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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

LINDIE ELIZABETH DEBLASE

In Loving Memory of Lindie Elizabeth DeBlase who passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age 26. Lindie was born on April 6, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her loving mother, Beth Gormley Shelton of Conroe and a host of other dear relatives and caring friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. A private burial will be held in Dallas, Texas.  

ED T. COTHRAN- 

Funeral Services for Ed T. Cothran, Jr., longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Pastor John Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Tom was born on June 2, 1938 in Conroe, Texas to E. T. Cothran, Sr. and Sybil Cothran. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Lufkin, Texas. Tom was 77 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents:

E.T. Sr. and Sybil Cothran; brothers, A.B. Powell, Vern Powell and B.E. Powell; mother-in-law, Dorothy Morrow and husband, J.C. Morrow and brother-in-law, Bobby Morrow. Tom is survived by his loving family: wife of 54 years, Janice V. (Morrow) Cothran; son, Chris Cothran; daughter, Terri Guinn and husband, Loyd; grandsons, Robert Christopher Cothran, III and Thomas Chad Hawkins and his wife, Sheri; step-grandchidren, Joey Guinn and Jessica Adams; great grandchild, Maci Hawkins; step great grandchildren, Courtlyn and Corey Guinn, Hailey Smith and Brooke and Kenzie Adams; great-great grandson, Carter Guinn; brother, Joe Powell; numerous other nieces, nephews, in-laws, other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Pallbearers: Robert Cothran, Chad Hawkins, Corey Guinn, Kevin Morrow, Jacob McDaniel and Joe Hodges, Sr. Honorary: Dennis Morrow and Joe Hodges, Jr. 

ELEANOR H. VALLHONRAT

Eleanor Herold Vallhonrat was born on March 22, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 15, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas, after a four-and-ahalf-year battle with ovarian cancer. Eleanor attended Tulane University, where she met her husband Juan. She and Juan married in 1961 and went on to graduate from the University of Houston. In 1981, Eleanor received her Masters in Accounting from the University of Houston and later earned her CPA designation.

She used this knowledge to assume management of her family’s Louisiana properties and business. She brought new and innovative approaches to this enterprise, which have created meaningful and long lasting improvements. Eleanor was a strong supporter of the arts and a founding member of her book club, which began in the early nineteen seventies and continues today. She was an enthusiastic traveler and enjoyed exploring interesting places around the world with friends and family. She had a passion for helping others and spent countless hours volunteering for causes that were important to her. She was a member of St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church in Conroe, Texas and was a dedicated servant. She was a generous and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who took care of everyone and always put others before herself. Eleanor is predeceased by her husband Juan, and is survived by her brother Sidney Herold of Shreveport, Louisiana; her sister Anne Winks of San Francisco, California; as well as by her children, Paul Vallhonrat and his wife Janna, of Colleyville, Texas; by her son, Charles Vallhonrat and his wife, Susan, of Cypress, Texas, and their children, Charles Jr. and Andrew; and by her daughter, Anne Bruner and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Ashley. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the numerous caregivers from LivHome, in particular Gwen Mayes, who provided comfort and support to Eleanor and the family in her final days. They again want to especially thank Martina Villalba, their angel. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015, at St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, 1803 Highland Hollow Drive, Conroe, Texas 77304. Burial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on October 21, 2015, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be directed to St. James Church.

ANNA MARIE SANDERS

Funeral Services for Anna Marie Nunez Sanders of Spring, Texas will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Park-The Woodlands Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Anna Marie was born on August 2, 1938 in Houston, Texas to Felix Anthony Nunez, Sr and Nora Schlabra Nunez and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. She was 77 years old. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph W. Sanders, Sr.,

her parents, Felix Nunez, Sr. and Nora Schlabra Nunez, brother, Felix Nunez, Jr., sister, Clara Nunez and brother-in-law, Tony Sanchez. Anna Marie is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Annette Sanders Olson and husband, Ted, Sons, Ralph Sanders, Jr. and wife, Valerie and Anthony Sanders and wife, Lela; sister, Gloria Nunez Sanchez; Godchild, Nora Sanchez Kapche and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Justin Sanders, Brittany Sanders, Victoria Olson, Tristan Sanders and Emma Sanders; great nieces, Kaylee and Karlianna Kapche. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Tristan Sanders, Jeff Kapche Jimmy Armstead, Don Eisterhold, Eddie Beihorn and Michael Schlabra.

ROSEMARY DuPREE 

Rosemary Klamm DuPree, 78, passed away at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas on Thursday, September 17, 2015. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on July 29, 1937 to the late Henry and Ruth Klamm. Rosemary had been married to Harry DuPree for many years. She was employed for many years by HEB in Conroe. Rosemary was a people person who loved helping anyone in need. Above all, she loved and cherished being in the midst of her family, friends and customers.

She is survived by two brothers, Robert Klamm (Arkansas) and James Klamm (Wisconsin). Surviving are her children

Debra Young (Cape Cod), Mitch Norton and wife, Elizabeth (Atlanta), David DuPree and wife, Gail (Livingston), Sandra Arnold and husband, William (Miami) and Brenda Roberts (Livingston). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Debbie Morton, Danielle Eldredge, Dana Beniot, Steven Young, Jr., David Norton and Brian Norton, David DuPree, Jr., Jennifer DuPree Wall, Jordan DuPree, Matthew DuPree, Joshua DuPree, Dana Paniccia, Jennifer Paniccia and Brandi Roberts; great grandchildren, Johnnie Morton, Wyatte Morton, Brianna Woods, Seth Woods, Joseph Stunneck, Jr., Jesse Nichols, Sabrina Southwick, Dalton Southwick, Wade Young, Hunter Young and Steven Young, III; one great-great grandchild, McKenzie Gerhard and another on the way, Madison Roberts Merino.

A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. In accordance with Rosemary’s wishes, cremation will followed the service.


A special note of thanks to our family members and friends for all the prayers and support during the past few days. May God bless all of yo

EMMA CARDENAS CAPESTANY

Funeral Mass for Emma Cardenas Capestany, of Willis, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, TX were held in the Kolbe Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Christopher Plant officiant. Emma was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 2, 1925. She passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 89. Greatly loved and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Betty Granados of Conroe and son, the late Robert Cardenas formerly of San Antonio. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Louanna Granados Yochim and husband, Jimmy of Conroe, Letty Granados Meyer and husband,

Chuck of Conroe, John Cardenas and wife, Raquel of San Antonio, Mike Cardenas and wife, Joy of Arlington, Tx, Lisa Granados Benitez and Ventura Lopez, and Anthony Granados both of Conroe; great grandchildren, Jay Yochim, Jacob Yochim, Jacqueline Yochim, Emma Meyer, Lilly Meyer, Catherine Cardenas, Lauren Cardenas, Victoria Benitez, Richard Benitez, Jacob Lopez, Jason Lopez, Alexus Granados, Alecia Odom, Orlando Odom, Anthony Ray Granados, Alexander Ray Granados; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

MELINDA MARIE CROSBY

Funeral services for Melinda Marie Crosby, 39, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M. (one hour prior to the service on Saturday) in The Chapel. Melinda was born on December 6, 1975 in Bayreuth, Germany to Bobby and Shirley Gregory and passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015 in Montgomery, Texas. Melinda moved to Texas with her family when she was two years old. She was a 1994 graduate of Spring High School. Melinda then went on to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse by first attending Howard Payne University, served as a nurse in the United States Air Force, and received her RN through Kingwood Lonestar College. Melinda proudly served as a nurse for twenty years, helping to better the lives of many patients.

On June 20, 1998, she married Matthew Crosby. They lived most of their lives in Texas, where they raised three beautiful children. Melinda’s passion for her patients, her love for her family and her faith in God will always be remembered. We love you Mel Bell.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Matthew Crosby; daughter, Tessa Crosby; sons, Bobby and Matthew Crosby; parents, Bobby and Shirley Gregory; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela and Gareth Shortt and Susan and Michael Fossler; nephews, Anthony Shortt, Nathaniel and Andrew Fossler; niece, Megan Shortt; mother-in-law, Donna Crosby; many other extended family members on the Chapman and Gregory sides also survive.  

MARIA MAGDALENA IRACHETA

Funeral Services for Maria Magdalena Iracheta, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Robert Guerra celebrant officiating and Father Philip Wilhite, concelebrate. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Magda was born on April 30, 1977 in Sabinas, Hildalgo, N. L., Mexico to Tomas and Ildefonsa Iracheta.

She passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her family at the age of 38. Magda was an outgoing, dedicated woman who lived and loved life to its’ fullest. She had an amazing smile that could light up anyone’s day. Magda never met a stranger and saw the beauty in every soul she met. Her devotion to her family and her religion were a true testament of her giving nature. Magda was very passionate about her work with HERBALIFE and saw it not only as a business, but as a “circle of family.” She was an extraordinary individual who truly had a beautiful mind. Magda was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend who was greatly loved beyond words and will be dearly missed. Magda was preceded in death by her mother, IldefonsaSalazar de Iracheta. She is survived by her loving family: Father, Tomas Iracheta; her children: daughters, Liana Maribel Rangel and Victoria Rangel and son, Eduardo Rangel and their father, Lazaro Rangel; brothers, Cosme A. Iracheta and wife, Emma, Tomas Iracheta and wife, Josie and Juan C. Iracheta and Griselda Acosta; sisters, Alma Lujan and husband, Juan and Liana Martinez and husband Luis; many other dear aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Honorary Pallbearers: Hugo A. Iracheta, Marco A. Iracheta, Tomas Iracheta Jr. IV, Mario Gomez, Daniel Iracheta, Juan M. Lujan Jr. “Nada es imposible para un Corazon dispuesto.”

ANNIE MARIE BOISVERT

Memorial Service for Annie Marie Bryan Boisvert, of Conroe, Texas will be held in Opp, Alabama at the First United Methodist Church. Marie was born on October 16, 1925 in Opp, Alabama and passed away peacefully in Conroe at the age of 89.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Pat Wallet; son, Jim Prescott; sister, Fay Finedore; grandchildren, Tina McIlvain, Jeff Wallet and Melissa Wallet; great grandchildren, Destiny McIlvain, Dustin McIlvain, Chance Garling and Julianne Wallet; great-great grandchildren, Casius Leal, Taylor McIlvain and Harmony McIlvain; numerous other dear loving family members and friends also survive. 

PATRICK L. CROUCH

In Loving Memory of Patrick L. Crouch of Conroe, Texas who passed away on August 21, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. Patrick was born in Roanoke, Virginia where he spent his early years roaming the ridge sides with his brother. He passed away Friday at the age of 66. Pat grew up across the country landing in Farragut, Tennessee, where he attended the University of Tennessee. He was well known for his acting ability in many stage performances and in one movie entitled: "A Walk in a Spring Rain", with Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman. He loved being in front of a crowd. Pat’s sense of spirituality reflected everyday through his family and business life. He worked for many years for Argo International in sales as one of their sales engineers/ A.E. In his business, as well as, in his personal life he believed in fairness and honesty above all else. His kind, caring spirit will be greatly missed. Pat was preceded in death by his father, O.B. Crouch;

mother, Mildred Hickman Crouch; brother, Michael Crouch and his sister, Shelley Wimsatt. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Pamela; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Mark Blevins; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Michelle Crouch; and his mother-in-law, Wilma Basler. Please check for our Facebook page we are setting up in Pat’s honor. Please feel free to leave messages and memories. 

LILLIA ANN MCDERMETT HUGHES

A private memorial service for Lillia Ann McDermett Hughes will be held at a later date. Lillia was born on August 25, 1955 in Pecos, Texas to Andrew Ace McDermett and Ida Vasquez McDermett. She passed away peacefully on August 17, 2015 at her home in Cleveland. She was 59.

Lillia was an outgoing, beautiful girl who grew up in Conroe and later graduated from Conroe High School. She had a love for all animals and out of this love, Lillia helped start the first animal shelter in Livingston, Texas. Over the years, she volunteered and worked in many animal shelters, but Lillia always owned and ran resale shops wherever she lived. 

She was married once in her life to Steve Hughes, they divorced after many years of marriage. Lillia attended the Baptist church and loved her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew McDermett. Lillia is survived by her loving family: mother, Ida Kelly and husband, David; brothers, Andy McDermett, Ty McDermett and James Kelly; nieces, Amara, Andrea and Riley; nephew, Von; great nieces and nephews, Ashlyn, Austyn, Astraea, Andrew and Denver; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.  

KATHY BYRD

Funeral Services for Kathy Byrd of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery with a memorial dove release in her honor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. Kathy was born on February 17, 1958 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and passed away on August 9, 2015 in Conroe at the age of 57.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy White and her beloved husband of 40 years, Lee who passed away in 2013.

Kathy is survived by her loving family: father, Edward McDaniel; She was a wonderful mom to: Christopher Lee Byrd, Brandi King and husband, Kenneth and Amanda Byrd. She was a doting mamaw to her grandchildren: Charles Robert King III, Brianna Musachia, Zanndra Musachia, Blaze Wolf, Jamie Durham, Jessica Durham, Clarissa Durham and Jacob Durham and great grandchildren, Ariel, Sylus and Paittyn Heffernan. She is also survived by her loving siblings; sisters, Teresa Goff and Norma Byrd; and her brothers, Brent McDaniel and Curtis McDaniel. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Kathy loved her children and grandchildren with all of her heart. Her family was the most important part of her life and she cherished them deeply. She will be forever loved, never forgotten and truly missed by her family and friends that knew her. Fly with the angel’s mom. 

LEONORA MARGARET LOVERY

Graveside services for Leonora Margaret Lovery, longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe with the Rev. Joseph Manapuram officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Lovery was born on May 12, 1933 in Bilaspur, India to Jasper James and Eileen Maud (Puxty) Lennon. She passed away peacefully on August 13, 2015 in Conroe, Texas with her loving family by her side. Leonora was 82 years old.

Staying true to her kind nature, Leonora enjoyed her charitable work with Save the Children, which is one of India’s leading independent child rights organization. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. Mrs. Lovery was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanislaus Lovery and her dear son, Garth Lovery. Leonora is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Angus and Elizabeth Lovery; daughter, Gloria Bolfing; brother and sister-in-law, Jasper and Barbara Lennon; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and William Francis;and her grandchildren, Travis Bolfing and Bianca Bolfing. Many other family members, too numerous to mention, but no less important also survive. Pallbearers: Travis Bolfing, Roger Francis, Raymond Dowden, Daniel Foerster, Jacob Watson and Taylor Faridifar.

MATTIE MOORE EHLER

A Memorial Service for Mattie Moore Ehler, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. A reception will follow.

Mattie was born on August 28, 1933 in Newgulf, Texas and passed away peacefully on July 7, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. She was 81 years old.

Mattie was a 1951 graduate of Conroe High School where she was very popular and excelled in various sports. After high school, she became a loving and caring mother to her daughter, Denise and son, Branson.

Mattie later attended Sam Houston State University where she majored in education and art. She went on to receive her Master in Education. Mattie was a teacher for many years at Conroe High School and loved teaching her art students. On March 21, 1978, she married the love of her life, Charles L. Ehler, who was employed by Delta Airlines. They traveled the world together and often enjoyed quick trips just to get away. Later they started cruising and will leave many lifelong friends on the ships to miss her. Mattie loved to square dance, she enjoyed cooking for family and friends and always had a book to read. But, her true passion was quilting. In fact, she was an award winning quilter. Mattie was a member of The Golden Needles Guild and will be greatly missed by all the quilting ladies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Denny Porter; her son, Branson and step-son, Jonathan. Also, preceding her in death were her three brothers, Horace, Howard and Tyrone; and her two sisters, Ruth and Francis.

Mattie is survived by her loving family: husband of 37 years, Charles L. Ehler; brother, Carter Moore and wife, Geraldine; daughter, Denise Martin; step-sons and their spouses, Joel (Patricia), Peter (Steven), Mark (Sylvia), and Stephen (Sheri); sisters-in-law, Mildred Moore and Diane Moore, as well as, many grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She will also be dearly missed by her beloved Yorkie, Jessie.

Our sweet Mattie donated her body to UTMB medical school, her last beautiful gift of life.  

LILLIAN JEANETTE MCGEHEE ORMAND

Lillian Jeanette McGehee Ormand of Conroe Texas, was born on February 18, 1934 in Yoakum, Texas to Daniel James McGehee and Johanna Elise McGehee. She passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 81.


Lillian was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed life to its fullest for 81 years. She truly enjoyed people and was always willing to help when she noticed a need. Her family and friends will miss her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leslie James McGehee. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Paul; children, Linda Ormand, Gordon Ormand, and Paula Aker and husband Terry; grandson, William Paul Aker, Sr. and wife Krystal; granddaughter Heather Aker; brother-in-law, Randy Ormand and wife Rosalie; sisters-in-law Martha Ormand and Mary Brzozowski; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three great grandchildren: William Paul Aker, Jr., Riley Kincaid Aker, and Bridget Kassidy Siobhan Aker.

Lillian was a longtime resident of Conroe and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Conroe.


One of Lillian's great passions was bowling. She was a Life Member of the Montgomery County USBC as well as a Charter Member of the Montgomery County 600 Club. Lillian received the Volunteer of the Year Award and served in many elected offices within the organization. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross and the Special Olympics.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Azalea House Personal Care Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for all of their kindness and support during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Lillian's memory to the charity of your choice.


Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. in The Faith Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Conroe with Pastor Mike Lindstrom officiating. A graveside service will follow at Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Conroe Funeral Directors.

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KASEY BROOKE WILSON 

Kasey Brooke Wilson was born on July 14, 1982 in Houston, Texas and went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2015 at the age of 33. She grew up in the Willis/Conroe area and graduated from Conroe High School in 2000. Kasey had a variety of jobs after high school and then attended Lone Star Community College for 2 years. Her untimely death followed a brief illness. Kasey is survived by her mother, Lynn Mitchell; brother, Austin Mitchell; son, Leeland Vincent; grandparents, Homer and Elva Wilson; uncle, Stephen Wilson and wife, Olga of Waco, TX; foster aunt, Leisa Hamilton of Slidell, LA.; her son, Leeland Vincent’s father, Chris Vincent and grandfather, Boyd Vincent of Montgomery, TX.

Kasey loved computers and all electronic devices. Her favorite avocation was hunting Indian arrowheads and associated artifacts. Kasey will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.


A Celebration of Life service for Kasey will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. Wallace Shook officiating.  

Margie L. West

In Loving Memory of Margie L. West who passed away on July 26, 2015 in Conroe. Private services will be held.

Joel Charles Webber

In Loving Memory of Joel Charles Webber who passed away on July 29, 2015 at his home in Conroe. Private services will be held. 

Shirley Virginia Freeman

At the family's request, no obituary will run. Please call for service information .

John "Jack" Russell Lapham Jr. 1967-2015 (Beloved Family)

In Loving Memory of John Russell “Jack” Lapham, Jr., 48, of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 26, 2015 in Florida. Jack was born on February 28, 1967 in Mobile, Alabama to John Russell Lapham, Sr. and Paulette Lapham.

Jack enjoyed a happy childhood, growing up surrounded by loving family and many friends. As a child he loved to play baseball, soccer, tennis and of course, football. Jack was an avid sports fan, a trait that spanned through his life, whether he was playing a sport or watching one with friends.

He was a 1985 graduate of Conroe High School, where he played varsity football and met lifelong friends. Jack was further educated at Kilgore College and later at Valencia College in Orlando. While in Kilgore, he was active in drama where he enjoyed spending summers working in the Shakespeare Festival. Jack was also an excellent artist whose creative side was showcased through his sketches, journals and cartooning. 

After college, he began his contracting career in Florida. Over the years, he helped rebuild areas that were heavily hit by hurricanes: Sandy, Katrina and Rita. Wherever Jack's travels took him, he always found the good in people and was always quick to lend a helping hand. Jack loved fishing and spent many hours on the coastal waters and lakes of Florida, Texas and Maine. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle along the beaches of the Atlantic in Daytona where he lived.

His last years were spent caring for his son, Jake, with whom he adored. Jack’s heart and soul were poured into the selfless care he gave to his son.

Jack was an upbeat and positive man with a beautiful smile that would brighten up any room. He saw the good in each day with every sunrise. Jack is dearly loved and will live on in our hearts forever. He will be greatly missed.

Jack is survived by his loving family: parents, John Russell Lapham, Sr. and Paulette Lapham; his beloved son, John Russell “Jake” Lapham, III and his mother, Doris; daughter, Elizabeth Koonce of New Orleans; grandmother, Ruth Crane of Mobile, Alabama; sister, Lynn Lapham; brothers, Patrick Lapham and Stephanie Powell Lapham and Paul Lapham and Yuri; nephews, Sean and Christian; nieces, Hannah Michaela and Angela Joy of Conroe. Several aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and an abundance of caring friends also survive.

A private Memorial Mass was held in the Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe.


Jack was honored and remembered at his Conroe High School Class of 1985 pre-reunion gathering.  

Allen "Bo" Louis Roch


In Loving Memory of Allen (Bo) Louis Roch, 86, of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015 at his home in Conroe. Bo was born on December 28, 1928 in Houston, Texas to Tucker Eugene Roch and Lura Irene (Swink) Roch. He and his wife of 48 years, Nancy have been longtime residents of Conroe where they raised their family. Bo was preceded in death by his parents, Tucker and Lura Roch; sons, John Roch, Max Hensely, Jr. and Paul Hensley. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Nancy Welch Roch; children, Douglas Hamilton and Tracey, Kenneth Roch and Molly, Steve Roch and Caroline, Allen Roch, Jr. and LaDonna, Diana and Ron Saathoff, Kenneth and Carla Hensley, Nancy and Mark Schwind, Rhonda and Jim Kennedy, Destany and David Chapman; siblings, William (Bill) Roch, Sharon Faldyn and Neil Roch; and numerous grandchildren. A private family memorial will be held to celebrate Bo's life.  

Floyd T. Morgan 

Funeral services for Floyd T. Morgan, 74, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service in The Chapel. A private interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery.

Floyd was born on February 9, 1941 in Oakwood, Texas to Jessie and Dessie (Lee) Morgan. He moved to Conroe at an early age with his family and later graduated from Conroe High School in 1958. Soon after graduating, Floyd joined the Navy and served upon the USS John S. McCain (DL-3) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the Vietnam era. His rank was BM3 before being honorably discharged in 1962. Over the years Floyd joined several fraternal organizations, such as the VFW Post 4709 in Conroe where he was a Life Member, Destroyer Leader Association and the 823 Badge of Honor Taiwan Roc. Veteran Association. 

Floyd was quite the entrepreneur, having started nine businesses in the Conroe area from 1973-1986. He held professional licenses including Private Investigator (Investigators Co.), Executive Investigations, as well as, his Texas Real Estate license. He retired from real estate in 2003.

Staying close to the true Texan Floyd was all his life, his favorite hobbies were hunting and shooting. Floyd is survived by his loving family: sons, Donald Morgan and Rick Morgan; grandchildren, Scott Morgan, Kelsey Morgan and Brenna Morgan. He was a loving father and grandfather who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.


In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

BERNICE PERRY HUTCHISON

Bernice Perry Hutchison, age 83, of Willis, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Mrs. Hutchison was born on July 13, 1931 in Cushing, Texas to Thomas and Louvisia Perry. Bernice was met in Heaven by the love of her life, Tommie Hutchison, her beloved husband of 46 years; her sister, Myrtle Hammond and her son-in-law, Richard Willy. She is survived by her daughter, Patty Willy of Conroe, Texas; grandsons, Michael Willy and wife, Brooklynn of New Braunfels, Texas and David Willy and wife, Sarah Grace of Conroe, Texas; sister, Hazel Belvin of Willis, Texas; and brother, Thomas Perry of San Marcos, Texas.

Bernice is also survived by her six great grandchildren; Kaela Willy, Coulter Willy, Gideon Willy, Josiah Willy, Anna Willy and Isaac Willy; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Mike Willy, David Willy, Robert Willy, Tommy Hammond, Chris Staggs and James Harris.

ELIZABETH IRENE WYATT

Elizabeth Irene Wyatt was born October 10, 1947 in Florence, Alabama to parents, Irene and Claude Hoyt, and she went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel of Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Daniel Syfrett officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Calvin Wyatt; sisters, Pamela Sue Hoyt and Louise Sullivan; and brother, Danny Hoyt.

She is survived by her son, James E. Wyatt and his wife, Jeanie; her daughter, Kimberly Irene Wright and husband, Chris; her grandchildren, Cody James Wyatt, Lauren Nicole Diver and husband, Ethan, James Casey Wyatt, Bethany Ann Wright and Angelina Ski Wright; sister, Lillian Lyle and husband, Tommy; brother, Billy Eugene Hoyt and numerous other dear relatives and friends. Liz was married to the love of her life JC for 50 years before his death in 2013. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who all loved their “Nanny” very much. Liz also loved working outside in her flower beds, shopping and going out to eat. She was loved and will be dearly missed. Pallbearers: Cody James Wyatt, James Casey Wyatt, Ethan Wayne Diver, Terry Hoyt, Jerry Sullivan and Randy Rogers.

JAMES OSBORNE SPENCER, JR.

James Osborne Spencer, Jr. was born 83 years ago on March 26, 1932 to J.O. and Maidel Spencer of Conroe. He passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015 in Conroe with his family by his side. James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Drew and grandparents; brother in law, Louis (Bubba) Weisinger and wife, Pet, all of Montgomery County. James is survived by wife of 63 years, Gertie Weisinger; sons, Randy and Blake, and daughter,

Jaime Davis and husband, Tommy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brent Davis, and Jessica, their children, Tucker, Easten and Tinley; Keri Houston, her children, Dontae and McKayla; Wayde Spencer, and Nakia, their child, Damian; and Madeleine Spencer; beloved Laurie Spencer Palmer; brother in law, John E. Weisinger, and Sue; and many nieces, nephews and many great friends. Also, as a foster parent he adored each child living in his home. James loved all his family without condition. He was a man of faith, belonging to First Presbyterian Church (Conroe) where he served as Elder. James was an executive for St. Paul Insurance, Houston where he commuted for 30 years. He loved sports and will be remembered as an outstanding athlete, having been named the 1949 Texas All State Fullback. He graduated from Rice University where he also played football. James had a passion for golf where he played with many friends at River Plantation until his health forced him to quit. He coached little league baseball and football, served as President of RP (MUD) having also served in the US Navy Reserves for many years. James was an avid woodworker and built several homes. He is deeply loved and will be missed.


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe with the Rev. Dr. David H. Green and the Rev. Laurie Spencer Palmer officiating. Private family interment will be held at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery.  

DAN C. NICHOLS

Dan Cleaborn Nichols was born to Lee Smith Nichols and Lois Gibbs Nichols on April 4, 1930, at their home southeast of Montgomery, Texas, and passed away July 3, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe, Texas after a lingering illness.

Dan attended school in Montgomery, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, where he was trained as a cook and deployed to Korea during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his deployment, he was married to Betty Joyce “Joy” Nichols on March 2, 1951, in Conroe.

After returning from Korea in 1953, Dan worked in the oilfields of Louisiana and South Texas for several years before settling down in Conroe. He completed Barber College in Houston, Texas in 1959, and began his lifelong career as a barber in Conroe, where he worked for several shops before purchasing the Hotel Conroe Barber Shop from Jake Pearson. After many years at that location, he moved his business to Collins Street and changed the name to Dan’s Style Shop. His last shop was located at 426 N. Main Street in Conroe, where he operated until his retirement in 2014, when failing health forced him to give up doing what he enjoyed most-- giving a good haircut and spinning a good tale with his many friends and customers.

During their 60 years of marriage, Dan and Joy raised two sons, Lloyd and Randy Nichols. They were long time members of Mims Memorial Baptist Church of Conroe before moving to Montgomery, where they became members of Union Grove Baptist Church. They assisted in the building of the new church, which was completed in 2005, and Dan continued to be active in the church until his health failed in recent months.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Aubrey “Buck” Nichols and Wayne Nichols, and his beloved wife, Joy. Survivors include brother, Kenneth Nichols and his wife Betty; sister Dorothy “Dot” Breland; son Lloyd and his wife Karen; son Randy Nichols; grandchildren April Woodburn and husband, Cooper; Rachel Donald; Lauren Gottlieb and husband Kenneth; and Brandon and Kevin Nichols; great grandchildren Lily and Michael Woodburn, John J. Donald and Zane Gottlieb; and numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.


Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in The Chapel, with Rev. B.J. Lynch officiating and Pastor Sal Ramos performing music in tribute. A graveside service will follow at Pool Cemetery on Hwy. 149, near Richards, Texas.

JANET L. WYATT

In Loving Memory of Janet L. Wyatt of Lone Star, Texas who passed away on June 28, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.  

REDAH FRANCIS SLAYTON

In Loving Memory of Redah Francis Slayton of Porter, Texas who passed away on June 26, 2015 in Spring, Texas. She will have a private burial next to her husband at Houston National Cemetery. 

EVELYN RUTH CASTLESCHOULDT

A Celebration of Life Service for Evelyn R. Castleschouldt of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Castleschouldt was born on November 12, 1937 to Percy Clyde Nelson and Bessie Mae (Hodges) Nelson in Teneha, Texas and passed away peacefully on June 23, 2015 in Willis, Texas. She was 77 years old. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jimmy Castleschouldt; her sister, Jeanette Kuykendall and her brother, Ricky Nelson.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Wesley Castleschouldt; son, Robbie Castleschouldt; eleven brothers and sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews as well as, other dear relatives and friends. Evelyn was caring and beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

JUNE I. DAVISON

In Loving Memory of Mrs. June I. Davison of Conroe, Texas who passed away on June 18, 2015. 

DOROTHY L. TEASDALE

Dorothy Louise Bader Teasdale, age 79 of Splendora, Texas, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 17, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. She was supported and comforted by her family throughout each day and every night of her struggle.

Dorothy was born on May 10, 1936 in Desloge, Missouri as the first child to Wilma Agnes and Fredrick Anton Bader. Her parents moved from Missouri to Houston, Texas when she was less than a year old. While in high school, she was a member of the high school drill team, the Carlton Cadets, and also worked part time at a local department store.

On February 4, 1955, Dorothy married Louie L. “Big” Teasdale. He was a U.S. Marine. Soon after the newly married couple moved to the Houston Heights, she began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. They had two children, a daughter named Toni Gale, then a son named Michael Lloyd.

Dorothy was a talented sketch artist and later became a professional florist “working with pretty flowers”, owning and operating her own retail flower shop business for many years, along with her husband, and later on with her daughter and son-in-law. She also enjoyed being outdoors camping, boating, fishing, and hunting.

Dorothy loved her family and was especially close with her mother, a sweet loving person who taught her how to cook, how to love others unconditionally, and how to have fun playing cards and dominos, pastimes she shared with her mother, her sister Carol, and aunts.

Dorothy devoted much of her life, love, and care to her grandchildren and became as a mother to her grandsons Buddy Ro & Garrett. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews all became the great joy of her life. She was a true sister in Christ and became quite a Bible scholar over the last several years; she shared this wealth of knowledge in a loving way with her family. She loved music and had a beautiful singing voice and especially loved to sing along to her favorite Gospel tunes. She was an avid reader and animal lover and leaves behind her faithful beloved companion kitty cat named “Smokes.”

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Wilma “Billie” Agnes (Decker) and Fredrick Anton Bader.

She is survived by her sisters Carol B. Hill of Conroe, TX and Janet Bader-Jimenez (David) of Ruidoso, NM. She is survived by her daughter Toni Gale and husband Reynaldo Rodriguez of Splendora, TX; and their three daughters Lacey Rodriguez, Jennifer (Van) Sloan, and Susan (Devon) Peluso; and by her son Michael Lloyd Teasdale of Conroe, TX and his three sons Christopher (Sharon) Long, Garrett Teasdale, and Ronald “BuddyRo” Teasdale. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.

Funeral services are Saturday, June 20, 2015 and provided by Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, TX 77301 in The Chapel. Visitation in The Chapel begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m.

DONALD EARL HOLLIDAY

Funeral services for Donald Earl Holliday, 64, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Mark Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Donald was born on August 17, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida to Clark and Helen Holliday. He passed away peacefully on June 13, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Donald was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend. Donald was also a “sweet PaPa to all” who was adored and will be greatly missed. He worked locally for American Auto Auction along with his wife, Carolyn.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Neal and Vernon Holliday. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 26 years, Carolyn Holliday; daughters, Katrina Beshears and husband, Donny and Jennifer McGalliard and husband, Rob; son, Thomas Tunnell and wife, Bonny; daughter, Tammy Tunnell and son, Chancese Brown and wife, Leslie; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive.  

LORI ANN GONZALEZ


Funeral Services for Lori Ann Gonzalez, 43, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with the Rev. Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Lori is survived by her loving family:

Husband, Eddie Gonzalez; daughter, Laurie Holcombe and her children, Edward, Jasalin and Javier; Son, Cristobal Peres; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Tesa Holcombe and their children, Fred, Jr., Sage, Able and Skyler; son, Lukas Holcombe and his children, Lukas, Jr., Rachel, Analiea, Amy and Regina; brothers and sisters, Teddy Sattewhite, Rebecca Gonzales, Ronnie Gonzales, Roy Gonzales, Tammy Fitzgugh and Margaret Gloria. Lori was preceded in death by her siblings, Johnny Holcombe and Rachel Gonzales.

JUAN VALLHONRAT

Juan Vallhonrat was born on May 27, 1937 in Havana, Cuba, and passed away peacefully on June 4, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas, surrounded by his family. He attended St. George School in Havana where he made some of his lifelong friends. In Cuba, Juan began riding horses at a very young age and loved spending time with his father at riding clubs and on their farm. Juan attended Tulane University, where he met his wife Eleanor. Juan went on to graduate from the University of Houston.

He and Eleanor married in 1961 and in 1966 he received a masters degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. After graduation, Juan went to work for Western Geophysical in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he stayed until he retired from the Houston office in 1995. Juan’s work in the computer science segment of the geophysical industry took him around the world, visiting clients in South America, Europe, Russia and China. He continued this passion for travel in his retirement, visiting many landmarks around the world with Eleanor and his many friends. Juan grew up sailing in Cuba and later raced sailboats in Shreveport, on Lake Conroe, and on Galveston Bay with friends and his sons. His love of cars and car races inspired him to personally restore a 1961 Mercedes 190 SL. He spent many hours enjoying the challenge of the project. Juan is survived by his wife Eleanor and their children, Paul Vallhonrat and his wife Janna, of Colleyville, Texas; by his son, Charles Vallhonrat and his wife, Susan, of Cypress, Texas, and their children, Charles Jr and Andrew; and by his daughter, Anne Bruner and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Ashley. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the numerous caregivers in the assisted-living facility at The Village at the Woodlands Waterway as well as Hospice Plus who provided comfort and support to Juan in his final days. They are especially thankful to Martina Villalba, their angel. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 8, 2015, at St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, 1803 Highland Hollow Drive, Conroe, Texas 77304. Burial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 9, 2015, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Juan’s memory may be directed to St. James Church.  

JOEL CARY APONTE

In Loving Memory of Joel Cary Aponte who passed away on May 14, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. Joel was greatly loved and he will be dearly missed.

RANDALL WAYNE PARKER

Funeral Services for Randall Wayne Parker, 61, of Galveston, Texas, formerly of Conroe, will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Green and Pastor Brown officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Randy will be laid to rest with his parents at a private burial in Sardis Cemetery.

Randy was born on March 21, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Fred H. and Maggie Lee Parker and passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015 in Galveston, Texas.

Randy was an avid huntsman and fisherman that enjoyed the great outdoors. One of his greatest attributes was that he was a big-hearted, generous and compassionate man who would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Randy also loved music and dancing. His loving, caring spirit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 

Randy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Bob Evans. Randy is survived by his loving family: children and their spouses, Jerad Parker and Jeanne, Brandi Brown and Todd, Randall Wayne Parker and Crystal, Lisa Ann Brinker and Jason, Shelly Pickett and Doug and Christopher Henry Parker and Staci; his seven sisters who affectionately called Randy their “chosen one”; Pamela McCall and husband, Harold, Valerie Dorhmann and husband, Charlie, Kay Evans, Vanessa Johnson, Nora Lynn Derkowski and husband, Ricky, Robin Halpin and husband, Mike and Kimberly Sandoz and Bruce; grandchildren, Danielle, Kyle, Eric, Dylan, Payton, Austin, Lexie, Britney, Emily, Jordan, Makayla, Avery, Hayden, Hyatt, Hanna, Ethan and Brianna; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

KERRY ANTHONY "SAVAGE" SCHUCK

Kerry Anthony Schuck was born July 3,1991 in Harlingen, Texas to his parents Mark Schuck and Sally Power Schuck. He passed away at the age of 23 on May 23, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.

Kerry spent the first 11 years of his life living in Santa Rosa, Texas. In 2002 he and his family moved to Westlake, Louisiana. There he grew and was a 2009 graduate of Westlake High School where he was an awarded athlete and sportsman. 

He then went on to serve his country in the United States Army. In the fall of 2010 he entered basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a proud soldier and when he was honorably discharged in February 2014 with numerous awards and decorations, his rank was Specialist E-4 and was a Field Artillery Specialist.

After being discharged he then moved to Willis, Texas where he was employed at AmeriTex Machine and Fabrication.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Carroll Power.

Kerry was married to Jocelyn Gertz of Huntley, Illinois.

He is survived by his mother, Sally Power Schuck of Willis, TX; brother, Chase Schuck of Conroe, TX; sisters, Jenna Schuck and fiance Loren McWhorter and nephew, Dillon, of Willis, TX and Kelly Ann Schuck of Willis, TX; grandfather, Billie Dee Power and his wife, Faye of Fairfield, TX; Uncle Walter "Bubba" Power of Weatherford, TX; Aunt Mollie and Uncle, David Ellwood of Boerne, TX; Aunt Tricia and Uncle Carlton of Weatherford, TX; his cousin, Amy and Chad Meyer and son, John David of Conroe, TX. and cousin, Dee and Andrew Topa of Ft Worth, Texas; as well as, cousins, Clancy, Sam and Ellie Fowlkes of Weatherford, TX.

He is also survived by his father Mark Schuck of Kirbyville, TX; grandmother, Sandra Martinez of McAllen, TX; aunt, Yvonne Schuck and husband, Roy Hanks of McAllen, TX; aunt, Eva Schuck of McAllen, TX. and uncle, Aaron Schuck of Harlingen, TX; and cousins, Megan and Christian Hanks of McAllen, TX. He also has numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins and friends who will greatly miss him.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Tim Power officiating. Kerry will receive military honors for his service.

SAMUEL F. "BUBBA" WILLIAMS, JR

Funeral Services for Samuel “Bubba” Frank Williams, Jr., 54, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Emery Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 1:00 P.M.

Samuel was born on September 22, 1960 in Conroe, TX and passed away peacefully on May 24, 2015 with his son, Samuel F. Williams, III and his brother, William Todd Williams, Sr by his side. He was a loving, caring father, brother, uncle and devoted grandfather who will de dearly missed. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy and Sylvia Williams, his sister, Keta Williams and his great nephew, Derrick A. Yoakley. He is survived by his loving family: sons and daughter-in-law, Samuel “Trey” F. Williams III and Alexandra and Trinten T. Williams; grandchildren, Samuel F. Williams, IV, Lexie D. Williams and Makayla E. Williams; brother and sister-in-law, William Todd Williams Sr. and Renee; nephews, William Todd Williams, Jr, Johnathan Yoakley, Jacob Yoakley and Joshua Williams; nieces, Carrissa Williams and Marrissa Williams; great nephews, Miles, Wesley, Brett and Royie Yoakley; great nieces, Paisley and Presley Williams, Kaitlyn and Morgan Yoakley; life-time friend, Yolanda Williams and her son, Coby “Clobby” Boaen; many more dear family and friends also survive.


In lieu of flowers or usual remembrances, the family has set up a Go Fund Me account online: http/www.gofundme.com/v2q65n4 or send to: Samuel Frank Williams, Jr. Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank: account number: 1393056641 and routing number: 111900659.  

PATTIE JEAN STEWART

Funeral Services for Pattie Jean Stewart,83, longtime resident of Conroe, will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tom Bolton officiating. A private interment will be held in Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Mrs. Stewart was born on October 16, 1931 in Turney, Texas, daughter to John Thomas and Viola Pearl Johnson. She passed away peacefully at her home in Conroe on Friday, May 22, 2015 surrounded by her family.

Pattie was a wonderful homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister, as well as, a doting grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Pattie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clyde Stewart in 2008. She is survived by her loving family: children, Charles Thomas Campbell and wife, Janice, Gail Fuller and husband, Percy, Judy Haydel and husband, Jerry, Rickie Tenorio and wife, Janie Kay, Anna Hoffman, Sylvia Burleson and husband, Bill and Gary Stewart; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Gladys Smith. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other dear relatives and friends also survive. Her grandsons and great grandsons will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. 

EARLY MAURICE HUDSON

Funeral Services for Early Maurice Hudson, Jr. will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Wayne Jackson officiating. Interment will follow on Tuesday in Willis Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Early was born on January 27, 1929 in Temple, Texas, Bell County to Early Maurice Hudson, Sr. and Hattie Pauline (Chaffin) Hudson. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2015 at the age of 86 surrounded by his family.

Early proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He began working at the age of 15 as a plumber and quickly caught on to his new trade, as he was very talented. Many years later, he and his wife, Dorothy ran a very successful plumbing business in Cut-N-Shoot called Texas Plumbing before retiring. They also loved to travel together whether it was a quick trip to the Texas Hill Country or traveling around the United States. Earlys’ contagious smile and quick wit will be greatly missed.


Early was preceded in death by his sons, Leon Wade Parker and Frank Marlan Parker. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Dorothy; children, Craig Hudson and wife, Tammy and their son, Josh, Rufus Parker, Jr., Joyce and James Jackson, Chris and James Smallwood, Cindy and Chris Hart, and Bruce and Cherry Parker; numerous dear grandchildren, great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren also survive; as well as, a host of other relatives and friends.  

BLANCHE WARD

Funeral Services for Blanche Ward, 94, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Doc Jones officiating. A private burial will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Ward was born on October 2, 1920 in Jasper, Texas to Gus Truett and Alpha (Perkins) Truett. She passed away peacefully on May 22, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.

Mrs. Ward was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who enjoyed life to its’ fullest for 94 years. She truly enjoyed people and never met a stranger. Mrs. Ward was also a doting grandmother who loved to cook and was an avid gardener whose garden was always full of beautiful blooming flowers. She will be dearly missed.

Blanche was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Waters Robert “Bob” Ward; her eight siblings; one grandson and one great grandchild.

She is survived by her loving children, Marcia Edge, Pat Bostain and husband, Michael and Ina Bullard; sister, Janice Weathersby; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The family would like to send a special thanks to Above and Beyond Personal Care Home for all of their kindness and support during this difficult time.  

CLIFFORD EMIL POWELL

Clifford Emil Powell passed away peacefully on May 18, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 79. Cliff was born on January 12, 1936 in Chattanooga, TN to James Clifford Powell and Hazel McAdoo Powell.

Cliff enjoyed an adventurous life and happy 52 year marriage to his wife, Lynette. They were longtime residents of Conroe, Montgomery County where he worked for the Sheriff’s office after retiring from a career in the Oil industry, and proudly serving his country in the Air Force helping East Germans after their escape across the Berlin Wall. 

 He lived abroad for a time, traveled the world and savored diverse cultures– learning new languages and making life-long friends along the way. Cliff was also fluent in German and Arabic. His charismatic personality and multifarious interests presented him with unique opportunities throughout his exceptional time on Earth. In earlier years he was an amateur pilot, a radio D.J., and barber shop owner.

A quick witted jokester, you could always count on Cliff for a laugh. To those that had the pleasure and honor of his acquaintance:


”Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”


Clifford is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lynette, their sons Blake and Timothy; sons, Cliff and Rick; daughters, Katrina, Christine and Monica; sisters, Jane and Joyce; nine grandchildren; close family friend, Abdul, and many other dear relatives and friends.


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors: http://www.conroefuneraldirectors.org/

CALVIN O. BALLOU

Funeral Services for Calvin O. Ballou, longtime resident of Montgomery County, will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Pastor Clyde Harden, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Security Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Calvin was born on April 4, 1948 in Keno, Kentucky to Wilburn Ballou and Bertha (Davis) Ballou. He passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015 at his home in Conroe at the age of 67.

Calvin was an avid huntsman and fisherman who enjoyed the great outdoors. When not hunting or fishing, his life revolved around his family, especially his grandchildren. He would tell them stories; some real and some made up just to get them riled up; Calvin had a great imagination. He was a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend whose quick wit will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving family: his children, daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Doug Oatis, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christina Ballou; and John Ballou and fiancé, Ashley; sisters, Helen VanDyne and Marie Bradshaw and husband, CarlLee; brother, Willard Ballou; Grandchildren, Darrah Legge and husband, William, Jordan Oatis, Taylor Ballou, Devin Ballou, Paityn Oatis, Mylanah Mangrum, Kristopher Ballou and Haevyn Mangrum. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive.

CARMEN TULIA MACDONALD

uneral Service for Carmen Tulia MacDonald of Houston, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Father Joseph Mangapuram officiating. Tuila was born on November 30, 1925 in Colombia and passed away peacefully on April 30, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 89. She was a loving mother who will be missed dearly by her six children: Alonso Arango, Diego Arango, Jaime Arango, Libia Reynolds, Amparo Springer, Ivan Arango and Rocio Poncik.

JIMMY EUGENE CASTLESCHOULDT

In Loving Memory of Jimmy E. Castleschouldt of Willis, Texas who passed away peacefully in Conroe with his family by his side. He was a loving father, son and brother who will be dearly missed. Private services are being held.  

EDWIN CLINTON ELMORE

Funeral services for Edwin Clinton Elmore, 100, of Magnolia, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service starting at 2:00 P.M. Interment will be privately held at Klein Memorial Park in Magnolia.

Mr. Elmore was born on May 14, 1914 in Willows, California to Stewart B. and Leila E. (Patton) Elmore and passed away on May 3, 2015 in Tomball, Texas at the age of 100. He was raised and spent most of his childhood in California. Edwin met and married the love of his life, Natalie on June 27, 1937 in Sacramento, CA.

and they were happily married for 57 years. Together they raised 3 beautiful children. Edwin worked for Pacific Gas and Electricin California for many years before his retirement. He could be described as a confident centenarian who loved and lived life to its’ fullest. He also lived a life of old fashioned values that encompassed hard work a strong devotion to his family. He always said, “Be happy in your life, don’t sweat the small stuff.” He loved to travel and took his last trip at the age of 99 to Alaska.


Edwin is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Barbara Elmore; two daughters, Edwina Higuchi and Pat King; grandchildren, Michael Elmore, Elizabeth Johnson, Steven Elmore, David Elmore, Robert Higuchi, Jennifer Wiens, Tracy Brown and Craig King; 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Our loving daddy and grandfather was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.  

WANDA GLYN JOHNSON WATHEN

Wanda Glyn Johnson Wathen, 82, of Conroe, Texas transitioned from this earth on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:40PM in Fort Worth, Texas surrounded by family.

Wanda was born in the family home July 5, 1932 at 12:15 AM to Winnie Evelyn and Marion Ellis Johnson of Hamilton, Texas. She spent her childhood there and worked in the family grocery and a flower shop before graduating from Hamilton High School in 1951. Upon graduation she lived and worked for a time in Galveston, Texas where she developed her deep love of ocean air and the feel of sand between her toes. In 1954, life took her to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she worked for New York Life Insurance Company before meeting and marrying Denver Jenkins Wathen, Jr. After starting a family they moved to Conroe, Texas in 1969. Wanda was a member of JENA Church and a founding member of Church of the Elohim of Conroe. She dedicated her time to her children and was one of the first Den Mother’s for the Boy Scouts of America in Conroe and a Girl Scout leader as well. Once her children were of high school age she returned to the workforce at Doctor’s Hospital and stayed till her retirement at age 64.

As a native Texan, Wanda was naturally crafty. She had a wealth of skills she shared with her family over the years including crafting, ceramics, quilting, baking and canning. In her retirement, she had the time to explore other creative avenues. She had 2 published books. One is her children's book “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”. A story of two boys discovering the fun and joy of imagination and the other is a collection of her own recollections of “AUNT RUBY’S STORIES” with a little taste of Texas history. Wanda's last creative pursuit was painting which she began at the age of 79. She sold under the name “Glyn’s Collectibles” a collection of folk art, florals and abstracts that now bless and decorate the homes of many across the state and beyond. Wanda was many things to many people but most of all she was was an artist, spiritualist, mentor, and matriarch.

Wanda spent her last 10 days doing exactly what she wanted. Just like Thelma and Louise, she and her sister Marji embarked on a road trip across Texas to visit her siblings and sample the foods, pinch the merchandise and enjoy the scenery of Texas. She surprised her older brother Wade by making an appearance at his 87th birthday party, she held 2 new babies recently born into the family, she wined and dined and visited numerous friends. On Sunday she enjoyed a painting lesson with Pam Aiken Chase in Aledo, Texas. Her last painting, a still life of fruit, sums up her last week perfectly, “Cherry on Top”.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents Marion and Winnie Johnson and her husband Denver Jenkins Wathen Jr. She is survived by her Son Vern Wathen, his wife Ginger, daughters Nikki and Shaina and grandson Noah of Conroe, Daughter Juliana Wathen of Houston, Son Fred Martinez, his wife Olga and granddaughters Julie and Jenny Martinez of Montgomery, Granddaughter Jennifer Childress , husband Greg and Great-granddaughter Riley Childress, Great- grandson Robert Fullen, wife Amanda and Great-great grandchildren Robert II and Payten Fullen as well as all her siblings and extended family.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:OO PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors 1504 N. Thompson Street Conroe, Texas 77301

TODD MICHAEL HVEEM

Todd passed peacefully from this world the evening of April 20, 2015 after a two year long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family during the last moments of his life at his home in The Woodlands, Tx.

Todd was preceded in death by his sister Stephanie, uncles Howard Hveem and Marshall Trout, his grandparents Joyce and Hans Hveem, Bessie and Hilan Trout, and father-in-law Donald Hoover. Todd is survived by his wife Jacquelyn, sons Zachary, Colton, and Tyler; parents Gary and Frances Hveem;

sister Jennifer Jennings (husband Rick, nephew Cooper), brother Joshua (wife Debra, children Treyton, Haley, and Talan); mother and father-in-law Susan and Joe Rivera; sister-in-law Sally Hoover (nephew Race Hodges, niece Shelby Craig).

Todd was born in Osage, Iowa on June 19,1962. Todd loved sports and spent his career as a sports writer. Some of his favorite pastimes were coaching his sons in youth basketball, golfing, fishing, and enjoying all sporting events. He loved making people laugh with his quick wit and great sense of humor.

A Celebration of Life and Burial service will be held May 23, 2015 in Mitchell, Iowa.

LEE ALLEN REDDING

In Loving Memory of Lee Allen Redding, 62, of Houston, Texas who passed away peacefully on April 21, 2015 at North Cypress hospital.

JOANN FAYE BAIRFIELD

JoAnn passed peacefully from this world the afternoon of April 18th, 2015 after a gradual decline in health. She was surround by her loving family during the last moments of her life at her home in Leander, Texas.

JoAnn was born April 11th, 1938 in Sullivan, Indiana to Leonard and Iva Goodson Cox but due to the depression was adopted and raised by Dennis and Reva Livingston. JoAnn was proud to be a Texan since 1964 where she raised her two daughters and three sons. 

JoAnn is survived by her daughter Jamie Neal (husband Charlie) of Austin, Texas, three sons, Steven Bairfield (wife Andrea) of Dayton, Texas, Michael Bairfield (wife Jennifer) of Jersey Shore, Pa., and David Bairfield of Midway, Texas; nine grandchildren Jamie Bihl (husband Sonny), Christopher Neal (wife Melissa), Joshua Neal (wife Melanie), Rebecca Mullinax (husband David), Roxanna Potts, Jennifer Johnson, Dawn Tressler, Lane McCloskey and Veronica Hensel; and four great-grandchildren Ashlin and Juliet Bihl, and Layla and Alana Neal. JoAnn is also survived by one sister, Ruby York of Ft. Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her birth and adopted parents and her daughter Reva Mullinax.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Andrea Bairfield for taking care of Mom during her final days and insuring Mom was surrounded with love 24 hours. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 1:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. in Plantersville Cemetery, Plantersville, Texas.


“Life’s Final Lesson”


Towards the end of life…

You begin to reflect, to reconcile and realize:


“That all I did - everyone I knew and all I cared

About - IS the story of my life.


It was a magical story and

I wouldn’t change a thing.”


- JoAnn Bairfield

ARTHUR RICHARD KING,JR.

In Loving Memory of Arthur Richard King Jr. of Houston, Texas who passed away in April of 2015. 

STEVE SIM

Funeral Services for Steve Sim of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Paul Morehouse officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Mr. Sim was born on July 11, 1945 in San Bernardino, California to Willard R. and Lillie Belle (Rice) Sim and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. He was 69 years old. Steve was a loving husband and father who lived a life of old-fashioned values that encompassed hard work and a strong devotion to his family. He was greatly loved by his family and will be dearly missed.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Willard R. and Lillie Belle (Rice) Sim and his brother-in-law, Albert Johnson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Nancy Sim; his two children, Jeff Sim and his wife, Joy and Stacey Reeves and her husband, Marcus; and his dear grandchildren, Alexandra, Amelia, Joseph and Conner. Steve is also survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen Johnson, as well as, a host of other dear relatives and friends.


Pallbearers include: Jeff Sim, Joseph Snoe, Marcus Reeves, Rick Cronk, Robert Hall and Robert Johnson.  

JUDGE LEE G. ALWORTH

The world lost one of the good guys, when on April 3, 2015, Retired State District Judge Lee G. Alworth passed away at his home in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his family. He was born during the Great Depression in Ranger, Texas, to Clyde H. and Margaret "Moye" Alworth. Lee first lived near Ganado, Texas where he attended the 1st Grade. At the time, Lee's father worked for the Humble Oil Company and early in 1945 he was transferred to the Humble Camp in Conroe just in time for Lee to start the 2nd grade at Sam Houston Elementary School.

This is when Lee first met and began his relationship with Helen Ann Dorbandt a young lady his age from a long time local family. Growing up in Conroe, Lee was fortunate to have two wonderful brothers, Charles H. Alworth and Ryan Kirk Alworth plus he met so many other good men that have remained lifelong friends. While growing up in Conroe Daddy began friendships with Richard Foretich, Jim and Charles Signor, Bert Lynch, Buddy Hopkins, Fred Greer, Rigby Owen, Jr. , Roy Harris, John Weisinger and Wiley Feagin. Lee graduated as an Honor student from Conroe High School in 1956 and was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin. That same year, Lee's father, tired of working in the oil fields, decided to move the entire family to Austin, Texas, so that all three boys could live at home and attend the University of Texas. So in 1956, they purchased a home that had some additional dorm rooms out back, near the university, along with a SpudNut Donut Shop. Lee spent his 1st year working at the family's business, attending class, and dating Helen Ann who was also a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. Then, on December 30, 1957 in the break between semesters of their sophomore year, Lee and Helen Ann were married at the First United Methodist Church in Conroe, Texas. They lived in Austin until Lee graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1962 and moved to Houston, Texas where he began practicing law. In 1964, Lee decided to move back to Conroe, open his own practice, and raise his family in the same great place he was raised. He took an office on the second floor of the Gentry Building and shortly thereafter, Buddy Hopkins, a high school friend asked if he wanted to form a partnership, and thus the Hopkins and Alworth Law firm was formed. They later added the late Judge John Marin, and Duane Corley the bright young son of Lee's secretary and they became: Hopkins, Alworth, Martin, and Corley. Being a bright, young, successful attorney, Lee was chosen by the Governor in 1976 to fill the newly created position as Judge for the 221st District Court of Texas, which was Montgomery County's 1st full time district court. He served with distinction from April 1, 1977 until his retirement on December 31, 1998. Lee had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. He had many hobbies that brought much joy to his life. He started his love for the outdoors while living at the Humble Camp and ended up with many hobbies and interests, including hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, golfing, SCUBA diving, he had a pilot's license, snow skiing, sailing, reading, and good scotch with cigarettes. He served on the boards of the YMCA and the First National Bank Conroe. He also is a past president of the Rotary Club of Conroe and a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association. His friendship, humor, and keen intellect are going to be missed by all of us that were fortunate enough to know him.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents Clyde H. and Margaret Alworth, his first wife Helen Ann D. Alworth, his brother Ryan Kirk Alworth, and his second wife Charlotte M. Alworth. Lee is survived by his oldest brother Charles H. Alworth of Austin, Texas, his daughter Ashlea A. Alworth of Conroe, Texas, his son Ryan H. and Cristina Alworth of Conroe, Texas, and his daughter Shannon M . Alworth of Conroe, Texas, plus, one niece, five nephews, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to Daddy's long time friend Richard B. Foretich, who was pivotal in assisting with Daddy's care, comfort, and happiness for the last three years. We would also like to recognize the efforts of Ms. Hammline Bradford of Conroe, Texas, her daily assistance was such a huge contribution to Daddy's care, and we will be forever grateful to both these wonderful people for the love they showed.

Honorary Pallbearers for this service are: Henry Brooks, Richard Foretich, Jim Keeshan, Fred Greer, Duane Corley, John Earl Weisinger, Grady James, and Bert Lynch.

Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 11:30a.m. Wednesday, April 8th at the First United Methodist Church, located at 4308 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Lee's memory to any of the following: The First United Methodist Church of Conroe, 4308 W. Davis Street Conroe, Texas 77304, the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.  

STEPHEN EDWARD DAVIS VAN BUREN

Funeral services are pending for Stephen E.D. Van Buren, 70, who passed away on March 19, 2015 in the Grand Cayman Islands while vacationing with his family.  

CARL BREWSTER TURPIN

Carl Brewster Turpin passed away March 26, 2015 after a tragic accident.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ricky Sutton officiating. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Carl was born on March 11, 1959 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He dedicated his life to provide for his family and those in need. He spent the majority of his life working as a boilermaker and worked several years for Conroe ISD before he returned to his passion and skill of fabricating. Carl spent what little free time he had enjoying his family, his dogs, and continuously making improvements to his yard. Carl was a man of few words but somehow he still managed to always make people laugh. He will be remembered for his generosity, his sense of humor, his hard work and dedication to everything he did, and above all for his love of his family. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Bill Turpin. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Roxey Turpin; daughter, Tiffiany Turpin; son, Cody Turpin and wife Sarah; mother, Artie Turpin and husband Bill McCracken; sister, Kay Vickery and husband Larry; sister, Sarah League and husband Tony; brother, Mike Turpin and wife Teresa; grandchildren, Collin Turpin, Jace Cecil and Austin Cecil. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved pets. Carl was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him.

ALBERT BILL WILLIAMSON, JR.

Albert Bill Williamson, Jr. was born August 13, 1960 in Waco, Texas. He passed away at Conroe Healthcare Center after a year long illness on March 20, 2015 surrounded by his wife, daughter and family.

Albert was preceded in death by his aunt, Mary Turner; uncles, James Pittman and Arvel (Hobbie) Pittman. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Bowen Williamson; daughter, Adrianna Kay Williamson; mother and step father, Charlene and Joe Copaus; father, Bill Williamson; mother in law & her husband, Linda O’Dell & Jim McDougal; uncle & his wife, Roy & Debbie Smith;

brother and his wife, Robert and Jessica Williamson; brother in law and his wife, Kendrick O’Dell & Noreen Wasserman; sister in law, Leandra O’Dell; nephews, Robert Williamson & Bishop Robicheaux; nieces, Carrie Williamson & Stacy Williamson; and many other family members and friends. Albert was born and raised in Waco, Texas. In 1986 he moved Austin, Texas with a job promotion with Consolidated Battery. In 1987 he married Laurie. They then moved to San Antonio, Texas for job promotion. In 1997 they moved to Mooreland, Oklahoma where they lived on the family farm. It was there that the greatest event in his life happened his daughter Adrianna was born. In 2012 he moved to Montgomery, Texas. Albert loved spending time with his family. Some of his favorite pastimes were working in the yard, helping with the First Baptist Church of Mooreland and fishing. He was always willing to give a helping hand to his family and friends. Even though the last year of his life was extremely difficult, he tried very hard to keep his family going strong.

A Memorial Service will be held at the family home in Montgomery on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow at location to be announced.

GLADYS LUCILLE HENRY TEAGUE

Funeral Services for Gladys Lucille Teague of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Pleasanton City Cemetery in Pleasanton, Texas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Mrs. Teague was born on February 23, 1917 in Ponotoc, Texas to John and Lena (Conrad) Henry. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Willis, Texas at the age of 98. Mrs. Teague was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lena Henry and her husband, Richard B. Teague, Jr. She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Robert “Butch” Graphman;

grandsons, Robert Craig Graphman and Mark Richard Graphman; great grandchildren, Melissa Graphman, Robert C. Graphman, Jr., Aric Graphman and Ellie Graphman; great-great grandsons, Robert Caden Graphman and Ethan William Oughton; sisters, Mildred Marlowe and Doris Greisenbeck. Mrs. Teague grew up in South Texas on a farm between Poteet and Somerset. She and her husband, Richard spent many happy years together raising their family and enjoying life. Mrs. Teague devoted her life to her family, providing a loving and caring home. After her husband Richard’s passing in 1994, Mrs. Teague spent time traveling with her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Butch Graphman, visiting many places around the U.S. including Hawaii. She was a strong, loving, independent woman who had a great sense of humor and will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress as well as, a wonderful wife and mother. She will be deeply missed for her love and warmth. 

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