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Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of October 1, 2007 - October 30, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

  Funeral services for Merle Ruth Ainsworth, 89, of Groveton, Texas were held at Groveton Funeral Home at 11:00 am Friday, September 28, 2007 with Bro. Everett McCollum officiating.  Inter-ment followed in the Calvary Cemetery.
    Mrs. Ainsworth was born November 18, 1917 in Weches, Texas and passed away Thursday September 27, 2007 in Groveton, Texas. She was a retired Justice of Peace officer and was affiliated with First United Methodist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents Ben Jackson and Rosie Loving Jackson; husband Ernest Ainsworth; son R. E. Ainsworth; and brother Troy Jackson.
   Survivors include her son Lynn Ainsworth of Huntsville, Texas; daughter Mary Johnson of Jacksonville, Texas; nine grandchildren; brother Ben Jackson of California; numerous great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
   Groveton Funeral Home

   Memorial service for Billy Wayne Hamm will be held on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Uselton officiating.
     Billy Wayne Ham, age 68 of Trinity. Billy passed away on September 24, 2007 in Trinity, Texas He was born in Loveland, Texas to J.B. and Oma Anderson Ham on June 17, 1939. He was in the Army Reserve. Billy was an owner-operator truck driver and leased his truck to the Land Air Company for many years. 
     Billy is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years Anna Ham children Rodney Ham, Tressa Baker, Elaine Ham, Billy Joe Ham,  and Shelita Ham; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, James Ray Ham, Roy Carol Ham, Jerry Lynn Ham and Jimmy Dean Ham;  step-brother Autrey Gary William-son; step-daughter Katherine Schmidt and husband Steven; and  numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
   The family would like to send a special thanks to the Trinity Police Department dispatchers and Trinity County Sherriff Deputies. Thank-you very much for all the help and support that was given to Mrs. Ham during this time of need.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

   Memorial service was held in Houston for Mr. Bonk.  Harold of Livingston, Texas passed away on September 20, 2007 in Houston at the age of 57. He was born in Kiel, Wisconsin on January 24, 1950. Harold was a self-employed Landscaper in Onalaska, Texas. He enjoyed the natural beauty of the outdoors.
   He is preceded in death by, father Harold James and sister Evelyn Landry.
   Survivors include his wife Rosa Linda Bonk; son Harold Bonk, Jr. and wife Terri; son, Daniel Bonk and daughter Melissa Garcia seven grandchildren; mother Laverne Bonk; sisters Beverly Wood, Peggy Watkins and Cindy Revell; and  numerous other relatives.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home







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