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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

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Lula ‘Louise’ Cambern
TRINITY -- Services for Ms. Lula “Louise” Cambern, 90, of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with one of her sons, the Rev. Jonathan Back, officiating. Burial followed in the River-side Pioneer Cemetery in Riverside. Ms. Cambern died Thursday evening, May 17, 2012 in Conroe. She was born March 24, 1922 in Madill, Okla. and was the oldest and last surviving child of G. William and Opal Caroline (King) Sanders. She was 90 years of age. She was a faith filled woman who loved God, was full of life and her infectious laughter could light up any room. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and the father of her children, Willie Floyd Back; and two grandsons. Survivors include four sons and their spouses, David and Patty Back, Billy and Marie Back, Jerry and Judy “Pepper:” Back and the Rev. Jonathan and Dana Back; one daughter, and her spouse Rebecca and the Rev. Travis Beakley; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Pallbearers included Steed Back, Lance Back, Byron Back, Jon Mark Back, Joshua Beakley, and Chuck Vaughan. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Gary Lynn Kirby
TRINITY -- Services for Gary Lynn Kirby, 47, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial will follow at the Glendale Cemetery. The family will recieve friends from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the funeral home. Mr. Kirby died suddenly, early Saturday morning, May 19 in Trinity. He was born May 27, 1964 in Huntsville, the son of Leslie Albert and Charlotte Nellene (Reinhardt) Kirby. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Don Terry Knowles
TRINITY -- Don Terry Knowles, 73, of Shepherd died late Monday evening, May 14, 2012 at his residence. According to his wishes, Mr. Knowles was cremated. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. He was born Aug. 26, 1938 in Wewahitchka, Fla., the son of Robert Terry and Ilene (Freeman) Knowles. Mr. Knowles was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a glazer (glass cutter). Survivors include his loving wife, Deborah (Havard) Knowles; nine children, Don Thomas and wife Lori, Belinda and husband Tim, David Troy, Cindy, Mark, Julie and hus-band Choya, Shaun and wife Calah, Rebekah and husband Russell, and Rhonda and hus-band Ray; one brother, Lloyd Aplin and wife Judy; two sis-ters, Bobby Theis and husband Charles, and Patti Dugon;36 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; special friends, Bruce Bebee and John Parks; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Bobby Jack Morrison
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Bobby Jack Morrison, 77, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Trinity Assembly of God Church with Jack Black and Roger Goins officiating. Mr. Morison died Saturday, May 12, at Odyssey Health Care in Conroe. He was born Oct. 14, 1934, the son of Adell and Jack Mor-rison. He was retired from the exhibit business, which took him to many places around the world, his favorite being Scotland. He loved to travel and cold tell story after story about the exhibits he helped build for trade shows. Survivors include his wife, Maxine; a daughter, Robin; two sons, Tony and his partner Jack and Darrin and his wife Rhonda; a brother and his spouse, Billy and Marilyn Mor-rison; a sister, Annie Mae Schultz; four grandchildren, Ashli Trevillian, Devyn Trevil-lian, Adam Trevillian and Jack Morrison; a step-granddaughter, Abby Phipps; four great-grandsons, Kolby, Ryland, Christian and Cooper; a cousin by blood and a sister by heart, Lucille Anglin and her family; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

James Oliver Reynolds
TRINITY – Services for Pct. 3 Constable James Oliver Rey-nolds, 91, of Trinity were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin and Bro. Bobby Nicholds officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Pallbearers will be Trinity Vo-lunteer Fire Department mem-bers Hayne Huffman, Wayne Huffman, Billy Jo Slaughter, John Allen Chamberlain, Scott Womack, and Monty Huffman. Born Aug. 8, 1920 in Trinity, he was the son of Jake Oliver and Callie May Reynolds. He was a 1938 graduate of Trinity High School. In 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later served in the U.S. Air Force when that mili-tary service branch was created in 1948. During World War II, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater from 1942-44 and during the Korean War he served with the 51st Fighter Wing in Korea from 1951-52. When he retired in May 1963 at Kirkland AFB, New Mexico, he had obtained the rank of staff sergeant. After leaving the military, he went to work with what was then known as the Texas De-partment of Corrections (now the Texas Department of Criminal Justice) and retired in 1983. Mr. Reynolds then had a 30-year career in law enforcement, including three years as a reserve Trinity County deputy sheriff and 27 years as the elected constable. He held a Master Peace Of-ficer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and in 2007 was awarded a special investigators certificate. At the time of his death, he was completing his seventh term in office, but was not seeking re-election in the May 29 primary. He was first elected as the Precinct 2 Constable in 1984 and later was elected as the Precinct 3 Constable in 1992 after the precinct lines were redrawn following the 1990 census. Mr. Reynolds retired from the Trinity Volunteer Fire De-partment in 1990 following 24 years of service. He also was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Estell (Patrick) Reynolds; their only child, James Patrick Reynolds; one brother, William Reynolds; and three sisters, Kathryn Pa-trick, Hazel Garner, and Helen Graeser, Survivors include his wife, Ms. Helen Ruth (LeBlanc) Reynolds; four step-children, Cathy Taylor, Mary Vameada, Bubba Henderson, and Marty Lewis; four grandsons, James Oliver Reynolds Jr. and wife Deidre, J.D. Reynolds and wife Tina, Richard Alton Reynolds, and Charlie Ray Reynolds and wife Tricia; 12 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Ma-son, Paul, Kaitlyn, Charity, Trevor, Daniel, Daniel D., Oshen, Julius, William, and Oliver Reynolds III; and a number of other relatives and friends Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.

Josephine Mary Riddle
TRINITY -- Ms. Josephine Mary Riddle, 78, of Trinity, died early Thursday morning, May 17, 2012 in Trinity. According to her wishes, Ms. Riddle was cremated. No services are scheduled at this time. She was born July 19, 1934, in New Orleans, La. Ms. Riddle sold candy and enjoyed her dogs and hummingbirds. Ms. Riddle was preceded in death by her parents; her hus-band, Vernon Riddle; and their only child, Sidney Riddle. Survivors include a dear friend and caregiver, Mr. Gary Harris. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Susan Maureen Burke Simmons
TRINITY -- A private me-morial service for Susan Mau-reen Burke Simmons, 52, of Trinity was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Huntsville State Park. Ms. Simmons died suddenly early Saturday morning, May 19. She was born Oct. 12, 1959 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Robert William Burke and Carol Ann (Shirley) Simmons. Ms. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her two daughters, Cheri Desiree Sal-beck and Sammi Jo Kendig; two sisters, Sammi King and Sally Lee; and Bob Simmons; and a number of other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in her name at the First Convenience Bank of Huntsville. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Dorothy Lillian Smith
TRINITY – Ms. Dorothy Lillian Smith, 88, died April 27, 2012 at her home in Trinity. Per her wishes, Ms. Smith’s body was flown to San Diego, Calif., where she was laid to rest at the Cypress View Mauoleum. She was born Aug. 8, 1925 in the Trinity County community of Friday, the daughter of Connie and Ila (Dove) Christian. Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Gary D. and Kathy Sharp and Walter Ray-mond and Catherine Lyons III; a daughter, Linda R. Hogarth; three grandchildren, Eric Franklin Womack, Robert Clayton Lyons and Julia Marguerite Lyons; two great-grandchildren, David Womack and Christian Womack; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Bobby Lee Black Jr.
TRINTIY – A private funeral service has been held for Bobby Lee Black Jr., 54, who died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Trinity. In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Black was cremated. He was born July 17, 1957 in Waco, the son of Bobby Lee Sr. and Ollyne (Setzer) Black. Mr. Black was a long time resident of Holly Creek, Okla. and was a welder and metal fabricator, by trade. He en-joyed fishing, raising roosters, and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grady and Dotha Black; parents, Bobby Lee, Sr. and Ollyne Black; and an aunt, Virginia Black. Survivors include his sons and their spouses, Clint Lee and Sherah Black, Rodger “Bubba” and Michelle Moore and James and Shonda Moore; a sister and her spouse, Susan and Randy Ramsey; a brother and his spouse, Ben Jay and Barbara Black; grandson, Blaze Black; an aunt, Debra Bell; nephews, nieces, and their spouses Bobbie Jean and Joshua Lee, Jay and Sara Ramsey and Stephanie Ramsey and Brian; cousins and their spouses, Randy and Lea Ann Black and Shawn and Ona Harvey; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Jordan Jackson ‘Jack’ Sarver
TRINITY – Services for Jor-don Jackson “Jack” Sarver, 78, were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Houston National Cemetery. Mr. Sarver died Tuesday, April 24, at his residence in Trinity. He was born on March 21, 1934 in White Heath, Ill., the oldest of four children born to Harland and Irene Sarver. Mr. Sarver served his coun-try in the U.S. Army and spent a tour of duty in Korea. His adult life was spent working as a carpenter but in his leisure hours he loved to fish. He was also an avid basketball fan and spent many hours over the past few years following his favorite team, the Houston Rockets. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Lynn Stivers Sarver; his son, Jack Estes Felton Sarver; and his brother, William Sarver. Survivors include his daugh-ters and their spouses, Cynthia Sarver, Jacquline Sarver, Janet and Jim McNeil Jocynda Ro-driguez , Elizabeth Sarver and RussellRussell; and four grandchildren, Audra Harring-ton-Sarver, James Jackson McNeil, Michael Earl McNeil and Dezarae Elizabeth Rodri-guez. He also leaves behind his loving companion, Linda Ri-deout and her children, Donny, Lea Ann, Teresa and Benjy. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the National Alzhei-mer’s Association.

Herman Hubert ‘Pat’ Thompson
TRINITY – Services for Herman Hubert “Pat” Thomp-son, 88, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the River of Life Church in Trinity with Pastor Mike Loftin offi-ciating. Burial followed at Taylor Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died peace-fully, Tuesday, April 24, at Avalon Place in Trinity, sur-rounded by his wife and family. He was born April 14, 1924 in Trinity County, the son of George Leon and Ever (Skains) Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a life-long resident of Trinity County. He was known as a hard worker having worked as a millwright. In his later years, he could always be found gardening, sitting on the front porch with his wife, or visiting with a neighbor across the fence. Mr. Thompson was pre-ceded in death by his parents; a brother, Pete Thompson; three sisters, Marie Jernigan, Berneice Gates, and Ruth Cox; and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eula Mae (Lathrop) Thompson; two sons and their spouses, Sam and Carol Thompson and Nelson and Cecilia Thompson; one daugh-ter and her spouse, Patsy and Harold Don Dixon; two step-children, Lena Jones and fami-ly, Wesley Owens and wife Debbie and family; a sister, Maurice Short; eight grand-children, Dallas Dixon and wife Shelly, Dudley Dixon and wife Tonya, Bridgette Deschensky and husband Eddie, Tonja Michelle Gordy, Stephanie Jo Thompson and fiancé Vincent Montalvano, Lacinda Ridell, Justin Thompson and Shannon Thompson and wife Loretta; 27 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Joe Linn, Larry Cox, Donald Thompson, John Haggard, Randall Dixon, and Ed Greer (honorary). Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Shirley Mae Vohsen
TRINITY – Services for Shirley Mae Vohsen, 75, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Trinity Pines Baptist Church in Trinity with Pastor Mark Gray officiating. Burial followed at the Car-lisle Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her husband, Butch Vohsen. Ms. Vohsen died early Tuesday morning, April 17, in Huntsville. She was born June 10, 1936 in Oak Hill, W.V., the daughter of Hubert and Anna Mae (Martin) McCormick Ms. Vohsen was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Alvin Johnson; hus-band, Butch Vohsen; a brother, Max McCormick; a daughter, Mary Theresa Johnson; an infant daughter, Sally Johnson; a stillborn daughter; and a grandson, Matthew Cody Johnson. Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Pat Johnson, Tami and Matt Hance, Jennifer and Gordon Garrett and Brandi Easterling; a sister and her spouse, Mary Alice and Bill Jones; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Albert and Theresa Johnson and wife Theresa; 14 grandchildren, Brittney Skains and husband Marcus, Melissa Johnson and fiancé Daniel Nassif, Shelby Francis, Dillon Hance and wife Olivia, Mikala Hance, Trey Hance, Triston Hance, Misty Garrett and fiancé Scott Graves, Ashley Constantine and husband Cody, Douglas Garrett and fiancé Rebecca Herron, Darrell Easterling, Maegan White Cory Easterling, and Lexi Easterling; 14 great-grandchildren, Layne, Luke, Brianna, Cody Hance, Justin, Logan, Harley, Hanna, Parker, Bailey, Cody Johnson, Maddie Constantine, Rodney, and Riley (her 15th great-grandchild is due to be born in July); and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends . Pallbearers included Doug Garrett, Dillon Hance, Marcus Skains, Daniel Nassif, Scott Graves and Chad Brooks. Ho-norary pallbearers were Darrell Easterling, Triston Hance, Trey Hance, Cory Easterling, Justin Garrett and Layne Skains. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements


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