Florene Whiteside, age 80, a longtime resident of Crockett passed away Thursday,
February 9, 2017. Florene was born October 8, 1936 in Shelbyville to parents, John
Metz and Martha Alice Metz. She worked for many years in administration at the Houston
County Hospital and then for Farm Bureau Insurance in Crockett. Florene loved gardening,
working in her yard an spending time with her family. She was a member of Central
Florene is survived by her children, Hal Whiteside of Houston, Tammy Lindsey and
husband, Ed of Keller and Matthew Whiteside and wife, Colleen of Kingwood; grandchildren,
Aaron Lindsey and wife, April of Hillsboro, OR, Bryan Lindsey of Keller, Caitlin
Whiteside of Kingwood, Megan Whiteside of Kingwood and Justin Whiteside of Kingwood;
sister, Rosemary Chatelain of Kountze; brother, Talmadge Metz of Bleakwood.
Funeral services for Florene Whiteside will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at
2:00 PM in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen
Memorial Park. Family will receive friends for visitation Monday from 12 noon to
2:00 PM prior to service.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Ray Houston
Jimmy Ray Houston, age 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at his
residence and was buried in the Corban-Houston Cemetery in the Denson Springs Community.
Jimmy was born September 30, 1936, in Crockett, TX, to Rayford and Q’Belle (Richardson)
Houston. Jimmy had worked in many capacities throughout his life: Barber, Fishing
Guide, Nurse and provider of Adult Foster Care. Jimmy was a 13-year veteran of the
U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Boxer (CVS-21) and the USS Loraine County (LST-1177).
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Fox) Houston of Denson Springs; stepchildren,
Belinda (Lindy) Simms and husband, Tony of Alto; Mike Osborn and wife, Lori of Round
Rock; Brenda Owens and husband Tim of Grapeland; grandchildren, Donald Lankford,
Aaron Lankford, Corry Lankford, Jason Osborn, Joseph Osborn, Michele (Osborn) Kettle,
Mandi Osborn, Kelly (Osborn) Hinton, Megan (Osborn) Malone, Michael Osborn, Bryan
(Than) Owens, Bethany (Owens) Nolen, Hannah Owens, thirty-four great-grandchildren;
three great-great grandchildren; nephew, Michael Houston; and nieces, Amy Houston
Yarborough and Amanda Houston McLemore.
A memorial service for Jimmy Ray Houston will be held Saturday February 18, 2017,
at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church in Slocum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.