FELIPE M. TENORIO, SR., born February 5, 1942, passed away peacefully at his home in Pattison, TX on January 14, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years: Amy Tenorio; 3 children: Terri, Veronica and Phillip, Jr.; 9 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Visitation was held from 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Friday, January 16, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pattison where Chaplet of Divine Mercy was held at 7:00 P.M. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father David DuBois, Celebrant. Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Ave., P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 – (281) 934- 2424 – www.schmidtfunerals.com Schmidt Funeral Home - Brookshire, TX, 819Waller Ave. - P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423,  (281)934-2424 phone, (281)934-3150 fax

CHARLES EDWIN LAIRD, 82, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Houston, Texas. He was born April 2, 1932, in Winters, Texas, the son of Frank Love and Vela (Durden) Laird. He grew up and attended schools in Winters, graduating from Winters High School. Charles was united in marriage to Betty Jo Salter in Ballinger, Texas, in 1951. He and Betty made their home in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, from the early 60’s to the late 70’s, before moving to Kaufman, Texas. Charles was a machinist with Bell Helicopter from 1975 to 1988. In 2012, Charles and Betty moved to Pattison, Texas, to live with their daughter, Lisa. Charles was the President of College Mound Water Supply Corp. for 4 years. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing in local bands, working on cars, gardening and photography. Charles is survived by WIFE OF 63 YEARS: Betty Jo Laird of Pattison; DAUGHTERS: Lisa Laird and Carolyn Laird, both of Pattison, Debra Brewer and her husband, Terry, of Waxahachie, TX and Brenda Clark of Forney, TX; SON: Jerry Laird and his wife, Donna, of Princeton, TX; GRANDCHILDREN: Charla Loss and her husband, Brian, of Kaufman, TX, Vickie Besherse of Pattison, Brittany Payne and her husband, James, of Athens, TX, Cody Gosnell and his wife, Geneva, of Mabank, TX, Misty James and her husband, David, of Sherman, TX, Jerry H. Laird and his wife, Tina, of Caddo Mills, TX, James White of Canton, TX and Denise Gibson and her husband, Larry, of Waxahachie, TX; GREATGRANDCHILDREN: Alexis, Brooke, Whitney, D.J., Michael, Brendon, Angelina, Gracie, Georgia, Riley, Mathew, McKenzie, Giselle and Kellan. He is also survived by his BROTHERS: Calvin Laird of Runnels County and Chester Laird of DeSoto, TX and many other relatives and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Love and Vela Nabeth Laird, son-in-law, Larry Clark and brother, Carlton Laird. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire. Funeral Service followed at 2:00 P.M. at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Herb Stallknecht officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cody Gosnell, Bryan Loss, Jerry Laird, Frank Jones, Kenneth Attaway and Charla Loss. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281) 934-2424 - www.schmidtfunerals.com Schmidt Funeral Home - Brookshire, TX, 819 Waller Ave. - P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423, (281)934-2424 phone, (281)934-3150 fax

Joseph "Radar" Gibbs, Sr. passed away on December 7, 2014 in New Port Richey, FL. He was born March 20, 1943 in Fayetteville, NC. He resided in Brookshire, TX for 17 years and the last 3 years in New Port Richey, FL. He is predeceased by his wife Frances Moore Gibbs, Father Henry Gibbs, Mother Myrtle Gibbs and Brother Don Gibbs. He is survived by his children; Jenny L. Gibbs Mikeska (David A.), Joseph R. Gibbs, Jr. (Denise Fongemie), Janet M. Gibbs Smith (Adam) and Henry Moore. Grandchildren; Joshua Fongemie, Courtney Schroder, Travis Mikeska, Kirsten Mikeska, Cayla Smith, Kiana Mikeska and Tyler Gibbs. Great-Grandchildren: Zoe Cox and Logan Mikeska. Joseph was well known in Brookshire as "Chief" during his tenure as the Fire Chief with the Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department.

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.