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Victoria T. Walker
Victoria T. Walker, 96, of Baytown, passed away, Friday, January 18, 2002 at a Baytown hospital.
She was born September 12, 1905 in Cedar Bayou. She lived all of her life here. Victoria T. Walker Elementary School in Cedar Bayou was named after her, she founded the Walker School P.T.A. which became the Women’s Achievement Club after integration and the Walker School Civic Association. Honorary member of Black Women’s Awareness Club, honored with a paver at Lee College for being one of the 50 Black outstanding citizens for Baytown’s fiftieth anniversary, she received numerous other awards and commendations and she continued many years of study at Lee College after her retirement in such subjects as tailoring and classical music. She was an Educator.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Adlene Winfree Drawhorn and William Taylor, grandparents, Maurice and Rosie Winfree and William and Susan Taylor, husband, Sam Walker and brothers, Stanley, Washington, Will, Clarence and Eddie Taylor.
She is survived by her loving and devoted, Goddaughter, Juanita J. Taylor of Baytown; children, Joyce Holt and Portia Daniels of Baytown; Glenn Johnson and wife Eva of Crosby; Fred Taylor and wife Debra of Pearland; and their children, special cousins, Leonard Rivon, Jr. and wife Joann of Ames; WM Taylor and wife Alvear of Baytown; special and devoted friend and former student Georgiana Broussard of Baytown; many other relatives, former students whom she called “her children”, her church family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. today, January 22, 2002 at Frazier Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Bayou with Rev. A.M. Franklin officiating.
Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrett Station.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Miles, Nolen Landry, Walter Raymond, Sr., Walter Raymond, Jr., Dennis Ray Bell, Charles Frank, Jamall Frank and Aaron N. Holt.
Honorary pallbearers will be WM Taylor, Leonard Rivon, Jr., Ed Broussard, Fred Taylor, Glenn Johnson, Deacons of Mt. Olive, W.L. Taylor, Charlie Taylor and Claudie King.
Arrangements are under the direction of Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison, Baytown, 281-426-5579.

Norma Ann Elkins
Norma Ann Elkins, 62, passed away, Saturday, January 19, 2002 in Dayton.
She was born February 16, 1939 in Oakland, Iowa.
Norma was preceded in death by her father, Milo White.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Elkins of Dayton; sons, Mark Elkins of Dayton; Milo Elkins and wife Marcia of Winnie; James W. Sullivan of Baytown; daughter, Michelle and husband Randall Few of Dayton; mother, Helena White of Marne, Iowa; brother, Donald White of Muscatine, Iowa; sister, Mary Winters of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, other relatives and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. today, January 22, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Moore of Mont Belvieu Assembly of God officiating.
Entombment will be at Memory Gardens, Baytown.
Pallbearers will be Gary Bogle, Jacob Few, Bobby Jones, Prentice Morgan, Ronnie Sholars and Robert Russell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

W.R. “REGGIE” HARPER
W.R. “Reggie” Harper, 66, resident of Baytown for over 60 years, passed away Monday, January 21, 2002 in a Baytown hospital. He was born November 21, 1935 in Huttig, Arkansas and retired from the Baytown Police Department as a detective after 22 years of service, 17 as a juvenile officer.
Visitation will be today, today, January 23, 2002 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Navarre Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Kleiman and Rev. Kevin Young officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bryon Jones, Richard Reff, Rex Elliot, Robert Merchant, Tim Brown, and Corky Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be retired Baytown Police officers.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Gladys Harper and is survived by his wife, Martha Harper of Baytown; daughter, Marna K. Harper of Baytown; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sharon Harper of Mont Belvieu; mother-in-law, Marion C. Brown of Mansfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Cindy Brown of Mansfield; niece, Kelly Harper of Mont Belvieu; and nephews, Tim Brown of Mansfield and Corky Brown of Austin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown. (281) 422-8111.

RENA FANNETT
Rena V. Fannett, 74, passed away, Monday, January 21, 2002.
Mrs. Fannett was a member of The Coady Baptist Church and also a member of The Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Fannett, son, Buford Graves, brothers, William E. Mabe and Dan L. Davis.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Uvie Hathcoat and husband Butch of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Cyrus Fannett and wife Brenda of Baytown; daughter-in-law, Billie Ruth Graves of Dayton; brother-in-law, Dick Fannett and wife Ethel of Baytown; aunt Velma Mabe of Baytown; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown with Rev. Courtney Raif officiating.
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

BILLIE TROUSDALE
Billie Trousdale, 70, passed away Monday, January 21, 2002.
Billie was a resident of Baytown since 1944. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1948 and was a member of the Robert E. Lee Brigadiers. She married William Trousdale August 16, 1950.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Trousdale of Baytown; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Dean Settle and Sandra and Tim Farrington, all of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law: Rusty and Becky Trousdale of Baytown; brother, Harold Ellis of Lake Mervel, TX,; grandchildren: Deana Hebert of Houston; Zach Farrington of College Station; Nathan French, J.T. Trousdale, Carisa Trousdale and Kayla Trousdale, all of Baytown; great-grandchildren: Bianca Lozano and Devin Hebert.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 -8:00 P.M., today, January 23, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX. with Rev. Tommy Clements, officiating.
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers are Tim Farrrington, Zach Farrington, Dean Settle, Donald Settle, Jim Hebert and J.T. Trousdale.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Sterling Municipal Library.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

RICHARD EDWARD "MUTT" PARKER
Richard Edward “Mutt” Parker, 52, passed away, Sunday, January 20, 2002 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Cleveland.
Mr. Parker was a resident of Baytown and a former resident of Livingston. He was born March 12, 1949 in New Willard, Tx the son of Loby and Lola Smith Parker.
His father preceded him in death.
He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Billy Watkins of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Wendy and Jason Jones of Waggaman, La.; son and daughter-in law, Jeff and Amie Parker of Livingston; mother, Lola Parker of Livingston; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Charles and Patsy Parker, Clayton and Deloris Parker, Roy and Sara Parker, Joe Allen Parker of Livingston; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Ruby and G.R. Ferguson, Thelma Hopson, Marlene and Don Purvis of Livingston; Janice and Bo Free of Pasadena; four grandchildren, Taylor Turner and Anna Watkins of Tuscaloosa; Meranda Ash and Frankie Ash of Waggaman, La.; and fiancee, Sharon Newman of Tarkington Prairie.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, January 23, 2002 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston with Rev. Algie Kilgore officiating.
Interment will be at Center Grove Cemetery in Polk County, Tx.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Parker, Bo Free, Trisha Maynard, Brian Takahashi, Jewel Ellison, Chris Ellison, Wade Muller, John Barrett, Frank Fawbush and Buck McClain.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Howell, Billy Watkins, Jason Jones, Robert Forester, Steve Hughes and all employees of W.T, Byer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 406 Yaupon, Livingston, 936-327-2158.

Mary F. Garcia
Mary F. Garcia, 81, passed away, Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at BayCoast Medical Center, Baytown.
Mary was a resident of Baytown for over 50 years and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Al Garcia.
She is survived by her daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Ann Flores of Humble; Rosa and Juan Gonzales of Pittsburg, Calif.; Angela Perez of Houston; Judy Bigon of Houston; brothers, Eli Franco of Fort Worth; Steve Franco of Houston; Benny Franco of Baytown; Nick Franco of Baytown; sisters, Kathryn Anderson of Scappoose, Ore.; Ester Doyle of San Antonio; Ruth Longorio of Texas City; Lydia Zachery of Houston; grandchildren, Monica Barrientes of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Myra Merrell of Gonzales, La.; Mike Perez of Houston; Margaret Garcia of Baytown; Marsha Dill of Bowie, Md.; Marjorie Dallman of British, V.I., Melissa Taylor of Kingwood; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. today, January 25, 2002 at Earthman Funeral Home with a rosary being said at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1907 Carolina St., Baytown with Rev. Father Stephen Mandry officiating.
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens.
Pallbearer are Luz Del Toro, Bob Taylor, Bob Garica, Lee Acosta, Juan Gonzales and Mike Perez.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to The Sterling Municipal Library.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Wanda Spuhler Brown
Wanda Spuhler Brown departed this life on Monday, January 21, 2002. She was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico on August 17, 1911. She was preceded in death by her husband Haldean L. Brown, her parents Frank J. and Hettie A. Spuhler, three brothers: Frank J., Harold A., and James N. Spuhler.
She is survived by her daughter Karin Olendrowicz of Novato, CA., granddaughter & husband, Leslie & Mario Schiano of Novato, CA., grandson, Stephen Olendrowicz of Berkley, CA., brother Ralph Spuhler of Norfolk, VA., and great grandchildren Julian and Emma Schiano of Novato, CA., nieces and nephews: Karl Spuhler, Michael Spuhler of Friendswood, TX., Karen Phillips of Austin, TX., James Spuhler of Friendswood, TX., Robin Spuhler of Miami, FL., Rebecca Tuttle of Norfolk, VA., Randy Smith of Cinncinati, OH., R. Jonathan Spuhler of Fernandino Beach, FL., and R. Jeffrey Spuhler of Norfolk, VA., and numerous other relatives and friends.
Wanda was an educator. She attended Wayland Baptist College of Plainview, Texas and after receiving her degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, she taught in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Johnstown, Colorado, Taiwan, Germany, and Goose Creek CISD.
She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She loved to travel. Even after she was unable to do so, she was always planning a trip. Wanda wore many “hats” in her 90 years. She was accorded many honors for her hard work. Three times she was awarded the “Woman of Distinction” honor.
She was active in many organizations. In Girl Scouts she worked as trainer, camp director, board member, and president of the council. For six years she was the District Chairman of the Board in Houston. Wanda was a charter member of the Gamma Omicron Chapter in Baytown. She served as President and was District President as well as State President from 1980 until 1982. She became a Silver Sister celebrating 25 years of membership. In Alpha Delta Kappa, she was also the International Representative and volunteered to go to Mexico to organize chapters there.
Wanda was a Baytown Little Theater board member, directing seventeen productions as well as some acting. She was president of the Baytown Symphony, a member of League of Women Voters, Baytown and Texas Retired Teachers Associations, DAR, Eastern Star and the Galveston Bay Foundation. In the American Association of University Women, Wanda served as President and Treasurer. She worked as Chairman of the Disaster Program for the Red Cross. She was Director of Baytown Historical Museum until her sight failed.
Wanda has lived and been directed by the Scout motto, “Be Prepared.” Her life has been one of service.
Special Thanks to all her caregivers including: Debra White, Mary Harris, Sandra Scott, Deloris Dixon, Brenda Routte, her special friend Mr. Douglas Robb, and to Gail Gibson, her personal secretary and friend.
Visitation will be today, January 25, 2002 for friends and family at Earthman Funeral Home from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock. A memorial service will be held at Earthman Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at one o’clock with the Reverend Norman Irons and Reverend Wendy Bailey officiating.
Interment will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Fairmont, Nebraska, at a later date under the direction of the Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Baytown Historical Museum, Girl Scouts or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown. 281-422-8181.

Cecelia Ann Butler
Cecelia Ann Butler, 64, passed away Monday, January 21, 2002 at the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House in Fort Worth, TX. She was born on January 11, 1938 in Baytown. She married Raymond Butler on January 9, 1956 in Baytown. She was of the Church of Christ faith and was in the nursing field for 30 years.
She was a resident of Baytown for most of her life and was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lester Butler and her father, Edison Arthur, Sr.
She is survived by her son, Damon Ray Butler of Knox City, TX; daughter, Tammy Weaver and husband, Cecil of Knox City; mother, Irene Arthur of Baytown; brother Edison Arthur, Jr., and wife Radeen of Baytown; sister, Serena Carrol and husband Alfred of Waller, TX.
Grandchildren: Jennifer Roe and husband, Cory of Tolar, TX, Natasha Butler of CO., and Damon Butler, Jr., of Bastrop, TX., also four great-children.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 12 noon, today, Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Earthman Funeral Home.
Graveside services and interment will be today, at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2002 at San Jacinto Memorial Park, 14659 E. Freeway (I-10), Houston, Tx, with Andrew Dalquist, officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX, 77521.

Lillian Hall
Lillian Hall, 89, of Channelview, passed away, Thursday, January 24, 2002 at home. Arrangements are pending at Earthman Funeral Home, Baytown. 281-422-8181.

Encarnacion Flores
Encarnacion Flores, 87, of Baytown was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, who went home to be with Jesus.
He is rejoining his beloved wife, Dominga, parents, Brigido Flores, Hilaria Vasquez and numerous family and friends.
He entered into eternal life on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002.
Born in San Carlos Tamp, Mexico on April 3, 1914, he is survived by his two sons and wives, Jose G. Flores and wife, Marie D. Flores, Roberto Flores and wife, Graciela; brothers, Carlos Flores and wife, Refugio, Gregorio Flores and wife, Emma, Cleofas Floras and wife, Dolores and Nicolas Flores and wife, Jacinta; sisters, Romana and husband, Epifanio Morales, Catalina and husband, Jose Mora; five grandchildren, Monica Flores, Mirsha H. Flores, Jose G. Flores, Deyra L. Flores and Roberto Flores.
Visitation will be at Guillen-Baytown Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28.
Interment will follow at La Porte Cemetery.

Loyce Kathryn Dugat Clemens
Loyce Kathryn Dugat Clemens, born Jan. 19, 1908, went to be with Christ on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at 5:44 p.m. in Baytown at the age of 94 years.
She was the daughter of pioneer Eularian Paul and Josephine Cooper Dugat. She built and pastored Trinity Assembly of God in south Liberty oilfield for 16 years from 1950 to 1966.
Loyce was an avid bird watcher and attended the annual National Audubon Christmas Bird Count yearly. This past Christmas was the first count she missed in over 30 years. She loved her family and her church family.
She loved to contribute her small income to others, especially ministers, evangelists, missionaries and the homeless.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Leonard Clemens; two brothers, Leslie Wilber Dugat and Morris O’Brien Dugat; three sisters, Fannie Epperson, Thelma Dugat and Willie Reeves.
She is survived by one brother, Leonard E. Dugat; three daughters, Frankie Daves Simmons, Jonell Loyce Buckels and Jerry Lynn Tillman; eight grandchildren, Deborah Daves Frazier, Gwen Buckels Gage, Paul Buckels, Debra Tillman Clanton, Dwayne Tillman, Gayle Tillman Gosse, Jennifer Tillman Smith, Katherine Tillman Fugure; 22 great-grandchildren, Cody and Amanda Gage, Lauren and Katie Reeves, Cody Joe, Sophie, Lacy, C.W. and Payge Tillman, Kristen, Amy, Lindsey Clanton, Ashlee, Heather and Garrett Frazier, Sarah and Luke Smith, Megan and Sean Buckels, Joseph and Katie Fugere and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Old River Assembly of God at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Rev. Gene Sumers will officiate.
Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton.
Services is under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Murphy John Dugas Jr.
Murphy John Dugas, Jr., 59, of Baytown passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 in Pasadena. He lived in Baytown most of his life.
He was born in Algiers, Louisiana on April 7, 1942.
Mr. Dugas was a welder, a member of the Assembly of God and was also a member of Steamfitters and Plumbers, local #211.
He was a horseman, cattleman and an avid trailrider, participating in many trailrides. He died while working on his horse.
He was preceded in death by his father, Murphy John Dugas, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Iva Belle Phillips of Baytown; children, Donna Kay Reeves of Baytown, Murphy Glynn Dugas of Baytown and Kendra Dugas of Bellville; sister, Theresa Rice of Baytown; brother, J.C. Ducas II of Baytown; grandchildren, April Denise Dugas, Timothy Glynn Dugas, Kacie Renee Dugas, Sonny Ray Dugas, Tabitha Reeves and Ariel Reeves; nieces and nephews, Joe Wayne Rice, Jr., Angela McClelland, John Wayne Rice and Samantha Carol Dugas.
Visitation will be at 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Navarre’s Funeral Home.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Navarre Chapel.
His burial will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. John Hatcher officiating.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home.

Patricia Morris
Patricia Morris passed away at 6:02 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002.
She was a member of the Cedar Bayou Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Craton, of 56 years; son, Lee and wife, Cindy, of Baytown; two granddaughters, Kristy of Baytown and Ashley of Houston; two brothers, Ramsey Gunter and wife, Beth, of Kerrville, Larry Gunter and wife, Patricia, of Lufkin; brother-in-law Verdell and wife, Artis, of Lufkin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Buster Dobbs and Monte Evans will be officiating at the funeral service.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Earthman Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521.

Evelyn Jo Buitron
Evelyn Jo Buitron of Baytown passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. She was a resident of Baytown for many years.
Services are pending at Guillen-Baytown Funeral Home.

William E. “Gene” Twilley
Funeral services for William E. “Gene” Twilley, 62, of Baytown, will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at 11 a.m. in Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Proctor officiating. Interment will follow in White Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at the funeral home.
Gene was born March 5, 1939, in Selma, Ala., and passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 in a Houston hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a retired veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and receiving a number of distinguished medals, including the Air Medal. Gene was a very loving husband, father and grandfather; known by his family and friends as “Mr. Fix It,” he was always willing to help his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed his work, the outdoors, deer and bird hunting and retained his passion for the military and a high degree of patriotism throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Twilley and Madelyn Twilley Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Twilley of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, Donald “Butch” and Ann Twilley of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Elizabeth Amber Twilley of Baytown; brother, Roland Twilley of Selma, Ala.; grandchildren, Jordan Eugene Twilley, Ashley Nicole Twilley and Cade William Twilley, all of Tucson, Ariz.; step-mother Bonnie Twilley of Fitzgerald, Ga.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruby and Billy R. Ward of Houston, and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Butch Twilley, Jordan Twilley, Steve Pitman, Royce Holland, Herb Clifton Jr. and Ray Pitman. Honorary pallbearers will be James Moore and Billy R. Ward.
In lieu of normal remembrances, the family requests that memorials be made in remembrance of Gene to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Building Fund in Baytown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home.

Joe L. Scott
Joe L. Scott, 45, of La Porte, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 at a Houston area hospital. Services to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, (281) 428-9911.

Melvin Ray Goodall
Melvin Ray Goodall of Crosby and better known as “HUSS,” passed away at a Houston area hospital on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002. Services to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, (281) 428-9911.

Maxine Hanson Milner
Maxine Hanson Milner, 79, of Baytown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at a local health care facility.
She was born July 29, 1922, in Hearne Texas. She lived in Baytown for 60 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was involved with the Keenagers Bowling League, she interpreted for the deaf at Texas A&M University, she was a member of the St. Joseph Altar Society and also D.C.C.W. and K.J.Z.T.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Hanson Sr. and Willis Milner and her son, Herbert Hanson Jr.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law; Pat and Mark Blankenship of Baytown and Linda and William Blevins of Baytown; step-children, Ronnie and Carolyn Milner of Katy and Sharon Milner of Sugarland; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Margaret Merchant of Baytown; sisters, Euline Bimbo of Aransas Pass, Frances Savage of Baytown and Ora Jean Kitchen of Houston; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, with a a vigil at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Bill Oliver officiating, assisted by Deacon John Singer.
Burial will be at Field Store Cemetery in Waller, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Marty Blankenship, Cris Blevins, Darren Hanson, Jim LeCompte, Steven Hanson, Tommy Hanson, Mark Hanson and Rodney Hanson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, (281) 422-8111.

Joseph Delome
Funeral services for Joseph Delome, 68, of Baytown, will be Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. in Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home with Father Terence Brinkman officiating. Interment will follow in White Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002, and from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002, with a rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m..
Joseph was born December 7, 1933, in Egan, Louisiana, and passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002, in Houston. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby and was a 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus. He was a good hearted man who loved fishing and growing vegetables & liked to operate the KC Hall until his health prohibited.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Odelia Delome; son, William Ray Delome; and brothers, Victor Delome and Paul Delome. He is survived by his loving wife, Lee Delome, of Baytown; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Delome, of Houston, Robert and Edith Delome, of Dayton, Texas, Larry Delome, of Baytown, and Darrell Wayne and Laurie Delome, of Crosby; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa and Raymond Van Slyke, of Buna, Texas, and Sheila LaVerne, of Baytown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nolton and Ruth Delome, of Welsh, Louisiana, Colton and Helen Delome, of Arcola, Texas, and S.P. and Shirley Delome, of Crosby; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Julien Boutin, of La Porte, Dorothy Fontenot, of Welsh, Louisiana, and Fern and Zack Glover, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; sisters-in-law, Patsy Delome, of DeRidder, Louisiana, and Pam Delome, of England; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Rudy Sikora, William Thompson, Bob Stanley, Richard Stanek, Carlyle Stanek and, Tomas Jimenez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home.

Selman Ray “Dutch” Hooks
Selman Ray “Dutch” Hooks, 87, of Dayton, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Young officiating and burial following at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Hooks, Vernon Hooks, David Jones, MD, Jack Sumpter, Keith Berry and Ken Berry, with honorary pallbearers Joe Matthews, J.B. Jones, E. J. Freeman, Harley Tumlinson and Bill Parsons. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.
Dutch was born December 27, 1914, in Honey Island to parents Monroe Hooks and Emma Flowers Hooks. A former resident of Mont Belvieu for 57 years, he has resided in the Dayton area for the past 72 years. He was a retired Instrument Technician for Exxon of Baytown after 38 1/2 years of service, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mont Belvieu and enjoyed squirrel hunting and his yard work.
Mr. Hooks was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Esther Hooks; son, Hal Lynn Hooks; grandson, Rance Alan Savage; granddaughter, Tracie Hooks Chapman; and brothers, A. W. Hooks and Laverne Harrison.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucy Mae Berry Hooks of Dayton; son, Dan R. Hooks and wife Cynthia of Orange; daughter, Lilla Savage and husband Rebel of Dayton; brothers, Ralph Hooks of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and T.J. Hooks of Port Neches; seven grandchildren, Lacie Harrison of Beach City, Laina Hanson of Baytown, Anthony Savage of Dayton, Tonya Hooks of Austin, Shae Hooks-Izard of Orange, David Jones, M.D., of Orange and Dee Dee Viator of Orange; numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Murphy John Dugas Jr.
Murphy John Dugas, Jr., 59, of Baytown passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 in Pasadena. He lived in Baytown most of his life.
He was born in Algiers, Louisiana on April 7, 1942.
Mr. Dugas was a welder, a member of the Assembly of God and was also a member of Steamfitters and Plumbers, local #211.
He was a horseman, cattleman and an avid trailrider, participating in many trailrides. He died while working on his horse.
He was preceded in death by his father, Murphy John Dugas, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Iva Belle Phillips of Baytown; children, Donna Kay and Joe Reeves of Baytown, Murphy Glynn Dugas of Baytown and Kendra Dugas of Bellville; sister, Theresa Rice of Baytown; brother, J.C. Dugas II of Baytown; grandchildren, April Denise Dugas, Timothy Glynn Dugas, Kacie Renee Dugas, Sonny Ray Dugas, Tabitha Reeves and Ariel Reeves; nieces and nephews, Joe Wayne Rice, Jr., Angela McClelland, John Wayne Rice and Samantha Carol Dugas.
Visitation will be at 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Navarre’s Funeral Home.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Navarre Chapel.
His burial will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. John Hatcher officiating.
Services are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home.

Evelyn L. Fisher
Evelyn L. Fisher, 88, of Baytown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at a local health care facility. Services are pending at Navarre Funeral Home.


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