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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of July 18, 2007 - July 25, 2007
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Annie Laurie Hawkins Brackin
TRINITY– Services for Annie Laurie Hawkins Brackin, 81, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Mrs. Brackin died Friday, July 6, in Tyler.
She was born May 11, 1926, in Texarkana, Texas, and was employed as a switchboard telephone operator. She retired from the Houston-based operation of AT&T Communications following 33 years of service.
She moved to Trinity with her husband in 1980 and began their retirement on Lake Livingston. She had a soft heart for animals and was known for caring for many dogs and cats over the years.
Mrs. Brackin was preceded in death by her parents, Grady Lee and Ella Ann DeLaughter Hawkins.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Harold Brackin; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Carl and Joni Brackin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Dorothy Marie Murdock Cunningham
TRINITY – Services for Dorothy Marie Murdock Cunningham, 75, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, with the Rev. Jack Black officiating.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, June 27, in Huntsville.
Born March 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Mary Eunice Law Murdock. She was employed at the Riverside Restaurant for over 25 years as a waitress and as a nurse’s assistant at the Avalon Place Nursing Home in Trinity. She was known as a strong Christian woman who was gentle and soft-spoken.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leslie Murdock and James Murdock; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Cunningham.
Survivors include her husband, Guy Winston Cunningham; three sons and their spouses, Gary and Lisa West, Clyde and Vickie Cunningham and Curtis Cunningham; a daughter and her spouse, Becky and Raymond Crain; six grandchildren, Beau West and his fiancé Lindsey, Kim Allen, Clyde Cunningham Jr., Chris Cunningham, Stacie Cunningham and Ashley Crain; nine great-grandchildren, Josh, Brinley, Daniel, Brannon, Brice, LaRanda, Kali, Jonathan and Krystina; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Dean Walter Daubenspeck
TRINITY – Memorial services for Dean Walter Daubenspeck, 64, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Mr. Daubenspeck died Saturday, July 7, in Temple.
Born Feb. 23, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind., he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of the Trinity Auto Body Shop. Because of his very meticulous nature, customers would trust him to work with their old cars. He would tear them down and put them back in better than new condition. He continued to work in his shop until his health failed him.
In his spare time, Mr. Daubenspeck enjoyed skydiving.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Neva Daubenspeck.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Darlene Daubenspeck; a brother, Mike Daubenspeck; and a half-brother and his spouse, Jack and Marilyn Wolverton.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Martha Ann Lee Lusk
TRINITY – Services for Martha Ann Lee Lusk, 64, were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with Bro. Phil Springer officiating.
Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Lusk died Monday, June 25, in Trinity.
She was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Crockett and was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Carrie Ann Gates; her father, Lone Lee; and a brother, Ernie Bee Davis.
Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Nona Lynette and Rick Villarreal, Tracy Lynn and Bo Arnold Manuel and Flavia Ethelene and Alex Lopez; two sons and their spouses, Jimmy and Debbie Lively and Oscar M. and Suzi Holt Jr.; her mother, Nona Rich Carver; four brothers and their spouses, Sam Roger and Donna Thornton, David Arnold Thornton, Stacey Delbert and Martha Ra Thornton and Buddy and Sherrie Johnson; a sister and her spouse, Edna Lavell and Bobby Fails; a half-brother, Bill Lee; 12 grandchildren, Jeremy, Kyle, Jason and his wife Ashley, Olivia Ann, Lozier, Trey Alan, Jonathan, Joseph and his wife Jeanette, Shayna, Shaniel, Shelby and Savannah; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Abigail; and a special niece, Polly Ann Hall.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

John William Renfro
TRINITY – Graveside services for John William Renfro, 85, were held at 2 p.m Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Red Lick Cemetery in Texarkana, Texas with Bro. Jim Sherwin, pastor of the Everett Baptist Church in Hooks, officiating.
Mr. Renfro died Monday, June 25.
He was born Sept. 29, 1921. A lifelong resident of Texas, he had made his home in Hooks since 1999. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, having earned four Bronze Stars during his service in the Pacific Theater. He also was known as a loving and devoted father and husband.
Survivors include his wife, Lupe; a son and his spouse, John Richard “Rick” and Cindy Renfro of Trinity; two sisters, Helen Morgan and Vera Hanika; a brother, Bill Renfro; two granddaughters and their spouses, Bridget and Michael Lindsey of Hope, Ark., and Kimberly and Philip Hicks of Cumming, Ga.; a step-grandson and his spouse, Jason and Emily Scott of Texarkana; and four great-grandsons, Kyle Tompkins, Mathew Hicks, Daniel Hicks and John Hicks.
Chapelwood Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Evelyn Thompson Watson
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Evelyn Thompson Watson, 95, formerly of Trinity, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007, at the Huntsville Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Mrs. Watson died Thursday, July 5.
Born Dec. 28, 1911, in San Antonio, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude Thompson. She grew up in The Heights area of Houston on Waverly Street. She was first married to John B. Emshoff and the couple lived in West University and, for a time, owned and managed Camp Warneke in New Braunfels.
From 1946 to 1971 she was married to James B. Gibson and the couple made their home in Trinity where they owned and operated The Gibson Hotel.
From 1973 to 2000, she was married to Ernest Elder Watson and the couple resided in the Willowbend subdivision of Houston.
Mrs. Watson was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Eastern Star, the Willowbend Baptist Church and HBU. She was known as an excellent seamstress, gourmet cook and craftswoman.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patsie, in 2002.
Survivors include a son, Terry Emshoff; a daughter and her spouse, Jennifer and Gene Lochridge; a sister, Estelle Evans; grandchildren Victoria and Steve Long, and Wesley Lochridge; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Long, Scott Long, Caroline Long and Cade Lochridge; a nephew and his spouse, Bill and Zindy Evans; and a niece and her spouse, Karen and Earl Ledbetter.
Huntsville Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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