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Departed this life in Baton Rouge, La. on March 13, 2016. She was born in Franklin County, Mississippi. She was an RN and taught nursing until hanging up her cap to raise her family in Spring Branch. She was a longtime member of Emerson Unitarian Church and the Texas Star Garden Club. She and her husband Joe moved to Baton Rouge in 1999. Ruth was an avid gardener and reader, an exceptionally sweet and gentle woman with a sense of humor that she maintained until the end of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents Rutilious and Lois Adams, her son, David, and her husband, Joe Frank Taylor, brother R.J. and sisters Dorothy and Flora. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Emily Taylor and Chris Frink, granddaughters Helen and Camille Frink, and a number of nieces and nephews. Service to be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge at 1pm on Friday, March 18. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bedias, Texas.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 17, 2016
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William D. "Bill" Creel

Funeral services for William D. Bill Creel, 86, of Silsbee, will be Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Farmer Funeral Home, with interment following in Knupple Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Mr. Creel died June 26, 2012, at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare. A native of Beaumont and a long time resident of Silsbee, Bill retired from Mobil Oil Refinery and was the founder of Industrial Tool Service Co. He proudly served his country during WW II and the Korean conflict. Survivors include his son Craig Creel and wife, Cathy of Fruita, CO; daughters, Dana Hess of Bryan and Becky Ekvall and husband, Rich of Silsbee; grandsons, Caleb Creel, Cameron Creel, Jamin Ekvall, and Steven Hess; granddaughters, Rachel Byrom, Tabi Ekvall, and Caitlyn Creel; and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knupple Cemetery Assn, P. O. Box 122, Silsbee, TX 77656.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 28, 2012

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Bills Bracewell line goes back to Richard and Winnifred Carlisle from Laurens Co. Georgia in early 1800's.



Bill was a singer songwriter who's music can be found at



Ronald Bracewell, 73, of Bunnell, FL., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on January 1, 2016. Ron was born March 16, 1942 in Pensacola, FL where he later worked as a contractor and log home builder. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, scuba dive and travel. Ronald was a great husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather and dearly loved by all. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Foster and Jewel Bracewell, brothers Lamar and Kendrick Bracewell, Caroline Bracewell (sister), Timothy Bracewell (son), Sage Montoya (great-grandson), Kenny Bracewell(nephew), Mildred Miller(very special mother-in-law) and Barbara Bracewell(sister-in-law). With his John Wayne outlook on life, he gained love and respect by all. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Linda Bracewell, his sons; Michael (Roxanne) Bracewell of Hudson, FL, Richard (Nancy) Bracewell of Marianna, FL, Billy Bracewell of Bunnell, FL and Jeremy (Crissy) Bracewell of Palm Coast, FL, his daughter Kim (Shawn) Bush of Red Level Al., and his 18 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren. Also mourning Ron’s loss are his brother Charlie Bracewell of Lakeland, FL., and his sisters Yvonne (Sidney) Hahn and Becky Bracewell of Pensacola, FL. Linda and the family would like to give thanks to all of the Hospice caregivers who came to the house, especially Nurse Elizabeth and my Guardian Angel, Margarita. Also a special thanks to Connie Hayes for all the extra care and support. A big thank you to niece Susan Johnson for supplying the handicap van, and all the family and friends for standing by me. Additionally a heartfelt thank you to my employer, Dr. Hinman of Island Doctors, Michelle(office manager) and all my coworkers for standing by me and allowing me to be able to continue caring for my husband. A visitation for family and friends will be held today (Tuesday) at Lohman Funeral Home Daytona from 5:00–7:00 p.m. A chapel service will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Daytona Memorial Park.

Lohman Funeral Homes
1423 Bellevue Ave.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Monroe, La.
May 1, 1978


Dear Joe:

My wife, Lorraine Bracewell Young, has asked me to reply to your request for a run down on our children.  I hope this is the information that you needed to bring our family up to date.

We plan to attend the reunion this year along with our children & grandchildren.

We will be looking forward to meeting you.


                                                            (signed) Lewis A. Young




New address:

L. A. Young

3004 River Oaks Drive

Monroe, LA 71201

Joe Allen Young

Born Sept. 13, 1940 – Bedias, Tex.

Married Jane Boyd – Sept. 10, 1962


Carolyn Jo Young – Born Aug. 19, 1964

Connie Louise Young – Born July 24, 1967

Lewis Matthew Young – Born July 17, 1973


Joe’s address is: 713 Lake Shore Dr., Monroe, La. 71201


Linda Young

Born Sept. 13, 1943 – Bedias, Tex.

Married W. J. Willingham

1 son of this union:

Kenneth Wayne Willingham – Born July 26, 1962

W. J. died in Viet Nam when his helicopter was shot down.  Linda was remarried to Chas. Everett Baird & 1 son born of this union –

John Gregory Baird – Born Nov. 17, 1976


Linda’s mailing address is Rt. 4 – Box 491B, West Monroe, La. 71291


Loretta Young 

Born July 14, 1947 – Bedias, Tex.

Married: Ronnie C, Cupples

Two children of this union –

Ronald Douglas Cupples – Born Jan. 9, 1966

Cynthia Leigh Cupples – Born Feb. 17, 1972

Loretta’s mailing address is 2703 Cuba Blvd., Monroe, La., 71201


Deborah Lyn Young

Born May 28, 1954 – Centerville, Tenn.

Married Paul E. Greenwood

Two daughters born of this union:

Alicia Ann Greenwood – Born June 4, 1972

Andrea Michelle Greenwood – Born June 7, 1976

Deborah’s mailing address is 4512 78th St., Lubbock, Texas 79424