HADDON
ONALASKA -- Irvin E. "Bud" Haddon Jr., born May 5, 1931, died on Dec. 21, 2017. Bud was a native Houstonian. He proudly served in the Navy on the USS Dortch during the Korean conflict. He loved traveling and enjoyed seeing the country in his beloved tractor trailer. He worked as an owner/operator, first with C&H Transportation and then Landstar. Bud loved riding motorcycles and going to Sturgis. He moved to Onalaska, where he en-joyed fishing, tinkering in his garage and visiting with family and friends. Bud is survived by his wife, Joy; children, Lynn Haddon Carnes and Curtis "CC," Barbara Haddon, David Haddon and Laraee, Paul Haddon and Margie and Keith Haddon; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fisher House at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Fisher House Foundation,111 Rockville, MD 20850 or Fisherhouse.org.

MULLINS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Lisa Mullins, 56, of Onalaska were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Visitation was held from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Lisa was born on April 19, 1961 in Houston, to Robert Emanuel Maddox and Shirley Ann (Richards) Maddox, and died on Dec. 23, 2017 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her father and her grandparents. She is survived by her sons, Matthew Mullins and Nicholas Mullins, both of Lancaster, Pa.; mother, Shirley Maddox Wyrick of Onalaska; brother, Steve Kennedy of Reedley, Calif.; sister, Becky Martin of Onalaska; brother, Robert Maddox of Onalaska; sister, Julie Miller and husband Keith of Onalaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Rocky Matthews, Scott Laird, Jon Laird, Jason Miller, Ryan Maddox, Trae Gerard and Jakob Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Webb, Bradley Webb, B.J. Martin and Brian Martin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROWN
LIVINGSTON -- Tina Faithe Brown, born March 30, 1960 in Houston, to John and JoeAnn (Whitaker) Neitman Sr., died on Dec. 26, 2017 in Livingston at the age of 57 years. Her loving family includes her husband of 40 years, Randy Brown; children, Abigail Ainsworth and husband Layne, Nicholas Brown and wife Kaitlyn, Alicia Montoya and husband Jessie, Gerald Brown and wife Rickie, Donna Dubose and husband Mike, Andrea Brown, and Crystal Gains and husband Norwin; brother, Eddie Schoppe and wife Janie; sister, Alta Armstrong and husband Adam; 20 grandchildren, Braylon Farquhar, Carletta Farquhar, Alaina Brown, Jessica Soliz, Tara Rodriquez, Jamie Montoya, Andy Montoya, Jesse Montoya III, Gerald Brown Jr, Christina Snell, Brandon Brown, Megan Brown, Braxton Brown, Lawson Brown, Tiffany Brown, Crystal Clouse, Mercedes Clouse, Theresa Brown and Michael Dubose; 38 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Tina is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia Recio; brother, Johnny E. Neitman; son, Randy Brown Jr,; and grandson, Christopher Dubose. A celebration of Tina's life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Darrell McAdams officiating. A visitation was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, with a graveside service starting at 3 p.m. in Sterling White Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nicholas Brown, Eddie Shoppe, Gerald Brown, Layne Ainsworth, Jessie Montoya, Mike Dubose and Robert Griffis, To send online condolences, go to pacefuneral.com.

ALEC
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Damon "Pops" Ryan Alec, 40, of Livingston were held on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Indian Reservation Assembly of God Church in Livingston, with David Busby officiating. Interment followed in the Ala-bama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Damon was born on Aug. 15, 1977 in Woodville, to Carl Alec and Iris (Bullock) Williams, and died on Dec. 24, 2017 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his father and brother, Jeffrey Alec. He is survived by his mother, Iris Williams of Livingston; brothers, Ricky Sylestine and wife Belinda, James Sylestine, Mark Alec, Carlos Alec, and Duane Alec, all of Livingston; sister, Hilda Pittman and husband DeeRay of Magnolia; brother, Mitchell Alec of Livingston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Curley Robinson, Randy Robinson, Matthew Sylestine, Colson Alec, Dominick Alec, Jordan Alec, Keenan Renfro and Steven Renfro. Honorary pallbearers were Marshall Alec, Josh Sylestine and Michael Alec. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KOEHN
LIVINGSTON -- Herman Fritz Koehn Jr., 81, of Livingston was born on June 9, 1936 in Bellville, to Herman Fritz Koehn and Nonie Nell (Brast) Koehn, and died on Dec. 28, 2017 in Lufkin. He was a resident of the Lake Livingston area for 26 years. He loved to hunt and fish, but, most of all, he loved his grandchildren and family. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Gay Nell (Bennetsen) Koehn of Livingston; daughter, Terri Gay King and husband Richard of Aberdeen, Scotland; son, Michael Bennett Koehn and wife Stephanie of Broomfield, Colo.; son, Mark Douglas Koehn and wife Tiffany of Hudson, Colo.; grandchildren, Ryan King and wife Katherine, Taylor Schillaci and husband Niko, Cody Koehn, Ellie Jo Koehn, Charlie Koehn, Ruby Koehn, Tessa Koehn, Bonnie Koehn, and Audrey Koehn; brother, Charles Koehn and wife Yvonne of Cypress; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a future time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CRISWELL
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Dorothy Criswell, 83, of Orange, formerly of Corrigan, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Mayo Chapel Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Johnny K. Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery, Corrigan. Mrs. Criswell was born on Aug. 27, 1934 in Corrigan, to the late Jessie and Beatrice Dunn. She received her formal education from W.W. Johnson School in Corrigan. She loved to prepare delicious meals and worked at various restaurants in the East Texas area. In her later years, she was employed with Corrigan-Camden ISD as a cook, until she retired in 2010. Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age. She united with Mayo Chapel Baptist Church early in her life and she was a faithful member for over 40 years. She united in holy matrimony to J.E. Cooper. After his death, she later married Louis Criswell until his death. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Beatrice Dunn; four sons, James Cooper, Milton Criswell, Sam McGowan Jr. and Curtis Dunn; three sisters, Estelle McCall, Shirley Criswell (Ida Mae) and Jency Taylor; and three brothers, Jimmy Dunn, Willie Dunn and James Dunn Sr. Mrs. Criswell died on Dec. 22, 2017. Left to cherish her legacy are three daughters, Fabienne Simpson (Lonnie) of Orange, Gloria White Cooper of Houston, and Barbara Marshall of Killeen; her niece, Fanessa R. Jolly (Charles) of Corrigan, whom she helped raise; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Wanda B. Johnson (LC) of Corrigan; brother, Vernon Dunn of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-nieces, cousins, and friends. Pallbearers were Rodney White Jr., Charles Jolly, Dunnis Jolly, J.W. Gilder and Marlin White. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Simpson, Rodney White, Vernon Dunn and Marvin Mitchell. Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

COLVIN
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for George Ross Colvin, 85, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in the Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska, with the Rev. Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service at the church. Mr. Colvin was born on Jan. 13, 1932 in Troup, to John Wesley Colvin and Lila (Gee) Colvin, and died on Dec. 27, 2017 in Livingston. He loved to play 42 and even won a tournament. George loved sports, especially football. He was a varsity quarterback in Troup for four years and also played baseball and track. He also loved to deer hunt and bass fish. George was a master electrician for the union in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Brewster Colvin of Onalaska; stepson, Robert Hart of South Carolina; granddaughter, Kayla Hart of South Carolina; sons from a previous marriage, Gary Colvin and wife Debra of Spring, Dennis Colvin and wife Betty of Rockport, and Doug Colvin and wife Sue of The Woodlands; three grandsons; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WALKER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Delores Ann Walker, 65, of Livingston were held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Camp Ruby Cemetery, Livingston, with the Rev. Jack Redfearn officiating. Mrs. Walker was born on Nov. 6, 1952 in Houston, to Benedict Opela and Delores (Blanshke) Opela, and died with family members by her side on Dec. 24, 2017 in Livingston. She went to school at Spring Branch High School and graduated in 1971. She worked many years in retail, cleaning jobs, and at the Indian Hills Restaurant. She loved spending time with her family but, most of all, she loved her grandchildren and watching Cowboys football. She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, James Walker of Livingston; daughter, Jessica Maristela and husband Menardo of Onalaska; grandsons, Xzavier Walker, Marissa Maristela and Marcus Maristela, all of Onalaska; stepsons, Jeremiah Walker and wife Elizabeth of Trinity, and David Walker and wife Theresa of Livingston; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Delores Opela of Willis; sisters, Linda Hochman and husband George Santos of Willis, Barbie Hayes of Willis, and Patsy O'Neil and husband Don of Willis; brother, Tony Opela of Willis; sister, Theresa Opela of Katy; mother-in-law, Altha Taylor of Livingston; brothers-in-law, Jerry Walker of Livingston, and Kenneth Taylor of Livingston; best friend, Margaret Mier of Katy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jerry Walker, Menardo Maristela, David Walker, Jeremiah Walker, Terry Potonoff, Don O'Neil, Kenneth Taylor and Eddie Esteves. Honorary pallbearers were Xzavier Walker, Marissa Maristela and Marcus Maristela. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SYLESTINE
LIVINGSTON -- Thomas Mason Sylestine, born Jan. 31, 1953 in Livingston, to Harry Rodman and Doris Josephine Sylestine, died on Dec. 25, 2017 in Austin at the age of 64 years. Thomas attended Big Sandy School in Dallardsville, also attended Pan American High School in Kingsville, and graduated from Livingston, High School in 1971. He volunteered for the Indian Reservation Volunteer Fire Department. Thomas played for the Chief's Softball Team the Texan Indians. He worked at the Tribal Enterprise and set up movie sets for the Houston Studios. He also was a truck driver for Penske Truck Company. He is survived by his sons, Trevor Colt Sylestine of Livingston, Brett Tyler Sylestine of Austin, and Brandon Joseph Gerardi of Georgia; grandchildren, Rose Marie Sylestine of Livingston and Gabriel Sylestine of Livingston; companion, Jennifer Taylor of Austin; sisters, Joann Battise and husband Arnold of Livingston, and Carol Battise and husband Donnis of Living-ston; great-aunt, Isabelle Celestine of Houston; numerous other relatives and a host of friends Thomas is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Coleen Battise; his parents; brothers, Terry Sylestine and Alton Lee Sylestine; and sisters, Imogene Sylestine, Moree Poncho and Denise Sylestine. A celebration of Thomas's life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, in the Multi-Purpose Center on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, with Elder Debra Battise-Kleinman, CRE, officiating. Interment followed in the Indian Reservation Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kirk Battise, Jordan Alec, Dustin Battise, Jonathan Richard, Tobine Alec and Logan Alec. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to pacefuneral.com.

WINDHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Odis R. Windham died peacefully on Dec. 24, 2017 in Timberwood Nursing Home in Livingston. Odis was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in Burkett. He was one of eight children born to Charlie Clide and Nena (Flowers) Windham. He grew up in Coleman and at the age of 17 enlisted in the Army to fight in WW II. After boot camp, he was shipped to Ireland to prepare for the Normandy Invasion. He went on to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he stayed in Germany with the Military Police. He had the honor of standing guard at the Nuremburg War Trials. He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, along with numerous other accommodations during his military career. After the war ended, Odis met the love of his life and future wife, Gunda Arlt. They married in Munich on Nov. 20, 1954. In 1959, they welcomed their only child, Cindy. They remained in Germany until 1967 when Odis was reassigned to Ft. Polk, La. It was there that he retired from the Army in 1968. He then went on to work for the Texas Department of Corrections and ended his working career with River Oaks Property management in Houston. Odis loved his time in Germany and the ability to travel all over Europe. He and Gunda loved taking cruises. He also loved going to California to visit his daughter and her family. Lake Tahoe and San Francisco were some of his favorite places to visit. Las Vegas was another favorite destination. He was an avid gardener, winning several Garden of the Month Club honors. He continued gardening even after moving into assisted living facilities and ultimately a nursing home. When the weather got cold he would spend countless hours doing puzzles. No puzzle was too difficult; even if it was being assembled on top of another puzzle. Along with his distinguished military career, Odis was a Master Mason and a Shriner. He served as captain of the El Mina Motor Patrol as well. Odis was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gunda; his parents and four siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Windham) Hill and her husband John Hill of Danville, Calif.; grandsons, Jeffrey Hill of Danville, Calif. and Scott Hill of Walnut Creek, Calif.; sister, Fay Dean of Coleman; and brothers, Arthur and wife Carolyn Windham of Coleman, and Odie and wife Carolyn (McSwain) Windham of McKinney. Odis was known as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2018 in Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Chaplain Jason Sandefer will officiate. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kindred Hospice or to Paralyzed Veterans. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SHUMATE
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Sherry Charlene Shumate, 69, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Ms. Shumate was born on March 21, 1948 in Kingsville, to Charlie Littleton Watt and Twyla Joyce (Murray) Watt, and died on Dec. 22, 2017 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Lee Watt. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Lea Caddenhead and Greg of Livingston; daughter, Rebecca Ann Kitzmiller of Livingston; grandchildren, Shawn, Colby and Madison, Amber, and Braden; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Charlene; sister, Cassie Staggs and Jack of Humble; sister, Billie Bailey of Humble; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SPARKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Wilma Sparks, 86, of Dallardsville will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Known as a sweet wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Sparks died peacefully on Dec. 26, 2017. Wilma was born on May 12, 1931, to Charley and Zelma Lilley. She attended and graduated from Big Sandy School in Dallardsville. Wilma was working at the telephone company in Livingston when she met her future husband, Norman Sparks. They were married on Sept. 21, 1950. They moved around during their young years as Norman worked in the oil field business and Wilma stayed home to raise their two daughters. In 1965 they settled down in Dallardsville and Wilma began working at the Big Sandy School District. She retired as tax assessor/collector for the school district. Wilma was a lifelong member of Sunflower Baptist Church. Her belief in Jesus Christ was fundamental in her life. Her church and the social network it provided were so very important to her. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Norman Sparks; daughters, Charlene Maass and her husband Fred of Bryan, and Twyla Yeager and her husband Tim of Quitman. She also leaves behind five cherished grandchildren, Leigh Ann Hulin-White, Landon Yeager, Jarrod Yeager, Christi Macias and Maghan Graff. There are also nine great-grandchildren, Clayton Macias, Colton Macias, John Macias, Demi Dodson, Daleigh White, Evelyn Yeager, Isaac Yeager, Luke Yeager and Jake Yeager. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DAVIS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Norma Lou Davis, 89, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Frank Frazar officiating. Interment will follow in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis was born on Dec. 2, 1928 in Manitou, Okla., to Lloyd Leon Martin and Alpha Beatrice (Phillips) Martin, and died on Dec. 23, 2017 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Palmer Davis; and great-granddaughters, Sarah Lou Frazar and Cheyenne Davis. She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Morrow and Larry of Livingston, Charlotte Hudson and Robert of Humble, and Pamela Davis of Ozark, Ark.; grandsons, Kenny Hudson and Tish of Woodland, and Donnie Hudson and Angee of Spring; granddaughter, Stephanie Frazar and Bubba of Livingston; grandson, Joshua Davis of Goodrich; great-granddaughters, Kassondra Seagroves of Anahuac, Dakota Myers and Courtney of New Braunfels, Georgia Frazar of Livingston, and Abbey Hudson of Spring; great-grandson, Gavin Hudson of Woodland, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Hudson of Woodland, Calif.; great-grandson, Shannon Hudson of Spring; great-great-grandsons, Memphis Carter of Anahuac, and Chance Stanley of Anahuac; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Larry Morrow, Bubba Frazar, Josh Davis, Kenny Hudson and Donnie Hudson. Honorary pallbearer is Robert Hudson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JACKSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jack Garvey Jackson, 86, of Livingston were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GUTHRIE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Guthrie, 76, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Steve Waldrep officiating. Interment will follow in Morgan Cemetery in Cleveland. Visitation was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home. Mrs. Guthrie was born on Jan. 15, 1941 in Houston and died on Dec. 22, 2017 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rawls and Jewel (Martin) Hunt; husband, Garland George Guthrie; grandson, Cesar Acosta Jr.; and brothers, Rawls Treat Hunt and Joe Hunt. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Morgan of Coldspring; son, Ben Taylor of Coldspring; daughter, Molly Taylor of Spring; grandchildren, Brittany Morgan, Megan Taylor, Zachary Patterson, Camden Henson, Kaleb Henson and Kiley Acosta; great-grandchildren, Autumn and Avery; brothers, Thomas Hunt of Trinity, Clay Hunt of Splendora and Richard Hunt of Farmville, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ALFORD
TRINITY -- Olin Keith "O.K." Alford, 82, died on Dec. 17, 2017. O.K. was born in Putnam, Okla. He and his wife, Gloria, recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. He was known as a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and recently, great-grandfather. He loved his family, and was a friend to many. O.K. served his country as part of the army. Professionally, he started his career with Phillips Petroleum in Borger. He later worked at Gerald D. Hines in Houston in property management from 1972 until his retirement in 1992. At age 57, he then began spending more time enjoying his many passions, including fishing and hunting. O.K. is survived by his wife, Gloria Alford; daughters, Gayla Boss and husband Ed, and Sherri Ohmstede and husband Mike; grandchildren, Lindsey Carroll and husband Luke, Ryan Boss and wife Nicollette, Lauren Ohmstede, and Chris Ohmstede and wife Kassidy; and great-grandchildren, Lennon and Millie Carroll. For those desiring, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Olin Keith Alford to Shriner's Hospital for Children at shrinershospitals.org/donate or Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Houston, 6977 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 22, in Point Blank Community Church in Point Blank. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Waller Thornton Funeral Home, Trinity, was in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Shirley Evelyn Davis, 90, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. Mrs. Davis was born on March 3, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Avery Newman Farley and Nora Charity (Darby) Farley, and died on Dec. 15, 2017 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Davis; and sons, Joe Wesney and Russell Wesney. She is survived by her daughter, Candace Reuss of Houston; grandsons, August Reuss and wife Sara of Houston, Jared Wesney of Livingston, Colin Reuss of Houston, Jeff Wesney and wife Rachel of Temple, Jordan Wesney and wife Ariez of Hemphill, Chris Wesney of Lake Charles, La., and Marshall Wesney of Lake Charles, La.; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are August Reuss, Jared Wesney, Colin Reuss, Jeff Wesney, Jordan Wesney, Chris Wesney and Marshall Wesney. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WESNEY
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Russell Wesney, 68, of Livingston was born on Nov. 26, 1949 in Houston, to John George Wesney and Shirley Evelyn (Davis) Wesney, and died on Dec. 16, 2017 in The Woodlands. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joe Wesney. He is survived by his sons, Chris Wesney and Marshall Wesney, both of Lake Charles, La.; sister, Candace Reuss of Houston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HOMER GIBSON
LUFKIN -- Graveside services for Homer Sidney Gibson, 100, of Wells were held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Wells, with the Rev. Horace Fletcher officiating. Mr. Gibson was born July 2, 1917 in Trinity County, the son of the late Lavada (Pyle) and William Homer Gibson. He died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in a local hospice facility. Mr. Gibson spent his adult working years at the refineries in Jefferson County. He and his wife Velma also owned a number of small businesses. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Shriners in Pt. Neches, Nederland and Wells. He was a Mason for more than 65 years. After retiring to Wells, he served as city councilman and mayor of Wells. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Deanna Gibson; daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Lewis Cobler; son, Michael Gibson; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Maxine McKnight and Eloise Greenville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by his wife of 78 years, Velma Gibson, on Dec. 4, 2017; four brothers; and one granddaughter. Gipson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

VELMA GIBSON
LUFKIN -- Graveside services for Velma Greenville Gibson, 97, of Wells were held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Wells. Mrs. Gibson was born July 28, 1920 in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Annie (Dunn) and Arthur Carroll Greenville. She died on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in a Livingston nursing facility. Velma was raised in Wells, attending school and exceeding in sports and academics. She and Homer raised their children in Nederland and later retired to Wells. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 78 years, Homer Sidney Gibson; son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Deanna Gibson; daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Lewis Cobler; son, Michael Gibson; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Maxine McKnight; sister-in-law, Eloise Greenville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. Gipson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WHITMIRE
LIVINGSTON -- James Whitmire, 78, of Onalaska, was born on Oct. 10, 1939 in Houston, to James William Whitmire and Stephanie Kathyrn (Zurga) Whitmire, and died on Dec. 19, 2017 in Trinity. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Mary Victoria. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Whitmire of Onalaska; sons, Eric Whitmire of Livingston and Jason Whitmire of Austin; daughter, Sasha of Houston; stepdaughter and husband, Susan and Rick Flores of Pasadena; stepdaughter, Rená Murray of Huntsville; stepdaughter and husband, Edith and Cliff Roundtree of Huntsville; nine grandchildren; Ty and Trey Gongora, with whom he had a very special relationship; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DOWNS
LIVINGSTON -- Angelina M. Downs, born June 15, 1925 in North Adams, Mass., to Luigi and Marie Segala, died on Dec. 16, 2017 in Lufkin at the age of 92 years. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Point Blank. She married Melwood Downs on June 24, 1945. Angelina worked for Sprage Electric Company for 46 years and moved to Texas in 1996. Angelina's loving family includes her daughter, Juanita White and husband Leon; son-in-law, Frances Beals; brother, Frank Segala; sisters, Mary Therrien, Peggy Stefanski and Jackie Cote; five grandchildren, Leon L. White Jr., Timothy R. White, Jamie J. White, Francis Beals III and Kellie Beals Cox; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melwood Downs; daughters, Frances Downs and Diane Beals; brothers, John Segala, Louie Segala and Joe Segala; and sister, Kathern Griswold. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in St. Stephen Catholic Church in Point Blank, with Father Kim officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to pacefuneral.com.

RICE
LIVINGSTON -- Lora Mae Overstreet Rice, 79, of Shepherd was born on April 7, 1938 in Segno, to Carl Daniel Overstreet and Henretta (Knight) Overstreet, and died on Dec. 17, 2017 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman David Rice Jr.; and sister, Anice Collins. She is survived by her children, Norman LaRue Rice, Robert Lee Rice and wife Sandy, and Shannon Rice Tolar; grandchildren, Cody Rice, David Tolar, Todd Tolar, James Rice, David Rice, Cory Rice and Rebeka Rice; great-grandchildren, Ethan Tolar, Skylar Tolar, Guage Tolar, Paisley Rice, Austin Rice, Lexy Rice, Alivia Rice, Eliza Tolar and Hunter Kyle; sister, Wilma Duff; brothers, Clyde Overstreet, Jeff Overstreet, Jaggers Overstreet, J.B. Overstreet and Bill Overstreet; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CARTER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Rosalie P. Carter, 83, of Deer Park will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena. Ms. Carter was born on April 11, 1934 in McAlister, Okla., to Trinnie Trenton Parker and Sallie Agnes (Kippenbrock) Parker, and died on Dec. 17, 2017 in Liberty. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Trent; and sisters, Lucille, Ethel Mary, and JoJo. She is survived by her son, Coleman G. Carter and wife Dee of Bailey, Colo.; son, Ronald D. Carter and wife Terri of Beach City; son, Daniel C. Carter and wife Tracy of Deer Park; daughter, Barbara Eggleston and husband Pat of Dayton; daughter, Becky Koen and husband Tommy of Dayton; sister, Camilla Mullinax and husband Bobby of Houston; grandchildren, Tasha, Cole, Patrick, Lauren, Sarah, Melissa, David, Rachel, Joe, Tony, Kyle, Kelly, Julie, Ashley, Patrick, Micah, Todd, and Chase; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

TEER
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jane Teer, 75, of Trinity were held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Jerry Vincent officiating. Interment followed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Union Cemetery Chapel in Teague. Mrs. Teer was born on Feb. 9, 1942 in San Antonio, to Oscar Pleasant Allison and Agnes Katherine (Jailor) Allison, and died on Dec. 16, 2017 in Huntsville. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Phyllis Richards and Katherine Anderson; and brother, Geary W. Allison. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joe Teer; daughter, Debbie Jo Rinn and husband Ronald Rinn; daughter, Tina Teer Folks and husband Lance Folks; son, Bryan Keith Teer and wife Margie Teer; grandchildren, Amanda Folks, Brandi Folks and husband Gilbert Makenzie, Kourtney Teer, and Cody Folks and wife Jaclyn; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Folks and Landon McKenzie; brothers, Charlie Allison and Joe Allison; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOCKWOOD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Lockwood, 72, of Livingston were held on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Tom Owen officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Lockwood was born on May 13, 1945 in Edinburg, to Ernest Owen Lockwood and Lois (Newton) Lockwood, and died on Dec. 14, 2017 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Lance Netz; sisters, Ruby Hood, Dorothy Gillard, Joann Duncan, and Betty Reeves; and brothers, Frank Lockwood and Allen Lockwood. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lockwood of Livingston; daughter, Raven McGuffin and husband Mike of Senora; daughter, Dawn Russe and husband Matt of Mabank; son, Jerry Lockwood and wife Amber of Galveston; daughter, Faith Breeland of Livingston; grandchildren, Destiny, Cyndi, Alanna, Raynee, Denver, Brook, Trey, Jordan, and Lacey; great-grandchildren, Connor, Avalyn, Ellie, and Maverick; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Matt Reese, Denver Breeland, Kenneth Hayes, James Henry II, James Henry Jr., Jordan Lockwood, Trey Giese and Glen Starnes II. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILSON
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Richard Earl Wilson of Houston will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in the Church of God in Christ, 304 W. West St. in Livingston, with the Rev. Alton Earl Bogany officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Goodrich. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Mr. Wilson was born on Aug. 18, 1955 in Goodrich, to Essix Wilson and Rosie Mae Bogany Wilson, and died on Dec. 15, 2017 in St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. He attended school at Jefferson Davis, was of the Pentecostal faith and was retired. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include three children, Ocie Marie Johnson, Richard Earl Wilson Jr. and Roderick Wilson; 10 grandchildren, Denzel Johnson, Mark Johnson, Isaiah Moore, Danielle Moore, Kaleb Wilson, Briana Wilson, Larissa Wilson, Liam Wilson, Roderrich Wilson Jr. and Nicholas Wilson; one great-grandchild, Locklyn Johnson; mother, Rosie Mae Wilson; eight aunts; four uncles; three brothers, Keith Wilson, Carl Wilson and Steve Wilson (Janice); three sisters, Willie Mae Wilson, Terri Hollingsworth and Paula Bennett (Damon); and a host of nieces, cousins and friends. Pallbearers are Denzel Johnson, Mark Johnson, Kenny Bogany, Damon Comier, J.L. Moore, Kendrick Bogany and Christopher Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Earl Wilson Jr., Christopher Allison, Carl Wilson, Isiah Moore and Bradley Allison. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ROZELL
LIVINGSTON -- Paul Edward Rozell, born May 22, 1943 in Houston, to John Bailey Rozell Sr. and Olive Thelma (Himel) Rozell, died on Dec. 13, 2017 in Livingston at the age of 74 years. His loving family includes his wife, Ruth Rozell; brother, John Baily Rozell Jr. and wife Betty of Livingston; sister, Lou Bundrick of Duncanville; stepchildren, Wayne Hill, Melissa Hill, Darlene Gressett and Gene Hill, all of Livingston, and Virgina McKinney and JP of Highland; his sons, Paul Keith and wife Stacey of Houston, and Brian of Huntsville; many step-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Paul is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arthur Rozell. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, in the First United Methodist of Goodrich, with Pastor John Moye officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to pacefuneral.com. MIXON CUSHING -- A memorial service for Rayford Oran Mixon Sr., 77, of Cushing will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Dickie Allen Funeral Home Chapel. There is no visitation scheduled. Mr. Mixon died Monday, Dec. 18, in Cushing. He was born June 16, 1940 in Weslaco, to Earnest and Ethel King Mixon.

COLLINS
LIVINGSTON -- Bruce Duane Collins, born Oct. 31, 1954 in Hornell, N.Y., to Richard S. and Beatrice Mabel (Montgomery) Collins, died on Dec. 18, 2017 in Livingston at the age of 63 years. Bruce's loving family includes his wife of 13 years, Marlene Collins; mother, Beatrice Collins; brother, Terry Collins; sister, Shelia Felder and husband Butch; and sisters-in-law, Yvonne Rousso and husband Spencer, and Ethel Guthier. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Collins; and brothers, Raymond Collins and Richard Collins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to pacefuneral.com.

EVERS
EL DORADO, ARK. -- Jerry A. Evers, 80, of El Dorado, Ark. died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in the Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born Nov. 23, 1937 in Smackover, Ark., to Barney and Hazel Dumas Evers. He was pastor of Shepherd Fold Primitive Baptist Church in Houston, Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in El Dorado, Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Ben Wheeler, and Whitewater Primitive Baptist Church in Tinsman, Ark. He was also a geophysist for Houston Exploration, and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Linda Spicer Evers; and two brothers, Raymond and Bobby Evers. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Roby (Stan) of Houston and Donna Reeves (Roland) of El Dorado; grandchildren, Jennifer Katzianer (Bill), Bryan Roby (Veronica), Zack Jones (Teresa), Matt Jones (Amber), Tish Hollis (Quinton), and Roman Reeves (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Shawn Roby, Ben Roby, Justin Katzianer, Lewis Findley Jr., Derrick Findley, Walker Findley, Blake Hollis, Kaden Hollis, Canyen Hollis, Reagan Reeves, Peyton Reeves, Daniel Jones and Lupita Jones; and great-great-granddaughter, Emma Findley. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, El Dorado, with Elder C.C. Morris officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. An online guest registry is available at youngsfuneralhome.com.