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.
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 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.
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.
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.