Current Obituaries

Joan Wilson Hilton

Joan Wilson Hilton, born February 16, 1936 in Sweetwater, Texas to John and Lena Wilson, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Houston, Texas A funeral service honoring the life of Joan Hilton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Andrews County Cemetery in Andrews, Texas. (more)

Michael Allen Frith

Michael Allen Frith, born July 13, 1961 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Darrell and Joyce Frith, passed away peacefully and a courageous battle with cancer on August 13, 2014. A reception with the family will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street in Houston, Texas. A recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, August... (more)

Paul Thomas Haver, Sr.

Paul Thomas Haver, Sr. Paul Thomas Haver, Sr., was born on September 27, 1926, and took his departure from this world on July 11, 2014. In death, he joins the love of his life, Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Haver; as well as his parents, Jesse and Edna Haver; and his brother, Jake and wife Joyce. Left to celebrate his life are his four children; daughter, Jan Mitchell and husband Joe; son, Tommy Haver and wife Lena; son, Chris Haver and wife Deborah; and son, Bruce... (more)

Ernest Elmo Straley, Jr.

Ernest Elmo Straley, Jr. Ernest E. "Corky" Straley, Jr., born October 15, 1938 in Midland, Texas to Ernest E. Sr. and Alfa L. Straley, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Corky was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Sr. and Alfa. He is survived by his loving wife, Shaveevan Straley, whom he married on October 18, 1977 in Thailand. He is also survived by his daughters, Shannon Straley of Frisco, Texas, and Michelle Straley of... (more)

Davis Wyatt Wetmore

Davis Wyatt Wetmore Davis Wyatt Wetmore, born May 12, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to Sherman and Alys Wetmore, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Houston, Texas. A visitation with the family will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft Street, in Houston, Texas. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. Thomas More... (more)

David Burgin

David Burgin C. David Burgin, age 75, born February 12, 1939 in Somerset, Kentucky to Lester and Lillian Burgin, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas. David was a newspaper executive who served as editor-in-chief of seven American dailies. In a career of more than 50 years, David served as a mentor to dozens of reporters and writers, including Pulitzer Prize recipients. "Innovation is inspiration" and "A good idea by... (more)

Kelly Devlin

Kelly Devlin Kelly Kissinger Devlin, born May 24, 1970, in Longview, Texas, to Edwin Kissinger and Kathy Hogg, passed away on June 14, 2014, in Houston, TX. Kelly was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Edwin F. and Grace Kissinger; maternal grandparents, Mack and Nancy Yates; and first cousin, Jeremy Chapman. Kelly is survived by her loving husband, Patrick James Devlin; their children, Conor James (age 15) and Tara Ann-Kathryn (age 10);... (more)

Ron Chavira

Ron Chavira A memorial service honoring the life of Ron will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street in Houston, Texas (more)

Carolyn Shaw

Carolyn Shaw Carolyn Shaw's life started typically but became a profound spiritual journey; born from adversity and finished on her own terms. Carolyn was born on April 8th, 1934. Her life began normally in Waco, Texas as the daughter of Samuel Guynes and Kathrine Boice. Carolyn, as a young child grew up in a few different places and households; but all of them more typical than not. She particularly adored the time she spent at her beloved Grandmother... (more)

Lawrence B. James

Lawrence B. James LAWRENCE BERNARD JAMES of Houston died March 24, 2014. He was a generous and outgoing man with a wonderful sense of humor and a ready smile. Larry was born in Houston on March 15, 1923 to John Bernard James and Elizabeth Werner James. There he attended Blessed Sacrament Parish School and graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1940. He later earned a B.A. degree from the University of Houston. A proud veteran, he served in Europe with... (more)