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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of June 21, 2008 - June 28, 2008
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Charles Frederick Greenwell
TRINITY – Charles Frederick Greenwell, 78, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Crockett.
No funeral services are scheduled at this time.
He was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Cairo, Ill., and grew up in Groveton. After graduating from Groveton High School, he joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Greenwell worked for Tennessee Gas Transmission Co. as a mechanic for eight years in Houston. He moved to Montana to raise his sons and worked for a railroad company until 1991 when he retired and moved back to Groveton.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dolores Greenwell; three sons and their spouses, Richard Edward and Donna Greenwell, David Scott and Jennifer Greenwell and William Joseph Greenwell; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Patricia Ann Bell Jolly
TRINITY – Services for Patricia Ann Bell Jolly, 61, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Bell died Thursday, June 12, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.
Born July 10, 1946, in Ft. Eustis, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Azlee Humphrey Bell. As an “Army brat” and later an Air Force wife, she traveled extensively in Europe, Japan and the United States. After becoming a public school teacher, she was able to use her experiences traveling in the classroom.
She taught for many years in and retired from the Trinity Independent School District.
Mrs. Bell was an active member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church, which she joined during her teen years. During her years of travel, she always considered Dorcas Wills as her home church.
She suffered from a hearing loss at an early age and compensated by reading lips before her loss was discovered. She earned degrees from Lon Morris College in Jacksonville and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas before her hearing loss was discovered.
Mrs. Bell was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Eddie B. Jolly of Trinity; a daughter, Tonya Jolly of Trinity;  two sisters, Carolyn Florus of Mont Belvieu and Donna Baker of Huntsville; a brother, Roy Bell of Trinity; her grandchildren, Madison Mitchell and Justin and Trenton Meredith; two uncles, Jeff Tucker of Huntsville and Troy Krenek of Garwood; one aunt, Nollie Hardy of Marshall; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in her memory to The Foundation for Sight and Sound or to the Turner Syndrome Society.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Burtice Ann Collins Nesbitt
TRINITY – Services for Burtice Ann Collins Nesbitt, 74, of Port Arthur and formerly of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Nesbitt died Wednesday, June 11, in Port Arthur.
She was born March 28, 1934, in Beaumont and was a retired secondary education school teacher. She taught school in Houston, Pasadena, Lockhart and Victoria as well as at the American School in Monterery, Mexico.
Mrs. Nesbitt was preceded in death by her husband, Kirk Nesbitt; and her parents, Thomas Burton and Margaret Compton Collins.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Kirkland and Deborah Nesbitt; a daughter, Kathryn Bean; six grandchildren, Cole Nesbitt, Callie Nesbitt, Patricia Bean, Sarah Bean, Scott Bean and Dallas Bean; and two step-children, Jordan Carter and Micha Carter.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Dorothy Louise Roberts
GROVETON – Services for Dorothy Louise Roberts, 80, of Pennington were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, in the Pennington Baptist Church with the Bro. Charles Butler officiating.
Burial followed in the Pennington Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts died Friday, June 20, in Crockett.
Born Nov. 22, 1927, in Crockett, she was a retired clerical worker and a member of the Pennington Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glover and Laura Rains; and two sisters, Wanda Lewis and Mary Ellen Rains.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Roberts of Pennington; a daughter and her spouse, Myra and Leslie Hart of Houston; four step-children and their spouses, Dennis and Linda Roberts, Randy and Lowana Roberts, Robin and Susan Roberts and Cheri and Tom Stang; a sister, Frances Worsham of Groveton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


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