Memoriams

Memoriams

David Hoke

On October 24, 2020, David Allen Hoke, loving husband, father of 2, and grandfather of 8, passed away at age 64. David was a strong man of faith. He served as an elder in his local congregation. He was a family man and adored his grandchildren. David loved to travel, hike, and explore God’s creation. He was an avid runner all his life. David served many – as a mentor, an elder, a father, a husband, and a friend. His influence…

Kevin Paige

“It’s with heavy, broken hearts that we have to tell you our beautiful son was in an automobile accident Friday night a little after midnight. Kevin did not survive the impact. Our faith in God assures us that he is with our Heavenly Father and with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep our family in your prayers as we grieve the loss of our precious son, Kevin.”These are the words of Kevin’s mother and father Lynn & Eric…

James Ellis (Jimmy) Benson

   James Ellis (Jimmy) Benson, age 82, lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. He was the son of the late Ellis E. (Doc) and Abbie Brinkley Benson.    Jimmy graduated from Central High School in 1958. He and his high school sweetheart, Juanita Puckett, were happily married for 61 years. She describes Jimmy as a precious and loving husband, daddy, and PaPa. He greatly treasured time with his grandchildren and was truly pleased that his great-grandson was…

Andrew Berendt

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Andrew Gerard Berendt (65), a faithful minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother peacefully passed away from pancreatic cancer and went onto his heavenly reward surrounded by his loving wife, children and granddaughter. Andy was born on May 10, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Gordon and Margaret (Krucky) Berendt.  His earliest years were filled with two lifelong loves – hunting and fishing.  He attended and graduated from Hamilton High…

Jesse Godwin

Jesse Godwin passed away on April 22, 2020 at age 93. He was a faithful Christian from the age of 15 and worshipped with the Awin, AL congregation until around 5 years ago when he and his wife moved to Prattville to be cared for by their family. During that time they worshipped with the Christians at the Prattmont congregation.  Jesse was devoted to his wife of 64 years who suffers from dementia. At the time of his death he…

John E. Hart

John E. Hart passed from this life on February 17, 2020 at his home in Jersey Village, Texas.  We know the impact John had on others was wide spread throughout many generations and many states.  In lieu of flowers, his most recent cause to champion was to promote the great services of Sacred Selections.  John and Lucille had the privilege of hosting a Sacred Selection family from Missouri when they came to Houston to meet their daughter.  Since witnessing the impact this non-profit organization…

Clay Thomas Chapman

Clay Thomas Chapman was born on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. He passed away to be with our Lord on Friday, February 7, 2020 in McKinney, Texas. Clay was 11 years, 5 days old. Clay attended Lovejoy Elementary School from kindergarten through 4th grade. Clay was a 5th grade student at Sloan Creek Intermediate School of the Lovejoy Independent School District. Clay is survived by his father, Justin Matthew Chapman; his mother, Ann Marie Chapman; his sister, Sydney…

Kathi Jo Anderson

Kathi Jo Anderson of Wentzville, MO, passed from this life on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  She was born December 19, 1954 in Abilene, TX to James Loyd Duncan and Billie Jo Walker. She graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX in 1973 and studied briefly at Texas Tech University. She married Clinton Howard Anderson in Lubbock, TX on March 29, 1975.  She was a kitchen gadget collector extraordinaire and an extremely talented artist. She loved bright and beautiful colors…

Nancy Hutcheson

In honor of her love of poetry, several of the children and grandchildren collaborated on this poetic tribute: “NANA” Born Nancy D., she became “Nana” to all —Married to Papa, “who was also called Paul”.Gave birth to six, of whom Libby was best,Joy’s alright, and then…all the rest. —Born in the city, and properly raised, She moved to the farm for the rest of her days.There, ‘possums and ponies and pigeons amused,Buttercups, spirea, and lilacs enthused. To the windows, birds flew…

Joreen Etta Bane

Joreen Etta (Price) Bane, age 90, passed away October 24, 2019 in Conway, AR.  She was born January 11, 1929, Chicago, IL, to Harry and Henrietta Price. A member of the Church of Christ, she helped with the women’s ministry and teaching English as a second language. She retired as a personnel stenographer from NIBCO, Blytheville.    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, son Larry, and daughter Vicky Malone; and brother Darrell Price.  She is survived by two brothers,…

Karen Lynn (Evans) Hall

Karen Lynn Evans Hall, 62, recently of Birmingham, Alabama, died at her home on November 4, 2019. Karen was born in Long Beach, CA, on November 7, 1956, to Dell and Martha Jo Evans. She graduated Westbury High School near Belaire, TX in 1974. She attended Florida College for two years and a college in Houston, TX for one year. Karen married Larry D. Hall in 1978. She is preceded in death by her father Dell Evans, mother Martha Jo…

Victor Ray Hillman

July 21, 1930-October 24, 2019 Victor Ray Hillman, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home in the Middleton Community on October 24, 2019.   Victor was born July 21, 1930, to Ferdinand “Ted” Hillman and wife Lois Avery Toby in Barksdale, TX.  Victor grew up in Bandera and graduated from Bandera High School in 1948. He attended Tarleton State College and then Texas A&M College.  He graduated from TAMC in 1952 whereupon he was commissioned as 2nd Lt in the…

Richard Lee King

ALLEN, TEXAS. Richard Lee King, age 92, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, October 20, 2019, at his home in Allen, TX, after suffering a stroke during the early morning of October 15. Richard was born in the Sunnyside community of Floresville, Texas on September 4, 1927, the eldest child of Richard Leslie King and Cora Ella Reed King. His mother died when he was five years old and he then lived nearby with his grandparents, William A and Ida…

Virgnia Estes Evans

Virginia Margaret Estes Evans, 99, recently of Columbus, Mississippi, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Sept. 22, 2019. She was born in Portland, Oregon on April 19, 1920 to Charles Kenneth and Mary Margaret (Mallard) Flinn. She grew up in Portland and southern California, and graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles. She is preceded in death by husbands Gilbert Eugene Estes and Dell Evans, son Maurice Wesley Estes, and sister Patricia Beck. She is survived…

Grey Sebree

Grey McKinley Sebree Beloved son of Stephen and Debbie Sebree  In 2011, at age 16, Grey went home to be with God, ending a courageous, 8-year battle with a chronic illness.  Grey was a member of the church of Christ at Taylorsville Road, in Louisville, KY where he loved to participate in worship by leading singing, prayers and teaching. He was a faithful Christian and an avid student of the Bible.  Grey was a Junior at Walden High School, where…

Susan Kerr

Susan Kerr, August 20, 1952 – July 18, 2019 Linda Susan Kerr, 66, of Bowling Green, KY was born August 20, 1952 in Birmingham, AL to Hiram O. Hutto and Rachel Batson Hutto. She passed away on July 18, 2019 at the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green, after a brief battle with cancer. Susan attended Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida, and then received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, using those degrees to practice a…

Allan Turner

Allan Turner, 1944 – 2019 Allan was born in Tampa, FL, on June 16, 1944 to Thomas and Letha Turner. In 1962 he graduated from King High School and a few months later he joined the Air Force where he served for 3 ½ years as an Air Policeman. Upon his honorable discharge in 1966, he began dating and soon married, Anita Reich Turner, on November 25, 1966. From 1966-1981 he served in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff, Detective…

Rawland R. Daniel

Rawland Daniel, 81, of Bossier City, LA, was born September 5,1937, on a farm near Hamlet, Nebraska, to Ernest and Marjorie Daniel. He passed on from this life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Rawland served in the National Guard in Colorado after graduating from Olathe High School. Afterwards, he joined the U.S. Marines for two years. Rawland then joined the Air Force and served 23 years. He was a proud member of the US military and had a deep love…

Dan Clendening

Dan Clendening Dan Clendening loved the Lord, his dear Jeanie, and his family above all else. He was kind and humble, generous and caring, intelligent and wise. He and Jeanie were married 66 years. They served and encouraged many wherever they lived. Dan preached in the Athens, Ala. area without pay to enable churches to begin to support and have an interest in teaching the lost in other places and countries. In lieu of flowers Dan’s family has chosen to…

Royce Unwin DeBerry

Royce Unwin DeBerry, November 8, 1953 – November 14, 2018 Royce Unwin DeBerry was born November 8, 1953 in Jackson, Tennessee to Almeda Pauline Unwin DeBerry and Loyd Parvin DeBerry. He died November 14, 2018 at 11:53 am surrounded by his loving wife and family. Royce and Cindy fostered children for over 30 years. From those children, they adopted six children. Following in their footsteps, three of their older children have gone on to foster and adop 8 kids of…

Marie Falls

Catherine Marie Falls June 6, 1923 –  July 14, 2018 Marie Falls passed away at the age of 95 after a short illness. She lived a full life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to hundreds through the years. She was married for 62 years to the late Laden Falls of Birmingham, AL. Marie has three children: Richard Falls (Dee), Jimmy Falls (Phyllis), and Susan Falls Bailey (Jerry). She has 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She…

Ludy Sarabia

In Memory of Ludy Sarabia (1925-2018) Ludy loved children and considered her role as wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother one of the greatest and most important callings a woman could experience.  We will miss her greatly and take comfort in knowing your donation will help other families know the joy of family as she did. Thank you, Jim, Loretta, Jessica, Jim Jr, Dan, and Emily Atherton Gil, Cindy, Bryan, and Angela Sarabia, Katie and Greg VanBemden Gary, Sherri, Joe Sarabia,…

Charlie Palmer

Charlie Scott Palmer was gifted to us on Wednesday, March 14 and passed from this life Thursday, March 22, having been surrounded by his entire family. He departed peacefully, with both his loving mother and father being able to hold him closely and his older brother Davis telling him “bye bye, baby!” The entire extended family sang songs together to little Charlie, including “God Will Take Care of You” and “Because He Lives.” Charlie is survived by his mother and…

Xavier Royalty

Xavier Royalty Xavier was such a sweet boy! Always coming up to us and others saying, “Now big hug” and squeezing them so tight. He truly was a gift from God for us, and while we are never guaranteed tomorrow, I have often thought of David these past few days and 2 Sam 12:23 ESV “Someday I will go to him, but he cannot come back to me.” We pray the funds raised will help others know the precious gift…

Joe Clark Moody

Joe Clark Moody passed to his eternal reward on November 21, 2014 at the age of 98. His family has asked that contributions be made to Sacred Selections to help Christians open their hearts and homes to children. Brother Moody provided a home for his children in which he heeded God’s wishes to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of The Lord.” Adoption is a part of his family. He understood the loving concept of adoption in both…

Amos Davenport

Amos Davenport March 21, 1925 to March 3, 2013 Sacred Selections funded the adoption of Jordan and McKenzie Davenport in 2010.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to be sent to Sacred Selections.  This will allow other grandfathers to enjoy the blessing of the kind of family celebrations like the ones we have been able to enjoy with these precious children.