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    Driscoll, Bernard "Barney"

    Bernard “Barney” Francis Driscoll was born on October 22, 1924, in Lone Tree, IA, to Francis and Bridgie (Balton) Driscoll. Barney was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Barney and his beloved wife Emeline “Emme” Godley were married on September 13, 1947. They spent their lives devoted to each other and their family. Barney lived a life of service to his family, his faith, his country, and his community. Just after his 18th birthday, Barney joined the Army Air Corps and served with the Second Air Division of the Eight Air Force stationed in North Anglia, England, during WWII. Barney was a radio operator with the Kleinshrot Crew on a…

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    McCallum, Cody

    Cody Dewayne McCallum, of Benton, Arkansas passed away September 17, 2019 at the age of 44. He was born to William Floyd McCallum and Cathy (Knox) McCallum on July 29, 1975 in Chanelview, Texas. Cody was a Millworks Department Specialist. He enjoyed the outdoors, his work at Lowes and playing pool. In his younger days, Cody played at a high level in the arena of pool tournaments including on the professional circuit and had the trophies to show for it. Cody was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and he is survived by his parents Cathy and Floyd, ex-wives Esther and Nichole and his children Jessie, Kayla,…

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    Shotwell, Wilson

    Wilson Terry Shotwell, age 72, passed away September 19, 2019. Terry was born to Willie and Willie May Shotwell in Huntsville, Texas on January 5, 1947. After graduating from Huntsville High School he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business from SHSU. He was a machinist by trade and also was an industrial salesman. Terry is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years Sarah Shotwell and his children; Troy, Thomas and wife Natalie, Trent and his wife Laura. He is also survived and loved by his 6 grandchildren; Jeromy, Jerrod, Journee, Trevor, Timothy, and Everly. Friends and family are welcome to attend Graveside…

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    Tiffin, Doris

    Doris Tollett Tiffin passed away on September 16, 2019 at the age of 92. Doris was born in Nashville, Arkansas on November 26, 1926. She married her childhood sweetheart, Paul Tiffin, at First Methodist Church in Houston, Texas on May 11, 1946. She enrolled at The University of Houston shortly after marriage, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education, followed by a Master’s of Education. She worked as a special education teacher in the Houston Independent School District for several years before starting a family. Doris discovered the game of golf in the 1960s and quickly became obsessed. She played at every opportunity, all over the world, well…

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    McHenry, Jr., Harold

    Harold Cedric McHenry Jr, 69, of Huntsville, TX, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Harold spent his last morning here on Earth doing what he loved the most – fishing with the love of his life. Born on September 10, 1950, in Oakdale, LA to Harold and Maudie McHenry. He married his love Debby on December 31, 1989. Harold was always very competitive when it came to sports and games. In his younger years he was a star high school football player and was planning to go on to play football at Tulane University until a knee injury didn’t allow him to continue.…

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    Collins, Dr. George

    Beloved father and grandfather, George P. Collins, passed away peacefully Saturday September 14, 2019 in Huntsville, TX. He was 89 years old and had battled Parkinson’s Disease for over 20 years. George was the only child of Ruby and Posey Collins, born on September 1,1930 in Brady TX. He attended Brady High School where he graduated as valedictorian. He combined a degree from Baylor University with early entry into Baylor Medical School in Houston. After Medical school, he fulfilled his anesthesia internship at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. He enlisted in the US Air Force, serving his medical residency during the Korean War at Lackland Air Force base and…

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    Mote, Fred

    Fred Nolan Mote was born in Delta, Alabama, on October 8, 1936, to William I. Mote and Sity Cofield Mote. He passed away on September 12, 2019 at his home in Huntsville, Texas. Fred came to Texas in 1959 while serving in the U.S. Army 720th Military Police Battalion at Fort Hood. Fred fell in love with Texas and a Texas schoolteacher, Sue Frances High, and here he remained until his death. He loved raising cattle, plowing the black land of Trinity County and the sandy land of Walker County, baling hay, mowing pastures, deer hunting, and hog hunting (By any means…) He also loved wearing cowboy boots and hats…

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    HOLCOMB, Florence Jan 18, 2019 – Sep 12, 2019

    Florence Holcomb was born on January 18, 1931 in San Saba, Texas and died on September 12, 2019 in Friendswood, Texas. She had been a resident of Huntsville since 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntsville. Florence was married to the Rev. Thomas S. Holcomb and together they served United Methodist Churches from 1950 until 1992. They were appointed to First United Methodist in Huntsville from 1980 until 1986. They retired in 1992 and returned to Huntsville where they had their home in Elkins Lake. From 1990 until 1992 she lived on the south coast of England where Tom served three Methodist churches. Florence was…

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    Branch, Viola

    Viola Gambrell Branch, 91, wife of the late Herbert Lee Branch of Huntsville, passed peacefully at her home in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born March 21, 1928 in Huntsville, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Goree Gambrell and Viola Thomas Gambrell. Viola is survived by her son Ben Leigh Jr., daughters Mary Mayho and Linda White. Viola is also survived by her three brothers, Eddie G. Gambrell, Thomas Gambrell Sr., and Rev. Laverne Gambrell, 8 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Herbert Lee, Viola was predeceased by Beverly Johnson, her daughter.

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    Fred Mote

    A Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, Sept 20th between 5:30 and 7:30pm. The Service is Saturday Sept 21st, 2pm, both at Northside Baptist Church in Huntsville.

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    Burnett, Johnny

    Johnny B. Burnett, age 78, passed away on August 31, 2019, in Huntsville, Texas. He was born on May 8,1941, to Reggie, Sr. and Iona Crawford Burnett. Funeral services for Johnny will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Following services he will be laid to rest in Hightower Cemetery, in Huntsville. Full obituary at www.coxfuneralhome.net

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    Gilmore, Dorothy

    Dorothy Jo Duff Gilmore, age 88, went home to be with her Lord on September 9, 2019. Dorothy Jo was born on March 30, 1931 in Port Neches, Texas to Lester and Viola Duff. She graduated from Warren High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University. A life-long teacher, she taught secondary and elementary school in Warren, Andrews, New Waverly, and Huntsville, Texas. She married the love of her life, James Everett Gilmore, on June 1, 1957. They made their home in Huntsville, Texas. Dorothy Jo and James served their Lord at the First Baptist Church. Dorothy Jo loved to cook for her family,…

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    Wanda Mileski

    Charlene(Memie) passed away on June 25, 2019. She is survived by her four children: Son Allen Smith, Daughters: Jean Bruce, Pat Dubose, Terry Cornelius, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1- great granchildren

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    Hornbuckle III, William

    William (Bill) Edward Hornbuckle, III (born June 8, 1935) went to be with the Father and Son on August 25, 2019. He was 84 years old. Bill was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Graduated from Huntsville High School (1953). Obtained a BBA from UT Austin (1958) Held a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the U of H (1961). He also had a MA in Lay Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2004). Bill was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He was a successful board-certified personal injury trial lawyer for many years and a member of the State Bar of Texas. After retiring from the legal…

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    Simon, Mattie

    Mattie J. Simon was born on February 2, 1934 in Huntsville, Texas, to Thomas and Mattie Carter. She passed away on September 2, 2019, with her family surrounding her, in Stafford, Texas. Mattie was preceded in death by her husband: Billie G. Simon; her parents; brothers: Samuel, Odell and Thomas; sisters: Angeline, Agnes, Leona and Gertrude. Mattie is survived by her daughter: Lynda Lansford; grandchildren: Jason Krc (Whitney), Joshua Krc (Nikki), Tiffany Powell (Andrew) and Caleb Morefield, Ethan Lansford (Cheyenne) and Amy Lansford; great-grandchildren: Junior, Emery, Gannon, Dustin, Kaylee and Keaton; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families and friends. Funeral services for Mattie will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00…

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    Boone, Jr., Luther

    Luther Lee Boone Jr. was born on August 24, 1945, to Luther Sr. and Lydia Gamble-Boone in Huntsville. He earned his wings to glory on August 27, 2019. Luther has left behind memories with his children: Mona (Peaches) Brooks (Toby), Meriyaki (Penny) Boone and Luther Boone III; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Iris Ross and Fountain Nell Boone; sister-in-law: Gloria Smallwood (Albert) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A celebration service for Luther will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at First New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow…

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    McBride, Jr., Johnny

    Johnny McBride Jr. was born on January 7, 1947 to Johnny Sr. and Katherine McBride, in New Waverly, Texas. He passed away on August 29, 2019 in Lufkin, Texas. Johnny is survived by his devoted wife: Barbara McBride; sons: John, James and Anthony; daughters: Christalline and Danielle; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Rosie Sallie, Betty Edwards, Lonnie McBride, Donna McBride-Johnson, JoAnn McBride, Danny McBride, Robert McBride, Jackie McBride, Barbara McBride and Angela McBride; and a host of additional relatives and friends. Funeral services for Johnny will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at Cox Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Jasper Memorial Cemetery, in New Waverly, Texas.…

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    Dr. Donald Brown

    A Memorial Service will be held in honor of Dr. Brown on September 7 at 9:00am at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville. Please join us in remembering Dr. Brown.

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    Donna Rhine

    A Visitation for Mrs. Rhine will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 1:00pm, with the Service following at 2:00pm. Both will be held at Magnolia Lakes in Huntsville

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    Williams, Sandra

    Sandra Lynn Williams, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on August 31st, 2019 in College Station, Texas. Sandy was born in Victoria, Texas on November 23, 1939 to her beloved parents James and Alice Criswell. Upon her graduation from Victoria High School Sandra married and began her family. As a military wife and homemaker, the family traveled around the country and overseas. After some time she and her children made their way back to Texas. Sandra went to work at Aldine Independent school district and lived in Pasadena where she met and married Rayburn E. Williams, her beloved husband of 42 years. Later she went to work…

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    Roberts, Huldah

    Huldah Lorine Roberts of Texas City, Texas passed away peacefully at 96 years old to be with her heavenly father on August 30, 2019. She was born on June 25, 1923 in Walker Co. Texas to beloved parents Mercer Lee and Mary Ellen Robinson. A member of the greatest generation, she started her career at Carbide Texas City in production and later as a laboratory technician. She and her life-long friend Pat Alford quickly became known for their skills in the laboratory at Carbide. When the men returned from World War II, she met and broke-in as operator, her future husband Kenneth Webb Roberts. She became a housewife and mother…

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    ADAMS, Lilla Dec 3, 1937 – Aug 30, 2019

    Lilla Sue Adams passed away surrounded by loved ones at her home, in Huntsville, Texas on August 30, 2019. Sue was born December 3, 1937 in Huntsville, Texas to Rufus and Mary Edith Mitchell. She grew up on the family farm near Shiro, Texas and attended school in Huntsville. She graduated from Huntsville High in 1955 and attended Sam Houston State University until she married. Sue met her husband, Royce Adams, in the first grade. They married in January 1957 and they lived in California for three and a half years while he was stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base. After several moves and four children they returned to Texas…

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    Linton, Althea

    Althea Faye Gore Linton was born in Mt. Braddock, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1936 to Earl Gore and Helen Martin, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 21, 2019. Faye was the oldest of four children and upon the death of her father at an early age, she put her education on hold and stayed home to take care of her younger siblings. Later Faye was able to complete her education and began her career working in Washington D.C. where she met her husband John, who was at the time, serving in the military. Faye worked her way up in the banking system she worked…

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    Gibson, Grover

    Bill Gibson left this world and met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ face to face on August 11, 2019, after a brave 8 year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Bill was born in Houston on April 21, 1939, to Ellen Irene Waterfield Gibson and Gordon William Gibson. He lived with his parents in Denver Harbour Edition, Houston, until, at age six, his father went into full-time ministry and established Del Del Pentecostal Church of God in Channelview, Texas. He attended elementary and junior high, and because there was no high school in Channelview, Bill and his classmates were bussed to Baytown, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High…

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    Goode, Jr., Stanley

    Stanley M. Goode, Jr. passed away at his home in Huntsville, Texas on August 21, 2019. Stanley was born on September 26, 1949. He grew up in Pasadena, Texas where he proved to be a gifted athlete. During his senior year at Pasadena High School in 1968, he lettered for the third year in football, played in the state championship baseball game, and placed third in the state track meet in discus throwing. He attended Texas Tech University on an athletic scholarship for football and baseball. After retiring from TDC in Huntsville, Stanley drove buses for Huntsville ISD for several years. He and Barbara were also active in the Trailriders…

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    Brister, Doris

    Doris Marie Montgomery Brister was born on December 9, 1938 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Troy Elvin Montgomery and Julia Thelma Stockton. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 16th and awoke in the presence of her Lord and Savior. She loved Jesus and served Him many years at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas by singing in the choir and rejoicing Him through many solos. Doris grew up in Fort Worth, graduated Polytechnic High School and married her childhood sweetheart, Edmond Brister, on August 16, 1957. They have lived in Huntsville since 1964. Doris was a homemaker who served her family, friends & church. She…

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    Vinson, James

    James passed peacefully on August 16, 2019. Funeral services will be Monday August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Waller Thornton Funeral Home followed by interment at Brooke Cemertery 672 FM 980 Huntsville, Texas

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    Johnson, Velma

    Velma Lee Ross-Johnson was born on October 11, 1939 and passed away on August 9, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at New Growth Full Gospel Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Huntsville, Texas. Full obituary at www.coxfuneralhome.net

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    O'Bryant, G

    G I O’Bryant was born on September 23, 1946 and received his heavenly reward on August 9, 2019. Funeral services for G I will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:00 P.M. at Hills Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow in Martha Chapel Cemetery, in Huntsville, Texas. Full obituary at www.coxfuneralhome.net

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    Butler, Cherry

    Cherry Renee Butler was born on March 11, 1948 and passed away on August 3, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1:00 P.M., at Cox Funeral Home. Full obituary at www.coxfuneralhome.net

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    Aaron Hoot

    A Visitation with the family is on 08/16 between 6-8pm. Service will be held at 2pm on 08/17., both at Oakhurst Full Gospel Church. Interment will be Hoot Cemetery. Condolences to www.shmfh.com

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    Graham, Robert

    Richard McMillen Graham age 66 was born on May 8, 1953 to Hugh McMillen Graham and Selma Alice Wellenkamp Graham in Clackamas, California. Richard McMillen Graham better known as Rick served in the United States Army as a Medical Technician. After being honorably discharged due to his health conditions, and receiving a purple heart, Rick became an employee of Time Warner/Disney. He later resigned from there and found his calling as the Director of Maintenance at Focused Care of Huntsville, where he was greatly loved by the residents and staff. He had a knack for making his residents laugh and he could light up the room. He enjoyed carpentry, mechanic…

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    O'Banion, Maebeth

    MAEBETH MITCHELTREE O’BANION, 92, passed away on August 8, 2019, at her residence in Winnsboro, TX. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, John Hugh O’Banion; sons John Hugh, Jr. (Mora), David Michael (Linda), Dana Clifton (Pam), and Kenneth Eugene; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her for her devotion to her family above all else. Funeral observances will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Northside Baptist Church, 1207 FM 980, in Huntsville, with interment at Cline’s Prairie Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com

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    Wright, Mona

    Mona Dell DeBorde Wright was born on October 25, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas to William Earl DeBorde and Helen Ola Ward DeBorde. She has lived in Katy since 1997 and was a resident of Shiro, Texas from 1986 to 1997. Mona was a member of the First Christian Church, in Katy, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, in Waller. She loved sewing and reading. Mona Dell DeBorde Wright passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Katy, Texas at the age of 84 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wright on January 26, 1997 and by a brother, Adrian DeBorde. She…

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    Esquuivel, Diego

    Diego Edward Esquivel, 55 joined his heavenly father on August 8, 2019 after a valiant battle of kidney disease. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Diego was born to the late Edward and Noemi Esquivel, at Fort Bliss Military Hospital in El Paso, Texas on October 10, 1963. He was immersed in the Christian community that would be his lifelong support from an early age. Diego move to Huntsville to start his career at TDCJ. After 30 years of service, Diego retired and devoted his time to his family, volunteering and traveling. The joy of…

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    Bradham, Jr., William

    William C. “Sonny” Bradham, Jr blessed our community his entire 67 years. For over 30 years, he gave Parkinson’s Disease one heck of a fight, he passed peacefully at home, the way he wanted. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, giving, helpful, and loving person, always willing to help anyone with just about anything. He loved working in his shop, he was a jack of all trades and a master of most of it. He spent 31 years at TDCJ, most of which as a lieutenant at the Diagnostic/Byrd Unit running the Records Office. He started working for them when he was 19, allowing him an early retirement, so he was…

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    Welch, Jr., Walter

    Walter Thurman Welch, Junior, passed from this world on August 2, 2019. He died at his residence in Huntsville, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 12, 1934 in Beam Community, southern Oklahoma, to Syble Moates Welch and Walter Thurman Welch, Senior, Walter lived through the Great Depression among relatives and friends in the Waureka, Oklahoma area. Later his family moved to Duncan, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school. Walter attended college at Cameron State Agricultural College and graduated from Central State College in Edmund, Oklahoma. His life was an example of what it means to be a good man, a good husband, a good father and…