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Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion


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.


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. 


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: or P.O. Box 131582, Spring, TX 77393. 


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. 


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.


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.   


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. 


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.  


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.


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

Web Address:





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.


emorial 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 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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.



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.


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, 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, 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. 


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.


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.