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Laverne Collins

July 13, 1946 — Oct. 6, 2004

Services for Laverne Collins, 58, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Monday at San Jose Church in San Jose, Texas.

Burial will be in San Jose Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mrs. Collins died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

She was born in Duval County and lived in Bryan for two years after moving from Carrollton. She was a mortgage consultant and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Benjamin Collins of College Station and Jason Collins of Carrollton; a daughter, Kelly Collins of College Station; and three stepbrothers, Gerardo Lopez of San Diego, Texas, and Luis Lopez and Francisco Lopez, both of El Paso.

Carl Franklin Smith

Aug. 14, 1939 — Oct. 6, 2004

NORMANGEE — Services for Carl Franklin Smith, 65, of New Braunfels are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Cozart Funeral Chapel in Normangee.

Cherry Moore, Hospice Brazos Valley chaplain, and Don Ray Duncan, pastor of Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels, will officiate. Burial will be in New Church Cemetery in Brazos County.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to the time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday in Brazos County.

He was born in Matador and was retired from sales in the elevator industry. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike and Allison Smith of Bryan, Steven Smith of San Antonio and Robert Smith of Canyon Lake; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Luis Harrt of Norman, Okla., and Teressa and Niel Suner of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Tammy Joyce Thomas

Nov. 7, 1963 — Oct. 3, 2004

Graveside services for Tammy Joyce Thomas, 40, of Richland, Mo., are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.

The Rev. George Elledge of Unity Baptist Church in Porter will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mrs. Thomas died Sunday in Richland.

She was born in Torrance, Calif., and was a hairdresser for many years. She was a longtime resident of Bryan before moving to Richland.

Survivors include her husband, Trey Thomas of Richland; a son, Thomas Brandon Leath of Bryan; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Leath of Cleveland; and a grandchild.

Lillian M. Elgin

April 4, 1922 — Oct. 8, 2004

BUFFALO — Services for Lillian M. Elgin, 82, of Buffalo are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo.

The Revs. Jerry Anderson and Bill Webb will officiate. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m., and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buffalo Funeral Home. Additional visitation will be from noon to the time of services Monday at the church.

Mrs. Elgin died Friday in Palestine.

She was a lifelong resident of Buffalo and Leon County, attending school at Corinth and graduating from Buffalo High School in 1939. She was a member of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church and served on numerous committees.

Mrs. Elgin worked for many years in sales for various local stores and eventually became a Stanley Home Products saleswoman, working her way to Waco branch sales manager. She retired in 1980. She served as chairwoman of the Buffalo Housing Authority and volunteered at Buffalo Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Elgin.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Leon Moore of Buffalo; a brother, A.A. “Pete” Raines of College Station; a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 315 S. Fairfield St., Buffalo, Texas 75831.

Ivan Wesley Frizzell

June 14, 1915 — Oct. 8, 2004

Services for Ivan Wesley Frizzell, 89, of College Station are set for 3 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station.

The Rev. Bob Kristensen will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will be in College Station Cemetery under the auspices of Sul Ross Lodge No. 1300.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Frizzell died Friday at College Station Medical Center.

He was born in Tyler and lived in Wimberly and Hilltop Lakes before moving to College Station in 1999. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the owner and operator of the Frizzell Pontiac dealership in Houston.

He was a member of Sul Ross Masonic Lodge No. 1300 in College Station, the Scottish Rite, the Brazos Valley Shrine Club and the Rogers Prairie Lodge No. 540 in Normangee. He was a charter member of the Hilltop Lakes Lions Club and Ben Hur Shrine Temple of Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Altimore Frizzell of College Station; two sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Judy Frizzell of Dallas and Randall and Janice Frizzell of Austin; a daughter and son-in-law, Doreene and A.B. Boubel of Bullard; stepchildren, M.S. “Sam” and Raini Altimore and Carol Ann Dewitt, all of Houston; a sister, Gertrude Praytor of Lindale; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Hans Garlichs

Jan. 13, 1918 — Oct. 8, 2004

ROCKDALE — Services for Hans Garlichs, 86, of Rockdale are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

The Rev. John Warren of St. John’s United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Garlichs died Friday at Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.

He was born in Kiel, Germany, and lived in Rockdale for nine years. He lived for 50 years in Lake Jackson. He retired in 1978 after 33 years as shift foreman at Dow Chemical. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6525. He also was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Garlichs of Rockdale; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley and Vern McNally of Phoenix, Joan Boethel of Bastrop and Carol and Clay Sullivan of San Marcos; a sister, Margrit Hancher of San Benito; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Emma Helen Gilmore

Feb. 20, 1921 — Oct. 8, 2004

Private family memorial services for Emma Helen Gilmore, 83, of College Station will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mrs. Gilmore died Friday at College Station Medical Center.

She was born in Hannibal, Mo., and lived in College Station for 46 years. She graduated from the University of Missouri and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. She was a registered dietitian.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Gilmore Sr. of College Station; three sons and daughters-in-law, William Charles and Mary Elizabeth Gilmore of Canyon, Walter Edgar II and Lorraine Gilmore of Santa Fe, N.M., and Peter and Vhonda Gilmore of Gainesville, Fla.; a daughter, Edith Ann Gilmore of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Katherine Deitweiler and Edith Brooks, both of Hannibal, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

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

Willis Thomas ‘W.T.’ Neeley

Nov. 1, 1924 — Oct. 9, 2004

MADISONVILLE — Services for Willis Thomas “W.T.” Neeley, 79, of North Zulch are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Madisonville Funeral Home.

The Rev. Glenn Connor will officiate. Burial will be in Kurten Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Neeley died Saturday in Bryan.

He was born in Madison County and lived in Houston, where he was superintendent of operations for the Houston Independent School District for 30 years. Following his retirement, he moved to North Zulch to ranch.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Kay Neeley.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Neeley of North Zulch; a son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Alene Neeley of North Zulch; a brother and sister-in-law, Oran and Audrey Neeley of Madisonville; four sisters, Lucille Richards, Mildred Smith and Evelyn Dean Weise, all of Bryan, and Lois Eakes of Waller; a grandson; two stepgrandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Robert Phillips

July 27, 1949 — Oct. 6, 2004

ROCKDALE — Graveside services for Robert Phillips, 55, of Rockdale are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

The Rev. Craig Wills of First Christian Church in Rockdale will officiate.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mr. Phillips died Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Sylacanga, Ala., and was a tool pusher in the oil fields.

Survivors include his wife, Edelgard Phillips of Rockdale; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert William and Lydia Phillips of Rockdale; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa Ann and Michael Smith, Tammy Lynn and Ernest Snyder and Teresa Lynn Phillips, all of Rockdale; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mary and Vernon Overcash and Chris Phy, all of Virginia, Betty Barker and Pat and Steve Rhoades, all of Odessa, and Dorothy and Byron Ray Hare of Rockdale; and nine grandchildren.

Mary Kelton Riddle

Dec. 14, 1915 — Oct. 9, 2004

MADISONVILLE — Graveside services for Mary Kelton Riddle, 88, of Pasadena and formerly of Madisonville are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenbriar Cemetery in Madisonville.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Mrs. Riddle died Saturday in Pasadena.

She was born in Walker County.

Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Briles and Elizabeth Riddle; three sons, Curtis Riddle, Henry Riddle and Vernon Riddle; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Ouida Kelton; two sisters, Ruth Taylor and Annie Laura Scott; and numerous grandchildren and other relatives.

Elreaux Williams

March 5, 1919 — Oct. 7, 2004

Services for Elreaux Williams, 85, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Williams died Thursday at Brazos Oaks Assisted Living.

He was born in Madisonville and lived in Bryan for 1 1/2 years. He retired as a salesman for Sears after 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Williams.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Myron Elreaux and Elaine Williams of Bryan and Michael Eric and Kathy Williams of Hearne; a daughter and son-in-law, Marla E. and Rick Young of College Station; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Brazos Oaks Assisted Living, 8733 N. Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan, Texas 77807; or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

John E. Williams

Feb. 16, 1921 — Oct. 8, 2004

NAVASOTA — Services for John E. Williams, 83, of Montgomery are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home in Navasota.

The Rev. Ed Kucera of St. Mary Catholic Church in Plantersville will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Williams died Friday at Conroe Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Elgin, Ill., and was a mail carrier. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Letter Carriers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Williams of Montgomery; a son, Jeffrey Edward Williams of Montgomery; a daughter, Kathy Stewart of Montgomery; a sister, Helen Williams of Batavia, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Bradford Scott Woods

June 8, 1965 — Oct. 8, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Memorial services for Bradford Scott Woods, 39, of Carrollton, Ga., are set for 1 p.m. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Macon Road Chapel in Columbus.

Mr. Woods died Friday at his home.

He was born at Fort Hood and was an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in English at Troy State and his master’s and Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University in 1998.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas Woods of Dothan, Ala., and Linda Gay Woods of Columbus; a sister and brother-in-law, Blaire Woods and Floyd Merritt of Columbus; a niece; two aunts; an uncle; and three cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Educational Trust Fund for Caitlin Elizabeth Merritt, 4038 Pace Drive, Columbus, Ga. 31907.

• 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

Verna Lyons Carroll, 71, of College Station died Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending with Jones-Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Martha Guyden, 76, of Bryan died Friday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Jones-Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Opal Edith Frances, 89, of College Station died Saturday at Sheridan on Rock Prairie. Arrangements are pending with Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services Today

Patricia Johnson Edwards, 2 p.m., Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.

John R. Hudelson, 2 p.m., Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Carmine City Cemetery.

Chester Nobles, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Navasota, Whitehall Fairview Cemetery in Whitehall.

Carl Franklin Smith, 2 p.m., Cozart Funeral Chapel in Normangee, New Church Cemetery in Brazos County.

Corinne Celice Wilson, 2 p.m., Rockdale High School Auditorium.

Priscilla Witzel, 2 p.m., memorial, Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

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