Heather Hammers, 23, of Garrison, Texas passed away on
Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 in a local hospital. Arrangements are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Tx. 281-422-8111.
SADIE "PEACH" TAYLOR
Sadie “Peach” Taylor of LaPorte, passed away on January 31, 2003. Services to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-428-9911.
MRS. ELLA B. LEE
Mrs. Ella B. Lee, 59, of Baytown, passed away, in a Houston hospital. Services are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.
MR. TOMMY LEE THORNTON
Mr. Tommy Lee Thornton, 68, of La Porte, passed away, peacefully at his home Sunday morning, February 2, 2003. Services are pending at Frazier Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-426-5579.
RUTH ODELL JONES
Ruth Odell Jones, 92, of Baytown, passed away, Monday, February 3, 2003. Arrangements are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.
W. L. "BILL" TODD
Graveside services for W. L. “Bill” Todd, 92 years old, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Kerrville, Texas, and Baytown, Texas, is set for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mr. Todd died at St. Joseph Manor at 12:25 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2003, in Bryan, Texas. He attained the age of 92 years, 5 months and 20 days. Bill was born in Gause, Texas, to Roger and Ora Minter Todd. He married Lola Arnold on Sept. 29, 1928. He and Lola lived in Gause for a while, then moved to Baytown, Texas, where he went to work at Humble Oil.
When the war broke out he left to serve in the Army. Bill served with the 115th Infantry, U.S. Army and the 29th Infantry division in Western Europe. He was one of the first to land on Normandy Beach. Bill was the recipient of the Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Medal, GO 247, Go Unknown, EAME Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, and Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He served in the Battles and Campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and GO 33 and WD 45.
Bill was a member of Wooster Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, and of Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, Texas. He was very happy doing the Lord’s work for Trinity Baptist Church as a deacon and working on various committees.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and three brothers, John, James and Charley; one sister, Roger Merle Pharries.
Surviving him is his wife Lola; a daughter Patricia Baron and husband Donny; one granddaughter Disanna Baron and fiancé James Yendrey; two grandsons and one grand daughter-in-law, William L. Baron, Donny R. Baron, Jr. and wife Shannon; 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Marie Gibbons and Mary Stitcher; and one brother J. T. Todd. Many nieces and nephews survive and each of them held a special part of Bill’s heart. William L. “Bill” Todd loved his family dearly, each and every one of them.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 800 Jackson, Kerrville TX 78028.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.
ALTA G. PARTIN
Alta G. Partin was born on May 31, 1917 in Indian Gap, Texas, and passed away Feb. 1, 2003, at Memorial Hermann Woodlands Hospital, Woodlands, Texas.
Alta is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann Gaylord; son-in-law, Bill Amos; grandsons: Gorden Philip Gaylord and wife, Ann Gaylord, Todd Anthony Gaylord and wife, Paula Gaylord of Willis, Texas; brothers: Virgil Gorden of Borger, Texas, and Cecil Gorden of Baytown, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003, at Earthman Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Earthman Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, with the Rev. James Featherston officiating. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens, Baytown, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas.
JEANETTE TIEDEMANN BRILL
Jeanette Brill, age 83, of Platteville, Wis., died on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville.
The former Jeanette Condry was born on Oct. 3, 1919 in Platteville, the daughter of David and Gertrude (Stephens) Condry. She was married to Robert J. Tiedemann on Aug. 7, 1942. They owned and operated the Tiedemann Jewelers in Platteville until his death on Dec. 14, 1980.
She married Niles K. Brill on Oct. 10, 1987. They spent the winter months in Texas. Jeanette was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Having grown up on a farm, she had a great love for animals, flowers and gardening. Her volunteer work focused on the Hospital Auxiliary, Thrift Shop and Blood Mobile.
Survivors include her husband of fifteen years, Niles K. Brill; a son, Kim (Laura) Tiedemann of Platteville, Wis.; a sister, Lucille (Ray) Ellis of LaCrosse, Wis.; a step-daughter, Lola (Frank) Putnam of Eatonville, Wash.; a step-son, Larry (Cindy) Brill of Baytown, Texas; five step-grandchildren, Jana, Alita and Isaac Putnam, and Allisa and Ryan Brill; one sister-in-law, Lois (Herman) Luedke of Sheboygan, Wis.; one nephew, Charles (Bonnie) Buell of Middleton, Wis.; and two nieces, Joellyn (John) Howell of Belgrade, Mont., and Janice (David) Harrison of Crystal Lake, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law, Grace Buell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the First English Lutheran Church in Platteville with the Rev. JoAnn Post officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003 at the First English Lutheran Church, or on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First English Lutheran Church building fund.
The Bendorf Funeral Home, Platteville, Wis., is serving the family.
ATHA A. (RESS) REASONER
Atha A. (Ress) Reasoner, 70, formerly of Baytown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 in Greenville, Texas.
She was born Dec. 19, 1932 in Yazoo City, Miss. She was the daughter of James Otas Franklin and Dorthy Ferguson. She married Walter H. Jeffers, Sr. on Nov. 26, 1951 in Lovington, N.M. He passed away in 1959. She then married Carl E. Reasoner on April 16, 1962. She was a member of Baptist Temple, Baytown, Texas. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Church Secretary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband: Walter H. Jeffers Sr., January 1959; second husband: Carl E. Reasoner, March 2000; son: Gary B. Jeffers, September 1996; step-sons: James A. Reasoner, August 1980 and Charles E. Reasoner, June 1999; sister: Betty Jane Harvey of Cleveland, Miss.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Walter and Sandra Jeffers of Greenville, Texas, Bill and Lisa Reasoner of Baytown, Texas, Rob and Karen Reasoner of Baytown, Texas; step-son: Don and Rita Reasoner of Melvin, Texas; step-daughter: Carlise and Kent Rogan of Ingram, Texas; sisters: Anna Lois Abney of Belzoni, Miss., Eunice Lee Vanlaningham of Webb, Miss., Geraldine Bramlett of Webb, Miss.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, with the Rev. Tom Dicus and the Rev. Tommy Clements officiating. Burial will be in Anahuac, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Steve Benavides, Bruce Dement, Daryl Ratliff, Pat Pattillo, Boyd Fuqua and Jon Covington. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Baptist Temple.
Memorials can be made to the Baptist Temple Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, Texas, 281-422-8111.
R. V. WHITESIDE
Former Pasadena mayor R.V. Whiteside, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at a local health care center. Services pending at Navarre Funeral Home.
TOMMIE LEE BAKER
Tommie Lee Baker passed from this life on January 29, 2003 at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville, Tx.
During his life he lived in Rusk, Livingston, Huffman, Pasadena and Houston, Tx. He was born on July 11, 1930 and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was also a master plumber and member of Local 68 Plumbers Union for over 40 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Baker of Rusk; and their three children, son, James Dampier of Huffman; daughter, Patricia Sharp and husband J.W. of Rusk; son, Cecil Dampier and wife Pam of Seabrook. He was the adoring Papaw to 13 grandchildren, Tina, Jimmy Lyn, Eddie, Mike, Sharon, Tracy, Troy, Tommie Lee, Boudeaux, Derrick, Jeff, Carrie and Clint, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was also the beloved brother of Mildred Spear of Spring, Tx. and Alvis Baker of Temple, Tx.
Tommie loved to play dominoes, especially 42. He taught his children and most of his grandchildren to play. He lovingly nicknamed and joked with all his grandchildren. He was a loyal and dedicated friend to all. Tommie loved to laugh and he was even known to sing along with a favorite song or kickup his heels on a dance floor from time to time. In summary Tommie Lee Baker loved and enjoyed life to its fullest and he will be dearly missed.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, February 1, 2003 at Earthman Baytown Chapel, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown.
Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Troy Lee Pruitt, Tommie Lee Brooks, Boudreaux Dampier, Curtis Smith, Eddie Dampier, Derrick Dampier, Tracy Dampier, Jeff Sharp, Sharon Roebuck, Tina Smith and Clint Cobb.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.