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Ed Houk


Ed Houk, age 89, of Centerville, Texas,  was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on April 16, 2018.  A celebration of his life will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.  Bro. Buster Riley and Bro. Mikey Osborne will officiate the service.  A private interment will take place in the Largent Cemetery in Lufkin, Texas.  Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., Thursday, April 19th at the funeral home.


Edward Russell Houk was born September 26, 1928 in Hillsboro, Missouri.  He was one of three sons born to Thomas Edward & Angeline Elizabeth (Williams) Houk.  Ed joined the U.S. Navy at the early age of seventeen and served his country in active duty for two years and reserve duty for four years.  He later joined the Air Force Reserves from which he retired as a Master Sergeant after forty-two years of active reserve service.  Ed  had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and retired in 1981 after thirty-one years.  He also worked five years for Turlock School District.  


Ed and his wife, Joyce, moved to Centerville from California in 1995 and soon became active members of the First Baptist Church.  Ministering to the community about the power of Jesus Christ was Ed’s calling in life.  Ed will be greatly missed, not only by his biological family but by his Christian family and community, as well.  He is now rejoicing with his Heavenly Father!


Ed was preceded in death by both of his parents; an infant son and brother, Robert Houk.  Surviving family members include wife, Joyce Houk of Centerville; children, Cindy Osborne (Natalie Payne) of California, Denise Kilgore of San Antonio, Elvin Bryant of Katy and Tammie Williams (Shane) of Martinsville and brother, William "Bob" Houk of Modesto, CA.  Ed is also survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.


Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.



Bill Neal


Funeral services for Bill Neal, age 57, of Madisonville, will be held at 2 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas.  Bro. Josh Schwarz and Bobby Clitte will officiate the service.  Interment will be in the Andrews Cemetery in Madison County.  A public visitation will take place Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.


Bill Neal was born December 28, 1960 in Madisonville, Texas to John Idie & Joann (Andrews) Neal.  He worked as a truck driver and had been a lifelong resident of Madison County.  Bill passed away April 17, 2018 in Bryan, Texas following a brief illness.  He was preceded in death by his father; step-father and both maternal & paternal grandparents.


Surviving relatives include wife, Becky Neal of Madisonville; mother, Joann Neal of Madisonville; son, Gabe Neal of Madisonville; daughters, Brooke Fancher of Madisonville, Stefani Neal of Austin and Taylor (Patrick) Evans of Madisonville; granddaughter, Autumn Aliese; brothers, Randy (Pat) Neal of Huntsville and Ronnie Neal of Madisonville; special friend, Blbby Clitte and numerous extended family and friends.  Bill is also survived by his dog, Coco, which Bill referred to as "Big Dog."


Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas is in charge of all arrangements.


James Wilton Bailey


Funeral services for James Wilton Bailey, age 89, will be held at 2 P.M., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Evans Chapel Methodist Church in Leona, Texas.  Rev. Sharon Sabom and Rev. Malcolm Monroe will officiate the service.  Interment will be in the Evans Chapel Cemetery adjacent to the church.  Visitation will take place from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas.


James Wilton Bailey was born November 28, 1928 in Madison County, Texas and passed away April 17, 2018 in Rosenberg, Texas.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked as a salesman.


James was preceded in death by both of his parents; sister, Edna Young and son, Brian Wilton Bailey.  Surviving family includes wife, Mary Lou Bailey of Rosenberg; Rebecca Zapalac (Mark) of Orchard, TX; sister, Sue Batson of Madisonville; grandchildren, Christopher Bailey, Julia Kovacs, Haleigh Winfrey, Dylan Zapalac, Brody Zapalac and Elena Zapalac and great grandchildren, Alex Bailey, Isabel Bailey and Matilda Kovacs.


Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas.


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