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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER "BILL" CONROE

Bill Conroe, a life-long resident of Conroe, and the great-grandson of Capt. Isaac Conroe, the founder of the City of Conroe, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Brian Fox officiating. A private interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Bill was born on June 20, 1930 in Conroe, Texas to Elbert Isaac and Anna Floy Conroe and passed away on Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. Bill graduated from Conroe High School in 1947 at the age of 16 and when he turned 17, he joined the U.S. Navy,

planning to make it a career. After serving 7 years, during which time he served on minesweepers during the Korean War, Bill got out of the Navy with a rank of Engineman First Class, and returned home to run the family business. For many years, Bill operated the Conroe Appliance and Sporting Goods Store and was the Consignee for Mobil Oil Company. Also, after returning home from the Navy, Bill attended the University of Houston, and was active in the real estate business. Bill was very involved in the community including serving on the City of Conroe Planning and Zoning committee and as President of the Conroe Evening Lions Club. For more than 50 years, he was a Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Masons and a Shriner. He was also a member of the VFW Post #4709 of Conroe, TX. As a mechanic, Bill was always willing to work on his friend’s vehicles and boats. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas E. Conroe; brother-in-law, Thomas Smith; sister-in-law, Veleta Conroe and niece, Kristin Smith. Bill is survived by his devoted family: wife, Norma Conroe; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Rudy Rymal; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Teresa Conroe; sister, Martha Smith; grandchildren, Keith Rymal and wife, Gina, Shae Rymal and Ryan Rymal and wife, Amber, Kimberly Poole and husband, Vernon, Kristina Infante and husband, Mario and Katie Conroe; great grandchildren, Dylan, Dade, Anna, Madisyn and Mario, III; nieces, nephews and friends also survive. 

BARBARA PRINCE

Barbara Prince, age 85, of Montgomery, Texas passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Born in New York City, Barbara moved to Texas in 1972. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Harry Prince; son, Harry Prince; daughter, Barbara Prince-Meissner and her husband, Gary Meissner; son, William Prince; and grandchildren, Melissa and Christopher Prince and Kate and Sara Meissner. Services will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org.

CHARLES "ROLAND" FERRELL

Funeral services for Charles “Roland” Ferrell, 62, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel at West Conroe Baptist Church, 1855 Longmire Rd, Conroe, TX 77304, with Pastor Cary Smithofficiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors, 1600 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX 77301.

Roland was born on August 7, 1950 in Houston, Texas and passed away at peace on September 5, 2012 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1969 and shortly thereafter, joined the Navy. He was stationed on the USS Oklahoma City and was on active duty in Vietnam until May of 1973. Years after becoming an electrician by trade and moving to Conroe, Texas, he joined the Fiesta Mart Grocery Stores from 1992 until 1999. That year Roland and Holly went into a venture together and took over a small grocery store “The Country Market.” In 2008 they opened “Ferrell’s Country Spirits.” Roland loved to go hunting and fishing and also enjoyed watching his livestock in the pastures. Roland was a caring and loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who lived life to its fullest and loved to laugh. Roland had a big, kind heart and loved spending precious time with his family and friends. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Roland was preceded in death by his father, Dwaine Roland Ferrell. He is survived by his loving family: his mother, Stella Fay Randall Ferrell; his beloved wife, Wilhelmina “Holly” Ferrell van den Hombergh; his daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Kenneth Rogers; his grandchildren, Shelby, Allison and Cole; and his brother, Dwaine Randall Ferrell. Numerous other dear relatives and dear friends also survive. Kenneth Rogers, Sraar van den Hombergh, Bart Spitters, Richard Mills, Jack Cagle, and Terry Lowe will serve as pallbearers. 

RHODNEY COX


Graveside services for Rhodney Cox, 55, of Pasadena, Texas will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, Texas. Rhodney was born on November 30, 1956 in Ft. Walton, Florida and passed away peacefully in Pasadena, Texas. He is survived by his loving family: Father, Roy Cox and wife, Pat; children, Randall Cox and wife, Lorie, Rhonda Cox, Terri Cox, Tamara Cox and Rhodney, Cox, Jr.; siblings, Kathy Kinnbrew, Michael Cox and wife, Linda, Thomas Cox and wife, Paula, Mark Cox and Susan Byrd; grandchildren, Mason Cox and Maci Jo Cox; numerous other loving and caring relatives also survive. Rhodney will be dearly missed. 

RAY HOUSTON ROSS- Retired Houston Police Officer

raveside services for Ray Houston Ross of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. The visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Mr. Ross was born on November 18, 1927 in Beckville, Texas to Arthur M. Ross and Nettie Pierce Ross, the first grandson of Elizabeth Vice Ross and L.K. Ross. He passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 in Shenandoah, Texas. Ray was 84 years old.

He attended schools in Beckville and Houston, TX and graduated from Houston Police Academy. He worked as a machinist , salesman, bookkeeper, detective, policeman, bank security officer and retired from HPD after 25 years of service. Ray was a Methodist, loved music, dancing, a great joke, California living, and expressing strong political views. He had a big, kind heart and was a caring husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather who lived life to its fullest and loved to laugh. Ray will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Raymond Ross, Ralph Ross, Raphel Ross and Roy James Ross and his sisters, Joy Faye Ross and Margie Ross Blair. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy Flynn Ross and his daughter, Raeanne Ross. Ray is survived by his sister, Ruby Ross Smith and his children, Douglas Ray Ross and wife, Elaine Ballard Ross and his daughter, Shirley Ross Clute and husband, Douglas Glen Clute; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of Mr. Ross’ caregivers for all of their personal attention and caring support throughout the years.

SYBLE M. LITTLE 

Funeral services for Syble M. Little of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Scott Moore officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Tetter Cemetery in Humble, Texas. Mrs. Little was born on March 15, 1914 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Henry Thomas and Viva A. Morgan and passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. She was 98 years old. In the early 1900’s, Mrs. Little and her family traveled from Arkansas to Conroe in a covered wagon. Soon after, her family settled in Humble.

She graduated from Humble High School in 1931, and then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She and her husband of 51 years, Jack Little resided in Pearland, Texas for many years. Syble taught Sunday school at Bering Memorial Methodist Church and later attended Methodist Church in Pearland, Texas. She also worked for many years as an Executive Secretary for the Director of Nursing at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Syble was an avid hunter, and loved to fish, garden and was excellent at crocheting. Mrs. Little was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Victor Morgan and her loving husband of 51 years, Jack Little. Mrs. Little is survived by her loving family; Daughter, Bettie Lee Fields; Sons, Robert Harolde Peel and wife, Shirley and Thomas Michael Little, Sr. and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Denise Edwards, Deborah Brosch, Christopher Peel, Wayne Little, Tom Little, Jr., Jay Creighton, Thomas Lee and Mary Beth Findley; numerous dear great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Christopher Peel, Jay Creighton, Karl Brosch, Tom Little, Jr., Wayne Little, Thomas Lee and Keith Edwards. The family would like to send a special thanks to Cassandra and Daniel James (owners), Reshunda Williams, Chakeitha Johnson and Tiffanie Eilis of Precious Moments Personal Care Home in Conroe for all of their personal attention and caring support throughout the years. 

ROBERT 'RED' JOSEPH ELLIOTT

Funeral services for Robert “Red” Joseph Elliott of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday. Mr. Elliott was born on June 30, 1928 in Burkburnett, Texas to Lawson and Ruby (Shaw) Elliott and passed away on August 16, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was 84 years old. Red was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who was a true family man and he will be greatly missed. Red played football for the Conroe Tigers back in the mid 1940’s. “Old Conroe” residents will remember Red as an outstanding half back on the Tiger Team. He played when the school colors were still “gold and white,” the stadium was still called the “Tiger Stadium” and the players still wore leather helmets. He later went on to play football for East Texas Baptist College on a football scholarship. Red worked in many areas of the oil field industry during his 30 year career from wire line work to drilling rigs. He began his career at Sinclair Oil and later, while working for Getty Oil Company, he helped install and operate Getty Oil’s first field automation in the Conroe oilfield as a trial for their offshore developments.

After Getty was purchased by Texaco he was promoted to Field Foreman and given the opportunity to supervise many different Oilfield operations. Red was preceded in death by his parents, his dear grandson, Chad Elliott Bryan and his loving wife, Barbara. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Booth and her husband, Larry, Cindy Keelan and Cheryl Bryan and her husband, Sonny; sister, Betty Hunter and husband, Bert; grandchildren, Cal and wife, Carrin, Aaron and wife, Amber, Brittany and husband, Drew, Kyle, Kolby, Gabe and wife, Cammie and Betsy and eight great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Larry Booth, Cal Booth, Aaron Booth, Sonny Bryan, Gabe Bryan, Kyle Keelan and Kolby Keelan. 

BARBARA LEWIS ELLIOTT


Funeral services for Barbara Lewis Elliott, 70, of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Elliott was born on May 9, 1942 in Queen City, Texas to Lewis D. and Carrie L. (Pritchard) Waters and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. Barbara was preceded in death by her sisters, Bobbie Jean Maxwell, Bette Jo McCarty and Patricia Ann Callaway and her dear parents. She is survived by her loving family: Beloved husband, Robert Elliott; step-daughters, Carol Booth and her husband, Larry, Cindy Keelan and Cheryl Bryan and her husband, Sonny; sister-in-law, Betty Hunter and her husband, Burt; step-grandchildren, Cal and his wife, Carrin, Aaron and his wife, Amber, Brittany and her husband, Drew, Kyle, Kolby, Gabe and his wife, Cammie and Betsy; Eight great step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Larry Booth, Sonny Bryan, Kolby Keelan, Kyle Keelan, Cal Booth and Aaron Booth. Barbara was a wonderful, caring person who will be dearly missed by all her loving family and friends.

EDGAR "ED" L. SULLIVAN


Memorial Service for Edgar “Ed” L. Sullivan will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Vineyard Church in Conroe, Texas. Burial will be held in Houston National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. Ed was born to John L. and Eunice (Tacker) Sullivan on January 27, 1956 in Waco, Texas and passed away peacefully on August 5, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was a dedicated husband and father who worked hard all his life and enjoyed spending precious time with his family and friends. Ed proudly served his country for 10 years in the Navy. Two of which were served in the Reserves. Some of his favorite past times were watching Indy Car Racing and Drag Racing. Ed had a special place in his heart for all of his animals. He is survived by his loving family: Beloved wife, Rebecca Sullivan; son, Samuel Sullivan; sisters, Linda Loutherback, Diann Hammer and Cindy Cooper; brothers, Johnny Sullivan, William Allen Sullivan and Billy Sullivan; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and MANY friends!


Cancer Research was dear to Ed’s heart so, please consider making a donation to www.cancer.org or to a Cancer Research site of your choice.


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WILLIAM RAY KNOX


Funeral services for William Ray Knox, 74, of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Ray was born on April 18, 1938 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on August 5, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Genise Knox; sons, Michael Knox and wife, Helen, Kirby Ray Knox and Russell Sterling Knox; step-daughters, Lisa Henderson and husband, Paul and Gina Tatum; sisters, Allynn Dealy and husband, David and Donna Cardinale and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Jason Knox and Michael Threadgill; his sweet cat, Tukie; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

BOYD RICHARD HEIL

Memorial service for Boyd Richard Heil, Jr., 65, of Conroe will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. S.E. Gatlin officiating. Mr. Boyd was born on June 15, 1947 in Bremerton, Washington and passed away peacefully on July 21, 2012 in Conroe with his family by his side. Boyd loved and lived life to the fullest and had a passion for food which was evident in the dishes that he so carefully created for his family, friends and customers. Over the years, he was an excellent chef at Bentwater, Panorama and River Plantation. Boyd was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Heil; father, Boyd Heil and wife, Judy; daughters, Dawn Boney and husband, Michael and Kristina Davis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Randy Berenger, Mary Hill, and Julie and Joe Janer; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Gayle Heil; grandchildren, Caitlan Carstens, Shawn Carstens, Courtney Boney, Thomas Bush and Britanie Bush; great grandchildren, Damon and Reegan Carstens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: American Lung Association. www.texaslung.org. 

SYBIL JEAN BOZEMAN

Milan Kenneth Westergaard, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, in Humble, Texas. Milan was born on June 17, 1930 in El Campo, Texas and spent his childhood years there. For the past 50 years, he resided in the Grangerland community, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grangerland. He spent a lifetime in the construction trade owning and managing S&W Electric Company with his partner, Eugene Stahl, retiring in 1994. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Westergaard, his brother, Milton Westergaard, and his parents, Anton Westergaard and Edith Knight.

He is survived by his sons, Johnny Westergaard and wife Debbie, Jerry Westergaard, daughters Janet Westergaard and JoAnne Cruse and husband Frank; his loving grandchildren, Wendi Seger and husband Robert, Eric Westergaard and wife Shannon, Madison and Connor Cruse; and several great-grandchildren; Sister-in-Laws Sue Mulder and Thelma Westergaard; numerous nephews and nieces as well as a host of dear friends. Visitation will be on Friday July 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Conroe Funeral Directors, and Services will be held on Saturday July 14 at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Grangerland.

GENE RAYMOND GRIMMER


In Loving Memory of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Gene Raymond Grimmer, 67, of Conroe, Texas. Raymond was born on August 6, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Richard Levy and Margie Grimmer and he passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Shenandoah, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jo Grimmer. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Shirley; Daughters, Micki Grimmer and Kimberly Daoudi; sister, Doris Leavins; brothers, Bud Grimmer, Francis Grimmer, Maurice Grimmer and Benny Grimmer; grandchildren, Jason Bryant, Steven Bryant, Samantha Grimmer and Chase Hinman; other dear relatives and friends also survive. Raymond had a zest for life and loved his family and his work (DJ at Papa's Ice House). He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association and enjoyed the Barbeque Cook-off's each year with his friends. Please join us for a Party to Celebrate and Honor Raymond’s life at Papa’s Ice House in Spring on August 4, 2012 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. Whether you drink beer, wine, soda, water or milk, please come by and raise your glass one more time and have "One Last Drink with Raymond"!!! For more information or directions please visit the “One last drink with Raymond” Facebook page. Hope to see you there.

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