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East Texas News - Obituaries
Houston County Courier- May 17, 2009 - May 24, 2009

James Boyd Haney
TRINITY – Services for James Boyd Haney, 71, of Trinity were held Monday, May 18, 2009, in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Houston with the Rev. Ron Conatser officiating. Burial followed in the National Cemetery.
Mr. Haney died Wednesday, May 13, in Trinity.
He was born May 6, 1938, in St, Lewis, Ill. and was a retired U.S. Army master sergeant. He was a member of the Risin’ Sun Cowboy Church of Trinity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eude C. Haney and Anna Lockhart; and one child, Keli Haney.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Haney; two children, Phillip Haney and Scott Haney; two sisters, Phillis Foster and Sandy Bennett; a brother, Bob Haney; seven grandchildren, Victor Gaines, Brittany Haney-Foster, Megan Haney, Adam Haney, Matt Haney, Chriss Herring and Nicholas Herring; and one great-grandchild, Lillian Gaines.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Emily D. Jones
TRINITY – Services for Emily D. Jones, grandmother of Ed Bullion of Trinity, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Starks, La.
Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. in the Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin, La.
Mrs. Jones died on Monday, May 11.
She was born Nov. 18, 1918, the daughter of David W. and Emily C. Durrett. She was the 11th of 14 children, which includes triplets and twins.
At the age of 17 she was married to Phillip LaCaze and together they were the parents of six children, including identical twin sons. Mr. LaCaze died in 1960 leaving four minor children. Several years later, she married George W. Jones.
She was preceded in death by her second husband; twin sons, Daniel in 1973 and David in 1982; and 11 of her siblings.
Survivors include four children, Sarita Barker and Sonny LaCaze, both of Houston, Chris LaCaze of Columbia Falls, Mont., and Emily Ruth LaCaze of Indian/Florida; four stepsons; one stepdaughter; two sisters, Velma Ducote and Maggie Frost; 12 grandchildren; more than 36 step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; more than 30 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; and many step-great-great-grandchildren.
Claybar Funeral Home of Orange directed the arrangements.

Joseph Milo Landry
TRINITY – Memorial services for Joseph Milo “Kemah Joe” Landry, 53, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. .Jason Burden officiating.
He died Feb. 11 in Trinity.
Mr. Landry was born Feb. 19, 1956, in Los Angeles, Calif., and was employed as an ironworker, rancher as owner/operator of a shrimp boat in Galveston.
He enjoyed playing his guitar and sing gospel music anytime.
Mr. Landry was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Anna Mae Landry.
Survivors include a daughter, Anna Landry of Deer Park; a son James Landry of Fairfield; a brother and his spouse, Delbert and Tina Landry and of LaPorte; a sister and her spouse, Margaret  and Tim Dutton of Buffalo; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Stella Ruth Pearson
TRINITY  – Stella Ruth Pearson, 60, of Trinity died at her residence on Thursday, May 14, 2009. No services are set at this time.
She was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Bagoda and  had various careers. She was a secretary, carpenter, tree cutter and trimmer and truck driver but the most significant was her career as a mother and a grandmother.
She had a tremendous love for animals, as she found stray dogs she would give them a home and lots of love. At the time of her death she was caring for nine dogs.
Ms. Pearson was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church of Trinity. 
She was preceded in death by  her mother, Christine Beachump. 
Survivors include five children, Patrick Bradshaw, Jeanine Warren, Dennis Smith, Joseph Pearson and Catherine Pearson; her father, William Edger Bradshaw; two brothers, Butch Bradshaw and Bill Bradshaw; two sisters Sharon Bradshaw and Jeanie Bradshaw; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Ina Means Ricker
HUNTSVILLE – Graveside services for Ina Means Ricker, 84. were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Taylor Cemetery with the Rev. Thom Taylor officiating.
Mrs. Ricker died Thursday, May 7 at Avalon Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity.
She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Unity Plantation, Maine, the daughter of Charlie and Eunice Reynolds Means.
Mrs. Ricker was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Horace Ricker; and her parents.
Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Juanita and Rex Potts and Janet and Thomas Dunaway; a son, Scott Ricker; a brother and his spouse, Charlie A. and Dot Means Jr.; a sister, Juanita Lanpher; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Brandi and Kevin Black, Brandon Dunaway, Nikki Major, Ronald and Dae Major II, Aaron Upperman, Tony Todd, Kara and Leo Oatman, Cody Potts and Erin Potts; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Huntsville Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Douglas Tipton
TRINITY – Services for Douglas Tipton, 85, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.
Military honors and Masonic burial rites followed in the Glendale Cemetery.
Mr. Tipton died Wednesday, April 29, at his residence.
He as born Dec. 5, 1923, in Pennington. After graduating from high school, he served a tour in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a truck driver. He was the owner/operator of Can Go Enterprises and president of Enterprise Transportation for more than 45 years. He became a consultant for the company after he sold the business.
Following his retirement, he and his wife spent time traveling in their motor home.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Glenda Park in Houston and the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Luther Tipton and Lucy Mansell; a brother-in-law, Jack Tidwell; and a sister-in-law, Lee Crawford.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Alma Tipton; a sister, Doris Napper; and a number of cousins and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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