Naomi Ruth (Gaines) Ross, age 81, passed away on October 10, 2016 in Sealy, Texas. She was born to Hallie Woodman Troy Gaines and Ruth Ione (Walker) on July 8, 1935 in Cameron County, Texas. She graduated from Port Lavaca High School and then attended Prairie View for a short time. She was a teacher and seamstress by trade and enjoyed crafts and sewing. She volunteered at the VFW posts in Katy and Bellville, as well as serving as president and treasurer of the Katy branch. She was also a member of the Teachers Retirement Association and Assembly of God Churches Naomi was preceded in death by: her husband, Dan Ross; parents, Hallie and Ruth Gaines; brother, Lester Gaines; and daughter, Monica Chavez. Naomi is survived by: daughters, Dian Schneider and Susan Martinez; grandchildren, Jamil Chavez, Trisha Herring, Michelle Chavez, Daniel Chavez and Kaylyn Schneider; six greatgrandchildren; brother, Homer and Eldon Gaines; and sisters, Lottie Frank and Mittie Bennetsen. Pallbearers: Roy Fink and Donnie Fink, Otis Ivy. Funeral services were held at Christian City Fellowship Church. Serving as officiants were Pastors Clyde Drake and Anne Griffin. Memorial donations may be made in Naomi’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank the staff of Autumn Care Hospice for their care of Naomi. Knesek Family Funeral Chapels (Wallis, Sealy and Bellville). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

RUTH MORENO COMPEAN, 65, of Hempstead, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at her home. Ruth was born April 5, 1951, in Brookshire, Texas. The daughter of Joe, Jr. and Tony (Cobia) Moreno, she grew up and attended school in Brookshire. On August 27, 1969, Ruth married Wallace Compean in Hempstead. They made their home in Hempstead before moving to Brookshire in 1979. Wallace preceded Ruth in death on March 25, 1983. Ruth was self-employed as a housekeeper. She enjoyed working on their ranch and taking care of the animals, and loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. She is survived by her DAUGHTER: Beatrice Compean of Brookshire; SON: Victor Compean of Hempstead; GRANDCHILDREN: Priscilla Ann Tellez (Beto) of Hempstead, Marco Antonio Rangel, Jr. (Daizy Rodriguez), also of Hempstead, Veronica Marie Compean (Roger Arellano) of Brookshire, Meagan Garner (Shaun Patrick) of Livingston, Lindsey Sloan and Caleb Sloan, both of Mississippi, and John Riley Ortiz of Bellville; and GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Beto, Jr., Vanessa, Briella, Victoria, Marco, III, William, Ryder, Raedan, and Bentley. Ruth is also survived by her SISTERS: Lupe Moreno (Jimmy Fletcher) of Splendora and Rebecca Moreno of Hempstead; BROTHER: Pete Moreno (Julia) of Katy; and many other dear friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers, Henry Moreno and Benny Moreno. Visitation was held from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2016, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service followed at 7:00 PM, with Pastor Brad Morgan officiating. Schmidt Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, TX 77423, (281) 934-2424 


Evelyn Bolds entered into eternal rest on September 26, 2016 at the age of 79. She was born on August 16, 1937 to the late Ned and Arlinda Wilson Battles in Cuero, TX. Ms. Bolds worked for 45 years in long term care as an administrator, marketing admission, social and recreation activities, and was a lobbyist for the elderly. She is survived by her daughter Shirley Lewis; brothers Minister James Jackson, Sr., Ned Battles, and Troy Battles; sisters Norma Mayfield and Pearline Burton; grandchildren Rev. Virgil Lewis, Minister Terrence Lewis, Krishnar Lewis, and Chandra Joi (Keith) Wade; great grandchildren Jared Nichols, Allegria Lewis Wright, J’Khaylaughn Lewis, James Lewis, Justice Lewis, JaNe’ Lewis Odoms, Tyrese Lewis, Jordan Lewis Odoms, Micah Lewis, Jaliona Lewis, Malachi Lewis, Keith Lewis Wade, Joseph Wade and Jaene Lewis. In addition to her parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Pleasants; brother, Julius Carl Jackson; sisters, Christine Odoms and Mable Polk; and grandson Micah Pleasants. A Celebration of Life for Evelyn will be held Friday evening, September 30, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm at Grace Memorial Chapel (formerly Heritage Funeral Home) with Bishop Paula Hopkins, officiating. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 beginning at 12:00pm at St. Paul Baptist Church in Brookshire, TX with Pastor Charlie Tryles III, officiating; followed by a graveside service at 4:30pm at Woodman Cemetery in Cuero, TX. To leave a comforting message, or to share a fond memory, please visit  

William K. Bright, age 71 of Hockley passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Bright; and survived by his son, William K. Bright II and wife Sonya; daughter, Pamela Ware and husband Tom; Grandchildren, Justin Bright and wife Lauren and Colby Bright; great grandchildren, Oakleigh and Lynden Bright as well as other family members and friends. Bill was born to William Charles and Audrey Anges Bright on February 18, 1945 in Hamilton, Ohio. He joined the United States Navy in 1963 where he was a First Machinist Mate aboard the USS St. Paul. Later he became a law enforcement officer. He served as a Grimes County Deputy, Waller County Constable, Precinct 2 and was currently serving as a Code Enforcement Officer for Magnolia Police Department. Bill was a thirty second degree Mason and Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge #380 for many years, but was most recently a member of the Reagan Masonic Lodge #1037 in the Houston Heights. Visitation was held at Canon Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5-7 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10am at Canon Funeral Home. Interment followed at Fieldstore Cemetery. 

Peggy Wyvonne Angermann Henneke, 82, of New Ulm, Texas passed away on September 14, 2016 in New Ulm, followed 12 hours later by her beloved husband of 43 years, Burford William Henneke, 89. She was born on September 11, 1934 to Bernard Arnold and Bessie Edith (Michael) Angermann in Aleman, Texas. On January 4, 1973 she married Burford W. Henneke. Peggy was a homemaker and lived in New Ulm the past 36 years. She was member of Frelsburg Baptist Church in Frelsburg, Texas Burford William Henneke, born on January 5, 1927 to Albert and Ellie Ashorn Henneke, owned and operated a Henneke’s Super Market in Brookshire, TX for 50 years. He was also a member of Frelsburg Baptist Church. Burford and Wyvonne are survived by daughter, Glenda Scheldorf and husband Jay of Bleiblerville, TX; daughter, Susan Massey and husband Delbert of Leesville, LA, and Kathryn Naismith and husband Thomas of Alderbranch, TX; sons, Michael Mayberry and wife Lou of Kerens, TX, Larry Mayberry and wife Sandra of Brookshire, TX, and Kenneth Mayberry of Huntsville, TX; son, Gary Henneke and wife Lori of New Ulm, TX; brother, Jerry Angermann and wife Karen of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard Arnold and Bessie Edith (Michael) Angermann. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ellie Ashorn Henneke, sisters, Sedonia Boyd and Evelyn Kveton. Funeral services were held at Frelsburg Baptist Church in Frelsburg, Saturday, September 17, 2016, 1:00 pm with Pastor Gary Henneke and Pastor Dennis Keen officiating. Services under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX. Burial followed in New Ulm Cemetery in New Ulm. Pallbearers were Jay Scheldorf, Jarrett DeVillier, Trey DeVillier, Glen Mayberry, Jason Henderson, Charles Perry, Jason Henneke, Scott Fajkus, Brad Pranschke, Janson Henneke, Thomas Naismith and Delbert Massey. Memorials are suggested to Frelsburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 221, New Ulm, TX 78950 or Brazos Valley Hospice, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833. Online condolences can be given at