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Kenneth Michael “Mike” Zwahr
Kenneth Michael “Mike” Zwahr, 43, of Dayton, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001 in Houston after a head injury suffered in a go-cart accident on Sunday, November 4, 2001.
Mike was born November 18, 1957 in Baytown. He enjoyed the outdoors, tubing, canoeing, and rafting down many of Texas’ rivers, and horseback riding.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, R.A. and Rosie Zwahr.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremy Michael and Jennifer Zwahr, Joey Patrick Zwahr all of Huffman; parents, Kenhardt Alton and Marilyn L. Zwahr of Crosby; brothers and sisters-in-law, David Patrick Zwahr of Nacogdoches; Kevan James and Erica Zwahr of Crosby; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy Danene and Larry Hanna of Dayton; granddaughter, Hayley Diane Zwahr of Huffman; grandparents, Ben and Lucille Mekalip of Highlands; niece, Ashley Danene Hanna of Dayton; nephews, Jason Wayne Hanna of Dayton; Ashton Zwahr of Crosby; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. today, November 14, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel with Rev. Robert Parr officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be D. R. Petty, Shawn Hardy, Robert Stand, Clayton Brown, Ronnie Williams, James Patsceke, David “Pat” Zwahr.
In lieu of normal remembrances, the family requests that memorials be made to the City of Kenefick, Rt. 5 Box 525A, Dayton, TX 77535 or a charity of your choice. Note from the family: Let our tragedy reinforce these thoughts; always wear appropriate safety equipment.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, 281-426-3555.

Mack Ford
September 28, 1927 —November 12, 2001
Born to Jack and Lillie Ford, Sr., in Baytown and a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School class of 1946. Mack “Buddy” Ford barbered for 30 years at Rosamond Barber Shop on Market Street. In 1977 Mack sold the shop and began work with Exxon in Baytown as a security guard.
Later Mack moved to the Storehouse Division and retired in 1994. Mack and wife, Owida moved to the family ranch in Weldon. There he was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge. Mack and Owida have been members of Wooster Baptist Church for over 40 years. The Ford family wishes to thank and recognize the wonderful staff at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mahaffey, Dr. Williams and Dr. Karl Dahlberg of Houston as well as family doctor and friend Dr. Nofal Musfy. The family also thanks the Huntsville Memorial Hospital Home Care Staff.
Mack is preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Lillie Ford, Sr. and brother, Jack Ford, Jr.
He is survived by loving and faithful wife of 45 years, Owida Ford, son and daughter-in-law, Cleve and Miriam Ford of Katy; sister-in-law, Donna Ford of Baytown; as well as many loving friends of Baytown, Lovelady and Weldon, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emile and Mattie Dunn.
The family will receive visitors from 6 - 8 p.m. today, November 14, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Wooster Baptist Church in Baytown with Rev. Mack Jones and Rev. Glen Norman. Burial will be at Whites Cemetery, Highlands.
Pallbearers will be John Hinson, Jim Skinner, Dr. Gerry Etheridge, Dr. Nofal Musfy, David Womack, Gary Lidiak, Bill Kerr and Bobby Yoakum.
Honorary pallbearers will be Emile Dunn, Floyd Atkinson, Cleo Tarver and Randy Ford.
In lieu of usual remembrances contributions may be made to Wooster Baptist Church, 7007 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77520 or First Baptist Church in Bryan, Land Fund, P.O. Drawer 1299, Bryan, TX 77806.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Vaudine King Bradbury
Vaudine King Bradbury, of Baytown, passed away, Monday, November 12, 2001 in Baytown.
Vaudine was born September 17, 1910 in Corsicana. She moved to Goose Creek, in 1926 where lived the remainder of her life. She graduated from Goose Creek High School in 1928, and received a Bachelor of Arts in English at Mary Hardin Baylor in 1931 and a Master of Arts in Education at the University of Houston in 1957.
She married Walter A. Bradbury in 1934. She taught school in GCCISD for 34 years and the last 20 years at Ashbel Smith Elementary 3rd grade. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown for the past 74 years and served as a Sunday School teacher for most of the 74 years. She sponsored two endowed scholarships to Mary Hardin-Baylor and one endowed scholarship to Baylor University.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Bradbury.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Paul J.
Bradbury and Gail of Bryan; W. Wayne Bradbury of Friendswood; grandchildren, Elizabeth Jackson and husband Allan of Pasadena; Sidney M. Bradbury and wife Lori of The Woodlands; Matthew and Emily Bradbury of Bryan; great-grandchild, Lane Kristopher Jackson of Pasadena; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 3 - 8 p.m. today, November 14, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Memorial Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Mike Tignor and Rev. Billy Joe Tate with special music by Paul Haney and pianist Norma Tate.
Interment will be at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery.
Her family and friends will remember her as an educator, friend, Christian witness and loving mother, grandmother and aunt.
Memorials may be made to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Attn: Dr. Gene Kimes, 900 College St., Belton, TX 76513.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Joan Chisholm
Joan Chisholm, 68, of Channelview, passed away, Monday, November 12, 2001.
She was born January 18, 1933 in Hightower. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Channelview.
She is survived by one daughter, two sons, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 in the Chapel of Howard-Glendale Funeral Home, 1015 Federal Road. Interment will be at San Jacinto Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Howard-Glendale Funeral Home, 1015 Federal Road, Houston, 713-453-6373.

Verna Belle Newport
Verna Belle Newport, 90, of Houston, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
She was born February 10, 1911, in Gravley, Ark. to James and Anna Frizzell. Verna taught school for many years, she graduated from Rio Hondo High School and went onto Howard Payne University when she was 30 years old, where she received her degree. Verna was a member of the First Baptist Church and knew her Bible well; she taught Sunday school for years and did a little missionary work, which she enjoyed very much. Verna would have liked to have more but she was widowed in 1955 and she raised her family on her own. Verna especially liked spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they where her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Scott Newport, Jr.
She is survived by her children, son, Walter Scott Newport, III and wife, Beulah of Highlands; daughter, Anna Valeria Everitt of Onalaska; son, Roy Guy Newport and wife, Sherry of Onalaska; daughter, Lela Nelle Acres and husband Larry of Flagstaff, Ariz.; son, James William Newport and wife Dianne of Houston; son, Darrell Thomas Newport and wife Cyndy of Baytown; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, November 15, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel with Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2001 at Mont Meta Cemetery in Combes, Tx.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, 281-426-3555. www.SterlingWhiteChapel.com

John A. “Geco” Arceneaux, Sr.
John A. “Geco” Arceneaux, Sr., 73, of Baytown, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001 at his home.
He was born, May 15, 1928 in Dayton. He was member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, McNair, he was a retired carpenter and served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Regina Nichols Arceneaux, step-mother, Evenna Cormier Arceneaux, brothers, Robert, Joseph Nathan “Freddy”, John Oscar, Joseph “Big Joe”, sister, Shirley Ann Arceneaux, son, Reginald Glenn Arceneaux and grandson, Derek J. Burris, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Ora Bryant Arceneaux of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, John A. Arceneaux, Jr. and Adline of Houston; daughters and son-in-law, Regina Arceneaux-McTier and husband Larry of Montgomery, Ala.; Debora Arceneaux-Thomas and Roslyn Arceneaux-Simpson of Baytown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Samuel Arceneaux and Edith, Joseph Dudley Arceneaux and Ruby, Nat Douglas Arceneaux, James Robert Arceneaux and Carla, all of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Gladys Goudeau, Marie Shankle and Leon, Mary Goldie Bogany and Axtell, Bernadette Arceneaux all of Houston; Mary Lois Wyche and Thomas of Baytown; uncle/special friend, Norris Nichols of Denver, Colo.; aunt, Agnes Arceneaux of Houston; brother-in-law, John D. Bryant and wife Vivian of Houston; sister-in-law, Mary Arceneaux of Baytown; God-sons, Jamil Arceneaux-McTier of Montgomery, Ala.; Chad Green of Baytown; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A wake will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001 with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 1 - 1:45 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 7122 Whiting Rock Drive, Baytown (McNair) with Father Anthony Ekanim, M.S.P. and Father Micheal Ajiwole, M.S.P. officiating.
Interment will be at St. Martin de Porres/Holy Family Cemetery, Barrett Station.
Pallbearers will be Cedric Wyche, Warren Arceneaux, Thomas Wyche, Jr., Kenneth W. Thomas, Sr., Cornell C. Simpson, Victor B. Arceneaux, Andy Pittman and Quincy J. Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph D. Arceneaux, Nat D.
Arceneaux, Larry E. McTier, Arnold Wyche, Jamil Arceneaux-McTier, Samuel Arceneaux, James R. Arceneaux, John A. Arceneaux, Jr., Martin Kyle and Chad Green.
The family would like to thank Harry and Pearline Singleton and the staff and volunteers of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. for the care and support given to our family during the last months of his illness.
Arrangements are under the direction of Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison, Baytown (McNair), 281-426-5579.

Matthew Dean Henderson
Matthew Dean Henderson, was born June 15, 1983 and passed away, Saturday, November 10, 2001. He was a 2001 graduate of La Porte High School.
Matthew is survived by his loving family, including parents, Linda and Lendell Keene of Baytown; Darryl and Jan Henderson of Alvin; brothers and sisters, Darla Dunn of League City; Darryl Henderson, Jr. of Pearland; B.J. Keene of Baytown; Tina Keene of Houston; Britney Keene of Plum Grove; Robby Rawson of Alvin; grandparents, Lendell and Ann Keene of Baytown; Dora McClellan of La Porte, aunts and uncles, Jack and Shirley Davis of White Oak; Ruby and Hokie Holcombe of Jacinto City; Fred and Janie Higginbotham of Baytown; Vicky Sanchez of Baytown; Faye Keene of Baytown; Walter and Mary Keene of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who he loved very much.
Services were held Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home Chapel in La Porte with burial in Earthman Memory Gardens of Baytown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Paul U. Lee-La Porte Funeral Home, La Porte, 281-471-0123.

Juanita Brown
Juanita Brown, of Baytown, passed away, Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
Mrs. Brown was born December 27, 1921 in Bethune, South Carolina and was a longtime resident and business owner in Baytown. She and her husband, Homer established the Dunkin’ Donuts on Decker Drive which is currently operated as B & L Donuts and owned by her daughter. She was dear to so many people and will be remembered for her sewing and upholstering, her cooking, baking and entertaining.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lee Brown, Sr., and brothers, Pete and Charles Railey.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis Brown and wife Pam of Cleveland; Homer L. Brown, Jr. of Baytown; daughters, Diane and husband Joe Famularo of Baytown; Charlotte Lunceford of Carthage; sisters, Beth Melton, Ginger Railey, Portia McCoy, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service arrangements to be announced.
Mrs. Brown’s family wishes to express their appreciation to the staffs of Odyssey Health Care and Allenbrook Healthcare Center for their care.
Arrangements entrusted to L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281-839-0700. www.lacrespofunerals.com

Dan Stagg
Dan Stagg, 87, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2001 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital.
He was born, February 2, 1914 in Washington, La. He lived in Baytown for 50 years. He was a member of Little Flock M.B.C Baytown, Rev. John L. Bates, and a member of Mason Lodge. He was a dredger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Stagg and daughters, Lena Mae Stagg and Eula B. Stagg and parents, Issac Stagg and Annie Williams Stagg.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel Stagg of Baytown; Craig Stagg, LeRoy and Joyce Stagg, Daniel E. and Lupe Stagg, Donald Ray Stagg, Willie Lee and Ann Stagg all of Houston; daughters, Mary Stagg Goudean, Betty and Krishnarine Singh both of Baytown; Virginia Stagg of Oplausas, La.; sister, Virginia Rose Johnson of Pasadena, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Rose St. Romain, Thelma Brown of Baytown; Argie Brown, Gladys Davis both of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother-in-law, Robert Brown of Hunington Beach, Calif.; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001 at Frazier Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at Frazier Funeral Home with Rev. John L. Bates officiating.
Interment will be at Sterling White Chapel and Cemeteries, Highlands.
Arrangements are under the direction of Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

Herbert Lee Hanson
Herbert Lee Hanson, Jr., 60, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2001, at his home. Services are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Harris Carter Eastwood
Harris Carter Eastwood, 83, passed away, Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.
He was born November 22, 1917 in Beaumont and moved to Baytown in 1920. He was a member of Cedar Bayou Methodist Church. He was a WW II Veteran in the army. He retired from Exxon after 40 years and his hobbies were sailing and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Eastwood, Sr., mother, Lucille Eastwood Dobson, brother, Sam Eastwood, Jr., brother-in-law, Preston Walker, sister-in-law, Neva Neuman Cobb.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Eastwood of Baytown; brother, John Eastwood of Lubbock; niece, Doreen Eastwood of Baytown; several cousins and a host of friends.
The family received friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home, with Rev. Chuck Taylor officiating and Rev. Jeff Powers assisting.
Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Pallbearers were Ray French, Gary Brown, Edwin Smith, W.C. Woods, Tom Hebel, Chris Brown and Ben Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Cleon Easley and H.E. vRosenberg.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Bryan Michael Rice
Bryan Michael Rice, 39, of Austin, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 15, 2001 after an eight year battle with cancer.
Mike was born July 122, 1962 in Baytown. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown and received his bachelor and masters degrees from Texas A&M University. He called Austin his home since 1991.
Mike was a die-hard Aggie and had an incomparable love for Texas A&M University. In addition, he supported many non-profit organizations.
Mike is preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Mary Rice.
He is survived by his parents, Ronny and Betty Rice of Baytown; brother, Kirk Rice of Austin; grandparents, J.C. and Thelma Bevers of Wimberley; Michael and Becky Rice of Houston; J.R. and Janel Blanscet of Channelview; Jimmy and Brenda Bevers of College Station; several cousins and relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2001 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar. The family will receive friends and guests immediately following the service at the home of Michael Mitchell, 4106 Bradwood, Austin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Texas A&M University’s Bonfire Memorial Fund, American Cancer Society Baytown Unit Relay for Life, Hospice Austin, AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, 512-452-8811.

Rev. Randy Dodson
Rev. Randy Dodson, 51, a loving husband, father, poppie and cherished friend, of Deer Park, left this world to take residence in the arms of his beloved Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2001.
Having held ministerial Ordination with the Assembly of God fellowship for over 28 years, he has held the position of Sectional Youth Representative for the San Jacinto Section of the Assembly of God as well as held committee positions for such groups as the Houston Teen Challenge and World Harvest Ministries. He served on Staff as Associate Pastor of South Houston Assembly of God Church for over 12 years, Faith Assembly of God in Houston, and was Pastor of Central Assembly of God Church in Baytown, and Park Place Church/Victory Praise Center in Houston. Randy’s passions in life were family, ministry and friends. Many books of poems, sermons and a library of tapes tell the story of the love for God and his steadfast faith in God that poured from the testimony of his life and the sermons that he preached.
Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Lou Dodson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Becky Dodson, adored daughter, Chelsey Dodson, sons, Shane Dodson, Chad Dodson, precious granddaughter, Makenzi Dodson, father, A.R. Dodson, stepmother, Dorothy Dodson, sister, Becky Tice and husband Mark, brother, Ricky Dodson and wife Ruby and his best friends in life, Joe and Lynda Wilburn as well as a host of family and friends.
The family received friends from 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001 at Greens Bayou Assembly of God Church, 485 Maxey Road.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, November 17, 2001 at Greens Bayou Assembly of God Church, 485 Maxey Road, with Rev. Thomas Moore, Rev. J.B. Granberry and Rev. Toby Ratcliff officiating.
Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Park and Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Williams, Mike Ramirez, Darryl Mayfield, John Leatherwood, Buddy Johnson, Everett Hood and Harold Maris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Wilburn, Troy Wilburn, Coy Farmer, Danny Boyer, Ryan Moore, Ricky Dodson, Ryan Dodson, Austin Tice, Landry Tice and Kyle Gilbert.
Arrangements are under the direction of Howard-Glendale Funeral Home, 1015 Federal Road, Houston, 713-453-6373.

Herbert Lee Hanson, Jr.
Herbert Lee Hanson, Jr., 60, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2001, at his home.
Herbert was born August 20, 1941 in Houston. He grew up here in Baytown, then moved away, but has lived here for the last 6 years. He was in Real Estate Sales and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lee Hanson, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Hanson Milner of Baytown; sons and daughter-in-law, Darren and Tina Hanson of Grand Prairie; Jim LeCompte of Freeport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Mark Blankenship of Baytown; Linda and William Blevins of Baytown; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 - 6 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2001 at Navarre Chapel with Ron Boullion and Deacon John Singer officiating.
Interment will be at Field Store Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Waller.
Pallbearers will be Gene Vollman, Pokey Rehmet, Dale Konicek, Tom D. Palmos, Charles W. Palermo and Thomas Newton Hanson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Edna M. McFarland
Edna M. McFarland, 75, of Baytown, passed away, Friday, November 16, 2001 at a local hospital. Arrangements are pending at Earthman Funeral Home, 281-422-8181.

Diane Roberts Cripps
Diane Roberts Cripps, 33, of Arcadia, La. formerly of Baytown, recently passed away in Louisiana. Arrangements are pending at Arcadia Roseneath Funeral Home, Arcadia, La. 318-263-2094.

Veva Nell Lytle
Veva Nell Lytle, 87, of West Columbia, passed away, Sunday, November 18, 2001 in Angleton.
She was born November 18, 1914 in Cooper. She was an area resident for 60 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Sweeny and a member of Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Margie Finley of Baytown; Mike and Judy Finley of Baytown; daughter and son-in-law, Rose Nell and Mike Scarborough of West Columbia; sisters, Emma Smith of Garland; Charlene Fitzgerald of West Columbia; grandchildren, Robin Richards, Michael Ray Scarborough, Scott Finley, Ashley Finley, great-grandchildren, Michael David Scarborough, Katie and Reid Richards, Devin and Falynn Finley, good friend, Mary Christian of Brazoria and two nieces and three nephews.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. today, November 20, 2001 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, November 20, 2001 at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in West Columbia with Kenneth James officiating.
Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest, West Columbia.
Pallbearers will C.D. Christian, Devin Finley, Scott Finley, Reid Richards, Steve Richards and Michael David Scarborough. Honoraray pallbearer will be Banjo Mahurin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Dr., West Columbia, 409-345-3232.

Kristi Diann Stringer Tugman
Kristi Diann Stringer Tugman, 41, of Dayton, passed away, Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty.
She was a native of Hugton, Ks., worked in the construction business and had lived in Dayton for several years.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Armstrong of Dayton; mother Frankie Stringer of Baytown; daughters, Brittany Gilsdorf of Dayton; Brandi Gilsdorf of Dayton; Courtney Tugman of Dayton; Megan Tugman of Dayton; brothers, Mark Stinger of North Carolina; Jason Stinger of Colorado; sisters, Lisa Stringer Lee of Baytown and Lori DeBrow of San Antonio.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, 936-258-5300.

Helen Lucille Doran
Helen Lucille Doran, of Canyon Lake, passed away, Friday, November 23, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Earthman Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Katrina Jo Crawford
Katrinka Jo Crawford, 44, of Channelview, passed away, Thursday, November 22, 2001 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Earthman Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8181

Lorraine Loewen
Lorriane Loewen passed away in the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2001 in a Houston hospital. She is survived by her husband and identical twin sister, Louise Wade of Kansas City, twin brothers and older sister preceded her in death.
Lorraine started life in Berkley California on January 13, 1922. Her parents, Grover C. Polson and Eugenie Sterling were teachers. She grew up with her mother and grandparents in their home at the edge of The University of Kansas in Lawrence.
As a then rare female student in the engineering school at K.U. she met Roland Loewen. They were married on November 23, 1941 and she moved with him to Anniston, Ala. During the war years she worked in a local bank. After a move to Tennessee she was in the internal auditing department of a Chattanooga bank. After a transfer to Texas Lorraine’s interest for books turned into volunteer and then 20 years of paid work in Baytown Sterling Library. Much of this was in the bookmobile department.
At one time she and her sister volunteered for a NIH study of bipolar twins. About 40 years ago theses twins were both in the very early experiments of Lithium for treatment of bipolar patients.
Since retirement Lorraine’s greatest interest has been her pet dachshund Katrina and reading the books she loved. In the last two years her life was complicated by her need for three times weekly dialysis treatment. For the care and kindness of those at the Baytown facility we are deeply grateful.
About a year ago Lorraine’s husband was no longer able to give her the care she needed. This was taken over by a special friend, Shannon White. Shannon has become a member of our family and has shared our joys and sorrows and especially our grief at this time.
Lorraine has been a life long member of the Congregational Church a family tradition since the time of the ship Mayflower. A memorial service will be Friday, December 7, 2001 at the Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn, Houston, 77024, 713-468-9543. Instead of flowers Lorraine wished any remembrances to be something for the Sterling Library.

Lester Floyd Oliver
Lester Floyd Oliver, 86, of Hankamer, passed away, Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at his home.
He was born October 26, 1915 in Blackwell, Okla. He was a supervisor at Exxon for 32 years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Baytown, First Baptist in Onalaska and Sweet Home Baptist in Hankamer. He served in the U.S Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Juanita Oliver, sister, Amy Brown, twin brother, Chester Lloyd Oliver and brother, Ernest Oliver.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Sharon Oliver of Baytown; Randy and Kathy Oliver of Seguin; Ricky and Denise Oliver of Baytown; Rodney and Kelley Oliver of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and John Moore of Hankamer; brother and sister-in-law, David and Joy Oliver of Huffman; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 - 6 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Walters and Rev. Bill Herrin officiating.
Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Gladys Lewis Graham Gonzales
Gladys Lewis Graham Gonzales, 92, of Baytown, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at a local nursing care center. She was born Jan. 19, 1909, in Staples, La., but grew up on East James Street in Baytown. She previously lived in Port Arthur and Spurger, Texas, prior to moving back to Baytown 10 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W.M. Lewis and Alice Lewis; husband Albert Gonzales; and sisters Joy McCaskill and Mildred Clayton. She also is survived by four generations including two sons, Fred Graham of Van Buren, Ark., and Don W. Graham and wife Jackie of Baytown; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Wilkins of San Antonio and Ruth Hoover of Baytown; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at L.A. Crespo Funeral Director, 6123 Garth Road.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Memory Gardens, 8624 Garth Road, with the Rev. Roddy Bland officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Allen O’Qurain, Ashlee Cunill, Derek Kelley, Justin Kelley and Don W. Graham, III. Arrangements entrusted to L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown, 281.839.0700. www.lacrespofunerals.com

Nelson B. Fancher
Nelson B. Fancher, 80, of Anahuac, died Friday night at Analuac Health Care Center. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Sterling Funeral Home in Analuac. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Anahuac. The Rev. Gary Hillyar and Albert Billingsly will officiate. Burial will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Born in 1921 in San Augustine County, Nelson had been a resident of the Anahuac and Winnie area for 60 years during which he worked as a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anahuac. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #104.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Florene Curry Fancher, sons G.B. “Butch” Fancher and wife Dana of Anahuac and Clint Fancher and wife Becky of Anahuac, daughter Cynthia Tidwell and husband Jim of Houston, and his sister Edra Russell of Groves, Texas. He also is survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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