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East Texas News - Obituaries
Groveton News - July 30, 2009 - August 9, 2009

  A memorial service for Jimmie Ross Rogers, 66, of Groveton will be held Friday August 7, 2009 at 11:00am in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. James Pinckard officiating.
  Mr. Rogers was born February 12, 1943 in Groveton and passed away Sunday August 2, 2009 in Groveton.  He was retired from TxDOT.
  He is preceded in death by his parents George and Lucy Rogers; three brothers Edward, Jack, J. R.; and three sisters Bernice, Dorothy and Grace.
  Survivors include his son Steven Rogers of Houston; grandchildren Stevie, Jordan, and Emily; sisters Juanita Murphy of Houston and Darlene Pinckard of Conroe; and numerous other relatives and friends.

   A celebration of life service for Nora Elizabeth “Hotrod” Warteman, 72, of Trinity will be held Saturday August 8, 2009 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church of Trinity.
   Hotrod was born in Houston, Texas on May 5, 1937 to George and Gladys Ellis. She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin high school of Houston. She was given the best match for life when she married her husband Otto. Together they had four sons.  She was extremely involved with their family and enjoyed such activities as motorcycle riding, trail bikes, hiking, back packing, and snow skiing in the winter. Hotrod was a great sports-woman. She loved to play golf and was a bowler.  Hotrod was a very accomplished square dancer. She and Otto have been square dancing for more than 42 years.  For the last 26 years she would travel with Otto and help with calling square dancing at more than 80 Baptist Youth Camps during a year’s time. She was instrumental in helping grow the youth ministry for the Baptist Church.   Hotrod retired from of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank of Houston. During her retirement years here in Trinity she was a loyal Member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to Avalon Place and styling the ladies hair once a week. She was member of the Garden Club, Women’s Golf Association, Westwood Civic Association, Boys and Girls Club of Trinity. Hotrod was a noble woman and always thought of others. 
  God put his arms around Hotrod and took her to be with Him on July 31, 2009 in Shenandoah, Texas.
   Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 51 ½ years Otto Warteman, Jr.; sons David Warteman and wife Susan of Ft Collins, Co., Howard Warteman and wife Lisa of Spring, Texas, Alan Warteman of Ft. Collins, Co., and Charles Warteman and wife Rhonda of Long Mount, CO.; grandchildren Amanda Warte-man, Michael and Sarah Avrech, and Nolan and Megan Warteman; great-granddaughter Sydnee; brother Don Ellis and wife Jean of Sugarland, Texas; and numerous other family members and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home



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