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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - July 26, 2009 - August 2, 2009

Daisy Sue Bell
TRINITY -- Funeral services for Daisy Sue Bell, 64, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, in the Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Rodger Goins officiating.
Burial followed in the Bell Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Bell died Monday, July 20, in Houston following a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Sue was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Houston, the daughter of Fred and Daisy May Williams and was a graduate of Spring Branch High School.
Mrs. Bell was employed as a computer mainframe operator with the Texas Department of Criminals Justice and was assigned to the BOT Building in Huntsville. She retired in 1999 after 10 years of service.
Mrs. Bell loved to be outdoors and was known as a compassionate person who would help others on a daily basis. She also was a strong Christian lady and attended Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Douglas Bell; a daughter and her spouse, Jean and Frank Watts; two sisters and their spouses, Peggy and Charlie Mains and Lois and Floyd Jones; a niece, Karen Risler; a nephew, Ralph Patterson; a great-niece, Jordan Davis; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Randy Bell, Kenny Wayne Rowe, Johnny Griffin, Frank Watts, Charlie Maines, and Charles Edwards.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Lonie Due Elliott
GROVETON -- Services for Lonie Due Elliott, 86, of Apple Springs were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Neil Kemper officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mrs. Elliott died Monday, July 13, in Lufkin.
She was born Oct. 3, 1922, in the Trinity County community of Centerville. She owned and operated Elliott’s Bar-B-Que and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton P. Elliott.
Survivors include a sister, Ina E. Due Dial of Groveton; two nephews and their spouses, Sammy and Sharon Dial of Arbor and Lynn and Vicki Dial of Groveton; her in-laws, James and Lavern Elliott of Jasper, Reba Marshburn of Lufkin, Renee’ and Larry Turner of Apple Springs, Jimmy and Georgia Marshburn of Central, Steven and Tracy Elliott of Silsby, Krystal and Jac Goodwin of Brookland and Alma and Kenneth Cash of Deerpark.
Pallbearers included Todd Graham, Wayne Brooks, W.H. Tullos, Bobby Davis, Max Eddie Due, Lee Due, James Due, Brad Turner and Steven Elliott.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Ronald Douglas “Ronnie” Franklin
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Ronald Douglas “Ronnie” Franklin, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, in the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery with family members officiating.
Mr. Franklin died Monday, July 20, in Conroe after a battle with a brain tumor.
He was born July 6, 1958, in Huntsville.  Mr. Franklin was a construction contractor and built custom homes in the Conroe and outer area of Montgomery County.
Mr. Franklin was known for having a keen since of humor and was extremely happy with God guiding his life.
He was preceded in death by; his father; John Brashier; and his maternal grandparents, Albert and Alma Adams.
Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Christian and Jay Eagan, Jamie and Chris Faerber, Janet Franklin and Kasey and Jason Ballmon; two step-children, Chad Hollis and Athena Hollis; his mother, Judy Adams Brashier Wilcox; twin sisters and their spouses, Sharon and Jerry Walker and Karon and Buddy Monroe; 10 grandchildren, Bailey, Kennedy, Whitney, Austin, Kaleb, Matthew, Zara, Leslie, Vivian, Luna; his loyal dog and friend, Major; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Vincent Charles Guzzi
TRINITY – Services for Vincent Charles Guzzi, 83, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Mr. Guzzi died Sunday, July 19 in Polk County.
He was born Oct. 27, 1925 in La Marque and while serving in the merchant marines, he helped carry supplies to Asia and South America during World War II.
He retired after more than 25 years of service with USI Chemical, now Quantum Chemical.
He loved to spend time teaching and coaching youth baseball in La Porte, where he resided until he retired.  He was also an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, Gideons International and Royal Ambassadors. 
Mr. Guzzi was formerly a member of First Baptist Church of La Porte and is a loyal member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death in 1977 by his wife and mother of his children, Doral Lee Guzzi in 1997.
Survivors include his wife of nine years, Margie Ruth Guzzi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janey Guzzi and Jana and Mark Dundas; a son and his spouse, Charles and Kelly Guzzi; four step-children and their spouses, Bruce and Alice Haynes, Kathy and Greg West, Kenneth and Cindy Haynes and Susie and Jerry Reeves; a sister and her spouse, Alice Jane and John Pratt; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Bill and Carlie Humphrey; seven grandchildren, Jason Guzzi, Greg Dundas, Jeff Dundas, Katie Dundas, Conner Guzzi, Graham Guzzi and Vince Guzzi; seven step-grandchildren; a niece, Camellia Clark, M.D. and her husband Mark: and a great-niece, Natalie.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Kenlon Stuart “Ken” Keys
TRINITY – Services for Kenlon Stuart “Ken” Keys, 81, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Mr. Keys died Tuesday, July21, in Trinity.
He was born March 14, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Keys served in the U.S. Army during peacetime and was a member of the army’s swim team. After leaving military service, he continued swimming and taught his children to swim at an early age.
Mr. Keys and his family resided in Australia for a period of time. He was a long time member of the Lions Club and enjoyed helping children in need. Before retirement he worked as a restaurant manager for Grandy’s Restaurant for many years.
Together with his wife, Bette, he was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Trinity. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stuart and Marjorie Keys; and a brother, Kerwin Keys.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bette Davis Keys; a daughter and her spouse, Linda and Joe Fountain; a son, Kevin Keys; a sister and her spouse, Lois and Norman Ensrud; three grandchildren, Nathan Keys, Ian Fountain and Connor Fountain; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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