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Jerry Perry

Dec 25, 1945 - Dec 06, 2023

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Lufkin, TX

Mrs. Jerry Carol Green Perry of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at her residence at the age of 77. Mrs. Perry was born December 25, 1945, in San Augustine County, Texas, to parents Carol (Smith) and James Richard Green. She was a homemaker and member of Union Road Church of Christ. Her survivors include her husband of 47 years, Verman Perry; sons, Richard Steptoe of Pennington, Texas, and Mark Steptoe of Huntsville, Texas; a daughter, Ranora Cosselmon of Amarillo, Texas; ...Read More

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Melba Lucille Kirk

Dec 19, 1957 - Feb 24, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Melba Lucille Kirk, loving mother and sister, passed away on February 24, 2024, at the age of 66 in Lufkin, Texas. Melba was born on December 19, 1957, in Kirbyville, Texas, to Clyde E. Kirk, Sr. and Barbara Ann Sapp Kirk.She was a talented musician who loved playing the piano and she enjoyed gardening in her free time.

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Hartzel Erskin Jones

Oct 04, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Hartzel Erskin Jones, 85, of Lufkin will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Gene Elrod, Brother Aaron Wilson, and Milton Wade officiating. Interment will follow in the Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Hartzel Erskin Jones was born October 4, 1938 in Livingston, Texas to the late Joseph Erskin and Bessie Florene (Parker) Jones, and died Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Lufkin. Hartzel graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas in 1957 .He then married his high school sweetheart, Jimmie Sue Brown on June 1, 1957. Together they had two daughters, three granddaughters, and five great-granddaughters. Hartzel’s pride and joy was “his girls”. He loved them fiercely and was totally devoted to them. He was a faithful member of Bauman Road Baptist church in Houston for many years. He was always there for the teenagers from the youth group. He took them on trips to Lake Austin and even taught many of them how to ski. He was a big kid at heart, and like a second dad to many of them. After moving to Lufkin, Hartzel and Jimmie joined Keltys First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Cornerstone Sunday School class and enjoyed getting together with the Seasoned Saints for Bible studies and games. Hartzel had a strong work ethic. He began working at Rainbow Bakery in Houston while he was still in high school. Shortly after graduating he began working for Southwestern Bell, where he worked until he retired in the early 1990’s. He was also very involved in the Pioneers, a volunteer organization affiliated with Southwestern Bell and AT&T. He later worked for David and Cindy Box as a parts runner. When he wasn’t working, Hartzel had a few hobbies. He enjoyed building things including several swings that he gave as Christmas gifts one year. He also spent time helping to build churches in Mexico and Texas with the Master Builders. One of his more recent hobbies was the Ham radio. He was so proud of the fact that he passed the Ham operator test and very much enjoyed chatting with people all over the country. Hartzel was always there to help family and friends with whatever projects they had going on at the time, be it painting a room or roofing a house . Hartzel’s constant willingness to help others endeared him to so many. Survivors include his daughter, Sheri McConnell; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Milton Wade, all of Lufkin; granddaughter and husband Elizabeth and Simon Staats of College Station; granddaughter and finacè, Melanie Stella and Wesley Price of Spring; granddaughter and husband Valerie and Eric Brevard of Lufkin; great-granddaughters, Marryn Stella, Evangeline Staats, Maddyn Stella, Genevieve Staats, and Felicity Brevard; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Janie Jones; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Jimmie Sue; brothers, Paul, Joseph, John, and Herman Jones; sister, Bessie Jewel “BJ” Connor; and sons-in-law, Gary Myers and Larry McConnell. Pallbearers will be Simon Staats, Wesley Price, Eric Brevard, Terry Lawson, David Lawson, and Jeff Leonardos. Honorary pallbearer will be Dannie McFadden. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Pinnacle Superior Senior Living, the staff of Hospice in the Pines, the staff of The Joseph House, and to his primary care physician, Dr. Richard Roby. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed, at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Virginia Kay Whipple

Dec 01, 1956 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Virginia Kay Whipple, 67, of Lufkin died Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Lufkin. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mrs. Whipple was born December 1, 1956 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Rosa Maria Lopez

May 01, 1957 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Rosa Maria Lopez, 66, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Rev. Marcos Elizondo officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin. Mrs. Lopez was born on May 1, 1957, in Beeville, Texas, and died Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Lufkin. Mrs. Lopez was a selfless person who always put others before herself. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach. Mrs. Lopez was a known jokester and was always pulling pranks. She loved to watch a good scary movie. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fabian H. Lopez of Lufkin; daughter, Cindy Lopez of Lufkin; daughter, Wendy Lopez Rodriguez and husband Carlos of Kingwood; grandson, Mark Anthony Reyna of Lufkin; granddaughter and husband, Aleaha and Nathan Garcia of Diboll; granddaughter, Christina Perez of Kingwood; grandson, Greyson Bode Williams of Lufkin; grandson, Nolan Rodriguez of Kingwood; and great-granddaughter, Sofia Reyna of Diboll. She was preceded in death by her father, Enicasio Perez; brother, Eddie Perez; son-in-law, Gene Bode Williams, Jr.; and great-niece, Lila Luz Vasquez. Pallbearers will be Juan Lopez, Felix Lopez, Alex Monsivais, Mark Anthony Reyna, Nathan Garcia, and Carlos Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Huerta, Sr., Greyson Bode Williams, and Nolan Ivan Rodriguez. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin. Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors. To to the family or in memory of Rosa Maria Lopez, please

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Kenneth Simms

Aug 03, 1943 - Feb 21, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Kenneth Simms, 80, of Lufkin will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bobby Johnson and Brother Mark Youngblood officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Gann Cemetery. Mr. Simms was born August 3, 1943 in Lufkin, Texas to the late Mary Ola (Gillikin) and Perry Edward Simms, and died Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in a local hospital. Mr. Simms was a lifetime resident of Lufkin. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a supervisor from Nacogdoches Sheet Metal following more than 30 years of employment. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and was a hard worker. He enjoyed hunting and mowing his yard, and loved watching old westerns. Mr. Simms was quick-witted, always ready with a joke, and everyone he knew got a nickname. He never said goodbye, only “Later”. Survivors include his wife, Ethel (Phillips) Simms of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Kenny Bridges of Wills Point, Priscilla and Sheldon Mansfield of Dayton, and Cheryl and Elwin Lamon of Lufkin; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; bonus children, Kelvin and Brandy Lamon, and Melanie and T.A. Bazor, all of Lufkin; brother, Coy Simms of Nacogdoches; sister, Connie Goodwin of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay Simms; son, Kenneth “Will” Simms, Jr.; grandson, Cory Weisinger; brothers, Terry Simms and Jack Simms; and sisters, Sue Nerren and Virginia Kelley. Pallbearers will be Trevor Lamon, Steven Mansfield, Brett Mansfield, Matt Morgan, Willson Simms, Braden Lamon, and Kye Bazor. Honorary pallbearers will be Elwin Lamon, Kelvin Lamon, Kenny Bridges, Sheldon Mansfield, Kyle Bazor, and T.A. Bazor. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed, at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Lester Wayne Rhoden

Oct 18, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Memorial services for Lester Wayne Rhoden, 73, of Lufkin, Texas will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., at the Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Mr. Rhoden was born October 18, 1950 in Livingston, Texas and passed away February 21, 2024 in Lufkin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Rhoden and Yvonne (Wiggins) Ermel; and stepfather, Arnie Ermel.He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Rhoden of Lufkin, Texas; daughter, Shelly Rhoden of Houston, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Catherine Heishman of Grand Prairie, Texas; grandsons, Joshua Heishman, Josiah Heishman, and Jonathan Heishman; special friends, Gilbert and Betty Sue Allen, Paul and Rhonda Suarez; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

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Alberto G. Mijares

Mar 22, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Alberto G. Mijares, 81, of Lufkin, will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Pastor Ricardo Coss officiating. Interment will follow at Largent Cemetery in Hudson. Mr. Mijares was born on March 22, 1942, in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico, to Alberto Mijares and Mariana (Gomez) Mijares, and died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Lufkin. Mr. Mijares was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin. His faith and family were the most important to him in his life. Mr. Mijares retired from Texas Foundries after 30 years. He liked to spend time at his store El Milagro, where he enjoyed meeting new people and attending church. Some of his hobbies included studying the bible, cooking for his family, and watching baseball and western movies. Mr. Mijares loved going out to eat with his family and his longtime friend, Ernesto Fernandez. He also loved to take trips to Mexico and visit other family members. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Santa Mijares Ocura of Lufkin; son, Alberto Mijares, Jr. and wife Erica of Lufkin; daughter, Ana Mijares and husband Stephen Abbott of Lufkin; son, Josue Mijares and wife Patricia of Diboll; son, David Mijares of Lufkin; daughter, Maria DeJesus Mijares of Lufkin; grandsons, Josue Mijares II of Diboll, Kane Mijares of Lufkin, Caleb Abbott of Lufkin, Cristian Mijares of Lufkin, and Jacob Abbott of Lufkin; granddaughter, Julianna Mijares and husband Franciscco Velasquez of Longview; great-grandson, Frankie Velasquez of Longview; great-grandson, Lucas Velasquez of Longview; great-granddaughter, Raeleigh Long of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Santos and Florinda Mijares of Eagle Pass; brother, Antonio Mijares of Piedras Negras, Mexico; and sisters-in-law, Zulema Mijares and Maria Luisa Mijares, both of Lufkin. Mr. Mijares was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Saul Mijares and Juan Mijares; sisters, Rosa Lopez, Irene Ramirez, and Consuelo Mijares. Pallbearers will be Alberto Mijares, Jr., Josue Mijares, Josue Mijares II, Kane Mijares, Caleb Abbott, Cristian Mijares, Jacob Abbott, Jordan Hood, and Stephen Abbott. Honorary pallbearers will be David Mijares, Javier Mijares, Roy Medina, and Antonio Mijares. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin. Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors. To to the family or in memory of Alberto G. Mijares, please

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Kenneth Wayne Rodgers

Jan 06, 1962 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Kenneth Wayne Rodgers left this world Saturday, February 17, 2024 due to health complications. He was very devoted to his family. Kenneth shared a close relationship with his granddaughter October. She chose to say this about her grandfather. "My grandpa was a very good man, and I love him very much. My favorite memory of him that comes to mind that made me look up to him even more than I did was one day I was riding my bike up and down the gravel driveway, and I ended up falling and hurting my knees. I sat on the porch while grandpa went in to gather what he needed to fix me up. He cleaned my knees and put on Band-Aids and told me it is okay to fall down but what counts is that you get up and fix yourself up and try again, just maybe not today those knees look bad. We laughed and that day I looked up to him even more than I already did". He is survived by his mother, Doris Ann Rodgers; daughter, Misty Olson; and granddaughter, October Olson. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is preceded by his father, Jimmie Rodgers, and two sets of grandparents, I.T. And Essie Rodgers, and Odelle and Jimmie Mae Steptoe. He will be missed by many as he was loved by many. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Weaver Lockett Rutledge Jr

Mar 16, 1939 - Feb 09, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Weaver Lockett Rutledge Jr, known affectionately as Weaver or W.L. to his friends and family, embarked on his final journey February 9, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, adventure, and heartfelt stories as big and wide as the Texas sky.Weaver was the beloved son of the late Weaver Lockett Sr and Elda Hord Rutledge, who instilled in him love of God, family and the value of hard work, a foundation he carried throughout his life. They, along with wife Cindy, sisters Lois Chambers, Jeanette Bullock and Katherine Rutledge are joined in heaven where we are sure he is entertaining them with stories, memories, singing and laughter.He is survived by his eldest sister Lottie Crim and younger brother Carey Rutledge (Peggy).Weaver had an adventurous spirit and was a man of both land and sea. His service in the US Army showcased his love and dedication of country and his careers as a sea captain, commercial fisherman and truck driver embodied his love for travel on the open road and the deep seas. Weaver never shied away from the opportunity to embark on new endeavors. His journey through life was marked by a series of bold uncharted paths, each role allowing him to meet new people and share his infectious humor and zest for life.Those who knew Weaver will fondly remember his larger-than-life personality, love for jokes, pranks and his irrepressible spirit. He was the life of the party and always ready with a tale that could provoke laughter and smiles. In his quieter moments, he expressed his reflective side through writing poetry and capturing the beauty of the world he loved to explore.His legacy and spirit will continue through his family; daughter Kimberly Johnson (Tim), son Weaver Alan Rutledge, son Clay Alexander Rutledge, his treasured grandchildren, Haley Otto (Nate), Grayson Johnson, Rachel Rutledge, and the anticipated arrival of his great-grandchild. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones with hearts full of gratitude for the time shared with him and countless memories that will continue to bring smiles to our faces and inspire laughter for generations to come.Weaver was a man who never saw life as a series of endings, but rather as a collection of beginnings, each more promising than the last. His approach to life was to seize it with both hands, to find the humor in every situation, and to forge bonds that could weather any storm.In the spirit of Weaver’s boundless enthusiasm for life, we do not say goodbye but rest in peace, until we meet again on the shores of eternity with our Lord and Savior. The family will honor and celebrate the remarkable life of Weaver Lockett Rutledge Jr. and his journey through life that was as unique as the man himself. Friends and family are invited to join us on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 1:00pm, at the home of Les and Merideth Chambers.The family would like to thank providers Crystal McCumber, Lindsey Ross, and the staff at Hemphil Care Center for their loving care and unwavering support. A special thank you also to Cris Hubert for all his help, support and trustworthy friendship.

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Jason Wayne Gearhart

Aug 28, 1979 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral servcies for Jason Wayne Gearhart, 44, of Lufkin will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Lamar Denby officiating. Interment will follow in Wallace Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gearhart was born August 28, 1979 in Greensburg, Indiana, and died Saturday, February 17, 2024 in a local hospital. Survivors include his mother, Judy (Slinker) Rice; stepfather, Robert Rice; siblings and spouses, Dianna and Keith Snyder, Joanna Noel, Allen Andrew Gearhart, Evelyn and James Cruz, Sean and Alex Rice, Aaliyah Rice, Brian Gearhart, Angie Edmondson, and Timothy Gearhart; uncle and aunts, Mark and Diane Gearhart, and Louella Hirschauer; dear friends, Momma Hartsfield and Robert Salazar; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Eugene Gearhart; step-grandmother, Evelyn Morris; and uncles, Moe Gearhart and Tim Hatcher. Pallbearers will be Doug Deaton, Terry Carroll, James Cruz, Robert Salazar, Keith Snyder, and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Sean Rice and Robert Rice. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed, at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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