Month: January 2017

Marvin Earl Willis

Marvin Earl Willis of Grapeland was born January 20, 1940 in Anthony, Texas and grew up in New Mexico.  He left this earth January 25, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.   He was a retired electrician, being self-employed for twenty-five years in Madisonville, Texas, then working for TDCJ.    Mr. Willis was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Catherine Willis, and one son, James Earl Willis.  He is survived by his sister, Marge Berger of Madisonville, Tx. He is also survived by his wife Dorris Rowden Willis of Grapeland, one daughter Caralynda Willis of Madisonville, one son...

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Rosemary Gertrude Stewart

Rosemary Gertrude Stewart, age 82, of Houston passed away January 23, 2017 in Houston.  She was born September 30, 1934 in Wapato, WA to parents, Lee Orr and Norma Howard Orr.  She was a member of the Willow Meadow Baptist Church of Houston and a retired R.N. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Stewart of Houston; children, Gina Jones and husband, John of Houston, Tammy Henningham and husband, Eduardo of El Paso, Amy Leighman and husband, Scott of Tyler, and Beth Stewart of Crockett; grandchildren, Natasha, Caitlin, Adam, Nicole and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Trinitie, David, Tony and Taya;...

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Jimmy Ray Houston

O.T. Allen & Son F.H. – Alto, Tx  Alto – Memorial services for Jimmy Ray Houston, 80, of Grapeland and formerly of Alto are pending. Mr. Houston died Tuesday in Grapeland. He was born September 30th, 1936 in Crockett, Texas to Rayford B. and Q’Belle Richardson...

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Chuck Barton Musick

Chuck Barton Musick, age 54, of Waskom, and formerly of Grapeland, Texas passed away on January 25, 2017.  He was born on May 26, 1962 in Dallas, Texas to Sammy Joe Musick and Dixie Jarvis Musick.  He was a truck driver for Davis Chemical. Mr. Musick was preceded in death by his father, Sammy Joe Musick; sisters, Susan McQueen and Jana Freese; brother, Joe Vaughn Musick; and nephew Ryan James. Mr. Musick is survived by his mother, Dixie Musick of Grapeland; fiancée, Jan Booth; the mother of his children, Earline Musick; daughter, Alicia Martinez and husband Juan of Crockett; sons, Joseph Musick and Jay Musick of Grapeland; grandchildren, Gabryl, Tony, Sophia and Sammie Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Chuck Barton Musick will be held at 3:00 p.m. on January 29, 2017 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Bro. Elton Musick officiating.  The family will receive friends for visitation two hours prior of services.  Interment will follow in Parker Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Musick are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Hwy 19, Palestine, Tx.  To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book, go to www.rhonefuneralhome.com, or connect with us on...

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Houston County Lake Update 1-29

61F surface water temperature, water stained in color, and normal level. Fair black bass to 4 pounds 9 ounces on black and red skirted spinners, perch and yellow colored crank baits, black with red worms. Fair crappie in deep water at the dam and some around piers and brush using live minnows. Good catfish on jug lines. Crockett Family Resort Lodging, Marina, & RV Park Houston County Lake 75 Dogwood LN W Crockett, Tx 75835 936/544-8466...

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