Kimberly was born in Dallas, TX on May 18, 1972 to parents Bertha Bryant and Billy Charles Grant. Kimberly attended school in Dallas, TX and finished her schooling in Grapeland, TX, graduating with the Class of 1991. Kimberly accepted Christ at an early age and was currently a member of Resurrection Church, Houston, TX. She was a dedicated employee for Waste Management in Houston, TX. Kim was a great mother with a fierce love for her family. Planning activities for family and friends was her specialty and giving for every occasion was one of her delights. Karaoke and games with family and friends made her happy. Kimberly was a gentle sweet person. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Left to Cherish Kim’s legacy is her only child, son Cedrick Turner, Grapeland, TX; her parents Bertha (Ronnie) Bryant, and Charles Grant; brothers Rodney Turner, and Clayton Turner; sisters Tameka Grant and Billy Grant; aunts Ella Broussard and Sandra (Gus) Walker; special friend Eddie Blackmon; and other relatives, and friends. Visitation Friday, April 9 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM Wake Friday, April 9 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Memorial Service: Saturday, April 10 - 1:00 PM Cedar Branch Cemetery, Grapeland, TX
William was born May 1, 1965 in Dallas, TX to Rita Prater Hilliard and Donald Wayne Hilliard. He graduated from Slocum High School, and was a member of Muse Missionary Baptist Church. William loved his uncle John and thought he did no wrong. Uncle John would help him say his ABC’s; but he liked to never got him to say them correctly. When William started to school, on the first day the teacher called him Bill, he told her that was not his name, his name was William. William was picking peas and dragging around so his mom picked up a few pea vines and spanked him with them. This tickled Uncle John so much that he gave him the name “Peavine”. The Hilliard family moved to Slocum in 1974, he was so happy to be in the country. That is when his love for horses started. He started driving trucks after graduation, and thought there was no greater truck than “Peterbilt.” He also did farm, pipeline, and construction work. If he ever met you he never would forget you. We would go to Waco for doctor’s appointments and I don’t think we passed a place that he didn’t know who it belonged to. He was very tender hearted, he would give you the shirt off his back. He was also quick tempered. The softer side of William was his special nephew, Corbin. He loved him dearly. For Christmas, he gave him a Shetland pony named Shotgun. You better not let Corbin hear you call Shotgun a pony because Corbin would let you know he was a horse. And then came JoJo Bowman. William always had something for his special friend to eat or drink when he was around. Today we say goodbye to William, but we will see him again in Heaven. Graveside Memorial Service: Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 2:00 PM Strong Memorial Cemetery, Slocum, TX Family & Friends Visitation 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sidney Gardner (53) was born April 24, 1967 at Aransas Pass, Texas and completed her journey on earth February 14, 2021 at Crockett, Texas. Her parents were Hurckless and Silvia Baggett. As a young child, she and her parents Lived in Jamaica, where her father was employed. Upon returning to the US, the family moved close to Trinity, where she Attended Trinity High School. As a young adult, she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit. She is survived by her children, Heather Gardner and Shelby McComic, April and Fred Burton, Ashley and Donnie McCrary and Hope Baggett. Grandchildren, Brandie McCrary, Bethanie Burton, Lilly Gardner, Heavenlee Willoughby, Donald McCrary, Jr. and Ariana Burton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hurckless and Silvia Badgett. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings. As eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 41:31 Memorial Service: Walker & Walker, Saturday March 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM.
September 19, 1924 - February 27, 2021 (age 96) Grapeland, TX Modena was born September 19, 1924 in Grapeland, Texas to Ballard and Mila (Toliver) McDaniel. She grew up in the Reynard community and later moved to the Mt. Zion community, where she attended school. Modena graduated from W.R. Banks High School, Grapeland, Texas and attended the Adult Education Sewing class at W.R. Banks. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member until death. She was an active member of Mission society and a member of the choir. She was married to the late Dee Johnson, no children were born. She was a housewife, and worked in private homes of the Daily’s, Shoultz’s, and Long families. She also worked at the Grapeland Hospital and Elkhart Nursing Home. She enjoyed quilting, feeding and attending to her cows, fishing and her grandchildren. Modena departed this life on February 27, 2021 at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dee Johnson; all 9 siblings and their spouses; step-son Clearance D. Johnson and wife Dorothy; step grandson Marvis (Scooter) Johnson, Clearance Jr. Johnson; step-great-grandson Willie Fransaw (Scooter’s son). She is survived by her sons; Eugene (Joyce) McDaniel, Albert (Janet) McDaniel both of Grapeland, TX; 7 grandchildren; Angela Renee (Jevon) Shepherd, Spring, TX; Alysia Lyschelle (Amir) Kelley, Arlington, TX; Clifton Eugene (Datha) McDaniel, Houston, TX; Jonathan Lashundra, Conroe, TX, Aurellia Walker, Albert McDaniel, Jr., Brittany Michelle McDaniel, all of Grapeland, TX, 3 step grand-children Mickel (Wanita) Johnson, Sr., Pamela (David) Elam, and Rhonda (Leonard) Pickett, all of Houston, TX; great grandchildren; Clearance D. Johnson’s grandchildren; Jevonte, Shawn, Asha, Braelon, Ashton, Adrian, Keyshawn, Bryce, Jordan, Kennedi, Camryn, Landon, Karter; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Graveside Service: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:00 AM.
July 27, 1945 - January 18, 2021 (age 75) Grapeland, TX Kenneth Holleman, Sr. was an only child born on July 27, 1945 in Houston, TX to parents Jewell Edwin Holleman and Buna Marie Wren Holleman. Most people knew Kenneth as “Pops”. He was easy going and didn’t get upset about much, except politics and losing at games. He was raised in Houston, TX and Dayton, Ohio, and worked many years as a pipe fitter retiring from Local Union 211 in Houston, TX. He was very proud of his accomplishments. Pops loved the Lord first, and foremost. His children and grandchildren were his world and he loved times spent with them. Pops and his wife, Kathy, were blessed with 20 ½ years of marriage but that was not enough. Pops passed January 18, 2021 in Tyler, TX. Left to cherish Pop’s memories is his wife, Kathy Holleman, Grapeland, TX; sons Kenneth Holleman, Jr. and wife Susie Streb of Mound City, TX, William Holleman and wife Emmi Holleman of Palestine, TX, Rick Dudley and wife Kris Dudley of Longview, TX and Marty Rensberger of Alma, Arkansas; daughters Janet Migliaccio and husband Michael Migliaccio of Palestine, TX and April Smith of Mound City, TX; sixteen (16) grandchildren and three (3) great-grandchildren. Memorial Service: Walker & Walker; Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM
August 20 1957 - January 7, 2021 (age 63) Grapeland, TX David Ludwig (63) was born on August 20, 1957, to parents Edward Ludwig and Ruth Jorgenson Ludwig, in Houston, TX. He received formal schooling in Houston, TX and graduated from Scarborough High School. He was a Charter Member at Advent Lutheran Church, Houston, TX and attended church regularly at Percilla Community Church and Bethlehem Church in Palestine. David always held family close. He was extremely proud of his daughter Laura and his grandchildren. He enjoyed taking them places and doing his sand art at festivals, and art and craft shows. He liked taking his grandkids on educational trips like camping, attending Mission Tejas, and riding the rapids. David enjoyed volunteering. He was a leader in Girl Scouts and helped with the Girl Scout Spurs program with his daughter. He enjoyed working with draft horses and attended a training program at Possum Kingdon for draft horses. He also volunteered with Boy Scouts becoming an Eagle Scout, where he met his childhood friend Doit Lee; and was a fireman. Professionally David excelled in sales, and achieved top salesman awards with Mande Kahn suppliers, where he advanced to supervisor. He also worked at Vulcraft. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Ruth Ludwig and son Brian Ludwig. David will be missed greatly by his daughter, Laura (Micheal) Sarubbi, of Grapeland, TX, his five grandkids; brother John Ludwig, of Houston, TX; sister Linda (Terry) Holmes; aunt Wanda (Tom) Chernusky; uncles Raymond (Angie) Ludwig, Kenneth (Dorothy) Ludwig, and Sonny (Carol) Ludwig; and other relatives and friends. Graveside Services Elmtown Cemetery, Palestine, TX; January 12, 2021 Visitation 12:00 - 1:00 PM Service 1:00 PM
February 14, 1949 - December 17, 2020 (age 71) Latexo, TX Shirley Minter Streetman, 71, of Latexo, went to be with the Lord on December 17, 2020, at Windfield Nursing Home in Crockett. Shirley was born on February 14, 1949 in Crockett to parents Wade Minter, Jr. and Joyce Minter. Shirley lived in the Crockett/Latexo area all her life. She worked as a teacher’s aid and then as a secretary at Patsy Barney & Associates until she was unable to work due to her health. Her best memories were spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Shirley is survived by husband of 43 years, Cecil Streetman of Latexo; their children, Rusty Harrison and wife Teresa of Tomball; Kim Grossmann and husband Eric of Latexo; Tom Streetman and wife Misty of Grapeland; Glen Streetman and wife Kristi of Grapeland; brother Danny Minter and wife Carey of Crockett; grandchildren, Kyle and Rylee Grossmann of Latexo; step-grandchildren Mike and Colton Streetman, Emily Streetman, Blake Davis, Cameron Dernick, Caroline Dernick, Kenzie Streetman and Steel Boyd; niece Brandy Minter Crowson; step-sister Sarah Hereford Dietrich, and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by parents Wade Minter, Jr. and Joyce Minter. Stepmom Johanna Minter, nephew Alex Jeffrey Minter; step-grandson Clayton Dernick; and special friend Bobbie Easley. Memorial Service: Walker & Walker; Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM
July 1, 1949 - November 22, 2020 (age 71) Crockett, TX John Ray King, 71, passed away on November 22, 2020 on the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, in Crockett, Texas. John was born on July 1, 1949 in Plainview, Texas to Ray and Betty King. He was the oldest of 15 children (10 boys, 5 girls). John lived and went to school in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. At elementary school age, John played baseball for 2 years. At high school, John did track, football (9th grade), and wrestling (10th grade). John also lived in Colorado for a short time. John was a jack-of-all-trades during his lifetime working in a grocery store, as a heavy-equipment operator, master carpenter, a bouncer at a bar, for a construction company, as a truck driver, a U. S. Postal worker, and a linesman doing powerline construction, which was his favorite job! John was a perfectionist. He believed in doing everything right the first time and doing his very best. And there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or do. John was a great cook! He could throw together any combination of food, spices, etc., that he found in a kitchen, and create a great tasting meal! When John wasn’t working, he liked to go camping, go fishing, ride his Harley, spend time in the mountains, watch old western movies, and play Dominoes. John loved God! God came first in his life! John felt like God wanted him to fight for Him in the “spiritual war,” so John always wanted to preach the gospel, and wanted his children and others to do the same, in order to spread God’s word and His Kingdom. John lived a very humble and simple life, and yet there was no material good he wouldn’t give up for someone without and no God-given talent he wouldn’t use to help someone in need. He loved his faith and lived it. And whatever he felt God wanted him to do, he had the courage to do it. John never liked the word “goodbye” because, he said,” It is just until we talk or see each other again,” so he would say instead, “Love ya! Later.” John is survived by his 3 sons: Todd (Melinda) King of Aztec, N.Mex., Michael King of Lovelady, Tx., Israel King of Parish, Ark.; his 4 daughters: Tricia (Tobias) Krinsky of Pueblo, Co., Tara King of Aztec, N. Mex., Caitlin King of Houston,Tx. Gwen Murray of California; 9 brothers: Mike (Marie) King of Zapata, Tx., Gary (Verleen) King of Fruitland, N. Mex., David (Patricia) King of Farmington, N. Mex., Kevin (Donna) King of Farmington, N. Mex., James King of La Plata, N. Mex., Chris King of Flora Vista, N. Mex., Brian King of Farmington, N. Mex., Mark (Angie) King of Seminole, Tx., and Nick (Brandi) King of Aztec, N. Mex.; 1 brother-in-law: Larry Anaya; 4 sisters: Sherry Norton of Rio Rancho, N. Mex., Sharla (Robert) Toward of Farmington, N. Mex., Jana (Tim) Cummins of Farmington, N. Mex., and Leslie (Phil) Nagel of Farmington, N. Mex.; and many, many nieces and nephews; 16 grandchildren: Aaron King, Brandon Torres, Tessa (Cedric) Crockett, Erica Kreutzer, Chasity (Thomas) Filiatreau, George Schoolcraft, George Schoolcraft, Patrick Schoolcraft, Anthony Moreno, Antonette Moreno, Freddie (Destiny) Moreno, Raymond Moreno, Kelbie King, Harper King, Kaedon King, John Rogers, Nichole Rogers: 9 Great-grandchildren: Emma Torres, Hope Torres, Jaxtyn Crockett, Lainey Quintana, A’Kiya, Adilynn, Nehemiah Moreno, Carlos Moreno, Genesis Moreno John is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Betty King; one sister, Laura Anaya; and one grandson, Tristan Torres There is no service planned in Texas. There will be a graveside service at Memory Gardens, in Farmington, N. Mex., at a later date.
July 22, 1977 - November 18, 2020 (age 43) Crockett, TX Sabrina Yvette Simmons was born on July 22, 1977, in Grapeland, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Christine Tillis. She was the third child of three children. She met and married Rodregus Simmons and to this union two beautiful girls were born. Sabrina joined The Church of The Living God at an early age and later joined House of Prayer. Sabrina went to Crockett High School and graduated in 1995. She received an Associate Degree in Human Services from Angelina College. She worked at the Crockett Elementary School and Crockett State School. Sabrina was a loving woman, caring wife and devoted mother who loved her daughters dearly. Her smile would light up a room whenever she entered. She was soft spoken and hardly had to raise her voice because her looks said it all. Sabrina left personal words of wisdom with her girls and loved ones. Sabrina’s legacy will continue through her girls and her presence will be greatly missed. Left to continue Sabrina’s legacy are her two daughters, Oshaunesy Simmons, and Aniah Simmons, both of Lufkin, TX; sisters, Mia (Jerome) Simpson, Crockett, TX, LaShonda Harris, Palestine, TX; parents Willie D. Tillis and Christine Tillis, Crockett, TX; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Walker & Walker; Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graveside Service: Golden Gate Cemetery; Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM
February 18, 1957 - November 17, 2020 (age 63) Grapeland, TX Henry Eugene Wagner, was born February 18, 1957 to Henry Linear Wagner and Katie B. Larry Potts, in Grapeland, TX. He was raised in the community of Grapeland and attended W.R Banks and Grapeland High School where he played football and ran track. Henry was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church, in Grapeland, TX and in 1997, he married Ida Smith. Henry was a quiet hardworking man who worked at the CO-OP and as a farm rancher before his health began to fail. On November 17, 2020, Henry transitioned peacefully surrounded by family in his home. Henry is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jessie Potts, and Ben Wagner; grandmothers Phebie Potts and Addie Wagner, and his father, Henry Linear Wagner. Left to carry on his legacy is his wife, Ida Wagner; his mother Katie B. Larry Potts; brother Kenny; sister Hattie F. (Reynold) Godine; son Jarvis Wagner; stepsons Gerry and Jimmy Davis; stepdaughters Nina Washington and Debra Alexander; grandkids Jarvis Wagner Jr., Marquis Wagner, Jasmin Wagner, Dominesha Wagner; aunts Ida Willis, Evelyn Wagner Wright, Ginger Chappell; niece, Avery Godine, nephew, Adrien Godine; special friends Mae Ola Nathaniel, Glender Johnson, Latonya Benton and a host of other relatives, and friends. Visitation: Walker & Walker; Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graveside Service: Mt. Zion Cemetery; Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM
November 26, 1954 - November 11, 2020 (age 65) Grapeland, TX Garry Lynn Williamson was born on November 26, 1954 and passed away on November 11, 2020. He served in the Army from 1976 to 1979. His words to us every chance he got were "Be fair with each other. Family is all you got. Help each other." We loved our father and will cherish the beautiful moments we all had together for the rest of our lives. We will keep his memory alive for all his grandkids. A few of our memories with our father were: he loved to box, and he would jump on any chance he had to use boxing gloves. He had a love for dogs; oh how he loved his dogs. He also loved his chickens. He had love for many things. Growing up with our dad, we found that he loved to go fishing on the coast or at the lake any chance he got. He taught us how to set a trotline. He also loved to hunt. One of his daughters' best memories are from going hunting with him and being taught how to trap raccoons and kill hogs. Another memory of his daughters was that he loved to cook out and play dominos. If he was losing in dominos, you were cheating! Another daughter remembers that they were like peanut butter and jelly since she was born. She was known as the "daddy’s girl", which was true. She did everything with him as a child. She has such great memories of him, but saltwater fishing every year was her favorite. All the talks, laughs and even butting heads sometimes gave us a love for him that will never be replaced. The last two years were probably the hardest for our father, but he tried to make the best out of it even though he would drive you crazy in the process. Our father endured a lot of hardships in his life and fought his best to overcome them. He was a loving father. With all that said, we love all the memories we had together and will hold them close to our heart forever. We love you Dad! Graveside Service: Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mils, TX; Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM
May 29, 1969 - October 24, 2020 (age 51) Grapeland, TX Herbert McDaniel was the last child born to parents Robert McDaniel and Marie Walker McDaniel. On May 29, 1969, Herbert entered into this world - as the baby of the family. Herbert graduated from Grapeland High School and shortly after moved to Houston Texas in 1988, making Houston his home for thirty-two (32) years. Anyone who know Herbert - knew he was a born entertainer! Herbert loved to sing, dance, listen to music and dreamed of becoming a song writer. Herbert brought so much laughter and fun to anyone in his presence. After thirty-two (32) years, of creating many memories and irreplaceable friendships in Houston, Herbert decided to move back to his home of Grapeland, TX, in 2020, to be close to family. During Herbert’s short time home, he was able to enjoy his family, rekindle old friendships and put smiles on many faces. Herbert made his transition into the hands of the Lord on October 24, 2020. He will be greatly missed by his friends, and family. Left to carry Herbert’s song are brothers Alvis (Helena) McDaniel, Grapeland, TX, Robert (Lela) McDaniel Avondale, Arizona, Franklin McDaniel, Grapeland, TX, Johnny B. (Audrey) McDaniel, Crockett, TX, Edward Wayne McDaniel, Frankston, TX; sisters Wanda McDaniel, Grapeland, TX, Dorothy (Anthony) Harris, Crockett, TX, Louise Simon, Grapeland, TX; best friend Donald Lewis; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: Graveside Service: Golden Gate Cemetery, Grapeland, TX; Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM