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Kathryn Nicole Havard  

Funeral service for Ms. Kathryn Nicole Havard, 21, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday,
August 3, 2012, in Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Scarborough officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at
Tom Havard Cemetery in Zavalla, Texas. Ms. Havard was born on July 18, 1991, in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter
of Ricky L. Havard and Sandy Gilliland Hearnsbeger. She passed away on July 30, 2012, in Schertz, Texas.
Kathryn grew up in Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Hudson. She enjoyed being a cheerleader in Hudson Middle
School. She then graduated from Nacogdoches High School. During her school years she was active in
extracurricular acclivities such as gymnast, track and cross country. She went on to attend the Texas State
University at San Marcos, Texas. She aspired to be a make-up artist and a designer. She lived in Austin and
San Antonio, serving as a hostess/waitress. Kathryn could be described as spiritually-minded, and she actively
supported causes that she believed in, especially those that were for the betterment of her fellow man. She was
one of the most inspiring people that anyone would want to know. She lit up any room she walked into with her
beautiful smile. Her exuberance for life was contagious to all around her. Kathryn was a wonderful daughter,
granddaughter, and best friend. All who knew Kathryn lost a wonderful piece of their lives, and she will be
remembered in their hearts forever. She is survived by her father, Ricky Havard, of Nacogdoches; mother,
Sandy Gilliland Hearnsberger, of Nacogdoches; stepfather, Mark Courtney; stepfather, John Hearnsberger;
stepmother, Julianne Havard; grandmothers, Betty Havard, Juanita Hearnsberger; great-grandmothers, Dixie
Hart, Zelta Mae Wilkerson; brothers, Nicholas Runnels, Jace Hearnsberger, TJ Hearnsberger, Charles
Hearnsberger, Logan Havard; cousins, Zachary McDaniel, Chole McDaniel, Tiffany Torres, Mackenzie Cavins,
Josh Cavins Jr., Sophia Jarava; extended cousins, Charles Jones, Sean Jones, Allyssa Jones, Amanda Jones,
Shanna Graham, Micah Graham, Amy Graham, Charleigh Graham; aunts, Andi Roberts, Brenda Jarava, Cathy
Shelton, Debbi Graham, Patricia Lanahan; uncles, Allen McDaniel, Bill Jones, DeWayne Roberts, A.J. Jarava, as
well as numerous extended family and great friends. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary
Kathryn Gilliland; grandfather, Jesse Denman Havard, and Vernon Hearnsberger, Sharon Hart. To offer
condolence or to sign the online register book please log onto www.lairdfh.net. The family of Ms. Havard is being
served by Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches.
.Published in The Lufkin Daily News on August 3, 2012
Funeral services for Vernon N. Havard, 81, of Lufkin will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Carroway
Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Gary Forrest and Major Brad Flurry officiating. Graveside services with
military honors will follow in the Jonesville Cemetery. Vernon N. Havard went to sleep Saturday, August 4, 2012 and
woke up in the presence of his Lord and Savior. He was born June 10, 1931 in the Saron Community, Angelina
County, Texas to the late Tom and Cora (Cryer) Havard. He married Clarine Garlington January 19, 1952. Mr.
Havard and was employed for 25 years with Monroe Calculators. In 1980 he went to work for A&NR Railroad and
retired in 1998. He was a licensed barber. Mr. Havard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather,
and friend. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict. At a
young age Mr. Havard realized he had a love for music and began to sing and play the guitar without ever taking a
voice or guitar lesson. Oftentimes he would bribe his big brother into letting him ride his bike if he could play his
guitar. He was a talented musician and song writer. He formed the bands 'Vernon Havard and the Western
Wranglers' and 'Vernon Havard and the Nuggets'. Anyone who met him knows he never met a stranger. If you knew
him, you loved him, and he loved you. He was a people's person, and like Jesus, he loved all the little children of the
world. Children were drawn to him as much as he was drawn to them. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing music,
letting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren drive his barge, giving piggyback rides, and wrestling with his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the living room floor. Mr. Havard served as a deacon of Parkview Baptist
Church from 2001-2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Clarine Havard of Lufkin; daughters, Rhonda
Woodward, Rita Fancher, and Regina Barrett, all of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Pat Montes of
Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Ann Havard of Houston; grandchildren, Melissa Prince and husband
Tommy of Lumberton, Major Brad Flurry and wife Liz of Ohio, Brian Flurry of Lufkin, Clint Barrett and wife Laura of
Lumberton, Brittanie Thornton of Lufkin, and Tanner Montes of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Brailey and Bree Prince,
Hunter and Drew Flurry, Autumn and Briceton Flurry, and Carson, Kadin, and Landon Barrett; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Cora Havard; brothers, Carl Havard and
Vernie Havard; and sisters, Gloria Tyson, Lou Sheffield, Merl Grimes, Noralene Drillings, Lela Havard, and Christene
Havard. Pallbearers will be Brad Flurry, Larry Garlington, Briceton Flurry, Clint Barrett, Gary Woodward, Tanner
Montes, Brian Flurry, Pat Montes, James "Bubba" Ainsworth, and Tommy Prince. Honorary pallbearers will be the
Deacons of Parkview Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 111 Parkview
Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904, or Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904. The family will
welcome friends and loved ones from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences
may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Heaven's choir has been blessed with a
new beautiful voice because we know our Daddy will be singing in that Heavenly Angelic Choir in the sky. We will love
and miss you and think of you every day of our lives until we meet again. This is not a final goodbye Dad, as we will
just say 'See you soon'. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy
4:7. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.