December 2017 Report
Willie Osborn (Update12-9-17
rh) Barbara Cotten advised Willie is being moved to
the Kindred Hospital, the Heights, at 1800 W 26th, after undergoing triple
bypass surgery the last week of November. He will be there for
approximately 3 weeks. At this time he is unable to talk on the phone or have
visitors. The family has asked for your continued prayers. (11-27-2017rh) Barbara Cotton advised that she was notified that HPROA member,
Willie Osborn, had triple bypass surgery at Memorial Herman Greater Houston
(Heights at Ella and 610). He is currently in Cardiovascular ICU and is not
doing well. Please keep Willie and his family in your prayers.
J. Wiley Douglass(12-9-17nf) We visited with
J. Wiley by phone this evening and he reports that he is getting stronger as he
has physical, occupational, and speech therapy each week at home. Jean reports
that he is improving with each therapy session and hopefully they may get out
to church tomorrow. Keep Wiley & Jean in your prayers.
Forrest Turbeville(12-10-17 nf) We visited
with Forrest today and he reports that he developed an infection in his bad
eye. A visit this week with the ophthalmologist brought some bad news. The
infection at this point is in the rear of the eye with the danger of moving to
the brain and it was his recommendation that the eye be removed.An appointment
with a surgeon is the next step before any decision can be made. This is
weighing heavy on Forrests' mind and he invites any and all prayers going
nf)Ray Smith reports that Steve is a patient at St. Lukes, Med Center in ICU on
a ventilator and is on the list for a liver and heart transplant. Obviously, in
critical condition, please lift up your prayers for Steve.
nf) Tom' son Ansel called to report that Tom was transported by ambulance from
Crockett and admitted to the hospital in Palestine, Tx yesterday suffering
from afib, dehydration, low blood pressure and kidney issues. Staff was feeling
more comfortable with Tom's condition this morning but he is still in serious
condition. Continue to lift up your prayers for Tom.UPDATE:(12-15-17nf) Update
Tom's son, Ansel, reports that Tom is better today but still in ICU but waiting
to be moved to a private room. His numbers that need to go up are going up
& those that need to go down are going down, but slowly. Tom is still not
speaking well and is very weak. He is at Palestine Regional Med. Center and
will be there probably 4-5 days and then to a rehab center in Crockett if he
improves. Ansel will update periodically and invites the prayers of our
(12-26-17hp) His son, Ansel, reports that Tom
was moved from the Palestine Hospital to the Winfield Health Care & Rehab
Center, Room 309 in Crockett. He is better, but will need several weeks of
physical therapy.His cell phone number is 1-936-433-2524. If you call him tell
him who you are and talk loud. He is having trouble id everyone. Please lift up
your prayers for Tom.
nf) Retired Capt. David Massey was injured in an auto/pedestrian
accident this past weekend in Dallas. He suffered a broken ankle and is now at
home recovering. Keep David in your daily prayers.UPDATE: (12-22-17 nf) Cindy
reports that David's surgery last week on his broken ankle was successful
however last he had to be admitted to Katy Herman Memorial for a blood clot, a
torn meniscus, right leg and for further testing for trauma. He is grateful for
all the well wishes and prayers. Continue to lift up those prayers for David.
nf) Daughter of Sue Shelburne continues to be in & out of M.D.
Anderson for treatments. She is in DIRE need of whole blood and
platelets. See the mdandersonbloodbank.org for locations and times of operation
to donate or call 797-792-7777 for blood donor info. Your donation may save her
life. Continue to lift up your prayers for Phyllis and her loved ones throughout
the holiday season.
Donald Saathoff (12-21-17 nf) We received
information this evening that Don, who has been suffering with ALS, is very
sick and will likely not make it through the night. Don retired as a range
officer at the Pistol Range in 2014-2015.
Don did pass away that night.
nf) Earl Jones reports this morning that Bill was scheduled to undergo a
lung transplant today at St. Lukes Hosp, Med Center. Lift up your prayers for
Bill that surgery is successful.
Jim Hudson (12-24-17rh)
Jim underwent surgery last week and after 8 months they were finally able to
replace his hip and repair his broken femur. Since May they have been
unable to do surgery due to infection. Jim continues to be in
severe pain and will have at least two months of rehab before he is able to
stand. He has been moved to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 2121 Business
Center Dr., Pearland, 77584. Jim loves to have visitors and receive phone
calls from old friends. His number is 281-610-1236. Please keep Jim and
his wife Randi in your prayers.
nf) Visited with wife,Debbie by phone, who reports that David underwent surgery
on 12-19-17 to remove a tumor from the brain. He is at St. Lukes Med Center
Hosp. and likely be there until Jan 16, He has suffered loss of motion on his
left side but improves each day with therapy. David can speak and is able to
have visitors. Lift up your prayers for David that he may full and rapid
A.B. Lewis/Debra Gryder:(12-29-17
db) We went by Debbie Grider's house to see her dad A.B.(Lightning Lewis)
retired HPROA Member. His daughter, Debra is the wife of Officer Gary Gryder,
killed in the line of duty in 2008 and she is also a retired
officer & member herself. We talked for sometime and Lightning is
doing pretty darn good. He is in his 80's still has good memory and a good
sense of humor. His grandson,Austin is attending Sam Houston Univ. and wants to
enter the academy when he graduates. You can reach Lightning and Debbie at 713/628-6417
and lets keep this family of Honor in our prayers as they have more than
stepped up to the plate for all of Houston & Texas.
Joe Skipper:(12-29-17 db) Wealso heard from Joe D. Skipper today. He called inquiring
about my health and weended up exchanging health and family information for
about 20 minutes, and once again proved that a phone call as simple as it is
turns out to be a really bright spot in the day for both ends of the phone
call. Joe has some health issues he is dealing with some may require
surgery and with him in his 80's he & his wife would appreciate any prayers
offered up. Lets offer them up for the Skippers.
DEATHS DURING THE MONTH OF
Stephen W. Authier (Member),
December 13, 2017
Delvin Kendrick (Member),
December 21, 2017
Donald E. Saathoff (Member),
December 21, 2017
Lois Inez Chancey, (Member), December 21, 2017
Bobby D. Hamaker, December
Marjorie Nettles (wife of
member Floyd Nettles), December 29, 2017
Paul K. McKeehan (Member),
December 31, 2017
Peacemaker who sow peace, reap a harvest of righteousness.