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Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of November 25, 2007 - December 2, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

   A Celebration of Life Service for Martin Dell Wooley, 51, of Possum Walk, Texas, was held Saturday, November 24, 2007, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Groveton with Bro. Lewis Jones and Mr. Carroll Norsworthy officiating.  Private burial will follow at a later date at East Prairie Cemetery.
    Martin was born May 16, 1956 in Bay City, Texas, and passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, in Galveston, Texas.  He had worked as a machinist, and for Dominy Tire & Service in Crockett.
   He is preceded in death by his father Dell Wood Wooley.
   Survivors include his mother, Darlene Pyle of Groveton; sisters, Shirley Swain and husband Reid of Kingwood; Marlena Stubblefield and husband Harold of Groveton; Aunts and Uncles, Louise and Archie Holcomb of Crockett;  Lois Dominy of Crockett;  Tom and Polly Thompson of Friday; Roberta Miller of Houston; Lillie Mae Dunlap of Trinity; Maurine Williams of Splendora; Sallye and Clifton Evans of Holly; R. Q. Mills of Pasadena, and Willie Mae Thompson of Groveton; four nieces; three nephews; one great nephew; and a host of other friends and relatives.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Trinity County Unit of the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 124, Groveton, Texas, 75845, or “Carpet Fund” at First Baptist Church Groveton, P. O. Box 306, Groveton, Texas, 75845, or a charity of your choice.
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   Funeral services for Annie Margaret Henderson, 93, of Groveton, Texas were held Wednesday, November 21, 1007 at 11:00am in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Neil Kemper and Lester McAdams officiating.  Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery.
   Mrs. Henderson was born December 17, 1913 in Lynchburg, Texas and passed away Monday November 19, 2007 in Groveton, Texas.  She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
    Preceding her in death was her husband Roy W. Henderson and her parents William and Nancy Brewington.
    Survivors include Charles M. Lee, Jr. and a host of relatives and friends.
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   Funeral service for Thelma “Freck” Loper McCown was held Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home.  Graveside service was at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at 3:30 PM, Saturday.
    Freck lived most of her young life in the small town of Sugarland, Texas. She later made her home in Corpus Christi, Houston, Palestine and Trinity, Texas. She was a graduate of Sugarland High School in 1928. Freck was a lifetime homemaker as well as being active in civic and church activities. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. Freck was married to Rane McCown in 1928 until his death in 1986.
   She is preceded in death by husband, Rane McCown, son Rane McCown, Jr., daughter, Connie Hains, granddaughter, Dorian Hains Wilson and brothers and sisters; Ninette Brune, Fan Houston, Dick Loper, Lee Gormon, Janie Milling, Lois Milling, Lorene Daniel and Dolly Landin.
   Survivors include daughter, Carolyn Holt and husband Joyce, grandchildren, Kirk Holt and wife Janet, Kelly Holt, Kim Hethirington and husband Ken also grandchildren, Mary, Adrain and Rane III McCown. Ten great Grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Good friends and caregivers, Gloria Collier, Mary Beckett, Shirley Berry, Earlene Kizzah and Dreama Kobocious. She had many friends in Westwood Shores.
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   Funeral service for Charlie Murry, 84, of Groveton, Texas was held on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 2:00 Pm at First Baptist Church Groveton with Rev. Lewis Jones officiating. Interment followed in Glen-wood Cemetery.
   He was born September 27, 1923 in Trinity County, Texas and passed away Wednesday November 21, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He proudly served his country in US Army during WWII. He was retired from the Texas Department of Highways where he was a weed foreman for more than 14 years.  He loved his cows, going down to the bottom and feeding watching them graze in the pastures. Charlie loved to visit with his friends and he enjoyed music and dancing the two-step. He will be missed by all his friends and family.
   He is preceded in death by wife Bonnie Murry; and his parents Pete and Jeanette Dukes Murry; three sisters, Ollie Cotton, Pet Barnes, and Lill Shaw; brother, Hugh Murry
   Survivors include his son Bobby Murry and wife Denise; the apple of Charlie’s eye was his two granddaughters, Lisa Murry, and Lanie Smith and husband David; his joy in the morning was his little great-granddaughter, Madison Smith; step-granddaughter, Michelle Reynolds and husband John; very special friend Marjorie Hill; and many other relatives and friends.
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   Funeral service for Jessie Gertrude Gilbert Shaw, 97, was held on November 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Lowe officiating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery.
   Mrs. Shaw was born December 1, 1909 in Houston County, Texas and passed away Saturday November 24, 2007 in Trinity, Texas.
   Jessie was the last of nine children born to Theodore Hollis and Edna Andrews Gilbert. Jessie worked at The Basket Factory and Confect-ionary Restaurant. She loved to play Bingo every Thursday and Friday night. We will miss her in the kitchen because she was a great cook.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Shaw.
   Survivors include her daughter Betty Leggett and husband Randal; granddaughter, Lisa Evans and husband Tim; great-grandchildren, Evan Arnold and wife Haley and Courtney Arnold; great-great- granddaughter Brooke Arnold; and a host of friends and other relatives.
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     Funeral services for Ollie Mae DeLaFosse, 95, of Lufkin were held Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Lewis and Reverend Scott Attebery officiating. Interment followed in the Chita Cemetery, Trinity County, Texas.
   Ollie Mae DeLaFosse was born August 24, 1912 in Trinity County to Arrittia (Clark) and John A. Baker and passed away on November 22, 2007 at the age of 95. She lived alone, maintained her own home, drove her own car, did her own cooking, and mowed her own yard until just a few weeks ago. With her riding mower and rake, she was known to have the nicest looking yard in her area. She loved working outside, and her latest request before she fell ill was a new handle for her hoe. She knew she was nearing the end of her life, and had long been prepared for entry into eternity in the presence of Jesus. If there is a lawn care service in heaven, she would want to be in charge of it. If leaves should fall on the streets of gold in the Holy City, she would pick them up one by one if necessary with her glorified body. She loved and was dearly loved by her family, who affectionately knew her as “Memaw.” She never had much of this world’s goods, but she was richly blessed and her family never lacked for the necessities of life. She got her first and only speeding ticket at the age of 90, and her one and only fender-bender at the age of 93, neither of which, according to her, was her fault. She attended Denman Avenue Baptist Church, later moving to Keltys Baptist Church which was closer to home. She was employed by Beall’s Depart-ment Store for 20+ years.
   She was preceded in death by her husband E. Arvel DeLaFosse and her son, Ernest Earl (Bo) DeLaFosse, eleven brothers and sisters.
  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Geneva Darlene and Alfred N. Jarvis of Lufkin; grandchildren, Andy and Lea Jarvis of Hudson, Jill (Jarvis) and Scott Attebery of El Dorado, Arkansas, Robyn (DeLaFosse) Thompson of Lufkin; great grandchildren, Aaron Jarvis, Adam Jarvis, Hannah Thompson and Sarah Thompson; one sister, Suzie Vera DeLaFosse of Hudson and her sons, Charles and Phil DeLaFosse, and their families, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  Pallbearers were Aaron Jarvis, Adam Jarvis, Gerald Bloom-field, Charles DeLaFosse, Brad DeLaFosse, C.J. DeLaFosse and Ronnie Hunt.
   Honorary pallbearers were Milton Wade (her special deacon), Jake Lyon, Phil DeLaFosse, Emmitt DeLaFosse, Jr., and Joe Harbuck.
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