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  Irma Schipper
Services for Irma L. Schipper, 86, Lufkin, were held Dec. 4, 2008, in the St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. M.L. Agnew officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park under the direction of Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home in Lufkin.
Schipper was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Bainbridge, Ga., to the late Ida Mae Kersey and Harrell H. Moore and died Dec. 1, 2008, in Lufkin.
She resided in Lufkin most of her life and enjoyed her work as a manicurist, retiring at age 77.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, giving unconditional love to those around her. She loved to sing and enjoyed traveling.
She was a Christian, faithful to the Lord, and member of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her husband Willard “Bill” Schipper, Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law Frank and Carlene Thomason, Lufkin; Joe and Lupe Thomason, Wilmer; and John William and Grace Thomason, Gun Barrel City; daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Bill Farmer, Oskaloosa, Kan.; and Barbara and R.S. Brookshire, Lufkin; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bill Moore, Adam Thomason, Chris Cole, Harold Moore Jr., Rodney Keith Moore and Glenn Malone.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 919 South John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904, or Heart to Heart Hospice of Lufkin, 1320 South John Redditt Drive, Suite A, Lufkin, TX 75904.

Buford Pritchett
Services for Buford W. Pritchett, age 86, were held Dec. 5, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Knolls officiating. Burial followed in Clifton Cemetery with Mike Pritchett, Mark Pritchett, Charles Pritchett, Wade Bryant, Jerry Evans and Shane Looney serving as pallbearers.
Pritchett was born March 3, 1922, in the Riley Springs Community of East Texas, the son of Myrtle Lorene and Fred O’Neal Pritchett.
Pritchett passed away in Greenville Dec. 2, 2008, after a lengthy illness.
He married Floy Virginia Middleton in Commerce, April 14, 1945, and she preceded him in death
Pritchett was a farmer and paint contractor by trade. He served in the United States Army in World War II in the Calvary.
In honor of his service, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military graveside burial rites. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving family includes his daughter Mary Sue Handley of Quinlan; sons Wayne Edwin Pritchett and wife Brenda of Kemp; and Ferman Pritchett and wife Arlene of Edgewood; grandchildren Charles Bryan Pritchett of Kemp, Dawn Yvette Stewart of Gun Barrel City, Donna Evans of Alvarado, Alisa Bryant of Quinlan, Wade Bryant of Rowlett, Michael Pritchett of Wills Point, Mark Pritchett of Arlington and Rebekah Foster of Edgewood; 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; brothers L.J. Pritchett of Irving and Arvelee Pritchett of Greenville.
Pritchett was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers – Truman Pritchett, William “Dudie” Pritchett and Hubert J. Pritchett.

Juanita Callaway
Juanita Callaway, 83, Malakoff, died Dec. 3, 2008. Friends were received Dec. 4, 2008, in Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Callaway was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Oklahoma, to the late Laura and K.P. Southern.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Olin Ray Norwood and grandson Donnie Renfrow.
Survivors include her daughter Joyce Huckeba; son Gary Southern; granddaughter Darla Day; grandsons Tommy Renfrow Jr., Billy Renfrow Jr., and Gary Southern Jr.; and four great-grandchldren.

Heather DeHart
A memorial service for Heather Rhea DeHart, 34, Athens, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
She was born Dec. 20, 1973, in Killeen and died Dec. 2, 2008, in Athens.
She had resided in Athens for the past two years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her mother Pat DeHart, Athens; aunt and uncle Karon and Jerry Grimes, Mabank; brother Lonnie Hickman, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and grandmother Jeneva Conrad, Sciotoville, Ohio.

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