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Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion


Lisa Gay Wiggins Boyles, age 45, was born in Conroe, Texas on February 25, 1968. She died on November 8, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is preceded in death by Grandparents Joe and Ada Wiggins and Albert and Edith Bonin; Father Joe Windle Wiggins; and sister Terri Lynn Paige Wiggins. Lisa is survived in death by her Mother Caroline Pyle; Daughters Mallori Caroline Compian, Erin Jodi Compian, and Mackenzie Kelly Boyles; Grandson Carter Wayne Sechelski; Brother and sister-in-law James W. Wiggins and Kim Wiggins; Sister and Brother-in-Law Kelley and Ken McCollough; and Sisters Cheryl Welch and Shirley Sandel; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A Funeral Service in Lisa's honor will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors.

Graveside services will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Grangerland, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas. The service will be officiated by Mitchell Beene of Iola, Texas.  


In Loving Memory of Neil Roger McKinnon, 56, of Conroe, Texas who passed away on November 10, 2013 at Woodland Manor Nursing Home in Conroe. Neil was born on December 12, 1956 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Pauline and Neil McKinnon. He is survived by his brother and sister, both of Conroe. Neil was a gifted craftsman by trade and will be greatly missed. Services are private.


Margaret Lynette Alexander, 51, passed away peacefully at home on November 7, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.

Margaret was born on October 17, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, and was raised in Friendswood, Texas. She attended the University of Texas and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. She would go on to earn her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

Throughout Margaret’s legal career, she excelled in various fields of practice. In the dawn of her career, she successfully worked as a criminal prosecutor with both the County Attorney and District Attorney in Montgomery County. Later, Margaret found her true calling and passion in the area of Family Law. She became one of the forefront counselors within the State, steering families through emotionally trying times within their own lives. Margaret became a driving force within the courtroom, zealously and passionately advocating for the rights and protection of children.

Margaret was affiliated was countless organizations throughout Montgomery County, always giving herself to help those in need. She served in various leadership roles, serving as President of the Montgomery County Bar Association, heading up various aspects of CPS toy drives, along with countless others. Margaret won the hearts and respect of all she met and will be deeply missed, not only by the legal community but by anyone and everyone who met her. Montgomery County is a smaller place without Margaret.

Margaret is survived by Jim Morris, her very devoted and loving fiancé, her son, London Thomas Ham, her parents, Thomas and Ruth Lay, her sister, Alicia Perner, along with her husband, Michael and their children, Annelisse and Christian, many caring aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Margaret is also survived by her extended and loving family, Peggy Spruiell and Misti Nelson. Special thanks to Fawn Powell and Hollie Linear for their kind and loving care given to Margaret up to her passing.

In lieu flowers, Margaret requested donations be made in her memory to a charity of your choice. Margaret’s favorite charities included Rainbow Room for Children, 12398 Oak Tree Lane, Willis, Texas 77318, CASA, 412 West Phillips Street, Suite 107, Conroe, Texas 77301, and Something Special (for the benefit of Women’s Center), 19073 I-45 North, Shenandoah, Texas, 77384.

There will be a Memorial honoring Margaret’s life on November 20, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 600 North Main Street, Conroe, Texas, at 12:00 p.m. 


Melvin Craig, 93, of Riesel, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Conroe. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Thursday, November 14, at the Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home with Dr. Craig Blaising officiating. Burial will follow at Mission Park North in San Antonio.

Melvin was born on April 1, 1920, in San Antonio, Texas, to Neil and Helen (Dix) Craig. The family moved to Riesel where Melvin’s father worked for many years as a depot agent for the railroad.  

Melvin enjoyed sports and played basketball for Riesel High School where he graduated in 1938. He attended Texas A&M University until he began his service during WWII. Melvin put his life on the line with his fellow soldiers of the 35th Infantry Division, 134th Regiment in France, Belgium, and Germany. The 134th Regiment landed at Omaha Beach on July 6, 1944, and saw action in several battles including the Battle of the Bulge.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Melvin worked in accounting for an oil company and a large construction company in Okinawa, Japan and Guam. He returned to San Antonio where he worked for 25 years in Security Services at Kelly AFB.

Following retirement, Melvin purchased properties in Riesel and Mart where he was active in community events, such as volunteering at the Riesel Fair each year and playing dominoes at the Mart Community Center. He was a Shriner and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason and a past Master of the Riesel Masonic Lodge #835. He later moved to Conroe to be closer to his brother Harold and his family.

Melvin loved the Lord and was a loving brother and a kind and thoughtful uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harold Craig and sister-in-law Pearl (Courtade) and brother Bud Craig.

Melvin will be missed by his surviving sister Mildred (Craig) Blaising and her husband Claude, nephews Dr. Craig Blaising and wife Diane, Stephen Blaising and wife Judy, nieces Charlotte Craig Herrin and Joy Blaising, and great-nieces and great-nephews Carrie Lynne Herrin, Lizzie Blaising, Emily (Blaising) Craig and husband Josh, Kate Blaising, Jonathan Blaising, Jack Blaising, as well as other relatives and friends.


Memorial Service for Daniel Jay McCauley, 62, of Cypress, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM. at Lakewood Church in Houston, 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027, with Pastor Dodie Osteen officiating. Mr. Mc Cauley was born on May 29, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Danny is survived by his loving family: wife of 41 years, Janet McCauley; parents, Jay and Delores McCauley; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Deena McCauley; daughters, Monica McCauley and husband, Tom Witek and Roxanne Paiva and husband, Rob; grandchildren, Kye and Ian McCauley; and six loving sisters. Numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. Danny faithfully served as a Stephen Minister at Lakewood Church in Houston. He was a man who gave of himself endlessly, held great pride and joy for his children, was loved by an enormously wonderful family and was a loving and devoted man of God. He will be missed so very much. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to: Our Global Village at or Life Outreach International (Water for Life) at


Funeral Services for Anthony D. Demopolis, 49, of Houston, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Darrel Schiel officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Demopolis was born on November 13, 1963 in Houston, TX and passed away on November 4, 2013 in Shenandoah, TX.

One of the loves of Tonys’ life was building his Racecar, racing it and winning at 105 Speedway and Battleground Race Tracks. He also loved Holiday dinners with family, especially the time he spent his mom. Tony battled many health problems for many years. He put up a great fight. Our son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend will be missed so very much. Tony was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jewel Richards; father, Bill Demopolis, grandmother, Lillie Odom; grandfather, William Reynolds; uncles, David Reynolds and Alvis Reynolds; niece, Tari Henderson; cousin, Kim Reynolds and his beloved dog, Boy. He is survived by his loving family: mother, Zelda Henderson; wife, Laurie Crawford, sons, Kevin and Jesse Crawford; brothers, Don Henderson and wife, Nora and Tommy Henderson and wife, Marilyn; sisters, Gail Cooper and husband, Larry, Nancy Zimmerman and husband, Mike, Athena Demopolis and husband, Randy; Dana Demopolis and Sharla Payne and husband, Ken; mother-in-law, Brenda Gray; special uncle and aunt, Jim and Linda Reynolds; best friend, Shane Morgan; many other dear relatives and a host of caring friends also survive.


Memorial Service for Regina Ann Faherty Hurd, 66, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Regina was born on June 13, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Joseph Burke and Mary Margaret Faherty and passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. She was a loving daughter and mother, caring sister, doting grandmother and faithful friend who will be dearly missed. Regina was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Faherty. She is survived by her loving family: mother, Mary Margaret Faherty; three children, two brothers and five grandchildren. She also leaves behind other dear relatives and a host of dear friends at Conroe Health Care Center and Elmcroft Assisted Living.  


Funeral Services for John Gilbert Hill, 62, of Willis, Texas will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor John Gross and Harris County Sheriff Chaplain Don Savell officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 21, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Gil was born on October 20, 1950 in Baytown, Texas and passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Gil was employed by Goodman Manufacturing for the last 7 years and was also a Major with the Harris County Sheriff’s Reserve Force in Houston, Texas. He volunteered for 34 years with the Sheriff’s Reserve and recently had been assigned to the department’s Marine Unit. His job with Goodman allowed him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States teaching others about the installation and diagnostics of the company’s air conditioning systems. Gil was passionate about teaching, traveling and volunteering and loved that he could combine what he loved with making a living.

His lifelong dream was to own a Harley Davidson which became a reality and hobby for Gil and his wife and afforded them the chance of a lifetime to explore the country on the backside of a Harley. He and Donna made numerous trips with friends and he was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Gil was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He cherished his family and friends and was always there with a lending hand, quick wit, helpful advice and charming smile.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Dolores Priest Hill and John Harvin Hill of Baytown, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Donna Turner Hill of Willis, Texas, son John Tyler Hill and wife Carlie of Spring, Texas, daughters Jerlin Basinger and husband Ray of Magnolia, Texas and Carla Skouby of Marthasville, Missouri. He is also survived by three beloved granddaughters, Shelbie and Tristen Basinger and Paisley Hill. He is survived by his five sisters and their spouses, Deborah Salyers and husband, Lemuel, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Alison Clarke and husband, Lewis, of Friendswood, Texas, Mary Kaye Schnell and husband, Buddy, of The Woodlands, Texas, Lori Torina and husband, Eric, of Houston, Texas and Stacie Coleman of The Woodlands, Texas. He is also survived by his aunts, Gloria Hill Gentry and husband, Frank of Houston, Texas and Margaret Hill O’Sullivan of Baytown, Texas and his mother-in-law Mary Anne Skouby; brothers-in-law Randy Turner and wife, Bobbie and Terry Turner all of Rolla, Missouri, sisters-in-law and their husbands, Marla Fishell and husband, Dale, of Kapolei, Hawaii and Lorna Showers and husband, Doug, of Springhill, Kansas. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who all loved their Uncle Gil.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harris County Sheriff Reserve Inc., 1200 Baker, Houston, TX 77002

CORK (Phil E.) Weir

Cork Weir (Phil E.) passed away October 7, 2013, at his horse farm on Sapp Road near Conroe, TX, at the age of 85. He was born March 31, 1928 to H.J. Weir & Minnie Olson Weir at the Weir home on their farm alongside the west bank of the Republican River in Republic County, Kansas. In 1941, he graduated from the 8th grade in a rural one-room school. After farming with his brothers and working seasonal jobs, he traveled with his family and worked throughout the central US.

He held positions at: A.M. Lips Construction Co., ITT Kellogg, and Systems Installation Inc. After coming to League City, Texas, in 1964 he worked for Nassau Bay Telephone Co., and after moving to Conroe in 1971, for Caldwell Construction Co. and Utility Constructors. For these companies he worked as a lineman, cable plow

(caterpillar) operator, splicer, systems installer, and supervisor. While

working for ITT Kellogg, he constructed and installed Minuteman Missile

communications systems. At Nassau Bay, preceding and during the Moon missions, he installed and supervised construction of communications systems for major contractors for NASA and the Space Center, as well as business and residential telephone systems construction. He also invented the music you hear when your put on hold while at NASA. In 1985 in Conroe, Cork started his own Construction company, B&C Construction and worked throughout Montgomery County, mainly as a contractor for Moran Utilities, installing natural gas lines and other utility services, boring under roadways, and drilling and repairing water wells. He retired in 1993, but soon went back to work as a contractor and welder, after the death of his wife Alice (Woodford) later that same year. In 1995, he married Katie, and they purchased their property on Sapp Road.

Cork is survived by his wife Katie, step-daughter Kimberly Simpson and her partner Trey (Dawson Weatherford), step-son Jimmy Bingham, and his son Iain Bingham. From his first marriage, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Jack Weir and his

partner Donna Beile (Kentucky), and Charles Weir and his wife Lisa (Conroe); one daughter, Phyllis (Conroe); four grandchildren, Jennifer Weir, her husband Lee Stevens (Houston) and mother Karole Weir (League City), Shawna Weir and her husband Joshua Harris (Dallas);Justin Weir (US Army, Ft Bragg, NC), and their mother, Cynthia Weir, April Weir And her brother Aaron McPherson (Conroe). He is survived by one great-grandchild Jaidyn Weir,and by many nieces and nephews, their spouses, and children.

Cork was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 4 sisters, his first wife of 45 years, Alice, by four of their children, Marion, Howard, Leonard, and Kathleen. The only surviving extended family of Cork's generation are Janet Weir (Alan) and Karen Woodford (Melvin) of Courtland, KS, and Eleanor Miller (Olson)

of Washington. Cork was also the official ride timer in NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference) Region 4 & was inducted in the hall of fame for our region in 2010, He was loved by many because of his kind and generous heart & ability to help anyone that needed it. Be it backing up a trailer, fixing a generator or just a kind or inspirational word. He knew how to fix anything that needed fixing. He will be sorely missed by his NATRC family and everyone’s lives he touched. We ALL LOVE you Cork!! See ya on the other side!! GOD got himself a jewel…

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Jack Weir officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. 


Funeral service for David Wayne Weaver,70, longtime resident of Spring, Texas will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Rick Fowlkes officiating. Interment will follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Mr. Weaver was born on July 12, 1943 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Frank Weaver, Jr. and Ruby Lilly (Bellah) Weaver. David was passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013 at his home in Spring, Texas surrounded by his family. David was preceded in death by his mother and father, grandmother, Mattie Riley, brother, Michael Weaver and his wife, Peggy, and his beloved son, Frank W. Weaver. David is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Weaver; son, Kerry Lee Weaver; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Donna Weaver; aunt, Lillian Cameron and husband, James; nephews, Cody Weaver, Roger Weaver and wife, Sherri, Randy Weaver and wife, Cathy, Jimmy Honsinger and wife, Sherie; nieces, Stephanie Nicole Weaver and Christian Weaver; grandchildren, Emily Nicole (Weaver) Reeder and husband, Jonathan and Kerry Lee Weaver,Jr.; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. David and Mary were longtime members of Gateway Church in Spring, Texas. For over forty years, David has been in the Insurance industry. He worked for Southern Life and Health Insurance and Reliable Insurance. He not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. Over the years, his insurance expertise and reputation led him to become an independent insurance agent. He ran his own agency for Columbian Life Insurance with his wife, Mary for many years, and worked with clients up until his illness. David will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, caring brother and doting grandfather. He was dearly loved and will be missed. 


Memorial Service for Robbi Jay Edwards, 47, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Howard Hill officiating. Robbi was born on August 27, 1966 in Oil City, Pennsylvania and passed away peacefully on October 10, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. He was preceded in death by his uncles, Clifford Curtis and John Edwards and his wife, Leta and his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Maxine Curtis, and his paternal grandparents, Edna and Robert Edwards. Robbi is survived by his loving family: parents, Jim and Gerry Edwards; sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Mike Fayle; nephew, Cassidy Fayle; niece, Sheridan Fayle; aunts, Wilma Curtis and Joan Stewart; cousins, Melissa, Jason, Matthew, Russell, Bruce, Danny, Ginger, Duane and Melissa; special friends, Alicia and her child, Alex and Scott and Carla; other dear relatives and friends also survive. Robbi was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Robbi worked in the Hospice industry for over 8 years with Crown of Texas Hospice in Conroe. Later he was employed by Dominos and worked in Conroe until they opened up the Willis location where he went on to manage. Robbi enjoyed spending time outdoors with his father where they would hunt and fish together. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: the Edward’s family to help defer funeral costs.




Born: July 26, 1951- Newport Beach, Rhode Island

Passed away: Oct. 4, 2013- The Woodlands, Texas


The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.


Dodie Osteen and Daniel Kelly


Garden Park Cemetery


Loving wife, Donna; father, Harold and wife,

Betty; brother, Jay King and wife, Kathy; nephew, Chris King; mother-in-law, Ione Watson; father-in-law, Don Carey; and brothers-in-law, Sandy Carey and Craig Carey; numerous loving friends also survive. 


Funeral Services for Aimee Carr Hurst, 37, of Bryan, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Bro. Robert Carr officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 4, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Aimee was born on October 17, 1975 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 26, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. She will be laid to rest with her grandparents at Resthaven cemetery.

Aimee is survived by her loving family: husband, Johnny Hurst; mother, Doris Odell; father, Edward Carr; sisters, Staci Simmons and Ashlie Carr; brother, Eric Carr; niece, Jordyn Simmons; nephews, Cody and Jared Simmons; aunts, Patricia Smith (Carl), Virginia Martin and Patricia Carr; uncles, Bobby Parker, Michael Carr and Robert Carr (Belinda); numerous other dear relatives and friends.

Aimee was raised in Conroe, Texas where she made many lifelong friends, graduated from Conroe High in 1994 and then went on to work as a Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens and Conroe Regional Hospital. More recently, she was employed by St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center in Bryan, Texas for the past four years. Aimee enjoyed her work at the hospital and truly admired each and every one of her friends and colleagues. Aimee was a beautiful young lady, inside and out, who loved spending precious time with family and friends. She was so proud to be an aunt to her sweet niece and nephew’s; they were Aimee's pride and joy. Her wonderful smile could light up a room, but the love for her family exceeded all. Aimee will be remembered for her caring, friendly and compassionate presence. An exceptional daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend who is now flying with the angels will be dearly missed. We will always love and miss you Aimee.


Funeral services for Michael Lee Hooker of Conroe, Texas, 58, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Kevin King officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday on October 6, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M

Michael was born on December 29, 1954 in Hamilton, Ohio to Mr. Estill Hooker and Margaret (Turner) Hooker. He passed away peacefully at his home in Conroe on September 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. Michael was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. After high school he joined the Navy and proudly served his country on the USS Coral Sea. Michael was a member of AMVETS Post 1983 and was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge 36, both in Hamilton, Ohio. After moving to Conroe, he began his career that spanned 32 years with Baker Concrete Construction. Michael was one of their lead supervisors and over saw many large projects all over the United States as well as Honduras and The Bahamas. He was also a member of the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe and carried his patriotism within his heart all through his life. He loved sports, especially watching a great game of football, which always involved the Houston Texans, with his family at home. Michael was a true family man and had a heart as big as Texas for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His gentle smile and warm embrace will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Margaret (Turner) Hooker. Michael is survived by his loving family: his father, Estill Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio; his beloved wife of 32 years, Linda R. Hooker (Vaske-Armacost); his loving children, Dr. Kevin (Jen) Hooker of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Shawn Hooker of Houston, Texas, Andrew (Jennifer) Hooker of Conroe, Ron (Jenny) Armacost of Willis, Texas, Robert (Laverne) Armacost of Conroe and Lisa (Ed) Call of Conroe, Texas; his sixteen dear grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a cherished brother to: Charles Hooker of Hamilton, Ohio, Janet (Ricky) Watts of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary (Tim) Moon of Hamilton, Ohio and Rebecca (Robert) Armacost of Conroe, Texas; numerous other caring family and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Kevin Hooker, Shawn Hooker, Andrew Hooker, Ron Armacost, Rob Armacost, Ed Call, Blake Armacost and Charles Hooker.If desired, the family requests memorials to: Texas Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice in Michael’s name.


Funeral Services for Edna Ruth Hickman, 85, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel a Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park, The Woodlands Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at the funeral home. Mrs. Hickman was born on August 8, 1928 to Jesse and Essie May Johnson and passed away peacefully on September 26, 2013 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her loving family. We know we can take comfort in knowing you are celebrating in heaven with so many that we have lost before you. Thank you for giving us so many memories and so much love to fill our hearts for a life time.

Ruth enjoyed special times with her family and was devoted in serving others. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Conroe and more recently attended The Light Community Church in Willis, TX. During her lifetime she served as an Eastern Star and faithfully volunteered at church and wherever she was needed. Ruth was also an avid golfer who was a longtime member of the Panorama Country Club. She had a positive influence on the lives of all the people she touched and was a role model for many. Known for her love for shopping and for ease in conversation with even total strangers, her fondness for telling stories and her ever present smile, Ruth will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William T. Hickman; daughter, Mollie Ann Hartz; great granddaughter, Courtney McGaughy; four sisters and two brothers. Daughter, Brenda Arlingon; son, Charles L. Robbins; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Pat Johnson; grandchildren, Tad A. Puckett, Sr. and wife, Tammi, Bryan Puckett and wife, Kerri, Ashley Fecik and husband, Niel, Justin Mendez, Wendy Ventura, Misty Ventura and Leila Scoleri; great grandchildren, Tad A. Puckett, Jr., Taegar Puckett, Amber Puckett, Chelsea Puckett, Collin Puckett, Colton Puckett, Robert M. Brown, Jr., Haley Fecik and Ty Fecik; great-great grandchildren, Jordan Puckett, Owen Puckett and Katherine Puckett; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 


Funeral services for Lelian Marie (Terwilliger) (Burroughs) Arb, 82, of Huntsville, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Arb was born on February 23, 1931 in Kaufman, TX and passed away peacefully on September 9, 2013 in Huntsville, TX. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Don Burroughs; mother and father, Margaret and Floyd Terwilliger; brother, Roy Terwilliger and granddaughter, Kendra Fleming Capps.

Mrs. Arb is survived by her loving family: brother, Allen Terwilliger; daughters, Donna Frazier and husband, Aubrey and Glenda Kay Fleming; son, Don Allen Burroughs; grandchildren, Kristen Burroughs, Donald Burroughs and wife, Mary, Heather Frazier, A.J. Frazier and wife, Rhianna; great grandchildren, Kael Capps, Gavin Capps, Nicholas Burroughs, Addison Burroughs, and Emma Jo Frazier.


Memorial service for Richard Wayne Turner, 60, of New Caney, TX will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Turner was born on October 19, 1952 in Shreveport, LA and passed away peacefully on August 31, 2013 in Kingwood, TX. Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret Ann (George) and Millage Autry Turner. He is survived by his loving family:

Brothers and sisters, Millage Turner, Jr., Anthony Turner, Charlotte Wilkins, Queathea Crisler, Calvin Turner, Frances Sarchett, Tammy Morton and Larry Turner; his children, April Charlson and husband, Richard and Tabitha Turner; grandchildren, Richard Charlson III, Logan Charlson, Mason Charlson, Tinsley Farr, Aspen Clark and Joby Darden.


Scottie Lewis Jefferies went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2013, in The Woodlands, Texas. Born to Bruce and Mamie Jefferies in Abilene, Texas on August 6, 1932, Scottie graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1950 where he was a proud member of the State Championship Basketball Team his senior year. Thereafter, he attended Corpus Christi State University, Baylor University, and McMurry University in Abilene, where he played basketball, baseball, and ran track. He loved sports and was an accomplished athlete.

Scottie was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and served his country honorably for two years. After his time in the military, Scottie taught school and coached girls’ basketball in Talpa, Texas for one year. Scottie married the love of his life, Thelda Crow Jefferies, on July 19, 1957, in Baird, Texas. He then started his lifelong career in the oil and gas industry, working first for Continental EMSCO in South Texas. Scottie continued his career in the oil and gas business for almost six decades. At the time of his passing, he was a partner in Top Oil Field

Products and Vice-President of YVC USA.

Scottie was always very committed to his church. Through the years, he was deeply involved in helping others to learn of and grow to know Christ. While in Corpus Christi, he was a member and Deacon of the Morgan Avenue Baptist Church and the Parkdale Baptist Church, where he volunteered his time with the Childrens’ and Youth Choirs and Ministries. More recently, Scottie was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in The Woodlands, Texas where he had been actively involved with the Prison Ministry in Huntsville, Texas.

Scottie is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Mamie Jefferies, brother, Lenior Jefferies, and sister-in-law, Connie Jefferies, brother-in-law, Linn Meyerdirk, brother-in-law, Donald Stephens, brother-in-law, Frank Crow, sister-in-law, Irma Crow, brother-in-law, Dalton Lehew, and sister-in-law Betty Lehew. Scottie is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Thelda Crow Jefferies, and three loving children: Angelia Wagner and husband Richard of San Antonio, Texas, Scott Jefferies, Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kerri Kelley and husband Greg of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren: Analiese Wagner, Abigail Wagner, and Quinn Kelley, sister Cappie Meyerdirk of Abilene, Texas, brother H. R. Jefferies and wife Rosemary of Comanche, Texas, sister-in-law, Pat Gibbs and husband Dale of Abilene, Texas, sister-in-law, Velda Stephens of Snyder, Texas, numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

Although he left us too soon, Scottie always knew he lived a blessed and wonderful life. He will be missed dearly.

The Woodlands, Texas: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church in The Woodlands with Dr. Bruce Webb officiating. (11801 Grogans Mill Rd., The Woodlands, Texas 77380)

Corpus Christi, Texas: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Reynolds officiating. Interment will immediately follow. (4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412) Phone: (361) 992-9411

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baylor University in support of the scholarship being created in Mr. Jefferies’ honor: Baylor University, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, Texas 76798-7026.


Funeral services for Paul Lee Skorpenske, 69, of Trinity, Texas will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tim Keith officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Houston, TX. Paul was born on April 9, 1944 in Houston, Texas and passed away on August 24, 2013 in Trinity, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Lee Skorpenske, his brother, Michael Skorpenske and his daughter, Cheryl Lee Clark. Paul is survived by his loving family: mother, Augusta Jackson; children, Christi Clark Doucet and Jeffrey Layne Clark; sister, Sandra Smith and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Tana J. Doucet, Justin Owens, Joshua Owens and Sarah Clark; nephews, Harley Skorpenske and wife, Debbi, Shawn Hunt and Layne Hunt; nieces, Rita Skorpenske and Rachel Skorpenske; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Paul was a resident of Trinity, Texas for many years and in his spare time he loved to fish. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed. “For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”


In Loving Memory of Lee Roy Byrd, 62, of New Caney, Texas who went to Heaven on August 22, 2013 surrounded by his family at Odyssey House in Conroe, Texas. Lee was the beloved son of James Ambers Byrd and Velma Lucille Byrd and mother-in-law, Judy White. He was a wonderful husband to Kathy Byrd for almost 40 years. Lee was an exceptional father to Christopher Lee Byrd of New Caney, TX, Brandi and Kenneth Durham of Conroe, TX and Amanda and Russell Wolf of Spring, TX. He was a loving “Papaw” to Charles Robert King III, Brianna Musachia, Zanndra Musachia, Blaze Wolf, Jamie Durham, Jessica Durham, Clarissa Durham and Jacob Durham and a great grandfather to Ariel, Sylus and Paittyn Heffernan. He is leaving behind numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of caring friends. Lee proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years during the Vietnam era and will receive military honors for his service to our country. He and his wife, Kathy owned Lighthouse Remodeling which they ran together for over 35 years. Lee was a Christian man and loved God and his country. He helped everyone he knew and never turned his back on a friend. He loved his family with all of his heart and they were the most important part of his life. His family cherished him and he will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Velma Byrd, mother-in-law, Judy White and several brothers and sisters.

A viewing will be held in remembrance of Lee at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. He will be honored with a Military Funeral Service on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Lee will never be forever loved, never forgotten and truly missed by his family and all that knew him.  


Trinidad “Trini” Hernandez, 74, of The Woodlands, TX, and formerly of Copperas Cove, TX, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on August 22, 2013, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.

Trini worked in the food service industry, including as manager of fast food restaurants, but her greatest achievement in life was the love and support she provided to her family and friends. She devoted herself to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and leaves behind a legacy of love that will live on for generations.

A strong woman with a gentle nature, she was loved by all who came to know her and was happiest when doing something for someone she loved. Trini loved to cook, being especially known for her tamales. She did beautifully detailed crochet work and enjoyed embroidery, sewing and reading. Her hands were always busy and her heart was always full.

Trini was born in Wink, Texas on January 29, 1939 to Santos and Tomasa Cano. She is survived by her children, Lynda Ann Hernandez, Rozanne Hernandez Hill, and Daniel Ray Hernandez, her grandchildren Garett Miguel Hernandez, Cameron Manuel Hernandez, Melissa Janine Pearson, Jodi Ann Creel, Jesse Ray Hernandez, and Haley Marie Hill, her great grandchildren Jonathan Gregory Creel, Johanna “Hannah” Marie Creel, Eli Jude Pearson, Autumn Marlene Pearson, Leon William Hernandez, and Evan Richard Hernandez as well as many other family and friends who will love and miss her always.

Trini was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters Rosa Guidry and Ramona Ramirez, brothers Peter Cano and John Cano, and her son-in-law Derek Allen Hill.

A wake will be held September 6th at 7:00 pm at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands, Texas. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Simon and Jude on September 7 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception at her home. An online memorial can be viewed at:


Colton Alderson, our amazing and loving child, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013 in Houston at the age of 13 after a lifelong, courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He was born on February 14, 2000 in Kingwood, Texas to Jimmy Alderson and Jennifer McCarty. Colton’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. Colton was a brilliant thinker and enjoyed sharing his love of music with family and friends and had a quick wit about him.

Although Colton’s illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance, and the courage of a Lion. With his courage he led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He is survived by his loving family: his Daddy, Jimmy; Momma, Julia; his Mother, Jennifer McCarty and Ken Marquis; Mom, Tracy Traylor; brothers and sisters, Seth Elkins, Edie McCarty, Emmie McCarty, Savannah Ware, Katie Ware and Garrett Marquis; grandparents, Wayne Acuff and Kathy, Linda Showmaker, Robert Powell and Patsy, Paulett Traylor, Grandma Bisso and Kay Doane; Great grandparents, Utah and Arizona Acuff and Guy and Bobbie Powell; aunts and uncles, Scott and Laura Snyder, Travis and Amanda Traylor, Aimee Combs, Jessie Acuff, Gregg and Beverly Bisso and Mike Muratorri; great aunt, Claudia Lamb; cousins, Ethan, Aaron and Adam Snyder, Kolby Hughes and Bubby and Zach Combs; his precious cat, Buddy; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive. Colton will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend. With Colton’s passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. A Celebration of Life in honor of Colton will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the North Montgomery County Community Center in Willis, TX. For those attending; Please wear a blue shirt and no black attire. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Colton’s honor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated at


In Loving Memory of Bonnie Lee Baldwin, dedicated wife, loving sister, caring mother and grandmother of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on August 5, 2013 at the age of 89 in Conroe. Mrs. Baldwin was preceded in death by her father and mother, Will S. and Lily Smallwood; sister, Opal Smallwood; brother, Willie Smallwood; her beloved husband, Roy Baldwin, Sr; son, Clifton Baldwin; daughter, Bonnie Petty and grandson, David Petty. Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her loving family: brother, Richard Smallwood (Gladys); sons, Roy Baldwin, Jr. (Patsy) and William Baldwin, Sr.; grandchildren, Andrew Baldwin, GarrethBaldwin (Soneen), Karen Lee Sword (Troy), William Baldwin, Jr. (Diane),Tammy Baldwin and Raymond Petty; special son, Coleman Stump; nephew, Richard Smallwood, niece, Carol Tadlock; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. “Every day in some small way, we will miss you more than words can say. In our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.” 


Jamie, of Montgomery, Texas passed away surrounded by his family on Friday August 2nd, 2013. He was born on August 1st, 1952 in Cleveland, Texas to Edgar (Dick) and Jeanette (Jean) Frank of Montgomery, Texas.

Jamie lived his entire life in the Conroe and Montgomery County area and graduated from Conroe High School in 1970. Jamie was the ace pitcher for the Mims Baptist Little League state champions in 1965. He also was an outstanding Conroe Tiger football player, earning a scholarship to Sam Houston State University in 1971. After a short time at SHSU, Jamie returned to Conroe and began a career as a highly skilled master carpenter working for numerous builders in the Montgomery County area.

His family and friends know Jamie as a very loyal individual, who would be there for anyone needing help. He was beloved in his April Sound community, always visiting with his neighbors and helping out on the street he lived on. He was an amazing cook, who loved to grill, and was known for his short ribs. He worked in his yard everyday, and could make anything grow. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, NASCAR, and loved the Houston Astros. Always by his side was his dog Lilly, his constant companion whom he loved very much.

He was preceded by his father, Edgar (Dick) Frank, brother Michael Wayne Frank and niece Amber Lynn Frank.

Jamie is survived by the love of his life Vicki and daughter Jane, daughter Amanda, Mother Jean Frank, brothers Gary Lee Frank, Russell Glynn Frank and his wife Terrie, and Ronald Lynn Frank. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 5PM-7PM at Conroe Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6th at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with interment following at Garden Park Cemetery.


Deanie Griffin of Conroe, Texas died on Monday, July 29, 2013. Mrs. Griffin was born on Dec. 23, 1928. A native of Boaz, Alabama, she moved to Texas as a young wife. A longtime resident of Houston, she relocated to Conroe in 2001. Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by her husband, Ray M. Griffin and sons, Jim and Mike Rodenbaugh. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to grow flowers and was also a faithful member of Church of God 7Day. She is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law, Jeana and Jeff Kendrick, and Kathryn and Evan Kendrick; Grandchildren: Rachel Christians, Michelle Boyd, Andrea Kendrick, Caleb Kendrick, Andrew Kendrick and Seth Kendrick; Great grandchild: Graham Christians; Siblings: Cecile Dyar, Faye Montgomery, Jean Drake, Ann Smith, Howard, Tommy and James Barnette of Cullman, Alabama. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Church of God 7 Day on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Nathan Lawson officiating. A family graveside will be held on Friday at Houston National Cemetery where Mrs. Griffin will be laid to rest with her late husband, Ray. If desired, donations may be made to: Disabled Vets at


Funeral services for Clara Nell Spear, 74, of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. Raya Machupa officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Clara was born on December 2, 1938 in Collier County, Florida to Jeff and Anna Rodgers and passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. Clara was truly a wonderful person and touched many people with her kind heart. She was dearly loved by her family and will be missed. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Spear and her three brothers. She is survived by her loving family: sons, Joseph H. Zimmerman, III (Joe) and Glenn Zimmerman; daughter, Tracy Stovall; brother, Buddy Rodgers and wife, Yong; grandchildren, Joseph H. Zimmerman IV (Josh) and wife, Lisa, Brandy Stovall and Robert Stovall; great grandchildren, Joseph H. Zimmerman, V (Josh), Haley Zimmerman, Wesley Stovall, Avee Dillard and Jordan Dillard. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. A special heartfelt thanks to Odyssey Hospice for their kind support during this difficult time. 


Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Sandra Georgianna Baerg Quiring Shaw was born November 11, 1945 at 11:11 and 11 seconds. The nurses on the ward wanted to name her Minute due to her birthing time.

Sandra grew in the love of Christ through the mentoring and ministry of her loving and godly parents. Due to her faith in Christ and the grace God extended to her, she was baptized at age 18 in the North Saskatchewan River. The water was so cold and swift that several men of the church were standing down-river in order to "catch" anyone that might be pulled away.

Sandra went on to attend Briarcrest Bible Institute and then proceeded to the Saskatoon College of Education to obtain her teaching certificate. She was married to Kenneth Quiring on June 3, 1967, whom she had known since first grade. Together they ministered at Fairview Bible Church in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. They then ministered at Grace Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. For a while they left the ministry and lived in Leduc, Alberta, before moving to Arvada, Colorado. In Colorado, and later Texas, Sandra taught sixth grade for many years. Sandra mourned the loss of her 34 year marriage to Ken in 2001. In 2007 Sandra remarried to Delmer Shaw.

During all her years of teaching the highlight was teaching Bible class. She was energized, excited, and invigorated by teaching God's Word. One story is from a student that came to her and told her that he had been told that math was the most important subject he needed to learn. She looked at the student and replied: I don't use Algebra II. I don't use calculus and rarely sit at the table to work problems. But every minute of every day I use God's Word. Is it flowing in me and through me? Is it in my actions? Is it in my words? Whether you grow up to be an accountant or physicist won't matter if you don't grow up in God and His Word.

Sandra testified to God's faithfulness with His constant provision - on paper her finances never worked, but God expanded every cent. Through all the trials in her life, Sandra continued to trust in the faithfulness of God. Upon her diagnosis of cancer she sat with her daughter Chrystal and listened to the song Faithful God by Laura Story. This song played each time treatment finished. It played each time a doctor's visit brought unwelcome news. It played each time she struggled physically or emotionally. It was a great war cry to His faithful provision, love, comfort, peace, and goodness; ever-flowing and all-consuming. Despite it all, she knew He would provide because He was faithful.

Sandra's favorite phrase was always Because He Lives. She enjoyed particularly listening to the Gaither Vocal Band sing the song and she would sign each letter with that closing phrase. Sandra took this as a promise to herself that God held the future no matter what it was. In the most difficult and heartbreaking times in her life, it reminded her continually that God was in control and that His sovereign hand was an immutable refuge. Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, David Baerg and her brother Philip Baerg. She leaves to mourn her passing: her 97 year old mother, Elfrieda Baerg; her son Collin (wife Shelly); daughter, Chrystal (husband Michael) and grandchildren: Jessica, Ryan, Catherine, Victoria, Alexandra, and Jonathan. Sandra is also mourned by her brother, Cycil Baerg (wife, Edith) and her sister, Deanna Block (husband, Art) along with their families.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 1013 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The viewing will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M prior to the service on Tuesday. The family will hold a private burial at a later date.  


Libby Lynn Moses McCauley died on the morning of July 20, 2013 at her home in Willis, Texas at the age of seventy-three. Libby was a long-time resident of Montgomery County and was highly respected and loved by her family and friends.

Libby is survived by her husband J.W. McCauley, daughter Tanya (Mrs. Leslie) Tilley of Devine, Texas and son John Neal McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons John Lawton Tilley and Carson Tilley of Devine and granddaughters Devinne McCauley, Darian McCauley and Danika McCauley and their Mother, Pamela Harrison McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Suanne (Mrs. Carl Todd) VanWay of Victoria, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Libby was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Felicia Jo (Mrs. Ross Edward) Norris.

Libby was born in Brenham, Texas on March 1, 1940 to Theron Ellis Moses and Sue Floyd Moses. A short time later the family moved to Shelby County, Texas where six generations of her family had resided since 1835. She had a special place in her heart for all things “East Texas.” Reared in a multi-generational household, Libby grew up knowing and loving people of all ages, creeds and color, and they loved her in return.

“Miss Libby” taught Adult Education for Region VI for many years. Classes were held in area schoolhouses, Conroe College, and the Montgomery County Jail. Libby loved her students. She bonded easily with them, imparting encouragement and life-lessons along with the curriculum. Former students, their parents, and even their children are quick to credit “Miss Libby” with having changed their lives. Libby gave her Christian testimony by both word and example. Her generosity knew no limits – time, effort, money, prayer – whatever the need, Libby met it. Few in this county have not been touched in some way by Libby’s kindness. She was known for her wit and humor; a few witticisms from Libby could relieve the tensions and sadness from any situation.

Libby and J.W. have made their home in Conroe and Willis for almost fifty years.

Their children attended Conroe schools and they took much pride in their accomplishments. This pride has extended to their grandchildren. Libby and J.W. were active and faithful members of First Baptist Church, Willis. Before illness curtailed their activities, their home was always open to friends and family. Libby was a great cook and she and J.W. were excellent hosts. Libby would like to be remembered by a personal act of kindness proffered in her memory.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, Willis with Pastor Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 


Funeral services for Marshall Stuart (Buddy) Gray, 82, and his wife, Dorothy Turner Gray, 81, will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Reverend Polly D. Standing officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton, Texas. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 22, 2013 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Buddy was born on August 9, 1930 in Ridge, Texas and passed away on July 18, 2013 in Oak Ridge North, Texas. Dorothy was born on December 18, 1931 in Groveton, Texas and passed away on July 20, 2013 in Oak Ridge North, Texas. They were inseparable in life, nor could they be separated by death, as Buddy and Dorothy passed away within days of each other. They were kindred souls who were completely devoted to each other and to their beloved family with generous hearts and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew them.

Buddy and Dorothy were married in Houston on December 28, 1950, and would have celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary this year. Dorothy and Buddy made their home in Houston and Oak Ridge North where they raised their family.

Buddy proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and worked for many years in the mortgage banking and real estate investment industries. At the time, he served as the only civilian on the Houston Police Department Pension Board. He also loved to cook and barbecue for his family and friends - a couple of his specialties were Oysters Bienville and brisket. Dorothy worked in banking for Montgomery County Bank and Chase Bank. She also enjoyed painting, Bunco, and gardening.

Buddy and Dorothy were longtime members of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and more recently attended The Woodlands Christian Church.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mamie Gray and his brother, Louis Grinell Gray. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Turner and six siblings. She is also survived by one brother, Hubert Turner. Together they are survived by their loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Stuart Gray and Marie, John Louis Gray and Leah, and Rodney Marshall Gray and Jackie. Grandchildren are Andrew Stuart Gray, Dr. Elizabeth Anne Gray and husband, Kyle Kovel, Elliott Travis Gray and wife, Jacey, Sarah Kathleen Gray, Alexandra Hope Gray, Britt Trione and husband, Jake, and Bre Gray. Great-grandchildren are Aiden Stuart Gray, Oliver Leath Kovel and Adelaide Gray Kovel. Beloved niece, Tonya Dunn and husband, Dr. Bryan Dunn, nephew, Wes Turner, and numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. A heartfelt thanks to Ted and Maritza Fletcher of The Pines at Oakhurst and Heart to Heart Hospice for all of their kind and loving support.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to FISHER HOUSE.


In Loving Memory of Margaret E. Wilder of Conroe, Texas, Texas who passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Shenandoah, Texas. Mrs. Wilder was born on October 29, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama to Ambrose and Louise Cole. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and dear friend who will be greatly missed and leaves a host of family and friends behind to cherish her memories. She will be buried with her beloved husband, Robert at Houston National Cemetery. 


In Loving Memory of Martha Yvonne Wright Glossup of Willis, Texas, formerly of Cleveland, Texas who passed away on June 7, 2013. Mrs. Glossup was born on February 21, 1929 in Austin, Texas to Troy and Guida Wright. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and dear friend who will be greatly missed. Martha Yvonne was preceded in death by her children, Joan G. Statham and Gaylen W. Statham and her brother, Marvin Wright. She is survived by her loving grandchildren, Vernon Wear, Harry Lawrence, III, Joe W. Pierce, II, Cynthia Pierce Miller Dan Statham; Great grandchildren, Joseph Pierce Slater, Nicholas D. Pierce and Jazamine Pierce; and one great grandson. Private Funeral services were held in Austin, Texas where she was buried next to her parents.  


In Loving Memory of Shannon Raye Kempf Hedgepath, 41, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Freer, Texas who passed away on June 28, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. Shannon was born to Ervin Kempf and Evelyn (Weimers) on November 2, 1971 in Castroville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jenna Kempf. Shannon is survived by her mother, Evelyn; her step-dad, Jack Rice; her three loving children, Rebecca Kempf, Hope Stapper and Dana Hedgepath; her sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Troy Wisenbaker, James Kempf and Ron Rice; her precious grandchildren, Isaac Smith and Taievyn Stapper; several aunts, uncles, nieces, other dear relatives and a host of friends also survive. Shannon loved to cook and was great at the art of cooking a wonderful meal for her family and friends. She attended Angelina College in Lufkin, TX and received her CNA license. Shannon was a hard worker and enjoyed working at Sunrise Nursing in Lufkin, Texas where she able to help those in need. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who was greatly loved. Shannon had a special place in her heart for each of her precious grandchildren with whom she loved so dearly. She will be dearly missed. Fly with the angels Shannon..

Memorial Services will be held on Freer at a later date. 


Funeral service for Jacquline Waters (Memaw), 83 of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Jim Barcliff officiating. Viewing will begin at 2:00 P.M. prior to the service and will be held until 5:00 P.M. Jacquline was born on February 21, 1930 in Houston County, Texas and went to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 14, 2013. She spent her life serving and giving to all that crossed her path. Jacquline will be missed by numerous family members and friends.