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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of May 18, 2008 - May 25, 2008
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Glenn Franklin Gross
TRINITY – Services for Glenn Franklin Gross, 95, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Trinity with the Rev. Dan Alexander officiating.
Burial followed in San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston.
Mr. Gross died Wednesday, May 14, in Huntsville.
He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Belton, Mo. and was a retired supervisor with Brown and Root. Following his retirement at age 65, he sold real estate for a short time.
Mr. Gross began playing golf at the age of 19 and continued after moving to Trinity. In 1989 he became the oldest player ever to win the Westwood Shores Men’s Golf Association championship. He was a professional scratch golfer and enjoyed the game.
He also was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 129 in Galena Park, a 50-year Shiner and a 50-year Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Trinity.
Mr. Gross was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Roy and Edith Gross.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Esther Gross; a son and his spouse, Bill and Shirley Gross; a daughter and her spouse, Beckie and Roger Walker; a step-daughter, Phyllis Murphy; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and his faithful companion, Riley the cat.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Annie Kate Harrell
TRINITY – Services for Annie Kate Dobson Harrell, 82, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, in the Carlisle Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Coldspring.
Mrs. Harrell died Monday, May 12, in Trinity.
She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Coldspring and worked as a beautician.
Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by her parents, Gracie and Mitchell Dobson; her husband, Johnny Alfred Harrell; a son, Thomas Carol Harrell; and a grandson, Thomas Carol Harrell Jr.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Sue Ercanbrack King of Shepherd and Freida Gale and William Steele of Trinity; two sons and their spouses, James Douglas and Jeanita Harrell of Coldspring and Jerry Alfred and Connie Harrell of Point Blank; a sister and her spouse, Betty and Hurbert Street of Cleveland; 15 grandchildren, Terri, Chloe, Tammy, Randy, Deanna, Stacy, Tracy, Shannon, Christy, Stephanie, Jerry Jr., Brandi, Joshua, Mary Ann and Bryan; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Randy Mack, Bryan Steele, J.J. Harrell, Kenny Dobson, Joshua Harrell and Bo Dobson. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Tibbitts and Kelly Kennerly.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Mary Sue Brantley Hart
TRINITY – Services for Mary Sue Brantley Hart, 68, were held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Huntsville with Pastor Damon Sneed officiating.
Burial followed in a Goldonna, La., cemetery.
Mrs. Hart died Friday, May 9, in Houston.
She was born Feb. 29, 1940 in Wilmar, Ark., the eldest of five children born to Vance and Lucille Piper. A 1958 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, she moved to Walker County in 1973 where she resided for 35 years.
Mrs. hart became an LPN after graduating from the Huntsville School of Nursing in 1980 and was the owner/operator of Trinity Medical Supply in Trinity for four years.
She was a lifetime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, first in Conroe and then she moved her membership to Huntsville.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Howard and Marie Baldelli; twin sisters, Verna Brandon and Myrna Land; three grandchildren, Courtney Howard, Lindsley Howard and Robby Brantley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Tempie Ann Hutcherson Hart
TRINITY – Services for Tempie Ann Hutcherson Hart, 73, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Kelly Barker officiating.
Burial followed in the Houston National Cemetery.
Mrs. Hart died Thursday, May 15, in Crockett.
She was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Trinity County and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her parents, Steven Oliver and Madeline Luke; a husband, Johnnie Hutcherson; and a brother, Charles Oliver.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Steven Mosley; two daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Jerry Melton and Judy and Dewayne Bradberry; three sisters and their spouses, Elaine and Lenvel Mosley, Josephine and Archie Renfro and Polly and Paul O’Leary; two brothers and their spouses, Edward and Peggy Oliver and Bobby and Imogene Oliver; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robert Glenn ‘Klem’ Klement
TRINITY – Services for Robert Glenn “Klem” Klement, 58, of Walker County were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
Mr. Klement died peacefully on Friday, May 16, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Cherokee County, the son of Louis Alonzo and Elouise Elizabeth Klement.
Mr. Klement was retired after 16 years of service as a correctional officer assigned to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Estelle Unit. He also was a rancher and raised cows and horses.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, Eugene Klement.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Mary Lou Klement; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Cox and Melodey and Steve Gruber; two step-daughters, Jennifer Foess and Elizabeth Swayze; a step-son and his spouse, Jeffery and Crystall Niersel; his father; a sister, Sandy Hudson; a brother and his spouse, Martin and Janet Klement; seven grandchildren, Robert, Peggy, April, Jessica, Samantha, Stoney and Dillon; three step-grandchildren, Emily, Nathan and Taryn; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Mildred Cross Price
TRINITY – Memorial services for Mildred Cross Price, 105, of Trinity were held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the First Presbyterian Church of Trinity.
Mrs. Price died Wednesday, May 14, in the East Texas Medical Center – Trinity.
She was born Dec. 9, 1902, in Bell Plains, Kansas. During World War II, she worked as a parts superintendent for Douglas Aircraft. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Trinity.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband, Victor W. Price; and one grandson, Jerry V. Mangrum.
Survivors include a daughter Patsy Ruth Mangrum and her husband, Pete Durham; four grandchildren and their spouses, Thomas and Jeanne Mangrum, J. Robert Mangrum, Terry A. and Danna Mangrum and Lloyd D. and Brandy Mangrum; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


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