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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
January 11, 2010 - January 25, 2010
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Richard Dewayne Ricky Poteet 
TRINITY -- Services for Richard Dewayne “Ricky” Poteet,” 54, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. David Paul Cannon officiating.
Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Poteet died on Saturday, Decx. 26, in Conroe following a critical illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1955 in Houston, the only son of Theron and Syble Vanderpool. He was employed in the bridge construction industry and also was a driver for transportation of furniture in Houston.  
Mr. Poteet was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dewayne Poteet; and his father, Theron Jackson Poteet.
Survivors include his mother, Syble Vanderpool and Jim Perry; a daughter, Amber Nicole Poteet; two aunts and their spouses, Margaret and Walter Lyons and Joy and Billy Hinson; an uncle Morris Cannon and aunt Edith Cannon; and a number of cousins and other relatives.
Pallbearers included Wade Greer, Marvin Cannon, Jared Deskins, Billy Hinson, Buddy Johnson, Aaron Burch, Bubba Burch and Wynn Lyons. 
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Lisa Leanne Wilkes Macmurdo
TRINITY - Services for Lisa Leanne Wilkes Macmurdo, 45, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Mrs. Macmurdo died Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Huntsville after a brief illness.  
She was born March 29, 1964 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Together with her parents, Lee and Ann Wilkes, she moved to Clear Lake City, in November 1974 and she graduated from Clear Lake High school in 1982.
After attending Southwest Texas State in San Marcus and Paralegal School in Houston, she pursued a career as a paralegal in Houston, where she worked for several law firms. 
Mrs. Macmurdo accepted Christ in her life at The First Southern Baptist Church in Lompoc, Ca at the age of 9 years. She joined Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity when she moved there. After moving to Huntsville, she then joined the Northside Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas.
Mrs. Macmurdo played piano and sang in church as a teenager and enjoyed church and all her friends. She went on several mission trips as a teenager, which she later remembered as some of her best and happiest times in life. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Blaze, who died in childbirth.
Survivors include her husband Neil; a daughter, Hailey Brianne; her parents, Lee and Ann Wilkes; her mother-in-law, Jessie King; a sister-in-law, Kimberly Macmurdo; cousins, Kendal, Karrie and Kimberly, who were raised as her brother and sisters by her parents; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jerold Fain Miller
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Jerold Fain “Jerry” Miller, 76 of Trinity County will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899 in Trinity with Ron Linden officiating.
A cremation was performed by Brooke Funeral Services in Huntsville.
Mr. Miller died Friday, Jan. 1, at his resicdence in the Harbor Point Subdivision east of Trinity off FM 356.
He was a retired colonel, having served as a U.S. Air Force piolot in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Jacqueline Miller; two daughters, Cindy and Jo Lynn; and a brother and his spouse, Lowery Hogan and Mavis Miller Jr. of Arlington;
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directe the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com.

Leonard Wilmer Peoples 
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Leonard Wilmer Peoples, 75, pf Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 10, 2010 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev Jack Black officiating.
Mrs. Peoples died Thursday, Jan. 7, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Crockett, the son of William Charles and Annie Mae Peoples. He proudly served his country in the U.S, Army. Mr. Peoples was employed as a truck driver most of his adult life.
Survivors include three children and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Cassidy, William Leonard and Rena Peoples and Delena Peoples; a sister, Mary Franklin; a half-sister, Catherine Mann; a half-brother and his spouse, Lester Lee and Judy Thornton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Linda Franklin; a special great-niece ,Mary Franklin; and a number of other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Kenneth Burnett Wallace
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Kenneth Burnett Wallace, 67, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at the Brooke Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Mr. Wallace died Sunday, Jan. 3, following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born Aug. 24, 1942 in Groveton and was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the U.S.S. Whitehurst based in San Diego, Calif., Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore. He was honorably discharged in 1966.
Mr. Wallace was a master electrician and owned and operated B&W Electric in New Caney for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, John Wallace of Houston.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Donald Ray and Rona Wallace of Magnolia and Michael Ray and Mary Wallace of New Caney; five grandchildren, Christopher Michael Ray Wallace and Brittany Sara Jean Wallace, both of New Caney, Daniel Ray Wallace of the U.S. Navy stationed in Charleston, SC, Rebecca Nicole Wallace and Krystina Wallace Graham of Katy; and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com

David Eugene Fletcher
TRINITY – Services for David Eugene Fletcher, 38, were held at 11 a.m. Monday,  Jan. 18, 2010 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Mr. Fletcher died Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Bloomington, Ill.
He was born Feb. 16, 1971 in Warren, Michigan. He was gifted with a talent for writing and as a artist. Mr. Fletcher studied the Bible in depth and was a true Christian.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Eugene Fletcher,Sr.
Survivors include two children, Damon McCormick and Autumn McCormick; his mother and step-father, Dottie and Kenneth Bateman; a sister and her spouse, Dawn and Michael Hughes; an aunt and her spouse, Ann and Phillip Torres; an uncle, John Sweitzer; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Gladys Marie Guthrie
TRINITY – Graveside services for Gladys Marie Guthrie, 96, of Riverside were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in the Frontier Cemetery in Riverside with Warren Austin, pastor of the Riverside Methodist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Guthrie died Sunday, Jan. 3, in Crockett.
She was born July 19, 1913, in Stigler, Okla. And was a homemaker and mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee James; two children, William Lee James Jr. and Johnny Randolph James; and six siblings.
Survivors include four daughters, Peggy James Wilcox of Conroe, Mae James Johnson of Riverside, Lee James Scott of Riverside and Patricia James Herrin of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Grady Shropshire of Groesbeck; 22 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers included Jerry Johnson, Michael Johnson, Brian Scott, Johnny Scott, Lee Herrin and Timothy Herrin.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

David Bennett Lilley
HUNTSVILLE – Gravesiude services for David Bennett Lilly, 49, of Plano were held  at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at the Riverside Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Lilley died Thursday, Jan. 14.
He was born Dec. 20, 1960, in Huntsville, the son of D.J. and Bennie (Scott) Lilley. He grew up in Shepherd, where he graduated from high school in 1979. Shortly after his graduation, he moved to Riverside, where his family originally lived. He moved to Plano in 2002 where he continued his carpentry business.
Mr. Lilley was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include a sister, Kelly Kinser; a brother, Lee Scott Lilley; two nieces, Stephanie Lilley and Christal Kachevas; two great nephews, Adan Romero and Brandon Kachevas; and a great-niece, Layla Thompson.
Huntsville Funeral Home directed the arrangements. Those wishing to make online memorial condolences may go to www.mem.com.

Herbert Carrol “Son” Parker
TRINITY – Herbert Carroll “Son” Parker, 83, of Trinity died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in Katy as his son’s residence following a battle with kidney cancer.
Mr. Parker requested no funeral service. His body was cremated by Claire Brothers Funeral Home in Houston.
Mr. Parker served in the U.S. Army and was trained as a paratrooper and as an expert rifleman. He worked in his early years with his father as a farm hand, picked cotton with family members, worked on a cattle ranch in Tomball and drove a milk truck in Houston.
He later became a skilled craftsman in the commercial/residential painting and wall covering finish business. He worked in areas around Dallas, Houston and Trinity for many years.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, William Jeff and Sula Irene (Starns) Parker; a sister, Ollie Kate Parker; a daughter, Caroline Louise Parker; a number of in-laws, Norman and Robbie Gilbert, Melvin L. and Robert N. Gilbert, Cathleen Scott, Cleo Jenkins, A.D. Walton and Haward Andrus; and a special friend, William Haywood Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jo Ann Parker: children, Jimmie Woodard; Rebecca, Wyatt and Bruce Parker Sr.; J. Mike and Patti Gilbert; Sherry Cook; and Ginger and Wade Brooks: two brothers and their spouses, James and Louise Parker and Charles and Christine Parker: two sisters, Sybil Walton and Janet Andrus; in-laws, Jessie Bennett, Danny and Linda Gilbert, Bill and Mary Gilbert and Betty Smith: grandchildren, Shane, Stacey, Shawn, Travis, Joshlynn, Bruce Jr., Michael, Brandon, Danisha, Jammi, Elizabeth, Cassie, Cody and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Lance, Charlie, Braden, Chad and Zachery; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Richard Tindall, Nadell Kinsey, Loretta Roese, Johnny C. and Ronnie D. Smith.
In lieu of cards and flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Mr. Parker’s name to Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Rd., Hockley, Texas 77447-9327 (boysandgirlscountry.org)

Audrey Oleta Petropolos
TRINITY – Graveside services for Audrey Oleta Petropolos, 86, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Mrs. Petropolos died Tuesday, Jan. 5, at ETMC-Trinity.
She was born June 1, 1923 in Brady. A resident of The Landing subdivision, she was retired as a financial officer with Amerillo National Bank.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Michael and Sandi Cowan of West Columbia; a grandson, Michael Cowan and his wife, Denise Regaudie; and 11 other grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Herbert Harvey Terry Jr.
GROVETON –Services for Herbert Harvey Terry Jr., 79, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones and Keith Jeselink officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mr. Terry died Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Lufkin.
He was born June 2, 1930, in Portland and served for four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired oil manager. Prior to moving to Groveton in 1991, he had resided in Baycliff.
Mr. Terry was a member of the Baptist faith.
Her was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Harvey Terry Sr. and Callie Mae Young; and three brothers, Edward Terry, Sydney Harvey Terry and Richard Wesley Terry.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Geneva Lee Terry of Groveton; four sons, Harvey Terry and wife Teresa, Cliff Terry and special friend Laura, Billy Terry and special friend Jennifer, Shane Terry and special friend Tracey, all of Groveton; a sister and her spouse, Louise and Harold Jeselink of Farmerville, La.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bessie and Doug Moore of Conroe, Linda Sue Jamal of Houston, Billie Jean Horan, Clifton Lee, Lena and Ben Rasberry and Cleat Lee, all of Groveton; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Harvey Terry, Cliff Terry, Billy Terry, Shane Terry, Joe Skalicky and Danny Crisp. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Terry, Pete Terry, Joe Brooks, Terry Savoy, Glenn Hill and Steve Orsak.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.



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