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Dotson , Ollie Jewel Thomas

May 13, 1935 - Dec. 08, 2019

Services for Ollie J. Thos. Dotson, 84, of Houston, Tx. and formerly of Navasota were held Monday morning @ Seventh Day Adventist Church, Houston,Tx., with Pastor Keith Gray, eulogist.

Ollie Jewel was born to the union of Samuel Thomas and Christine Steed in Wellborn, Brazos Co. , Tx. May 13, 1935., the eldest of four children She was adopted in the Robinson Family as Mr. Wm. Robinson’s, daughter.   The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas were she attended school.  Later upon returnng to Texas she attended the Stoneham community school, in the Grimes Co., Tx. area., the Navasota Geo. Washington Carver High school and Calvert, Tx.  High School.   She also completed course study  for CNA Nursing,  to which enabled her to manage Day Home svcs for children in Houston, Tx.   She also, was educated in the Culinary Arts  school of study..

Ollie Jewel was united in marriage to Mr. Clabe Dotson, Sr. , to which union, two children, Albert and Elishi were born.. 

 Ollie accepted Christ at an early age in the AME Zion Church, Wellborn, Tx. and under the leadership of her grandmother Pastor E. C. Steed. Later in life she moved to Houston, Tx. and attended the Walls Chapter AME Zion Church.   During the early 1970's She united with the Bellfort Seventh-day Adventist Church, and held offices of the Sabbath School Secretary, Head Deaconness and Pathfinder Youth Club.

Mrs. Dotson was predeceased by her parents and children; a grandchild and three sisters.

She leaves a legacy with several grandchildren and great grandchildren;  a  brother, Elbert McDowell;  neices, one nephew and other collateral relatives and friends.

Mrs. Dotson was laid to rest next to her son, Albert, in the McDonald Cemetery, 10600 FM 362, @ Hwy 105, East, Navasota, Tx. 

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 Deputy (ret) Andrew Turner, Jr.

       Deputy (retired) Andrew Turner, Jr., 90 of Navasota, Tx. was born May 01, 1929 in Brazos Co.,Bryan, Tx. to the parentage of Andrew, Sr & Lillie M. Sabb Turner  and received his early school education in that community,  as well as farming in that area.

  Later in life he moved to Grimes Co., Tx., met and married  the former  Miss Mary jane Minor of Anderson, Tx., to which union six children were born.

   Mr. A. Turner, Jr.  was employed @ Navasota's Triangle Grocery;  Turner, Pierce Fultz Hardware, & worked as a meat processor, during his lifetime.

  Andrew, Jr. was the first black Policeman, in the City of Navasota Law Enforcement Dept.  Upon retirement,  Officer  Turner, joined the Grimes Co,  Law Enforcement Division and retired, after 20 yrs. of svc., as a Grimes Co.  Sheriff's  Deputy.

    He received a Lifetime Achievement award , Dec. 2014, for a combined 46 yrs., in Law  Enforcement. 

Mr. Turner was married to  the former Ms. Ruby M. Banks, to which union, one son, Philip was born;  and to  Mrs. Mary  Smart, both of Navasota.  Mr. Andrew, Jr, was  predeceased by his former spouses. 

  A.T.  enjoyed  his remaining yrs., at his residence, and was provided  care by his children, and  Wellness provider,  Larry Banks and spouse.

Mr. Turner was  also predeceased  by   a brother, Joe Turner; sons, Freddie and David  Turner, and two great grandchildren.

Officer Andrew Turner, Jr. was interred next to his son, David in the ( Earl Frazier  Section )  City of Navasota Cemetery Nov. 04, 2019, with honors provided by Combined Law Enforcement of the Brazos Valley, Tx. & the State of  Tx.


Mrs. Mary  Josephine

 Willis  Edwards

Navasota, West End  neighborhood

September 23, 1944--

---February  21, 2019

Mary was laid to rest, next to her husband,

Robert Earl Edwards,  in the Earl Frazier section of the

 City of  Navasota, Oakland Cemetery.



SAMMIE    LEE 

BLACKSHEAR,  JR.

NOVEMBER 22, 1936--

-FEBRUARY  09, 2019

Sammie  married  Sylvesta Robinson of Grimes Co. Tx., creating a blended  family  of six .  

Sammie  was laid to rest  next to his wife, in the City of Navasota ( Oakland ) Cemetery,  Earl Frazier Section.

LINNEY

  Jack  Linney, Sr., 89, passed  Jan. 14, 2019. 

Jack, Sr. served  his country, 

during the Korean Conflict,

with the U. S. Navy;  

Mr. Linney was cremated the weekend of Jan.17, 2019.