• Midlothian

    Clayton Edward Wilson

    Clayton Edward Wilson, age 87, was born in Venus, TX on October 27, 1930 to Samuel Emmitt and Annie Lee Wilson. He passed on September 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest brother, Samuel Emmitt Wilson, Jr. Ed grew up on a farm in Venus, Texas, graduated from Midlothian High School in 1948 and in November 1949 married Alma Ruth McElroy, who passed in April 2016. They were married almost 67 years, living first in the country near Venus, where they started raising their two children, Ruth Ann and Terry Wilson. They later moved into Midlothian where the kids attended school. They moved to…

  • Carthage

    Mr. Stephen Douglas Lawless

    Funeral services for Mr. Stephen Douglas Lawless, 65, of Newton, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Panola Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 4 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Stephen Douglas Lawless was born February 6, 1953 in DeBerry, Texas to Dee Holcomb and Betty Sue Lawless and passed away September 8, 2018 in Lufkin, Texas. Stephen graduated from Carthage High School. He worked for over 30 years for HB Zachery as a Project Controls…

  • Dumas,  Panhandle,  Spearman,  Stratford

    Jerry Lee Knowles

    Jerry Lee Knowles Jerry Lee Knowles, 81, of Amarillo, died Friday, September 7, 2018.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Jerry was born February 9, 1937 in Perryton, Texas to Jerry C. and Lola May Knowles.  He graduated from Boys Ranch High School.   He served in the U.S. Air Force and had worked as a cowboy most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christina Knowles; and a brother, Gary Knowles. He is survived by three daughters, Gail Higgins of Big Spring, Tx., Denise Robinson and husband Brian of…

  • Mansfield

    Sejin Sebastian Rodriguez

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full,…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    David Zoch

    David Zoch, 49, of Beaumont was born December 22, 1968 in Beaumont, Texas and passed away September 7, 2018 in Beaumont. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3175 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas. Elder Marcus Roland will officiate. David lived most of his life in the Beaumont area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and began a career as a Registered Nurse. During his years as a personal and taveling nurse, David was able to travel the world. His love of nursing provided a lifetime of adventure. David also was a talented…

  • Henderson

    Mrs. Ann Burns Duran Ward

    Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Burns Duran Ward, 92, of Henderson, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, in the chapel at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Millville Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm on Sunday, September 9, at the funeral home. Mrs. Ward passed from this life on September 8, 2018, at Henderson Health and Rehab. She was born May 30, 1926, in Henderson to the late Clyde and Zadie (Forbus) Burns and was a lifelong resident of Henderson. Mrs. Ward was a Licensed…

  • Houston

    William Joseph Heilman, PhD

    William Joseph Heilman, PhD, 88, of Houston passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. Dr. Heilman was born August 31, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA to William Joseph Heilman, Sr. and Marcella Hauck Heilman. Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte Andrews Heilman; children, Terry Heilman, Christine Heilman, Eric Heilman & wife Janet; granddaughters, Reagan, Paige and Grayson Heilman; sister-in-law, Gerry Stein & husband Wayne; brother-in-law, Paul Andrews & wife Dolly as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill grew up in the Pittsburgh area attending Millvale High School. After high school Bill attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his BS in Chemistry, and Syracuse…

  • Dickinson,  LaMarque,  League City,  Pearland,  Webster

    Gregory Joseph Bozdech

      Gregory Joseph Bozdech of League City, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Webster, Texas at the age of 54. He is survived by his loving wife Lori (nee D’Agostaro) and his beloved son Joseph Frank.  Greg was born on September 11, 1963 in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City to Lillian M. (nee Stubits) and Joseph C. Bozdech (deceased).  Beloved brother of Mary Lee McGoorty and husband Michael, Jody Calabrese and husband Peter, and brother, Mark Bozdech. Son-in-law to Lauretta D’Agostaro and Frank (deceased), brother-in-law to Louis D’Agostaro and wife, Cheryl, David D’Agostaro and wife Kathryn favorite uncle to Jillian (birthday buddy), Peter J, and Thomas…

  • Carthage

    Mr. Perry Lynn Pitts

    Graveside funeral services will be held for Mr. Perry Pitts, 62 of Dixie Lake will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Deadwood Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Aaron Bequette and Mr. Shannon Baker officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Pitts passed this life September 7, 2018 at his Dixie Lake home. Mr. Perry Lynn Pitts was born March 8, 1956 in Quanah, Texas. He was raised and graduated schools at Quanah, Texas. Perry moved to Dixie Lake from Dallas in 1978. He spent much of his career in the printing business…

  • Henderson

    Mrs. Shirley Stiles Barham

    Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Stiles Barham, 83, of Overton, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in the chapel at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Maddox officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 10, at the funeral home. Mrs. Barham passed from this life on September 8, 2018, at her residence. She was born January 20, 1935, in Arp to the late Harry and Hattie Bee (Coplin) Stiles. Shirley spent most of her life in East Texas with a short stint in Maine…

  • Hico

    Vernon Gene Simpson

    Vernon Gene Simpson, born January 5, 1933 in Hamilton County, Texas to parents Robert and Nora (Rainwater) Simpson, Sr., passed away in Glen Rose, Texas on September 7, 2018 at age 85. Preceding Vernon in death are his parents, brothers R.T. Simpson, Jr., Earl Simpson and Lester Simpson. Surviving Vernon are sons David Gene Simpson of Mansfield, Texas, and Barry Layne Simpson and wife Jeannie of Glen Rose, Texas. Also surviving Vernon are one sister, Leona Box, of Hamilton, Texas seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of extended family members and friends.