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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of November 11, 2007 - November 18, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Lee Brinkman
TRINITY – Services for Lee Brinkman, 61, were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Groveton Church of Christ. A reflection service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Anahuac Church of Christ.
Burial followed Wednesday at the Anahuac Cemetery.
Mr. Brinkman died Thursday, Nov. 1.
He was born Aug. 2, 1946, and preached at the Trinity Church of Christ from May 1997 through July 2006. He had preached at the Groveton Church of Christ since August 2007. During his time with the Trinity and Groveton churches, Mr. Brinkman touched many lives and began many life-long friendships.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Ruth Brinkman; and an aunt, Marion, of New York.
Survivors include David, Sheri, Addison and Rhett Lee Hemphill of Anahuac, Kerry and Michelle Lee and their children, Dalton and Xander, of League City, and many friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral home directed the arrangements.

Arbro Robert Durdin
TRINITY – Services for  Arbro Robert Durdin, 89, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Overton officiating.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
Mr. Durdin died Sunday, Oct. 28, in Pasadena.
He was born March 17, 1918, in Lovelady and was an operator in a chemical plant in Pasadena for many years. He was a lifetime member of the South Ave. Baptist Church of Pasadena.
Mr. Durdin was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Durdin; his wife, Doris Durdin; and two daughters, Anita Louise Warford and Sharon Johnson Durdin.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Jerry Wayne and Gina Richey; a daughter and her spouse, Betty Ann and Wimpy Lowe; a brother and his spouse, Joe Edward and Molly Durdin; six grandchildren and their spouses, Donald and Chrystene Warford, Cindy and John Phillips, Jeff and Lynn Warford, Hoyt and Shelly Lowe, Kristy Kay and Michael Warner and Teresa Fisher; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, cousins and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Mary Krolczyk Evans
BRYAN – Services for Mary Carmelita Krolczyk Evans, 67, of Bryan were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.
Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Evans was born July 28, 1940, in Bryan, the daughter of Faye Sandel and Joe J. Krolczyk. She attended school in Bryan and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1959.
She was married to Robert R. “Bob” Evans, formerly of Groveton, shortly after his graduation from Texas A&M University on July 7, 1962, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan. He was employed in the international petroleum industry and the couple moved with various assignments to New York City, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her parents; and her twin sister, Martha Stanley.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Bob Evans of Bryan; a daughter and her spouse, Stacie and Tim Sheppard of Flower Mound; a brother and his spouse, Joe and Nancy Krolczyk of Bryan; three grandchildren, Audry, Zoe and Owen; a number of nieces and nephews, Donna and Richard Stuart of Houston, Kevin and Abbie Krolczyk of Bryan, Aimie and Yorgos Papacostas of Athens, Greece, Conor Stanley of Houston, Debby and Leon Haas of Kingwood, Douglas and Barbara Evans of Cleveland and Ohio and Mary Evans of Houston; and 13 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Memorial Funeral Chapel of Bryan directed the arrangements.

Ralph Lawrence Murphy
TRINITY – Services for Ralph Lawrence Murphy, 81, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Burning Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating.
Entombment will follow at the National Cemetery in Houston on Nov. 16.
Mr. Murphy died Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Conroe.
He was born June 11, 1926, in Houston, the son of Thomas Patrick and Mildred Blair Murphy. He served in the U.S. Navy. Formerly of Pearland, he was an avid boat racer for more than 34 years. He also was employed as a boat mechanic for CR Outboard in Trinity.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Ray Murphy.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph Lawrence and Debbie Murphy Jr., Thomas Murphy and Bobby Murphy; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Michael Huffman; a step-daughter, Rafella Ray; three grandchildren, Callie Jean, Christopher and Amanda; one great-granddaughter, Airel; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Annie Bell Robinson
PALESTINE – Services for Annie Bell Robinson, 91, of Palestine and formerly of Trinity were held at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Trinity Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Nelson Green officiating.
Burial will follow in the Trinity Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson died Friday, Nov. 2, in the Palestine Healthcare Center.
She had resided in Palestine for the past five years and was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Robinson, in 1998.
McCoy Funeral Home of Palestine directed the arrangements.







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