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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - August 2, 2009 - August 9, 2009

Mary Sue Johnson Barnett
HUNTSVILLE -- Mrs. Mary Sue Johnson Barnett, 70, of Huntsville, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at a Huntsville hospital.
She was born Sept. 30, 1938 in the Carlisle community in Trinity County, the daughter of Odell Pimelton and Cassie Pearl McFarland Johnson. She was preceded in death by son, K.G. (Buddy) Barnett Jr.; her husband, Kenneth Barnett; and her parents.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna (Sissy) Boyd; a son, William “Goose” Barnett; grandchildren, Candy McAdams, Brandi Boettcher and her husband Clint, Mandi Williamson, William Barnett II, Robert (DDalt) Boyd II, Peggy, Eva and Kerri; and six great-grandchildren, Allen, Chris, Brandon, Austin, Kayla and Skylar.

Ralph “Big Daddy” Ducroz
WEST COLUMBIA -- Services for Ralph “Big Daddy” Ducroz, 76, of West Columbia were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia with Mark and Keith Ducroz officiating.
Burial followed in Columbia Cemetery.
Mr. Ducroz died Saturday, July 18, at his residence with his family at his side.
He was born Dec. 26, 1932 in West Columbia, the son of Felix and Fannie Ethel Ducroz. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Ducroz; three sisters, Nita Dobbs, Anna Laura Johnson and Brownie Norwood; and two grandsons, Casey Rose and Felix Green.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Robin Crawford of West Columbia, Angel and Frank Washington of Tenaha and Rhonda Thompson of West Columbia; a brother and his spouse, Bud and Paula Ducroz of Texarkana; a sister and her spouse, Sue and Curtis Craig of Spring; and grandchildren and their spouses, Crystal Rose, Chris and Miranda Rose, Brnadon Thompson and Jaden and Jaliyah Washington.
Baker Funeral Home of West Columbia directed the arrangements.

Grace Elaine Eades
TRINITY – Memorial services for Grace Elaine Eades, 89, of Trinity were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
Mrs. Eades died Friday, July 31.
She was born Oct. 11, 1919 and had been a resident of the Westwood Shores subdivision near Trinity for the past 22 years.
A disabled veteran, Mrs. Eades served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. She was a 50-year member of the League City Chapter of the Eastern Star.
She was a devoted Christian, a talented artist and craftswoman and a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.
Mrs. Eades was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, her brothers and her youngest daughter, Melodie Augustin.
Survivors include a daughter, Coy Elaine Forbes; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Ross Rogers
GROVETON – Services for Jimmie Ross Rogers, 66, of Groveton will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with James Pinckard officiating.
Mr. Rogers died Saturday, Aug. 1, in Groveton.
He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Groveton and was a retired Texas Department of Transportation employee.
Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucy Rogers; three brothers, Edward, Jack and J.R.; and three sisters, Bernice, Dorothy and Grace.
Survivors include a son, Steven Rogers of Houston; two sisters, Juanita Murphy of Houston and Darlene Pinckard of Conroe; and three grandchildren, Stevie, Jordan and Emily.
Groveton Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Nora Elizabeth (Hotrod) Warteman
TRINITY -- A celebration of life service for Nora Elizabeth (Hotrod) Warteman, 72, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church of Trinity. 
She died on Friday, July 31 in Shenandoah.
Mrs. Warteman was born May 5, 1937 in Houston, the daughter of George and Gladys Ellis and was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School of Houston. She was married to Otto Warteman and together they had four sons.
She was extremely involved with her family and enjoyed such activities as motorcycle riding, trail bike riding, hiking, back packing and snow skiing in the winter. She loved to play golf and bowl.
Mrs. Warteman was an accomplished square dancer and together with her husband had been dancing for more than 42 years. For the last 26 years she would travel with her husband and help with calling square dances at more than 80 Baptist youth camps during a year’s time. She was instrumental in helping grow the youth ministry for the Baptist church.  
Mrs. Warteman retired from of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank of Houston. During her retirement years in Trinity she was a loyal member of First United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed going to Avalon Place and styling the ladies’ hair once a week. She was a member of the Westwood Shores Garden Club, Women’s Golf Association, Westwood Civic Association and the Boys and Girls Club of Trinity.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Otto Warteman Jr.; four sons and their spouses, David and Susan Warteman of Fort Collins, Colo., Howard and Lisa Warteman of Spring, Alan Warteman of Fort Collins, Colo. and Charles and Rhonda Warteman of Long Mount, Colo.; a brother and his spouse, Don and Jean Ellis of Sugar Land; five grandchildren, Amanda Warteman, Michael Avrech, Sarah Avrech, Nolan Warteman and Megan Warteman; a great-granddaughter, Sydnee; and numerous other family members and friends. 
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the  arrangements.

 



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