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Trinity Standard - March 29, 2009 - April 5, 2009
CROCKETT – Graveside services for Jimmy Davis, 62, of Pennington were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in the Callaway-Allee Chapel in Crockett with the Rev. James Bickley and the Rev. Terry Gibson officiating.
Mr. Davis died Sunday, March 29, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of Pennington. He was a self-employed roofer and attended the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Davis in 2006; and his mother, Kathryn Davis in 2007.
Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Brenda and Ben Drone of Willis, Becky Davis of Trinity and Cindy and Scott Pocius of Cleveland; two sons, Johnny Davis of Trinity and Jim Paul Davis of Trinity; one woman who was like a daughter, Stacy Davis of Trinity; his father, Cleon Davis of Pennington; five brothers and their spouses, Martin and Alice Davis of Friday, Donald and Jeanie Davis of Kennard, David and Billie Davis of Pennington, Jack and Shae Vest of Lockhart and Daniel Vest of Lockhart; a sister and her spouse, Frances and Bill Guynes of Trinity; and a number of nieces,nephews and other relatives.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.
Betty Gordon Graham
KILGORE – Graveside services for Betty Gordon Graham, 75, of Kilgore were held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Kilgore Cemetery with the Rev. Earl “Buddy” Duggins officiating.
She died Wednesday, March 25, in Longview.
Mrs. Graham was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Albany, the daughter of the late Earl E. and Willie Gordon. She was a member of the Forest Home Baptist Church.
She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for over 20 years, and served as the postmaster in Trinity at the time of her retirement.
She enjoyed reading and working in her gardens.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Don B. and Doris Hale Jr. of Denver, Colo.; a step-son, Jeff Graham of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Bill Gordon of Shreveport, La.,; six grandchildren, Michelle Andrews, Courtney Van Straten, Shawna Shafer, Shea Cammack, Joshua Hale and Malynn Hale; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore directed the arrangements.
Larry Lent Kennedy
GROVETON – Services for Larry Lent Kennedy, 49, of Woodlake will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. James Whittlesey officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy died Thursday, March 26, in Austin;.
He was born Jan. 12, 1960, in Houston and was employed as a iron worker for the Fayette County Power Plant. He was a member of the Oak Grove Assembly church.
Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Michelle Kennedy of Corrigan and Rachall Nicole Kennedy of North Carolina; a son and his spouse, Christopher Edward and Lea Kennedy of Corrigan; his father, Lent Kennedy of Woodlake; his grandmothers, Marie Kennedy of Woodlake and Berta Lee Selecthta of Lufkin; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Teresa Ann Kennedy of Houston and Patricia and Wiley Crager of Lufkin; a brother, Donald Kennedy of Lufkin; a step-brother, Johnny; two step-sisters, Debbie and Sarah; five grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
Coy Edward Prince
HOUSTON – Coy Edward Prince, 89, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, in Houston.
He was born May 25, 1919, in England, Arkansas, the son of Hugh and Ella Prince. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In 1945 he was married to Martha (Gene) Price in Salinas, Calif. He died just shy of their 65th wedding anniversary.
He resided with his family for many years on a farm in Manvel where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and “the fine art of visiting.”
Known for his strong work ethic, he retired as an ironworker and later moved to Trinity where he continued his love of the outdoors
Survivors include his wife; a son and his spouse, Benny Hugh and Gayla Prince of Fulshear; a daughter and her partner, Coye Leah Prince and Judy Jackson of Houston; three grandsons and their spouses, Benny Edward and Michelle Prince of Katy, Christopher Hugh and Karen Prince of San Jose, Calif., and Ryan Coy Llewellyn of Houston; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Melanie and Connor Prince.