Obituaries

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ELOISE KING

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Eloise King passed away on December 31, 2020 at the age of eightyeight after a years long battle with dementia and is now reunited with her husband of forty-two years, Bobby Jack King. Born to Pierce and Lena Walker in Madisonville, Texas on May 2, 1932, Eloise later spent most of her adult life in Houston, Texas.
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PEARLINE WHEATON JOHNSON

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On February 9, 1945, Jimmy & Nannie Wheaton gave birth to a beautiful baby girl whom they named Pearline. Pearline accepted Christ at an early age at the Little Rock Baptist Church. She later joined twelve others as they became the founders of Lakeview Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas. Pearline married Rufus Johnson and with this union came three children. Pearline worked at Reed’s Department Store for over thirty years until they closed their doors. She then worked at D&J Storage for ten, plus years. Pearline was very active at her church and in her community. She served on various boards, such as, City Council, CPS, Son Shine Center, West End Cemetery, NAACP and many more.
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WOODROW RENFRO

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Funeral services for Woodrow E. Renfro, 92, of Houston, were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas Bro. Carl Williamson and burial followed in Jozye Cemetery.
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RONALD PONTIUS

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Ronald Pontius, 74, of Madisonville, Texas passed away December 6, 2020 in Madisonville. He was born December 1945 innac, Michigan to parents, Elmer & Aileen Grace (Endleman) Pontius. He grew up in Mission, Texas where he also graduated from high school. Ronald attended the University of Texas at Pan American where he received both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees. He also served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
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Hayden Quinn Martinez

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Hayden Quinn Martinez was born December 25, 1995 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Throughout his father’s career as a high school football coach, Hayden lived in numerous cities and attended numerous schools but the ones dear to his heart were Warren, Brenham, Somerville, and Iola.
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Jerry Tim Sigford, Sr.

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Funeral services for Jerry Sigford, 77, were held 2 P.M., Monday, December 14, 2020 at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. Bro. Bo Gunnels and Bro. Jim Bob Gunnels officiated the service. Interment followed in New Salem Cemetery in the Centerview Community of Leon County, Texas.