Kenneth Dale Antley
GROVETON – Services for Kenneth Dale Antley, 74, of Friday were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Anderson-Ellis Cemetery in Friday.
Mr. Antley died Sunday, July 13, in Houston.
He was born May 18, 1934, in Magee Bend and was a retired air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Antley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groveton and the Friday Community Center Organizations.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Louise Antley of Groveton; a daughter and her spouse, Cindy and Paul Eley of Kingwood; a sister and her spouse, Barbara and William Truss of Groveton; a brother and his spouse, Doyce and Kathleen Antley of Groveton; in-laws, J.E. and Linda Anderson and Jerry Mac and Teresa Anderson, all of Groveton; two grandchildren, Jamie and Jordan; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included his nephews. Honorary pallbearers were retired air traffic controllers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Friday Community Center or to the Groveton First Baptist Church.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Jessie W. Bruce
PASADENA – Services for Jessie W. Bruce, 89, were held Friday, July 11, 2008, in the Pasadena Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Antioch Cemetery.
Mr. Bruce died Saturday, July 6, in Houston.
He was born March 14, 1919 in the Weldon community.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Bruce; two daughters, Cindy Westbrook and Rosie Gail Nelson; one brother, Durwood Bruce; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pasadena Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Mitchell Lee ‘Mitch’ Rinehart
TRINITY – Graveside services for Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Rinehart, 60, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, in the Chita Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating.
Burial followed with military honors presented by the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899 of Trinity.
Mr. Rinehart died peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, July 11, in Humble.
He was born Oct. 1, 1947, in Rio Grande valley community of Weslaco. He attended PSJA School until the age of 16 when he joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
After receiving an honorable discharge in 1971, he returned home to San Juan to help his father with the family’s farm. Together with his father, the late Ocie Columbus Rinehart, he was the owner/operator of M.O.R. Service Company for about 10 years.
Mr. Rinehart was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post of San Juan.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Will Rinehart, Ocie Rinehart and Mitchell Ocie and Lisa Killion; his mother and step-father, Otheda Geneva and Dewey Merriman; a sister and her spouse, Belinda and Larry Downing; three grandchildren, Mathew Austin Killion, Luke Ryan Killion and Taylor Noelle Killion; two nieces and their spouses, Rebecca and Lew West and Gina and Cling West; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Clarence Edward Snell Jr.
TRINITY – Services for Clarence Edward “Sonny” Snell Jr., 66, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008. at the Clegg Chapel Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Henry R. Lovelady Sr. officiating.
Burial followed in the Trinity Community Cemetery.
Mr. Snell died Monday, July 7, in Trinity.
He was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Chicago, the son of the late Clarence E. Snell Sr. and Ms. Evelyn Anderson. He moved to Texas at an early age and was raised in Trinity by his late grandparents, Thomas and Hattie Mae Snell. He graduated from Trinity High School in 1961.
Mr. Snell was a member of the Clegg Chapel Baptist Church where he attended faithfully until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; four brothers, Alfred Fleming, Lewis Fleming, Charles Anderson and Thomas Anderson; a sister, Patricia McNair; an uncle, Holt Anderson; and an aunt, Ruby Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Iona Butler Snell; five sons, Adrian Snell, Wayne Mills, Darin Wood, Carl Simmons and Rory Mark; three daughters, Sabrina Snell, Kathy Bostic and Denise Moss; six sisters, Priscilla Brown, Carolyn Anderson, Evelyn Jackson, Ruby Hyde, Sandra McNair and Denise McNair; two aunts, Curtis Burt and Mary Louise Singleton; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Ricky Ross, Marvin Wyatt, Joe Seal Mack, Chris Cunningham, Larry Simmons and Jackie Goodall.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Mills, Darin Woods, Carl Simmons, Adrian Snell and Jasper Callahan.
Emanuel Funeral Homes of Trinity directed the arrangements.