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Billy Bob Christian

Funeral services for Billy Bob Christian will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021 in the Porter Springs Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Boggs Cemetery

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Porter Springs Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 161 C.R. 3070, Crockett, TX 75835



Morris Edward Wood, Sr

Morris Edward Wood, Sr., age 88, of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Wood was born June 5, 1932 in Diboll to parents, Morris Elbert Wood and Dona Ardilla Jones Wood. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict and a Firefighter for the city of Houston for over 33 ½ years, before retiring. Mr. Morris was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Mr. Wood is survived by wife of 56 years, Margaret Wood of Crockett; son, John William Wood of Crockett; grandchildren, Jessica Wood of Dayton, Jacob Wood of Crockett, Sara Wood of Austin; brothers, Glenn Wood and wife Robbie of Willis, Don Wood and wife Karen of Houston; numerous other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Elbert and Dona Wood; sons, Morris E. Wood, Jr., Randall Scott “Randy” Wood; sister, Billie Rae Windham and husband, Melvin.

Funeral services for Mr. Morris Edward Wood, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Central Baptist Church, Rev. John Goss officiating. Military graveside rites to follow at the Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery, 2517 C.R. 4020, Crockett, Texas 75835.



Helen Haddon Shmoldas

Helen Haddon Shmoldas (Age 104) died peacefully, surrounded by love and the tranquil blessing of a life well-lived, on April 2, 2021 in Pueblo, CO. As the beloved matriarch, inspiration, and strong foundation for her family, she is survived by her three children, Mary Edyth Shmoldas Gifford, John Dusan Shmoldas, and Sylvia Nell Shmoldas Clair; son-in-law Theodore Robin Clair; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her half-sister Beatrice Haddon Lissow.

Born in Livingston, Texas to Finney M. Haddon, Sr. and Ida Waters Johnson Haddon, Helen witnessed more than a century of change and turmoil, but remained steadfast and exceedingly humble in her focus on family, faith-filled service, and appreciation for the natural world. In fact, if she were to read these words, she would have us stop writing right now and not pay any more attention to her, thank you very much!

Forgive us, Helen, but we must continue to celebrate your example. To her family, she was a source of unconditional love, always ready for a quiet conversation or a rambunctious game of cards; always happy to share one of her extraordinary handcrafts or a witty aside from her often underestimated sense of humor. To her church, she was a devoted, modest servant of the Lord; a founding member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX with her husband, Julius Rudolph Shmoldas; and would immediately credit any blessings, whether material or a perfect cloud-dappled sky, to Him. And as a woman of nature, she could expertly ramble her cherished Texas Piney woods; make a garden burst into bloom at her later home in Beulah, Colorado; or create gorgeous cards with hand-pressed flowers.

And she was a gifted artist. In her 40’s, she took up painting lessons, going on to sell over 1200 oil paintings, primarily of the bluebonnet-filled landscapes of Texas. These beautiful, delicate paintings will live on as a testament to her talent, her devotion to a simple life, and her belief in getting up each and every day with purpose.

Helen is predeceased by her husband, Julius (d. 1970); her siblings Finney Haddon, Jr. and Edythe Alda Haddon McMahan; her daughter-in-law Lea Wattiez Shmoldas; and her son-in-law Edwin A. Gifford. Her funeral service will be held at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, Crockett, Texas, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 10.  She will be laid to rest, forever by Julius’ side, at Center Hill Cemetery, Crockett.   Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, Pueblo, CO. (www.socohospice.org). “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6.


Kim Chryar

Graveside  for Kim Chryar,48 of Pearland Texas will be Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 1 pm in Cedar Branch Cemetery with Bishop Howard officiating . Visitation @ Walker & Walker on April 9 from 2-5 pm and wake 5-7 pm April 9, 2021


Ricky Barnett

Ricky Barnett was born on January 8th, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas to J.V. and Norene (Hoyt) Barnett. He worked in the maintenance department with Jamak Fabrication, located in Weatherford, for over fifteen years. Ricky's hobbies included hunting, fishing and traveling to Buffalo to spend his weekends with family and love of the outdoors. He passed away on April 4th, 2021 following a courageous fight against cancer. Ricky was a loyal and devoted son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend and will be dearly missed by so many. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, J.V. and Norene Barnett.

Survivors include sisters, Karen Carlton and Linda Bower of Weatherford; nephew, Shawn Smelser; nieces, Mandy (Lawrence) Oliver and Kallie (Layne) Boxell and great nieces and nephews Nelson Oliver, Devin Smelser, Addy and Kinley Boxell.

Graveside services for Ricky will be held 11 A.M., Friday, April 9, 2021 at Parker Cemetery in the Flo Community of Leon County, Texas. Jackson Colwell will officiate the service.

Pallbearers: Wayne Barnett, William Barnett, Jasper Barnett, Lawrence Oliver, Sonnie Barnett, Randy Jones, Layne Boxell



OTIS DUREN

OTIS DUREN of Crockett, Texas  

February 15, 1937 - January 08, 2021

Visitation

Saturday, April 10, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Funeral Service

NEW PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH

933 COUNTY RD 1545

CROCKETT, TX 75835

Saturday, April 10, 2021

11:00 AM

With Pastor Johnny Thacker officiating

Interment will be at New Pleasant Hill Cemetery following service

Boyd Funeral Home Directors of Texas, Houston in charge of arrangements



Kelly Dale Webb

May 24, 1954 - January 13, 2021

Kelly Dale Webb, of Buffalo, Texas, was born May 24, 1954 to father, William S. Webb and mother, Dorothea M. Webb. He went home to be with Jesus and his family that had gone on before him on January 13, 2021 at the age of sixty-seven years.


Kelly grew up in Buffalo, graduated Buffalo High School 1972, and afterward attended TSTC in Waco, Texas studying carburetors. While there, he went to work at a fabricating shop and learned how to weld which became a passion of his. Kelly went to work at Nucor Steel in the summer of 1975 and retired in 2007 after thirty-two years.

Kelly met his wife to be, Thelma Joy "TJ" Webb in 1973. They married November 14, 1975. and divorced after three years of marriage due to alcohol abuse. Two years later, he awoke one morning with a terrible hangover. Kelly gazed into the mirror and did not recognize himself. All he could see was darkness upon him. God spoke and said, "If you take another step forward on this path you will cross the point of no return!” Kelly decided at that point if he wanted to live he’d better give his life totally and completely to God, and that’s exactly what he did. He made Jesus Lord of his life and started crawling out of that dark hole he had made for himself and reaching for the light. He began attending Maurice Hester’s church on a regular basis learning the word of God. He then pursued in getting his wife back, which he did. They were married again May 6, 1981. In March of 1987, Kelly became part of Upper Room Church, now Celebration Church, and was very active with the church eventually becoming and elder.

Kelly studied the word of God diligently, took every bible course he could get his hands on, and became an anointed teacher of the Word of God. He taught Sunday School for years and ministered until departure.

He ministered and touched the lives of many people through the years. His wife recalls that still, to this day, she is hearing testimonies from the people of his wild days that prayed for him and told him he needed to straighten his life up. How Kelly, after he gave his life to the Lord, wrote notes to them and how it ministered to them and touched their lives years ago, and how some of them still carry those notes in their bibles today.

Kelly is survived by his wife, Thelma Joy Webb; daughter, Christina Marie Kilgore; son, Dustin S. Webb; grandchildren, Andie Marie Kilgore, Charlie Grace Kilgore and Jackson Cash Kilgore; sister Shelia Gaskin and cousins, Carol Webb, Sharon Copeland, Daryl Webb, and Scott Webb. His cousin, Rex Webb, passed away February 25, 2021.

The Webb family would like to invite you to come celebrate his life with them.

Kelly Webb’s memorial celebration at Celebration Church April 10, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. They hope to see you there!



Kenny West

Funeral services for Kenny  West will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, Rev. Daryl Bennett officiating. Interment to follow at Hagan Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

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