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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - November 7, 2009 - December 10, 2009

Eddie Ray Peters
CROCKETT – Services for Eddie Ray Peters, 92, of Lovelady, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim White officiating.
Burial was in the Allphin Cemetery in the Midway Community.
Mr. Peters died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in the Whitehall Nursing Center.
He was born Oct. 5, 1917 in Lovelady and joined the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) at age 17. After he left the CCC Camp, he went to work for the Madison County commissioners and graded roads for about six years. Later he went to work for the state highway department having worked there for 15 years.
After he had left the highway department, he went to work for the City of Trinity where he was in charge of public works until his retirement in 1985.
In 1946, he was married to Juanita Ketchum of the Elwood Community. He was married to his second wife, Lilla “Muff” Gardner and moved to Pearson Chapel in 1986.
He was a member of the Lovelady First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Peters; mother, Myrtle Pearson; five sisters; first wife, Juanita Ketchum Peters; and second wife, Lilla “Muff” Gardner Peters.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Michael Ray and Jo Ann Peters of Crockett; three grandchildren and their spouses, Tammy and Brice Buenning of Port Orchard, Wash., Michael and Kim Peters Jr. San Clemente, Calif. and Tiffany Peters of Palm Desert, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Michaela Peters of Port Orchard, Wash., Olivia Buenning of Port Orchard, Wash., Jaden Peters of Snohomish, Wash. and Sadie Peters of Snohomish, Wash.; three step great-grandchildren, Erin, Grant and Spencer Wilson of San Clemente, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Allphin Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 172, Midway, Texas 75852
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.

Woodrow Bryan Scoggins Jr.
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Woodrow “Woody” Bryan Scoggins Jr., 70, was held at noon  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the River of Life Church of Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Mr. Scoggins died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at his residence following a battle against pancreatic cancer.
 He was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Smithville, the son of Vera Geneva and Woodrow Bryan Scoggins Sr. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He formerly resided in Deer Park, where he retired after more than 32 years of service with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 1362 of Deer Park.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Charlotte Scoggins; four daughters and their spouses, Yolanda Scoggins, Ronni and Stan Hood, Cindy and David Smith and Carol Weir; two sons and their spouses, Billy and Karen Archer and Phillip and Alecia Scoggins; a “daughter-in-love,” Tanya Archer; his step-mother, “Mom Margaret” Scoggins; two brothers, Eddie Scoggins and Terry Scoggins; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his three loyal canine companions, Sassy, Coco and Little Boy. 
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Scott & White Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, 5701 South Airport Road, Temple, Texas 76502.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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