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Joseph Luke Lea

Services for Joseph Luke Lea, of Baytown, Texas, are 11:30 a.m.Friday, March 11 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial inFriendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Lea, 94, died March 6, 2005, at Renaissance Hospital inGroves, Texas. He was born in Brookhaven on May 24, 1910, to JosephDaniel Lea and Mollie Kimble Lea.

He retired in 1972 from Dupont in Orange, Texas. His hobbieswere gardening and shop work.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Ina MarieCase Lea; eight sisters, M.L. Vaughan, of Port Arthur, Texas,Bonnie Mae King, Pinkie Applewhite, Mildred Fender, Mary LueRatcliff, Beulah Mae Weeks, all of Brookhaven, Elsie Sandifer, ofPort Arthur, and Grace Chapman, of Lucien; and two brothers, GeorgeLea, of Brookhaven, and Howard Lea, of Jackson.

Survivors are his daughter, Shirley Huff and her husband, L.G.Huff, of Baytown; three grandchildren, Connie Ellis and herhusband, Jim, of Huffman, Texas, Larry Huff and his wife, Gladys,of Liberty, Texas, and Terry Huff and his wife, Lisa, of Baytown;four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.