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Majors
Funeral services for Lewie Travis Majors, 70, of Liberty, were held Monday, November 3, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Liberty, with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating.
A native of Jacksonville, Texas, Majors moved to Liberty with his parents, E.C. and Verna Hensley Majors, when he was 3 years old
The well-known Liberty businessman and former mayor died after a sudden illness on Saturday, November 1, 2003.
Always involved In civic affairs, Majors served as a city councilman for eight years from 1960-1968. In 1968, he was elected mayor of the city of Liberty, an office he held until 1974. While serving as mayor, he was instrumental in the formation of the Port of Liberty Commission and created the city's slogan, "First City On The Trinity."
He also was a past director of the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, member and past president of Liberty Rotary Club and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church.
He owned and operated Lewie's Inc. for 43 years and was actively involved in the business until his untimely death. Lewie's, Inc. is a popular convenience and sporting goods store, which has the motto, "If Lewie's doesn't have it, you don't need it."
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Juneid Newton Majors; daughters, Sherri Majors Birdwell and husband, John, of Liberty, and Joanna Majors Hacker and husband, Chris, of Marshall; son, Terry Travis Majors of Liberty; grandchildren, Jeanne Marie Birdwell, Lew Birdwell, Jill Birdwell, Julie Birdwell, Sydney Anne Hacker and Summer Renee Hacker.
Pallbearers were John Birdwell, Lew Birdwell, Chris Hacker, Sonny Loftin, Fred Majors, Greg Majors, Kenny Majors and Paul Newton.
For those desiring, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Stone
Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, 2003, for Pearl Frances Stone, 82, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Joseph Dufner and the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Bluewater Cemetery.
She was born April 3, 1921 in Salem, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Bessie Reeves Conaway, both of whom preceded her in death.
Mrs. Stone died Friday, October 31, 2003, in Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest in Houston.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Fran Martin of Livingston; grandchildren, April and Brian; and great-grandchildren, Sharlotte, Jacob and Skylar; daughter and son-in-law, Eva and Glenn Morton of Jacksonville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Wes and Marty; and great-grandchildren, Christian and Jasmine; daughter and son-in-law, Johnnie and Darrell Pugin of Winter Haven, Florida; grandchildren, John, Paul and Adam; and great-grandchildren, Kathy, Kristin and Dorian; brother and sister-in-law, Elick and Jean Conaway of Virburnum, Missouri; and sisters, Jo Ann, Bonnie, Jeanie and Ruth.
Pallbearers were Don Robison, Lester Tatum, Tommy Dobbs, Dr. Elias Kanaan, John Fitzgerald and Adam Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Martin, Wes Parrish, Marty Morton and Paul Fitzgerald.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Vasquez
Funeral services for Cecilia Vasquez, 78, of Onalaska, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2003, at Ramon Funeral Home in Robstown. Local arrangements were by Pace Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.
She was born September 10, 1925 in San Antonio. She had been an area resident for one year, moving from California. She was a member of Onalaska Church of Christ.
Mrs. Vazquez died Friday, November 7, 2003 in Livingston. She was preceded in death by a son, Brijdo Carlos Vasquez.
Survivors include four sons, David Vasquez of Onalaska, Emilio Vasquez of Robstown, Jessie Vasquez of Eagle Pass and Robert Vasquez of Anahuac; three daughters, Estela Vasquez of Whittier, California, Gloria Vasquez of New Caney and Eliza Vasquez of Romayor; one brother; three sisters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Boykin
Funeral services for Leslie Boykin, 40, of Livingston, director of the City of Livingston Parks and Recreation Department, were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite, with the Rev. Doug Holtzclaw officiating. Burial followed in Hurst Ranch Cemetery in Star.
A memorial service was also held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, at Pedigo Park in Livingston.
She was born April 15, 1963 in Denton, the daughter of Jackie and Larry Boykin. She grew up in Dallas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and graduated from Conestoga High School in Berwin, Pennsylvania. She was awarded a bachelor of science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University in August 1996. She was the recipient of the Silver Chaparral Award from the University. While pursuing her education, she was employed for 13 years with the City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department, beginning her career in 1983 as parks crew leader, light equipment operator and groundsworker. She worked her way up through the department, serving as maintenance supervisor and venue manager for the city's Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater and Conference Center assistant supervisor. She was named Employee of the Year in 1993 and received the City Manager's Award in 1990.
She began her work as the City of Livingston's first Parks and Recreation Department director in June of 1997 and established the framework, policies and procedures for the newly-created department. Her responsibilities included four parks totaling almost 300 acres, library, swimming pool, golf course,, airport, an historical homestead, and cemetery and various municipal properties.
She implemented numerous news programs for youth and adults, including the Summer Fun Camp Program and Christmas in the Park, for which she helped build many of the displays. supervised construction of a new softball complex, fishing pond and Trade Days complex, coordinated with youth organizations to provide athletic fields for softball, baseball, soccer and basketball; solicited volunteers and funding from businesses and civic organizations for park improvements and programs and also helped inform the public of coming events through a weekly column in the Polk County Enterprise and an annual calendar of events.
Boykin died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, in The Oaks of St. Joseph's in Bryan, following a battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father in April 1998.
Survivors include her mother, Jackie Boykin of Goldthwaite; her brother, Keith Boykin; and niece, Baylea, of Philadelphia; grandparents, H.W. and Huldah Boykin of Goldthwaite; special friend, Linda Jacobs of Livingston; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
One of her goals was to see Livingston transformed into a Winter Wonderland with millions of lights during the holiday season. For this reason, a Lights for Leslie program has been established. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lights for Leslie, %Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild, P.O. Box 1805, Livingston, Texas 77531, or to the American Cancer Society or Boys and Girls Club of Polk County.

Dyson
Funeral services for Ronald Wayne Dyson, 67, of Wild Country, were held Tuesday, November 11, 2003, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. C.T. Jones and Bro. Robert Syms officiating. Burial followed Wednesday, November 12, in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.
He was born March 1, 1936 in Marthaville, Louisiana, the son of George and Corrine Kelly Dyson.
Mr. Dyson died Saturday, November 8, at his residence in Wild Country, Ace. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Wayne Dyson.
Survivors include his wife, Mollie Dyson of Ace; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Lionel Vega of Houston ad Malinda and Jerry Jones of Deer Park; son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Kimberly Dyson of Houston; grandsons, Jerry Jones Jr. and Brian Jones, both of Houston; granddaughters, Ronda Dyson and Jessica Dean, both of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Johnny Hale of Port Arthur; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Wolfe, Carl Groweg, Brian Jones and Jerry Jones Jr.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Greathouse
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003, for Terry Lynn Greathouse, 32, of Goodrich, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born September 13, 1971 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Larry and Elizabeth McCarty Greathouse.
Mr. Greathouse died Sunday, November 9, in Memorial medical Center, Livingston. He was preceded I death by his grandmothers and grandfathers, Lillian and Lynn Raymond and Bernie and Larnery Greathouse; and his aunt, Katie Jones.
Survivors include his son, Zachary Greathouse of Moscow; mother, Elizabeth Goodwin of Goodrich; father, Larry Greathouse of Ohio; brothers, Michael Greathouse of Goodrich and Shawn Greathouse of Huntsville; aunt, Debbie Robinson of Mesquite; uncle, Mike Raymond of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Groom
Funeral services for Marrece Justice Groom, 83, were held Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Point Blank, with the Rev. Lonnie Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Groom, a retired nurse, was born on October 20, 1920 in Rusk to parents, William E. and Leola Hendricks Justice.
Mrs. Groom died Saturday, November 8, 2003, at her residence. Her husband, Villa N. Groom; and a daughter, Chancey Ann Moore, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Marlena Ulbig of Algoa; sister, Opal Minnie Jones; and great-grandchildren, Kacey D. and Cody D. Gunter and Chaundee N. Groom.
Pallbearers were William J. Young, Bradley Rosetta, Steve Bryan, Kacey Gunter and Cody Gunter.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Haigler
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 8, 2003, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, for Jimmy Haigler, 68, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
He was born March 18, 1935 in Jones County, Mississippi, the son of George Franklin Haigler and Laura Smith Haigler. He graduated from Moselle High School in Moselle, Mississippi. He married Mary Scruggs Haigler on June 25, 1960 in Moselle, Mississippi. Mr. Haigler worked for Metallic Building Company for over 20 years in customer service. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Haigler died Thursday, November 6, in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George F. Haigler Jr., Hubert H. Haigler and Jack H. Haigler; and sister, Inez Walter.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mary Haigler of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Luchak of Houston; son, Steve Haigler of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Sam Fitch of Houston; granddaughters, Macey Gilbert Kristan Luchak, Taylor Fitch and Danielle Fitch; grandsons, Sam Fitch and Jared Luchak; brother, Bob Haigler; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lindsey
Funeral services for David Earl Lindsey, 37, were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Bill Rudolph officiating. A rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at Cochran Funeral Home.
He was born February 4, 1966 in Houston, the son of Jimmy and Anita Harrington Lindsey.
Mr. Lindsey died Sunday, November 9, 2003, at his residence in Shepherd. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Louise Lindsey; and adopted father, Richard F. Lindsey.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Lindsey of Shepherd; mother, Anita Lindsey of Shepherd; daughter, Barbara Jean Lindsey of Shepherd; sister, Lisa Studensky of Hull; half-brother, Jaime Lindsey of Livingston; step-daughter, Nisa Fregia of Shepherd; and step-son, William Fregia of Shepherd.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Maine
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 12, 2003, from Bluewater Cemetery, for Andrea Kay Maine, 58, of Freeport, with the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating.
She was born February 21, 1945 in Liberty, the daughter of Louis Anderson Munson and Abby Allen Munson. Mrs. Maine died Sunday, November 9, in Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Lake Jackson. She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her mother, Abby Munson of Ace; daughters, Mary Burt of Lometa, Ginger Bennett of Lometa and Tammy Burt of Oklahoma; son, Arthur Burt of Brazoria; companion, Rusty Matheny of Freeport; brothers, Jimmy Munson of Ace and Donald Munson of Livingston; sister, Carolyn Gross of Houston; and numerous grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Nash
Funeral services for Mary Jo Nash, 65, of Shepherd, were held Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lonnie Walters officiating. Interment followed in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd.
She was born on July 27, 1938 in Corrigan, the daughter of Elmer and Lois Luther.
Mrs. Nash died on Sunday, November 9, 2003. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Luther; sister, Edna Farmer; and grandson, John Michael.
Survivors include her father, Elmer Luther; four children, Jimmy Morton, Chris Morton, Monica Nash and Gary Nash Jr.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Morton, Kristin Morton, Lindsey Morton, Brandon Nash, Anthony Laskoskie, Jennifer Farmer and James Farmer; and two nephews, Johnny Farmer and Rusty Farmer.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

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