressie Brannon. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his home. Thomas proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was also a very talented builder in Conroe for many years.  Thomas was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who touched many lives, and will be sorely missed.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Brannon and his sister, Willie Faye Follett.  Thomas is survived by his loving family: wife of 60 years, Edna Brannon; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Rachel Brannon; daughter, Donna Brannon Blain; sister, Luneta Brannon; grandchildren, Sean Brannon, DE Tims, Angela Gunnels, Joseph Brannon, Danielle Brannon, Randi Long, Rhiannon Kynn, Roxye Blain and Melissa Aldridge; great grandchildren, Britney Tims, Derrik Tims, Jordan Brannon, Kayla Gunnels, Kaitlyn, Lauryna and Samuel Morgan, Juliet Brannon and Katherine Brannon. Pallbearers: Sam Gellis, Jordan Brannon, Joseph Brannon, Dennis Knerr and Dennis Cozart. 










MARY DIANE ROBISON

Funeral services for Mary Diane Robison of Conroe, Texas will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Jay McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow in Farris Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Diane was born on February 18, 1944 in Houston, Texas to George Joseph Willy, Sr. and Mary Joyce (Wood) Willy. She passed away peacefully on February 28, 2015 surrounded by her family at the age of 71.  Diane was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Diane was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Willy.  She is survived by her loving family: husband of 48 years, Keith Robison; children, Gigi Gabiel Pruitt, Gabrielle White, Otrea Robison and wife, Pam, Richard Robison and Annette, Chere Lampis and Josh Robison; brother, George Willy and wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Patty Willy; grandchildren, Dustin and wife, Lindsey, Nathan and wife, Casey, Chris and wife, Stacey, Shan, Jordan, Annabele and Royce; great grandchildren, Gavin, Aidan, Natalie, Tristan, Alibre and Brady. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Otrea Robison, Richard Robison, Dustin Cox, Nathan Pruitt, Josh Robison and Chris Pruitt. 









JOANNA "JODY" ALLEN

Memorial Service for Joanna “Jody” Allen, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.  in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Allen was born on June 4, 1926 in Conroe, Texas to Luther William, Sr. Allen and Anna Ethel (Blair) Allen. She passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at her residence in Conroe.  Jody was 88 years old.  She was the youngest of 10 siblings and was the last surviving child of their family. Over the years, Jody was a wonderful caretaker to her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Unity Church and enjoyed her visits with her Breakfast Club ladies.  Jody also loved to garden and was an excellent gourmet cook.  She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, as well as, their families. Jody also leaves behind a legacy of friendship that spans generations.  Our beautiful aunt, our “Refined Texas Lady” and our smart business woman was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  












CHARLIE W. JOHNSON

In Loving Memory of Charlie W. Johnson, 55, of Oak Point, Texas. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Charlie was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.  













PAM A. CAPPS
Funeral services for Pam A. Capps of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jimmy Weeks officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at the funeral home.  Pam was born on September 3, 1955 in Conroe, Texas to R.B. and Willie Mae (Smith) Atkinson. She passed away peacefully in Conroe on February 14, 2015 surrounded by her family. Pam was 59 years old.  Our caring mother, sister and grandmother was a kind, loving woman who enjoyed reading, HGTV and was an excellent cook. But, it was her precious grandchildren with whom she doted on that held that special place in her heart. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Capps in 1995 and her brother, Robert Aktinson. She is survived by her loving family: children, Michael Capps and fiancé, Della, Dana Sommer and Mark Capps and wife, Randie; sisters and brothers, Elaine Franklin, Peggy Ward, Richard Atkinson and wife, Eileen, Raymond Atkinson and wife, Valerie, Patricia Daniels, Rodney Atkinson and wife, Nikki and Ronald Atkinson and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Alyvia Capps, Grant Capps, Dixie Copeland, Montgomery Ogle, and William Sommer. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Dwayne Dean, Jason Bass, Dillon Atkinson, Darrell Atkinson, Justin Atkinson and Jim Bannister; Honorary Pallbearers: Leigh Landriault and Troy Atkinson.  














LOIS MAGNOLIA HATTON

Lois Magnolia Hatton, 91, longtime resident of Conroe, transcended into her Heavenly Father’s arms on February 7, 2015 at 3:16 A.M. She was born on February 28, 1923 in Saratoga, Texas to Arthur Powell and Blanche Emma (Teel) Neal, but lived in Conroe all her life. Lois Magnolia faithfully served at Grace Baptist Church for over fifty years and was a true servant of the Lord.  She is rejoicing with her husband, Melton E. Hatton and her son, Lonnie Powell Stowe; as well as, her parents, Arthur Powell Neal and Blanche Emma Neal; her brothers and sisters, Barney Neal, Sr., Edmond Neal, Loraine Helton, and Joyce Pearson. She is survived by her loving family: children, Judy Askew, Gary Stowe and wife, Carol and Jan Bruner; grandchildren, David N. Taylor, Judy Lee and husband, Caesar, Bill Joe Taylor and wife, Tracey, Sam Prestwood, Jr. and wife, Tanya, Melton and Dianne Prestwood, David Askew, adopted grandson, Charles Knight and Dawn Smith; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren and her one sister, Joanne Signor and her husband, Charles. Many loved nieces and nephews also survive.  Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Conroe Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be held on February 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Cude Cemetery in Willis, Texas with Brother Darrell Stevens officiating. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: Harbor Hospice Care. www.harborhospice.com.









RAYMOND LAWRENCE GABRUNAS 
In loving Memory of Raymond Lawrence Gabrunas of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on February 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas, at the age of 72.  Mr. Gabrunas was born on July 8, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana to Walter and Theresa (Bolka) Gabrunas. Raymond was raised in Indiana with his family and went on to graduate from Perdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He met and married the love of his life, Dorothea on June 20, 1964 in Hammond, Indiana and together they raised three beautiful children. He loved nature photography and the great outdoors.  Raymond hunted all his life all over the U.S., but he especially enjoyed his many seasons of hunting with his dear family. He was an kind, smart and loving gentleman who will dearly be missed. Ray leaves behind to cherish his memories: wife, Dorothea Gabrunas; children, Vincent Edward Gabrunas, Richard Allen Gabrunas and wife, Crista and Denise Marie Mahoney and husband, John; brother, Robert Gabrunas; grandchildren, Danielle Elizabeth Borgeding, Nathan Wayne Gabrunas, Jerry Delon Carty III, and Robert John Carty. The family had a private memorial in Conroe, Texas.













RAYMOND LABOYD WHITE

Graveside services for Raymond LaBoyd White of Liberty, Texas will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Montague Cemetery in Cleveland, Texas with the Rev. Jimmy Weeks officiating.  Mr. White passed away peacefully on February 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 77.  He was born on March 27, 1937 in Dora, New Mexico to Willie and Myrtle White.  Raymond proudly served his country in the Army and retired as SFC E-7 in 1980 after 20 years of faithful service. He received many honorable decorations such as: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, 2 Oversea Bars, Good Conduct Medal (5 Award), and the Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin).  Over the years, he and his loving wife of 53 years, Betty and their children were stationed in Germany, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas, just to name a few. Raymond was a loving, caring gentleman who will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond LaBoyd White and brothers, Vernie White and Calvin Morgan. Ray is survived by his loving family: wife, Betty Jean White; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Charlie Clemence, Jeanie and Bruce Karbowski and Sheila and Lloyd Wagnon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carmelita Acock, Kay and Jim Alexander and Carol and Charlie Boultinghouse; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Charene White; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, other dear relatives and friends.  






DR. KAY ROXANNE WEISE

Funeral services for Dr. Kay Roxanne Weise of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Ark Church with Pastor Alan Clayton officiating.  Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. 
Mrs. Weise was born on June 16, 1939 in Lawrence, Kansas to O.E. and Alvina Nelson. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the age of 75 in The Woodlands, Texas.
Kay met and married the love of her life, Bobby Weise, while they both were attending the University of Houston and were happily married for over 53 years.  She taught English for many years at Conroe High School where she left her mark on many students who still keep up with her to this day. Kay was very passionate about the education of our children. With this passion she created the Gifted and Talented Program within Conroe Independent School District and served as elected President, Texas Association-Gifted & Talented, Austin, Texas.  Kay earned her Ph.D from the University of Houston and retired from the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies at U of H after many exemplary years.
Kay was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who was known for her kind words, generosity and caring soul.  The earth lost an angel.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Audrey Leigh Quast. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Bobby Weise; daughters, Julie Shute and Lorre Bumgardner; grandchildren, Jamie Maurie Shute, Jane Roxanne Shute, Davis Michael Shute, Katie Bumgardner and Nicholas Bumgardner; great grandchildren, Jessica Maurie-Taylor O’Quinn, Kameron Lee O’Quinn and Addisynn Mae Oncale; brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar Eric and Sue Nelson and Eugene King and Karen Nelson.  








ALBERT ZARUBA

Funeral services for Albert Zaruba, 85, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Christ Church with the Rev. Dan Schiel officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.
Mr. Zaruba was born on October 8, 1929 in Dayton, Texas to Charlie & Rosie Zaruba and passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.

Mr. Zaruba was a lifelong accomplished musician who played music by ear and loved to entertain and teach others.  For many years, he played joyfully at Christ Church in Conroe.  Al was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved his family and was a dear friend to many.  Albert married the love of his life on March 12, 1954 and they’ve been happily married for over 60 years.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Ripkowski and Carolyn Cox and his brother, Charlie Zaruba, Jr.  Al is survived by his loving family:  Wife, Jerry Zaruba; son and daughter-in-law, Keith & Trudy Zaruba; daughters and sons-in-law in law, Vicki & Jimmy Burleigh and Twyla & Wayne Gentles; grandchildren, Rusty Burleigh, Rachel Shaw & husband John, Jason Zaruba & wife Nicole, Christine Armstrong & husband Ryan, Cameron Gentles & Jaclyn Johnson, Tyler Gentles & wife Jill and Cooper Gentles; Seven great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Burleigh, Jared Shaw, Brendan Shaw, Adrianna Burleigh, Landon Zaruba, Braden Zaruba and Savannah Zaruba and also numerous other dear relatives and friends.  Pallbearers:  Rusty Burleigh, Cameron Gentles, Tyler Gentles, Cooper Gentles, Jason Zaruba and John Shaw.











JAMES HENRY BROWN


Memorial Service for James Henry Brown of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Gospel Tabernacle with Brother Dacus officiating. (15176 Rabon Chapel Rd.)  James was born on May 5, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William B. and Carolina (Stroup) Brown.  He passed away peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 87. James proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a longtime resident of Conroe, who owned and operated Brown’s Floor Service and Brown’s Corner.  He joins in Heaven, Evangeline Beth Brown and Merri Beth Brown with whom he preceded in death.  James is survived by his loving family: sons, Stephen Brown, Mark Brown and David Brown; grandchildren, Jessica Burch, Joshua Etchison and Aimee Willoughby; six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive.  James was a loving father and grandfather who will be great missed.  The Brown family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all the nurses at Thee Hospice for their love and support during this difficult time.  










GLENN ALLAN ZIMMERMAN

Memorial Service for Glenn A. Zimmerman of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.  Glenn was born on February 2, 1959 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on Friday, January 16, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. 
He enjoyed Reggae music and loved to dance.  Glenn shared his talent for dance at the Arthur Murray Studios where he taught many years ago. He was truly a kind, and gentle man who will be dearly missed. 
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. Zimmerman, Jr. and Clara Nell Rodgers. He is survived by his loving family:  brother, Joseph H. Zimmerman, III; sister, Tracy Ragelin; nephews, Joseph H. Zimmerman, IV and Stephanie Taylor and Robert Stovall; niece, Brandy Stovall and Mike Blackwell; great nephews and nieces, Joseph H. Zimmerman V, Wesley Stovall, Avee Dillard and Jordan Dillard; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 










EARL ROBERT WEAVER, JR. 

Funeral Services for Earl Robert “Bob” Weaver, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Ricky Carrell officiating.  The family will receive friends in The Chapel two hours prior to the funeral service on Saturday.  Bob was born on February 28, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to Earl Robert Weaver, Sr. “Grampy” and Mildred Marie (Mauger) Hearn.  He passed away peacefully on January 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his family.  Bob was 76 years old.  He proudly served his country in the Air Force (Airman Second Class) from July 1956-1960. Bob was a loving husband, devoted father and caring grandfather who will be remembered for his loyalty, strength of character and fierce love of family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Pamela “Punkin” McCullouchand his former wife, Bobbie Jean Weaver.  Bob is survived by his loving family: wife of 12 years, Margie Weaver of Montgomery Tx; Sister, Judy Weaver of Conroe, Tx; Brother and sister-in-law, Gale and Barbra Weaver of Magnolia, Tx; Daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Rick Hawn of Ft White, Fla, Debbie and Doug Childs of College Station, Tx and Lisa and Harold Williams of Conroe, Tx; Grandchildren, Jamie Boone and husband, Ryan, Jason Hawn and wife, SteviAnn, Jennifer Carrell, Jessica Booth, Jacob Carrell and Mikayla Mitchell; 10 dear great grandchildren;  Stepchildren, Bill and Joyce Palmer of Tuscola Tx, Terry Trero of Montgomery, Tx, Chris and Larry Owens of Willis, Tx, Rickey and Loretta Palmer of Fort Scott, KS, Cindy and Ernie Payne of Scottsdale Az, Becky and Bobby Chenault of Junction, Tx and Lisa and Rob Armstrong of The Woodlands, Tx; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.  


















ARCHIVED OBITUARIES 2013-2014

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Stella "Fay" Ferrell 1930-2014
William Richard Cleveland 1943-2014
Dorothy M. Boyle 1934-2014
Emmi Wiessner Boehmert 1936-2014
JoAnn A. Wassil 1937-2014
Velia Mendez 1924-2014
George Joseph Marook, Jr. 1946-2014
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
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








STELLA "FAY" FERRELL
Born on August 4, 1930, in Adamsville, Texas. Stella Fay Ferrell was a sweet, loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend. Her life was devoted to her family. She also enjoyed her work as a pharmacy technician for years at Apple Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. She died peacefully in Conroe, Texas on Monday, December 29th, 2014. She will be dearly missed.
Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Dwaine Roland Ferrell. Her son, Charles Roland Ferrell; her sisters, Maddy Eddy, Ethel Carter and Udell Woolridge. her brothers, Pete Randall and Ernest Randall. She is survived by her son, Dwaine Randall Ferrell. Grandchildren, J.R.Ferrell, Melanie and Kenny Rogers; Daughter in law, Holly Ferrell; Great grandchildren, Shelby, Allison and Cole Rogers; Sisters, Patsy Baker and
Martha Bryant; and her brother, Kenneth Randall. Graveside services for Fay were held at Evergreen Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. She was laid to rest next to her husband.  








WILLIAM RICHARD CLEVELAND

Memorial service for William Richard Cleveland, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas was held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Alton King officiating.  Mr. Cleveland was born on June 9, 1943 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014 in Willis, Texas at Grace Manor. He was 71 years old.
He was preceded in death by his son, Sammy Cleveland; brother-in-law, Jaime Moore; sister-in-law, Linda Cleveland and nephew, Wayne Richards.  William is survived by his loving family: children, David Cleveland and Patricia, Tacy Cleveland, J.R. Cleveland and Shannon, Charles Cleveland and Melissa and Cory Cleveland; sister, Carolyn Moore; brother, Charles Cleveland; grandchildren, T.J., Justin, Danielle, Savannah, Starla, Scotty, David, Casey, Drew, Felix and Kennedy; great grandchildren, Chloie, Westin and Bailey; nephews, Ricky Richards and Richard Michael;niece, Monica Mizell; great nephew, Josh Mizell; great nieces, D’Angel and Dakota Richards; and special friend, Angie Tarneja. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 
William proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean and  Vietnam Wars and also during the Cuban Missile Crises. He was a loving, kind man who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.  






DOROTHY M. BOYLE
In Loving Memory of Dorothy M. Boyle of Sugarland, Texas, formerly of Conroe. Mrs. Boyle was born on December 4, 1934 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve in Sugarland. She and her family were longtime residents of Conroe where she raised her family. Dorothy is survived by her loving family and will be dearly missed. 










EMMI WIESSNER BOEHMERT

In Loving Memory of Emmi Wiessner Boehmert, 78, of Shenandoah, Texas who passed away on December 20, 2014. Emmi was born on August 16, 1936 in Ludwig, Germany and worked for over 30 years in the banking industry. She was a loving mother who gave her love freely to her family.  









JOANN A. WASSIL
JoAnn lived a life of love and kindness.  Her life truly began when she married the love of her life, Greg Wassil. Together they raised four children: Jim, Terry, Mary and Greg. They shared love, compassion and mastered the gift of giving.  They conspired together and became the creative duo.They worked together and created many incredible artistic works of art.
 In the last transition of her life JoAnn moved to The Woodlands, TX . She became very active in the community of Windsor Lakes where she played and taught MahJong, played poker, and bocci ball. She was a friend to all. 
Remember JoAnn for how she lived, each day to the fullest, with love and kindness. Please join us as we celebrate her life with a Funeral Mass on Tuesday 1/6/15 at 11:00am.
 
St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
7801 Bay Branch Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382
 
A reception will immediately follow at:
Windsor Lakes Club House
Windsor Lakes  Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384









VELIA MENDEZ

Memorial Service for Velia Mendez of Conroe, Texas was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Grove Baptist Church in Richards, Texas with Rev. Dave Saffle and the Rev. Joe Saffle officiating.  Mrs.Mendez was born on December 28, 1924 in Wiergate, Tx and passed away on December 2, 2014 in Conroe, Tx.  She was a lovely woman who will be dearly missed.  Velia is survived by her husband, Guillermo Mendez of Conroe and her three daughters, Alma Wilson, Sonia Carvajal and Cynthia Montgomery and one son, Guillermo Mendez, Jr. Numerous other dear relatives survive, as well.  











GEORGE JOSEPH MAROOK, JR


George Joseph Marook, Jr. of Bedias, Texas passed away on November 20, 2014 in Temple, Texas at the age of 68.  George was born on September 24, 1946 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  He proudly served his country in Navy.  George was also a talented welder who traveled the United States for his job and retired in 2005. He was preceded in death by his loving son and step-son.  George is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Carolyn Taylor Marook; children, Amy Sue Franco and Lynn Ann Marook; step-sons, Raymond Isbell and wife, Donna and Randy Isbell; 2 aunts; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Numerous other dear relatives and friends survive.  George was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and great-great grandfather who will be greatly missed.    A Visitation was held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Memorial service was held at the VFW 4709 in Conroe and burial will follow at a later date.  







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.



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’ Penni