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Teodoro Sosa Jr.

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sosaTeodoro Sosa Jr. was born on June 5 1964 in Houston Texas, passed away December 25th 2016.

He is preceded in death by Salvador Sosa(brother), Sylvestre Sosa(Brother) and Zulema Cruz(sister)

James Golden

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dennisJames Denis Golden, 59, of Deer Park, Texas passed on to go home with his lord and loved ones on December 27, 2016. Denis was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Gay, his father, Lloyd Golden, his brother, Michael Golden, and his two sisters, Dawn Rolirad and Michelle Stapp.

Billie E. Johnson

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150x251 Johnson BillieBillie E. Johnson 85, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, born December 30, 1931 at home in Freestone County entered into rest January 2, 2017.

Candelario Martin Benitez

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150x178 Benitez CandelarioCandelario “Candy” Martin Benitez lost his battle with cancer on January 1, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Known as Candy to childhood friends and then by Martin later in life was born in Victoria, Texas on February 2, 1952 to Robert Benitez and Rita Jimenez Benitez. He graduated Class of 1970 from Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas. On August 7, 1971 he married his childhood sweetheart Sylvia De Leon. His greatest joys in life were family and friends. Martin loved working in the yard, making jewelry, his western movies, and his McDonalds crew.

John Louis Beeson III

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beesonJohn Louis Beeson III, 70, of Deer Park, passed away on December 26, 2016 in the town of Old-River Winfree.

The viewing will be held from 4pm to 8pm on January 2nd, Funeral Services begin at 10 am on January 3rd 2017 at Grand View Funeral Home with Brian Lambert of Clearpoint Church officiating. Burial to follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Della Faye Krause

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krauseDella Faye Krause passed away at the age of 82. She died peacefully, after 8 month battle with cancer, on December 27, 2016 at the home of her Son, Charles (Leticia) Krause in Manvel, Texas. Faye was born on October 30, 1934 in Ooltewah, Tennessee, to Melvin Roy DeFriese and Mintie Lillie Mae DeFriese.

City kicks off 125 celebration with West presentation

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DP125 largestTo kick off the City of Deer Park's year-long 125th anniversary celebration, City Council member Sherry Garrison will give a special historical presentation at the Deer Park Public Library. There is no admission fee and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. The presentation, which will tell the story of Deer Park founder Simeon West, will begin on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

"We are so excited to begin our celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary with a look at the life and adventures of our founder,“ Garrison said. “This presentation will explore who Simeon West was, where he came from, his interests and beliefs, and his vision for Deer Park. The research the Historical Committee and I have done has shown Simeon West to be a complicated, adventurous and even a bit eccentric figure, and I think our residents will enjoy learning more about his life.”

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

The 125th celebration will continue throughout 2017, with special events, concerts and holiday gatherings. To keep up with all the activities planned through the City, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce and the Deer Park Independent School District, visit

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536. The telephone number is 281-478-7208.

Carol Mays

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maysCarol Victoria Mays 87, of Deer Park, Texas, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 26, 2016. Carol is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Tate Mays. She is survived by her daughter Vicki Jaynes, her son Tim Mays and wife Julie, sister Annis Dunham her grandchildren Heather Mays, Stephen Mays, David Mays and her lovable dog (and best friend) Lottie.

Billy Boyer

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billy boyerBilly Joe “B.J.” Boyer went to be with his Lord and saviour on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. B.J. was born on February 4th, 1956 in Mattoon, Illinois and served in United States Navy. He worked in the petrochemical industry for most of his career.

Joseph Marshburn

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joeJoseph Paul Marshburn, 56, of Pasadena, Texas, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on December 13th, 2016. Joseph, or better known as Joe, was born in Houston, Texas on October 24th, 1960 to Edward Lee and Martha Jeanette Marshburn.

Walter Edward Boley

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boleyWalter Edward Boley, Jr., 86, of LaPorte, TX passed away Friday, December 23rd.

All services will be held at Grand View Funeral Home & Memorial Park located on Spencer Hwy in Pasadena, TX. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., funeral service at 11:00 a.m. and burial to follow.

Mr. Boley was preceded in death by his sisters Marie Gray, Edna Arrington, Virginia McCaffety, brother Roy Wilson and grand-daughter Dusti Lynn Garza.