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AUGUST DITTRICH
August “Junior” Richard Dittrich, 76, of Weimar died Jan. 21 in Austin. Funeral services were Jan. 24 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Weimar with Father Tim Kosler officiating. 
Interment followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Weimar.
Junior was born in Schulenburg on Nov. 14, 1925, to August and Frances (Peter) Dittrich. He married Hermasella Findeisen on June 28, 1948, a marriage of 53 years.
Their married life began in Galveston where Patricia was born. They relocated to San Antonio and their daughter Catherine was born.
They found themselves in Angleton, and Marilyn, David and Barbara were born to the couple in the ensuing years.
Junior retired from the Dow Chemical Company in the late 1960s after 17 years as a boilermaker welder. 
He moved to Weimar, where he spent the next few years ranching and farming.
In the mid-1970s he ended up back in Angleton where he finished his career as supervisor for McGill Maintenance. During that time he also kept up the ranch in Weimar.
In the earlier years, Junior enjoyed hunting and fishing but spent most of his time working on his ranch. In later years, he enjoyed watching sports and reading his daily newspaper.
Junior was active in several organizations. He was a Fourth Degree Knight with St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus. He was a member and past board member of the Texas Farm Bureau and the German Society.
He had been on the boards of directors of the Hochheim Insurance Company. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and director of New Bielau Community Center.
Junior will be missed terribly by his family and friends.
Junior is survived by his wife, Hermasella, and five children and their spouses: Patricia and Bob Schoelikopf, Cathy and Allen Cader, Marilyn Dittrich and daughter Elizabeth, David and Debbie Dittrich, and Barbara and Vinson Wood; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and sister, Elia Cernosek of Weimar.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, James; and four brothers, Edward, George, Leo and Ervin.
Pallbearers were Vinson Wood, Allen Cader, Christopher Cader, Brian Schoelikopf, Johnathan Schoelikopf and Bobby Schoelikopf.

ROBERT JAMES 'JIMMY' JESSMER III
Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002, in the Angleton Cemetery for Jimmy Jessmer III, 7-day-old infant son of Robert “Bobby” Jr. and Stacy Jessmer of Brazoria. Dr. Rodney Bowman will officiate.
Jimmy passed away Friday, January 25, 2002, in Texas Children’s Hospital. 
Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Palms Funeral Home.
Jimmy was born January 18, 2002, in Houston. In addition to his parents, Jimmy is survived by his sisters, Crystal Marie and Teya Maria Jessmer of Brazoria; grandparents: Robert Jessmer Sr. of Potsdam, N.Y., Fran Jessmer of Sweeny, and Wesley and Linda Paulk of Angleton; great-grandparents: Edna and Archie Denman of Mills, Wyo., and Gloria Jessmer of Potsdam, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home.

BETTY D. McMULLIN
Funeral services for Betty D. McMullin, 62, of Brazoria are pending with Baker Funeral Home of Brazoria. 
She died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Bayshore Hospital.

CHARLIE J. PINCKARD
Charlie J. Pinckard, 75, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002 at the Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Lake Jackson, Texas, with Rev. Jim Reiter of Chapelwood United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson officiating.
Military Honors to follow at the Restwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2002 at Lakewood Funeral Chapel.
Charlie has been a Lake Jackson resident since 1983, a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson, an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and retired from Freeport McMoran after 37 years of dedicated service as Plant Engineer.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris Pinckard of Lake Jackson; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Allen G. Pinckard & wife Pat of West Monroe, Louisiana; and sister, Mary Guyton of West Monroe, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jett Pinckard; daughter, Gail Chauviere; and granddaughter, Christie Chauviere.
Funeral services by Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Lake Jackson, Texas.

JOHNNIE LEE OLIVER-SANDERS, SR. 'COWBOY'
Funeral services for Johnnie Lee Oliver-Sanders, Sr., 66, of Freeport, will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Bethel Baptist Church, 401 South Ave. H., Freeport, Texas with Rev., Hannis Prince officiating.
Burial will follow at Gulf Coast Cemetery in Clute, Texas.
He was born June 23, 1935 and passed away Friday, January 25, 2002 at Atlantic City, New Jersey of natural causes. 
Visitations will be from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2002 at E. Viola & Son Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas.
He is survived by his sons, Johnnie Lee Sanders (Laurie) of Pleasant Ville, New Jersey; and one other son; daughter, Sandy Gail Harris (Carl) of Clute, and six other daughters; one brother; and two sisters.
Arrangements by E. Viola & Son Funeral Home, West Columbia, Texas.

LaVERN JACKSON GRIGGS
Funeral services for LaVern Jackson Griggs, 45, of Bailey’s Prairie, Texas, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Angleton, Texas, with Rev. Steven R. King officiating.
Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.
She died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002 at Dixon Funeral Home Chapel in Brazoria and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. only, Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Bethel Baptist Church. There will be no viewing afterwards.
She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ellis Griggs, Jr. of Bailey’s Prairie; two sons, Donald Ray “Ebo” George, Jr. and Charles Terrell Morgan of Alvin; one daughter, Virginia “Roxanne” Morgan of Alvin; three brothers, Ruben Davis, Sr. (Josephine) of Fulshear, Jesse B. Jackson, Jr. (Dorothy) of Texas City and Samuel Ray Jackson of Angleton; two sisters, Tessie Lee Davis (Vergus) of Alvin and Martha Gordon (Freddie Lee) of Houston; surrogate brothers, Curley Jackson (Mechelle) of Alvin, and Readdy B. Jackson, Jr. (Jennifer) of Angleton; one aunt, Mary Jackson of San Antonio; two uncles, Perry Jackson (Mae Ethel) of Alvin and Milton Mayberry (Faye) of Richmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Active pallbearers will be Vergus Davis, Sr., Vergus Davis, Jr., Freddie Gordon, Kirk Coleman, Tom Gooden and Marcus Roy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Ray George, Charles Terrell Morgan, Ruben Davis, Sr., Jesse B. Jackson, Jr., Samuel Ray Jackson and Milton Mayberry.
Arrangements by Dixon Funeral Home Chapel in Brazoria, Texas.

LENA MAE VALENTINE
Funeral services of Lena Mae Valentine, 58, of Rosharon will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Elion Zion Baptist Church, F.M. 1462, Rosharon, Texas with Rev. R. D. Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at Knights & Daughters Cemetery in Rosharon. 
She was born February 16, 1943 and passed away Sunday, January 27, 2002 at UTMB Hospital in Galveston.
Visitations will be from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2002 at E. Viola & Son Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas.
Wake will be from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2002 at Elion Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Reuben B. Valentine of Rosharon; son, John T. Ross of Rosharon; daughter, Dedra C. Ross of Rosharon; four brothers, M. C. Ross, Clyde Ross, O. C. Ross, all of Rosharon and F. L. Ross, Jr. of Houston.
Arrangements by E. Viola & Son Funeral Home, West Columbia, Texas.

PURCELL "PERCY" GUESS, JR.
Purcell “Percy” Guess, Jr., 68, of Lake Jackson, Texas, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2002.
He was at home with his family.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2002 at First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson with Rev. Dr. Bill Gandin officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the Lakewood Funeral Chapel.
Percy was born May 14, 1933 in Rogers, Texas to Merle and Purcell Guess, Sr. He grew up in Temple, in the Texas hill country where he developed a life-long love of nature and animals. In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, went through Fleet Sonar School at San Diego, California for six months, and served aboard the USS Uhlmann in the South Pacific. He was Honorably discharged in 1955.
After being discharged, Percy came to Freeport, Texas, where he started to work for Dow Chemical Company. There he met Wilda Lee Walker, a school teacher from Ganado, Texas, and on June 29, 1957, they became man and wife. They moved to Lake Jackson in 1959 and began their family. He continued working at Dow until his retirement in 1986, having held the position of Senior Instrument Inspector in the construction department for 30 years.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed camping and traveling with his family, inspiring his sons with his love of nature. He also enjoyed singing Barbershop Music, a passion that continued after his retirement. He sang for many years with quartets and choruses in the Brazosport area, among them the Third Coast Four, the Brazosport Harmoneers and the Bay City Coastalaires.
He is survived by his wife, Wilda Lee Walker Guess of Lake Jackson; sons, Mark Alan Guess & wife Virginia of Lake Jackson and Kevin Dale Guess & wife Pay-Sung Chew of Houston; brother, Robert Guess of Temple; sister, Elta Faye Nunn of Danville, Virginia; and their children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Contributions may be made to the Building Fund for the First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson, Texas.
Funeral services by Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Lake Jackson, Texas.

ROBERT B. "BOBBY" MAXEY, JR.
Funeral services for Robert B. “Bobby” Maxey, Jr., 56, of Sweeny, Texas, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in West Columbia, Texas.
Burial will follow at Sweeny Cemetery in Sweeny, Texas.
He was born Thursday, July 19, 1945 in Luling, Texas and died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in Sweeny, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in West Columbia.
Survivors include his mother, Eleanor Maxey of Sweeny; sister & brother-in-law, Suzanne & Jeff Crowe of West Columbia; nephew, Travis Cunningham & wife, Chris of West Columbia; and great niece and nephew, Kayla and Connor Cunningham.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert B. Maxey, Sr.
Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas.

JAMES O. MORRIS
Funeral services for James O. Morris, 75, of Alvin will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2002 at the Light Christian Center, 1501 W. South St., Alvin, Texas.
Interment will be in the Mustang Lutheran Cemetery.
He passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 in Houston.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 3, 2002 at the Light Christian Center.
Arrangements by Oak Park Funeral Home, 300 Oak Park Drive, Alvin, Texas 77511. 281-331-8217.

LEONARD EDWARD SCHMIDT
Funeral services for Leonard Edward Schmidt, 89, of League City will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City, Texas.
Interment to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
He passed away January 29, 2002 in Webster. He was born September 13, 1912 in League City to August and Leola Dick Schmidt.
Visitation was from 6 PM to 8 PM, Friday, February 1, 2002 at Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City, Texas.
He served during World War II as a diesel engineer in the Air Force. Leonard worked 43 years for Humble Pipeline and Exxon Oil Company and retired in 1977.
Leonard, lovingly known as “Pop”, is survived by his wife of 60 years, Julia Olive; sons, Leonard Edward Schmidt, Jr. & wife, Cindy of Bay View; and Richard Lee Schmidt & wife, Julia of LaPorte; daughter, Shirley Ann Phillips & husband, James, of Angleton. Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Phillips, Mark Phillips, Troy Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt, Colten Schmidt, Buck Davis, and Ricky Crum. 
Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremy Schmidt.
For those desiring, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
SUNSHINE FADES and SHADOWS FALL. But sweet remembrance outlasts all.

MRS. WILLIE BERNICE ANSLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Bernice Ansley, 77, will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Chapel of Memorial Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas, with Rev. Melvin Lowe and Rev. Mary Lowe officiating.
Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Texas.
She was born July 19, 1924 in Lampasas and she passed away January 31, 2002 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
She worked in Brazosport as a dietician at the Brazosport Memorial Hospital. She retired to Buffalo eight years ago.
She is survived by her sons, Arnold Ansley & wife, Edith of Oakwood, Herman Mack Ansley & wife, Sophia of Buffalo, and Jerry Ansley, Sr. & wife Mary Lee of Buffalo; daughter, Brenda Ansley Henley & husband, James of Buffalo; sisters, Ollie Mae Hughes of Buffalo; and Naomi Jean Hughes of Fairfield.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Peter Ansley, John Ansley, Herman Ansley, Jr., Jerry Robert Ansley, Jr., Charles Daniel Ansley, Michael Hernandez.
Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 430, Buffalo, Texas 75831.

H.J. BURRIS, SR.
Mr. H.J. “Homer” Burris, Sr. of Houston, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the age of 87.
Mr. Burris was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Dollie Nesby Burris.
He was a man of exceptional character and zest for life. He was truly respected and admired. He was a sportsman, a musician, a dancer and a wonderful story teller. He was a retired railroad engineer from Armco Steel.
Before his ill health prevented him from traveling, Mr. Burris was a frequent visitor to Freeport to visit with his son Jack O. Burris of Oyster Creek. Mr. Burris is also survived by sons, H.J. Burris, Jr. and Lloyd W. Burris; and daughter, Emma Bishop; and 13 grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Howard Glendale Funeral Home in Houston, Texas, with burial at 3:00 p.m. in Plantersville, Texas.

OPAL LOTTIE REEVES PARRACK
Funeral services for Opal Lottie Reeves Parrack, 90, of Houston, formerly of Lake Jackson, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Forest Park Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.
She passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 at her residence.
She is preceded in death by her husband, V.E. Parrack; and sons, Marlin and Kenneth Parrack.

ANDREA NICOLE GOODRUM
Funeral services for Andrea Nicole Goodrum, 15, of West Columbia are pending with Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Clute, Texas.
She passed away January 29, 2002.

GLADYS AYERS
Funeral services for Gladys Ayers of Jacksonville, formerly of Jones Creek, are pending with Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Clute, Texas.
Gladys passed away Friday, February 1, 2002 at the Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville.

JP DANSBY
JP Dansby, 81, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at his home in Lake Jackson. He is survived by Roberta S. Dansby, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Joy Dansby, Houston; son, Brian, and wife Charleen, Lake Jackson; sister Edna Williams, Lake Jackson; nieces, Pat Pilkington of San Antonio, Sylvia Sheffield of The Woodlands, and Helen Todd of Plano; nephews, Tom Heckman of Dallas, Grady Dansby and son Daniel of Lake Jackson.
JP was born in Turnersville, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1921 to Cecil and Fannie Maye Dansby. The family moved to El Campo, where he attended school. During World War II, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army, winning several medals for marksmanship. He was stationed at Matagorda Island in Texas. He next attended the University of Houston, receiving a BS degree in Music Education in 1950. While at UH he met and married a fellow student, Roberta Sisson. He served as the assistant to the concessions manager at Buff Stadium, the home of Houston's minor league baseball team. In 1950, JP and Roberta moved to Lake Jackson, where he began work in the accounting department at Dow Chemical. He retired from Dow in 1984. Also during this period he taught music in the Columbia-Brazoria School District for 11 years. He was interested in community affairs and was an active member of the Jaycees, the Men's Garden Club and the Brazosport Little Theater. He continued his interest in music as a member of the First United Methodist Church choir, and as a Houston Grand Opera season ticket holder. Through these interests he became acquainted with Howard Brock, who would become his close friend, ski partner and travel companion. His passion for skiing resulted in the Dansbys choosing Innsbruck, Austria as their second home during retirement. While skiing was his choice for personal participation, it was to UH athletics that he gave his ardent support.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences, First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson, Hospice Care Team (107 W. Way, Suite #29, Lake Jackson), or SPCA of Brazoria County.
Visitation to celebrate JP's life will be held at the Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

RENE GARCIA
Rene Garcia, 46, of Freeport, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2002 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Lake Jackson, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.
He is survived by his daughter, Christina Garcia; son, Orlando Garcia; mother, Elvira Garcia; grandchildren, Serina Lynn Ward, Orlando Rene "Orliez" Garcia Jr., Daniel Rene Garcia and Kayla Garcia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roberto Garcia.
Interment will follow at the Restwood Cemetery.
Funeral services by Lakewood Funeral Chapel.

BRIAN GREGORY GESERICK
Brian Gregory Geserick, 29, of Lake Jackson, TX died Friday, July 5, 2002 in Clute, Texas.
He was born Thursday, March 22, 1973 in St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church in East Columbia.
He is survived by parents, Larry and Cheri Geserick of West Columbia, and Connie Fortnam of Stratonville, Pa.; fiancee, Lacey Dawn Horton of Lake Jackson; son, Cody Michael Geserick of Brazoria; brother, Aaron Matthew Geserick of Lake Jackson; and sisters, Stephanie Faith Geserick of College Station and Amanda Beth Geserick of West Columbia.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 at Bethel Presbyterian Church in East Columbia with the Rev. Bruce Williams officiating. Visitation will be between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Burial will be at Brazoria Cemetery in Brazoria, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Armstrong, Mike R. French, Douglas Geserick, Jimmy Geserick, Roy Maynor and Mike Moraw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church or the charity of choice. Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home of West Columbia.

BEULAH JANET KEITEL
Beulah Janet Keitel, 84, of Brazoria, TX died Saturday, July 6, 2002 in Sweeny, TX.
She was born Friday, September, 28, 1917 in Rock Island, Texas and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Brazoria Study Club and Brazoria Historical Society.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, P.A. "Jack" Keitel Sr. of Brazoria; sons and daughter-in-law, Philip A. Jr. and Catherine Keitel of Conroe, and Gerald Keitel of Brazoria; daughter, Judy Kay Gifford of Brazoria; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 at First United Methodist Church of Brazoria with Dr. Frank Alegria officiating. Visitation will be between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Brazoria. Burial will be in Brazoria Cemetery in Brazoria, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Cooper, Brock Cooper, Todd Cooper, Christopher English, David English, Luke Harlan, Philip Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Brazoria.
Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home of Brazoria, Texas.

FRED 'BIG TINEY' LEE
Fred "Big Tiney" Lee, 68, of Richmond, Texas, died Friday, June 28, 2002 at Hermann Memorial South-west Hospital of natural causes. 
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Blue Run Baptist Church, 215 North 16th St., West Columbia, Texas, with the Rev. Jeffrey Brown officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Danciger, Texas.
Friends may call 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2002 at E. Viola & Son Funeral Home. 
He was born July 10, 1933. Fred was preceded in death by two sisters, Johnnie Mae Lee and Annie V. Williams, and one brother, Louis Lee, Sr.
He is survived by God-daughter, Amanda Bishop of Richmond; four nieces, Winnie Riggins of Hitchcock, Ruthie Battise Haynes (Charles) of West Columbia, Mable Lee and Cathy Lee, both of Richmond; one sister, Ruth Oliver of Houston; one sister-in-law, Alma Lee of Richmond; three nephews; Allen Lee of Flatonia, Dan Lee (Mercie) of West Columbia and Louis Lee, Jr. of Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to E. Viola & Son Funeral Home, 205 North Broad, West Columbia, Texas 77486. Arrangements by E. Viola & Son Funeral Home of West Columbia, Texas.

BEULAH FAITH PENNOCK
Beulah Faith Pennock, 70, of Freeport, Texas passed away Saturday, July 6, 2002 at her home. Beulah was an area resident since 1967.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leroy Pennock Jr. of Freeport; five children: Warren Pennock and wife, Elda, of Poteet, Texas; Alan Pennock of Michigan, Wanda Pennock of Freeport, Texas; Linda Kennelley of Freeport, Texas; William Pennock of Freeport, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Margaret Upton of Freeport, Texas and Nita Dever of Helotes, Texas; three brothers: Albert Cambell of Seguin, Texas, William Cambell of Austin, Texas and Louis Cambell of McQueeny, Texas; one brother-in-law: Norman Pennock and wife, Arethea, of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jeremy Woodruff.
Family will receive friends 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Lakewood Chapel with funeral services 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 at Lakewood Chapel. Graveside services will be 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
The family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers.

ELIZABETH 'JOANN' SCANTLIN
Elizabeth "JoAnn" Scantlin, 71, of Lake Jackson, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 27, 2002.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at Stroud Funeral Home with Pastor John Hatch, officiating.
JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Robert Scantlin; daughter, Robin Dean & husband, Gary of Alvin; son, Robert Scantlin & wife, Pam of Sweeny; sister, Peggy Moore of Lake Jackson; grandchildren; Keri Scott, Rikie Mariam, Linsy Mariam, Courtney, Brittany, Jeffery and Brett Scantlin; great-grandchildren, Cole Mariam and Christopher Scott; and many other loving relatives and friends.
The family would like to express special thanks to the Hospice Care Team for their loving care.
Arrangements by Stroud Funeral Home, Clute, Texas. 979-265-1188.

FREDDIE LINCOLN
Freddie Lincoln, 61, of Clute, Texas died Friday, July 5, 2002 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with E. Viola & Son Funeral Home of West Columbia.

G.L. 'BUBBA' ROUSE
George Leonard "Bubba" Rouse, 73, of Angleton, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Angleton Danbury Medical Center.
He was born in Moss Point, Mississippi on February 22, 1929 to Alberta Ricker Rouse and Patrick Rouse. Bubba, as friends knew him, grew up in Moss Point, graduated high school in 1947, and attended Perkingston Junior College in Mississippi on a football scholarship. He moved to Texas in 1950 and married Ann Curry, and they lived in Angleton. Bubba and Ann had three children, John Kimberly Rouse, Dana Roxanne Rouse, and Suzanne Rayne Rouse. In 1985 he married Marcelene Rhoden of Cleveland, Texas.
Bubba was a jack of all trades before entering the public service arena. He began his career path in Moss Point at the age of 14. When the men went off to war, he and his buddies went to work, and wound up running the show at the local paper mill. After moving to Texas, he worked from Beaumont to Angleton laying pipelines and doing drainage work. He worked in the pipeline division at Dow Chemical Company. He started his own pest control business, Killum Pest Control, in the mid-1960s, and he read water meters for the city and wound up as the City Water Superintendent.
He spent 28 years in politics and public service. Those years include 10 years on the Angleton City Council, (8 years as Mayor Pro-tem during that time), 6 years on the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District (2 years as chairman), 12 years as Brazoria County Commissioner for Precinct 2.
The common thread in all of his endeavors was people. He loved people, and loved doing things for others. He would sooner walk straight through a room full of dignitaries to shake a working man's hand than to spend time with anyone self-important. To him, status was nothing - a good heart was everything. He taught us all how to move forward, but in moving forward to always look behind you to see who you could lend a hand to.
Bubba was raised in the Kreole Methodist Church in Moss Point, was a deacon and an elder for the First Presbyterian Church of Angleton, then joined the First United Methodist Church in Angleton. He was an active member of the First United Methodist, heading up committees and organizing activities for the benefit of others. He loved the church, and supporting their youth activities. 
Bubba coached Little League baseball in Angleton during the '60s and '70s, was a volunteer fireman in Angleton for many years, was an Angleton Chamber of Commerce member, member of the National Democratic Party - though he always supported the best person for the office regardless of party affiliation. He was an active member in the American Quarter Horse Association, and enjoyed a natural knack in picking horses that led to a successful racing career. 
His parents and second wife, Marcelene Rhoden Rouse, preceded him in death.
He is survived by son Kim Rouse of Angleton, Roxanne Rouse of Austin, Suzanne Rouse Saxon and husband Mike and stepdaughter Erika of Dallas; stepchildren Marcella McClain and husband Jeff of Cleveland, Texas, Susan Bergman and husband Louis of Cleveland, Doug Rhoden and wife Denna of Shephard, and Jennifer Rhoden of Conroe, and eight stepgrandchildren, and many cousins and relatives.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2002 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 10 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Angleton. He will be transported to Moss Point, Mississippi for family services later in the week.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church for benefit of the children's program, His Kids.
Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home, Angleton, Texas.

JP DANSBY
JP Dansby, 81, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at his home in Lake Jackson. He is survived by Roberta S. Dansby, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Joy Dansby, Houston; son, Brian, and wife Charleen, Lake Jackson; sister Edna Williams, Lake Jackson; nieces, Pat Pilkington of San Antonio, Sylvia Sheffield of The Woodlands, and Helen Todd of Plano; nephews, Tom Heckman of Dallas, Grady Dansby and son Daniel of Lake Jackson.
JP was born in Turnersville, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1921 to Cecil and Fannie Maye Dansby. The family moved to El Campo, where he attended school. During World War II, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army, winning several medals for marksmanship. He was stationed at Matagorda Island in Texas. He next attended the University of Houston, receiving a BS degree in Music Education in 1950. While at UH he met and married a fellow student, Roberta Sisson. He served as the assistant to the concessions manager at Buff Stadium, the home of Houston's minor league baseball team. In 1950, JP and Roberta moved to Lake Jackson, where he began work in the accounting department at Dow Chemical. He retired from Dow in 1984. Also during this period he taught music in the Columbia-Brazoria School District for 11 years. He was interested in community affairs and was an active member of the Jaycees, the Men's Garden Club, and the Brazosport Little Theater. He continued his interest in music as a member of the First United Methodist Church choir, and as a Houston Grand Opera season ticket holder. Through these interests he became acquainted with Howard Brock, who would become his close friend, ski partner and travel companion. His passion for skiing resulted in the Dansbys choosing Innsbruck, Austria as their second home during retirement. While skiing was his choice for personal participation, it was to UH athletics that he gave his ardent support.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences, First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson, Hospice Care Team (107 W. Way, Suite #29, Lake Jackson), or SPCA of Brazoria County.
Visitation to celebrate JP's life will be held at the Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

FRANCES ELAINE PEEBLES
Frances Elaine Peebles, 83, of Liberty passed away Saturday July 6, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Greene officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 at Allison Funeral Service.
Mrs. Peebles was born in Shelby County, Texas on December 10, 1918 to parents Richard H. and Mary Frances "Fanny" Beck Blackstock. She attended Center High School and received her degree from College of Marshall (now East Texas Baptist University). She taught school in Midway, Texas before starting her family. She moved to Liberty from Livingston in 1958.
Mrs. Peebles was a member of the United Methodist Women, lifetime member of the Coterie Club and the Faith Sunday School Class. She enjoyed playing bridge and making ceramics, especially nativity sets. She was also an artist and enjoyed traveling, making trips to Europe, the Holy Land and the Bahamas.
Mrs. Peebles was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, M.A. "Tony" Peebles; son David A. Peebles; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Clymer and husband Mike of Liberty; sons Rick Peebles and wife Sharon of Baytown and Pat Peebles and wife Brenda of Lake Jackson; grandchildren, Rob Peebles and wife Heather, Amy Mayo and husband Thomas, Laurie Zuehlke and husband David, Todd Peebles, Annie Clymer; great-grandchild, Caroline Mayo; numerous other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the caregivers, Rose Guillory and her family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis, Liberty, Texas (936) 336-6418.


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