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Pansy Doris “Patricia” Kelley, 87, of Baytown, died Sunday, January 12, 2003. 
Pansy Doris Halliburton was born in Smithville, Tx. on October 19, 1915 to William Roy and Grace Halliburton. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1935 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for several years in LaGrange and Big Wells. In 1945, while working at Kelly Field in San Antonio, she met and married Robert Phillip Kelley. They moved to New Jersey where they lived until 1952, at which time they moved to Baytown. Pat was a Charter Member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She did volunteer work at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for 20 years, St. James House Auxiliary, where she was a resident for the past 3 years, Sterling Library with the Book Mobile and Baytown Little Theater. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years. 
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Steve Gordon of Huffman; Pam and Bill Boehme of Orange; three granddaughters and spouses, Sara and Daniel Jackson of Baytown; Kelli and Clint Will of Hockley and Ashley Boehme of College Station; one grandson, Matt Gordon of Huffman; sister-in-law, Pat Cates of San Antonio; brother-in-law and wife, Richard and Rita Kelley of Bakersfield, Calif.; niece, Candace O’Connor and nephew, Corky Cates, both of San Antonio. 
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2003 at Earthman Funeral Home. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2003 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bayway Drive in Baytown. 
Her remains will be taken to Earthman Memory Gardens in Baytown following cremation. 
Memorial may be made to Sterling Library, St. James House Trip Fund, Westminster Presbyterian Church or a Charity of one’s own choice. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181. 

Memorial services for Hazelann Hix Turner, who died January 1, 2003 at St. James House in Baytown, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown with Father Earl Sheffield of St. James House officiating. 
Mrs. Turner was born on March 18, 1917 to Hazel Tracy and Elbert Henry Hix in Chicago, Illinois. She spent the first years of her life there. She graduated from high school in Chicago, after which she moved to Corpus Christi, where she began to attend the new Del Mar College in the evenings. It is there that she met John J. Turner with whom she fell in love. They transferred to the University of Texas and married on December 22, 1938. Their impulsiveness led to their having to return to their respective boarding houses that evening, and later having sufficient funds for only one of them to continue with their education. It was decided that John would be the one to continue in Chemical Engineering. With Hazelann helping to provide financial support, John graduated in 1942. 
As an Officer in the Navy, John and Hazelann moved to Dahlgren N.P.G., Virginia. Their first daughter Donna Louise was born and a few years later their second daughter, June was born. After moving to California, Hazelann and John enjoyed traveling, tending to over 200 avocado trees and the wine country. In 1989, they returned to Texas for the second and final time where they lived in Kerrville, having moved there from Ojal, California. 
Hazelann was dedicated to teaching, from Girl Scout leader to Sunday school. She taught at the Margaret Hope Nursery School in Ventura, California for many years. While in LaPorte, Texas, she taught pre-Kindergarten at Beacon Private School. 
Hazelann was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, John J. Turner, her brother David Hix from Corpus Christi and her son-in-law Ronald Dale McLemore of Baytown. 
Mrs. Turner is survived by her two daughters, June McLemore, Donna L. Schulze and husband David R. Schulze, grandchildren, Kenneth S. Schulze and wife Diane, Michael Glenn Schulze and wife Erika, Leslie Schulze Vastano and husband James and three great-grandchildren, Evan Michael Schulze, Justin Robert Schulze and Bryan Elise Schulze. She also leaves special friends, Karen and Robert Luehr and Clyde and Rachel Day, as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request donations be sent to the Parkinson’s Association and to your favorite charity. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Alice Mae Haluska, 75, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Crosby and was a resident of the Crosby-Baytown area all her life.
She worked at Exxon as a clerical worker and also worked at Sears as an auditing supervisor. She was a member of the Crosby United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Haluska was a great cook and baker which was enjoyed by many friends. She enjoyed her church work where she taught children Sunday School and was on the bereavement committee.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mollie Kosina; sister, Gladys Lostak; nieces Mollie Garner and Lynda Wiley and brother-in-law Douglas Wiley.
She is survived by her loving husband, Willie Lee Haluska; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Walding of Baytown; brother-in-law, Tommie Lostak; nieces and nephews, Lorenda and David Baldwin, Lee Wiley, Lonnie and Eloise Lostak, Regina and Tim Kelley, Harold and Risa Lostak; and Wayne Garner; many nieces and nephews; sisters, Lorine Wiley, Frankie Brewer and husband Wilford; grandson, Brian Remkes; great-granddaughter, Megan Alyse Remkes.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Navarre’s. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Crosby United Methodist Church, and the burial will be at White Cemetery in Highlands, with Rev. Gregory Megill officiating.
Pallbearers are Lonnie Franta, Tim Kelley, Harold Lostak, Lonnie Lostak, Lane Lostak, Lee Wiley. Honorary pallbearers are David Baldwin and Wayne Garner.
Memorials may be made to the Crosby United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Special people were Velma Scott and Paula Greene; the Sunshine Class of Crosby United Methodist Church.

Emelia “Millie” Michalsky Stewart, 88, of Pasadena went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. Millie was born May 3, 1914, in Missouri City, TX, to Frank and Annie Michalsky.
Millie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lufkin. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and was an extremely good cook. Everybody always enjoyed going to Millie’s house and eating. Millie’s biggest joy came from spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Millie is preceded in death by her loving husbands Hugh Brady and George Stewart; six brothers, Adolph, Willie, Arnold, Frank, Joe and Bobby Michalsky.
Millie is survived by her two children; Gene Brady and wife Sarah of Pasadena; Gayle Bertrand and husband Frank of Baytown; brother Tommy Michalsky and wife Naomi of Crosby; sister Anna Mae Jasek of Crosby; seven grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, from 6-8 p.m. at Sterling White Chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands, TX. 77562. Phone 281-426-3555.

Jack Edwin Curry, 73, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday, January 23, 2003 at a local hospital. 
Jack was born February 16, 1929 in Bessmay, Tx. He was an electrician at Exxon for 38 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Baytown where he served as a Deacon. He served in the US Navy. He was a member of Goose Creek Masonic Lodge #1192, Arabia Temple of Houston, Baytown Shrine, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Kennedy Commandry, Silver Beaver with the Boy Scouts and Vigil Honor Member in the Order of the Arrow. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jack Edwin Curry, Jr. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Inez Curry of Baytown; sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Laurie Curry of Baytown; Dennis and Susan Curry of Baytown; daughter, Sandy Hartt-Roberts and husband Ray of Baytown; sister-in-law, Dot Sitton and husband Scott of Baytown; grandchildren, Shonda Cottrell, Camie Chavez, Sean Curry, Heather Curry, Brandon Butler, Patrick Butler, Kyle Curry, Patrick Curry and Morgan Curry, great-grandchildren, Jacelynn Chavez, Ashton Butler and Brett Jolly, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Hays and the staff of Triumph Hospital for their loving care. 
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today, Jan. 26, 2003 at Navarre Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 at Navarre Chapel with Dr. David Bowman and Rev. Tommy Clements officiating. 
Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena. 
Pallbearers will be Sean Curry, Kyle Curry, Patrick Curry, Patrick Butler, Scott Sitton and Mike Tieman. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Esther Flora Manley, 87, of Dayton, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Baytown after an extended illness. 
A native of Protection, Kansas, she had been a resident of Dayton for the past three years and had lived most of her life in Edna, Texas, where she had an insurance agency before retiring.
Graveside services for Mrs. Manley will be 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Hill of Rest Cemetery in Baytown with Steve Coffey officiating.
She is survived by nieces, Anna Manning, Cynthia Pentecost, Janis Cox, Betty Shepherd; nephews, Johnnie William Smith and Randy Roth; 11 great nieces and nephews; and nine great-great nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be 2:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Sarah Rose Allen, 77, went peacefully to be with her Lord, Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in a Baytown nursing home. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Born March 2, 1925, in Stephenville, TX, Allen had been a Baytown resident since 1994.
She was a real estate agent and member of Baytown Community Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Harold Allen.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William D. “Bill” Allen and wife Cindy of Baytown; Daniel James Allen and wife Sharon of McKinney, TX; sisters, Wanda Carr and husband C.T. of Desota, TX. Grandchildren Randal J. Allen, Jack Thomas Allen, Bennet Allen, Debra M. Allen, Rebekah A. Allen, Rachel R. Allen and Abigail L. Allen; great-grandchild Seth Ryan Allen.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Hill officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Resthaven Cemetery in Rockwall, TX.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Allen to the Baytown Community Church. 

Thomas Krampota, 82, passed away, Saturday, January 25, 2003 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Baytown,Texas. 
Born in Crosby, Texas the son of John and Rosa Krampota. Thomas worked for Exxon in Baytown, as a pipe fitter for 38 years. He was in the US Army during World War II as an MP. He is a Member of the American Legion. Thomas loved to work in his garden. Loved taking care of his cats, and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing. He always stayed busy with his wood stove and making sure he had plenty of wood for the winter. He worked hard and long for his family. Even through all the wrongs and rights, his life was always to take care of his family, and that’s the best love anyone can give. 
Predeceased by four sisters, three brothers, his parents, John and Rosa Krampota, one son, Ronnie Krampota, stepson, A.J. Heitman and two step-daughters, Rosalie Rodger and Dorothy Martin.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marie Rosalie “Napoli” Krampota, three daughters, Sheron Cochran of Houston; Karen McCllough and Katie Williams both of Crosby; four sons, step-son, Tony Heitman of Humble; Tom Krampota, Jr. of Panama City, Fla.; John Krampota and Ricky Krampota both of Crosby; sister Gladys Merritt of Baytown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m., today, January 28, 2003 at Sterling White Chapel. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at Sterling White Chapel with Bro. Larry Koslovsky officiating. 
Interment will be at SPJST Cemetery on 1942. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg, Highlands, 281-426-3555. 

Virginia Sanford Brian, born July 16, 1913 to Louise and Dr. Harry Bennett Sanford in Richmond, Virginia, died January 26, 2003 at the age of 89. A resident of Kingwood, TX for the last 15 years, she and her husband, John lived in Baytown, TX from 1946 until 1974, excluding 10 years of overseas assignments in Venezuela and Cuba with Exxon affiliates. Graduating from high school in 1930, this remarkable young woman continued her education at Westhampton College in Richmond, VA, where she was captain of the field hockey team and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1934. Virginia entered the work force with the Girl Scouts of America, which took her to Long Beach, CA, where she met and married John Daniel Brian, on August 19, 1942 after a six week courtship. She was a precious, loving wife, mother and grandmother, always willing to give of her self and time, being ever demonstrative with her love of family. Throughout her life, Virginia was active in her faith as a Southern Baptist, witnessing to and caring for the many friends with whom she grew to know. Mrs. Brian is preceded in death by her sister, Anne Louise Sanford; brothers, Harry Bennett Sanford, Jr., Cary Owen Sanford; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Massey Sanford. She is survived by her husband, of 60 years John Daniel Brian of Kingwood, TX; sons, Dr. John Daniel Brian, Jr. and his wife, Jeneane, and James Sanford Brian and his wife, Patricia sisters, Harriet Bredin and her husband, Stephen, and Isabel Rankin and her husband, Hugh; brother, Thomas Sanford; grandchildren John Robert Brian and his wife, Rosalie, Eileen Ann Brian, Daniel Stephen Brian, Jane Katherine Brian, Jason Sanford Brian and his wife, Jennifer, Patrick Scott Brian and his wife, Johanna, Bradley Whitfield Brian; great granddaughter, Mackenzie Grace Brian; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may pay their respects to Virginia after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at Kingwood Funeral Home, where the family will be present for visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at Kingwood First Baptist Church, 2303 Tree Lane, Kingwood, TX with Dr. Dearing Garner officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown, TX. For those desiring, the family suggests memorial contributions to Kingwood First Baptist Church Media Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood.

Hazel Carlton, 99, of Baytown was born April 26, 1903 in Crowley, LA and passed away Sunday, January 26, 2003 in a local nursing home. She was a member of the Assembly of God faith.
Her family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. John Hatcher officiating.
She was preceded in death by her son, Carroll Gigout and son-in-law, William Love and is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Love of Highlands; sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Sharon Gigout of Mont Belvieu and Joseph A. and Robbie Gigout of Mont Belvieu; sisters, Bertha Hanks of Baytown and Grace Wilburn of Mont Belvieu; daughter-in-law, Barbra Gigout of Mont Belvieu, 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 44 great great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Charles Errol Nichols, 59, of Baytown, passed away, Saturday, January 25, 2003 in a San Antonio area hospital. Services to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-428-9911.

Ralph B. Cantrell, 92, died Monday, January 27, 2003 in Houston. Arrangements are pending at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, 281-497-2210.

Michael Hill, 45 passed away Sunday, January 26, 2003 in a Houston Hospital. Arrangements pending. L.A.Crespo Funeral Directors. 6123 Garth Rd. 281-839-0700.

Thelma B. “Me-Ma” Smith, 86, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2003. She was born on December 14, 1916, in Lexington, Texas. She was a resident of Highlands for 65 years. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church. Me-Ma enjoyed being with her family, cooking, and taking care of her many flowers. 
She was preceded in death by Lester Smith, her husband of 65 years, her parents, M.Z. and Theresa Browder, a sister and brother-in-law, Opal and Woodrow Swick and brothers-in-law, Wilber Smith and Oscar Smith.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Lois Smith of Baytown, Wayne and Peggy Smith of Crosby; six grandchildren and spouses: Teri Ashworth, Diane Adams and husband, Gary, Gary Smith and wife, Bridget, Karen Smith, Matt Smith and Kent Smith and wife Patricia; nine great-grandchildren: Sarah Adams, Kevin Adams, Payton Adams, Lacy Ashworth, Stefani Smith, Sean Smith, Nikole Smith, Shelby Smith, and Kendall Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law: Bernice and Jack Casey, Jean and Robert Welch; sister-in-law, Elvera Smith. 
The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Earthman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 28, 2003 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, with Pastor Larry Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers are Gary Smith, Matt Smith, Kent Smith, Gary Adams, Larry Casey, Tim Swick, Allen Welch and Anthony Radicioni. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX, 77521, (281) 422-8181. To view obituary and post a tribute for the family, go to www.earthmanfunerals.com.

Dorcas J. Bonham Francis passed away on January 23, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. 
Dorcas, the only child of Robert and Bobbie Bonham, was born in Corpus Christi, TX in 1949. She is also survived by her only child, Nikki Francis and both were members of the Presbyterian church. She worked for Lyondell/Equistar Chemical for 23 years. 
There will be no memorial service and in lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Foundation. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111. 

Kristi M. Huddleston, 31, of Baytown, died February 1, 2002. 
She is survived by her parents, Edker and Donna Miller of Baytown; grandfather, Edker Miller, Sr., brothers, Corey M. Miller, of Martin, Tenn.; three sisters, Linda Fields of Lubbock, Tx.; Tiny Rhiley of Lincoln, Neb.; Stacey MyCue of Round Rock, Tx.; numerous nephews and nieces, great niece and a great nephew, her fiancee Chris O’Neil of Baytown. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Wooster Baptist Church, 7007 Bayway Dr., Baytown, 281-424-5558. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, 281-476-4693.

R. V. Whiteside, 96, known by his friends as Vernon, passed away February 2, 2003. He was born August 11, 1906, in Kyle, TX, son of Sam and Vallie Whiteside. 
He grew up in Lockhart, TX, where he played football and was captain of the track team before graduating in 1925. He attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College, now SWTSU, in San Marcus, where he lettered in track and was elected President of the Sophomore Class. While there, Mr. Whiteside roomed with Lyndon B. Johnson and started Alpha & Omega fraternity known as the White Star, including LBJ as a member. 
Several books have been written about President Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro, in which Mr. Whiteside is prominently mentioned, such as “Path to Power,” because of his friendship with the late President. Also, “White Star Story,” by Roy Willbern, gives accounts of these days at STSTC. 
Mr. Whiteside attended New York University where he ran track for NYU and for the Melrose Athletic Club. 
Back in Texas, he taught at Devine, TX, High School, then became Superintendent of Schools in Tilden, TX, and taught 3 years in Beaumont schools. Mr. Whiteside moved to Pasadena, TX, and purchased an insurance agency. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 as an apprentice seaman and went to Officer Training School at Cornell University where he was commissioned an officer. He served 42 months on active duty, leaving the Navy as a shipís captain with the rank of Lt. Commander. 
He married Marguerite Carroll of Birmingham, AL in 1948 and they moved to Pasadena, TX, where he resumed his insurance business. He was elected to many positions in Pasadena civic and political groups: the 5th president of the Pasadena Rotary Club in 1942; commander of the VFW in 1951; Pasadena School Board in 1951; Board of Stewards of the Pasadena Methodist Church; elected Mayor of Pasadena in 1952; and appointed a Commissioner of the Port of Houston in 1954, serving 8 years.
In 1959, he retired to his Belvemar Ranch in Bellville, TX, and in 1961, he was elected to the Brangus International Board of Directors. 
Mr. Whiteside served as president of the Texas Brangus Association, 1961-62. He was a member of the Bellville Methodist Board of Stewards. He retired from ranching and moved to Lockhart, TX, for 5 years, then to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and later to Marble Falls, TX. 
His wife, Marguerite, authored the book, “One of Six and a Half” before preceding him in death in 1991. Mr. Whiteside then moved to Beach City (Baytown), TX. He has been honored as a 60 year Mason, endowed member of the Pasadena Masonic Lodge #1155 and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a member of the Shrine, both in Miami, FL. He was inducted into the Pasadena Hall of Fame. 
Mr. Whiteside is survived by his niece, Patricia Ball of Kaufman, TX, nephew, Patrick Ball of Houston, stepsons, Jack Carroll of Granbury, TX, and Gene Carroll of Germantown, TN. He will be loved and remembered by his companion of the past 11 years, Grace Shandley of Beach City, and all of his many other friends. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, Feb. 4th at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, TX, and funeral services at 2:00 pm Wednesday, Feb. 5th, with the Rev. Jim Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Marble Falls City Cemetery, Thursday, Feb. 6th at 2:00 p.m. Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Texas (281) 422-8111.

Francis Dane Callaway, 56, of Bay City died February 1, 2003 at Bay Villa Nursing Home in Bay City. 
He was born March 2, 1946 in Baytown (Goose Creek), Tx. to Callie Maurice and Mary Sitaska Callaway. He was a resident of Bay City the past 15 years and a former resident of Freeport. He was an Instrument Technician with B A S F of Freeport. 
Survivors include wife, Lou Vaughan Callaway of Bay City; daughter, Kimberly Gutierrez of Georgia; step-daughters, Kathryn Snead Pelletier and husband Michael of Houston; Jennifer Snead Howell and husband Christopher of Houston; sons, Jamison Callaway of Georgia; Andrew Callaway of Lexinton, NC.; brother, Ronnie K. Callaway of Baytown and 13 grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his father and by his mother and step-father, Mary and Jody Merritt. 
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2003 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Cernock officiating. 
Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2003 at Cedar Crest Cemetery in Baytown. 
Memorials may be made to the Texas Liver Coalition, St. Luke’s Liver Institute, 23rd Floor, 6720 Bertner Ave., Houston 77030. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613. 

Jordon Bret Pierce, 16, of Dayton died February 2, 2003 as a result of a tragic accident. Jordon was born in Baytown but had been a lifelong resident of Dayton. 
He was currently attending Dayton High School where he was a member of the Dayton Bronco Football team, a member of the Power Lifting team and was involved in Christian Athletes Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was involved in rodeos and rodeo production.
Services for Jordon will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents: Bret W. and Kathy Pierce of Dayton; brothers: Erik Pierce, currently serving in the U.S. Navy in Japan, Jered Pierce of Dayton, and Brody Pierce of Dayton; sister: Jodi Pierce of Dayton; grandparents: Judy Wood of Dayton; Silas Wood of Shepherd; Merv and Linda Pierce of Huntsville. Also a host of other family members and friends. 
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Pace-Stancil
Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 5, 2003. 
For those who desire donations may be made to The Jordon Pierce Scholarship Fund at Legend Bank, P.O. Box 550 or 500 Hwy 90 West, Dayton, Tx
Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 North Cleveland, Dayton, 936-258-5300.

Heather Hammers, 23, of Garrison, Texas passed away on 
Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 in a local hospital. Arrangements are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Tx. 281-422-8111.

Sadie “Peach” Taylor of LaPorte, passed away on January 31, 2003. Services to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-428-9911.

Mr. Tommy Lee Thornton, 68, of La Porte, passed away, peacefully at his home Sunday morning, February 2, 2003. Services are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

Ruth Odell Jones, 92, of Baytown, passed away, Monday, February 3, 2003. Arrangements are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

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