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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of December 2, 2007 - December 9, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Annie Margaret Henderson
GROVETON – Services for Annie Margaret Henderson, 93, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Neil Kemper and Lester McAdams officiating.
Burial followed in Moore Cemetery.
Mrs. Henderson died Monday, Nov. 19, in Groveton.
She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Lynchburg, Texas and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Henderson; and her parents, William and Nancy Brewington.
Survivors include Charles M. Lee Jr.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Laura Leura Lawson Johnson
TRINITY – Services for Laura Leura Lawson “Granny” Johnson, 91, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Albert officiating.
Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, Nov. 25, in Trinity.
She was born June 20, 1916, in Nacogdoches and worked for Arnold Venetian Blind Co.
Known as a strong Christian woman, he favorite passion was fishing for flounder and would often catch some of the largest flounder that her children had ever seen. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, William Hall; her parents, Murph and Laura Scroggins Lawson; a daughter, Carolyn Tindall; and a son, Gary Johnson.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Ed Tindall of Trinity; four grand-children and their spouses, Kevin and Ann Johnson, Michael and Vanessa Tindall, Alan Tindall and Dois and Rachel Allen; four great-grandchildren, Jared Tindall, Jessica Solonka, Billy Mullins and Josie Tindall; a great-great-granddaughter, Savannah Solonka; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Thelma ‘Freck’ Loper McCown
TRINITY – Services for Thelma “Freck” Loper McCown, 97, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity.
Burial followed at 3:30 p.m. in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
Mrs. McCown resided in Sugar Land for most of her youth and later made her home in Corpus Christi, Houston, Palestine and Trinity.
She graduated from Sugar Land High School in 1928, was a lifetime homemaker and was active in civic and church activities.
She was married to Rane McCown in 1928. He died in 1986.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rane McCown Jr.; a daughter, Connie Hains; a granddaughter, Dorian Hains Wilson; and eight brothers and sisters, Ninette Brune, Fan Houston, Dick Loper, Lee Gormon, Janie Milling, Lois Milling, Lorene Daniel and Dolly Landin.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Carolyn and Joyce Holt; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kirk and Janet Holt, Kelly Holt, Kim and Ken Hethirington, Mary McCown, Adrain McCown and Rane McCown III; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and five good friends and caregivers, Gloria Collier, Mary Beckett, Shirley Berry, Earlene Kizzah and Dreama Kobocious.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Charlie Murry
TRINITY – Services for Charlie Murry, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in the First Baptist Church of Groveton with the Rev. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Murry died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Houston.
He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Trinity County and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the Texas Department of Highways where he was a weed foreman for more than 14 years.
Mr. Murry loved working with cattle and would often travel down to the bottom land to feed and watch them graze in pastures. He also enjoyed visiting with friends, music and dancing the two-step.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Murry; his parents, Pete and Jeanette Dukes Murry; three sisters, Ollie Cotton, Pet Barnes and Lill Shaw; and one brother, Hugh Murry.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Bobby and Denise Murry; two granddaughters and a spouse, Lisa Murry and Lanie and David Smith; a step-granddaughter and her spouse, Michelle and John Reynolds; a great-granddaughter, Madison Smith; and a special friend, Marjorie Hill.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jessie Gertrude Gilbert Shaw
TRINITY – Services for Jessie Gertrude Gilbert Shaw, 97, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Lowe officiating.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
Mrs. Shaw died Saturday, Nov. 24, in Trinity.
Born Dec. 1, 1909, in Houston, she was the last of nine children born to Theodore Hollis and Edna Andrews Gilbert. She worked at The Basket Factory and Confectionary Restaurant.
Mrs. Shaw loved to play Bingo every Thursday and Friday night.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Shaw.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Betty and Randal Leggett; a granddaughter and her spouse, Lisa and Tim Evans; two great-grandchildren and a spouse, Evan and Haley Arnold and Courtney Arnold; a great-great-granddaughter, Brooke Arnold; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Martin Dell Wooley
GROVETON – A celebration of life service for Martin Dell Wooley, 51, of Possum Walk was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Groveton with Bro. Lewis Jones and Caroll Norsworthy officiating.
A private burial will be held at a later date at East Prairie Cemetery.
Mr. Wooley died Monday, Nov. 19, in Galveston.
He was born May 16, 1956, in Bay City and worked as a machinist and for Dominy Tire & Service in Crockett.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dell Wood Wooley.
Survivors include his mother, Darlene Pyle of Groveton; two sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Reid Swain of Kingwood and Marlena and Harold Stubblefield of Groveton; a number of aunts and uncles, Louise and Archie Holcomb of Crockett, Lois Dominy of Crockett, Tom and Polly Thompson of Friday, Roberta Miller of Houston, Lillie Mae Dunlap of Trinity, Maurine Williams of Splendora, Sallye and Clifton Evans of Holly, R.Q. Mills of Pasadena and Willie Mae Thompson of Groveton; four nieces, three nephews, one great-nephew; and a number of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the Trinity County Unit of the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 124, Groveton, Texas 75845, or the “Carpet Fund” at First Baptist Church of Groveton, P.O. Box 306, Groveton, Texas 75845; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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