SARAH ROSE ALLEN
Sarah Rose Allen, 77, went peacefully to be with her Lord, Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in a Baytown nursing home. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Born March 2, 1925, in Stephenville, TX, Allen had been a Baytown resident since 1994.
She was a real estate agent and member of Baytown Community Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Harold Allen.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William D. “Bill” Allen and wife Cindy of Baytown; Daniel James Allen and wife Sharon of McKinney, TX; sisters, Wanda Carr and husband C.T. of Desota, TX. Grandchildren Randal J. Allen, Jack Thomas Allen, Bennet Allen, Debra M. Allen, Rebekah A. Allen, Rachel R. Allen and Abigail L. Allen; great-grandchild Seth Ryan Allen.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Hill officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Resthaven Cemetery in Rockwall, TX.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Allen to the Baytown Community Church.
LETA DAVIDSON WARNER
Leta Davidson Warner, 63, of Channelview, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in Nacogdoches.
Leta was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Beaumont, Texas. She lived in the area for 35 years. She was a bookkeeper in the banking industry. She was of the Baptist faith. She was in the graduating class of 1957 and on the Reunion Committee.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen M. Dewitt.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Warner of Channelview; daughters and son-in-law, JoAnn Fenley of Baytown; Jana and husband Robert Jones of Liberty; step-children, John Warner, Jr., Dannette McGowan, Karen Schwind, Kathy Theford, grandchild, Daniel Spiers of Liberty; grand-dog, Frio, and loving cat, Sassy.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Powell of Dell Dale Ave. Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association and The American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.
JACK EDWIN CURRY
Jack Edwin Curry, 73, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday evening, Jan. 23, 2003, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.
OLETA RALEY LOFTIN CUMMINGS
Oleta Raley Loftin Cummings, loving and beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 20, 2003.
She was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Coushatta, La., where she lived all of her life. She retired from Southern Bell Telephone Co. in 1977.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Lucius, and husband Dan of Baytown, Texas; daughter-in-law, Nelda Loftin of Minden, La.; grandchildren, Shawne Barron and husband Andy of Temple, Texas, Leah Lucius of Dallas, Texas, Eric Lucius and wife Lori of Baytown, Texas, and Greg Loftin and wife Stephanie of Minden, La.; great-grandchildren, Beaux, Drew, Daniel, Liidia and Hannah Barron and Allison Lucius, sister, Pauline Dodd of Springtown, Texas, and brothers, Earl Raley and wife Frances of Shreveport, La., and Harley Raley and wife Anita of Shreveport, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Etta Mae Atkins and Bonnie Wood Raley; brother, Caston Raley; son, James Bonnie Loftin; and husbands, James Guthrie Loftin and Wiley Cummings.
Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta, LA. (318) 932-4047.
ALICE K. HALUSKA
Alice K. Haluska, 75, of the Crosby area, died Friday in a local hospital. Services are pending through Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.
EMILIO "TATI" PRADO MEDINA, JR.
Emilio “Tati” Prado Medina, Jr., 67, passed away on January 18, 2003. He was born on October 24, 1935 in Houston, TX and grew up in Baytown, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emilio Medina Sr., Esperanza Medina of Baytown, TX and Grandmother, Felicitas Prado.
He is survived by his children: James Medina, wife Terri and 3 grandchildren: Jacob Elijah, Cassie Celine and Marissa Caitlyn of Deer Park, TX; Mario Medina of Sugar Land, TX; and Hope Medina of Burbank, CA. He also leaves behind his Aunt, Mary Rios; his former wife, Dolores Medina; 3 brothers: Roger Medina, wife Velia; Michael Medina; Robert Medina; 4 sisters: Sally Cortez, husband Paul; Mary Alice Lopez, husband Regino; Josephine Quiroga; and Sandra Salinas, husband Luciano; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.
Emilio retired as a union glazier from Binswanger Glass Company after 20 years service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served two years in Korea. Emilio was one of a kind and had an amazing life!! Life was a thrill! The things he did and saw were awesome. Most people can only dream about having the life he had. Many a friend had their life on the line and saw a man step forward to help when it mattered most. He saved two young girls swimming in Galveston when a rip tide took them out too far. He also saved a man from choking in a restaurant and another time, he saved a man’s life by giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. He acted when it mattered most. He was fearless and ferocious!! Many a day was spent telling the kids “put your hands up, aim your blows! Fear no man! And always, always ATTACK WITH VIGOR.” He loved to fish and enjoyed telling stories of his youth when how “tough you were” was measured by how well you could defend yourself. He loved his family and friends and believed in loyalty. He had “undying” love for his Grandma, Mother, Father and his dogs. The world is a little dimmer now... the party is over for one fine man on this earth. Family will receive friends 5 - 6 PM with Rosary service at 7 PM today, Thursday, January 23, at Forest Park East. Funeral services and interment will be at 12:30 PM on Friday, January 24, at Forest Park East, Webster, TX 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598 (281) 332-3111.
WILLIAM BYRD FREEMAN
William Byrd Freeman, 77 of Mont Belvieu, died Friday, January 17, 2003 at his home. He was born in Paragould, Arkansas on June 30, 1925 to William Dan Freeman and Sadie Jones Freeman. He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II.
He married Willa Kay Harvill in July, 1943. He was a longtime resident of the Baytown area and co-owner of AFC Equipment Services in Mont Belvieu. He was preceded in death by his wife and his daughter Janet Louise Freeman. Bill is survived by his son William Bradley Freeman and wife Denise of Mont Belvieu; daughters Joyce Carol Buckelew of Benton, AR, Loyce K. Buckelew, of Memphis, TN and Bonnie Lynn of Vickburg, MS; sister Margie Rutherford, of Paragould, AR; fifteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Service of Remembrance with Military Honors will be at the chapel of L.A.Crespo Funeral Directors, Friday, January 24, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.
L.A.Crespo Funeral Directors. 6123 Garth Rd. 281-839-0700.
EDNA LINN "NANA" MCDANIEL
Edna Linn “Nana” McDaniel was born in Muenster, Texas on August 7, 1906 and departed this life January 20, 2003 in Baytown at age 96.
She was employed for many years by the Commissioner’s Court of Tarrant County previous to her retirement. Mrs. McDaniel served as Worthy Matron of her chapter and was a grand page during her sixty plus years as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a past president of Skyline Chapter of American Business Women’s Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harold R. McDaniel and her son, William R. “Bob” McDaniel.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Louisa and Charles Barton of Baytown; daughter-in-law, Jean McDaniel of Dickinson; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 and 6/9 great-great-grandchildren.
A wake will be held at the family home in Baytown and according to her specific instructions, she has been cremated so that her ashes may be interred with her husband in Laurel Land in Fort Worth.
The family wishes to thank her friends who looked in on her daily and have been so supportive these last few months. Thanks also to her special nurses at Baytown Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and to the Odyssey Hospice care givers for their “TLC.”
Anyone wishing to, should make a contribution to the Masonic Home and School in Ft. Worth, Texas in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are under the directions of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.
CHARLES COX "CHARLIE"
Charles Cox “Charlie” Cantrell of Houston, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2003.
Charlie was born September 15, 1912 in Lamesa, Texas to Charles Asa and Corilla Cox. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1935.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ralph B. Cantrell, her son, Dell and his wife, Suzi of Baytown; son, Don and his wife, Sharon of Houston; four granddaughters, Laura, Mary Clay, Paige and Callie.
Charlie was a dedicated member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority having served as president of the Houston Alumnae Club and on the national level as Phi Alumnae Province President. She was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, a founder and past-president of the Houston Geological Auxiliary and a member of the Tanglewood Garden Club for many years.
A memorial service will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, Houston, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003.
Mabel Coffman Shepherd
Mabel Coffman Shepherd, 81, of Baytown, passed away, Saturday, January 18, 2003 in a Baytown hospital.
Mabel was born on May 22, 1921. She lived in the Baytown area her entire life. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F. Shepherd, Jr. and son, Thomas Shepherd.
She is survived by her son, Fred Shepherd, III of Channelview; daughter, Connie Hagen and husband Larry of Baytown; brother, Carl Coffman of Baytown; sisters, Bobbie Dennis of Woodville; Vivian Page of Baytown; Mary Nell Moses of Freeport; great-granddaughter, Shelby Hollaway of Baytown, numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Monday, January 20, 2003 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Charlie Pierce officiating.