Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of March 23, 2008 - April 13, 2008
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   Graveside funeral services for Orville Eugene Naasz were held on Friday, April 4, 2008 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
   Mr. Naasz was born December 16, 1924 in Cunning-ham, Kansas and passed away Tuesday April 1, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. He served his country During WWII in the United States Navy, was a retired Captain after more than 33 years at TDCJ, worked in various positions such as boiler room and road construction while employed at TDCJ. Orville enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, working outside, and spending time at his farm in Barnes Switch. He was a member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
   Proceeded in death by Wife Juanita Naasz; brother Ulysis Naasz; sister Leona Donnelly; sister-in-law Mary Sue Perry and; parents William and Sylvia Naasz.
   Survivors include his son Harold Eugene Naasz and fiancé Cendy McCasland; grandchildren Amy Manning and husband Travis, John Naasz, Kirby Naasz, Emily Naasz; great-grandchildren Kali and Sara Naasz, Reese and Tanner Manning, and Trevor Naasz; sister-in-law June Roden; brothers-in-law Paul Oates and wife Sadie, Charles Oates and wife Wanda, and Clifton Perry; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Graveside funeral services for Curtis H. Lee, 92, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Chita Cemetery in Groveton, with Bro. Lewis officiating.
   Mr. Lee was born December 31, 1915, in Trinity County, Texas, the son of the late Lenora (Thames) and Amos Lee and passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in a local nursing facility. Mr. Lee was a salesman for the Hostess Company, and was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
    Survivors include his daughter Bennie Rush of Crockett; sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Jean Lee of Lufkin and Larry and Judy Lee of Idaho; and a number of grandchildren, great-grand-children and other family members.
     Expressions of sympathy in Mr. Lee’s memory may be made to A Pineywoods Hospice, Inc., 103-C Carriage Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904; or to Gideon International, Lufkin East Camp, P. O. Box 701, Lufkin, Texas 75902
Gipson Funeral Home

   Funeral services for Jimmy Ronald “Jim” Morgan, 63, of Groveton were held Friday, April 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Lester McAdams and Brother Lewis Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Calvary Cemetery in Nogalus Prairie.
   Mr. Morgan was born May 21, 1944 in Jasper, Texas to the late Lorine (Henson) and Elton John Morgan, and died Monday, March 31, 2008 in Pasadena, Texas.
   A former resident of Jasper and Pasadena, Mr. Morgan had resided in Groveton for three years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired pipefitter from the Local 211 in Houston. Mr. Morgan was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Dustin Williams of Alvin; son Christopher Morgan of Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Rhonda Horn of Tomball; granddaughter  Shea Lynn Williams of Alvin; grandsons Garrett Wayne Williams of Alvin and Joseph Dewayne “JoJo” Horn of Tomball; the mother of daughter, Lynn and son, Chris, Patricia Sullivan and her husband, Bernie, who Jim considered a friend, of Pasadena; mother-in-law, Ella Wayne Faver of Groveton; brothers Clyde Morgan of Jasper and Elton Kent Morgan of Brookeland; sisters Francis Amanda Bussby of Jasper, Mildred Ann Wahatley of Pasadena, Bertie Lee Butler of Kirbyville, Wanda Gail Davidson of Houston, Karen Sue Key of Brookeland, and Sarah Geneca Caffey of Brookeland. 
   Pallbearers were Terry Faver, Michael Faver, Kevin Williams, Kevin Bickerstaff, Chris Timmons, Doug Watson and Orva “Pete” Butler, Jr.
   Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Faver and Joseph Dewayne “JoJo” Horn.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home









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