Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of June 8, 2008 - June 21, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company

   Sylvia Orel Jones, a loving Mother, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2008, at the age of 92.  Funeral services were held on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Neil Kemper officiating.
   Orel, as she was called, was born in Helmic, Texas on October 22, 1915.  She was the daughter of James and Fannie Jones who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her only sister, Bonnie Rogers.
   Orel married Willie T. (Bud) Jones on October 20, 1932.  Bud preceded her in death in October of 1996.  She is survived by two daughters; Fran and husband, Leon Dial and Darla and husband, Bill Avery. Three granddaughters; Lydia and husband, Bob Dockens, Kelly Avery and Lana Dial. One great grandson; Matt and wife, Amber Hawkins. One great-great grandson; Reed Hawkins. One great-great granddaughter; Molly McCune. Numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
   She was a wonderful Mother who taught her daughters to be good, honest and most of all Christians.  Her love for her children and grandchildren was everlasting.
    She was a member of Groveton Chapter 1035 Order of Eastern Star.  She also was a member of the Highway 94 Church of Christ.
  Pallbearers were her nephews Ray Carver, Mike Person, Jerry Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Duron Thorne and Freddie Thorne.
Groveton Funeral Home
  Honorary pallbearers were the Groveton Chapter 1035 Order of Eastern Star. 
  Interment in the Glenwood Cemetery, Groveton, Texas.
Groveton Funeral Home

   Funeral services for John Henry Bailey were held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 11:00am at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Burden officiating. Interment followed in the Clapp Cemetery. 
   John was born in Benton, Arkansas on January 1, 1935 to the late Luther Earl and Lora Ellen Jines Bailey. John passed away in Conroe, Texas on June 7, 2008.
   John served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for the Ford Motor Company as parts man, a chemical operator for Ethel Oil Company, then after the death of his wife Shirley Ann McCoy Bailey in 2006, John moved to Trinity, Texas and was employed in security for Westwood Shores.
   Survivors include his children,
Sonya Peres and husband Michael, Ellen Feehan and husband Eddie, Craig Bailey and wife Susan, Misti Bailey Guthrie and husband Chris; five grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Carroll Bailey and wife Judy, James Bailey and wife Pam, Lewis Bailey and wife Gloria, Annett Venable and husband Carl; great-grand-daughter on the way Aeralynn Bailey; and numerous other relatives.
 Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Linda Gail Lathrop was one of three children born to Henry Edward and Mildred Cannon Lathrop. She was born on May 22, 1949 in Trinity, Texas. Linda passed away on June 11, 2008 at the age of 59 in Trinity.
   She was a graduate of San Jacinto High School and was currently employed at Valero in Riverside as a full time clerk.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Edward Lathrop.
   Survivors include her children, Renee LaCoste and Roger “Bubba” LaCoste and wife Jaanne; grandchildren, Blaze Edward LaCoste, Kayla Mae LaCoste, and Madison Kae LaCoste; mother, Mildred Lathrop; brothers, Gary Eugene Lathrop and wife Pat, and Danny Edward Lathrop and wife Mary; nephew, Asher Lathrop; and numerous other relatives.
   Memorial service was held on Saturday June 14, 2008 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home at 5:00pm with Rev. R.T. Cannon officiating.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Charles Frederick Greenwell was 78 years old when he passed away on June 14, 2008 in Crockett, Texas.  Charles was born in Cairo, Illinois on December 7, 1929. Charles was the last surviving son of seven sons born to George Alphonse and Katherine Redman Green-well.
   Charles grew up in Groveton, Texas after graduation from Groveton High School Charles served his country in The United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
   Charles worked for Tennessee Gas-Transmission Company as a mechanic for eight years in Houston. He moved to Montana to raise his three sons and worked for the Railroad Company until 1991 when he moved back to Groveton to retire.
   Survivors include his devoted wife of 54 years Dolores Greenwell; sons Richard Edward Greenwell and wife Donna, David Scott Greenwell and wife Jennifer, and William Joseph Greenwell;  eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
    There were no services scheduled at this time.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home



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