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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - March 1, 2009 - March 8, 2009

William Samuel “Buddy” Green
TRINITY -- William Samuel “Buddy” Green, 77, of Trinity died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at the Conroe Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
He was born March 13, 1931, in Slocum. He was employed as a cement man and was a member of Local 681.
Survivors include four children; two brothers, Arthur Whitaker Green and Bobby Green; two sisters, Marynadine Bevens and Hazel Jean Gilbert; and four grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Alton Fullard Sanders
CROCKETT – Services for the Rev. Alton Fullard Sanders, 85, of Kilgore and  formerly of Crockett, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett with the Rev. Deward Henry of Fort Worth officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
The Rev. Sanders died Monday, March 2, in the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
He was born Jan. 2, 1924 in Moffet, the son of the late Moses and Annie Sanders.
The Rev. Sanders graduated from Groveton High School in 1941 and then in 1943 enlisted and served three years in the U. S. Navy. In 1950, he graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and from the BMA Theological Seminary in 1969.
The Rev. Sanders was a Licensed Insurance Agent before he surrendered to the ministry in 1963. He was ordained and licensed as a minister by Calvary Baptist Church of Crockett and served as a minister and pastor in the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife 64 years, Laura Marie Sanders of Kilgore, formerly of Crockett; one son, Allan Sanders of Carrollton; one daughter and her spouse, Patricia and Bill Salmon of Kilgore; a brother, J.B. Sanders of Canton; four sisters, Almarene Taylor of Lufkin, Wilmith Charlton of Trinity, Juanita Dotson of Trinity and Shirley Wolfe of Cooper; four grandchildren, Teri Beavers of Frisco, Rebekah Lee of Edmond, Okla., Laura Williams of Frisco and David Sanders of Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Asher Lee of Edmond, Okla., and Rachel Beavers of Frisco; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be sent to BMA Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.

Hester Mae Mitchell Stevenson
TRINITY – Private family services for Hester Mae Mitchell Stevenson, 93, were held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in the Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton,
Mrs. Stevenson died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 22, in San Angelo.
She was born April 23, 1915, in Lake Charles, La. She moved to Groveton when she was eight years old where she attended public schools until her marriage in 1931.
She moved with her family to Trinity in 1943 where she raised her family and was active in many civic organizations. The Stevensons moved to Huntsville in 1960 where they resided until her husband’s retirement in 1974, at which time they moved back to Trinity.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.I. “Buddy” Stevenson; a son, Rob Mitchell Stevenson; a granddaughter, Teri Diane Stevenson’ and her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph W. Mitchell.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Stevenson Young of Trinity; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kathleen and David Quanz of Odessa, Karen and Jay Smith of Fort Worth, Shelley and George Ancira of Huntsville and Kurt and Glyna Stevenson of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Katy Quanz, Kallie Quanz, Hanna  Jo Smith, Karalee Smith, Clinton Smith, Emily Ancira, Allie Ancira and Rachel Stevenson; a cousin, Hilda Zoe Kaye of Lincoln, Neb.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Stevenson Family Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1994, Trinity, Texas, 75862 or the Groveton Ex-Students’ Association, P.O. Box 70, Groveton, Texas, 75845,
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

William Perry Stewart
HUNTSVILLE – Services for William Perry Stewart, 67, of Trinity were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, in the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville with Bro. Jim Parrish officiating.
Mr. Stewart died Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 27, 1941 and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a tugboat engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Stewart of Trinity; three sons, Darrell Stewart, Joel Stewart and William Perry Stewart Jr., all of Trinity; a daughter, Kimberly Hajek of Conroe; three brothers, J.F. Stewart of Conroe, Victor Stewart of Dayton and Jerry Stewart of Cleveland; one sister, Ada Rosine Hall of Goodrich; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.



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