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Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of July 17, 2007 - July 24, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

   Funeral services for Lois Syble Brown, 82, of Apple Springs, Texas were held Monday July 2, 2007 at 10:00 am in Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.  Interment followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
   Mrs. Brown was born March 2, 1925 in Helmic, Texas and passed away Thursday June 18, 2007 in Lufkin, Texas.  She was a homemaker, affiliated with the Apple Springs Baptist Church, and Groveton Eastern Star #1035.
   Survivors include her sons and daughters in law Darwin L. (Bubba) and Cheryl Brown of Spring, Texas, Alvin and Debbie Brown of Apple Springs. Texas, and Bert and Tenna Brown of Splendora, Texas; sisters Hildred Cochran of Apple Springs, Texas, Nelda Muller of Spring, Texas, Grace Brizendine of Helmic, Texas, and Sue Thrasher of Spring, Texas; brother Thomas Earl Holcomb of Apple Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
   Pallbearers were Charlie Cook, Jerrod Brown, B. J. Brown, Cody Brown, David Howard, and Jared Benton.
   Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements. 

   Funeral services for Mary Lottie Bell Thompson, 93, of Groveton, Texas were held Tuesday July 3, 2007 at 10:00 am in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Barbara Campbell and Bro. Ned Chipley officiating.  Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
  Mrs. Thompson was born May 21, 1914 in Trinity County, Texas and passed away Saturday June 30, 2007 in Crockett, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Flat Prairie Congregational Methodist Church.
   She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Thompson; and grandsons Doug Thompson and Don Thompson, Jr. 
   Survivors include her sons and daughters in law Albert and Deanna Thompson of Martinsville, Texas, and Don and Pauline Thompson of Pennington, Texas; daughter and son in law Bettye and Lanny Stubblefield of Porter, Texas; sister Olie V.; brother J. W. Tipton; ten grandchildren; twenty three great grand children; three great great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
    Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

   A graveside service for Charles Henry Oliver, 61, was held on Wednesday June 27, 2007 at 10:00 am in Pine Grove Cemetery at Diboll with Pastor A. J. Havard officiating.
   Mr. Oliver was born October 20, 1945 and passed away Sunday June 24, 2007. He served in the US Air force in 1963 during the Vietnam War and received an Honorable Discharge in 1967.
   He is preceded in death by his parents Steven Oliver and Madeline Luke; daughter-in-law Jennifer Davis Renfro; and grandson Nathan “Bud” Renfro.
   Survivors include his wife of 39½ years Mary Laverne Havard of Trinity; sons and daughter-in-laws Donald Ray and Donna Renfro of Lufkin, Nathan Duane Renfro of Trinity, Charles Stevens and Lisa Oliver of Goodrich, Bryan Keith and Paula Oliver of Timpson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward & Peggy Oliver of Avenger, Bobby and Imogene Oliver of Avenger; sisters and brothers-in-law Ann Hutcherson of Trinity, Elaine and Lenvel Mosley of Onalaska, Josephine and Archie Renfro of Etoile, Polly and Paul O’Leary of Wiggins, Co.; seventeen   grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and a very special friend Ms. Ruby Gilcrease.
   Pallbearers were Keith Oliver, Steven Oliver, Travis Oliver, Paul Oliver, E. J. Browne, Andrew Browne, Randy Browne, Scott Renfro, and Scooby Lanpier.
   Honorary pallbearers were nephews of the family.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Charge of arrange-ments

   Funeral services for Lelia Ella Morrison Barton, 100, of Groveton, Texas were held Tuesday June 26, 2007 at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church, Groveton, Texas with Bros. Everett McCollum and Larry Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
   Mrs. Barton was born February 7, 1907 in Nogalus Prairie, Trinity County, Texas and passed away Friday June 22, 2007 in Lufkin, Texas.  She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Groveton.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Dudley Carroll Barton; sisters Lena Hughes, Loraine Ainsworth, and Bessie Morrison; brothers W. B. Morrison, Daniel E. Morrison, and baby brother Clint Morrison.
  Survivors include her daughter Frances Thornton of Trinity, Texas; daughter and son in law Doris Lee and husband Oran of Plano, Texas; seven grand-children Karen Musgrave, Janie Cantu and husband Frank, Charles Lee and wife Marian, Kay Henry and husband Scott, Don Thornton, Carl Thornton and wife Pam, and Matthew Thornton and wife Ann; fourteen great grandchildren Jacob Chandler, Dustin Thornton, Heather Robison, William, Paige, Joshua, and Auston Thornton, Russell and Jessica Musgrave, Conner and Cole Cantu, Marissa, Andrea and Cade Lee; one great great grandchild Heath Robison; and her childhood friend Bessie Mae Kee.
   Pallbearers were Dan Dominey, Mack Stevenson, Larry Fortenberry, Charles Carter, Stephen Casper, Don Lippincott, and Joe Ned Dean.  Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Hester, Joe Bob Hester, L. D. Lowery, W. B. Due, and Robert Ables.
  Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

       A Rosary for Betty Nell Robison Greenwell, 83 was held at Earthman Funeral Home in Houston and was followed by a Mass in Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Tomball, Texas, Interment followed in the Pasadena Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena, Texas.
   Betty Nell was born March 27, 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama and passed away Wednesday June 6, 2007 in Spring, Texas.
   As a member of the Groveton High School graduation class of 1942, Betty Nell played the clarinet in the school band.  After graduation she moved to Houston and Pasadena and had a career with The Rohm and Haas Company.  She was a member of the Christ The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Garden Club, and the Northwest Women’s Club in Spring, Texas.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Robinson; husband William P. Greenwell, formerly of Woodlake, Texas; and brothers Hugh and Warner Robison.
   Survivors include her daughter Ellen Greenwell Killinger of Spring, Texas; granddaughter Katie Killinger Cacci of Austin, Texas; sister Marguerite (Maggie) Robison of Houston, Texas and Dorothy Robison Dukes of Luling, Louisiana; brothers B. C. of Houston, Texas, Hardy of Padre Island, Texas, and Donald of Schertz, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.
   In memory of Betty Nell Robinson Greenwell donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at a website: http://web.mac,com/ekillinger1.

   Funeral services for James Edgar Driskell, 75, of Trinity, Texas were held Thursday June 28, 2007 at 10:00 am in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Dunn officiating.  Interment followed in the Flat Prairie Cemetery.
   Mr. Driskell was born July 3, 1931 in Houston, Texas and passed away Sunday June 24, 2007 in Conroe, Texas.  He was affiliated with the Methodist Church, had lived in Trinity since 1993 and was formerly of LaFayette, La.  He served in the United States Army and was retired from Oil Co.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Marie Moore Driskell.
    Survivors include his sons Jeffery Driskell of Flat Prairie and David Driskell and wife Mary of Flat Prairie; two grandchildren Iris Driskell and James Driskell; and numerous other relatives and friends.
  Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


     Graveside service for Infant Zack Brylan Meredith was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 23, 2007 at Pioneer Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Regan Cooksey officiating.
      Zack was born in Huntsville and passed away on Thursday June 21, 2007.
   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Clydenia Meredith and maternal great grandfather John Akers.
    Survivors include his parents James and Melenie Meredith; brothers Justin Dane and Trinton James Meredith; maternal grandmother Judy Gearheart and special friend Johnny Griffin; maternal grandparents Kenny Wayne and Vandalyn Rowe; paternal grandfather James Edward Meredith, Sr.; great-grandparents Beatrice Akers, Wallace and Cleo Gearheart, and Claude and Betty Pierce; aunts and uncles Dawn and Keith Parish, David Croft, Quentin Hall, and Amber Rios; and numerous other aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
   God gives the gift of life, life becomes memories, memories become treasures and we will treasure the gift of Zack Brylan Meredith forever in our hearts.
    Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments.

   Funeral services for Timothy Jay Holloman, 47, of Trinity were held Sunday June 24, 2007 at Trinity High School at 6:00 pm with Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.  Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
   He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Clifton Holloman and Mary Frances Metcalf Holloman.
   Tim was born on May 11, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and passed away peacefully on June 20, 2007 in Trinity, Texas.  He was a graduate of Trinity High School. He studied at Sam Houston College before becoming a businessman. Tim owned and operated Holloman Distributing Company for more than 25 years. He was extremely involved in the community. Tim was active in FFA with the local students and supported many, many activities in Trinity High School. He was instrumental in the Annual Crawfish Boil which provided numerous scholarships to our seniors students. He was very generous with the peewee football teams as well as the 4th of July Street Dance for all of Trinity County to enjoy.  He loved Christmas and thought of all the children without gifts, Tim brought our Christmas Diner Event, (including lots of gifts for the children) to the community of Trinity. He supported our Trinity Lions Club, Joe Werner Masonic Lodge, Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Martin Senior Center, Blanche K. Werner Library, Trinity Volunteer Fire Department, Trinity Police Department and Trinity County Sheriff Department. Tim was a kind and generous person with a big heart when it comes to helping others in need. He enjoyed traveling with his family and friends, entertaining at his ranch, ranching and he was a avid golfer. 
   Survivors include his companion and loving wife of 16 years Kelly Garrett Holloman; children Matthew Holloman and Heather Holloman; brother Craig Holloman and family; numerous others relatives; and numerous special friends.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments.







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