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Patricia A. Schiro
Mrs. Patricia A. Schiro, age 62, of Pinehurst, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 28, at Tomball Regional Hospital in Tomball.
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia A. Schiro will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home in Navasota.
Burial will follow in the Plantersville Cemetery. [1999]

Dave M. Snook
Dave M. Snook, age 87, of Iola, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, at a Bryan Hospital.
Funeral services for Dave Snook will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Zion United Methodist Church in Iola with the Rev. Churchill officiating.
Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery with arrangements by the J. M. Day Funeral Home at Madisonville. [1999]

Carolyn Theresa Kubeczka Heise
Mrs. Carolyn Theresa (Kubeczka) Heise, age 61, of Houston, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at Houston.
A visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 31, at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota with a rosary at 7 p.m.
A funeral mass is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at St. Stanislaus Church in Chappell Hill with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota. [1999]

Margurite Yeker Doak
Margurite Yeker Doak died Thursday, Oct. 28, at her home after a short battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 21, 1907, to J. B. and Augusta Noack Yeker, Mrs. Doak attended Navasota Public Schools and worked in Navasota at the telephone office. She married A. V. Doak July 18, 1926.
She moved to Bryan in the late 1940s and was a bookkeeper for the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University until her retirement.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Navasota and the First Presbyterian Churchof Bryan.
At her request, her body was donated to Baylor Medical School. No services were held at her request. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of other rememberances, donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan or Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Food Service. [1999]

Maj. Tommy Hood
FORT BRAGG, NC - Army Signal Corps Maj. Tommy Hood, son of Willene and Hollis Hood of Navasota, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at North Carolina University Hospital.
A full military honor memorial service will be held for Major Hood was scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the JFK Memorial Chapel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He was born March 26, 1962, at Bryan. He had been hospitalized with a serious heart condition since July 31.
After the memorial service at Fort Bragg, the remains will be accompanied by an Army honor guard to Williamsburg, Virginia where the burial service were scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000. The service will be held at the Williamsburg Baptist Church in Williamsburg. His remains will be placed in the Williamsburg Baptist Church Memorial Garden. Pallbearers are provided by the 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne).
Hood is survived by his wife of 12 years, Susan and two year old son, Thomas both of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Also surviving and attending the funeral are: Willene and Hollis Hood parents of Navasota; a sister, Debra Larson of Rapid City, SD; his grandmothers, Mildred Hood of Lake Jackson and Ozell Payne of Angleton; along with other relatives.
Out of town people attending were expected to be Dick and Darla Butler, friends from Navasota; Scott Statham from The Woodlands and Joe Falco III, a friend from Navasota.
Hood is a 1980 graduate of Navasota High School and 1985 graduate of Texas A&M University. Hood also completed a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Management at Webster University in 2000. He just completed his 15th year of military service.
He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he supervised the operations and training of the 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne). The Brigade provides communications support for the XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters and its subordinate units. Some of these units include the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and the 10th Mountain Division.
Hood is a combat veteran who has participated in several conflicts and peacekeeping operations during his tenure in the Army. He spent nine months deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield & Storm, and 6 months in Hungary supporting the stabilization of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also participated in Operation Just Cause (Panama), Restore Democracy (Haiti), and Joint Task Force Andrew (Hurricane Andrew relief effort in Florida).
The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to the Navasota High School Library or the First Baptist Church of Navasota family life center building fund.
Major Hood’s wife Susan and son Thomas will be staying with her parents in Williamsburg, Virginia for the next few weeks. Cards may be sent to Susan Hood, 203 The Maine, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. [2000]

Richard L. (Dickey) Schulze
Richard L. (Dickey) Schulze, age 57, of Anderson, died at 11:41 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at College Station.
A prayer service for Richard L. (Dickey) Schulze was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Nobles Funeral Chapel with funeral services set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson.
Burial will be in the Zion Church Cemetery under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. The family will be present from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nobles funeral Chapel. [2000]

Vaughn Glen Bozman Sr.
Vaughn Glen Bozman Sr., age 78, of Plantersville died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at College Station.
A memorial services for Vaughn Glen Bozman was scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota. [2000]

Jennie Lou Sproles
Jennie Lou Sproles, age 88, of Navasota, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Bryan.
Funeral services for Jennie Lou Sproles were scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Burial was slated in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will be present from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Nobles Funeral Chapel. [2000]

Jewel A. Piper
Mrs. Jewel A. Piper, age 93, of Bastrop, formerly of Navasota, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Smithville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel A. Piper will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Erwin Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Nobles Funeral Chapel. [2000]

Mrs. Annie Demny
Mrs. Annie Demny, age 93, of Montgomery, died Friday morning, Nov. 24, at Memorial-Herman Hospital in the Woodlands.
A parish rosary and vigil service for Mrs. Demny was planned for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville.
Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial following in the St. Mary's Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home. [2000]

Mrs. Estelle Jackson
Mrs. Estelle Jackson, age 87, of Navasota, formerly of Brenham, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, at her home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Jackson were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.
Graveside services and burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at Houston.
Arrangements were by Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home of Navasota. [2000]

Frank Marshall Jr.
Funeral services for Frank Marshall Jr., 77, were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Kabamba Kiboko officiated.
Interment was in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Marshall died Sunday, July 15, 2001 at Lexington Health Care, Houston. He was born in Navasota on Jan. 18, 1924, the son of Annie and Frank Marshall Sr. He attended Navasota public schools and was a member of Christian Homeworkers and Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Houston. Marshall had served in the United States Army. He was retired from Brown & Root, and Archer Motors.
Surviving are sisters, Dorothy (Darcell) Jackson and Anne Zenor Mazone of Navasota, Josephine Marshall and Bertha Simmons of Houston, Loretta Jackson, Ruby Marshall, Betty Robinson and Carolyn Ross of San Antonio; brothers, Henry (Charlie) Zenor of Galveston and Rev. Douglas Marshall and wife, all of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Myrtle Marshall of Washington; stepmother, mother Florence Marshall of San Antonio; stepdaughter, Barbara Lewis; step-grandchild, Anthony, of Houston; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were nephews and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Seth Collins, M.C. Debose, George T. Jones, Willard Jackson, Allen Sneed II and Arthur George Taylor.

Steve Tony Burzynski
A funeral mass for Steve Tony Burzynski, 74, of Stoneham was celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stoneham. The Rev. William T. Kelly with the University of St. Thomas, was the celebrant.
The rite of committal followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.
A vigil service, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, was held Tuesday evening at the church with Deacon Pete Sechelski presiding.
Burzynski died 3:15 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Grimes-St. Joseph Health Center in Navasota. He was born in Stoneham on Aug. 23, 1926, the son of Vincent and Rosie Szymczak. A veteran of World War II, Burzynski served his country in the United States Army. On Nov. 7, 1951, he married Willie Mae Tomkivits at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson. They made their home in Stoneham where they worked the land as farmers and were the owners of Stoneham Grocery before they retired. Burzynski was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where he was involved in many of the parish activities. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4054 in Anderson. As his sons were growing up, he worked with them in baseball; a sport he dearly loved. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae, on May 13, 2000; a brother, Charlie Burzynski Sr.; and two sisters, Cecilia Garney and Minnie Bohack.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Donna Burzynski, and Paul and Kathy Burzynski, all of Stoneham; two sisters, Ann Rosilier and husband Vincent of Houston, and Lucy Bohack of Navasota; five grandchildren, Conrad Burzynski, Cole Burzynski, Shelli Burzynski, Kyle Burzynski and Cody Burzynski; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Conrad Burzynski, Cole Burzynski, Kyle Burzynski, Cody Burzynski, Marvin Burzynski and Leonard Bilski.

Richard Glenn Orcutt
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 for Richard Glenn Orcutt 46 of Bedias who died on Oct. 2 in Bedias. Services were at Bedias Baptist Church under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home.
Orcutt was born in Libertyville, IL, on January 8, 1955 and served in the U.S. Army, was a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America and a member of Bedias Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy Lawson Orcutt of Bedias, three sons, Christopher Wayne and Robert Anthony Orcutt of Bedias and Robert Glenn Orcutt, Jr. of Tremont, MS, a daughter Jessica Ann Orcutt of Bedias, four sisters Penny Hall of Shawnee, OK, Linda Orcutt of Albaquerque, NM, Christine Walker and husband Charlie of Mundelein, IL, and Donna Jean Signor and husband Doug of Lake Carp, Mich.
Burial was in Bedias Baptist Cemetery with the service conducted by the Rev. Jerald Brown of Bedias Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Christopher Wayne Orcutt, Robert Wayne Orcutt, Robert Wayne Lawson, Jason Villareal, Tony Sharkley and Marty Walker.

Christine Robinson
Services for Christine Robinson, 82, of Navasota, were held Saturday, September 6, 2001, at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Navasota, with the Rev. Dr. H. Smith, officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery with arrangements by the Ashford and Oliver Mortuary.
Mrs. Robinson passed away on September 28, at Navasota's St. Joseph Hospital.
She was born September 13, 1919, in Little Rock, Ark. to Augustus and Cornelius Burrell Steed. She graduated from the community school. Later the family moved to Navasota, where Christine joined the St. Holland Missionary Baptist Church and still later she joined the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a faithful member of the Ladies Mission Church choir, and Sunday school.
Christine was united in marriage to William Robinson in 1945, and four children were born. Her husband and a daughter, Lillian M. Robinson, preceded her in death.
Survivors are Ollie Jewel Dotson, Elbert McDowell, Percilla Walker and Pearl Ella Robinson; adopted daughters-in-kind, Loyce F. Jenkins, Della F. Suell and Margaret Birdwell five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild, and loyal friend Mrs. Mary E. Johnson of Navasota, other collateral relatives and friends.

Leonard L. Boehm
Leonard L. Boehm, 72 of Anderson died Friday, Oct. 5 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota. Rev. Donald Kasper officiated. Services were undrer the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Boehm was born in Navasota on Feb. 5, 1929, the son of Gus and Sophia Miller Boehm. He was a carpenter for Gulf Oil Co., a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Local #423 AFL/CIO, Port Arthur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Darrell McBride, sisters Lucille Schaefer, Maeola Roese and brothers Emmett and Edward Boehm.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Lee Boehm of Anderson, daughters and sons-in-law Denise and Joe Bowden of Houston, Kathleen and Mark Alsup of Austin, brothers and sisters-in-law Oris and Pauline Boehm of Navasota and Bill and Gloria Boehm of Austin and brother-in-law Bernard Roese of Washington. Surviving sisters and brothers-in-law are Esther Schaefer, Gertrude Hilley of Nederland, Erma Hemann, Ruth and Fred Homey of Navasota and sister-in-law Jean Boehm of Groves along with 9 grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers were: James Richards of Nederland, Clayton Byrom of Beaumont, Nathan Byrom of Anahuac, and Kevin Homeyer, Bob Reymonls, Jim Schwede of Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were: Craig McBride of College Station, Marcus Alsup of Austin, Blake Bowden of Houston and Collin McBride of New Braunfels. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Navasota. [2001]

Clara T. Walkoviak
Clara T. Walkoviak, 62, of Anderson Passed away Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:45 a.m. at her residence. Services were held Oct. 2, 2001 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Anderson, Rev. Louis S. Silorski officiating. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Services were held at Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Clara was a member of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, was a home maker, librarian and school bus driver. She was preceded in death by husband Louis D. Walkoviak. Survivors are Sons: Sidney, and Dale Walkoviak of Anderson, daughter-in-law Melissa Walkoviak of Anderson, Daughters: Doris Mechalak and husband Glenn Mechalak of Houston, Diane Walkoviak of Arlington and Susan Walkoviak of Anderson. Best Friend and sister she never had Majorie McClure of Anderson. Pallbearers: William Grupa and Nicholas Grupa of Shiro, Johnny Paske and Duane Pasket of Anderson, Ben Grupa and Joe Walkoviak of Houston.

Lawrence L. Hall
Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 for Lawrence L. Hall 71 of Bedias. Hall died on Saturday, Oct. 6. Services were held at the Bedias United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Southern Heritage Funeral Home. Pastor Inez Hammond officiated.
Hall was a resident of Bedias and a proud member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife Mildred Hall of Bedias, sons Lawrence Lamond Hall of the Republic of Venezuela, Loren W. Hall and wife Anita of Madisonville, daughter, Linda Diane Hall of Bedias, sisters Joan Clark and husband Tommy of Huffman and Catherine Gibson of Houston. [2001]

Mennie Lee Mason Debose
Funeral services were held on Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. for Minnie Lee Mason Debose, 76. The service was held at Greater First Baptist Church in Anderson where she had been a lifelong member and was under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Rev. Willie Buckner and Rev. Robert Marshall officiated. Burial was in the Mason Cemetery, Anderson. Minnie DeBose was born on Aug. 21, 1925 to Oscar and Samantha Edmonson Webb in Anderson. She attended school in Anderson. She was married to Herman DeBose, Sr. on Aug. 8, 1944. The couple were married 57 years.
Baptized as a child, she was a lifelong member of Greater First Baptist Church of Anderson where she served as Sunday School Superintendent, mission worker, choir member central district and B.M. and E State Convention delegate for many years. Until her retirement DeBose worked at Grimes Memorial Hospital for 18 years. She was head dietician.
Preceded in death by her father, Oscar Mason and two brothers, Timothy and Melvin Mason, she is survived by her husband, Herman DeBose, Sr., her mother and stepfather Samantha and Zeltea Webb of Jasper, one half brother and sister-in-law, Evan And Bessie Mason of Navasota; 6 children Erma and Vernice Dickson of Houston; Minnie Washington, Herman Jr., and Carol DeBose and Francis DeBose all of Anderson, Melton and Marilyn DeBose, Gaila DeBose and Jessie Felder of Bryan, grandchildren are Mae and Adam Brooks, Tanaya and Sonya Washington; Roderick and Brandi DeBose, La terrica DeBose, Melissa and Hanna DeBose, great grandchildren Jordon and William Brooks, 2 god-grandchildren Terisha Mitchell and Brittney Edwards; 2 sisters-in-law, Mattie DeBose of San Antonio, and Irene DeBose of Baton Rouge, LA; and a host of nephews, friends, and Greater First Baptist Church family.
Pallbearers were: Roland Lewis, Ernest Menefee, Ernest Henderson, Perry Harris, Clifford Edwards, Frederick Jackson, Roderick Matthews, Emory Snead.

Rosie Lee Pratt
Funeral services for Rosie Lee Pratt were held Jan. 23 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Chuch in Courtney with the Rev. James M. Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Stonehamville Cemetery in Stoneham.
She died Jan. 17, 2002.
She was born March 19, 1918, a daughter of Henry and Pearlie Chatman in Grimes County. She attended the public schools in Courtney. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the choir and a soloist. She was also a member of Eastern Star.
She married Eddie Pratt in July 1935.
One son, Eddie Pratt Jr., preceded her in death.
She is survived by seven daughters, Doris Alexander, Erma Jones, Easter Nobles, Rose Farmer, Ida Longe, Sandra White and Gwen-dolyn Byrd; three sons, Robert Pratt, Kenneth Pratt and Michael Pratt; two brothers, Elbert Chatman and John H. Chatman; 31 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Zeno Alexander, Horatio Byrd, Trevor Kennerson, Chad Nobles, Tyson Pratt, Gerald Ray, Michael Pratt, Markus Pratt and Ronald L. Steptoe.
Honorary pallbearers were Elbert Chatman, John Henry Chatman, Aubrey Chatman Jr., Robert J. Chatman, Ervin Kennerson, Kenneth Pratt, Michael Pratt, Robert Pratt, Andre White and Herbert Wheatfall.

Robert A. Harris
Funeral services for Robert A. Harris, 78, of Navasota, were held Dec. 31 at the First Baptist Church in Navasota with the Rev. Dr. J.W.L. Adams of Bryan officiating. Burial followed in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ross Poteet of the First United Methodist Church in Navasota officiating.
Mr. Harris died Dec. 28 at Grimes St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Navasota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Annie (Olephant) Harris; and his wife, Billie (Mize) Harris.
Mr. Harris was born Nov. 5, 1923 in Navasota. He was a retired rancher and funeral director, a lifelong resident of Navasota and a member of the First Baptist Church in Navasota.
He was president of the first FFA Chapter of Navasota High School, chairman of the Grimes County Chapter of the American Red Cross for many years, organized the Grey Ladies to do volunteer work at the Navasota hospital, served as president of the Navasota Retail Merchants Association and served as chairman of the Grimes County A.S.C.S. Committee. He served on the Navasota Independent School District Tax Equalization Board, the Grimes County Child Welfare Program Board of Directors, as chairman of the board of directors of the Bryan Production Credit Association for a number of years, on the advisory board of the Credit Banks of Texas in Austin, and as quartermaster of Post 4006 VFW before, during and after the building of the Post Home in Navasota.
He was an honorary lifetime director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he served on many different committees beginning in 1958 and continuing for many years.
He served in the Texas Funeral Directors Association and belonged to Navasota Lodge 299 AF&AM RAN Jerusalem Council No. 7, Navasota commandry No. 80 Knights Templar, 32 KCCH, Scottish Rite Freemasonry, member of Arabia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Houston and Sons of Hermann Lodge of Washington No. 178-2.
Mr. Harris graduated from Armored Command School at Fort Knox, Ky., and was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
He was a 1945 graduate of Texas A&M University.
Mr. Harris is survived by his son, Robert Scott Harris of Katy; his daughter Lynn Harris Dodd and her husband, George, of Navasota; a brother, Earl Leslie Harris and his wife, Jerry, of Jackson, Miss.; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a niece, a nephew and numerous other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Clint “Bubba” Moser of Mt. Vernon, Clif Kennedy, Sam Seidel, Kurt Thormahlen and David Batcheler, all of College Station, and Colin Lackey of Bellville.
Honorary pallbearers were A.W. Davis of Bryan, John Noble Ratcliff of Anderson, Dr. Richard Winters of Brady, Frank Litterest of College Station, and James White, Lloyd Pool, W.J. Terrell, Dr. Johnny Webb and Butch Keith, all of Navasota.

Muldrew Bauguss Sanders
Funeral services for Muldrew Bauguss Sanders, 86, of Iola were held Feb. 5 at Enon Missionary Baptist Church in Iola with the Rev. Paul Gauntt of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague and the Rev. Clinton Everett of Beacon Baptist church in Bryan officiating. Burial followed in Zion cemetery under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.
Mr. Sanders died Feb. 3 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Grimes County. He was raised by his grandparents, J.C. and Sarah Mallett Chaney. He attended school in Iola and married Annie Maxine Murchison in 1936. He was a rancher and was known for his skill as a cowboy. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.
He had been a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church for nearly 76 years. He served there as a deacon, song leader, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He had served as a member of the Iola school board and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service board.
He was preceded in death by his wife by only three months. they had been married 65 years.
He is survived by two daughters, June Dudley and her husband, Richard, and Gaye Kay and her husband Johnny, both of Iola; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mark Dudley, Craig Dudley, Byron Kay, Todd Kay, Pat Webb and Eddie Hines.

Amelia R. “Molly” Januse Turnbow
Funeral services for Amelia R. “Molly” Januse Turnbow, 51, of Bryan, were held Feb. 6, at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan with Bishop Carl McKneely of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan.
Born July 19, 1950, Mrs. Turnbow died at her home in Bryan Feb. 3.
A businesswoman and homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a lifelong resident of Bryan.
She is survived by her husband, Kerry Turnbow, of Bryan; by a son, Virgil Faltysek Jr., of Bryan; by three daughters, Amie Nobles and her husband, Dale, and Laura Cervantes and her husband, Joe, both of Navasota, and Priscilla Kilpatrick and her husband, Robbie Jr., of Bryan; by a brother, C.F. Januse of Bryan; and by six grandchildren.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Martinez Jr.
Funeral services for joseph “Joe” Martinez Jr., 57, of Navasota, were held Feb. 2 at Nobles Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lupe Ybarra officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
A prayer vigil was held Feb. 1 at Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Martinez died at 7:42 a.m. Jan. 30, 2002, at Grimes St. Joseph Health Center in Navasota.
He was born July 21, 1944, in Bryan, a son of Joseph and Casimira (Flores) Martinez. He was a 30-year wrecker driver with Eddie Eppler, Frank Vacante Sr. and Frank Vacante Jr.
He is survived by two sons, David Torres of Navasota and his wife, Angela, and Stephen Martinez of Houston; five daughters, JoAnna Martinez and her husband, Michael, of Navasota, Elizabeth Martinez of Huntsville, Cynthia Alvarado and Rosa Y. Padillo of Brenham and Bertha Martinez of Brownsville; Four brothers, Jesse Martinez and Mariano Martinez and his wife, Bertha, of College Station, and Sam Martinez and his wife, Dell, and Juan Martinez and his wife, Kathy, of Navasota; sisters Delia Rangel and her husband, Ynosensio, and Tomasita R. Burton of College Station, Virginia Flores and her husband, Richard, Linda Martinez, Janie Reyes, Isabell Baldobino and her husband, Jimmy, all of Navasota; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Sammy Martinez Jr., Juan Martinez Jr., Jimmy Baldobino Jr., Phillip Reyes, Frank Vacante Jr., Armando Flores and Henry Flores , all of Navasota, and Mariano Martinez and Mario Castillo Jr. of College Station.

Marion “Zorro” Zaragoza
Marion “Zorro” Zaragoza, 49, died at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe Feb. 4, 2002.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church in Conroe.
Born July 12, 1952, he was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Zaragoza.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Zaragoza of Montgomery; three daughters, Angelina Crawford and her husband, Erik, of North Carolina, Terry Rancher and his wife, Vicki, of Maryland, and James Rancher of Huntsville; his mother, Margaret Zaragoza of Navasota; two sisters, Paula Acosta and her husband, Raymond and Juanita Baldobino, Frank Zaragoza and his wife, Francis, Robert Zaragoza and his wife, Rosa, Earnest Zaragoza and his wife, Yolanda, all of Navasota, Pete Zaragoza and his wife, Mary, of Hempstead, Phillip Zaragoza and his wife, Laura, of Spring and the Rev. Henry Zaragoza and his wife, Josie, of Mexico; and five grandchildren.

James Malcolm “Tiger” Meekins
Funeral services for James malcolm “Tiger” Meekins, 70, of Navasota were held Monday at the First Baptist Church of Navasota with the Rev. Jim Stevens officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery with Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Meekins died at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 31, 2002, at his home. He was born April 26, 1931, in Navasota, the son of Rufus Hardy and Pearl Christine Elliott Meekins. A lifelong resident of Navasota, he was a 1949 graduate of Navasota High School and a 1952 graduate of Blinn College.
On April 24, 1959, he married Glynda June Brown at the First Baptist Church of Navasota. He was the retired owner of Meekins Electric and was a retired volunteer fireman with the Navasota Volunteer Fire Dept. after 33 years of service. Meekins was also a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Navasota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Pearl Louise Robertson, and two brothers, Joe Elliott Meekins and Cecil L. Meekins.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, June Meekins of Navasota; three children, Hardy Meekins and wife Elicia, Linda McLain and husband Tuck, and James Meekins and wife Debra, all of Navasota; three brothers, John Rufus Meekins of Baytown, Mace Meekins and wife Ruby of Navasota, and Robert Meekins and wife LaVerne of Houston; seven grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Meekins, John Wayne Meekins, Tommy Meekins, Cecil Meekins, Danny Meekins and Tom Beck.
For those who desire, the family has suggested memorials to The First Baptist Church Building Fund, the Navasota Volunteer Fire Dept. or Hospice Brazos Valley-Bryan.

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