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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - January 25, 2009 - February 1, 2009

Patricia Lou Choma
TRINITY – Services for Patricia Lou Choma, 73, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in the First United Methodist Church of Trinity.
Mrs. Choma died Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Houston.
She was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Medina, Ohio. She worked as an office manager at Bliss and Laughlin Steel in Houston and later as an administrative assistant to the deputy director of Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport until her retirement in 1989.
She was installed as a worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Start at Litchfield, Ohio, in 1972.
Mrs. Choma was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Evelyn Hinman.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Choma; a son, William Choma; a daughter-in-law, Diana Choma; a brother, Daniel Hinman; a sister-in-law, Dennita Hinman; two grandsons, Ryan Choma and Jonathan Choma; a granddaughter, Allison Choma; a nephew, Matthew Hinman; and two nieces, Bethany Vega and Eliza Naman.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Trinity.

Wilma Ruth Crawford Everett
TRINITY – Wilma Ruth Crawford Everett, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Humble following a brief illness.
She was born July 11, 1935, in Highlands, the fourth child and first daughter of Mary Lou Casey Crawford and Wilson Edward Crawford.
A faithful member of her congregation with a strong faith in God, she was known as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was affectionately known as “Ms. Ruth, The Boss.”
Survivors include two daughter, Kathy Jane Akers-Grant and her husband, Loren Grant, and Christa Yvonne Tomlin and her husband, James Tomlin; two sons and their spouses, Mark Andres and Charlotte Womack and Kenneth Neil and Danette Everett Jr.; a brother, Raymond Crawford; a sister, Joyce Crawford Mitchell; 10 grandchildren and a spouse, Lucas and Connie Akers; Carla Akers, Wesley Akers, Jason Keith Womack, Brandon Neil Womack, Jeremy Neil Everett, Anthony Michael Everett, Zachary Sean Everett, Ann Marie Tomlin and Zane Wade Tomlin; one great-grandchild, Dylan Akers; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Ronald Hill ‘Hoot’ Fisher Jr.
TRINITY – Services for Ronald Hill “Hoot” Fisher Jr., 46, of Trinity were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Sonny Bates officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Fisher died Sunday, Jan. 18, in Tyler.
He was born Dec. 27, 1962, in Cleveland. He was a self-employed sheet rocker and drove a gravel truck for a short time.
She was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Hill Fisher Sr.,; and a niece, Shelia Hasty.
Survivors include his wife, Jennette Herrin Fisher; a son, Ronald Hill Fisher III and his friend, April; two sisters and their spouses, Rhonda and Glen McDonald and Dawn and Sonny Bates; a brother and his spouse, Charles and Sandra Hasty; his mother, Emma Joyce Fisher; his mother-in-law, Alice Herrin; three nephews and a niece, Travis McDonald, Cody McDonald, Felecia Hasty and Kevin Hasty; and two step-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Courtney.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Stanley Murphy
TRINITY – Services for Stanley Murphy, 67, of Franklinton, La., were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Warran Austin officiating.
Burial followed in the Riverside Pioneer Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy died Monday, Jan. 19, at his residence.
He was born June 30, 1941, in Indianapolis, Ind., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the owner of Stan’s Electric and was known as a “jack of all trades” who could perform many tasks with his hands. He enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his parents, Shawnee and Sadie Jane Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Prudence “Prudy” Murphy; three daughters and their spouses, Angela and Herb Gornor of Pearl River, La., Cathy and Luk Pils of Cypress and Barbara and Joe Stuckey of San Antonio; three sisters and their spouses, Edna Charleville of Baton Rouge, La., Juanita and Dale Plesica of Abita Springs, La, and Sue and Rodney Hedden of Mt. Hermon, La.; three brothers and their spouses, Herbert and Mary Rester of Bogalusa, La., Eugene and Virgie Nolan of Bogalusa, La., and Phillip and Kimmie Nolan of Covington, La.; and six grandchildren, Tyler Johnson of the U.S. Navy, Karissa Pils, Kristen Pils, Lucas Pils, Kenny Gornor and Zachary Gornor.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

James Nathan ‘Red’ Wheeler
TRINITY – Services for James Nathan “Red” Wheeler, 83, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Gerald Reeves and the Rev. James Peavey officiating.
Burial followed in the Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill.
Mr. Wheeler died Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Baytown.
He was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Cayuga and was employed as a carpenter I the construction industry. He was known as a strong Christian man who loved his family.
Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Mae Wheeler; a son, James Allen Wheeler; six brothers and sisters, Pauline Reynolds, Ida Faye Templeton, F.A. Wheeler, Eugene Wheeler, Travis Wheeler and Ima Jean Lloyd; and a great-grandson, Ryan TyLnn Rives.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Joe Nathan and Mary Ann Wheeler and Kevin Raymond and Holly Wheeler; four daughters and their spouses, Rita Ann and Tommy Pierson, Sharon Lynn Snider, Janita Gay and Jerry Rives and Marynn and Jimmie Carrico; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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