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She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Lucille Montgomery and William Montgomery; her husband Scott Novak; her children, Chad and Kamryn Novak; and her sister Marsha Montgomery.

We are sad to announce that on November 22, 2022 we had to say goodbye to Tana Novak (Norwood, Ohio). Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Tana Novak to show support.Tana Novak, 53, passed away on November 22, 2022. Beloved daughter of Lucille Montgomery and the late William Montgomery. Loving wife of Scott Novak. Dear mother of Chad and Kamryn Novak. Caring sister of the late Marsha Montgomery. Tana taught for over 20 years as a primary school teacher in the Wyoming City School District. Family and friends may visit Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00PM until 8:00 PM at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Road, Norwood, Ohio 45212. Funeral Services are Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial Rest Haven Cemetery.

Tana Novak, 53, passed away on November 22, 2022.  Beloved daughter of Lucille Montgomery and the late William Montgomery.  Loving wife of Scott Novak.  Dear mother of Chad and Kamryn Novak. Caring sister of the late Marsha Montgomery.  Tana taught for over 20 years as a primary school teacher in the Wyoming City School District.  Family and friends may visit Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00PM until 8:00 PM at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Road, Norwood, Ohio 45212.  Funeral Services are Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial Rest Haven Cemetery.The basis of Smith’s permanent residency status was the claim that she owned a $900,000 mansion, which she said was given to her by a former boyfriend, real estate developer Gaither Ben Thompson of South Carolina. Thompson asserted that he loaned Smith the finances to purchase the property, which she failed to repay, and that he was attempting to regain control of the property. Thompson sued to evict Smith from the property in the Bahamas Court and received a default judgment against her when she failed to respond to the eviction or appear in court on November 28, 2006. Ford Shelley, Thompson’s son-in-law, claimed that methadone was found in Smith’s bedroom refrigerator while the mansion was being reclaimed. A photograph provided to TMZ of Smith’s refrigerator showed a large bottle of methadone, vials of injectable vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), and numerous bottles of diet product SlimFast.

While performing at a Houston strip club in October 1991, Smith met 86-year-old petroleum tycoon J. Howard Marshall. On June 27, 1994, Smith and Marshall were married in Houston, resulting in speculation that she married him for his money. Marshall died on August 4, 1995 in Houston, at the age of 90.
In September 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear the appeal of that decision. The George W. Bush administration directed Paul Clement, the United States Solicitor General, to intercede on Smith’s behalf in the interest of expanding federal court jurisdiction over state probate disputes. On May 1, 2006, the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of Smith. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the opinion. The decision did not give Smith a portion of her husband’s estate, but affirmed her right to pursue a share of it in federal court.According to Stern, Smith was devastated over her son’s death. “Anna and Daniel were inseparable. Daniel was without question the most important person in Anna’s life,” Stern said during his testimony at the trial regarding the right to control disposition of Smith’s remains. “At Daniel’s funeral, she had them open the coffin and tried to climb inside. She said that ‘if Daniel has to be buried, I want to be buried with him. She was ready to go down with him.” Stern said that, “Anna saw herself as both mother and father to Daniel. From the time I met her, everything was for Daniel. I would say that physically, she died last week, but in a lot of ways, emotionally she died when Daniel died.”

In September 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded Smith $449,754,134.00, the amount that Marshall’s interest in Koch Industries appreciated during their marriage. However, in July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood affirmed the jury’s findings in the probate case by ruling that Smith was entitled to nothing. The judge ordered Smith to pay over a million to cover the legal costs and expenses of E. Pierce Marshall. The conflict between the Texas probate court and California bankruptcy court judgments forced the matter into federal court.Smith made her screen debut in the 1994 screwball comedy film The Hudsucker Proxy as Za-Za, a flirtatious celebrity who flirts with the lead character, played by Tim Robbins. Smith was next given a larger role as Tanya Peters in Naked Gun 33+1⁄3: The Final Insult (1994). Smith’s persona of a ditzy dumb blonde was featured heavily in her film roles, which sought only to market her physical assets. To the Limit (1995), was her first starring role. Smith appeared as herself in the 1995 pilot episode of The Naked Truth, then attempted to revitalize her film career with a leading role in Skyscraper in 1996. The low-budget, direct-to-video film offered Smith no more than “soft-core exploitation” and her movie career again stalled. In 1998, Smith appeared on the variety series Sin City Spectacular. That same year, Smith appeared in the tell-all self-promoting film, Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed, which was based on several photo sessions during her Playboy career. She appeared as Donna, the friend of Veronica Chase (Kirstie Alley), on the sitcom Veronica’s Closet in 1999. Smith guest-starred as Myra Jacobs in a 1999 episode of the series Ally McBeal. Smith was given her own reality show on the E! cable network in 2002 which lasted until June 2003. The Anna Nicole Show premiered in August 2002, achieving the highest cable rating for a reality show. The day the series premiered was the seventh anniversary of the death of J. Howard Marshall. The series attempted to focus on the private life of Smith, her boyfriend/attorney Howard K. Stern, her son Daniel Wayne Smith, her assistant Kimberly “Kimmie” Walther, her miniature poodle Sugar Pie, her interior decorator Bobby Trendy and her cousin from Texas, Shelly Cloud. Smith returned to film acting in 2003 with the comedy film Wasabi Tuna, in which she played an over-the-top version of herself. Her miniature poodle, Sugar Pie, is stolen from her on Halloween by a team of drag queens dressed like her. Neither the film nor her performance drew positive reviews. In 2005, she briefly appeared as a spectator at a basketball game in Be Cool, starring John Travolta. In late 2005, she played Lucy in the self-produced independent parody film Illegal Aliens alongside wrestler Joani “Chyna” Laurer. It was released direct-to-video in May 2007, three months after Smith’s death.

Regarding the questionable timing of the ceremony, Smith’s attorney in Nassau said, “They needed a little adrenaline boost because things have been so hectic and devastating in their life recently.” Photos of the ceremony were sold through Getty Images to People magazine for around $1 million.

On September 28, 2006, Smith and Stern exchanged vows and rings in an informal commitment ceremony in the Bahamas. Although they pledged their love and made a commitment to be there for each other before a Baptist minister, no marriage certificate was issued and the ceremony was not legally binding.A photograph of Smith was used by New York magazine on the cover of its August 22, 1994, issue titled White Trash Nation. In the photo, she appears sitting in a short skirt with cowboy boots as she eats chips. In October 1994, Smith initiated a $5 million lawsuit against the magazine, claiming that she did not authorize the use of her photo, and that the article damaged her reputation. The lawsuit was reported to be settled.

In 2011, Smith’s estate filed a motion in U.S. district court to obtain $44 million in compensatory damages and to sanction the estate of E. Pierce Marshall.
On June 20, 2006, E. Pierce Marshall died at age 67 from an infection. His widow, Elaine Tettemer Marshall, pursued the case on behalf of his estate. After Smith’s death in 2007, the case continued on behalf of Smith’s infant daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead. In March 2010, an appeals court upheld the verdict barring Smith from the estate. Following the decision, lawyers for Smith’s estate appealed the decision to the entire Ninth Circuit. On May 6, 2010, the appeal was denied. On September 28, 2010, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.Smith’s will was prepared by attorney Eric Lund and executed on July 30, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Smith named her son Daniel as the sole beneficiary of her estate, specifically excluded other children and named Stern executor of the estate. It indicated personal property valued at $10,000 and real estate property valued at $1.8 million, with a $1.1 million mortgage, at the time of her death. A petition to probate Smith’s will was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, listing Birkhead as a party with interest to the estate. A black granite monument was installed at Smith’s grave in the Bahamas in February 2009. Smith’s 20-year-old son, Daniel Wayne Smith, died on September 10, 2006, in his mother’s hospital room while visiting her and her baby. An autopsy found that he died from a combination of drugs, including methadone and antidepressants. A Bahamian jury determined Daniel died from an accidental drug overdose and recommended no criminal charges. In November 2004, Smith appeared at the American Music Awards to introduce Kanye West and attracted attention because of her slurred speech and behavior. During her live appearance, she threw her arms up and asked, “Like my body?” Smith murmured other comments and alluded to TrimSpa. The incident became comic material for presenters throughout the rest of the program. Her appearance was featured in the media the following day. In March 2005, at the first MTV Australia Video Music Awards in Sydney’s Luna Park, Smith spoofed Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction by pulling down her dress to reveal both breasts, each covered with the MTV logo.Smith and Stern were reportedly staying in the Bahamas to avoid paternity testing of her daughter in the U.S. In late 2006, Smith was granted permanent resident status in the Bahamas by Immigration Minister Shane Gibson. A local newspaper published photographs showing Smith lying clothed in bed in an embrace with Gibson. Gibson resigned after the wave of controversy over his relationship with Smith.

In April 2007, a Bahamian judge ruled that DNA tests had established Birkhead as the father of Smith’s daughter. Birkhead subsequently applied for an amended birth certificate listing him as the father, which paved the way for him to obtain a passport for the baby to leave with him for the U.S. Stern did not contest the DNA results or the ruling and Birkhead returned to the United States with the baby. Virgie Arthur appealed the ruling, but her appeal was denied and she was ordered to pay costs.
In an interview on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Smith was asked what her “Playmate diet” consisted of. She instantly replied, “Fried chicken.” In October 2003, she became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, which allegedly helped her lose a reported 69 pounds (31 kg). TrimSpa diet product company and Smith were sued in a class-action lawsuit alleging their marketing of a weight loss pill was false or misleading. It was reported that eight of the eleven drugs in Smith’s system, including the chloral hydrate, were prescribed to Stern, not Smith. Additionally, two of the prescriptions were written for “Alex Katz” and one was written for Smith’s friend and psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. Perper acknowledged that all of the prescriptions were written by Dr. Eroshevich. While working at Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Smith met Billy Wayne Smith, a cook at the restaurant, and the couple married on April 4, 1985, when he was sixteen and she was seventeen. She gave birth to their son, Daniel Wayne Smith, on January 22, 1986. Smith and her husband then separated the following year. They divorced in 1993.

Smith’s death was ultimately ruled an accidental drug overdose of the sedative chloral hydrate that became increasingly toxic when combined with other prescription drugs in her system, specifically four benzodiazepines: Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Serax (oxazepam) and Valium (diazepam). Furthermore, she had taken Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Topamax (topiramate), both of which block sodium channels, likely intensifying the sedative effects of the chloral hydrate and benzodiazepines. Despite rumors of methadone use involved in the death of Smith’s son, Perper only found methadone in her bile, indicating it was probably ingested 2–3 days prior to her death, and therefore was not a contributing factor. The autopsy report indicates that abscesses on her buttocks, presumably from prior injections of vitamin B12 in the form of cyanocobalamin, as well as human growth hormone, and viral enteritis were contributory causes of death. Tests for influenza A and B were negative.
In March 2002, a federal judge vacated the California bankruptcy court’s ruling and issued a new ruling that reduced the award to $88 million. On December 30, 2004, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed that decision on the grounds that the federal courts lacked jurisdiction to overrule the probate court’s decision.

Smith was allegedly addicted to prescription medications. A psychiatrist said she met with Smith in April 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles stating that Smith had borderline personality disorder.
In 2008, Smith’s mother Virgie Arthur filed the underlying proceedings against TMZ, CBS, journalist Art Harris, Texas bloggers: Rose Turner, Lyndal Harrington; Larry Birkhead and others, alleging that the defendants conspired to ruin her reputation through defamatory e-mails, blogs and website postings and harmed her efforts to seek custody and visitation of her granddaughter. The court jailed Harrington because she failed to turn over her computer as evidence. Arthur’s defamation lawsuit was dismissed after TMZ, CBS Entertainment Tonight, Harris and others won summary judgment.Smith was featured on the cover for the March 1992 issue of the Playboy magazine as Vickie Smith. She appeared as the Playboy Playmate of the Month in a pictorial shot by Stephen Wayda for the May 1992 issue. Smith secured a contract to replace supermodel Claudia Schiffer in a Guess jeans ad campaign featuring a series of sultry black-and-white photogra
phs. During the Guess campaign, she took on the stage name “Anna Nicole”. Guess photographers noticed Smith bore a striking resemblance to bombshell Jayne Mansfield and showcased her in several Mansfield-inspired photo sessions. In 1993, she modeled for the Swedish clothing company H&M, which led to her picture being displayed on large billboards in Sweden and Norway. Smith was featured on the cover of Marie Claire, shot by Peter Lindbergh in October 1993, and in GQ magazine earlier that year.

On February 8, 2007, Smith was found unresponsive at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The wife of Smith’s bodyguard, who was an emergency registered nurse, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 15 minutes until the bodyguard took over. He had driven back to the hotel after being notified by his wife of Smith’s condition. According to Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger, at 1:38 p.m. local time, Smith’s bodyguard, who was also a trained paramedic, called the hotel front desk from Smith’s sixth-floor room. The employee at the front desk in turn called the hotel security guard, who then called 911. At 1:45 p.m., the bodyguard administered CPR until paramedics arrived. At 2:10 p.m., Smith was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:49 p.m. An investigation was led by Broward County Medical Examiner and forensic pathologist Joshua Perper in conjunction with Seminole police and several independent forensic pathologists and toxicologists. Perper announced that Smith died of “combined drug intoxication” with the sleeping medication chloral hydrate as the “major component.” No illegal drugs were found in her system. The official report states that her death was not considered to be due to homicide, suicide or natural causes. Additionally, an official copy of the autopsy report was publicly released on March 26, 2007, and can be found online.
Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn, was born on September 7, 2006, in New Providence, The Bahamas. In an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live after the death of Smith’s son, attorney Howard K. Stern said that he and Smith had been in a relationship for “a very long time”, and claimed he was the father. Entertainment photographer Larry Birkhead claimed that he was the baby’s father and filed a lawsuit to establish paternity. The Bahamian birth certificate recorded the father as Stern.A judge in the United States ordered that DNA tests be performed to determine the biological father of Smith’s daughter. Following Smith’s death Birkhead’s attorney asked for an emergency DNA sample to be taken from Smith’s body. The request was denied by a judge who ordered that Smith’s body be preserved until February 20. On February 9, 2007, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, said that he had had a decade-long affair with Smith and could potentially be the father of her daughter. Alexander Denk, a former bodyguard and chef for Smith, also claimed that he had an affair with Smith and that he, too, was potentially the father.

In June 2011, in the case of Stern v. Marshall, the Supreme Court issued a ruling against Smith’s estate, stating that the California bankruptcy court decision that gave her estate $475 million was made without subject-matter jurisdiction. The court agreed with the ruling of the Ninth Circuit that a bankruptcy court could not make a decision on an issue outside bankruptcy law.

A death certificate was issued on September 21, 2006, so that Daniel could be buried. While Smith remained in the Bahamas with Dannielynn and Stern, her son’s family in the U.S., including his father, Billy Smith, gathered with friends on October 7, 2006, in Mexia for a memorial service. Daniel was buried at Lake View Cemetery in New Providence on October 19, 2006, almost six weeks after his death.
Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, the only daughter of Virgie (née Tabers) Arthur (1951–2018) and Donald Hogan (1947–2009). She had five half-siblings on her father’s side. Smith was primarily raised by her mother and her family in Mexia.Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan; November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an American model, actress, and television personality. Smith started her career as a Playboy magazine centerfold in March 1992 and won the title of 1993 Playmate of the Year. She later modeled for fashion companies, including Guess, H&M, and Heatherette.

In 1996, Smith filed for bankruptcy in California as a result of an $850,000 default judgment against her for the sexual harassment of a nanny who cared for her son. Since any money potentially due to her from the Marshall estate was part of her potential assets, the bankruptcy court involved itself in the matter.
After Smith’s death, TMZ reported that Smith had been given a prescription for methadone under a false name while she was in her eighth month of pregnancy. The Medical Board of California launched a review into the matter. The prescribing doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, said his treatment was “sound and appropriate.”Even though Smith was not in Marshall’s will, she claimed that in return for marriage, Marshall verbally promised her half of his estate, which primarily consisted of a 16% interest in Koch Industries, then worth $1.6 billion. Smith’s stepson E. Pierce Marshall disputed the claim. Smith temporarily joined forces with J. Howard’s other son, J. Howard Marshall III, who was disowned after attempting to take control of Koch Industries. Howard III also claimed that his father had verbally promised him a portion of the estate; like Smith, Howard III was also left out of his father’s will.

Smith dropped out of high school in 1984, married in 1985, and divorced in 1993. In 1994, her highly publicized second marriage to 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall resulted in speculation that she married him for his money, which she denied. Following Marshall’s death in 1995, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate. Her cases reached the Supreme Court of the United States: Marshall v. Marshall on a question of federal jurisdiction and Stern v. Marshall on a question of bankruptcy court authority. Smith died in February 2007 in Hollywood, Florida, of a combined drug intoxication.

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He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Nikole New; daughter Emma Reneé and son Brody Kain; his parents, Brent and Tana New; brothers, Brent Jr. and wife Jennifer New of Edna, and Delynn New; nieces and nephews McKenna, Coltyn, and Brylee, father and mother-in-law Larry and Tina Badgett of Dayton, Texas; brother-in-law Trent Badgett of Dayton; and grandmother, Rita Cheney and numerous friends and family.

Burial will follow the services in the Chase Cemetery in the Morales Community. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cook-Butler Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Edna Latin American Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Kennedy, Clem Nava, Phillip De La Garza, Morris Nava Jr., Clem Nava and Marcellino Lara.Surviving are his wife, Millie Norman of Edna; a son, Steve Norman of Fremont, Calif.; a sister, Ida Mae Robinson of Edna; and a brother, Artie Norman Sr. of Edna.Edna, Texas, July 26.–About six miles below town on the rice farm of Wilson & Noble the little 2-year-old child of Mr. E. P. Noble was playing near the canal, fell in and was drowned before it could be rescued.

He was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Edna to the late Joe Nava Sr. and Ofilia Barrera Nava. He was a truck driver for Alamo in Victoria, and he was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He married Delia Gonzales on Oct. 23, 1955, at Assumption Catholic Church in Ganado.
A coroner’s inquest was conducted by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Francis Blanchard, who pronounced the man dead due to asphyxiation and severe burns at 5:30 a. m.He was born Sept. 11, 1955 in Corpus Christi, to Dennis E. and Darlene Pollard Norris of Lolita He was in Park Maintenance, a volunteer fireman for the Lolita Volunteer Service and a member of Life Church.

Mr. John W. Norcross, a well known and long time resident of Jackson County, passed away at his home in the upper Morales section last Thursday, August 24th.
Mr. Nava was born in Victoria County June 6, 1906, a son of the late Clem Nava and Lena Schmidt Nava. He moved to Jackson County in 1913. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and chamber of commerce.

The body of Joe Nathan Norman was found by volunteer firefighters just inside the front door of his residence, located in the 800 block of East Fourth Street.Josh loved hunting, fishing, and enjoying a few beers with family and friends. Even though he came home tired every night, he always made time for his family. From dancing with his daughter to teaching his son how to drive a tractor, he found the time. They always loved joking with their dad and will cherish those memories forever. We lost an amazing young man who was a wonderful husband, a loving father, a great son, a caring brother, a best friend, and a hard worker.Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dennis E. Norris of Lolita; daughters, Shirlene McFatridge and husband Calvin of Corpus Christi, Vonnette Tims and husband Keith of Wills Point, and Sandra Longstreet and husband Richard of Lolita; sisters, Yvonne Clawson of Corpus Christi; sister-in-law, Dianna Kay Norris Morgan of Allen; and grandchildren, Robin and Lance Peeples, Brian and Sarah Tims, Tracy Gibson, Cody Smiley, Heather and Joshua Lozano, John Smiley, Tierra Nastoupil, Joel McFatridge, Rachel McFatridge, James Nastoupil, and Halley Longstreet.. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Gage, Madison, Kayden, Emaleigh, Kade, Gabriella, and a soon to be new arrival; two nieces, Michelle Pearce and Kendra Clawson; three great-nieces; two great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and three great-great-nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia, of Edna; eight children, Olivia Wilmot and Beatrice MacLaughlin of Corpus Christi, Seferina Constante of El Campo, Morris Jr., Clem and Maclovia Nava of Edna, Velma Reyes of Campbleton and Agnes Trevino of Palacios; five brothers and sisters, Clemente Nava of Victoria, John and Jesse Nava of Edna, Mary Gonzales of Palacios and Lupe Fuentes of McAllen, and 16 grandchildren.
He was born Feb. 29, 1911, in Hallettsville, to the late George Sr. and Mary Washington Norman. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.Survivors: wife, Danette “Dee” Norris; sisters, Shirlene Smiley of Corpus Christi, Vonnette Tims of Vanderbilt, Sandra Longstreet of Lolita, Diana Kay Morgan of Dallas; six nieces, seven nephews and one great-niece. Rosalie, 86, of Vanderbilt, TX passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. Roselie was born on January 31, 1932 in Fayetteville, Texas to Charles and Bertha Cmajdalke. Roselie is survived by her sons; Donald and Bruce Nonemacher, her ten grandchildren, and twenty-five great grandchildren, her sister Sydonia Benton, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Milton, two of her four sons; Kenneth and Scott Nonemacher, two brothers; Lad and Arnold Cmajdalka, and her sister Olivia Peterson. There will be a visitation on Monday, December 3rd from 5:pm to 7:pm, with Rosary being recited at 6:pm, followed by a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, December 4th at 10:am, with both services being held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with Father Johnson officiating, interment will immediately follow at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik~Edna Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen Street, Edna, TX 77957, 361-7825-2152. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edna with the Rev. Michael O’Shaughnessy officiating. Burial will follow in Edna Latin American Cemetery.

Edna—Mae Dean “Big Mama” Norman, 88, of Edna, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Victoria. She was born in Edna to the late William and Susan Hopes. She was a retired cook.
Surviving are her husband; her father, Ed Cortez of Rosenberg; two sons, Edward and Ernest Nava of Edna; and two daughters, Mrs. Lucia Alaniz of Beeville and Mrs. Lena Sanchez of Edna.

Visitation will be at Ganado Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Feb.11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will begin with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at Assumption Catholic Church of Ganado, with Father Kirby Hlavaty officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Sophie Sanchez of Houston, Annie Mata of Edna, Maggie De La Garza of Edna and Ester Valdez of Placedo; four sons, Jessie of Edna, Dan of Victoria, Morris of Houston and Dale Gromer of Portage, Ind.; three sisters, Beatrice Ramirez of Victoria, Elvira Perez of Cuero and Genevieve Martinez of Point Comfort; and five brothers, Alfred, Gilbert and Ed Moya, all of Refugio, Ben Moya of Cuero and Frank Moya of California; and 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by his wife Carolyn (mainly because she had enough of his shenanigans), son Christopher Wayne Neal, mother Irene, father Harold, brother Jim, and sister Candy.
He was born Sept. 25, 1927, in Edna, to the late John and Elia Cortez Nava. He was a retired employee of Alcoa and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.Surviving are his wife, Delia Gonzales Nava of Edna; three daughters, Ophelia Lopez and Sylvia Figueroa, both of Victoria and Rachel Nava of Edna; a son, David Nava of Edna; his stepfather, Frank Garza Sr., a sister, Mary Louise Moss of San Antonio; a brother, Joe Nava Jr. of Port Lavaca; a half brother, Frank Garza Jr. of Wharton; and a grandchild.Agnes Marie Novak, 87, of Ganado went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. She was born on Jan. 29, 1931 in Jackson County, Texas, the daughter of William Kurt ‘Willie’ Schneider and Frieda Ida Zieschang Schneider.Miss National is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. National Sr.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Mae Lesceur of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Ilene Barnes of Edna; and six brothers, Robert, Oscar, Lee and R. T. Jr., all of Edna, and Edward and Claudius of Houston.Surviving are his wife, Audemia Nava of Edna; two daughters, Catherine Hernandez of Edna and Dale Rodriguez of Victoria; three sons, Robert Nava of Sugar Land and Alexander Nava and Dan Nava, both of Edna; three sisters, Estella Valdez and Sophie Sanchez, both of Victoria, and Dale Gromer of Indiana, a brother, Dan Nava of Edna; and four grandchildren. He was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Edna, son of the late Jessie Nava Sr. and Elizabeth Moya Nava. A roustabout in the oil field, he was an Army veteran of World War II. Edna—Funeral services for Mary Duncan Noble, 66, of Edna, who died Sunday in a local rest home, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. R. A. Hicks officiating.She was the youngest of seven children. She married the love of her life, Frank Novak, Jr. on Sept. 23, 1948. Her greatest roles in life were mother, wife and friend. She loved her family and home life with all her heart. She loved her flowers, gardening and playing bingo. She was a member of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society.Josh was a devoted father and husband. He loved his family more than anything in the world. All that mattered to him was providing for his wife and children. He worked hard every day from sun-up to sun-down. He spent many years working on oilfield rigs until he decided to start his own business building fences. He loved what he did and it showed in his work.Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p. m. at St. Agnes Church, with burial in the Edna Cemetery. Rev. David Buckley will officiate. Slavik Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Survivors: wife, Mae Dean Hopes; daughters, Frances Caesar and Mary Norman, both of Edna; sons, Artie Norman Jr., Nathan Norman, Robert Norman, Jessie Norman and Ronnie Norman, all of Hous
ton, and Anthony Norman of Victoria; and 35 grandchildren. 
John Norcross was born July 7, 1876, and the greater part of his life was spent in Jackson County where he was engaged in farming and stock raising. His friendly disposition and kind deeds made friends for him throughout this section.Lolita—Darlene Elizabeth Pollard Norris, of Lolita, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at the age of 72. She was born on Dec. 11, 1936, in Woodsboro, to the late Willie “Bill” and Dorothy B. Doughty Pollard. Darlene was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Lolita

Lolita – Howard Wayne Neal has exited his rickety old body, having lived twice as long as he expected and way longer then he deserved. He passed on September 11, 2016, at 74 years old. He often wished in his later years that he had not treated his body like a Tavern.
She is survived by her daughters, Francus Ceasar and Mary Norman; her sons, Arite Norman Jr., Nathan Norman, Jessie Norman, Robert Norman, Anthony Norman and Ronnie Norman; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday at the Scruggs United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. J. Tanner and the Rev. Barbara Miller officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 – 1 p. m. Pallbearers are Dawson Mach, Marshall Mach, Bobby Whittley, Richard “Bubba” Gerjes, Corey Goldman and Clinton “Buck” Whittley. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Ozment, Steven Gerjes, Ray Whittley, Kenny Dale Whittley, Randy Mach, Jake New and Trent Badgett. Edna—Funeral services for Isabella Nava, 73, of Edna will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday from the St. Agnes Catholic Church, with Bishop Hugo Gerberman officiating. A rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Friday in the Slavik Chapel.Agnes is survived by her five daughters; Betty ‘BJ’ Novak of Edna, Marie Brown (Jim) of Katy, Barbara Faas (Bob) of Needville, Sharon Till (Rudy) of Garwood and Carol Rogers (John) of Edna; two sons, Charles Novak (Lynette) of Ganado and Joe Novak (Susan) of Bay City. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Jason Kucera (Carol), Keith Kucera (Rosa, Blake Schmidt (Tiffany), Brandon Schmidt (Katie), Kelsey Brown (Manny), Jennifer Martin (Kirby), Jeffrey Brown (Melanie, Jeremy Faas, David Faas (Michelle), Jennifer Lopez (David), Marcie Pitus (John), Christy Siecko (Corey), Darren Novak (Dakota), Jessica Novak, Sarah Novak, BJ Novak (Elizabeth) and Breanna Spraggins (Garrett); and 21 great-grandchildren.Norman was born July 10, 1914, in Morales, son of the late George Norman Sr. and Mary Washington Norman. A retired auto mechanic for City Chevrolet, he was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and Evening Son Masonic Lodge No. 530.Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 o’clock from St. Agnes Church with burial in Edna Cemetery. Rev. B. J. Janacek will officiate. The Rosary will be said tonight at 8 o’clock at Slavik Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Artie Norman; son, Willie “Bobby” Norman; sisters, Gracie Hopes and Francis Hopes; and brothers, Nolan Sayles and Rafel Sayles.He was born March 17, 1941, in Cordele to the late Jesse and Isabel Uresti Nava Sr. He was a self-employed rice hauler and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lena Sanchez of Edna and Mrs. Lupe Alaniz of Beeville; two sons, Edward of San Antonio and Ernest of Edna; two sisters, Mrs. Lupe Fuentes of McAllen and Mrs. Maria Gonzales of Palacios; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Survivors: wife, Narcisa Castaneda Nava; daughters, Christina Nava Padron and Patricia Nava Vasquez, both of Victoria; step-daughters, Mary Bellview, Esther Castaneda and Beatrice Castaneda, all of Victoria, Hope Heacock of Harlingen and Alice Garcia of Dickinson; stepson, Aucencion Castaneda of Austin; sisters, Sophia Nava, Esther Valdez and Dale Gromer all of Victoria; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Earline Brackens of St. Louis Mo., Mrs. Eva M. Brewer of Dallas, Mrs. Leatha Myers and Mrs. Leatrice Foster of San Antonio; two sons, George Ray Norman of San Antonio, Billy Wayne Norman of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Grace Towns of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Rev. L. L. Haynes of Los Angeles, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Aubrey Barron of Ganado, Mrs. Frances Barron of Lake Jackson, Mrs. Leon Horne of Lolita, Mrs. Sam Arceneaux of Edna, Mrs. Emory Bagrysch of Edna, Mrs. Olin Walker of Hobbs, N. M., Mr. J. W. Norcross of Ely, Nevada, Mr. W. I. Norcross of Oakridge, Oregon, and Mrs. Jack Norcross of BAy City.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; five daughters, Mrs. Sophie Sanchez, Mrs. Angelina Sanchez and Mrs. Esther Valdez, all of Victoria, Mrs. Haggie De La Garza of Edna, and Mrs. Odeliaa Grotner of Indiana; three sons, Jessie Jr. and Dan, both of Edna, and Morris of Victoria; and 25 grandchildren.