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Michael  Bosquez, 62, of Iola, Tx.

were  conducted Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2021

at the Lake Grove Cemetery, Co. Rd. 161 & Co. Rd. 162   Grimes Co. Tx. 

Michael  was  retired /  self - employed following a brief  illness.

He  is  survived by his wife, Karen Renee Woods  Bosquez,

children, Michael Anthony, of Bryan, Tx., Christopher &  Michaela Bosquez and Jeremiah Johnson, of Iola ,

Brothers, Richard of Katy and Robert of Cooks Point, Tx. and  a  sister, Becky of College Station, Tx.  

             Ronald  Douglas  Server, JSD


You may leave a note of condolence on the Ronald's page @  https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/texas/navasota/ashford-oliver-mortuary-and-memorial-chapel/fh-2490

A  Memorial Service  for Ronald D. Server, 70 of Hockley and Prairie View, Tx.  was held Wednesday afternoon, at the Johnson -Phillip All  Faith's University Chapel - Prairie View A & M. University, Prairie View, Tx. 

     Dr. Server, served as a  teaching professor , in  the Department of Criminal Justice -- Praririe View A & M University, South Central Texas, for more than  forty  years.

    Ronald  was born , one of seven children, to  Fred D. and  Mabel Brown Server, Nov. 19, 1950, in Ft. Worth and he attended the  community schools of Lk. Como, graduating with the Class of '69.   Ronald ( Duck, as he was affectionally referred to ), was  a  member of the Como Lions  Baseball and Football team. He served as  Sales Mgr. for the Como Lions Annual Publications,  Secretary of the Student Council, 1969, and the  Science, Camera & Slide Rule Club's.  He  matriculated   through  PVAMU, graduating with the Class of '73;  and the  Master's  Program at TCU, Ft. Worth, and  the  Doctorate  of Law , thru  the  South Texas College of Law, Houston, Tx.   

       He  was an  ardent  Houston Astro's Fan ! ( and sometimes Dallas  Cowboy fan, when  winning.)

     Ronald  was  predeceased  by  his  parents ,a  brother, Freddie R. Server and a  sister and brother-in-law , Joyce & Charles England.

    Survivors include,  sisters, Betty S. Warren (Samuel ), Peggy  Server & Patricia S. Baker , all of Ft. Worth; a  brother, William G. Server of Hockley, Tx., numerous neices, nephews and other collateral relatives and friends.

       Graveside Svcs. were held Monday morning @ 10 o'clock --- September 06, 2021 , in West - Fort Worth, Tx. ,Lake Como Community on Helmick Av. Ronald was  laid to rest, next to his  brother, Freddie in the Historic  Como Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Tx.     

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                  Tisdell,  Harvey, 65

                                             Houston, Tx. 

            Harvey Tisdell,  passed  August 09, 2021, in Houston, Tx. following  a  brief  illness.  He  was  born to the parentage of Ben  and Marie Scott Tisdell  of  Grimes Co., Tx  , and  he  briefly attended  G. W. Carver School of Navasota, Marshall  Jr. and Jefferson Davis High, Houston, Tx.

    As  a  young  lad, he attended the Truevine Missionary Baptist  Church, in Navasota.    Later in life, the  family moved to Houston, Tx. , where he  was  employed  briefly, with  Dave Tree  Svcs.   His  hobby include: Firearms ; and he was a member of  the N R A ( National Rifle Assn. ).

He  was  predeceased by his parents, a sister, Berna Dean  and two brothers, Rogers Britton &  Thomas Chas. Tisdell.

    He is  survived  by  a  brother, Ben Tisdell, Jr. ( Linda ) of Navasota,  Sisters, Linda ( Richard ) Jackson and Jeraldine Tisdell , of Houston, Tx. and an adopted brother, Melvin Sewell of  Calif.,  neices, nephews and other collateral relatives and friends.

      Harvey  was  laid  to rest , beside  his  mother, in the Neblett Cemetery, Co. Rd. 409 , off Hwy 90 North,  Navasota -Anderson, Tx.  Saturday afternoon , August  21, 2021.


LaVorne Bell, 72,  of  Waller, Tx   passed away  July 02, 2021,  in the confines  of his home in  Waller, Tx.   surrounded by  immediate   family.  He was born  in Greenville, Mississippi,  December 23, 1948.     His  hobbies  include  the world of Antiques and  hand made metal crafting.   He leaves a legacy with  his wife, Kitrina W. Bell --several children and  his  extended  friends of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. 

Mr. Bell was  cremated  the  week of  July,  2021

Adair  Dean, Jr.  83 

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 . Interment  was in Allen Family  Plot,  Coaxberry Cemetery , Plantersville-Stoneham, Tx.  

 Clifton  Gilbert, 70 , of Navasota   passed away  March  21, 2021 , in  Navasota.    He 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.  and he  was  a member of the Navasota- Grimes Co. Lions Club. 

He leaves  a  legacy  with  his sons, Stanley Gilbert and spouse, Tiffany of Navasota;  Patrick Gilbert and spouse, Nicole  of Brenham, Tx.,  five grandchildren, and other collateral relatives and friends

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,

Blanch   L.   Steward   passed  on  March 03, 2021,  following  injuries,  sustained   during the  evening  hours  of  March 02,  2021,   in  Navasota, Tx.,  near  his  residence.

  Services  were held March 15, 2021 @ the Dennis Bryant Cemetery , Navasota, Tx  Navasota.   

He was  interred  next to his  sister, Glenda Steward and at the feet of his sister, Alene Steward.

    Grave side  serivices  for   Mr. Jeffery    J. Edwards,     were  held  WED. ,  Sept. 1 6,  2020,    in  the  Piney woods   Cemetery, Anderson-Richards, Tx  

          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.,  

    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

                                 September 15, 2020

                      Harmony  Cemetery, Navasota

       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 .  ' A,. C. ' as  he  was affectionately known,  moved to  San Francisco, Ca.,  in his early 20’s , and  married the love of his life , Betty Jean Smith ,  June 02, 1957

    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.

    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 Thos.

Dotson, Ollie Jewel Thomas

May 13, 1935 - Dec. 08, 2019

Ollie J. Thos. Dotson, 84, of Houston, TX,  formerly of  Navasota, Tx.

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.     She was a devouted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Houston, TX, 

She leaves a legacy with grand 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.

Turner, Jr., Andrew

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.

  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.

  He 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. and   other  previous  employment  include:  Navasota's Triangle Grocery; Turner, Pierce Fultz Hardware, and a meat processor.

 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.

Mary Josephine Willis Edwards

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.

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.


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.