From Halloween Candy to Remembering Saints Who’ve Gone Before Us

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What a difference 24 hours can make. Tonight, we’d intended to answer the door and greet youngsters dressed up in awesome or scary costumes. Outdoors activities moved indoors thanks to the rains that fell. Fortunately for the children, volunteers worked the booths tonight at Fall Fests hosted by churches. Across the Brazos Valley, many children found ways to celebrate Halloween, safe, but not completely dry.

Do you remember what your favorite costume was when you were a kid? I was always happy to dress up, and we had neighbors and friends who went out of their way to make homemade treats that we looked forward to having each year. They were, of course, our favorite neighbors. Until I was an adult, I never even knew what All Hallows’ Eve was, or meant, or actually “the night before All Saints’ Day.”

I went to the History Channel to learn more and learned that back in the 8th century, Pope Gregory III set November 1 “as a time to honor all saints” and there was an ancient Celtic festival on October 31 that involved costumes, treats, and pumpkin carvings.

In the years I’ve been familiar with All Saint’s Day, technically it is Nov. 1, but in our churches across the city, it’s typically the first Sunday of November where we honor those who’ve passed away since our preceding first Sunday of November the prior year.

Names are read aloud, and handbell choirs ring out tones amidst the silence in which we remember our friends and loved ones who once worshiped among us. It’s a profound experience as we reflect on people we were always used to seeing, no longer there.

As we will be hearing the names read aloud on Sunday, November 4th this year, I know there are many who’ve been an anchor in my life. Their life and legacy will be remembered forever as they impacted me. I imagine you feel the same way.

In the past year, our family has been honored to serve your families, so I’ve prepared our list of your saints now at peaceful rest.

The link to their life tribute, online at Callaway-Jones.com, is embedded in each name, so just click on their name and perhaps, while you’re there, leave a comment.

Abbott, Everett Loyd

Abbott, Howard

Adams, Edward

Adams, Vivian

Addison, Sr., Terry

Alcon, Carmelo L.

Alotto, Anthony L.

Antoine, John Woodworth

Archer, Jason

Auippa, Roy Charles

Bailey, Arvin

Barbosa, Barbara

Barrington, Benjamin Phillip

Bauder, Robert G.

Berg, Kathleen M.

Betts, Edith Frances

Burage, John Darrel

Bayer, Hazel Jane

Benedict, James Harold

Berry, David O.

Bilbo, Dorothy

Billings, Ralph Franklin

Black, Florence

Black, Gerald Lee

Blair, Nola

Bomnskie, Patsy Hughes

Bond, Bertha Louise “Momo”

Booker, Elizabeth

Boone, Homer “Dan”

Bosquez, Raul “Roy”

Boughner, Jayden Lynn

Brady, Tim

Brady, Vada

Broughton, Helen

Brower, Sr., Merle

Brower, Winnie

Brown, Jr., D.D.S., Paul Revere

Brisbin, Virginia Grace

Broadway, Pamela Jo

Bruney, Wendy Gayle

Brunson, Mark

Bryan, Ronald A.

Burgess, Lucinda “Cindy” Johnson

Buxbaum, Ken

Byrd, Lois

Calder, Jr., Leslie Edward

Caldwell, Beverly Watson

Camp, Kennedy

Campise, Alfred

Capps, Leta

Caraveo, Jr., Anthony Lucio

Cardenas, Jose Sabas Eligio

Carpenter, Zerle Leon

Casares, Jr., Frank

Castillo, Janie Garcia

Castor, Cynthia B.

Cavitt, Kay

Centner, Yamileth

Chase, Ann B.

Chavira, Jessica

Chen, Wanda

Cherian, Dr. Francis

Choate, Lynn

Christiansen, Dr. James Edward

Clissold, Leota

Cole, Martin Randolph

Coleman, Ann Elizabeth

Collins, David Coe

Conner, Georgia A.

Connor, Louise

Contreras, Humberto

Cook, Joan H.

Cook, Priscilla

Cooley, Bill J.

Corley, Steve

Courson, William

Cox, Cleo Doris

Crawford, Carolyn

Crocker, Glada T.

Crockett, Carolyn

Crawford, Christopher Wayne

Crow, Allison Patrick

Culver, Sean

Cummins, Ronald

Dabney, Susan

Das, Phanindramohan “PM”

Davidson, Emily S.

Davis, Angela Denise

Davis, Sean Patrick

DeLucia, Olive Sainsbury

Dennington, Richard Don (Dicky)

Dick, Brandon Duane

Dietrich, Dr. Raymond

Dillman, Kathryn

Dodds, Duaine Leslie

Doggett, Cytha

Dorantes, Rubicela Pinzon

Duke, Victor

Dysart, Jacob

Easterbrook, Donald Edward

Eberhard, Rebecca Parrish

Edge, Paul Eugene

Edwards, Billie

Ellison, Dr. John

Ericson, Carl

Fiedler, David

Field, Alan Jay

Fife, William

Flack, Frank

Fleming, Geraldine “Jeri”

Flores, Benito

Follis, Lillian

Fonville, Sr., William Lee

Frazier, Edward

Freeman, Judy

Gaenger, Frank Xavier

Galvan, Jerry

Gates, Eleanor Breckenridge

Garcia, Beatrice

Garcia, Benita Rodriguez

Garcia, Elida M.

Garcia, Josephine H.

Garcia, Richard Joseph

Garcia, Rodrigo

Gendron, George

Gibson, Bobbie Jo

Gibson, Jerry

Gibson, Lois

Giesenschlag, Jacqueline Elnora

Gilbert, Violet Virginia

Gillies, Rory

Glazener, Mary Wilma

Gougler, Sr., Philip “Doyle”

Gougler, Priscilla Matthews

Goza, Noble

Graff, Maghan Williams

Granger, Mary

Grauke, Olie Chadwick “Chad”

Graves, Earl

Greenwood, Nyra

Greer, Daisy

Gregory, Naomi

Gregory, Stella

Gregory, Walter Donald

Green, Jerry Lamar

Grier, Cathryn

Guajardo, Jr., Pedro

Guyton, Michael Lee

Hampton, Sr., William O.

Hand, Watie A.

Handley, Jeffrey

Harber, Ray

Hargett, Gary

Harris, Dee Ann Jones

Hassell, Martha

Hayes, Charles Lee

Hazen, Jr., Dr. Edward E.

Hebb, Richard “Lynn”

Henderson, Margie “Dot” Siegert

Henry, Denson Woodrow

Hensley, Ronald Tilman

Herbert, Wilma

Hess, Dr. Dolph

Hill, Gerald Gene

Hines, Doris E.

Hinton, Clyde

Hipp, Charles R.

Holliday, Roy

Holland, Johnnie Frances

Holmes, Eva “Merle”

Holmgreen, Joseph Barry

Holtzapple, Arthur

Holzheu, Sylvia

Horton, Bobby

Howard, Anita Loree

Howard, Glory

Howard, Dr. Matthew K.

Hubbard, Patricia

Humphrey, Ruth

Hunter, Olan

Hutchins, Jr., Ernest LaVergne

Hutt, Suzzanne

Jackson, James D. “Jimmy”

James, Jr., George

Jones, Loren “Scott”

Jones, Jr., Manley Wright

Jones, Jr., Marvin Gene “Junior”

Jordan, Craig

Kamerer, Marian

Kasner, Gary Wayne

Kavanaugh, Kelley

Kazmierski, Donna Denise

Keith, Jennifer Luna

Kelly, James Burton

Kenney, Robert Gene

Kishino, Tammy Ann

Kisthardt, Kevin

Korger, William

Kornegay, JW

Krammer, Dr. Arnold Paul

Kroll, Shirley Diane

Kubelka, Bertha Mae

Kuhn, William

Kwasnik, John

Lackey, Doris

Lang, Doris

Langford, Jo Ann

Laughlin, Harry

Leon, Maria Jesus

Lewis, Amelia Bermudez

Lewis, Jr., Kenneth Cecil

Lin, Young Huu

Linklater, Alice Mae

Livesay, Harold

Love, Thomas

Loveless, Kathryn “Kathy” Elaine

Luan, Shuyuan

Lucas, Frankie Yvonne

Luther, Marc D.

Mahle, Gloria May “Micki” Clement

Malatek, Kenneth Alvin

Mares, Gilberto

Martin, Sheryl

Martinez, Belisario

Martinez, Marlene

Maxwell, Garrett

McClarin, George Wyman

McCulley, Margaret

McDermott, John J. “McD”

McGough, Polly

McGuffey, Jesse “Mike”

McKenna, John

McLendon, Bobbie Nell

McNeal, Dr. James Utah

McRoberts, Sharon

McSpadden, Wiley Craig

McSwain, Arlan Bolton

Merchant, Avis Arlene

Miller, Carolyn Ann

Miller, Carolyn

Miller, Verle

Mills, Helen L.

Mills, Marion Cecila

Mims, Jr., Paris Alfred

Mistretta, Carrie

Mitchell, Gladyne Marie

Moffitt, Toni Kay

Molineux, Ann

Montero, Suzanne

Montes, Maria De La Paz Saldivar

Morales, Juan Francisco

Morales, Vicenta Casares

Moreno, Marina Shay Love

Morgan, IV, Charles Lemuel

Morgan, Noah Kyle

Morse, Mary “Bubba” Shepperd

Mosqueda, Natalie Ann

Muery, Neatha

Muth, Naomi B.

Myers, Barbara

Newberry, Bettie

Newkirk, Sr., David Franklin

Newman, Shirley

Nichols, Choyse “Kay”

Nichols, Heidi Lann

Nigro, Frank

Nolan, Peggy

Nowak, Norma

O’Brien, Vernon Allen

Oliver, Roy

Otto, Charles

Pardue, Jr., Ray Ben

Parie, Betty Jean

Paris, Sr., James Henry

Parrish, Carrie Lou

Patranella, Frank Braggio

Patranella, Jr., Frank Braggio

Patrick, Susan Caye

Patterson, Dianne Ward

Perry, Barbara Elizabeth

Peters, Kathleen

Petty, Dorothea Lorraine

Pittman, Larry Lee

Ponder, Kerry M.

Ponton, Dorothy

Powers, Iris

Poyato, Guillermo Camargo

Presnal, James

Presley, Steven

Price, Jack Dean

Price, Orville Leois “Lee”

Priesmeyer, Larry Lynn

Pritchard, Barbara Lee Jones

Pulkkinen, Michael “Yankee Mike” Elmo

Queen, Clyde Thomas

Quinney, Judith

Radford, Charles “Bud” WilburnRowan, Y. Preston

Railsback, Loren Dale

Ramirez, Samuel Matthew

Rayford, TyVonna Baylock

Redding, Leslie Lambert

Richey, Charles

Reid, Jesse

Reid, Tammy Jo Ort

Reeves, Marvin Wayne

Restivo, James “Jimmy” Andrew

Rice, Audrey

Rieger, Barbara June

Rightmer, John Ross

Rios, Janie Medina

Rister, Johanna

Ritter, Thomas Wilson

Roberts, Michael

Roberson, Mayme King

Robinson, Patricia

Rodriguez, Yessenia

Ruchti, Barbara Marie

Ruff, Ruby

Rumley, Jerry

Russell, Kenneth

Sandoval-Garcia, Federico

Sapaugh, Johnnie

Sapaugh, Paul

Sartor, James H.

Saunders, Alice Pauline

Scaggs, Robert

Schloss, Steven

Schwart, Alice Virginia Wilson

Seale, Rebecca “Becky” Dillard

Sederholm, Gwendolyn H.

Seeton, Charles

Serna, Alexander

Shafer, Peggy Joann

Shaw, Edith

Shaw, James

Shaw, Mary Louise

Shirley, William

Siegert, Charles William

Sillavan, Gene R.

Sims, Ernest Edward

Simmons, Charles Marvin

Simmons, Vernice

Simpkins, Rena

Smith, Carol “Sue”

Smith, Hazel Louise

Smith, William Lawrence

Smotek, Marie Veronica

Southerland, Bette

Spahn, Matthew Gene

Sparacino, Sandra

Spencer, Beverly Anne Jones

Spoonts, William

Springfield, Gilbert Aaron

Stephens, Audrey

Stephens, Claude Leo

Stephenson, LaVerne

Stevens, Yvonne

Stewart, Dorothy

Stimmel, Terry

Stokes, Melissa Ann

Stonecipher, Dr. Donald

Summerlin, Anna Rowe

Sustaita, Sr., Andrew “Andy”

Swader, James

Synwolt, Marq

Thomas, Nancy D.

Thompson, Mary Ann Cheever

Thompson, Col. (Ret.) Milton R.

Thompson, Dr. Spencer

Thornton, Catherine Moore

Timm, Heidi Marie

Todd, Carolyn

Todd, Larry

Torres, Jose

Trant, Dorothy Foreman

Tucker, Marie A.

Turnham, Billie Jo Nevill

Valicek, Billie Ruth Duncan

Valverde, Maria Sara

Van Dyke II, Paul Shepherd

Vance, Ima Jane

Veazey, Winnie Lucille

Vizquerra, Juan

Waddle, John Paul

Wade, James Thomas

Wager, Troy Dean

Waggoner, Elaine

Walding, Eloise Winifred

Waldron, Phyllis Jean

Walker, John W.

Walker, Shane Anthony

Waring, Patsy “Pat” Jane

Waters, Rev. Bob E.

Waters, Maria de Lourdes

Watson, Lawrence Mingo

Webb, Mary Theresa

Weisser, Henry Edward

Welch, Joan Phyllis

Welch, Marlene Potts

Wentz, Terry Lois

White, Mary Evelyn

Williams, John

Williams, Robert

Winder, Clayton “Clay” Thomas

Winslow, Virginia Ann Davidson

Wipke, Robert Craig

Woerz, Donald

Wolff, Jr., Oscar Matt

Woodell, Gene McDaniel

Yancy, Herbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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