Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of February 10, 2008 - February 17, 2008
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Jake Sam Sears
TRINITY – Services for Jake Sam Sears, 68, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Golden and the Rev. John Powell Smith officiating.
Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery.
Mr. Sears died Friday, Feb. 8, in Trinity.
He was born Oct. 31, 1939, in Carlisle and was a retired truck driver. He had resided in the Trinity area for most of his life.
Mr. Sears enjoyed following the Astros baseball team, listening to country music and watching westerns, Elvis and classic movies.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Sears, and two sisters, Virginia Bass and Jo Ann Johnson.
Survivors include one son, Jason Glen Sears; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Sears and Catherine “Cathy” Ann Mosley; a sister and her spouse, Patricia Champion and Wayne Nauert; five nephews and their spouses, Jimmy Bass, Shane Bass, Lanny Lee and Sandy Ledesma, Larry Christopher and Heather Ledesma and John William and Allison Champion; a niece and her spouse, Lorie Michelle and Steve Martinez; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Leo Elrey Stansel
TRINITY – Graveside services for Leo Elrey Stansel, 87, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in the McAdams Cemetery.
Mr. Stansel died Feb. 5, in Crockett.
He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Gilmer and was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Houston and Robie Belton Stansel; two brothers, Oliver Stansel and Leon Stansel; and two sisters, Jewel Bradshaw and Dale Patton.
Survivors include his wife, Louise McAdams Stansel; four sons and their spouses, Jack and Louisa Stansel, Edward and Margo Stansel, Kenneth Stansel and Donnie and Ann Stansel; a daughter and her spouse, Linda and Joe Payne; four siblings, Roma Bennett, Francis Jarret, Mildred Musick and Garland Stansel; 16 grandchildren and their spouses, Kathleen Wages, Brenda Bewley, Keith Stansel, Karl and Julie Stansel, Yvette and Jerry Whitmire, Armand and Chery Stansel, Sherri and Fred Law, Edward B. and Alison Stansel, Jeremy Payne, Ken Stansel, Mark and Misty Stansel, Tonya Stansel, Kelly Stansel, Hope and Doug Morris, Lisa and Jason Tanner and Gregory and Nikki Stansel; and 14 great-grandchildren, William, E.J., Destiny, Jake, Jonathan, Noah, Nathan, Rachel, Regan, Burch, Taft, Harley, Skyler and Caden.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Roy DudleyStubblefield
TRINITY – Services for Roy Dudley Stubblefield, 81, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, in the First Baptist Church of Groveton with the Rev. Lester McAdams officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Stubblefield died Sunday, Feb. 3, in Lufkin.
He was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Groveton and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He resided in Trinity County all of his life and was retired after many years of service with the Texas Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Josserand Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barnes and Tennie Reynolds Stubblefield; his wife, Wilma Stubblefield; and a brother, Raymond Stubblefield.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Jimmie Elaine Benton; a step-son and his spouse, Maurice and Dorrece Mathis; a sister, Evelyn Bartholomeu; a special nephew and his spouse, Lloyd and Margaret Stubblefield; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.



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