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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

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Gloria Ann Klutts
TRINITY – A celebration of life gathering for Gloria Ann Klutts was held from 6-8 p.m,. Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel. Mrs. Klutts was then cre-mated according to her family’s wishes. Mrs. Klutts died Wednesday afternoon, June 13, at ETMC-Trinity on her 69th birthday. She was born in 1943 in Corsicana, the daughter of H.R. and Gussie (Jarrett) Smith. Mrs. Klutts attended Corsicana High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed flower gardening and reading. Mrs. Klutts was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Eugene Smith; a sister, Joyce Bradshaw; a granddaughter, Tiffaney Lynn Klutts; and a daughter-in-law, Kim Klutts. Survivors include her loving husband, Mr. George Dillard Klutts; a son, William Dillard Klutts; three daughters, Jean Hollon and husband Cliff, Melissa Roseann Klutts and husband Mike Roach, and Sharron Sue Goldberg and husband Louis; a brother, Butch McClain; a sister, Mary Ann; two grandchildren, Waco Wayne Krase and Levi Justin Krase; three great-grandchildren, Miranda Jean Krase, Garrett Sevrens, and Leaha SueAnn Krase; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Billy C. Powledge
GROVETON -- Services for Billy C. Powledge, 79, of Trinity will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Car-lisle Cemetery. Mr. Powledge died Saturday, June 16, in Groveton. He was born July 4, 1931, in Bedias. He was a member of the South Houston Lodge 1295 AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry SJ USA, Valley of Houston Orient of Texas and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Powledge was a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Powledge. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Oma Jean and Jim Robbins of Bryan and Sherry K. Roberson of Groveton; and four grand-children, Ti Lynn Gardner of Lufkin, Billy Cole Stanley of Buckhead, Ga., Mary Janail Grams of Spring and Tamra Scroggins of Groveton. Groveton Funeral Home di-rected the arrangements.

Virginia Dare Pyle
TRINITY -- Services for Ms. Virginia Dare Pyle, 86, were held at 11 a.m,. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Apple Springs Baptist Church in Apple Springs with the Rev. Lindsey Nimmons officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs. Pallbearers were Alec Ryan, Joe Gudino, Dwight Pyle, Ma-lrey Pyle, Aaron Pyle, Mike Ryan, David Pyle (honorary), Willie Pyle (honorary). Ms. Pyle died Tuesday af-ternoon, June 12, at the Grove-ton Nursing Home in Groveton. She was born April 28, 1926 in Douglass, the daughter of Vernon “Zepp” and Iva (Grimm) Wilson. Ms. Pyle attended grade school in Douglass and was a “Class of 1944” graduate of Nacogdoches High School. She, then, attended business school in Nacogdoches until her marriage to Charlie Pyle on August 6, 1945. She worked as a medical transcriptionist and retired after 12 years of service at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Houston. She enjoyed flower gardening, collecting recipes, and doing word find puzzles. Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Doug “Donut” Wilson. Survivors include her daughter and her spouse, Kay Dianne and Tony Ezanidis; two granddaughters, Georgia Ryan and husband Mike and Antouanette Gudino and husband Joe; five great-grandchildren, Brittanie Ryan, Alec Ryan, Kayli Ryan, Maximus Gudino, and Isabelle Gudino; brothers-in-law, D.L. Pyle and wife Trudy, Ben Pyle and wife Ellen, and Francis Pyle; a sister-in-law, Anzo Richardson and husband Kent; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Sherrian Ann Whittenburg
TRINITY -- A memorial ser-vice for Mrs. Sherrian Ann Whittenburg, 60, of Trinity will be held at noon, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mrs. Whittenburg died Sunday afternoon, June 10 at her residence in the Harbor Point subdivision east of Trini-ty. She was born Jan. 31, 1952 in Houston and worked in the banking industry as a check processer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Margie (Knight) Rayburn. Survivors include her hus-band, Danny Whittenburg; three daughters and their spouses, Jennifer and Wayne Rastatter, Jean and John Lopez and Brenda Baughman; three sisters, Pam Pugsley and husband Bo, Brenda Commander, and Deborah Morris; eight grandchildren, Jamie Rastatter, Alex Rastatter, Madison Ras-tatter, Bethann Lopez, Morgan Lopez, Caitland Richardson, Alan Richardson and Edward Coronado; close friends, Terry and Kathy Goree and Tudy and Tony Bass; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders
CROCKETT – Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Wednes-day, June 13, 2012 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Family received friends for visitation at the cemetery be-ginning at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Sanders was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the youngest of three daughters born to the late Robert and Laura Mitchell. She moved from Missouri to the East Texas area at a very young age and attended the Kennard schools. She married the love of her life, Alton Sanders, in 1944 and served with him in the Lord’s ministry. Together they ministered in numerous churches in the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas for over 30 years. After retirement, they returned to East Texas and resided in Crockett for 23 years. Mrs. Sanders was a talented homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Alton Sanders; her parents, Robert and Laura Mitchell; and two sisters, Elzie Johnson and Thurmal McCormick. Survivors include a son, Al-lan Sanders of Lewisville; a daughter, and her spouse Pa-tricia and Bill Salmon of Pros-per; five grandchildren and their spouses, Teri and Bill Beavers of Prosper, Rebekah and Ike Lee of Buffalo, NY; Laura and Trenton Williams of Frisco and David Sanders of Houston; seven great-grandchildren, Asher and Sofia Lee of Buffalo, NY, Rachel, Emily and William Beavers of Prosper and Landon and Lucas Williams of Frisco; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements. Condolences for Mrs. Sanders may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

Patricia Goldman
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Patricia Goldman, 59, of Trinity, formerly of the Houston, will be held at noon Saturday, June 9, 2012 a the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville. Burial will follow at the Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville. The family will receive visi-tors starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Goldman died Sunday, June 3, at her sister’s residence in Trinity, surrounded by her family. She worked as an aid in the medical field and loved to help others. Mrs. Goldman enjoyed nature, watching humming-birds, and her family. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Bell, and a daughter ,Rene Tinsley. Survivors include two sons, Chris Tinsley and Manuel Tinsley, both of Humble; one daughter, Shelley Tinsley of La Porte; four brothers, David Goldman, Patrick Goldman, Bobby Goldman and Daryl Goldman; a sister; Karen Huff of Trinity; and eight grandchil-dren. Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the ar-rangements. An on-line family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com

Charles William ‘Bill’ Goodrum
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Charles William “Bill” Goodrum, 70, of Weldon will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs-day, June 7, at the Weldon Baptist Church in Weldon. In keeping with his wishers, he was cremated. Mr. Goodrum died Thurs-day, May 31, 2012 at his resi-dence surrounded by his fami-ly. He was born March 25, 1942 in Crockett, the son of William and Ada Goodrum. Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the ar-rangements. An on-line family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com

Gary Lynn Kirby
TRINITY -- Services for. Gary Lynn Kirby, 47, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mr. Kirby died May 19 in a car accident in Glendale. He was born May 27, 1964 in Huntsville. Mr. Kirby worked in the construction field remodeling homes, as a supervisor, and as a heavy equipment operator. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed bow hunting during deer season and fishing. Above all, he was a devoted family man who will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his sister, Teresa Kirby, and a brother-in-law, Richard Thorpe. Survivors include three sons, Stephen Kirby, Dakota Kirby and Jakob Kirby; a daughter, Kari Sharp; his father, Leslie “Sonny” Kirby and companion, Carol Crump; his mother and step-father, Char-lotte (Reinhardt) and Colin Stead; two step-sons, Patrick Stead and Kenny Vickory and wife Denise; step-daughters, Jamie Morton and husband Mike; three grandchildren, Hayden Kirby, Noah Sharp and Alexis Sharp; and step-grandchildren, Christopher and Collin, Hilary Stead, and Mary Kirkland and husband Grady; an aunt, Dorothy Stevens; nephew, Eddie Walker and wife Keeley; great-niece, Kaleigh; a dear friend, Shelia Faggen; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Steven Neil Kirby, Eddie Walker Jr., J.D. Reynolds, John Kirby, Steven Kirby, and Robert Kir-by. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Beirman, Ron Stevens, Rankin Ramsey, Jackie White, Jack Landrum, and Joey Igeracia. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Alejandro Lara
TRINITY -- A Mass of Re-surrection for Alejandro Lara, 71, was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tri-nity with the Father Gary Rott-man officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mr. Lara died Wednesday, May 29, at his residence sur-rounded by his loved ones. He was born April 20, 1941 in Laredo, the son of Rafael and Feliz (Guzman) Lara. Mr. Lara worked in the pest control business. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Poncho Ramon and Jesus Lara. Survivors include his loving wife, Maria (Torres) Lara; his children; his grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Johnny Ray Smith
TRINITY – A memorial ser-vice for Johnny Ray Smith was held Saturday, June 2, 2012. Mr. Smith died Tuesday, May 22, at the Veterans Ad-ministration Hospital in Tem-ple. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mertie Skains Smith; and his father, Trollford Ray Smith. Survivors include John Wal-lace of Oklahoma, Rhonda Mandel of Florida, Kim Hegeelus of Florida and a number of other family members.

Edmond Donald ‘Don’ Williamson
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vices for Edmond Donald “Don” Williamson, 84, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Salem Cemetery in Houston County with Bro. Bobby Nicholds officiating. Following the service, family and friends gathered at the home of Christine Williamson for an afternoon meal and a time of fellowship. Mr. Williamson died Friday, June 1, at Conroe Regional Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1928 in Midway, one of eight children born to Albert Francis and Minnie Ola (Harrellson) Wil-liamson. Mr. Williamson served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed paint contractor. His parents; four brothers, O’Dell Williamson, O’Neal Williamson, John Williamson and Elro “Shine” Williamson; and two sisters, Lois Etheridge and Judy Caldwell preceded him in death. Survivors include the mother of his children, Christine Williamson; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Eddie Williamson, Charles and Pat Williamson, Ricky Williamson and Bryan Williamson; two daughters, Donna Schauer and Teresa Coen; a sister and her spouse, Janey and Buddy Boney; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Genelle Ramsower Speer
ROSENBERG – Graveside services for Genelle Ramsower Speer, 80, were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Fleetwood Church of Christ in Houston. Mrs. Speer died Monday, May 21. She was born on Oct. 5, 1931 in her family’s home in Wharton. She graduated from Wharton High School and later attended Wharton County Junior College. She was the first Wharton County Fair Queen and had a passion for twirling, playing the piano, and tennis. She married the love of her life, Stanley, and moved to Trinity where she took great joy in being a wife and mother. After her husband’s tragic death in 1964, she exhibited her intelligence, skill and quick wit for business while running the family’s auto parts store and cattle ranch. In later years, she lived in Angleton, Houston, and Rich-mond. She was a faithful member of the Fleetwood Church of Christ in Houston and the Graeber Road Church of Christ in Rosenberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; daughter, Diane Speer Hogue; parents Raymond and Lavine Ramsower; a brother, Willdale Ramsower; and a sister, Mary Virginia Peltier. Survivors include her sons, Stanley and his wife Edie, and Gary and his wife Susan; son-in-law Buddy Hogue; grand-children, Shawn, Jill, Justin, Savannah, and Katherine; great grandsons Kaidyn, Ezra and Elijah; great-granddaughters Jessie Jo and Macie; a brother, Raymond Ramsower and his wife Mildred; sister Lodell Payne; brother-in-law Sherrill Speer and his wife Sandra; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fleetwood Church of Christ, 15935 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 or Houston Hospice - El Campo, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437. Garmany and Carden Funeral Home of Rosenberg directed the arrangements.


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