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Lois Mary DeBose
TRINITY - On June 10, 1925, in Livingston, Shelbe Lee and Eula Mae Smith Flennoy became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, they named her Lois Mary. Lois accepted Christ at an early age and united with Lone Star, she was a life member. She attended Trinity Colored School; Paul Quinn (Waco); Prairie View (Houston) and earned her bachelors degree. Lois married George E. DeBose on June 28, 1950. This union was blessed with two children. Lois worked as a teacher for over 20 years. She was a member of The Trinity Thoroughbreds. On Feb. 25, in Trinity, Lois left this earth on the Wings of Angels, she was preceded in death by her parents, Shelbe Lee and Eula Mae Flennoy; husband, George E. De-Bose; siblings (twin brother) Doy John Flennoy, Oscar Douglas Cottrell, Evilla Flennoy, Precious Flennoy and Douglas Flennoy. Those that remain behind to cherish sweet memories Two sons, Don DeBose and Douglas DeBose, both of Trinity; aunts, Ethel, Eulh, Nella, Nettie, Mayoell, Annie; uncles, Johnnie, Charlie Lee, Felix, Benjamin and Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at the Lone Star Baptist Church on Saturday, March 8, with Rev. Isaac DeBose officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Smith Family Cemetery in Trinity. Emanuel Funeral Homes directed the arrangements.
Bessie Mae Butler
TRINITY - Bessie Mae Butler Baker, 87 of Trinity, passed away February 7, 2014 at Livingston Memorial Hospital with her grand-daughters at her side. Funeral services were held at Mary Chapel Baptist Church on February 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Nathaniel Jenkins officiat-ing. She was laid to rest at Trinity Community Cemetery. Her final arrangements were entrusted to Tims Funeral Home. Bessie Mae Butler Baker was born the twelfth child of thirteen to Will and Amelia Butler in Glendale Texas on February 9, 1926. She dedicated much of her time and energy as a homemaker. Her inter-ests included caring for her family, cooking, gardening, quilting, and sewing. She joined Mary Chapel Baptist Church at an early age where she sang in the choir until her health failed. She was affiliated with the Eastern Star. Ms. Bakerpossessed a great strength and a tenacity that allowed her to live at home until the last seven months of her life. She never met a stranger, and will be especially remembered for her love for her family, her quick wit, gentle spirit, love for animals and endless hours sitting on the porch. She is preceded in death by her parents, Will and Amelia Butler; spouse, James L. Baker; one daughter Lula Mary Williams; two step daughters, France Williams, Mary Nichols; one granddaughter, Dessie Williams; one great grand-daughter, Terrelle Jones; ten sis-ters; two brothers; and special friend Louis Johnson. Left to cherish her memory, four granddaughters, Martha(Greg); Bridgett; Londa(Ray); Patricia(Elvis). Twenty-Two great grandchildren; Thirty one great- great grandchildren; Four great-great-great grandchildren. Three special nieces, Minnie Lee Cun-ningham; Corrine Cotton; Pearlie McKinney; and one nephew, Tho-mas Butler; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and a wealth of friends. One sister- in- law, Jessie Lee Baker. Lisa Harris and Tasha Gaines held a special place in her heart. Special Thanks to Barbara Grooms and Sophia Grooms Home Health Care givers; Avalon Place Nursing & Rehab Center; The Bradford at Brookside and Livingston Memorial Hospital ER staff.
Joyce Michelle Fails
TRINITY - Joyce Michelle Fails, 40, passed away Dec. 8, in Conroe. Michelle was born January 20, 1973 to John Jay and Joy Lynn Kelly Lynch in Corpus Christi. She is preceded in death by her mother, Joy Lynn Wolfe; step-father, Coyce Wolfe; brothers, Michael Lynch and Eric Montalvo Survivors include: boyfriend, Carl Wedin; children, Curtis Mi-chael Fails, Johnathan Twain Fails, and Richard Nathan Herald; grand-son, Curtis Wayne Fails; siblings, LeAnn Burchett, Johnathan Montalvo, Steven Wolfe, Christy Ruschelle, and Randall Wolfe. The family held a private cele-bration of her life Sunday, Dec.15, in Trinity. Michelle was much loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Wayne was born on Jan. 2, 1957 to Guy and Judy Ogden in Livingston. He went to be with our Lord and became our Guardian Angel on Monday, Dec. 9. He grew up in Carlisle with his parents and his 5 siblings. He graduated from Groveton High School in 1975 and married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Debbie Loftin on March 16, 1977. They made their home in Trinity. Wayne passionately farmed cot-ton alongside his father for over 20 years in the Crockett/Austonio area. Once the cotton farming had come to a close, Wayne went to the woods. He hauled timber for 15 years. He enjoyed going places in his log truck and honking at every-one he knew. He and Debbie were blessed with 3 daughters and one son. Then along came the grandchildren who were the apple of his eye. He loved to pass on his knowledge of farming, fishing, hunting and me-chanics to all of his children. He always wanted them to know how to do things his way. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debbie; his children, Misty and husband Barry Coleman, Am-ber and husband Doug Brown, Ha-ley Ogden and son Keaton Ogden; grandchildren, Haden and Trace Coleman, Makenna, Bryce and Mariah Brown, Brooke and Brady Arnold. He is also survived by an abundance of special family and friends. Funeral Services: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, River of Life Church, Trinity. Rev. Mike Loftin, officiating. Internment: Cedar Grove Ceme-tery, Trinity, Texas Pallbearers: Barry Coleman, Doug Brown, Riley Ogden, Jason Loftin, Brandon Loftin, Carl Beasley, Jimmy Hudnall, Aaron Volanski, and Jabo West. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Eugene Prentice Reese
GROVETON - Eugene Prentice Reese, age 79, was born on May 28, 1934 in Trinity, Texas to his parents, Prentice and Jewel (Tul-los) Reese and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, De-cember 12, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Graveside Services were held at 1:00 pm Monday, December 16, at Thornton Cemetery with Bro. Lewis Jones officiat-ing. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Neline Reese Walker, Norma Lee Reese, Beth Ann Reese Friday and Murrey Reese; nephew, Terry Friday. Survivors include his brother-in-law, Ed Welch; nieces and neph-ews, Susie Kristoph, Linda Augustine Lee, Cathy Locke, Deb-bie Fleming and husband, Kenny, Jerry Friday and wife, Pat, Ricky Friday, Rob Walker, David Wright; a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews and other rela-tives and friends. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Arthur L. Sanders
CROCKETT - Mr. Arthur L. Sanders, beloved father, grandfa-ther, and great-grandfather passed on to be with his beloved wife on Saturday, Dec. 7. He was a long time member of the Methodist church, and taught many about the Bible in Sunday school classes in both Crockett and Houston. He was a graduate of Sam Houston State University and worked in accounting retiring from Stauffer Chemical in the position of Assistant Chief Accountant. He is survived by daughters Marilyn Townsend and husband, Oliver and Marcia Wood and hus-band, Ron, grandchildren Diane Kingshill and David Townsend, and great-grandchildren Taylor Brady, Ashton Townsend, and Robert Townsend, numerous neph-ews, nieces and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Nell Sanders. The family is especially grateful to the staff at Houston County Nursing Home who took such loving care of him during his last year. We are all in debt for his service in World War II wher he served for three years as a member of General McArthur's staff in both the Phil-lipines and Japan. Private graveside funeral ser-vices for Mr. Arthur L. Sanders will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park.ت Interment will follow.ت In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Condolences for Mr. Sanders may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Clara Dell McBride Hathorn
GROVETON - Clara Dell McBride Hathorn, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, at the age of 87. She was born March 19, 1926 to Homer McBride and Adell Bennett McBride; Clara grew up in a home in the Scrub Creek area filled with love, laughter, hard-work, and the unseen presence of the Lord. She graduated from Centerville High School where she later taught mu-sic. She married Winfred Hathorn in 1944 beginning a 67 year loving and nurturing relationship. Clara began working at a Grove-ton florist while her children at-tended school. She then worked in the Trinity County Tax Assessor Collector's office for seventeen and a half years before being elected Tax Assessor Collector, holding a one-term office before retiring. During her term the historical change from a manual system to a computerized system was made. She enjoyed meeting and serving the people in her hometown and community. Clara was a wonderful homemaker and so proud of her family. She always loved cooking for her family and friends. Children and grandchildren always knew there would be good food to greet them at Ma-Maصs house! Of Claraصs many hobbies, Canasta was by far her most precious past-time. She played for over fifty years and made some of her closest and dearest friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Doro-thy; brothers, Hubert, Samuel, Elvin, and Arnold. Clara is sur-vived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Patsy Hathorn; daughter, Judy Atkinson; grand-children, Jason Hathorn and wife Hillary, Jared Hathorn and wife Kayla, Emily Fikes and husband Neal, and Daniel Atkinson; great-grandsons, Cade, Cannon, Jaxon and Kase; sisters, Anne Mayberry Jones and husband Joe, Jean Am-mons Louder; brother, Dorman McBride and wife Lecil. Many special nieces and nephews also survive. Claraصs kindness and compassionate heart will be greatly missed. Visitation will be at Groveton Funeral Home on Saturday, No-vember 16, 2013 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church Groveton. Bro. Lewis Jones will officiate the services and burial will follow at Bennett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Groveton or Bennett Cemetery Association. Funeral arrangements made by Groveton Funeral Home, directors. Please sign our guestbook online at www.grovetonfuneralhome.com
Orville Leroy Cavnar
TRINITY - Orville Leroy Cav-nar, 82, died Nov. 19 in Crockett. Leroy was born in Limestone County to Henry Allen and Willie Adam Boykin Cavnar, August 25, 1931. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local #84 and loved to sing and play guitar. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry Allen, George, Johnny Joe, and Kenneth; sisters, Molly Lee, Evelyn, Tootsie, Estelle, and Isabelle; and son, Steve Cavnar Survivors include: children, Carolyn Nilson, Chris Cavnar, Teresa Patterson and husband George, and Bryan Cavnar and wife Julie; grandchildren, Kimberly Hamilton, Sarah Bishop, Todd and Aaron Nilson, Shaun Cavnar, Brandon Fowler, Meagan Whitworth, Lindsey Antrobius and Ian Cavnar; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alyne Miller and Nannie Bea Wafford; numer-ous other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Friend-ship Harbor Church, in Trinity, with Rev. Reagan Duncan, officiat-ing. Internment was at the Chita Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Brandon Fowler, Shaun Cavnar, Todd Nilson, Aaron Nilson, Fred Nilson, and Eddie Cavnar.
John Leighton Hall
ARIZONA - John was born in Trinity, Nov. 11, 1931 he was the son of Roy Wilton and Clara Bell Arnold Hall. He passed away in Apache Junction, Arizona Nov. 24, at the age of 82. After graduating from Pasadena High School, John proudly served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean Era. He was self-employed and owned and operated Hall's Ship Supply of Houston. He was also a retired business owner of Freeport Mooring of Freeport. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother R.T. "Buddy" Hall. He is survived by two daughters Debra Hall and Sherry Hall, four grandchildren, Lynsey Arbogast and husband Dave, Veronica Clin-ton and husband Chris, Hayley Carter and husband Wes, Rachel Morgan and husband Kevin, six Great-grandchildren and one brother Charles Hall. Funeral service will be held Nov. 30 at 11 AM at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home. Burial will fol-low in Glendale Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Mable Myrtle Breiten James
LIVINGSTON - Mable Myrtle (Breiten) Senne James, 94, of Trin-ity passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Pine Ridge Nursing home in Livingston. She was born on Janu-ary 16, 1919 in Hondo, The daughter of the late Zilphia Mae (Simmons) and Louis August Bre-iten. Mable attended Hondo Schools and Uvalde Schools. At nineteen years of age, she met the love of her life, Robert George Senne. They moved to a ranch north of Del Rio. She learned how to trap and take care of orphan goats. On every ranch, she would have a profitable garden. Also, she would, raise baby chicks every spring. Mable liked to fish and take care of the birds. At Pine Ridge, she had a bird feeder outside of her room. She was baptized twice in her life, once as an infant in Quihi, and again as an adult at Boling Baptist Church. Mable's number one hobby was playing 42, a dom-ino game. After moving to Trinity, she had a total of 159 trophies from playing in 42 tournaments. Her family and friends were of utmost importance to her, and especially her 42 buddies. She is survived by her daughter, Daisy Holland of Trinity; step-daughters, Thelma Muesse of Ga-lena Park, Audrey Bender of Bren-ham; granddaughters, Cheryl Heckler and husband Cory of Trin-ity, Christine Summers and hus-band Dan of Trinity; grandchildren, Taylor Snapp, Shawn Stoneking, Ethan Snapp and Alyssa Summers, all of Trinity. She is also survived by a large number of nieces, neph-ews and a number of great nieces and nephews. Mable claimed two of her very best friends; Loretta Barsch as her daughter and Billy White as her son. She also talked often of her caring CNA helper Regina, from Pine Ridge Health Care in Livingston, TX. In addition to her parents, Mable was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert George Senne; second husband, Thomas Clayton James; daughter, Ruth Marie Senne; sisters, Viola Mae Fergu-son, Ida Senne; brothers, Funeral services were held 3 PM Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville with Pastor Valenta of Trinity offi-ciating. Her earthly remains were laid to rest in the Oakwood section of the Hondo Cemetery in Hondo, on Sunday, Dec.1.
Audley Calvin Taylor
CONROE - Audley Calvin Tay-lor peacefully passed away on the evening of Nov. 18, in Conroe, with his loving family by his side. He was born October 29, 1927, in Plano, to Audley Camel and Hassie MyreeTaylor. Cal was a US Navy World War II veteran and retired from Schlumberger after 33 years. He enjoyed golfing with his buddies and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen, of 52 years. Survived by his sister, Charlotte Coco and his 3 children; daughter Sandra and husband Rick Shoupe; daughter Deborah and husband Albert Teran; and son Mike and wife Andee Taylor. Cal is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 niece. A graveside service and celebra-tion of Cal's life will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery Pavilion, Trinity, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 am. A reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church of Trinity. For those who desire, donations in Cal's honor may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 131 S Elm St, Trinity, TX 75862 or a charity of one's choice.
TRINITY - Patricia Thomas, died Nov. 20, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 5, 1940 in Corpus Christi. She was the 3rd Child of Charles and Elizabeth Rogers. Patricia has one brother (de-ceased) Eugene Rogers and a Sis-ter, Charlene Gregory. She was a loving wife to Charles Thomas whom she married on May 31, 1958, and the loving mother of their four children, Alexa Murray, Donald Thomas, Delbert Thomas and Bruce Thomas. They have 8 grandchildren, Charles Roberds, Blake Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Jordan Thomas, Danielle Thomas, Samantha Thomas, Megan Thomas and Laila Thomas. Charles and Pat lived in Houston for 31 years where she worked for The State Comptrollers Office. After her children were older she decided to go to College to further her career, which she did, and had a 3.75 grade average. They moved to Trinity in 1989, where she con-tinued to work for the State Comp-troller until she retired. Pat joined the Most Holy Trinity Ladies Guild when she retired in 1998. She has been an active member of the ladies guild holding several offices including President (3 terms) and Vice president, as well as Secretary. Charles and Pat have a small ranch in Woodlake where she was Charles' #1 cowgirl for many years. Pat and Charles enjoyed hunting and fishing together and they especially enjoyed going to South Texas for camping and hunt-ing during dove season. They have made many special friends here in Trinity and felt blessed to have done so.
Tommy John Brecheen
TRINITY - Tommy John Bre-cheen, 34, died Oct. 27, in Trinity. Tommy John was born Mach 4, 1979 to John, Jr. and Mary McNa-mara Breechen in Pasadena. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, fish-ing, football, and hanging out with family and friends. Tommy John is preceded in death by his dad, John Brecheen, Jr.; mother Mary Belisch; grand-parents, John and Ruth Brecheen, and Thomas McNamara. Survivors include: grandmother, Neva Anderson; sisters, Tina Bre-cheen and Cheyenne Maloy; fian-cée, Sherrie Tims and her children, Kenny Tims, Sheli Tims, and Erika Tims; her grandchild, Alyssa Tims; nieces and nephews, Mercedes Maloy, Mandie Wymore, Cole Maloy, Brooklyn, Shelby and Macy Gage; great-niece, Layna Wymore; great-nephew, Braxton Wymore; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Satur-day, Nov. 2, 2013, Waller-Thornton Funeral Home, Trinity, Texas. Rev. Jim Parrish, officiat-ing.
Durwood "Boots" Bruce
TRINITY - Durwood "Boots" Bruce, 92, died Oct. 29. He was born in Weldon, September 11, 1921 to Jesse Warren and Laura Knighten Bruce. Mr. Bruce served during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Bruce is preceded in death by his wife, Falba Bruce; sisters, Ruby Spain, Edna Hicks and Darnell Bruce; brothers, J. W. Bruce, John Bruce, and Harvey Bruce. Survived by: son, Mikel Todd Bruce and wife Theresa Loftin; grandchildren, Savannah, Alyssa, and Jacob Bruce; sister-in-law, Hildagard Bruce; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Graveside Service: 3 p.m. Sun-day, Nov. 3, Center Hill Cemetery, Oakhurst, with Dr. Randy Lowe officiating. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements
TRINITY - Bart Doring, 72, passed away Oct. 29. He was born January 28, 1941 to Louis Doring and Myrtle McFadden Doring in Jersey City, New Jersey. Bart served his country proudly in the U. S. Army and had a passion for cars, engines, history – World and Civil, fishing, and his family. But his greatest Love of all was his beautiful bride, Jewel Madeline Kessler Doring. Bart is preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Hartman; brother, John Doring; son, Jeffery Owen Doring; and daughter-in-law, Ash-ley Dawn Doring. He is survived by his cherished wife of 50 years, Madeline Doring; children, Christine Thomas and husband Troy, Kathleen Hagan and husband Larry, Michael Doring and wife Jennifer, John Doring and wife Tina, and Tammy Kammeyer; 15 grandchildren; 5 ½ great-grandchildren; sister, Sandy York and husband Jerry; brother, Louis Doring; sister-in-law, Lisa Doring; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Graveside Services: 1 p.m. Fri-day, Nov. 1, Eastern Gate Ceme-tery, Rev. Jarod Burt, officiating. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Renae Annette Rowe
TRINITY - Renae Annette Rowe, 38, left for her heavenly home Oct. 30, after a long and cou-rageous battle with cancer. Renae was born June 28, 1975 to Gary Louis and Minnie Mae Hodge Wil-son in Huntsville, one of 12 chil-dren. She was a staff assistant with Sam Houston College and worked with the McNair Scholar Programs as well as staff assistant for student success initiatives. Renae also worked for TDCJ for a short pe-riod. She had a great compassion for children and was involved with Tri-City Youth Sports League serv-ing as Secretary. Renae was kind hearted and very involved with adoption agencies, helping provide foster children with the means to go and live on their own after graduation. She was involved in the 4-H and many other youth ac-tivities in her community and sur-rounding areas. Renae was a faith-ful member of Sebastopol Commu-nity Church. Survived by her loving and hus-band of 17 years, Gary Wayne Rowe; son, Eli Dwayne Rowe; parents, Gary Louis and Minnie Mae Wilson; father and mother-in-law, Phillip Gary and Frances Rowe; sisters, Angela Dollar (Ray), Melissa Shepherd (Jeff), Karen Wallace (Shane), Cinnamin Her-ring (Benjamin), Ginny Cogdell (Les), Tessa Reed (Dale), and Crystal Hearren (Kirk); brothers, Gary Wilson, Jr., David Wilson (Alicia), Phillip Wilson, and Sammy Kellar; brother-in-law, Joey Rowe (Angie); numerous other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Satur-day, Nov. 2, Tabernacle Assembly of God, Trinity, Rev. Jack Black, officiating. Internment: Carlisle Cemetery, Trinity. Pallbearers: William Hodge, John Allen Hodge, Ronald Hodge, Dennis Hodge, Doyle Hodge, II, and James Hodge. Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Hodge, Michael Hodge, Richard Hodge, Rodger Hodge, and Daniel Hodge. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements
Billy Wayne Shipper
TRINITY - Billy Wayne Shipper AKA Captain, was born in Ander-son County, Texas on March 13, 1936. He was the son of Eldridge and Mamie Lou Shipper. Billy Wayne passed away on Oct. 30, in Franklin. Billy Wayne proudly served his country for more than three years in the US Marine Corp. He was dedicated, loyal and com-mitted to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, he retired as a Major after 44 years of service. He was a memberof Glendale Method-ist Church. His wife Nelda Rhea Shipper and his parents have preceded him in death. He is survived by his son Paul Wayne Shipper and wife Kimberly, six grandchildren Lau-ren Lee Shipper, Lexi Rhea Ship-per, Landi Dawn Shipper, Colton Scott Woods, Jacob Wayne Ship-per and Kylee Gayle Shipper, one brother Jack Shipper and wife Reynelda and their family. Numer-ous other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Glendale United Methodist Church, Trinity, Texas, Rev. Bar-bara Campbell, officiating. Internment: Glendale Cemetery Pallbearers: Neal Smith, Kelly Sparkman, Jimmy Evans, Jay Whitting, Stacy Halbert, and Steve Furr. Honorary Pallbearers: Hamer Dunlap and Freddy Harrison Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
TRINITY - JP Watson (Pete) passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 1. at his home in Little Rock, AR. after a long battle with cancer. Pete was a long time resident of Baytown and the Lake Livingston area. He was a 62 year member of the Masons, a member of Masonic Lodge 14 in Livingston, was very active in the Shriners and he and his wife were past Matron and past Patron at Livingston 1139, Order of the Eastern Stars. He served two years in the Army in Alaska. He was preceded in Death by his parents, Nokee and Walter Watson, a brother Edward Watson and two step-children from a previous mar-riage, Bobbie Sue Clevenger and Sandy Williamson. He is survived by his wife, Sonia, 3 children, Helen Jones (Carol), of Houston. Doyle Watson (Debbie), of Cleveland, Eva Ruth Porras (Frank), of Baytown, 2 step-children Brenda Donaldson (Jerry) of Little Rock, AR, Linda McDan-iel (Doug), of Jefferson City, MO., and 3 step-children from a previous marriage, JoLynne Olstrum (Larry), Kathleen Coleman, of Car-lile, and Jerry Williamson of Mis-sissippi. Five brothers, Bill Watson (Grace), George Watson (Robin), Pat Watson (Della), Donny Watson (Barbara), Mike Watson (Libby), one sister Martha Waymirre (James), 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many other rela-tives and friends. This was a man always willing to give a helping hand when needed and is going to be missed by many. The respect for friends a person leaves behind is a man's greatest legacy. He loved fishing and hunting and after cremation, his ashes will be taken to Lake Livingston as this was the place he cherished the most. Pete, you will be missed be-yond measure. A Funeral Service will be held in his honor on Friday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday evening 6-8 pm. all at Pace Funeral Home 200 FM 350 N. to sign to online guestbook please go to www.pacefuneral.com
Linda Gentry Jackson
Linda Jackson, 69, died October 11, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 13, 1944 to Thomas Clyde and Fannie Mae Calvert Gentry in Alabama City, Alabama. She liked playing cards, reading a good book or watching movies, but loved spending time with her family and friends Linda is preceded in death by a brother, Joe Gentry and her daugh-ter, Kim Enbey. Survivors include: parents, Thomas and Fannie Mae Gentry; son, Bryan Enbey; nieces & neph-ews, Jennifer and Josh Newsom, Stacy and Charlie Moran, Rochelle Gentry, Renee Gentry Mouton and Joe Gentry, Jr.; brother, Danny Gentry and Terri. Graveside Service: 12:00 Noon Tuesday, October 15, 2013, River-side Pioneer Cemetery, Bro. Dave Collier, officiating. Pallbearers: Josh Newsom, Charlie Moran, Dustin Gentry, Justin Karstedt, Tyler Karstedt, and Gilbert Gonzalez Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Glenda Joyce Moses
Glenda Joyce Moses, of Trinity, was 70 years old when she stepped into Glory Land on Oct. 8, 2013 in Trinity, Texas. She was born May 11, 1943 in Trinity, TX, was the daughter of Charlie and Ida Armetha Keen. She was a specialty cook at the YMCA Camp Cullen and loved working in the deli while living in Houston. Glenda was well known in the community for her chicken and dumplings, (she made the best). She enjoyed cooking, gardening and her grandchildren. She enjoyed the fellowship of our gospel singings that are held throughout our community. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Nell Blair, Laverne Reeves. Survivors, devoted husband Raymond Moses, two sons Robert Collins, II and wife Denise and Kenneth Collins, step-children Raymond Moses, Jr. and wife Dolores, Amado Moses and wife Elda, Adriana Nuncio and husband Abel, Anna Heuermann and husband Tommy, grandchildren Rebecca Collins, Robert Collins, Jr., and Hannah Collins, Elizabeth, Daniel, Simmie, Alisha, Allison, Matthew, Christopher, Juliana, Alejandro, Juan Carlos, Irene, Edgar; great-grandchildren James, Nolan and Nicholas and Eneri, and a sister Judith Alford. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and other relatives also survive. Celebration of Life: 12 Noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, Waller-Thornton Funeral Home, Rev. D. R. McNaughton and Rev. Billy Jackson, co-officiating. Internment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Trinity, Texas Pallbearers: Robert Collins, II, Chase Odom, Daniel Moses, Matthew Heuermann, Chris Heuermann, and Simmie DeVille Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements
Jerald Wayne Trow
Jerald Wayne "Jerry" Trow 60, of Trinity, died Oct. 6, 2013 in Huntsville, Texas. He was born Sept. 30, 1953 in Trinity, TX and was the son of Raymond and Florene Trow. He was a graduate of Trinity High School class of 1972. Jerry was a retired fireman with the T.V.F.D., was a member of Burning Hope Baptist Church. Jerry was an accomplished musician he was the lead singer and played with the Stone Wall Rockers. He was currently employed with Huntsville ISD. Jerry was honored with second place in the Huntsville Super Star search, he was also an actor/singer in the local Hew Haw play. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Mike Trow and baby Edwin Trow. Survivors include his wife of nine years Melanie Trow; two children Joshua Trow and Sarah Trow; three step children Candyce Graham; Garrett Mantzel and Brandon Cole and wife Anna, three grandchildren Brentley Mantzel; Breanna Cole and Lauren Cole; one sister Wanda Trow and a host of relatives and friends also survive. A Celebration of Life was held Oct. 12, 2013 at 1:00 Pm at Burning Hope Baptist Church with Rev Jim Parrish officiating. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements
Carter Lee White
Carter Lee White, 83, of Hous-ton, TX was born on Dec. 7, 1929. He was the first of three sons born to Henry Carter and Ethel White. He passed away on Oct. 10, 2013 in Trinity, TX. He retired from Atlantic Richfield Refinery after more than 34 years of service. He moved from Houston to Trinity and was owner-operator of Carters Cycle and Marine Business of Huntsville for many years. He is preceded in death by son Curtis Lynn White and two brothers Dorin White and Melvin White. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Margaret White; son, Terry Lee White and wife Debbie; daughter, Melissa Kay West; son, Darrell Glenn White; grandchildren, Lindsey Stirneman and husband Jonathan, Autumn Rhea Wunstel, Wesley Curtis, Forest White, Carter John White; one great-grandson, River Wunstel. Many other rela-tives and friends also survive. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Bobby Joe Duke
TRINITY - Bobby Joe Duke, 69, died suddenly in Nacogdoches, TX, October 2, 2013. Bobby was born February 28, 1944 in BoBo, Texas to Roy and Ermer Lucille Long Duke one of eight boys. He served the US Army in Vietnam, being one of six Duke son's that served in the armed forces at the same time. Bobby enjoyed being a truck driver, even when he was no longer able to drive. He liked to fish in his spare time, but his true love was for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they held his heart. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lucille Duke and four brothers, Oathel, Roy, Johnny Mack, and Forrest. Survivors Include: loving wife, Wanda Duke; sons, Jerry Duke and wife Misty, Sean Raiford and wife Andrea, and Donnie Hensley and wife Amanda, Bobby Joe, Jr., David, and Donald Ray Duke; daughters, Jody Stephens and hus-band Andy, Wanda Joyce Burson and Randy Curtis, and Billie Renea Rosser and husband Chuck; grand-children, Charity Landrum and Gavan Duke, Blake Hensley, Ally-sha, Jamie, and Xander Stephens, Kacee Bostic and husband Paul, Joshua Burson and wife Jessica, Emily Burson, Jennifer and Chris-topher Adams; great-grandchildren, Chanston and Kayna Bostic, Chrissy, Jason, Brooklyn, and Tonya Burson; brothers, Howard Duke and wife Teresa, James Duke, and Billy Duke and wife Carolyn; special sister, Marie Kim-bro; mother of his children, Cyn-thia Groce; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Sun-day, October 6, 2013, Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Parrish, officiating. Internment: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013, Shelby County Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Pallbearers: Donnie Hensley, Sean Raiford, Gavan Duke, Xander Stephens, Joshua Burson, Christo-pher Adams, and Paul Bostic.
Earl Anthony Grand, Sr.
TRINITY - Earl Anthony Grand, Sr., 84, passed away October 5, 2013 in Trinity, Texas. Earl was born in Lafayette, LA, April 13, 1929 to George and Aline Begnaud Grand. He married the love of his life, Pansy Joy Fore-man, in 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 20 yrs. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad and moved to Trinity. He served as the Choir Director for Most Holy Trinity Catholic Mis-sion for many years and served on the first board of directors for Westwood Shores. He loved living in Westwood Shores because there he could par-ticipate in two of his favorite hob-bies: Golfing and Fishing. Survived by: loving wife of 57 yrs., Pansy Foreman Grand; sons Earl Anthony Grand, Jr. and wife Susan, Jeffrey S. Grand and wife Lucia, and William M. Grand and wife Kathleen; grandchildren Isa-bela and Alejandra Grand and Adam and Cecelia Joy; sister Nell Rogers. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home conducted the arrangements.
Oscar Hall, Jr.
TRINITY - Oscar Hall, Jr., 78, passed away October 3, 2013 after a long illness. Oscar was born in Huntsville, TX to Oscar, Sr., and Violet Stacey Hall. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest love was for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Oscar is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ray Hall and sis-ter, Ann Snowden. Survivors include his wife, Rob-bie Hall; children, Oscar Hall and Stephanie, Lisa Howard and hus-band Doug, Karen Whitley and husband Joe, Robbie Morales and husband Paul, Carol White and husband Freddy, Shane Morrow, Barbara Gore, Cathey Cole, and Keith Hall; 20 grandchildren, two of which he helped raise, Clay and Brandon Hall; and numerous great-grandchildren. Oscar will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Mon-day, October 7, 2013, Waller-Thornton Funeral Home, Bro. Lyle Stubbs, officiating. Interment: Falba Cemetery, Walker County. Pallbearers: Oscar Hall, Doug Howard, Brandon Hall, Clay Hall, Karry Howard, and Scott Baughman Waller-Thornton Funeral Home conducted the arrangements.
Randal Ray Leggett
TRINITY - Community mem-bers and educators lost a much loved and appreciated native son on October 4, 2013, when Randal Ray Leggett passed away peace-fully in Trinity. Born February 21, 1937, to T. B. and Blanch (Smith) Leggett, Randal spent most of his life in Trinity. A 1955 graduate of Trinity High School, Randal received a football scholarship to Rice University and continued his lifelong love for football. His major was Physical Education. He later transferred to Sam Houston State University and received his BS degree in 1959. That same year, he married his high school sweetheart Betty Ann Shaw. His first teaching and coaching position was with Livingston High School, and he remained there until 1976 when he returned to Trinity. His passion and devotion to young people continued, and he embarked on another career in teaching and coaching in his home high school, remaining in Trinity ISD until he retired in 1992. He had always enjoyed ranching on the side, but after his retirement, he engaged in ranching on a full-time basis. To show appreciation and grati-tude for his dedicated service to students, Trinity High School de-clared a "Randal Leggett Day" to honor in him on October 10, 2003. The Trinity Fair Association also recognized his special talents and chose him to serve as Grand Mar-shal of the Fair Parade, an experi-ence and honor that Randal appre-ciated and enjoyed. Professionally, Randal was a member of the Texas High School Coaching Association and of the Texas Retired Teachers Associa-tion. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Louis Dean Leggett. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Betty Leggett, his daughter Lisa Leggett Evans and husband Timothy, his two grand-children Evan and Courtney Ar-nold, and his three great-grandchildren Brooke and Brady Arnold and Landon Sweeting. Also surviving are two nieces De-nise Leggett and Keri Leggett Bush as well as numerous other relatives. Funeral Service was held Octo-ber 8, 2013 at 2:00 Pm at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Lowe officiating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Paul J. Peter
Paul J. Peter, 76, of Trinity, TX. passed away October 6, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated at Brooke Crema-tory - Huntsville, TX. تNo services are scheduled at this time. تOn line register book is at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com
Juanita Smith Stark
TRINITY – Services for Juanita Smith Stark, 74, were held at 11 a.m, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Trinity Taber-nacle Assembly of God with Pastor Rodger Goins officiat-ing. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mrs. Stark died Monday, Aug. 26, in Whitehouse. She was born April 3, 1939, in New Baden, the daughter of Bert and Katy Beam. Mrs. Stark was a Christian lady who worked and earned a degree in nursing. She cared for thou-sands of patients over her ca-reer before she retired from the profession. She enjoyed playing canasta and dominos with her friends, and was know for her baking, especially her chocolate cakes. She also enjoyed traveling and camping with the San Jac Wheelers. Mrs. Stark was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church of Pasadena. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Wayne Smith; a brother and sister; and her parents. Survivors include her hus-band, Jerry Stark; four children and their spouses, Vicki and Wayne Walker, Bobby and Norma Smith, Lisa Gibbs and Roger and Lydia Stark; six grandchildren, Taylor Smith, Maddie Smith, Chassidy Val-dez, Jeremy Jarvis and wife Leah, Devan Gibbs and Stephanie Stark; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Trey White and Trenten Valdez; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Shirley Ann Beal
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vices for Shirley Ann Beal, 72, were held at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in the Bryan City Cemetery in Bryan with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiat-ing. Ms. Beal died peacefully at her San Jacinto County resi-dence on Thursday, Aug. 22. She was born Nov. 10, 1940, in St. Bossier City, La. and was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack McMillian and Thomas Morris Beal, and her parents, Thomas Morris and Lee Morn Beal. Survivors include her best friend, Sharon Kopesky; two sisters and their spouses, Billye and Joel Murray and Marcy and Harry Pyron; a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to MD Anderson Houston, TX. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Roy Houston Brown III
GROVETON – Memorial services for Roy Houston Brown III, 60, were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Oaklawn Baptist Church in Groveton with Bro. Lester McAdams officiating. Mr. Brown died Aug. 15. He was born Dec. 20, 1952 in Lufkin, the son of Roy Houston Brown Jr. and Sarah Margaret Lowry Brown. He was known as a loving husband, father and grandfa-ther and was preceded in death by his father. Survivors included his wife of 29 years, Kathy Brown of Groveton; his mother, Marga-ret Lowry Brown,of Hudson; two sons, Clyde Houston Brown of New Braunfels and SFC James "Jimbo" Carroll, of the United States Army cur-rently stationed at Camp Zuma, Japan and his wife Ta-sha; two daughters, Amy Drummond and husband Greg, of San Antonio, and Courtney Rector and husband Rich of Tomball; seven grandchildren, Lindsay and Lauren Drum-mond, Jordan and Emily Rec-tor, J.D., Tiara and Jaleen Car-roll; one brother, Kirby Brown and his daughter Elizabeth, of Hudson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lynn and Wayne Reynolds of Groveton; cousin, Terry Nell Toler and husband Gordon of Groveton; and a number of nieces, neph-ews, other family members and friends. Groveton Funeral Home di-rected the arrangements. Go to www.grovetonfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
Sandra Fay Budro
CONROE – Services for Sandra Fay Budro, 49, will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at a time and location to be an-nounced, Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at McNutt Funeral Home, 1600 Porter Road, Conroe. Mrs. Budro died Saturday, Aug. 24, at her residence sur-rounded by her family. She was born May 27, 1964, in Liberty, the daughter of Earnest and Mittie Landrum She was known as a loving and caring person who she will be missed by everyone she knew. Mrs. Budro was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Landrum, and stepfather Lewis Coleman. Survivors include her hus-band of 28 years, Billy Budro of Willis; a daughter, Amanda Budro and Travis Roberson of Willis; a son, Shane Budro and wife Grace of Trinity; her mother, Mittie Deiss-Coleman of Trinity; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Linda Budro of Willis; grand-children, Carleigh and Chole Mullins and Bryson Budro; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Charlotte Plumberg of Lucedale Miss. and Cheryl and James Doss of Riverside; three sisters-in-law, Sherrie Budro of Houston, Karen and Larry Pichotta of Trinity and Laurie Budro of Willis; a brother-in-law, Keith Budro of Vacaville Calif.; a special niece, Melissa Styron; nieces and nephews, Rodrick and Tracy Styron, Julie, Jason, Tim and Carl Dunham, Mark Shores, Mat-thew Markert, Mitchell and Micah Alewine, Miranda Kline, Brittany and Bradley Anderson, and Josh and Bran-don Budro; and a number of other family and friends. McNutt Funeral Home of Conroe directed the arrange-ments.
TRINITY – A memorial service and benefit for Chris Stahl, 29, was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at El Roy's Ice House at Bell's Camp Marina near Trinity. Mr. Stahl died Monday, Aug. 12, at his home sur-rounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 21, 1984, the son of Billy Joe Stahl Jr. and Linda Ebner Stahl in Pen-sacola, Fla. He had a great love for music, playing guitar, and spending time with his family. He also found great joy in camping, hiking, rock climb-ing, just being Outdoors. Mr. Stahl was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Violet Stahl; his mother, Linda Stahl; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Katie Lee Brown and Melissa and Geoff Woodruff; a brother, Billy Stahl III; nieces and nephews, Mareena and Judson Brown, Dakota Stahl, Kayli and Zofia Woodruff, Sean, Preston and Krislyn Stahl; and a number of other relatives and friends. In Lieu of Flowers the fam-ily has requested donations be made to the Chris Stahl Memo-rial Fund, 1st National Bank, Trinity, TX 75862. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Eula Mae Thompson
TRINITY – Services for Eula Mae Thompson, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the River of Life Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in Taylor Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Thurs-day, Aug. 22, in Trinity. She was born April 8, 1925 in Centerville, and was pre-ceded in death by her husband, Pat Thompson; five siblings, Ola Owens, Bill Lathrop, Henry Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop and Nude Lathrop; and a granddaughter, Leslie Michelle Owens. Survivors include five chil-dren and their spouses, Wesley and Debbie Owens, Lena Mae Anderson, Sam and Carol Thompson, Patsy and Harold Don Dixon and Nelson and Ceceila Thompson; four sib-lings. Odell Lathrop, Erma Hamm, Ada Parish and Ray Lathrop; a sister-in-law, Mau-rice Short; grandchildren, Dal-las and Chelly Dixon, Dudley and Tonya Dixon, Bridgette and Eddie Deschensky, Lacinda Thompson, Justin Thompson, Shannon and Loretta Thompson, Tonja Gordy, Stephanie and Vincent Montalbano, Michael and Nancy Anderson, Lacy Hollis, Joe Owens, Kenneth Owens, James Hollis, Christopher Hollis, Dennie Owens, Kan-dace Owens, Kenneth and Jackie Owens, Jason Owens and Wesley Owens; and 41 great-grandchildren. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Marjorie W. Crain
TRINITY – Services for Marjorie W. Crain, 87, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Jared Burt officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. in the Stranger Community Cemetery in Stranger. Mrs. Crain died Monday, Aug. 5. in Katy. She was born Feb. 16, 1926 in Marlin, the daughter of Bu-ford Morgan Watts and Mabel Erskine Watts. She came to Trinity in 1986 with her hus-band, Donald Crain, where she loved to play golf and go fish-ing at Westwood Shores. Mrs. Crain was a member of Dorcas Wills Baptist Church and started the "Lady Bugs" in Trinity. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crain; and five brothers, Buford Jr., Frank, Leslie, James and David Watts. Survivors include her de-voted daughter, Donna L. Ev-ans and husband Scott of Ful-shear; a sister, Leona Jones of Texas City; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Scott Evans Jr., Johnny Poe, Mickey McClung, Neil Floyd, Justin Jones, and Kenny Floyd. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist, Loaves & Fishes, P.O. Box 112, Trinity, Texas, 75862. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James Emmett Crotwell Jr.
LIVINGSTON – A visita-tion for James Emmett Crot-well Jr., 71, was held from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the Pace Funeral Home, 200 FM 350 North in Livingston. Mr. Crotwell died Friday, Aug. 9, in Houston. He was born Jan, 10, 1942 in Fort Worth, the son of James Emmett and Anna Belle Gatlin Crotwell Sr. He was retired from Achor Hocking Glass as a glass maker and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Mr. Crotwell was preceded in death by both of his parents; two sons, Richard Paul Crot-well and Dan Crotwell; a sis-ter, Louise Gatlin; and a brother, Herman Gage. Survivors include his loving wife, Carroll Workman Crot-well of Trinity; three sons and their spouses, James Emmett and Debra Crotwell III, War-ren Eugene and Wanda Crot-well, Joseph Lee and Andrea Kay Crotwell; a daughter in law, Jessica Crotwell; a sister, Dorothy Averitt; 15 grandchil-dren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pace Funeral Home of Livingston directed the ar-rangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com
Jeremy Louis Henderson
TRINITY -- Services for Jeremy Louis Henderson, 27, were held at 11 a.m. Wednes-day, July 31, 2013 at River of Life Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in Bedias Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Henderson died Friday, July 26, in Willis. He was born on March 11, 1986 in Houston and was a 2004 graduate of Cypress Ridge High School of Hous-ton. After graduation he proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as an in-spector with Eco Services and was an outdoorsman. He loved the competitive sport of paint-ball and was a member of The Bad Company Paintball Team. He enjoyed watching movies, going dancing and was ex-tremely outgoing. Mr. Henderson was pre-ceded in death by his grandfa-thers, James D. Henderson and Paul Walker Perkinson; great-grandparents, Ollie Mae and Louis Dimarco and Mondell Cunningham; and two cousins, Shawn Phillip Kemper and Wesley Thomas Gates. Survivors included his wife, Brittany Henderson; his mother, Brenda Kay Perkinson and her fiancé Daryl Alston; his father, Danny Henderson and wife Melissa; three broth-ers and their spouses, James A. and Crystal Henderson, Danny L. and Amanda Henderson and Dustin Albert; a sister and her spouse, Corinne and Erik Sut-tles; his grandmother, Mary Jane Adams; nephews and nieces, Bryson and Trevor Henderson, Alexis Faith Hen-derson, Cameron L. and Max-well H. Suttles; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
John "Jack" Melvin McLaren
TRINITY -- John "Jack" M. McLaren, 93, of Trinity died on Sunday, August 4, 2013. At his request, no services will be held and his cremated remains will be scattered near his boyhood home on the San Bernard River near Hinkle's Ferry. He was born April 30, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Texas as a three year old. He graduated from West Co-lumbia High School and earned a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Mas-ter's Degree in Architecture from the University of Hous-ton. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Bonnie Sue Wyer Littlefield and Anne Marie McLaren. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Bonnie Lynne Cade McLaren; a son and his spouse, John M. and Jean McLaren Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Ella Faye Davis Napoleon
LIVINGSTON – Services for Ella Faye Davis Napoleon, 70, were held at 5 p.m. Sun-day, Aug. 11, 2013 at the Friendship Harbor Church off FM 355 in Trinity County with the Rev. Regan Duncan offici-ating. Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery in the Chita Com-munity. Mrs. Napoleon died Thurs-day, Aug. 8, in Trinity. She was born July 20, 1943 in Clute, the daughter of Ed-ward O'Neal and Flossie Mar-shburn Davis. Mrs. Napoleon was raised in Gospel Assembly Church in Houston, and has been a mem-ber of Friendship Harbor Church since 1980. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward O'Neal Davis; and a son, Jesse Aren-dal Stewart. Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Sidney Napoleon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Teresa Fay Stewart and Charlotte Renae and David Mallory; two sisters and their spouses, Nelline and Gerald Strange and Diane and Doug Mansel; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pace Funeral Home of Livingston directed the ar-rangements. To sign the online guestbook go to www.pacefuneral.com.
Mary Ann Malone O'Neal
TRINITY -- Memorial Ser-vices for Mary Ann Malone O'Neal, 73, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating. Mrs. O'Neal died Wednes-day, July 31, in Huntsville. She was born Feb. 20, 1940 in Houston. She was a home-maker who loved her family unconditionally and equally. Mrs. O'Neal was a member of Burning Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Smith, and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include her hus-band of 48 years, Wilbert Lee O'Neal Sr.; seven children and their spouses, Rena Joost, Webb and Melody O'Neal, Buster and Pam O'Neal, Deb-bie J. and Billy Jones, Debbie A. and Alan Pierson, Ward and Barbara O'Neal and David and Kim Magness; 25 grandchil-dren; 29 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Terry W. Stone
TRINITY – Services for Terry W. Stone, 53, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the Trinity Church of Christ with Bro. Dave Collier officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at the Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Stone died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 6, sur-rounded by his family. He was born Aug. 4, 1960, in Houston, one of seven chil-dren born to James William Stone and Gloria D. Conley Stone. He was a member of Trinity Church of Christ and had a great love for God, fam-ily, hunting, and fishing. Mr. Stone was preceded in death by his mother; and two brothers, James E. and Eddie G. Stone. Survivors include his par-ents, James W. and Rebecca Stone; four siblings, Rocky D., Ronnie D., Carl J., and Dolly C.; eight nieces and nephews, Amanda, Eddie Jr., Latrisha, G.J., Tommy, Travis, Derrick, and Jeremy; and a number of other loving relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Rocky Stone, Ronnie Stone, Larry Munson, Sammy Drake, Jamie Drake and George Drake. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Heart to Heart Hos-pice, 209 Christie St, Lufkin, TX 75904. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Brantley Thomas "B.T." Summers Jr.
LUFKIN -- Services for Brantley Thomas Summers Jr., 86, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Bro. Bobby Russell officiating. Burial followed at the Sims-Rocky Hill Cemetery. Mr. Summers died Thurs-day, Aug. 8, in Trinity. The eldest child of Brantley Thomas Sr. and Bertie (Brook-shire) Summers, "B. T." as he was affectionately known, was born Nov. 12, 1926 in Ange-lina County at the family home in Rocky Hill. Not being much on school, he joined the Navy as soon as he was old enough and served for two tours of duty. His love of boats and water led to a lifelong career as a merchant seaman, working on countless vessels on the Mississippi, St. Louis and the other shipping waters from Canada to the Gulf. His homeport was Joliet, Il-linois for most of his career until his retirement brought him back home to East Texas to live in Huntington. He had resided in Trinity for five years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #86 and attended the Rocky Hill Bap-tist Church. He was an avid '42 player and thoroughly en-joyed beating his opponents at the game. He also enjoyed casino gaming and loved get-togethers and reunions and other gatherings where he could visit with old friends. Mr. Summers was known as a colorful character and captivat-ing story teller who enjoyed telling of and sharing his many adventures. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, San-dra and Howard Starling of Trinity; a sister, Geraldine Veteto of Rocky Hill; grand-daughter, Angela Miller and her husband, Anthony; grand-son, Steve Starling; great-grandchildren, Chazz Starling, Nicholas Starling, Jordan, Jarrett and Addison Miller; a special life-long friend, LeRoy Mattson of Pineville, La.; and another special friend, Pat Re-ina of Texas City. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Earl Summers. Pallbearers included Addi-son Miller, Jordan Miller, Jarrett Miller, Belton Wayne Havard, Jason Havard and LeRoy Mattson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sims-Rocky Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 1322, Huntington, TX 75949. Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home of Lufkin directed the arrangements.
Sam Ollie Blair Sr.
GROVETON - Services for former Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Sam Ollie Blair Sr., 89, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lester McAdams and Sam Blair Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Mr. Blair died Friday, Aug. 9. He was born Jan. 29, 1924 in the Trevat community, the son of Thomas Samuel and Gladys Scogin Blair. Mr. Blair was proud to serve Trinity County as the Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace of for over 20 years. He was a member of the Oak-lawn Baptist Church and the Church of God in Conroe. Mr. Blair was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Dell Blair in 2009; grandson Tommy Glen Blair; and his parents. Survivors include his daughter and her spouse, Glenda and John Meador of Groveton; son and his spouse, Sam Ollie and Patricia Blair Jr. of Lufkin; two sisters, Rub Lee Stinson of Onalaska and Hazel Garner of Angleton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jimmy and Rose Blair of Lake Jackson and Thomas Devine Blair of Groveton; five grand-children, Rod and Jeri Blair of Groveton, Blair and Kennetha Quinney of Groveton, Patrick and Amy Blair of Groveton, Shan O'Dea Quinney of Port-land, Oregon; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Groveton Funeral Home di-rected the arrangements.
Deacon James Brooks
MADISONVILLE – Ser-vices for Deacon James Brooks, 18, of Midway were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Madisonville. Burial followed at Hol-hausen Darby Cemetery in Moscow, Texas. Mr. Brooks died Tuesday, Aug. 6. He was born Feb. 6, 1995 in Huntsville. He was known for his love for people and as a person who never met a stranger. He loved trucks and rodeos and had an honest, in-herited need for speed. Survivors include his par-ents Sheryle and Duane Jordan of Madisonville; his father, Patrick Ward of Trinity; a brother, Lucas Jordan of Madi-sonville; his grandparents, Gale and Anthony Leon of Needville, Nada Jordan of Chester and Ouida Ward of Trinity; his aunts and uncles, Stephanie and Steve Pauley of Huntsville, Suzanne and Eric Williams of Midway, Christina Brooks of Kansas, Mark and Kim Jordan of Houston, Susan Jordan of Baytown, Jerolyn Ward of Huntsville and Dee Dee Slaughter of Trinity; and a number of cousins and count-less friends. Pallbearers included Canton Ogg, Kyle Rogers, Tyler Rob-erts, Steve Pauley, Anthony Leon, Austin Mooney. Hon-orary Pallbearers were Lucas Jordan and Chief Chuck May. Day Funeral Home Chapel of Madisonville directed the arrangements.
Harold Wendell "Hootie" Lawrence
TRINITY – Services for Harold Wendell "Hootie" Lawrence, 72, of Sebastopol were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Everett McCollum and the Rev. Jack Black officiating. Burial followed in Chita Cemetery. Mr. Lawrence was died Wednesday, Aug. 7. He was born May 7, 1941 in Sebastopol. Together with his wife, Leela, Mr. Lawrence owned and operated Law-rence's Grocery in Sebastopol for 39 years. In the mid 1970's he also started Lawrence's Hay Service, where he employed many youths who looked up to him and considered him a fa-ther figure. Mr. Lawrence enjoyed tak-ing his sons to the rodeo, gar-dening, hunting and visiting with customers. After closing the store when he was diag-nosed with heart disease his wife, Leela (Mimmie), never left his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Alonzo and Mayo Lawrence; a son, Jon Harold Lawrence; and a brother: Bill Lawrence. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Leela Alice Lawrence; a son and his spouse, Allen and Sandy Law-rence; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Teresa and Robert McLeMore; six grand-children and their spouses, Jona and Royce Baum, Joni and Steven Gregory, Kellie and Jason Kibby, Julie and Tyler Lindt, Jon Lawrence and Jenna Lawrence; great-grandchildren Jaycie, Lexi, Gregory and Kayla Baum ane Drake Kibby; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Roy Mathis, Mark Mathis, Joey Rowe, Gary Wayne Rowe, Robert Dawson, Brian Pegoda, Lucas Stapleton, Lee Barrett, Paul Barrett and Cody John-son. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Johnny "John" Edward Lowe
TRINITY – Services for Johnny "John" Edward Lowe, 66, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Austin, officiating Burial followed at Riverside Pioneer Cemetery Mr. Lowe died Tuesday, Aug. 13, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Corpus Christi, the son of Inez Zella Avant and James Robert Lowe Sr. He grew up in Burnet with his three sib-lings. Mr. Lowe was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, where he is fondly known as "John the Method-ist" and "Candy Man." He served in the U.S Army and retired from Maxwell House Coffee, in Houston after 27 years as a maintenance super-visor. When he wasn't fishing, or RV'ing with his wife, Anna, he volunteered for the Lake-side Village Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Lowe was preceded in death by his parents, James and Inez Lowe; and his father-in-law, Bill Basinger. Survivors include his de-voted wife of 43 years, Anna Basinger Lowe; a daughter and her spouse, Kathy and Conan Massey; three siblings and their spouses, James and Rosa Lowe, Bud Lowe and Kathy and Don Baker; his mother-in-law, Clara Basinger; a brother-in-law, Bill Basinger; a sister-in-law, Colleen Basinger; and long-time family friend, Helen Haughenberry and her chil-dren, Reid Haughenberry, Ronald Harris and Wendy Haughenberry. Pallbearers included Conan Massey, Sam Basinger, John Steltlugh, Mike Myers, Jimmy Lowe and Reid Haughenberry. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Marker, Bill Corley, Bill Bas-inger and Bill Dawson. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Thomas Wood Beckworth Jr.
TRINITY -- Services for Thomas Wood Beckworth Jr., 85, were held at 2 p.m. Sun-day, July 28, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiat-ing. Burial followed in Forest Hills Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Beckworth died on Thursday, July 25 in Houston. He was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Dobbin. Mr. Beckworth was pre-ceded in death by his wife, Elsie Beckworth; a sister, Ruby Selph; a brother, John David Beckworth; and his par-ents, Thomas Wood Beck-worth Sr. and Ruby Florence Beckworth. Survivors include a step-son, Hubert Stevens; a brother, James Beckworth; two nieces, Edith Essary and Jewel Chad-drick; two nephews, Bryant Beckworth and Daniel Beck-worth; a brother-in-law, Madison "Uncle Dow" Selph; five great-nephews and nieces; and a number of other rela-tives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Pearlene "Cookie" Cunningham
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Pearlene "Cookie" Cunningham, 38, were held art 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in the Flat Prairie- Foster Cemetery with the Rev. Love-lady officiating. Ms. Cunningham died Sat-urday, July 27, at her Trinity residence. She was born March 14, 1975, in Trinity and was pre-ceded in death by her grand-mother, Rosetta Fields Survivors include a son, Aaron DayQuan Gibson and his fiancé, Jocilyn Lewis; her mother: Pearlie Cunningham; her step-father, Clarence Holoman; a sister, Shunqrela Holoman; a brother-in-law, Percy Brooks; uncles ane aunts, Isiac Cunningham, Benny Cunningham, Elvis Cunningham, Otha Fields and wife JoNell, Francis Smith and Debra Stevenson; a niece, A'Miya Brooks; and a grand-son due to be born Nov. 17, Aaron Gibson, Jr. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Joseph J. Ezernack
TRINITY – Joseph J. Ezer-nack, 68, of Trinity died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Trinity. No services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Ezernack was born Nov. 11, 1944 in Manny, La., the son of the late John and Novis Ezernack. He enjoyed talking and visiting with peo-ple and was known for his sense of humor and smile. Survivors include a nephew and his spouse, Nolan and Robin Cox of Bryan. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
LIVINGSTON – Services for Jeff Forisha, 36 of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Burial followed in the Car-lisle Cemetery in the Carlisle community. Mr. Forisha died Aug. 3, in Onalaska. He was born Aug. 24, 1976 in Houston, the son of James and Patsy (Bedwell) Forisha. He was a 1995 graduate of Trinity High School. Mr. Forisha was preceded in death by his aunt, Glenda McKay; grandparents, Hous-ton and Thelma Forisha; uncle, Harold Lynn Forisha; and cousin, Brandon Forisha. Survivors include his par-ents, James and Patsy Forisha of Trinity; grandparents, Willie and Catherine Bedwell of Trin-ity; one uncle and his spouse, Garvin and Judy Forisha of Houston; one aunt, Charlotte Brokmeyer of Trinity; cousins, Christine Forisha of Houston, Michelle Smith of Dallas, Penny McManus and Shane of Arlington, Janise and Rick Jerica of Allen, Christie and Gary Snider of Kingwood, Brittany Snider, Ashlynn Snider, and Darci Snider, all of Kingwood; and a number of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston directed the ar-rangements. To sign the online guestbook go to www.cochranfh.com
Arvle Douglas Green
TRINITY -- Arvle Douglas Green, 85, died recently in Tyler. No services are scheduled at this time. He was born March 12, 1928, in Baird, the son of Arvle L. and Mabel Green. Mr. Green loved to go fishing and enjoyed his one beer per day. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Green; and his parents. Survivors include his sur-vived by special friends and caregivers, Butch and Janet, Charlotte and William, Bryan and Martha, Darryl and Shelia, William and Theresa, Richard and Elizabeth and George and his dog Hoppy. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for Cody Maddox, 34, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Riverside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Austin offici-ating. Mr. Maddox died Monday, July 8, in Garland. He was born July 3, 1979 in Conroe and was employed laying asphalt in the construc-tion business. He loved to go tubing with his friends, watch a good baseball game, listen to good music and had an excep-tional love for animals. He also could work on and fix any computer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Wanda Twomey; grandfather, Gary M. Maddox; and an uncle, Gary W. Maddox. Survivors include his mother, Cindy Blevins Browne; his father Donald Lee Maddox; grandparents, Warren and Ann Austin; a stepsister, Courtney Maddox; and a step-brother, Mikey Maddox. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Marion Odell "Butch" Malone
TRINITY -- Memorial ser-vices for Marion Odell "Butch" Malone, 74, of Trinity were held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Parrish offi-ciating. Mr. Malone died Monday, July 8, at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1938 in Houston and was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fate Malone and Corrine Malone; three brothers, J.T. Malone, Pat Malone and Freddie Malone; and a sister, Hazel Warden. Survivors include a daugh-ter and her spouse, Vickie Lynn and Raymond Snow; a son and his spouse, Richard and Linda Malone; a sister and her spouse, Mary and Wilbert O'Neall; seven grandchildren, John, Joshua, Christopher, Patrick, Billy, Steven and Eric,; three great grandchil-dren, Stephanie, Danielle, and Nolan; and his niece and care-giver, Deborah Pierson. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Ann Goolsby Shroyer
CROCKETT – Funeral ser-vices for Mrs. Ann Goolsby Shroyer, 49, of Crockett were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson offici-ating. Burial followed in the Ever-green Memorial Park. Mrs. Shroyer died Sunday, July 7, in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. She was born March 6, 1964 in Crockett and had re-sided in Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Shroyer was a past member of the Pilot Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Crock-ett serving in many roles but was most fond of her Junior High Sunday School class. She had worked as a family consultant with the Burke Cen-ter in the Early Childhood De-velopment Program for 25 years, working with children from birth to three years of age. Mrs. Shroyer graduated from Latexo High School in 1982 and attended Sam Hous-ton State University where she earned a Masters Degree in education. She enjoyed travel-ing and the outdoors with her family and friends. She par-ticularly enjoyed several trips to Idaho and South Dakota and was most fond of the New Years spent with family and friends in Paint Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Fran Goolsby. Survivors include husband of 25 years, John Shroyer Jr. of Crockett; two daughters, Rebecca Merlene Shroyer of Nacogdoches and Rachel Christine Shroyer of Crockett; five siblings and their spouses, Judy and Bill Morgan of Crockett, John and Sammy Danner of Crockett, David and Linda Goolsby of Latexo, Linda Horton of Latexo and Mike and Connie Goolsby of Latexo; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Con-dolences for Mrs. Shroyer may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.
Joe Dan Baker
TRINITY -- Services for Joe Don Baker, 85, of Trinity were held at 1 p.m. p.m. Mon-day. July 22, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Mr. Baker died peacefully on Friday, July 19. He was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Groveton, the son of the Jesse and Erma Baker. He proudly served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during World War Ii and received a Victory Medal upon discharge in 1947. Mr. Baker attended AIB Banking School and retired after many years of service as a loyal employee of Allied Bank of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Peggy Perkins; and a brother, Gary Baker. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Anna Baker; one daughter and her spouse, Cyndi and Jerry O'Brien; one brother, Josh Baker; a grand-daughter and her spouse, Tif-fany and Steve Hewitt; a great-grandson, Hunter Hewitt; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
LUFKIN – Memorial ser-vice for East Texas writer/historian Bob Bowman, 77, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin. Mr. Bowman died Saturday, July 13, in a Lufkin hospital following a brief battle with pneumonia. He was born June 3, 1936 in Anderson County and was the owner of Bob Bowman & As-sociates, Inc., a Lufkin-based public relations agency which served clients throughout the U.S. He was also one of Texas' leading historians and a long-time community leader in Lufkin and East Texas. He and his wife Doris were the authors of more than 45 books about East Texas. He served as a member of the Texas Historical Commis-sion, president of the East Texas Historical Association, and as a member of the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission in 1986 and as a member of the Texas Capital Centennial Commission in 1988. Mr. Bowman and his wife Doris were also the only hus-band and wife to serve as chairs of the Texas Council for the Humanities. His books won numerous awards, including an award by the Texas Historical Commis-sion in 1976 for 'Land of the Little Angel' as the best history book published in Texas that year. His books also won two 'Book of the Year' awards by the East Texas Historical As-sociation. Bowman also wrote a weekly history column for about 80 East Texas newspa-pers, including The Trinity Standard. Bowman's books spanned all aspects of East Texas, in-cluding community and county histories, folklore, travel, res-taurants and country cafes, East Texas expressions and idioms, hangings and lynch-ings, home remedies, East Texas rivers, the Alamo, ghost towns, historic murders, biog-raphies, business histories, the Indians of East Texas, and a series of books on 'The Bests of East Texas.' In Lufkin, Bowman served as a member of the Lufkin City Council for 15 years, as chair-man of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Com-merce, as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees for Angelina College, as chairman of the Angelina and Neches River Authority, chairman of the Angelina County Historical Commission, secretary for the Deep East Texas Development Association, the Pineywoods Economic Partnership, and the Texas Forest Industries Coun-cil. He also served as director of Red River Radio in Shreve-port, La., the Chamber of Commerce in Tyler and the East Texas Chamber of Com-merce in Longview. He served as chairman of Lufkin's Centennial Commis-sion in 1982, received the Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year awarded by the Deep East Texas Council of Gov-ernments in 1982, and was one of the founders of the Southern Hushpuppy Cookoffs in Lufkin. He was also one of the founders of the Pineywoods Foundation of Lufkin, which serves East Texas with chari-table contributions. He served as secretary and administrative trustee of the Foundation since its creation in 1982. Bowman also organized the Ottis Lock Endowment for the East Texas Historical Associa-tion and served as its chair until 2008. He and his wife also personally funded a num-ber of historical endowments, including the Best of East Texas Award, given annually to East Texas historians since 2006, and funded a series of annual books on East Texas history by other authors. Bowman was the oldest son in the family of Elvis Weldon and Annie Mae Bowman of Diboll, graduated from Diboll High School in 1954 and from Tyler Junior College in 1956. In 1986, he was chosen as Alumnus of the Year at TJC. Bowman's professional career included service in the news-paper field, the forest products industry, and the oil and gas industry. He worked for the Diboll Free Press, the Tyler Courier-Times Telegraph, the Lufkin Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle before joining Southland Paper Mills, Inc., in 1966 as its first public rela-tions manager. He also worked for St. Regis Paper Company at Lufkin before joining Delta Drilling Company of Tyler in 1982 as public relations man-ager before returning to Lufkin in 1985 to found his own com-pany with his wife Doris. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Neil of Pear-land and Jimmy of Lufkin; his daughter-in-law, Ginny of Pearland; two grandsons, Scott and Matthew of Pearland; a sister, Dicy Cunningham of Dallas; and two brothers, Larry of Diboll and Billy of Mont-gomery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bob Bowman Journalism Scholar-ship at Angelina College, PO Box 1768, Lufkin, TX 75902-1768. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome. com. Gipson Funeral Home of Lufkin directed the arrange-ments.
Betty Lou DeShazo
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for Betty Lou DeShazo, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Fri-day, July 26, 2013, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. Leroy Brown officiating. Mrs. DeShazo died Thurs-day, July 4 in Trinity. She was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Britton, Okla., the daughter of Theo and Norval Cook. She served in the Navy during World War II. After her military service she attended Isbell's Univer-sity of Beauty Culture Cosme-tology School in Fort Worth. She worked as a hair stylist for 52 years and owned her own shop for a number of years in Trinity. She was married to John DeShazo on Feb. 28, 1948 and followed her husband while he served in the military. After moving to Trinity she worked at Trinity Memorial Hospital and the local clinic, and later served as church secretary at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church for 14 years. She was a charter member of the Texas Association of Southern Baptist Secretaries. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melanie; a son, Denny; a daughter, Kandy; her parents; and one sister, Nona Mae Cook Bissett. At time of her death she was survived by her husband, Johnny, and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
John Hubert DeShazo
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for John Hubert De-Shazo, Jr., 87, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. DeShazo died Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Trinity. He was one of nine children born to John H. and Myrtle DeShazo, in Ft. Smith, Ark. Mr. DeShazo joined the Ma-rine Corp in 1942 and served three years. In 1945 John at-tended college for one year then joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1946 and continued to serve qwhen the Army Air Corp changed to the United States Air Force in 1947. In 1966 he retired from the Air Force as Chief Master Ser-geant after 23 years and six months of service. During his military career, he served in England, Spain, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, Morocco, Canada, Newfoundland, Lab-rador, Guadalcanal, New Heb-rides, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Scotland and the United States. After retirement from the service Mr. DeShazo worked for the City of San Antonio before moving to Trinity where he was employed by Fabacher Corp, and Gulf Oil. He served as a Deacon at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church since October 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; four sisters,; a son, Denny; and daughter, Kandy. Survivors include a brother, William (Bill) DeShazo of Haltom City; and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Karen Louise DeShazo House
TRINITY -- Memorial ser-vices for Karen Louise (Kandy) DeShazo House, 62, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. Leroy Brown officiating. She died June 1, 2013 at home. She was born Aug. 9, 1950 in Fort Worth, the daughter of Johnny and Betty Lou De-Shazo. She was a faithful care-giver to her parents for the past 14 years. Most of her schooling was in Madrid, Spain and contin-ued in the states. She was preceded in death by her brother, Denny; grand-parents, Theo and Norval Cook and John H. and Myrtle DeShazo. At time of her death, survi-vors included her parents, Betty Lou and Johnny De-Shazo; and a number of cous-ins. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Raymond Paul Rice
TEXAS CITY – Services for Raymond Paul Rice, 61, was held at the Tiki Island Chapel, in Tiki Island at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013. Mr. Rice died Sunday, June 16. He was born April 26, 1952 in Campbellsville, Ky. He had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1969 when he was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Eunice, La. He spent his childhood moving with his family to a variety of states. He graduated from Eunice High School in Louisiana in 1970 and at-tended college at the Univer-sity of Louisiana at Monroe. After serving a brief time in the Army, Mr. Rice moved to Texas in 1973 to join his father in running Rice Cattle Com-pany. He was always interested in cars and in 1981 he started his own car sales business, while also maintaining an interest in airplanes and boats. He was an avid motocross rider and spent many happy hours riding with his friends. In his later years, Mr. Rice spent as much time as possible on the water. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Ray-mond R. Rice Sr. and Helen Rice. Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy; daughters Olivia and Emily; step children Becky, Brian and his wife Kelly and their children Jack and Evan; Kody, Camey and husband Josh; his sister Denise Hannusch and husband Donnie; sister Betty Henry; and brother Raymond R. Rice and wife Judy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiki Island Chapel, Houston Hospice, American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Carnes Funeral Home of Texas City directed the ar-rangements.
Catherine Grace Bottoms
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for Catherine Grace Bot-toms, 68, of Trinity were held at noon on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Clayburn officiat-ing. Mrs. Bottoms died Mon-day, June 29, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1945 in Tampa, Fla., the daughter of James and Grace Cater Stro-ther. She worked for South-western Bell for over 30 years and loved to read, shop, listen to music and be with her fam-ily and friends. Mrs. Bottoms was preceded in death by her husband, Wil-liam Albert Bottoms, and her parents. Survivors include a daugh-ter and her spouse, Mary Theresa and Joshua Aumiller; a sister, Jane Simmons; two brothers, Archie Strother and John Reeves Strother; six grandchildren Jonathan "Dewey", Erika, William, Sa-vannah, Reanne, Jacqueline; and one great-granddaughter Shelby. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Baby Gaige Allen Burnett
CROCKETT – Graveside services for Baby Gaige Allen Burnett, infant son of Rachael Adams and Scott Burnett of Bayton, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. The child died Tuesday, July 2, in the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Bay-town. Survivors include his par-ents; grandparents, Pamela Graham of Crockett, Earnest Burnett of Houston, James and Lori Adams of Marlin and Nancy and Burl Phelan of Cor-sicana; two uncles, Weston Adams of Riesel and Shane Burnett of Baytown; four aunts, Linnie Thompson of Trinity, Faith Adams of Mar-lin, Torrie Adams of Marlin and Destiny Adams of Marlin; great-grandparents, Martha and Stacy Thornton of Trinity, Sue and Carlton Adams of Marlin, Lewis Polk of Rose-bud, Patsy Polk of Rosebud and Emma Phelan of Rogers, Ark.; and a number of other relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H.A.N.D. (Houston's Aid in Neonatal Death), P.O. Box 19823, Houston, Texas 77224. Condolences for Baby Gaige may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.
Teddy Ray Garrison
TRINITY –Memorial ser-vices for Teddy Ray Garrison, 73, were held at 3 p.m. Wed-nedsay, July 3, 2013, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin of-ficiating. Mr. Garrison died Monday, July 1, in Conroe following a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 1, 1939, the son of James Garrison and Rosemond McKinney Garrison in San Antonio. He was in land development and in his free time liked playing cards and golf. Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Thornton Garrison; and his parents. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Stephen and Alicia Garrison; grandchildren, Alex Garrison, Ben and Sandy Ti-jerina, Estefano and Jamie Estrada, Chris Vaca and Stephanie Arrisola; and six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Sophi, Sasha, Siera, Gabriel, and Grace. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Iris Virginia Buchanan Howes
TRINITY – Services for Iris Virginia Buchanan Howes, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Kim Hagendorn, the Rev. Everett McCollum and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. She died on Monday, July 1, in Huntsville after a long, ad-venturous, and fulfilling life. Mrs. Howes was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Shelby, N.C, the daughter of Lonnie and Clara Buchanan. She spent much of her early life helping raise her two brothers and two sisters during the Great Depression. Even from a young age, Iris was a fiercely independent soul and upon graduation from high school, she moved to Charlotte, N.C. to work as a PBX operator. In March 1943 she enlisted in the United States Navy WAVES where she served for three years in Washington, D.C. as a cryp-tography specialist with a "Q" clearance. She remained in Washington D.C. after being honorably discharged as a Specialist (X) Second Class. Restless for more adven-tures she went to work for the U.S. Occupation Forces in Yokohama, Japan. During that time she met her husband, Richard "Dick" Howes, who was working for Philco. Mr. Howes recounted that he was taken by her long, raven hair and her beautiful smile. They were married November 27, 1948 in Japan. Mrs. Howes spent the next 16 years raising her family of three girls and managing mul-tiple moves around Texas as well as Kansas. After moving to Houston in the 1960s, she tirelessly devoted herself to volunteer work, including working as a "Blue Lady" at Methodist Hospital and help-ing manage the "MAM" (Me-morial Assistance Ministries) resale shop. She also was an active member of Chapelwood Methodist Church. In 1967 she began a second career, first as a saleswoman at Joske's, then as manager of the bridal department for all Hous-ton stores, and lastly as office manager for Marcus & Co. jewelers. In 1996, she and her hus-basnd retired and moved to Trinity. She spent much of her time volunteering at Trinity Good Samaritan House, the VFW Auxiliary and Lansberry Elementary. She was also a member First United Method-ist During these years, she en-joyed living on the lake, where she watched sunsets, cared for her pets, dedicated time to travel, and spent time with family. She and her husband were avid travelers, as their 52 cruises will attest. Her hus-band, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were of utmost importance to her. She was preceded in death by herparents; two brothers, the Rev. William Buchanan and the Rev. Donald Bu-chanan; a sister, Martha Bay-nard; and a daughter, Janet Lee Howes. Survivors include her hus-band of 65 years, Richard Blaine Howes; three children and their spouses, Linda and Montague Whiting of Etoile, Kathy and Pat Murphy of Houston and Debbie and Randy Karnes of Trinity; fiver grandchildren, Michelle Bar-ton and husband Kerry, Erin Murphy, Sean Murphy, Jon Karnes, and Ashlie Karnes; four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Ryan, Blaine and Ka-tie Iris; two sisters-in-law, El-eanor Buchanan and Margaret Buchanan; and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Joan Brown Loftin
TRINITY – Services for Joan Brown Loftin, 75, were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013. at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating. Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery in Trinity County. Mrs,. Loftin died on Satur-day, June 29, in Hattiesburg, Miss. where she lived with her husband, Claude W. Loftin. She was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Olney, the daughter of the late Louis Washington and Fannie Gertrude Green Brown. Survivors include her loving husband, Claude W. Loftin of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a son and his spouse, Kenneth Wesley and Brandy Loftin of Trinity; a sister, Doris Hattic of Hatties-burg, Miss.; two brothers, Louis Brown of Ellisville, Miss. and Roy Brown of Provo, Utah; and two grand-children, Jarrett and Addisyn Loftin of Trinity. Pallbearers included Josh Enyart, David Atkinson, David Doty, Bruce Axtell, Bruce Kelton and Brian Axtell. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Frank Richard Cowan
TRINITY -- Services for Frank Richard Cowan, 65, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Chapel in the Pines with the Rev. Leroy Brown, officiating. Burial followed in the East-ern Gate Cemetery in Trinity. Mr. Cowan died unexpect-edly on Tuesday, June 11, while visiting Alaska with his wife, Teresa. He was born in 1948 in Coronado, Calif., and graduate from Kailua High School in Hawaii. Frank was born in Coro-nado, California in 1948. Graduated from Kailua High School, HI. Shortly after starting college he joined the army where he attended pilot training and went on to fly in two tours of duty as a Warrant Officer/Pilot flying helicopters in Vietnam. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for his service. Upon returning to civilian life, he entered college at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to attain a B.S. de-gree in Airport Management. Mr. Cowan flew for PHI and Arabian Helicopters in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. After obtaining his commercial pi-lot's license in the U.S., he and his wife spent seven years in Saudi Arabia working for ARAMCO. The couple then returned to Houston to start his 24-year career as a pilot for Continental Airlines. He re-tired from Continental in 2009. A resident and active com-munity member in Trinity for 13 years, Mr. Cowan was the 2010 Republican Party nomi-nee for the position of Trinity County Judge. He was known for his love of family as well as camping, fishing and generally the out-door life. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Teresa Cowan; a son, Justin Dey; two daugh-ters, Rachel Perlman and Amanda Worton; his brother, Mitchell; a sister, Leslie; and 7 1/2 grandchildren, Daniel and Joshua Dey, Julia and Sophia Perlman, Savannah and Tessa Worton and Kiely Dey and baby brother or sister on the way. Pallbearers included Mitch Cowan, Justin Dey, Eddie Renfro, Stephen Conley and John Bruce Eiler. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Delores Faye Hooker
TRINITY – Services for Delores Faye Hooker, 59, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Gate Cemetery in Trinity. Mrs. Hooker died Saturday, June 15, at her residence. She was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Port Arthur, the daughter of Wren Newton and Eva Pearl Keneson McDonald. She loved baking for her fam-ily and was a member of the Maintenance Team at Whis-pering Pines. Survivors include her loving husband of 30+ years, Francis Waynon "Buddy" Hooker; four sons, Carl T. Hooker, Paul G. McNeil Jr., Cleber W. McNeil and Francis W. Hooker; a daughter, Lillie M. McNeil; three stepsons, Robert M. Hooker, Charles R. Hooker and James W. Hooker; a sister, Leora Bradford; two brothers, James McDonald and Randy McDonald; and eight grand-children with one on the way; Mrs. Hooker's sons will serve as pallbearers Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Martin Bernard Lesser Jr.
TRINITY – Services for Martin Bernard Lesser Jr., 54, were held at 6:30 p.m. Tues-day, June 18, at the Remnant Faith of Trinity Church with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiat-ing. Mr. Lesser died Wednesday, June 12, in Trinity. He was born Feb. 15, 1959 in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of Martin Bernard Sr. and Doro-thy May Lesser. Mr. Lesser loved his dog, Beau, and gardening. He was known as a person who could build anything from scratch and was a member of the Remnant Faith of the Trinity Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Bernard Lesser Sr. and Dorothy May Unger Lesser. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years. Alberta Lesser; two daughters and a son-in-law, Monica Lesser of Seattle, Wash., and Kirsten and Joshua Geroux of Oswego, N.Y.; three sisters, Diane Colucci of New Jersey, Judy Owens and Janet Elliott, both of Syracuse, N,Y.; and two grandchildren, Ethan and Makayla Geroux. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Dorotha Ree Ray
TRINITY -- Dortha Ree Ray, 79, died Friday, June 7, 2013 in Trinity. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Goldthwaite, the daughter of Harvey and Ozella Berry Jeffery. Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell O. Ray; two grandsons, Mi-chael Hawkins Jr. and Guy Gerald Jackson; and a great-grandson, Chance Stevens. Survivors include four chil-dren, and their spouses Yvonne and Billy Hendrix, Patricia and Earl Stevens, George and Lisa Jackson and J.D. and Donna Jackson Jr.; a sister, Joann Towes; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren;
Thomas Warren Zappettini
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Thomas Warren "Zapp" Zappettini, 72, of Trin-ity were held at 1 p.m. Satur-day, June 15, 2013, in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Mr. Zappettini died Satur-day, June 8, at his residence He was born Sept. 21, 1940 in San Francisco, Calif., the son of Nathaniel and Beatrice Zappettini. He played trumpet in the California Orchestra before joining the US Air Force. Mr. Zappettini retired from the City of Dallas Police De-partment after 25 years. of service. He thought he was going to enjoy his retirement moving to Trinity by fishing and working on boats, but then went on to work for and retire once again from Texas De-partment of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer. He was also a member of the FOA Boating Association. Mr. Zappettini was pre-ceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Betsy Louise Zappettini; a daughter, Lisa Gayle Zappettini; and grand-son, T. J. Webb. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Washburn and Patricia Carpenter-Perry; a sister, Claire Zappettini; five grandchildren, Joseph Perry, Brandy Washburn, James Perry, Joshawa Perry, and Samantha Buchanan; seven great-grandchildren. Robert Perry, Ryan Perry, BreAnna Rose Perry, Noah Washburn, Mackenzie Perry, Joshawa Benjamin Perry and Mady Buchanan; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Charles Harding Bourke
TRINITY – Services for Charles Harding Bourke, 92, of Trinity were held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Bourke died Saturday, May 25, He was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Memphis, Tenn, the son of Rose Hantz and Albert Lee Bourke and his step-mother, Margaret Agnes Bourke. He was a 1938 graduate of Milby High School in Houston and served in the U.S. Navy from 1940-1946. While in the navy, he served aboard the U.S.S. Indianapolis for three years. The ship's home base was at Pearl Har-bor, Hawaii, but when the base was attacked by the Japanese Navy on Dec. 7, 1941, the Indianapolis was away on a mission to carry U.S. Marines to Johnson Island. During World War II, Mr. Bourke spent most of his time sailing from Alaska to Austra-lia and took part in several large battles. After being discharged from the navy, he worked for 37 years at the Sinclair Refinery (which was later named Atlan-tic Richfield and today is called BP). He was ordained as a dea-con at the Rickey Street Bap-tist Church in Pasadena in 1954. After his retirement he moved to Trinity and was an active deacon at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church until declining health forced him to slow down. Mr. Bourke enjoyed travel-ing and had visited 37 states. As his health declined, he en-joyed reading. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris Hawick Bourke; two daughters and their spouses, Patricia Grace and Keith Lucas of Willis and Deborah Lee and Jimmy Wal-lace of Stephenville; a step-sister, Juanita Alexander Garrett; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lee Wallace and Kris-tina Grace Red and her hus-band Tevor; a great-grandson, Heyden Red II; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Kimberlee Kay Jones
TRINITY – Services for Kimberlee Kay Jones, 30, were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jerry Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Ms. Jones died Saturday, May 18, in Huntsville. She was born June 24, 1982 in Houston graduated from LaPorte High School in the Class of 2000. She was em-ployed as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Randall Claunch; her grandmothers, Lula Mae Mallory and Lethe Faye Farris; a grandfather, Robert Eugene Claunch; and an aunt, Jenene Sypert. Survivors include two daughters, Kyra Marlow, 10, and Zoie Claunch, 5; her par-ents, Kathy and Bobbie Camp; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jason and Toni Wells and and Naaman Wells; a sister, Lacie Claunch; nieces and nephews, Naaman Adrain Wells, Bryce Wells, Alayna Moren, Michael Green, Alyssa Mann, Claire Wells, Lilly Wells, Johnny Flangan, Lexie Mann and Layla Mann; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Naamon Wells, Morgan Emigh, Stanley Jolly, Jason Wells, Bo Eakes, and Drew Eakes. In Lieu of Flowers dona-tions may be made to the American Heart Association. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Betty Lou Sanders
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Betty Lou Sanders, 83, were held Friday, May 31, in Crockett. A memorial ser-vice will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Tennessee with Bishop Robert Spain officiating. Mrs. Sanders, a resident of Nashville, Tenn. and George-town, Texas died Monday, May 27, in Round Rock. She was born Dec. 30, 1929 in Houston and as a child she moved to Humble where she graduated from Humble High School. A stunning beauty, on March 21, 1953, she married the love of her life Howard Karl Sanders of Crockett. The dashing young officer swept her away to travel the world in their Air Force career. She became the epitome of the professional Air Force offi-cer's wife. While on active duty, she moved 22 times, in-cluding assignments in Ger-many, Libya, Panama, and Morocco, and an unaccompa-nied tour for her in San Anto-nio during his absence in the Vietnam War. In 1977, she and her love transitioned to civilian life, finally settling in Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Betty; her parents-in-law, Louise and Vernon Sanders; a brother, Clif Wiederhold; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doro-thy and Buford Watkins; and sister-in-law, Martha Wieder-hold. Survivors include her hus-band of 60 years, Howard Sanders; two daughter and their spouses, Karla and Joe Vining of Round Rock and Teri and Russ Kline of Brent-wood, Tenn.; a brother, Curtis Wiederhold of Katy; a sister-in-law, Ann Wiederhold of Trinity; two granddaughters, Brooke Vining Shuman and Sarah Kline; a grandson, Joel Kline; and two great-grandsons, Austin and Tyler Shuman; and many beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests memorial dona-tions be made to the Robert I. Moore Sunday School Class at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edna Marie Williams
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for Edna Marie Wil-liams, 86, were held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mrs. Williams died Satur-day, May 25, in Trinity. She was born May 13, 1927, in Livingston. She was a 20-year member of Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity and for the past 2 1/2 years had resided in the Avalon Place Nursing Cen-ter in Trinity. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Philip H. Williams; three sons, Randy Brown of Wimberly, Reggie Brown of Burton and Rickie Brown of Humble; a stepson, Phillip Williams Jr. of Conroe; two stepdaughters, Vicky Rat-liff and Jackie Burdett, both of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Clarice Moore of Houston and Joyce McCauley of Tomball; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Douglas Bell, 68, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the Bell Fam-ily Cemetery. Mr. Bell, 68 died Thursday, May 23, in Tyler. He was born Aug. 13, 1944 in Huntsville, the son of L. Rich and Louise White Bell. He was a life long member of the NRA. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Daisy Sue Bell; siblings, Joe W. Bell and wife Mary, Betty Smith and husband Charlie, Frances Mangum and husband Gordonand L. Roy Bell and wife Wilma. Survivors include his daughter, Jean Watts Maines and her husband Charlie, and a number of other relatives and friends. In Lieu of Flowers, dona-tions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Earnest Edgar Jones Sr.
TRINITY -- A celebration service for Earnest Edgar Jones Sr. was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013 at An-tioch Baptist Church with Pas-tor Tony Wolfe officiating. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Geraldine Jones; three chil-dren, Deborah Bouton and husband Steve, Earnest Edgar Jones Jr. and Roberta Diane Ferris; a sister, Helen Jones; two brothers, Phillip Jones and Stanley Jones and wife Jean; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Hason; seven grandchildren, Stephen Bouton, Melinda Gutierrez and husband Ryan, James Bouton, Misty Ar-buckle, Eugene Jones, Justin Ferris and wife Kathy, Amanda Wright and husband James; 17 great-grandchildren, Devin, Jayden, Peyton, Chey-enne, Haley, Samantha, Aiden, Alexis, Little Richie, Emily, Letty, Laney, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Tommy, Dani, and Allena; and numerous other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Lavarne Havard Oliver
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Mary Lavarne Ha-vard Oliver, 70, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2013, in the Pinegrove Cemetery in Diboll with the Rev. John Tay-lor officiating. Mrs. Oliver died Tuesday, May 21, in Lufkin. She was born March 6, 1943 in Diboll, the daughter of Reginald and Alice L. (Cain) Havard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Oliver; brothers, Derl Havard, Hershell Havard, Albert Ha-vard, Milton Havard, and Charles R. Havard; grandsons, Nathan Alton Ray Renfro and Randy Lee Browne. Survivors include four sons and their spouses, Donald Ray and Donna Jean Renfro, Na-than Duane and Mary Anne Renfro, Charles Stevens and Lisa Ann Oliver and Bryan Keith and Paula Elaine Oliver; a brother and his spouse, Billy Joe and Mildred Havard; a sister, Ruby Gilcrease; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Kevin E. Smith. Honorary Pallbearers were her Grandsons. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James Dalton Dickey
TRINITY -- Services foe James Dalton Dickey, 77, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Carlisle Bap-tist Church with the Rev. Dwain Pollard and the Rev. Roger Hunt officiating. Mr. Dickey died Saturday, May 18. He was born July 11, 1935 in Warren, La. and was the oldest of 17 children born to James W. and Geneva B. Dickey. Mr. Dickey joined the U.S. Army in October 1955 and served in Korea and Japan before being honorably dis-charged in 1957. He met Wanda Cobb and they were married July 15, 1977. He ac-cepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on November 8, 1987. Mr. Dickey helped his mother by working to provide for his younger brothers and sisters. He was known as a great provider working hard to make sure their needs were taken care of. He loved all of his family especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Geneva B. Dickey; three brothers, Lee, Timothy and Jimmy Dickey; and two sisters, Lizzie and Lucille. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Wanda Dickey; a son and his spouse, James David and Judy Dickey; two daughters and a son-on-law, Tami and Johnny Engle and Kimberly Winslow; four brothers and their spouses, Albert and Judy, David and Marlyn, Willie Paul and Marilyn and Bruce and Karen Dickey; seven sisters and their spouses, Virginia Jenkins, Ar-lene Wiley, Francis and Roger Hunt, Mary Patton, Elizabeth Dickey, Ruth and Norman Cox and Catherine Dickey; eight grandchildren, Mark and Adam Engle, Austin, Casey, Rebecca, Megan and Dustin Dickey, and Christopher Cobb; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers included Mark, Adam, Christopher, Austin, Rebecca and Casey. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Charles "Coach" Forehand
LIVINGSTON -- Services for former Trinity football coach Charles "Coach" Fore-hand, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Forehand died Satur-day, May 11, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's dis-ease. "Coach, "as he was known to a host of friends, colleagues, and former students, was born Jan, 15, 1937 in Graham. Mr. Forehand graduated from Milby High School in Houston in 1956 and attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi for two years and, in 1958, he transferred to Sam Houston State in Huntsville. He met the love of his life, Brenda. While at Sam Houston State University, he played right guard on the football team while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and subse-quently completed his Master's program in 1961. He had a deep affection for the SHSU Bearkats throughout his life. His first coaching job was with Humble High School in 1961, where he taught driver's ed, health, and was the offen-sive line coach under Ben Wayne Nicholson. He and his wife lived in Humble for eight years where Mrs. Forehand began her elementary teaching career. While in Humble, Mr. Forehand also served as the head coach for two years. In 1969, the Forehands moved to West Columbia, where he coached with a staff that helped take the West Co-lumbia Roughnecks to the state championship. The Rough-necks also had winning sea-sons in 1970, 72, 75, and 77. In 1972, the West Columbia staff was honored to be elected by the Texas High School Coaches Association to coach the All-Star game, where they successfully led the south to victory. In 1977, Charlie took a coaching position in Livingston and later in Trinity. He and his wife moved to Ona-laska permanently. After 31 years of teaching and coaching, Mr. Forehand retired and the couple pur-chased the Onalaska Florist and Gift Shop. Mr. Forehand wore several different hats in that business, not the least of which was being the head de-livery guy and delivery coor-dinator, hot shot runner for flowers in emergencies, "meeter and greeter" and prob-lem solver. He never met a stranger and loved to visit. During their time in Ona-laska, he served 10 years to the Onalaska Volunteer Fire De-partment and worked the an-nual barbecue, and gave gen-erously of his time to a number of projects over the years. Although the Forehands never had children of their own, they fed and clothed more little children than we will ever know and have been encouragers of those who probably would have never made it out of school. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Frances Forehand; and one sister, Glenda Sue Forehand Cromer and her husband, Charles. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Brenda Forehand, of Onalaska; brother-in-law, Kenneth Lynch; a nephew, Tommy Cromer and wife, Candice, and children; a niece, Pattie Yates and husband, Tony, and children; a nephew, Ken Lynch LaTessa and wife, Laurie, and children; and a nephew, Keith Lynch and wife Kelly, and children. In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily has asked that donations be made to the American Alz-heimer's Association, Ona-laska Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, or First Baptist Church of Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston directed the ar-rangements. An online guest-book is available at www.cochranfh.com.
Betty Ann Johnson
TRINITY _- Graveside ser-vices for Betty Ann Johnson, 68, of Onalaska were held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Carlisle Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Johnson officiat-ing. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday, May 18, at her residence. She was born Dec. 5, 1944 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Edward and Betty (Cline) Callens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Mor-tilee Johnson; a brother, Den-nis Callens; and sister, Carolyn Lewis. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Marty and Terry Johnson; three cousins, Gayle Johnson, Harry Still and Tracey Wolfe; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Bill Pahl, Toby Hill, Catlin Walker, John Johnson, Ronnie Sumner and Fred Lester. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Dorothy Faye Johnson
TRINITY -- Dorothy Faye Johnson, 80, died Friday, May 10, 2013 in Huntsville. She was born Jan. 28, 1933 in Houston, and was a dedi-cated office manager at Trinity Equipment Company. Known as "Granny" to all the children she knew and loved, Mrs. Johnson was a member of Dorcas Wills Me-morial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil George and Maggie Boyd; her hus-band, Billy Ray Johnson; and two brothers, Neal, Norman and Ray Boyd. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Mike and Beverly Johnson; two daughters and their spouses, Cindy and Ronnie Ruiz and Debbie and the Rev. Jack Black; four grandchildren, Celeste Ruiz, Hilary Pitts and spouse Bran-don, Heather Smith and Kent Price; six great-grandchildren, Haley and Addison Pitts, Lacy Ward, Hunter and Bryce Smith and Shaelyn Price; and a num-ber of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vices for Helen Easterling, 93, were held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at DeAnn Ceme-tery in Prescott, Ark., with the Rev. Russ Munch Officiating. Mrs. Easterling died Wednesday, May 1, in Trinity. She was born Aug. 31, 1919 in Emmett, Ark., the daughter of Burton and Blanche Jones. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Trinity and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also was an avid gardener and loved to read. Mrs. Easterling was pre-ceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas Easter-ling; a son, Douglas Lathan Easterling; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include a daugh-ter and her spouse, Sandra and Don White; four grandchildren and their spouses, Linda and Brian O'Neill, Donald and Debra White Jr., Lisa ande Danny Rothe and Olivia East-erling; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Trinity in Memory of Helen Easterling. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Megan Nicole Hyatt
HUNTSVILLE – Memo-rial services for Meagan Nicole Hyatt, 21, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Parkgate Commu-nity Church, 3715 Preston Rd. in Pasadena, with pastor R.W. Moody officiating. In keeping with the families traditions and wishes she will be cremated. She died suddenly on Wednesday, May 1, in Hous-ton. She was born July 7, 1991 in Houston, the oldest of three children born to Melanie and Kenneth Cranfill of Trinity. Survivors include her par-ents; a brother, Zachary Cran-fill of Trinity; a sister, Savan-nah Cranfill of Trinity; her grandparents, Donovan and Maribel Hyatt of LaPorte; and a number of others including aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the ar-rangements. An online family register book is at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com.
Keith 'Dog' Parish
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial services for Keith "Dog" Par-ish, 45, of Huntsville will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville with Pastor Jim Parrish offici-ating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. Mr. Parish died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1967 in El Dorado, Ark., the son of Clifton and Shirley Parish. He was an active member of the Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity, loved to fish and was known as a caring, loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife, Marty Parish of Huntsville; three sons, James Parish of Huntsville, Robert Parish of Llano and Zachery Sams of San Antonio; one daughter and her spouse, Ashley and James Manis of Trinity; two brothers, Paul Parish of Tennessee and Heath Parish of Wyoming; two grandchildren, Glenn and Lilly Manis; and an aunt, Dorothy. Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the ar-rangements. An online family register book is at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com.
Mary Elizabeth Sowers
TRINITY – Services for Mary Elizabeth Sowers, 89, were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Gray officiat-ing. Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the United Presbyterian Church in Americus, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Americus Cemetery in Ameri-cus, Kansas. Mrs. Sowers died Saturday, May 4, in Conroe. She was born Feb. 15, 1924 in Americus, Kansas, the daughter of Elmer Clayton and Evelyn Marie Finney. She was a homemaker and she loved being with her family and her extended family. Mrs. Sowers was a lifetime member of The Eternal Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and loved flowers of all kinds. She was known as a strong Chris-tian lady and was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Americus, Kansas. She also attended Trinity Pines Baptist Church of Trinity. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Enoch Sowers; her parents; two brothers, Gene Finney and Charles Finney; and a sister, Eleanor Hickman. Survivors include a daugh-ter and her spouse, Wanda and Richard Soldan; a son and his spouse, Everett and Marilyn Sowers; two brothers, William Finney and Clayton Finney; a sister, Roberta Lewis; two grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie and James Sloan and Nicholas and Letitia Soldan; three great-grandchildren, Marcus and Kaegan Sloan and Bella Soldan; and a number of other relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Pines Baptist Church, 4769 FM 356, Trinity, Texas 75862. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
HUNTSVILLE – A visitation to celebrate the life of Philip Hamill, 65, of Riverside was held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Huntsville. In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Hamill was cremated. He died Tuesday, April 23, in a local hospital. Mr. Hamill was a member of the Elks Lodge and attended First Christian Church of Huntsville. Survivors include his son, Todd Hamill of Arlington; three sisters, Emma Lee Neighbors of Oakton, Va., Weldaleen Satterwhite of Waco and Kay Hamill of Dallas; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Tiffany Hamill; two nieces and twonephews; and Mrs. Lonnie Martin of Riverside. Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An online family register book is at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com.
Virgil Franklin Roden
HUNTSVILLE – Memorial graveside services with full military honors for Virgil Franklin Roden, 77, of Trinity were held at 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Roden died Monday, April 22, at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Following his wishes, he was cremated. He was born March 17, 1936 in Winfield, Ala., the youngest of six sons born to Frances and Olen Roden. He married JoAnn Williamson on Sept. 28, 1957 and had four children. Mr. Roden entered the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and served as a jet mechanic in the 341st Strategic air Command. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Carlos, Fred, Erskin; and his son, Darryl. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Roden; three children and their spouses, Diane and Tim Stewart, David and Pam Roden and Dana and Jeff Harris; grandchildren, Ryan Stewart, Brittany and Larry McDaniel, Katelyn Stewart, Brad Caskey, Wyatt Roden, Matt Harris, Mandy and Travis Otto, Michelle and Jorge Landa, Lauren, Amanda and Brad Harris; numerous great-grandchildren; and a number ofother family members and friends. Those wishing to make contributions in Mr. Roden's memory may do so by donating to the Wounded Warrior Project online at www.woundedwarriorproject. org For those wishing to mail in donations, there is link to download and fill out a form located on the Wounded Warrior Project web site. Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An online family register book is at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com.
Melissa Ann Chandler
TRINITY – Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Sue Hudgins
TRINITY – Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Cheryl Jean Brown
TRINITY – Services for Cheryl Jean Brown, 68, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Apri; 18, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiat-ing. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Monday, April 15. She was born Nov. 10, 1944 in McAllen and was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Judy Ogden; a brother, Richard; and a sister-in-law, Deanda. Survivors include her hus-band of 34 years, Mike Brown; a daughter, Angelia Blanton; a son, Christopher Brown; five brothers and their spouses, Guy and Kathleen Ogden Jr., Jimmy Ogden, Lynn Ogden, Wayne and Debbie Ogden and Larry Ogden; four grandchil-dren, Kayla, Hanna, Maggie, and Harley; and a number of other loving relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Melissa Ann Chandler
TRINITY -- Melissa Ann Chandler, 53, died at her Trin-ity residence on Monday, April 15, 2013. Memorial services will be held at a later date. She was born Sept. 22, 1959 in Conroe. Survivors include her hus-band; one son; one step-son; two step-daughters and their spouses; two sisters and their spouses; one granddaughter; and a number of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews,and cousins. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Sue Hudgins
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Mary Sue Hudgins, 69, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 in Riverside Pioneer Cemetery with Bro. Lyle Stubbs officiating. Mrs. Hudgins died Tuesday, April 16, in Lufkin. She was born Jan. 14, 1944 in Latexo and was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hudgins; a daughter, Gayla Munden; her mother, Maudie McPhail; her father, Bill McPhail; a sister, Mollie Trousdale; and a brother, George McPhail. Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Cindy and Fred Farnam and Kay and Ricky Parker; a sister, Flo Armstreet; a brother, J.W. McPhail; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Alecia and Joseph Dudley, Tammy and Shane Lee, Christy Arceneaux, Jolynn and D.J. Harper, Court-ney and Tommy Miller, Robby Yarber, Ricky and Jessica Parker and Jamie Parker; 14 great-grandchildren with two on the way; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Marion R. Skains
WEBSTER – Services for Marion R. Skains, 85, of Spring, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster. Mr. Skains died Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was born March 31, 1928, in Trinity. He was a member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church. He gradu-ated from Sam Houston State University and received his Master's Degree from the Uni-versity of Houston. His 36-year career in educa-tion included teaching, serving as assistant principal, principal and district superintendent with Houston ISD. He was active in many professional organizations. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Phillips Skains; two daughters, Rebecca Skains Jamison and husband Jimmy, Lisa Skains Ashford and hus-band Tom; a brother, Fred Skains; three grandsons, Mark Allan Jamison, Blake Phillip Ashford and Grant David Ash-ford; and a number of other family members. Forest Park East Funeral Home of Webster directed the arrangements.
Harold Eugene Van Dyke
THE WOODLANDS -- Services for Harold Eugene Van Dyke, 80, of Spring were held at 10 a.m. Thursday April 4, 2013 at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in the Woodlands with Dr. Ed-mound W. Robb III officiat-ing. Burial followed in Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe. Mr. Van Dyke died Monday April 1, after a long and cou-rageous battle with two kinds of cancers. He was born Aug. 16, 1932, in the Trinity County commu-nity of Chita. He earned two degrees, including a Bachelors Degree from Sam Houston State University and a Masters from University of Houston separated by service in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His career started in Hous-ton at Tennessee Gas Trans-mission that became Tenneco. Later he was a controller with Applied Rubber Technology in Conroe. He was a member of the Woodlands United Meth-odist Church, Mr. Van Dyke graduated as valedictorian of his Groveton High School class of 1950 and at that time Reader's Digest gave a scholarship to every Valedictorian in the amount of $25. That was enough to pay for his first semester at Sam Houston. From there it was by work-ing in the town of Trinity and a bushel of peas here and there that gave him enough money to continue his education. He did all his homework at school where there was electricity before hitchhiking back to Trinity to work in the after-noon. After graduation he decided to join the Army. He would still remember his mother cry-ing at his departure. Later when he was stationed closer to home his father would write a letter to the Army when he needed help on the farm and he was granted leave to help bring in a crop or plant one. After receiving an honor-able discharge from the Army he returned to the farm and was going to work on his Mas-ters Degree at Sam Houston. One day his father came and said, "Son there is no future here for you, I want you to pursue a career in Houston." So off to the big city he went. Not only did he find a job and buy a new car but also found his future wife who worked at the same company. Harold and Janie were married five months later. After mar-rying he continued his educa-tion at night and graduated with a Masters in Business from the University of Hous-ton in 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Arbour Van Dyke; a daughter, Tammy Van Dyke Kyle; a sister, Barbara Van Dyke An-drews; and two brothers-in-law, Everett and Bill Evins. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janie Evins Van Dyke; a daughter Tracy Van Dyke Chunn and son-in-law Terry; granddaughter Taylor Paige Chunn; sister-in-law Carolyn Evins; nieces Lindsey and Aimee Evins; and his ani-mals, especially his little black poodle and constant com-panion Callie. In lieu of usual remem-brances the family requests donations be made to M.D. Anderson Melanoma research or The Woodland United Methodist Church "Imagine" Building Program. Cashner Funeral Home of Conroe directed the arrange-ments.
Axton Lysander Varieur
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Axton Lysander Varieur, the infant son of Bobby Mi-chael Varieur and Taylor Leigh Cloud of Lovelady, were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the Love-lady Gym in Lovelady with pastors Rick Kelly and Charles Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Creek Cemetery in Austonio. The child died Tuesday, April 16 in Humble. He was born March 25, 2013 in Kingwood,. Survivors include his par-ents; his maternal grand-mother, Lori Cloud of Love-lady; his maternal grandfather, Harry Krause and his wife Teresa of College Station; pa-ternal grandparents, Roger and Teresa Varieur of Lovelady; maternal great-grandparents, Linda Cloud of Papillion, Neb., James Cloud of Wahoo, Neb. and Delma Krause of Bryan; paternal great-grandparents, Mike and Brenda Driver of Humble, Jo Anne and Wayne Sanders of Laurel Hill, Fla. and Roger and Bonnie Varieur of Conroe; paternal great-great-grandparents, Garrett Lynn Bitner of Austonio, Herb and Nancy Driver of Conroe and Tom Phillips of Dallas; aunts and uncles, Kim Krause of Houston, Christopher Krause, Matthew Krause and Michael Krause, all of College Station, and Kevin Varieur and Billy Varieur both of Lovelady; and a great-uncle, Jimmy Cloud of Lincoln, Neb. Brook Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the ar-rangements. An online register book is available at brookefu-neralservice.com.
Arch William Hillman
TRINITY – Services for Arch William Hillman, 79, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Guy Hargrave officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Hillman died Saturday, April 13, in Conroe. He was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Hardin, Ky., the son of William and Ida Hillman. Mr. Hillman worked as an appraiser in real estate business for many years. He was a member of the American Real Estate Association. He loved to sing and go to church. He was a faithful member of Calvary Tabernacle UPC. He enjoyed working with children and found a great since of pride in teaching with the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered his time as a Boy Scout Leader. Mr. Hillman was preceded in death by parents and siblings, Beer Walters, Iva Preston, Faye Fowler, J. T. Walters, JoAnn Michael and Robert Weller. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Terry and Lisa Hillman, Bill and Sheila Hillman, David and Holly Hillman, Connie and Hector Cvadros and Lisa Cvadros; two sisters, Lelah Holtquist and Patty Walters; a brother, James Crow; grandchildren, Jesse Hillman, Amy Hillman, Jennifer and Sam Luedecke, Erin Hillman, Grace Hillman, Paula and Brent Clarkston, Chris and Sammi Cvadros; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Hillman, Emma Grace Luedecke, Grace Ann Clarkston, Benjamin Clarkston, Matthew Cvadros, Sara Kate Clarkston and Anthony Cvadros. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Mary Sue Knight
TRINITY -- A service for friends and family of Mary Sue Knight, 73, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 292 Private Road 5000, in Crockett. Mrs. Knight died Tuesday, March 26, in Crockett. She was born March 20, 1940, in Kenafee and was a retired finance officer. Mrs. Knight worked for Industrial State Bank of Houston for more than 30 years. After retiring, she moved to Crockett 21 years ago. She loved to garden and grow vegetables to share with friends and family. She also enjoyed working in her flowerbeds and growing beautiful roses. Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph O'Ferro Knight, and her siblings, Vallie D. Jones, Jessie B. Jones, Winnie Don Jones and Larry Wayne Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Ramona Gay Haltom; a sister, Mimmie Lee Worley; a brother, Roy Eugene Jones; grandchildren, Christina Sue Ackley and husband Mac and Christopher James Haltom and fiancé Victoria Roesch; great-grandchildren, Christine Paige Ackley, Cameron Grace Ackley and Dani Marie Ackley; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Virginia Fay Moreland
TRINITY – Services for Virginia Fay Moreland, 69, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Living Word Church with the Rev. Lynn Gentry officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady. Ms. Mooreland died peacefully on Thursday, April 4. She was born May 24, 1943, in Houston, one of a set of twin daughters born to Mhurl Verr and Mary Sara (Harvey) Moreland. Ms. Moreland was a mother and grandmother who adored her children, loved to go shopping for the kids and enjoyed going to The Living Word Outreach Church where she was a faithful member. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Mhurl Verr (Sunny) Moreland, Billy Gene Moreland and David Lee Moreland. Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Dana and Lynn Gentry; her twin sister and her spouse, Viola and Red Walker; three other sisters and their spouses, Rosemary and Ron Elston, Pat and Wayne Dixon and Linda Franklin; a brother and his spouse, John and Carolyn Moreland; two grandchildren, Kit Carson Gentry and Kane Gentry; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Barto Lavern Parker
TRINITY – Services for Barto Lavern Parker, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed on Tuesday at Mission Park South Cemetery in San Antonio. Mr. Parker died Friday, April 12, in Trinity. He was born March 12, 1943, Boyce, La. He enjoyed fishing and family gatherings and especially cherished the time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Parker also enjoyed listening to Bluegrass and Gospel music while enjoying a good cup of coffee with his Shirley Sue. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barto and Lessie Mae Parker; and five brothers, Donald Parker, James Jones, Carl Parker, Wayne Parker and Ray Parker. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley; five daughters, Regina Brewster, Kathy Cronkrite, Debbie Parker, Jacque Bristow and April Hicks; a son, Nathan Parker; six sisters, Connie Moser, Doris DeVille, Bonnie Morrell, Estelle Burke, Latisha Mullen and Patricia Templeton; 12 grandchildren, Barto, Nicole, Whopper, Scott, Daniel, Sara, Jacob, Joshua, Hunter, Madison, Loreli and CJ; five great-grandchildren, Dawson, Dillon, Kinsey, Karson and Meredith. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
Johnny Ralph Davis
TRINITY – Graveside ser-vices for Johnny Ralph Davis, 78, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. Davis died Monday, April 1, in Lufkin. He was born July 21, 1934 in Center Hill, Ala., the son of Henry and Levada Davis. Mr. Davis was a retired li-censed master plumber. He loved to be outdoors fishing or hunting and enjoyed barbecues and spending time with the family and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Coy Davis; and two sons, Keith and Johnny Davis. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Comeaux, Angela Droddy and Cheryl Davis; four brothers and sis-ters, Rayburn Davis, Frances Rainwater, Eloise Redd and Jo Travis; six grandchildren, Brad and Cody Holley, Miste Den-man, Ryan Droddy, Michael and Davis McLeskey; four great-grandchildren; and a number other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Jesse Howard "Butch" Gibson
TRINITY -- Jesse Howard (Butch) Gibson, president of First National Bank of Trinity, died Sunday night, April 7, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Trinity. A true com-munity leader and volunteer, Mr. Gibson spent most of Sunday helping fry fish for the annual Trinity Volunteer Fire Department fund raiser. His broadcaster friend posted on Facebook Monday morning the following quote: "Sad day indeed. My profile picture has changed as I mourn the passing of a great friend and former broadcast buddy. Jesse Gibson (Butch) has gone to be with the Heavenly Fa-ther. If anyone ever deserved a seat next to God, it would be Butch. Trinity County and Trinity Texas will never be the same. The Tiger Nation has lost a giant man and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra and the family. You simply cannot replace a friend like Butch…" Funeral services are sched-uled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Doras Wills Me-morial Baptist Church in Trin-ity with the Rev. Leroy Brown, pastor of Chapel in the Pines, and the Rev. Mike Loftin, pas-tor of River of Life Church, officiating. Dr. Joe Frank Thornton, long-time personal friend, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at Dor-cas Wills from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Born Dec. 6, 1944, in Huntsville to Sam and Bernice (Ringo) Gibson, Mr. Gibson spent most of his life in Trinity except for the years (1968-70) he served in the United States Army with the Department of Defense in Washington D. C. On December 16, 1967, he married Sandra Lou Sanders. A 1963 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1970 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration De-gree, no job was ever too large or too small for Mr. Gibson. His first job while in high school was cleaning the floors at the bank where he later be-came president. In 1967, he returned to First National Bank as a teller and later served as a cashier until 1977, except for his years in the military. From 1977-79, he served as a route supervisor for Stevenson Beer Distribut-ing Company. His next posi-tion was with Wilson and McCasland as a partner in ac-counting and tax collection. From 1981-83, he was a ware-house supervisor responsible for inventory control with Key Drill. In 1983, he returned to First National Bank as a loan officer and progressed to senior vice president, and president and CEO in December 2002. For the past 37 years, Mr. Gibson served as a member of the Trinity Volunteer Fire De-partment. At the time of his death, he was serving as treas-urer, and previously he served as captain. In addition to his commit-ment to the fire department, he served in several other com-munity positions. A former member of the Trinity City Council, the Trinity County Appraisal District, and the Site Base Committee for Lansberry Elementary School, he was a faithful member of the Trinity Lions Club, a member of the Athletic Booster Club, a First National Bank Buyer at the Trinity Community Fair Auc-tion, frequently donating add-ons to the students' animals. He was also a participant in the Trinity County Fair, and a longtime member of the Trin-ity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Other activities in which he enjoyed participating were refereeing for the South-west Basketball Association and serving as an umpire for Little League. Additionally, Mr. Gibson was a sports broadcaster for the local varsity teams on the Trinity Radio Station. He was passionate about students' sports activities, in particular, football, baseball, basketball, and softball. If Trinity stu-dents were playing, Mr. Gib-son was their number one sup-porter. In fact his wife and daughter said he never missed a game. He was also a First National Bank donor to the Sam Hous-ton State University Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking and the SHSU An-nual Golf Tournament. Stu-dents from the SHSU Banking Program also serve as interns at First National Bank. In his younger years, Mr. Gibson loved to play golf and tennis. Later, he enjoyed rid-ing in his golf cart and being with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their daughter Gillian and her husband Kevin Campbell; a grandson, Colton Chase Campbell; his aunt, Martha Wayne Gibson and her daughter Frances and husband Mike Pillows; a cousin, Kitty Stanley, and her daughter Kathy and husband Paul Leteff; and his father-in-law, Glover Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Volunteer Fire De-partment. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Willard Martin "Bill" Hoofnagle
TRINITY – A gathering for family and friends of Willard Martin "Bill" Hoofnagle, 83, was held from 6-8 p.m. Satur-day, March 30, 2013 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity. Mr. Hoofnagle died Tues-day, March 26, in Trinity. A memorial services will be held at a later date. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Pontiac, Mich., the last of three children born to Ralph Carter and Ella Cardena Hoof-nagle. Mr. Hoofnagle served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Era as an aircraft mechanic stationed in San Francisco and then Sel-fridge AFB in Michigan. He and his wife, Bev, raised their family in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. There he was ac-tively involved in barbershop singing in the Pontiac Chapter Chorus and had his own quar-tet. He was employed for more than 30 years as a marketing manager with Texaco and re-tired in 1986. After his retirement, the couple moved to Trinity, where he designed their re-tirement dream home. Mr. Hoofnagle was in-volved in numerous civic or-ganizations in Trinity and served as president of the Mar-tin Nutrition Senior Center's board. He also organized weekly activities for the Ava-lon Place Rehabilitation Center and was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Trinity. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ralph Carter Hoofnagle; and a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Sam Burns. Survivors include his high school (Concord, Mich.) sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Beverly Joeanne Swope Hoofnagle; a son and his spouse, Martin and Maureen Hoofnagle; two daughters, Pamela Drennen and husband Bill and Shirley Hoover and husband Mike DeLicco; grandchildren, Stephen, Jo-seph, Lindsey, Madeline, Ra-chel Murray and husband Mikiel, Melanie and Olivia; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Deztiny, Abagail, Mikiel Jr., Johnathan and Zandra; a nephew, Tim Burns and wife Joyce; a cousin, Judy Block and husband Spence; a sister-in-law, Dolores Besier and her children Elton Besier and wife Holley, Debra O'Neil and hus-band Jim randy Besier D Vickey Trausch and husband Toby; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Memorial ser-vices for O'Neil Miles, 79, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiat-ing Mr. Miles died peacefully in Tyler with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Paris, Ark., the son of Hubert Hershal and Nina Lois Miles. Mr. Miles owned and oper-ated a watch repair shop in Trinity for many years. He repaired not only watches, but also any kind of jewelry or clock. He was a self-taught repairman. He loved to take his family camping, fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death buy his wife of 52 years, Edith Miles, in 2010; two brothers Leland and Lowell Miles; and a sister, Nina Miles Jones. Survivors include a daugh-ter, Linda Miles; a son, Guy Wayne Miles; one brother, Brenson Miles; four grand-children, Abel Gutierrez, Am-ber Gutierrez, Krystal Miles and Michael Miles; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
Lee Coy Smith
GROVETON -- Services for Groveton News editor Lee Coy Smith, 80, of Groveton were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the Groveton Fu-neral Home with Bro. Lester McAdams officiating. Burial followed in the Boontown Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Sunday, April 7. He was born June 8, 1932, in Trinity County and was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a printer and news-paper editor for much of his life and at one time owned and operated job-printing shops in both Corrigan and Groveton. He also owned and operated the Corrigan Times newspaper and was employed for over 30 years as the editor of the Groveton News. He was a member of the VFW and the Groveton Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Ivor Smith of Groveton; a sis-ter, Audrey Reeves of Mont-gomery; three sons, Gerald L. and James R. of Seagoville and Wesley Emitt "Bo" Smith of Dallas; two daughters, Vanessa June Woods and husband Johnny of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Angel Smith of Galveston; grandchildren, Jake and Lee-land Smith of Groveton, Kaleb Harris of Kaufman, Kylee Lawrence of Linden, Karlie and Kaycee Smith of Kauf-man; and his mother-in-law, Ivor Lonnie Fannin. Pallbearers included Steve Russell, David Whitaker, Billy Fannin, Leonard Reeves, Mary Drinkard and Allen Borcher. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boontown Cemetery or the Church of your choice. The Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrange-ments
Sam Boyd Taylor
TRINITY – Services for Sam Boyd Taylor, 85, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God with the Rev. Rodger Goins and the Rev. Mike Loftin offi-ciating. Burial followed in the Dodge Cemetery. Mr. Taylor died Sunday, March 24. He was born June 18, 1927l, in Trinity, the last of six sons born to Douglas and Lilly Mae Taylor. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Taylor was a self-employed service station rep-resentative. He enjoyed hunt-ing and fishing and was a faithful member of the Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church. He also cherished the special time he had with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and five broth-ers. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Bernice Tay-lor; two sons, Sam Taylor Jr., and Marshall Scott Taylor and wife Rhonda; two step-daughters, Wanda Williams and Judy Reimer; eight grand-children, Marshall Scott Taylor Jr., Courtney Chandler, Mi-chael Taylor, Tara Lynn Par-tida, Trevor Reimer, Lindsey Reimer, Chris Williams and Rodger Williams; and a num-ber of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
Latricia Ann Dennis
TRINITY – Latricia Ann Dennis, 74, died Wednesday, March 3. She was born July 15, 1938 and was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hawkins Dennis, who died in 1976. Survivors include four chil-dren, Michael Dennis, Donald "Doug" Dennis, Delicia Barn-hart and Darlene Tucker; a sister, Bonnie Simpson; grand-children, Michael Jr., Donna Kay, Denise, David Jr. and Tiffany; five great-grandchildren, Krystal, Dia-mond, Shaun, Searria and Aus-tin; close friends, Kathy Olle and her family and Jackie and James.
TRINITY -- Services for R.B. Rogers, 73, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Groveton with the Rev. Bueford Rogers officiat-ing. Burial followed in East Prai-rie Possum Walk Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died Tuesday, March 19. He was born May 4, 1939 in Groveton, the son of Rufus and Ollie Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a truck driver most of his adult life. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Mary Merlene Rogers; his parents; a sister, Danie Harden; two brothers, Joe and Roy Rogers; and a daughter-in-law, Dimple Rogers. Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Bueford Rogers, Jimmy and Lisa B. Rogers and Allen and Lisa K. Rogers; two brothers and their spouses, Bob and Donna Rogers and Coy and Frances Rogers; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lela Self, Eunice Norsworthy and Amanda and James Doyle and husband James; a sister-in-law, Judy Rogers ; a brother and sister-in-law, Embery and Ruby Walker; his grandchil-dren, Michaele McClintock, Bryan and Dana Rogers, Erica Rogers, Samantha Rogers, Brandon and Jennifer Rogers, Jordyn Rogers and Chris and Ashley Knight; his great-grandchildren, Lettisha Reeves, Kaleena and Justin Hammond, Kaylee McClintock, Rylee Rogers and Madeline Rogers; his great-great-grandson ,Bradyn Woychesin; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
James Odis "Jamey" Johnson
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vices for James Odis "Jamey" Johnson, 53, of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Clapp Cemetery with Father Gary Rottman and the Rev. Gerald Reeves offici-ating. Mr. Johnson died Wednes-day, March 13, at his resi-dence. He was born July 8, 1959 in Trinity and was a 1977 gradu-ate of Trinity High School. Mr. Johnson also was a graduate of Sam Houston State University, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Science. He was employed as lab di-rector for Eastex Environ-mental Company. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Odis John-son; a brother, Russell John-son; maternal grandparents, Birtie Ascheman and James Bishop; and paternal grandpar-ents, C. B. and Leola Johnson. Survivors include his de-voted wife of 31 years, Kerri Johnson; three children, Jaycie Marie Johnson, Brittany Lynn Johnson and Patrick James Johnson and fiancé Ashley Baughman; his mother, Alta Rene Johnson; his father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Lorene Centilli; a sister-in-law, Jerri Centilli; God children, Meredith Ecord, Emily Ecord and Malley Ecord; his step-mother, Freda Johnson; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements
James J. "Bunk" Roberts
BUFFALO -- Services for James J. "Bunk" Roberts, 88, of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Keechi in Leon County with the Rev. Lee Weiler officiat-ing. Mr. Roberts died Sunday, March 3, at Huntsville Memo-rial Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Rush Springs, Okla., the son of James S. and Edith Marty Roberts. He had resided in Trinity for the past year and for the past few months in Avalon Place Nursing Center where in Feb-ruary he was crowned as the Valentine King. Together with his wife, Betty, he was a successful businessman having built and operated Robert Ag-Lime and Feed Store in Buffalo and an-other store in Centerville. He also worked as a rancher in the Flo community in Leon County near Buffalo, where he bred and raised cattle and hay. Many of the cattle he produced went on to be shown at area fairs and exhibitions. During his life, he excelled in athletics, winning everything from dominoes to basketball, even into his 70s. He served on the Buffalo School Board and the Buffalo State Bank's board. He was a deacon in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Keechi and held a number of state offices in the life/fertilizer business. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Roberts in 2009; two brothers, Clarence David Roberts of Trinity and Lester Roberts of Oklahoma City; and three sis-ters, Verdie Williams, Ida Pruitt and Kathryn Ogle. Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Edith Lynn and John Copley of Trinity, JoAnn and Dwight Rawlinson of Nacogdoches and LaJean and Joe Valanski of Magnolia; a son-in-law, Dr. Brandt Cassidy of Norman, Okla.; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Eugene and Leona Garrett of Willis; the mother of his children, Dorothy Thorn-ton; six grandsons; three granddaughters; eight great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. Pallbearers included grand-sons, Chris Copley, Kent Cop-ley, Blaise Valanski, Aaron Valanski, Shaun Stout and Ri-ley Ogden. Honorary pallbear-ers were James Cassidy, Meghan Cassidy, Tally Jo Stout and Victoria Volanski. Walters Funeral Home of Buffalo directed the arrange-ments.
Johnny "Pop" Kembro
TRINITY -- Services for Johnny "Pop" Kembro, 61, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton. Mr. Kembro died Monday morning, Feb. 11, at the Conroe Regional Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1951 in Houston, the son of Norman and Marie (Mason) Kembro. Mr. Kembro worked as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. When not tending to cattle, he enjoyed reading. He also served 15 years on the Trinity County 4-H Club and was one of the founding members of the Trinity County Youth Fair. Mr. Kembro was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Michael Kembro and David Kembro; a sister, Susan Kembro; and a father-in-law, Dick Bockel. Survivors include his devoted wife, Denise (Bockel) Kembro; two sons and their spouses, Brian and Kimberly Kembro and Eric and Tanya Kembro; one brother and his spouse, Kenneth and Claudeen Kembro; two grandchildren, Kayla Kembro and Andrew Kembro; his mother-in-law, Evelynn Bockel; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Jim and Lola Bockel; and wife Lola; and a number of other family and his many friends. Pallbearers included Jim Bockel, JJ Bockel, Dennis Durdin, Doug Durdin, Gilbert Haffercamp, Roy Lucas, Robert O'Niel, David Spencer, Keith Thomas, and Kurtis Thomas. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Raulston Lee Morrison
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Raulston Lee Morrison, 92, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. He died Monday, Feb. 18 in Huntsville Hospital after being previously very healthy and active. The second of five children born to Raulston and Margaret Morrison on Nov. 14, 1920, he graduated from Pascal High School in 1940. He was known by various nicknames including Dooney, R.L., Lee, Raulston, Peanut and Papa. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and was a turret mechanic on B17 aircraft. He never saw any combat and received an honorable discharge in 1946. In 1947 he married Mary Evelyn Calhoun of Fort Worth and together had three sons, Michael Mack, Phillip Ray and Stephen Marshall Morrison. Mr. Morrison went to work for Tom's Peanuts as a salesman in Texas and Georgia and after a short time, moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. where he was the District Sales Manager for District #11 (everything west of the Rockies). In 1957 he was District Sales Manager of the Year. He retired at an early age but continued to work for Tom's Peanuts as a consultant. He was an avid golfer; more for money than sport. He enjoyed ranching and had a small ranch of his own in Parkfield, Calif. His most relaxing times were working cows and riding his horse with his son, Steve, in the Sierra Mountains to go fishing. Mr. Morrison loved inventing all kinds of schemes to make money. He loved to talk to people; and was quite the storyteller. He loved sports and watched every football and baseball game he could find on TV. He married Shirley Castleberry in 1989 and they retired to Trinity, Texas in 1993. Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hunter Mack Morrison. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Morrison; three sons and their spouses, Michael and Bobbie Morrison of Trinity, Phillip and Lynn Morrison of Trinity and Stephen and Cathy Morrison of Hanford, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Shelley Madeley of Trinity; three stepsons and their spouses, Rick and Jana Castleberry of Austin, Joe and Linda Castleberry of Salinas, Calif. and David Castleberry of Mesquite; sisters Noma Spaulding of Azle, Leta Hackney of Fort Worth, and Dolly Blackard of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kim and Chris Fitzgerald, Janet Morrison, Nicole and Kevin Mohr, Matthew and Carmen Morrison, Murphy Morrison, Rodney and Diva Fitiuasi, Jeremy and Rachel Castleberry, Brittney and Austin Longacre, Bryse Castleberry and Gabby Castleberry; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Anna, Carson, Elizabeth, Avah, Ethan, Madi, Colin, Dayanara, Max, Georgia and Abigail; and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Charlotte Jean Partridge
HUNTSVILLE -- Charlotte Jean Partridge, 61, of Trinity, Texas died Feb. 8, 2013 in Trinity. In keeping with her wishes she was cremated at Brooke Crematory in Huntsville. No services are scheduled at this time. Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements. An on-line family register book is available at www.BROOKEFUNERALSERVICE.com.
George "Greg" Wells
TRINITY -- Services for George "Greg" Wells, 57, began at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Guy Hargrave, pastor of the Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Trinity, officiating. Burial followed at the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Wells died Saturday, Feb. 16, at Providence Medical Health Center in Waco. He was born April 3, 1955 in Bessemer, Ala., the son of R.D. and Margaret Evelyn (Yarbrough) Wells. Mr. Wells worked as a master electrician. He loved fishing. He loved his family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Gray Yarbrough; father, R.D. Wells; parents-in-law, Melvin and Leila Carter; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hopson; and a son Chris Crivello. Survivors include his devoted wife, Melba (Carter) Wells; their children, Greg Wells Jr. and wife Kristen, Amy Neal and husband Bill, Jo Wells, Charlie Wells, Clayton Wells, Shawn Crivello and wife Stephanie and Kadie Crivello; his mother, Margaret Wells; two brothers, Roger Wells and Reed Sunbird Wells; two sisters, Melbalee Johnson and husband Brad, and Pam Mucue; a brother-in-law, Steve Carter and wife Melissa; eight grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Sudie Marie Jordan
CENTER – Graveside services for Sudie Marie Jordan, 55, of Trinity were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. Mrs. Jordan, 55, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Huntsville. She was born June 5, 1957 in Center, the daughter of J.D. Spurlock and Wanda Sue Gibbs Spurlock. She was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Spurlock; her mother, Wanda Sue Hoover; two daughters, Kimberly Odom and Kristy Odom; and two brother, Edward Spurlock and David Spurlock. Survivors include her husband, Don Jordan of Trinity; two son, Kenneth Odom of Vidor and Keith Odom and wife, Stephanie Herrera of Woodville; two daughters, Ashley Pettus of Longview and Koutness Odom of Dallas; two step-sons and their spouses, Kenneth and Cassondra Jordan of Huxley and Brandon and Tara Jordan of Center; two brothers, Kenny Spurlock of Tenaha and Jerry Spurlock of Booksville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Alyssa Odom, Kaleb Odom, Logan Anielewski, Mackenzie Shelton and husband Kyle, Jake Jordan, Kolby Jordan, Kason Jordan, Bo Jordan and Michael Hancock; two great-grandchildren, Noah Shelton and Tucker Shelton Watson and Sons Funeral Home of Center directed the arrangements. Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com
Roy Grady Kennedy
TRINITY -- Services for Roy Grady Kennedy, 68, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial followed at the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, at his Trinity residence. He was born Jan. 2, 1945 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston. He was one of 10 children born to Glover Columbus and Mattie Velma (Mullins) Kennedy and was the only one of his siblings not to be born at home. As a life-long resident and the previous owner of Roy's Bait Shop, Mr. Kennedy was well known and loved in the area. He was a graduate of Trinity High School where he played on the football team and was chosen as his team's MVP and elected by the student body as the "Most Athletic Male" in 1961. Upon graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy. He, then, worked as a pipe fitter and welder until becoming disabled due to an injury. He then opened a jewelry store and trophy shop. Even after opening the bait shop business, he continued to build trophies. Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 23 years, Wanda Fay (Knighten) Kennedy; four brothers, G.C., Herman, Forrest "Buck" and Elmer Dean "Bo"; three sisters; Clara Sue, Annie Faye and Francis; and his daughter, Sheila Ranay Saxton. Survivors include a grandson, Cade Stockstill; a granddaughter, Misty Stockstill; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Stockstill and Landon Jock; one brother, Earl Kennedy; a sister, Velma Jean Mazzei; a former wife, Lois Bishop Kennedy Huffman; good friends, Bobby Armstrong and Archie Currie; a number of nephews and nieces whom he loved as children; and a number of other family members and friends. Pallbearers included Bobby Armstrong, Kevin Currie, Neal Currie, Jerry Hensley, Bobby Nicholds, Stanley Sullivan, and Archie Currie. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
PITTSBURG, Texas – Services for Huey Reynolds, 83, of Trinity and formerly of Pittsburg, Texas, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Virgil Faires officiating. Burial followed in Andrews Cemetery in Karnack. Mr. Reynolds died Saturday, Feb. 16, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Leesburg and was retired from SWEPCO. He was a member of the Church of Christ faith. He was preceded in death bvy his parents, Ira and Inez Metcalf Reynolds; a son, Ricky Reynolds; and a brother, Doyle Mack Reynolds. Survivors include his wife, Elcy Reynolds of Trinity; a son, Mickey Reynolds of Diana; a step-son, Gary Wantland of Santa Fe, Texas; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers included Tony Barber, Horace Peek, Roger Peek, Wayne Kimbell, Paul Reynolds, Mark Reynolds, Henry Harris and Dick Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Reed, Chuck Williams, Weldon Peek and the members of the South Greer Blvd. Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Erman Smith Funeral Home of Pittsburg directed the arrangements.
Steve Lee Stephens
TRINITY – Services for Steve Lee Stephens, 42, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial was held on Feb. 14 at the Seale Round Prairie Cemetery in Groesbeck. Mr. Stephens died suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Huntsviulle. He was born June 29, 1970 in West Germany. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Jewell Stephens; two brothers, R. A. Stephens and Mark Stephens; and sister Cherry Adams. Survivors include his wife of more than 15 years, Crissy Stephens; five children, Domonique Stephens, R. A. Stephens, Alaiah Stephens, J.D. Stephens, and Ziggy Stephens; a brother and his spouse, Jack an Quida Brown; a sister Laura Inez Avery; his father; R.A. Stephens; one granddaughter Ka'riyah Ross; friends, Clay Waneck, Shannon McDaniel and Jason Hutson; and a number of other family members and friends. Pallbearers included Clay Waneck, Shannon McDaniel, Jason Hudson, R.A. Stephens, Chris Brown, and Jordan Ross. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James Russell Swope
TRINITY -- Graveside services for James Russell Swope, 77, were held at noon, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at the Riverside Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Swope died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born March 30, 1935, the son of James Robert and Rosella (Bowman) Swope. Mr. Swope made his living as a barber. He enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors including fishing, working on his tractor, and raising blueberries. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Myrl Swope. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Anna Marie (Francois) Swope; two daughters, Vicky Moseley and Sheila Mann; six grandchildren, James Smith, Bear Mann, Sherry Mann, Lisa Graham, Rachel Bullard and Bobby Moseley; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Johnny "Pops" Kembro
TRINITY -- Services for Johnny "Pops" Kembro will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements. James William Lawrence TRINITY -- Services for James William Lawrence, 84, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Revs. Charles Goodson and Duane Pollard officiating. Burial followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. A full obituary for Mr. Lawrence is scheduled to appear in next week's Trinity Standard. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Elaine (Ingram) Hollis Lockhart
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Elaine (Ingram) Hollis Lockhart, 92, of Apple Springs, were held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Pastors Robert Lankford, Lindsey Nimmons, and Tammy Mark-Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Bennett Cemetery in Apple Springs. Mrs. Lockhart, a fifth generation resident of Trinity County, was born Aug. 1, 1920 in Apple Springs, Texas to Lillie (Roach) and John Edgar "JE" Ingram. She died Saturday, February 9, 2013 in a Lufkin hospice facility. Mrs. Lockhart was the retired County Clerk for Trinity County, a position she loved and held for more than 20 years. She graduated from Groveton High School in 1938 and moved to Houston, where she attended college and worked until she returned in 1963 to Apple Springs to care for her parents. Mrs. Lockhart was a people person, involved in many community activities. She loved horses and cattle. As a member of the Trinity Historical Commission, she was very involved in preserving East Texas history, as well as family genealogy. She was a Trinity County Gold Star Mother with the VFW Auxiliary, a member of the Angelina County Genealogical Society, a member of the Joseph Nelson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a life member of the Groveton Ex-Students Association. She had served on many boards and advisory committees for the betterment of the East Texas Area. Mrs. Lockhart was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Hollis, Jr. and Peggy Hollis of Houston; daughter, Michelle Lockhart of Apple Springs; grandson, John E. Hollis of Houston; granddaughter and husband, Mary Brooke and Blake Hortenstine of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Katherine Jane "Katie" Hollis of Houston, Rollins Blake Hortenstine and Hayes Hollis Hortenstine, both of Dallas; niece, like a daughter, Deborah Kay Brooks and husband Jimmy of Lufkin; numerous other nieces and nephews, to include Anne Arnold Banks, Connie Arnold Middleton, Kathy Ingram Hellums, Kay Foster Baugh, Richard E. Bennett, and Binky Foster; sister-in-law, Edna Lockhart Stanley of Houston; brother-in-law, Lloyd Earl Lockhart of Splendora; and a wealth of friends. Mrs. Lockhart was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert R. "Bob" Lockhart; son, John Edward "Johnny" Hollis (US Navy, Vietnam, 1970); sister, Virginia Ingram Arnold; brother, James R. "Sonny" Ingram; and special sisterly cousin, Easel Womack Walls. Pallbearers were John E. Hollis, Blake Hortenstine, Stephen E. Bennett, Tre' Banks, Gerald Ingram and Richard Spring. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Brooks, Damon Brooks, Joe E. Seward, Blair Foster, Richard E. Bennett and Binky Foster. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Willie Mae Punch, Vernell Spencer, Karen Mark, Timothy Davis, Bobby G. Davis and Lee M. Hicks, in addition to MHSET, Dr. Morris Mickelson, Wright Choice Home Health, and Hospice in the Pines. Memorial contributions may be made to the Groveton Ex-Students Association's Scholarship Fund in Elaine Lockhart's name at P.O. Box 70, Groveton, Texas 75845. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors
Albert Eland Mangum
TRINITY – Services for Albert Eland Mangum, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2012 at the Trinity Church of God with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiating. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Mangum died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 9, at his residence. He was born Dec 2, 1928 in Trinity County, the son of Jesse Truman Mangum and Claudia Mae Hallmark Mangum. Mr. Mangum retired from Armco Steele Inc in Houston, where he was a Union Steward for many years. He was an active member of Remnant Faith of the Trinity. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie Ruth Price Mangum; a son, Albert Eland Mangum, Jr.; a brother, Jesse Truman Mangum; and a sister, Trumene Mangum Freshour. Survivors include his daughters and their spouses, Sonie Mangum and Elizabeth Mullen, Lisa and Rocky West, Karen and Randy Hall, and Brenda and Clyde Rushing; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Charles Rayburn Parker
TRINITY -- Memorial services for Charles Rayburn Parker, 69, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the River of Life Church with the Rev. Mike Loftin and Bro. Lyle Stubbs officiating. Lyle Stubbs also provided special music. Mr. Parker died Thursday morning, Feb. 7, at his Trinity home. He was born at home in Trinity on Aug. 24, 1943, the son of William "Jeff" and Sula (Starns) Parker. Mr. Parker joined the U.S. Army upon graduating from Daingerfield High School. He served in Germany and was honorably discharged. After leaving the army, he worked as a permit agent in the oil/gas industry for such companies as Baker Hughes Inc., Shell Oil Company and Global. He was known as one of the greatest permit agents in the industry due to his ability to get anyone to sign. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 37 years, Mary Christine (McGhee) Parker; a brother, Herbert Parker; a sister, Ollie Kate Parker; and three great friends, Haywood Smith, Broom Dixon and Greg Grider. Survivors include his three daughters, Gayla Parker Salisbury and husband Luckey of Houston, Sara Parker Rowe and husband Justin of Trinity, and Christy Sunshine Parker Reeves of Mt. Pleasant; a son by choice, D.J. Harper of Trinity; a brother and his spouse, James and Louise Parker of Trinity, two sisters, Sybile Walton of Daingerfield and Jannette Parker; three sisters-in-law, JoAnne Parker of Trinity, Betty Peacock and husband Curtis of Atmore, Ala, and Angela Devilbiss; eight grandchildren, PFC Anthony "Blaine" Parker, Glenn "Boudreaux" Salsbury, Christopher Salisbury, Danielle Parker, Skylar Rowe, Marissa Bell, First Class Airman Ricky Flores and wife Margarita, and Jarod Reeves; a great-grandchild due to be born this year; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
HUNTSVILLE – Funeral services for J.T. McBride, 88, of Huntsville were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin. Mr. McBride, 88, died peacefully at home on Feb. 8. He was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Groveton, the son of Jim Tom McBride, Sr. and Jewell Bennett McBride. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in flight maintenance in the United States Air Force. He also was retired from Walker County, where he served as constable of Precinct 3 for over 28 years. Prior to that he was retired from the Texas Department of Corrections where he served as maintenance superintendent. He also served as a game warden for the Texas Department of Wildlife, owned his own private electrical company and worked for Lufkin Foundry & Machine Company. He started playing the fiddle when he was 9 years old and played for the rest of his life, being a member of the 'Texas Old Time Fiddler's Association' and played at numerous contests and events, and then taught music to his two sons and several grandchildren. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, the Texas Peace Officer's Association and a long time member of the church of Christ. Mr. McBride's main focus in life was family, friends and his belief in God. He was also an active hunter, fisherman and gardener. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Bobbie Lea Hutson McBride; son and daughter-in-law Carey and Bonnie McBride of Brady; a daughter Sharon Sue McBride of Huntsville; a sister Alice Evelyn Standley of Lufkin; grandchildren Sabrina Lumpkin and husband Kevin, Cheri Coleman and husband Craig, Jondan McBride and wife Desiree, Jason McBride and wife Vanessa, Camille Cooper and Brandon Cooper; great grand children Lacy Oliver and husband Dylan, Cody Weisinger, Dylan Coleman, Dalton Coleman, Aaron Grella and Owen Grella; and great great grandson Braxton Oliver. He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Harold McBride; his parents; two sisters Jimmie Pauline McBride Dwire and Aubrey Jewel Dene; five brothers James Roland "Bill", Burl Sanford "Pete", Julius Edward "Bud", Bennett and Benford McBride. In lieu/addition of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of J.T. McBride to the American Heart Association. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.
James "Jim" Thurman Barrington
TRINITY -- James "Jim" Thurman Barrington, 76, died January 12, 2013 at his Trinity residence. No services are scheduled at this time. He was born Jan. 13, 1936 in Beauford, N.C., the son of James Thomas and Alice Wilson (Toler) Barrington. He died one day before his 77th birthday. Mr. Barrington served in the U. S. Air Force. He worked in management at the Huntsville Branch of City Electric Supply, which supplies wholesale electrical supplies in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. He had been a resident of Trinity for about the past 12 years. Mr. Barrington was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, Barry and Susan Barrington, Janice Cecil, Faye and Vince Maffeo, Betty Lou and Kenneth Sherrill, Thadeus and Sue Ann Barrington, Phyllis Ann Taylor, Douglas and Donna Barrington and Lisa and John Powell; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity is directing the arrangements.
Earnest 'Ernie' Eugene Holliman
TRINITY -- Services for Earnest "Ernie" Eugene Holliman, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Gentry, pastor of Living Word Outreach, officiating. Burial followed at the Eastern Gate Cemetery in Trinity where he was laid to rest beside his late wife. Mr. Holliman died Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, at the Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe. He was born April 18, 1937 in Avera, Miss,, the son of George and Lucille (Kemp) Holliman. Mr. Holliman served in the U. S. Air Force, receiving his honorable discharge in 1958. He worked, throughout the years, as a machinist. In his earlier days, he enjoyed bull riding. Like most in the Lake Livingston area, he liked to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Williams and Thomas Holliman; and, most recently, his dear wife, Betty Jo (Weese) Holliman who passed away this past November. Survivors include three sons, Michael, Edward, and James; two daughters, Kelly and Deborah; three step-sons and their spouses, Carl and Kathryn Kirby, Joe and Donna Kirby and Fred and Jeanne Kirby; two brothers, Mitchell Williams and Jack Williams; and four sisters, Frances Wren, Doris Humphrey, Amy Raines, and Ramona Neal; a number of grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Pallbearers included Kalvin Cates, Kevin Cates, Carl Kirby, Joe Kirby, Joe Kirby, Tony Kirby and Cord Woodbury. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY -- William Hopkins, 82, of Trinity died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Nexus Specialty Hospital in The Woodlands. No services are scheduled at this time. He was born Dece. 30, 1930 in Houston, the son of Clarence and Lula (Holman) Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins served in the U. S. Navy. He was electrician. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Kelly Arnold Huff-Hutsen
TRINITY -- Services for Kelly Arnold Huff-Hutsen, formerly of Trinity, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in next week's issue. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
J.R. Lane Jr.
TRINITY -- A memorial service for J.R. Lane Jr., 68, will began at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown, pastor of Chapel in the Pines, officiating. Family friend, L. C. Courtney, will give the eulogy. Mr. Lane died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Solara Hospital in Conroe. Born in Laredo, he was the youngest of six children born to J. R., Sr. and Callie Louise (Hailey) Lane. Mr. Lane served in the U. S. Army receiving his honorable discharge on Sept. 15, 1971. He retired after more than 20 years of service with the City of Houston and was a Texas Longhorn fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Douglas Lane; and a sister, Bonnie Nall. Survivors include one brother, Jerry Lane; two sisters and a brother-in-law, JoAnn Neal and Bessie and Rodgrer Bauer; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo Lane; a number of nephews and nieces; good friends, Mason and Glenda Nevill, and L. C. and Cathy Courtney; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY -- Services for Charlene Norsworthy, 77, were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2012 at the Pennington Baptist Church in Pennington with the Rev. Bob Magee, pastor officiating. Burial will follow at East Prairie Possum Walk Cemetery. Mrs. Norsworthy died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in Tomball. She resided in the Houston area and East Texas the entirety of her nearly 78 years. She was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Centralia, the daughter of Waicy and Myrtie Norsworthy. She was the fourth of five children. She resided in the Houston area and East Texas all of her life and devoted her years to raising eight children as a homemaker and full-time mother. She enjoyed crochet, puzzles, and games and had a great love of animals. Survivors include eight children, Johnnie Jr. of Richland, Wash., Audrey, Rita and Glyn of The Woodlands, Samuel of Pasadena, Donna of Channelview, Mary of Trinity and Charlotte of Magnolia; a sister, Nita of Houston; a brother, Gordon Max of Houston; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren with another to be born in July; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Paul E. Leverett, Waicy A. Leverett, Kenneth A. Norsworthy, Johnny L. Tumlinson, Johnny L. Tumlinson III, and Donald D. Wilson. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Clifford Edward Schneider
TRINITY -- Services for Clifford Edward Schneider, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble with the Rev. Mike Blackburn officiating. Burial followed at the Rosewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Schneider died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at his Trinity residence. He was born Nov.21, 1961 in Houston, the son of Karl Eric and Geraldine (Hauck) Schneider. Mr. Schneider graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing pool, cook-outs, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl Schneider; grandparents, Walter and Pauline Kelpen; and uncles, Leon Hauck and Harvey Hauck. Survivors include his children, Karl Schneider and fiancée Janice of Livonia, LA and Amanda Passmore and husband Jacob of Abilene, TX; one grandson, Drake Passmore; his mother, Jerry Dixon; two brothers, and a spouse, David and Lupe Schneider and James Schneider; two sisters and their spouses, Terrie and Bob Ewell and Kim and Bob Stewart; two step-brothers, Rusty Word and Jamie Dixon; step-sister, Tracy Dixon; a special cousin, Teresa Robinson; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Pallbearers included Marion Gurka, Darrell Kay, Jacob Passmore, David Schneider, Karl Schneider and Larry Zientek. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Cory Edward Callaway
TRINITY -- Services for Cory Edward Callaway, 35, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Oaklawn Baptist Church near Groveton, with the Rev. Lester McAdams officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs. Mr. Callaway died Dec. 29, 2012. He was born Dec. 11, 1977 in Corpus Christi, the son of Edward Denzel Callaway and Sharon Marlene (Garner) Cal-laway Mr. Callaway was a 1997 graduate of Groveton High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He previously worked as a manager for Dol-lar General and was employed by the Texas Mexican Railway at the time of his passing. He also claimed the title of “world’s biggest Titans fan”. Luv Ya Blue! He is preceded in death by a grandfather, Richard Garner; and his father, Edward Calla-way. Survivors include his wife, Vicky Callaway; their two children, Dylan and Ava; his mother, Sharon Morgan; step-father, George Morgan; step-mother, Susan Callaway; three brothers, Aaron Callaway, Tracy Callaway and Amanda Mueller, and Britt Callaway and wife Cynthia; step-brother, Justin Morgan; step-sister, Crystal Brewer and husband Ryan; grandmother, Hazel Garner; and father/mother-in-law, J.R. and Eva Sanders; and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives, friends, and co-workers. Pallbearers included Patrick Blair, “Rod” Blair, Philip Cleveland, Paul Huckaby, Jason Garner, Shane McCrory, Blair Quinney and Mike Turn-er. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
TRINITY -- Services for Walter Pillows, 91, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Roger Floyd officiating. Special music was provided by Brother Lyle Stubbs. Burial followed at Bennett Cemetery. Mr. Pillows died Jan. 4 in Lufkin. He was born Nov. 12, 1921 in Creacy, the eldest child of Robert L. Pillows and Onie Mae Lee Pillows. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served in WWII in the South Pacific. Prior to the war, he worked in The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in this area. He was a dedicated farmer and could grow anything he put in the ground. He loved to hunt, to fish, to cook; he loved baseball and the Houston Astros, country music and the Grand Ole Opry. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Ernest Pillows and Robert Lee Pillows; and two sisters Lucille Fry and Delie Bridgewater. Survivors include four brothers and their spouses, Billy and Wanda Pillows of Apple Springs, Garth and Lee Pillows of Creacy, Gleathen and JoAnn Pillows of Groveton and Glen Aaron and Patsy Pillows of New Caney; four sisters, Loni Mae Fry of Apple Springs, Nell Forrest of Apple Springs, Melba Joy White of Diboll, and JoAnn Stillman of Groveton; a special nephew whom he helped raise, Mike Pillows and wife Frances of Trinity; and a number of ne-phews, nieces and friends in the Creacy community and elsewhere. Pallbearers included Dwayne Fry, Kevin Fry, Randy Holcombe, Ricky Hortman, Preston Mericle and Hunter Thompson. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edwina ‘Faye’ Rice Thompson
TRINITY -- Services for Edwina “Faye” Rice Thomp-son, 54, were held at 7 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 2, 2012 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiat-ing. Mrs. Thompson died early Monday morning, December 31, at the Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe. She was born June 13, 1958 in Devine, the daughter of Roger William and Joan (Sparks) Gentry. Mrs. Thompson was a ho-memaker, dedicated to her husband and the raising of her eight children. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann Kit-to; her father, Roger Gentry; her mother, Joan Crouch; and a granddaughter, Angel N. Thompson. Survivors include her hus-band, Robert Lynn Thompson; eight children and their spouses, Doris Ann and Chris Roper, Melanie and Chris Culver, Robert Thompson Jr., Roger and Barbara Thompson, Kathy Thompson, Chris Thompson, R. L. Thompson, and Angelica Thompson; three brothers and their spouses, William and Patricia Gentry, Robert and Jennifer Gentry and David Evans; 12 grandchildren, Ariel, Beverly, Jonathon, Alexis, Stephan, Landon, Dakota, Susan, Pacey, Ethan, Rowdy,and Briana; and a number of other relatives and friends Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Curtis Lynn White
TRINITY -- Curtis Lynn White, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at his Trinity home after a long hard fight with COPD and emphysema. There are no services sche-duled for Mr. White at this time. He was born June 28, 1956 in Houston, the son of Carter Lee and Margaret Rae (Winf-rey) White. Mr. White moved to Trinity in 1989 from Pasadena. He acted as general manager of Carter’s Cycle and Marine in Huntsville working with his dad, Carter, and brother, Dar-rel. Their work at the shop garnished many friends along with their customers. He en-joyed water skiing, jet skiing, and fishing at Lake Conroe. He also, for many years, enjoyed and excelled at motocross racing. It was the family’s love of the water and motorcycles that helped them succeed in their endeavors with the business they loved. Survivors include his son, Wesley White and close ne-phew Forrest White; daughter, Autumn White; grandchild, River Wunstel; parents, Carter and Margaret White; brothers, Terry White and wife Debbie, and Darrell Glenn White; and sister, Melissa Kay West and her son Carter. He will also be missed by his dear friends, Rick Kersey and wife April, and Michael Grable. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.