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John Charles Eaglin An ex-Sergeant in the United States Army, University of Houston graduate, retired Houston Fire Fighter and Federal Express Courier will be deeply missed. A real trooper during his illness, MR. JOHN C. EAGLIN took his flight homeward, Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 37 years, Verna Eaglin, sons John, Jr., Carl, Adrian, and daughter Rebecca with a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial and funeral services will be held Tuesday (6/24/08) at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston TX, with memorial services starting at 9:30a.m.-11:25a.m. and funeral/homegoing services immediately following. The interment will be at the Veteran Memorial Cemetery.


Billy Ray East, 76 went to be home with our Lord August 27, 2005.  He is a retired City of Houston Fire Fighter. Billy is survived by daughter Lucille Purfurst & husband Carl; granddaughters Tish Perlman & Jana House; great grandsons Jacob Horton, Hayden, Greyson, & Peyton House. Sisters Nelda, Nita and brother Earl and dear family friend Ms. Lonnie Thomas & numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: August 29, 2005 from 5 to 9 pm. Funeral will be at 3:00 pm on August 30, 2005. Interment to follow. All services will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home & Cemetery. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and care during this time.



Leon L. Eguia, born November 13, 1921 to Narciso and Maria Eguia in Houston, TX, passed away May 4, 2008. Mr. Eguia served his country proudly as a U.S. Army paratrooper, 82nd Airborne, in the European Theatre during WW II, and was a member of VFW #581. In 1977, he retired as a firefighter from the Houston Fire Dept. He was past president of LULAC Council # 60 from 1953-1954, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #803, and past Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree. Mr. Eguia was also past secretary and president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was an active member and Eucharistic Minister for many years. Mr. Eguia is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Antonia Eguia; daughters, Gloria Duran, and Alice Pina and husband, Martin; sons, Leon Eguia, Jr. and wife, Janie, and Edward Eguia and wife, Staci; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Tille Gonzalez; brother, Ernest Eguia, and numerous other family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Information about the Mass of Christian Burial available at the funeral home. Interment will be in Houston National Cemetery.


                                                                                                George W. Elsbury

The Houston Post June 04, 1927

Funeral services for George W. Elsbury, 57, a member of the Houston fire department, who died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday at his residence, 901 Sawyer, following an illness of several months, were at the residence at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. T. J. Windham officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Fogle-West.  Mr. Elsbury is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Elsbury; three stepchildren, Ross Louvier, George Louvier, and Mrs. Elva Kirl; three brothers, C. N., J. W. and T. W. Elsbury; four nephews and nine nieces of Houston.  Mr. Elsbury had been with the city department for the past nine years and at the time of his death was stationed at Fire Station No. 11.  He was a member of the old volunteer fire department.  Pallbearers will be James L. Faulkner, J. B. Newman, F. J. Wolf, M. Droban, A. Paulter, and E. A. Adam.

 Card of Thanks

The Houston Post June 06, 1927

I want to thank the city fire boys, our kind friends, Mr. Fogle and Rev. Windham for their kindness and sympathy given during the long illness and death of my dear husband, G. W. Elsbury; also the beautiful floral offerings, as their kindness will never be forgotten.  May God bless every one.  Mrs. Rosa Elsbury. 


Darnell H. Evans  was born to Lee and Leola Evans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. He expired Sunday, September 16, 2007 at his residence in Fresno, Texas. He attended public schools in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Ball High School in 1973. In 1975 he graduated from welding school and also earned a degree from the Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in 1989. Darnell was an employee of the Houston Fire Department for the pass twenty-six years, where he worked as an Engineer Operator. He held memberships in the Local 341 Union, and the Black Firefighters Association. He leaves with cherished memories, Linda Evans & Shelia Evans; sister, LaVerne Evans; brother, Reginald Evans; step-father, Raymond Brooks; step-son, Nicholas LeBlanc; 2 grandchildren, Kelsey and Kayla LeBlanc; uncle, Wellington Robinson; aunts, Veola Williams and Alma Williams; a devoted cousin Jean Wainwright; niece & godchild, Nakeshia Evans; great niece, Aamea Evans; and a host of other loving relatives and friends too numerous to name. Visitation (Friday) September 21, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. 10:55 a.m., Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., both services will be held at the Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark Drive, (Houston, TX), Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff, Pastor and Chaplain Gary Blackmon, officiating. Interment Mims Community Cemetery (Brazoria, Texas) Troy B. Smith , Directing.


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