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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of July 3, 2007 - July 10, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Lelia Ella Morrison Barton
GROVETON – Services for Lelia Ella Morrison Barton, 100, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in the First United Methodist Church with Bros. Everett McCollum and Larry Dunne officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Barton died Friday, June 22, in Lufkin.
She was born Feb. 7, 1907, in the Nogalus Prairie community in Trinity County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Barton was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Carroll Barton; three sisters, Lena Hughes, Loraine Ainsworth and Bessie Morrison; and three brothers, W. B. Morrison, Daniel E. Morrison and Clint Morrison.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Frances Thornton of Trinity and Doris and Oran Lee of Plano; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Karen Musgrave, Janie and Frank Cantu, Charles and Mirian Lee, Kay and Scott Henry, Don Thornton, Carl and Pam Thornton and Matthew and Ann Thornton; 14 great-grandchildren, Jacob Chandler, Dustin Thornton, Heather Robison, William Thornton, Paige Thornton, Joshua Thornton, Auston Thornton, Russell Musgrave, Jessica Musgrave, Conner Cantu, Cole Cantu, Marissa Lee, Andrea Lee and Cade Lee; one great-great-grandchild, Heath Robison; and her childhood friend, Bessie Mae Kee.
Pallbearers included Dan Dominey, Mack Stevenson, Larry Fortenberry, Charles Carter, Stephen Casper, Don Lippincott and Joe Ned Dean. Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Hester, Joe Bob Hester, L.D. Lowery, W.B. Due and Robert Ables.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

James Edgar Driskell
GROVETON – Services for James Edgar Driskell, 75, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Dunn officiating.
Burial followed in Flat Prairie Cemetery.
Mr. Driskell died Sunday, June 24, in Conroe.
He was born July 3, 1931, in Houston and was retired from an oil company. Formerly of Lafayette, La., he had resided in Trinity since 1993. Mr. Driskell was a member of the Methodist church and had served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marie Moore Driskell.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffery Driskell of Flat Prairie and David and Mary Driskell of Flat Prairie; two grandchildren, Iris Driskell and James Driskell; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Glenda Faye Morris Everett
TRINITY – Services for Glenda Faye Morris Everett, 48, were held Friday, June 15, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Everett died Tuesday, June 12, in Lufkin.
Born Nov. 5, 1958, in Madisonville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Luther and Margie Mae Lewis Morris. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Carl Glen Hart and James Henry Everett; and a brother, Carl Dean Morris.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Shannon Holmes; a son, Carl Hart; five sisters, Annette Thomas, Pamela Pugsley, Brenda Commander, Sherron Whittenberg and Debra Morris; two grandchildren, Jonathan Holmes and Lily Ann Holmes; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Timothy Jay Holloman
TRINITY – Timothy Jay “Tim” Holloman, a lo­cal businessman and civic leader, was buried Sunday, June 24, 2007, following ser­vices held in the Trinity High School gymnasium.
The Rev. Mike Loftin officiated and burial services were held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Holloman, 47, died peacefully June 20, 2007, in Trinity.
Born May 11, 1960, in Albu­querque, N.M., Holloman was a graduate of Trinity High School and attended Sam Houston State University before going into busi­ness. He owned and operated Hol­loman Distributing Co. in Trinity for over 25 years.
During his career, Holloman also became deeply involved in civic work. He was active in his support of the local FFA program and with a variety of activities at Trinity High School.
In 1998, Holloman helped create the annual Cajun Crawfish Boil held at the Trinity Community Center each May. The event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary ear­lier this year, has raised thousands of dollars for the Trinity Scholar­ship Fund and has helped finance the college education of a number of Trinity High School graduates.
Holloman also helped create and organize the annual Christmas Din­ner for the Needy, Elderly and Children which for years provided a turkey meal with all the holiday trimmings to the community. The event also included toys for all children in attendance and a visit with Santa Claus.
Through his extensive contacts in the Texas music industry, Hollo­man was able to bring a number of recording artists to Trinity over the years to perform at both the Fourth of July Street Dance and the Trinity Community Fair.
For years he also sponsored and hosted a Fourth of July barbecue cook-off in Trinity which drew teams from around the state. He was forced to cancel this year’s event due to his declining health.
In addition to his work with vari­ous high school activities, Hollo­man was generous in his contribu­tions to the local peewee football program.
Known for his generosity, he also supported the Trinity Lions Club, the Joe Werner Masonic Lodge, the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Martin Senior Center, the Blanche K. Werner Li­brary, the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department, the Trinity Police De­partment and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department.
Holloman enjoyed traveling with his family and friends, entertaining at his ranch near Trinity, ranching and golfing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Clifton Holloman and Mary Frances Metcalf Hollo­man.
Survivors include his companion and wife of 16 years, Kelly Garrett Holloman; a son, Matthew Hollo­man; a daughter, Heather Hollo­man; a brother, Craig Holloman; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrange­ments.

Zack Brylan Meredith
TRINITY – Graveside services for Zack Brylan Meredith, infant son of James Edward and Melenie Michelle Meredith, were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Pioneer Cemetery in Riverside with the Rev. Regan Cooksey officiating.
The child was born and died on Thursday, June 21.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Clydenia Meredith and maternal great-grandfather, John Akers.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Justin Dane and Trinton James Meredith; his maternal grandmother, Judy Gearheart and her special fiend Johnny Griffin; his maternal grandparents, Kenny Wayne and Vandalyn Rowe; his paternal grandfather, James Edward Meredith Sr.; his great-grandparents, Beatrice Akers, Wallace and Cleo Gearheart and Claude and Betty Pierce; aunts and uncles, Dawn and Keith Parish, David Croft, Quentin Hall and Amber Rios; and a number of other uncles, aunts and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Wesley H. Williams
BANDERA – Wesley H. Williams, 75, of Medina died Monday, June 18, 2007, in Bandera.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born Jan. 2, 1932, in San Antonio, he was the son of Stanley Allen Williams and Christine Smith Williams. He was employed as a ambulance driver in San Antonio and later served as a foreman for the Texas Department of Transportation. Later Mr. Williams also worked as a counselor at Starlite in Center Point.
He also volunteered for many years at the Apple Festival in Medina.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister and her husband, Shirley and Vincent.
Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Leslie and Triple of Medina, and Shannon and Stephen of Huntsville; a son and his wife, J.D. and Robbie of San Antonio; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn of Huntsville and Nancy and Duke of Floresville; a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Rose of Arizona; five grandchildren and their spouses, Chrystian and Thadd of Magnolia, Dyana of Kerrville, Collin of Huntsville, Elizabeth and Ryan of Medina and Quincy of San Antonio; four great-grandchildren, Allyson, Nicholas, Sarah-Lynn and R.J.’ and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Williams’ name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera directed the arrangements.

Gerald “Jerry” Elbridge Wood
Gerald “Jerry” Elbridge Wood of Westwood Shores in Trinity, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 24th, 2007. Born in Rutland, Vermont on September 18, 1923, Mr. Wood was raised there and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Vermont. He received an Honorable discharge from the Army Air Force after serving eight years during World War II and the Korean Conflict. His service occupation included the support and repair of electronic navigation devices used by aircraft in their missions. After leaving the armed services in 1950 he returned to his home state of Vermont and married Margaret Anna Bruce where they had five children, Jeffrey, Craig, Erin, Jeri Ann and Todd. Jerry lost his wife Margaret to cancer in 1970 and went on to marry his current wife, Ruth, in the year 1973. They moved to Westwood Shores following Jerry’s retirement from a successful career with General Electric supporting the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center outside of Houston, Texas.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruth Wood of Trinity, Texas; his children, Jeffrey Wood and Craig Wood, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Erin Wood Shaw of Dallas, Texas, Jeri Ann Stewart of Brush Prairie, Washington, and Todd Wood of Corsicana, Texas. He also is survived by his stepsons, John Tarnosky of Denver, Colorado, Mike Tarnosky of Angel Fire, New Mexico, and Robert Tarnosky of Murphreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Wood’s surviving grandchildren include Joshua Wood, Jacob Wood, Jason Chinnock, Douglas Stewart, Natalie Stewart, Kelly Stewart, Olivia Stewart and William Tarnosky.
All who knew Jerry realized that his knowledge and enjoyment of electronics continued into his senior years as he was always ready to help his friends and neighbors with their computers – including helping folks get “on line” and Internet and email ready. His contributions to the country’s space program were many. He was a good neighbor and friend in his community. He loved golfing and was an avid HAM radio operator for many years. He was a great dad and husband who believed in the tenet of personal responsibility and putting words into action. But most of all…Jerry was a man who looked at life through the eyes of an engineer…analyzing simple things and seeing the complex…and taking the complex and making it simple. He will be missed always…by his wife…his children…his friends and neighbors. Jerry Wood…age 83…gone from us all…but never to be forgotten.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trinity.
Trinity Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.







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