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Jack Lee Fugate

Jack Lee Fugate, 87, of Bryan passed away February 8, 2005 in Bryan.  He was born November 14, 1917 in Houston to Grover L. Fugate and Charlotte Ryberg.  Jack was raised in the Houston Heights and attended Harvard Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and John Reagan High School, graduating in June of 1935.  He was a member of the class of 1939 at Texas A&M University, graduating in June of 1940.  In August of 1941, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve, Field Artillery.  He was ordered to active duty in August of 1941 and served in the 77th Field Artillery and the 174th Artillery of the 1st Field Artillery Brigade.

Jack and Marilyn Hrdlicka were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1943, in the YMCA Chapel of Texas A&M.  They moved to Hattiesburg, MS and later to Fort Bragg, NC.  He became Battery Commander of Battery C 267 Field Artillery, a unit of the 403 Field Artillery Camp at Camp Shelby, MS.  He continued command in Europe as a member of both the 12 and 20 Corps Artillery Third, US Army, participating in four European Theatre Campaigns.  The unit was later placed in charge of organizing the first Allied Prisoner of War camp for the 3rd Army in Trice, Germany.  After recovering from injuries, he returned to duty in November of 1946 and in January, 1947 he was assigned to the 24th Division at Camp Hachata, Japan.  During his tour in Japan he was Commanding Officer of A Battery 13th Field Artillery and was later the main Staff Officer.  He was separated from the service in 1945, receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals and the European Theatre Operation with four stars, American Theatre and Japan Occupation awards.

Jack and Marilyn returned to the old home place in College Station in 1948 and established several businesses, including a printing company, a mom and pop store with a washateria next door and a washateria next to the Campus Theater in the Boyett Street area.  They later moved their business to Villa Maria Road and worked together until retiring in 1992.  They moved to a home near Lake Somerville, but due to age they moved back to Bryan in 2004.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marilyn Fugate of Bryan; one son, Grover L. Fugate II and wife Rosemary (Sharp) of College Station; one grandson, Jack L. Fugate II and wife Leslee and two great grandchildren.

Graveside Services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 11th at College Station Cemetery with Rev. Sidney Akin officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 276, Somerville, TX  77879.

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home

Thelma Rushforth Hinshaw

Thelma Rushforth Hinshaw of Beaumont, Texas passed away peacefully in the loving care of her children on Tuesday, February 8, 2005.

Mrs. Hinshaw was born August 15, 1922 in Methuen, Massachusetts at the family home to Charles and Lena Rushforth. She became a resident of Beaumont for over fifty years with her husband following a nursing career at Mass General Hospital in Boston.  She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Friendship Class.  She will be missed by all those who she loved so dearly, and remembered especially for her deep love of music and passion for life and her family.

Her husband, Dr. Arvil James Hinshaw and her son, Robert Chase Hinshaw preceded her in death.

Survivors include her four children, Rex A. Hinshaw and wife Becky of Houston, Dr. James C. Hinshaw and wife Debbie of Billings, Montana, Susan H. Doss and husband Dr. David R. Doss of Bryan, Texas and Pamela H. Pugel and husband Chris of Mercer Island, Washington; her sister, Shirley Kruschwitz of Windermere, Florida; her brothers, Calvin Rushforth of Sarasota, Florida and Bill Rushforth of Rancho Palos Verde, California; eight grandchildren, Amy Doss, Matthew Doss and Sallie Doss all of Bryan, Texas, Ashley Hinshaw and Tyler Hinshaw both of Billings, Montana, Phillip Pugel, Calvin Pugel and Samuel Pugel all of Mercer Island, Washington; and many nieces, nephews and family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 12, 2005 in the Dishman Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. Friday, February 11, 2005 at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 2909 W. Holcombe Road, Houston, Texas 77025.

Delphine Macik

Jan. 18, 1920 — Feb. 9, 2005

SOMERVILLE — Services for Delphine Macik, 85, of College Station are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville.

The Rev. Stephen Babolola of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bryan will officiate. Burial will be in Snook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

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

She was born in Chriesman in Burleson County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie John Macik.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Willie May and Lester Heath of College Station and MaeDell and Manuel Bazan Jr. of Caldwell; two sons, Roy Macik of Bryan and James Charles Macik of Caldwell; a brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Olga Havel of Humble; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bryan.

Eddie Luthe

Aug. 30, 1947 — Feb. 9, 2005

NAVASOTA — Graveside services for Eddie Luthe, 57, of Plantersville are set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Houston National Cemetery.

Pastor Randy Weaver of Lonestar Cowboy Church in Montgomery will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.

Mr. Luthe died Wednesday.

He was born in Houston. He served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Rockport. Mr. Luthe trained truck drivers. He was a member of Lonestar Cowboy Church in Montgomery.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Luthe of Plantersville; five sons, Edward Luthe Jr., Lloyd Luthe and Clifford Luthe, all of Houston, and John Thomas Luthe and Derek Luthe, both of Plantersville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina and Gordon Wallack of San Antonio and Tialisa Luthe of Plantersville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Donna Luthe of Stoneham and Bobby and Carolyn Luthe of Magnolia; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ella and James Keyser and Cynthia Luthe, all of Plantersville; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, John and Rhonda Bills of Aransas Pass, Carla Bills of Rockport and Patricia and Danny Hatchett of Rockport; and four grandchildren.

Jewell P. Kimmey

Sept. 13, 1918 — Feb. 9, 2005

MADISONVILLE — Services for Jewell P. Kimmey, 86, of North Zulch are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Willowhole Chapel in Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch.

The Rev. David Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Willowhole Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Mrs. Kimmey died Wednesday at College Station Medical Center.

She was born in Midway and was a member of First Baptist Church of North Zulch for the past 39 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry C. Kimmey; and a daughter, Imelda Kimmey Duke.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Dale Marie Kimmey; a brother, Arlon Drake; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Windsor; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth Mae ‘Ponell’ Williams Anderson

May 24, 1942 — Feb. 7, 2005

HEARNE — Services for Ruth Mae “Ponell” Williams Anderson, 62, of Hearne are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of God in Christ.

The Rev. G.H. Jones of Church of God in Christ and the Rev. Eugene Ealoms of Revival Tabernacle Full Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at Glenn Mack Funeral Home in Hearne and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. A wake service will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anderson died Monday at her residence.

She was born in Calvert and was a lifelong resident of Hearne. She had retired from the home health-care business. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include a son, Billy Earl Anderson of Hearne; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Rosie and Frank Jefferson, Patricia and Roosevelt Walker, Mary Anderson and Robbie Anderson, all of Bryan; four brothers, B.F. Tyson, Lestis Williams, Willie Williams and Dave Masters, all of Dallas; two sisters, Obbie L. Thomas and Ruby Smith, both of Hearne; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and other relatives and friends.

Catherine Miles Mack

Jan. 18, 1920 — Feb. 3, 2005

HEARNE — Services for Catherine Miles Mack, 85, of Hearne are set for noon Saturday at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church.

The Rev. O.W. Mack of New Elam Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Delbert Mack of Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church in Beaumont will officiate. Burial will be in Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Glenn Mack Funeral Home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mack died Thursday.

She was born in Calvert. She was a lifelong resident of Hearne and attended the Blackshear school. She was a youth matron, youth choir director, junior girls Sunday school teacher, choir member, cafeteria worker, Mission I treasurer and deaconess at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell G. Mack.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Florence Elizabeth and Gene Johnson of Houston; three sisters, Frances Miles Butler, Jewell Lee Miles Burnside and Betty Joyce Miles Lewis, all of Houston; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, the Rev. O.W. and Vina Ella Mack of Hearne and Iris Elaine Hamilton of Houston; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

James W. May

June 21, 1940 — Feb. 8, 2005

ROCKDALE — Graveside services for James W. May, 64, of Spring, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Cemetery in Minerva.

Mr. May died Tuesday at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

He was born in Holden, W.Va., and lived in Spring for 26 years. Mr. May was a certified public accountant and a Vietnam veteran who served with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Mickie May of Spring; a son, Tom Creighton of Austin; a daughter, Patty Webster of Austin; his mother, Elizabeth Griffith of New Jersey; a sister, Ruth Ann Polof of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.

Stephanie Diane Young

Feb. 2, 1981 — Feb. 1, 2005

ROCKDALE — Services for Stephanie Diane Young, 23, of Rockdale are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Burial will be in Salty Cemetery near Rockdale.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Young died Feb. 1 at her residence in Minerva.

She was born in Houston and was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Trace Landon Phillips and Jacob Wayne Phillips, both of Rockdale; a daughter, Lillian Wynn Phillips of Rockdale; her mother and stepfather, Gail and Preston “Pete” Soloman of Rockdale; a brother, Michael Young of Stephenville; grandparents, John and Louise “Skipper” Chesser of Sherman; a sister, Amanda Burkett of Pflugerville; her father, Stephen Epperson of Florida; and numerous aunts, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

R.L. Polk

Feb. 6, 1919 — Feb. 5, 2005

CENTERVILLE — Services for R.L. Polk, 85, of Centerville are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Chapel Church Of God In Christ in Leona.

Elder C.D. Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Spiller Cemetery in Leona.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Mr. Polk died Saturday at his residence.

He was born and raised in Leon County and attended Cairo Public School. He was a farmer and rancher and a longtime member of Wilson Chapel Church Of God In Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Johnnie Mae Polk of Centerville; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Robert “Dubb” and Gloria Polk, L.W. and Michelle Polk and Elmer Polk, all of San Antonio, Johnnie B. and Kay Polk of Houston, Calvin and Donetta Polk of Radcliff, Ky., and James K. and Suncha Polk of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy Jean and Joe Wilson of Leona, Dorothy Mae Smith and Jewelene “Pumpkin” Polk, both of San Antonio, and Ida D. and Ronald Willis of Houston; a sister and brother-in-law, Eva Mae and Lee Mayes Sr. of San Antonio; a sister-in-law, Pauline Polk of Leona; a brother-in-law, Floyd Buckner of Centerville; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous cousins.

Minnie Lueva Sanders

Sept. 6, 1932 — Feb. 9, 2005

FRANKLIN — Services for Minnie Lueva Sanders, 72, of Franklin are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCauley Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin.

The Rev. Jimmy Sanders of Gause will officiate. Burial will be in the Henry Prairie Cemetery near Franklin.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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

She was born in the Ridge Community of Robertson County and received her education in Ridge. She was in the restaurant business and retail business most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Franklin and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Sanders was a resident of Franklin most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Wesley Sanders; two sons, Edwin Kristoff and Johnny Kristoff, and a daughter, Claudia Kay Kristoff.

Survivors include six daughters and six sons-in-law Chris and Mike Garrett, Sylvia and Sid Morris, Kay and Lee Tomlin, all of Franklin, Jackie and David Fulmer of Athens, Mattie and Mike Starr of Livingston and Mary and Bryan Henderson of Livingston; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bobby and Lisa Kristoff of Houston, Michael Kristoff and Wesley Sanders, both of Franklin; a sister, Syble Angonia of Mumford; a brother, Claude McCoy of Lufkin; three daughters-in-law, Mary Kristoff of Houston, Ruth Kristoff of Humble and Shirley Sanders of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Crider of Pearland; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kathryn Mildred Davis

July 21, 1926 — Feb. 5, 2005

HEARNE — Graveside services for Kathryn Mildred Davis, 78, of Houston are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jose Cemetery in Hearne.

The Rev. Eldon Alfred of Wheelock will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne.

Ms. Davis died Saturday at West Houston Medical Center.

She was born in Langtry. She was a retired nurse. Ms. Davis was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David Jessie Scott and Rachel Davis of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Claude (Brad) Bradley Drewey

June 7, 1960 — Feb. 8, 2005

Services for Claude (Brad) Bradley Drewey, 44, of Brenham are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at West Union Baptist Church in Bryan.

The Rev. Anthony Lang will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Jones-Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Mr. Drewey died Tuesday in Brenham.

He was born in Brazos County and was a recycler for Brenham Production Service. Mr. Drewey was a Baptist.

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Survivors include three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roy and LaShaun Drewey, Billy Druery, all of Bryan, and Theron and Sophia Drewey of Manor; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rudell and George Wilson of College Station, Faye Davis of Bryan, Lois Porch of Houston, Shirley and Charles Jackson of Houston and Brenda Coleman of Austin.

Herman E. Jackson Sr.

March 13, 1936 — Feb. 6, 2005

Services for Herman E. Jackson Sr., 68, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at People’s Mortuary.

The Rev. S.E. Taplin of New Jerusalem Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Jackson died Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

He was born in Franklin. He was in the trucking and hauling business.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Newton Jackson; and a son, Everett Reed Jackson.

Survivors include seven sons and six daughters-in-law, Johnathan Jackson of Austin, Arthur and Freddie M. Jackson of Hearne, Luther and Debbie Jackson, Herman Jr. and Lorrine Jackson, Wayne and Evelyn Hall Jackson, Alfred and Johnnie M. Toliver and Willie and Beverly Pruitt, all of Bryan; three daughters and a son-in-law, Velmora Y. and Curtis Gooden, Estella Anderson Rittenhouse and Carolyn Jackson, all of Bryan; nine sisters, Minnie Hubbard, Emma Stanan, Inez Soly, Evelyn Hamilton, Wilma Teaby, Madeline Jefferson, Varie Jackson and Billie Ruth Jackson, all of Houston; his mother, Bethola Thomas of Hearne; a sister-in-law, Nettie Hubbard of Bryan; 30 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Helen Dixie Young

Oct. 28, 1918 — Feb. 9, 2005

MADISONVILLE — Graveside services for Helen Dixie Young, 86, of Madisonville are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Greenbriar Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Madisonville Funeral Home.

Mrs. Young died Wednesday in Madisonville.

She was born in Vina, Ala. She lived in Madisonville for three years and was previously from Corinth, Miss. Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. and Mary Mincy of Madisonville; a daughter, Janice Iola Smathers of Madisonville; a brother, William Thomas Childers of Washington, Mo.; a sister, Hazel Marquart of Washington, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Jo Taylor

July 28, 1933 — Feb. 9, 2005

NORMANGEE — Services for Jimmie Jo Taylor, 71, of Normangee are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Normangee.

Brother Kip Riley and Brother Bob Kristensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee.

Mrs. Taylor died Wednesday at her residence.

She was born in Madisonville and worked at Cozart Funeral Home. She lived for 30 years in Normangee and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church in Normangee.

Survivors include her husband, King Taylor of Normangee; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim Taylor, Tom and Teresa Taylor and Seth Taylor, all of Normangee; two daughters, Ginny Powers of Zapata and Salina Pruitt of Normangee; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Tommie and Albert Risinger of Madisonville, Bobbie Montgomery of Livingston, Ann and Bob Musslewhite and Mattie Hoehne, all of Madisonville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Loraine Smith

Nov. 14, 1920 — Feb. 10, 2005

BUFFALO — Services for Loraine Smith, 84, of Buffalo are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Funeral Home.

Mr. Craig Graham will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery near Centerville.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

She was born in Bonham and had lived for more than 60 years in the Corinth Community in Leon County. She was a homemaker and was involved in the Home Demonstration Club. She was a cook at the Pitt Grill in Buffalo and the Texas Burger in Centerville. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Smith.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Allen and Jeannie Smith of Hempstead and Thomas F. “Jim Dandy” and Karen Smith of Evant; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Connie E. and Joe Rice of Riesel, Helen K. and Carol Hardy of Mont Belvieu and Mary Lou and Trevor Millican of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dr. Lois Perry Trahan Richardson

Sept. 9, 1933 — Feb. 9, 2005

BRENHAM — Services for Dr. Lois Perry Trahan Richardson, 71, of Brenham are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brenham Church of Christ.

Bob Grigg will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Dr. Richardson died Wednesday at Spring Branch Memorial Hospital in Houston.

She was born in Ft. Stockton and received her doctorate degree in physiology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Richardson was a retired director and professor of the Vocational Education Department at Blinn College. She was a member of the Brenham Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Richardson of Brenham; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Geri Trahan of Pasadena, Trace Bannerman of Houston, Cynthia and Robert Bettinger and Andrea and Paul Vaughn, all of Pasadena; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Brenham Church of Christ.

Margaret Ann Stiewert

Sept. 26, 1938 — Feb. 10, 2005

BRENHAM — Services for Margaret Ann Stiewert, 66, of Houston are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Brother Roy Bostick will officiate. Burial will be in the Carmine Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Stiewert died Thursday at her residence.

She was born in Kerens and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Trinidad.

Survivors include her husband, Hubert Stiewert of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diane Stiewert of Hallettsville; a daughter, Debra Ann Stiewert of Brenham; a brother, E.B. Gilliam of Tomball; a sister, Helen Bostic of Cornith, Miss.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Brenham State School.

Albin Derkowski

Sept. 14, 1925 — Feb. 10, 2005

BRENHAM — A funeral mass for Albin Derkowski, 79, of Chappell Hill are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Chappell Hill.

The Rev. Leonard Onwumere will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A rosary by Rev. Onwumere will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Derkowski died Thursday at Trinity Medical Center.

He was born in Chappell Hill and was a machine operator in the oil business for McDermott. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree and active with several committees, as well as the Brotherhood of Eagles. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Derkowski of Chappell Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Theresa Derkowski of Chappell Hill; a daughter, Donna Kraft of Cypress; three brothers, Bill Derkowski, Floyd Derkowski and Steve Derkowski; two sisters, Teresa Pawlawski and Angeline Birkelbach; and three grandchildren.

Irene McLain

Jan. 27, 1917 — Feb. 9, 2005

MADISONVILLE — Graveside services for Irene McLain, 88, of Hempstead are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Hempstead City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Mrs. McLain died Wednesday in Bellville.

She was born in Williamson County.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert McLain of Hempstead; two daughters, Billie Jean Wood and Evelyn Long; two stepdaughters, Thelma Risinger of Madisonville and Pamela Bullock; a son, A.L. Elliott; two stepsons, Jim Rucker and Gary Rucker; three brothers, Dick, Johnny and Jackie Adams; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Death Notices

Lillian Perdue, 85, of College Station died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Estela Ipsan, 95, of College Station died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Callaway Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services Today

Charlie Pugh Grubbs Sr., 1 p.m., graveside, Gum Springs Cemetery in Flynn.

Jack Lee Fugate, 11 a.m., graveside, College Station City Cemetery.

Alice Ann Wright, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station; 3 p.m., Memory Gardens Cemetery in Victoria.

Robert M. “Bud” Andersen, 11 a.m., Gause United Methodist Church, Gause City Cemetery.

Dr. John McDonald Hill, 10 a.m., Houston Northwest Church; 2:30 p.m., Shiloh Cemetery near Normangee.

Katherine M. (Moraw) Valenta, 1 p.m., graveside, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monsignor Gliessner Mausoleum.

Curtis Brewer, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church in Franklin, Norwood Cemetery in Hearne.

Erla Anna Jordan-Rice, 4 p.m., Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station, United Baptist Church Cemetery in Harlansburg, Pa.

Albert Lueck, 11 a.m., Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin, Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Eddie Luthe, 1:30 p.m., graveside, Houston National Cemetery.

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