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Rufino Razo Rosilez


Rufino Razo Rosilez, 79, of Houston, Texas, went to be with our Lord on November 10, 2015.  He was born in Eagle Lake, Texas on August 26, 1936.   Rufino retired from State Farm after many years.  Rufino is preceded in death by his daughter, Yolanda Mendoza; parents, Donaciano and Dolores Rosilez; sister, Margaret Vasquez; and brother, Louis Rosilez.  He is survived by the love of his life to whom he was married to for 62 years, Margaret Rosilez; children, Alice Pena, Irene Luna, Elena Rosilez, Oscar Rosilez and wife Mary; six sisters; one brother; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held at 9:30 A.M. with a Rosary being recited at 11 A.M. on Friday, November 13, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church located at 3600 Brinkman St, Houston, TX 77018.  The funeral mass will begin at 12 P.M. with Father Rafael Becerra presiding.  The rite of committal will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery located at 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.


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Penny E. Heath

December 22, 1949 - November 7, 2015

Penny E. Heath was born on December 22, 1949 in Edna, TX and passed away on November 7, 2015 in Houston, TX.   She is survived by: son, Christopher K. Foster; and niece, Darlene Wilkens.  The family will receive friends at 11 A.M. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and celebrate Penny's life with a memorial service beginning at 12 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home. 



Fuller "Buddy" Duke

Fuller “Buddy” Duke died on October 8, 2015 after a long struggle with health problems.  He was born on November 13, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Fuller and Marie Duke.  He was preceded in death by: 3 sisters, Francene Hendrix, Geraldine Duke, and Vickie Doyle; 2 brothers, Tom Duke and John “Jack” Duke.  He is survived by: Terry/Donna Duke of NM, Bill/Tammy of FL, David/Carole Duke of IN, and Jeanne/John Doggett of TN, and Pat/Ray of OK; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Services will be held on October 28, 2015 at St. Jerome where a Rosary will be recited at 9:30 A.M. with a Funeral Mass beginning at 10 A.M.  The interment will follow in the Houston National Cemetery at 1:30 P.M.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Fuller’s honor to: St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council #4550 – Blind Veterans Association of Houston.


Donald Whitus

Donald Wayne Whitus

February 8, 1941 - October 5, 2015

Donald Wayne Whitus of Houston, passed away October 5, 2015.  He was born February 8, 1941 in Wood County, Texas. 

He is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Whitus; his mother Imogene Harcrow Havard; sister Betty Jo Snider, and his best friend; Hayward (Gene) Grimes.  

He is survived by his children; Donny Whitus; Sherrie Peyton and husband Gary; and his grandchildren Shelby and Zachary Peyton, and his miniature schnauzer, Jojo.



Roland Daniel McNicol 

August 3, 1934 - September 6, 2015

Roland Daniel McNicol, 81, a resident of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday the 6th of September, 2015 while hospitalized for treatment at the Northwest Medical Center. 

He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on the 3rd of August, 1934. He was the son of the late Frank and Laura McNicol. 

Roland graduated high school in Shreveport, Louisiana and afterwards enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the US Navy from 1953-1957 on the USS Kearsarge. 

Following his tour in the Navy, Roland also worked for the railroad and as a Merchant Marine. 

Roland was a life-long bachelor who lived with his older brother Donald until his death in 2013. A quiet man, he was devoted to his “extended family” in and around the Houston area and enjoyed participating in the many family events. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Gleason and his younger brother, John McNicol. 

A viewing and memorial service will be held at 10AM FRI the 18th of September at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, TX 77090 (FM 1960 and Kuykendahl Area) with the burial immediately following at the Houston National Cemetery.



Ida Marie Hodges Simmons

November 18, 1953 - August 30, 2015

On Sunday, August 30, 2015 Ida departed this life.  Ida Hodges Simmons was born November 18, 1953 to the union of the late Wash Hodges and the late Anna Lee Hodges Javery in Meraux, LA.  Preceded in death by: her parents; her brother Minister Michael Hodges; 3 sisters Joyce Isidore, Vivian Hodges, Cynthia Hodges; siblings Washington Hodges, Jr., Pastor Elizabeth Dannel, and Wanda Robinson.

Ida leaves husband Willie Simmons; two children, Willie Simmons, Jr. and wife Shanee and daugther Rachquel Simmons; and her grandchildren.  A host of of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.  

In the music arena of song many Quartet groups which she was a part of.  She was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School.  Ida was a very jazzy dresser, hats and shoes to match.  Ida was the 4th of 8 children, she was easy to talk to.  She grew up being a humble girl and young woman, we spent our time singing in our chapel choir and many church activities, she always loved singing.  She didn't know at a young age why she loved it but God did, it was the ministry that gave her for his Glory.  

She had quite a few jobs and mastered every one of them, the disadvantage being handicap and disabled.  I remember when our parents use to leave going to work, she use to run behind the car to go with them.  I never knew why she did that, but she knew why.  She got along with people and was always cordial to everyone she met with a smile, she was a good mother and sister and loved her whole family very much with all her heart but Jesus was her first love!!  And she didn't let you forget it.  She was a Real Trooper in all the trials that came up against her, she has made it into her Resting place in the arms of Jesus.  She is, Yahshua HaMashiach, his name which means Christ Jesus be bless!!

Our family would like to thank everyone for all your prayers, letters and cards and your support, we love you sincerely.

The family will receive friends from 6p.m.-8p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Cavazos Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held from 12p.m.-2p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Dynamic Faith Church located at 15955 W. Hardy Rd., Houston, TX 77060. 

Interment to follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.  



On Monday, August 10, 2015 a dear husband, father and friend passed away while doing what he loved...swimming. 

Gary Carter was born November 18, 1949.  He was much too young to leave us.  We know that he has joined his father Richard and his brother Ron and that they are all watching over us. 

Gary is remembered by his wife Susan of 45 wonderful years, his daughter Amy and his son David. 

Gary is remembered by his mother Kay Carter, his brothers Dennis Carter, Robert and Judy Carter and Richard and Angie Carter who will miss him being the big brother. 

There are many relatives on his wife's side, mother-in-law Catherine Lepine, brother-in-laws Steven and Jeanne Lepine, Larry and Martha Lepine and Daniel Lepine and Patricia and Jerry Long who will miss him and all the fun over the years.  He has many wonderful cousins, Paul and Sharon Green, Carolyn and Marie Green who loved him very much.  Uncle Art and Stella Zacharias.

Who didn't love Uncle Gary, they all did!  Amy, Cos, Sara, Claire, Katia, Evan, Chris, Brenden, P.J., Mathew, Devon, Melanie, Josh, and Josh. 

Gary was an outgoing fun loving person who always made everyone laugh.  He loved being by the water whether swimming or sailing.

Gary - you are the love of my life, my soul mate and best friend.  We almost had 45 years together and they were wonderful.  I will miss your smile and funny jokes and just the way you made me feel so special.  I will always love you and keep you close to my heart.

Please visit his memorial page and share your memories and pictures with us.





Margaret (Peg) Louise (Kitts) Young

April 10, 1926 - July 17, 2015

Margaret (Peg) Louise (Kitts) Young, 89, went to our Lord on July 17, 2015.  A celebration of Peg’s life will be scheduled at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to the Special Olympics be made in her name.

Born April 10, 1926 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Myrtle Georgia (Bayless) and James Arthur Kitts, Peg grew up the youngest of 6 siblings.  She graduated from Crawfordsville High school in 1943.  She married George Robert Young on July 25, 1946 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  She received her Bachelors in Chemistry from University of Indiana, June 1948 and her Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1974.

Peg was a long time resident of Prairie Village, Kansas, from 1962 until 2010 at which time she moved to Columbia, Missouri.  In 2012 she moved to Spring, TX where she lived until her passing.

In addition to raising her four children, Peg was a passionate teacher.  She taught chemistry and was also the science education administrator for the Kansas City, Missouri School District. After retiring, she continued to teach at Penn Valley Community College.  She was very involved with encouraging students to pursue the sciences.  She was very involved with the National Science Teachers Association and programs such as Energy and Man’s Environment.  She was also involved with children with special needs and served as a camp counselor.

She also loved music throughout her life, a passion she conferred to her grandchildren.  She played the violin, viola, bass violin, organ and piano.  In later years she was an active member of the Leewood singers.

Peg was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, 2 sisters and daughter, Laura Jane Adams.  She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws, Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Young, Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Young and Mr. & Mrs. Roger P. Young; eight grandchildren, Amanda M Kelly, Robert C. Young, Nathan A. Young, Ryan P. Adams, Sean A. Q. Young, Madison R. Young, Natalie A. Young, Colten W. Young; and 6 great-grandchildren, Madeline Young, Andrew Kelly, Addison Adams, Aiden Kelly, Reece Adams & Annabelle Kelly.



Richard Arlen Plowman

Richard Arlen Plowman was born August 15, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Edward Earl Plowman and Roberta Geiman Plowman.  He was born at home and named for his mother’s favorite actor of the time. During his life he would be known by several names.  His nickname starting from childhood was Dick.  Don Ricardo was his Spanish name.  At the office he was Richard and to his grand children he was Papi.

After High School he did one semester of college before deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the Air force. It was while serving his country at Luke Air Force Base in Gila Bend, Arizona that he would meet the Love of his life and soul mate Harriet Yvonne Faupel.  They would be wed 3 days after her 18th birthday on June 4th 1960.  After 4 years of service he returned to Pennsylvania to finish his college degree in Biblical Studies.

In 1964 he graduated from the Philadelphia Bible College after which he took his wife and two sons, David and Sam to Panama. There they served God as missionaries planting churches and preaching the good news of the Gospel.  In Panama 3 more sons were born, Andy, Ben and Joel.  In 1982 the ministry brought them to Houston to continue God’s work among the Spanish-speaking  here.  In 1990 they left the ministry after 26 years of service.

Already in his 50s he would start a new career with the Justice Department,  U.S. Immigration Courts as a court interpreter.  Using his extensive knowledge of Spanish he would work there for over 20 years.  It was during this time the Huntington’s disease would start to affect him. Despite the debilitating effects he would amaze his doctors how well he was able to adapt, but eventually it became impossible for him to work and he retired at age 72.

June 3, 2015 Richard Arlen Plowman went to be with the Lord.

Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Harriet Yvonne Faupel Plowman and five sons. Eldest son David, his wife Diane and their children Gabrielle and Malachi.  2nd son Sam, his wife Beatrice and their children Becky and Caleb.  3rd son Andy, his spouse Wendy Welsh and their children Tessa and Douglas. 4th son Ben, his wife Annabell and their daughter Savannah. 5th and youngest son Joel.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by eldest brother Ed and his 2nd wife Jean, preceded by Ed’s 1st wife of 50+ years Rose Orazi. Eldest sister Janet, her husband Lee Peterson, older sisters Doris Sasso and Mildred Snyder, younger brother Robert, wife Beverly, and 12 nieces and nephews

Dick is also preceded in death by Yvonne’s parents and her brother Delmar. Survived by brother-in-law Gary Faupel, wife Betty, sister-in-law Dellen, husband Harley Nicholas and 5 nieces and nephews.




Joseph Carey, age 55, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  Joe was preceded in death by his son, Kevin, and survived by his wife Elisa.  Children: Joseph N. Carey and wife Ekaterina and Clarissa A. Hernandez. Grandchildren: Ethan and Ariana Hernandez, Nickolas and Adriana Carey; Brothers: Philip, John, Robert and Sister, Helen.  Joe served his country in the U.S. Army for over 20 years and retired in Houston, Texas.  He worked as a Safety HSE Manager for the past 15 years at Cardno PPI.  Services will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:15 am at the Houston National Cemetary, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive.

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April 13, 1934 - March 29, 2015

Mr. Ounheuane Vongsombath, 80, was born in Laos on April 13,1934 and passed away on March 29, 2015 in Sugar Land, TX.  The family will receive friends from 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Cavazos Funeral Home.  The funeral ceremony will be held from 1 P.M. - 3 P.M. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Cavazos Funeral Home.


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Jose Edgardo "Ed" Cintron

February 23, 1955 - February 25, 2015

Jose Edgardo “Ed” Cintron returned to his heavenly home unexpectedly on the evening of Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. His devotion to his family and his faith in God supported him and ultimately gave him peace.

Edgardo is survived by his four children Jason Colon, Emaneli Willis, Melissa Cintron, and Kathleen Cintron, his mother Emma Baez, his brother Jose Alejandro Cintron Jr., and six grandchildren Alyssa, Joshua, Camille, Austin, Maemi, and Jacob who is expected to arrive any day.

Edgardo was born to Jose Cintron and Emma Baez in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 23rd, 1955. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts and Humanities from InterAmerican University. Professionally, he had accomplishments as a teacher, success in retail and sales, and was most recently touching young lives educationally as a tutor.

Edgardo was a devoted father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. He was a supportive presence to his family in times of need, joy, and in everyday life. A humble man, he taught his children to be kind to everyone and that worrying about things in life never solved any problems. He was known for his sense of humor and always met those he spoke with daily with a smile and words that made them laugh heartily. Edgardo embodied the living expression of God’s kindness, letting no come to him without leaving better and happier. His ability to make light of every situation helped those around him get through difficult times, his voice and laugh able to change a day. His positive words and realistic views on life helped others to make solid decisions.

An avid sports fan, Edgardo was often seen watching Houston Rockets basketball games, football, and baseball games. An active member of his church, he attended services and groups various times weekly. Edgardo passed the message of Christ to his family and instilled faith that emanated from him heart. Edgardo often inspired his children with early morning messages from the bible. A skilled cook, he took pride in the food he made for his family and enjoyed barbequing with his daughters. He enjoyed taking pictures of his children and grandchildren and often showed them off to his friends and those he met.

Edgardo will be missed deeply by his family, friends, and those who knew him. His spirit graced all those in his life and the sense of loss experienced with his passing has been grave.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12-4 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Cavazos Funeral Home in Houston.

Flowers, donations, and condolences can be offered at 1407 Leigh Gardens, Sugar Land, TX 77479. 



Rexford Bressie Anderson

Rexford Bressie Anderson died suddenly at the age of 78 in mid-January in Houston. As per his requests, no service was held and his ashes were scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his father, Christopher Andrew Anderson, his mother, Frances Bressie Anderson, and his brother Christopher Mayo Anderson. He is survived by his sister, Gloria Jean Guinn, his friends, and his numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Rex grew up on a farm near Ponca City, Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Psychology. He served two years with the U.S. Army.

Rex Anderson is best known for his four mystery books published in hardback: Lawnmower Blues, My Dead Brother, Night Calls, and Cover Her With Roses. A prolific writer, he also penned numerous short stories and novellas, many in his other favorite genre: science fiction.


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David Lee Corson

December 16, 1981 – January 18, 2015

David Lee Corson passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015. David was born in Houston on December 16, 1981 to David and Diana Corson. David Lee graduated from Spring High School in 2000 and continued his education at the University of Texas, where he graduated in December 2004. David was always all about sports and was the consummate Texas Longhorn and Pittsburgh Steeler fan! He played football, soccer and track in school. And he played little league baseball as well.  David also loved to golf. David Lee was also a Boy Scout.  David was always a “helper”. David even won a citizenship award in the 5th grade. He loved school and was liked by the students and faculty alike. He was voted best dressed, most handsome, and even homecoming Duke.

David is survived by his wife Megan and his two sons Austin and Keaton.  Also by his parents Dave and Diana Corson and his sister Danielle and niece Gracie.

Memorial service for David Lee will be on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Lakewood United Methodist Church, located at 11330 Louetta Road, Houston Texas, 77070

Internment  of David’s ashes will be at the All Saints Garden located at Lakewood United Methodist Church.


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Donna Barthel

Donna Barthel, age 69, passed away Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 in Houston Texas.  Donna is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Dorothy, and survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles “John” Barthel, daughter: Angela Barbisch and husband Bart; grandchildren: Amanda and Zachary; sister: Pat; brothers: Ed and David and David’s wife Mary.

Donna was a devout Christian who loved Jesus. Although Donna was not of Jewish descent, the Bible says to pray for the peace of Israel, and to bless the Jewish nation, therefore, she supported an organization called the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Over her lifetime she paid for passage of 20 Jewish people to escape persecution from around the world because of their faith.

Donna was the definition of a Grandma.  Her heart was her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, January 5th at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr., Houston, TX 77090. Donna’s Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6th, in the Chapel of Cavazos Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P.O. Box 96105
Washington, D.C. 20090-6105, 800-486-8844 or http://www.ifcj.org.



November 21, 1951 - August 22, 2014
David Eric Gwyn, 62, was discovered on August 22, 2014 to have died from an accident at his home in Houston, Texas. He was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on November 21, 1951, the son of Helen Tuttle and John Edward Gwyn. He grew up in Pasadena, Texas, graduating with honors from Sam Rayburn High School in 1970. Never married, he was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brother Douglas and a few cousins.
Dave was captain of his high school's team in televised Prep Bowl competitions, played bassoon in symphonic band, fenced, and was a three-year letterman in track. While on a Shell Foundation Scholarship to the University of Oregon, he further developed his skills in cross-country racing. After one year of university, Dave left to serve in the US Army for nearly four years. He returned to Houston and joined Shell Chemicals, obtaining nine patents for methods of production of various polymers and their applications. He retired from Shell in 2009.
Dave's involvement with long-distance running and race walking continued throughout his life. He was an active member of Houston's Terlingua Track Club for 39 years, winning numerous awards in a variety of competitive events. As chair of the USA Track&Field Gulf Association's Race Walk Committee, Dave promoted the sport by serving as director of many championship and non-championship races, including the annual John Evans Race Walk. He had an abiding interest in education and conducted clinics nationally for race walkers and race walk directors, including a workshop in Sacramento, California one week before his demise.
Dave was known for his gentle humor and humility and for his enormous capacity to help others. Dave was a giving person, personally funding needy students and racers. After his father's death in 2001, much of his time was devoted to assisting his mother, and after she died in 2008, he provided assistance for a close friend of hers. Dave also took care of several stray cats.
A memorial service will be conducted from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on November 22, 2014 at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Drive in Houston, (281)895-8811. On-line registration is available for those who would like to leave a note. For those planning to attend, please notify Douglas Gwyn at DAGwyn@aol.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate to USATF Gulf Association or to HARRA.
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Jackie Glen Aven "Paw Paw"

July 12, 1940 - November 12, 2014

Jackie Glen Aven "PawPaw", born July 12, 1940, went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on November 12, 2014.  He was very devoted and loyal to his family and will forever hold a special place in their hearts.  He loved buying, selling and collecting antiques, fishing (especially running trotlines) and spending time with his family.  He told anyone that would listen all about his "wonderful family" and how lucky he felt.  PawPaw was greatly loved and will truly be missed!  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jerry Ann, 3 daughters and 1 son, (Tammy Rea and husband Don Rea, Tracey Allen and husband Tony Allen, Anisa Aven and partner Quentin Blanchard and son Chance Aven), 11 grandchildren (Shane McCurdy and wife Karla McCurdy, Kevin Beecher and wife Jeni Beecher, Johnie McCurdy, Marc Rea, Taylor Allen, Torey Allen, Parker Aven-Allen, Landon Rea, Ashlyn Aven-Gamm, Jackson Aven and Olivia Aven) and 6 great grandchildren (Emily Beecher, Maddox McCurdy, Savannah Frias, Cash Beecher, Lillie Alexander and Sydney McCurdy).

Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of PawPaw's life on Saturday the 22nd of November at 2:00 in the afternoon @ 12126 Zion Rd., Tomball, TX 77375. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Jackie to:  The American Diabetes Association.



Mary Joe Mohr

August 5, 1958 - October 31, 2014

Marty Joe Mohr, 56, was born on August 5, 1958 in Davenport, Iowa and passed away on October 31, 2014 in Spring, TX.  Marty is preceded in death by his father Melvin Mohr and brother Scott Mohr.  He is survived by his loving partner Jan Connett and her daughters Katie Scott and April Freeman; children Kenneth Mohr, Dustin Mohr, and Zach Jones; mother Joyce Specht; sister Diane Staner; and brothers Greg Mohr and Layne Mohr.  The family will receive friends at 11a.m. with a Memorial Service celebrating Marty’s life beginning at 12p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Cavazos Funeral Home.

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Antonia De Jesus Sosa of Houston peacefully passed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, Monday, October 27, 2014.  Antonia, a loving mother, and devoted wife was born January 17, 1964 in El Salvador to Mariana Ponce and Leandro Fernandez.  She met the love of her life, Jose Ernesto Sosa, and together they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Lauren Ivette Sosa.   Along with her parents, husband and daughter, Antonia leaves a host of family and friends to mourn her passing, including stepdaughters Mayra Sosa and Karla Pardo, husband Macario, grandchildren, Christian and Valerie Olvera, and Michael and Nathan Pardo, and siblings, Francisco Fernandez, Felix Ponce, Martina Ponce, Nicolas Ponce, Andres Ponce and Magdalena Ponce.

The family will receive friends at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr, Houston, Texas, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, beginning at 10:00am, with funeral services following at noon, and burial at 1pm at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Antonia Sosa Education Fund, to provide continuing education for Lauren...  Checks may be mailed to Antonia Sosa Education Fund at 8336 Howard Dr. Houston TX 77017


Antonia De Jesús Sosa de Houston, paso a los brazos de nuestro padre celestial, el Lunes, 27 de octubre, 2014. Antonia, una madre cariñosa y fiel esposa nació el 17 de Enero de 1964 en El Salvador a Mariana (Santana) Ponce y Leandro Fernández. Conoció al amor de su vida, José Ernesto Sosa, y juntos fueron bendecidos con el nacimiento de su hija, Lauren Ivette Sosa.  Junto con sus padres, esposo, e hija, Antonia deja una multitud de amigos y familiares a lamentar su partida, incluyendo hijastras Mayra Sosa,  Karla Pardo, su yerno Macario Pardo, nietos Christian y Valerie Olvera, y Michael y Nathan Pardo, sus hermanos Francisco Fernández, Martina Ponce, Nicolás Ponce , Andrés Ponce y Magdalena Ponce.

La familia recibirá a amigos en Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr, Houston, Texas el miércoles, Octubre 29, 2014 empezando a las 10:00 am, con los servicios fúnebres en seguida al medio día, y el entierro a la 1pm en Earthman Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas.

En lugar de flores la familia desea que se hagan donaciones al Fondo de Educación - Antonia Sosa, para proveer la educación continua de Lauren. Cheques pueden ser enviados a Antonia Sosa Fondo de Educación a 8336 Howard Dr. Houston, TX 77017.


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Deborah Tann McIntyre

January 5, 1950 - October 18, 2014

Deborah Tann McIntyre, 64, of Houston, TX passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 18th surrounded by family. She was born in Mississippi on January 5th 1950 and moved to Houston Texas at a young age where she lived the majority of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents Ewell E Douglas and Frances Langham Douglas, her sister Sandra Sanders and her brother Mitchel Douglas.

She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt , and friend who was proud of her family. Her favorite things in this world were gardening, fishing and celebrating with those that she loved. 

Left to cherish her memory is Terrell Brashears, her sons Richard Tann, Douglas Tann and wife Cherie, and Kevin McIntyre and wife Shaunda. Grandchildren Ashley Tann, Sadie, Kenny, Kolton and Kelson McIntyre.

Deborah is also survived by her brother in-law Gene Sanders and his children Sandra, Deana, Donny, Sonja, Denise and many great and great great nieces and nephews. Cousin Bob Neal, his sons Kirby, Steve and David and their children as well as many extended family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday October 25th at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr. Houston, TX 77090, followed by a reception at the home of Douglas and Cherie Tann, 14803 Carols Way Dr. Houston, TX 77070.

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Johnny Anthony Yokum

March 14, 1952 - September 1, 2014

John Anthony Yokum, Sr. on September 1, 2014 went to rest in the comforting arms of our Lord.  He was born on March 14,1952 in Houston, Texas to his late parents, William F. Yokum, Sr. and Cordelia Luck Yokum.  He was the baby of four children and was doted on by his Mother and Grandmother, Lena Mae Knight Luck, his Granny.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn Cox Weison, Mother, Cordelia Luck Yokum, Father, William F. Yokum, Sr., brother, Robert Thomas Yokum, brother, William F. Yokum, Jr. and sister-in Law, Deborah Brown Yokum.  He was a faithful Christian all of his life and professed his faith openly and proudly.

He attended Holy Ghost Catholic School, graduating in 1966, attended Marian High School, graduating from Bellaire High School in 1970.  He also attended college at Sam Houston State University (formerly Sam Houston State Teachers College). He met the love of his life, Madelyn in 1975. They were married in 1977 in Conroe, Texas and Madelyn gave birth to their first child, a handsome son, John Anthony Yokum, Jr. in Houston, Texas later in 1977.  Madelyn gave birth to their second and last child, a beautiful daughter, Cordellia Frances Yokum, in Houston, Texas in 1979.

John began his career in the grocery business with Weingarten's, as a young teenager, following his Father and two brothers in 1966.  He later studied as an electrician in 1977,  becoming a journeyman electrician in 1981 and was a very accomplished electrician working on high-rise commercial buildings, as well as residential homes.  John also assisted his Mother and Father on the completion of their weekend home in Conroe, Texas.

John and Madelyn and the children resided in West University, Texas for some time, eventually moving to Austin in 1984, where John resumed his career in groceries. They later moved back to the Houston area they loved best.  After the children moved out of state and he lost his beloved Madelyn and his father, he took on the responsibility of the care of his Mother. He selflessly saw to her needs for over fifteen years.

John had many talents, so his hobbies were varied and diverse.  He collected coins and stamps, as his Father had done.  He had a great love of history, paleontology, and archaeology.  In addition to his collections of coins and stamps, he also collected fossils and arrowheads.  His great love of Texas was more pronounced than even the most passionate and loyal Texans.

John was a reverent and devout Catholic and an ardent student of life.  Known for his witicisms as well as his philosophical adages, he always wanted to make people laugh.  He was kind and generous to a fault. He never saw a stranger and always asked anyone he met how they were doing and stated that he wanted them to have a great day. Everywhere he went, people were taken with his genuine concern for them and his old Southern charm and manners and the unselfish way in which he approahed life. His last thoughts were not of himself, but of his family and friends and their happiness and well-being.

He is survived by his son, John Anthony Yokum, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Rachel, and grandchildren, Jericho and Noah, daughter, Cordellia Frances Yokum, sister, Patricia Yokum Wyatt, brother-in-law, Wade, and nephew, Wade Patrick, niece, Mary Michele Tuma, nephew, Michael Thomas Yokum, niece, Tiffany Ann Ballinger, nephew, Roger Lee Crawford, nephew, Curtis Wayne Jones, niece, Rebecca De Carlo, and many great nieces and great nephews and cousins and friends.

God called John and he obediently answered.  He now will be with his beloved wife, Mother, Father, brothers, and grandparents.  He will be welcomed by his heavenly family, while his earthly family tries to deal with the loss of his smile, his laugh, his care, his jokes, his love of life, friends and family.  He will be missed by his family, of course, but he will also be missed by aquaintances and strangers alike.  All people who are in need of a kind word or gesture, will miss him.

When he was told of the short time he would have on this earth by his doctors, he said quite earnestly that his affairs were in order and that the prospect of death did not frighten him. Only a man singularly possessed of such spiritual and temporal gifts could make such a statement.  Only a man who truly tried to walk with God in all his daily tasks would be so brave.  Only a man named John Anthony Yokum, Sr., could live on in the minds and hearts of all the lives he touched.  We will all long for him until we join him in Heaven. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 , at 7:00 o'clock p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kolbe Chapel, in Conroe, Texas.




October 5, 1955 - August 19, 2014

Juan Jose Martinez Perez was born on October 5, 1955 in Mexico and passed away on August 19, 2014 in Houston, TX.  

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11a.m.

Interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery located at 21723 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338.


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Forrest Cary Sebastian

August 7, 1993 - July 31, 2014

Forrest Cary Sebastian , 20, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Cypress, Texas. Forrest was born August 7, 1993 in Houston, TX, and graduated from Cy-Creek High School in 2011. He is survived by his son, Jack Sebastian, and other immediate family members, Tanya Sebastian-Gadler, Trey Gadler, Brazos Gadler, and Cody Gadler, as well as Daniel Lockamy, and many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr Houston, Tx 77090, with a reception to follow at the home of Judi and Roger Thompson, 8402 Burwood Park Dr Spring, TX 77379.

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Alicia Lopez Torres, 82, of Spring, TX, entered into eternal reston on Friday, June 27, 2014.

She was born September 10, 1931 in Mexico D.F., Mexico to the late Juan Lopez and Refugio Salas.  She married the late Roy G. Torres 1958 and lived in Houston, TX. 

After raising her five children Alicia worked at Alief Alamo Bank/Tradition Bank for many years as a senior teller where she later retired.  Alicia was actively involved and the treasurer of Notre Dame Catholic Church’s Hispanic Community group for many years until she moved to Spring, Texas and became a member of Christ the Good Shepherd Church. 

Alicia is survived by daughter:  Norma Araiza; sons:  Richard Torres, Gerard Torres, David Torres and John Torres; daughter in-law Cynthia G. Torres; grandchildren: Danielle N. Araiza, Jennifer M. Torres, David Anthony Torres and Jessica L. Torres; sisters and brothers in-laws; cousins, nieces, nephews and many close friends. 

Alicia is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years of marriage, Roy G Torres; parents:  Juan Lopez and Refugio Salas; sisters: Mercedes Lopez Salas and Maria Luisa Lopez Salas.

For those who knew our mother, remember that loving smile and jeweled eyes for those were her special gift, the gift of love and life.  For those who loved her as a second Mom and “Nana”, she also loved you as her own.  She loved each and every one of you dearly.  

On behalf of our family, we thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this time.

Our family would also like to express our thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Reliant North Houston Rehabilitation and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital that took great care of our beloved mother.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 12 – 3pm at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Rd, Houston, TX 77090, 281-895-8811 and a celebration of life mass will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11 am at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 18511 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379, 281-376-6831, with a reception following.



Alicia Lopez Torres, 82 anos, de Spring, TX, fallecio el Viernes 27 de Junio, 2014.

Nació el 10 de Septiembre de 1931 en la ciudad de México, D. F., hija de los finados Juan López y Refugio Salas.  Casada en 1958 con Roy G. Torres, finado y vivió en Houston, TX. 

Después de criar a 5 hijos, Alicia trabajó en Alief Alamo Bank/Tradition Bank por muchos años como jefe de cajeros de donde años mas tarde se retiró.  Alicia estuvo participando activamente por varios años como tesorera de la Iglesia Católica de Notre Dame en el grupo de la Comunidad Hispana, hasta que cambió de domicilio en Spring, TX., en donde se hizo miembro de la Iglesia Católica Christ The Good Shepherd. 

Le sobreviven: su hija Norma y sus hijos Richard Torres, Gerard Torres, David Torres y John Torres; su nuera Cynthia G. Torres; sus nietas: Danielle N. Araiza, Jennifer M. Torres, Jessica L. Torres y su nieto David Anthony Torres; cuñados, cuñadas, primos, primas, sobrinos, sobrinas y muchos amigos y amigas cercanos.

Alicia enviudó de su esposo Roy G. Torres, después de 56 años de matrimonio.  Precedió en su fallecimiento a sus padres Juan López y Refugio Salas y a sus hermanas: Mercedes López Salas y Ma. Luisa López Salas.

Para aquellos que conocieron a nuestra querida madre, recuérdenla con su sonrisa y su mirada brillante, siempre llena de amor y vida. 

Para los (las)  que la amaron como si hubiera sido su segunda madre “Nana” ella siempre los amó como si fueran sus propios hijos (as).  Ella siempre amó a todos y cada uno de ustedes.

De parte de nuestra familia, agradecemos sus oraciones y palabras de consuelo.

También queremos agradecer a todos los médicos, enfermeros (as) y el personal de Reliant North Houston Rehabilitation y Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, quienes brindaron un gran cuidado a nuestra amada madre.

Les participamos, que se llevará a cabo un servicio funerario el Martes 1º de Julio 2014 de las 12:00 a 3:00 p.m. en la Funeraria Cavazos, ubicada en 2000 Cypress Landing Rd, Houston, TX 77090, 281-895-8811 y una  celebración de misa el Miércoles 2 de Julio 2014 a las 11:00 a.m., en la Iglesia Católica Christ The Good Shepherd, ubicada en 18511 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379, 281-376-6831 y posteriormente un convivió.


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Roberto Mendez Canul

March 1, 1951 - June 19, 2014

Roberto Mendez Canul, 63, of Spring, TX was born on March 1, 1951 and passed away in Houston, TX on June 19, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his wife Andrea B. Canul; parents Cruz and Margarita Canul; and brothers Jorge and Arnold Canul.  Roberto is survived by his loving children Andy Barron, Robert Canul, Jr. and Jorge E. Canul; sisters Yolanda, Tony, Sulema, Mary and Rosie; brothers Frank, Cruz Jr., and Tommy; grandchildren Hannah, Zoey and Zane; and great grandchild Eason.

The family of Mr. Roberto Mendez Canul will receive friends from 4p.m.-8p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Cavazos Funeral Home.

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Annie Evelyn Grinstead

January 3, 1955 - May 5, 2014

Evelyn’s Story

A beautiful baby girl named Annie Evelyn was born January 3, 1955 to Andrew and Ethel Brown of Monticello, MS. She was a happy child, wonderful big sister, and an outstanding devoted mother.

Evelyn joined Friendship Church in Monticello, MS at a very young age, under the pastorate of Rev. L. V. Henry and Rev. David Collins, where she was an active member.  Upon moving to Houston, TX she became a member of The Church Without Walls, under the pastorate of Ralph Douglas West.

Evelyn attended Monticello High School and continued her education at Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS. August 24, 1974, she wed Willie Grinstead and to this union Schwanna and Sheree were born.  She was employed with the Lawrence County School System(MS), Sunbeam Oster(MS), Saks Inc.(MS), and CMC Construction(TX) and during her employment she acquired many close friends.

Later in life as Evelyn became very wise in the word of God she shared that wisdom with many.

Evelyn was known for being straight forward and those who knew her best never had to wonder how she felt. She loved her daughters dearly and her grandchildren even more; Summer, Zachary, Zoe, and Autumn were her heart. She spent as much time as possible with them playing games, feeding the ducks, and  instilling her values.

Evelyn leaves a legacy of great tenacity, hard work, and a strong will to her daughters, Schwanna (Jarvis) Fortenberry, Sheree Grinstead; her grandchildren- Summer, Zachary, Zoe, and Autumn all residing in Houston, TX. . She also leaves six loving siblings to cherish her legacy, Andrew (Mary) Brown of Alonquin, Ill, Judy (Jeffery) Martin, Doretha (Marvin) Bournes both sisters of Monticello, MS, Ethel (Chris) Havard of Byram, MS; Milton

(Stephanie) Brown of Crowley, TX, and Sharon (Kevin) Kays of Houston, TX. Six aunts- Evelyn Perry of Sontag, MS; Bernice Raymond of Hercules, CA., Winester McElroy of Oakland, CA, Shirlon Magee of Hammond, LA, One great aunt- Erean Martin of Sontag, MS. Three uncles- Archie (Geraldine) Magee, Calvin (Eloise) Magee of Albany, LA and Johnny Magee(Patricia) of Oakland, CA. Two special cousins, Maxine Johnson and Thelma Richardson of  MS. Five precious friends- Vaddie Harlan of Hattiesburg, MS, Debbie Haney and Yolanda McKinney of Houston, TX, Betty Collins And Bessie Magee of Monticello, MS. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends will also remember her legacy.

The family will receive friends on Friday - May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Milton Brown officiating the funeral ceremony at 11:30 a.m. 

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Alvin T. Gleason

March 9, 1922 - March 22, 2014

Alvin T. Gleason, 92, a resident of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday the 22nd of March, 2014 following a heart attack earlier in the week.

He was born in St Petersburg, Florida on the 9th of March, 1922.  The son of the late Gilbert M. Gleason and Mae E. Gleason.

Al graduated from Neville High School  in Monroe, Louisiana in 1938 at age 16 and then attended college at Louisiana Tech, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1943, before serving in WWII as an Army Ranger.

Following WWII he met and married Patricia Jean McNicol on the 25th of November, 1950 and was happily married for over 63 years.

He spent most of his working career in the Oil and Natural Gas business and was employed by United Gas Pipeline Company for almost 39 years before his retirement in 1986.

Al was an avid golfer for most of his life, never missing a chance to hit the links on a Saturday morning after a busy work week.  Following retirement, he traded in his suits and ties for cleats and colorful golf outfits and continued to actively play golf well into his 80’s.  Additionally, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending quality time visiting with his children and grandchildren.

Al was a long-time member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church and is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughter Karen, his son Michael and his four grandchildren Samantha - 24; Amber - 19; Clay – 14 and Beth – 11.

A viewing and memorial service will be held at the Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, TX 77090 (FM 1960 and Kuykendahl Area) with the burial immediately following.  The viewing will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 11AM-1PM, service at 1PM followed by departure to Houston National Cemetery for military ceremony at 2:30PM.

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Dan Douglas Dulin

October 20, 1932 - March 16, 2014

Dan Douglas Dulin, Sr. passed away on March 16, 2014. He was born in Henderson, Texas, on October 20, 1932 to Dollie and Dottie Dulin. He graduated from Henderson High School in 1950 and continued his education at LSU. In his earlier years he played football for the Houston Flyers, the Pasadena Pistols and the Houston Oilers as well he played professional baseball in Japan for several years. Dan began singing in Henderson at a young age and was involved in several quartets and continued his love of music throughout his life . He was inducted into the Texas CMA Hall of Fame for Gospel Music in 2002. He is known as “The Old Man” for his many recordings. Dan served in the Korean war for 4 years and served in the Harris County Sheriff's department for 32 years. He was a member of several organizations, among them were the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo where he performed as a professional rodeo clown for 16 years, The Tomball Trail Riders, The Hole in the Wall Gang and the Harris County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Drill Team.

Dan was preceded in death by his son Dan Douglas Dulin, Jr. He is survived by his wife Nancy Dulin, his children Vicky Dulin, Rebecca Girards, Beverly Wells, Danny Kolb and 8 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Dr, at 10:30 AM with the funeral service at 12:30 PM. There will be a graveside ceremony immediately following at the Veterans Administration Cemetery at 10567 Veterans Memorial Dr.Carrying to his final resting place will be Danny Kolb, John Girards, Timothy Wells, Jacob Wells, Brian Seidel, Victor Adams and James Brown.


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Andrew Dustin Connors

March 27, 1983 - March 3, 2014

Born in Englewood, CO and passed away in Houston, TX.
He served his country in the US Navy First at BMU-1, Beachmaster Unit One Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA. “Any Beach, Any Time” 2005 - 2009.
Next on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, CVN 73
AT2, Aviation Electronics Technician Yokosukashi, Kanagawa, Japan 2009 - 2012. 
Attended HCC to transfer to Univ of Houston School of Engineering - Major Petroleum Engineering Worked out at both school gyms & Crossfit.  
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Yuriko Connors.  Survived by his paternal grandfather, Raymond J Connors of Fountain, CO; mother, Sharon A Connors & father, Francis X Connors of The Woodlands, TX; younger brother, Ian N Connors; and his spouse 2 girls of Fayetteville, NC
Andrew was cremated Tuesday,  March 11, 2014 at Cavazos Funeral Home in Houston TX.  
The burial will be held at Noon with Navy honors on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO.
Family requests Donations be made to returning Vets, Wounded Warriors, or USO, or any other local group assisting the soldiers when they return home.

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Juan Antonio Robles

July 7, 1970 - February 18, 2014

Juan Antonio Robles, 43, was born on July 7, 1970 and passed away on February 18, 2014.  He is survived by his wife Rosie Robles; loving daughter Leilani Robles; sons Erik Rodriguez and Jahnathan Robles; parents Joel and Elizabeth Lebron; sister Brenda Robles Nuncio; grandmother Brunilda Figueroa; 3 nieces, 2 nephews and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 4p.m.-8p.m. with a religious service beginning at 7p.m. at Cavazos Funeral Home. 


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January 23, 1942 - January 30, 2014

Mr. Juan Vasquez 72 years, was born January 23, 1942 in Edna, Texas.  Beloved husband, father, grandpa, and friend, passed away on Thursday January 30, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  Juan was hard working, kind hearted, loving, proud, strong, supportive, and encouraging to all who knew him.  Juan was a proud Vietnam veteran, who honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He is proceeded in death by his parents: Juan Vasquez, Lucia Figirova; Brothers: Terry Vasquez, Matthew Vasquez; Son: David Vasquez.

Juan enjoyed his life with his best friend and wife, Martha, raising their children and grandchildren.  As a father he always offered his wisdom.  As a grandfather he gave his love and affection, making every moment of his life meaningful.   He enjoyed family gatherings and especially football season.  And enjoyed his grandchildren on a daily basis. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Martha Gonzalez Vasquez; Children: Lisa, Yvette, Lucie, Renee, Amanda, Justin & Cindy; Grandchildren: Gabriel, Zada, Abigail & Khloe; Son in Laws: Wes Murphree & Juan Mata; Brothers: Rudy, Roy, Rueben; Sister: Lupe; Brother in Laws: Daniel Gonzalez, Jaime Garcia; Sister in Law: Mary Helen Garcia; Niece: Karina Jimenez; and more nieces, nephews, cousins, and many more extended family & friends from various areas. 

Juan will be missed by many but will live on through many beautiful memories in our hearts.  We all love and miss him dearly.  Rest in peace and know that we will meet again one day in that beautiful sky in heaven. 

On behalf of our family we thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this time.  Our family would also like to express our thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and other medical staff that took great care of our beloved Juan during his long term battle with cancer.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9am with funeral services beginning at 11am at Cavazos Funeral Home.

Interment to follow in the VA Houston National Cemetery with military honors.


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David Wayne Nix

May 1, 1959 - November 25, 2013

David Wayne Nix, age 54, passed away November 25, 2013 in Houston, TX. David was born on May 1, 1959 in McAllen, TX. He lived in Houston for many years and was a longtime employee of Secor.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Faye Nix.  He is survived by his sister Janice Linn Cantu, his niece Savanah Jayne Cantu and nephew Preston Ellis Cantu all of McAllen, TX.

Anyone who knew David would know he was a man of few words but would appreciate the outpouring of concern and sympathy from friends and coworkers. A special thanks to Laura and Mike Harvey for all of their help during this trying time.

Please join us for a Memorial service honoring David to be held on Saturday, February 8 from 9am to 12pm at Cavazos Funeral Home. 

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Christopher Ray Beaty

May 29, 1995 - January 25, 2014

Christopher Ray Beaty, 18, was born on May 29, 1995 and passed away on January 25, 2014 in Houston, TX.  He is survived by his parents Buddy Lynn and Jeannette Beaty; his loving sister Monica Jeannete Beaty; brother Charles Anthony Beaty; grandparents Doris Hilton, Mirna Gonzalez, and Juan Gaona; and best friend Colton Boretski.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Christopher will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  The family will receive friends at Cavazos Funeral Home at 9a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 11a.m.

Inurnment to follow in Brookside Cemetery at 2pm.

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Michael J. Klein (Mike)

August 27, 1938- January 24, 2014

Michael J. Klein, beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend, peacefully passed into the arms of God on Friday, January 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Mike loved fishing, slot machines, keeping the house in perfect order and most of all, spending time with his family. 

"Mike, dad and grandpa", you will forever be in our hearts.  We all love and miss you dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence William Klein and Dorothy Rose Miller;  brothers Ronald and Lawrence; sister Dorothy and his two beloved dogs Lil' Bit and Cody.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Mary; their six children: Matthew, Greg, Danell, Guy, Natalie and Melinda; their 18 grandchildren: Ariana, Richard, Delaina, Michael, Kimberly, Kristopher, Zachary, Nicholas, David, Crystal, Matthew Jr., Sherry, Margaret, Cherri, Joshua, Kayla, Isaiah and Lesha; their five great-grandchildren: Savannah, Robert, Preslynn, Michael and Charles; brothers: Allen and wife Norma, Donald and Bill; Sister: Millie Reynolds; nieces, nephews, cousins and many more extended family and friends from various areas.

You will be missed by many but we will keep you alive in our precious memories of you.  Rest In Peace and know that we will see you again one day in that beautiful blue sky.

On behalf of our family, thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this time.

We'd also like to thank all the doctors, nurses, hospice caregivers and other special people that took care of Mike during his two year battle with cancer. 

And a big thank you to the family at Cavazos Funeral Home for treating our family with compassion and respect during this difficult time.

A private memorial will be held in his honor.

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Lucia Martinez Cavazos

December 13, 1926 - Junuary 1, 2014

Lucia Martinez Cavazos, 87, of Sugar Land, was born to Manuel and Monica Martinez, December 13, 1926.  On January 1, 2014, she peacefully embraced her Lord with her loving family by her side.

Lucia worked for Fort Bend I.S.D. and retired after 22 years.  Her hard work, ethic, love, compassion, and utmost respect for others, were the values she weaved into the fabric of her family.  She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her, and be remembered by all those whose lives she touched.  “Grandma Lucy you are truly one of a kind; and you will never be forgotten.”

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Estevan G. Cavazos, Jr.; and her parents and six siblings.  Lucia is survived by her children:   Gloria C. Dominguez, Richard Cavazos and his wife Maria, Alfred Cavazos and his wife Sylvia, and Paul Cavazos and his wife Mayda; grandchildren:  Robert, Dawn, Kristina, Alma, Steven, Ashley, Andrew, Mareya, and Paul Allen; great grandchildren:   Robert Mathew, Ashley, Alexis, Aric, Katelyn, Bianca, Tyler, Jericho, Aiden, Cadie, Kimberly, Caylee, and Lucy.  She is also survived by her brother:  Cruz Martinez and sisters:  Tommie, Olivia, and Rosie. 

Visitation will be 6:00PM-9:00PM, Monday, January 6, 2014, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 115 Seventh Street, Sugar Land, with Rosary to be recited at 7:00PM.  Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11:00AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, with Rev. Stephen Reynolds, celebrant.  Rite of Committal will be at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg, TX.


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Mercedes Rodriguez Guerro Gonzales

February 6, 1948 - December 10, 2013

Mercedes was born on February 6, 1948 in the glorious town of Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. As one of seven children life was tough. She married and gave birth to 3 awesome boys Jorge, Miguel, and Gabriel. She became a widow and then married Roman Gonzales. She enjoyed living in Houston where most of her family lives. She enjoyed her grandchildren on a daily basis, and loved going shopping for hours without buying nothing. She will be missed by many and will live on through the many beautiful memories. Rest In Peace for you are in the promised land where we will all meet and rejoice.

The family will receive friends from 1p.m.-5p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Cavazos Funeral Home.


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Shiress Cable Hendrick

Born January 4,1946, Shamrock, Tx. Daughter of Fern and Buster Cable. She and her older sister, Sheila grew up in Lefors, Tx. where she attended school. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class. Upon graduation she attended West Texas State University, majoring in Music.  

While working as a book-keeper in a music store, in Pampa, TX. she met her future husband, Dr. Ron Hendrick.

They were married in June, 1974. For over 20 years, she and Ron attended First Baptist Church in Pampa. There, she was very active in the church, playing the piano for church services. She also accompanied, as well as directed various musical ensembles. She was a master Hand-bell ringer, typically playing 4 bells at once.

She had a beautiful, clear, soprano voice and was often asked to sing solo's and duets for the church, weddings and other events. 

After suffering many years with an incurable lung disease, she went to be with her Heavenly Father, November 22, 2013. 

She is survived by her husband, Ron Hendrick, their 4 children: Stacey Barnes of Spring, Tx, Randy Hendrick of Pampa Tx, Christy Hendrick of Spring, TX, and Caryn Abernathy of Spring, TX, 10 grandchildren, and her sister Sheila, wife of Charles Parr, who reside in Bowie, Tx. 

We will always remember her radiant smile, wonderful sense of humor, and wisdom beyond her years.  Her physical beauty was overshadowed by her heart filled with love and kindness for everyone, especially children.

 lf there were one thing she would leave with us it would be this:

Treat everyone with respect, love and kindness, regardless of how they treat you. 

Our loss is Heaven's gain.

The family will receive friends from 12p.m.-2p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 with funeral services beginning at 2p.m. at Cavazos Funeral Home.

Interment to follow in Klein Memorial Park in Tomball, TX (F.M. 2920).


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Pedro Alonso Coronado

February 5, 1991 - November 17, 2013

Pedro Alonso Coronado, 22, was born on February 5, 1991 in Houston, TX and passed away on November 17, 2013 in Houston, TX.  Pedro was a pilot who enjoyed his passion for flying. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, November  22, 2013 from 5p.m.-8p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7p.m.

The funeral mass will be at 10a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Saint Stephen Catholic Church located at 2019 Center St. Houston, TX 77007.

Interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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Silvia E. Humble

February 22, 1938 - November 15, 2013

Ms. Silvia E. Humble, 75, of The Woodlands was born on February 22, 1938 in Honduras and passed away on November 15, 2013 in The Woodlands.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Asa Humble; parents Ernesto Lefebvre and Carmen Griffin de Lefebvre; and brother Sergio Lefebvre.  Silvia is survived by her loving sister Rose Marie Lefebvre; and niceces - nephews Michelle Holsen and family, Carmen McCain and family, Afif Saybe and family, Jorge Ernesto Lefebvre, Manuel Lefebvre and family, Sergio Lefebvre and family and Lorena Lefebvre and family.

The family will receive friends from 4p.m.-8p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 with a religous service at 7p.m. at Cavazos Funeral Home.   

Ms. Silvia E. Humble will be laid to rest with her husband Asa Humbe at 1p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013 in McFarland Cemetery in Arkansas.

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Margarita Abarca Rodriguez of Spring, TX , age 64, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center after battling cancer for many years. Born December 21, 1948 in Orange County, California to Ramona Rodriguez Abarca and Jesus Abarca. Margarita was a hard worker and devoted mother. She work for American National Insurance as an agent for 10 years and later at MensWarehouse for 7 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by sons; Richard (Lisa) Rodriguez of Victoria, TX, Henry (Debbie) Rodriguez of Midlothia, TX, Jesse Rodriguez of Spring, TX, daughter Myra (Dave) Kubesh of Rhinelander, WI, grandchildren, Ricky, Robin, Derek, and Randy, seven great-grandchildren, bother-in-law Benny Lyles, sisters; Grace (Tom) Gutierrez of Los Angeles, Calif, Olga (Rudy) Palacios of Ralls, TX, Leticia (Valentino) Gomez of Altos, Okla, bother Arturo Orona of Alton, Okla. and many niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents Ramona & Jesus Abarca, brother Mike Orona, and sisters; Diana Orona Munuz, and Maria Louisa Lyles.

Services will be held at Cavazos Funeral Home on November 11, 2013. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a service.

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Mary R. Cole Sheppard

December 6, 1919 - October 18, 2013

 The family will receive friends from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Cavazos Funeral Home.

A graveside serivce will held at 11 A.M. on Friday, October 25, 2013 in Brookside Cemetery (Hwy 59 North & Lauder Rd.)



Sgt. Ronald L. Lancaster

November 1, 1944 - October 18, 2013

Sgt. Ronald L. Lancaster, 68, was born on November 1, 1944 in Paradis, LA and passed away on October 18, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Spring, TX.  Ronald served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines.  He was an air traffic controller for many years and received his training in the military.  Ronald is survived by his loving wife Marlene Lancaster; son Ronald L. Lancaster, Jr.; daughter Regina Dalessandro; sister Sharon Banas; grandchildren Cristina Lancaster, Clair Lancaster, Spencer Dalessandro, Hannah Lancaster, Marke Dalessandro; and Andy Falcon. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at St. Edward Catholic Community Church located at 2601 Spring Stuebner Road, Spring, TX 77389. 

The interment will be held at 11:15 A.M. on Friday, November 1, 1944 in the V.A. Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors for Sgt. Ronald L. Lancaster.


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Jose Guadalupe Perez

January 1, 1930 - October 9, 2013

Mr. Jose Guadalupe Perez was born on January 1, 1930 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico and passed away on October 9, 2013 in Houston, TX. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M. with Father Alberto Zanatta officiating.

Mr. Perez will be laid to rest in his hometown of Rincon De Tamayo, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Yolanda Barrientos

November 5, 1947 - October 7, 2013 

Ms. Yolanda Barrientos was born on November 5, 1947 in Alice, TX and passed away on October 7, 2013 in Houston, TX. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Cavazos Funeral Home.

Interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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Santos Solis

November 14, 1930 - October 7, 2013

Mr. Santos Solis was born on November 14, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona and passed away on October 7, 2013 in Humble, TX. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M.


Elaine Guerra

Our beloved matriarch Elaine Guerra peacefully passed away on October 3, 2013 and has gone to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. Elaine was known foremost for her love of her five children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She had a deep love of nature and the ocean and was recognized by her beautiful red hair, glowing smile, huge heart and her will to help children and those in need. A Houstonian and professional woman, she built an extensive 30-year career as a senior lease & title analyst in the oil & gas industry. God bless you Mom/Abu, and as you would say “bless your heart.” We'll all be looking for elephants in our pathway to remind us that you’re watching over us. Elaine is survived by her five children: Ivonne Janczak, Michelle Turner, Beatriz Guerra, Cynthia Kinnett and Dito Guerra along with their families.

Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. October 11th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Spdwy, Houston, TX, 77025 (713) 667-9111.

Memorial contributions in Elaine’s memory can be made to DePelchin Children’s Center by contacting (713) 730-2335 or via website www.depelchin.org/gifts-of-cash-credit-cards-pledges (Honoraria and Memorials).

In addition, a scholarship has been established in her memory at the University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering, contributions can be made by contacting scholarships@engr.utexas.edu, referencing “The Elaine Guerra Memorial Scholarship in Engineering.”

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Gonzala Zuniga De Zuniga

January 10, 1930 - October 3, 2013

Mrs. Gonzala Zuniga De Zuniga was born on January 10, 1930 in Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico and passed away on October 3, 2013 in Spring, TX.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Assumption Catholic Church with  Pastor- Fr. Albert Zanatta, CRS officiating.  (901 Rose Lane, Houston, TX 77037. (281-447-6381)

Interment to follow in Historic Hollywood Cemetery.

Mary Louise Versfelt

October 1, 1932 - September 7, 2013

Mary Louise Versfelt died in her Houston, Texas home on September 7, 2013. Mary was born in Longview Texas on October 1, 1932 to George and Gladys Louise Joseph. She was preceded in death by her brother George Joseph.

Porter and Mary’s children are Porter L. Versfelt, III of Acworth, Georgia; Joseph W. Versfelt of Cairo, Egypt and Houston, Texas; James E. Versfelt of Miami Beach, Florida and Annelies Long of Houston, Texas. Grand children are Nicholas B. Versfelt, Cash Long, and Wyatt Versfelt.

Mary graduated in 1949 from Texas Womens University, Denton, Texas as a teacher. Mary met her husband in Midland,Texas where she was teaching school. They married in the First Methodist Church of Longview, Texas on June 25, 1955 and she enjoyed a happy life of teaching, world travel and an adventurous married life of over 58 years. Mary also lived in Dallas, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was active in the Presbyterian church.

Mary and her husband traveled the world and lived in Mendoza, Argentina, Masjid-e Sulaiman, Iran, Kfar Shnaryahu (Tel Aviv), Israel, Ankara, Turkey and Gerrards Cross, England following her husband’s career as a geologist in the petroleum industry.

Mary became active with womens’ groups in these countries where she was involved in teaching and humanitarian projects with the local people. Mary was an active herb gardener, a Master Gardener, an antique collector and a member of The Herb Society of America for 30 years, where she lectured on the growing and culinary use of herbs as a member of the Houston, Texas South Texas Unit and the Round Top, Texas Pioneer Unit. She also lectured at Klein High School (Houston) numerous garden clubs and organizations in Texas and New Mexico.

The family would like express thanks to all her many friends, gardeners, "herbies" and pen-pals worldwide for their friendship and support during her life.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions may be made to The Herb Society of America, 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road, Kirtland, Ohio 44094 in memory of our beloved Mary.


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Edgar Federico Dueñez Cepeda

May 18, 1986 - July 12, 2013  

Edgar (Jr.) Federico Duenez, 27, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Friday July 12, 2013.

The viewing will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Cavazos Funeral Home, 2000 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, Texas. The service will begin at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. A pastor from Lakewood Church will be officiating. The burial will be held at 12:00 PM at Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, Texas.  All family and friends are invited to gather for a luncheon following the burial.

Edgar was born on May 18th 1986. He graduated from Galena Park High School on May 2003. He attended the University of Houston and was working on a bachelor’s of science in computer science. He worked at Lozoya Construction for roughly 2 ½ years as a drawing engineer and head of IT.

Edgar enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering with electronics, paintballing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Edgar is survived by his parents, Jose Federico and Maria De Jesus Duenez: his 3 siblings, Jessica Duenez, Jonhatan Duenez, and Jimmy Duenez; his uncle and aunt, Fily and Lolis Lozoya; and the rest of his family and friends.

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Maria De La Luz Ayala

June 18, 1964 - July 11, 2013

Maria De La Luz Ayala, beloved Mother, Grandma and Friend peacefully passed Thursday, July 11, 2013.  She is survived by her parents, sisters and brother and her three daughters.  The family is exceedingly grateful for the loving care and support of family and friends.

Viewing will be held this evening, Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  Cavazos Funeral Home with interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery (21723 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338 - Aldine Westfield and F.M. 1960 Area).  

On behalf of the family thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this time.


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Celebrating The Lives Of

John Barnett Jr. 60 and Wife Dorothy Lawson 56 of Navasota, TX and owners of Country Boy Plumbing passed away on May 19, 2013.  Memorial services will be on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 3pm at Gateway Baptist Church 2930 Rayford Road Spring, TX 77386.  Flowers may be sent or in lieu of flowers, a memorial benefit donations may be made to Wells Fargo Bank under the name Cristina Holman account # 5601461733.


Beloved Parents, Grandparents, and Friends. 

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Michael Glenn May

April 30, 1951 - April 24, 2013

Michael Glenn May, beloved Father, Grandpa and Friend peacefully passed surrounded by family Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  He was preceded in death by his parents William and Vera May, and his two brothers Cecil and Larry.   He is survived by his daughters Lisa Darby and husband Daryl, Heather Stokke and husband Marc, grandchildren Kaelie Darby, Sarah and Hannah Stokke, and his beloved dog Trixie.  The family is exceedingly grateful for the loving care provided by Houston Hospice and the support of family and friends over the last two months.

In lieu of a service and flowers his wish was that contributions be made in his memory to Houston Hospice, Development Department, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.  


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Prentice Alton King

April 5, 1936 - April 29, 2013

Prentice Alton King passed away April 29, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Houston, TX. He was born April 5, 1936 in Pineland, TX.  He was preceded in death by his mother Cordie Chapman King Nelams and her husband Hollis Nelams. His father Zachary King. Two brothers, Huey and Jimmy King and 2 half brothers, Aaron and Dalton King.  He is survived by one sister, Rachel King Duhon of California and his nephew Kevin King of Bullard, TX.  P.A. or Art as he was affectionately known by, was a Veteran of the United States Army and was injured during his service in the Korean War. Upon his return to the states he worked in the freight transportation business, law enforcement and of course his first love, gun smithing.  Art was widely known for his knowledge of reloading and commonly repaired and built custom rifles for his gun buddies which are many, as well as gun enthusiasts that heard about him through those friends.  His military injuries created a right shoulder that gave him trouble for life. As a result, he did not care for large caliber, high recoil calibers. He gave his friends and family a hard time about shooting what he referred to as "loud and booming kick and bangers". He loved the 22-250 rifle and the 20 gauge shotgun and was a marksman with both. When asked how things are going, his standard reply was "finer than frog hair bud".  He loved old westerns, The History Channel and The Military Channel. He loved black coffee, Camel cigarettes and a good conversation especially about guns. He was a true American and a Patriot. The American Flag was proudly displayed in his home at all times. He will be missed. 


Juan Marco Agudo Luna

June 6, 1971 - April 10, 2013

Juan Marco Agudo Luna, 41, of Panama was born on June 6, 1971 and passed away on April 10, 2013.  The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2013.  Mr. Agudo Luna will be transported to his home country of Panama where his family will receive him.



Alfred Donald McNicol

December 13, 1928 - April 9, 2013

Mr. Alfred Donald McNicol, 84, of Northwest Houston, TX was born on December 13, 1928 in Tulsa, OK and passed away on April 9, 2013 in Houston, TX.  The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Cavazos Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the VA Houston National Cemetery at 12:45 P.M. with Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force.

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Natherral Bryce McKinney

October 17, 1988 - March 25, 2013

Natherral Bryce McKinney, 24, of Houston, TX was born on October 17, 1988 in Beaumont, TX and passed away on March 25, 2013 in Houston, TX.  Natherral was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church in Lynwood, New Jersey.  His Godparents are Ronnie Pope and Deborah Spears.  He attended Pine Forest Christian Academy and later DeVry College in PA.  He enjoyed reading and cooking every moment he had.  Natherral served his country proudly as Private First Class in the U.S. Army serving an eighteen month tour in Iraq.    He is survived by his five year old son, Tavon Moore McKinney of Philadelphia, PA; parents Natherral and Alice McKinney; siblings Chantel McKinney, Nakia McKinney, and Malik McKinney; niece and nephew Imani McGary and Deshune McGary.  Family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until service time at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Cavazos Funeral Home.  Interment to follow in the VA Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors by the U.S. Army.

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Steven Gregory Hopper

July 5, 1960 - March 25, 2013

Mr. Steven Gregory Hopper, 52, of Northwest Houston was born on July 5, 1960 and passed away on March 25, 2013.  He is survived by his loving children.  Services pending at this time.


Deborah Ellen Bickmann

June 1, 1950 - March 24, 2013

Deborah Ellen Bickmann, 62, of Montgomery, TX was born on June 1, 1950 and passed away on March 24, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bickmann.  Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 12:30 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home.  Interment to follow in the Houston National Cemetery with the gate time at 2 P.M.


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Eduardo  Cortes

October 7, 2008 - March 23, 2013

Eduardo Cortes, 4, was born on October 7, 2008 and passed away on March 23, 2013.  He enjoyed watching the movie "Cars' and playing with all his toys.  He is survived by his loving parents, Maria Sibrian and Miguel Cortes.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6 P.M. at Iglesia De Dios Fuente De Vida (3125 Frick Rd., Houston, TX 77038).  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Iglesia De Dios Fuente De Vida and the family will be departing in funeral procession at 2 P.M.  Interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery (21723 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338 - Aldine Westfield and F.M. 1960 Area).  


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Arthur Dominguez

Janaury 5, 21964 - December 15, 2012

Arthur Dominguez, 48, of Houston, TX was born on January 5, 1964 and passed away on December 15, 2012 in Humble, TX.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines.  He is survived by his loving sons, Johnathan D. Dominguez and wife Sylvia, David Dominguez and wife Melissa, Kyle Dominguez, Collin Dominguez, and Christian Dominguez; brother Margarito Dominguez and wife Yolanda; sister Ana Garcia and husband Jesse; and grandchildren, Rayden Sophia Dominguez and Kaydence Natalia Dominguez.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at St. Leo The Great Parish located at 2131 Lauder Rd., Houston, TX 77039. 

Charles "Chuck" Anthony Ruff

Charles "Chuck" Anthony Ruff, beloved husband, father and brother, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, in Houston, Texas. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, at Spring Woods United Methodist Church in Houston. Chuck was born December 14, 1938, in Columbus, Ohio, to Thelma Lorraine Smith Ruff and Joseph Stephen Ruff. At 15 he moved to Macon, Georgia, graduating from Lanier High School and Mercer University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve in Georgia, training as a truck radar specialist at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and was honorably discharged. He began his career in data processing management with the City of Atlanta, then worked for companies in Chattanooga, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., Miami, Fla., San Antonio and in Houston, where he was an Assistant Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He began a second career in real estate with Prudential Gary Greene Realtors until retirement in 2005. He was predeceased by his parents and several aunts and uncles in Ohio as well as his aunt, Helen Ruff McDonald of Houston. Survivors include his wife, Susan Colleen Meeker-Ruff, of Houston; daughter Margaret G. Ruff of Paris, Texas; sisters Jo Ann Tomes (husband Dan) of West Chester, Ohio and Barbara Hartman of West Carrollton, Ohio; mother-in-law Mary Louise Meeker of Asheville, N.C.; sister-in-law Teresa Dianne Thomas (husband Dan) of Lynn Haven, Fla.; brother-in-law John Joseph Meeker of Asheville, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.

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Joseph Edward Borkey

February 4, 1956 - November 7, 2012

Joseph Edward Borkey, beloved son, brother, husband, father, and friend peacefully passed into the arms of God on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 after a courageous six month battle with pancreatic cancer.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Maria and daughters Jennifer & Jessica.

Joe is also survived by his parents Ronald and Arlene Borkey, Brothers Ronald (Judy) Borkey Jr., Michael (Annie) Borkey, and sister Deborah Reece; Parents-in-law Ruben and Mercedes Ramos, Brothers-in-law Rudy (Sharon) Ramos, Ruben (Brenda) Ramos, Richard Ramos, and Ralph (Janie) Ramos; Sister-in-law Rebecca (Paul) Sanchez;  Cherished uncle to nieces and nephews: Dennis, Shannon, Jenny, Ashley, Ryan, Candice, Paul Jr., Stanessa, Elyse, and Phillip; Host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members in Ohio and Illinois.

Joe will be lovingly remembered by his many friends and co-workers who supported him during this recent illness.

A memorial service to honor Joe will be held at Cavazos Funeral Home on Saturday, November 17, 2012.  Family visitation will begin at 1:00PM, followed by a Rosary at 2:00PM and funeral services immediately after.  Private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial Joseph Borkey Scholarship fund is being established. 

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Douglas Allen Baughman
Douglas Allen Baughman, 34, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his Granny, Velma Wallace Baughman, his Grandpa and Grandma, Harold Charter and Velma Armstrong Charter. Survivors include: Loving Wife Lisa Johnson Baughman of Humble Texas. Parents, Joe and Linda Baughman, Diane Baughman-Chambers and Bill Chambers. Best friend and Brother Glenn Baughman. Granddad Glenn Baughman and Ada Baughman, all of Wichita, Kansas. In-Laws Dr. Ian and Marie Johnson, Palm Bay, Florida. Aunts and Uncles: Dave & Sheila Baughman, Jan Baughman & Charles Waldron, Gary & Jan Charter. Cousins: Kristy Baughman, Clayton & Alisha Baughman, Nate Williams, Darci & Steven Freeman, Cari Charter, Chris & Toni Charter, Clancy Charter and Grey Charter. Family pets: Abby Rabinowitz and Jacqueline of the home. Douglas graduated from Maize High School, Wichita State University and University of New Mexico where he received his Masters Degree in Music Performance. Douglas played in the Maize Band and Maize Marching Band. He was active in the Wichita University Orchestra, Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Student Chamber Brass ,and Jazz Band. He won a spot on the Concerto/Aria Concert with the Vaughn Williams Concerto and winning the New Mexico assistantship was through National Audition. While in Wichita, performed with the Junior Symphony and the Wichita Symphony. He performed in the New Mexico Brass Quintet and New Mexico Orchestra. He was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Douglas was a General Music Teacher at Aldine ISD and Private Music Tutor. He played in the Houston Brass Band and Houston Area Brass Quintet. He was a Musician, Photographer, Grill Master and Chef Extraordinaire.

A viewing will be held at 11:00 am at the Lakewood United Methodist Church with a Celebration of Doug's life beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 3rd. 11330 Louetta (249 & Louetta) Houston, Tx 77090.

An additional service in Wichita, Kansas will be next week, a date to be determined.

In Lieu of Flowers, the Family is requesting a memorial Douglas Baughman Tuba Music Fund

Wichita State University for the School of Music 1845 Fairmount Box 2 Wichita, KS 67260

Burial at Cheney Old Pioneer Cemetery, Cheney Kansas.

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Harold G. Schneider

December 10, 1974 - October 24, 2012

Harold G. Schneider, 37, was born on December 10, 1974 and passed away on October 24, 2012 in Houston, TX.  He is preceded in death by his mother Linda Davis.  Harold is survived by his wife Victoria Perez; children Amber Leigh Schneider, Ashley E. Schneider and Addison Paige Schneider; sisters, Brandy Blanchard and Stephanie Mann; and brother, Jason Denton.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Harold G. Schneider will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2P.M.-5P.M. with a service at 3P.M. with Brother James Worthington officiating at Cavazos Funeral Home. 

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Chyrel Ellen Chapman

September 19, 1953 - October 4, 2012

Chyrel Ellen Chapman passed away after a long illness on October 4, 2012 at the age of 59.  She was born September 19, 1953; raised in Houston, and for the better part of her life made Houston home.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She had an extraordinary quality of making friends with most everyone she met.  Her smiling face and her bright, shining eyes made everyone feel welcomed and loved in the first moments of meeting her.  Even animals of every kind were drawn to her and felt immediately comfortable in her presence.

Chyrel had a heart of gold; and helped everyone in need even when she was in need herself.  If there was ever a time when a friend of hers or a friend of her children needed a place to stay or a meal to eat, she always had an open door.  Chyrel was considered “Mom” to all of her children’s friends.

Chyrel is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and her son, James and her 5 grandchildren: Jordan, Dylan, Faith, Danielle and Julianna.

She will be sorely missed.

A memorial service to honor Chyrel will be held at Cavazos Funeral Home on Saturday, October 20th.  Visit at 11am; followed by service at 12pm.


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Jose Raul Quezada

January 25, 1960 - September 13, 2012

Viewing for Mr. Jose Raul Quezada will be held this evening, Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Rosary being rectited at 7 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home with interment following in Rosewood Cemetery (Humble, TX).

On behalf of the family thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this time.

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Esther Gold Bame

August 28, 1955 - August 12, 2012

Mrs. Esther Gold Bame is preceded in death by her mother Yvette Gold.  She is survived by her loving husband Michael Bame; children Natalie Bame and Steven Bame; and loving grandchildren.  Memorial servcies are pending.

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Delia Martinez

May 20, 1935 - July 15, 2012

Ms. Delia Martinez, 77, was born on May 20, 1935 in Puerto Rico and passed away on July 15, 2012 in Houston, TX.  A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 12 P.M. - 3 P.M. 


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James Richard Herd

December 21, 1946 - May 25, 2012

James Herd, Sr. passed away Friday, May 25, 2012.  What a blessing James was for 65 years. He was born on December 21, 1946 in Edinburg, Texas.  James married his soul mate, Connie in 1968. Their 44 years together were nothing short of awesome. His heart beat faster when his wife Connie entered the room and saddened a little when she left.

As a skilled craftsman, James enjoyed running his own construction business for many years. James’ endless talents were proven.  Limited only by his imagination, James built houses, both regular and haunted, furniture, and a boat.  It was on his boat that James spent his last day.

An avid outdoorsman, master carpenter, family man and, most of all, a good friend to many James enjoyed photography, astronomy, US History, fishing, debating current events and being right. He loved boating with his family and friends on Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston. You always knew what James was thinking much to the dismay/amusement of his friends, family and fellow drivers.  It has been said that "right or wrong, he was never in doubt“. 

James was a wonderful husband, father, Papaw, "Papa" and friend. He had a big heart and an undying love for his family. Above all, he understood that life was a brief gift from God, and that it should be enjoyed to its fullest. True to James's personal style, his final moments were spent reassuring the rescue crew that he was okay. 

He was predeceased by his father, Otis Jones, mother, Jimmie Lee Farrier Jones, brother, Eddie Herd and wife Connie. Ricky will be forever loved and remembered by his children, son Jay and daughter Melissa, grandsons James David Herd and Hector Ochoa, granddaughter Juliette Avitia, and the rest of his family and dearest friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. at Cavazos Funeral Home.


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Eugene S. Gonzales, Sr.

September 13, 1959 - June 2, 2012

Family will receive friends at Cavazos Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. with a Religious Service beginning at 7 P.M.


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Mary Lou Riley-Jordan

June 19, 1930 - June 8, 2012

Mary Lou Riley- Jordan, the seventh child of Charles and Elizabeth Riley, born on June 19, 1930 in Union Kentucky, passed after a brief illness on June 8, 2012.  What a blessing Mary was for 81 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, friend and lifelong volunteer.

She attended Kentucky State College majoring in Education and worked for the Dean of Students.   She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  She worked at Louisville Medical Depot as a clerk typist, where she later met and married CWO Arlington A. Jordan (U. S. Army) on July 30, 1953.  She worked at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Cincinnati Ordinance District, Cleveland Ohio and EEOC in Houston, Texas. 

After her husband’s retirement from the military they moved to Toledo, Ohio.  She raised five children and was owner/operator of Jordan’s Market & Tavern.  A true servant, Mary was a member of St. Martins de Porres Catholic Church and served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and member of the Legion of Mary.  She also worked at the medical garment manufacturer, JOBST, on Toledo’s East-side.  She volunteered on a regular basis at the Claver House and St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo. 

After her husband’s death in 1997, she moved to Houston, Texas where she became active at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church as a Lector. She also participated in Bible Study, Senior Friends, the Universal Living Rosary, and was a prayer warrior for Vocations.  Her other interests included writing Christian poems and participating in poetry nights at a nearby Barnes and Noble. She spent one year crocheting over 200 hats for the children of Romania. And later, one of her favorite hobbies was collecting jokes. Her facial expressions while delivering the jokes was hilarious and could bring a smile to the most stubborn of personalities.

She is survived by her sisters Sarah Hisle, Alice Elston, and Elaine Moore as well as her children Audrey and (Wally) Tauriac, William Jordan, Joanne and (Reginald) Bolden, Marilyn and (Chester) Ford, James Jordan and Arlington Jordan, Jr. and grandchildren:  Corey  and Vanessa Tauriac, Dawn Tauriac, Keisha and Kirk Candiff, Jayna and Robert Watson, Joseph Bolden,  Mary Bolden, Emmanuel Bolden, Angie Ford, Jennifer Ford, Chris and Lorna Ford, Sara and Justin Matthias,  Cynthia and James Arceneaux, Kevin Vinson, Joy Jordan, and Jeremiah Jordan.  She also leaves behind 15 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held for Mary Lou Riley-Jordan on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church.

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379. 

(281) 370-3401

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