Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of August 10, 2008 - August 17, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company

James Arnold Hays
TRINITY – James Arnold Hays, 70, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Trinity. No funeral services are scheduled.
Mr. Hays was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Spokane, Wash. and was a former resident 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 wife, John and Frances Hays; the mother of his children, Peggy Neal; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews who served as his caregivers, Judy, Vickie, Wally and Danny Gearheart; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Paul Wayne Heldenbrand
LIVINGSTON – Memorial services for Paul Wayne Heldenbrand, 59, of Trinity were held at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating.
Mr. Heldenbrand died Sunday, Aug. 3.
He was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Arthur Paul and Zelphia Bow Heldenbrand.
Mr. Heldenbrand was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Gerald Keith Heldenbrand.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Heldenbrand of Trinity; his father, Arthur Paul Heldenbrand of Onalaska; two sons, Paul Wayne Heldenbrand of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tony Vincent Heldenbrand of Trinity; a daughter, Tasha Jean Marshall of Trinity; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston directed the arrangements.

Dale Powers Sawyer
TRINITY – Services for Dale Powers Sawyer, 70, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Sawyer died Monday, Aug. 4, at her residence with her family at her side.
She was born June 9, 1938, in Bryan, the daughter of Marion and Ruth Jones. She was known as a giving, gracious and loving Christian woman and was a 40-year member of Central Baptist Church of Bryan.
Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her son, Elton “Lane” Powers.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Lisa and Gary West; two brothers and their spouses, Bill M. and Joy Jones of Poteau, Okla., and Jim and Wilma Jones of Bryan; a sister and her spouse, Jane and Jim Duke of Durham, N.C.; three grandchildren, Beau West and Lindsey, Tara Powers and Eslin Zering; six great-grandchildren, Josh, Brinley, Haley, Desire’, Caden and Carrie; a special friend, Wesley E. Peel of Bryan; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers included Jamie Duke, Jonathan Duke, Jeffery Jones, John Chamberlain, Phillip Morrison and Mike Morrison. Honorary pallbearer was Drew Robb.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Edward William Schiffhauer
TRINITY – Memorial services for Edward William Schiffhauer, 81, of Kingwood were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Berry Duke officiating.
Mr. Schiffhauer died Thursday, Aug. 7, at Avalon Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity.
He was born April 9, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Penn., and was employed as a master mechanic in the aviation industry. He was known as blood donor and had given 27 gallons since moving to Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Schiffhauer; three children and their spouses, Marty and Chris Migliaccio, Robert William and Stacy Schiffhauer Jr., and Michail Edward and Denise Schiffhauer; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly and Manuel Soria, Michele and Brett Selman, Lisa Migliaccio, Robert Schiffhauer, Brian Schiffhauer and Katheryn Schiffhauer; and three great-grandchildren, Manuel Soria, Gabriella Soria and Hayley Selman.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Nelda Clark Warren
TRINITY – Services for Nelda Clark Warren, 73, of Riverside were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in the Northside Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Brooke Cemetery.
Mrs. Warren died Monday, Aug. 4, in St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan following a battle with a serious illness.
She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in the Carlisle community and was a long-time resident of Riverside. She was retired and enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.
Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by her father, Arlie “Bud” Clark; her mother, Nellie Chessher Clark; and two brothers-in-law, Henry Trailor Warren and Charles Warren.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Robert Warren of Riverside; two daughters and their spouses, Jenny and Gary Norman Ready of Huntsville and Sandy and Gus Gutierrez of Navasota; a sister and her spouse, Judy and Jack Scheffer of Trinity; four grandchildren and a spouse, Haley Nicole Gutierrez of Montgomery, Lacey Erin and James Garcia of Plantersville, Keley Elizabeth Gutierrez of Navasota and Jacob Norman Ready of Huntsville; one great-grandson, Jason Lane Ready of Huntsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Erin McCarver of Carrolton, Ryan Franklin of Hutto, Darrin Hughes of Katy, Chuck Warren of Buffalo, Scott Oates and Garry Franklin of Donie. Honorary pallbearers were Gary McGillberry of Riverside, Larry Fitzgerald of Riverside, Kyle McCarver of Carrolton, Wilburn Morgan of Riverside, Dean Phillips of Burnett, Gary McCarver of Carrolton and Bobby Alaniz of Houston.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Clark H. Yarborough
TRINITY – Services for Clark H. Yarborough, 83, of Trinity were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with Lyle Stubbs officiating.
Mr. Yarborough died Saturday, July 26, in the Conroe Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 4, 1925, in Huntsville and was a self-employed carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Otis Yarborough of Trinity; a daughter and her spouse, Blyndia and Brandon Gardner of Trinity; a son, Clark Howell Yarborough III of Trinity; two sisters, Audrey and Ruth; four grandchildren and their spouses, Buddy and Bonnie Rogers, Coty and Jessica Rogers, Joshua Rogers and Daniel and Lauren Rogers; and five great-grandchildren, Jayden, Remi, Hayden, Jaylen and Barrett.



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