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Mildred James Wallace

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Mildred James Wallace, 78, native of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in Houston, TX after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Claude H. Wallace. Millie is survived by a son Claude H. Wallace, Jr. and wife Donna; and a daughter, Anita Wallace Stegemoller and husband Darryl. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Danielle Wallace Cantrell, Ryan Hamilton Wallace,…

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Helen Pauline Slaten

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On January 8, 2007 all the angels in heaven welcomed our Mother Helen Pauline Slaten with opened arms. Pauline was born December 5, 1931 to Paul and Helen Davis in Kansas City, Missouri. Waiting for her in heaven are her parents, her loving husband Osie Slaten, daughter Cynthia, brother James Davis and sister Dora Redpath. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children Peaches, Pam, Helen…

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Patricia Ann Ahrens

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On January 3rd, 2007 our loving Lord opened up the gates of His eternal kingdom and welcomed a precious angel by the name of Patricia Ann Ahrens. With a smile on His face, He extended His arms and said, “Welcome my good and faithful servant”. Pat’s journey of life began on June 16th, 1933 in Houston, TX as the only child of Clyde and Verna Fitzgerald. She grew up and spent her entire life in…

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Gary Lemoine Halmich

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Gary Lemoine Halmich, age 63, passed away on January 1, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Deborah Lee Halmich. He is also survived by his four sons, Gary Lee Halmich, Jeffry Halmich, Eric Lee Halmich, and Kurt Lemoine Halmich and his daughter April Batten. His mother, Mary Olson, and his brothers Charlie Olson and Eddie Olson also survvive him. His 19 grandchildren and 3 great-…

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Lorraine Gallant Beard

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Lorraine Gallant Beard died Saturday, December 30,2006, age 81. She was born August 6,1925, in Latexo, Texas, to David S. and Wessie Bowman Gallant. After graduating from Latexo High School in 1942, she moved to Houston where she attended Draughon Business College. Upon graduation, she began her career in banking at the Houston Federal Reserve Bank. During those early years, Lorraine lived in…

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Minnie Esther Mildred Grossman

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Born to Willie and Selma Peschke in Paige, Texas, Minnie was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 29, 2006. Mother worked at Lamar Café in the Lamar Hotel. After her marriage to Frank Grossman, she went on to pursue her true calling in childcare. She loved and nurtured hundreds of babies and toddlers in the Spring Branch area. She was lucky enough to be around to care for some…

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James Edward Bufford

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James Edward Bufford, born Tuesday, January 13, 1925, passed away in Houston Texas, Thursday, December 28, 2006, at the age of 81 years. He was born to Jackson and Georgia (Ward) Bufford in Rusk, Texas. He leaves to cherish twenty nine years of memories, his wife Mary Louise(Bailey)Bufford. He is also survived by his son Ronnie Bufford and wife Dawn; step-sons Byron Nelson, Rodney Nelson, and…

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William Buchanan Taylor

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William B. “Buck” Taylor, born August 31, 1919 in Prescott, Arkansas and died December 27, 2006 in Houston, Texas at age 87. He was a devoted husband and father and is survived by his spouse of 58 years, Novie, his two sons Keith and Curt, and his sister Jewell Chapman, and his six grandchildren and one great grandchild, Marie, Steven, Curt, Beth, Brennan, Katy and Isaac. He entered the Marine…

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John E. Murray

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John Murray, 80, a resident of Tomball, Texas passed away on December 26, 2006. All services for Mr. Murray will be handled by Alhgrim Family Funeral Services, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, Illinois 60067-5359. You can reach them at 1-847-358-7411 for more information about funeral services for Mr. Murray. The interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, Illinois.

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Bryant Austin Strickland

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Bryant Austin Strickland, 19, of Houston, Texas died peacefully on December 26, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born on January 31, 1987 in Houston, Texas. He leaves behind his parents Blake Edward Talley and Darla Strickland Talley. Bryant is also survived by his brother Casey Morey Strickland, his sister Amber Lechan Strickland, and his grandmother Mrs. Virginia Strickland Poston. He…

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Morris Charles Johnson

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Morris Charles Johnson, 95, life-long resident of Houston, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2006. Mr. Johnson was born on December 22, 1911, the eighth of nine children born to Leland and Mary Johnson. Mr. Johnson is now reunited with several loved ones who preceded him in death, including his beloved wife of 63 years Mozelle and his son Rick Johnson. He is survived by…

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Michael Scott Simpson

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Michael Scott Simpson, was born on April 11, 1971, and passed away December 21, 2006. He is survived by his beloved children, Tallon and Taylor Simpson. They were the joy of his life. Michael is also survived by his mother and father, Gil and Jerel Deel, brother and sister-in-law, Brady and Christie Simpson, sister, Cora Deel, grandmothers, Johnnie Deel and Christine Tucker, aunts and uncles…

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Carolyn Kay Meyer

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Carolyn Kay Meyer, 64, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2006 in Houston, TX. She was born on January 15, 1942 in Salt Lake City to Hugh T. and Asenth “Marge” McDevitt, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Jodi Hilton and husband Dale, and Leslee Macygin and her husband Walter; grandchildren Ryan Hilton, Cassidy Macygin, Kyle Hilton and Jessica Macygin, all…

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Jesus Manuel Flores

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Jesus Manuel Flores, 15, passed into the arms of the Lord on December 15, 2006 at his home in Katy, Texas. He was a 9th grade student at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy. He is survived by his mother Adriana Hatcher and her husband Bob Hatcher. He also leaves to mourn his grandmother Rosa Cruz; grandparents Roberta Hatcher and William Hatcher; several aunts including Margarita Cruz, Elizabeth…

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Geraldine King Campbell Rumfola

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Geraldine (Gerri) King Campbell Rumfola, 74, joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 13, 2006 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. She was surrounded by her loving family, her favorite kitty and her West Oaks Geriatric caretakers. She was also reunited with several loved ones who preceded her in death including the father of her children, Joe Fendley Rumfola, mother Neoma…

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Jones Eugene Johnson

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Jones Eugene Johnson, Born Feb. 4, 1928 went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Georgia; daughters Zee Spreeman, Janis Branson and husband Chris; son Jones Johnson, Jr. and wife Susan; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Pierson, Janna Spreeman; Catherine, Laura and Michael Johnson; David and Daniel Branson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a…

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Winnie Mae Evans Bayless

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Winnie Bayless, 75, a resident of Needville, Texas passed away peacefully on December 11, 2006 in Houston, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 7, 1931 in Abbeyville, Louisiana to Douglass J. Evans and Amy G. Welch Evans. She is preceded in death by her daughter Connie Garrett and brother Walter J. Evans. She is survived by her son Doug Richmond and wife Patty;…

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Marie Emogene Aytes Emerick

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Marie Emerick, 82, of New Waverly, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday December 9, 2006. Funeral services will be under the direction of Carpenter Curry Funeral Home, 935 E. New York Ave., Deland, Florida 32724, (386) 736-0024.

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Bernice Deprey

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Bernice Deprey born March 6, 1948, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2006 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Tania Fongemie, her mother Rita Deprey, brothers and sisters, as well as numerous friends and co-workers. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 8, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church located at 5300 Main Street…

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Eugene Porter Waters Jr.

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Eugene “Pete” Waters Jr. passed away peacefully on November 30, 2006 in Houston, Texas at the age of 60. He was born on February 12, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio to Eugene Porter Waters Sr. and Lucille Harding Waters. He faithfully served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves 75th Maneuver Area Command. Mr. Waters is survived by…

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William Arthur Parker

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William Arthur Parker, age 64, passed away on November 29, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marilyn Parker. He is also survived by his daughters, Tammie Parker, Tracey Parker, and Teresa Rincones and his son, Trent Parker and wife, Danda. He is survived by one sister, Wanda Dudley and her husband Robert. He has 6 grandchildren, Kayla, Kolby, Anthony, Christopher, Taylor and…

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Wilma Elizabeth Huff Hammond

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Elizabeth Hammond, 96, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2006 in Stafford, TX. She was born on July 31, 1910 to Joshua I. Huff and Lidia Paxton Huff in Houston, TX. when the city was just 73 years old and much smaller and less populated than it is today. Mrs. Hammond was the Charter President of the Golden Friendship Group at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stafford, TX. She also served…

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Kathleen McCormick

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Kathleen McCormick died on Nov. 19, 2006 in Houston, Texas. Surviving are Kerney, her husband of 61 years; 3 sons: Mack (Linda), John (Barbara), and Tracy; plus two much loved nieces: Jane Cappeletti and Rebecca Robinson. “Kat” was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Beacon Bible Study class there. Her memorial service will be at Second Baptist Church on Woodway on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at…

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Dora Rothman-Kerman

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Dora Rothman Kerman, a resident of Houston, Texas since 2004, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at the age of 86. She was born on February 2, 1920 in Minsk, Russia. After moving to the United States she was a resident of “The Big Apple” New York City, NY as well as Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a loving wife to her husband Hyman who preceded her in death; and a loving…

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John Franklin Pitts

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John Pitts, 49, of New Caney, Texas passed away at his residence on November 7, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Cindy Pitts; two sons John "Allen" Pitts and wife Jamie, and James Pitts; two daughters Cindy Trout and husband David, and Shelby Pitts. He also leaves to mourn his passing his mother Aline Pitts and brother Alfred Pitts and wife Anna, and sister Carolyn Stiglets and…

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Estelle Rutland Vinson

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Estelle Rutland Vinson, 87, of Kingwood, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday November 6, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at 12:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Kingwood First Baptist Church, 2303 Tree Lane, Kingwood, Texas 77339. Estelle Vinson was born Estelle Phillips on July 28, 1919 in Wayne County,…

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William Watkins Drennan

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Funeral services for William Watkins Drennan of Tomball, Texas will be held on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at 10:00 am at the Tomball United Methodist Church, 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball, Texas 77375, with Stephen Roades officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.

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Virginia Belle Donaldson McKay

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Virginia Belle Donaldson McKay was born on July 20, 1918 in Devlin, Ontario, Canada and passed away peacefully on November 1, 2006 in Houston, Texas. Born into a family of hardy resilient pioneers, Virginia’s parents and grand-parents moved from the Great Lakes states in the mid 1800’s to homestead the rugged wooded wilderness of western Ontario. Today, most of Virginia’s extended family…

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Linda Jane Smith

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LINDA JANE SMITH, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2006. Born July 19, 1947, Linda is survived by her daughter, Courtney; her son, Brandon; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Andrew, Trenton, and Alex; her son-in-law Sean; her daughter-in-law, Samantha. Also surviving are her father, Arthur; her sisters, Janet and Pam; her brother-in-law, Mike; and her nieces and nephews. Her…

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Louise Byrd MacKinnon

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Louise Byrd MacKinnon, 94, went to be with her Lord on October 28, 2006. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Donald F. MacKinnon. As a member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church for sixty-one years, she was actively involved with the Faithful Sunday School Class and volunteered at the Care Center. Louise was a member of the Wynnewood Garden Club for thirty years and…

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