Author: Cheril Vernon

Alice June Musick Seiley

  Services for Alice June Musick Seiley age 77, of Navasota and formerly of Grapeland will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Chapel, Grapeland with Rev. Norman Harrell and Rev. Elton Musick officiating. Burial will follow in Parker Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mrs. Seiley died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Tomball Regional Medical Center. She was born October 22, 1938 in Grapeland, to Barton Musick and Birdie Ham Musick. Mrs. Seiley was a homemaker. Mrs. Seiley was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Jake Salmon, a sister Willie Mae Musick Hilyard, brothers, infant brother, Travis Wayne Musick, Charles Milton Musick, and Sammy Joe Musick. Mrs. Seiley is survived by her husband Dale Dean Seiley, a daughter Lisa Kay Seiley Bradley and companion Thomas Gilson, son Terry Don Seiley and daughter-in-law Gwen Seiley, grandchildren, Cheyenne Lecole Sterling and Karen Gail Seiley Smith and husband Joseph, great granddaughters, Chelbi Marie Lane and Ariel Christene Lane, step great grandson Johnathan Smith, a sister, Gunita Harrell and husband Rev. Norman Harrell, step sisters and step brothers, Joyce Keen, Mirnie Roberson and husband John, Floyd Salmon and wife Fannie, special friend Pauline Jones and family, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Jed Mobley, John Mark Harrell, Joel Harrell, James Hilyard, Jr.(J.J.), Andre Harrell, Mitchell Brunkenhoefer, and Chuck Musick....

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Johnnie Faye McKnight

Johnnie Faye McKnight, age 71, of Crockett went to be with her Lord, August 20, 2016. She was born February 16, 1945 in Crockett to parents, John A. O’Neal and Beadia Byrd O’Neal. She was a graduate of Ralph Bunche High School, attended Prairie View A&M and earned her Bachelors of Education from Paul Quinn College. For 31 years she taught in the Crockett Public School District, challenging and changing lives. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was actively involved in the Girl Scouts, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Houston County Share, and the Young...

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Miriam Cecile Beltran

Miriam Cecile Beltran, age 72, of Crockett passed away Wednesday August 10, 2016 in Crockett. She was born August 16, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to parents, Homer Cecil and Mildred Frances Robinson Pierce.  Miriam Cecile Beltran, age 72, of Crockett passed away Wednesday August 10, 2016 in Crockett. She was born August 16, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to parents, Homer Cecil and Mildred Frances Robinson Pierce. She was preceded in death by sons, Paul Casper, Greg Casper, and Michael Copeln; parents, Homer and Mildred Pierce; and brothers, Thomas Kitchen and Lynn Pierce. Memorial services for Miriam Cecile Beltran will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday August 27, 2016 in the First Christian Church with Rev. Tim Allen officiating....

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Una Mae (Nanny) Prater

Una Mae (Nanny) Prater (94) of Slocum, TX, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Dallas, TX. She was born September 22, 1921 to Floyd and Willie Ora Averitte. She is preceded in death by husband Fred Prater, daughter Theresa Abernathy, great grandsons John Dow IV and Shawn Jones, son-in-law’s John Evans and Don Hilliard. She is survived by daughters Rita Hilliard (Slocum) and Freida Evans (Elkhart); son-in-law Charles Abernathy; grandchildren John David (Vanessa) Evans, LaDonna Powell, Robbin (Keith) Langston, William Hilliard, Scott (Jennifer) Hilliard, Stacy Wasson, Andy (Karen) Abernathy and Daisy Coho; twenty-four (24) great-grands, five (5) great-great...

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Frank M. Penny, Jr.

Frank M. Penny, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his residence in Conroe. He was born June 23, 1929 in Crockett to parents, Frank M. Penny, Sr. and Minnie Snook Penny, graduated from Crockett High School in 1949 and eventually served in the Texas National Guard. Frank lied to his mom, telling her he was taking art class, while all the time he was using the money to learn how to fly airplanes! He went on to teach his father how to fly and owned several small planes. Frank married the love of his life, Robbie...

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