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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of October 7, 2007 - October 14, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Magdalena Morales Alafaro
TRINITY – A Mass of Resurrection for Magdalena Morales Alafaro, 50, was celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Tom Edelen officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Alafaro died Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Houston.
She was born July 22, 1957, in Gomes Dgo, Mexico and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and was known for growing some of the most beautiful plants that many people have ever seen.
Survivors include her husband, Gustavo Alafaro; six children, Carmen Cuellar, Manuel Cuellar, Nancy Zuniga, Edgar Cuellar, Fransisco Cuellar and Juan Cuellar; her mother, Socorro Morreno; a brother, Jose Simmon; eight grandchildren, Isabel, Jonathan, David, Ciara, Alezis, Osvaldo, Jose and Joshua; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Charles Miliford Conarroe
SAN DIEGO – Lovelady native Charles Miliford Conarroe, 67, of San Diego, Calif., died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Lovelady, he served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also obtained a degree in social science.
He had resided for the last 37 years in San Diego, where he met and married his wife, Gloria. Together they raised two daughters and two sons and had six grandchildren.
Mr. Conarroe was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Murle Cannon; his father, Floyd Miliford Conarroe; and a brother, Leon Conarroe.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Gloria Conarroe, P.O. Box 21059, El Cajon, CA, 92018.

Elvin Wayne Dixon
TRINITY – Services for Elvin Wayne Dixon, 76, of Trinity were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the Dodge Baptist Church with Dale Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Dodge Cemetery in Walker County.
Mr. Dixon died Saturday, Oct. 6, in Trinity.
He was born July 18, 1931, in Dodge and was a retired correctional officer, having served for 27 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Mr. Dixon was a member of the Dodge Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Alfred and Gladys Dixon; four brothers, Zane Dixon, Paul Dixon, George A. Dixon and Kerry D. Dixon of Dodge; and three sisters, Lois Luskie of Dodge, Dorothy Jones of Huntsville and Nell Sronce of Columbus.
Survivors include his twin daughters and their spouses, Sharon Walker and Jerry Hensley of Riverside and Karon and Robert “Buddy” Monroe of McAllen; his twin sister and her spouse, Jane and Joe Cobb of Dodge; three other siblings, Nancy Dixon of New Orleans, Marion “Pug” Dixon of Huntsville and Cynthia Smith of Houston; grandchildren, Shannon and Danny Seanez of Corpus Christi, Tracie Hensley of Riverside, Kristopher and Annalisa Gilmore of Livingston, Chaz Brashier, Jay Luna, Tonya Luna and Jimmy Monroe, all of McAllen; four great-grandchildren, Marcus Bruso of Trinity and Riverside, Ethan Gilmore of Yoakum, Carsyn Brashier of Cuero and Marissa and Daniel Seanez of Corpus Christi.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Mary Lee Duval Hobbs
TRINITY – Services for Mary Lee Duval Hobbs, 64, of Walker County were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Mrs. Hobbs died Monday, Oct. 1, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 25, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of John and Dorothy Duvall. She was a self-employed office manager in the Houston Chronicle distribution business and drove an eighteen-wheeler for a short time.
Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the River of Life Church and was known as being a strong Christian woman. She was given the gift of music and used her voice to sing Christ’s praises.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lee Hobbs; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim and Shelia Rooker and Charles “Chuck” Rooker; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gary McDaniel; four step-children and their spouses, Shan and Wes Fortney, Stormy and Greg Bailey, Timmy and Angie Hobbs and Gina Rankin; three brothers and their spouses, Gary and Rita Duvall, John and Patty Duvall and Tom and Joyce Duvall; nine grandchildren, Justin, Preston, Tyler, Garrett, Chance, Dillon, Sarah, Codi and Jimmy; five step-grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, Victoria, Autumn and Chance; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Robert Judson ‘Bobby’ Skipper
TRINITY – Services for Robert Judson “Bobby” Skipper, 94, of Trinity were held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown and the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Skipper died Tuesday, Oct. 2, at his residence.
Born Oct. 5, 1912, in Lovelady, he was the last of six children born to Thomas Edward and Lucy Amelia Lucas Skipper. He was a 1932 graduate of Trinity High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Skipper worked for Thompson Grocery Store, which eventually became Skipper Grocery and Meat Market which he owned and operated for over 27 years.
He was a member of the Joe Werner Masonic Lodge No. 553 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years and was a member of the Easter Star Chapter 186.
During his life he was very active in the community, having served on the Trinity Independent School District’s board of trustees for 14 years. He also was a member of the board of directors for the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery Association, and the Trinity County Appraisal Board.
He worked as the mail delivery man for the Trinity school system for eight years and was employed by the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home for more than 20 years.
Mr. Skipper was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church and was its oldest deacon.
He enjoyed playing dominos and 42 with his friends, worked as a rancher, was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather and was widely respected for his kindhearted and loving nature.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Skipper; two sisters, Grace O’Quin and Vera Jones; and three brothers, Roy Skipper, Raymond Skipper and Charlie Skipper.
Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Edith Ann and Tom McAbee of San Augustine, Harriett and Jim Huff of Carthage and Bobbie and Mike Morrison of Trinity; grandchildren, Tracy Flowers, Judson and Holly McAbee, Gina and Blake Daughtry, Bill and Jessica Huff, Drew and Shelia Robb, Chase Robb and Jessie Martinez; 14 great-grandchildren; a daughter by proxy, Margye Pulvino; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.







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