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 Services  for

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 held  TUESDAY

                       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 Thos.

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.

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 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.

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.