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Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of November 11, 2007 - November 18, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

8-2-1946 - 11-1-2007
   One of the greatest gifts in life is a genuine friend. So many of us were privileged to have Lee in our lives and the blessing of calling him Uncle Lee, Papaw Lee, or our true friend. He was a compassionate person who lived
to serve others. On November 1, 2007, he was called home to be with the Lord, whom he lived to serve. Many came to know Lee when he preached at the Trinity Church of Christ from May 1997 through July, 2006 and at the Groveton Church of Christ where he was preaching since August, 2007.
   During his time here, he touched so many lives and began life-long friendships. Lee
was very successful with the youth and helped them to choose better lives for them-selves.
    Lee is survived by his family of David, Sheri, Addison, and Rhett Lee Hemphill of Anahuac, Kerry and Michelle Lee and their children, Dalton and Xander of League City, and many friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Ruth Brinkman, and his Aunt Marion of New York.
   Viewing was held Monday November 5th at the Groveton Church of Christ followed by services on Tuesday the 6th. On Wednesday, the 7th, a Reflection Service will be held at the Anahuac Church of Christ at 2:00 followed by graveside services at the Anahuac Cemetery.

    Thank you, Lee for touching so many lives. Proverbs 17:17: “A friend loveth at all times.”
    Waller Thornton Funeral Home

A   memorial service for Ralph Lawrence Murphy, 81, of Trinity, Texas will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 2:00pm at Burning Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Parrish officiating. Ralph will be entombed in Houston National Cemetery on Friday, November 16, 2007.
   Ralph was born in Houston, Texas on June 11, 1926 to Thomas Patrick and Mildred Blair Murphy and passed away Tuesday October 2, 2007 in Conroe, Texas He proudly served his country in the US Navy. Formerly of Pearland, Ralph was an avid boat-racer for more than 34 years. He worked as a boat mechanic for CR Outboard in Trinity.
   Ralph is preceded in death by son, Ronald Ray Murphy.
    Survivors include his sons, Ralph Lawrence Murphy, Jr. and wife Debbie, Thomas Murphy, and Bobby Murphy; daughter, Diane Huffman and husband Michael; grand-children, Callie Jean, Christopher and Amanda; great-granddaughter, Airel; step daughter, Rafella Ray; and numerous other relatives and friends.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

    Funeral services for Arbro Robert Durdin, 88, was held Wednesday October 31, 2007 at 11:00am in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Overton officiating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery.
     Mr. Durdin was born March October 28, 2007 in Lovelady, Texas and passed away Sunday October 28, 2007 in Pasadena, Texas.  He was an operator in the chemical plant in Pasadena for many years and was a lifetime member of South Ave. Baptist Church of Pasadena.
   Arbro is preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Durdin and wife Doris Durdin; daughters Anita Louise Warford and Sharon Johnson Durdin.
   Survivors include his children Jerry Wayne Richey and wife Gina and Betty Ann Lowe and husband Wimpy; six grand-children, Donald Warford and wife Chrystene, Cindy Phillips and husband John, Jeff Warford and wife Lynn, Hoyt Lowe and wife Shelly,Kristy Kay Warner and husband Michael, and Teresa Fisher nine great grandchildren, one brother Joe Edward Durdin and wife Molly; several nephews and cousins, and a host of extended family and friends.
   Waller Thornton Funeral Home

     Mary Carmelita Krolczyk Evans, 67, of Bryan went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 29, 2007, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan after a courageous battle with cancer. Services were at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan. Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
   Mary was born July 28, 1940, in Bryan to Faye Sandel and Joe J. Krolczyk. She attended school in Bryan and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1959.
  Mary married her husband of 45 years, Robert "Bob" R. Evans, formerly of Groveton, Texas shortly after his graduation from Texas A&M University, on July 7, 1962, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan. Their marriage carried them throughout most of the world in the international petroleum industry, with assignments in New York City, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela, where they were blessed with the opportunity to meet and enjoy many lifelong friends. Mary never met a stranger and her beautiful personality captivated many a friend for life.
   Mary was preceded in death by her parents and twin sister, Martha Stanley.
   Survivors include her beloved husband, Bob of Bryan; daughter and son-in-law, Stacie and Tim Sheppard of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Audrey, Zoe and Owen of Flower Mound, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Nancy Krolczyk of Bryan; nieces and nephews, Donna and Richard Stuart of Houston, Kevin and Abbie Krolczyk of Bryan, Aimee and Yorgos Papacostas of Athens, Greece, Conor Stanley of Houston, Debby and Leon Haas of Kingwood, Douglas and Barbara Evans of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Evans of Houston; and 13 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
   Memorial Funeral Chapel

     Memorial services for Monte Lloyd Tullos, 56, of Lewisville, Texas were held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Dalton and Sons Funeral Home in Lewis-ville.
   Monte was born June 25, 1951 in Houston County, Texas to Jack Lloyd and Cora Lee (Witt) Tullos and passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in a Lewisville Hospital after a short illness.
    Monte was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in law Dewey Durdin.
     Survivors include his wife Christina Tullos of Lewisville; daughter and son in law Karen and Joseph Petty of Lubbock; son Travis Tullos of Houston; step daughter and step son in law Kalee and Richard Blankenship and son; two sisters and brother in law LaQueita Durdin of Mesquite and Audrey and Royce Ashworth of Groveton; three grandchildren Jaxson Petty of Lubbock, Maya Tullos, and Emery Tullos of Houston; two nieces Celisa VanSickle of Dallas and Cora Lea Collins of Groveton; three great nieces Erin and Hilary VanSickle of Dallas and Clarissa Ashworth of Groveton; one great nephew Clay Tullos Ashworth of Groveton; Karen and Travis’s half brothers and niece, Brian Serda, Blaine Serda, and Ivy Serda; and numerous other relatives and friends.
   Dalton and Sons Funeral Home







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