FRANCES PAULINE McLEMORE BEAMS, age 81, Beloved Mother of Robin Beams Aguirre and Devoted Wife of Ross E. Beams, Jr., passed peacefully into Heaven on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Avalon Memory Care, Cedar Park, Texas. She was born in Sulligent, Alabama on March 14, 1935, where she grew up with eight much loved brothers, sisters and parents, Paul and Mary Jewel McLemore. She married Ross Earl Beams, Jr. on September 23, 1955, and had one child, Robin. They were married for 58 years. They moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1959. She lived most of her life in Corpus Christi, Texas and Brookshire, Texas. Frances began attending Del Mar College in 1965; she finished her college education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Art at Pan American College (University of Texas-Pan American), Edinburg, Texas in May 1969. She was the first in her family to receive a college degree. Frances taught Art at Richard King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas and then in Katy, Texas, when they moved to Brookshire, Texas. After 24 years of teaching, Frances retired in 2002. In 1978, she and Ross bought The City Café in Brookshire, Texas. For 20 years, they served good old fashioned country food to many good friends and customers. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire, Texas, and enjoyed the fellowship of friends in Christ there. Frances loved the many dolls son-in-law Richard brought her from all over the world on his trips. Frances enjoyed spending time with the Brookshire-Pattison Library Ladies - they always shared books she loved to read. She also loved to cook, garden, dance, sketch, watch TV and walk with her beloved dogs - Daisy, Belle and Lady. Frances was preceded in death by husband, Ross E. Beams, Jr., parents, Paul and Mary Jewel McLemore and three brothers, Tommie McLemore, Frankie McLemore and Buster McLemore. Her surviving siblings are brother, Butch (Bokie) McLemore, Orlando, FL, sisters, Evelyn Barnes, Fulton, MS, Eva (J.L.) Valentyn, Tuscaloosa, AL, Jewel (Ron) Bohn, Ocala, FL, and Sherry (Keith) Craig, Olney, IL. Frances is survived by her daughter, Robin Beams Aguirre, and her husband, Richard Aguirre; two grandchildren, Melissa M. Aguirre and Richard M. Aguirre; and one great grandchild, Tristan Kerrick. Visitation was held from 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Bellville. Funeral Service followed at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Amy Haralson officiating. Interment was in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Brookshire, Texas 77423. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424

CHARLES EDWARD ODUM, JR., 56, of Pattison, Texas, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, in Pattison. He was born August 13, 1959, in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Charles Edward and Frances Gill. Charles grew up in Shreveport until the age of seven. He attended schools in Columbus, before graduating from Northbrook High School, in 1977. Charles had a Bachelors Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin University. He was a 7th grade Texas History teacher at Royal Junior High, in Brookshire. As a unique teacher, he involved his students in teaching Texas history. Overall Charles was a strong man but with a very tender heart. Charles was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and former member of Pattison Volunteer Fire Department. Charles enjoyed genealogy and history. He was a huge WWII history buff. Charles is survived by is wife, LaRay Odum of Pattison; daughter: Shauna Odum of Pattison; son: Airman 1st Class Ethan Odum, stationed in Altus, OK; mother: Frances King and her husband, Jim, of New Ulm; father: Bob Odum and his wife, Joycelene, of Pattison; sister: Debra Odum of Willis; brother: Richard Odum of San Angelo; step-sister: Elonia Trudeau, step-brother: Les King of Columbus, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Dallas Bloomfield, Les King, Pete Macejak, Eric Odum, Jack Odum, Richard Odum, Alex Shew and David Smith. Interment will follow in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery in Pattison. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424 –

CONSTANCE “CONNIE” COOPER TURNER, 90, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Katy, Texas. She was born April 3, 1926, in Brookshire, Texas, the daughter of Hope David and Frankie Dee (Muske) Cooper. She grew up and attended schools in the Brookshire area, graduating from Katy High School. Connie earned her Teaching Degree from the University of Houston. On September 7, 1947, Connie married Edmund Doyle “Dusty” Turner, at the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire. They made their home in Pattison, where they raised their six children. They were married for over 66 years. Connie was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire. She served many years on various school committees, including the athletic booster club, the FFA parade committee and the band booster club. Connie was also a member of the AARP group in Brookshire and loved to travel with them when she was able. Connie loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her past time, she enjoyed reading. She is survived by her children: Bruce Turner and his wife, Lynn, Jill Rogers and her husband Dr. John Rogers, Barry Turner and his wife, Jo Dee, Paul Turner and his wife, Deborah, Sally Hakemack and her husband, Tom and Kent Turner and his wife, Connie; grandchildren: Sharon Rushworth and her husband, Gary, Becky Payne and her husband, Clayton, Shelley Boozer and her husband, Paul, Dr. Kristen Rogers, Ashley Toler and her husband, Matthew, Jaydee Foster and her husband, Lance, Travis Hakemack, Anna Vance and her husband Aaron, David “DJ” Turner and Brian Turner. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Cooper Owen, Ashlyn Rushworth, Riley Boozer, Thatcher Payne, Luke Payne, Tate Hakemack, Adam Vance, Austin Vance, Ace Vance and Avery Vance. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, “Dusty.” Visitation was held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Dottie Dumas, officiating. Pallbearers were D.J. Turner, Travis Hakemack, Brian Turner, Matthew Toler, Charlie Morgan and Norman Ginn. Honorary Pallbearers were Harris Garrett, Dr. John Rogers, Tom Hakemack, Gary Rushworth, Cooper Owen, Clayton Payne, Lance Foster, Piggy Gassner, Paul Boozer and Men’s Brotherhood Class at FUMC Brookshire. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery, in Pattison, Texas. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Brookshire, Texas 77423 or to the Pattison Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, Pattison, Texas 77466. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Ave., Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424 –

EILEEN WILLLIAMS GANTT was killed in a car accident Easter Sunday morning on Highway 105 out of Conroe, on her way to churchin La Porte with her family. She was born April 2, 1948 to Melvin and Maude Sue Kirk Williams. She attended Pattison School; but, before graduating she quit school.

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Mary Ann Loye Waldon Hauser, 77 years old of Brookshire, Texas, joined her heavenly father Friday, March 11, 2016. Mary Ann was born March 10, 1939 in Washington D.C. She was born to William Gilbert Waldon and Hilda Ann Reinhardt Waldon Thagard and had one Sister, Patricia Louise Waldon Onley. She was raised in Miami, FL and graduated Miami Sr. High School 1957. In Sr. High she was the president of the Thespian Club, Spanish Club and loved debate. She was married September 18, 1959 to Earl LaRue Hauser. Mary Ann was happily married to her husband LaRue for 57 years. She raised two successful children and 4 loving grandchildren. Among many other careers in her lifetime she was the first woman to work in the Oil Field Service business in Houston. She was successful as the president of Katy Chamber of Commerce. She was named Woman of the Year by the Katy Elks Club. She enjoyed the unexpected cases she presided over as the Municipal Court Judge, Krum, TX in Denton County. She ended her working career as a teacher’s aide and substitute teacher at Royal ISD in Brookshire. Mary Ann began her love of working with children when she as in high school where she worked after school with special needs children. Later in life, she counseled several of the kids who were her past students when they lost their way and were incarcerated. She had a soft spot for her school kids. She was a very special woman to so many people and will be greatly missed. Mary Ann is survived by her husband Earl LaRue Hauser of Brookshire, TX. Her two daughters and their spouses Sherri Hauser Wade and Doug Wade of Katy, TX and Vicki Hauser Jordan and Jeff Jordan of Katy, TX. She also leaves behind four grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Granddaughter Kirby Wade of Paonia, CO, Grandson Nelson Wade and Rachel Wade of Kermit, TX, Grandson Conner Jordan of Katy/Oxford, MS, Granddaughter Brooke Jordan of Katy/College Station, TX. She will be missed by her loving sister Patricia Waldon Onley and Don Onley of Ocala, FL, cousin Richard Reinhardt of Tampa, FL, Brother in-law Paul Hauser and Linda Hauser of Williamsport, PA, Sister in-law Mary Ann Hauser Long of Williamsport, PA and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother Hilda Thagard, Step Father Larry Thagard and her father William Waldon. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, where funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, with Rev. Mike Jeter officiating. She will be laid to rest at Katy Magnolia Cemetery. The family would like to send many thanks and blessings to all the doctors and nurses who helped take care of her at the end of her life. Sending hugs and kisses from all your family and friends. We Love You Snook!!! Condolences may be expressed at Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424