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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - October 12, 2008 - October 19, 2008

Mollie Ruth Bowman
GROVETON – Services for Mollie Ruth Bowman, 57, of Pennington were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lonnie Valance officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Bowman died Saturday, Oct. 11, in Crockett.
She was born Oct. 13, 1951, in Houston and was employed as a pharmacy tech. She was a member of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and the Texas Pharmaceutical Association.
Survivors include her husband, James Bowman of Pennington; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Bowman Jr. of New Boston and Jeremy and Morrell Bowman of Grapeland; her mother-in-law, Willie Bowman of Palestine; two sisters, Martha Holliman of Houston and Mary Franklin of Houston; three brothers and their spouses, William and Betty Jean Swindull of Baytown, Thomas Ray and Rebecca Swindull of Houston and Frances M. and Jo Ann Swindull of Maryland; a grandson, Clay Bowman of Grapeland; a granddaughter, Cheyene Bowman of Grapeland; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Ivan Swindull, Ray Swindull, William Swindull, David Swindull, Neil Swindull and Justin Filer.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Stephen Kell Vincent
TRINITY – Services for Stephen Kell Vincent, 50, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity.
Mr. Vincent died Monday, Oct. 6, at his Bay City residence.
He was born Oct. 6, 1958, in Groves and was a graduate of Port Neches High School. He attended Abilene Christian University and was a member of Nichols Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Vincent was employed at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Ramsey III Unit. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Chester Vincent.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Joyce and Lonnie Holder; a number of uncles and aunts, Otis Ed Webb, Linda and Ken Faughn, Leland and Wanda Webb, Alyce Adams, Effie Champagne, Yvonne Newman, Monique Autrey and Cherie Eckert; and a number of cousins.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Jerry Leon Walker
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Jerry Leon “J.W.” Walker, 70, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville.

Mr. Walker died at his Trinity residence.
He was born March 31, 1938, in Altamont, Kansas.
Survivors include five children and their spouses, Gina Lee Walker Galloway, Jo Lynn Walker, Julie and Bryan Beard, Aaron Leon Walker and Jerry Michael and April Walker; two sisters, Edith Walker Gage and Judy Walker Wilson; a brother and his spouse, Fred and Freda Walker; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Michael Aaron Gill, Ashley and Matt McMullen, Lisa Galloway, Bradley and Sarah Langston, Matt and Lindsey Galloway, Kara and Trevor Hyer, Jennifer Langston, Brooke Walker, Grant Walker, Taylor Walker and Samantha Walker; and three great-grandchildren, Natalie McMullen, Bryan Langston and Tristen.
Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

George Leonard Woods
HUNTSVILLE – Services for George Leonard Woods, 80, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at the McAdams Cemetery Chapel with Reagan Cooksey officiating.
Burial followed in the McAdams Cemetery.
Mr. Woods died Friday, Oct. 9, in Conroe.
He was a life-long resident of Walker County and grew up on his “Papa’s” farm near the Hopewell Community. Having completed a fourth grade education, he continued work on the farm until he married at the age of 25. His “Papa” changed his age to keep him from being drafted during World War II.
A lover animals, he kept numerous domestic farm animals and raised a garden.
He was retired from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife after 31 years of service at the State Fish Hatchery in Huntsville. He applied his animal husbandry skills to raise fish for distribution to pond owners. State biologists would often seek his common-sense knowledge for raising fish.
Mr. Woods was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Woods; two sisters, Alma B. Avritt and Jenny Lee Mathews; three brothers, E.C. Woods, Roger Woods and Sherrel Woods; and a grandson, Paul Woods.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Joyce L. Woods of Huntsville; two daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Milton Widner of Trinity and Carol Ann and Danny McGilberry of Huntsville; five sons and their spouses, Terry and Wanda (Susie) Woods, Gene and Joy Woods, and Dwayne Woods, all of Huntsville, Bill and Jackie Woods of Trinity and Johnny and Sheryl Woods of Dallas; a sister and her spouse, Betty Lou and Leo Callaway of Huntsville; two brothers and their spouses, Marion E and Betty Woods of Trinity and Alvin Davies (Pee Wee) and Betty Woods of Huntington; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.


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