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Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of February 25, 2007 - March 4, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

    Graveside services for R. D. Nash, 80, of Bullard, were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2007, in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Apple Springs, Texas, with Reverend Donnie Howard officiating.
   Mr. Nash was born March 19, 1926, in Trinity County, Texas, the son of the late Dessie (Jeffrey) and Rob Nash; and he died Friday, February 9, 2007, in a Tyler hospital.
    Mr. Nash was a retired oil field contractor for Fisher Roustabout Company. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Nash was a member of Bassett Road Baptist Church, and a former resident of Palestine.
   Survivors include his daughter, Connie Magee of Livingston; grandson, Paul Magee of Groveton; great grandchildren, Maegan Magee, Jason Magee and Kaylin Magee; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Claudia Nash of Huntsville; aunt, Mrs. Osie Lancaster of Burke; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
   Mr. Nash was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Nash, in 2002.
   Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors.

Funeral services for Lucille Harrison, 95, were held Friday February 9, 2007 in the Pasadena Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. and graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday February 9, 2007 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity, Texas.
   Lucille was born in Trinity, Texas on November 26, 1911 and passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2007.  She was preceded in death by her parents Gid and Dora Harrison; sister Alta Harrison; and brother Ben Harrison.
  She went to Harris County in 1952 and went to work at Meadowbrook Lumber co., owned by Mr. C. A. Coskey as his bookkeeper and secretary.  That property was sold and a new office building was built and she became Mr. Coskey, J. B. Coskey, and C. A. Coskey, Jr., bookkeeper and secretary for a total of 34 years.  She was highly respected and treated like family by the Coskey family.
  She was a member of the Park Place Methodist Church where she was honored in 1997 after 41 years of membership and she was a member of the World Wide Sunday School Class. She was a 50 year member of the Pasadena Rebekah Lodge, a member of the Groveton Ex-Students Association.  Her pleasure was helping to care for her neighbors and friends.  She enjoyed traveling and playing cards. 
    Survivors include her God Children Mary and Delores Harris, Gid Honsinger; cousins Mucie Bo Branch, Janet Reed, Carleen Togentty and Libby Bowerman. 
   Visitation was held at the Pasadena Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Donations can be made to the charity of choice or to the American Cancer Society.
   Pasadena Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

   Funeral services for Cleo Eloise Simmons Mansell, 94, were held Sunday February 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Jim White and Rev. Everett McCollum officiating.  Inter-ment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
   Cleo was born on Wednesday December 25, 1912 in Marlin, Texas to John Louis and Irene Griswald Simmons and passed away peacefully in Huntsville, Texas on Thursday February 8, 2007.
   She was a graduate of Groveton High School class of 1931.  She became a member of Trinity Chapter #186 Order of The Eastern Star on January 26, 1953 and served as Worthy Matron three times over the more than 50 years of membership as well as several other official duties for the Eastern Star. She was the last living member of the Pricilla Club, which originated back during WWII and was a charter member of The Azalea Garden Club.
   Cleo and her late husband Oliver Mansell, distributed the Houston Post newspaper for many years.  She enjoyed the Westwood Shores Restaurant where she was the hostess for evening dinners and other entertaining functions of the club.  Cleo was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church and was a past president of the United Methodist Women Organization for many years.  Along with all the numerous challenges of being involved in our community she was a homemaker a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Oliver Mansell; brother Clyde Scarborough; and son Bobby
Gene Mansell.
     Survivors include her daughter Jorene Hamilton Williams,; granddaughters Amanda Hamilton Scott, and Rebecca Hamilton Girouard and her husband Jeremy; great-granddaughter Kayla Laine Scott; former son-in-law Charles Hamilton; special nephew Douglas Tipton; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
   Pallbearers were Charles Hamilton, Jeremy Girouard, Jason (Bubba) Smith, Douglas Tipton, Wesley Lochridge, and Walter Willmann.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments.

   Graveside services for Bill Reid Warren, 82, were held Monday February 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dodge Cemetery with Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
    Bill was born on Tuesday October 14, 1924, one of 17 children born to Henry and Dora Elizabeth Kelley Warren and passed away Monday February 5, 2007 in Temple, Texas.
  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII.  He worked in the transportation industry as a truck driver.
   He was preceded in death by his father and mother; 15 of his brothers and sisters; and grandson Kevin Warren.
   Survivors include daughters Reynelda Shipper and husband Jack, and Kathleen McMillan and husband Joe; son Billy Wayne Warren and wife
Carol; six grandchildren Michelle Clopton and husband Larry, Corey McMillan, Melanie Loftin and husband Brandon, Kyle Warren, Brandon Warren, and Shea Goolsby; thirteen great-grandchildren, Kasi, Kelsey, Katy Beth, Karly, Laurel, Logan, Michael, Kyla, Jake, Spencer, Cade, Colton, and Aerian; sister Jesse Bell Munson; and numerous other relatives and friends.
    Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments.

   Funeral services for Adam Dale Cormier, 22, of Trinity, Texas were held Wednesday February 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou, Louisiana with Father Bob Courville officiating.  Interment will follow in the New St. Ann’s Mausoleum.
    Mr. Cormier was born August 5, 1984 and passed away February 11, 2007.
    Survivors include mother Loretta Cormier of Mamou, Louisiana; father Dale Cormier and wife Linda of Trinity, Texas; grandmother Mary Guillory of Mamou, Louisiana; brother Bud Cormier of Mamou, Louisiana, and Toby Cormier and wife Bridgette of Pearland, Texas; sister Sarah Cormier of Mamou, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews.
   Groveton Funeral Home local directors.

   John Thomas Geraughty, 86, passed away February 14, 2007 in Florissant, Colorado. He was born May 4th, 1920 in Lexington, Mo., the son of James Emmett and Beulah Irene Geraughty.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard Daniel Geraughty; his brother James Emmett Geraughty, Jr.; three wives, Frances Agnes (Polson), Charlotte Louise “Shirley” (Holding) and Delores LaJune “June” (Spackman/ McQuillan).
    He is survived by two sons, John Thomas Geraughty Jr. and wife JoAnn of Groveton, Texas. and Brent Lee Geraughty and wife Cindra of Florissant, Co.; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grand-children; his sisters, Elizabeth Finch and Jean Landrum, both of Independence, Mo., a stepbrother, Robert Hankins and wife Bonnie of Lees Summit, Mo., and a sister-in-law, Joyce Geraughty of Waverly, Mo. 
    John is a native to Missouri, being born in Lexington, Mo., lived in Kansas City until 1973 and then moved to Camdenton, Mo. where he lived until 1995. From 1995 until 2005 he resided in Clearwater, Ks. and then traveled in his RV between his son's homes until the last 7 months when he resided at his son's house in Colorado.
   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2007 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo.  Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday in Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington, Mo. 
   Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Assoc-iation, American Cancer Society or Prospect Home Care & Hospice Inc. of Woodland Park, Co. and may be left at the funeral home.

   Funeral services for Marjorie Dee May, 74, of Apple Springs, Texas were held Sunday February 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Groveton Funeral Home with Bros. Jackson and Kennedy officiating.  Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery.
    Mrs. May was born November 21, 1932 in Trinity County, Texas and passed away Friday February 16, 2007 in Lufkin, Texas.
   Mrs. May was a housewife and affiliated with Scrub Creek Baptist Church.
   Survivors include husband Adrian May of Apple Springs, Texas; son Robert Kent May of Apple Springs, Texas; son and daughter in law Michael Dean and Teresa May of Apple Springs, Texas; grandchildren Julie Dee Helm, Bryan David May, and Justin Keith May; great grandchildren Destanie Sky Bonham and Michael Logon May; and numerous other relatives and friends.
    Groveton Funeral Home, director. 

   Memorial service for Sheri Lynn Derrick, 40, of Trinity, Texas was held Friday February 9, 2007 at River of Life Church with Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. 
   She was born in Mt. Jackson, Virginia on November 16, 1966 to the late Jim and Helen Frances Kitts Leith and passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2007 in Trinity, Texas. 
    Sheri was a homemaker and she enjoyed helping other friends and caring for her neighbors.
   Sheri is preceded in death by sisters Sandy Price and Betsy Price; and brother Edward Franklin Leith.
   Survivors include her husband of 26 years William L. Derrick; daughter: Cherish Derrick; son:  William Derrick Leith; brother, James Richard Leith and wife Tina; sister, Cathy Argone; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments.

     Graveside service for Sharon Kay Ramby, 54, of Houston, Texas was held on Monday February 19, 2007 at Marquez Cemetery in Marquez, Texas at 3:00 PM with Rev. Marilyn Meeker-Williams officiating.
   Sharon was born on Sunday November 30, 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Harold Barton Ramby the late Esther Lois Ramby and was taken to be with Jesus on Thursday February 15, 2007.
   She was a graduate of Houston Baptist University, with a Bachelors Degree in both Chemistry and Biology.  After working as a Chemist and as a Quality Manager/Facilitator for many years in Crosby, Texas, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sharon was excited about designing and making signs as the owner and operator of BannerlandTX.com.  Sharon was a member of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church of Houston where she served on the Board of Trustees for several years, and shared her love of God with everyone.  She enjoyed camping, playing tennis and golf, and music.  Her newest hobby was serving as a foster home for an animal rescue group – she loved working with shelter dogs to give those animals a chance to have someone to love them.
     Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Lois Ramby in 2005.
   Survivors include her father, Harold Barton Ramby; brothers, Keith Ramby and Tom Ramby; niece and nephew, Lloyd Ramby, Jennifer Jordon and husband Jeremy; and many friends and her beloved dogs Rusty and Trap’er, E/Z the cat, and current foster puppy Basia.
    Memorial gifts may be made to Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, Scout’s Honor Animal Rescue, Marquez Cemetery, or to American Heart Association with the prayer that Heart Disease, as it specifically affects women will receive study in the future.
   Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrange-ments







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