|Trinity Standard - Obituaries
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Crystal Dawn Emmons
TRINITY -- Services for Crystal Dawn Emmons, 34, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Lansberry Elementary and a dedicated church worker at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity, were held at 10 a.m,. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the Dorcas Wills Me-morial Baptist Church. Revs. Jared Burt and Leroy Brown officiated. Burial followed at the Whitehead Cemetery in Hou-ston County where she was laid to rest in the Emmons family plot. Miss Emmons died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe following complications of pneumonia. Born March 17, 1978 in Grapeland, she was the daugh-ter of Davy Roger and Pearl Ann (Stulce) Emmons, A 1996 graduate of Trinity High School, Miss Emmons had a tremendous love for children and a deep desire to teach. She was certainly fulfil-ling that dream at the time of her passing. In addition to her public school teaching, Miss Emmons served her church and commu-nity in a variety of ways. In fact, Debbie Quan, director of the daycare and nursery pro-grams at Dorcas Wills Me-morial Baptist Church stated, “Crystal’s entire life was oriented around kids. Since she was in high school, Crystal worked in the nursery, the day-care, the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or Children’s Church.” For the past ten years, Miss Emmons served with the First United Methodist Church in Alvin in mission projects, going during the summer and at Christmas to Galeana, Mexico, to work in a children’s home there. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Mathematics from Sam Hou-ston State University, Miss Emmons embarked on her teaching career at Lansberry Elementary and served pre-kindergarten children for the past 11 years. In 2009, she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Sam Houston State Uni-versity. Miss Emmons is survived by her parents, her mother Pearl Emmons of Trinity and her father Davy Emmons of Bay-town; two brothers, Roger Ryan Emmons of Busan, Ko-rea, and Aaron Emmons and wife Valeri of Spring; one sis-ter, Catherine McClaren and husband Curtis of Alvin; ne-phews and nieces, Kaylee Emmons, Ace Emmons, Kaydance Emmons, and Hannah McClaren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Christine Parker
TRINITY -- Services for Mary Christine Parker, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Wednes-day, Nov. 28, 2012, at the Riv-er of Life Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Following the local service, Mrs. Parker’s remains will be taken to her birthplace in At-more, Ala., where she will be laid to rest in the New Home Cemetery. She died Friday at Conroe Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Parker was born July 2, 1942, the daughter of Ebb and Willene Jewel (Partin) McGhee. She was a life-time member of the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Atmore, Alabama. She worked as an inspector at a sewing factory. More recently, she had worked in the maintenance department at the Camp Olympia near Trinity. She, also, enjoyed gardening. She married the love her life, Charles Parker, and they enjoyed 37 years of marriage. They raised three daughters, together, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She would, frequently, be seen at-tending ball games or other events involving the children. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Tommy Earl McGhee and Bobby Lee McGhee; and dear friend, Teresa Pennington. Survivors include her hus-band, Charles Rayburn Parker; three daughters and their, Gay-la and Luckey Salisbury and Christy Reeves; seven grand-children, P.F.C. Blaine Parker, First Class Airman Ricky Flores, Glen “Boudreaux” Sa-lisbury, Christopher Salisbury, Danielle Parker, Jarod Reeves and Skyler Rowe; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Johnny McGhee and Preston “Pete” and Celene McGhee; two sis-ters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Curtis Peacock and Angela Devilbiss; a brother-in-law, James Parker and wife Louise; and sisters-in-law, Altha McGhee, Sybil Walton, and Janette Parker; and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. Pallbearers included Garvi-no Garcia, Martin Grider, D.J. Harper, Dwayne Harper, Ste-ven Kron, Joey Loes, Danny Smith, and Scott Walters will serve as pallbearers. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
Dwayne Alan Watson
TRINITY -- Dwayne Alan Watson, 46, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in Harris County, Texas. According to his wishes, Mr. Watson’s body was cremated. A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date to be announced. He was born April 27, 1966 in Elmer, N.J. and was pre-ceded in death by his father, Melvin Watson, Jr. Survivors include his moth-er, Vivienne L. (Mayberry) Hale; a daughter, Kasey Wat-son; a son, Adam Robert Wat-son; one sister, Dawn Jones and husband Gary Jr.; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mr. Watson's memory to the Lost and Found Dog Rescue Adoption Center 70 Ivy Lane, New Castle, DE 19720-2339. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY -- Thelma Youngblood, 83, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at her home near Trinity. According to her wishes, Ms. Youngblood’s body will be cremated. No services have been scheduled at this time. She was born Jan. 6, 1929 in Houston, the daughter of James Andrew and Cova Lee (Hall) Barnett. Ms. Youngblood was raised in the Carlisle community of Trinity County where she at-tended Groveton and Trinity schools. She was self-employed in the crop dusting business where she managed the office work. She was also a homemaker. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Carl E. Dunaway; husband, Homer Youngblood; and a son, James Dunaway. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Dunaway Perry and Nancy Dunaway Hamil and husband Allen; grandchildren, Katy Hamil and friend Justin, Samuel Perry and wife Tamra, Caleb Perry and wife Erin, Molly Rickard and husband Phil, Jeremy Youngblood and wife Candice, Toll Dunaway, and Tyrel Dunaway; great grandchildren, Sonya, Zoe, Samuel, Phoebe, Noah, Tegan, Allen, Codi, Dana, Devin, Joelle, and Kendall; and brother, Clayton Barnett; and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Helen Dorenia Cline
TRINITY -- Memorial ser-vices for Helen Dorenia Cline, 70, of Trinity were held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin, pastor of the Riv-er of Life Church, officiating. Ms. Cline die Friday, Oct. 26, in The Woodlands. She was born March 29, 1942 in Trenton, Ga., the daughter of John and Bernice (Gifford) Kyzer. Ms. Cline was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing. She would often be seen sitting on her porch in her rocking chair where she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. She and her family attended the River of Life Church. Ms. Cline is preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Mario Herrera. Survivors include her hus-band, Lawrence M. Cline Jr.; two daughters, Nancy Herrera and Donna Walker; three grandchildren, Leslie Dorenia Hott and husband Cody, Dore-nia Lynn Salinas and husband Felix, and Cathy York; four great-grandchildren, Trinity, Mariska, Trevor, and Zachary; two brothers and their spouses, Douglas R. and Ive Wooten and J.P. and Pat Cox; a number of other relatives and friends in Texas and Georgia; and her beloved “grand dogs” and “great grand dogs”. According to the family’s wishes, Ms. Cline will be cre-mated and her cremains in-terred at the Lakewood Memory Park in Lakeview, Ga. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Shirley Jean Head Goodman
TRINITY -- Shirley Jean Head Goodman, 78, died Sat-urday, Oct. 27, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston from complications following a heart attack. Her husband and son were with her when she died. Mrs. Goodman’s remains will be interred in a private service at Cedar Grove Ceme-tery in Trinity. A Houston memorial service for Mrs. Goodman will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Cha-pelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Piney Point Village. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Trinity, she was the daughter of Mary Lee and Alvin Head. She grew up in Trinity and graduated from Trinity High School in 1951. She attended Rice University in Houston before graduating from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in May, 1954. On Dec. 18, 1954, she mar-ried her high-school swee-theart, Tom Alex Goodman, who, after serving in the U.S. Army, moved with his wife to Houston, where he worked for the American General Life Insurance Company for 30 years before moving to the John L. Wortham & Son Insur-ance Agency until his retire-ment in 2001. Their only child, Tom Alex Goodman Jr., was born Janu-ary 26, 1965. Along with being a caring wife and mother, Shir-ley Goodman was a member of (and active in) the charitable endeavors of the Houston Junior Woman’s Club. She and her husband were also long-time members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Survivors include her hus-band, Tom Alex Goodman of Houston; her son, Tom Alex Goodman Jr.; her grandson, Trent Austin Goodman; her daughter-in-law, Deirdre (Dede) Doyle Goodman, all of Sedgwick, Maine); her brother, William W. Head of Houston; and her first cousins, Pattye Mainer Glenn of Austin, Dr. Michael Mainer of Spokane, Wash. and Linda Ellerbee of New York City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the HJWC (Houston Junior Woman’s Club) Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 19684, Houston, Texas, 77224. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Conrad Charles ‘CC’ Hall
TRINITY -- Memorial ser-vices for Conrad Charles “CC” Hall, 75, were held at 1 p.m.. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Harbor Point Clubhouse. The service will be con-ducted by the Veterans of For-eign Wars Post 6899 of Trinity. Mr. Hall died Friday, Oct. 26, in Trinity. He was born Aug. 11, 1937 in Wilmar, Calif. Mr. Hall served a four-year tour in the United States Air Force during the Korean Era and continued to fly airplanes after his honorable discharge in 1958. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Chaffee Col-lege of California. While work-ing for NASA, he helped design the nation’s first space ships. He also was employed by Brown & Root and Southern Pacific, where he worked as an Electrical Mechanical Engineer. He was a lifetime member of Trinity VFW Post 6988 where was currently serving as the Surgeon General. Mr. Hall loved the outdoors and rode his motorcycle many of miles with the Davy Crockett Riders Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Charles and Mary Jane Hall. and a sister Cathy Smith. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Tammy Muir; one daughter Robyn Spencer and husband; a son, Russell Hall and wife; a brother ,and his spouse, Richard and Ilene Halll two sisters, Mary Lee and Alice Robertson; five grand-children, McKenzie, Grayson, Travis, Kylie and Garret; and a number of other relative and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Bobby Ray Heath
TRINITY – Services for Bobby Ray Heath, 84, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiat-ing. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Heath died Thursday, Oct. 25, in Crockett. He was born Feb. 8, 1928 in Del Rio, the son of Ray and Helen Heath. He proudly served his country in the Unit-ed States Navy. He was a re-tired from Enterprise Products where he drove a tanker for more than 15 years. Mr. Heath was a resident of Whitehall Nursing Home and the staff loved him dearly and will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Heath. Survivors include one daughter, Helen Jean Heath; and one son, Rodney Brent Heath. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Phyllis Ellen Hopson
TRINITY -- Services for Phyllis Ellen Hopson, 65, were held at 11 a.m,. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel with the Dr. Randy Lowe, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity, officiating. Burial followed at the Thornton Cemetery in Trinity County. Mrs. Hopson died Monday morning, Oct. 22, at her resi-dence near Trinity. She was born Nov. 11, 1946 in Texas City, the daughter of Marvin Wayne Sr. and Adelle (Evans) Owen. Mrs. Hopson worked in the tax accounting business. She married Don Ray Hopson Dec. 17, 1989 and they enjoyed nearly 23 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Wayne Owen Sr.; sister, Cynthia Owen; and daughter, Paula Ann Hartz Survivors include her loving husband, Don Ray “Hoppy” Hopson; four children and their spouses, Karen “Renae” and Doug Nielsen, Bill Hartz, Cathy and Greg Gathright and David and Amy Hopson; her mother, Adelle Owen; five grandchildren, Cynthia McFar-land, Joysana Mosquera and husband Gabriel, Melissa Da-vis, Jimmy Hartz, and Rebecca Shavers; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; three brothers and their spouses, Jimmy and Debra Owen, Butch and Donna Owen and Danny and Jena Owen; sister-in-law and caretaker, Jewell Reddon; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Jimmy Hughes, Doug Nielsen, David Hopson, Charles McFarland, T.J. McFarland and Frank McFarland. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Services for Grace Weaver, 90, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the Friendship Harbor Church in the Sebastopol Community of Trinity County. Burial will follow at the Chita Cemetery. The family received friends at the church from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday. Ms. Weaver died Monday morning, Oct. 29, at ETMC in Trinity. She was born Sept. 19, 1922. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.