Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of July 13, 2008 - July 20, 2008
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   Funeral services for Kenneth Dale Antley, 74, of Friday, Texas were held Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 10:00am in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.  Interment followed in the Anderson-Ellis Cemetery in Friday, Texas.
   Mr. Antley was born May 18, 1934 in Magee Bend, Texas and passed away Sunday July 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. He was a member of First Baptist Church Groveton, Friday Community Center Organiza-tion, a veteran of Air Force in Korean War, and a retired Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Agency.
  Pallbearers will be his nephews.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the Retired Air Traffic Controllers.
   Survivors include his wife of 51 years Louise Antley of Friday; daughter and son in law Cindy and Paul Eley of Kingwood, Texas; sister and brother in law Barbara and William Truss of Groveton; brother and sister in law Doyce and Kathleen Antley of Groveton; in laws J. E. and Linda Anderson and Jerry Mac and Teresa Anderson all of Friday; two grandchildren Jamie and Jordan; and numerous other relatives and friends.
   Memorials may be made to the Friday Community Center or the First Baptist Church of Groveton.
Groveton Funeral Home

  Funeral services for Evelyn Mossenton were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008 in the Oakley Metcalf Chapel, with Pastor Lindsey Nimmons, Jr. officiating.
  Mrs. Mossenton, 71, was born April 14, 1937 in the Melrose Community of Nacogdoches County, and passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in Lufkin.
  Mrs. Mossenton was of the Baptist faith. She loved caring for children. She loved her family, and also loved her dogs.
   Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Welton Yarbrough of Groveton; sister and brother-in-law Gladys and T. F. Nash of Camden; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Lena Riddley of Lufkin, as well as her nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Mos-senton, her son, Charlie Mossenton and her parents, Clifford and Mildred (Spray-berry) Riddley.
   Pallbearers were Paul Mossenton, Robbie Truss, T. F. Nash, Jessie Nash, Rod Blair and Trey McElhaney.
Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home

   Graveside services for Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Rinehart, of Trinity were held Monday, July 14, 2008 at 11:00am at Chita Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating with burial following in Chita Cemetery with Military Honors presented by VFW Post 6899 of Trinity.
   Mitch was born in Weslaco, Texas on October 1, 1947. He attended PSJA School until the age of 16 at the age of 16 Mitchell began serving his country in the United States Army; he served during the Vietnam War. In 1971 Mitchell received an honorable discharge and returned home to San Juan to help his father with the farm.
   Mitch was preceded in death by his father Ocie Columbus Rinehart. Mitch and his father was owner operator of M.O. R. Service Company for about ten years. Mitch was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post of San Juan. Mitch was 60 years old when passed away peacefully with his family at his side on July 11, 2008 in Humble, Texas.
   Survivors include his three sons Will Rinehart, Ocie Rinehart, and Mitchell Ocie Killion and wife Lisa; three grandchildren: Mathew Austin Killion, Luke Ryan Killion, and Taylor Noelle Killion; mother, Otheda Geneva Merriman and husband Dewey; sister Belinda Downing and husband Larry; two nieces Rebecca West and husband Lew, and Gina West and husband Clint; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home



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