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Jessie Howell

Jul 22, 1934 - Nov 23, 2023

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Lufkin, TX

Graveside services for Jessie Faye "Maw" Howell, 89, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 1:00 p. m. at Ryan Chapel Cemetery with Brother D. R. McNaughton and Brother Kenneth Mayo officiating. Jessie Faye "Maw" Howell was born July 22, 1934 in Diboll, Texas to the late Russell Lee Dykes and Mary Alberta (James) Dykes, and died Thursday, November 23, 2023 in a Lufkin hospital. Mrs. Howell resided in Diboll for most of her life. Her later years were spent in Lufkin. She retired f...Read More

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Connie Lynn Heaton Gates

Aug 23, 1951 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Connie Lynn Heaton Gates of Allentown, Texas passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 in Lufkin, Texas after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born August 23, 1951 in Lufkin, Texas and was the youngest of 12 children born to the late Sarah Delbert (Dunn) and E.C. Heaton. Connie worked for Lufkin State Supported Living Center and Lufkin ISD as a special needs teachers’ aide. Connie married the love of her life, Kenneth L. Gates, on March 19, 1988. They enjoyed traveling together in their younger years and still enjoyed fishing together on Lake Sam Rayburn. She was also an avid quilter. Connie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kenneth L. Gates; sisters, Linda Ann Ennis of Allentown and Sarah Massingill of Diboll; brothers, Leon Heaton and wife Gayle and Carl Ray Heaton and wife Mary Frances, all of Allentown. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and loved them dearly especially Lisa Kirkland and Jennifer Heaton-Fanning, who were her special caregivers throughout her illness. Her marriage to Kenneth brought a stepdaughter and her husband, Laura and Mark Hobbs, and a stepson and his wife, Kevin and Kim Gates, into her life as well as five step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her brothers, Jarvis Heaton, Burl Heaton, Jurl Heaton and Frankie Joe Heaton; as well as sisters, Ima Jean Heaton, Clarcie Rawlinson, and Linnie Heaton; and niece, Sandie Sloan. Cremation is under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home and a private graveside service at Gann Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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John Wesley Tunnell

Jan 06, 1956 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

John Wesley Tunnell passed away in Lufkin, Texas on February 15, 2024. He was 68 years old. John’s beloved parents, Ruth Ann and Joe Tunnell preceded him in death. His parents were important in John’s life and the collective life of his family. He is survived by his sister Jo Ann Tunnell Muench and husband Ray Muench; his brother Thomas Rusk (T.R.) Tunnell and wife Debbie Tunnell; nephew Matthew Tunnell and wife Mia Mullins and their sons Finch and Knightley; and, nephew Adam Tunnell and wife Shabnam Rajaei. John is also survived by his ex-wife and lifelong friend, Jackee Cox of Ft. Worth. John’s life serves as a testimonial to his family and friends, the legal community, and to the world. His life was in large part a quest to make the world a better place. His professional role was defender of the underdogs. He worked to make real the vision that the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice. His professional life was dedicated to protecting justice in the courts of Texas. John’s career as a lawyer was enriched by long and careful readings of American history. He gave special attention to the American civil war, the development of American religious movements, and to the “Red Scare” and McCarthyism. John used the lessons of history as a tool to shape and improve the law. In his arguments as a criminal defense attorney, he sought to temper justice with mercy. He saw himself as a contemporary version of Clarence Darrow. John was a voice for reason, justice, and compassion. John’s legal career was varied. He graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1981. Initially he worked with and for his father in Tyler, Texas. They were co-counsel in a civil rights case in defense of a local Sheriff. John subsequently became an Assistant District Attorney in Gregg County, Texas. John was proud of his role as a prosecutor, because he could use his position to secure the dismissal of cases not fully supported by the evidence, and ensure that full disclosures of relevant evidence in his cases were always made prior to trial. After a few years in the DA’s office in Longview, John returned to private practice. During the first years of Ann Richards’ term as Texas Governor, John served as General Counsel to the Texas Secretary of State, John H. Hannah. In that job, John played a key role in drafting a law that set new and higher ethical standards for elected and appointed officials. Following passage of the legislation, John was appointed Interim Director of the newly established Texas Ethics Commission. His job was to write agency rules for enforcement of the new legal standards that would govern agency hearings to be conducted by the first Texas Ethics Commission. He served as the first General Counsel for that Commission. Following John Hannah’s appointment as a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Texas, John accepted the position as Judge Hannah’s first law clerk. In that capacity, John drafted case decisions in both civil and criminal cases. After his clerkship with Judge Hannah, John returned to the private practice of law in Lufkin, Texas. He dedicated most of his time and energy to securing justice for the accused in criminal cases. He was highly regarded for his analytical skills and for his trial work and appellate briefs. John’s friends and family remember John for his wit, his analytical skills, and for his devotion to family. Someone important to us has departed from this world. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Huntington on March 2, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception at Lone Star Charley’s Restaurant in Lufkin at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Huntington, 458 Hwy 69 South, Huntington , TX, 75949. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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Richard M. Donovan

Apr 08, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Richard M. Donovan, 87, of Lufkin will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Zavalla Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Donovan was born April 8, 1936 in Jasper, Texas, and died Monday, February 19, 2024 in a local hospice facility. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Ralph Leroy Werner

Dec 09, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Memorial services for Ralph Leroy Werner, 77, of Coldspring, Texas will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas. Mr. Werner was born December 9, 1946 in Huron, South Dakota and passed away February 17, 2024 in Lufkin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene A. Werner and Lula Irene (Aaland) Werner; wife, Joyce Werner; son, Jimmy Werner; and sister, Lois Werner. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ralph Werner Jr. and Tammy; daughter and son-in-law, Cherry Forehand and Ray; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal Werner and Scott Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Cody Werner and Aubree; grandchildren, Ashely Werner, Lacey Werner, Chris Cassidy, Brandi Cassidy, Magan Santos, Tyler Werner, Shelby Werner, Charci Werner, Chanceler Whitley, Chaselin, Georgia Smith, Faith Smith, Layla Werner, and Hank Werner; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Bob Werner; brother and sister-in-law, Robin Werner and Mary Jane; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mary Ruth Lincoln

Apr 05, 1948 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Mary Ruth Lincoln, 75, of Broaddus, TX died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2024, surrounded by family, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Lufkin, TX. She was born April 5,1948 in Brady, TX to James Virgil (JV) Friar and Oleta Francis (Heartcraft) Friar. She was preceded in death by both parents, son Larry Carmack II and grandson Jacob Lincoln. She is survived by husband Hulen D. Lincoln Jr., and children Deana Ruth Lincoln and Matt McGowan, Jimmy and Jody Lincoln, Sherry Lincoln, Eddie and Samantha Shell, Anthony Houston, Angela and Tom O’Boyle, Kristie and Tony Reeves, Chris and Jessica Woodall; grandchildren Nick, Tristan, Rylee, Odin, Cassidy, Morgan, Taylor and Wesley; siblings Fred and Betty Friar, Virgil Friar, Darlene and C.D. Lewis; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members; Jackson Hill Marina family and many, many friends. Mary never knew a stranger, only friends she had not met yet. She was a woman with many hats, the family encyclopedia, the one everyone called for advice and made everyone feel loved. Working at Jackson Hill Marina, she became Nanny to all of the kids and enjoyed meeting all of the people. She taught us so many things except how to live without her. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12-2 followed by service at 2 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX . Burial service will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1 pm at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX Funeral Services under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

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Barbara Elaine Trapp Stanley

Oct 12, 1972 - Feb 18, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Barbara Elaine Trapp Stanley, 51, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Pastor Jermey Campell officiating. Mrs. Stanley was born on October 12, 1972, in Lufkin, Texas, to Landy Leo Trapp Sr. and Martha Jean (Free) Biddle, and died Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Lufkin. Mrs. Stanley was a member of Clawson Assembly of God Church in Lufkin. She enjoyed spending time crafting and listening to music. Mrs. Stanley loved her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog Bonnie. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cecilie and Cory Akers of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Shawnda Trapp and Patrick Lee of Lufkin; daughter, Savannah Gantt of Buna, TX; grandson, Owen Arnold of Lufkin; granddaughter, Payson Arnold of Lufkin; grandson, Riot Akers of Lufkin; mother, Martha Biddle of Lufkin; father and wife, Landy Leo Sr. and Ann Trapp of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Landy Leo jr. and Annie Trapp of Cuero, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Leona Kay and Jimmy McShan of Porter, TX; sister, Gaylon Trapp of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Trapp and Robert Butler of Wells, TX; sister, Jeannie Trapp of Lufkin; sister, LeeAnn Jordan of Wells, TX; brother, Berwyn Russell of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Kay and Andrew Solis of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and David Swearingen of Silsbee, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Williams of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Archie and Sherry Williams of Lufkin; sister, Jackie Tennison of Cushing, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Leia Williams of Dayton, TX; brother, Billy Jack Williams of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Trishtan Trapp; husband, Benji Womack; brother, Tommy Welch; sisters, Pamela Trapp and Kelly McGaughey; close friends, Raul Mejia, Jason Cornell, grandmothers, Lena “Grany Free” Free and Evelyn Trapp ; and grandfathers, R.A. Free, and Landy Lott Trapp. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home. Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors. To to the family or in memory of Barbara Elaine Trapp Stanley, please

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Rose Lee Marshall Ward

Mar 12, 1936 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Funeral services for Rose Lee Marshall Ward, 87, of Lufkin will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Francis O’Dowd officiating. Interment will follow in Whitehouse Cemetery. Rose was born March 12, 1936 in Orange, Texas to the late Mary (LaRussa) and Van Marshall, and died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at her home. Rose attended school in Orange, Texas and was a proud member of the band until her mother discovered they had out of town games she would be expected to attend - her bugle playing days were cut short. She married George on January 23, 1953. They began their family in Orange with the birth of their son, Robert Ward. Their daughter, Theda Ward Moseley, was born soon after moving to Lufkin for work at the new Southland Paper Mill. Daughter Sharon Ward soon followed and surprise surprise, 18 years later the apple of their eyes, Christopher Chad Ward, came along. More than anything, Rose’s gift to all was her spirit of service. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the ever popular 60 club. She was one of the original “Church Ladies”. She loved cleaning the church with a group of ladies that managed to find time to have lunch afterward and developed some of her strongest friendships. She had a love for family and friends but most of all she loved baking, and the feedback that came from her creations. If someone even mentioned having a hangnail you would find her baking that same day for them. Her love of baking spilled over into her services at church, and she took great pleasure in spoiling the priests and nuns at the Monastery with her sweets. Tell her you couldn’t have sugar and she would figure out a way to make it sugar free. She loved her parents, husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters (affectionately called the Nuns), and brothers more than anything. Anytime she could be around them was a good day. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Ward; son, Robert Ward; parents, Van and Mary Marshall; parents-in-law, George C. and Naomi Ward; brothers, Joe Marshall and Frankie Marshall; and sisters, Kathleen Busby, Betty Busby, and Frances Choate. Survivors include her daughters, Theda Moseley and husband Steve, and Sharon Pagel, son, Christopher Ward and wife Lendy; daughter-in-law, Patrese Ward; grandchildren, Leslie Pate, Leah Jones, Jarrod Ward, Dustin Pagel, Kimberly Pagel, Jacob Ward, Andrew Ward, Tyler Brooks, and Baylee Ward; eight great-grandchildren; six-great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Freeman and JoAnn Tiemann; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Jacob Ward, Andrew Ward, Tyler Brooks, Jarrod Ward, Brandon Pate, and Greg Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Jones, Matt Barbe, William Quillin, Dustin Pagel, and Bryce Henley. The family gives special thanks to her church friends. Rosary will be recited at 12:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, with visitation following from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. 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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Janie Lou Nash

Apr 06, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Janie Lou Nash peacefully departed this life on February 17, 2024 at the age of 77. She leaves behind a legacy of faith, love and cherished memories that will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. With a camera always in hand, Janie captured the world through her lens, freezing moments in time that will be treasured for generations to come. Her passion for pictures and her collection of picture albums was matched only by her zest for laughter. Those who knew Janie knew that she had a playful sense of humor and loved to bring smiles to the faces of those around her. Her quick wit and infectious laughter could brighten even the darkest of days, and her jokes will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of hearing. One of Janie’s favorite colors was yellow, a hue that reflected her sunny disposition and optimistic outlook on life. Whether it was in the flowers she planted, the décor in her home, or the clothes she wore, yellow was a constant reminder of her vibrant personality and zest for life. Janie was a member of Union Road Church of Christ. Janie will be deeply missed by her loving family, including her sons, Jerry Nash of Livingston and Chris and Tiffany Nash of Diboll; daughters, Karen Bryan of Lufkin, Pamela Richardson and Philip of Pollok and Melissa Castillo and Aurelio of Lufkin; grandchildren, Brandon Bryan, Jeffrey Bryan, Derek Dolan, Brittany Falkner, Crystal Ortega, Josh Castillo, Keegan Nash and Ava Nash; along with several great-grandchildren. Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nash; infant sons, Arvel Ray and Kevin Dewayne; and grandson, Justin Bryan. A celebration of Janie’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, where family and friends will gather to honor her memory and share stories of the love and laughter she brought into their lives. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Nash, Joshua Castillo, Chris Nash, Keegan Nash, Jeffrey Bryan and Rob Falkner. The family would like to thank Diboll Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice for the exceptional care and attention they gave to Janie as she was preparing to go to her eternal home. Janie’s love for the Lord, her zest for life, and her devotion to her family will continue to inspire us all. We know heaven is a little bit sweeter and brighter now that she is there. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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Eloy Fernandez

Nov 07, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Mr. Eloy Fernandez, 78 (Born November 7, 1945) passed away at CHI St. Luke's Health in Lufkin, TX on February 17, 2024. His services are entrusted to All Families Mortuary - Burke.

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Constantino Castillo Gonzalez

Dec 31, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lufkin, TX

Constantino Castillo Gonzalez, "Don Costa", age 78 of Crockett, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 in Lufkin. He was born December 31, 1945 in Plazuela, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to parents, Marcelo Gonzalez and Maura Castillo Gonzalez. Constantino worked at the Northcutt Woodworks for several years before retiring. He was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church.Constantino is survived by children, Lourdes Gonzalez of Crockett, Ricardo Gonzalez and wife, Irma of Crockett, Rocio Gonzalez and husband, Agustin of Crockett, Guadalupe Gonzalez of Austin, Francisco Gonzalez and wife, Edith of Charlotte, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by wife, Emma Perez Gonzalez; son, Sergio Gonzalez; and parents, Marcelo and Maura Gonzalez.Funeral services for Constantino Castillo Gonzalez will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024 at the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Selvaraj officiating. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the rosary starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.Online condolences may be left at www.callawayallee.comCALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

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