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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of October 1, 2007 - October 7, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Merle Ruth Ainsworth
GROVETON – Services for former Trinity County justice of the peace Merle Ruth Ainsworth, 89, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral home Chapel with Bro. Everett McCollum officiating.
Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Ainsworth died Thursday, Sept. 27, in Groveton.
She was born Nov. 18, 1917 in Weches and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ainsworth was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Jackson and Rosie Loving Jackson; her husband, Ernest Ainsworth; a son, R. E. Ainsworth; and a brother, Troy Jackson.
Survivors include a son, Lynn Ainsworth of Huntsville; a daughter, Mary Johnson of Jacksonville; a brother, Ben Jackson of California; nine grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Harold Fred Bonk
TRINITY – Memorial services for Harold Fred Bonk, 57, of Livingston were held in Houston.
Mr. Bonk died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in Houston.
He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Kiel, Wis., and was a self-employed landscaper in Onalaska. He enjoyed the natural beauty of the outdoors.
Mr. Bonk was preceded in death by his father, Harold James Bonk and a sister, Evelyn Landry.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Linda Bonk; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold and Terri Bonk Jr. and Daniel Bonk; a daughter, Melissa Garcia; his mother, Laverne Bonk; three sisters, Beverly Wood, Peggy Watkins and Cindy Revell; seven grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Billy Wayne Ham
TRINITY – Services for Billy Wayne Ham, 68, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Troy Uselton officiating.
Mr. Ham died Monday, Sept. 24, in Trinity.
Born June 17, 1939, in Loveland, he was the son of J.B. and Oma Anderson Ham. He served in the U.S. Army reserve.
Mr. Hamm was the owner-operator truck drive and leased his truck to the Land Air Co. for many years.
Survivors include is wife of 18 years, Anna Ham; five children, Rodney Ham, Tressa Baker, Elaine Ham, Billy Joe Ham and Shelita Ham; a step-daughter and her spouse, Katherine and Steven Schmidt; four brothers, James Ray Ham, Roy Carol Ham, Jerry Lynn Ham and Jimmy Dean Ham; a step-brother, Autrey Gary Williamson; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Melvin Spencer
TRINITY – Services for Melvin Spencer, 83, of Wichita Falls were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Trinity Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Moss from the First Assembly of God Church in Channelview officiating.
Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Spencer died Monday, Sept. 24, in Wichita Falls.
He was born June 22, 1924, in Greenville. He had been a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Channelview for 46 years and was a member of the Trinity Tabernacle Church of God.
He was employed as a landscaper.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Ruth and Larry Jordan; a son and his spouse, James and Rabecca Spencer; and a sister, Geraldine Melton O’Brien.
Pallbearers included Dean Hathorn, Johnny Hathorn, Larry Hathorn, Orville Hathorn, Steven Waters and Al Workman.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robert Boone Oakley
GROVETON – Services for Robert Boone Oakley, 75, of Groveton, formerly of Pasadena, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in the First Baptist Church of Groveton with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Oakley died Friday, Aug. 31, in Groveton.
He was born Sept.3, 1931, in Smithville and was retired. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Groveton, the Groveton Lions Club, the Groveton Senior Citizens Center and the Groveton Athletic Booster Club.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Steven Oakley.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Collins Oakley of Groveton; two daughters and their spouses, Denise and Winston Whiddon of Weatherford and Delores and Scott Nevins of Elysian Fields; a sister and her spouse, Annie and Herbie Hays of new Braunfels; four grandchildren and their spouses, Rebekah Jo and Matt Langley of Tyler, Aaron and Kathryn Whiddon of Weatherford, Haley and Tyler Hicks of Clovis, N.M., and Layne Whiddon of Carthage; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Archie Warren, Benny McClain, Jimmy Elliott, Clayton Hester, Mack Stephenson, Robert Ables, Doyce Antley, Charles Placker and Bennie Schovajso. Honorary pallbearers included Robert Burton, Dan Dominey, Alan Spence, Joe Bowers, Norbet Bertran, Buck Sephonic, William Callahan, Joe Britt Lewis and Billy Carlton.
Memorials may be made to the M.D. Anderson Leukemia Research Foundation.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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