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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of August 3, 2008 - August 10, 2008
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Marcia Blanton Hawthorne
TRINITY – Services for Marcia Blanton Hawthorne, 84, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Robert. Nichols officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Hawthorne died Tuesday, July 29, in Conroe.
She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Durant, Okla., the daughter of Ray Edwin and Edna Ryan Blanton. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to those that knew her. She enjoyed golf and was a member of the Westwood Shores Women’s Golf Association as well as the Westwood Shores Civic Club. She also was a member of the Cook Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons; three grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

James Arnold Hays
TRINITY – James Arnold Hays, 70, of Trinity died Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Trinity. No services are scheduled.
Mr. Hays was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Spokane, Wash., and was a former residents of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was employed as a commercial welder with Norris Machine Works and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Elsie Hays, and a brother, Richard Hays.
Survivors include six children and their spouses, James “Jimmy” and Barbara Hays Jr., Jack and Judy Hays, Teresa and Pat O’Boyle, Jeffery and Marina Hays, Jonathan Hays and Jason and Teresa Hays; a sister and her spouse, Cleo and Wally Gearheart; a brother and his spouse, John and Frances Hays; the mother of his children, Peggy Neal; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his caregivers and special nieces and nephews, Judy, Vickie, Wally and Danny Gearheart; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Evelyn Gilbert Johnson
HOUSTON – Services for Evelyn Gilbert Johnson, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home in Houston.
Burial followed in the Forest Park Cemetery in Houston.
Mrs. Johnson died Friday, April 25, in Houston.
She was born June 17, 1930, in Trinity and was a graduate of Trinity High School and Blinn Junior College. She retired from Southern Pacific Railroad following 32 years of service.
Mrs. Johnson also worked for many years as an advocate and volunteer for improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and received many awards for her work and dedication in the mental health field.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Dorothy Brock Gilbert; a son, David; and a step-son, Richard.
Survivors included her husband of 56 years, Floyd “Smokey” Johnson; two daughters, Connie Johnson and Judy Smith; two sisters, Virginia Butler and Linda Gilbert; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Dorothy Lee Reagan
TRINITY – Graveside services for Dorothy Lee Reagan, 54, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, in the Weldon Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Lowe officiating.
She died Tuesday, July 22, in Houston.
She was born April 6, 1954, in Crockett and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity. Known as a Christian lady, she was blessing with a lovely singing voice and enjoyed riding her bicycle throughout Trinity.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie James Reagan.
Survivors include a daughter, April Dawn Militon; her mother, Louise Atkinson Reagan; a sister, Betty Louise Reagan; a brother, Robert “Ho Bo” Reagan; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Hazel James Reagan
GROVETON – Services for Hazel James Reagan of Groveton were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Groveton with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Reagan died Friday, Aug. 1.
She was born in 1918 in Groveton. After receiving her degree from East Texas Baptist College, she entered the teaching profession. While teaching, she later completed both her bachelor and masters degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
She began her teaching career by teaching grades one through five for two years at both Trevat and Thicket. She subsequently returned to Groveton where she spent 39 years as both a teacher and school administrator.
Mrs. Reagan loved being involved with church activities throughout her life. The First Baptist Church in Groveton was her second home and meant a great deal to her.
Another love was football. As a young girl, her father would take her to watch her older brother play and from this beginning, she collected written articles and statistics on friends and family members who played the game.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Audley Reagan; a son, James Reagan; her father, C.E. James; her mother, Luna James; a brother, Allen James; and three sisters, Marguerite McClain, Dorothy Hobbs and Jeanne Humphrey.
Survivors include a son, David of Montgomery; a daughter-in-law, Martha of League City; a sister, Louise of Dallas; a brother, Jay of Mesquite, Ariz.; two grandsons, Mark of Santa Fe, Texas, and Keith, of League City; a granddaughter, Renee of Houston; two great-grandsons, Garrett and Joshua; three great-granddaughters, Nicole, Melissa and Jordan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included Mark A. Reagan, Keith L. Reagan, Garrett J. Reagan, Philip McClain, Tommy McClain and Clay Short. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Scott Evans and Benny McClain.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Groveton Ex-Students Association or the Pineywoods Baptist Encampment.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Carley Ann Read Walker
TRINITY – Services for Carley Ann Read Walker, 77, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Goodson officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Walker died Monday, July 28, in Rockdale.
She was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Leesville, La. and was preceded in death by her husband, Tobe H. Walker; two sons, Larry Walker and Richard Walker; a daughter, Christine Walker; her parents, John Washington and Hattie Helena Read; a brother, John Read; and a sister, Jodi Simms.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Henry Wayne and Vicki Darlene Walker; Patricia Ann Powell, Sandra Kaye Smith, Roger Glenn and Jackie Louise Walker, Karon and Lin Shipman and Kathy and James Perry; two brothers, Ben Read and Charles Rea; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Helen Perry.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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