Linda Doucette passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Katy, Texas, at the age of 67 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Vince Doucette of Katy; son, Pat Doucette (Tiffany); granddaughter, Chloe; brother, Jimmy Copellar Jr. (Deana); aunt and uncle, Mary Alice “Tweet” and Billy Davis of Shreveport, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation hours on Sunday, March 22, 6 - 8 p.m. at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Katy, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, Katy. Also, visitation on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Blanchard Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. at 9:30 a.m. with Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and internment at the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. in Campti, Louisiana. Pallbearers in Katy will be Pat Doucette, Jimmy Copellar, Ruben Hope, III, Joe Williams, Shawn Nichol, and Lee Clark. The pallbearers in Campti, Louisiana will be Anthony Sutis, Christopher Vascue, Bufort Grappe, Jimmy Copellar, Lee Clark, and Jim Buddenhagen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 271561, Houston, Texas 77277. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424.

John B. Stokes, Jr. was born February 4, 1938 to John B. Stokes, Sr. And Lela May Purdy Stokes, the oldest of 8 children. He graduated from Wells High School in Wells, Texas. From there he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at Texas A&M, he joined the cadet corps, and graduated as a Second Lieutenant. He spent a couple more years in the military and was honorably discharged in 1964 at the rank of Captain. He worked 32 years for the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, and retired as second in command of District 4. John served for many years on the Missions Committee of Tomball Bible Church. John was a strong supporter of missions, and built cabins and furniture for Rock Nest Ranch in BC, Canada; Indian Bible College in Flagstaff, AZ and Jubilee Ranch in Hempstead, TX. In recent years, he taught Sunday School and served with youth ministry at Hempstead First Baptist Church. John is preceded in death by his father, John B. Stokes, Sr., his mother, Lela May Purdy Stokes, his brother, Walter Stokes, and his sister, Ruth Stokes Brandon. He is survived by his brother, Carl Stokes, sisters Nelda Jordan, Jo Ellen Stokes, Bobby Carol Musick, and Mary Shumaker; his wife, Marilyn, daughter Grace and son-in-law Tucker Grose, son John and daughter-in-law Jenna Stokes, and granddaughters Rachel and Naomi Stokes.

Charley May Cray passed away January 16, 2015, at Serenity Senior Care Home in San Antonio at the age of 94. She was born October 21, 1920, in Jiba, Texas, the daughter of Charles Fredrick Tinsley, Sr. and Lena Alma Pool Tinsley. Charley May was united in marriage with Raymon Thomas Cray, Sr. on June 14, 1941, in Longview, Texas. They made their home in Brookshire, Texas, for 58 years, where they were members of the Pattison United Methodist Church. During her working years, Charley May was employed as a bank teller at Farmers State Bank in Brookshire. Charley May is survived by her SON: Tom (R. Thomas Cray, Jr.) , 6 GRANDCHILDREN, 15 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 4 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. She is also survived by her BROTHER: Charles Fredrick Tinsley, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her SISTER: Nancy Jim Johnson of Buxton, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one sister, Velma Jacquelyn Erlandson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 21st, at 3:00 P.M., at the Pattison United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Lohmer, Sr. offi ciating. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Pattison United Methodist Church Women’s Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 67, 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.schmidtfunerals.com

JIM PAGE BULLER, 81, lifelong Pattison resident, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born March 9, 1933, in Pattison, the son of Wes and Clara Buller. He grew up in Pattison and attended school in Katy,  graduating from Katy High School. He then served his country in theUnited States Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 - 1955. After his honorable discharge, Jim attended Sam Houston State University where he earned a degree in Agriculture graduating with honors in 1958. On November 28, 1959, Jim married Katie Anderson at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston. They have made their home in Pattison where Jim worked as a cattle rancher. A lifelong community supporter, Jim served as a member on the Royal ISD School Board for 18 years. He was a member of the Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066, AF & AM for over 50 years and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. Jim had also served as a Salvation Army represent ative for the area for over 40 years, and on the FFA Advisory Committee. He was a charter member of the Brookshire/Pattison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Jim was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire. And his passion was genealogy. He is survived by his WIFE OF 55 YEARS: Katie Buller of Pattison;  AUGHTER: Page Valentine and her husband, Robert, also of Pattison; GRANDDAUGHTER: Angela Williams and her husband, Rusty, of Katy; SISTERS: Ida Mae Morton and her husband, James, and Louise Buller; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Jim was preceded in death by his son, John Wesley Buller, his parents, Wes and Clara Buller, his brother, Wesley S. Buller and his sisters, Mary Louise Buller and Verna Kathryn Buller Carmichael. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 4:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire with Reverend Dottie Dumas officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Williams, Robert Valentine, Rick Varner, Brian Diezi, Hollis Ulbricht, Jr., Lynn Gostecnik, Gary Gostecnik, Sandy Buller, Jeffery McGowan and Matt Kent. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Hunt, Eugene Vaughan, Rhe Halbison, James Morton, Louis Gohmert, Hollis Ulbricht, Sr. and Norman Kitzman. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be greatly appreciated: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Brookshire, TX 77423, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite #310W, Houston, TX 77027, or to the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 442, Pattison, TX 77466. SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423

BETTY JEAN KELLY WADE was born in Houston, Texas, September 18, 1920 to Mary Elizabeth Maude McDonald Kelly and Charles Herbert Kelly. She was raised in a loving Christian household and learned early the meaning of serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She worked as a legal secretary until marrying James Henry Wade, of Fulshear, on September 10, 1948. Together in the tiny town of Fulshear, they raised two daughters in a loving Christian home, attending church on a regular basis, teaching Sunday School, and working as a room mother for both daughters. Her life revolved around her family, and her greatest goal was to teach them of Jehovah, GOD Almighty, and His Ways, and of Jesus Christ our Savior and of the Holy Spirit our Helper; a legacy passed on from her mother. Many have gathered in her home for meals and a place to spend the night. She also loved all her nieces and nephews tremendously, along with the youngsters from the neighborhood. One scripture comes to mind, reminding me of her and the lesson sh e taught: JOHN 6:29; Jesus answered, “What God wants you to do is to believe in the One He sent.” She maintained this attitude of thought and belief in our home, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Risen Lord and Savior and this was respected by those that entered through her door. She presented herself as a lady, a child of God, and was willing to help anyone in need. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Herbert, Mildred Kelly Upton, Roy, Ethyl Kelly Davis, Dorothy Kelly Harrell, husband James Henry Wade and daughter Peggy Ann Wade-Thurn Valsassina. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Jean Wade-Janik and son-inlaw Delbert Ray Janik (whom she adored and loved like a son), grandchildren James Wade Foy and David Wade Thurn Valsassina, great grandchildren Conner Wade Foy and Camryn Jean Foy, along with numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, special ladies Sandra Schumacher and Lynn Munn, her long time Canasta Club ladies and many loving friends. Visitation was held from 4:00 .M. - 6:00 P.M., Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Simonton Community Church in Simonton, Texas with Pastor Steve Littlefield officiating. Burial followed in the Fulshear Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons James Wade Foy and David Wade Thurn Valsassina, great grandson Conner Wade Foy, great nephew Mervyn B. Davis, V, son-in-law Davis Anthony Thurn Valsassina and family friend Dominic (D.J.) Giametta. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial gifts to either the Simonton Community Church, 9703 FM 1489, Simonton, TX 77476, The Lupus Foundation, 37091 Kirby Drive, #700, Houston, TX 77098, the State of Texas Kidney Foundation, 45 NE Loop 410, Suite 255, San Antonio, TX 78216 or to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Ave., PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281) 934-2424 - www.schmidtfunerals.com