Jack Lloyd Olson, 75, of Brownsville, Texas passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:34 p.m. He was born January 13, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Jack N. Olson and Irene Lloyd Olson. His family moved to Brownsville Texas shortly after the end of WWII where he graduated from Brownsville High School. Jack was very active in Scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout with Silver Palms. He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #1032 and Past Exalted Ruler. Jack was a sportsman who loved racing, hunting, fishing, and golfing, which he shared with all his sons. He is survived by his sons Jack Lloyd Olson II and wife Karen of Spring, Texas; Glenn William Olson and wife Samantha 
of Flower Mound, Texas; and Raymond Olson of Lubbock, Texas; and by three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Jo Ann Trepl of Hockley, TX, and her children John, James, Renee, Shelly, and Peggy. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Lloyd Olson and Irene Lloyd Olson. Graveside services were held December 21, 2014 and interment followed at Springer Macedonia Cemetery, 26000 Springer Cemetery Road in Hockley, Texas.

Memorial services for Marion J. Russo, 71 of Brookshire and formerly of Galveston, were held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church Katy, 5601 5th Street, Katy. There was no burial service since the family followed his wishes of cremation. The family received visitors prior to and after the service. Marion Joseph Russo was born on March 27, 1943 in Houston, TX to Marion L. and Mary Cassaro Russo. He married Helen Ramona Robichaux on July 15, 1967 in Katy, TX. Marion retired in 1998 from driving a school bus, teaching art, and advising the yearbook staff for Katy Jr. High in Katy ISD, after 29 years of service. Marion also served in public positions with Brookshire City Council and Brookshire Municipal Water District. He passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Brookshire. Marion was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Helen Russo of Brookshire; two children, Rebecca Ansley and her husband Gary of Katy and Michael Russo and his wife Elizabeth of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua, and Justin Ansley of Katy, Madelyn and Cameron Russo of North Richland Hills, and Leslie Perkins of Shepard; sister, Eleanor “Cookie” Russo of Galveston; brother, Thomas Russo and sister-in-law Janet of Texas City; as well as numerous relatives who will miss his presence and remember all of his stories. Memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Hospice, 5502 Fourth Street, Katy, TX 77493. The family is eternally grateful for their assistance in helping Marion with his end of life transition.

Bob Hamilton, age 76 of Waller, passed away on November 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife Judy Hamilton; sons, Kevin Hamilton and wife Dewann, Troy Hamilton and wife Tina, Benny Hamilton and wife Maria, daughter Debbie Wendt and husband, Butch; brothers, David Hamilton and wife Pam, Timothy Hamilton and wife Sandy, grandchildren, Brodie, Danyelle, Aysia, rian, Jr., Dakota, Savannah, Ariana, Aaron, Brittany and husband Carlos, Brandy, Rachael and husband Scott, Sara and husband Jason, Dallas, Maysa, great grandchildren, Logan, Cody, Hailey, Grabriel and Elijah as well numerous other relatives and dear friends. Visitation was held Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. at the Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services followed at 5:30 P.M. with Pastor Tom Dobbs officiating.
Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St. Waller, TX 77484

James Vaughn, Jr. of Brookshire passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:40 A.M. Born April 12, 1925, he was age 89 years, 6 months and 12 days. Mr. Vaughn was employed for 38 years as a fork lift operator for Daniel Industries. After retirement, he tried to enjoy his time breeding, raising and training quarter horses, but missed being around people. He returned back to work and was a Greeter and Sacker for 15 years at the Katy Brookshire Brothers Grocery. A church Deacon, he was chosen and appointed the position at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookshire, TX. Visitation was held Saturday, November 1, 10:00-10:45 and Services for Mr. Vaughn were held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Curry Baptist Church, 4716 South Street in Brookshire. Interment was in the Brookshire Memorial Oaks Cemetery,  Brookshire, TX. James Vaughn, Jr. was the son of James Vaughn, Sr. and Luna Josey Vaughn. His grandparents were: Rev. Henry Allen Vaughn and Rosetta Brandyberg-Vaughn and Tommy Josey and Gertrude Thompson-Josey. The mother of his children was Ida Lee Vaughn. Children include: James Bernard Vaughn, Sr., Bertha Jean Price Grant, Willie Mae Clark-Baker, Don Allen Vaughn, Debra Ann Vaughn Patrick, Gregory Thomas Vaughn, Perry Gene Vaughn, Sonny Ira Baker, Rev. Charles Edward Price, Sr., Kenneth Ray Vaughn, Norman Clinton Vaughn. James Vaughn, Jr. had 30 plus Great Grand children and several Greatgreat Grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were: Glenn W. Vaughn, Stanley Curtis, Sr., Theodore Josey, Jr., Clifton O. Vaughn, Stanley J. Lewis, Jr., Orwan Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers were his sons and brother, grandson and Samuel Emerson and Deacon Leonard Giles. Funeral services were under the direction of: Miller-Josey Mortuary, LLC 428 West Meyer Street, Bellville, TX.

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.