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Wanda L. (Mom) Butler
Wanda L. (Mom) Butler, 69, of Lake Jackson passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.
Wanda was an area resident for the past 46 years. She was a member of Willow Drive Baptist Church. She served in many capacities at Wal-Mart including district manager. Wanda retired from Wal-Mart in 1997. She was an advocate for Children's Miracle Network and organized many charitable benefits through Wal-Mart. Wanda will be remembered for her generosity and hospitality and incredible compassion for others.
She is survived by seven children: Michael Butler & wife, Kay of Lake Jackson, Tony Butler & wife, Sharon of Houston, Cheryl Stewart & husband Bruce of Texas City, Texas, Debra Jeffers & husband Greg of Mansfield, Texas, Rebecca Ruen & husband, Joel of Iola, Texas, Kevin Butler & wife, Kathy of The Woodlands, Texas; Tammy Comeaux & husband, Russell of The Woodlands, Texas. 18 grandchildren and one on the way; two great-grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by a host of friends, including her special Wal-Mart group, "The Ladies"
She was preceded in death by her mother Olene Spears in 1998 and her aunt Bessie Shuffield in 2000, both of Hope, Arkansas.
Family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Lakewood Chapel.
Funeral services will be 12 noon, Friday, July 19, 2002, at Willow Drive Baptist Church in Lake Jackson with the Rev. E. Dale Lee officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Travis Jeffers, Matthew Butler, James Tutor, Michael Koleman, Jeff Luman, Mike Kramer.
Honorary pallbearers: Scott Murphy, Jeff Morrow, Mark Guess, Kevin Guess.
Family requests donations in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Virginia Ruth Beckham Adkins
Virginia Ruth Beckham Adkins, formerly of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2002, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Lakewood Funeral Home in Lake Jackson, Texas.
Gravesite services will be at Restwood Memorial Park in Lake Jackson, Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. John Hatch officiating.
Virginia was born in Mexia, Texas, March 23, 1917 to Jesse Beckham and Ruth Hamilton Beckham and reared in Coolidge, Texas. She and her husband Dave Adkins had a dry cleaning business in Lake Jackson and a grocery store in Alvarado, Texas. She returned to the coast in the late 1960s and managed Manor House Inn in Houston until she retired. She then moved back to Lake Jackson and sold real estate at Property Services for several years before moving to East Texas. She was a longstanding member of Lake Jackson First Baptist Church.
Her daughter Billie Dunn and husband Bill Mays of Minden, Texas, and daughter Gayle Morrow of Annapolis, Maryland survive Virginia. She leaves four grandchildren: Benny Dunn, Kent Barnes, Jesse Morrow, and Katie Morrow; six great-grandchildren: Heather Dunn, Jeramy Dunn, Carissa Dunn, Malissa Dunn, Keith Ryder, and Tyler Pinter; two great-great-grandchildren: Chelsea Therrien and Dylan Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Elizabeth "Libby" Salmon and grandson Bobby Lee Dunn.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Harry H. Ullom
Harry H. Ullom, 79, of Jones Creek, formerly of Corpus Christi, passed away July 15, 2002, at his residence due to complications from a reoccurrence of cancer.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry. E. and Marie Ullom; brother, Robert E. Ullom; sister, Martha Barnard; his wife, Dorothy; and a son, Harry L. Ullom.
Harry was born April 1, 1923 in Springfield, Ohio and after graduating from Springfield High School in the summer of 1941 entered Whittenburg University in the fall. His college plans were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II and in August of 1942, Harry volunteered for service in the Army Air Corp. While he was stationed at Childress Field, Texas he met his future wife, Dorothy Day on a blind date and during his training they managed to have several more dates before he completed bombardier training and was assigned to the 381st Bomb Group, 534th Squadron of the 8th Air Force and shipped out to Ridgewell, England arriving on October 15, 1943.
Once in England, 2nd LT. Harry H. Ullom completed 13 successful bombing missions to Germany, mostly on the B-17 "Winnsome Wind". On January 7, 1944, on the return flight of his fourteenth mission having bombed a chemical factory in Ludwigshaven, Germany, his plane was damaged by flak and fell out of formation and attacked heavily by German fighter planes. Harry and crew, never quitting without a fight, managed to shoot down three German fighters before their B-17 was so damaged they had to bail out over the village of Heiligewald, Germany. Two of the crewmembers were killed in the fighting, the remaining eight were immediately captured by the Germans. Harry was imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany as a prisoner of war until May 1, 1945, when the camp was liberated by Russian soldiers.
By late June 1945, Harry was home in Ohio on extended leave. Dorothy came to Ohio to be with him and they were married on July 7, 1945. With back pay in hand, Harry and Dorothy started on an extended honeymoon visiting numerous places on the Eastern United States. During this time, Harry was getting back in shape, passed his flying physical and was getting ready to rejoin his unit, which was going to be deployed to the Pacific Theatre. But in August 1945 the Japanese surrendered and Harry processed out of regular service and joined the reserves.
Harry got back to civilian life, stayed in Ohio and reenrolled in Whittenburg University completing his BA in Speech, winning the Ohio State Debating Championship, and serving as the class orator at the commencement services in 1947. Harry moved his family to his wife's family farm in Buda, Texas and worked as a part time farmer-part time instructor and full time student at the University of Texas receiving his MA in 1949. Harry obtained a position teaching at Texas A & I in Kingsville and moved his family there until 1951 when he accepted a position with Texas State Board of Hospitals and Special Schools and was back in Austin and again a part time farmer in Buda. During this time Harry opened several investigations of the State Hospitals that led to numerous reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill and impaired persons in the state of Texas. During this time, Harry also became an insurance agent for Jefferson Standard and later Prudential, becoming a division manager for the latter and brought him and his family to Corpus Christi in 1959.
In 1961 after some convincing by Dorothy, Harry took a position as an associate professor of business economics and government with Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. He also taught C.L.U. insurance courses sponsored through the American College. This move allowed him more family time and made his wife happier. Harry received his CLU in 1960 and became Chairman of the Department of Business and Economics at Del Mar in 1973. He was also made a Full Professor in 1974 in Economics, Business Law and Insurance. Harry retired from Del Mar College in 1983 after 23 years of service.
In the early 90's, Harry started becoming involved in various veterans associations and this allowed him and Dorothy the chance to make many trips to various reunions, dedications and association meetings. Harry eventually became the Commander of the Corpus Christi Chapter of Ex-POW's. Harry worked very hard during this time to get veterans services and acknowledgements that they had deserved for years, but had been overlooked. This included Harry's own Purple Heart which he was awarded in 1993 only 49 years after being injured when his B-17 was shot down. Anybody that knew Harry could attest that his being and character are personified in the POW-MIA's Prayer, "I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free! I will trust in my God and in the United States of America."
Harry is survived by his sister, Mary Strayer; daughters: Nina Wendt, Rosemary Khooshubi, Mollie Arguell & husband, Carl; and a son Bobby Ullom, Sr. & wife, Norma. Grandchildren: Candance Bill (Rod), Rodney Wendt (Jennelle) Nicholas Wendt, Geneva Khooshubi, Megan Arguell, Bobby Ullom, Jr., Ashlea Ullom and Alyssa Ullom; great-grandchildren: Todd Bliss, Kayla Bliss, Hullie Bliss, and Jacob Wendt. Harry is also survived by his extended family of World War II Veterans and Ex-POW's.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 20, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 430 S. Carancahua Street, Corpus Christi. Harry and Dorothy's remains will be interred at the VA National Cemetery in Houston at a later date. An informal celebration of Harry's life will be held Thursday, July 18, 2002, at his son Bobby's home in Jones Creek, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances to the WWII Memorial Fund or Hospice Care Team of Brazoria County at 107 West Way #29, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

Bessie Curson Jamison
Funeral services for Bessie Curson Jamison, 90, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Angleton, were held at 1st United Methodist Church in Angleton on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, with the Rev. Mike Mathews officiating.
Burial was held in Angleton Cemetery.
Bill Rochelle, Jim Rochelle, Sam Dodson, Keith Guilbeau and Dr. Floyd M. Ward served as pallbearers.
Bessie was born to William and Verna Horton Curson in Angleton on September 16, 1911. She was a member of Eastern Star, past member of Angleton Garden Club, owner & operator of Bes Jamison Flower Shop and a member of Texas State Floral Association.
Bessie died on Tuesday, July 16, 2002. Her brother Gilbert Curson, sister Lillian Curson Rochelle, parents, son Bert Jamison, Jr. and husband Bert M. Jamison preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Jamison Guilbeau & husband, Keith of Spring and one grandson, Sam Dodson.
Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home.

J.H. Bush, Jr.
Mr. J.H. Bush, Jr., age 77, a resident of Ashdown, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, in the Little River County Nursing Home in Ashdown.
He was born on December 1, 1924, in Little River County to James Henderson Bush, Sr. and Birtie Melissa Pond Bush. He was a truck driver for Chemical Lehman, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Teamsters Union and Community of Christ Church in Winthrop, Arkansas.
Mr. Bush is survived by three sons: James Gregory Bush of Redwater, Texas, Mark Edward Bush of Nash, Texas and David Lee Bush of Redwater; two brothers: W.A. Bush of Ashdown and Otis Bush of Winthrop; one sister: Opal Fay Hyatt of Texarkana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Bush will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2002, in the Community of Christ Church in Winthrop.
Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the funeral home.
The family will be at the home of Greg Bush in Redwater, Texas.

Jo Sidney McMillan
Jo Sidney McMillan, 82, of Bay City, passed away Monday, July 15, 2002, at Matagorda General Hospital.
She was born June 19, 1920, in Rosenberg, TX to Dudley Jefferson Bell and Luda Maud Ward Bell.
She was a resident of Bay City since 1952, a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City and a member of the Eastern Star in West Columbia.
She is survived by her daughter: Karen Jo McIntyre of Pearland; by her son: John Collier McMillan, Jr. of Bay City; and by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. McMillan, Sr., by two sons, Thomas Edward McMillan and Borden Sidney McMillan; and by her parents: Dudley Jefferson and Luda Maud Bell.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas.
Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas. 979-245-4613.

Nikki Denise Clark
Funeral services for Nikki Denise Clark, 29, of Brazoria, Texas are pending with E. Viola & Son Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas.
She passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Angleton-Danbury Medical Center in Angleton, Texas.

Kathryn "Katie" Ryman
Funeral services for Kathryn "Katie" Ryman, 85, of Brazoria will be Friday, July 19, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 409 Lazy Lane, Brazoria with the Pastor Frank Alegria officiating.
Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.
She died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Sweeny Community Hospital.
Kathyrn and Vernon Ryman were married for 67 years.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon Ryman of Brazoria; one son, Robert Ryman (Linda) of Brazoria; one grandchild, Michael Wayne Ryman; and a host of other relatives, nephews, nieces and friends.
Active pallbearers will be John Corder, Eldridge Bernett, Gary Gatton, Charlie Reed, Robert Dixon and Vernon Ryman.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 18, 2002, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Dixon Funeral Home Chapel in Brazoria.
In Lieu of Flowers please make memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Brazoria.
Final Arrangements Entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria, Texas.

Virginia Ruth Beckham Adkins
Virginia Ruth Beckham Adkins, formerly of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Willowbrook Nursing home in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2002, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Lakewood Funeral Home in Lake Jackson, Texas.
Gravesite services will be at Restwood Memorial Park in Lake Jackson, Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. John Hatch officiating.
Virginia was born in Mexia, Texas, March 23, 1917 to Jesse Beckham and Ruth Hamilton Beckham and reared in Coolidge, Texas. She and her husband Dave Adkins had a dry cleaning business in Lake Jackson and a grocery store in Alvarado, Texas. She returned to the coast in the late 1960's and managed Manor House Inn in Houston until she retired. She then moved back to Lake Jackson and sold real estate at Property Services for several years before moving to East Texas. She was a longstanding member of Lake Jackson First Baptist Church.
Her daughter Billie Dunn and husband Bill Mays of Minden, Texas, and daughter Gayle Morrow of Annapolis, Maryland survive Virginia. She leaves four grandchildren: Benny Dunn & wife Nettie, Kent Barnes, Jesse Morrow, and Katie Morrow; six great-grandchildren: Heather Dunn, Jeramy Dunn, Carissa Dunn, Malissa Dunn, Keith Ryder, and Tyler Pinter; two great-great-grandchildren: Chelsea Therrien and Dylan Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Elizabeth "Libby" Salmon and grandson Bobby Lee Dunn.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Harry H. Ullom
Harry H. Ullom, 79, of Jones Creek, formerly of Corpus Christi, passed away July 15, 2002, at his residence due to complications from a reoccurrence of cancer.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents Harry. E. and Marie Ullom; brother, Robert E. Ullom; sister, Martha Barnard; his wife, Dorothy; and a son Harry L. Ullom.
Harry was born April 1, 1923 in Springfield, Ohio and after graduating from Springfield High School in the summer of 1941 entered Whittenburg University in the fall. His college plans were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II and in August of 1942, Harry volunteered for service in the Army Air Corp. While he was stationed at Childress Field, Texas he met his future wife, Dorothy Day on a blind date and during his training they managed to have several more dates before he completed bombardier training and was assigned to the 381st Bomb Group, 534th Squadron of the 8th Air Force and shipped out to Ridgewell, England arriving on October 15, 1943.
Once in England, 2nd LT. Harry H. Ullom completed 13 successful bombing missions to Germany, mostly on the B-17 "Winnsome Wind". On January 7, 1944, on the return flight of his fourteenth mission having bombed a chemical factory in Ludwigshaven, Germany, his plane was damaged by flack and fell out of formation and attacked heavily by German fighter planes. Harry and crew, never quitting without a fight, managed to shoot down three German fighters before their B-17 was so damaged they had to bail out over the village of Heiligewald, Germany. Two of the crewmembers were killed in the fighting, the remaining eight were immediately captured by the Germans. Harry was imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany as a prisoner of war until May 1, 1945, when the camp was liberated by Russian soldiers.
By late June 1945, Harry was home in Ohio on extended leave. Dorothy came to Ohio to be with him and they were married on July 7, 1945. With back pay in hand, Harry and Dorothy started on an extended honeymoon visiting numerous places in the Eastern United States. During this time, Harry was getting back in shape, passed his flying physical and was getting ready to rejoin his unit, which was going to be deployed to the Pacific Theatre. But in August 1945 the Japanese surrendered and Harry processed out of regular service and joined the reserves.
Harry got back to civilian life, stayed in Ohio and reenrolled in Whittenburg University completing his BA in Speech, winning the Ohio State Debating Championship, and serving as the class orator at the commencement services in 1947. Harry moved his family to his wife's family farm in Buda, Texas and worked as a part time farmer-part time instructor and full time student at the University of Texas, receiving his MA in 1949. Harry obtained a position teaching at Texas A&I in Kingsville and moved his family there until 1951 when he accepted a position with Texas State Board of Hospitals and Special Schools and was back in Austin and again a part time farmer in Buda. During this time Harry opened several investigations of the State Hospitals that led to numerous reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill and impaired persons in the state of Texas. During this time, Harry also became an insurance agent for Jefferson Standard and later Prudential, becoming a division manager for the latter and this brought him and his family to Corpus Christi in 1959.
In 1961 after some convincing by Dorothy, Harry took a position as an associate professor of business economics and government with Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. He also taught C.L.U. insurance courses sponsored through the American College. This move allowed him more family time and made his wife happier. Harry received his CLU in 1960 and became Chairman of the Department of Business and Economics at Del Mar in 1973. He was also made a Full Professor in 1974 in Economics, Business Law and Insurance. Harry retired from Del Mar College in 1983 after 23 years of service.
In the early 90's, Harry started becoming involved in various veterans associations and this allowed him and Dorothy the chance to make many trips to various reunions, dedications and association meetings. Harry eventually became the Commander of the Corpus Christi Chapter of Ex-POW's. Harry worked very hard during this time to get veterans' services and acknowledgements that they had deserved for years, but had been overlooked. This included Harry's own Purple Heart which he was awarded in 1993 only 49 years after being injured when his B-17 was shot down. Anybody that knew Harry could attest that his being and character are personified in the POW-MIA's Prayer, "I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free! I will trust in my God and in the United States of America."
Harry is survived by his sister, Mary Strayer; daughters: Nina Wendt, Rosemary Khooshubi, Mollie Arguell & husband, Carl; and a son Bobby Ullom, Sr. & wife, Norma. Grandchildren: Candance Bill (Rod), Rodney Wendt (Jennelle) Nicholas Wendt, Geneva Khooshubi, Megan Arguell, Bobby Ullom, Jr., Ashlea Ullom and Alyssa Ullom; great-grandchildren: Todd Bliss, Kayla Bliss, Hullie Bliss, and Jacob Wendt. Harry is also survived by his extended family of World War II Veterans and Ex-POW's.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 20, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 430 S. Carancahua Street, Corpus Christi. Harry and Dorothy's remains will be interred at the VA National Cemetery in Houston at a later date. An informal celebration of Harry's life was held Thursday, July 18, 2002, at his son Bobby's home in Jones Creek, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances to the WWII Memorial Fund or Hospice Care Team of Brazoria County at 107 West Way #29, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

Joshua W. McKenzie
Joshua W. McKenzie of Lake Jackson passed away Monday, July 15, 2002.
He is survived by his parents David & Linda McKenzie of Lake Jackson; grandparents, Rudolph & Dorothy Rodriguez of Guatemala, Gerard & Gloria Glenn of Freeport; brother, Timothy McKenzie & wife, Amanda & nieces Jordyn & Julia of Dickinson; sisters, Andrea Clift & husband, Steven of Lake Jackson, & Lauren McKenzie of Lake Jackson.
Memorial services will be Friday, July 19, 2002, at Lake Jackson Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. with Billie Hendrix of Lake Jackson Congregation of Jehovah's Witness officiating.

Ronnie Lee Spiegel
Ronnie Lee Spiegel, age 46, born August 27, 1955 in Victoria, Texas to Leroy and Bobbie Richardson Spiegel of Austwell, Texas, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at a local hospital.
Mr. Spiegel graduated from the class of 1973 at Victoria High School, Texas, and was a "Stingaree" Varsity team member. Attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Austwell, Texas, attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Daphne, Alabama. He was employed with Northrup Grumman Ship-builders in Pascagoula, Mississippi as a Detail-Design Engineer.
Mr. Spiegel was a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Harley Owners Group, Mobile Chapter and the Gold Wing Riders Association. A spectator sportsman, avid in water sports, fishing and golfing. He participated in youth minor, little league and teenage organized baseball teams.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Harvey Spiegel, two daughters, Amanda Leah Spiegel of Daphne and Ashley Ann Spiegel of Mobile; step-daughter, Michelle Brock and husband, Matthew Brock of Daphne, Alabama; parents; brothers-in-law, James Harvey of NSW Australia and Robert Harvey, Jr. of Carleton, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Peggy Graham of Fairhope, Alabama, Renee Harvey of Bay Minette, Alabama, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, one great-uncle, and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by sister, Mrs. Darlette Jo Spiegel Cervenka (1993) and infant niece, Kasandra Lynette Cervenka (1980); brothers, infant Bobby Lee Spiegel (1965) and Jerry Wayne Spiegel (1999).
Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, 2002, at the chapel of Wolfe Funeral Home, Daphne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Medical Hospice, P.O. Box 1090, Daphne, AL 36526 or American Red Cross, Blood Collection Department, Broad and Dauphin St., Mobile, AL.
Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home, 28720 U.S. Hwy. 98, Daphne, AL.

Charles "Chuck" Montgomery
Charles "Chuck" Montgomery went to be with our Lord Thursday, July 18, 2002. 
Chuck was a longtime resident of Brazoria County, living in Lake Jackson for 30+ years, then making Brazoria his home after retirement with his wife, Wynona. He retired from Dow, September of 1990, a longtime volunteer with the Lake Jackson Girls Softball Association and the Lake Jackson Bowling League. He was a family man and loyal friend who could also be called an avid outdoorsman. His greatest joy was fishing and hunting with his grandson.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Wynona Montgomery; his daughter, Sandie Blanchard, son-in-law, Mike Blanchard; grandson, Mark Blanchard all of Angleton. Sisters: Evelyn and her husband, Pete Dawson of Lake Jackson, Betty and her husband, William Cardin of Louisiana, and Marie Williams of San Angelo. Brothers: James Montgomery and his wife, Lula Faye of Conroe, Louie Montgomery and his wife, Pat of Conroe; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Lakewood Chapel.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Brazoria County Library.

Jeffery Ray Martin
Jeffery Ray Martin, 46, of Angleton went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2002, in Angleton.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2002, in the First Baptist Church of Angleton, with Dr. Jack Chastain officiating.
Burial will follow in the Angleton Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Palms Funeral Home.
Jeffery was born May 25, 1956, in Freeport, Texas to Fred D. & Patsy Ray Martin.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Angleton.
He is survived by his parents: Fred & Patsy Martin of Angleton; brother: Dan Martin & wife, Kim of Boynton Beach, Florida; sister: Jennifer Gellasch & husband, Richard of Angleton; nieces: Katherine Martin, Madeleine Martin, & Lacy Gellasch; nephews: Taite Gellasch & Kipp Gellasch; aunts & uncles: Larry & Sheila Ray of Angleton, Laura Ray of Amarillo, & Lesley & Daina Harvey of Houston.
Men of the Family will serve as pallbearers: Fred Martin, Dan Martin, Larry Ray, Richard Gellasch, Daina Harvey & Taite Gellasch.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Fred Martin's Sunday School Class.
Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home.

John Oliver Rexses, Jr.
John Oliver Rexses, Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2002, at his home in Kountze. Mr. Rexses was a native of Beaumont and a retired agent from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commis-sion.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Rexses of Kountze; sons, John Oliver Rexses, III and wife, Gail of Sour Lake, Byron Rexses of West Columbia and John W. Gilbert and wife Patricia of Spring; daughter, Julie Gilbert of Rowlett; sisters, Dorothy Wilber and Josie Reneau, both of Hamshire; grandchildren, Alexandra and Caitlin Rexses of Sour Lake, Jenna and Colby Gilbert of Spring and John and Melissa Waldroup of Rowlett.
Funeral services will be at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2002, at 3:30 p.m., with Dr. Thomas Lee and Pastor Jack Price officiating.
Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Fred Lovell, Brent Lee, Steven Lee, Jake Lombardo, Wes Newman and Robert Scarborough.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Bixler, Robert Smith, Gene Allen, Robert Hebert, Dave Cook, James Mullens and Mr. Rexses' fellow Peace Officers.

ELIZABETH BREWER
Funeral services for Elizabeth Brewer will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Angleton, where she was a life member, on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. with burial following at the Angleton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Francis Moller was born on July 24, 1949 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Minnie Stevens and Adrian Moller Sr., both lifelong residents and ranchers in Brazoria County. She graduated from Angleton High School. She married Danny R. Brewer and became a mother and a champion cutting horse rider.
Like all of us, she struggled through the troubles of life but had a harder time than most in finding the brief shining moments. She turned her life into a Christian example and became a blessing to her church, by her whole-hearted support of the education and music programs. Her flair for music, both singing and playing the guitar, enriched the spirited Bible School songs of the children and the old-time gospel songs of the adults. She became a guiding light for the prison ministry and an advocate of the building program. Her work in the Presbyterian Women Organ-ization included Habitat for Humanity and organizing and delivering Easter dinners to shut-ins.
She was a member of the Cradle of Texas Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. She was employed by Gilbert and Gilbert law offices in Angleton.
Her husband, parents, and brother, Adrian Moller Jr., preceded Mrs. Brewer in death.
She is survived by her loving family, her son Clayton Adrian Brewer, her sister Mary Clive Munson, and her nieces and nephew Mary Elizabeth Munson and Stephanie and Stratton Munson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or to the American Cancer society would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Palms Funeral Home, Angleton, Texas.

CAROLE JUNE SELIG
Carol June Selig, of Angleton, died Sunday, July 21, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was 39. Arrangements are being made by Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.

MARGERET PHILLIPS JONES
Margaret Phillips Jones, 84, died Sunday, July 21, 2002. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, December 2, 1917. 
Preceding her in death were her parents, Marcus Fulton Phillips and Elizabeth Guthrie Phillips and her husband, Woodrow Crompton Jones.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jones Sharp, her husband James Royce Sharp, and her two grandsons, James Royce Sharp Jr. and Marcus Woodrow Sharp. 
She attended grade and high school in Jackson and then Lambuth College, also in Jackson, where she received a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. During college, Margaret was a concert pianist and a maid in the Rose Festival of Tyler, Texas. Margaret married Woodrow Crompton Jones in 1940 and they lived in New York, N.Y., where she worked for the Board of Mission of the Methodist Church. After Woodrow left for WWII, Margaret moved back to Jackson until the end of the war. 
They settled in Waynes-boro, Mississippi, Woodrow's home town. In Waynesboro she was active in and served as President of the Fortnightly Club and the McDowell Music Club. She was in charge of the Draft Board during the Korean War. As a member of the First Methodist Church in Waynes-boro, she served as organist for many years. During her career in Waynesboro, she taught piano lessons and was Home Economist for Wayne County.
In 1980, she and her mother moved to Houston to be near her daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. She became active in St. Luke's United Methodist Church, serving as president of its Senior Adult Council, a member of the Dynamics Sunday School Class and its pianist and treasurer of the executive committee of the UMW. In 2001 she moved to Brazoria, TX, on the San Bernard River to be near her daughter and son-in-law. She became a member of First United Methodist of Lake Jackson.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Margaret Jones will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson, Highway 332 and Yaupon, on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 11 a.m. 
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory be made to First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson or St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston, TX.


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