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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of May 4, 2008 - May 18, 2008
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Marjorie Ruth Mangum
TRINITY – Services for Marjorie Ruth Mangum, 77, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Jackson officiating.
Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Mangum died Thursday, April 24, in Conroe.
She was born July 23, 1930, in Madison County and was a homemaker, wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by a son and his spouse, Albert “Bert” and Cynthia “Cindy” Mangum; and six brothers and sisters, Jimmie Faye Davis, Leon Price, J.V. Price, Perry A. Price, Jerold Price and Ernestine Price.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Mangum; five daughters and their spouses, Brenda and Clyde Rushing, Karen and Randy Baker, Lisa and Rocky West, Sonie Mangum and Elizabeth Mullen; one brother, Dean Price; grandchildren and their spouses, Brittany and Joel Borski, Misty and Clint Sizemore, Zachariah West, Ricky and Kristen West II, Greg and Julie Rushing, Anne and Steve Roberts, Ryan Rushing, Alfredo Perea, Ttione and Neal Currie and Justin Baker; eight great-grandchildren, Lilly, Cynthia, Marshall, Ethan, Logan, Kira, Holden and Bailey; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Wallace Doyle Pigg
GROVETON – Services for Wallace Doyle Pigg, 77, of Groveton were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Pigg died Wednesday, April 23, in Groveton.
He was born March 19, 1931, in Center and was the former foreman of the L-C Ranch. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death in 2006 by his wife, Jo Pigg.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Danny and Treasa Pigg; a daughter and her spouse, Lisa and Stanley McMullan; a sister and her spouse, Carolyn and Louie Johnson; six grandchildren, John Pigg, Andy Pigg, Tony Pigg, Danielle Pigg, Jennifer Pigg and Wallace Hooks; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Wallace Hooks, Andy Pigg, Tony Pigg, Benny McClain and Karl Davis.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robbie Earl Biggs
CONROE – Services for Robbie Earl Biggs, 79, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe.
Burial followed at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston.
Mr. Biggs died Thursday, May 3, in Conroe.
He was born March 20, 1929, in Bellville, the son of Thomas and Christine Brooks Biggs. He attended Wharton Junior College on a football scholarship and was married to his high school sweetheart, Peggy Jean Breazeale.
Mr. Biggs worked in the trucking business, construction work and retired as a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 54 in Houston. Following his retirement, he purchased Harts Creek Landing and Marina on Lake Livingston in the Carlisle area.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tommy Earl Biggs; a daughter, Kerri Leah Biggs; and his only grandchild, Kristie Kathleen Biggs.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Peggy Jean Biggs of Conroe; a daughter, Toye Suzette Biggs of Trinity; a daughter-in-law, Melinda Biggs; his best friend, Jake Freund; a number of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends; and four canine companions, Sissy, Prancer, Shelby and Freckles.
Metcalf Funeral Directors of Conroe directed the arrangements.

Clarence Daniel Byers
GROVETON – Services for Clarence Daniel Byers, 86, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Schultea and Bro. Larry Dunn officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Byers died Saturday, May 3, in Lufkin.
He was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Bedford, Ind. and served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. A former resident of Houston, he was a retired junior captain with the Houston Fire Department.
Pallbearers included Kevin Maguire, Chris Schultea, J.D. Warren, Kent Byers, Matt Schultea and Chris Byers.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Margie Laverne Harrelson Johnson
TRINITY – Services for Margie Laverne Harrelson Johnson, 67, of La Grange and formerly of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2008, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with his son-in-law, the Rev. Ray Sanders, officiating.
Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday, April 22, in Fayetteville.
She was born April 25, 1940, in Trinity, one of 14 children born to Herbert and Mary Harrelson. She worked in the retail industry for several companies such as Dairy Queen, Post Office Drug and Wal-Mart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis Dean Johnson; a sister, Gladys Harrelson; and two brothers, Butch Harrelson and Elmo Harrelson.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Keith and Diana Johnson; Kevin and Kristy Johnson; two daughters and their spouses, Karen and Ray Sanders and Kristi and Jeff Wunderlich; 10 brothers and sisters, Linnie Morgan, Edith Zarsky, Berta Mae Hyde, Bunk Harrelson, Bonnie Gilbert, Ella Andrews, Odessa Wilson, June Price, Frances Commander and Ester Fae Lawson; 11 grandchildren, Chad, Tammie, Crystal, Olivia, Ashley, Blaine, Taylor, Brannon, Chase, Abby and Cody; three great-grandchildren, Ciara, Kayle and Rick; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

James Walter ‘J.W.’ Hart
TRINITY – Services for James Walter “J.W.” Hart, 65, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Mr. Hart died Monday, April 21, in Humble.
He was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Trinity and was retired fro the Otis Elevator Service after 25 years of employment. Following retirement, he moved to Trinity and spent all of his time either on his deer lease or fishing with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ann Hart; a son, Chad Dwayne Hart; and a brother, Clyde Hart.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Hart and Jason Hart; six brothers and sisters and their spouses, Carolyn and Wayne Glaser, Clara Roark, Leona Whitman, Betty Hart, Bill and Linda Hart and Junior and Donna Hart; five grandchildren, Michael Hart Jr., Kristin Hart, Adrian Hart, Zackary Hart and Cameron Hart; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Robert Dean Jokerst
TRINITY – Services for Robert Dean Jokerst, 79, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Trinity Church of Christ with John Nelson officiating.
Burial followed in the Houston National Cemetery.
Mr. Jokerst died peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, in Shenandoah.
He was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Waco, Neb., the son of Matthew and Blanche Jokerst.
He was employed as a truck driver for Fairmont Food Co. in York, Neb. Before he enlisted in the U.S. Army, he served in Germany from 1948-1951 before re-enlisting for another three-year tour during which he served during the Korean Conflict. He achieved the rank of corporal before being honorably discharged in 1954.
Following the war, Mr. Jokerst accepted a position as a meat cutter in Columbus, Neb. and then moved his family to Trinity some 25 years ago.
In Trinity, he worked as a meat cutter for Jim Buffington at One Stop Grocery and later became the owner-operator of that store for 17 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Trinity Church of Christ.
Mr. Jokerst was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, Steve Bierman.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Wanda Jokerst; two daughters, Karen Jokerst and Brenda Bierman; a sister, Donna Lewis; grandchildren, Heather Cory and John Bierman; great-grandchildren, Samantha Cory, Bruce Unson, Mitze Bierman and Stephanie Bierman; and a number of other family members.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

James Earl Tipton
TRINITY – Services for James Earl Tipton, 75, of Dickinson were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.
Burial followed at Carlisle Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Tipton died on Thursday, May 1.
He was born in Carmona, the son of William Cal and Maggie Mae Tipton and served in the U.S. Army. He was a pipefitter for 34 years at Union Carbide Corp.
Mr. Tipton was a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dickinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Meyers and Audre Faye Smith; and four brothers, J.P. Tipton, Autis Tipton, W.C. Tipton and Norris Tipton.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldene Tipton; a daughter, Gerry Lynn Stratford; a son and his spouse, Larry Earl and Terri Lynn Tipton; three grandchildren, Thomas James Stratford, Lauren Renee Tipton and Holly Elizabeth Tipton; and a number of nieces and Nephews.
Crowder Funeral Home of Dickinson directed the arrangements.


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