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Jessie Larrine Charlton Mitchell Bennett
TRINITY -- Services for Jessie Larrine Charlton Mitchell Bennett, 73, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Trinity Funeral Home with Shane Hoevelman officiating. Mrs. Bennett died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Trinity. She was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was employed as a greater by Wal-Mart. Survivors include her husband, Billie Gene Bennett; six children and their spouses, Jimmy Wayne Mitchell, Larry Thomas and Patty Mitchell, Marta “Cissy” and Thomas Albus, Kathrine Luanne and Michael Cain, Tonya and Shane Hoevelman and Tina and Bruce Miller; four brothers, Richard Charlton, Frank Charlton Jr., Danny Charlton and Charles Charlton; grandchildren, Lacy, Joshua, Bradley, Jessica, Kayla, Emily, Cassidy, Michael Kay, Jacob, Jordan, Michael, Michelle, Christy, Hanna, Micah, Zachary, Sheridan, Duston and Joy; and 14 great-grandchildren. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

William “Bill” Walter Chastain
GROVETON -- Services for William “Bill” Walter Chastain, 82 of Port Lavaca and formerly of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones and Bufford Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Chastain died Thursday, Jan. 20, in Victoria. He was born Feb. 22, 1928 in Bedford, Ind., the son of James W. Chastain and Violet E. Fisher Chastain. While on leave from the U.S. Army, he met his pin pal wife and they were united in marriage on October 7, 1947. As their marriage grew, they were blessed with two sons, Daniel Edward Chastain on Dec.14, 1948 and William Robert “Bob” Chastain on Sept. 23, 1950. Mr. Chastain served in the Army for 20 years and traveled around the world. When he retired, he wanted to try his hand as a logger, which worked for a while, and he found that it was very hard work. He loved restoring old radiators, bicycles for the kids and anything that he could find to work on. He loved to spend time with all of his grandchildren as much as he could and enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and telling tales of his adventures. Mr. Chastain was preceded in death by his parents, and a stepbrother, C.D. Byers. Survivors include his wife, Thelma M. Byrd Chastain; two sons and their spouses, Daniel and Kathy Chastain and William and Phyllis; five grandchildren, Connie Wood and Jason Mosely, Robert Chastain and wife Jennifer, Danielle Chastain, Meshelle Chastain, and Jennifer Fergerson; six great-grandchildren, Kenneth Fergerson, Allison Fergerson, Holly Wood, Shelby Wood, Amanda Wilson and Trishia Roddy; two great-great-grandchildren, Alyssa Boui and Aiden Wilson; a step sister-in-law and her spouses, Frances and Jim Shepherd; nephews, Ken Byers, Brett Byers and Wayne Byers; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Connie T. Wood, Robert E. Chastain, Kenneth Fergerson, Ken Byers, Wayne Byers, Jeremey Shipley, Jason Mosely and James Holmes. Honorary Pallbearers are James E. Connerly, Brett Byers, Don Byrd and Billy Moore. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.grovetonfuneralhome.com Judith Ann Hale HUNTSVILLE – Judith Ann Hale, 69 of Trinity, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Crockett. Private services were held by the family. Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An online family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com.

Melvin Thomas “Tom” Harris Sr.
TRINITY – Masonic graveside services for Melvin Thomas “Tom” Harris Sr., 85, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco. Mr. Harris died Friday, Jan. 21, in Conroe. He was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Chilton, the son of John Newton and Dessie Mae Harris. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 as a Seaman First Class during World War II. Mr. Harris was the owner/operator of an optical business where he made lenses for glasses. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after more than 20 years as a letter carrier. He was a Mason for over 50 years, belonging to the Rothwell Lodge of Houston, then transferring to the Joe Werner Masonic Lodge of Trinity. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Trinity. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Adams Harris, and a brother, Henry B. Harris. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Pearl Marie Harris; a son and his spouse, Melvin Thomas and Carlette Harris Jr.; five stepchildren, Shannon Brewton, Natalie Goodwin, Piper Goodwin, Jay Goodwin and Darold Goodwin; nine great-grandchildren; a nephew, Thomas Val; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Harold Lewis Thornton
TRINITY – Services for Harold Lewis Thornton, 75, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with Pastor Russ Munch officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Thornton was born Feb. 15, 1935, the son of Thelma (Meekins) and Dr. Harold Henderson Thornton. He was a descendent of Charlie Thornton, who arrived in Trinity in the 1870’s from Mississippi. His grandfather, W. F. Thornton, who married Annie Gates, was elected sheriff of Trinity County in 1915. His grandparents, R. E. and Ophelia Meekins, also were early residents of Trinity. Mr. Meekins served as the general contractor for building of the First United Methodist Church in 1928. Mr. Thornton grew up in Trinity and graduated from Trinity High School. He attended the University of Texas and Baylor University, served in the military, and married Henrietta Hass while he was stationed in Germany. They returned to Trinity where their two children, Anna Lisa and William Frank, were born. For a period of time, he worked in the family business, The Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. During the 80’s he lived in his parent’s home and assisted in taking care of them as they experienced declining health. A well-read individual, he was interested in business, politics, and legal matters. He always had a pleasant smile and was a good conversationalist. The last 25 years have been particularly difficult for him as his health issues escalated. In and out of hospitals and nursing homes, Mr. Thornton’s life became a struggle. His struggle ended shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett where he was transferred from Houston County Nursing home. Survivors include his daughter and her spouse, Anna Lisa and Martin Jackson; a son and his spouse, William Franklin and Shannon Thornton; a sister, Letty Lou Thornton; two grandchildren, Jackson Bryce Thornton and Beau Wilson Thornton; and cousins, Jerry Moore, Dr. Elizabeth Ann Cocreham, Dr. Joe Frank Thornton and wife Mary Ellen, Ross Meekins and Lewis Meekins. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Frances Carolyn Wesbrook
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Frances Carolyn Westbrook, 69, of Sebastopol will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel on FM 980 in Huntsville. Mrs. Westbrook died Sunday, Jan. 16. She was born March 11, 1941, in Queen City, the daughter of Robert and Lillian Wise. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, C. O. "Rusty" Westbrook; a son and his spouse, Kelly and Kathy Westbrook of Seabrook; four brothers, Robert O. Wise of Atlanta, Texas, Danny Wise of Queen City, Franklin Wise of Gilmer and Gene Wise of Queen City; and two grandsons, Kyle and Kristopher Westbrook. Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An online family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com.

Ferrell G. Fletcher Lewis
FRANKSTON -- Services for Ferrell G. Fletcher Lewis, 81, of Trinity and formerly of Frankston, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Autry Funeral Home chapel in Frankston with the Rev. J. A. Griffin officiating. Burial followed in the Lewis Family Cemetery in Reese. Mrs. Lewis died Thursday, Jan. 13, in Conroe. She was born Aug. 21, 1929 in Henderson County. Mrs. Lewis was a member of First Baptist Church, Frankston and was formerly an administrative assistant for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl “Shorty” Fletcher and Myrtle Lamb Fletcher; her husband, Edgar Lewis; two sisters, Lavada Tarrant and Carolyn Merleau; and a brother , Sonny Fletcher. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Lewis of Houston and Eddie Lewis of Huntsville; a daughter and her spouse, Mary and Rick Larson of Bastrop; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilynn and Harold Shaver of Palestine, Maureen Bragg of Frankston and Novis Weeks of Frankston; three grandchildren, Seth Lewis of The Woodlands, Jenny Lewis of Katy and Emmily Lewis of Cedar Park; a great-grandson, Ryan Zamora of Cedar Park; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Harold Shaver, Roger Tarrant, Ted Tucker, Michael Tillman, Kyle Johnson and Ricky Wilson. Autry Funeral Home of Frankston directed the arrangements.

Richard Theo Murchison
GRAPELAND -- Services for Richard Theo Murchison, 69, of Riverside will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Bailey and Foster Chapel in Grapeland with the Rev. Warren Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Refuge Cemetery. Mr. Murchison died Monday, Jan. 17, at Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. He was born July 28, 1941 in Houston, the son of George Spencer and Rosalie Cox Murchison. Mr. Murchison was a retired supervisor from Blue Bell Ice Cream with 28 years of service. After retirement he and his wife moved to Riverside where he enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. Mr. Murchison served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Mr. Murchison was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Spencer Mayo Murchison and Phil Murchison. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Lynn Dunkerley Murchison of Riverside; a daughter, Mary Louise Burch of Albuquerque, N.N.; two sons and a daughter-in-law; Don and Cheryl Murchison of Houston and Marc Murchison of College Station; and two grandchildren, Shelby Murchison and Sadie Murchison. Pallbearers will be David Gessing, Roland Dunkerley, Gary Werner, Larry Christopher, Spencer Murchison, and Clayton Field. Condolence calls will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. To leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome .com/ Bailey and Foster Funeral Home of Palestine is directing the arrangements.

Elizabeth Jane Taylor
TRINITY – Graveside services for Elizabeth Jane Taylor, 87, of Lufkin were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in the Cedar Point Cemetery. She died Friday, Jan. 14, in Lufkin. Mrs. Taylor was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Fredrick, Okla., and was employed as a lab technician. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Willie Mae Coleman Thompson
GROVETON -- Services for Willie Mae Coleman Thompson, 85 of Groveton were held at 11 a.m, Friday Jan. 14, 2011 in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of the Groveton Funeral Home in Groveton, with Pastor Lewis Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Lufkin. She was born Feb. 9, 1925, the daughter of James A. Coleman and Viola Clara Myrtie Coleman. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, was an excellent cook and homemaker and will remembered for her selfless service to others. She was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Wilford Thompson; her parents; a son-in-law, Robert Stubblefield; two brothers, Ernest Coleman and James A. Coleman, Jr.; and five sisters, Doris Louise Coleman, Artha Bell Reeves, Bernice Andress, Linnie Myrtie Ellis and Alice Faye Gates. Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Clara and Jasper Marino of Possum Walk, Meredith Dunaway of Conroe and Mary Alice Stubblefield of Trinity; a sister and her spouse, Mary Lou and Bob Evans of Nogalus Prairie; a brother and his spouse, William Ray and Diane Coleman of Pasadena; three sister-in-laws, Lillie Mae Dunlap of Trinity, Darlene Pyle of Groveton and Sally Evans and husband Clifton of Holly; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Tom and Polly Thompson of Friday; four grandchildren, Terri Marino and Scott Mills of The Woodlands and Mary Katherine Kowis and husband Kelly of Houston, Martin Dunaway and wife Sherri of Conroe, Bart Dunaway and wife Regan of Magnolia; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Martin Dunaway, Bart Dunaway, George Ellis, David Wayne Norsworthy and Archie Reeves. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ellis Prairie Cemetery or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Peggy Ann O’Dazier Palmer
TRINITY – Services for Peggy Ann O’Dazier Palmer, 65, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating. She died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Trinity. She was born July 25, 1945, in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of Fred James and Ethel Frances O’Dazier. Mr. Palmer attended San Jacinto Jr. College for the nursing program. She was employed by the IRS as a compliance officer and also worked in the Wind Fall Profit Department. She retired after more than 20 years service with the IRS. She and her husband moved to Trinity in 2005 from Elgin. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jimmy O’Dazier. Survivors include her best friend and loving husband of 46 years, Richard Wayne Palmer; a son and his spouse, Patrick Wayne and Sheri Palmer; four siblings, Wyman Harbin, Ted Harbin, Yvette O’Dazier Ryan and Juanita (Nita) O’Dazier Ross; a sister-in-law, Jeannette Palmer Johnson; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Palmer and Daniel Wayne Stange; a niece, Shelby O’Dazier; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

John B. Whitehead
ONALASKA -- Services for John B. Whitehead, 78, of Huntsville were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska with the Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery in Trinity County. Military honors were presented by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. Mr. Whitehead died Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Baytown. He was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Lovelady, the son of Bennie Whitehead and Ettie Baker Whitehead. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jerry Wayne Webb. Survivors include a son and his spouse, John and Cathy Whitehead of Channelview; a daughter, Cheryl Sowell of Humble; a brother and his spouse, Willie H. and Melva Whitehead of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Candice Sowell of Tyler, Robbie Whitehead of North Shore, John Michael Whitehead of North Shore, Levi Whitehead of North Shore, Meagon Lassetter of Anahuac and Carrie Morehead of Clear Lake; and eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Foster, Andrew Foster, Andrea Turman, Ethan Whitehead, Kelsey Whitehead, Cydney Lassetter, Hayley Lassetter and Lofton Leeth. Pallbearers included Bruce Whitehead, Craig Whitehead, John Michael Whitehead, Levi Whitehead, Andrew Foster, Tyler Foster and Larry Sowell. Cochran Funeral Home of Onalaska directed the arrangements.

Grady M. Brooks
TRINITY – Memorial services for Grady M. Brooks, 85, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8,2011, in the Trinity Funeral Home. Mr. Brooks died Thursday, Jan. 6, in Crockett. He was born June 8, 1925, in Alto and was employed as a home builder. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Pos 6899 in Trinity. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlette; his parents, Rosie and Arthur Brooks; two brothers, Bill and Art; and three sisters, Maxine, Adelle and Doris. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brooks; three children and a son-in-law, Terry Brooks, Sherrie McCall and Mary and Wayne Johnson; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Susan Arlina (Susie) Jones
TRINITY – Services for Susan Arlina (Susie) Jones, 59, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with Bro. Jim Parrish offriciating. Burial followed in the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Cypress. She was born March 26, 1951 and was a graduate of Crosby High School. She enjoyed working for Red Lobster and served as the manager of a start up crew back when the restaurant was building numerous new stores. She would travel and train new employees for each new store. Mrs. Jones also loved to play games on her computer and was always planning for her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Micheal Jones, Jr.; two sisters, Barbara Jo Ward and Malina Johnson; a brother, Randall Barlow; and her parents, Willie Edward and Mary Ardelle Barlow. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Micheal Jones; three children and a son-in-law, Patricia Williams, Debra and Scott King and Darrell Dean Jones; a daughter-in-law, Lee Anna Brobst; a sister. Faith Scarborough; seven grandchildren, Brett, Haley, Katherine, Skyler, Joey, Ashton and Jared; and a number of other family members and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jamie V. Sullivan Marino
TRINITY – Services for Jamie V. Sullivan Marino, 95, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery of Woodville. Mrs. Marino died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Castle Pines Nursing Home of Lufkin. She was born Feb. 19, 1915 in Colmesneil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Marino; a daughter, Carolyn Burchfield; a stepdaughter, June Delcoure; and a son-in-law, Louis Dean Leggett. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Leggett, and a son-in-law Tom Burchfield, four granddaughters and their spouses, Denise Leggett, Lynda and Jim Ketron, Keri Leggett Bush and Tracey and Dennis Housley; two grandsons a daughter-in-law, Matt ands Leighann Decloure and Mike Choate; great grandchildren ,Brandan and wife Mandi, Lindsey and husband Scott, Allison and husband David, Joey and wife Stacey, Nick, Leslie and husband Chad, Ryan and Aaron; and great-great-grandchildren, Leo, Luke, Logan, Bella, Ireland, Austin and Carlie. In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to Hospice in the Pines, 116 Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jesse Thomas “Jack” Renfro Jr.
TRINITY -- Services for Jesse Thomas “Jack” Renfro, Jr., 88, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett McCollum officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Renfro died Saturday, Jan. 8, at Pine Tree Lodge, where he had been a resident for the past several years. He was born Nov. 30, 1922 in Trinity, the youngest of six children born to Jesse Thomas and Hettie Clegg Renfro. He graduated from Trinity High School, joined the Army in 1941, serving with the 82 Airborne in France and Germany during World War II. He also served in the Korean War, and later joined the Navy Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant JG. He was married Edna Sue O’Neill of Trinity on July 24, 1942. They moved to Deer Park in 1955 where they raised their two children. They were both active in the Deer Park Methodist Church, and Masonic Lodge/Eastern Star. After graduating with a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Houston, he worked for Lubrizol Corporation as a warehouse supervisor until he retired in 1982. Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Virginia (Sally) Sassen and her husband, Ron, of Austin; his son, Jesse Thomas, and his wife, Margarita, of Deer Park; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Louise McAdams Stansel
TRINITY – Services for Louise McAdams Stansel, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at McAdams Church with the Rev. Doug Morris officiating. Burial followed in McAdams Cemetery. Ms. Stansel died Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Cedar Park. She was born May 2, 1922, in Huntsville and was known as a loving wife and as the mother of five children. Mrs. Stansel was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Stansel; a son, Kenneth Stansel; and her parents, Frank Lee and Susie Edna McAdams. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Jackey and Louisa Stansel, Edward and Margo Stansel, Donnie and Ann Stansel and Linda and Joe Payne; grandchildren and their spouses, Cathleen Wages, Brenda Brewley, Keith Stansel, Karl and Julie Stansel, Yvette and Jerry Whitmire, Armand and Cheryl Stansel, Sherri and Fred Law, Edward B. and Allison Stansel, Jeremy Payne and wife Jennifer Gallardo, Kenneth and Sherry Stansel, Mark and Misty Stansel, Tana Stansel, Kelly Stansel, Hope and Doug Morris, Lisa and Jason Tanner, and Gregory and Nikki Stansel; great-grandchildren, Jake Stansel, Jonathan Loving, Noah Stansel, Nathan Stansel, Micah Stansel, Rachel Law, Regan Law, Burch Stansel, Taft Stansel, Harley Payne, Skyler Payne, Caden Villasenor, Kaylyne Williams, Kenneth Stansel II, Mark Stansel Jr., Lexis Stansel, Madilyne Graham, Seth McFarland, Emory Morris, Riley Morris, Alex Tanner, Jackson Stansel and Kaiden Stansel; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Arthur Lynn “Buddy” Bishop
TRINITY – Services for Arthur Lynn “Buddy” Bishop, 67, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery. Mr. Bishop died Wednesday, Dec. 29, in Crockett. He was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Trinity and was a 1963 graduate of Trinity High School. He enjoyed football and baseball during his high school days. Mr. Bishop worked for an oil field equipment company in Houston for many years and then moved back to Trinity to work in the forestry industry. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, James Arthur Bishop; a nephew Russell Johnson; and a niece Shelia Stockstill. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Paul and Lina Bishop; a daughter, Bonnie Ortiz; his mother, Birtie Ascheman; two sisters, Alta Johnson and Lois Huffman; three grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Emily Ortiz; a nephew, Jamey Johnson; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jean Lisabeth Harkness
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Jean Lisabeth Harkness, 46, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Peoples Cemetery in Goodrich. Mrs. Harkness died Tuesday, Dec. 28, in Trinity. She was born March 27, 1964, in Orange and was a graduate of Orange High School. She also was known as a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerald and Dorothy Jacob. Survivors include her husband ,Alton Harkness; a son, Roy Logan; three brothers, Jerry Jacob, John Shannon Jacob and Jerald Will Jacob, Jr.; a grandson, Joshua Jacob Logan; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Annetta (Ann) Hilda Hoffman
TRINITY – Services for Annetta (Ann) Hilda Hoffman, 75, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Hoffman died Friday, Dec. 31, in Huntsville. She was born Sept. 9, 1935, in Vincennes, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Marie Ruth Schultz. Mrs. Hoffman attended real estate school and was known as an exceptional bookkeeper for Hildale Enterprises, a company which she and her husband owned and operated since 1979. She also was known as a strong Christian woman and was a member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoffman is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah McFarland. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Dr. Allan D. Hoffman; four children and their spouses, Kay Marie and Clyde Nunley, Kimberly and Clifford McFarland, Kenneth Blackburn and Kurt and Stacie Blackburn; a brother and his spouse, Karl and Ann Schultz; seven grandchildren, Heather, Hailey, Dane, Jamie, Kaden, Keaton and Brian; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Lillie; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Martha (Jean) Janice Prince
TRINITY –Martha (Jean) Janice Prince, 86, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at Oakmont Nursing Home in Katy. A memorial celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Oakmont Nursing Home in Katy. The time of the service had not been set at press time. Mrs. Prince was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark, where she grew up and later married her husband of almost 65 years, Coy Edward Prince. For many years the couple resided and raised their children on a farm in Manvel. Following their retirement, they moved to the Trinity area and resided for many years near the shores of Lake Livingston. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mrs. Prince loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking, bingo and remembering old stories and making new ones. She also was known as a fun, honest, sincere person who was especially fond of all animals. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009. Survivors include two children, Coye Leah Prince and partner Judy Jackson of Houston, and Benny Hugh Prince and spouse Gayla of Fulshear; three grandsons and their spouses, Christopher Hugh and Karen Prince of San Jose, Calif., Benny Edward and Michelle Prince of Katy and Ryan Llewellyn of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Melanie Prince of San Jose, Calif. and Lauren, Connor and Brooklyn Prince, all of Katy; and a caregiver and friend of many years, Linda Aker.

Adelle Bradley Miller
TRINITY – Services for Adelle Bradley Miller, 90, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Randy Lowe officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010. She was born Jan. 19, 1920 in Trinity, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joe S. Thornton. She was a graduate of Trinity High School and she attended Port Arthur Business College. After college, she moved to Freeport to work for South Western Bell Telephone Co. She worked for the company in Freeport, Huntsville and then retired after 30 years in Lake Jackson. Mrs. Miller was an auxiliary member of BPUE 1832 Elks, a life time auxiliary member of the VFW Post 4395 in Pasadena, auxiliary member of American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena, a member of the Gulf Coast P E R ladies auxiliary and a life time member of AT&T & Pioneers Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands, W.T. Franks, Robert Bradley and Edd Miller; her sister, Erma Matthews; two brothers, Hollis Thornton and his wife Inez and Aaron Thornton; and one special nephew, Charles VanDyke. Survivors included many nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Cheyenne Cody Shaw
TRINITY – Services for Cheyenne Cody Show, 24, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Glendale Baptist Church with the Rev. John Valenta and the Rev. Jim Golden officiating. Burial followed in Glendale Cemetery. Mr. Shaw died suddenly on Dec. 25, 2010 in the Glendale community. He was born Oct. 11, 1986, in Huntsville and was a 2005 graduate of Centerville High School. He was a very competitive football player in school and enjoyed the games and his friends. Mr. Shaw worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a short term and was known as a dedicated worker. Because he loved to help others and care for them, he decided that TDCJ was not in his future. He was to begin studying at the Huntsville School of Nursing on Dec. 27. He also attended Colorado Tech online school. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Herman Snowden; paternal grandparents, Bob and Geraldine Shaw; and a great-uncle, Ray Hall. Survivors include his parents, Randall and Linda Shaw; two brothers, Colt Shaw and Kyle Shaw; his girlfriend, Teresa Denton; aunts and uncles, Brenda Durdin, Jo and Jim Shaw, Wink Shaw and Margaret Hall; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Austin Miller, Brandon Hopp, Kamel Simmons, Brian Taylor, Anthony Rice and Lance Winters. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

J.C. & Odessa Whittlesey
GROVETON -- Services for J.C. Whittlesey, 87, and Odessa Kennedy Whittlesey, 77, of Groveton, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in the Calvary Baptist Church in Nogalus Prairie with Bros. Lester McAdams and Neil Kemper officiating. Burial followed in the Moore Cemetery in Groveton. They both died Wednesday, Dec. 22, in a one-vehicle accident in Crockett. Mr. Whittlesey was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Trinity County, the son of the late Floyd L. Whittlesey and Bessie Clark Whittlesey. Mrs. Whittlesey was born Oct. 7, 1933 in Trinity County, the daughter of the late Cleaver Powell Kennedy and Lona Ester Kennedy. Survivors include two sons and their spouses, James C. and Darlene Whittlesey of Apple Springs and Larry D. and Terri Whittlesey of Groveton; three sisters and their spouses, Nadine and Woody Reese of Livingston, Betty and George Whittlesey of Groveton and Vonda and Wayne Harbuck of Groveton; six grandchildren and their spouses, Dwayne and Jennifer Whittlesey of Groveton, Tiffany and Wes King of Hudson, Nicole and Jeffery Williams of Pollok, Luke and Jessica Whittlesey of Pearland, Alisha Praznik of Pearland and Brandon Rodrigues of Groveton; seven great-grandchildren, Cassity Ann King, Logan Dwayne Whittlesey, Kayla Breann King, Sydney Bree Williams, Kyle James King, Jamisen Leigh Whittlesey and Trevor Cinch Williams; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Randel Whittlesey, David Whittlesey, Woody Reese, Jr., Darrell Harbuck, Craig Reese, and Larry Horn. Honorary Pallbearers were Dwayne Whittlesey, Luke Whittlesey, Jeffrey Williams, and Wes King. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Nogalus Prairie and to the Moore Cemetery Association. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements. An on-line guestbook is available at www.grovetonfuneralhome.com

William Tracy Windham
TRINITY – Services for William Tracy Windham, 66, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in the Calvary Tabernacle Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Guy Hargrave officiating. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Mr. Windham died Friday, Dec. 24. He was born Nov. 16, 1944, in Singer, La. and was a graduate of \Smiley High School of Houston. He was employed as an iron worker and a delivery driver. Mr. Windham also had a gift of music and could play numerous instruments. He loved and enjoyed playing at any time. He and his wife moved to Trinity seven years ago and were faithful members of Calvary Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Carolyn Windham; a son and his spouse, William Tracy “Ratt” and Erica Windham Jr.; six stepchildren, David Wutherch, Venus Wutherch, Misty Woods, Laura Woods, Amanda Patterson, Patricia Patterson; two brothers, Tony Windham and Jimmy Windham; a sister-in-law, Jean Windham; two grandchildren, Cash and Bayleigh Windham; 10 step-grandchildren; two nephews, Bradley Helmer and Max Helmer; and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers included William Windham Jr., Tony Windham, Jimmy Windham, James Clark Bradford. Bradley Helmer and David Wuthrich Jr. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

 

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