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Sidney James “Bubba” Daigle
TRINITY – Sidney James “Bubba” Daigle, 57, died Saturday Aug. 20, 2011, in Trinity. Mr. Daigle was born Jan. 16, 1954 in Groves, and was preceded in death by his father, Ulysses Daigle. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Appell; two sons, Timothy Daigle and James Daigle, three step-children and their spouses, Amy Haley, Renee and Henry Isbell and Marty and Carolyn Williams; his mother, Geraldine McNeely; four siblings and their spouses, David and Katrina McNeely, Elizabeth and Terry Palmer, Candy and Robert McDowell and Sandy and Kenneth McGuire; seven grandchildren, Justin Carrington, Austin Isbell, Kaila Isbell, Kevin Hughes, Melanie Williams, Ryan Williams and Emily Williams; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Elton Leon Durdin
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Elton Leon Durdin, 57, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Clapp Cemetery with Harvey Gates officiating. Mr. Durdin died Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Huntsville. He was born July 12, 1954 in Trinity, and was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Faye Durdin; and a brother, Bo Blackmon. Survivors include his wife, Diana Durdin; a son, Colt Shaw; four stepchildren and their spouses, Curtis and Angela Perry, Dawnelle and James Connor, William and Amanda Ebey and Rebecca and Ray Rodriquez; three sisters and their spouses, Kay and Richard Jones, Rhonda and Don English and Gina and Bruce Thompson; a sister-in-law, Marlene Blackmon; nine grandchildren, Mackenzee Lane, Toni Paulette, Haley Kristen, Adalie Rayne, Baby Rodriquez, Baby Perry, Levi James, Cassidy Nicole and Drake Garrnett; two aunts, Ethel Gates and Merle Henson; a nephew, Justin Parrish; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Ricky Lamar Kimble
TRINITY – A Celebration of life service for Ricky Lamar Kimble, 61, was held at 2 p.m, Sunday, Aug 21, 2011, at the Trinity Pines Baptist Church (Family Life Center). Mr. Kimble died Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Trinity. He was born Oct. 9, 1949 in Fredrick, Okla. And was a graduate of Mead High School. A 1972 graduate of the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy, he was employed as a peace officer for Harris County, Montgomery County, Roman Forest, Wood Branch and Trinity. He was a member of Trinity Pines Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge of New Caney. Mr. Kimble was known as a storyteller and loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Thompson; his stepfather, Glenn Thompson; and a brother, Christopher Thompson. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheri and Will Jones and Britney Margeson; a son, Robert Danny Middleton; his father and step-mother, Lamar and Deanna Kimble; a sister, Teri Baker; a brother, Bryan Bailey; grandchildren, Amanda Cash and husband Travis, William Jacob Turner, Jr. and Kayte Ladagalia,, Christopher Lucius, Jordan Owens, Kalee Jones, Merideth Jones, William Jones, Savannah Middleton and Robert Wesley Middleton; a great-grandson, Charlie Ray Cash; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Kathleen Elizabeth Munday Ruley
TRINITY – Services for Kathleen Elizabeth Munday Ruley, 68, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Ron Conatser officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. She died Friday, Aug. 19, in Trinity. She was born June 7, 1943 in Houston and was a 1961 graduate of Smiley High School. She was in the floor covering business and served as an office manager as well as an assistant in installing all types of flooring. She formerly resided in Conroe before moving to Trinity nine years ago when she opened Trinity Floors. She was a animal lover, enjoyed gardening and adored her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Howard Munday; and her parents, Howard Denson and Elizabeth Sophia Ruley. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Kenneth Wayne Swonke; four children and their spouses, Beth and Vance King, Wayne Ruley, Kenneth Dwane and Laura Swonke and Kimberly Ann Swonke; and a sister and her spouse, June and Curley Mckinney; eight grandchildren, Kevin Kings, Christine Kings, Amber Ruley, Mariah Surgui, Sabrina Soto, Bailey Matthew Wilson, Caleb Joseph Swonke and Lida Swonke; three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Aiden and Jocob Ruley; a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edwin Lee Snyder
TRINITY – Services for Edwin Lee Snyder, 82, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Latexo Cemetery. Mr. Snyder died Thursday, Aug. 18, at his residence, He was born July 6, 1929, in Carthage, Mo. and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He attended the University of Washington, where he earned a degree in accounting. Mr. Snyder was a successful businessman who was known for his kind and generous nature. He previously had resided in Houston and Crockett before retiring to Trinity in 1999. He was a highly devoted Christian man and a faithful member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member of the church choir. Mr. Snyder also was an avid golfer and loved to spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and mother of his children, Barbara Jean Snyder, whom died in September 2008; and his parents, Carl Ray and Lillie Vae Snyder. Survivors include his wife of 10 months, Alma Tipton Snyder; three children and their spouses Randy and Janet Snyder, Brad and Amber Snyder and Melissa and Larry Pate; three brothers and their spouses, Carl and Norma Jean Snyder, Bill and Marion Snyder and Jim and June Snyder; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Stefanie and Dan Cole, Amanda Snyder, Brent Snyder, Jason Snyder, Tiffany and Mike Jones, Rebecca and Peter Diaz, Amy Snyder, Travis Snyder, Bailey Rodgers-Snyder and Kelsey Pate; four great-grandchildren, Aubrie and Brooke Cole, Colby Jones and Elliana Diaz; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Roy Homon Baird
LAYFAYETTE, Tenn. – A military honors memorial services for Roy Homon Baird, 72, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the Layfayette Church of God in Layfayette, Tenn., with Pastor Mike Carson officiating. A Masonic Rite Memorial Service also will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Masonic Lodge #585, 528 Lafayette Rd., Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Mr. Baird died Saturday, Aug. 6. He was born March 5, 1939, in Corpus Christi and was known as “Uncle Roy.” He was preceded in death by his son, Tracy Lee Baird, who died in June 1991. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Florence L. Baird; two daughters, Kimberly L. Baird and Tammy Jo Clutts; a son-in-law, Michael L. Clutts; a sister, Grace Hanners of Trinity; a brother, Billy Neal Terrel of Porter; and one grandchild, Kyler Michael Clutts. Nashville Funeral and Cremation Services of Nashville, Tenn., directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Services for Luis Balderas, 43, were held Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Francisco Hernandez and the Rev. Jesus Montoya officiating. Burial followed in the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Balderas died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 11, in Trinity. He was born August 23, 1967 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and was employed at Atchley Lumber Co. in Trinity. Mr. Balderas was a family man, who loved spending time with his wife and children He was preceded in death by his father, Andres Balderas; his mother, Margarita Balderas; a brother, Jesus Balderas; and a sister, Rosa Balderas. Survivors include his wife, Rubi Balderas; four children, Rocio, Karen, Jesus and Luis; five siblings, Manual Balderas, Ingnaciea Balderas, Ray Balderas, Chon Balderas and Florita Balderas; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Samuel R. Carrington
TRINITY – Memorial services for Samuel R. Carrington, 77, of Trinity, were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity. Mr. Carrington died Monday, Aug. 1, in Trinity. He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Durham County, N.C., the son of George and Emma Carrington. Survivors include his wife, Mae Ann Carrington of Trinity; three sons, Greg Carrington of The Woodlands, Scott Carrington of Atlanta, Ga, and Mike Carrington of The Woodlands; three step-children, Louanne Collins of Trinity, Carol Mallory of Trinity and Boyd Collins of Houston; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other members of his extended family. Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An on line family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com.
Jose Manuel Chavez
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Jose Manuel Chavez, 57, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery of El Paso. Military honors were presented. Mr. Chavez died Monday, Aug. 8, in Trinity. He was born June 28, 1954, in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1978. One year was served overseas in Germany. He received an honorable discharge as well as a marksman’s badge and a Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Chavez was a retired seismic observer in oil exploration. He moved to Trinity two years ago and was writing a Christian book to be published in the near future. He was preceded in death by his mother, Salome Chavez. Survivors include his loving wife of 12 years, Leticia Chavez; five sons, Humberto Chavez, Salvador “Chava” Chavez, Fernando Chavez, Jeorge Aaron Chavez and David Chavez; three siblings, Alma, Solidad and Javier; four grandchildren; and a numbe4r of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Daniel Robert Darling
TRINITY – A Celebration of life service was for Daniel Robert Darling, 62, of Trinity was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in the First Presbyterian Church of Trinity. Mr. Darling died Monday, Aug. 1, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Fulton County, New York and was a graduate of Northville High School of New York. Mr. Darling enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1968 and for three years served in the United States. During his fourth year, he served in the Viet Nam War. While in Viet Nam he came in contact with the toxin Agent Orange. He received an honorable discharge in 1972 but remained in the reserve force until January 1974. He earned a National Defense Service Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, a Letter of Appreciation and a Republic of Viet Nam Meritorious Unit Citation Cross of Gallantry. Mr. Darling owned a logging business in the mountains of New York and moved to Trinity in November of 2008. He is preceded in death by his father, Ora A. Darling Jr. Survivors include his wife and soul mate, Kay Lynn Darling; his mother, Iona Darling; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jason and Melanie Darling and Wesley Darling; two grandchildren, Karah and Kamryn Darling; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edward O’Neal Davis
ONALASKA – A celebration of life service for Edward O’Neal Davis, 91, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Friendship Harbor Church in Sebastopol with the Rev. John Budd and the Rev. Reagan Duncan officiating. Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Saturday, Aug. 13. He was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Nogalus Prairie, the son of Jesse and Ola Dee Davis. He enjoyed gardening and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jesse Ray Davis; a sister, Hattie Faussett; and a grandson, Jesse Stewart. Survivors include his loving wife, Flossie; three daughters, Ella Faye Napoleon, Nelline Strange and Diane Mansel; three sisters, Gertie Jones, Delma Barr and Dorothy Brittingham; three grandchildren, Chad Mansel, Charlotte Mallory and Teresa Stewart; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pace Funeral Home directed the arrangements. To sign the on line guestbook and view the memorial video, visit www.pacefuneral.com.
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Vincene Gardner was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Everett McCollum and Pastor Russ Munch officiating. Mrs. Gardner died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 8. She was a 10-year cancer survivor. Born in Northern Wisconsin, she lived most of her life in Northern Illinois where, prior to her retirement, she served as an elementary school teacher. Mrs. Gardner loved the solitude of her farm, the animals, and the incredible sunsets of Lake Livingston. Survivors include her husband Charles; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kris and Mark Madorsky and Shelley; two sisters, Dianne Miller and Barbara Koslowsky; and two grandsons, Jake and Nick Madorsky. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two sisters, Beth and Susan; and a brother, James. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her name to Houston Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Jeanette “Jan” Moak Hines
TRINITY – Services for Jeanette “Jan” Moak Hines, 77, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church of Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial was in the Houston National Cemetery of Houston at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Mrs. Hines died Wednesday, Aug. 10, at her residence. She was born April 12, 1934, in Summit, Miss. and worked in small business accounting. She owned and operated a resale store and sandwich shop, “Treasure Trove and Browse About.” She was a faithful member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Lillie Mae Bell Moak; and brothers, Nelson Moak and Leonard Moak and Baby Moak. Survivors include her best friend and husband of 35 years, Travis Neal Hines; four children and their spouses, Nolan Randy and Lurie Coward, Sherry Lynn Coward, Cynthia Jo Corbin and husband Alan Conley, John Mitchell and Brenda Hines; and grandchildren and their spouses, Nolan Scott and Adria Coward, Cassie Marie Coward, Lurie Lynn Coward, Jessica Verbano, Rachel Corbin, Rebecca and Andy Williams and Marissa Hines; great-grandchildren, Anna Marie Coward and Allie Grace Coward; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Bobby Clyde Owen
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Bobby Clyde Owen, 80, were held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Chita Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Gray officiating. Mr. Owen died Monday, Aug. 1, at his son’s residence in Round Rock. He was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Joshua and served his country in the United States Army. He was a Custom Home Builder for more than 10 years and has volunteered countless hours for the maintenance of Trinity Pines Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl C. Owen; his mother, Bessie Garner Owen; and two brothers, Earl Wayne Owen and David Eugene Owen. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sara Jane Owen; a son Bobby Owen, Jr.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Adria and David Draper and Sara Allen; a brother, James R. Owen; a sister, Alice L. Lewis; five grandchildren, Tyler Owen, Jennifer Stanley, Alex Martinez, Kathryn Floyd, Lila Ruiz; and a great-granddaughter Jillian Young; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Cecil Allen “Lightning” Walker
TRINITY – Services for Cecil Allen “Lightning” Walker, 66, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Tuesday, Aug. 2, at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1944 in Huntsville, and was a 1965 graduate of Trinity High School. He worked on an oil rig for a short time. He loved cattle and he leased land for growing and bailing hay for many customers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hairm G. and Alta Marie Walker; two brothers, Jack Ted Walker and Clinton Walker; and two sisters, Margie Walker Franklin and Leona Marie Bostic Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Aylnndea Fawne and Jerry Scott; three brothers, Hairm G. Walker Jr., Jimmy P. Walker and David Walker; three grandchildren, Lily Allyn Scott, Laynee Ann Scott and Lyndee Marie Scott; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Velma Louise Booker
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Velma Louise Booker, 93, were held July 27, 2011 at Avalon Place nursing home with Kay Kendrick, care givers and friends. Ms. Booker died Saturday, July 16 in Trinity. She was born July 1, 1918, in Chesterville and worked as a school teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Booker Survived include a brother and his spouse, Eddie and Joyce Booker; a number of nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Diana Lee Milson Johnson
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Diana Lee Milson Johnson, 52, of Trinity were held at 4 p.m,. Sunday, July 31, 2011, in the River of Life Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Mrs. Johnson died Friday, July 29. She was born Jan. 3, 1959 and was a homemaker. She also worked for many years as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at both the Trinity hospital and Avalon Place nursing home. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobbie Lee Milson; and a brother, Michael Wayne Milson. Survivors include her husband, Keith Johnson; three children and their spouses, Tammie Lee and Patrick Kenny, Crystal and Jason Merrill and Chad Johnson; her mother, Carolyn McCabe Milson; a brother and his spouse, James Shannon and Anna Milson; a sister, Jessie Rae Baker; and four grandchildren, Ciara, Kaylee, Rick and JJ. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Anthony Glenn King
TRINITY – Services for Anthony Glenn “Lil Red” King, 58, of Trinity were held Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Northwoods Funeral Service Chapel in Porter. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery in Houston. Mr. King died peacefully on Saturday July 23. A long time resident of Trinity, he was widely known and respected. Mr. King had a passion for working on classic cars, electronics and loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Marilyn; two children and their spouses, Lisa and James Banks and Shawn and Tamberly King; his mother, Modean King; two brothers, Roger King and Wendell King; four grandchildren, Willie, Anissa, Tyler and Hunter; and a number of other family members and friends. Northwoods Funeral Services of Porter directed the arrangements,
Linnie Harrelson Morgan
TRINITY – Services for Linnie Harrelson Morgan, 89, of Shepherd were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Middleton and the Rev. Cary Wilkins officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery in Weldon. Mrs. Morgan died peacefully on Sunday, July 31, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Weldon, the second child of 14 born to the late Herbert and Mary Lou Harrelson. Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and a loving mother who loved to sew. She was employed at American Hat Company, of Houston where she fabricated hats for a number of celebrities, including former Gov. Bill Daniels. She was known as a strong Christian Lady and was a member of the Shepherd United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Morgan; a son, Jackie Lynn Morgan; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Morgan; and nine siblings, Elmo, Fred, Howard, Daniel (Buck), Gladys, Vera, Inez, Chrystell and Margie. Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Emily Gayle and Bobby Carter, Connie Sue and Charles Boudreaux and Deborah Marvette Morgan; siblings, Berta Mae Hyde, Bonnie Gilbert, Ella Andrews, Odessa Wilson, June Price, Frances and Curtis Commander, Esta Faye and Wirt Lawson and Herbert “Bunk” and Geraldine Harrelson; six grandchildren, Tina Burleson, Tammy Slade, Cynthia Sapp, Donald Allan Carley, Stacy Lynn Wall, Charles Anthony “Tony Boudreaux III; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers included Jimmy Glover, Marty Hyde, Kenny Harrelson, Jimmy Lee, Fredie Harrelson and Russell Wilson. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James E. Williams
HOUSTON – James E. “Skull” Williams, 84, of Trinity died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston following a short illness. No funeral services are planned at this time. Born Sept. 28, 1926 in Crockett, Mr. Williams was a veteran of World War II. He attended public school in Trinity and resided in Houston for many years before returning to Trinity over 40 years ago. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Williams; and a sister, Sue McDaniel. Survivors include a daughter, Irma Tignor of Shreveport, La; a son, James E. Williams Jr. of Shreveport, La.; and a number of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Frazier-Mitchell Funeral Home of Houston directed the arrangements.