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Jonathan Rains

Jan 12, 1944 - Dec 02, 2023

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Crosby, TX

Jonathan Dwight "J. D. " Rains, 79, of Crosby, TX, passed away on December 2nd, 2023. He was born in Durant, Oklahoma on January 12th, 1944. He joined the US Air Force in 1962 and served his time at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana. He met his first wife Monnie Louise King and had three daughters, Tonya, Kelli, and Angel. After his stint in the Air Force, he worked for the Shreveport Police Dept. until he moved to Baytown, Texas. He worked as a landscaper and drove a truck while living in ...Read More

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Shirley Crowe

Dec 05, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Shirley Crowe was born on December 5th, 1931 in Combs, Arkansas. He died on February 24th, 2024 in Crosby, Texas. His growing days were spent in Berryville, Arkansas and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1949. He finished his working career in 1994 after 28 years with Maxwell House Coffee. He held many positions at their Harrisburg Ave. plant that could be seen "good to the last drop" from downtown Houston. He was proud to be a member of the Maxwell House family. While still employed, he began pursuing one of his interests. He served on the Parade Committee and Judging Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He served one term as Vice Chairman for floats and wagons. He received the Bill Kurtz Service Award and left active service as a Lifetime Member. He left the earth on parade day 2024. He pursued another interest into retirement as a member of United States of America Track and Field (USATF). He was considered a master track and field official and a combined event referee for USAT and NCAA. He also did work with AAU Junior Olympics and Texas UlL. In many of his later years, he assisted Humble ISD in transforming Turner Stadium into a national premier track and field facility. His efforts have had him added into many Hall of Fame classes of different organizations, including USATF. He mentored many new officials with his example, encouragement, knowledge and love for the sport. One of his highlights was working in the decathlon and heptathlon for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was active with the rule book into his nineties but his mobility finally limited him. Shirley leaves a host of family, companions, co-workers, and friends to miss him. He lived a full life and we thank you for honoring his memory. There will be no public visitation or services. Interment will be private.

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Mark Anthony Robinson

Sep 27, 1966 - Feb 24, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Mark Anthony Robinson, age 57, of Crosby, Texas passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505. A Celebration of Mark's Life will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00PM at Grand View Funeral Home.

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David Wayne Hayes

Dec 14, 1960 - Jan 19, 2024

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Crosby, TX

David Wayne Hayes, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend, went to be with the Lord, January 19, 2024 at his residence. David was born December 14, 1960, in Sherman, Texas, to parents; Kenneth and Dorothy Helms Hayes, a former resident of LaPorte and has resided in Crosby for 23 years. He worked in the medical field all his adult life as an operating room technician, surgical specialist, and doctor liaison, and so much more. David was a loyal employee. He was a talented artist and loved music. He loved spending time with family and he always lit up any room with his sense of humor and contagious laughter. Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by parents: Kenneth and Dorothy Helms Hayes, sister: Tanya Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Glynda Perry Hayes, sons: Daniel Hayes and wife Mary, Michael Hayes and wife Stephanie, and Christopher Hayes and wife Michele, Six grandchildren: Braedon Hayes, Shayne Hayes, Ashlynn Stegall, Sarah Hayes, Bella Hayes, and Olivia Hayes, Two great-grandchildren: Hudson and Jackson Hayes, sister: Tammy Hayes, brothers: Rick Hayes and Clifton Hayes, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His infectious and loving personality will be missed, by all who have met him and known him. Words cannot express the loss felt by his loved ones and extended family. Celebration of life services will be held from 4 p.m., with fellowship until 8 p.m., March 16, 2024, at The Barn at Four Pines Ranch, at 21101 FM 2100, Crosby, Texas 77532.

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August Leo Kovalcik

Aug 26, 1926 - Feb 23, 2024

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Crosby, TX

August “Buck” Leo Kovalcik, 97 of Crosby, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday February 23, 2024. Buck was born on August 26, 1926 in Eastgate, Texas to Henry and Annie Kovalcik. He was a very caring and helpful person. Buck loved fishing, deer hunting, and talking about the old times. He also enjoyed watching golf, football, and watching “The Price is Right” everyday at 10am on TV. He will be missed by all that knew him. Buck served in the Army for two years from November 2, 1944-October 31, 1946. Buck is preceded in death by his wife; Clara Kovalcik, parents, brothers; Steve Kovalcik, Charlie Kovalcik, Eddie Kovalcik, Leon Kovalcik, Paul Kovalcik, and brother Joe Kovalcik, sisters; Louise Gregory, Ludmille Kovalcik, Margret Henley, Agnes Flores, and Sister Martha Kovalcik. Buck is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

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August Leo Kovalcik

Aug 26, 1926 - Feb 23, 2024

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Crosby, TX

August “Buck” Leo Kovalcik, 97 of Crosby, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday February 23, 2024. Buck was born on August 26, 1926 in Eastgate, Texas to Henry and Annie Kovalcik. He was a very caring and helpful person. Buck loved fishing, deer hunting, and talking about the old times. He also enjoyed watching golf, football, and watching “The Price is Right” everyday at 10am on TV. He will be missed by all that knew him. Buck served in the Army for two years from November 2, 1944-October 31, 1946. Buck is preceded in death by his wife; Clara Kovalcik, parents, brothers; Steve Kovalcik, Charlie Kovalcik, Eddie Kovalcik, Leon Kovalcik, Paul Kovalcik, and brother Joe Kovalcik, sisters; Louise Gregory, Ludmille Kovalcik, Margret Henley, Agnes Flores, and Sister Martha Kovalcik. Buck is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

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Joann Slate

Jun 13, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Joann Slate, age 77, of Crosby, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. A visitation for Joann will be held Monday, February 19, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A graveside service will occur Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S First St, Lufkin, TX 75901.

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Thelma Faye Sontag

Jan 25, 1929 - Feb 04, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Thelma Faye Sontag, 95, of Crosby, TX passed away on February 4, 2024. She was born on January 25, 1929 in Crosby to her parents Jessie and Ira Henson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph Sontag; her son, Arthur Sontag; her sisters, Bessie McGaffey, Christine Brown, Geraldine Marsh; and her brothers, Morris and Wilson Chandler. She is survived by her sons, Leon Sontag, Kenneth Sontag and his wife Elaine; her grandchildren Angela and her husband Robert Wilson, Leon Sontag Jr.,Lee Cardenas and husband Bradley, and Katie Nelson; her great grandchildren, Morgan, Hagan (Alan), Robert Majeski, Sergio Sontag (Hilliem), Krista Kersey (Jason), Ashlyn and Kylee Nelson, Quinton and Kingston Cardenas; her great-great grandchildren: Amelia, Alice, Trent, Hunter, Aliana, Leilani, and Keanu. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Francis Beard. Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend. Thelma had a love of sewing, crocheting, and crafting. She was also an avid Houston Spirts fan, cheering on all of the Houston teams - the Astros, Texans and Rockets. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Visitations on Monday February 12 from 6 to 8 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands Texas. The graveside service will be the next day at 11:30 at Sterling-White Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Rudy.

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Thelma Faye Sontag

Jan 25, 1929 - Feb 04, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Thelma Faye Sontag, 95, of Crosby, TX passed away on February 4, 2024. She was born on January 25, 1929 in Crosby to her parents Jessie and Ira Henson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph Sontag; her son, Arthur Sontag; her sisters, Bessie McGaffey, Christine Brown, Geraldine Marsh; and her brothers, Morris and Wilson Chandler. She is survived by her sons, Leon Sontag, Kenneth Sontag and his wife Elaine; her grandchildren Angela and her husband Robert Wilson, Leon Sontag Jr.,Lee Cardenas and husband Bradley, and Katie Nelson; her great grandchildren, Morgan, Hagan (Alan), Robert Majeski, Sergio Sontag (Hilliem), Krista Kersey (Jason), Ashlyn and Kylee Nelson, Quinton and Kingston Cardenas; her great-great grandchildren: Amelia, Alice, Trent, Hunter, Aliana, Leilani, and Keanu. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Francis Beard. Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend. Thelma had a love of sewing, crocheting, and crafting. She was also an avid Houston Spirts fan, cheering on all of the Houston teams - the Astros, Texans and Rockets. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Visitations on Monday February 12 from 6 to 8 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands Texas. The graveside service will be the next day at 11:30 at Sterling-White Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Rudy.

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Joyce Elaine O'Neal

Nov 07, 1951 - Jan 28, 2024

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Crosby, TX

Joyce Elaine O'Neal, a beacon of laughter and kindness, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024, at the age of 72, in Crosby, TX. Born on November 7, 1951, in Ripley, NY, Joyce's life was a tapestry of joy, humor, and generosity that touched the hearts of all who knew her.Joyce's early years in Ripley were filled with the love and guidance of her parents, David and Edith Shafer, who preceded her in death. Her journey led her to the arms of her beloved husband, B. G. O'Neal, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage before his passing. Together, they built a life rich in laughter and mutual support.Joyce is survived by her son, Jerry Frankson; her siblings, Shirley Glover, Phyllis Reid, and Frank Shafer and two grandchildren, who will miss her deeply. Joyce will be remembered fondly by the numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, who were blessed to know her loving spirit.Joyce's sense of humor was legendary; she had an uncanny ability to find the funny in the everyday and could light up a room with her wit. Her kindness was boundless, and she was always the first to offer help, no matter the need. Her giving nature was a testament to her loving heart, which she freely shared with family, friends, and even strangers.An ardent animal lover, Joyce found joy and companionship in her furry friends. Her gentle touch and warm presence were a comfort to all creatures great and small. In her quiet moments, Joyce could be found with needle and thread, creating beautiful embroidery that reflected her patience and attention to detail. She was also an avid reader, with a passion for stories that could transport her to other worlds and times.Joyce's life was a beautiful example of love in action. Her laughter, kindness, and generosity have left an indelible mark on the world, and her memory will be treasured forever. As we say goodbye to Joyce Elaine O'Neal, we celebrate the extraordinary woman she was and the countless ways she enriched our lives. Her spirit will continue to inspire us, reminding us to approach life with humor, compassion, and an open heart.

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James Eugene Lanning

Mar 28, 1947 - Jan 21, 2024

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Crosby, TX

James Eugene Lanning, 76, of Crosby, TX passed away January 21, 2024. He was born in Nevada, Missouri on March 28, 1947. He was married to Beverly Cheryl Ward Lanning for 54 years. James worked for BP Refinery as an operator for 33 years until retirement in October 2005. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Porter, TX with Brother Rob Ray as the pastor. He belonged to VFW American Legion. His passions were church and serving God. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Cheryl Lanning; 4 children, Stacy (Ronnie) Brooke of Cleveland, Missouri, Wayne (Michelle) Lanning of Alvin, TX, Eric (Susan) Lanning of Baytown, TX, Lance (Denise) Lanning of Baytown, TX; 18 Grandchildren; 33 Great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was born to Lester and Bernice Lanning of Missouri. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Dorothy Cramer, one brother, Bill Lanning, and one grandchild. A visitation for James will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A funeral service will occur Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A committal service will occur Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.

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