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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

RONALD EUGENE TUNE

In Loving Memory of Ronald Eugene Tune, beloved husband and caring father who passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Spring, Texas at the age of 61. Ron was born on June 25, 1953 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to John Eugene and Dorothy Jean (Long) Tune. The family wishes to hold private family services to celebrate the life of Ron.

RICHARD MCCLENDON PILKINGTON

Funeral services for Richard McClendon Pilkington will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Living Word Church with Pastor Harold Morton officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Living Word Church in Conroe. Richard was born on May 18, 1961 in Leeds, Alabama to Harvey McClendon and Ethyleen (Brasher) Pilkington. He passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 in Conroe surrounded by his family at the age of 53.

Richard was the longtime owner of M.O. Wiggins Fencing. He was a kind, caring and compassionate man who loved life and treasured his family. Richard loved the great outdoors and spent many weekends camping with Fay. He was a loving husband, brother, father, son and grandfather who was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed in our lives. Richard is survived by his family: Loving wife, Fay; Parents; Harvey and Ethyleen; Three sons, Nick and his wife, Sheila, Justin and his daughter, Trinity and Barrett and his daughter, Elexis; Brother, George and his wife, Jamie. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Richard’s pallbearers will include: his three sons, Nick, Justin and Barrett; his cousin, David; brother-in-law, Doug; and nephew, Ryan.  

LARRY WALTER DEGGS

"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” ~~Jesus Christ; John 14: 2-3

Jesus kept His Word at 5:17AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, and came to take Larry Walter Deggs to the place He prepared for him. “Pawpaw” was 71.

Called the “Mystery Patient” by local doctors, Deggs died from cardiac wasting syndrome, a complication of heart disease. He’d been living on half of his heart for nearly 20 years following a massive heart attack and quadruple bypass, which was only supposed to last seven years. The difference? Larry accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior after seeing a vision of Death coming for him, and spent his remaining years especially loving his family and serving his community, mostly as a food pantry volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Deggs was a master pressman, having been apprenticed at age 15 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was born, and worked in the printing industry, mostly in Houston, for five decades. He also owned his own printing company, Pioneer Printing, but was more likely to donate his work than to profit from it. Larry was a graduate of Rosepine High School in Rosepine, Louisiana, and attended McNeese State College in Lake Charles, where his Daddy sent him to be a “lawyer, doctor, or Indian chief”. He lived most of the last 20 years in Conroe and Montgomery.

Larry was preceded in death by his soul mate and wife of nearly 50 years, Gloria Diane Caldwell Deggs; his parents, Walter Lee Deggs and Ruth Gertrude O’Quinn Deggs; his sister, Kathy Marlene Deggs Castleberry; and his brothers-in-law, Gary Castleberry and William Clarence Churchman.

Grieving this fine Daddy’s loss are his children: Deborah Deggs Cariker and her husband, James William Cariker, Jr. of Montgomery; Richard Lawrence Deggs and his wife, Tina Ann Morriss Deggs, of Allen, Texas; and William Walter Deggs, and his wife, Cheri Bishop Deggs, of Spring, Texas.


He was a bigger-than-life “Pawpaw” and “Poppy”, now missed by Philip Lee Rabalais and his wife, Gillian Howes Rabalais, of Mandeville, Louisiana; Larry Richard Deggs and his wife, Kassye Short Deggs, of New Caney, Texas; Leslye Diane Deggs LeCompte and her husband, Seth LeCompte, of Spring; Patrick Charles Deggs and his fiancée, Kristin Rockwell, of Allen, Texas; Christopher John Deggs of Spring; Rebekah Cariker Cummings and her husband, Ross Cummings, of Covington, Louisiana; William Jacob Cariker of Montgomery, and the Lexington, Virginia, campus of Virginia Military Institute; David Adam Cariker of Montgomery, and Nathaniel John-Mark Cariker of Montgomery. 

MARTHA LOUISE CONROE SMITH

Martha Conroe Smith, great-great granddaughter of Isaac Conroe, founder of this city, passed away on March 9, 2015 in Conroe at the age of 91. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with William Fielding Smith, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday, beginning at Noon.

Mrs. Smith was born on October 21, 1923 in Conroe, Texas to Elbert Isaac and Anna Floy (Williams) Conroe. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas W. Smith; daughter, Kristin Floy Smith; brothers, Thomas E. Conroe, Sr. and William C. Conroe; and sister-in-law, Veleta Conroe. Martha is survived by her loving family: sister-in-law, Norma Conroe; nephews, Christopher Isaac Conroe and wife, Teresa;Thomas E. Conroe, Jr. and wife, Ellen and William Fielding Smith, Jr. and wife, Patricia; nieces, Kelly Rymal and husband, Rudy, Constance Scott and husband, Stan and Starlett Curry; special family; Sandi McFarland, Milton and LeAnne Sallee, and John and Gail Sallee; numerous other dear family members and friends also survive. A special thanks to Kathy Shanks and Pam Hawkins for all of their love, support and care. Pallbearers: Christopher I. Conroe, William Fielding Smith, Jr., Thomas E. Conroe, Jr., Milton W. Sallee, Joshua W. Sallee, Jarrid Thomas Sallee, Larry Raus and Stuart Scott.

MARIA DE JESUS SANCHEZ-QUIJANO

En Memoria Amorosa

Maria DeJesus Sanchez-Quijano

Born: 25 de Diciembre de 1969- Mexico

Passed away: 7 de Marzo de 2015- Conroe, Texas


Servicios Funerarios

La capilla de directores fúnebres Conroe

Sábado, 14 de Marzo de 2015

1:00 de la tarde

Deacon Ric Garcia oficiando

Entierro Conroe Memorial Park


Familia Amorosa

Amado esposo, Pedro Perez Quijano; Sus hijos, Blanca,

Miguel, Geli, Jessica, Erika and Sandra; Hermana,

Patty Sanchez and Noel Barron; Hermanos, Alejandro

Sanchez and esposa, Virginia and Aureliano Sanchez

and esposa, Rocio; , nietoanieta, Ailyn and Alysson;,

Sobrinas y sobrinos, Alexis, Jonathan, Alexandra,

Rocio, Lupita, Valeria and Ian. Maria se amaba

y le extrañará.

THOMAS JEFFERSON BRANNON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Brannon, 82, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery. Mr. Brannon was born on January 10, 1933 in Darlington, Florida to Willie and Ressie Brannon. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his home. Thomas proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also a very talented builder in Conroe for many years. Thomas was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who touched many lives, and will be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Brannon and his sister, Willie Faye Follett. Thomas is survived by his loving family: wife of 60 years, Edna Brannon; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Rachel Brannon; daughter, Donna Brannon Blain; sister, Luneta Brannon; grandchildren, Sean Brannon, DE Tims, Angela Gunnels, Joseph Brannon, Danielle Brannon, Randi Long, Rhiannon Kynn, Roxye Blain and Melissa Aldridge; great grandchildren, Britney Tims, Derrik Tims, Jordan Brannon, Kayla Gunnels, Kaitlyn, Lauryna and Samuel Morgan, Juliet Brannon and Katherine Brannon. Pallbearers: Sam Gellis, Jordan Brannon, Joseph Brannon, Dennis Knerr and Dennis Cozart.

MARY DIANE ROBISON

uneral services for Mary Diane Robison of Conroe, Texas will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Jay McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow in Farris Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Diane was born on February 18, 1944 in Houston, Texas to George Joseph Willy, Sr. and Mary Joyce (Wood) Willy. She passed away peacefully on February 28, 2015 surrounded by her family at the age of 71.

Diane was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Willy. She is survived by her loving family: husband of 48 years, Keith Robison; children, Gigi Gabiel Pruitt, Gabrielle White, Otrea Robison and wife, Pam, Richard Robison and Annette, Chere Lampis and Josh Robison; brother, George Willy and wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Patty Willy; grandchildren, Dustin and wife, Lindsey, Nathan and wife, Casey, Chris and wife, Stacey, Shan, Jordan, Annabele and Royce; great grandchildren, Gavin, Aidan, Natalie, Tristan, Alibre and Brady. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Otrea Robison, Richard Robison, Dustin Cox, Nathan Pruitt, Josh Robison and Chris Pruitt.

JOANNA "JODY" ALLEN

Memorial Service for Joanna “Jody” Allen, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Allen was born on June 4, 1926 in Conroe, Texas to Luther William, Sr. Allen and Anna Ethel (Blair) Allen. She passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at her residence in Conroe. Jody was 88 years old. She was the youngest of 10 siblings and was the last surviving child of their family.

Over the years, Jody was a wonderful caretaker to her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Unity Church and enjoyed her visits with her Breakfast Club ladies. Jody also loved to garden and was an excellent gourmet cook. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, as well as, their families. Jody also leaves behind a legacy of friendship that spans generations. Our beautiful aunt, our “Refined Texas Lady” and our smart business woman was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

CHARLIE W. JOHNSON


In Loving Memory of Charlie W. Johnson, 55, of Oak Point, Texas. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Charlie was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.  

PAM A. CAPPS

Funeral services for Pam A. Capps of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jimmy Weeks officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at the funeral home. Pam was born on September 3, 1955 in Conroe, Texas to R.B. and Willie Mae (Smith) Atkinson. She passed away peacefully in Conroe on February 14, 2015 surrounded by her family. Pam was 59 years old.

Our caring mother, sister and grandmother was a kind, loving woman who enjoyed reading, HGTV and was an excellent cook. But, it was her precious grandchildren with whom she doted on that held that special place in her heart. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Capps in 1995 and her brother, Robert Aktinson. She is survived by her loving family: children, Michael Capps and fiancé, Della, Dana Sommer and Mark Capps and wife, Randie; sisters and brothers, Elaine Franklin, Peggy Ward, Richard Atkinson and wife, Eileen, Raymond Atkinson and wife, Valerie, Patricia Daniels, Rodney Atkinson and wife, Nikki and Ronald Atkinson and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Alyvia Capps, Grant Capps, Dixie Copeland, Montgomery Ogle, and William Sommer. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Dwayne Dean, Jason Bass, Dillon Atkinson, Darrell Atkinson, Justin Atkinson and Jim Bannister; Honorary Pallbearers: Leigh Landriault and Troy Atkinson.

LOIS MAGNOLIA HATTON

Lois Magnolia Hatton, 91, longtime resident of Conroe, transcended into her Heavenly Father’s arms on February 7, 2015 at 3:16 A.M. She was born on February 28, 1923 in Saratoga, Texas to Arthur Powell and Blanche Emma (Teel) Neal, but lived in Conroe all her life. Lois Magnolia faithfully served at Grace Baptist Church for over fifty years and was a true servant of the Lord. She is rejoicing with her husband, Melton E. Hatton and her son, Lonnie Powell Stowe; as well as, her parents, Arthur Powell Neal and Blanche Emma Neal; her brothers and sisters, Barney Neal, Sr., Edmond Neal, Loraine Helton, and Joyce Pearson.

She is survived by her loving family: children, Judy Askew, Gary Stowe and wife, Carol and Jan Bruner; grandchildren, David N. Taylor, Judy Lee and husband, Caesar, Bill Joe Taylor and wife, Tracey, Sam Prestwood, Jr. and wife, Tanya, Melton and Dianne Prestwood, David Askew, adopted grandson, Charles Knight and Dawn Smith; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren and her one sister, Joanne Signor and her husband, Charles. Many loved nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Conroe Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be held on February 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Cude Cemetery in Willis, Texas with Brother Darrell Stevens officiating. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: Harbor Hospice Care. www.harborhospice.com.

RAYMOND LAWRENCE GABRUNAS 

In loving Memory of Raymond Lawrence Gabrunas of Conroe, Texas who passed away peacefully on February 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas, at the age of 72. Mr. Gabrunas was born on July 8, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana to Walter and Theresa (Bolka) Gabrunas. Raymond was raised in Indiana with his family and went on to graduate from Perdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

He met and married the love of his life, Dorothea on June 20, 1964 in Hammond, Indiana and together they raised three beautiful children. He loved nature photography and the great outdoors. Raymond hunted all his life all over the U.S., but he especially enjoyed his many seasons of hunting with his dear family. He was an kind, smart and loving gentleman who will dearly be missed. Ray leaves behind to cherish his memories: wife, Dorothea Gabrunas; children, Vincent Edward Gabrunas, Richard Allen Gabrunas and wife, Crista and Denise Marie Mahoney and husband, John; brother, Robert Gabrunas; grandchildren, Danielle Elizabeth Borgeding, Nathan Wayne Gabrunas, Jerry Delon Carty III, and Robert John Carty. The family had a private memorial in Conroe, Texas.

RAYMOND LABOYD WHITE

Graveside services for Raymond LaBoyd White of Liberty, Texas will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Montague Cemetery in Cleveland, Texas with the Rev. Jimmy Weeks officiating. Mr. White passed away peacefully on February 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 77. He was born on March 27, 1937 in Dora, New Mexico to Willie and Myrtle White. Raymond proudly served his country in the Army and retired as SFC E-7 in 1980 after 20 years of faithful service.

He received many honorable decorations such as: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, 2 Oversea Bars, Good Conduct Medal (5 Award), and the Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin). Over the years, he and his loving wife of 53 years, Betty and their children were stationed in Germany, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas, just to name a few. Raymond was a loving, caring gentleman who will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond LaBoyd White and brothers, Vernie White and Calvin Morgan. Ray is survived by his loving family: wife, Betty Jean White; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Charlie Clemence, Jeanie and Bruce Karbowski and Sheila and Lloyd Wagnon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carmelita Acock, Kay and Jim Alexander and Carol and Charlie Boultinghouse; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Charene White; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, other dear relatives and friends.

DR. KAY ROXANNE WEISE

Funeral services for Dr. Kay Roxanne Weise of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Ark Church with Pastor Alan Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Weise was born on June 16, 1939 in Lawrence, Kansas to O.E. and Alvina Nelson. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the age of 75 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Kay met and married the love of her life, Bobby Weise, while they both were attending the University of Houston and were happily married for over 53 years. She taught English for many years at Conroe High School where she left her mark on many students who still keep up with her to this day. Kay was very passionate about the education of our children. With this passion she created the Gifted and Talented Program within Conroe Independent School District and served as elected President, Texas Association-Gifted & Talented, Austin, Texas. Kay earned her Ph.D from the University of Houston and retired from the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies at U of H after many exemplary years.

Kay was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who was known for her kind words, generosity and caring soul. The earth lost an angel.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Audrey Leigh Quast. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Bobby Weise; daughters, Julie Shute and Lorre Bumgardner; grandchildren, Jamie Maurie Shute, Jane Roxanne Shute, Davis Michael Shute, Katie Bumgardner and Nicholas Bumgardner; great grandchildren, Jessica Maurie-Taylor O’Quinn, Kameron Lee O’Quinn and Addisynn Mae Oncale; brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar Eric and Sue Nelson and Eugene King and Karen Nelson.  

ALBERT ZARUBA

Funeral services for Albert Zaruba, 85, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Christ Church with the Rev. Dan Schiel officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

Mr. Zaruba was born on October 8, 1929 in Dayton, Texas to Charlie & Rosie Zaruba and passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Conroe, Texas.


Mr. Zaruba was a lifelong accomplished musician who played music by ear and loved to entertain and teach others. For many years, he played joyfully at Christ Church in Conroe. Al was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved his family and was a dear friend to many. Albert married the love of his life on March 12, 1954 and they’ve been happily married for over 60 years. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Ripkowski and Carolyn Cox and his brother, Charlie Zaruba, Jr. Al is survived by his loving family: Wife, Jerry Zaruba; son and daughter-in-law, Keith & Trudy Zaruba; daughters and sons-in-law in law, Vicki & Jimmy Burleigh and Twyla & Wayne Gentles; grandchildren, Rusty Burleigh, Rachel Shaw & husband John, Jason Zaruba & wife Nicole, Christine Armstrong & husband Ryan, Cameron Gentles & Jaclyn Johnson, Tyler Gentles & wife Jill and Cooper Gentles; Seven great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Burleigh, Jared Shaw, Brendan Shaw, Adrianna Burleigh, Landon Zaruba, Braden Zaruba and Savannah Zaruba and also numerous other dear relatives and friends. Pallbearers: Rusty Burleigh, Cameron Gentles, Tyler Gentles, Cooper Gentles, Jason Zaruba and John Shaw.

JAMES HENRY BROWN

Memorial Service for James Henry Brown of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Gospel Tabernacle with Brother Dacus officiating. (15176 Rabon Chapel Rd.) James was born on May 5, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William B. and Carolina (Stroup) Brown. He passed away peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 87. James proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a longtime resident of Conroe, who owned and operated Brown’s Floor Service and Brown’s Corner.

He joins in Heaven, Evangeline Beth Brown and Merri Beth Brown with whom he preceded in death. James is survived by his loving family: sons, Stephen Brown, Mark Brown and David Brown; grandchildren, Jessica Burch, Joshua Etchison and Aimee Willoughby; six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive. James was a loving father and grandfather who will be great missed. The Brown family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all the nurses at Thee Hospice for their love and support during this difficult time

GLENN ALLAN ZIMMERMAN

Memorial Service for Glenn A. Zimmerman of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Glenn was born on February 2, 1959 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on Friday, January 16, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.

He enjoyed Reggae music and loved to dance. Glenn shared his talent for dance at the Arthur Murray Studios where he taught many years ago. He was truly a kind, and gentle man who will be dearly missed. 

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. Zimmerman, Jr. and Clara Nell Rodgers. He is survived by his loving family: brother, Joseph H. Zimmerman, III; sister, Tracy Ragelin; nephews, Joseph H. Zimmerman, IV and Stephanie Taylor and Robert Stovall; niece, Brandy Stovall and Mike Blackwell; great nephews and nieces, Joseph H. Zimmerman V, Wesley Stovall, Avee Dillard and Jordan Dillard; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

EARL ROBERT WEAVER, JR. 

uneral Services for Earl Robert “Bob” Weaver, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Ricky Carrell officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel two hours prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Bob was born on February 28, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to Earl Robert Weaver, Sr. “Grampy” and Mildred Marie (Mauger) Hearn. He passed away peacefully on January 4, 2015 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his family.

Bob was 76 years old. He proudly served his country in the Air Force (Airman Second Class) from July 1956-1960. Bob was a loving husband, devoted father and caring grandfather who will be remembered for his loyalty, strength of character and fierce love of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Pamela “Punkin” McCullouchand his former wife, Bobbie Jean Weaver. Bob is survived by his loving family: wife of 12 years, Margie Weaver of Montgomery Tx; Sister, Judy Weaver of Conroe, Tx; Brother and sister-in-law, Gale and Barbra Weaver of Magnolia, Tx; Daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Rick Hawn of Ft White, Fla, Debbie and Doug Childs of College Station, Tx and Lisa and Harold Williams of Conroe, Tx; Grandchildren, Jamie Boone and husband, Ryan, Jason Hawn and wife, SteviAnn, Jennifer Carrell, Jessica Booth, Jacob Carrell and Mikayla Mitchell; 10 dear great grandchildren; Stepchildren, Bill and Joyce Palmer of Tuscola Tx, Terry Trero of Montgomery, Tx, Chris and Larry Owens of Willis, Tx, Rickey and Loretta Palmer of Fort Scott, KS, Cindy and Ernie Payne of Scottsdale Az, Becky and Bobby Chenault of Junction, Tx and Lisa and Rob Armstrong of The Woodlands, Tx; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.

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Stella "Fay" Ferrell 1930-2014

William Richard Cleveland 1943-2014

Dorothy M. Boyle 1934-2014

Emmi Wiessner Boehmert 1936-2014

JoAnn A. Wassil 1937-2014

Velia Mendez 1924-2014

George Joseph Marook, Jr. 1946-2014

Bette Jean Morgan Burke 1937-2014

Harry Gene Redden 1949-2014

Mark Lee Shurley 1953-2014

Marie O. Hayes 1925-2014

Sue Fletcher Ritz 1930-2014

Christopher Wayne Mann 1988-2014

Mary Lou Barba

Arthur Roy Fitch

Donald Charles Forschler

Carolyn Mozell Stovall

Rosalie Maglitto

Lillie May Setliff

Evelyn G. Renteria

Marcos Heriberto Valdez

Michael Eugene Saunders Jr.

Lela Mae White

Alice Lorraine Patton

Edward Harry Marlowe, Jr.

Hugh Benjamin Robertson

Mary Munoz

Thomas Charles Marshall

Robert Lee McKnight

Ruth Isabel Smith

Doyel Dewey Fultz

Gordon Gubbins

Richard Bruce Kilian

Patricia Kay Jarman

Myrtis Ann (Ayres) Finelt

Angela Ann Nixon-Davis

Gene Wayne Rogers, Sr.

Frances Ludean West

Jo Briley Owen

Connie Maye Cameron Serrato

Clint Lloyd Carrell, Jr.

Brenda Virginia Martin

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Kumher

William "Billy" D. Bradford

Diane Henderson

Robert "Bobby" Joe Bridwell

Roy Archey Fagan

Novis "Becky" Rebecca Gill

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ruth Thomas-Beloved friend of The Powell's

George S. Hendricks, Jr.

David "Bubba" Wayne Campbell

Dora Pauline Cooper

Gene Robert Gravely

Alton Sutton

Willis (Jr) Bedford Hickmon

Donald O. Fletcher

Stephen Parish Nichols

Shirley Gladden

Agnes Marie Coker

"Polly King" Edna Pauline Walding King

Dewey "D.J." Jackson Bundrick, Jr

Mary Maybelene "Meme" Gregg

Cynthia Darlene Pritchard

Arnold Elbert Pierce

Robert Allen Armacost

Walter "Tommy" Thomas Cook, Jr.

Sharon Delores Ables

Bobby Wayne Evans

David William Wheeler, Jr.

Darethea Darlene Williams

Wilma Jo Mallow

Julia Ann Blair

Jamie Lynch Walston

Joyce Evelyn Pearson

Vincent Roby, Jr.

Vaudine Alice Birmingham Woodward

Chester Lee Perry

Jack Winefred Kelley

David Gene Freeland

Patricia Erle

Willie Lewis Smith

David James Friend

Thomas King Bowen

Carole Ann Morgan

Kenneth Wayne Barbee

Jeffrey Gubbins

Donna Rae (Cosgrove) Caton

Grace Darlyne McSpadden

Lisa Gay Wiggins Boyles

Neil Roger McKinnon

Margaret Lynette Alexander

Melvin Craig

Daniel Jay McCauley

Anthony D. Dempolis

Regina Ann Faherty Hurd

John Gilbert "Gil" Hill

Cork (Phil E.) Weir

David Wayne Weaver

Robbi Jay Edwards

Jon David King

Edna Hickman

Lelian (Terwilliger-Burroughs) Arb

Richard Wayne Turner

Scottie Lewis Jefferies

Paul Lee Skorpenske

Lee Roy Byrd

Trinidad "Trini" Hernandez

Colton Alderson

Bonnie Lee Baldwin

Jamie Frank

Jessie "Deanie" Griffin

Clara Nell Spear

Sandra Georgianna Baerg Quiring Shaw

Libby Lynn Moses McCauley

Marshall and Dorothy Gray- Loving couple

Margaret Elizabeth Wilder

Martha Yvonne Wright Glossup

Shannon Raye Kempf Hedgepath

Jacquline P. Waters

John Edward Barbee

Ronnie Edward Busshart

Willie Mae Simmons

James F. Ferguson

James Louis Lawson

Mary Alice Carson

James (Jim) Davis Travis

Billy Gene Cash-Beloved friend of the Powell's

Bobby Lee Doree

Tom Collins

Ella Marian Hale

John Earl Stamper

Luman Burr

Margie Ann Thompson

Vickey Lynn Pennington

William "Bill" Foster Trent

Bernice Fern Crawford Norris

George Francis Rowe

Betty Mildred Epperson

Wendy A. Giesbrecht

Charles "Charlie" Frank Schmidt

Patricia Lee Purswell Adams

Jeanne K. Pelan

William Sherman Weeks

Sallie Pearl Hughes

Virginia Dare Moore

Remi Rose Marie Lopez

Cynthia Lynne Gilstrap

James Calvin Wyatt

James "Jim" E. Staat

Alvie Jay (AJ) Almand

Fredrick "Fred" Anthony Bruman

Eleanor June Cox

Lynn F. Enmon

Dorothy "Terry" Louise Lloyd

Ronnie Lee Fullen

Billy Jack Collier- Beloved Friend of The Powell's

Herman Edward Weitz

Leslie Sheridan Budd

Carl Frost McLeod

LaVerne Ferguson

Dorothy M. Reherd

Bill "Buddy" Brand

George Russell Spoon

William Christopher "Bill" Conroe-Beloved Friend

M. Wilson "Junior" League

Ida Lorraine Kelley

Barbara Prince

Charles "Roland" Ferrell

Rhodney Cox

Ray Houston Ross

Syble M. Little

Robert "Red" Joseph Elliott

Barbara Lewis Elliott

Edgar "Ed" L. Sullivan

William Ray Knox

Boyd Richard Heil

Sybil Jean Bozeman

Gene Raymond Grimmmer

STELLA "FAY" FERRELL

Born on August 4, 1930, in Adamsville, Texas. Stella Fay Ferrell was a sweet, loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend. Her life was devoted to her family. She also enjoyed her work as a pharmacy technician for years at Apple Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. She died peacefully in Conroe, Texas on Monday, December 29th, 2014. She will be dearly missed.

ay was preceded in death by her husband, Dwaine Roland Ferrell. Her son, Charles Roland Ferrell; her sisters, Maddy Eddy, Ethel Carter and Udell Woolridge. her brothers, Pete Randall and Ernest Randall. She is survived by her son, Dwaine Randall Ferrell. Grandchildren, J.R.Ferrell, Melanie and Kenny Rogers; Daughter in law, Holly Ferrell; Great grandchildren, Shelby, Allison and Cole Rogers; Sisters, Patsy Baker and

Martha Bryant; and her brother, Kenneth Randall. Graveside services for Fay were held at Evergreen Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. She was laid to rest next to her husband.  

WILLIAM RICHARD CLEVELAND

Memorial service for William Richard Cleveland, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas was held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Alton King officiating. Mr. Cleveland was born on June 9, 1943 in Houston, Texas and passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014 in Willis, Texas at Grace Manor. He was 71 years old.

He was preceded in death by his son, Sammy Cleveland; brother-in-law, Jaime Moore; sister-in-law, Linda Cleveland and nephew, Wayne Richards. William is survived by his loving family: children, David Cleveland and Patricia, Tacy Cleveland, J.R. Cleveland and Shannon, Charles Cleveland and Melissa and Cory Cleveland; sister, Carolyn Moore; brother, Charles Cleveland; grandchildren, T.J., Justin, Danielle, Savannah, Starla, Scotty, David, Casey, Drew, Felix and Kennedy; great grandchildren, Chloie, Westin and Bailey; nephews, Ricky Richards and Richard Michael;niece, Monica Mizell; great nephew, Josh Mizell; great nieces, D’Angel and Dakota Richards; and special friend, Angie Tarneja. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

William proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and also during the Cuban Missile Crises. He was a loving, kind man who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.  

DOROTHY M. BOYLE

In Loving Memory of Dorothy M. Boyle of Sugarland, Texas, formerly of Conroe. Mrs. Boyle was born on December 4, 1934 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve in Sugarland. She and her family were longtime residents of Conroe where she raised her family. Dorothy is survived by her loving family and will be dearly missed. 

EMMI WIESSNER BOEHMERT

In Loving Memory of Emmi Wiessner Boehmert, 78, of Shenandoah, Texas who passed away on December 20, 2014. Emmi was born on August 16, 1936 in Ludwig, Germany and worked for over 30 years in the banking industry. She was a loving mother who gave her love freely to her family.  

JOANN A. WASSIL

JoAnn lived a life of love and kindness. Her life truly began when she married the love of her life, Greg Wassil. Together they raised four children: Jim, Terry, Mary and Greg. They shared love, compassion and mastered the gift of giving. They conspired together and became the creative duo.They worked together and created many incredible artistic works of art.

In the last transition of her life JoAnn moved to The Woodlands, TX . She became very active in the community of Windsor Lakes where she played and taught MahJong, played poker, and bocci ball. She was a friend to all.

Remember JoAnn for how she lived, each day to the fullest, with love and kindness. Please join us as we celebrate her life with a Funeral Mass on Tuesday 1/6/15 at 11:00am.

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

7801 Bay Branch Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77382


A reception will immediately follow at:

Windsor Lakes Club House

Windsor Lakes Drive


The Woodlands, TX 77384

VELIA MENDEZ

Memorial Service for Velia Mendez of Conroe, Texas was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Grove Baptist Church in Richards, Texas with Rev. Dave Saffle and the Rev. Joe Saffle officiating. Mrs.Mendez was born on December 28, 1924 in Wiergate, Tx and passed away on December 2, 2014 in Conroe, Tx. She was a lovely woman who will be dearly missed. Velia is survived by her husband, Guillermo Mendez of Conroe and her three daughters, Alma Wilson, Sonia Carvajal and Cynthia Montgomery and one son, Guillermo Mendez, Jr. Numerous other dear relatives survive, as well.

GEORGE JOSEPH MAROOK, JR

George Joseph Marook, Jr. of Bedias, Texas passed away on November 20, 2014 in Temple, Texas at the age of 68. George was born on September 24, 1946 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in Navy. George was also a talented welder who traveled the United States for his job and retired in 2005. He was preceded in death by his loving son and step-son.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Carolyn Taylor Marook; children, Amy Sue Franco and Lynn Ann Marook; step-sons, Raymond Isbell and wife, Donna and Randy Isbell; 2 aunts; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Numerous other dear relatives and friends survive. George was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and great-great grandfather who will be greatly missed. A Visitation was held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Memorial service was held at the VFW 4709 in Conroe and burial will follow at a later date.

BETTE JEAN MORGAN BURKE

A Phenomenal Woman


Bette Jean Morgan Burke was born an only child on September 17, 1937 in New Orleans, LA to the late Gertrude Albertine Robinson and the late Leon Augustus Morgan. Bette’s soul departed this life on November 9, 2014. Bette graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans. 

She then went on to receive her BA in Sociology and Psychology from Dillard University. Within a week from graduating, she headed east to New York City. There she obtained her MSW from Hunter College. While living in NYC, Bette worked as/for: Group Street Gang Worker, Department of Child Protective Services, NYC Juvenile Court Probation Officer and Community Art Project Consultant. In 1976, she left Staten Island and moved to Ithaca, New York where she attended Cornell University’s Doctoral Studies in Adult Education and Communications. Bette was the vice-president for staff development and training at Hillside Children’s Center; Director for Family Services in New York State of Corrections; Director of Social Work and Social Services for Harris County’s Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority. She taught for: New York State Research Foundation, Niagara University and Keuka College. Her private practices consisted of: Cancer Counseling, psychotherapist, consultation, mitigation specialist, professional development and program development and supervision. Bette also volunteered for: American Red Cross, United Way, Ellington National Guard Crisis Intervention, and Texas A&M National Emergency Response & Rescue. She was a member of: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Lioness Club, Catholics of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, National Association of Social Workers Texas, The American Psychotherapy Association, Prairie View A&M University Social Work Advisory Board & George Radner Scholarship Board, and Texas Department of Health Bioterrorism Preparedness Coordinating Council.

In addition to Bette’s many educational and professional accomplishments, she was an accomplished artist and photographer. She had several art shows in: Greenwich Village, NY; Staten Island, NY; Ithaca, NY; and New Orleans, La. She did freelance photography for: Cornell University, several newspapers and national magazines, Ithaca’s Republican Party, and the Houston Rockets. Bette was also blessed to

be a world traveler. Bette will be missed by her two daughters Gail Guerin and Carol Hamler, four grandchildren; Leah Harvey, Maya Harvey, Morgan Hamler, and Sydney Hamler; one great-granddaughter Alaiah Jarrell; brother in-law Russell Green; and a host of relative, and friends.

Bette was a legend in her own time and her memory will never be forgotten. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Spring,Texas. She will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

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