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Chamber launches That's Deer Park app

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At Thursday’s Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, the chamber unveiled the That’s Deer Park app, a one-stop spot for all things Deer Park. The free app is available now in both the iTunes Store and the Google Play store for smartphones.

Nancy Milholland

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150x136 4803514Nancy Milholland was born May 13, 1920 to Dayton Alexander Whatley and Hattie Lucille Applewhite Whatley. Her mother’s family was from Caseyville, Mississippi and her father’s family was from Rayville, Louisiana.

Kenneth Harold Sims

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kennethKenneth Harold Sims was born January 11, 1928, to Kenneth and Stella Sims in Stoney Point, North Carolina. This family would eventually increase to eight; Betty (Brown), Jimmy, Harold, Bobby, Peggy (Novack), Judy (Cohoon.) At the age of 16 years he left this family to join the Merchant Marines in support of the war effort. He remained in the Merchant Marines throughout WWII and the Korean Conflict.

On August 31, 1949, he married Minnie Mae Cockrell and soon was blessed with two children; Terry Harold and Kathy Dianne. Shortly after the children were born, the decision was made to move to Freeport Texas, where a better job awaited. Later the family moved to Deer Park, where Harold was employed at USI as a mechanical inspector, retiring after many years of service.

The family prospered and blessed Harold and Minnie with three grandchildren, Brandi Sims, Corey Lyon and Heather Lyon (Tupa.) They were then further blessed with six great grandchildren; Tiana Haynes, Jaxson and River Lyon, Rylan, Raylee and Raegan Tupa.

His faith in God, family and friends were of utmost importance. Harold and Minnie faithfully attended First Baptist Church in Deer Park for 55 years and thought of the church as a second family. Whether Harold was golfing with friends at Baywood Country Club, fishing, driving across the county, meeting for breakfast at the Skillet, or assisting in the planning of the next Sims reunion, he always enjoyed their company and they his quick wit and teasing nature.

Curiosity fueled the continuance of his formal and informal (self-taught) education. He had an unquenchable desire to learn how and why things worked the way they did. There was nothing that Harold could not repair. Much of his free time was spent on a friend's car or repairing a TV that had gone on the fritz. He was always willing to help someone in need, no matter the need.

In his later years his curiosity also fueled his intense interest in the family genealogy. With the assistance of his brother-in-law Ray Cohoon, the family line was traced though the ages. He took great delight in being related, even at a distance, to famous characters in American and British history.

With the love and support of his family surrounding him, Kenneth Harold Sims peacefully passed away at the age of 89 on January 30, 2017. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister Betty and much loved wife of 64 years, Minnie. He is survived by his sister Judy and husband Ray Cohoon and sister Peggy Novack, son Terry and wife Maggie Sims, granddaughter Brandi Sims and her daughter Tiana Haynes, grandson Corey and wife Kristin Lyon, their children Jaxson and River, and granddaughter Heather and husband Jeremy Tupa, their children Rylan, Raylee and Raegan, and the extended family and close friends still residing in North Carolina and Deer Park area.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church-Deer Park 438 East 8th Street, Deer Park, Texas 77536. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00pm at First Baptist Church-Deer Park. Interment to follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Flowers may be delivered to the church.

Howard William Collins

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howard collins edited 1Howard William Collins was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, September 9, 1915, the only child of the late O.W. Collins and Josephine Collins. The family moved to Texas in 1919, where his father was employed in building construction, living in Dallas, Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Houston before Port Arthur became their home location in 1929.

Rebecca Ann Nichols

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nicholsRebecca Ann Nichols of Deer Park, Texas, died Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at the age of 63. A memorial service will be shared February 4, 1:00 P.M., at Grand view Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, Texas. Reception following at 2501 Georgia Ave., Deer Park. Rebecca was born on November 5, 1953 in Houston, to Richard Gordon Letterman and Marjorie Faye Maddox.

Jorge Lauro Molina

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molinajorgeJorge Lauro Molina Sr, 80, of La Porte, Texas was granted his angel wings Monday, January 23, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Laredo, Texas on January 30, 1936 to Gustavo and Jovita Molina.

Jeffery Charles Jones

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JONESJeffery Charles Jones, age 60, of La Porte, Texas passed away at Bayshore Medical Center on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and close friends. He was born December 17, 1956 in Pasadena, Texas to Jan and Sally Jones.

Patricia Taylor

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taylorPatricia Lenelle Jeffers Taylor age 76, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2017 after a long illness. Pat was born in Branch, Louisiana to Joy Madge Sarver and Enos Elzy Jeffers on April 6, 1940.

Linda Joyce Guthrie

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guthrieAfter a long courageous battle with an illness, on Friday January 20, 2017, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ reached down extending his hand to Linda J. Guthrie, 65, of Pasadena, Texas and said "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise."

Karen Huston Bounds

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boundsKaren Huston Bounds, age 59, of Pasadena, TX, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 17. Karen was born in East Chicago, Indiana on October 14, 1957 to Robert and Virginia Huston.