Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of June 21, 2008 - June 28, 2008
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  Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Roberts, 80, of Pennington were held Monday June 23, 2008 at 10:00am in Pennington Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Butler officiating.  Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery.
   Mrs. Roberts was born November 22, 1927 in Crockett, Texas to Grover and Laura Rains and passed away Friday June 20, 2008 in Crockett, Texas. Mrs. Roberts was affiliated with the Pennington Baptist Church and was retired from the clerical field.
   Pallbearers were Gary Worsham, Randy Worsham, Grover “Tiger” Worsham, Matt Short, Brian Mooney, and Rian Roberts.
    She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Wanda Lewis and Mary Ellen Rains.
    Survivors include her husband Ray Roberts of Pennington, Texas; daughter Myra and husband Leslie Hart of Houston, Texas; stepchildren Dennis and Linda Roberts, Randy and Lowana Roberts, Robin and Susan Roberts, and Cheri and Tom Stang; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister France Worsham of Groveton, Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends.
   Memorial may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Groveton Funeral Home

   Funeral Services for Burtice Ann Collins Nesbitt, 74, of Port Arthur, Texas formerly of Trinity were held on Sunday June 15, 2008 at 3:00pm at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery.
   Mrs. Nesbitt was born March 28, 1934 in Beaumont, Texas and died Wednesday June 11, 2008 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was a retired Secondary Education School Teacher and she has taught for Houston, Pasadena, Lockhart, Victoria ISD’s as well as in Monterey Mexico at the American School in Mexico.
   She is preceded in death by husband Kirk Nesbitt; parents Thomas Burton and Margaret Compton Collins.
   Survivors include her son Kirkland Nesbitt and wife Deborah; daughter Kathryn Bean; and grandchildren Cole Nesbitt, Callie Nesbitt, Patricia Bean, Sarah Bean, Scott Bean, and Dallas Bean step-grandchildren Jordan Carter, Micha Carter
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Patricia Ann Bell Jolly entered into heaven on the morning of June 12, 2008 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX. She was born on July 10, 1946 at Ft. Eustis, Virginia. She was the daughter of Jess and Azlee Humphrey Bell who preceded her. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Eddie B. Jolly and daughter Tonya Jolly both of Trinity, Texas. She is also survived by the lights of her life her precious grandchildren Madison Mitchell, Justin, and Trenton Meredith. As the oldest of four children she leaves to mourn but celebrate her life her sisters, Carolyn Florus of Mont Belvieu, Donna Baker of Huntsville, and brother, Roy Bell of Trinity. Also surviving are her many nieces, nephew, cousins, two uncles Jeff Tucker of Huntsville, Troy Krenek of Garwood, one aunt Nollie Hardy of Marshall, and many life long friends.
   She traveled extensively in Germany and Europe, Japan and Okinawa and the United States as an Army brat and later an Air Force wife. As the daughter of Azlee, she was always ready to go. She used her love of traveling and her life experiences in the classroom. She taught many years and retired from the Trinity school system. Her greatest achievement were the kids she taught and she was so proud that they left her knowing, the all important, multiplication table. As most teachers, she hoped she made a difference in the lives she touched.
   She was an active member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church of Trinity. She joined the church in her teen years and even at other churches, felt this was her home church. In the past few years, she has missed not being able to attend as often as she wanted and help in the church activities as she had done in the past.

   Her family and friends were very important to her and she worked hard at maintaining life long relationships with them all. Known to many of her friends as “Ladybug” (a symbol of good fortune) you could always count on seeing Patsy fluttering around town. “Hallmark” will sorely miss her because she wrote so many notes, letters and cards for all occasions and as her sister, I will miss seeing the cards with her handwriting arrive at my house.
   She suffered from hearing loss at an early age and compensated by reading lips before her hearing loss was discovered. She was a graduate of Lon Morris College in Jacksonville and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Both degrees were earned before her loss was discovered. Patsy also served as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A donation can be made in her memory to The Foundation for Sight and Sound or the Turner Syndrome Society.
   Funeral service was held Sunday June 15, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home


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