Minnie Annie Stasny Bell was born on January 23, 1914, and lived her entire life as a resident of Waller County. Her parents, Annie and Charlie Stasny, raised Minnie, her sister, Adele, and foster daughter, Helen Mikeska, at their home on north Adams Flat Road. After graduating from Pattison High School in 1932, Minnie married Fred Bell. Later, Minnie and her sister Adele opened B & G Grocery Store in Monaville. At the age of 100, Minnie still loved to travel, work in the yard and played bingo and dominoes. She also loved to dance and just enjoyed staying busy. She was a long time member of the Pattison United Methodist Church in Pattison, Texas. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; father and mother, Charlie and Annie Stasny; sister, Adele Griffin, and brother-in-law, Merle Griffin; Helen Zadelsky, who was like a daughter to Charlie and Annie Stasny, and Louie Zadelsky. Minnie is survived by her cousin Mary Helen Guinn (Vern); and many other nieces and nephews. Family received friends from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Pattison United Methodist Church with Reverend Dottie Dumas officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Pattison Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 502, Pattison, TX 77466, or to the Pattison United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 67, Pattison, TX 77466.

Betty Elliott Woods was born in Pawnee, Texas on October 23, 1934 to Killis and Doris Elliott. She walked with Jesus to heaven on October 5,  2014 at the wonderful age of 79. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, mentor and friend. She leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Lloyd, their children  Gary, David, Laurie and Lezlie, grandchildren Jason, Terra, Zach, Blake, Lance, Ross and David, her great grandchildren Riley, Shelby, Jacob and Brody, and many other relatives and close  friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Killis and Doris, and siblings Jeannine, Norman, Herbert and Dotsy, and granddaughter Lindsey Woods, and her special companion, Abby. Betty grew up in Pawnee, Texas. In their early teen years, Lloyd and Betty met and lived in the same town never realizing they would meet again in adulthood, marry and live a long life together. Betty enjoyed gardening, loved flowers and always kept her yard immaculate. Thanksgiving and Christmas were always her favorite holidays. All family members reported, all hands on deck, each year until 2013 when she could no longer host her growing family. “Everything in its place and everything has a place” was her motto. She watched with great joy as all of her grandchildren grew up in Runge, Texas where she and Lloyd spent 13 amazing  years. They relocated to Bryan in 2000 to be neartheir family. The family requests any donations or contributions be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Brookshire, TX 77423 or to the Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard  Rd., Bryan, TX 77807. Special thank you to her caregivers and companions, Mary Moore, Tina Weido, Mandie Bauer and Esther Trejo. Family was present to receive friends from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire with Dr. Calvin Webb officiating. Graveside Service followed at 3:00 P.M., at the Woods Cemetery in Yorktown, Texas. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Brookshire, TX 77423, or to the Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX 77807. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home  819 Waller Ave. P.O. Box 248 Brookshire, TX 77423 (281)934-2424 phone (281)934-3150 fax www.schmidtfunerals.com

Helen C. (Polasek) Harwell, 81, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Sunday. August 31, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Helen was born September 14, 1932, in Hobson, Texas, the daughter of Casper and Doris (Lyssy) Polasek. She grew up in Hobson, Texas, and Karnes City, Texas, graduating from Karnes City High School. On January 28, 1961, Helen was united in marriage to J.L. "Buck" Harwell, in Seguin, Texas. She was employed with Lone Star Brewery, Miller Motor Company in Katy, later went to work for Waller County Precinct 4, as the administrative assistant for Judges, Joe Pattison, Jim Koen and Ted Krenek, for 15+ years. Helen enjoyed sewing and bowling with family and friends. Helen is survived by her CHILDREN: Kathryn Wiley and her husband, Charles, of Katy, Gerald Harwell and his wife, Debbie, of New Ulm, and Jeff Harwell and his long-time companion, Wendi Stuart, of Brookshire; GRANDCHILDREN: Emily Wiley, Travis Wiley, and Erin Wiley, Dustin Harwell, Devin Harwell, Samantha Harwell, and Clayton Harwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. "Buck" Harwell, parents, Casper and Doris Polasek, brother, Casper "Sonny" Polasek, and sister Claire Marie Vajdos. Visitation was held from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Brookshire, where Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pattison, with Father David DuBois celebrant. Pallbearers were Kenneth Berger, Buddy Peterek, Gerald "Piggy" Gassner, Randy Bludau, Richard Holderman and Guy Lusher. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Mathews, Charles Swize, Nelson Guillotte, Clyde Grimet and Ted Krenek. Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4445 FM 359, 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.schmidtfunerlas.com

Benito “Benny” Canto Munoz, 59, of Carrizo Springs, Texas, passed away August 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Angelia Munoz; son, Raymond T. Sherlock; brother, Louis Munoz; sisters, Gloria, Suzie and Lupe Munoz and is survived by his wife, Amanthia Munoz of Carrizo Springs; daughter, Jennifer D. Stolar and husband, Richard of Columbus, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew J. Arcos, Dylan J. Arcos, Jesse J. Arcos, RossT Arcos, Elizabeth D. Stolar and Robert D. Sherlock; sisters, Minerva Pate and Leonora Munoz; brother, Manuel Munoz; nephews, George Pate and Timmy Munoz; niece, Gloria Munoz; and numerous other family members and many dear friends. Benny was born on March 21, 1955, in Brookshire, Texas, the son of Manuel and Angelia Canto Munoz. He grew up and attended school in Brookshire. He married Amanthia Sherlock on March 27, 1990. Benny had been employed with Wayne England Rice Farming and also as a maintenance worker for Harris County. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire, Texas.

Billy Eugene Hurst was born on August 11, 1929 in Atoka, Oklahoma to David Mark and Ruthie Irene Sallee Hurst. On April 3, 1993, he married Jane Hintz Franz at the Willowfork Country Club, in Katy. Billy and Jane have lived in Brookshire for the last 20 years. Billy was always happy and could make you laugh. He loved gardening and raising tomatoes and especially giving tomatoes to his friends and family. Billy loved to hunt and fish and made annual fishing trips pulling a boat to Florida. Billy was a member of the Kingsland Baptist Church, where he was an usher for many years. He hosted the annual Adult Bible Fellowship fish fry at his home every Memorial Day weekend.  Billy Eugene Hurstpassed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Katy, at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his wife, Jane Hurst of Brookshire; children, Connie Taylor of Houston, Rechon and Walter Lewis of Waller, Tammy and Major John Owens of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, Jason and Tammy Franz of Midfield, Texas, and Barrett and Debbie Franz of Bay City, Texas; grandchildren, Bart Taylor, Jennifer and Robert Legg, Carson Owens, Landa Owens, Jacob Franz, Jamicyn Franz, Coleman Franz, Saundie Franz, Jaycie Franz, Alan  and Hera Lewis, and Jerryand Jennifer Lewis; great grandchildren, Eli Legg, Coral Lewis, and Corina Lewis; brothers, Stanley  Hurst of Dallas, and Jim Hurst of Atoka, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, his son, Billy Eugene Hurst, Jr. and a daughter, Donna Ruth Hurst.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Kingsland Baptist Church, in Katy, with Rev. Doyle Lowry officiating. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so  to the Go Beyond Missions Fund at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424