Miscellaneous Harris County, Texas Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Texas Obituary and Death Notice Archive
First Name:
Last Name:
RICHARD WAYNE DOBBINS
Richard Wayne Dobbins, 32, of Baytown, was born January 10, 1970 in South Laguna, CA and passed away at home Tuesday September 24, 2002.
He was a member of the United Pentecostal faith and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Operation Desert Storm.
Visitation will be held at Navarre Funeral Home, today, September 26, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Houston National Cemetery with military honors. Rev. Robert Leizer will officiate.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Ashley Nicole Dobbins of Grand Prairie; son, Richard Wayne Dobbins II of Baytown; father, Donald Dobbins of Baytown; mother, Janet Daniel of Baytown; sister, Amy A. Leizear of Frederick, MD; brothers, Steven Jeffery Dobbins of Frederick, MD and Jeremy Gene Dobbins of Baytown; grandparents, Bill and Phyllis Hill of Arlington; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Serving as pallbearers will be his father, brothers, Daniel McKeever, Larry Lewis, and Robert Leizear. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be his son.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home. 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown. 281-422-8111.

BRENT WILSON SOUSA
Bret Wilson Sousa, 43 of Baytown went to be with the Lord September 23, 2002.
Bret was born May 5, 1959 in Augusta, GA, to Dewey and Margaret Sousa. Bret was the owner operator of Pro Painting and Wall covering in Baytown. He enjoyed watching Nascar racing, and all sports, his other interests include playing guitar and spending time with his family.
Bret is survived by his loving wife of 7 1/2 years; Sue Anne Sousa of Baytown; three daughters, Tonya Sousa of Houston, Kathleen Sousa of Batson, Holly Sousa of Baytown, father; Dewey Sousa of Dawsonville, GA; mother, Margaret Terry of Baytown; grandmother, Katheen Marsh of Augusta, GA; two brothers, Trent Sousa of Highlands, Eric Sousa of Deer Park; sister, Terri Sousa of Highlands; granddaughter, Valerie of Houston, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 27, 2002 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands with Rev. Charles Malone officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands. Visitation will be Thursday September 26, 2002 at Sterling White Chapel from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel. 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562. 281-426-3555.

REVEREND V.O. (BILL) BLANKENSHIP
V.O. (Bill) Blankenship, retired Methodist minister, passed away, Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at his residence in Waco. 
Rev. Blankenship was born, August 30, 1930 to V.O. and Mary Floyd Blankenship, Sr., in Custer County, Oklahoma. After attending Lon Morris Junior College, he graduated from Texas Wesleyan University on an academic scholarship. He received his Master of Divinity in 1960 from Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Rev. Blankenship was a member of the Central Texas Conference until his completion of the seminary after which he became a member in his home conference, the Texas Annual Conference. He was instrumental in establishing many new churches and retired from the United Methodist Church after 52 years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Blankenship of Waco; daughter, Lecia Avey and husband, Gene of Washington; son, Bradley Blankenship and wife, Cindy of Waco; grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron and Jordan Grant, Trey Avey, Amanda Blankenship and Cathie Ehlers and husband, Randy, great-grandchildren, Kaelie, Staci, and Raenee Ehlers, brothers, Thomas and Floyd Blankenship, sisters, Sue Young, Ruth Vaughn, Mary Jane Jimmerson and Linda Pierson, his best friend and beloved dog, Bozo, as well as many other friends and family that loved him and will miss him greatly. 
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors.
Funeral services will be at 11 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 at First United Methodist Church of Waco with Rev. Steve Ramsdell, Bishop Ben Chamness, Dr. Allen Goss, Rev. Jack Cox and Rev. Nancy Ross as officiants. 
Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Earl’s Chapel Cemetery located near Jacksonville. Tx. 
Pallbearers will be Roy Knight, Mike Fields, Randy Ehlers, Kip Wright, Earl Goodwin, George Brabham, Thomas Blankenship and Nathan Grant. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Members of the Mosheim United Methodist Church, Sid Clark, Al Willeart, Nolan Eschete, Bill Martin, Rev. Gene Chamness, Charlie Leeah, Bill Brannon, Don Hanson, Chuck Knox, Ben Koudelka, Don Rodgers, James White and Fred Ragsdale. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Connally/Compton Funeral Directors, 4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, 254-772-7440. 
“To God Be The Glory” 

RICHARD GUY BRUCE
Richard Guy Bruce , 34, of Mont Belvieu, passed away, Tuesday, September 24, 1002 at home.
Richard was born April 16, 1968 in Pasadena, Tx. Richard was a waiter and a member of Bering Methodist Church in Houston. 
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers. Nathan Bruce, Sr. and Roy Sheetz.
Richard is survived by his parents, Nathan and Donna Bruce of Mont Belvieu; grandmothers, Betty Bruce and Nora Sheetz both of Waco; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Michael Russell of Mont Belvieu; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Glenda Bruce of College Station; nephews, Blake Russell, Nathan and Austin Bruce and niece, Natalie Russell. 
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, September 26, 2002 at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 at Waco Memorial Cemetery in Waco.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

BOBBY RAY SANDERS
Bobby Ray Sanders of Baytown, passed away, Monday, September 23, 2002 at his home. 
Bob was born March 2, 1932 in Crete, Tx. Bob (as he was called) was very loyal to his country. He served in the US Army in Germany and Korea from December 1952 - February 1954. Then he re-enlisted in the Air Force and retired in 1971 as a Tech. Sgt.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Pauline “Polly” Sanders, May 14, 1999.
He is survived by his children, Brenda Miller of Midlothain; Bobby Sanders and wife Barbara of Peterburg, VA.; Terry Sanders and wife Karen of Fort Worth; Billy Sanders and wife Kay of Springtown, Tx.; Ronnie Sanders and wife Lynn of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Rebecca Moles and husband Gary of Huntsville; Danny McGilberry and wife Carol of Huntsville; sister, Joyce Shivers and husband Billy of Baytown; brother, Joe and wife Frances Sanders of Garland. Bobby and Joe were twins. 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002 with Rev. Regan Cooksey officiating.
Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenwood Cemetery Assoc., P.O. Box 469, Groveton, TX 75845, ATTN: MAY DELLE PARKER. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Waller Thornton Funeral Home, Trinity, 936-594-3571.

MARTHA LEE LOVINE
Martha Lee Lovine, was born in Palmetta, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Leonard and Eunice Lovine.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Johnny Loyd and Johnny Loyd, Jr. and sister, Loubertha Frank. 
Martha leaves to cherish her memory, son, William R. Coleman of Crosby; grandchildren, Tennill L. Williams, Damen D. Williams, Twkuane D. Williams, Delon Guy, brothers, Edward Lovine, Leonaard Lovine Jr., Herbert Lovine, sisters, Pearline Boone, Ruby Thomas, Anna Marie Hunter of Houston, a host of nieces, nephews family and friends. 
Visitation will be from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002, with funeral services atr 10:30 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Cemetery, Crosby. 
Arrangements entrusted to Walker Funeral Home, 734 FM 1942, Crosby, 281-328-2801. 

TROY CALHOUN
Troy Calhoun, 86, of Baytown, was born September 8, 1916 in Holland, Texas and passed away Monday September 23, 2002 at his home.
He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran, a member of First Baptist Church, and he retired from Exxon Refinery in 1976. After retiring from Exxon, he worked for several years at McCoy’s Building Supply.
Visitation will be today at Navarre Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 
Funeral services will be Saturday September 28, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral home with Rev. R.L. Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
His wife, Dorothy Calhoun and his infant daughter, Dixie Anne Calhoun preceded him in death. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Charlotte Calhoun of Piedmont, S.C.; brother, J.B. Calhoun of Arlington; and grandchildren, Christopher Calhoun and Kristen Collins.
Serving as pallbearers will be Darnell Calhoun, Weldon Calhoun, Charles Calhoun, Steve Calhoun, Jimmy Collins, and Dale Beanland.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

SALOME SANDOVAL
Salome Sandoval, beloved, devoted, and compassionate wife, mother, and grandmother, courageously departed this earth to accept her angel wings on September 27, 2002. 
Born November 28, 1932, Salome was a life-long resident of Baytown and graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. She dedicated her life to building and nurturing her family with her first love, husband Daniel Sandoval. As a reflection of their love and devotion, Daniel and Salome were blessed with four sons, Daniel, Thomas, Gilbert and Angel. Salome approached life with an open and compassionate heart. She graciously extended her generosity to all who were fortunate enough to know her. Salome leaves her love and faith-inspired spirit of life in the hearts of those who love her. Salome will be remembered as a truly compassionate mother and friend. Her glamorous and gentle demeanor will remain a poignant memory with those who will keep her in their hearts forever. 
Salome is preceded in death by her father, Matias Galvan, her mother, Carolina S. Galvan and her daughter-in-law, Valerie O. Sandoval. 
She is survived by her husband, Daniel, children, Daniel and Melissa Sandoval, Thomas Sandoval, Gilbert Sandoval and Angel Sandoval. Grandchildren, David, Lisa, Olivia, Sarah, Gilbert, Daniel and Brianna Sandoval. Sisters-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Hilda Pena, Melquiades Sandoval, Oscar and Barbara Sandoval and Thomas and Cecilia Sandoval. Also, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and life long friends. 
The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 and a Rosary will be held Sunday, September the 29, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Earthmans Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77520, 281-422-8181. 
A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 800 West Baker Rd., Baytown, Texas 77521, 281-837-8180.
Pallbearers are Rusty Pena, Larry Sandoval, Tom Sandoval, Lionel Rivera, Robert Pena, Roberto Sanchez, Carlos Rodriguez and Norberto Sanchez. 
Interment will be at Earthman Memory Gardens, 8624 Garth Rd., Baytown. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Friends of MPD Houston” P.O. Box 1606, Baytown, Texas 77522. For more information on MPD, Please contact Robert Pena at 281-420-1533. 

Fly with the angels, my love. Hasta que nos reunamos en los cielos. Te amamos.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181. 

YVONNE DAUT
Yvonne Daut, 50, of Hempstead, passed away on September 26, 2002. 
Mrs. Daut is survived by her husband of 30 years, John N. Daut, Sr., son, John N. Daut, Jr., daughter, Wendy Marie Daut, granddaughter, Haliegh V. Daut, brothers, Ervin Fishbeck, Jr. and wife Sue, Ronnie Fishbeck and friend Jessie, Chris Fishbeck and wife Debbie, Joe Fishbeck, sisters, Patsy Dirba and husband Raymond, Sandra Kresse and husband Matt, Sheryl Burt and husband Robert, Janet Dirba and husband Bill, Carol Oberender and husband David and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Daut was a member of the Eastern Star and past member of the Texas State Guard. 
Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Danny Wendt officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Canon Funeral Home, 1420 Farr, Waller, 936-372-3683. www.canonfuneralhome.com

BUSTER DUANE LEA
Buster Duane Lea, 49, passed away, Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at home. 
Buster was a resident of Mont Belvieu area for 20 years and worked for the Barbers Hill School District for those 20 years. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Lea and sister, Sandra Lea. 
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer O’Reilly and John Manley of Mont Belvieu; father, Roy G. Lea of Atmor, Ala.; cousin, Christie Wineland of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren, Haley Lea of Beach City; Staci O’Reilly of Beach City and Colton Manley of Mont Belvieu. 
The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown. 
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens. 
For those desiring, please make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181. 

DELORES THOMAS
Services for Mrs. Delores Thomas will be at 11 a.m. today, September 28, 2002 at Unity Baptist Church, 2625 Broad Street, Highlands, with Rev. Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Barrett Evergreen Cemetery, Barrett Station. 
Arrangements entrusted to Walker Funeral Home, 734 FM 1942, Crosby, 281-328-2801.

YVONNE DAUT
Yvonne Daut, 50, of Hempstead, passed away on September 26, 2002. 
Mrs. Daut is survived by her husband of 30 years, John N. Daut, Sr., son, John N. Daut, Jr., daughter, Wendy Marie Daut, granddaughter, Haliegh V. Daut, brothers, Ervin Fishbeck, Jr. and wife Sue, Ronnie Fishbeck and friend Jessie, Chris Fishbeck and wife Debbie, Joe Fishbeck, sisters, Patsy Dirba and husband Raymond, Sandra Kresse and husband Matt, Sheryl Burt and husband Robert, Janet Dirba and husband Bill, Carol Oberender and husband David and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Daut was a member of the Eastern Star and past member of the Texas State Guard. 
Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Danny Wendt officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Canon Funeral Home, 1420 Farr, Waller, 936-372-3683. www.canonfuneralhome.com

W.C. BILL JACKSON
Mr. W.C. “Bill Jackson 69, of Butler,Texas passed away on September 26,2002. 
Born March 24,1933 in Wooster, TX. Jackson was a resident in the Butler area for 10 years. Bill retired from the Baytown Police Department where he was a Lieutenant for 25 years. He was a member of the N.R.A., and graduated from the 115th FBI Academy in 1976 in Quantico,VA. He also served in the U.S.Army. He was a long time member of Wooster Baptist Church, in Wooster,Tx. 
Bill is survived by his loving wife Velma Jackson, and son Scott Jackson, of Butler; and brother, James Jackson of Baytown.
He is preceded in death by his son James William Jackson, parents Charlie & Kathleen Pruet Jackson, and sister Charleen Adams.
The family will receive friends today September 29,2002 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel. 
Funeral Services will be Monday, September 30,2002, at 11:00 a.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel. with Rev. Don Suits II officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield. 
Pallbearers are Dewayne Milligan, Don Milligan, Dr. Bruce Kennedy, Bill Goodman, Lee Lavargene, &Jim Niven.
Arrangements are under the direction of Capps Memorial Chapel, P.O.Box 196-113 East College, Fairfield,Tx. 75840, 903-389-8202.

WILLIE NELSON UPCHURCH, JR.
Willie Nelson “Mr. Church” Upchurch, Jr. 63, passed away Sunday at his home.
“Church” retired from the U.S. Steel in 1987 to establish a local business with his long time friend and partner, Bobby Lynn Reynolds. He was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. 
He is preceded in death by his father Willie Nelson Upchurch, Sr. and his sister Rene’e Quebodeaux. He is survived by his mother Nellie Upchurch, brother Bobby Upchurch, daughters Karia Roberts and husband Tommy, Kayla Bishop and husband Ricky, Kemberly Scheidt and husband Glenn, and grandchildren Joshua, Emille, and Hayley Roberts, Ricky Bishop, Will Scheidt, loving companion Ren’e Bond and his nieces and nephews. 
Friends are invited to visitation and services. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be today September 30,2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Navarre’s. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 10 am. at Navare Chapel, officiated by Rev. Tommy Roberts. Under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home 2444 Rollingbrook Dr. 281-422-8111.

BILLY JACK MALLOY, SR.
Billy Jack Malloy, Sr. (Bill Malloy), 76, born in Bunch, Okla. in 1926 passed away, Saturday, September 28, 220 in Texarakana. 
Bill served in the U.S. Navy in WW II on the Battleship USS Mississippi. He loved his church and enjoyed Golden Years. He will be missed. 
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Malloy, sons, Billy Jack, Jr. and wife, Ceslie, Tim Malloy and wife, Jennifer, seven grandchildren, three sisters, Louise Davis, Irene Sinclair, Geneva Smith, brother, Bobby Malloy of California; special sister-in-law, Billy Malloy of Baytown; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, October 1, 2002 at East Funeral Home, 6th and Olive, Texarakana, 903-793-3141.

ALVIN HAYES
Mr. Alvin Hayes, Jr., 35 of Clear Lake City, passed away in a Clear Lake Hospital. Funeral services are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

KELVIN JAMES COLLINS
Mr. Kelvin James Collins, 27, of LaPorte passed away, at his home Friday, September 27, 2002. Funeral services are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

MRS. MYRTLE HADNOT
On September 30, 2002, Mrs. Myrtle Hadnot was called to her heavenly home. 
She was born March 14, 1920 to the late Dutch and Ellen (Rawls) Shelby. She grew up in Jasper, Texas where she met and married Jack Hadnot in April 1936. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hadnot, her father, Dutch Shelby, her mother, Ellen Shelby, two sisters, Dollie Brown and Cammie Seale, a brother, James Shelby and one great-granddaughter, Kenya Fontenot. 
Mrs. Hadnot leaves to mourn four sons, Thomas Hadnot (Gay) of Baytown; George Hadnot, Henry Hadnot, Fred Hadnot (Linda) of Houston; seven daughters, Bettye Fontenot, Mae Guillory, Bobbye Scott, Marie DeBine and Patsy Hadnot of Beaumont; Mary Bronson of Jasper; Cammie Standley (George) of Dallas; 42 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, uncle, Mr. Frank Rawls (Joyce) sisters, Mrs. Lillie Jones and Della Fisher (Charlie) of Beaumont and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 
Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2002 at Coleman’s Mortuary, 1158 North Fletcher, Jasper and again at 12:30 - 1:45 at the church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Armstrong Memorial C.M.E. Methodist Church, County Road 114 in Jasper. Interment will be at the Campground Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman Mortuary, 1558 North Fletcher, Jasper, 409-384-3711.

FRANK ABRAHAM
Frank Abraham, 77, of Baytown, departed this life on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at a local hospital. His passing brought sadness to the hearts of all who loved him.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jeannette Williams and his grandson, Donald Abraham. 
To cherish his memories he leaves five daughters, Gloria, Jeannie, Ola, Shari and Myra, six sons, Frank, Jr., Ocie, Kenneth, Ricky, Charles and Ethan, 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. 
A wake will be held on Friday, October 4, 2002 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Robey Funeral Home, 403 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Robey Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Frazier officiating. 
Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, 403 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown, 281-428-9911. “A Family of Helping Hands”

CHARLES "CHUCK" SCHAEFFER
Charles “Chuck” Schaeffer, 63, of Alba, Tx. passed away, September 30, 2002 at his home. 
Chuck was born, May 4, 1939 in Galveston. Chuck lived in Alba about 1 1/2 years moving here from Arlington where he lived four years. Most of his life he lived in Baytown. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired telephone installer for GTE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lewis and Icie Lee Whittley Schaeffer, Sr.
He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Moffett of Dickenson; one grandchild and many friends. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2002 at VA National Cemetery, Dallas with Bro. Jim Atkins officiating. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alabama, 903-765-2311.

ELROY JAMES CARROLL
Elroy James Carroll, 78, of Baytown, passed away, Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at a local hospital. 
Elroy was born on June 8, 1924 in Electra, Tx. He lived in Baytown since 1995. He was a carpenter and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bayway Church of Christ, a member of the Masons, Shriners, American Legion, VFW of Baytown and Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
He is survived by his wife, Nathlie Carroll of Baytown; sons and daughter-in-law, Ike and Shirley Carroll of Louisiana; Michael Roy Carroll, daughter and son-in-law, Dianna Gail Carroll and Rusty of Temple; step-children, Keith and Gail Hodges of Baytown; Donna and David Hamilton of Covington, La.; brother, Gene Carroll of California, 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, October 4, 2002 at Navarre Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Navarre Chapel with David Ellis officiating. 
Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

CHARLOTTE LEE SMITH
Charlotte Lee Smith, 56, of Baytown went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Charlotte was born January 30, 1946 in Baytown to Elzie and Elsie McCagg.
Charlotte was a R.N. who worked for St. Luke’s hospital in Houston for the past 15 years.
Charlotte was an active member of the Cedar Bayou Baptist Church in Baytown. She was very talented with crafts, such as needlepoint, woodworking, one of her other interests was cooking. Charlotte really enjoyed traveling with her husband Bill. One of her favorite places to go was to British Columbia, Canada.
Charlotte is survived by her loving husband of 35 years; William Smith of Baytown; son, Geoffrey Smith of Baytown; daughter, Gennifer Gafarov and husband Eldar of Baytown; parents, Elzie and Elsie McCagg of Baytown; mother-in-law, Jeanne Smith of Highlands; grandson, Talon Smith of Baytown; brothers, Bill McCagg and wife Jill of Baytown, Ralph McCagg and wife Allison of Webster, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands with Rev. Mark Broussard officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands. Visitation will be Friday, October 4, 2002 from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel. 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX. 77562. 281-426-3555. www.sterlingwhitechapel.com

W.N. "SMOKEY" RAMSEY
W. N. “Smokey” Ramsey, 77, of Deer Park, was born December 16, 1924, in Ranger, Texas and passed away Thursday, October 3, 2002, in a Pasadena hospital.
He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Pasadena and was retired from Colonial Pipeline Company. Also, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the V.F.W.
Visitation will be Friday at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 5, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church of Pasadena with Rev. Kip Gilps officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Ramsey of Deer Park; son and daughter-in-law, James and Jennifer Ramsey of Katy; daughters and son-in-law, Annese and Byron Jones of Baytown and Roxy Lorraine Crocker of Bellaire; sisters, Maxine Hamilton of Carlisle and Willa Vern Lee of Henderson; brothers, Joe Ramsey of Austin and Pat Ramsey of Mt. Vernon, and grandchildren, Jennifer Jones, Brian Jones, Kyle Ramsey, Meredith Ramsey, and Mallory Ramsey.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr. Baytown, Texas 77521 (281) 422-8111.

BETHEL VIVIAN BURNETT
Bethel Vivian Burnett, 79, of Baytown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 3, 2002. Services to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, 403 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown, 281-428-9911.

JAMES N. COOMBES
James N. Coombes was born on August 9,1918 in Mamouth, Springs Arkansas to Ethyl Keeling Coombes and the Reverend Lawrence C. Coombes. His spirit joined the larger community of souls reunited with the Creator on October 3,2002. He had reached the age of 84 years, one month and 24 days.
He lived a long, successful and mostly comfortable life, but circumstances in his young years did not portend such an outcome. He was born to an itinerant revival preacher and part-time sawmill operator in a largely reconstructed part of the old south, eleven years before the Great Depression. His mother died when he was two. Prospects were not bright. But he had been born with native intelligence and natural leadership skills, and he was never lazy. After graduating high school in Sabinal, Texas, he joined a CCC Battalion that was constructing Garner State Park. After his mandatory release from that program, he helped his dad make the revival tour in Texas and Oklahoma by sitting outside minding the Model “A” engine temperature, as the car’s generator was used to power a weak string of low voltage light bulbs strung down the aisle of countless country churches. It was during one such revival that he met and married Georgia Lee Sanders in Boswell, Oklahoma.
Soon afterward, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, flying B-24 and B-25 bombers as a Flight Engineer throughout WW II. When the war ended, the new G.I. Bill was announced, and with the encouragement some might say insistence of his young wife, he enrolled in the Industrial Engineering program of the LeTournea Technical Institute of Texas, in Longview. In 1949, he received his Bachelor’s degree that set him up in his second great love (after his family) his lifetime work in Industrial Plant Maintenance from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Brownsville, Texas, and from Ponce, Puerto Rico to the middle of Kansas and in several locations in between he spent the next 34 years supervising and superintending the maintenance of various kinds of industrial plants. 
His life wasn’t just family and work, though. His keen mind and talented hands led him to practice many different avocations and hobbies over the years. He was a sportsman, playing one platoon high school football, and fast pitch college softball. He fished the waters around south Padre Island long before there was a causeway to the island from Port Isabel. He and a lifelong friend, Buck Bennett, brought the first water skis to the waters of south Texas in 1951, and always attracted a crowd wherever they skied. Water ski parties were the centerpiece of family outings for many years. He was at various times interested in cooking, carpentry, his cats, gunsmithing, gardening, and golf. As a cook, he was wonderful until he discovered cilantro. Then his motto “If a little cilatnro is good, a lot of cilantro is better” did him in. A tribute to his carpentry is that all of his children have desks, tables, benches or other pieces that he built for them. Some of the gun stocks he carved are works of art. In 1951, he joined the Masonic Order, and in November 2001 he received the 50 year service award from the Grand Lodge of Texas. 
In short, in most meaningful ways, he was a complete man. The best that can be said of a man is that his word was a better place because he passed through it. James N. Coombes certainly made his world a better place as he passed through. 
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia Sanders Coombes, of Mont Belvieu, four children, Jimmie L.Coombes and wife Sherry, of Austin; Yvonne Coombes Flanagan and husband Johnny, of Baytown; Linda Coombes Lubrick and husband Greg, of Seabrook; Jerri Coombes Grimland and husband Freddie, of Humble; and a step-daughter; June Hamel of Nicousa,Wisconsin. He will also be greatly missed by seven grandchildren, 9 great-grand children, and the last of his many cats, Tigger.
Arrangements by Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown with interment in the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Houston. Viewing by family & friends Monday night from 5:00-7:00p.m. Funeral Services will be at Earthman Chapel 10:00a.m. Tuesday and Interment will be at 2:00p.m. Tuesday.

LOIS VINCENT ADAMS
Lois Vincent White Adams, 85, passed away quietly October 4, 2002 at her home in Highlands after battling breast cancer for over 20 years. She was born in North Zulch, Texas on November 9, 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Adams; her parents J.C. and Elizabeth White and her brother J.C. White, Jr. She is survived by one son, John White Adams and wife Cathy of Baytown and three grandchildren ; Ryan Adams and wife Brenda of Somerville, MA; Vincent Adams of Norfolk, VA; and Katherine (KK) Adams of Baytown. She was active in many organizations in the Highlands and Baytown area. These organizations include the San Jacinto Hospital Service Corps, where she was a past president and an active member for over 30 years. She worked weekly for the Service Corps until she was 84 years old. She was active in the Highlands High Flyers, particularly enjoyed playing Bridge and traveling with the group. She had a great love of Texas History and was a member of the Daughters of the Texas Revolution and the Descendants of the Battle of San Jacinto. She was the Great-Great Granddaughter of John Cary White who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. She was active in Highlands United Methodist Church where she had been a member for over 50 years. At the church she was active on numerous lay committees throughout the years.
Graveside services were held on Monday, October 7, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Willowhole Cemetery in Madison County, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Highlands United Methodist Church in Highlands, Texas. Following the service the family will receive guests in the Fellowship Hall.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Texas. 281-422-8111.

IRENE CLEO CLEARY
Services for Irene Cleo Cleary, 82, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Brian Nutt officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Cleary passed away the morning of Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at her home after a brief illness.
She was born September 13, 1920 in Deweyville, Texas to Allen T. and Ada Gruver. Mrs. Cleary attended Orangefield public and was a graduate of Barber’s Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas. She retired as a secretary and stenographer for the United States Postal Service in Tyler. Mrs. Cleary was an avid sportswoman who enjoyed deer and turkey hunting. She enjoyed her goldfish and flowers. Mrs. Cleary was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. 
She is survived by her husband, James F. Cleary of Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Runnells of Sour Lake, Texas, Mrs. Fern Finley of Humble, Texas; one brother, E. A. Gruver of Longview; she was a loving and much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Wednesday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Greater Hospice of Texas. 

GLYNDA KAY IVIE
Glynda Kay Ivie, 52, of Dayton went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 7, 2002. She was born July 6, 1950 in Baytown, to Carl and Dorothy Avant.
Glynda Kay was a homemaker, and a member of the Old River Assembly of God Church, who enjoyed raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included; talking on the telephone to her friends, crafts, such as making wreaths, flower arrangements, and decorating her home which she had a special talent for.
Her father Carl Wilson Avant precedes Glynda Kay in death.
Glynda Kay is survived by her loving husband of 34 years; John Ivie of Old River; children, Chad Ivie and wife Amy of Woodlands, Tonya Tjavaras and husband Thanassis of Tulsa, OK., Whittney Ivie of Old River; mother, Dorothy Mullins of Old River, brother, Carl Wilson Avant Jr., grandchildren, Jordyn Ivie of Woodlands, Andreas Tjavaras of Tulsa, Kace Ivie of Old River, special friend, Tommie Everson of Tarpley, TX., many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, October 9, 2002, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2002 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands with Rev. Gene Summers officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands,
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel. 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, 77562. (281) 426-3555.

EARL "FLOYD" WALKER
Earl “Floyd” Walker, 90, of Richards, TX, formerly of Baytown, passed away, Tuesday, October 8, 2002.
He was a resident of Baytown most of his life prior to moving to Richards in 1995 to be near his son and daughter-in-law. He was born on April 24, 1912 in Security, TX. Floyd and his wife Lorene were members of the North Side Baptist Church and attended services regularly until Mrs. Walker’s health would not permit her to travel.
He worked and retired from Ashland Oil (formally General Tire and Rubber Co._ in 1974 in the sheet metal dept.
Floyd grew up during the depression and as most people during this time, he and his family learned to live with what they could scrape together. He benefited from this the rest of his life, appreciating everything he and his family had.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Loren Anderson Walker, three brothers, Ted, Jack and Bourbon Walker, and a sister, Allene Armstrong.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Asa Ray and Georgann Walker of Richards, TX; sisters, Lillian Kilgore of Crosby, TX. and Irene Clark and her husband, George of Onalaska, TX; sisters-in-law, Grace Hill, Raydean Auther and her husband Ed, and Agnes Walker of Baytown, three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Earthman Funeral Home at 3919 Garth Road in Baytown, Today, October 10, 2002 from 6:00 pm. until 8:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Earthman Funeral Home with Rev. Lyle Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Baytown. 
Pallbearers will be nephews, Cleo Procter, Bill Walker, James Walker, Lincoln “Gene” Kilgore, Mark Anderson and Gerald Stiles.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home., 3919 Garth Road, Baytown. (281) 422-8181.

RALPH G. SHARPLESS
Ralph G. Sharpless passed away at his home in Kerrville, Texas at 6 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2002. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson, in Kerrville.

ZACCAI SCOTT BRYANT
Zaccai Scott Bryant, 20, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2002 in a Houston hospital.
He was born September 10, 1982 in Baytown. Zaccai was a member of the Ross S. Sterling football team and graduated in May of 2001, and was also a life time member of Mt. Corinth Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Ruth Knowles.
He is survived by his father Richard Bryant of Houston, sisters Camille Bryant of Austin, and two nephews of Austin.
Grandparents are Rev. Harry & Annie Mae Knowles of Baytown. Great-grandmother: Catherine Knowles of Baytown and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends.
Visitation will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2002 at Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison St., Baytown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Mt. Corinth Baptist Church, 2416 Short St., Baytown, (McNair) Tx, 77521, with the Reverend A.N. Franklin officiating.
Burial will follow at: Memory Gardens, Baytown. 
Services are under the direction of Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison St, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

LOIS VINCENT WHITE ADAMS
Lois Vincent White Adams, 85, passed away quietly October 4, 2002 at her home in Highlands after battling breast cancer for over 20 years. She was born in North Zulch, Texas on November 9, 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Adams; her parents J.C. and Elizabeth White and her brother J.C. White, Jr. She is survived by one son, John White Adams and wife Cathy of Baytown and three grandchildren ; Ryan Adams and wife Brenda of Somerville, MA; Vincent Adams of Norfolk, VA; and Katherine (KK) Adams of Baytown. She was active in many organizations in the Highlands and Baytown area. These organizations include the San Jacinto Hospital Service Corps, where she was a past president and an active member for over 30 years. She worked weekly for the Service Corps until she was 84 years old. She was active in the Highlands High Flyers, particularly enjoyed playing Bridge and traveling with the group. She had a great love of Texas History and was a member of the Daughters of the Texas Revolution and the Descendants of the Battle of San Jacinto. She was the Great-Great Granddaughter of John Cary White who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. She was active in Highlands United Methodist Church where she had been a member for over 50 years. At the church she was active on numerous lay committees throughout the years.
Graveside services were held on Monday, October 7, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Willowhole Cemetery in Madison County, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Highlands United Methodist Church in Highlands, Texas. Following the service the family will receive guests in the Fellowship Hall.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Texas. 281-422-8111.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY