Elizabeth J. Bajew was born on May 20, 1933, in Moline, Kansas, to Paul Welch and Grace Fleming-Welch. She graduated high school from Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, Kansas. After high school, Elizabeth served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1956. While stationed in Liverpool, England, she met and married Eugene Bajew; the two were married for 37 years and had three children - Andre, Nick and Katch. Elizabeth served in civil service for over 20 years, including acting as assistant to a five star general in the United States Army. Elizabeth’s service and dedication earned her several awards, including the Civilian Superior Service Award. Elizabeth was a woman of great faith who loved her family dearly and enjoyed writing, particularly poetry. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, as well as nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Andre and Teresa Bajew, Nick Bajew and Diane Lopez, and Katch Bajew. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Daniel Bajew, Brian Bajew, Allie Bajew, Lance Hartman, Andrew Bajew, Elizabeth Lieber, and Tyler Hartman. Elizabeth is also survived by her sister, Pauline Holzmeister and her husband, Abe. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the benevolence fund at: CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S. Westgreen BLVD., Katy, Texas 77450. The family thanks you for joining them for this time praising God for Elizabeth’s life in Christ and remembering how special she was. Please remember Elizabeth’s family in prayer and ask God to give them healing in the midst of their pain and faith in the midst of their struggles, for even as we mourn Elizabeth’s death we draw strength from God’s promise of life eternal I Jesus. Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 18, 2015, at CrossPoint Community Church in Katy with Pastor David Jung officiating. Pallbearers were Andre Bajew, Nick Bajew, Dan Bajew, Brian Bajew, Andrew Bajer and Tyler Hartman. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Ave., PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281) 934-2424 - www.schmidtfunerals.com.

Linda Doucette passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Katy, Texas, at the age of 67 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Vince Doucette of Katy; son, Pat Doucette (Tiffany); granddaughter, Chloe; brother, Jimmy Copellar Jr. (Deana); aunt and uncle, Mary Alice “Tweet” and Billy Davis of Shreveport, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation hours on Sunday, March 22, 6 - 8 p.m. at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Katy, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, Katy. Also, visitation on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Blanchard Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. at 9:30 a.m. with Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and internment at the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. in Campti, Louisiana. Pallbearers in Katy will be Pat Doucette, Jimmy Copellar, Ruben Hope, III, Joe Williams, Shawn Nichol, and Lee Clark. The pallbearers in Campti, Louisiana will be Anthony Sutis, Christopher Vascue, Bufort Grappe, Jimmy Copellar, Lee Clark, and Jim Buddenhagen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 271561, Houston, Texas 77277. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424.

John B. Stokes, Jr. was born February 4, 1938 to John B. Stokes, Sr. And Lela May Purdy Stokes, the oldest of 8 children. He graduated from Wells High School in Wells, Texas. From there he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at Texas A&M, he joined the cadet corps, and graduated as a Second Lieutenant. He spent a couple more years in the military and was honorably discharged in 1964 at the rank of Captain. He worked 32 years for the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, and retired as second in command of District 4. John served for many years on the Missions Committee of Tomball Bible Church. John was a strong supporter of missions, and built cabins and furniture for Rock Nest Ranch in BC, Canada; Indian Bible College in Flagstaff, AZ and Jubilee Ranch in Hempstead, TX. In recent years, he taught Sunday School and served with youth ministry at Hempstead First Baptist Church. John is preceded in death by his father, John B. Stokes, Sr., his mother, Lela May Purdy Stokes, his brother, Walter Stokes, and his sister, Ruth Stokes Brandon. He is survived by his brother, Carl Stokes, sisters Nelda Jordan, Jo Ellen Stokes, Bobby Carol Musick, and Mary Shumaker; his wife, Marilyn, daughter Grace and son-in-law Tucker Grose, son John and daughter-in-law Jenna Stokes, and granddaughters Rachel and Naomi Stokes.

Charley May Cray passed away January 16, 2015, at Serenity Senior Care Home in San Antonio at the age of 94. She was born October 21, 1920, in Jiba, Texas, the daughter of Charles Fredrick Tinsley, Sr. and Lena Alma Pool Tinsley. Charley May was united in marriage with Raymon Thomas Cray, Sr. on June 14, 1941, in Longview, Texas. They made their home in Brookshire, Texas, for 58 years, where they were members of the Pattison United Methodist Church. During her working years, Charley May was employed as a bank teller at Farmers State Bank in Brookshire. Charley May is survived by her SON: Tom (R. Thomas Cray, Jr.) , 6 GRANDCHILDREN, 15 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 4 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. She is also survived by her BROTHER: Charles Fredrick Tinsley, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her SISTER: Nancy Jim Johnson of Buxton, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one sister, Velma Jacquelyn Erlandson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 21st, at 3:00 P.M., at the Pattison United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Lohmer, Sr. offi ciating. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Pattison United Methodist Church Women’s Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 67, Pattison, Texas 77466. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423 (281)934-2424 – www.schmidtfunerals.com

JIM PAGE BULLER, 81, lifelong Pattison resident, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born March 9, 1933, in Pattison, the son of Wes and Clara Buller. He grew up in Pattison and attended school in Katy,  graduating from Katy High School. He then served his country in theUnited States Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 - 1955. After his honorable discharge, Jim attended Sam Houston State University where he earned a degree in Agriculture graduating with honors in 1958. On November 28, 1959, Jim married Katie Anderson at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston. They have made their home in Pattison where Jim worked as a cattle rancher. A lifelong community supporter, Jim served as a member on the Royal ISD School Board for 18 years. He was a member of the Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066, AF & AM for over 50 years and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. Jim had also served as a Salvation Army represent ative for the area for over 40 years, and on the FFA Advisory Committee. He was a charter member of the Brookshire/Pattison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Jim was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire. And his passion was genealogy. He is survived by his WIFE OF 55 YEARS: Katie Buller of Pattison;  AUGHTER: Page Valentine and her husband, Robert, also of Pattison; GRANDDAUGHTER: Angela Williams and her husband, Rusty, of Katy; SISTERS: Ida Mae Morton and her husband, James, and Louise Buller; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Jim was preceded in death by his son, John Wesley Buller, his parents, Wes and Clara Buller, his brother, Wesley S. Buller and his sisters, Mary Louise Buller and Verna Kathryn Buller Carmichael. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 4:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire with Reverend Dottie Dumas officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Williams, Robert Valentine, Rick Varner, Brian Diezi, Hollis Ulbricht, Jr., Lynn Gostecnik, Gary Gostecnik, Sandy Buller, Jeffery McGowan and Matt Kent. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Hunt, Eugene Vaughan, Rhe Halbison, James Morton, Louis Gohmert, Hollis Ulbricht, Sr. and Norman Kitzman. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be greatly appreciated: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Brookshire, TX 77423, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite #310W, Houston, TX 77027, or to the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, Pattison, TX 77466. SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423