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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.