Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of July 6, 2008 - July 13, 2008
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Funeral services for Irene Miller Lane, 85, of Corrigan, Texas formerly of Glendale, Texas were held Saturday July 5, 2008 at 11:00am at the Glendale Methodist Church with Rev. Barbara Campbell officiating with interment following in Thornton Cemetery.
Mrs. Lane was born May 30, 1923 in Carmona, Texas and passed away Tuesday July 1, 2008 in Lufkin, Texas.  She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Glendale Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Johnny Fussell, Mitch Friday, Billy Songbird, Bill Allen, Roland Popham, Tim Locke, and Derrick Knott.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Lane; brothers Howard Miller and Everett Miller; and sisters Eva Atkinson and Aillene Law.
Survivors include her daughters Deborah Oller of Rochester, New York and Becky Sanders of Corrigan, Texas; sons Melvin Redden of Glendale and Sammy Lane of Glendale; step-daughter Mary Belle Luce of Grapeland; brother Autry B. Miller of Friday; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home

Ruth Irene Holland died peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2008, at the fine age of 89.  Born in Westville, just outside Groveton in Trinity County, Texas, she enjoyed her early years with her parents and two younger sisters in this farming and Piney Woods logging community.  In her teenage years the family moved to Groveton, where she graduated from high school and with her mother, she bought the Grove Café and then later the Grove Hotel.  She met and married William (“Bill” to friends and “Dutch” to the family) Woodrow Holland. As the Great Depression dragged on they moved to Houston to pursue their dreams. She got her cosmetologist’s license and kept it current her entire life, “just in case of another Depression”, she said.  She moved back to Groveton with her daughter, Patsy, after Dutch joined the Navy at the outbreak of WW II. She had a beauty shop and bus station in the family hotel until the end of the war, when Dutch returned.  After the death of her father and then mother in 1947, the family moved back to Houston. Dutch went to work for the Texas Liquor Control Board, became a Supervisor in the Houston office and later was a successful lobbyist for the wholesale beer industry. Ruth continued her career as a business woman by profitably buying and selling homes in Houston while working in the Harris County Attorney’s office until she retired after “thirty years and eight months” as she would so proudly say.
Ruth’s family was all-important to her. Known to her sisters as “Sister”, to her nieces and nephews as “Aunt Sister” and to the rest of the family as simply “Mama”, she was the family matriarch. She believed in the biblical principle that “charity begins at home” and insured that her children were well-cared for and well-educated.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, her two sisters, and her much-beloved daughter, Patsy Holland Powell.
   Survivors include her son Woodrow A. Holland, his wife Dr. Frances M. Jones-Holland, her grandchildren, Andree Stagg and husband Philip, Rene Joubert and wife Beth, Amanda Holland Janicek and husband Matt, John Michael Jones-Holland, all of Houston and John William Holland of  New York, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at the Mausoleum Mission Chapel at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd. in Houston at two o’clock pm., Thursday, July 3, 2008.
Those wishing to make a donation in Ruth’s memory are encouraged to contribute to the Orthopedic Research Education Foundation, 6300 N. River Rd., Suite 700, Rosemont, Ill, 66018, or M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.
Geo. H.  Lewis & Sons

   Funeral services for Lynndol Eugene Tullos, 68, of Apple Springs, Texas, were held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Bro. Jim McDonald and Rev. Lindsey Nimmons, Jr., officiating.  Interment followed in the Johnson Cemetery near Centralia.
   Mr. Tullos was born March 24, 1940, in Centralia, Texas, to the late Johnnie B. (Carswell) and Eldred "TeeWee" Tullos.  He died Saturday, July 5, 2008, in a Lufkin hospice facility.
   Mr. Tullos was retired from the Port Terminal Railroad in Houston, where he had worked as a clerk for 27 years.  A resident of Centralia for most of his life, he had also lived in Humble for more than 25 years.  Mr. Tullos was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include wife Gloria Tullos of Apple Springs; sons and daughters-in-law Ricky L. and Rosalie Tullos, and Randi D. and Jennifer Tullos, all of Apple Springs; grandchildren Cody and Clayton Tullos of Apple Springs; brothers and sisters-in-law Billy Ray and Angel Lea Tullos of Limestone Lake, Texas, and Joe Bob and Linda Tullos of Apple Springs; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
   Preceding Mr. Tullos in death were his parents and a brother, Jimmy L. Tullos.
   Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home


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