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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of July 26, 2007 - August 2, 2007
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Charles Ray Blythe
TRINITY – Charles Ray Blythe, 72, of Trinity died July 29, 2007, in Trinity.
No funeral services are planned.
Mr. Blythe was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Greenville. He was a retired correctional officer with both the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Blythe; four daughters and a son-in-law, Laura and Jeffery Guelker of Fort Worth, Jean Gail Roberts, Phyllis Shuck and Laura Roberts; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timmothy and Pam Blythe and Johnny Roberts Jr.; two brothers, Milton Blythe and Berl Blythe; nine grandchildren, Gracen, Bailey, Rebecca, Chad, Tracy, Linzie, Leslie, Courtney and Kara; and eight great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Henry Duve
TRINITY – Services for Henry Duve, 66, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at the Nelsonville Brethren Church with Pastor Michael Grosclose officiating.
Burial followed in the New Bremen Cemetery.
Mr. Duve was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Kenny and was a retired welder with Big Tex Trailer.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Deborah Rene’ and Larry Hortman of Trinity; a son and his spouse, Lucas Charles and Sarah Deshotel of Trinity; a brother, Woodrow Duve; two sisters, Viola Ognoski and Lenora Henneke; a grandson, Granville Wayne Lucas Deshotel; and two step-granddaughters, Mary Rowland and Sharon Hortman.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

William Charter Smith
CORPUS CHRISTI – Services for William Charter Smith, 80, formerly of Trinity, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2007, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi.
Burial followed in the Seaside Memorial Park.
He died Monday, July 9.
Born March 1, 1927, in Bigheart, Okla., he was the son of Goldie Viola Steele and Cecil Harrison Smith. He graduated from Barnsdall High School and immediately joined the U.S. Navy during World War II.
After being discharged from military service, he entered Oklahoma University, where he graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering and was awarded membership in Phi Epsilon Tau. While still in college, he married Maxine Sullivan and the couple had four children together.
Following college, Mr. Smith worked for the Bureau of Mines, Cities Service, Varn Petroleum and Guy Management.
In 1975 he met and married Jennis Smith Pedigo.
He received his Professional Engineer’s License and accepted a position with Teal Petroleum, a subsidiary of W.R. Grace. This job brought the couple to Houston, where he retired in 1985 for the position of district manager for Grace Petroleum.
Mr. Smith and his wife then started a consulting firm until her retired again in 1997.
He was a member of several organizations, including Elks, American Legion and AA.
After his first retirement, he and his wife bought a retirement home in Trinity. While here, he worked for five years with the AARP[s Tax Aid program in Trinity.
In 1998, the couple sold their Trinity home and moved back to Corpus Christi, returning to the St. John’s Unitied Methodist Church where they had been married on March 1, 1975.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Gerald Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Jennis Smith; two sons, Larry Smith and Roger Smith; two daughters, Terrie Lynn  Shell and Holly Ann Steindl; five step-children and their spouses, David Vance, Jack and Carolyn Dwayne, Donald Duncan, William Samuel “Bill” Pedigo and Jennis Kay and Kevin Harvill; grandchildren Tina, Sandra, Larry, Brad, Jay, Precious, Joshua Chase, Sarah, Jennifer Elizabeth Wright, Sandra Kay Pesl, Jack Dwayne Pedigo Jr. and William.; and 10 great-grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Haley, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, Kelsey Kay, Macy Lynn, Dylan Lansley, Kylee Elizabeth, Lily Belle and Ethan Michael.
Seaside Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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