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Sat
20
Dec '14

Cogbill, Basil Leon

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Basil Leon Cogbill, 97, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Etta Cogbill; his loving wife of 71 years, Carrie Mae Cogbill; five brothers and five sisters; and grandchild, Jon Cogbill.  Basil is survived by son, Steve Cogbill and wife, Elaine; sister, Mildred Bradshaw; grandchildren, Sherri Lyn Snedecor, Stephanie Rene Wadowsky; great grandchildren, Blake Austin and River Cogbill; and a host of other family and friends.

Basil was an excellent provider for his family and was a successful sheet metal fabricator.  His greatest accomplishment was his family.  Basil especially enjoyed watching his son, Steve played sports while he was growing up.  He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren traveling in their motor home.  Basil served on the City Council in Pearland in the late 1960’s.  He stayed very active throughout his life and loved bowling; playing in leagues well into his late 80s.  Basil will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and service for Basil will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Rex Forsyth officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland.

Fri
19
Dec '14

Fish, Robert Edward

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Robert Edward Fish, 81, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014.   He is preceded in death by his parents, Thurston Fish and Silva Fish Swanson; and brother, Charles Fish.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carol Fish; daughters, Sue Ellyn Staggs and husband Jeff; Cathy  Donnelly and husband, Wayne; Linda McClelland and husband, Jerry; Sandy Seaborg and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Nicole and Jereme McClelland, Travis and Brett Donnelly.

Bob was born in Plainfield Illinois and looked forward to returning annually.  After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.   He retired from Northern Illinois Gas after thirty two years.  During those years he also completed his college degree.  Bob was an active member of the United Methodist Church.  He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a Junior Achievement sponsor and Rotarian.

After retirement Bob and Carol lived in several communities where he enjoyed playing golf, card games, and meeting new people.  He liked to travel but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s honor to First United Methodist Church or Country Place Foundation.  The memorial service for Bob will be held Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Thu
11
Dec '14

Allen, Alvis Evin

Alvis Evin Allen, 97, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Lenora Ann; his loving wife of 64 years, Belva Allen; four brothers and six sisters.  Alvis is survived by his daughters, Karen Elaine Ross and husband, Patrick, Brenda Louise Covington and husband, John, Marla Arleen Fikes, Marsha Leigh Johnson and husband, Ron; grandchildren, Michelle Smaistrla and husband, Blake, Michael Ross and wife, Jill, Michael Covington, Tony McNickle and wife, Kelly, Janet Jacobs, Lynn Miller, and John A. Covington; great grandchildren, Matthew and Christopher Loubiere, Grayson and Carter Smaistrla, Trevor Robinson, Ashlyn and Taylor Ross, and River McNickle; and a host of other family and friends.

Alvis proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps.  He was the third oldest of eleven children.  Alvis was a hard-working and devoted family man that cherished his wife Belva and their four daughters.  He maintained excellent health throughout his life and stayed very active.  Alvis was affectionately known as “Granddaddy” to his grandchildren and “Poppy” to his great grandchildren and he always looked forward to spending time with them.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Alvis will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Pat Windham officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Mon
8
Dec '14

Reyna-Gray, Erica Jannette

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Erica Jannette Reyna-Gray, 27, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014.  She is survived by her parents, Mario and Irma Reyna; her loving husband, Brandon Gray; daughter, Ily Mikayla Gray; grandparents, Cristobal and Maria Garcia, Glafiro Reyna; brother, Mario Reyna; sister, Andrea Reyna; Henry and Beverly Gray; and a host of other family and friends.

Erica was a true patriot who proudly served her country in the United States Air Force.  She was well-built in her faith spreading God’s hope by the manner in which she willingly and gracefully accepted to partake in Christ’s cross. With few words and her fearless acceptance of God’s will she could effortlessly inspire many.  Erica was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother that doted on her daughter, Ily.  Throughout her battle with cancer, Erica was determined to fight and maintained a sense of inner peace which inspired everyone around her, including many unfamiliar persons.  She will forever be remembered for her unique, amazing heart, her warrior spirit, and her steady persevering force.  Erica loved many and many loved her.  She took to heaven, for God’s eternal glory, a great deal of love and prayers from family, friends and strangers. Erica will absolutely be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

A visitation for Erica will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at CT Legacy Church, 9701 Almeda Genoa, Houston, Texas 77075 with Pastor Vaughn Walwyn officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas

Fri
5
Dec '14

Anderson, Claude Lester

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Claude Lester Anderson, 86, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Susie Anderson; son, Arthur Anderson; four brothers and two sisters.  Claude is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Leona Anderson; daughter, Pauline Mathews and husband, Stephen; grandchildren, Blake and Brent Mathews; and a host of other family and friends.

Claude was an excellent provider for his family and had a very strong work ethic.  For over 25 years he worked as a professional painter, starting off as a contractor with his good friend and partner before moving to a career at Methodist Hospital. Claude also loved the outdoors and enjoyed breaking horses.  He always enjoyed working with them and could appreciate their different personalities. Claude was an avid fisherman and loved taking his family fishing.  He was affectionately known as “Grandpa” to his grandsons and he cherished spending time with them.  Claude had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed either telling or hearing a good joke.  He was strong in his faith, found great joy in studying his Bible, and regularly attended the Pearland Church of Christ for more than 53 years.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation and funeral service for Claude will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be from 5:00 until 6:00 pm, and the funeral service will follow beginning at 6:00 pm with D.C. Brown officiating. The graveside interment will take place Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Bateman Cemetery near Bastrop, Texas.

Sun
30
Nov '14

Maples, Thomas Everett

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Thomas Everett Maples, 75, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Maples; sons, Thomas Maples Jr. and wife, Yvonne, Todd Maples and wife, Annemarie, Tobin Maples and wife, Heather; brother, Calvin Maples and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Haiden, Tait, Teag, Brandon, Zane and Tai Maples; and a host of other family and friends.

Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army for 20 years.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired with the rank of Major. Following his retirement from the military, he worked as a business executive for Executone.  Thomas was an avid golfer and lived on a golf course.  He and Shirley enjoyed many happy times together golfing.  Tom was strong in his faith and served the Almeda United Methodist Church for many years as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board.  He was affectionately known as “Grandpap” and “PapPap” to his grandchildren and he cherished spending time with them.  Thomas will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Tom will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Frances Foger officiating.  Interment with military honors will take place at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  The gate time for interment will be 12:30 pm in lane 1.  In lieu of flowers, donations to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital would be appreciated.

Thu
27
Nov '14

Schweers, Johanna

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Johanna Schweers, 51, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her father, William Fant.  Johanna is survived by her mother, Billie Blake Fant; her loving husband of 21 years, John Schweers; son, Stewart Schweers; daughter, Olivia Schweers; brother, Mark Fant; sister, Debbie Fant and her husband, Cary Lung; and a host of other family and friends.

Johanna was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister.  Her family and her children were her life, and she was considered by her family as the ultimate nurturer as she always put others’ needs before her own.  Johanna was strong in her faith and wanted to see the good in the world.  She was widely known for her dry sense of humor—being the “Queen of Puns”—and her love of jokes.  Johanna was an extremely creative and wonderful cook who delighted in being in the kitchen.  She had an extraordinarily compassionate and empathetic nature.  Johanna will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation and service for Johanna will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Scott Cummings officiating.    For those desiring, donations may be made in Johanna’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York City, NY 10004 or Peace Presbyterian Church, 1801 Country Place Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584.

Tue
25
Nov '14

Huckabay, Don C.

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Don C. Huckabay, 76, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Ivy Huckabay; his loving wife, Kathryn Huckabay.  Don is survived by his daughters, Janna K. Ponder and husband, Roger, Kim Koza and husband, Jerry; brothers, Jerry Huckabay, and wife, Lanell, Tony Huckabay, and wife, JoJean, Wade Huckabay, and wife, Terry; sister, Virginia Fuller; grandchildren, Travis, Tyler and Taylor Ponder, Nicole and Collin Koza;  his beloved dog, C.T.; and a host of other family and friends.

Don proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Korea.  He married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn and they spent 55 wonderful years together.  Don was an excellent provider for his family and spent 40 years in the welding supply industry.  He and Kathryn settled in Corpus Christi in 1968 and Don served as the manager of Welders Equipment Company and Airgas.  Don retired in 2000 and relocated to Pearland to be closer to his family.  He enjoyed square dancing, hunting and fishing, golfing, and traveling in their motor home.  Don was an active member of the South Texas Renegades RV Club.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Don’s caregiver, Teresa Cole, for her love, care and support throughout his illness.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers and based on the limitations of the National Cemetery, donations be made in Don’s honor to the First United Methodist Church of Pearland or the Wounded Warrior’s Project.  The visitation will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Keith Whitaker officiating.  Interment with military honors will be held at Houston National Cemetery.

Thu
20
Nov '14

Crowell, James “Jim” M.

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James “Jim” M. Crowell, 71, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Vince and Veleria Crowell; brothers, Gene and Earl Crowell; sister, Freda Crowell.  Jim is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara Crowell; son, Rick Crowell; daughter, Anne Marie Seaton; brothers, Billy Crowell and wife, Rosie, Charlie Crowell and wife, Frances, Roger Crowell and wife, Chris; sister, Becky Flippo and husband, Ray; grandchildren, Natalie Weir, Eric Crowell, Ashlyn Seaton, Adrianna Seaton, Amber Seaton, Priscilla Crowell; and a host of other family and friends.

Jim was an excellent provider for his family and worked for 48 years as a brick layer.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather that cherished spending time with his family.  Jim enjoyed the outdoors; going fishing, gardening, or just working on his Jeep.  He was an avid sports fan that proudly rooted for the Texans, Rockets and Astros.  Jim was Masonry Foreman on the children’s building project at Sagemont Church. He looked forward to their gambling trips to Lake Charles.  Jim loved collecting other people’s junk and would either fix or repair the items and then give them away.  He was affectionately known as “Granddaddy” and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s honor to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.  The Memorial Service for Jim will be held Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Rex Forsyth officiating.

Sun
16
Nov '14

Campo, Vincent Joseph

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(Vincent) Joseph Campo, 27, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Patrick James Campo and grandfather, Vincent Joseph Campo.  Joseph is survived by his parents, Sammy and Lisa Campo; sister, Elizabeth Campo; brother, Stephen Campo; grandparents, Anna Campo, and Dr. and Mrs. William P. Deiss; aunts and uncles, Lew Benham, Ann and Erwin Wilbanks, Ann Marie and Dan Girardot, Mary Jo Campo, Charlie Campo, Katherine and James Williams, John and Heather Campo, Larry Benham; and a host of other family and friends.

Joseph was a talented soccer player, and played for twelve years. An avid runner, he ran track and cross country for Pearland High School. Upon graduation, he was given the opportunity to walk on to Texas Tech’s Cross Country Team. Lately, he and his dog, Sadie, enjoyed running and cooling down by playing fetch in the water. Joseph was also known for feeding people a “line of bull,” but wasn’t very good at it. He inherited his dad’s upturned grin that would be apparent when he was trying to tell a tall tale. Joseph was very caring and generous to family and friends alike.  He once bought a pallet of Dublin Dr. Pepper for a friend just because it was her favorite.  He shared his Paw-Paw’s work ethic and love of life.  Joseph worked hard and played hard; the outdoors was his playground. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, but his spirit will live on through his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Joseph’s honor to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

A visitation for Joseph will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Charles Borski and Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

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Campo, Patrick James

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Patrick James Campo, 23, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Vincent Joseph Campo.  Patrick is survived by his parents, James and Lisa Campo; grandparents, Anna Campo, Dr. and Mrs. William P. Deiss; brother, Stephen Campo; sister, Elizabeth Campo; aunts and uncles, Lew Benham, Ann and Erwin Wilbanks, Ann Marie and Dan Girardot, Mary Jo Campo, Charlie Campo, Katherine and James Williams, John and Heather Campo, Larry Benham; and a host of other family and friends.

Patrick was a very caring and giving individual to his family and friends.   He enjoyed waking up early on the weekends and heading out with his friends to the duck lease.  Patrick lived every day to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with his friends.  He was also known as the “life of the party”.  Patrick loved playing soccer and played for 13 years.  He acquired a love for tailgating with the “Oiler Army” at Pearland High School.  Patrick would even call his aunt to ask her help for recipes. This love of tailgating and grilling extended to his time at Texas A&M, where he could always be found cooking with his friends. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Mollie on duck hunts and giving her kolaches as treats after every hunt.  Patrick shared Paw-Paw’s work ethic and his love of life.  He loved the great outdoors and loved to fish and hunt.  Patrick will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him and his spirit will live on in their hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Patrick’s honor to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

A visitation for Patrick will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Charles Borski and Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Fri
14
Nov '14

Koob, Wilma Faye

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Wilma Faye Koob, 89, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Elvie Eaves; husbands, David E. Wilson, Bob Notheis and Ed Koob; son, Walter Earl Wilson; brothers, J. L. and Melvin Eaves; sisters, Gladys Searcy, Arie Lee Cannon, and Lou Livingston.  Wilma is survived by her sons, David Wayne Wilson and wife, Ivy, Jimmy Boyd Wilson and wife, Lynette; daughter, Wilda Elaine Wilson; grandchildren, Tracy Turner and husband, John, Amber Johnson and husband, Chandler, Adam Wilson and wife, Stephanie, Michelle Estes and husband, Burch, Eric Wilson, Walter Jackson and wife, Shawna, Keri Tyldesley and husband, Clif; ten great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Wilma was strong in her faith and an active member of Pearland Church of Christ for over 50 years.  She was a great cook, had an amazing green thumb that could grow almost anything.  Wilma enjoyed working at the Pearland Variety Store and bowling. Wilma also had a licensed Day Care in her home and took care of many children growing up in the Pearland area.  It was not uncommon for people to come up to her or other members of the family to share what wonderful memories they have of being cared for by Wilma at her home.  She will forever be remembered for her amazing heart, her ability to never meet a stranger and devotion to her family.  Wilma will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend a special gratitude to Wilma’s granddaughter, Tracey Turner who lovingly cared for her during the past three years.  A visitation for Wilma will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at Pearland Church of Christ, 2217 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with DC Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.