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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - February 14, 2009 - March 1, 2009

Wandadell Lee Blair
GROVETON -- Services for Wandadell Lee Blair, 83, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bros. Stevenson and McAdams officiating.
Burial followed in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Blair died Thursday, Feb. 19, in Groveton.
She was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Blaze, Ky., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of God and numerous church affiliated organizations.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Mynhier; a sister, Billie Sue Coburn; and a grandson, Tommy Glen Blair.
Survivors include her husband, Judge Sam Ollie Blair Sr. of Groveton; a son and his spouse, Sammy and Patricia Blair of Lufkin; a daughter, Glenda Hilton of Groveton; a number of brothers and sisters and their spouses, Waldo and Minnie Lee Oakley, Charles Mynhier, Tyrone and Alma Mynhier and Annabelle and Bert Johnson; grandchildren and their spouses, Rod and Jeri Blair of Groveton, Lyndon Blair Quinney of Groveton, Shan Quinney of Portland, Ore. and Patrick and Amy Blair of Groveton; six great-grandchildren and a spouse, Aaron and Jennifer Blair, Brittney White, Seth Blair, Hannah Blair, Chasity Blair and Chase Blair; one great-great-grandchild, Justice McKinzey Blair; a future son-in-law, John Meador; life-long friends, Jean and Raymond Stevenson; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Rod Blair, Blair Quinney, Patrick Blair, Shan Quinney, Aaron Blair and Seth Blair. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Dale Oakley an Thomas Devine Blair.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robert Scott “Bobby” Cole
TRINITY – Memorial services for Robert Scott “Bobby” Cole, 50, of Houston were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at St. Luke Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. Linda Christian and the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.
A service in Trinity is not scheduled at this time.
Mr. Cole died unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
The son of Jim and Sue Cole, he was a graduate of Lamar High School and attended Lon Morris College prior to spending many years in the electrical and building operations fields. He found joy in volunteering time on the lighting and sound work for theater productions and excelled in playing 42, dominos and rook.
Survivors include his parents; a son, James Michael; three brothers and their spouses, David and Peggy Cole, Richard and Karen Cole and Tommy and Joyce Cole; three nieces and nephews, Kalob Cole, McKenzie Cole and Marshall Cole;; and a number of cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to St. Luke Methodist Church, Fine Arts and Music Program 3472 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, 77027-5334.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Harold Philip Lehman
TRINITY – Harold Philip Lehman, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.
He was born May 8, 1936, in Warsaw, Ind., the son of Harold Cook Lehman and Edna E. McFall Lehman. He was retired from BJ Services and was known as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Lehman; a daughter, Victoria Lynn Lehman; two sons, Phillip Randall Lehman and Bradley Scott Lehman; 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Krista, Austin, Nolan, Sierra, Trinity, Austin, Taylor, Corey, Brandy, Crystal and David; and five great-grandchildren.

Phillip Randel Prickett
BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Services for Phillip Randel Prickett, 30, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in the Willis Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville, Ark., with Ron Canard officiating.
Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
Mr. Prickett died Saturday, Feb. 14.
He was born Sept.10, 1978, in Batesville, Ark., the son of Tommy Randell Prickett and Eva L. Smith. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Batesville and the American Legion of Batesville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, V.C. and Ester Prickett.
Survivors include his father of Batesville; his mother of Trinity; his grandmother, Melba Chessher of Trinity; two daughters, Cerise Prickett and Maya Prickett, both of Batesville; two brothers, Christopher Allen of Trinity and Mitchell Allen of Norfolk, Va.,; and a number of nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.
Pallbearers included Micheal Prickett, Jason Prickett, Bobby Prickett Jr., Jeremy Brewer, Tyler Staggs and Billy Osborne.
Honorary pallbearers were all of his friends.
Willis Funeral Service of Batesville, Ark., directed the arrangements.

Mattie Pearl Pyle
GROVETON -- Graveside services for Mattie Pearl Pyle, 70, of Marshall were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20,2009, in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs with Bro. James Whittlesey officiating.
Mrs. Pyle died Monday, Feb. 16, in Marshall.
She was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Brownsfield and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was self-employed in the automobile repair and parts business.
Survivors include her husband, James Edgar Pyle of Marshall; three sons, Tony Pyle of Avinger, Gregory Pyle of Hallsville and Volus E. Pyle of Deer Park; two brothers, Aubrey “Ray” Ely of Gautheir, Miss., and Levis D. Ely of new Boston; a sister, Wanda Smith of Denver City; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;  special friends, Trudi and D.L. Pyle; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Charles Edward “Chuck” Roden
JONESBORO – Services for Charles Edward “Chuck” Roden, 72, of Jonesboro, formerly of Trinity, were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Edmonds Funeral Home with Bro. David Walsworth officiating.
Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Roden died Saturday, Feb. 7, in Jonesboro.
He was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Ruston, La., and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed trucker for many years and while residing in Trinity worked for Holloman Distributing Co. as a driver on the daily route delivery truck. He enjoyed being with his friends in Trinity during his time here.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Martiel Roden; a brother, Rayford Roden; and his grandmother who raised him like a son, Janie Roden.
Survivors include a sister, Mary A. Roden of Hodge, La..
Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro directed the arrangements.

Arvie Cooksey Wells
GROVETON – Services for Arvie Cooksey Wells, 55, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Aids officiating.
Burial followed in the Ivie Cemetery.
Mrs. Wells died Monday, Feb. 16, in Lufkin.
She was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Clarksdale, Miss., and was a homemaker. Mrs. Wells was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Wells of Lufkin; a son and his spouse, Jesse and Karen Cook of Trinity; two daughters, Donna Conallis of Riverside and Janet Cook of Lufkin; step-children, Timothy and Peggy Denny of Berryville, Larry Wells of Lufkin, Shelia Candanosa of Lufkin, Alice and Robert Barrios of Lufkin and Johnny Cordova of San Jose, Calif.; four sisters and their spouses, Helen and Thomas Durham of Lufkin, Sharon and Hoyt Pitts of Livingston, Joan and John Albright of Trinity and Lelia and Therman Wright of North Zulch; three brothers and their spouses, Jesse and Gina Cooksey of Katy, Bobby and Ramey Cooksey of Grangerland and Terry and Betty Cooksey of Texarkana, Texas; 36 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Dewayne Pitts, Hoyt Pitts, Brandon Pitts, Jesse Cooksey, Wayne Cooksey and Andy Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Durham and Jake Stringer.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


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