Obituaries

Mon
15
May

Joycelyn Renay Patterson

Joycelyn Renay Patterson, 59, of Conroe passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017. Renay was born on Jan. 25, 1958 in Ganado to Adeline (T’Baby) and Vernon Ramey Sr. She graduated from Edna High School, and continued on to attend Victoria College.
Renay married the love of her life Frederick “Ricky” Patterson Jr. on Aug. 12, 1972. They were married for 44 years.
Renay is preceeded in death by her parents, grandmother Mrs. Carrie Ramey, and four brothers.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Frederick Ricky Patterson, daughters Trinda Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., Ricka Gonzalez from Miami, Fla., Je’Nese Moore of Houston, LaToya “Moka” Patterson of Dallas; seven grandchildren; seven sisters and three brothers.
Prior to the service and visitation in Edna a visitation will be held in Houston.

Mon
15
May

Emilie Annie Kusak

Emilie Annie Kusak, 104, of Victoria passed away surrounded by loved ones May 12, 2017. Emilie was born Oct. 8, 1912 in Granger, Texas to the late Joe and Anna Kokes. Emilie lived on a farm and was a woman of many talents. She loved raising her chickens, working in her garden, canning peaches and pears, was an excellent cook and a one of a kind grandmother. Emilie truly enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in LaSalle,Texas and a member of their Altar Society.

Fri
12
May

Robin Parks Polk

Robin Parks Polk, 50, of Ganado, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Robin was born on May 18, 1966 in Ganado to Johnny and Carol Arnett Parks. She graduated from Ganado High School in 1984 and continued on to Cosmetology School, after operating her own salon in Ganado for several years, she then attended Victoria Nursing School to become an LVN. She worked for several years as a nurse for United Healthcare.
Robin married the love of her life, Matthew Polk, on March 28, 2017. With her love of music, Robin was a member of the Praise Band at First United Methodist Church in Ganado. Robin devoted her life to her family and taking care of others.
Robin is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Carol Arnett Parks, and Charles Peel; her grandparents, Wayne Arnett, Raymond and Jean Young, Oneeda and J.Y. Parks; and her cousin Kaylee Kacer.

Thu
11
May

Beverly Madden

Beverly Jean Robbins Madden passed away on May 8, 2017. She was born on Thursday, August 8, 1929 in Wichita Falls to Virgil "Homer" Robbins and Clara Hassie Harbour Robbins. Beverly was a medical aid for over 20 years in Wichita Falls, she moved to Ganado in 1980 and worked as a bookkeeper for Jones and Allen for 22 years. Beverly was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ganado. She loved being in her yard, where she enjoyed feeding, watering, and watching the birds. She had many pets over the years, and her most recent dog, Deigo, was very special to her. She was blessed with a very large family and they were her pride and joy.

Thu
11
May

Gilbert Sattler

Gilbert Glenn Sattler, 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born on Tuesday, July 15, 1924 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Erno J. Sattler and Lydia Rheinlander Sattler. In 1931 Gilbert and his parents moved to Jackson County and on July 3, 1954 Gilbert married the love of his life, Helen Marie Holstien, and together they had one son, Erno. Gilbert worked for City Motors and was an appliance service technician.
Gilbert is survived by his son Erno; and his sister-in-law Vera Holstien.
Gilbert has been preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Helen Marie Sattler.
Visitation is Friday, May 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with funeral service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Slavik ~Edna Funeral Home Chapel, interment immediately follows at Memory Gardens of Edna.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik ~ Edna Funeral Home, 361-782-2152.

Tue
09
May

Whit Sappington

Whit L. Sappington, 88, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 22, 1929 in New Albany, Miss. to the late Lawrence Ledel and Sally Bea Sappington.
Whit was a veteran and served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. He retired from Alcoa as a crane operator at Point Comfort and was a farmer, rancher and welder throughout his life.
Whit was a member of the Bay Side Community Baptist Church in Olivia. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Edna. His hobbies were flying his airplane, gardening, taking care of his fruit and pecan trees and being with his family.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Loyce Sappington; parents, and brother, Herbert (Wheatly) Sappington.
Whit is survived by his sister, Aleta Clifton of New Albany, Miss. and brother, Hugh Sappington of Victoria.

Fri
05
May

Sophie Paine

Sophie J. Paine, 99, died April 29, 2017 at Lane Nursing Home.
She is survived by her sister, Hazel Grady; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Paine; and daughters, Betty E. Paine and Alice L. Paine.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Edna, Texas at Memory Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 225-775-1991.

Fri
05
May

Minna Vee Clements

Jesus brought our dear Minna Vee Archer Clements home on Wednesday May 3, 2017 around 3 a.m. in the dark of night resting in her bed longing for her new heavenly home with no pain and no tears at the age of 95.
Minna Vee called La Ward, Texas home and was born in Runge, Texas on Oct. 29, 1921 and raised in Wharton, to the late Rufus and Viola Archer as part of a 14-member family smack dab in the middle of the Great War and the Great Depression as part of the Great Generation that defeated tyranny in the Second World War and gave us the Golden Age of the 50’s.

Mon
01
May

Manuel Hernandez

Manuel G. Hernandez, 64, formerly of Edna, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born on Dec. 6, 1952 in Edna, to Jose Maria Hernandez, Sr. and Eusebia Barrientes Hernandez.
He will always be remembered by his big smile carried day by day, even if he was having a bad day. He had the biggest heart and he touched everybody with his kindness. His family was his everything, his most important asset.
Manuel is survived by his daughters, Brandy Dickerson and granddaugher Heaven Dickerson of Winter Haven, Fla., and Raquel Salazar of Victoria; son Marcus Hernandez of Victoria; also two granddaughters and three grandsons.

Wed
26
Apr

Tvan Bryant

Tvan B. Bryant passed away April 22, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born March 7, 1933 in Jackson County to the late William and Annette Bryant.
Tvan served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Estella Bryant; daughters Lagreenlan Bryant, Janice Turner, Annette Bryant, and Yvonne Bryant; sons William Bryant, Tvan Bryant, Jr., Maxwell Bryant, Terrance Bryant and Rodney Turner; sister Willie Mae Hilder; 23 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at 1731 Beck Road East, Inez.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.gracefuneralhome.net.
Services are under the direction of Grace Funeral Home.

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