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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - December 20, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Lottie Bailey
GROVETON – Services for Lottie Bailey, 94, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at the Groveton Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey died Monday, Dec. 14, in Groveton.
She was born May 6, 1915, in Smith County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, Bryson Bailey.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Audrey Addeva Bowman Bellamy
TRINITY – Services for Audrey Addeva Bowman Bellamy, 86, were held at 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 2009 at Chita Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Lee officiating.
Burial followed in Chita Cemetery. 
Mrs. Bellamy died Monday, Dec. 7, in Clearlake.
She was born Dec. 10, 1922 in the Trinity County community of Chita. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother.
Mrs. Bellamy was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Bellamy; her parents, J.W. and  Mary Bowman; two brothers, Hayne, Reagan and Vernon Bowman; and four sisters, Gladys Bowman, Lilla Lee, Ruth Stephens and Bobbie Dunlap 
Survivors include four children and their spouses, Peggy and Travis Montgomery, Betty and Richard Dehart, LaNell and Steve Meyer and David and Rhonda Bellamy; a brother and his spouse, Jeff  and Ann Bowman; three brothers-in-law, Horace Lee, Murrell Stephens andTim Dunlap; grandchildren; Steve and Jason Montgomery, Heather Morris, Cindi McIntyre, Mike Dehart, Andy Dehart, Devon Meyer, Eric Meyer, Zach Meyer, Byron Bellamy, Jon Bellamy and Jeremy Bellamy; great-grandchildren, Erin, Phillip, Nickie and Julie Montgomery, Cody and Caitlyn Craft, Brooke Morris, Cheridan and Cameron McIntyre, Evelyn and Marshall Dehart, Audrey, Bryce, Jeremy Bellamy, Shawn Meyer and Trinity Carrasco; and a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Odis Daniel McGilberry
TRINITY – Services for Odis Daniel McGilberry, 89, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Newton and the Rev. Warren Austin officiating.
Burial followed with Military Honors at Dodge Cemetery.
Mr. McGilberry died Tuesday,  Dec. 8, in Huntsville.
He was born May 3, 1920, in Walker County, the son of Daniel Pratt and Willie Eula (Bushen) McGilberry. He proudly served his country during World War II, assigned to the U.S. Army Air Force 35th Fighter Control Squadron, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
On Feb. 18, 1942, he set sail aboard the Queen Mary for 40 days and 40 nights and served in the East Indies, Papua, and New Guinea Asiatic-Pacific Theaters. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with four bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and a Presidential Citation. He was honorably discharged in September 1945.
Known to be fiercely independent, he was self-employed in the construction business, including carpentry as well as water and sewer construction in the Walker-Trinity County area.
Mr. McGilberry loved helping people and it was his goal to give his customers the best quality and value for their money. As a child who grew up in the Great Depression, he knew first hand the value of a hard earned dollar.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and cattle rancher. He also was a devoted husband and father, who provided for his family with love, guidance, loyalty, devotion, and honor.
Mr. McGilberry was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mae McGilberry, Blanche McGilberry, Alice Schreiner, and Estelle Hart; and a brother, D.P. McGilberry, Jr.ت  
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara McGilberry; three children and their spouses, Delores and Greg Hendrix, Odis Keith McGilberry and Susan Kilgore and Patrick Embry; two brothers and their spouses, Clarence and Laverne McGilberry of Dallas and Lewis and Hazel McGilberry of Riverside; six grandchildren, Dillon Ray McGilberry, Charlie Kilgore, Lauren Embry, Brooke Embry, Justin Haynes and Hayley Haynes; members of his extended family, Libby Rogers and Lisa and Slade Haynes; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Stan and Judy Schreiner; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army in the name of Odis McGilberry.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

August Dale “Sonny” Sailer Sr.
GROVETON — Funeral services for August Dale “Sonny”Sailer Sr., 74, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Groveton Funeral Home.
Burial followed at Carmona Cemetery.
Mr. Sailer died Thursday, Dec. 10, in Groveton after an 18-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Carmona and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired logger and a member of the Carmona Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Sailer in 2008; parents, "Slue" and Velma Ann Sailer; brother, Burton Sailer; and grandson, William Joseph.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Sue Sailer and Patrick Price, A.D. "Bubba" and Toni Sailer Jr., Stella Sailer Pitts; Myra Sailer and special friend Mark Wintrop, Tim and Andja Sailer, Jeannie Bacon and special friend Vince and Frances and Jim Barge; a sister and her spouse, Marjorie and Floyd Nettles; 14 grandchildren;  10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Groveton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Anne Hooker Simmons
NACOGDOCHES -- Services for Betty Anne Hooker Simmons, 79, of Trinity were held at 11:30 a.m.. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with the Rev. Douglas L. Dixon officiating.
Burial followed at Lower Melrose Cemetery in Melrose.
Mrs. Simmons died Thursday, Dec. 10.
She was born March 29, 1930, in Dallas, the daughter of Harold and Lucille (Cleveland) Hooker. Betty enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, fishing and watching sports.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and Harold Hooker; and a sister, Harolyn Anderson.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, James C. Simmons of Trinity; three daughters, and their spouses Cindy and Chris Miller of Perth, Australia, Jamie and Wiley Whatley of Franklin, and Terri and Steve Hutton of Arlington; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Christine Miller, Catherine Miller, Michael Whatley, Hope and Nick Hull, Jenna and Daniel Born, Leslie and Doug Dixon and Jeremy Hutton; and three great-grandchildren, Lyric Hull, Anna Dixon,and Caleb Dixon.
Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches directed the arrangements. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

 

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