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Mavis Christine (Black) Ashabranner
Mavis Christine (Black) Ashabranner, 73 of North Zulch, TX passed away on Friday; November 10, 2017 in Madisonville, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for 2PM on Thursday; November 16, 2017 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX. Fred Keefer will officiate. The burial will follow at Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch, TX.
Mavis was born on February 15, 1944 in LaPorte, TX to Lendon and Lovie (Gregg) Black and she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Thomas Ashabranner; her brothers, Donnell Black and Bill Black; and her son-
Survivors include her daughters, Katherine Christine Dill and husband Joey, Erin Emory Richie, and Kyleleen Danielle Duesterhoft and husband Lewis; her grandchildren, Hailey Windham, Hannah Winham, Harper Richie, Avery Dill, Anna Dill, Steven Wyatt Duesterhoft, and Thomas Wade Duesterhoft; and her sister, Carolyn Clarkson.
Serving as pallbearers are: Joey Dill, Lewis Duesterhoft, Richard Felton, Greg Landry, Donnie Baptiste, and Michael Richie.
Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pamela (Piboin) Beasley
Pamela (Piboin) Beasley passed away at her home near Mabank, TX on May 22, 2017, after full kidney failure and five months of struggle from complications following multiple surgeries. A memorial service is scheduled for 12:00PM on Saturday; November 18, 2017 at Madisonville Cemetery in Madisonville, TX to inter the final portion of her ashes alongside her parents and her brother. A private memorial service was held earlier on July 15, 2017 at the home of her daughter, and with the help of Pam’s family and friends, portions of her ashes have been spread in Alaska and Colorado.
Pam, as she was usually called, was born to Lamar and Norma (Adkins) Piboin on June 6, 1946 in Huntsville, TX where her older brother, Louis, born just over two years earlier. In 1947, the family moved to Madisonville where a little more than two years later, her younger brother Bert was born. She and her brothers grew up in Madisonville, attended schools there, and attended The First Baptist Church of Madisonville. Pam made excellent grades throughout her school years, and while in high school, she was a member of The National Honor Society and graduated salutatorian of her senior class. She participated in the Future Homemakers of America, attending numerous events, and winning numerous awards. Pam was a member of the yearbook staff, Spanish and Math Clubs, and competed and placed in district competitions in UIL Number Sense.
After high school, Pam attended Stephen F Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a specialization in Home Economics (now called Family and Consumer Sciences). While at Stephen F Austin, Pam met and married James Beasley. During their marriage of fifteen years, they had a daughter, Sandra Kay who was born in 1969. After Pam graduated, she and James moved to the Dallas area, where Pam began a teaching career in the Mesquite School District where she taught Home Economics until her retirement about thirty years later. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Education at East Texas State University in Commerce, TX (now Texas A & M-
Throughout her adult life, Pam was an accomplished seamstress. She made all sorts of clothing—prom dresses, wedding dresses, and uniforms of various sorts which included making new outfits for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
In June of 1991, Pam went to an awards dinner involving the charity CARE where singer/songwriter John Denver received a humanitarian award for his work to end world hunger. Pam also attended her first John Denver concert around this time and began to meet people who enjoyed his music and charitable endeavors. This group of friends became a spiritual home for her. She met Mary Ledford, who became her best friend and with whom she made numerous travels to John Denver concerts and conferences connected to his charitable pursuits. After his death, she and Mary and other fans made an annual trip to Aspen, CO where John Denver fans celebrated his life and supported his charities. In 2006, Pam organized a trip for a group of nine friends to the Little Mulchatna Lodge in Alaska where John Denver went many times as a place of retreat and to reconnect with nature. (It was also an important location in the documentary, “Let There Be a Voice”, that John produced for public television).
Athough Pam eventually had to stop making the trips to Aspen due to increasing lack of mobility, she continued to keep in contact with these friends. She also became a very happy grandmother after the birth of her grandson in 2008. She took care of him for her daughter and son-
In lieu of sending the family flowers or charitable gifts, a memorial may be made in Pam Beasley's name, with check payable to Sandra Aycock (20253 Leisureland RD; Mabank,TX 75156) with half going to the charities that she loved and the other half going to a college fund for her grandson Ethan Aycock.
Funeral services for Joseph David, age 89, will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch, Texas. Pastor Randall Smith will officiate the service, and interment will follow in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. A brief visitation will be held from 12 Noon until 2 P.M. prior to the service on Monday.
Joseph David was born on June 13, 1928 in Lafayette, Louisiana. His parents were Joseph Dudley and Dorothy (Landry) David. Joseph entered the Merchant Marines when he was fifteen and joined the Navy when he was seventeen. He moved to Normangee in 1952 where he owned and operated a Dairy for ten years. In 1965, he moved his family to League City where they resided until 1980. During that time, Joseph flew solo in 1978 and received his piolet’s license. In 1980, Joseph moved back to Normangee where resided until his death. He was a manager of the Madison County Water District, and the City Manager for the City of Normangee from 1980-
Survivors include wife, Margaret David of Normangee; son, Joe Alvin “Butch” David & wife, Susie, of Chandler, AZ; daughter, Brenda Streeter & husband, Darrell, of Marquez and special friends, Noris Theiss, Gladys Watson & John Wolfington. Joseph is also survived by grandchildren, Rachel Streeter, Joey David & Jeff David and great grandchildren, Luke, Lila, George & Charlie David.
Pallbearers are John Turner, Larry Adcock, Larry Grimes, David Martin, David Kelley & Mark Schusler. Honorary pallbearers are George Stokes, Pastor Loeschman, Pastor Harris, Darrell Streeter & Jim Baumgartner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, 5084 Church Ln., North Zulch, TX 77872.
Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.