Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 119, No. 99, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 13, 2001 Page: 6 of 20
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PAGE 6A- POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2—1,
AC registration set
Faye Marie Baskin
Virgie Lamar McNiel
LIVINGSTON - Faye Mm
Baskin, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 8,
2001, in Kingwood Medical Center
after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband of
39 years, John Baskin; her children,
Greg and Bryan Baskin, daughters-
in-law, Denise and Leesa Baskin,
grandchildren. Nicholas, Todd,
Derek, Zachary, Justin and
Caylynn, her sister’s family,
Cathy, Edward and Ken Hutchins;
her aunts, Sylvia Larson and Violet
Johnson, and family and friends.
She was bom in Duluth. Minn,
on July 24, 1943 to Glenn and
Myrtle Watson. Mrs Baskin was a
member of the First United Pente-
costal Church in Livingstop. She
was known as someooe with a
beautiful and loving nature who
made friends all over the United
States and was held in high esteem
by all who knew her. She was pre-
ceded in death by her parents, Glenn
and Myrtle Watson
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Dec. 11. in the sanctuary
of the First United Pentecostal
Church in Livingston.
Pallbearers were Cary Baskin,
Ryan Baskin. Nicholas Baskin,
Robert Hille, Barry Cory and
Cochran Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Frances Alyne Pate
LIVINGSTON - Funeral services
for Frances Alyne Pate, 80, were
held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, from
the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel,
with Dr Tom Kennedy officiating.
Interment followed in Restland
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs Pate died Saturday. Dec. 8,
in Memorial Medical Center -- Liv-
She was bom April 30, 1921 in
Stamford, the daughter of Homer
Edin Fulton and Mabel Jameison
Fulton, both of whom preceded her
in death Mrs Pate was a member
of the First United Methodist
Church of Livingston.
Survivors include her husband.
Bob; sister, Dell Bums of Heame;
nephews and wives, Eugene and
Sally Bums of Katy and Robert and
BarWa Bums of Silsbee; brother-
in-law, S. Ray Pate of Madison,
Miss.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Pate
of Madison, Miss.; sister-in-law,
Melanie Holcomb of Meridian,
Miss.; brothers-in-law, Robert Hol-
comb of Meridian, Miss, and Zane
Stewart; nieces, Angie Rucker,
Susan and husband David Russell.
Becky Pate, Pattie and husband
Curtis Dewey, and Misti Holcomb;
nephews, Ken and wife Mickey
Pate, and Sam Holcomb; and spe-
cial friends, Martha Carroll of
Segno, Virgie Simmons, Eloise
Dupuy of Isola, Miss., Donnie
Stewart of Albuquerque, N.M.,
Sharon Davis of Houston, Wayne
Davis of Houston, Andrew Davis of
Houston and Michael Davis of
Pallbearers were Larry Watson,
Richard Sanchez, Wayne Davis,
Clarke Evans, Robert McFadden
and Tommy Wenker. Honorary
pallbearers were Joe Herring,
Eugene Bums, Robert Bums and
LIVINGSTON - Funeral services
for Virgie Lamar McNiel. 78. will
be held X 2 p.m. Thursday. Dec.
13, 2001, from the Cochran Fu-
neral Home Chapel, with Bro.
Bobby Crawford officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Peebles Ceme-
tery. Military honors will be pro-
vided by the VFW Post 8568
Mr. McNiel died Tuesday, Dec.
He was bom Aug. 23, 1923 in
Lufkin, the son of Vernon and Lois
Liddie Brewer McNiel. Mr. McNiel
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II, having attained the
rank of private. He enlisted on
Sept. 15, 1944 in Houston and was
discharged on Oct. 28, 1946 at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; daughter, Liddie Mae
McNiel; granddaughter, Aletha
Kaye Templeton; sister, Velma
Lois Henry; and brother-in-law,
Ellis* T Henry.
Su .torsinclude his sons, Billy
McNiel of Livingston and Walton
Roy McNiel of Livingston; daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Shirley and
Randy Templeton of Livingston,
Nancy and Johnny Simons of Leg-
gett. and Barbara and Derral Whis-
enhunt of Livingston; brother and
sister-in-law, L.C. and Pat McNiel
of Cleveland; sisters and brothers-
in-law, Syble and Walton Phillips
of Livingston, and Dene and Larry
Pinckard of Madisonville; 10 grand-
children; eight great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Tem-
pleton, D.J. Whisenhunt, Paul
Shirley, J.R. Olvera, Jesse Oliver,
Chris Gray, Carey McNiel, Mat-
thew McNiel and David Phillips Sr.
LIVINGSTON - Registration for
the spring semester of classes to be
offered by Angelina College at the
Livingston High School Teaching
Center will be held on Jan. 3.
Those interested in taking AC
classes may register between 4 pm
and 6:30 p.m. at Livingston High
Minnie Clark Johnson
CLEVELAND - Funeral services
for Minnie Clark Johnson, 87, were
held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, from
the Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel,
with the Rev. D.L. Goffney offici
ating. Interment followed in Rose-
hill Cemetery in Livingston.
Mrs Johnson was bom Jan. 29,
1914 and died Nov. 10, 2001. She
was preceded in death by her daugh-
ter, Freddie M. Glover, her parents;
all of her sisters and brothers and
Survivors include her first cous-
ins; biother-in-iaw, J.L. Carr; the
nieces and nephews of her deceased
siblings, Thomas “Tomboy” Clark,
Sarah Clark Davis, Susie Clark
Mitchell, Ed Clark and Joseph Gro-
ver; and numerous other relatives
Pace Stancil Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements
Julia Elaine Fowler
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services
for Blanche Chatt, 91, of Seven
Oaks will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs-
day, Dec. 13, 2001, from the
Providence No. 2 Baptist Church in
Seven Oaks, with the Rev. N.C.
Simmons officiating. Interment
will follow in Carrington Ceme-
Mrs. Chatt died Friday, Dec. 7,
in Woodland Heights Medical Cen-
ter in Lufkin.
She was bom March 10, 1910 in
Seven Oaks, the daughter of Amos
Knighton and Amy Mack Knigh-
ton. Mrs. Chatt was a Baptist.
Survivors include her daughter,
Florene Baldwin of Seven Oaks;
three granddaughters, Justine Hall
and Jo Carolyn Thomas, both of
Houston, and Willie Lee Thomas
Davis of Minneapolis, Minn.; one
grandson, Steve Thomas of Hous-
ton; six great-grandchildren,
Zachery Hall and Yolanda Hall,
both of Houston, and Patrick
Davis, Phenecia Davis Lindsey,
Phillip Davis and Petra Davis of
Minneapolis, Minn.; seven great-
great-grandchildren; and a host of
loving nieces, nephews, cousins
Pallbearers will be Lany Bald-
win, Zachery Hall, Steve Thomas,
Garland Hall and Patrick Phillips.
Duncan Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Henry Fulton Kilgore
LIVINGSTON - Henry Fulton
Kilgore of Livingston died on Sat-
urday, Dec. 8, 2001, at his resi-
He was bom June 3, 1923 in
Scurry to Jonathan David Kilgore
and Birdie Elizabeth Nevill Kilgore.
He was a former resident of Athens,
where he owned Kilgore Air Condi-
tioning and Refrigeration, and en-
joyed fishing, bird hunting and rid-
ing horses. He proudly served his
country in the U.S. Army, sta-
tioned in Europe during World War
He is survived by family, Katie
Barnes Kilgore of Livingston;
daughters. Dana Jean and husband
W.O. Gunstanson of Dallas, and
Karan Kay and husband Al Denison
of Palestine; granddaughters,
Amanda Gail Gunstanson and hus-
band Jeremy Smith, Brandie Jean
Denison and Taylor Rothelle Deni-
son; grandson. Zachary Lance Deni-
son; great-grandson, Jeremy Jacob
Smith; sister, Allie Marie Kilgore
Harvey of Terrell, and many nieces,
nephews and other relatives and
Graveside services were held
Monday, Dec. 10, from Shepherd
City Cemetery in Shepherd, with
the Rev. Cecil Vaden officiating.
Cochran Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
CARTHAGE -- Funeral services
for Julia Elaine Fowler, 84, of
Carthage were held Tuesday, Dec.
11, 2001, from the Hawthorn Fu-
neral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
Ray Eastndgc and the Rev. Dale
Reed officiating. Interment followed
in Gary Cemetery.
Mrs. Fowler died Dec. 9 in
She was bom July 25, 1917 in
Houston, the daughter of Julius
Alvin and Willie Francis Gillespie
Hannsz. She graduated from Sam
Houston High School and later
married John Lee Fowler on Jan.
10, 1941. This past January they
celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Mrs. Fowler was known as a lov-
ing homemaker for whom baking
and knitting for her family and
loved ones were her favorite pas-
times. She was preceded in death by
a brother, Elmer Hannsz.
Survivors include her husband,
John Lee Fowler of Carthage; son,
Jim Fowler and wife Lynda of
Carthage; daughter, Judy Elaine
Brooks and husband Terry of Bryan;
sisters-in-law, Evelyn Gray of Liv-
ingston and Oneida Pace of Living-
ston; grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh
Coriell and husband Lee of Lees-
ville. La., Nathaniel Brooks of
Bryan and Margie Brooks of Bryan;
four great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews and a host of
Pallbearers were Joe Hough,
Duane Bauske, Wayne Butler,
Wayne Allums, Russell Porter and
The family suggests donations be
made to Carthage Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 918 W. Sabine,
Carthage, TX 75633.
on page 7A
HAROLD CLAY CULLI
On Sunday, December 9th,
2001 at 4:00 A.M., I lost some-
one that was very special to me,
my father, Harold Clay Culli.
He was always there for me
through the good and the bad.
I have sat and thought for days
now, what does one write about
someone that you were proud
to have as a father? The other
night someone else that is very
special to me, a little girl, was
visiting. She was sitting at my
computer with my son's girl-
friend. She called my father
Grandad, even though he was
not her real grandad. She asked
my son's girlfriend to type this
for her. Her thoughts and feel-
ings were typed word for word.
1 can't think of a better tribute
to my loving father than what
this little girl (whom any man
would be proud to have as his
own) spoke and my son's girl-
Thank you Burgy.........
I love you too.
To: Grandpa Culli
The angel took him to heaven
and nim was my very favorite,
very, very favorite and him
went to, leaven, him went with
Him went to heaven
An angel came and took him
Him was sick
Susia (Susan) was here to see him
Him was my favorite
He's an angel up in heaven with
Jesus and the angels
He liked it when 1 rale his scooter
around the house, back and
Me and my momma, when 1 was
a baby and I come to see him
when I was a baby and I always
He had to stay in bed for being
sick and he liked when I came
to visit him
I told him I loved him before the
angel took him and he smiled
Grandpa is up in the clouds at
night watcmn^ me and
keeping me safe
1 love you Grand-Daddy and
I love you always and forever.
Burgundy Devaughn Simmons,
4 years old
Mr. Harold Clay Culli is sur-
vived by: Helen Marie Culli,
wife of Livingston, four sons,
Steven Hal Culli of Livingston,
H.C. Culli, Jr. of St. Louis, MO,
Barry Culli of Lake Havasu City,
AZ, Charles Culli of San Jose,
CA, two daughters, Marilyn
Daniels of San Jose, CA, and
Susan Hart of Sausalito, CA,
Grandchildren, Steven Hal
Culli, Jr. of Livingston, Michael
Daniels of Beaumont, CA,
Deborah Hada of Rescue, CA,
Janice Soriano of Yucaipa, CA,
Ann Culli of Sunnvvale, CA,
Lynn Culli-Dean of banta Cruz,
Susan Mizerny of St. Louis, MO,
Culli of J
CA, Jennifer Hart of Sausalito,
CA, Great Grandchildren,
Phillip Hada of Rescue, CA,
Marilyn Hada of Rescue, CA,
Christina Mizerny of St. Louis,
MO, Michael Daniels, Jr. of Aus-
tralia, Zachery Soriano of
Yucaipa, CA, and Tyler Soriano
of. Yucaipa, CA.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Peter A. Culli and
Kate Neederhofer Culli, and
grandson, Jeffery Daniels
Cochran Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
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