Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of May 4, 2008 - May 25, 2008
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  Funeral services for Wallace Doyle Pigg, 77, of Groveton were held Saturday, April 26, 2008 in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.  Interment followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
    Mr. Pigg was born March 19, 1931 in Center, Texas and passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Groveton, Texas.  He was affiliated with the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, a veteran of the U. S. Army, and a former foreman of L-C Ranch.
   Pallbearers were Wallace Hooks, Andy Pigg, Tony Pigg, Benny McClain, and Karl Davis.
   He is preceded in death by his wife Jo Pigg in 2006.
   Survivors include his son and daughter in law Danny and Treasa Pigg; daughter and son in law Lisa and Stanley McMullen; six grandchildren John, Andy, Tony, Danielle, and Jennifer Pigg, and Wallace Hooks; and many other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home

   Funeral services for Phyllis Ann Kearns, 60, of Madisonville, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday April, 21, 2008 at the Living Truth Church with Bro. Lon McVeigh and Bro. Lanier Stevens officiating. Graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. in the New Church Cemetery near Apple Springs.
    Phyllis was born on May 5, 1947 in Lufkin to Clifford Howard and Nora (Brooks) Benge and passed away on Friday morning April 18, 2008 in Madisonville. She lived at Hilltop Lakes for 10 years and when her health failed her, she moved Madisonville to be near her sister. Phyllis owned the Yellow Rose Chuck Wagon Bar-B-Q at OSR and had worked as a cashier at Westmoreland grocery until her health failed. She loved crafts, painting, gospel music, and taught a granddaughter to sew. She was a member of the Living Truth Church, the Hilltop Lakes Lions Club and the VFW Auxiliary in Madisonville.
   Survivors include her sons William Taylor and wife Christy of New Braunfels, Charles Taylor of New Braunfels; daughter Tonya Myrick and husband Donnie of Madisonville; step-daughter Donna Lowery and husband Jeff; four brothers Roy Benge and wife Wanda of Palestine, Clayton Benge of Willis, Carl Benge and wife Elna of Lufkin, Jerry Benge and wife Mary of Hondo; sisters Claudene Stone of Madisonville and Leona Deal of Madisonville; and four grandchildren, David Smith, Aaron Smith, Emily Collie and Colton Lowery.
Madisonville Funeral Home

  Mabel Ethel Tullos passed away in Covenington, GA on April 25th, at the age of 85, after a short illness. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Wayne Hollis Community Center in Apple Springs. Details are pending.

   Funeral Services for Nollie Andrew Wilson “Captain Andy”, 69, of Trinity, Texas were held Saturday May 10, 2008 at 2:00pm at Trinity Pines Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Gray officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Pioneer Cemetery with Barksdale Air Force Honor Guard presenting honors.
    Capt Andy was born in Big Springs, Texas   June 7, 1938 and passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in Trinity, Texas.
    Capt. Andy was a retired officer in the US Air Force after 26 years of dedicated service. During his service he has traveled all over the world with his family. He had earned his wings for parachute jumping. Capt. Andy was a graduate of Texas Lutheran College of Sequin, Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Arts.  He continued his studies and was working on his Masters Degree at Texas A&M College. Capt. Andy was involved in numerous civic and community organizations and he held many positions such as; Director on the board for Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Com-merce, Director on the Board of Friends of Avalon Family Council. He earned the Order of the Arrow for participating and Good Sheppard Award while volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America in Alvin, Texas and in Illinois, where he was known as a Sea Scout, for 17 years, Volunteer for Historical Commission for Trinity County, He was a mentor for Trinity Boy Scouts of America, Troup # 684, he was on the advisement committee and taught the boy how to earn Eagle Scout. Capt. Andy was a faithful member of Trinity Pines Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon of his church and he was a member of the Choir. He was a member of Trinity Lions Club. Capt. Andy was currently employed with the Trinity County Beautification Committee.
  He is preceded in death by his parents Silas Andrew and Vina Lee Lloyd Wilson and brother Charles Wilson.
  Survivors include his wife of 47 years Wilma Ruth Wilson; children Valarie Sullivan and husband Tommy, Noel Andrew Wilson, Amanda Burns and husband Zachary Williams; grandchildren Ginger Harrod and husband Dustin, Shawna Privett and husband Thomas, Josh Sullivan and wife Louann, Miranda Williams, twins Glen and Evan Williams; sister Margaret Davidson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many special friends.
  Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Graveside service for Jerry Wade Jenkins, 52, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was held on Saturday May 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Taylor Cemetery in Trinity County with Rev. Jim Parrish officiating.
  Mr. Jenkins was born August 1, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Willie Marvin and Gladys Mae Smith Jenkins, Jr. and passed away on April 27, 2008 in Trinity, Texas after a lengthy illness
    Survivors include his loving wife Julie; step-son Sean Dolan; sister Mae and husband Nelson; brother Will M. Jenkins and wife Faye and children Cole, Kyle and Chris; sister Wanda Smith and husband William and children Lynette and Curtis; sister Debra Johnson and husband Ace and children Cassie, Mandy, and Rachel; sister Nola Johns and children Michael and Michelle; brother Al Jenkins and wife Sandy and children LeAnn, Jacob, Leia and Devan; and numerous aunt,, uncles, and cousins, all of whom loved him dearly.
   J. W. was a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ and is now at peace with him. His work as an electrician was always completed with the highest degree of excellence, precision and care. Along the way J. W. enjoyed being an encourager to those around him.
   Memorial donations may be made to Hoffmantown Church 8888 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home





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