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Ethel M. Young
Ethel M. Young, 94, passed away, Monday, November 5, 2001 in a Baytown hospital. 
She was born July 13, 1907 in Huron, Tx. She married Troy A. Young on November 13, 1927 and they were married for 55 years before Troy’s death. He had worked for Humble Oil for many years. Mrs. Young was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was a member and past president of the Baytown Garden Club and a member of the Baytown Horticulture Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy A. Young, son-in-law, Joe McCabe, her parents, two sisters and three brothers. 
She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Jeanette McCabe of Dickinson; Neva and Robert Maloy of Rosharon; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. today, November 6, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home. 
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Joe Tate officiating. 
Pallbearers will be, Eddie McCabe, Bryan McCabe, Andrew Thompson, Ross Bounds, Gary Simpson and Robert Hemminger. 
Honorary pallbearer will be, Dana Fisher. 
Interment will be at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Calvin Dixon
Calvin Dixon, 40, of Crosby, passed away, on Tuesday, November 6, 2001, in Kindred Hospital, Houston. 
He was born December 13, 1960 in Marion, La. He worked as a mechanic at Groendyke Transport, Inc. 
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Dixon of Crosby; mother, Lizzie Caster and father, Leonard and Gloria Wilson, son, Calvin Dixon, Jr., daughter, J’Nea Dixon, brothers, Leonard Wilson, Jr., and Dorian Wilson and Derrick Wilson, brother-in-laws, John Baker and Jerry Gatson, sisters, Carolyn Gatson and Charolette Dixon, sister-in-laws, Deadre Jones, Sherrell Thomas, Paula Baker and Keisha Wilson and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be from 2 - 6 p. Friday, November 9, 2001 at Walker Funeral Home Chapel.
A wake will be from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church. 
Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church with Father Anthony Ekanem M.S.P. officiating. 
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001 at St. Martin DePorres Holy Family Cemetery in Crosby. 
Pallbearers will be John Baker, James Collins, Rodney Armstrong, Michael Dixon, Alex Windfont, Rod Chambers, Tim Bradley and Darren Jackson. 
Honorary pallbearers will be James Davis, Calvin Spicer, Dorian Wilson, Derrick Wilson, Lee (Bookie) Citizen and Leonard Wilson, Jr. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Crosby, 281-328-2801.

Bernard Howard Hayes
Bernard Howard Hayes, 63, of Highlands (formerly of Baytown) passed away, Sunday, November 4, 2001 in Liberty County. Arrangements are under the direction of Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, Beaumont, 409-892-3456.

Cooper Wiese
Cooper Wiese, 89, of Calverton, passed away, Monday, November 5, 2001, in Temple. Arrangements are under the direction of Heartfield Funeral Home, Hearne, TX. 409-279-3444.

Dudley Bryan McMicken
Dudley Bryan McMicken, known as Pawpaw to his family and Buddy to his friends, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at his home in Baytown, surrounded by his loving family. 
Born in Pelly, January 18, 1920, he was 81 years old. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lottie McMicken of Baytown; brothers, Farris A. McMicken, James C. McMicken and Jackie L. McMicken and a sister, Mildred Oliver. He was also preceded in death by his loving wives, Lois Aline McMicken and Dorothy Lucille McMicken and a son, John Clifford Pope. 
Buddy leaves a long list of survivors, which include a son, Douglas Pope and wife, Kathy of Old River; daughters, Jacqueline Ann Malloy and husband Harold of Georgetown; Doris Marie Laidler of Old River; Wilma Darlene Prall and husband Robert of Baytown; Patricia Lucille Irwin and husband Paul of Old River; brothers, Stanley R. McMicken and wife Joan of Katy; Clenton John McMicken and wife Estelle of Baytown. He leaves 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, John T. Lovett and wife, Lucille, Will Oliver and wife, Gladys all of Baytown; sisters-in-law, Charlotte McMicken of El Paso and Marcille McMicken of Amarillo. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews and a special niece, Linda Robertson. He also leaves his special friend, Anne Dean of Port Bolivar. 
He served in the United States Army from October 1942 to November 1945. His tour of duty included North Africa and the European Theater during WWII. Buddy went to work for Humble Oil and Refining in December 1941 and retired from Exxon as a Supervisor in the Mechanical Department in April 1981. His hobbies included gardening and flounder fishing at his second home in Port Bolivar. He was a great storyteller and mesmerized many a listener. He will be missed by many.
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Navarre Chapel with the Rev. Billy Joe Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2001 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers will be James Prothro, Kenneth Buffington, Seth Mitchell, Jeff Stoval, Robert Floyd and Donald Robertson. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Ollie Boyles, R.H. (Slick) Leverett, Bob Workman and Ray Hanson. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Muriel Presswood Price
Muriel Presswood Price, loving and much loved mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away, Monday, November 5, 2001. 
She was the daughter of Frank and Mattie Presswood, founding charter members of St. John’s Methodist Church in Baytown, of which she was a member. Muriel retired from Texaco/Jefferson. She was a longtime member of the American Business Women’s Association. 
Her son, Franklin Presswood Price preceded her in death. 
She is survived by her loving sons, William Orice and wife Louise of Burke, Va.; Mark Price and wife Marsha of LaPorte; Don Price, daughter-in-law, Jan Price, grandsons, John and Matthew Price of Burke. 
The family will receive friends from 6 - 9 p.m. today, November 8, 2001 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 in the Main Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale with Dr. George Atkinson officiating. 
Interment will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Houston, 713-928-5141. 

Penny Lou McCoy
Penny Lou McCoy, 52, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2001. 
Penny was born in Baytown and attended Ross S. Sterling High School, graduating with the class of 1968. She was a beautician for many years and also a Sunday school teacher and member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor A.N. Franklin. She also served as the vice-president of the South Belt Dolphins Little League Football Team which was her pride and joy. 
She is preceded in death by grandparents, O.E. and Reba Downing. 
She leaves to cherish her memory and will be deeply missed by a loving and devoted husband of 27 years, Henry McCoy, children, Barry, Kerri, Amy, Natalie and Mack, step-son, Grady, mother, Jean Gregerson, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2001 from 10-11 a.m. followed by funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive M.B.C., 103 Mt. Olive Lane in Baytown. 
Interment will follow at Cedar Crest Cemetery on Ferry Road.
Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, 403 Sterling Ave., Baytown, 281-428-9911. “A family of helping hands.”

Wilburn Wallis “Poppy” Brackin
Wilburn Wallis “ Poppy” Brackin, 69, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2001 in Houston. 
He was born in Thicket, Texas and moved to Highlands, at 11 years of age. He remained in Highlands where he raised a family and made many friends until 1972 when he moved to Tarkington Prairie where he resided until his death. 
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Roy and Gene Brackin and his parents, Hernon and Mamie Brackin. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Reynolds Brackin of Tarkington; daughter, Linda Brackin Yount and husband Richard of Tarkington; grandsons, Felton “Boscoe” Brackin and wife Linda, William “Frog” Brackin and wife Rachel, Dustin “Gator” Tarver, granddaughters, Elizabeth “B-Beth” Shellabarger and husband Jim, Donna “Sugar” Magill and Mahayla “Dynomite” Tarver, great-grandsons, Jeffery “Booger” Brackin, Trevor “Tadpole” Brackin and Coy “Bear” Brackin, great-granddaughters, Kylee and Elise Shellabarger, and sister, Pat Muller of Baytown. 
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. today, November 9, 2001 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating. 
Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, 936-258-5300. 

William O. Rice
William O. Rice known as “Daddy Bill” to his friends and family went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at the age of 90. He departed this life surrounded by his loving family. 
Bill was born in North Zulch, Grimes County, Texas on December 16, 1910. Rice served in the United States Navy on the USS Nevada from 1930-1934. He joined Humble Oil Refining Company in May, 1936 and retired in 1976 after 36 years in the Instrument Department. Bill was a member of the Cedar Bayou Church of Christ. Daddy Bill loved the Lord and was a long-time supporter of missionary efforts to Africa. He supplied small “treat boxes” to missionary families for many years. Children of those missionaries were able to have peppermint candy, spearmint gum, and Crest toothpaste among other items through his generosity. 
He was preceded in death by his son, John E. Rice. 
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred McDonald Rice and three daughters, Janelle Hood of Carrollton; Bethul Williams and husband Doug of Mont Belvieu; Julia Barnard and husband Bruce of San Antonio; grandchildren, Stephanie Hood, Stanton and Thayne Williams, Gregory and Joshua Rice and Johnae Whitaker, Scott Barnard and Ashley Means and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, November 9, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Navarre Chapel with Al Horne of Benoni, South Africa, Bruce Barnard and Doug Williams officiating. 
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Stanton and Thayne Williams, Gregory Rice, Scott Barnard and Adam Means as well as a special friend, Steve Fischesser. 
Memorials may be made to The Impact Youth Fund, 1704 Weber St., Houston, TX. 77007. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Mary O. Lochridge
Mary O. Lochridge, 86, of Carthage, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2001 at a nursing home in Carthage. She was a former resident of Baytown. Arrangements are pending at Earthman Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Clara McGee Sheffield
Mrs. Clara McGee Sheffield, 87, of Waller, former long time resident of Baytown, passed away, Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at the Palestine Regional Medical Center. 
She was born September 25, 1914 in Douglas, Ariz. A retired teacher at Sheldon Elementary School, she was active with the Church of Christ, working with missionaries and under privileged children. 
Preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert McGee in 1959, she later married George Howard Sheffield and graduated from the University of Houston in 1964 Phi Beta Kappa. 
Surviving are her husband, George Howard Sheffield of Houston; children, Mary Louise McGee Turner of Oakhurst, Calif.; Margaret Ann Colley of Round Rock; Sally Norine McGee Kennedy of Elkhart; Mable Claire McGee Rohde of Porter; John Robert McGee of Simonton; Jeanette McGee Stark of Kirbyville; Shelley Ruth Sheffield Griffin of Martincz, Calif.; George Quentin Sheffield of Houston; Howard Paul Sheffield of Kailua, HI.; 31 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home with James LeFan officiating. 
Interment followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, 815 S. LaSalle, Navasota, 936-825-6448.

Mary Jane McDonald
Mary Jane McDonald, 48, went to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, after a 23-year struggle with multiple sclerosis. 
She was born April 9, 1953 in Wellington, Texas to Herbert and Edith McDonald.
Mary Jane graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1971. She went on to graduate from the University of Houston in 1979 with a degree in accounting.
Mary Jane became a CPA shortly thereafter.
Mary Jane had a passion for music and sang in the St. John the Evangelist Church Choir and the Baytown Community Chorus. 
She also enjoyed volunteering for different organizations and was active with the Habitat for Humanity.
Mary Jane also taught religion in her church.
Her father Herbert E. McDonald preceded Mary Jane in death.
Mary Jane is survived by her loving mother Edith McDonald of Baytown; two brothers, Eddie McDonald and wife Linda of Antioch, California and Patrick McDonald and wife Cheryl of Baytown; two sisters, Ann Hochenauer and husband Dave of Baytown and Peggy Garcia and husband Daniel of New Caney; three aunts, Elsie Ownbey of Modesto, California; Helen Anderson of Power, Montana; and Ernestene Cummings of Wellington, Texas; five nephews, Jason McDonald of Beaumont, Joe McDonald of Austin, David Bradshaw of Baytown, Josh Powers of Baytown, Daniel Garcia of New Caney; four nieces, Amanda McDonald of Baytown, Ashley McDonald of Baytown, Tiffany Powers of Baytown and Maredith Bradshaw of Baytown; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of normal remembrances, the family wishes memorials to be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Baytown with Father William Oliver and Monsignor Fred O’Conner officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands, TX 77562 or phone at (281) 426-3555 or www.SterlingWhiteChapel.com.

Mary Olive Lochridge
Mary Olive Lochridge, 86, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001.
She was a resident of Baytown for 57 years and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lochridge; one sister, Sadie Goodson; and one brother, Frank Kirkpatrick.
Her surviving relatives are two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Judy Lochridge of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Kirk and Debbie Lochridge of Baytown; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Mike Bowers of Carthage; one sister, Joanne Campbell of Baytown; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home. 
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home with Father J.C. Cain officiating.
Interment will be at Cedar Crest Cemetery, 3010 Ferry Road, Baytown.
Pallbearers will be Scott Bowers, Kevin Lochridge, Mark Lochridge, Chris Lochridge, Jimmy Going and Bill Martin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521.

Robbie Reddell
Robbie Reddell, 34, of LaPorte, formerly of Baytown, passed away, Saturday, November 10, 2001 in a Pasadena hospital. 
Robbie was born March 29, 1967 in Lafayette, La. He was a 1985 Robert E. Lee High School graduate and attended Lee College and a graduate of University of Houston Clear Lake. He was an accountant. 
He is survived by his parents, D.D. and Georgia Reddell of Baytown; grandmother, Harriett Adams of Jennings, La.; sisters, Rhonda Thomas of Lake Charles, La.; Tami Witsman of Houston; brothers, Donald Witsman of Houston; David Witsman of Shreveport, La.; Doug Reddell of Baytown; John Reddell of Baytown; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today, November 13, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Hudson officiating. His body will be cremated. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Lucille Marguerite Simmons
Lucille Marguerite Simmons, 81, of Dayton, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001 at her home. 
Lucille was born December 8, 1919 in Elwood, Ind. She was a nurse since 1957 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. 
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Simmons of Hankamer; daughter and son-in-law, Gay and Hardy King of Dayton; brother, Owen Knotts of Alta Loma; grandchildren, Tatiana and Tanisha King, Kelly Thompson, Lisa Whitaker, Kerry Morrison and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, November 13, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Navarre Chapel with Rev. Bill Walles officiating. 
Interment will be at The Palms Cemetery to Dayton. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Mack “Buddy” Ford
Mack “Buddy” Ford, 74, of Lovelady, formerly of Baytown, passed away at his home, Monday, November 12, 2001. Services are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Dan Stagg
Mr. Dan Stagg, 87, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2001 at a Baytown hospital. Arrangements are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

Mack (Buddy) Ford
Mr. Mack (Buddy) Ford, 72 of Weldon, formerly of Baytown passed away, Monday, November 12. Arrangements are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

John Arceneaux
Mr. John (Geeco) Arceneaux, 73, passed away at his home in McNair, Baytown. Arrangements are pending at Fraizer Funeral Hone, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

Kenneth Michael Zwahr
Kenneth Michael Zwahr, 43, of Dayton, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001 in a Houston hospital. Services are pending with Sterling White Chapel, Highlands, 281-426-3555.

Milton Kohl Isenberg
Milton Kohl Isenberg, 68, of Somerville, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001 in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. 
He was born February 25, 1933 in Corpus Christi, the son of Elmer and Nettie B. Ellis Isenberg. He was raised in Corpus Christi and went on to graduate from Baylor University. He was married to Charlene Henson on May 1, 1968 in Texas City. Mitch taught school and coached in Texas City for ten years and in Baytown for 22 years until his retirement in 1989, when he and Charlene moved to Somerville. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army and was a very active member of First United Methodist Church of Somerville. Family members described him as a loving, generous and giving Christian husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law who was a friend and a teacher by example. He enjoyed golf, fishing, music and was a master at telling good stories. His faith was undiminishing and he loved his Lord, his family and his Church where he was instrumental in guiding the youth.
He is preceded in death by his parents. 
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Charlene Isenberg of Somerville; daughters and sons-in-law, Trayce and Wade Miller of Somerville; Vicki and Milton Lee of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, Greg (Yogi) and Sherrie Isenbery of Crowley; four brothers, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and mother-in-law, Woodie Henson of Somerville.
The family received visitors and friends Monday, November 12, 2001 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, November 13, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Somerville with Rev. Sid Akin and Rev. Phyllis Riney officiating. 
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Family members have requested that memorials be made to the Scholarship Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Somerville. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, 511 8th Street, Somerville, 979-596-2133.


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