ERRILL L. “BUD” SCOTT, JR., 79, longtime Brookshire resident, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015, in Brookshire, Texas. Bud was born May 21, 1936, in Lamar, Colorado, the son of Merrill L. Scott, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Brown Scott. He grew up and attended school in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended Central High School and the University of Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Phi Epsilon Phi, and served on the Interfraternity Council. He was also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and was a member of the Society of the American Military Engineers. In 1956, he was employed by Organic Research Laboratories in Laramie Wyoming. In 1957, he went to work for the Wyoming Highway Department. Bud served his country in the United States Army in Military Intelligence during the Korean War from 1961 - 1967 graduating from the US Army Ordnance Guided Missile School on February 2, 1962. He attained the rank of SP 5 before his honorable discharge on July 31, 1967. After proudly serving his nation, Bud worked with General Electric on the Aerospace Project in Baltimore, Maryland and Syracuse, New York. He was married to Ardis Scheer and was the father of Eric James Scott, Lynn Ann Scott Browning and Jean Marie Scott Aranda. A loving grandfather, he adored his five grandchildren and treasured his great granddaughter. Bud was an avid poker player and was one of the original members of the Brookshire Poker Club where the famous and infamous gathered every other week to play poker and tell lies. He was also a member of The Breakfast Club where at times he was Chairman of the “Bored”. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and watching his grandsons’ sporting events. During the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Bud and Ardis owned and operated several liquor stores and The Place Next Door To The Liquor Store where they regularly hosted town parties. He leaves behind his WIFE: Ardis Scott of Brookshire; CHILDREN: Mayor Eric Scott, also of Brookshire, Lynn Ann Scott Browning of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jean Scott Aranda of Brenham; GRANDCHILDREN: Brock Browning, Derek Browning, Cortney Aranda Gough and husband, Lucas, Blake Aranda and wife, Brittney, and Gavin Aranda; GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER: Juliet Gough; SISTER: Barbara Scott of Cheyenne, Wyoming; BROTHER-IN-LAW: Jim Ford of Costa Rica; NIECE: Jamie Zapalac; NEPHEW: Charlie Ford; and many other dear friends who he appreciated. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Ford. Family received friends from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Graveside Service was held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the San Felipe Cemetery with Thomas A. Knapp, Jr. officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Brock S. Browning, Blake A. Aranda, Derek L. Browning, Gavin S. Aranda, Harris C. Garrett, Gerald “Piggy” Gassner, David Jodie and Gary Woods. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Ms. G’s Personal Care Home, 32303 Pintail Street, Brookshire, TX 77423. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 (281) 934-2424 -

Bessie Raye (Middleton) Hargest, 77, of Prairie View, Texas passed away July 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Bessie Raye was born on November 24, 1938 in Columbus, Texas to Pearl and Millie Middleton who predeceased her.
Bessie received an Associate’s degree from Blinn College and graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. She pledged Eta Phi Beta Sorority. She began her nursing career in Prairie View, Texas. She later worked at MD Anderson and Texas Southern University as a nurse and also taught Health Education at Jack Yates and Jeff Davis High Schools in Houston.
Bessie is survived by her children: Veronica Hargest Sharp (Prairie View), Debra J. Taylor (Willie), Beverly R. Chance (Chuck), and Conrad A. Hargest Jr., of Houston.
Bessie also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Savannah, David, Terri Taylor, Cameron, Courtney Chance, Conrad A. Hargest III, and Christopher Hargest and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She is also survived by Sisters: Johnnie Henry Norwood, Dorothy (Middleton) Woods, and Carrie Junious; Brother: Elvin Middleton (Frances) and sister-in-law Barbara Middleton, of Houston.
Preceding Bessie in death were her parents Pearl and Millie Middleton, brothers: Pearl Jr., Robert Jr. Fred, and Wilbert; Brother-in-law Alvin Norwood and Nephew Reginald Norwood.
Services will be conducted by Reverend Joe Samuel Ratliff at Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark, Houston, TX 77045 on August 8, 2015. Interment will be in Houston Memorial Gardens 2426 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, TX 77581. Repast will be held in Friendship Community Bible Church, 420 Wood, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

JUAN URBANO SALINAS, 50, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home.Juan was born May 25, 1965, in Cuba. The son of Juan and Maria Sanchez Salinas, he grew up and attended school in Cacahual, Cuba. In December 2000, Juan immigrated to the United States where he owned and operated his trucking company, Salinas Trucking.On November 5, 2005, Juan married Guadalupe Lidia Sanchez in Houston, Texas. They have made their home in Brookshire, Texas. Juan loved being outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed dancing.He is survived by his WIFE: Guadalupe Salinas, DAUGHTER: Anay Salinas; STEP-SON: Jose Barrientos; GRANDDAUGHTER: Daelly Barrientos; COUSINS: Juan Rafael Salinas and his wife, Mercedes Rodriguez, and Jorge Salinas; and many other dear friends and relatives. Juan was preceded in death by his parents. Final arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 – (281) 934-2424 –

YOLANDA HINOJOSA MENDEZ, 66, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her home in Brookshire. She was born September 12, 1948, in Sebastian, Texas, the daughter of Jose and Eloisa Ortega Hinojosa. She grew up and attended schools in Idalou, Texas. In 1976, Yolanda moved to Brookshire. Yolanda was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and also enjoyed drawing and sewing. Yolanda is survived by her son: Matthew Mendez; daughter: Angelica McBroom and her husband, Justin; grandchildren: Elijah Sylas Brown and Elisa Phoenix McBroom; brother: Manuel Hinojosa and his wife, Francis, Abel Hinojosa and Christopher Hinojosa, and her former husband, Tony Mendez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Eloisa Hinojosa. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at the Open Door Community Church in Pattison, Texas.  Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 – (281) 934-2424 –

BENJAMIN HAROLD “B.H.” HUBBARD, 94, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Houston, Texas. B.H. was born July 3, 1921, in Beasley, Texas, the son of Jesse Miller and Beulah Sloane Hubbard. He grew up and attended schools in Beasley. B.H. married Louise McAnally, in October of 1941, together they raised seven children. He served his country during WWII and was Honorably Discharged in 1943. He was employed with the City of Houston, road and bridge department for several years, before he retired. B.H. was also a Volunteer Firefighter in Spring Branch for 12 years and was on the Brookshire Water Board for 18 years. He was united in marriage to Angelique M. Mire, on May 25, 1971. B.H. and Angelique made their home in Brookshire, where he enjoyed Cajun music, Cajun food and dancing, especially club dancing.  B.H. is survived by his daughters: Aurilla Higgins and her husband, David, of Van, TX, Julia Lockstedt of Van, TX, Jan Brueggeman of Houston, TX and Sharon Wood of Hempstead, TX; son: Buddy Hubbard of Manvel, TX; brother: W.B. Hubbard and his wife, Louise, of Cypress. He is also survived by his 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 17 great great-grandchildren and special friends; Beverly Adams of Katy, TX, Sandra and Airrion Jackson and Airriona Jackson, all of Brookshire, TX. B.H. was preceded in death by his wife, Angelique Hubbard, who passed away June 19, 2012, daughters, Georgia Hubbard and Judith Divin, great-granddaughters, Lauren Hairston and Mya Wallace, sister, Jesse Mae and brothers, Mack Hubbard, Norman Hubbard, Sr., J.B. Hubbard and Bryant Hubbard. Visitation was held from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Stewart Martin officiating. Graveside Service was held at 12:30 P.M., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O  ox 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424