|Trinity Standard - Obituaries
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Robert Anderson Griffin
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Mr. Robert Ander-son Griffin, 81, of Trinity was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity with interim pastor the Rev. Tom Kennedy officiating. According to his wishes, Mr. Griffin will be cremated and his cremains interred at the Rosewood Memorial Park in South Houston at a later date. Mr. Griffin died at noon Sunday, July 15, at his West-wood Shores home. He was born July 7, 1931. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James Reston Harrelson
TRINITY – James Reston Harrelson, 62, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at his home in The Landing near Trinity. Mr. Harrelson was cremated according to the wishes of the family. He was born April 21, 1950, the son of Robert Wallace and Malvane Reston Harrelson. He was retired from the Ball Beverage Container Manufacturing Company in Houston. Mr. Harrelson enjoyed planting, watching things grow, and working in the yard. He had been a resident of Trinity for the past six years. He was preceded in death by his parents and other relatives and friends. Survivors include his brother and best friend, David Ray Harrelson; a niece; his beloved dogs; and a number of other family members and friends. According to the family’s wishes, Mr. Harrelson was cremated. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.
Betty Sue Lindsey
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Betty Sue Lindsey, 80, of Trinity was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin, pastor of the River of Life Church, officiating. Ms. Lindsey died Monday, July 9, 2012, in Cypress. She was born August 21, 1931 in Montgomery, Ala., e daughter of Paul and Delma (Palmer) Mills. Ms. Lindsey had retired af-ter 22 years of service as an office administrator for the Houston Independent School District. She enjoyed camping. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Lindsey; and a son, Scott Lindsey. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Randy and Kim Lindsey; four grandchildren, Allison Sewell and husband Chris, Michelle Lindsey, Ni-cholas Lindsey, and Brooke Lindsey; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial con-tributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be mailed to the care of Waller-Thornton Funeral Home at P.O. Box 910, Trinity, TX 75862. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.
Roger Guinn Loving Sr.
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Roger Guinn Lov-ing Sr., 69, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Sam Houston Memorial Fu-neral Home in Huntsville. Burial will be in a family plot in Black Jack Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Loving died at the home of his son in Trinity Cove early Tuesday morning, July 10. He was born Aug. 5, 1942 in Houston, one of two sons born to Leonard and Lillian Fannie (Welsh) Loving. Mr. Loving served stateside in the U.S. Army during the time of the Vietnam War. He was known as a very hard worker before becoming dis-abled. He worked in several fields but always considered himself a roofer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Donald Gene Loving; and the mother of his children, Wanda (Welch) Loving Young. Survivors include his daugh-ter, Lisa Loving and husband Gary Seghers; four sons, Roger Guinn Loving Jr. and fiancé Connie Lummus, Terry Jones and wife Maryn, Joe Loving and Jim Loving; six grandchil-dren, Carter, Kristin, Calli, Kaylee, Kenzie, and Jeremiah; and a number of other relatives and friends. Those wishing to leave me-morial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com. Sam Houston Memorial Fu-neral Home of Huntsville di-rected the arrangements.
Marion T. Reed
TRINITY -- Marion T. Reed, 81, of Carlisle died Sat-urday morning, July 14, 2012 at the Memorial Medical Cen-ter in Livingston. Services are pending at this time. Mr. Reed will be cre-mated. He was born March 11, 1931 in Alton, Ill., the son of Theodore and Mable Linsey Reed. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.
Annie LaRue Scarbrough
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Annie LaRue Scar-brough, 81, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiat-ing. Burial will be at the Thorn-ton Cemetery in Trinity County at a later time. Ms. Scarbrough died Mon-day, July 9, 2012 in Gaines-ville. She was born July 28, 1930 in Sanford, Miss., the daughter of Thomas A. and Katy Craf-ton Lott. Ms. Scarbrough was a life-long homemaker. All of the aspects of keeping the home and raising a family such as cooking, sewing, and gardening were joys to her and she was skilled at her work. She was preceded in deat5h by her parents; and her hus-band, F.A. Scarbrough. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger and Shandy Parker and David Parker; one daughter and her spouse, Diane and David Huckabay; three brothers, James Lott, Jimmy Wayne Crafton and Sherman Sylvest; three sisters, Catherine Bond, Mary Jewel White and Naomi Cave; a number of grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.
Vicente Arturo Estrada
TRINITY -- Vicente Arturo Estrada, 61, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the home of his sister in Trinity. Mr. Estrada was cremated in accordance to his wishes. He was born Aug. 9, 1950 in Juarez, Mexico, the son of Vicente Garcia and Consuelo (Hernandez) Estrada. Mr. Es-trada worked in a factory be-fore becoming disabled. He was a resident of Ango-la, Ind. Mr. Estrada was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his son, Vincent Estrada III; two daughters, Krista Alvarez El-varey and Paula Estrada; a brother, Rick Estrada; three sisters, Maria Consuelo Heas-ton, Patricia Alzobaid and Le-tecia Chavez; five grandchil-dren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Elizabeth Glover
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Ms. Mary Elizabeth Glover, 89, was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Porter with the Rev. Mike Richards officiating. Ms. Glover was cremated according to her wishes. She died Friday, June 29, in Kingwood. Ms. Glover was born on New Year’s Day, 1923 in New Iberia, La., the daughter of Frank C. and Elise Harry Glover. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge on April 12, 1946. She earned her Master’s Degree from Louisi-ana State College and worked in the real estate industry. Ms. Glover was a member of Evergreen Missionary Bapt-ist Church in Porter. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harry Glover. Survivors include many dear friends including special friends, Cecelia Benson and husband Kenneth, Ernestine Thomas, and Shanta Thomas. She also had a number of friends and distant relatives in New Iberia with which she was in frequent contact. She will also be missed by her three dogs “Bear, “Aubrey” and “Diva” which she referred to as her “beloved children”. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston SPCA. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Luther “Luke” Boyd Carr
TRINITY – Services for Luther “Luke” Boyd Carr, 63, of Carlisle were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Tom-my Haley of Westway Baptist Church in Huntsville officiat-ing. Burial followed in the Car-lisle Cemetery in Carlisle. Mr. Carr died Wednesday evening, June 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 18, 1949 in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Luther Gasaway and Ruby Louise (Crossley) Carr. Mr. Carr was a welding contractor who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing pool. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Gasaway Carr, and two brothers, Leslie Wynn Carr and Lani Stephen Carr. Survivors include his loving wife of 16 years, Ms. Beverly Ann (Paul) Carr; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Priscilla Carr and Luther Carr Jr.; four daughters and their spouses, Shilo and Kevin Herrington, Sonia and Eric Smith, Renee and Thomas Poag and Tracy Jares; 13 grandchildren; his mother, Ms. Ruby Carr; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry Manuel and Rosie Carr and and Lance Rene Carr; one sister and her spouse, Donna Jean and Keith McBride; 13 grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Dennis Crane, Andrew Crane, Eric Crane Luther Carr Jr., Michael Carr, Kenneth Root and Lance Rene Carr (honorary). Follow-ing the service, family and friends gathered at Skeeter’s in Carlisle. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edna Irene Holcomb
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Mrs. Edna Irene Holcomb, 81, was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Trinity Church of Christ in Trinity with the Rev. David Collier Sr. officiating. Mrs. Holcomb died early Tuesday morning, June 19, 2012 in Conroe. She was born June 20, 2012 in Ardmore, Okla., one of 12 children born to Ed and Mary Trude (Birney) Pattillo. Although, she embraced everyone and helped many others throughout the years, Mrs. Holcomb’s family re-mained her priority. was also very creative and expressed her creativity through crochet, ceramics, and painting. She also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by two children, Donald Glenn Holcomb and Carolyn Sue Primm; her parents; 10 sibl-ings, William Douglas Pattillo, George Stennis Pattillo, Ruth Loryne King, Minnie Pauline Keeton, Mary Louise Green, Mavis Ann Gillispe, Erie Noel Pattillo, James Hollis Pattillo, Howard Ray Pattillo, and most recently, Eveline Estell Pattillo. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Kenneth L. Holcomb; one son and his spouse, Danny Ray and Melin-da Holcomb; one daughter, Mary Denise Holcomb; a son-in-law, Henry Primm; a daugh-ter-in law, Dixie Holcomb; a sister, Barbara Lee Stover; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Joni Michelle Parker Howles
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Joni Michelle Parker Howles, 55, will be held in at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the First United Me-thodist Church in Los Fresnos with the Rev. Melissa Nelson officiating. On July 20 their will be a memorial service when her ashes are scattered in “Randy’s Garden,” a memorial garden for Randall E. Rash and John Ben Carrabba at her sister’s home, La Bella Vista, in Crockett. This service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Patrick Evans officiating. Mrs. Howles died Monday, June 4, following a long illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1956 in Brownsville, the daughter of Doris Moller Parker and Charles L. Parker of Los Fres-nos. The daughter of a football coach, she lived up to that reputation. As a little girl, she was a tomboy who enjoyed nothing more than to play catch with some of her dad’s football players after practice. She took after her father and was a skilled athlete. Mrs. Howles loved riding horses, and it was a passion that remained with her far into adulthood. She graduated from Texas City High School and then went to the University of Texas at Austin where she soon became a dyed in the wool Longhorn. Even when she was very ill she still liked to watch the University of Texas compete in sports on television. When she finished at the university she returned to Hou-ston where she found that she had an unusual talent for un-derstanding the workings of an automobile. She became one of the first female service writers in Houston and was in demand by GM dealers throughout the Houston area. After her first marriage, she and Bill Grey returned to his home state, Mississippi, where she took a job as a service writer in Corinth, Miss. Upon Bill’s death she moved to Kounce, Tenn. While she was in Kounce she was employed by Schefe-nacker AG, a German auto parts manufacturer which had plants in the United States in the 1990’s. Schefenacker was a company made for a woman like Michelle, who understood a great deal about automobiles and their parts. They made housings for all types of automobile lights, and she quickly advanced at Schefenacker becoming the head of their Quality Control department. She traveled all over the United States for Schefenacker whenever there was a quality control issue. Mrs. Howl,es was forced to take early retirement from Schefenacker due to poor health, but one of the most satisfying times of her life was her years with the company. She never had children, but the loves of her life were two Boston Terriers named Rudi and Trudi. They were her con-stant companions and friends. After the death of her second husband, she returned to Texas where she made her home in Georgetown for four years. She moved to Crockett to be near her family, and had been a resident of Enchanted Pines Assisted Living in Crockett since 2009. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Grey, and her second husband, Ma-rine Sergeant Bill Howles. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her nephew, Ran-dall E. “Randy” Rash of Crockett; and her brother-in-law, John Ben Carrabba of Crockett. Survivors include her sister, Cherie Rash Carrabba of Crockett; a nephew, Ryan W. Rash of Crockett; her step-mother, Julie Parker of Marble Falls; her aunt Frances Peder-son of Los Fresnos; and four cousins who lived across the street when she was growing up, Elvin P. “Jere” Pederson of Galveston, Jon Pederson of Los Fresnos, Paul Pederson of Los Fresnos and Mark Peder-son of Midland and their fami-lies. In lieu of flowers contribu-tions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crockett or to the John Ben Carrabba Memorial Scholar-ship Fund at Citizens National Bank in Crockett, Texas.
Donna Kay Liles
TRINITY -- Services for Donna Kay Liles, 56, of Trini-ty, were held at 6 p.m. Mon-day, June 25, 2012 at the Wal-ler-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with Bro. Lyle Stubbs officiat-ing. According to her wishes, Ms. Liles’ body was cremated. Ms. Liles died Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in Trini-ty, TX. Born Dec. 7, 1955 in Pasa-dena, she was one of three children born to Roy Thurston and Shirley Rose (Sharp) Hall. Ms. Liles was a “Class of ‘73” graduate of Pasadena High School. She married the love of her life, Kenney Liles, in 1975. She taught school for several years at the Bonnett Junior High School in Pasade-na before coming to Trinity. She was known by her fami-ly and in Trinity for her gene-rosity. She was a substitute teacher in Trinity school and was very involved in the Meals for Wheels program at the Martin Senior Citizen Center, both as a cook and delivering meals throughout the area. At home, she also cooked, sewed, and cared for her grandkids. Ms. Liles was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 32 years who died in 2007. Survivors include two sons, Zane Liles and Roy Liles; two daughters, Kay Liles and Annie Rose Aguilar; three grandchildren, Carmen Aguilar, Eli Aguilar and Kaden Wiederhold; two sisters, Julie and Linda; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Keith H. Reed
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for the Rev. Keith H. Reed, 47, will be held at noon Saturday, June 30, 2012 on the deck overlooking the water at the Harbor Point Sub-division Clubhouse off FM 356 east of Trinity. The Rev. Leroy Brown will be officiating. The Rev. Reed died Satur-day, May 26, following a heart attack. He was born July 27, 1964 in Lake Charles, La., the fifth of six children born to Landry Joseph Reed and Theresa An-nabelle Fontenot Reed. The Rev. Reed attended and graduated from Westlake High School in May 1983. He also graduated in the summer of 1985 from San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena after studying transportation and truck driving. He then went on to drive a truck for a variety of trucking companies, doing what he loved to do and at which he excelled. While working as a truck driver, he traveled through all 48 contiguous United States, plus five Canadian provinces. His dream of owning his own truck was realized in 1996, and he always owned at least one truck from that point forward. The Rev. Reed was also a member of the 356 Volunteer Fire Department. He married the love of his life, Amanda, on Dec. 17, 1988. She joined him in his truck and for the next 23 years they traveled the nation’s highways side by side as a team. In 1996 they started a home for special needs cats called Greater East Texas Compas-sionate Humane Animal Res-cue Transport and Sanctuary (G.E.T.C.H.A.R.T.S), which continues to operate to this day. The Rev. Reed was very passionate about animal rescue during and after natural disasters, and trained and certified with a variety of animal rescue groups. His love of animals led him to complete his certification for Texas Animal Control Officer in 1996; his compassion for fellow humans led him to complete his Certified Nursing Assistant Certification in October of 2010; and his love of God led him to become an ordained minister on September 25, 2010. The Rev. Reed was known as an outgoing, uplifting per-son, who always had a plea-sant, kind word and was quick to grin and laugh. He loved bright colors, especially tye-dye shirts. He loved cruising, having completed more than 30 cruises in his lifetime. He also enjoyed all types of travel, cooking and listening to audio books while driving. He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Robert Vines; two brothers-in-law, Herbert J. Thibodeaux Sr., and Charlie Hoffpauir; a nephew, Brennan Kyle Reed; and a cousin, Ricky Vines. Survivors include his loving wife, the Rev. Amanda Reed; four brothers and their spouses, Andy and Tricia Reed, Randy Reed, Ronald and Paulette Reed and Paul and Sheila Reed; a sister, Anthonette (Toni) Thibodeaux Hoffpauir; 12 nieces and nephews; a number of other relatives; and all of his friends and “furry children” in the sanctuary.
Herman Harold Scudder
TRINITY -- Services for Herman Harold Scudder, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Wednes-day, June 27, 2012 at the Dor-cas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Central State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Mr. Scudder died Sunday, June 24, in Waller. He was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Switzerland County, Ind. He served in the U.S. Army for over 24 years and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899 in Trinity, the American Legion, and several military organiza-tions. Survivors include his wife, Terrie; two sons, Brian and wife Pat, and Daniel and wife Megan; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; one brother; five sisters; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial con-tributions be made to VFW Post 6899, Dorcas Wills Me-morial Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.