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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - December 14, 2008 - December 21, 2008

Mary June Allen
HUNTSVILLE – A memorial service for Mary June Bonner Dunaway Allen, 69, of Trinity was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2009, in the Kingdom Hall in Huntsville.
Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery in the Trinity County.
Mrs. Allen died Thursday, Dec. 4, at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1939, in the Carlisle community, the daughter of Woodrow and Jettie Bonner. She was known as a loving wife, mother and “mawma.”
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Huntsville congregation of the Jehovah Witnesses.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Merlene Middleton Chamberlain and Linda Delgado; a brother, Sam “Buddy” Bonner; and her first husband, Cleon Barnes.
Survivors include her husband, William Allen of Trinity; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Due of Huntsville and Glenda and Ernest Ellis of New Waverly; a son, Thomas Ray Dunaway II of Trinity; grandchildren, Jason Due and Bradley Due, both of Groveton, Mandi Hodge of Onalaska, Sandi Satterwhite and Trey Ellis, both of New Waverly, Jona Baum of Huntsville, Jonie Gregory of New Waverly, Kelli Jo Kibby of Huntsville, Colby Dunaway and Carli Dunaway, both of Trinity; and five great-grandchildren, Cne’ Hodge, Jacob Hodge, Brynn Satterwhite, Rylie Due and Briley Ellis.

Sugiko Matsubara Goodman
TRINITY – Sugiko Matsubara Goodman, 66, of Huntsville died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at her residence.
No services are planned.
Mrs. Goodman was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Japan and was a homemaker. She was wife and friend to many. She moved to Huntsville from California in 2008.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Stanley Robert Goodman; four brothers and sisters, Toshikazu Matsubara, Tomio Matsubara, Shizue Iijima and Tsuruko Okawa; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Betty Jean Guthrie
GROVETON – Betty Jean Guthrie, 72, of Huntsville died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008.
No services are planned.
Mrs. Guthrie was born May 21, 1936, in Brent, Ala., the daughter of Albert Joseph and Ila Mae Tingle. She was a homemaker all of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Ronnie Freeman.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Richard Vollie Guthrie; a daughter, Peggy Foreman; a son and his spouse, Teague and Paula Foreman; four brothers, Leon Tingle, Hilburn Tingle, Victor Tingle and Bob Tingle; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jon Lewis Leissner
TRINITY – A memorial service for Jon Lewis Leissner, 70, of Trinity was held  Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.
Mr. Leissner died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at his residence.
He was born July 17, 1938, in DeRidder, La. and had been a resident of the Lake Livingston area since 1998. Prior to moving her, he had been a longtime resident of Channelview and Crosby.
Following service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Leissner worked as an operations manager for Cron Chemical in Houston for more than 18 years.
He attended Lee Junior College of Baytown and the University of Houston, earning an associates degree in finance.
Following his retirement, he pursued things he loved, including fishing, traveling and woodworking. He also was a member of the Texas Cruisers of Livingston and enjoyed classic cars.
Mr. Leissner was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Linda Leissner; a daughter and her spouse, Shannon and T.L. O’Neal of League City; a son, Clay Leissner of Houston; his mother, Bernice Leissner of Highlands; three sisters and their spouses, Bonnie James of Highlands, Judy and Allen Simpson of Baytown and Becky and Larry Lamb of Highlands; a brother and his spouse, Tommy and Nancy Leissner of Gruene; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.



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