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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company


Mason Andrew Black
HUMBLE – Services for Mason Andrew Black, 11, son of Robert “Kevin” and Brandi Black, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel in Humble with Bro. Roger Goins officiating. The child died Saturday, April 7, in Humble. Mason was a student at San Ja-cinto Elementary School in Deer Park, and loved all sports, especial-ly basketball. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Isabella Black; grandparents, Laurin and Peggy Black, Thomas and Janet Dunaway and Emily Gaston; aunts, Melissa Black and Amy Warren; uncle, Brandon Dunaway; great-grandmother, Verlean Carr; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of usual remembrances donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of De-velopment, Ste. 5214, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230-0630, (832) 824-2945.

Wanda Loveless Boyd
TRINITY -- Services for Wanda Loveless Boyd, 77, were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday April 11, 2012 at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Jared Burt and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mrs. Boyd died Monday, April 9. She was born May 1, 1934 in Athens, Texas, one of four children born to Ewell and Hattie Loveless. She was a graduate of Milby High School, attended business college, worked for NASA and was employed in the research department for Kelsey Seybold. She loved to play 42 with her friends and was a faithful Member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for more than 13 years. In order to help meet a great need for a food pantry in Trinitythat would help under privileged families with monthly groceries, Mrs. Boyd served as the director of Trinity Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Thanks to her long hours of volunteering and her direction, the program has become successful in its service to the community. The Joe Werner Masonic Lodge of Trinity selected Mrs. Boyd earlier this year to receive its Community Building Award. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jewel Faye Loveless and Katherine Miller; and one brother, Ewell Ray Lovless. Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Hailey Boyd; a daughter and her spouse, Cynthia Lynn (Meadors) and Philip Johnstone; a son and his spouse, Lonny Ray and Cindy Meadors; grandchildren, Steven Wellman and life partner Brian, Sean Wellman, Cody Wellman and wife Cortnie, Natali Ray and husband Tanner, Blake Meadors, Emily Newsome and Katie Newsome and husband Kalan; great-grandchildren, Chaston and Chandley Wellman, River Russell and Lilly Ray; her dog Teddie; and a number of other relatives. Her grandsons, Steven Wellman, Sean Wellman, Cody Wellman, and Blake Meadors served as pallbearers. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Harlan Warren Craig
TRINITY -- Harlan Warren Craig, 58, of Trinity died Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Trinity. Services are pending at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity. He was born June 29, 1953 in St. Louis, MO., the son of Benjamin and Mary (Link) Craig.

Benjamin Michael Follmer
TRINITY – Graveside services for Benjamin Michael Follmer, 92, of Carlisle will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Carlisle Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting at noon Thursday at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity. Following the visitation, there will be a procession to Carlisle Cemetery and Mr. Follmer will be laid to rest beside his wife. Mr. Follmer died Sunday evening, April 1, on his 92nd birthday, at ETMC-Crockett. He was born April 1, 1920 in Beaumont, the son of Henry and Edith (Kline) Follmer. Mr. Follmer served in the U.S. Navy, receiving a Purple Heart award during World War II. He obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Lamar University in Beaumont and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He worked as a maritime shipping agent. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Margie (Faulk) Follmer; three brothers, Art Kline Follmer, Henry Ellis Follmer and Walter Nicholas Follmer; and four sisters, Lois Jenkins, Nettie Fleitcher, Kathryn Vincent and Abby Cormier. Survivors include his son, Michael Walter Follmer of Houston; two daughters and their spouses, Cherie and Steve Schultea of Houston and Charmaine and Joe Smock of Leander; four grandchildren, Ashley Schultea and Jacquey Creath, Travis Schultea and Julie Debock, Courtney Follmer and Michael Milar, and Jacob Follmer; and three great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Ann Emerson, Cheyenne Dean Emerson, and Frank Milar. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Tempie Jean Green
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Tempie Jean Green, 81, were held at Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with Rev. David Branson officiating. Ms. Green died April 6, 2012 in Conroe. She was born March 21, 1931 in Bay City, the daughter of John Elijah and Ada (Ivy) Wells. Ms. Green was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Wells. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Keesee and Regina Varn-hagen; two sisters, Edith Joyce and Maxine Hawkins; four grandchil-dren, Michael Pelt, Tamara Martin, Shanda Reeves and Tony Paul Burnett; seven great-grandchildren, Monica Michelle Pelt, Michael Da-vid Pelt, Kayla Nicole Sutton, Christopher Sean Martin, Jacob Taylor Martin, Logen Scott Martin and Mallory Shea Martin; her dog, “Little Bud”; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Joe Dale Hamm
TRINITY -- Services for Joe Dale Hamm, 50, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Burning Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating. Burial followed at the Taylor Cemetery. Mr. Hamm died Thursday, April 5, in Conroe. He was born August 29, 1961 in Vernon, the son of Tommy and Erma (Lathrop) Hamm. Mr. Hamm worked in the construction field as a drywaller. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Roy Daryl Hamm. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Peggy Hamm; three sons, Coley Dale Hamm, Michael Kaiser and Chastin Walton; one daughter and her spouse, Sarah and Daniel Hamm; his mother, Erma Hamm; two brothers, Dean Owens and Donald Owens; his ex-wife and mother of his children, Connie Hamm; four grandchildren, Triston Smith, Maicey Smith, Kierynn Smith and Thomas Hamm; and a number of other relatives and friends Pallbearers included CW Dyer, Richard Reeves, John Haggard, Curtis Cunningham, Pete Parish, Kurt George, Brian Tomes, Dalton Boyd, Gary Walker (honorary), and Sam Ellis (honorary). Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Johnny Hamilton Johnson Jr.
TRINITY – Memorial services for Johnny Hamilton Johnson Jr., 67, will be held at a later date. Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at his home in Trinity. He was born April 22, 1944 in Huntsville, the son of Johnny and Mollie (Sizemore) Hamilton. Mr. Johnson worked for the Texas De-partment of Criminal Justice. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Johnson; and a sister, Sandra. Survivors include his wife, Kelly (Barber) Johnson; his children, Ka-therine Johnson, Taylor Renee Tu-robeville, and Johnny Johnson III; and a number of other relatives and friends. According to the family’s wishes, Mr. Johnson was cremated. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrange-ments.

David Lynn Klaus
TRINITY -- A memorial service for David Lynn Klaus, 59, will be held at his home in the Friday com-munity of Trinity County at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012. According to the family’s wishes, Mr. Klaus was cremated. Mr. Klaus died Friday, March 23, at his residence. He was born Dec.8, 1952 in Houston, the son of John and Vada (Bagwell) Klaus. Mr. Klaus was a graduate of Groveton High School and he served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a cabinet maker and is remembered for playing his guitar. Preceding him in death are his parents and his good friend, George, as well as many other family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Jenni Klaus and Rachel Burns of Australia; two brothers, John Klaus and Joe Klaus; two nieces, Jackie Ann and Tracy; three nephews, Dale, John T. and Quentin; his Aunt Geraldine, Uncle Bunk, and Aunt Willie Lee; and many cousins and other family members. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Thurman Leroy Medford
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Thurman Leroy Medford, 74, was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel in Trinity, with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Mr. Medford died Monday, March 26. He was born Dec. 29, 1937 in Haskell, the son of James Thurman and Oleta (Mitchell) Medford. Mr. Medford served his country in the U.S. Army. He was known as a hard worker whose work in the petroleum oil industry took him many places including the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Sue Brown; and a grandson, Michael Blackwell. Survivors include two sons, and their spouses Gary and Delphy Medford of Waco and David and Barbara Medford of Gatesville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy and Joe Blackwell of Gatesville and Kelly Medford of North Carolina; two brothers and their spouses, Danny and Vicki Medford of Haskell and James Wendall and Bonnie Medford of Blackwell; two sisters and their spouses, Deborah and Troy Windsor and Margaret and Jerry Kemletzand of Pearland; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Collins Earsel ‘Bubba’ Morris
DAYTON – Services for Collins Earsel “Bubba” Morris, 74, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Burial followed in the Magnolia Park Cemetery, Mr. Morris died Thursday, March 22. He was born Feb. 18, 1938. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Judy Carter Morris; three daughters and their spouses, Sha-ron and Ed Bullion of Trinity, Susan and Ray Garcia and Julie and Kevin Reagan; two brothers, Dennis Morris and Leon Morris; 14 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton directed the arrangements.

Elaine Oliver Mosley
TRINITY -- Services for Elaine Oliver Mosley, 75 were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Onalaska with the Rev. Dennis Hodge officiating. Burial followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers included Keith Oliver, Allan Weeks, Gary Bentley, Freddy Weeks, Jerry Milton, Jr., Jimmy Oliver, and Terry Bentley. Ms. Mosley diued early, Monday, March 26, at her daughter’s home in Onalaska. She was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Trinity County, the daughter of Steven and Madeline (Snyder) Oliver. Ms. Mosley was not only a wife and mother, she was a farmer and, alongside her husband, was successful in producing the what many believed were the best vegetables in East Texas. She also loved to go to Louisiana to the casino’s and relax playing the machines. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lenvel Lee Mosley; a sister, Ann Hutcherson; a brother, Charles Oliver; and a grandson, Billy Lynn Tooke. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Pam and Glynn Johnson, Danny aqnd Debbie Mosley and Robert and Nancy Mosley; a nephew/son, Steve Mosley; two sisters, Jo Renfro and Polly Hangsleben; two brothers and their spouses, Edward and Peggy Oliver and Bobby and Imigene Oliver; six grandchildren, Sammy Stanley and wife Debbie, Bobby Stanley, R. L. Mosley, LeeAnn Adams and husband Kelly, Rhonda Mosley, and Robin Myers and husband Shawn; five great-grandchildren; a special friend, Freddy Weeks; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrange-ments.

Huyen Thi Nguyen
TRINITY A memorial service for Huyen Thi Nguyen, 95, was held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Vietnamese Baptist Church in Houston with Pastor Khana Huynh officiating. Ms. Nguyen died Friday, March 30, in Huntsville. She was born Oct. 6, 1916 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ms. Nugyen was a homemaker and mother. She also was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Trinity. She was preceded in death by her husband, Giap Nguyen; a brother, Dinh Nguyen; and two stepsons, Ton and Duc Nguyen. Survivors include her children, Diep Swanson and husband Dale, Yhanh Nguyen and Uyendung Ousland; seven grandchildren, Lan, Thu, Betty, Diemphoung, Diemquyen Nguyen, Martin and Egil Ousland; one great-grandson, Vincent Nguyen; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Calvin Darwin Sweeten Sr.
TRINITY – The life of Calvin Darwin Sweeten Sr., 57, of Trinity was celebrated by family and friends during a gathering fro 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity. According to his wishes, he was cremated. Mr. Sweeten died suddenly, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his home. He was born July 8, 1954 in Cleveland, Texas, the son of Emmit and Nora (Carr) Sweeten. Mr. Sweeten served his country in the U.S. Army and was employed in the construction business. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Christopher Mackey Jr. Survivors include a son, Calvin Sweeten Jr.; three daughters, Chrystal Sweeten, Angel Mackey and Natasha Sweeten; three brothers, Jerry Sweeten, Lavearle Sweeten, and John Sweeten; two sisters, Karen Whatley and Judy Shaw; nine grandchildren, Jessie Penticoff-Sweeten, Katlynn Mackey, Sheldon Sweeten, Lora Sweeten, Azhia Mackey, Michael Mackey, Keith Brawley Daniel, Kaylie Clayton, and Samual White; \nephews and nieces, Jerri Ann Sweeten, Chase Sweeten, Lacy Jo Whatley, Angela Benton, Beth Hardin, Dei Whatley, John Sweeten Jr.; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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