Helen Marie Havard Johnson
Helen Marie Havard Johnson, 82, of Lufkin, was born July 15, 1928 in Angelina County, Texas, the daughter of the late
Maggie (Burris) and Richard Havard. She passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at her residence. Ms. Johnson was a
devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She resided in the Lufkin area all of her life. She was born in
Burke and moved to the Pollok community. She enjoyed cooking, singing, working in her yard, being with her family and
taking care of her grandchildren. Ms Johnson was a member of O'Quinn Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter
and son-in-law, Phyllis and Jamie Bonner of Lufkin; son, Freddy Johnson of Lufkin; grandchildren, Perry II and Jeanna
Henson, Angie Due, Jackie Maddux and Marci Brentham; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters,
Irene Pruitt of Lufkin and Opal Wonzer of Katy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. Ms.
Johnson was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Becky Reeve; grandson, Richard Maddux in 1973;
granddaughter, Kim Maddux in 1984; former husband, Johnny Marcelle Johnson; brothers, Floyd Havard and Preston
Havard; and sisters, Minnie Lee Deaton, Gracie McClendon and Olar McClendon. Pallbearers will be Bret Due, Perry
Henson II, Josh Henson, Tanner Myers, Cole Brentham and Jerry Bynum. Honorary pallbearers will be Maddux Dezern,
Tucker Ray Bynum, and Cutter Anthony Henson. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Hospice
in the Pines for the care given to Ms. Johnson during her final illness. Services for Ms. Johnson will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jeff Robinson and Dr. Dalton
Havard officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at
www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gipson Funeral Home, directors.
Published in The Lufkin Daily News from August 31 to September 1, 2010
|Gladys Day Havard
Funeral services for Gladys Day Havard, 87, of Huntington will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the
Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ with Brother Cary Modisett officiating. Interment will follow in the Tom Havard
Cemetery. Mrs. Havard was born October 15, 1922 in the Manning Community, Angelina County, Texas to the late
Ruby (Tatum) and Leon Day, and died Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in a local hospital. Mrs. Havard was a
lifetime resident of Angelina County. She enjoyed cooking for her family, and loved her church and church family at
Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ. Mrs. Havard, the oldest of "five darling daughters", is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Sylvia and Brother Cary Modisett of Huntington; son and daughter-in-law, Wynn and Pam Havard of
Huntington; grandchildren, Ray Modisett, Jason Havard, Amanda Skinner and Charlene Walker, all of Huntington;
14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Novelle Trapasso of Beaumont, Lula Mae Page of
Huntington, Kathryn McNabb of Huntsville and Ruth Richardson of Austin; special nephew, Burlin Havard; and
numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Havard was preceded in death by her husband
"Havard" Havard; grandson, David Havard; and granddaughter, Celeste "Cissy" Modisett. Pallbearers will be Jason
Havard, Ray Modisett, Jason Skinner, Gary Holland, Scott Lambert and David Page. Honorary pallbearers will be
the members of Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ and Dr. Kyle Krohn. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Kyle
Krohn and Dr. Jose Capellan for the care given to Mrs. Gladys Havard Wideman. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin,
|.William Pierce Dykes, 70, of Huntington, son of the late Clara (Calhoun) and Leroy Dykes, was born March 1, 1940 and
passed away June 9, 2010. Mr. Dykes was a machinist at Lufkin Industries. Survivors include honored nephew, Bobby
Treadway and wife, Cynthia; special friend, Clara Hardin; sons, Daniel Leroy Dykes, William Thomas Dykes and Jason
Scott Dykes; grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Sallie Gilcrease and Ruby Richardson. Mr. Dykes
was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Dykes; daughter, Tuesday Moreno; and brother, Robert Lee Dykes.
Pallbearers will be Richard Dykes, Jimmy Dykes, Jerry Gilcrease, Roy Lee Sumrall, Brian Van Winkle, Sr., and Richard
Havard. Honorary pallbearers will be Claude Hamilton and Garry Treadway. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
June 12, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Ray Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Tom
Havard Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.
Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gipson Funeral Home, directors.
|Amy Elizabeth Havard Kerr
Services for Amy Elizabeth Havard Kerr, 28, of Newton, TX were held Friday, July 3, 2009 at Faith
Worship Center on CR 4045 FM 363 with burial following at Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Amy died Monday, June 29, 2009 at her residence in Newton. A longtime Newton County resident;
she loved her family, especially her children, and her cats. She enjoyed all music.
Survivors include her mother Sherry Beth Havard of Newton, two sons, Connor Stephen Kerr and
Kasyn Bryce McAnally Havard and one daughter, Hallie Elizabeth Kerr all of Newton, two sisters, Kim
Havard Gibson & husband Charles " Bubba " of Newton, and Candace Havard Mobley & husband
Matthew of Fayetteville, NC. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,
cousins, friends and her former husband Stephen Kerr of Newton.
She was preceded in death by her father Clifford Ray Havard and grandparents N. T. & Myrtie
Havard, Myrtice Jean Love Evans & Obal Evans, and best friend Jessie Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Trout Creek Baptist Church, P. O. Box 133, Kirbyville, TX 75956.
|.John Havard: Former Lowestoft GP and BMA leader
Last updated: 13/07/2010 08:45:00
A former head of the British Medical Association, Dr John Havard, who was also a Lowestoft GP, has died aged 86.
A fourth generation doctor, he was instrumental in advising government and formulating legislation on drink-driving, drugs and road safety and
Lowestoft-born, he spent the first 35 years of his life in the town and spent six years in practice with his Welsh speaking father, Dr Arthur Havard,
in the 1950s.
Educated at the former South Lodge School, Lowestoft, he went to Malvern and then Jesus College, Cambridge, before training at London's
Middlesex Hospital. He did his national service in the RAF, where he studied law and was later admitted as a barrister.
He began a rapid rise up the ladder of medical politics in 1956 when he became secretary to the East Suffolk local medical committee. Then in
1958, when was also awarded a doctorate in medicine at Cambridge, he became assistant secretary with the BMA. He was promoted
under-secretary from 1964 to 1976, then deputy secretary until 1980 when he was appointed secretary. He served for more than eight years and
was made CBE in 1989. He was a member of numerous official committees and working groups set up to advise government on issues ranging
from homicide to revision of coroner's rules.
An outstanding athlete, he was an international sprinter representing Wales and was a member of the combined Oxford and Cambridge Athletics
club (the Achilles Club). His fellow team mates included Ross and Norris McWhirter.
He went on to referee Oxford and Cambridge sprinters, once disqualifying Lord (Jeffrey) Archer for making two false starts.
His other hobbies included history, a love of the English countryside and the Bach Choir.
His second wife predeceased him but he is survived by four children.
A funeral has taken place.
|Ina Faye Havard | Visit Guest Book
HAVARD Ina Faye Havard of Wade, MS. passed away September 27,2010 in Hurley, MS. Ina Faye was born on April 1, 1937 in Wade. She was
a devoted member of Caswell Springs United Methodist Church in Wade for 60 years, she baked and sold cakes until 1992 she loved to fish
and she also worked at International Paper Company in Moss Point. She was preceded in death by her son Robert " Bart" Havard, her parents
Leslie and Glennie Cumbest Goff,her brother Archie Goff, and her sister Gennie V. Goff. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Ernest
Ray Havard, her son Frankie (Lou) Havard, her granddaughter Felica (Mike) Carr and her two great grandchildren Megen and Dustin Carr all of
Wade, her brother Morris "Tubb' Goff of TX. many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday September 28, 2010 from 6:00pm to
9:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS. Funeral services will be Wednesday September 29, 2010 beginning at 11:00 am from
Caswell Springs United Methodist Church with a one hour viewing prior to service, Rev. Bryan Scott and Rev. H.W. Parker will be officiating.
Burial will follow in Caswell Springs United Methodist Church cemetery. The Havard family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Mrs.
Janet Habeck and her staff at Mama's Place and Camellia Hospice for all their love, support, and care through her illness. Heritage Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements locally owned and operated, you may view and sign an online register book for Ina Faye at www.heritage
Published in Mississippi Press on September 28, 2010
|September 24, 2010
Willie Mae Havard Arnold
Anonymous CNHI The Star Herald Fri Sep 24, 2010, 04:45 PM CDT
Services for Willie Mae Havard Arnold, 85, of Durant were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Harmonia
She died Sept. 22, 2010 at the University Medical Center in Jackson. (Mississippi)
|Allie Irene Havard Shell
Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:59 pm | Updated: 3:59 pm, Thu Apr 22, 2010.
Services for Allie Irene Havard Shell, of Roxie, are 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, at Springhill Baptist Church in Knoxville, with burial in the church
cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Shell, 95, died April 21, 2010, at Natchez Community Hospital. She was born in Franklin County on Feb. 17, 1915, to Cade Nathaniel Havard
and Allie Irene Ford Havard.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Springhill Baptist Church. Mama Allie was an avid deer and turkey hunter and loved the outdoors. She
loved taking care of and spending time with her family. Some of her hobbies were gardening, sewing, watching the Atlanta Braves, riding her golf
cart and spending time with her cat, Socks. She enjoyed singing in the choir at Springhill Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Roy Shell Sr.; two brothers, three sisters and her son-in-law, David Griffin.
Survivors are her sons and their wives, Roy and Loretta Shell, of Knoxville, and Wilber and Nancy Shell, of Brookhaven; her daughters, Linda
Carraway and husband Mike, of Knoxville, and Elizabeth Griffin, of Knoxville; her nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Appreciation is
given to three special people for their loving care, Barbara Alexander, Tonya Halford and Priscilla Jackson. (SW Mississippi)
|BARBARA WOOD HAVARD
BUTLER, Ala. -- Graveside services for Barbara Wood Havard will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Bumpers Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Havard, 69, of Butler, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd William Havard of Butler.
Visitation will be today 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Naomia Dykes, 74, of Saron will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. in
the Saron Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Linwood Dykes and Brother Willie Wooten
officiating. Interment will follow in the Dunk Havard Cemetery. Mrs. Dykes was born August 5, 1936 in
the Saron Community, Angelina County, Texas to the late Matty Bell (Cryer) and James Willie Grimes,
and died Thursday, October 14, 2010 in a local hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Saron.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Gay Ann and Michael Duhon and Carolyn Sue and
Mark Lewis, all of Saron; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Susan Dykes of Garrison; grandchildren,
Wesley and Cyreena DuBose, Hopper and Autumn Dykes, Ashley Dykes, Courtney Dykes, Aundra and
Scooter Hanks; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hamilton, Mary Sanchez and Rose Ellis, all
of Huntington; brothers, Marcus Grimes of Beaumont, Johnny Grimes of Orange and Tommy Grimes of
Saron; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dykes was preceded in
death by her husband, Hubert Dykes; and sisters, Irene Grimes and Viola Noe. Pallbearers will be
Jason Gunn, Tommy Grimes, Wesley DuBose, Mark Lewis, Michael Duhon and Hopper Dykes. The
family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home in
Huntington. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway
Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.
|Delia Pearl (Dykes) Harris
Delia Pearl (Dykes) Harris passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, Lufkin. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Harris was born March 4, 1920 in Manning to Lafayette and Effie (McSween)Dykes. She is preceded in death by her parents,
two brothers, two sisters and her husband, Minferd, the great love of her life, her darling daughter, Ann and two wonderful sons,
Herb and Gabe; also, a granddaughter, Shannon Harris. Mrs. Harris had resided in Zavalla for most of her life, having spent some
early years in Saron and Port Arthur. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Zavalla. She is survived by three daughters,
Joyce Rowe of Dallas, Teresa Summerford of Houston, and Dr. Kay Harris of Hattiesburg, MS; two sons, Bill Harris of Longview,
and Ray Harris of Zavalla; daughters-in-law, Mary, Karen, Billie and Patti Harris; son-in-law, Ben Rowe; grandsons, Terry and Joey
Harris, Randy Havard, David Rowe, Tommy Harris, Cliff Harris, John Summerford; granddaughters, Robin Riddle, Leigh Ann
Hankins, Jana Sheehan, Michaela Norris, Patty Carss, Angie Phillips and Lisa Rice; great-grandchildren, Chessa, Shade, Hannah,
Caleb, Crystal, Justin, Rachel, Carter, Philip, Kyle, Ryan, Reagan, Kaci, Reagan, Andrew, William and David; Katie, Kyle, Keith,
Erika, Krista, Anna, Isabella, and Paul; two cousins, Linwood Dykes and Wayne Hamilton and many nieces and nephews. Mrs.
Harris was a devoted and loving wife and mother who served the Lord and along with her husband brought up their children in the
church. Unselfish, caring and fun, she brought a unique and beautiful light to those lives she touched, and there were many. Always
smiling, usually singing, she greeted one and all, telling them she loved them. Creative in many ways, she lived for the Lord and her
family and in doing so, her love and faith passed to them. She was a wonderful cook since childhood, learning to do so at 8 years
old when her mother passed away. She had a big heart and a big kitchen, neither of which ever closed. The food was prepared
with goodness and love, feeding both body and soul. All of her children woke up each morning to hear her singing in the kitchen as
she cooked breakfast for them. A true renaissance woman, she was a great story teller and writer. She sang Irish ballads to her
children as she rocked them to sleep. She and Minferd introduced music to their children early on and that became the focal point
of all family gatherings; children and grandchildren singing and playing the piano, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and dulcimer. An avid
reader, she also passed her love of God's Word to her children. Smart and ambitious, she owned and operated a small grocery
store/cafŽ for many years. She adored meeting the public. Her store was a central meeting place for many in the community. There
wasn't anything she felt she couldn't do with God's help. As Bro. Modisett put it, "She was beyond precious." Services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cary Modisett and Bro. Linwood Dykes officiating.
Interment will follow in the Zavalla Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Rowe, Randy Havard, John Summerford, Terry, Joey, Tom
and Cliff Harris. The family wishes to thank the staff at Castle Pines Rehabilitation, Heart-to-Heart Hospice and Memorial Hospital
and a special thank you to Helena McDaniel, her caretaker. Memorials may be made to Shawnee Church, Huntington or First
Baptist Church in Zavalla. "Her children arise and call her Blessed," Proverbs 31:28. Condolences may be offered at www.
gipsonfuneralhome. com. Gipson Funeral Home, directors.
|Ellis Havard, 1934-2010
Columbia Daily Tribune
Friday, October 29, 2010
Ellis H. Havard Jr., 76, of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home.
A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the home of his daughter, Adrienne Havard.
Ellis was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Pace, Miss., to Ellis H. and Lillie Mae Lusk Havard.
Ellis retired from State Farm after a 34-year career in auto claims.
He was an avid golfer and gardener who loved sharing his harvest. He was a member of the Downtown Optimists Club, a 4-H volunteer and a
supporter of the Missouri Symphony Society.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; his son, Alex; and daughter, Adrienne. Also surviving are his brothers, Allen Havard of O’Fallon, Bob Havard
of Ohio, Walt Havard of Pennsylvania and Jerry Havard of St. Charles; and sisters, Mary Scherr of Texas, Margie Tayloe of Salem and Kay
Thompson of St. Louis.
Memorials may be given to the Downtown Optimists Club, P.O. Box 1959, Columbia, Mo., 65205, or a charity of your choice
|Ruby (Dykes) Richardson
Ruby (Dykes) Richardson, 80, the daughter of Clara Beatrice (Calhoun) and Leroy Dykes, was born June 14, 1930 in
Jasper County and passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at a local hospital. Mrs. Richardson attended Rockland and
Colmesniel schools and married her first husband, Claude Hamilton, who preceded her in death. She married her second
husband, Joseph Richardson, in 1972. She was a secretary for Zavalla Propane Company for twenty years. She was a
member of Lala Hill Baptist Church in Huntington. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Claude Elroy and Linda
Hamilton of Diboll, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Sallie and Jerry Gilcrease of Saron Community, TX; grandson, Robert Alan
Tetu of Austin, TX; 3 honored nephews, Bobby and Cynthia Treadway of Zavalla, Garry and Stephanie Treadway of Saron
Community and David and Marie Cochran of Lufkin; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Helen Cochran.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Gilcrease, Bobby Treadway, Garry Treadway, David Cochran, James Tarver and
Richard Dykes. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Hadley, Bobby Epperly and the men of Lala Hill Baptist Church. She is
preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Claude Hamilton; husband, Joseph Richardson; 2 brothers, Robert Lee
Dykes and William Pierce Dykes; and great-grandson, Corbin Dallas Tetu. Services for Mrs. Richardson will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the Lala Hill Baptist Church in Huntington with Bro. Calvin Kersh officiating. Interment will
follow in the Tom Havard Cemetery in Zavalla. Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors.
|Dizzy Dean Leviness
Dizzy Dean Leviness, 75, of Zavalla, was born September 19, 1935 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Mellie (Dykes) and Paxton Chancely
Leviness. He passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Leviness was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He
was a self-employed backhoe operator. He loved life and enjoyed being outdoors. Survivors include Aline, the mother of his children; daughter and
son-in-law, Pam and Jack Hooks; son, William Dean Leviness; daughter, Teresa Leviness; son, Johnny Leviness; daughter, Lanita Ison; daughter
and son-in-law, Karen and Tommy Stanley; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pat, Jimmy and Roger Leviness; sisters, Mary Tarver,
Alice Whitmire and Marsha Laird; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Mr. Leviness was preceded in death by his
parents; son, Terry Lynn Leviness; son-in-law, Danny Ison, Jr.; grandson, Kevin Dewayne Hooks; and brothers, Joe Leviness and Lester Wynn
Leviness. Pallbearers will be Christopher Ponder, Tommy Stanley, Jason Gunn, Richard Hopkins, Chris Dykes and Bobby Dykes. Honorary
pallbearers will be Ernest Day, James Ponder, Troy Weaver and Mac Weaver. Services for Mr. Leviness will held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 4,
2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Linwood Dykes and Rev. Cary Modisette officiating. Interment will follow in the Tom Havard
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.