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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of October 28, 2007 - November 11, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Travis Bagwell
TRINITY – Services for Travis Bagwell, 84, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in the Trinity Funeral Home with Ronnie Driskel officiating.
Burial followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Bagwell died Saturday, Oct. 27, in Trinity.
He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Brushy Prairie and was employed as an auto mechanic.
Survivors include five sisters, Vada Klous, Ruth Baker, Willie Lee Lever, Myrtle Boyce and Geraldene Harrelson.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Bonnie Faye Hanson
TRINITY – Services for  Bonnie Faye Edmonds Hanson, 68, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2007, at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden, the Rev. Barron Harris and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Hanson died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, in Trinity.
She was born April 23, 1939, in Waco and attended Jeff Davis Business School. She was employed for Cornell & Co. for over 20 years and taught herself to be a bookkeeper. She worked as a bookkeeper until her health failed her.
Mrs. Hanson was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Tillman and Jessie May Campbell Edmonds; and two brothers, Jimmy Smith and Tommy Smith.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Paul Hanson; two daughters and their spouses, Paula and Mark Sandell and Rhonda and Danny Gonzalez, all of Spring; a son and his spouse, Randy and Suzanne Hanson of Grand Prairie; a brother and his spouse, William “Butch” and Mary Edmonds; a sister-in-law, Cathy Smith; five grandchildren, Zachery, Benjamin, Christopher, Micah Lyn and Daniel; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Theodore ‘Ted’ Johnson
TRINITY – Services for Theodore “Ted” Johnson, 78, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at the Friendship Harbor Church with the Rev. John Budd, the Rev. Bragg and the Rev. Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 21, in Conroe.
He was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Elgin and was a longtime resident of Trinity County. He was a carpenter by trade and helped build churches all around Texas. He was known as a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Johnson.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Sheila and Larry Lee; four sons and their spouses, Donald and Arlene Johnson, Terry and Donna Johnson, Randy and Gayla Johnson and Carl and Sheila Johnson; two sister, JoAnn Rainey and Nellie Jansson; a brother and his spouse, Dale and Dixie Johnson; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Edward Kennedy
CORRIGAN – Services for Edward Kennedy, 100, of Woodlake were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan with Pastor Lester McAdams and Pastor Carol Norsworthy officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Kennedy died Friday, Oct. 26, in Crockett.
He was born March 17, 1907, in McGee Bend and worked as a carpenter and painter for many years. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rosa (Bennett) Kennedy; his first wife, Dollie (Hollis) Kennedy; two daughters, Helen and Dorothy; two infant children; four brothers, Arthur Kennedy, Grover Kennedy, Clever Kennedy and Vonie Kennedy; four sisters, Lillie Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Penola Perkins and Hart Norsworthy; three grandsons, Doug Kennedy, Michael Day and Dennis Day Jr.; a great-grandson, Christopher Charles Kennedy; and a great-granddaughter, Brittney Fitzgerald.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Marie (Patterson) Kennedy of Woodlake; three sons and their spouses, Glenn and Louise Kennedy of Corrigan, Lynn and Jean Kennedy of Corrigan and Lent and Bessie Kennedy of Woodlake; a daughter and her spouse, Odean and Butch Schetat of Woodlake; a brother, Omie Kennedy of Beaumont; two sisters, Emma Norswrothy of Crockett and Opal Thomas of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 51 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Jimmy Day, Johnny Day, Christopher Day, Bert Fitzgerald, David Kennedy, Michael Martinez, David Martinez, Jeremy Woods, Travis Bell, Andy Ashley, Jason Kennedy, Shawn Day and Christopher Kennedy.
Corrigan Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Johnnie Merle Tatom
TRINITY – Services for Johnnie Merle Tatom, 76, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Tatom died Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Lufkin.
He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Sweetwater and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Tatom was a longtime Chevrolet automobile dealer in Trinity. He was known for his laughter and the smile he had for everyone.
Mr. Tatom was preceded in death by his parents, John Claude and Rose Buchanan Tatom.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Etta Burlyne Tatom; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark and Lisa Tatom and Wesley Tatom; a brother and his spouse, Alan and Ruby Tatom; two sisters, Rosemary McCoy and Tommie Ann Wrzesinski; six grandchildren, Zachary, Hayley, Nicholas, Jordan, Joshua and Kelsie; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Billy J. Wright
GROVETON – Services for Billy J. Wright, 77, of Nogalus Prairie were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in the Bible Believers Church in Centrailia with Bro. Tracy Henderson officiating.
Burial followed in the Ivie Cemetery.
Mr. Wright died Sunday, Oct. 28, in Nogalus Prairie.
He was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Santa Ana and was a self-employed welder. He was a member of Local Union 798 of Tulsa, Okla., and a member of the Bible Believers Church in Centrailia.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Marie Williams Wright of Kennard; a daughter, Judy Dianne Elkins of Pasadena; a son, Kelly Farrell Wright of Stafford; a sister, Wanna Joan Roszel of Lawrence, Kansas; five grandchildren, Tara Menard, Ashley Finley Hargrove, Maigan Wright, Levi Wright and Lane Wright; three great-grandchildren, Dylan Menard, Katelyn Menard and Kasen Hargrove; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Ralph Edward Wright
TRINITY – Services for Ralph Edward Wright, 66, of Trinity were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Wright died Saturday, Oct. 20, in Fort Worth.
He was born July 4, 1941, in Bastrop County, the son of Harlan and Mildred Nite Wright. He was a 1959 graduate of Bastrop High School and received a Bachelors degree in business administration from Baylor University in 1964.
For more than 30 years he enjoyed being a high school football official and was a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials of Houston.
Mr. Wright was a district manager for Houston Power & Light (now Reliant Energy) and retired after 32 years of service. He served as president of the Tomball Little League Association during the 1980s.
He was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Club of America, served on the board of directors of the Hockley Boys and Girls Club for several years and was a deacon of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
He found gold to be very frustrating but relaxing and played often.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Turner Wright.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Wanda Jean Wright; two sons, Ryan Edward Wright and his wife, Joanna, of Wimberly, and Steven Paul Wright and his friend, Kelly, of Norman, Okla.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Wanda and Joe Adare of Bastrop and Carolyn Klaus of Pflugerville; a brother and his spouse, Roger and Becky Wright of Anna; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Vernon and Ruby Loftin of Onalaska and Royal and Carolyn Loftin of Conroe; an aunt and her spouse, Nell and Buck Holcomb of Lulling; two uncles, Perry Nite of Austin and Marvin Nite of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Sydney, Nicolas, Hanna and Alexandra; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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