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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

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Dorothy Laverne “Dottie” Hawley
TRINITY – Services for Dorothy Laverne “Dottie” Hawley were held at noon Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Polk County. A former resident of Deerpark, Mrs. Hawley was a licensed cosmetologist who loved working in the beauty industry. She was owner and operator of Hawley’s House of Marble of Deerpark. After she and her husband sold the business, they retired to Trinity where she started Dot’s Maintenance Co. for the upkeep of the Harbor Point Subdivision. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roxy Hawley; a brother ,Willie Langehennig; and two brothers-in-law, Stan Wocknic and Ed Price. Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Angela and Scott Crenshaw; three grandchildren, Taylor, Lacey and Cameron; a very special friend, Ken Murphy; sister-in-law, Fran Bailie and husband Donald; siblings Lydia Wocknic; sister-in-law, Sharon Kincheloe,; Maedell Price, Billie Luecke, Shirley Burns and husband Larry, Freddie Langehennig and wife Karen, Dennis and Toni Langehenning and wife Toni, Linda Langehennig, Iris Dodge and husband Richard. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Eva C. LeNormand
TRINITY -- Services for Eva C. LeNormand, 83, of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Trinity Funeral Home. Mrs. LeNormand died Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Conroe. She was born March 30, 1937 and was employed as an accountant. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Joe David and Elaine LeNormand, Glenda Ruth LeNormand and Frank Edward and Katherine LeNormand; eight grandchildren, Sonna, Lynn, Robin, Michelle, Amy, Jeannette, Paula and Kathleen; and four great-grandchildren. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Phoebe Jane Lott
TRINITY -- Memorial Services for Phoebe Jane Lott, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dan Alexander officiating. She was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Trinity, the daughter of John C. and Vera Lott and graduated from Trinity High School in 1941. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern University at Georgetown, having earned a bachelors degree. In 1954, she also was awarded a masters degree in education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. In 1956 she received certification in library science from SHSU. Miss Lott began her career working as a bookkeeper for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. From there, she went to Texas City and worked as a lab technician in tin processing. She later worked as an elementary school teacher/librarian in the Alief School District in Houston for 20 years. Moving back to Trinity, she was librarian for the TDC Wyndom School System in Huntsville for 10 years. Finally, she worked as librarian at the Blanch K. Werner Library in Trinity for 5 years. She grew up in the First Presbyterian Church of Trinity and loved it and her church family. She was an ordained church elder and served on the Session for six years. She wrote the history of First Presbyterian and worked to keep it updated. She also served as interim treasurer for several years. Miss Lott was a member of the Trinity Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered in many areas. She spoke often of being blessed by her Christian family, loving parents, happy childhood and many, many friends that were as dear to her as she was to them. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mickey Jamieson; and a brother, Jim W. Lott. Survivors include three nephews, John, Jay and William Jamieson; and a niece, Jimmie Jo Copus; and their families. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 872, Trinity, Texas, 75862; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Gynecology Research Fund (Dr. Sood) P.O. Box 4486 Houston, Texas 77210; Medical Benevolence Foundation 3100 S. Gessner Houston, Texas 77063; Presbyterian Outreach to Patients (POP) c/o Presbytery of New Covenant, 1110 Lovett Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006; or Odyssey Hospice 100 I 45 N #300 Conroe, Texas 77303. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements. Jack Donnelle Seamans TRINITY – Services for Jack Donnelle Seamans, 82, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in the Glendale Baptist Church. Mr. Seamans died Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Conroe. He was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Hamburg, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Agatha Seamans; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Seamans. Survivors include his wife, Louise Seamons; six children and their spouses, Deborah and Tommy Dixon, John Curtis and Kristy Seamans, Peggy and Bobby Vanek, Frank and Libby Seamans, Billy and Judy Seamans and Donna and Mark Jones; a sister and her spouse, LaDelle and Jim Burleson; a brother, Wilber Seamans; 21 grandchildren and their spouses, Natalie and Mike Buckley, Julie and Tim Suniga, Tommy and Laura Dixon Jr., Amanda and Sean Mathis, Amber Seamans, Allison Seamans, Eddie and Alison Vanek, Andy Vanek, Daniel and Cadee Vanek, Jackie and Jason Ripper, Sarah Vanek, Shaun Robinson, Jason Rodriguez, Jeffrey Seamans, Jeremy Seamans, Frank Seamans Jr., Chad Seamans, Chase Seamans, Chelsea Seamans, Emily Jones and Lindsay Jones; 13 great-grandchildren and a spouse, Brett Buckley, Blake Buckley, Jessica and Corey Adams, Danika Ayala, Samuel Ayala, Melissa Ayala, Hannah Dixon, Champ Dixon, Kyle Mathis, Nathan Vanek, Timmy Vanek, Lizzie Vanek and Abby Ripper; and a great-great-grandchild, Braycen Adams. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements. William Allen Skains Jr. TRINITY – Services for William Allen Skains Jr. were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Newton officiating. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Mr. Skains died Thursday, Nov. 11, in Trinity. He was born Aug. 5, 1926 in Carlisle. Mr. Skains was a longtime carpenter, worked for the police department and was a fireman. He also drove an ice cream truck, owned a Gulf service station, work in car sales as well as in a grocery store. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Faye Skains; his parents, William Allen Sr. and Clara Skains; a brother, Billy Ray Skains; and two sisters, Era Bell Rowe and Betty Joyce Middleton. Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Linda Louise and Ted K. Wallace and Trish and Kent Bowman; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gerald and Pete Skains and Bobby Joe Skains; a sister-in-law, Lois Skains; four grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Wesley Freeman, Woody Allen and Michelle Wallace, Christopher Bryan Tullos and Ashley Rose and Justin Hulse; 11 great-grandchildren, Chase, Mason, Bethany, Ephraim, Elias, Cody, Carli, Abby, Alivia, Ethan, Austin; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Catherine Elizabeth Thornton
GROVETON -- Services for Catherine Elizabeth Thornton, 86, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ned Chipley, Bro. Bob Whitehead and Bro. Max Wells officiating. Burial was in the Chita Cemetery in Trinity County. Mrs. Thornton died Friday, Nov. 5, following a battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1924 in Cross Junction, Va,m the daughter of Clarence Franklin Thompson and Lila Virginia (Scrivener) Thompson. She graduated from Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.V. and attended King's Daughter Hospital Nursing School, also in Martinsburg, W.V. where she discovered her life’s calling of caring for others. Mrs. Thornton worked as a registered nurse for Dr. H.H. Thornton in Trinity and later worked for the Groveton Nursing Home as director of nurses and as charge nurse. She was married to R.C. Thornton on Nov. 16, 1945 and were together for 55 years until his death in 2001. A devout Christian, she was a member of the Sebastopol Congregational Methodist Church where she served as secretary-treasurer for many years. She also served as president of the Women’s Missionary Society. Mrs. Thornton was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eva Mae and Clinton Thornton; and her stepfather, L. Vernon Brown. Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Beth Thornton of Chita, Kathy and Ronnie McCarty of Woodlake and Linda and Everett Rhodes of Lufkin; a sister, June Deuell of Falling Waters, W.V.; three grandchildren, Lisa McCarty of Lufkin and DeLynne Higginbotham and Wesley Higginbotham, both of Conroe; and two nephews, Senator Bob Deuell, M.D. of Greenville and Rick Deuell of Martinsburg, W.V.; a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Grace Kantz of Conroe, Haron Thornton of Chita, Jimmy and Frances Thornton of Chita and Henry and Ginger Thornton of Chita; and a number of other family members and friends. Pallbearers included Wesley Higginbotham, Senator Bob Deuell, M.D., Rick Deuell, Steve Thornton, Glenn Ray Thornton, and Scott Thornton. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Clara Bell Jousan
TRINITY – Services for Clara Bell Jousan, 80, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Trinity Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kenneth Myers of the Trinity Pines Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mrs. Jousan died Friday, Oct. 29, in Sweeny. She was born March 31, 1930, in Ville Platte, La., and was employed as a secretary and florist. Survivors include three children, Gregory Lynn Jousan, Ralph Jousan and Judy Dorsett; and two sisters and their spouses, Lottie and Edward Grunewald and Mamie and Calvin Stewart. Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Claudia Winifred Porter
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Claudia Winifred Porter, 95, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.15, 2010 in Evergreen Cemetery of Crockett with the Rev. Rodger Goins officiating. Ms. Porter died Monday, Oct. 11, in Wildomar, Calif. She was born Oct. 5, 1915 in Houston County. Ms. Porter was a mother and homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Robert Franklin and Judy Porter, Jr. of Temecula, Calif.; two daughters, Carol Lynn Johnson of Tyler and Jeanette Winifred Porter of Chelsea, Ala.; four grandchildren, Sarah Ann Porter of Long Beach, Calif., Sabrina Johnson Cammack of Cedar Hill, Regina Johnson Butcher of Longview and Rebecca Johnson Miller of Dallas; and eight great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Sarah Porter, Sabrina Cammack, Regina Butcher, Rebecca Millender, Joe English Jr., and Kathy English Lehmann. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.


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