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Betty June Scott

February 26, 1943 - October 29, 2014

Betty June Scott (71) of Baytown, Texas passed away Wednesday October 29, 2014. She was born February 26, 1943 in North Bend, Nebraska to parents Myrtle May and William Eldon Orendorff. She was the middle of five children. She went to school in California. She raised her only son Robert (Bobby) Byer in Highlands, Texas. And it was there where she retired with her late husband Marlin Scott. Betty...
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Janie Louise Kolb

May 20, 1931 - October 19, 2014

Janie Louise Mayfield Kolb was born in Stephens, Arkansas on May 20, 1931 to Fred and Virginia Mayfield. She passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Baytown, Texas. Janie was the Valedictorian of the Stephens High School class of 1949. She then attended Magnolia A&M College for 1 year. After moving to Texas, she worked for Barbers Hill ISD for 20 years, first as an elementary school...
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Frances Marie Merchant-Guidry

July 18, 1924 - October 15, 2014

Frances Marie Merchant-Guidry, 90, of Baytown, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at her home with her children at her side, following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born July 18, 1924, in Hearne, Texas, to Charlie C. Merchant, Sr. and Oral Ethel Jamison Merchant. Frances is preceded in death by her parents, C. C. and Ora Merchant; sisters, Euline Benbow,...
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John Edward Strangmeier

January 30, 1935 - October 15, 2014

John Edward Strangmeier, of Beach City, Texas, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2014, at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 15 days. John was born to William Frederick Carl and Willie Mae Bussey Strangmeier on January 30, 1935 in Baytown, Texas. John and his bride, Helen Margaret (Miller), celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on October 14, 2014, reminiscing about their elopement...
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Minnie Ruth Wright

April 20, 1929 - October 14, 2014

Minnie Ruth Wright, age 85 of Baytown, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She was born on April 20, 1929, in Emmett, Arkansas, to Albert and Lolita Francis Hood Arnett. Minnie worked for Woolco for its entire existence. She loved crochet and woodworking. Minnie had so much love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanie Budd of Baytown,...
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Cathy Campbell-Layton

September 25, 1949 - October 10, 2014

Cathy Campbell-Layton, age 65, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1949, in Belton, Texas, to Clarence Murrah and Dorothy Rae Bell Campbell. Cathy spent many years as a legal secretary and worked with numerous notable attorneys in the Houston area. Her family will remember her as a loving mother and grandmother, and a faithful Christian. Cathy...
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Joe Todaro

November 27, 1924 - October 9, 2014

Joe Todaro, 89, of Baytown, Texas, formerly from Houston, passed away on October 9, 2014, at a hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born November 27, 1924 in Highbank, Texas, to Vick Todaro and Josephine Buffamante Todaro. He was baptized into the Catholic Faith on January 3, 1925, Joe graduated from Highbank, Reagan High School and in 1943, then he joined the United States Navy. ...
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Marie Loiacano Tindall

August 17, 1922 - September 30, 2014

Marie Loiacano Tindall, 92, of Baytown, went to her heavenly home September 30, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born to the late Mariono Loiacano and Annie Papania Loiacano, August 17, 1922. Marie was a graduate of the Texas School for the blind, where she met and later married Rupert Finley Tindall Sr., her husband of 40 years. Despite being blind from early childhood Marie...
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Melba Louise Istre

May 8, 1925 - September 26, 2014

Melba Louise Istre passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. She was born on May 8, 1925, in Keota, Oklahoma, to Luther and Edna Hall Staner. Melba was a longtime member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Melvin Istre; sister, Patsy Wallace; two grandchildren, Cheri May and Keri Anderson; four great grandchildren, Kristina Morales, Alyssa Morales,...
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Ronald (Ronny) Layne Smith, Jr.

July 24, 1957 - September 22, 2014

Ronald Layne Smith, Jr., 57, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on September 22, 2014, in Houston. He was born July 24, 1957, in Baytown, Texas, to Ronald Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Smith and grew up in Highlands, Texas. On May 21, 1977, he married the love of his life, Terri Clement. Ronny graduated from Sterling High School in 1975 and was a contributing player of the Sterling 1972 state play...
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Peggy R. Gibbons

October 25, 1938 - September 10, 2014

Peggy R. Gibbons, age 75, of Baytown, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born on October 25, 1938, in Houston to Robert Benjamin and Naomi Pearl Horn Sellers. Peggy worked in school administration in West Virginia. On May 13, 2008, she married Terry L. Victory. She loved sports and loved to play dominoes. Her husband Terry says she was a wonderful partner. Peggy is...
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Johnny "Bookkeeper" Myers

July 23, 1953 - August 31, 2014

A celebration of Johnny's life will be held on Friday, September 5, at 6 PM, in the chapel of Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas, 77521.
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Joe Guzman, Sr.

September 10, 1948 - August 30, 2014

Joe Guzman Sr. Joe Guzman Sr. was born September 10, 1948 to Santiago and Maria Guzman. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Teresa Guzman, his sons: James Vincent Cannizzo and wife Angela Harris-Cannizzo, and Joe Guzman Jr. and wife Nikki Guzman; daughter: Diana Johnson and husband Kenneth Johnson; grandchildren Hubert Artis, Tony Artis, Lance Artis, Jesse Angelo Cannizzo and wife Ashely...
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Wiley Barkdull

December 31, 1928 - August 29, 2014

Wiley Barkdull, age 85, of Channelview, passed away on Friday, August 29, in Pasadena. The family will receive friends at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown, TX, on Monday, September 1, from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 10 AM in the Chapel of Crespo and Jirrels. Graveside services will follow at 5 PM at Paul Cemetery in Lecompte,...
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Eunice Faye Crunk

March 30, 1942 - August 24, 2014

Eunice Faye Crunk, age 72, of Baytown, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was born on March 30, 1942 in Pearsall, TX, to Lee P. and Alice Virginia Cotton Cone. On May 18, 1963, she married Robert D. Crunk at Second Baptist Church in Baytown. After a brief time in Nevada and Connecticut, Robert and Faye spent most of their 51-year marriage raising their family in Baytown. Faye was a...
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Geraldine (Gerrie) Adams

February 8, 1937 - August 15, 2014

Geraldine (Gerrie) Bolt Adams (nee Geraldine Riley), a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, died on August 15, 2014 due to complications with Alzheimer's Disease. Born February 8, 1937, in Milford, Illinois, to her birth parents, Clyde and Thelma Riley, who have preceded her in death, Geraldine lived most of her childhood and into adulthood with her foster parents, Donald and Esther...
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Carol Ann Snyder

October 30, 1951 - August 2, 2014

Carol Ann Snyder, 62, of Baytown, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born October 30, 1951 in Montclair, New Jersey to Robert R. Lazar and Marie Lazar. Carol grew up in the Catholic faith and was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Baytown. She was an avid reader, and loved to cook and bake, especially for her loved ones. She had a fondness for dogs and cats and...
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Zalika Sydney Baptiste

March 4, 2014 - July 30, 2014

Zalika Sydney Baptiste was born on March 4, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. She weighed 7 pound 9 ounces and 19 inches long. During her brief life she visited three states, New York, Arkansas, and Texas, where she passed away on July 30, 2014. Zalika laughed and smiled her entire life. Although, she only lived four short months here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and...
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Minerva D Hernandez

January 3, 1946 - July 30, 2014

Minerva D. Hernandez, age 68, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Baytown. She was born on January 3, 1946, in Tamaulipas, Mexico to Eluterio and Candelaria Delgado Hernandez. Minerva was a strong Christian woman full of faith. She fought a long hard battle with cancer, always doing things to stay healthy physically and mentally. Minerva loved gardening and flowers, and...
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Ruby Karr Day

November 12, 1916 - July 25, 2014

Ruby Karr Day, 97, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born November 12, 1916, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Hubert Thomas Karr and Ida Mattie Forbes Karr. Ruby was a realtor in Harlingen, Texas, for over forty years. She was a faithful member of First Methodist Church in Harlingen, volunteered with the Harlingen Historical Museum and was a member of the...
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Betty Jane Blalock

June 15, 1938 - July 17, 2014

Betty Jane Blalock, 76, of Pasadena, TX, passed away on July 17th, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 15th, 1938, in Anderson, South Carolina to James Guest and Edna Parker. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone she met. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Angela and Randy Aston of Pasadena, TX; sons and daughters- in-law, Scott and...
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Paula Faye Hughes Rice

December 11, 1957 - June 30, 2014

Paula Faye Hughes Rice went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 30, 2014. Paula was born on December 11, 1957, in Baytown, TX, to Bobbie Belle and Lester Hughes. She graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in 1976. She was devoted to the children with development disabilities at The Arbor School in Houston where she taught for many years. Her crowning glory was her children...
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John Hooper, USMC, Ret.

June 28, 1921 - June 29, 2014

Major John Hooper, USMC (Retired), age 93, of Baytown, died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease on June 29, 2014. He was born on June 28, 1921, in Santa Cruz, CA to Harry and Esther Hooper. On August 6, 1948, he married Connie Smith in Beaumont, TX. John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, completing Officers' Candidate School in 1944. ...
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Herbert "Herb" Bruns

May 13, 1939 - June 27, 2014

Herbert "Herb" Joseph Bruns was born on May 13, 1939 in St. Henry, Ohio to Victor and Regina Albers Bruns. He grew up in Cold Water, Ohio and graduated from Cold Water High School. He received an accounting degree from Albuquerque University and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He was a practicing C.P.A. for TLC Corporation in Houston before his retirement. Herb was a devout Christian...
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Acie T. Harrison

November 3, 1932 - June 27, 2014

Acie T. Harrison, 81, of Baytown, Texas went to be with Jesus on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born and raised in Jasper, Texas the youngest of five children. Acie moved to Baytown as a young newlywed with his wife June Roach Harrison, after leaving the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War, where he was an airplane mechanic. Shortly after moving to Baytown, Acie was...
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George "Pat" McHaney

September 1, 1953 - June 23, 2014

George Patrick McHaney, "Pat", born in Port Lavaca, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Colleen McHaney. He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret McHaney, his daughters, Rhiannon McHaney and Patricia Vowell, his sister and brother, Treacy McHaney Pattillo and Michael McHaney, and his stepchildren, Thor and Hannah Foster, and his...
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Marilyn Cernoch Singer

October 29, 1938 - June 15, 2014

Marilyn Cernoch Singer, of Baytown, was born on October 29, 1938, in Fayette County, Texas, and died Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a 1957 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. She attended Lee College and later attended classes offered by University of St. Thomas. On June 11, 1960, she married John Singer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baytown. Marilyn retired from...
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Keith Pickard

July 8, 1950 - June 13, 2014

Keith Pickard, 63, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at his Crosby home. He was born on July 8, 1950, in Orange, TX, to Robert and Geneva Pickard. Keith proudly served his country in the late 60's in the United States Army. He went on to work for Exxon Mobile and retired from there after 36 years. Keith is survived by his children, Shane, Christin, Nikki, Josh, and Preston; five...
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Amelia Grace Spurlock

June 12, 2014 - June 12, 2014

Amelia Grace Spurlock was born on June 12, 2014. She is survived by parents, Riley and Souphaly Spurlock; grandparents, Stan and Donna Ralya, and Patty and Glen Vanderbeek; brothers, Kaeden and Trinity Spurlock, and numerous other relatives. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 10:30 am at Cedarcrest Cemetery in Baytown.
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Lonnie William Vernon

March 16, 1922 - June 10, 2014

Lonnie Vernon passed away peacefully at his home in Baytown, Texas on June 10, 2014. He was born on March 16, 1922 in Dallas, Texas. Lonnie is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Snodgrass, and his brother, Ralph Vernon. He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-five years, Dolores Biscamp Vernon; three daughters: Holly Albers and her husband Bill, of Beaumont, California; Paula...
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Mauricio Alonso Gongora Martinez

September 22, 1957 - June 6, 2014

Mauricio Alonso Gongora Martinez went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2014. He was born in Acapulco, Mexico to Flora Silvina Martinez de Gongora and Juan Antonio Gongora Mata on September 22, 1957. He is survived by children, Alonso, Jr. and wife Pamela, Nicholas Gongora, and Marisa Gongora; siblings, Cathy Hernandez, German Gongora and wife and wife Trish, Mario Gongora and wife Gloria, Maria...
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Boyd Larry "Corky" Bloomfield

June 5, 2014

Corky, as friends and family called him, was born in Odem, Texas, in 1939, the youngest of 6 brothers. After the death of his father, the family moved to the Corpus Christi area, where he attended schools in Flour Bluff and Calallen and graduated from Roy Miller High School. Following his public school days, Corky graduated from Del Mar College and Rice University before finishing graduate...
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Richard Edwin Haynes

August 23, 1938 - May 29, 2014

Richard Edwin Haynes; loving husband, dad, brother and paw paw; was born on August 23, 1938. He passed away peacefully in his home on May 29, 2014. Richard is survived by his son, Brett, daughters Angela Haynes and Anna Young, brother Charles Haynes, sisters Judy Walker and Brenda Egner, and grandchildren Ricky, Lil Brett, Tiffany, April, Amy, Cameron, Bryce and Colin. He was born in...
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Roxana Esquivel

May 28, 2014

Roxana Loredo Esquivel, age 45, was called home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2014. She was born in Baytown, Texas, where she lived most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Francisca Loredo. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Guerrero and husband, Simon, and their three children, Elizabeth, Virginia, and Carolina. She also has her sister, Sonia B. Loredo and...
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Jose E. Romo

April 7, 1926 - May 19, 2014

On the evening of Monday, May 19, 2014, Jose E. Romo peacefully passed away in his home. He was born on April 07, 1926 in Monterrey, Mexico to Inocencio and Maria Romo. He was an avid football and baseball fan who enjoyed tinkering in his garage and tending to his garden. He loved spending time with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He greatly enjoyed camping and fishing...
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John David Wallace

July 20, 1937 - May 16, 2014

John David Wallace, 76, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born in Goose Creek Hospital on July 20, 1937, to Gilbert Wallace and Lucy Wallace. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in 1955 and later went to The University of Texas on a football scholarship. Mr. Wallace worked for ExxonMobil for thirty years and was respected by all those he worked with or for. ...
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Luz Divina Hernandez

January 12, 1926 - May 10, 2014

Luz Divina Hernandez , 88, passed away, Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on January 12, 1926. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She retired after teaching elementary school in Puerto Rico. When she moved to Baytown she was very active at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She is survived by her children, daughter, Ludie Hernandez-Buck, MD and her husband,...
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Alex E Cienfuegos

November 7, 1987 - May 10, 2014

Alex Ernesto "Flaco" "Propane" Cienfuegos, 26, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was born November 7, 1987, in Houston, Texas, and raised in Baytown, Texas. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2006 and attended Lee College, UTSA, and received two degrees from Northwest Vista College in San Antonio. He was currently attending Galen College of Nursing in San...
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Olivia Guerrero

November 1, 1952 - May 8, 2014

Olivia Guerrero Gutierrez, 61-years-old, died on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through almost eight years of illness. Olivia was born on November 1, 1952 in Jalisco, Mexico to Elijio Gutierrez and Josefina Zepeda. The 9th of 11 kids, her siblings: Guadalupe, Angelina, Angel,...
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Rubin Edward Kappler

January 29, 1920 - May 8, 2014

Rubin Edward Kappler, 94, passed away peacefully in his assisted living facility on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Houston Texas. He was born January 29, 1920, in Bishop, Texas, to Pauline and John Theodore Kappler. He grew up in McAllen Texas, and after went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Engineering. In 1944, he was awarded an officer ranking in the U.S....
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Richard Leon Murphy

August 9, 1939 - May 4, 2014

Richard Leon Murphy, age 74, of Baytown, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born on August 9, 1939 in Paris, TX, to Coleman and Wilma Long Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a longtime employee of Solvay Chemical, and retired after 35 years. He was also an active and faithful member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Diann Murphy; 4 children, Lisa,...
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Benita Jasso Rios

February 22, 1932 - April 28, 2014

Benita Jasso Rios, age 82 passed away to perfect peace on Monday, April 28, 2014. She was born in Galveston, Texas on February 22, 1932. She is survived by her daughters Patricia Rios, Laura Rios Anzaldua and Theresa Rios Trevino and husband Zaragoza. Grandsons Patrick Ian Cisneros, Matthew Aaron Cisneros, Alejandro Armando Trevino and Joe Adan (AJ) Anzaldua, wife Veronica, great grandson...
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Jeffery McDonald

August 14, 1958 - April 27, 2014

Jeffery "Big Jeff" Glenn McDonald born August 14, 1958 has gone home to be with the Lord on the morning of April 27. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, children, Amanda and Jesus Murillo, Jessica McDonald, Jeffery and Tara McDonald, and his seven grandkids, Skylar, Kagen, Gracie, Kynsley, Kay~Kay, Brandon, and Alyssa. Jeff grew up in Baytown, Tx and met the love of his life in his...
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Cristina Leija

July 23, 1970 - April 24, 2014

Cristina Leija, age 43, of Baytown, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 PM in the Chapel of Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home.
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Lloyd Weldon Gigout

July 12, 1926 - April 23, 2014

Lloyd Weldon Gigout, age 87 1/2, went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2014. He was born in Baytown, Texas on July 12, 1926. Lloyd happily married at a young age, and shortly thereafter, he left to serve in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war, he began working in the oil fields for Mills Bennett Estates, where he was employed until his retirement, at the age of 62....
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Necie Joy Davis

August 1, 1928 - April 19, 2014

Necie Joy Davis, age 85, of Baytown, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Clear Lake. She was born on August 1, 1928, in Pelly Texas to Giles Luther and Sadie Harrington Eiland. On January 8, 1954, she married James Oliver Davis. He went home on December 28, 2011. Mrs. Davis graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, and Durham Business College in Houston. She also attended...
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John Jeremiah Graves

April 18, 1979 - April 18, 2014

John Jeremiah Graves, age 35, of LaPorte, TX, passed away on April, 18, 2014, in Douala, Cameroon, Africa. He was born on April 18, 1979 in Pasadena, TX to Eddie Derel and Teresa Hamrick Graves. On June 9, 2006, he married Jamie Poole in Cancun, Mexico. John was a loving husband, father, and son. He loved the outdoors. His friends called him "nature boy" because he knew everything about...
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William "Bill" Hiles

July 24, 1935 - April 18, 2014

William "Bill" Joseph Hiles, age 78, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1935, in Portland, Maine, to William and Margaret Walker Hiles. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He enlisted 3 separate times and retired from active duty on February 11, 1971. In 1977 he married Hillary Jean Posinski in Humble,...
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Francisca Torres

November 11, 1949 - April 16, 2014

Francisca Sanchez Torres, age 64, of Baytown, passed away, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1949, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Jesus Maria Sanchez and Maria de Jesus Rosales. On November 16, 1973, she married Armando Torres. Francisca was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and sister. She was a beautiful and caring woman to her family and friends. ...
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Charles "Charlie" Ashworth

October 10, 1954 - April 11, 2014

Charles Wayne Ashworth, better known as "Charlie" or "Wayne" to friends and family, entered into eternal peace with his family by his side on Friday, April 11, 2014. Charlie was born on October 10, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Commissary Man and served on the USS Oklahoma City. He proudly served his country with honor, courage,...
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Burton "Leon" McNulty

December 16, 1935 - March 25, 2014

Burton "Leon" McNulty, age 78, of Baytown, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2014. He was born on December 16, 1935, in Baytown, to Edward Eugene and Zora Etta Howell McNulty. Leon proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. On January 22, 1966, he married LaNora De Deckard in Baytown. He retired from J.M. Huber after over 30 years. After retirement, Leon was known to many...
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John Wesley (J. W.) Grimes, Jr.

January 1, 1929 - March 25, 2014

John Wesley (J.W.) Grimes passed away March 25, 2014, at the age of 85 years from Parkinson's complications. He was born January 1, 1929, in Woodville, Texas, to John and Willie Grimes. J.W. graduated from Kirby High School in Woodville and from Sam Houston State College in Huntsville with a degree in education. While in college, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Dean. After...
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Dwayne H Smith

July 5, 1960 - March 22, 2014

Dwayne H. Smith, age 53, of Baytown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Houston. He was born on July 5, 1960, in Baytown, to Rusty and Marietta Smith. Dwayne worked for Chevron – Phillips for 0ver 30 years. He was an outstanding son and father. Dwayne enjoyed hunting, softball, golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Pitsane Smith; son,...
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Esperanza Iturralde

June 17, 1927 - March 18, 2014

Esperanza Iturralde, age 86, of Baytown, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was born on June 17, 1927, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Francisco and Leocadia Elizondo Garza. On April 30, 1944, she married Guadalupe Iturralde in Matamoros, Mexico. Esperanza is survived by her daughters, Laura Alicia Iturralde Gonzales and husband Santiago of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Graciela...
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Dana Sherice Pagel

December 18, 1971 - March 16, 2014

Dana Sherice Pagel, 42, of Crosby, died at her home on Sunday, March 16, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 18, 1971, in Baytown, to Morris E. Bergeron and Theresa Krolczyk Bergeron. She was a member of First Apostolic Church in Highlands. Dana loved spending time with her best friend and enjoyed family gatherings and her church. Her special interests...
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Robert Lynn Corbett

October 7, 1962 - March 10, 2014

Robert Lynn Corbett ("Bob") passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Houston Hospice. He was born October 7, 1962, in Houston, TX, to Jack and Patsy Corbett. Bob is preceded in death by his mother, Pat Corbett; and his sister, Amy Jacklyn Corbett. He is survived by father, Jack Corbett, of Anahuac; sister, Teri Corbett and significant other, Mark Swint, of Houston; brother, Stephen Corbett and...
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Milton Leon McCamey

April 9, 1929 - March 8, 2014

Milton Leon McCamey, age 84, of Baytown, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born on April, 9, 1929, in Richland, TX, to Brooks & Mildred McCamey. Milton started school in Barbers Hill and graduated from Aldine High School in Houston, TX. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He loved his country and was very patriotic. Upon his discharge, he met and...
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Joe Gene (Pete) Mayo

September 15, 1930 - March 5, 2014

Joe Gene "Pete" Mayo passed away during the early morning of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Pete Mayo was born September 15, 1930, in Richland, Texas. As a child, he was given the nickname "Pete" by his uncle, and he went by it for the rest of his life. A young man of adventure, Pete was at home on the back of a bucking rodeo bull, behind the wheel of a...
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Mae Hutcherson

January 7, 1933 - February 26, 2014

Mae Hutcherson, age 81, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. She was born on January 7, 1933, in Woden, TX, to James P. and Bevy Smith Morton. On December 23, 1954, she married Jack Hutcherson, who preceded her in death in 2008. Mae was born to be a nurse and caregiver, and her happiest times were spent helping others. She started her nursing career and proudly served her...
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Jose Francisco Esquivel

July 25, 1941 - February 22, 2014

Jose Francisco Esquivel 72, born July 25, 1941, was called home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Marcella Esquivel. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and Love of his Life of 53 years, Irene Esquivel; children, Lynette (Roel) Cardona, Jose F. Esquivel Jr., Daniela (Mike) Buckner, Becky (David) Nichols and Kenny Esquivel;...
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Dorthy Knappick

August 31, 1932 - February 10, 2014

Dorthy Magret Wehring Knappick, age 81, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014. Dorthy was born on August 31, 1932 in Rosenberg, TX. She was the fourth child of the late Fritz and Frieda Wehring of Highlands. Dorthy grew up in the Highlands/Baytown area and attended Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College in Baytown. Dorthy was a very loving mother and will be...
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George Edward Tyler

March 25, 1937 - February 8, 2014

George Edward Tyler passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in a Baytown Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 25, 1937 in Concho, Oklahoma to Carl Pushmataha and Carrie Evelyn Moore Tyler. On June 28, 1969 he married Linda Enderli in Baytown. George's family moved to Baytown in the 1940's where he attended schools, graduating from Robert E Lee High School and attended...
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Alton Sieber

December 1, 1927 - February 8, 2014

Alton Fay Sieber, 86, of Baytown, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born on December 1, 1927, in Baytown, to Joseph and Minnie Marie O'Neal Sieber. On January 1, 1951, he married Dora Dell Winkler in Baytown. Mr. Sieber proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps as an aircraft mechanic from 1946 to 1948. He worked at Exxon for thirty-three years as a welder...
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Pedro O. Garcia, Sr.

March 26, 1931 - January 31, 2014

Pedro O. Garcia, 82, of Baytown, Texas, went to be with our Lord on January 31, 2014, in Baytown, Texas. He was a beloved, father, grandfather, and brother, with many other trusted family and friends. Pedro O. Garcia was born in Rancho La Providencia, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico on March 26, 1931. He was a resident of Baytown, Texas, for forty-nine years. He is preceded in death by his...
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Harold DeRonde Jones

January 21, 1944 - January 28, 2014

Harold DeRonde Jones was born January 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, to Shirley Blanchard Jones Ray. He was baptized in Allen A. M. E. church in Queens, New York, and was a faithful member of that church throughout his lifetime. He served on the Usher Board and assisted in many church activities over the years. From a young child, Harold was a member of the Elks organization, as was his...
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Gene Allen Wheeler

May 26, 1935 - January 25, 2014

Gene Allen Wheeler, 78, of Etoile, Texas, passed away on January 25, 2014, in a Lufkin, Texas, hospital. He was born on May 26, 1935, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Fredrich Thomas Wheeler and Margaret Kindt Wheeler. Gene worked in retail as a manager most of his life. Before retiring, he worked in a hobby shop selling model and remote planes, which he also enjoyed flying as a hobby. Gene was an...
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Jean Marie Kleypas

July 19, 1942 - January 24, 2014

Jean Marie Kleypas, 71, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born on July 19, 1942, in Gonzales, Texas, to Rudolph Rajnoch and Frances Janecka Rajnoch. Jean retired from Guaranty Insurance. She enjoyed reading and volunteering and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Jean had a huge capacity to love her children and grandchildren and would drop everything at a...
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Beatrice (Betty) Walker

November 12, 1930 - January 24, 2014

Beatrice (Betty) Darling Walker, 83, of Baytown, was born on November 12, 1930, in Seminole, OK and passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014. Betty married James Walker in 1947. She was retired from Foley's Department Store. Betty enjoyed quilting and gardening. She had a love for books and reading and instilled that love in her children and grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father...
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Johnny Lazaro (Ringo) Lopez

February 18, 1972 - January 19, 2014

Johnny "Ringo" Lopez, 41, of Baytown, entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2014. He was born February 18, 1972, to Juan Mercado Lopez and Mary Lou Gomez Lopez in Pahokee, Florida. Johnny moved with his family in 1984 to the Houston and Baytown area. In 1999, he married the love of his life, Rachel Diaz Lopez. Johnny had worked in chemical plants since 1999. He enjoyed riding his...
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Jewel Rice Steele

December 5, 1921 - January 17, 2014

Jewel A. Rice Steele, 92, was born on December 5, 1921, in Corrigan, Texas, to Joseph and Frances Holstein Rice. She passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014, in a Baytown hospital. Mrs. Steele retired from Sears in 1991 and was a long time member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her son, James Young and wife, Shirley, of Center Point, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Young of...
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Steven Wayne Bennett, Sr.

November 18, 1950 - January 15, 2014

Steven Wayne Bennett, Sr., 63, was born at home on November 18, 1950, in Brownsville, Texas to Mary and Edward Bennett. He passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Lake Jackson Healthcare in Lake Jackson, Texas. He was definitely a "favorite" and loved by his caregivers. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown in 1968. Steven was a self-taught jukebox repairman and was...
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Elenora Virginia Clark

July 29, 1941 - January 15, 2014

Elenora "Nora" Virginia Clark, age 72, of Baytown, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in a Webster, TX Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1941 in Meridian, MS to Lester Bert Clark, Sr., and Sula Mae Grace Clark. Nora was raised from an infant in Winnsboro, TX and was a long time English teacher in the area, retiring from Ross S. Sterling High School (Baytown, TX) after 39 years. ...
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Lola Leavins

July 5, 1945 - January 9, 2014

Lola Leavins, 68, of Hardin, Texas, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on January 9, 2014, near her home in Liberty, Texas, with close family and friends gathered at her side. She was born July 5, 1945, in Oakdale, Louisiana, to Andrew Ware and Rilie Young Ware. She was the youngest of 12 children, which included four sisters and eight brothers. Lola married Jake Leavins on November 26,...
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Herman Hershall Attaway

October 21, 1915 - January 8, 2014

Herman Hershall Attaway, 98, of Baytown, was born October 21, 1915, in Hewitt, Texas, and passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. After graduating from Hewitt High School, he received a B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University and was employed by Humble Oil and Refining Company in February of 1941. During World War II he volunteered to serve as a United States...
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Ubaldo "Chico" Arizmendi

February 19, 1954 - January 5, 2014

Ubaldo Julio "Chico" Arizmendi passed away January 5, 2014 at the age of 59. He was born on February 19, 1954 in Brownsville, Texas, to Ubaldo Cantu Arizmendi and Guadalupe "Lupita" Coronado. He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1972. "Chico" was employed for over 30 years by Bayer Corporation before retiring as an operator. Chico loved spending time on the golf course, camping, fishing...
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Sharon Louise Margheim

May 11, 1962 - January 3, 2014

Sharon Louise Margheim, 51, of Panama City, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, at East Houston Medical Center. She was born in Baytown, Texas, to LeRoy Jacobs and Mary Johnson Jacobs on May 11, 1962. Sharon, also known as Sheri, attended Goose Creek schools and later worked at the Shell Refinery and also as a bank teller. After moving to Panama City, Florida, she volunteered at...
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Beatrice Hernandez

September 30, 1923 - January 1, 2014

On January 1, 2014, Beatrice Hernandez, 90 of Baytown, TX was greeted at the gates of Heaven, by her beloved Miguel Hernandez, children, Beatrice Lopez, Jimmy Hernandez, Rene Hernandez and great granddaughter Trini Cantu as well as her siblings, Ventura Garza, Marcos Tobias, Trinidad Tobias and Rafael Tobias Jr. Beatrice was born on September 30, 1923 in Brownsville, TX to Lucinda Medrano and...
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Vada Ashwood Griffith

September 10, 1931 - December 29, 2013

Vada Ashwood Griffith, 82, of Baytown, died December 29, 2013, in a local health care facility. She was born on September 10, 1931, in Goose Creek, Texas, to her parents, W. F. and Josephine Ashwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Williams James Griffith; and two sisters, Sammie Swick and Hortense Collins. Mrs. Griffith leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Avenette...
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Terry Sue Powers

February 16, 1961 - December 27, 2013

Terry Sue Powers, 52, of Baytown, Texas passed away Friday December 27. She was born February 16, 1961 in Dodge City, Kansas to parents Marvin and Alma Scott. Her family moved to Texas when she was in Jr. High. She graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in 1979. Terry enjoyed spending time with friends and family, helping others, but her true passion was spending time with her three...
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Otila Martinez

June 10, 1932 - December 21, 2013

Otila Martinez, age 81, of Baytown, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 10, 1932, in Harlingen, Texas, to Hilario and Antonia Gonzales Garza. Otila was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved her family very much. She loved to spend time with them, and loved dancing and music. Otila also loved watching her...
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Jose Santos Garcia

October 9, 1956 - December 15, 2013

Joey Garcia went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was born in Baytown, Texas, on October 9, 1956. Joey attended Lee High School, attended Lee College and graduated from San Jacinto College. After college, he went into the United States Air Force for six years and upon being honorably discharged, he went to work for GTE and for AT&T, where he worked for...
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Neil Lowell Coburn

November 16, 1954 - December 13, 2013

Neil Lowell Coburn, 59, died December 13, 2013, in a Houston hospital after an 18-year battle with Parkinson's disease. His steadfast brother Keith was by his side. Neil was buried in the Coburn family plot at Sterling-White cemetery in Crosby, Texas. On December 19, 2013, a small group of family and friends met for a graveside service officiated by Rev. Michael Proctor of St. Mark's United...
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Henry Lovell Post

May 17, 1916 - December 12, 2013

Henry Lovell Post, of Baytown, passed away December 12, 2013, at the age of 97. He was born on May 17, 1916, in San Juan, Texas, to Robert Dunn and Eva Zechmeister Post. He graduated Salutatorian from Robert E. Lee High School in 1932. Mr. Post then graduated from Lee Junior College in 1936 and received a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Texas in Austin. In 1941, he married Doris Jean...
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Katherine Lynn Bransford

June 27, 1953 - December 8, 2013

Katherine Lynn Bransford, 60, born June 27, 1953, in Seminole, Texas, has crossed over to be in God's arms on December 8, 2013. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Kathy inherited, from her mother, Betty, a generous and caring heart and would never hesitate to help anyone in need, even if she had to do without. She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin Wayne Bransford, Sr. and...
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Hilda Aurora Loredo

October 8, 1943 - December 8, 2013

Hilda Aurora Loredo, 70, of Baytown, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. She was born October 8, 1943, in Waco, Texas, to Rogers Garrido, Sr. and Julia Sanchez Garrido. She grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and moved to Baytown in her twenties. Hilda Loredo dedicated her life to helping others. She was a caring mother of three, proud grandmother...
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Jerome Rocco Tomasello

October 10, 1944 - December 8, 2013

Jerome Rocco "Jerry" Tomasello, 69, of Crosby, passed away at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown on Sunday, December 8, 2013. He was born on October 10, 1944, in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, to Emlio James Tomasello and Angelina Foglia Tomasello. Jerry was raised and went to college in Greenville, Pennsylvania where he worked as an Industrial Engineer at Greenville Steel Car until 1978 when...
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Kelly Marie Beauchamp

January 15, 1963 - December 2, 2013

Kelly Marie Beauchamp, of Baytown, Texas, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at her home in Richmond, Texas. Kelly was born on January 15, 1963, in Houston, Texas, to Virginia Wheelis. She resided in the city of Baytown for nearly 35 years. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Master's Degree in Education. Kelly devoted her working career to teaching elementary children. She was best...
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Jane Maluatonga Harris Payne

November 29, 2013

Jane Maluatonga Harris Payne graduated this life November 29, 2013 in Baytown, Texas. Jane was born February 27, 1951 in Auckland, New Zealand to Percy and Anna Harris. She was an intelligent, well read woman who had many talents. Jane was a fashion designer, and had worked on one of Barbara Bush's inaugural gowns. Jane was outgoing and could make friends with total strangers, She loved...
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Wayne Dearman

July 28, 1924 - November 29, 2013

Wayne Dearman 89, of Oak Island entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior November 29, 2013 at his home with his family gathered at his side. He was born July 28, 1924 in Paris, TX to Guy and Minnie Tippit Dearman. Wayne enlisted in the Army Air Force in April of 1943 and served proudly, he was honorably discharged in February of 1946. While serving in the Army Air Force he was an airplane...
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David Buchanan

August 26, 1954 - November 26, 2013

David Buchanan, age 59, of Baytown, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He was born on August 26, 1954 in Baytown to Vester James and Theonila "Babs" Jurek Buchanan. On March 30, 1974, he married Trudy Taylor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baytown. David always put his family first; he loved to ride his motorcycle. He loved anything outdoors, especially fishing. David retired from...
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Peggy Jo Blalock-Morrison

May 23, 1940 - November 23, 2013

Peggy Jo Blalock Morrison, 73, of Baytown TX, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on November 23, 2013 at a local hospital. Born in Spartanburg South Carolina on May 23, 1940, she had been a resident of Baytown for the past 50 years. Peggy's greatest joy was her family and she especially loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved being at the beach, up...
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Ernestine Joe Pitts

February 6, 1936 - November 22, 2013

Ernestine Joe Pitts, age 77, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013, in a local hospital. She was born on February 6, 1936, in Conroe, to John William and Mary Joe Hewitt. Ernestine was a resident of Baytown for 55 years and was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Goose Creek Consolidated School District as a School Bus Driver after 21 years. Besides spending time with family,...
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Theresa M. Johnson

June 6, 1952 - November 16, 2013

Mrs. Theresa Johnson was born on June 6, 1952 to Clemon Andrus and Lilian Butler Andrus in Palmetto, Louisiana. Theresa received her formal education through the Beaumont Lamar College System, where she excelled and obtained licensing to pursue her life's work of helping others. Theresa was employed in the Texas Healthcare System, where she served dutifully for more than 12 years before...
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Steve Weir

May 5, 1954 - November 16, 2013

Steve Weir, age 59, of Baytown, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Anahuac. He was born on May 5, 1954 in Baytown to Oscar "Jerry" and Mildred Faye Russell Weir. Steve retired from Bayer Chemical in 2010 as a Shift Supervisor. He taught a variety of Sailing classes, and held a Captain's License. He was the President of the Gyrocopter Club, Chapter #62. Steve also traveled...
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David Henry Caffey

February 27, 1949 - November 11, 2013

David Henry Caffey was born at 8:32 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, 1949, in Brownwood, Texas. He went to be with his Heavenly Father at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, in Highlands, Texas, at the age of 64. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Brown H. and Nettie Garrett and David L. and Clara Caffey; and his beloved father, Louie C. Caffey. David leaves to mourn his death his...
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David Paul Stanger

September 5, 1964 - November 10, 2013

David Paul Stanger, 49, of Spring Branch, Texas, passed away on November 10, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Visitation will be held before the funeral service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home, as well. Burial will follow at...
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Leonia Maxine Inman

February 3, 1931 - November 9, 2013

Leonia Maxine Inman entered this world on February 3, 1931, and graduated to heaven on November 9, 2013. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Golden, right here in Baytown, Texas. She grew up enjoying all of the benefits of small town living. After marrying Ronald Inman, known to most as "RC" Inman, she worked for many years at Inman Service Company, of which she was the co-founder. Inman...
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Charles A. Moore

October 20, 1944 - November 2, 2013

Charles A. Moore was born on the outskirts of Houston, TX, to Willie and Ellen Moore on October 20, 1944. Charlie, as everyone knew him, spent his childhood fishing, exploring the nearby woods, and shooting his pellet gun like most local boys did at that time. He graduated from Furr High School with honors in 1963 and continued his education at the University of Houston, where he met his lovely...
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Emma Pearl Thompson

April 9, 1943 - November 2, 2013

Emma Pearl Thompson, 70, of Houston, was born on April 9, 1943, in Galveston, Texas. She leaves behind her loving family and a host of friends to cherish her memory. Her greatest joy was taking care of those she loved. Emma Pearl Thompson, 70, entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 2, 2013. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
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Thomas Worrell, Jr.

May 10, 1947 - October 31, 2013


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