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East Texas News - Obituaries
Groveton News - December 14, 2008 - December 21, 2008

   Funeral services for James Howze Juniel were held on December 13, 2008 at 1:00 PM at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery.

   Jimmy was born October 16, 1948 in Woodville, Texas and passed away on December 10, 2008 in Huntsville, Texas, was employed by Steeley Lumber Company of Huntsville, a member of First United Methodist Church. He loved to go hunting.

  His father George Juniel precedes him in death.

   Survivors include his wife of 31 years Brenda Jane Juniel; sons Samuel Juniel and Justin Juniel and wife Melissa; grandchildren Alyssa Juniel, Chelsney Juniel, Landon Juniel, and Kolton Juniel; mother,Alvis Juniel; brothers and sister Robbie Summers and husband Bill, Sarah Zaleski, Susie Cefalu and husband Buck, Pattie Ringo and husband Edwin, George H. Juniel and wife Cory; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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  Sugiko was 66 years old and resided in Huntsville, she was born in Japan on January 30, 1942. She passed away on November 22, 2008 at her residence in Huntsville. She was a homemaker, loving wife and a good friend to many. Sugiko moved to Huntsville from California in 2008.

    Survivors include her devoted husband of 39 years Stanley Robert Goodman; brothers and sisters Toshikazu Matsubara, Tomio Matsubara, Shizue Iijima, Tsuruko Okawa, many nieces and nephews. There will be no memorial service.

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   Funeral services David Earl Hardy, 56, of Dodge, Texas were held on Thursday December 11, 2008 at Riverside Baptist Church at 10:0am with Rev. Jim Newton officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Pioneer Cemetery.

  David was born on November 21, 1952 in Conroe, Texas and passed away on Sunday December 7, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. He was a self-employed Painting Contractor and a member of Riverside Baptist Church where he taught children Sunday School Classes.

   He was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Pauline Hardy and brother, Buck Hardy.

   Survivors include his wife of 27 years Gloria Brooks; children Jason and Shannon Hardy, Robert and Sarah Brooks

Nichole Hardy, Jessica Miller, Kyle Hardy, and Rusty Hanson; grandchildren Jacob Miller, Harley Hanson, Maci Clark, Chloe Brooks Tyler, Ethan, and Samantha Hardy; brother and sisters Rick Hardy, Ann Seaton, and Patsy Boyd; and numerous other relatives and friends.

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   A Memorial service for Linda Sue Guerrero Wilson was held on Saturday December 13, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church at 11:00am with Rev. Dan Alexander officiating.

  Linda was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on April 23, 1947 and passed away Monday December 8, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. She was a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and received a RN- BSN, worked as labor and delivery RN for more than 37 years, was currently employed with Zurich as a CCM Medical Case Manager, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

   Her parents Ventura and Mabel Guerrero; brothers and sister Edward and Martin and Sandra Guerrero preceded her in death.

   Survivors include her husband Robert Lynn Wilson; sons Giovanni Guerrero, Chase Wilson and Tate Wilson; brothers Bilasaroco Guerrero and wife Connie, Joe Guerrero and wife Pauline, Robert Guerrero and wife Denise; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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   Funeral Services for Otto Jacob Konetzke, 86, were held on Monday December 15, 2008 at 11:00am at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home.  A private interment followed. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Chita Cemetery Assoc.  9000 FM 355, Trinity, TX 75862.  Otto Jacob Konetzkeof Trinity, Texas beloved father, grand-father and great grandfather, passed away on Friday December 12, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born on October 16, 1922 in Houston, Texas and he grew up in Houston. Otto proudly served in the US Navy during WWII.  He was the loving husband of 54 years to Judy Konetzke, his wife that passed away in 2003. He will be greatly missed by his son Ronnie Konetzke and daughter Robin Konetkze; grandchildren Danyiel, Randy and Drew; great-grandchildren Rhianon and Ryan; sister-in-law Alice Snapp; brothers-in-law Henry Amensen and Elmer Amensen; and a very special friend, Teresa Parker.

  God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come follow me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay, a golden heart stopped beating, with gentle hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

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