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Frances Williams

Apr 02, 1934 - Nov 19, 2023

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Lake Jackson, TX

Our beloved mother Frances Garcia Williams age 89, went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 19, 2023 peacefully at her home in Lake Jackson, Texas surrounded by her loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Frances was born April 2, 1934 to Inez and Carmen Garcia in Ganado, Texas. She had a passion for serving her community and worked for Brazosport Memorial Hospital for 25 years. Frances is a faithful servant of God, with faith as a priority. She loved her Catholic faith, prayer ...Read More

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Dorothy Mae Grimes Hamilton

May 05, 1934 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Funeral services for Dorothy Mae Grimes Hamilton of Lake Jackson, formerly of Huntington, will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington with Brother Thomas Riley and Brother Cary Modisett officiating. Interment will follow in Jonesville Cemetery. Dorothy Mae Grimes Hamilton was called home at the age of 89 Friday, February 16, 2024 with her family by her side. She was born May 5, 1934 in Colmesneil, Texas to James W. and Mattie Bell (Cryer) Grimes. The second of nine children, she helped care for her younger siblings often and had a strong bond with each one. She married Henry Wayne Hamilton January 20, 1951. She earned a certificate in secretarial training from Elliot Business College in Beaumont in 1951 at the age of 17. After Wayne served in the Army, they moved to Clute, Texas where they had their 3 sons. Dorothy had several jobs including a service writer at Clyde V Lee Motors in Freeport, cook at Brazosport ISD and owner of the Purple Pride Bar and Grill. After Wayne's retirement in 1986, they moved back to Huntington, Texas where they became widely known for their gardening skills. It was at this time they joined the Church of Christ in Huntington and became faithful members. Dorothy and Wayne were married 59 years and 11 months before his passing in 2010. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, camping, quick trips to the casino, and spending time with her family. When asked, Dorothy would say God and family are the most important things in life. During the last several years, Dorothy became an Astros fan and watched them faithfully. Survivors include her sons, Mitchell Hamilton and wife Ellen, and Mark Hamilton and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Jeremy Hamilton and wife Ashlee, Michelle Patrick and husband Derrick, Matthew Hamilton and wife Stacey, and Corben Browning; great-grandchildren, Cynthia Halfmann and husband Cody, Devon Patrick, April Cruz, Jada Taylor-Harris, Bailee McCoy, Addison Patrick and Hunter Hamilton; great-great-grandchildren, Caidee, Cheyenne and Lane Halfmann; siblings, Rose Ellis and husband Jerry, and Johnny Grimes; sisters-in-law, Wanda Grimes, Patty Grimes and Onetta Roebuck and husband Vernice; and daughter-in-law, Dusty Ling. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that she adored. Awaiting her in heaven are her parents; husband, Wayne Hamilton; son, Michael Hamilton; brothers, Marcus Grimes and Tommy Ray Grimes; sisters, Viola Noe, Agnes Irene Grimes, Naomi Dykes, and Mary Bell Sanchez; and daughter-in-law, Christy Hamilton. Pallbearers are Jeremy Hamilton, Matthew Hamilton, Tony Grimes, Steve Massey, Jimmy Grimes, Jr., and Andrew Day. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Bittick, Mike Guajardo and James Gist. Special thank you to Monica and the staff at Revered Texan for their love and support as well as Lori with Divinity Hospice for their compassionate care. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home in Huntington. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

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George Anthony Bell

Mar 16, 1963 - Feb 12, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

George Anthony “Tony” Bell age 60, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. Tony was born in Wake County on March 16, 1963 to the late George Henry and Betty Jean Brown Bell. Raised in Clayton, he graduated from Clayton High School and attended North Carolina State University before joining the US Navy. While in the Navy, Tony served as a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the nuclear propulsion plant onboard the USS Enterprise and was a Naval Nuclear Power School & Prototype graduate. He also earned a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Thomas Edison State University. After his military service, his career brought him to Lake Jackson, TX where he started his family and lived for many years. He is survived by his son, Anthony Bell and his wife, Reagan; daughter, Laurin Cuellar and her husband, Josh; sister, Bronna Greer and her husband, Paul; nieces, Laura Carver and her husband, Stephen; Julianne Scott and her husband Tom; great nieces, Kyndal Carver, Khloe Carver, and Kennedy Carver; great nephews, Greer Scott and Reid Scott. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roy Heflin and Vandelia Tillett Brown and paternal grandparents, Vernon and Lala Bell. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00am in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends following the service. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Bell family may be entered below within the "add a memory" tab.

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Thomas Herbert Evans, Sr.

Jul 02, 1931 - Feb 07, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

"Thomas Herbert Evans, Sr., passed away on February 7, 2024, at the age of 92 in Lake Jackson, TX He was born on July 2, 1931, to Walter Evans and Nena Riser in Ruston, LA. He is the last of brothers, James, Lewis, Bill, Fred, and Walter to pass. Survived by three children; Thomas Evans, Jr., of Emory TX, Alysa Randall of Brazoria, TX, and Sally Gail Whitaker of Midlothian, TX; six grandkids; 14 great-grandkids; and a number of nieces and nephews. A veteran of the US Army in the Korean War, he operated a howitzer ( cannon). At the age of 16, he moved from Louisiana to Dallas, TX, where he worked at a bowling alley. Through the years he worked at Foremost Dairy, 7-up Bottling Co., and delivered products for Lance Snacks. He learned how to do various jobs like plumbing, carpentry, electrical as well as several other things. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Friday, February 16, 2024, in Rest Haven Memorial Park."

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Karen Ann Malecha

Jan 26, 1948 - Feb 09, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Karen Ann Malecha, age 76, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. A visitation for Karen will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at St Mary's Star Of The Sea Chr, 1019 W 6th St, Freeport, TX 77541. A prayer service will occur Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 1019 W 6th St, Freeport, TX 77541. A funeral service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:02 AM, 1019 W 6th St, Freeport, TX 77541.

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Daniel Carl Mathes

Born : Apr 08, 1946

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Lake Jackson, TX

Born April 8, 1946 in DeQueen, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Fred and Naomi Mathes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Marsha Thacker Mathes, his son Daniel ''Danny'' Carl Mathes Jr (Gwen) of Richwood, TX and his daughter Amy Mathes Broussard of Richwood, TX. Grandchildren: Emily Perry of Clute, TX, Kayla Wheeler (James) of Brazoria, TX, Nicole Mathes (Dylan Spillers) of Clute, TX and Michael Mathes (Torie) of Richwood, TX and Great Grandchildren: Gabriel, Jayce and Malia Wheeler; Chloe and Zoe Mathes. Brother-in-law: Tom Thacker (Belinda) and his sweet dog Mac. Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping and just being outdoors. His other passion was spending time with family and friends. Dan never met a stranger and was always bumping into long lost classmates, friends or former co-workers. He enjoyed restoring old vehicles and was a superior welder. A brief graveside service will be held at Gulf Prairie Cemetery in Jones Creek on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:00am with David Jordan officiating. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity in his honor.

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Royce Lee Hendrick

Jan 24, 1940 - Feb 07, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Royce Lee Hendrick left this earth and met his Savior Jesus Christ face to face on February 7, 2024. This was the ultimate fruition of his life on earth. Royce was born on January 24, 1940 to Quinn Alexander Hendrick and Floy England Hendrick. He was their third child and second son. He was a beautiful child with fair hair, a kind spirit, and a gregarious nature that would serve him well all of his life. Royce is preceded in death by his beloved wife Linda Ruth Woodard Hendrick, his parents Quinn and Floy Hendrick, his siblings George and Nancy Hendrick, and his nieces Krista Hendrick and Autumn French. Royce is survived by his children Michael Scott and wife Michelle, Christopher Lee and wife D'Anne, Bethany Laurel and husband Stephen Sullivan; grandchildren Dylyn Nicolle Henderson and husband Zackary, Michael Quinn Hendrick and fiancée Kandice Kotzur, Terry James Hendrick, Nathyn Glyn Hendrick, Brandyn Lee Hendrick, Callie Meredith Sullivan, Jarred Mitchell Sullivan, Alyssa Nicole Sullivan, Leah Noelle Sullivan, Gabriel Noah Sullivan; great-granddaughters Aubrey Taylor Henderson and Jessa Mae Henderson; brother Gene Hendrick and his wife Renee; sister-in-law Debbie Allen and her husband Roger; and numerous nieces and nephews. We love our Granddaddy more than words can express and are so very proud of the example that he set for us on how to love and live like Jesus. Royce is also survived by students and colleagues from his five decades of public service as an educator, as well as countless lives touched through his many years of spiritual service as a faithful member and leader at First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson, Texas. His family would like for all who have reached out to let us know how Royce impacted your lives that we are appreciative and grateful for your kind messages of comfort and support. Thank you for your friendship to Royce and our family, and we ask that you carry on his legacy of kindness, courage, hope, and Christ-like love for the people you encounter in your life. Royce was born in Shamrock, in the Panhandle of Texas, in 1940. His parents were farmers at that time, and Royce lived and worked with them on cotton and wheat farms in North Texas and Oklahoma. He grew up in the years after the Great Depression and learned to be very strong and very thoughtful and gentle at the same time. His father was a giant of man, a tough and hard-working farmer and craftsman who taught him a fierce work ethic and survival skills. His mother was kind and poetic, musical, artistic, and pious. Royce was the most wonderful combination of both of them. Royce was a hardworking student who excelled academically and athletically. He began high school in Oklahoma, playing and excelling in all sports, singing in the choir, and performing in school plays. His family had to move during his senior year. One of the few regrets he has expressed about his life was having to move away when his basketball team was headed for state play-offs. He graduated from Shamrock High School in 1958 and won the state title with their varsity golf team that year. Royce worked at a variety of jobs after high school, including driving gasoline and butane trucks, working on railroad, oilfield, pipeline, and construction crews, welding, building bridges, working as a salesman, and farming with his father one summer. Royce started his college education at Howard Payne College in 1962 and graduated in 1967. He majored in Education and hoped one day to become a school counselor. During his time at Howard Payne, he sang in the A Cappella choir, played on the golf team, and played intramural sports. He also served on worship and revival teams and worked as music director at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. He was voted Most Friendly and Class Favorite by his class. It was also at Howard Payne where Royce met and married Linda in 1966. Royce moved to Lake Jackson, Texas to work for Brazosport Independent School District in 1967. He worked for BISD for 46 years from 1967-2013. He taught Mathematics, drove a school bus route, coached, and worked on the Maintenance Department's paint crew in the summer. He drove the drill team and football buses to varsity games, sponsored the Math and Science Club, and filmed the varsity football games for the coaches to review. Every home varsity football game for many years started with him blowing his ''trumpet'' (his nose) to the fight song over the intercom, with the Buccaneer Band waiting for his finish as their cue to continue the song as the football team ran onto the field. He retired from BISD in 2013 but was not done teaching. He taught Math part-time at Brazosport Christian School until 2019. Royce was passionate about serving at his church and dedicated his time for many years as a sound technician, Sunday school teacher, choir member, RA basketball coach, and even interim music director for a short time. Royce's hobbies over the years included playing softball, golfing, fishing, hunting, and riding his bike. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and cowboy movies on TV. He was a devoted Brazoswood Buccaneers fan. He also loved shopping at Wal-Mart for snacks and visiting with friends and former students he saw there. Many will remember seeing Royce riding his bike around town, waving cheerfully at people he knew. Folks also called him the Muffin Man because he really enjoyed making muffins for friends and delivering them, sometimes in secret. A favorite verse which embodied his lifelong walk of faith was Deuteronomy 6:6-8 ''These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.'' It was important to Royce to not just share scripture or talk about his faith. He lived it out daily. Royce was well-known and well-loved by so many people for his kind and generous spirit and positive attitude. What his family would like for those who cared for him and admired him to know is that this spirit was not just natural to him - rather, he chose it. He was born into poverty and had to overcome adversity, illness, grief, and loss during his life. He experienced the same hardships as all humans do but chose to be kind, peaceful, loving, forgiving, and encouraging. What a spirit, and what an example. We are so grateful for our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. A memorial service for Royce will be held at First Baptist Church in Lake Jackson, Texas on Saturday, February 17 with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Brad Dawson will officiate and Mark Monical will give a eulogy. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Quinn, Terry, Nathyn, and Brandyn Hendrick and Jarred and Gabriel Sullivan.

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Edwin Marshall Whitehead

Born : Oct 11, 1940

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Lake Jackson, TX

Funeral services for Edwin ''Ed'' Marshall Whitehead, age 83, of Clute, Texas will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Clute, with Pastor Josh McGee officiating. Interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity, Texas at 3:30pm. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Clute on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 6pm to 8pm. Ed was born on October 11, 1940, in Sandia, Texas to Joseph and Ruth Whitehead. He attended and graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston, Texas. On September 4, 1962, he joined the Houston Police Department and is a member of Academy Class #26. During his tenure with the department, Ed was assigned to the Central Command Station, Training, Burglary and Theft, Internal Affairs, Major Offenders Division and upon his retirement in 1992, he held the rank of Detective Sergeant in the Forgery Division. Ed then accepted a position with TDCJ in the Internal Affairs Division, which later became known as the Office of Inspector General. In 2004, he again retired and began a leisurely life with Patsy. Ed was a member of the Masons, a deacon of several churches and attended First Baptist Church of Clute. His hobbies included playing cards and spending time with his family. He was passionate about the Astros, Texans and somehow even the Cowboys. He spent many hours yelling instructions at the athletes as we know they could hear him through the TV. Ed is survived by his wife Patsy, daughters: Jodie Pentak, Jill Hanks, Vanessa Whitehead, sons: James Fitch and Timothy Fitch, grandchildren: Ashley, Lauren, Landon, Marshall, Madison, Anna, Ariana, Araya, and Opal-Ann and 7 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Whitehead and great granddaughter, Keegan. Ed was proud of all of his accomplishments during his 42 year Law Enforcement Career, but even more than that he cherished being a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Houston Police Retired Officers Association and the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

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Norval Eugene Goforth

Feb 14, 1941 - Jan 30, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Norval Eugene Goforth passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 6:47 in the evening in Lake Jackson, Texas at the age of 82 years of age. Gene, as we all knew him, was born on February 14, 1941, in Yale, Oklahoma to Norval E. Goforth and Annabelle Cable Goforth. He graduated from Yale High School and entered the U.S. Army. While he was stationed in Texas, he met his wife and Mother of his children, Lucy Waters. Together they had four children. Gene went to work for the Dow Chemical Company and retired from there after 31 years of service.Gene is survived by his daughters, Tammy Brooks and husband Philip; Lisa Espey all of Angleton, Tx. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great - great granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Wayne Goforth (Brenda) and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Also, his best friend Raymond Roman and his beloved dog, Bella. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, sister, children Kevin Eugene Goforth and Deborah Ann Goforth and the mother of his children Lucy.A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Norval Eugene Goforth will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home.Dad loved bright colors and football. Come casual and wear your favorite color or football jersey.

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Dolores Pimlott Weiss

Nov 12, 1939 - Feb 01, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Dolores Pimlott Weiss entered the kingdom of Heaven on February 1, 2024 at the age of 84. Dolores was born on November 12, 1939 in Washington DC, last residing in Lake Jackson, Texas. Dolores was a loving mother to four daughters and a doting ''Nana'' to 8 grandchildren with extended family and friends affectionately claiming her Nana. Dolores is survived by her two daughters Sandra Rousseau (Husband Tim) and Sheri Manning; grandchildren Chad Rousseau, Don Wilson III, Trenton Rousseau (Wife Rose), Jonathan Pimlott-LeBlanc, Christian Pimlott-LeBlanc, Brandon Pimlott-LeBlanc, Isabella Manning and Gabriella Manning along with 3 sisters, 2 brothers and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her two daughters Melissa Pimlott Wilson and Marilyn Pimlott-LeBlanc, and her parents Comer and Lorine Mumford. Dolores grew up in a Baptist home for children in Bethesda, MD. Being the caring, hardworking woman she was, she quit school early to help care for her younger siblings. Dolores married and made homes in Lubbock, Lake Jackson, and later raised four girls in Sweeny TX where she was a homemaker. She loved her job at Stewarts Bakery and would often talk about decorating cakes, baking bread, cookies, donuts while serving lunch to customers and school students. She always saw the good in people. She showed her love through homemade Sunday dinners, baking and cooking for her family and her daughter's friends. She had a very giving heart and always made sure everyone's needs were met whether that was taking in family or friends for a place to live and making sure they had enough food on their plate. While living in Houma, Louisiana, she cared for her father-in-law, her daughter and grandson. Later moving to Lake Jackson, her door was again open to anyone in need. She loved to travel to Branson and made many trips to Arkansas to see her grandsons. She was thrilled to take that car ride to Louisiana to visit her granddaughters. Again, it was all about family. She loved Englebert Humperdink and attended many of his concerts. Her hobbies were playing canasta, pogo games, listening to music, and watching home renovation and game shows. Dolores attended Second Baptist church for a few years in Lake Jackson as well as often visiting Destiny Church in Clute with her family. Throughout her last three years of medical struggles, her many doctors took good care of her and she appreciated each one of them. She remained in good spirits, had a positive attitude, not complaining, fighting until the end. When God decided to call her home, she took her last breath. She is now healed and at peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, reunited with her loved ones. She was loved by many and will always have a special place in our hearts. In her honor, a Memorial service will be Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Destiny Church, 211 S. Lazy Lane, Clute at 1:00 p.m.

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Donna D. Hicks

Oct 20, 1948 - Jan 31, 2024

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Lake Jackson, TX

Donna D. Hicks, age 75, of Lake Jackson, Texas, went to be with her Lord Jesus on January 31, 2024 after battling double pneumonia. A memorial service for her will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 24 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 501 Willow Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas with Pastor Terrance Adamson officiating. Donna's request to be cremated was honored by her husband, Roy L. Hicks, and two sons, Todd Nichols and Sean Hicks. Early visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 am in the St. Mark Lutheran Church narthex. Donna was born on October 20, 1948 in Whitney, Texas. She was the youngest of four children. Donna grew up with her family on their farm. She loved vegetable gardening with her mother and helping her dad with farm chores. She attended school in Whitney, Texas and graduated in 1966 as class Valedictorian. Donna was a strong Christian, devoted to Jesus Christ all her life. She was the first baby baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, Texas. Donna was an active member of St. Mark Lutheran. She served her congregation by volunteering on several boards and committees for more than fifty years. She was also the congregation's representative for the Texas District Church Extension Fund with the Lutheran Church. She served as Financial Liaison with Texas Church Extension Fund during the construction of the new Fellowship Hall for St. Mark. Donna worked at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas for 32 years beginning in 1970 as a secretary. She later took night classes in chemistry at the local college to advance her career which helped her become an Area specialist in the Industrial Hygiene Department and then Technical Specialist in the Environmental Department. Donna retired in 2002 and continued her love of gardening by raising roses, day lilies, ginger plants, plumeria and many other flowers. Donna and Roy loved their travels to Australia, New Zealand, England, Greece, Turkey, France and Italy. Donna is survived by Roy L. Hicks, her husband for 50 years, and son Todd Nichols, his wife Tess, of Cedar Park, Texas and second son, Sean Hicks and his lovely friend, Nikki Becraft of Frisco, Texas. Donna and Roy have three grandsons, Cody Nichols, 24 yrs. old, Maximillian Hicks, 9 yrs. old and Frederick Hicks, 6 yrs. old. She is also survived by her oldest brother August Degner and wife JoAnn from Brenham, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Orene Degner of Whitney, a second brother Charles Degner, a resident of Elkins Lake in Huntsville, an older sister, Barbara Penney of Richwood, and her niece, Tina Penney. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 501 Willow Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or to the local Salvation Army, PO Box 2029, Freeport, Texas 77542.

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