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E.M. Brown Jr.

Sept. 14, 1926 —  Sept. 2, 2004

Services for E.M. Brown Jr., 77, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillier Funeral Home.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Brown died Thursday morning at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Houston and lived in Bryan for 14 years. He was a retired purchasing agent for Cameron Iron Works. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Brown.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cheryl Brown of Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri Lynn and Ronnie Burrows of Tomball; a sister, Edna Allen of Baytown; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3207 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.

Elbira ‘Vera’ Ayala

May 26, 1945 —  Sept. 1, 1904

Services for Elbira “Vera” Ayala, 59, of Bryan are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

The Rev. Albert Ruiz of Santa Teresa will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ms. Ayala died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center.

She was born in Maysfield. She was a lifelong resident of Bryan and a member of Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Mary A. Garcia III and Paul and Rose Garcia, all of Bryan, and Canuto and Margaret Ayala Jr. of Midland; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Betsy Garcia, Janie and Albert Garcia, Theresa and Robert Romero and Antonia and Gilbert Galvan, all of Bryan; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Trina and Jose Ybarra, Anita and Jose Vasquez, Betty and Robert Garcia and Angelita Alvarado, all of Bryan, and Eluteria and Malio Dado of Florida; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Victor Quintana.

Maria Flores

Jan. 1, 1930 — Aug. 31, 2004

Services for Maria Flores, 74, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

The Rev. Albert Ruiz of Santa Teresa will officiate. Burial will be in Rest-Ever Cemetery.

Visitation and a rosary were held Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Mrs. Flores died Tuesday at her home.

She was born in New Braunfels and lived in Bryan most of her life. She worked in the food services department at Texas A&M University and was a member of Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

Survivors include six sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel and Sylvia Flores, James and Sharon Flores, Joe Flores and Albert Flores, all of Bryan, and Jimmy and Peggy Flores and Phillip Flores, all of College Station; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and D.R. Mendez, Christine Flores, Esther Flores, Jeanette and Frank Garza and Rosemary and John Esprino, all of Bryan; 26 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Brazos Valley and to Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

Ola Mae Barfield

Sept. 12, 1918 — Sept. 1, 2004

CAMERON — Services for Ola Mae Barfield, 85, of Cameron are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Green-Patterson Funeral Home.

The Rev. John Self will officiate. Burial will be in McLean Cemetery in Rogers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Green-Patterson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barfield died Wednesday in a Temple hospital.

She was born in Cameron and lived in Cameron for most of her life. Mrs. Barfield was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Wilson Barfield, and a daughter, Melissa Rose Tanner.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence Frank Barfield of Enid, Okla., and Wilson Barfield of Forgan, Okla.; two daughters, Charlene B. Little of Richlands, Va., and Nelda Sue Smith of Rogers; a brother, Jack Pratt of Cameron; two sisters, Janie Pouncey of Cameron and Altha Padgett of Petersburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

James Lee Griffin

March 2, 1955 — Aug. 27, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for James Lee Griffin, 49, of Washington are set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion AME Church.

The Rev. Prudie Milam will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Island Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 to 9 p.m. Friday at Louis Chapel in Brenham. A wake for Mr. Griffin will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ashford and Oliver Funeral Home in Navasota.

Mr. Griffin died Friday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

He was born in Washington, where he was a lifelong resident. Mr. Griffin worked as a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Survivors include five brothers, Oscar Griffin Jr., Earnest Griffin, Ricky Griffin Sr., Willie C. Griffin and Charles J. Griffin; and three sisters, Annie Griffin, Tammie Griffin and Audrey Griffin.

Elizabeth McCloud

May 14, 1924 — Aug. 31, 2004

Services for Elizabeth McCloud, 80, of Navasota are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

The Rev. Haywood Smith of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Holland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ashford and Oliver Funeral Home.

Mrs. McCloud died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

She was born in Roans Prairie and lived in Navasota for 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie McCloud Sr.; and her granddaughter, Valerie Bates.

Survivors include three sons, Jessie McCloud and Willie McCloud, both of Houston, and Johnny “Bill” Shaw of Navasota; two daughters, Mary McCloud Tisdell and Lorene McCloud Brown, both of Navasota; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ashford and Oliver Mortuary of Navasota.

Ella Rae Roberts

June 21, 1915 — Sept. 1, 2004

Services for Ella Rae Roberts, 89, of Normangee are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Cozart Funeral Chapel in Normangee.

The Rev. A.J. McGuirt of Central Baptist Church in Magnolia will officiate. Burial will be in Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cozart Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberts died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Madisonville.

She was a lifelong resident of Normangee. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roberts; two sons, Johnny Roberts and Gene Carl Roberts; and daughter, Annie Vivian Roberts.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Ray and Thinh Roberts and Pete and Jan Roberts, all of Normangee, and Joe Layne and Jimmie Roberts of Magnolia; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Marie and Jim Jackson of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Esterlene Leaks

Feb. 2, 1929 — Aug. 31, 2004

Services for Esterlene Leaks, 75, of College Station are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington Chapel Baptist Church.

Rev. E.E. Garvin of Washington Chapel will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Jones-Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Mrs. Leaks died Tuesday at College Station Medical Center.

She was born in Brazos County and lived in College Station for 75 years. Mrs. Leaks was a retired custodial worker. She was a member of Washington Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Lister of College Station; a brother, O.B. Townsend of Waller; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Richard Scott Hervey

Sept. 21, 1948 — Sept. 1, 2004

Services for Richard Scott Hervey, 55, of College Station are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

The Rev. Bob Waters will officiate. Burial will be in College Station Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Mr. Hervey died Wednesday in College Station.

He was born in Bryan and was a lifelong resident of College Station. He graduated from A&M Consolidated High School. Mr. Hervey was a planner at TMPA and also served in the Air Force. He was a member of A&M Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nedra Hervey.

Survivors include his wife, Denny Hancock Hervey of College Station; two sons, Jarrett Pennington Hervey and Andrew Albert Hervey, both of College Station; a daughter, Elizabeth “Scottie” Hervey of College Station; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Cheri Hervey of Grapevine and Bob and Kim Hervey of Sugar Land; his father, J.B. “Dick” Hervey of College Station; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bluefford and Katie Hancock of College Station.

An education fund is being established for his children.

Leona Mae (Preuss) Wellmann

Jan. 5, 1927 — Aug. 31, 2004

Services for Leona Mae Wellmann, 77, of Washington are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Friedens Church of Washington.

The Rev. Ron Trimmer of Friedens Church will officiate. Burial will be in Friedens Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Wellmann died Tuesday in Bryan.

She was born in Prairie Hill. Mrs. Wellmann was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, William H. “Pete” Wellmann of Washington; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Wellmann of Navasota, Craig and Cindy Wellmann and Tracy and Effie Wellmann, all of Washington; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Preuss of Houston, Margaret and Wallace Armatys of Navasota and Elsie and Ray Ladd of Dallas; three sisters, Elsie Schulza and Janice Marchand, both of Houston, and Edna Graeber of Austin; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Friedens Church of Washington.

Ronald Lowell Langenkamp

April 17, 1945 — Aug. 31, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Ronald Lowell Langenkamp, 59, of the Wiedeville Community in Washington County are set for 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham.

The Rev. David Ivey will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Wiedeville.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Langenkamp died Tuesday at his home.

He was born in Surfside. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas.

Mr. Langenkamp worked as a prison guard, milkman, short-order cook, teacher, police officer, reporter, personnel placement adviser and, finally, spent 28 years as an “energy transponster.”

Survivors include his wife, Martha Langenkamp of Brenham; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Tyler L. and Ginny Langenkamp and Timothy C. and Erin Langenkamp, all of Houston, Zachary S. Langenkamp of College Station and Lance Cpl. Jacob E. Langenkamp of Quantico, Va.; two daughters, Hannah R. Langenkamp of College Station and Sadie Langenkamp of Brenham; his mother, Lucille Langenkamp of Lake Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda L. and Bo Chalberg of Boerne; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or the Pipe Organ Fund at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham.

Rachel Embra

Nov. 7, 1904 — Sept. 1, 2004

CAMERON — Services for Rachel Embra, 99, of New Baden are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at North New Hope in Franklin.

The Rev. Kevin Washington will officiate. Burial will be in North & South Cemetery in Franklin.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Jackson Mortuary Chapel in Cameron.

Mrs. Embra died Wednesday at Franklin Nursing Home.

She was born in New Baden and was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Laura Wilson of Tahoka, Deborah Washington, Rachel Maxwell and Gloria Embra, all of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Earline Spivey of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Aline Embra; a sister, Arquilla Ellison of Luling; 33 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; 50 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives.

•Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notices

Mary Ellen Brown, 80, of Bryan died Thursday in her home.

Arrangements are pending with Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Lillie Densey, 74, of Bryan died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

Arrangements are pending with Daniel and Son Funeral Home in Bryan.

Alice K. Brocksmith, 80, of Kurten died Thursday at Crestview Retirement Center in Bryan.

Arrangements are pending with Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Services Today

Maria Flores, 10 a.m., Santa Teresa Catholic Church, Rest Ever Cemetery.

Lillie Belle Mikulec, 11 a.m., Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Wheelock Cemetery.

Pearl Kilmer Lamb, 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Evans Chapel Cemetery in Leon County.

Donald Jean Loving, 11 a.m., Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Black Jack Cemetery in Hunstville.

Ruth Harrington, 11 a.m., College Station City Cemetery.

Mildred Brooks, 11 a.m., Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

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