Mary Barbara Fallwell Huff

first_imgMary Barbara Fallwell Huff, 81, of Sour Lake, formerly of McCall Creek, Mississippi, and Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on June 28, 1935, to Ida Jander Fallwell and Frances Roland Fallwell.Barbara was a woman of many talents. She loved to dance, sing, and especially loved the outdoors. She was creative and adventurous, which made her a perfect Cub Scout Den Mother and Camp Fire Leader, but more importantly an excellent Mom to five stair-stepped children.  Her home was always “dressed” for the season and everyone was welcome. She was a natural leader that was always ready to lend a hand to any project.  She loved to paint, explore the beach, and shop for that “perfect deal”. She planned the most competitive scavenger hunts and served the most delicious meals. She was an author, publisher, poet, and philosopher that is leaving her family and friends with an immeasurable fortune. Survivors include her sons, Stephen R. Huff of McCall Creek, MS; Mark R. Huff and his wife, Nell, and David W. Huff, all of Beaumont; daughter, Margaret Huff Ronquille and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; son, John P. Huff and his wife, Shel, of Beaumont; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her adored husband of 45 years, Lynas A. Huff; her beloved sister, Julia Fallwell Robbins; and loving grandson, William A. Huff. A Rosary for Mrs. Huff will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Sour Lake. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Palestine. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.center_img Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.last_img read more

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Network Rail deep alliance goes live

first_imgUK: The ‘deep alliance’ between infrastructure manager Network Rail and passenger operator South West Trains went live on April 29, with a ‘single senior joint management team’ now responsible for infrastructure and train operations on NR’s Wessex Route, one of the busiest commuter networks in Europe.Planned to run until the end of the current SWT franchise on February 4 2017, the alliance aims to improve efficiency and the management of disruption by facilitating more collaborative working and faster decision-making. Network Rail Chief Executive David Higgins said the launch ‘marks a new phase in the evolution of Network Rail as we continue to push decision-making away from the centre, empowering our front-line managers to run the railway more effectively’. He stressed that Network Rail would continue to focus on delivering its obligations to all train operators, including freight companies, ‘protecting the interests of all customers whilst maintaining the seamless operation of the whole network’. Aligned objectives and incentives are promised by the alliance partners, with a single management team for London Waterloo station, better planning of track maintenance work and an improved response to disruption. Staff terms and conditions and collective bargaining agreements remain unchanged, but ‘operational efficiencies’ are expected from joint training, communications and occupational health processes. Subscribe to Rail Business Intelligence for in-depth analysis of the UK rail market.last_img read more

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High school girls basketball: Benton, Bossier roll into second round

first_imgThe Benton Lady Tigers and Bossier Lady Kats are the sole Bossier Parish survivors after the first round of the high school girls basketball state playoffs.Benton and Bossier both cruised to victories in Class 4A games at home.The top-seeded Lady Tigers crushed No. 32 George Washington Carver 60-17. The fifth-seeded Lady Kats routed No. 28 Morgan City 56-27.Benton (25-6) visits District 1-4A rival Booker T. Washington (16-13) in the second round at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The No. 17 Lady Lions defeated No. 16 West Ouachita 63-41 in the first round.Benton swept BTW in district play in two competitive games. The Lady Tigers won 66-60 at home on Jan. 5 and 66-57 at BTW on Jan. 30.Bossier (24-6) hosts No. 12 South Terrebonne (22-10) on Monday at 6. The Lady Gators knocked off No. 21 Lutcher 53-40 Thursday.The Airline Lady Vikings, Parkway Lady Panthers and Plain Dealing Lady Lions all had their seasons come an end on the road.In Class 5A, No. 29 Airline fell to No. 4 Ouachita Parish 51-29, and No. 31 Parkway lost to No. 2 Ponchatoula 66-36.Airline finished 11-20 in head coach Lyndzee Greene McConathy’s first season. Parkway, making its first playoff appearance since 2012, finished 12-17.In Class 1A, No. 17 Plain Dealing dropped a 36-35 heartbreaker to No. 16 East Iberville.The Lady Lions closed their season 14-16.At Benton, the Lady Tigers raced to a 25-0 first-quarter lead and led 37-3 at the half.Emily Ward scored nine of her 17 points in the first quarter. Qua Chambers scored 16 points with 10 of those coming in the first half. Jada Anderson added 11 points. Abbie Wynn scored all eight of her points in the first half.At Bossier, the Lady Kats were also dominant. Bossier led 14-3 after the first quarter, 28-6 at the half and 45-11 after three quarters.Destiny Thomas and Kelcee Marshall paced the Lady Kats with 12 and 11 points, respectively.Marshall hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored eight points. She finished with three 3s.Nadi Thomas added seven points, all in the first half.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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