I really appreciate all the good advice and direction. I had suspected the TouchWiz ROM item and will continue to pursue that. Thanks again for everyone who took time to read over and comment on this.
Just wanted to thank everyone who took time to comment on this. It was a great help. Sadly I had to move to a Samsung Galaxy 4.
I cry a little on the inside every time I say "Ok Google Now" and it looks at me with that blank stare....