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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - November 2, 2008 - November 9, 2008

Emily Sue Martin Delk
GROVETON – Services for Emily Sue Martin Delk, 74, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 in the First Baptist Church in Groveton with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Mrs. Delk died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 30.
She was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Westville, the daughter of Louis Russell Martin and Callie Cleo Tolliver Martin. She graduated from Groveton High School in 1953 and was married to Doyle “Bo” Delk on June 20, 1955. Mrs. Delk was a housewife and bookkeeper for the family business, Delk & Sons Auto Service.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years; her parents; three sisters, Pollye Kennedy, Hazel “Sweet” Carlton and Teecie Roden; eight brothers-in-law, Emmett Smith, Dick Lee, Don Hensley, Dusty Martin, David Cico, Carroll Roden, Forrest “Buck” Kennedy and Jack Haynes; and four sisters-in-law, Joyce Hensley, Edith McRae, Dovie Lee and Doris Delk.
Survivors include four sons and their spouses, Doyle James and Sherri Delk Jr., Steven Luther and Sandra Delk, Dennis Louis and Kelly Delk and Scott Beeler and Lana Delk; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue Ann Delk and Allan Hall and Debi Delk; four sisters, Minnie May MacDonald, Beth Rhodes and Janie Cico, all of Angleton, and Molly Haynes of Abilene; two brothers and their spouses, Luther and Margaret Martin and Happy and Cat Martin; two brothers-in-law and a spouse, Billy and Dale Carlton and John Delk; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; eight grandchildren; and four grandchildren.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Molly Mae Durdin
TRINITY – Services for Molly Mae Durdin, 79, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Bonner Magness, the Rev. Randy Lowe and the Rev. Guy Hargrave officiating.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
Mrs. Durdin died Thursday, Oct. 30, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Walker County, the daughter of Robert Ross and Lula Mae Richey. She was a retired business woman and nurse.
Mrs. Durdin moved to Trinity in 1977 and was a member of the Order of the Easter Star Chapter 186 for more than 50 years. She also was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity and was known as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and his spouse, Robert and Doris Richey; and a sister, Virginia Gardner.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joe Edward Durdin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Robert Durdin and Ronald Edward and Barbara Durdin; three sisters and their spouses, Louise and Nolan Gill, Alma and Vance Hollywood and Beverly and Billy Knight; five grandchildren, Shane Edward Durdin, Katy Durdin, Emily Durdin, Jody Durdin and Richard “Shane” Appleman; six great-grandchildren, Colby Durdin, Hunter Durdin, Landon Durdin, Ashlynn Durdin, Kandice Appleman and Lani Appleman; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral home directed the arrangements.

Reba Hathorn
GROVETON – Services for Reba Hathorn, 56, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in the Groveton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Bagwell officiating.
Burial followed in Ivie Cemetery.
Mrs. Hathorn died Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Crockett.
She was born July 16, 1922, in the Center Point community in Trinity County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prairie View Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hathorn was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Delno Hathorn.
Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers included Charles McClain, Mike McClain, Mark McClain and Tony McClain.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

John Floyd Huffman
TRINITY – Services for John Floyd Huffman, 74, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in the Trinity Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Clapp Cemetery.
Mr. Huffman died Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Trinity.
Born Oct. 18, 1934, in Houston County, he was employed as a security officer at Westwood Shores subdivision and was a member of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin Oscar Huffman and Gracie Gentry Huffman; a son, Johnnie Huffman; a step-daughter, Sheila Stockstill; a sister, Ella Mae Dixon; and two brothers, Oscar C. Huffman and Herman L. Huffman.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Bishop Huffman; a son, Darrell Wayne Huffman; a daughter, Kathleen Cassidy; two brothers and their spouses, Hayne and Sue Huffman and Wayne and Alice Huffman; two grandchildren, Joshua Cade Stockstill and Misty Leigh Stockstill; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Thomas and Landon Jock.
Pallbearers included members of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Shirley Mae Hunt
HOUSTON – Services for Shirley Mae Hunt, 73, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church, 131 N. Elm Street, in Trinity.
Graveside services followed at 1 p.m. at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.
Mrs. Hunt died Monday, Nov. 3, with her family at her side.
She was a member of the Trinity First United Methodist Church and a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 186 of Trinity. Known as a talented cook, she created enjoyed creating cookbooks as well as crocheting and making things with her hands. Mrs. Hunt also enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. with her husband and spending time with her camping friends while making new friends along the way.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas “Mitch” Hunt; and her parents, Raymond D. and Sara “Babe” Alexander.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Thomas R. Hunt; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lois and Danny Andel and Gail Williams; a sister, Darlene Mullins; two grandchildren and their spouses, Keith and Jennifer Williams and Heather and Cory Reed; three great-granddaughters, Kira Williams, Jasmine Williams and Kaylee Williams; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Brookside Funeral Home of Houston directed the arrangements.

Janice Ann Smith
TRINITY – Services for Janice Ann Smith, 56, of Mexia were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at the Mexia High School Auditorium and at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Prairieview Methodist Church at Nogalus Prairie with the Rev. Don Hoxworth, the Rev. Sonny Sneed and the Rev. Ben Bagley officiating.
Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith died Friday, Oct. 31, at her residence with her family at her side following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born Nov. 18, 1951, in Crockett, the daughter of Minnie Ola and Elmer Smith.
A graduate of Centerville High School in Trinity County, she attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and received both her bachelors and masters degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
For the past 25 years, she has served as an educator in New Caney, Trinity, Groesbeck and Mexia.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Smith; and a brother, Wayne Edward.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Hill; three daughters and a son-in-law, Shannan and Chris Rolfsen of Austin, Heather Joslin of Conroe and Becky Hill of Weatherford;; her mother, Minnie Ola Smith of Groveton; a sister and her spouse, Geniece and Dr. Tom Rice of Trinity; a brother and his spouse, Dr. Kenneth and Sue Smith of Monticello, Ark.; a nephew and his spouse, Todd Smith and Jolie Sikes-Smith; two nieces and a spouse, Tonja Rice and Leah and Brian Butler; two great-nephews, Cash Baker Smith and Thomas Jessie Butler; and a number of cousins and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.



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