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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - June 28, 2009 - July 12, 2009

Jeffery Jonathan Arnold
TRINITY –Jeffrey Jonathan Arnold, 53, a native of Trinity, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2009, in Tyler.
Born Jan. 16, 1956 in Trinity, he attended Trinity High School.  After achieving his GED he attended Angelina College and studied Criminal Justice.
 Arnold was a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for about five years and also worked as a sales representative for Phillips Light Bulb Company.
As a self-employed cabinet refinisher, he owned and operated Touch of Perfection of Houston.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, John Jefferson and Oma Beatrice Smith. 
Survivors include two daughters, Lyndell Arnold and friend Chris Ringo and Candice Loecken and husband Chris; his mother, Mary Linda Arnold; his father and step-mother, Johnny Ray and Letecia Arnold; a brother and his spouse, Ricky and Susan Arnold; a sister, Kelly Hutsen; six grandchildren, Dylan Louther, twins Hunter and Hayden Ringo, Cassidy Loecken, Colby Loecken and Cason Loecken; a special uncle, Red Smith; addition uncles and aunts and their spouses, Johnny T. and Martha Smith, Joe Henry Arnold, Shirley Arnold, Edna Earl Smith and Juanita Smith Stark; a number of nieces and nephews,  Courtney Arnold, Keshia Huff, Marrisa Hutsen and Evan Arnold; and a number of other relative and friends.

Betty Jo Johnson
GROVETON – Services for Betty Jo Johnson, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home in Groveton with Bro. Neil Kemper officiating.
Visitation will also be held Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Sumpter Cemetery near Woodlake.
Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, July 2.
Biorn July 9, 1921, in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of Hugh and Lola Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harris Johnson Jr.; a son, Joe Harris Johnson; and a sister, Helen Wood.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Dial, Sue Friday and Janet and Tommie Batchelor; 11 grandchildren, David Dial, Denny Dial, Dale Dial, Kevin Friday, Melissa Romano, Ronald Stevens, Todd Stevens, Alicia Jowell-Leonard, Bethany Busto, Mike Batchelor and Mandi Bartee; 24 great-grandchildren, Sam Dial, Austin Dial, Brandon Dial, Monse Dial, Dana Dial, Dylan Dial, Ben Baker, Brad Baker, Caleb Friday, Cameron Byers, Caley Byers, Talor Simpson, Tallon Simpson, Trem Stevens, Cole Stevens, Mitchell Jowell, Harris Jowell, Pierce Leonard, Delaney Leonard, Ella Leonard, Cody Fayle, Andee Batchelor, Peyton Bartee and Erica Bartee; a nephew, Robert Rayburn; and a niece, Nancy Hamilton.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Gerald Lloyd Lynch
TRINITY – Services for Gerald Lloyd Lynch, 82, of Trinity County were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Burden, pastor of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Lynch died Sunday, June 28, at his residence off FM 356 near Lake Livingston.
Born May 11, 1927, in Harris County, he was a veteran of World War II, having served on Okinawa. He was employed in the petroleum industry in equipment repair.
Survivors include his wife, La Verne Lynch; a daughter and her spouse,  Janice Marie and Sterling Neblett of Houston; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Ray of Keller.
Members of the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899 of Trinity served as pallbearers and presented an honor guard during the funeral program.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Emma Norsworthy
GROVETON – Services for Mrs. Emma Norsworthy, 98, of the Possum Walk community in Trinity County will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the funeral home.


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