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TRINITY -- A memorial mass for Robert Carpus, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinity with Father Tom Edelen officiating. Mr. Carpus died Friday, June 17, in Bryan. He was born April 1, 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y. and was retired from the State of New York. He moved to Texas to be with his two sons and their families and resided in Trinity for many years. He had resided for the past year in Normangee with his son Paul and wife Annette. Mr. Carpus enjoyed bowling with his many friends in Huntsville, and going to the horse races with his grandson, Joseph, in Houston. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret; a son, Robert; his parents, Joseph and Alice (Keller) Carpus; a sister, Margaret; and three brothers, Donald, Joseph and Charles. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Annette Carpus; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Carpus; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Charles Wayne ‘Mac' McGlothlin
TRINITY – Graveside services for Charles Wayne “Mac” McGlothlin, 75, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with full Military Honors. Mr. McGlothlin died peacefully on Monday, June 13. He was born May 11, 1936, in Luling, and as a young man he attended Luling Schools. Mr. McGlothlin enlisted in the Texas National Guard, serving in 1952-53. In 1953 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1957. At the time of his discharge from the Navy, he earned his GED and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1957. He served as an aircraft electrician, electrical instructor, Nuclear Warhead Safety Inspector, and Military Instructor in base safety. He was assigned to the Inspector General’s Office as a special investigator of aircraft, missile and nuclear accidents. Many of his special assignments are still classified at this time. After retirement he worked for O.S.H.A, Department of Defense (US Army), Safety Director St. Luke’s Hospital of San Antonio, and served in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve officer. During his duty in the military he attended many schools and colleges; Texas A&M, Stanford, University of California and Allen Hancock for CEU’s. He was an instructor at San Antonio College in Environmental Safety & Health. Mr. McGlothlin spent many hours at the Bullethole shooting range, training shooters of all ages in the safe use of firearms in San Antonio; before he moved to Trinity in 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Price and Mary Melissa McGlothlin; and six siblings, Thelma, Delmar, Dorothy Mae, Ernest Price, Vernon Coopwood and Alvin Ray McGlothlin. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Peggy Jo McGlothlin; three sons and their spouses, Michael D. McGlothlin, David Wayne and Gloria McGlothlin and Christopher and Amy McGlothlin; two daughters, Donna McGlothlin and Beverly McGlothlin; four step-children and their spouses, Stanford Pennington Jr., Penny and Tony Valdez, Dustin Pennington and Shelby and Clint Lavender; a brother, Joe Glen McGlothlin; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Henry Joseph Schroeder
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Harry Joseph Schroeder, 78, of Trinity, formerly of Houston, were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska with the Rev. Orin Smith officiating. Burial was at noon on Wednesday, June 15, in the Houston National Cemetery. Mr. Schroeder died Friday, June 10, in Trinity. He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Harry Schroeder and Jessie Rose Ciborski Schroeder Cymanowski. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Schroeder,; and his stepfather, Ben Cymanowski. Survivors include his wife, Joan Schroeder of Trinity; three daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Doug Smith of Liverpool, Texas, Gail and Manny Garcia of Spring and Melanie Schroeder and her fiancé Frank Gardner of Trinity; a son and his spouse, Mark and Dr. Kim Schroeder of Magnolia; a stepbrother, Bernie Cymanowski of Crystal Lake, Illinois; five grandchildren, Ashley Smith, Mark Schroeder, Donny Schroeder, Jane Schroeder and Jessie Schroeder; four step-grandchildren, Jenn Smith, Jill Garcia, Christian Garcia and Nicholas Garcia; a step-great-granddaughter, Brooke; and a number of nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home of Onalaska directed the arrangements. To sing an online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
GROVETON -- Services for Linda Abbott, 60, of Moscow were held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating. Mr. Abbott died Thursday, June 9, in Lufkin. She was born Sept. 12, 1950 in San Augustine, the daughter of Arnold “Mutt” McKinley and Georgie Mae Parrish Harris. Survivors include her husband Wilbert Abbott; a son and his spouse, Chris and Debbie McKinley of Moscow; a daughter, Shontelle Monroe of Elkhart; two step-sons, Michael Abbott of Grapeland and Robert Abbott of Elkhart; a sister and her spouse, Betty and Anthony Niosi of Huntington; and a number of other relatives and friends. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements. To sign an online guestbook go to the website www.grovetonfuneralhome.com.
Ladelle Seamans Burleson
TRINITY – Services for Ladelle Seamans Burleson, 86, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Glendale Baptist Church with Frank Seamans officiating. Burial followed in Glendale Cemetery in Trinity County. Mrs. Burleson died Friday, June 10, in Trinity. She was born Aug. 1, 1924 in Mablevale, Ark. And was preceded in death by a son, Boyce Locke; a daughter, Sharon Warren, a brother, Jack Seamans; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Seamans. Survivors include her husband, James Alton “Jim” Burleson, Jr.; four children and their spouses, James and Faye Locke, Gerald “Jerry” and Mary Locke, Lynet and Chuck Perkins and Charles “Chuck” and Norma Sluder; a daughter-in-law, Michelle Locke; a brother, Wilbur Seamans; a sister-in-law, Louisa Seamans; 18 grandchildren, Stephen Locke, David Locke and wife Sarah, Charlote Massey and husband Chris, Monte Locke, Clayton Locke, Rosalyn Locke, Sharon Kay Hooper and husband Bobby, Ron Locke and wife Deeann, Brandon Locke, Bradley Locke, B.J. Locke and wife Krystin, Cassie Covington, J.T. Covington, Sydney Perkins, Candi Castillo and husband Jason, Jordan Sluder, Michael Todd and Kayla Todd; 15 great-grandchildren, Zac, Grayson, Jackson, Ava, Lauren, Michael, Katie, Paige, Layla, Ryan, Riley, Kylee, Peitynn, Leland and Jasen; and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers were David Locke, Monte Locke, Clayton Locke, Ron Locke, Bradley Locke, B.J. Locke, J.T. Covington, Jason Castillo, Chuck Perkins and Brandon Locke. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Karen “Kay Kay” Lynette Mackey Hancock
TRINITY – Graveside services for Karen “Kay Kay” Lynette Mackey Hancock, 42, were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Clapp Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. Hancock died suddenly on Sunday, June 5, in Trinity. She was born Oct. 16, 1968 in Trinity and attended Trinity High School. She worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice for six years. She loved to decorate, especially at Christmas, and worked part-time for Trinity Florist, She also was a wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her father, James Mackey. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Mike Hancock; two sons, Nicholas Keith Hancock and Joshua Wade Hancock; a brother and his spouse, Larry Wayne and Becky Mackey; a niece, Lauren Mackey; a special uncle, Billie Goodin; a special aunt, Rhonda Goodin; her dog, Journey; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Kenneth Ausben Thomas
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Kenneth Ausben Thomas, 78, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Tony and Tammy Holder, pastor’s of New Life Church of Lufkin, officiating. Mr. Thomas died Friday, June 10, in Livingston. He was born May 12, 1933 in Baytown, and served two years in the United States Army. He was an auto mechanic and he also worked on tugboats. Mr. Thomas was an avid fisherman and the joy of his life was his family, with whom he loved to get together with and barbecue. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Una Mae Thomas; and 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Thomas; five children and their spouses, Connie and Chuck Molliere, Richard and Debbie Thomas, Donna Hernandez, Rebecca Rea and Melissa and Jimmy McCorcle; two brothers and their spouses, Joseph and Georgie Thomas and Jack and Diane Thomas; grandchildren, Stephanie Henley and spouse Jeff, Philip Thomas, Rick Jr., Dwayne and spouse Debra, Angela, Tina, Trisha and spouse Stony, Juan and spouse Cheryl, Josefina and spouse Leo, Jessica and spouse Gabriel, Cassandra and Lisa Marie; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Megan, Emily, Kaitlyn, Devin, Darian, Drea, Ray Ray, Julian, Syrena, Jocelyn, Courtney, Macey, Faith, Jose, Nathan, Alannah, Hailey, Kaiden, Taleea; a great-great grandson Colin; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Ivie Mary Tipton Barrett
TRINITY – Services for Ivie Mary Tipton Barrett, 98, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwain Pollard officiating. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Mrs. Barrett died Monday, May 30, in Trinity. She was born Nov. 24, 1912 in the Chita community and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Gayle Barrett; and a son, Ernest Leroy Barrett. Survivor include a daughter, Geraldene Tipton; a sister, Gertrue Thompson; sox grandchildren and their spouses, Gerry Stratford, Larry and Terri Tipton, Paul and Donna Barrett, Lee and Sheri Barrett, Brenda Sherman and Mary Jo Spivey; nine great-Grandchildren, T.J. Stratford, Lauren Tipton, Holly Tipton, Riley Barrett, Crystal Due, Cutter Justice, Christopher Sherman, Travis Sherman and Ivy Sherman; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Olivia Roxanna “Roxey” Blair
TRINITY – Services for Olivia Roxanna “Roxey” Blair, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Oaklawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Cauley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Blair died Sunday, May 29, in the Trevat community. She was born Aug. 5, 1940 in Nicaragua and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Lufkin. She was a Sabbath School teacher for many years and loved to sing. Above all she loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Evelyn Sinclair; and seven siblings, Lindolfo Sinclair, Gloria Sinclair Lawton, Raymond Sinclair, Jr., William Sinclair, Lindbergh Sinclair, Evelyn Sinclair Taylor and Valdimar Sinclair. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Thomas Devine “Tom” Blair; a daughter, Jan Blair Felcoff; a son and his spouse, Danny and Cindy Blair; four siblings, Ed Sinclair, Clevridge Sinclair, Glenn Sinclair and Vilma Sinclair; three grandchildren and their spouses, Donovan and Christy Rhone, Benjamin and Erika Cooley and Asher Felcoff; two great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jeremy and Jaden Rhone; 18 nieces and 10 nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
GROVETON – Services for Merry Burger, 70, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Mrs. Burger died Thursday, June 2, in Groveton. Born June 16, 1916 in Irondale, Mo., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groveton. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three children, Debby Alaniz of Manvell, Troy Lovett of Conyers, Ga., and Brent Lovett of League City; a brother, Robin Brewster; a sister, Betty Sellers of Groveton; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Dunaway of Farmington, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers included Steve Alaniz, Troy Lovett, Brent Lovett, Larry Sellers, MichaelLovett, Austin Kelso and Andy Steele. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Ronald Lynn Gallier
TRINITY – Memorial services for Ronald Lynn Gallier, 63, of Trinity will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the First Pentecostal Church of Vidor, 185 Camp Street across from the sub-courthouse. Mr. Gallier died Saturday, June 4, following a long illness. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired from the Dupont plant in Beaumont. Mr. Gallier was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Louise Gallier; two brothers, Gene Gallier and Fred Gallier; and a nephew, Junior Verrett. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gallier; two sons, Ronnie Gene Gallier and Jody Wayne Galler; a daughter, Angie Gallier; a step-son, Pete Evans; two brothers, Jack Gallier of Vidor and Sammie Gallier of Hemphill; three sisters Betty Wise of Warren, Loyce Huffsetter of Lake Charles, La. and Peggy Doucette of Villeplatte, La.; and a number of nieces, nephews and step-children.
Rose Anna Davis Kaiser
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Rose Anna Davis Kaiser, 59, of Trinity will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating. Ms. Kaiser died peacefully on Friday, June 3, at her residence. She was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Beaumont. She worked as a driver in the transportation industry; she was a tele-a-operator and would work on circuit boards; and was a waitress and a bartender. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony Alton and Maybell Lois Davis; and a brother, Charles Davis. Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Peggy Lynn and Coley Dale Hamm; a son and his spouse Tony Alton and Anita Davis; a special friend, Steven Robert Haney; her siblings, Peggy and Joe Dale Hamm, Jeanne Gravitt and Kathy Todd; four grandchildren, Michael Dawson Kaiser, Chastin Lee Walton, Thomas Layne Gauge Hamm and Morgan Grace Davis; her ex-husband, Dewey Layne Kaiser; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Thomas Edwin Pettis
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Thomas Edwin Pettis, 86, of Trinity were held at 2:30 p;m. Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. Pettis died Thursday, June 2, in Conroe, Texas. He was born February 26, 1925 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Thomas and Alma Pettis. He was a member of the Dorcas Wills Baptist Church and served as a bomber pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corp in the Western Pacific during World War II. Mr. Pettis attended the University of Tennessee, receiving a business degree. He also played professional baseball for the Cleveland Browns for one year and worked as a sales rep for 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Pettis of Trinity; four daughters and their spouses, Linda and Mike Sieners of Montgomery, Susan and Billy Davis of Willis, Margaret Manz of Hixon, Tenn. and Sandy Strength of Temple; and two sons and their spouses, Craig and Karen Lyerly of Humble and Tom and Marilyn Shope of Oolawah, Tenn. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Dorcas Wills Baptist Church Building Fund. Brooke Funeral Services of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An on-line family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com
Mattie Myrtice Rogers
TRINITY – Services for Mattie Myrtice Rogers, 99, were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. D.R. McNaughton and the Rev. Billy Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Rogers died Thursday, June 2, in Trinity. She was born Aug. 26, 1912 in Polk County and lived a strong Christian life. She was know for her skills with the piano and for moving her audiences with her spirit. She was a Pentecostal Lady all her life. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Rogers; three sons, Bobby Rogers, Peter Rogers and Jerry O’Dell Rogers; a daughter ,Linda Hickman; four siblings, Lister Tide Tiner, Burman Tiner, Eloise Tiner Kitchen and Lois Tiner Martin; and a granddaughter Lee Ann Rogers. Survivors include a son-in-law, Travis A Hickman; a daughter-in-law, Monda Rogers; three grandchildren, Jerry O’Dell Rogers Jr. and his wife Cari, Travis Hickman Jr. and Craig Hickman; and a great-grandson, Jerry Lee Rogers. Pallbearers were members of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James Clevon “Jimmy” Smith Jr.
TRINITY – Services for James Clevon “Jimmy” Smith Jr., 55, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Dr. Jason Burden officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Friday, May 27, at his residence. He was born July 19, 1955 in Texas City and was a 1874 graduate of Texas City High School; where he was voted “class favorite” during his junior year. He was known as the life of the party, as a person who never met a stranger and as someone who was willing to help anyone in need. Mr. Smith was a self employed commercial paint contractor for many years in Texas City. He loved the outdoors and anything to do with hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Clevon Sr. and Peggy Smith; his paternal grandparents; Jeff and Beatrice Smith; and his maternal grandparents, Jack and Inez Bowen. Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Misty Dawn and Darrel John and Sunny Jo and Chad Smith; a brother, John Edward Smith; three grandchildren, Gavin John, Jayda John and Christopher Smith; cousins and longtime caregivers, Ricky and Susan Arnold; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Margaret Virginia Smith
TRINITY -- Services for Margaret Virginia Smith, 84, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Trinity with Pastor Russ Munch, the Rev. Billy Jackson and the Rev. D.R. McNaughton officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Thursday, June 2 at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1927 in Hemphill. She was employed at the Hutson Café and together with her husband Coby, owned and operated the Coby’s Marina and Café for more than 26 years. She was a member of Trinity Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Smith also would sew for the public and she love to go dancing and to Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coby Smith; her parents, Malley and Mabel Kelly; a brother, Raymond Kelly; and a sister, Rebecca Downy. Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Sabrina and Tommy Goodin; a son and his spouse, Greg and Anita Smith; six grandchildren Kelli, Ashley and Alicia Goodin, Robert, James and Rebecca Minshew; a nephew and his spouse, Randall and Betty Leggett and Joyce Leggett; a special family friend, Bernice Tomme; and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers were Trinity volunteer firemen Hayne Huffman, Wayne Huffman, Scott Womack, Billy Joe Slaughter, Keith Johnson, Bobby Rushing, Rickey Harrelson and John Chamberlain. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Memorial services for Vivian Mayew, 85, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville. Mrs. Mayew died Tuesday, May 24, in Huntsville. She was born Sept. 23, 1925, the daughter of William and Agnes Devantier of Galveston. Together with her sisters, Francis, Carmen, Agnes and Jo Ann, she was known as one of the Devantier Girls of Galveston. During World War II, the sisters joined the USO as dancers in Galveston and after the war Mrs. Mayew organized dances for the organization. Her work with the USO was credited with improving the moral of U.S. servicemen bound for action in Europe and the Pacific. She was featured on the nose art of a number of World War II bomber aircraft, one of which proclaimed her the “Queen Bee of Galveston.” Mrs. Mayew’s work with the USO also is featured in the World War II museum at Fort Lewis, Wash. Mrs. Mayew was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Frances; and three brothers, Frank, Woolie and Gus. Survivors include four children, Donna, Teresa, Bobby and Rebecca; three sisters, Carmen, Agnes, and Jo Ann; and 11 grandchildren, Charlie, Scottie, Tracie, Melody, John, Jason, Mary, Marrissa, Kelsey. Amanda and Beth. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
George R. Overby Sr.
TRINITY – Services for George R. Overby Sr., 91, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, in Restland Cemetery in Dallas,. Mr. Overby died peacefully on Thursday, May 26, in Houston. He was born Sept. 13, 1919 in Waco and was preceded in death by his father, Ernest C. Overby; his mother, Bennie Lierman Overby McMahan; and a brother, Bill Overby. Survivors include his wife, Nina O. Overby; a daughter, Barbara Nail; a son, George R. Overby Jr.,; two siblings, Dorothy Thompson and Charles Overby; two grandchildren, Richard Brian Overby and Dena Hamrick; five great-grandchildren, Kennedy Overby, Brianna Overby, Blayne Overby, Aidan Hamrick and Corin Hamrick; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Troy Douglas Ramey
TRINITY – Graveside services for Troy Douglas Ramey, 39, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. Ramey died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Granby, Mo. He was born Jan. 17, 1972 in Houston and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe Sam and Catherine Ramey and Edward and Jessie Jones; and by his uncle, Buddy Jones. Survivors include one daughter, Allison Ramey Leach; three sons, Tommy Ramey, Trey Ramey and Ty Ramey; his parents, Vicki and Tom Ramey of Trinity; two sisters, and a brother-in-law, Melanie and Jim Watanabe of Nederland and Jennifer Ramey of Houston; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.