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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of January 20, 2008 - January 27, 2008
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Moselle Wills Bell
TRINITY – Services for Moselle Wills Bell, 93, of Trinity were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Brown and the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Ms. Bell died Thursday, Jan. 31, in Trinity.
She was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Lovelady. Ms. Bell was a grade school teacher and taught in the Trinity public schools for more than 50 years. She loved her students and would watch them grow throughout their school years. When each of her students would complete the 12th grade, she would present them with a special gift.
Ms. Bell also held strong Christian beliefs and taught everyone about the love of God. She was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Wallace and Minnie Kelly Wills; her husband, Lloyd Bell; and five siblings, Bluebell Ratterree, Thelma Franks, Hazel Chambers, Wade Wills and Grayce Williams.
Survivors include a brother and his spouse, Hayne and Bobbie Wills; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Sylvia Stella Meadows
TRINITY – A celebration of the life of Sylvia Stella Meadows, 76, was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Riverside with the Rev. Austin Warren officiating.
Mrs. Meadows died Monday, Jan. 28, in Trinity.
She was born June 18, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Meadows was known as a gifted artist who painted with water colors on canvas. She also worked as an office manager in a multi-faceted business and in accounting, real estate and hotel management. She also worked private contracts for the U.S. Navy.
Mrs. Meadows was a member of the Westwood Shores Civic Club, Garden Club and the Methodist Women’s Club. She was known as a strong, Christian woman and was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Edna Michaels Parianous; a sister, Angela Parianous; and two brothers, Steve Parianous and James Parianous.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Delbert Lyn Meadows; three daughters and their spouses, Stephanie and Robert Smith, Fran and Frank Matthews and Deborah and Sam Fong; her son and his spouse, James and Kim Meadows; three siblings and a spouse, Barbara and Marc Pedigo, Bill Parianous and Fran Parianous; six grandchildren, Christine, Heather, Tiffany, Michael, Seth and Nicole; three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Collin and Lyn; two faithful companions, Maggie and Jiggs; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Hannah Rosebelle Mixon
TRINITY – Services for Hannah Rosebelle Mixon, 4, daughter of Michael and Edith Mixon, were held Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Nichols officiating.
The child was born May 21, 2003, and died Jan. 28, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Michael Jeff Mixon.
Survivors include her parents; four siblings, Michaela, Austin, Danielle and Emily; her grandparents, Gary and Rose Harper Sr. and Nancy Mixon; and her uncles and aunts, Gary and Gina Harper, Christina and Larry Westbury, Beth and Ralph Spencer and Melissa Mixon and her fiancé, David.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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