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James Edward Kolek, age 59 of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018.  He was born August 27, 1959 in Weimar, Texas to parents Frank and Dorothy Kolek. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Kolek.

 

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kolek; mother, Dorothy Kolek; sons, Tyler Kolek and Stephen Kolek; sisters, Rita Anders and her husband Edwin Joe, Diane Mueller and her husband Roy, and Charlene Ramirez and her husband Ricky; in-laws, J.L. and Bessie Rose; brothers-in-law, David Rose and his wife Karen, and Brian Rose and his wife Kara; sister-in-law, Diane Moore; nieces, Erin Glueck, Brigette Ramirez, Kathryn Moore, Madison Rose, Evelyn Rose, Faith Rose, and Carolyn Rose; numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church 410 N. Center St. Weimar, TX. A rosary will follow starting at 10:00 a.m. with mass starting at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Dubina Cemetery, Dubina, Texas. Pallbearers will be David Sassin, Matt Jones, Tommy Hues, Jake Landers, James Stock, and Kevin Janecka. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Anders, Brian Anders, Brandon Kocurek, Travis Kocurek, Ryan Ramirez, Kolby Parker, Carson Rose, and Daniel Rose.

 

For those desiring to send flowers to the service in Weimar contact Flowers by Judy at (979) 725-6534. For those desiring to make donations in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Junior Red Angus Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 747, Justin, Texas, 76247. 

 

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Delbert Loren Morris died on November 7, 2018, at the age of 93.

Delbert was born to Madison (Matt) Morris and Gertrude Morris on August 9, 1925, in Armel Colorado.

Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy, where he was a radioman on the USS Pickens, a troop transport ship that delivered Marines to Iwo Jima.  After he was discharged from the Navy, while visiting his sister, Marie Stone, she introduced him to the love of his life, Elnora Gray, who was the babysitter for her children.  They were married in La Pryor, Texas, on July 20, 1947.   

Delbert enjoyed a successful career with Central Power and Light Company, beginning with a job as Clerk in the local office in Crystal City.  He then moved to Pearsall.  He was later promoted to Traveling Auditor in Uvalde.  From there he was promoted to District Auditor in Laredo, and retired from the company in 1987 as District Auditor of the largest district in the company, in San Benito.

He was a devoted husband and father.  He was an avid reader.  He was an active member of the Lutheran Church in every city where he lived.  He was often called upon to preach when a substitute pastor was needed in Laredo.  He ministered to many people in times of need.  But most of all, he showed his Christian faith by example, in the way he lived his life.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Texas, at the time of his death.  He was a member of service organizations throughout his life.  In Pearsall, he was part of a group who was instrumental in bringing a hospital to the community. He was generous with both time and money, to charities and individuals who needed his help through the years.

He was known for being a man of few words.  As everyone knew, when he said something, it was going to be important, and you should listen.

After retirement, he and Elnora traveled extensively.  When their granddaughter Emma was born, they moved to Houston and then to Coldspring, to be close to her as she grew up.  Recently, the family had lived in Tomball.  When Elnora developed Alzheimer’s, he devoted his life to her care, until her death in September of 2018. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Elnora, infant son, Frank Madison Morris, his parents Matt and Gertrude Morris, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Stone and Phil Stone, Marilyn Bullard, and Robert Johnson.  Also sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennie Lou See and Chester See; Nellie Ede and Woodrow Ede; Bessie Hossman and Curly Hossman; and Hugh Gray.

He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Morris and Marsha Morris of Tomball, Texas, granddaughter Emma Schoenemann of Livingston, Texas, his sister Carolyn Johnson of Lakewood, Colorado, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Dolly Gray of Miami, Oklahoma, brother-in-law Dwayne Bullard of Castle Rock, Colorado, and his beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Texas, with Pastor Victor Frank officiating.  His ashes will be interred next to Elnora in the Knippa Cemetery in Knippa, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 1040, Coldspring, TX  77331.

The family would like to thank Michael Honey for the loving care he provided to Delbert and Elnora.

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Jimmy Deward Stephens, Sr., age 80 of Dayton, Texas, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  He was born February 16, 1938 in Cleveland, Texas to parents Deward Belmont and Azalea Regina Stephens who preceded him in death.

 

Survivors include his wife, Margie Dale Stephens; daughter, Wilma Jean Stephens; son, Jimmy Deward Stephens, Jr. and wife LaDonna; grandchildren, Dewayne Purswell and wife Brittany, Deanna Hawthorne and husband Jake, George Stephens and Elizabeth Stephens; great-grandchildren, Lance Hawthorne, Jax Hawthorne and Tristen Purswell; numerous other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cherokee Home for Children or MD Anderson.

 

 

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Rickie Lynn Miller, age 72 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018.  He was born August 9, 1946 in Glendale, Arizona to parents William H. Miller, Sr. and Wilda Maureen Gilbreath who preceded him in death.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Hill Miller; daughters, Tracy Lynn Parker and Gabrielle Marie Wilson; son, Kyle Scott Miller; sons-in-law James Devon Parker and Kadeem Desmond Wilson; grandchildren, James Cullen Parker and Alyssa Ryan Parker; numerous other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will be 12:00 noon, Friday, November 9, 2018 at Restland Cemetery, Gatesville, Texas.

 

 

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Rosa Marie Heintschel, age 81 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018.  She was born May 30, 1937 in Cleveland, Texas to parents Delmer Nathaniel and Ruthie Mae Blue who preceded her in death along with her husband, Malcolm Heintschel; and brother, Douglas Blue.  

 

Survivors include her son, Gary Heintschel and wife Kathi Harris; daughters, Susan Hensarling and husband Jesse, Kathy Harrison and husband Terry; brother, Dean Blue; sisters, Kathy Hayes, Jerry Ann Jordan and Betty Ruth Hammond; grandchildren, Laura Penry and husband Robbie, Brittany Harrison, Amy Crane and husband Logan, Chase Harrison and wife Georgia, Jessica Hensarling and Delaney Harrison; great-grandchildren, Avalyn Penry, Brantley Baker, Briar Harrison, Samuel Harrison, Oaklynn Harrison and Mason Crane; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Wells Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

 

 

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Ila Alafair Henry, age 93 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018.  She was born September 5, 1925 in Clark, Texas to parents James and Clara Whiteside who preceded her in death along with her husband, John K. Henry, Sr.; son, Milford Lee “Mickey” Henry; and granddaughter, Shawn Lea Blasingame.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Delicia Blasingame and husband Norman, Regina Ott and husband James; sons, John K. Henry, Jr. and wife Dawn, Marc Henry and wife Erin; sister-in-law, Bernice Coleman and husband Kenneth; brother-in-law, Lloyd Dickens; grandchildren, James Louis Henry and wife Misty, James Allen Ott, Jr. and wife Apryl, Reagan Ott and wife Wendy, Shannon Tumlinson and husband Russell, Anne Newton and husband Billy, Karran Morris and husband Craig, Farris Henry, Emily Henry and Matthew Henry; 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.

 

Ila was a devoted wife and mother who loved working in her flower beds. She was also a very talented seamstress who often made clothing for her children. Mrs. Henry struggled with Alzheimer’s Disease for 7 years. Her family is eternally grateful to her caregivers, Sharon Mercer and Betty Shields for their undying love and commitment to Ila.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland, Texas.

 

 

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Maria Estela Ramirez, age 55 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018.  She was born September 26, 1963 in California to parents Jaime Ramos and Celia Barron.   

 

Survivors include her daughters, Ivette Ramirez and Celia Sarahi Ramirez; and son, Manuel Ramirez, Jr.

 

Family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cleveland, Texas. The Rosary will begin at 2:30 p.m., and Mass will follow starting at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cleveland, Texas.  There will be a gathering after Mass in the Parish Hall.

 

 

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Elma Jean Sewell, age 90, of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018.  She was born July 8, 1928, in Conroe, Texas, to parents Elma Davis Trapp and Imogene Hansbro Trapp, who preceded her in death, along with her husband, M. H. “Mutt” Sewell, and son, Steven Davis Sewell.  

 

Survivors include her sons Melvin Douglas “Chip” Sewell, and wife Peggy; William “Billy” Green Sewell, and wife Anna Gail. Grandchildren Amy Kathryn Sewell; Mark Steven Sewell and wife Holly; Brian Douglas Sewell and wife Casey; Keith Alan Sewell and Forest Holeman. Great-grandchildren Peyton Green Sewell, Keaton Sewell, Stan Douglas Sewell, Jaxson Arnold Sewell, Carra Grace Sewell, and Ava Lilley Sewell.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Pace- Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, Texas. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Coldspring, Texas, officiated by Bro. Dalton Currie, Bro. Phil Herrington, with notes from Dr. Don Shannon. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Coldspring, Texas.

 

 

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Johnny Gene Head, age 77 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  He was born May 7, 1941 in Durant, Oklahoma to parents Jess and Cleo Head who preceded him in death.   

 

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Ann McLin Head; daughter, Shelley Wheeler husband Troy; son, John Head and wife Lora; grandchildren, Hannah Wheeler and Hagen Kelso, JG Head and Clancy Porter, Jacelynn Head, Kirsten Jackson and husband Justin, Cheyanne Brown and husband Justin, and Reigh Lynn Charles; great-grandchildren, Carson Head, Ethan and Tristan Wheeler, Jake, Adrienne and Judson Brown; numerous other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.  Interment will be at Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

 

 

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Michael Freeman Garner, age 71 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018.  He was born July 24, 1947 in Kingsville, Texas to parents Willie Freeman Garner and Margie Marcelle Fowler Garner who he is preceded by in death.

 

Mr. Garner was a soft spoken man who loved talking to people, sitting outside having a cold beer and listening to country music. Michael proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret during Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and had over 2,000 jumps during his tenure in the armed forces.

 

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Noble; daughters, Lisa Garner Santa and husband Matthew, and Shana Ann Garner Taormina and husband Michael; son, Scott Freeman Garner and wife Brandy; grandchildren, Marc Santa, Ethan Garner and Anthony Taormina; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

 

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CLEVELAND, TEXAS

281-592-2641