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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - October 26, 2008 - November 2, 2008

Vera Mae Anderson
TRINITY – Graveside services for Vera Mae Anderson, 68, of Trinity were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating.
Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Community Care Center in Crockett.
She was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Humble and had resided in Trinity for the past 25 years. She was a housewife and attended the Trinity Pines Church.
Survivors include her husband, Hadley E. Anderson of Trinity; a son and his spouse, Hadley and Carrie Anderson Jr. of Riverside; two daughters and their spouses, Della and Kenny Taylor of Lovelady and Jeannia and Joe Adams of Louisiana; a brother and his spouse, Hilton and Billie Tyler of Splendora; a sister and her spouse, Melva Jean and Sonny Philpot of Riverside; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.

Patricia Ann Dickman Foerster
TRINITY – Services for Patricia Ann Dickman Foerster, 73, if Huntsville were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Burial followed in the Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville.
Mrs. Foerster died Saturday, Oct. 25, in Huntsville.
She was born March 8, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Claude and Minnie Dickman. A resident of Huntsville, she was formerly employed by Key Printing as a press operator. She was a member of the River of Life Church in Trinity.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Debbie and Randal Dixon; a brother, Jimmy Dickman; three granddaughters  and a spouse, Carrie Mizell, Debbie Dixon and Darla and Robert Ermis; three great-grandsons, Galon Byers, Blane Mizell and Will Ermis; three nieces and their spouses, Dawn and Bennie Casey, Stephanie and J.R. McEvers and Jaala Martin; and a special friend who was like a granddaughter, Patricia Melcor.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Nola Beth Mostek
TRINITY –Nola Beth Mostek, 61, of Trinity died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Conroe.
She was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Beaumont and was employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 13 years. She also had worked as a registered nurse at Scott and White University Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, John Mostek of Trinity; a daughter and her spouse, Faith and Buck Kirk of Conroe; a son, James Mostek of Graham; her mother and step-father, Mary and Pete LeNormand  of Trinity; a brother and his spouse, Hugh and Sandra McEwin of Lovelady; two grandchildren, Joseph Kirk and Adam Kirk; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Richard Jason Pressler
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for Richard Jason Pressler, 39, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin, Pastor Cary Baskin and Pastor Kent Smith officiating.
Mr. Pressler died Thursday, Oct. 23, in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Edith Pressler and Robert and Blanche Dixon; and an uncle, Robert Dixon Jr.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Bill and Carol Pressler of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother and step-father, Kay and David Saxon of Trinity; a sister and her spouse, Meredith and Amos Bolton of Tuscumbia, Ala.; two brothers and their spouses, William E. and Katherine Burch and Aaron K. and Charity Burch of Trinity; four nieces and nephews, Taylor Williamson, Ava Burch, Makala Burch and Shaylynn Burch; an aunt, Loretta “Bebe” Pressler of Fort Worth; two uncles and a spouse, Bill and Laverne Dixon of Dodge and Jim Pressler and family of Norfolk, Va.; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Robb Mitchell Stevenson
TRINITY – A memorial service for Trinity businessman Robb Mitchell Stevenson, 70, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton.
Mr. Stevenson died Saturday, Oct. 25.
Born Feb. 6, 1938, he was the son of W.L. “Buddy” and Hester Stevenson. He was the founder and owner of Stevenson Beer Distributing Co. in Trinity for 39 years and was widely known for his generous donations to and support of a number of civic organizations in the community.,
He was a 1956 graduate of Trinity High School and enjoyed reminiscing and reliving experiences with his former schoolmates. He also was a fan of the Groveton Indians football program and followed it for over 60 years.
A 1966 graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Mr. Stevenson also followed and supported the Bearkat football program until his death.
A fan of athletics at all levels, Mr. Stevenson had a passion for the Fighting Texas Aggies at A&M University, a love that began when his father took him to his first A&M football game in 1945. He was an endowed member of the 12th Man Foundation.
He also was known as an outstanding calf roper and began his rodeo career as a member of the SHSU rodeo team under Coach Sonny Sikes. He continued to rope competitively until 2001.
Mr. Stevenson was a lifetime member of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, a gold card member of the Texas Senior Pro Rodeo Association and a board member of the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association.
Proud of his family heritage, Mr. Stevenson sought to honor his ancestors through his service in the Sons of the Confederacy and served in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard.
He renewed his commitment to Jesus when he was re-baptized at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in 2007,
Mr. Stevenson was preceded in death by his father and infant daughter, Terrie Diane.
Survivors include his mother, Hester Mae Mitchell Stevenson of Trinity; a son and his spouse, Kurt and Glyna Stevenson of Huntsville; three daughters and their spouses, Kathleen and David Quanz of Odessa, Karen and Jay Smith of Aledo and Shelley and George Ancira of Huntsville; a sister, Ann S. Young of Trinity; eight grandchildren, Rachel Stevenson, Katy Quanz, Kallie Quanz, Hanna Jo Smith, Karalee Smith, Clinton Smith, Emily Ancira and Allie Ancira; and a special cousin, Mack Stevenson.
Pallbearers included Joe Melvin “Jody” Van Dyke, Melvin “Tuffy” Van Dyke, Shannon King, Billy Joe Coleman, Richard Pitcock and Terry Townsend.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Stevenson Scholarship Fund at the Groveton or Trinity ex-students associations; or to the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Marilyn Suzanne ‘Suzie’ Yates
TRINITY – Services for Marilyn Suzanne “Suzie” Yates, 46, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. James Featherstone officiating.
Burial followed in the Weldon Cemetery.
Mrs. Yates died Monday, Oct. 20, following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born July 25, 1962, in Huntsville, the daughter of Lawrence Van and Barbara Kiser Goodrum. She was a 1979 graduate of Huntsville High School and was a wife, mother and homemaker all of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her grandmother, Ada Bell Goodrum.
Survivors include her husband of 13 years, David Yates; a daughter, Dakota Caitlyn “Cati” Yates; a brother, Charles Michael Goodrum; and a number of special friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.



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