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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of April 20, 2008 - April 27, 2008
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Norma L. Barksdale
TRINITY – Services for Norma L. Barksdale, 87, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown and the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Barksdale died Sunday, April 13, in the Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe.
She was born March 15, 1921, in Westville and was a mother and homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Alice and Wayne Huffman and Monda and Jerry Rogers; a son and his spouse, Mikel and Susie Barksdale; a sister, Zelma Miller; grandchildren and their spouses, Dene Holliman, Sherri and Sid Pruitt, Jerry Rogers, Vivian and Ricky Reeves, Lee and Dee Dee Felchak and Brian and Peggy Felchak; great-grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Jessica Holliman, Heather Holliman, Miranda Pruitt, Hailey Pruitt, Jerry Lee LeNorman, Michael LeNorman, Wayne Blevins, Mackenzie Barksdale, Zoe Barksdale, Riley Barksdale, Sarah Loftin, Scottie Loftin, Tylar Tatum, Blake Tatum, Mikel Tatum, Erica Felchak, Eric Felchak, Stephanie Felchak, Reid Felchak, Shaye Felchak and Peyton Felchak; one great-great-grandchild, Izabel; and one nephew and his spouse, Jerry Wayne and Cathy Miller.
Pallbearers included members of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Dorothy Iris Brune
ANGLETON – Services for Dorothy Iris Townsend Brune, 69, of Angleton were held Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the Palms Funeral Home in Angleton with the Rev. Carroll Grigsby officiating.
Burial followed in Angleton Cemetery.
Mrs. Brune died Sunday, April 6, in Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Mrs. Brune was born Jan. 19, 1939, in the Weldon community, the first child of Thomas Elmer and Clois Shiflett Townsend. She was a longtime resident of Angleton and a former employee of Alamo Title in Angleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Wayne Brune; and a granddaughter, Amber Brune.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Katherine and John Jahnke; a son, Tommy Brune; a brother and his spouse, Larry and Brenda Townsend; a sister, Dixie Lavon Townsend Guenot; five grandchildren and a spouse, Ashlee Jahnke, Andrew Jahnke, Connor Jahnke, Lacy and Dustin Hackler and Daniel Brune; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Alexandria; three nieces, Kim Williams, Crystal Townsend and Anjanette Townsend; and a close friend, Jim Gary.
Pallbearers included Ton Guenot, James Woods, Aaron Gaubatz, Tony Townsend, Richard Williams, Ben Lampe and Daniel Brune. Honorary pallbearers were J.O. Wood, Edward Fournie, Roger Runkle, Robert Guenot and Bob Lampe.
The Palms Funeral Home of Angleton directed the arrangements.

Donald ‘Dee’ Edward Carrell
TRINITY – A private family memorial service for Donald “Dee” Edward Carrell, 51, will be held Saturday, April 26, with Pastor V.R. Hylton of Liberty officiating.
Mr. Carrell died Monday, April 7.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Carrell of Trinity; two daughters and their spouses, Kelly and Jeff Bonner and Terri and Paul Ertz of Eau Claire, Wis.; two brothers and their spouses, Charles and Ginger Carrell of Honey Island and Joe and Benjie Carrell of Kountze; a sister and her spouse, Lita and Tony Varner of Liberty; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to My Father’s House Hospice/Hospitality Center, 3099 U.S. Highway 287, Palestine, Texas 75803-2045.

Orville Eugene Naasz
TRINITY – Graveside services for Orville Eugene Naasz, 83, were held Friday, April 4, 2008, at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Mr. Naasz died Tuesday, April 1, in Conroe.
He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Cunningham, Kansas and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as a captain after more than 33 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. While with TDCJ, he worked in various positions such as the boiler room and road construction.
Mr. Naasz enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, working outside and spending time at his farm in the Barnes Switch area near Trinity.
He was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
Mr. Naasz was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Naasz; a brother, Ulysis Naasz; a sister, Leona Donnelly; a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Perry; and his parents, William and Sylvia Naasz.
Survivors include a son, Harold Eugene Naasz and his fiancé, Cendy McCasland; a sister-in-law, June Roden; three brothers-in-law and their spouses, Paul and Sadie Oates, Charles and Wanda Oates and Clifton Perry; four grandchildren and a spouse, Amy and Travis Manning, John Naasz, Kirby Naasz and Emily Naasz; five great-grandchildren, Kali Naasz, Sara Naasz, Reese Manning, Tanner Manning and Trevor Naasz; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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