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Adair Dean, Jr. 83 ,
of Navasota , were held SUNDAY, May 23, @ the Bethel Grove Baptist Church , 7974 FM 1774 , Anderson , Tx.
Interment was in the Grimes County - Coaxberry Cemetery , 6382 FM 2445, off Hwy 1774.
Mr. Dean was born to Adair, Sr. and Maude Allen Dean, Feb. 09, 1938, the fourth of eleven children, in the Anderson, Tx. area, and he received his early formal education in the Alex Terrell School , in Anderson and W. E . Hall High School, in Richards, Tx. His late life adventures revolved around the Milk Dairy industry at the Claus Jolly Farm ; the Five Sawmill and he work in furniture design. Later in life his hobbies include the Metal and Recyclables Industry.
Adair, Jr. was preceded in death by his spouses, Mary and Hazel; his parents; brothers, Patrick Henry and Willie James Dean , Sr.; Sisters, Maude E. , Thelma, Verba J. , Amanda and Cinda M. ;
Survivors left to cherish pleasant memories are his daughters, Chirstine Minor and Della Faye; grandchildren, a sister, Lovie Ann Wesley ; brothers, Joseph L. and Alfred D. Dean and other collaterial relatives and friends.
Adair Dean, Jr. passed away on Sunday morning, May 16, 2021 @ the Golden Creek Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Navasota, Tx.
Funeral Services were held Saturday , Mar. 27, 2021, 12 NOON @ the Salem House of Blessings, Navasota, for Clifton Gilbert, 70 , of Navasota , He passed away March 21, 2021 , in Navasota, surrounded by his immediate family .
Clifton was born June 29, 1950 to Ms. Johnnie Gilbert, in Iola, Tx. and he briefly attended the community school, before attending the Houston ,Tx. ISD , after which he received his GED, and he furthered his education, attending welding school.
Mr. Gilbert, worked at Todd Shiyards Corp, , Houston, Tx. division, Hackney, Inc. , Navasota Div., and Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham Div. He was awarded a Perfect Attendance and Employee of the Year recognition from Blue Bell. Clifton was a member of the Navasota- Grimes County Lions Club.
He leaves a legacy with his sons, Stanley Gilbert and spouse, Tiffany of Navasota; Patrick Gilbert and spouse, Nicole of Brenham, Tx., Grandchildren, Stanley , Jr., Maddison , Rheese and Arielle Gilbert and Trevor Ray.
Follwing cremations Svcs., Mr. Gilbert's Cremains were interred next to his mother, Johnnie, in the St. Louis Cemetery, Co. Rd. 103, in Iola, Tx. , April 01, 2021
Steward, Blanch Lawrence , 71,
of Navasota, Tx.
Services were held @ 1 pm --Monday, March 15, 2021@
Dennis Bryant Cemetery , Co. Rd. 415, off Hwy 105, East, Navasota.
Blanch L. Steward passed on March 03, 2021 @ St.Joseph Hospital , Bryan, Tx.,
following injuries, sustained during the evening hours of March 02, 2021,
in Navasota, Tx., near his residence.
Grave side serivices for Mr. Jeffery J. Edwards, were held WED. , Sept. 1 6, 2020, in the Piney woods Cemetery, Co. Rd. 214 @ Co. Rd. 215 off FM 2819 , Anderson - Richards, Tx.
Jeffery passed away on Sept. 11, 2020 at Navasota's Goldentree Rehabilition Center, following a brief illness.
Jeffery Jerome was born Sept. 14, 1977, to the parentage of Ulysses Edwards and Arnita Taylor , in Grimes Co., Tx. and he attended the public schools in Iola, Tx., and graduated with the class of 1998. He was a farm laborer on the Butard Ranch in Grimes Co.
Mr. Edwards was predeceased by his Father, Ulysses, Sr. , and sisters, Tina and Alice Edwards.
He leaves cherished memories with his mother, Arnita Taylor of Huntsville, Tx. ; brothers, Ulysses Edwards of Anderson-Richards, Tx., & Cedric Taylor of College Station, Tx., and a sister, Michelle Edwards of Huntsville, Tx.; an uncle, Mr. John White; aunts, Mary White, Kathy Taylor, Bobbie Liggins and Rose Busey and other collateral relatives and friends.
September 14, 1977
September 1 2 , 2020
Grave side Services were heldTUESDAY
September 15, 2020
Harmony Cemetery, Navasota
County Rd 412 @ Co. Rd. 407
off Highway 105 , East; Blackjack community, Navasota, Tx.
Robertson , Horace Charles , 85
Horace Chas. Robertson was born to the parentage of Oscar and Bessie Robertson Sr. January 27, 1934 in Navasota, Grimes County, Tx , and he received his early formal education in the community schools of the area.
' A,. C. ' as he was affectionately known, left the simple country life for the bustling city atmosphere in San Francisco, Ca., in his early 20’s. While in San Francisco, Horace met and fell in love with Betty Jean Smith. On June 02, 1957, their union was strengthened with a marriage before God and family at El Bethel Church.
Horace C. worked for SamTrans which allowed him to provide for his family. Upon retiring with more than twenty years of service with SamTrans, he decided to flourish in various business ownerships which include a gas station, a towing service, a restaurant and several social clubs in the Bay Area. He decided to return to Texas where he was also an owner of a barber shop and a beauty supplies store.
Mr. Robertson continued his relationship with God through his affiliations with El Bethel Church, Saint John’s Faith & Fellowship and Abundant Life Church. He repeatedly commuted between Texas and California to maintain his business opportunity , showcasing himself, as a hard worker, valued member of the community and a dedicated patriarch to his family.
Horace Charles was preceded in death by his parents; spouse , Betty Jean Robertson; brothers, Oscar Jr Robertson, Ivory Robertson, Herbert Robertson; and sisters, Mary Johnson, Iantha Robertson, Ethel Robertson, Id Wicker; son, Daryl Robertson Sr; daughter, Sharon Robertson.
Horace leaves memories with a daughter; Elisheba Baht Israel, son; Derick Robertson, grandchildren; Edison Robertson, Daryl Robertson Jr, Brandy Bland and a sister, Mrs. Cora Robertson McCoy, and other collateral relatives and friends.
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, the 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, where she attended school. Later upon returning 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, 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, nieces, 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.
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 years of service 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
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.
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 on the weekend of Jan. 17, 2019.