Obituaries 2010
Donald E. Braune, age 63, passed
Lukes Medical Center in the
Woodlands. He was born on May 15th,
1946 to Edward L. Braune and mother
Alice I. Pimm Braune. He is survived by
his brother Paul Braune, nephew
Donald E. Braune, age 63, passed
Phillip E. Braune and niece Laura
Groves. Graveside services held at
Houston National Cemetery, Monday,
April 12th, 2010 at 2:30 pm in Houston,
Texas under the direction of
McWilliams Funeral Home, Hempstead,
Texas.
February 2, 2010. She was born June
30, 1922 to Frank Kolaja and Ollie
Holik Kolaja in Hempstead, Texas. She
Margie Freitag, 87, of Hempstead, is
survived by her son Tim Freitag,
sisters Ollie May Freitag, and
Annabelle King. Visitation:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from
5:00 until 7:00 pm at McWilliams
Funeral Home. Funeral Service:
Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 11:00
am at McWilliams Funeral Home,
Hempstead. Burial: Hempstead
Cemetery with Pastor Calvin Webb
officiating.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009.  He
was born in Brimerton, Washington on
March 5th, 1943 to Donald Eugene
Adams and Darlene Shoemaker
University in Manhattan, Kansas until
February of 1966 when he entered the
Air Force.  Edward was in continuous
active duty from March, 25th, 1966 to
January 6th, 1970. Edward was a
computer programmer for BMC
Software, from which he retired.

Survivors: Edward is survived by wife
Mary Adams. His daughter Clair Taylor
and husband Ziad El-Abed. Brother
Robert Day and sisters, Betty Keener
and husband Patrick, Violet Kreznek
and husband Kenny, Donna Jean
Beneke and husband Alfred and
Roberta Nech.
A memorial service will be held on
January 21st, 2010 at McWilliams
Funeral Home. Entombment will be on
January 22nd, 2010 at Houston
National Cemetery with Military Honors.

All services and arrangements under
the direction of McWilliams Funeral
Home, Hempstead, Texas.
away Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at North
Cypress Medical Center. She was born
in Pasadena, Texas, on December 17,
1975 to James McCracken and Kathy
McSwain McCracken. She is survived
by her mother Kathy McCracken, her
son Tyler Chambers, her daughter
Taylor Chambers and god-
daughter/niece Alyssa Ramirez.
Visitation was held on Friday April 9th,
2010 at McWilliams Funeral Home from
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Funeral services
were held at McWilliams Funeral Home
Saturday April 10th, 2010 at 10:00 am
with burial following at Moltz Cemetery
in Cypress, Texas under the direction
of McWilliams Funeral Home,
Hempstead, Texas.
Wanda Mikolajewski, age 91, passed
away Saturday, January 16th , 2010 at
Cyfair Medical Center. She was born
October 31st, 1918 in Chappell Hill,
Angelina Mikolajczak Kmiec. She is
proceeded in death by husband John
Mikolajewski.

She is survived by son John
Mikolajewski and wife Patricia,
daughters Florence Reisner and
husband Edward, Bernice Hrachovy
and husband Rudy, Elizabeth Lewis
and husband Tommy and Louis Avery
and husband Freddie.

Visitation is on Tuesday, January 19,
2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at
McWilliams Funeral Home followed by
a prayer vigil/rosary at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Service is at 10:00 am
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at St.
Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, with
burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

All services and arrangements under
the direction of McWilliams Funeral
Home, Hempstead, Texas.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010.  He was
December 5th, 1914 to Lee Adam
Lecamu and Marie Guillot. Luzin is son
L.J. Lecamu Jr and wife Kay.  His son
L.J. Lecamu Jr and wife Kay.  His
Sunday, February 21st, 2010.  He was
Sunday, February 21st, 2010.  He was
daughters Linda Riemer and husband
daughters Linda Riemer and husband
born in Jeanerette, Louisiana on Lewis
and Clara Elaine Timmerman and
husband Roger Sr., and his brother
Lloyd Lecamu.

He is also survived by his
grandchildren Gary LeCamu, Peggy
Sanders and husband Jason, Annette
Croft and husband Timothy and Roger
Timmerman Jr. Great-grandchildren
Steve LeCamu, Kyle Croft, Taylor
Croft, Haley Croft and Brylee Sanders.
As well as a host of other nieces,
nephews, family and friends.

Funeral service will be Wednesday,
February 24th, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at St.
Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.

All services and arrangements under
the direction of McWilliams Funeral
Home, Hempstead, Texas.
Freitag
Mikolajewski
Adams
Lecamu
McCracken
Braune
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010.  She was
born on April 15th, 1965 in Hamburg ,
Iowa , to father Warren Fulton and
mother Lela Swan Fulton.  She is
preceded in death by her mother Lela
Fulton and two brothers, John Timothy
Fulton and Jimmy Ray Fulton.
She is survived by husband Robert
Land, father Warren Fulton, sons
Zachary Leatherwood, John Paul
Leatherwood, and Joshua
Leatherwood and brother Tim Fulton.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm at
McWilliams Funeral Home, Hempstead.
Land
Somerford
James Melvin Somerford, Sr.,98, of
Marshall, Texas and formerly of
Houston and Hempstead, passed away
Saturday, July 17, 2010 at his home.  
Frank N. Somerford and Ramona
Valiente Somerford in Cuba.  He is
preceded in death by his wife of 62
years, Ella K. Somerford and is
Somerford, Jr and wife Ulma; and
Robert "Jerry" Somerford and wife
Nelda; five grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. Graveside
services: Wednesday, July 19, 2010 at
10:30 am  at Hempstead Cemetery
with Father Daniel officiating, under
the direction of McWilliams Funeral
Home, Hempstead.
Guerrero, Mexico and passed away
August 6, 2010 in Hempstead,
Texas.Bernardo leaves behind to
cherish his memory: his brokenhearted
life partner Terri Turner, his mother
Rodalfa Solano Delgado, his father
Felipe Arriaga Morales, his brothers
Fransisco y  Magdaleno, his sisters
Gloria y Ennis, and numerous aunts,
cousins, nieces, and
nephews.Memorial Services: Friday,
August 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm at
McWilliams Funeral Home, Hempstead,
Texas with Pastor Perry Espinosa
officiating.
Vaya Con Dios Mi Amor.
Solana
Hightower
Ural V. Hightower, 99, of Hempstead,
Texas passed away Friday, October 8,
2010. She was born October 19, 1910
in Walker County, Texas to Harmon
Odom and Julie Atkinson Odom. Mrs.
Hightower is survived by her son Olan
numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday,
October 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm at
McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor
David Beckworth officiating.
Candace Elaine Hand McClure, 60, of
Houston, Texas passed away
Tuesday, September 14, 2010. She
was born December 13, 1949 in
Hempstead, Texas to Arvid Hand and
Georgia Wiggins Hand.  She is
survived by her mother, Georgia Hand,
son John McClure, Jr., daughter Marcy
McClure, brother Arvid Hand, Jr., sister
Sharon Finch, and three
grandchildren: Tyler McClure, Lindsey
McClure, and Devon Crittendon.
Funeral Services: Tuesday,
September 21, 2010, 10:00 am at
McWilliams Funeral Home, Hempstead.
Burial following at Fieldstore Cemetery
with Pastor Bill Montgomery officiating.
McClure
Gross
Darrell Ray Gross, Jr., 29, of Hempstead,
Texas passed away Tuesday, October 19,
2010. He was born April 11, 1981 in
Brenham, Texas to Darrell Gross, Sr. and
Barbara Mikolajewski Gross. Darrell is
survived by his father, Darrell Gross, Sr.,
his mother Barbara Gross, his
grandmothers Helen Mikolajewski and
Jeanie Gross, and numerous friends and
family. Darrell lived a happy and wonderful
life. During the past year, his ALS, Lou
Gehrig's Disease, got the best of his weary
body and God decided it was time to take
him home. He will no longer suffer mentally
nor physically. As he was growing up,
Darrell played T-ball, football, and took Tae
Kwon Do, in which he earned his black belt.
He loved to fish, hunt, and when he was
younger, he liked trapping. His favorite
coon dogs were Willie and Rocky. He was
most passionate about his hunting and
could not wait for deer season to arrive.
Darrell hunted with both a bow and a rifle
and shot many deer, wild hogs, and even a
bobcat. He was well loved by family and
friends and will be dearly missed.
Funeral Services: Friday, October 22, 2010
at 7:00 pm at McWilliams Funeral Home,
Hempstead. The family will hold a private
burial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations to the following:

The ALS Association, Greater Houston
P.O. Box 271561
Houston, TX 77277-1561
ph# 1-866-778-2572
Kevin Fredrick Jones 43 of Waller,
Texas passed away in Houston, Texas
December 4, 2010. Kevin is survived
by his father Kenneth Jones Sr.;
mother Yvonne Bates, and  wife
Heather Jones.  Sons; Austin Jones ,
Kevin “Bubba” Jones Jr.; Daughters;
Melody Yvonne and Hayley Michelle
Jones.  He is also survived by his sister
Yvette Burns. Memorial services
pending. Arrangements under the
direction of  McWilliams Funeral Home,
Hempstead, Texas.
Jones