How to submit an obituary

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A Celebration of Life is pending with the family.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland (2422 E. Broadway St, Pearland 77581), with a memorial service at noon. Following the service, John will be laid to rest with his parents in the family plot at Forest Park East in League City, TX.

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Funeral mass services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in League City. Burial will follow at Mt Olivet.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

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Visitation will begin at 9:00am followed by home going services at 11:00am at St. Augustine Hippo Episcopal Church located at 1410 41st St. in Galveston on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Interment will follow the services at Galveston Memorial Park.

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Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28th from 6pm to 8pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City, TX. Funeral Services will be held at Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe, TX on Saturday, April 29th at 1pm with burial to follow. Pallbearers include, Wayne Conner (Speedy), Ronnie Blackburn, John Madden, Robby Grubbs, David Wade and Jimmy Hart.

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Visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Friday April 28, with funeral services 10:00 am, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas. 

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Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Reverend Jim Bass officiating.  Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery, 1310 North Main, Pearland, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501. 

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A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591.   A burial ceremony will follow at Rising Star Cemetery.  Pastor Roderick Reeves of New Creation Family Worship Center will be the officiant.  Memorials may be sent to the funeral home.

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Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home, Naples, Texas.

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Funeral services will be held at New Beginning Church on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 11:00am at 1950 Hwy 3, League City, TX. Viewing will start at 9:00am to 10:45am.  Graveside services with follow at Houston Memorial Gardens at 2426 Cullen Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584.

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Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Vincent Thinh Tran officiating.  A private cremation was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

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There will be a memorial service on April 29, 2017 at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 Highway 6 Hitchcock, TX 77563 at 2:00pm. Officiating; Pastor William. L. Randall.

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A viewing will begin at 10 A.M. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Dexter Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Sign her guestbook at www.fieldsjohnson.com.

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A celebration of life for Detree will be held  with viewing at 10 a.m followed by a service at 11:00 a.m Friday April 28th at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont Galveston Texas 77550.

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The family will receive visitors starting at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, April 28, 2017.  A rosary will start at 11:30 am followed by a funeral mass at 12 noon.  Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Mausoleum.

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 Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2107 at 10:00 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, with Father Stelios Sitaras officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. A Trisagion service will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:45 A.M.

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Guests are invited to share in the Celebration of Life Memorial on April 29, 2017 from 1-4pm at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, Texas 77503.

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Funeral Services willbe held Saturday, April 29, 2017at 11:00am at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church 316 S. Pine Rd, Texas City, TX 77591; Pastor Joel G. Clay officiating. Viewing will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am Saturday at the church. Resting place will be the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock, TX. Arrangements Entrusted To: Wynn Funeral Home, Galveston TX 77550

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Wake will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 at 6:00pm -- 8:00pm. Funeral services will follow on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 2:00pm both services will be held at Wynn Funeral Home.

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Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

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Visitation will begin at 9:00am followed by home going services at 11:00am at St. Augustine Hippo Episcopal Church located at 1410 41st St. in Galveston on Saturday, April 30, 2017. Interment will follow the services at Galveston Memorial Park.

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Visitation will begin at 9:00am followed by home going services at 11:00am at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church located at 6609 Fairwood Rd in Hitchcock on Friday, April 29, 2017. Interment will follow the services at Mainland Memorial Cemetery.

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Guests are invited to share in the 5-7 pm Celebration of Life Visitation for Randy on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Abundant Life Church, 5801 Ave. S, Galveston, TX  77551. Funeral Services will be 11am at Abundant Life Church on Saturday April 29, 2017.

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A visitation will be held 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

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A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

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Her funeral will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 , visitation to start at 2:00 with service at 3:00pm.

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Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7:00 P.M, with Pastor James Lewis officiating. A reception will be held after the service at Zion Retreat Center, 6910 Yucca Drive, Galveston, Texas.

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Shirley Faye Porter, 81, of League City, Texas, passed away April 22, 2017. She was born in Texas City, Texas on July 31, 1935 to Isaac and Harriet Hood. She was married to Levi Sherman Porter for 62 years. Shirley worked as a beautician and was the owner of Chat & Curl Beauty Salon. She…

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A Celebration of Life mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Leon Springs on May 2, 2017 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow. Following the reception, the ashes of Mary Ann and Chester will be buried at the Mission Park North Cemetery at Dominion.

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A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 24, 2017, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque. A service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the funeral home, with Father Bob Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock, Texas.

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Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Gibson officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Avitts, Robert “Skip” Avitts, Benjie Merchant, Charlie Merchant and Mac Merchant.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501.

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Visitation will occur on April 24, 2017 from 5-7pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway, Galveston, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 25, 2017 at 10:00am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Father Frank Fabj and Deacon Doug Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.