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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company


Terry Glenn Coleman
TRINITY -- Services for Terry Glenn Coleman, 54, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Midway Church of Christ located on Highway 21 in Midway, with the Rev. Lanier Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Mr. Coleman died Sunday, March 18, in Livingston. He was born Aug. 15, 1957 in Huntsville, the son of Robert and Lillian (Ivy) Coleman. Mr. Coleman served in the U.S. Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge in 1976. He retired after 22 years in the oil industry. He also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and as an assistant manager for the Livingston Wal-mart. Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne Coleman. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Opal Marie (Howell) Coleman; five children and their spouses, Robert and Jeanne Coleman, Travis and Heather Coleman, Darrell Wayne and Stacey King, Dusty Herring and Tabitha Gibbs; a brother and his spouse, Danny and Betina Coleman; 11 grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, Micah, Austin, Alex, Andrew, Kaitlin, Jake, Elizabeth, Bayle, and Arianna; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Barry Lee Martell
TRINITY -- A brief, private ceremony for Barry Lee Martell, 56, of Trinity was held at 2 pm, Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel. According to his wishes, Mr. Martell was cremated. Mr. Martell died Thursday, March 15. He was born Nov. 26, 1955 in Manitowoc, Wis., the son of Sam and Janette (Padgett) Martell. Mr. Martell was a veteran. He worked as a truck driver and as a mechanic. His father, Sam Martell, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Zakowski) Martell; children, Amiee Martell and Jack Kizer, Nicholas Martell, and Keri Martell; his mother, Janette Martell; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Sam Martell and Dale and Sue Martell; a sister and her spouse, Ginger and Tony Swiecichowski; grandchildren, Kaleb Kizer and Edan Kizer; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Sandra Irene Meadows
LIVINGSTON – Services for Sandra Irene Meadows, 47, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston with Bro. Jim Parrish officiating. Burial followed in the Holly Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Meadows died March 13 in Trinity. She was born Jan. 22, 1965 in Warren Ark., the daughter of Wes-ley O’Daniel and Linda Irene Hill Forrest. Mrs. Meadows was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, William and Ouida Hill; and an aunt, Martha Jean Schwirtlich. Survivors include her husband, Glenn Meadows of Trinity; a son, Jeremy Fuller of Livingston; two daughters and a son-in-law, Brandy and Chris Knight of Trinity and Kayla Meadows and Cody Mesecke of Riverside; her mother, Linda Irene Copeland of Livingston; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Missy and William James of Livingston and Tracey Dodson of Livingston; her grandmother, Willie Pearl Forrest of Warren, Ark; six grandchildren, Brayleigh Smith, Jayce Fuller, Lillian Knight, Carsten Knight, Makynlee Mesecke and Jaylee Jo Fuller; and a number of other family members and friends. Pallbearers included Jeremy Ful-ler, Chris Knight, Cody Mesecke, Paul Valderez Jr., Terry Lawson, Jeffery Lawson, David Henry Jr., David Henry Sr., and Mark Henry. Honorary pallbearers were William James and Jamie Lawson. Cochran Funeral Home in Li-vingston directed the arrangements.

Bobbie Jewell Stephens
TRINITY -- Services for Bobbie Jewell Stephens, 82, were held at 10 a.m,. Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed at the Seale Round Prairie Cemetery in Groesbeck. Mrs. Stephens died March 17 at the residence of her son in Trinity. She was born Dec. 6, 1929 in Waco, the daughter of William and Laura Roberts. Mrs. Stephens worked as a night keeper for Jackson Auto Storage for many years. She was known as a homemaker, wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of River of Life Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Bill, George and Durwood Roberts; a sister, Mary Elsie Gates; two nephews, John David Dolen and Joe Hardy; a niece, Jan Dolen; and three stepchildren. R.A. Stephens, Mark Stephens and Cherry Adams. Survivors include her devoted husband of 42 years, R.A. Stephens; two sons and their spouses, Steve and Crissy Stephens and Jack and Quida Brown; a daughter, Laura Inez Avery; a brother, Matt Roberts; a sister and her spouse, Peggy and David Dolen; grandchildren, Chris Brown and wife Natalie, Allissa Brown and Domonique, R. A., Alaiah, J.D., and Ziggy Stephens; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Steve Stephens, R. A. Stephens, Jack Stephens, Chris Stephens, J. D. Stephens, Gene Ray Dolen, Cody Tandy, and Tony Logue. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy C. Westmoreland
HEMPHILL – Graveside services for Tommy C. Westmoreland, 71, were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in the Lows Chapel Cemetery near Hemphill. Mr. Westmoreland died in his home near Hemphill on Saturday, March 10, following an illness. He was born April 11, 1940 in Houston, the son of Ervin and Alice Evelyn Westmoreland. He retired as an oil broker in the petroleum industry and moved to Hemphill 15 years ago. He was preceded in death by his loving companion, Diana Fore. Survivors include many cousins and friends. Starr Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Bernice Ringo Gibson
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Bernice Ringo Gibson, 96, were held at 11 am, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Glendale Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Ms. Gibson died Sunday evening, Feb. 26, in Trinity. She was born Tuesday, Oct.5, 1915 in Trinity, the daughter of Howard and Jessie (O’Donald) Ringo. Ms. Gibson was a homemaker and was gifted in sewing, having won numerous ribbons and awards for her needlework. She kept an immaculate home and had a prize yard at her residence. She also volunteered in the community through the Trinity Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Ms. Gibson enjoyed fishing and playing 42. Little League baseball also was a passion for her; she supported the teams throughout every season and never missed a game. Above all, she was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Sam Gibson; and sister, Harriett Ringo. Survivors include her son and his spouse, Jesse “Butch” and Sandra Gibson; a granddaughter and her spouse, Gillian and Kevin Campbell; a great-grandson, Colton Campbell; a niece, Kitty Stanley and her daughter Kathy Leteff and husband Paul; a sister-in-law, Martha Wayne Knight and her daughter Frances Pillows; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Billy Ann ‘Vick’ Hastings
TRINITY – Services for Billy Ann (Vick) Hastings, 53, were held at 1 pm, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Lakeway Baptist Church in Carlisle, with the Rev. Marvin Martin and the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating. Burial followed at Carlisle Cemetery. Ms. Hastings died Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Livingston. She was born Sept. 8, 1958, in Pasadena. She was employed as a waitress ane car3e rfor the eleerly as a nurse’s aide at Avalon Place in Trinity. Ms. Hastings loved to play Bingo,enjoyed making arts and crafts, and would find a challenge in working a good puzzle. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Wayne Hastings; husband, Gary Schupbach; and a brother Terry Harris. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Ray Lee Vick, Amanda Marie and Justin Ray Ellis, andMason Brent and Donna Richelle Daniels; her parents, Billy and Ann Vick; siblings, Starlet Wilson Thompson and husband Tee, Rodney and Diana Harris, Terry and Stephanie Vick, Rose and James West, Forrest and Marilyn Vick; six grandchildren, Kristofer William Scott Vick, Hunter Aubrey Lee Vick, Jordan Dakota Ray Vick, Patience Jean Rushing, Tristin Ray Ellis and Emily Lorein Ellis; her caregiver, A.J. Lee; and a number of other relatives, friends, and adopted children. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Lawrence Warner Miller
TRINITY – Memorial services for Lawrence Warner Miller, 64, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Miller died Wednesday, Feb. 15. A resident of Houston for 61 years, he attended St. Pius High School and the University of Hou-ston. Her began his career in 1968, joining his father, “Rip” Miller, as a Farmers Insurance Agent. In 1974, he established Miller Agencies, serving the Houston area as an independent agent, one of the first licensed Risk Managers in Texas, a Certified Insurance Counselor and trusted advisor to his clients. In 2010, he and his wife, Mary, began moving to Glendale where they could continue their business and enjoy country living. He had a passion for working with his hands – building, tinkering, and gardening and encouraged everyone who visited to take a turn on the tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald and Ethel Miller. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary; three children Amy, Ally and Ben; his siblings and their spouses, Mary Beth and George, Jeanne, Rick and Faye, Mike and Tara, Don and Janine, Kevin and Susan; 29 nieces and nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Bill Edward Norman
TRINITY – Memorial services for Bill Edward Norman , 81, will be held by the family after March 26 at the Fountainhead Creek Golf Cours in Checotah, Okla. The date will be announced later,. Mr. Norman died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at resident in Westwood Shores near Trinity. He was born Tuesday, June 17, 1930 in Bethany, Oklahoma, and was an elder of the Cheyenne Indian Tribe. He was the only child of Robert and Jessie (Balenti) Norman. He was a proud, life-long “Okie.” A golfer along with his wife, Linda, they purchased a second home in Westwood Shores in order to be able to play year-round golf. Despite his illness, he continued to be interested in how his wife was doing on the golf course. His greeting, as she came in from a game, was “How was your game, today, Baby?” Mr. Norman served his country and retired after 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. Later, he worked for the Army Ammunition Depot in McAlester, Okla. In addition to golfing, Mr. Norman enjoyed bowling. Above all, he was completely devoted to and dearly loved his wife and was an extremely loyal friend to all who knew him. Preceding him in death are his parents and his cat, “Checkers”. Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay (McQuary) Norman; two children and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Annie Lynch and Sharon Oviedo; nine grandchildren, Paul Lynch, Lindsey Lynch, Kristen Oviedo, Sean Oviedo, Kendra Oviedo, Kallie Dawson, Lindsey Hughes, Alissa Bannerman and Tyler Bannerman; long-time friends, Dee East and husband John, Allene Peck, and Kathy Finn; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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