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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of September 28, 2008 - October 5, 2008
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Beatrice “Granny” Akers
TRINITY – A memorial service for Beatrice “Granny” Akers, 87, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating.
Her ashes, together with those of her late husband, John “Pop” Akers, will be scattered over Silver Jack Reservoir in Colorado at a later date.
Mrs. Akers died Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Tyler.
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Smithboro, S.C. and was employed as an LVN. She supervised two nursing homes in Austin and, following her retirement, moved to Trinity in 1983 with her husband to be closer to her family.
Together with her husband, Mrs. Akers traveled for several years with their favorite place being the Silver Jack Reservoir in Colorado. When they could no longer travel, Mrs. Akers spent many hours cooking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband John “Pop” Akers; her parents, Grover and Maggie Moody; a brother; three sisters; and a great-grandson, Zack Brylan Meredith.
Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Johnny Griffin and friend Judy, Douglas and Monica Rowe and Kenny Wayne and Vandalyn Rowe; a daughter and her spouse, Barbara and Ray McClintock; a step-daughter and her spouse, Judy and Alan Crane; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Martha May Bushue
TRINITY – A mass of Christian burial for Martha May Bushue, 72, formerly of Shepherd and Cleveland, was read at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cleveland with Father Eric Groner officiating.
Burial followed in Farley Cemetery in Shepherd.
Mrs. Bushue died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Conroe following a long illness.
She was born March 25, 1936, in Vattmann, the daughter of Mabel and Johnny May. In 1955 she was married to Richard E. Bushue in Alice and they raised two sons, Richard E. Bushue Jr. and John C. Bushue.
Mrs. Bushue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Rick; and a brother, Tom May.
Survivors include a son, John “Jay” Bushue of Huntsville; four brothers, Hugo May, Don May, Mike May and Ted May; two sisters, Emma Jean Cameron and Diana Lyons; five grandchildren, April Bushue, Erin Bushue and Kelly Bushue, all of Shepherd, and Heather Bushue and Kaylin Bushue, both of Henderson; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Bernice Lewis Clark
GROVETON – Bernice Lewis Clark, 80, of Groveton died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in Groveton.
No services are scheduled.
Mrs. Clark was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Houston and was a retired transcriptionist for the Veterans Administration Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Pam and Bennie Abshire of Groveton; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Debra Lynn Holland
TRINITY – Graveside services for Debra Lynn Holland, 49, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the Chita Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mrs. Holland died Sunday, Sept. 14, in Conroe.
She was born Feb. 19. 1959, in Beaumont and earned an associate degree in nursing. She was employed as a nurse until her health began to fail.
She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Dave Holland; and her parents, Eli Frazier Martin and Evelyn French.
Survivors include three children and a spouse, Carla and Mike Bragg, Christina Holland and Corey Holland; three sisters, Sandra Sachitano, Linda Hare and Brenda Jannise; two brothers, Randy Atkins and Jerry Sachitano; her step-father, Jerry Sachitano; a granddaughter, Saige Bragg; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Edward Smith “Buddy” Jones Jr.
TRINITY – Services for Edward Smith “Buddy” Jones Jr., 64, were held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden and the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with military honors presented.
Mr. Jones died Friday, Sept. 12, at his Trinity residence.
He was bon Aug. 12, 1944, in Cameron and served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899 of Trinity.
Mr. Jones retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after more than 38 years of service and enjoyed working with his hands restoring old pieces of furniture and collecting Depression glass.
He was a member of the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church of Trinity and had earned a Bachelors Degree in sociology.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Smith and Sally Jones Sr.; and two infant brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Betty Jones; a daughter and her spouse, Lisa and Eric Droddy; a son and his spouse, Paul Edward and Julie Jones; a step-daughter and her spouse, Liz and David Drake; a step-son, John Monteson and his fiancé, Karen; five sisters and their spouses, Anita and Mike Trow, Cheryl and Bobby Rushing, Vicky and Tommy Ramey, Sandy and Rusty Sledge and Nancy Pick; three brothers and their spouses, Richard and Kay Jones, Buster and Mary Jones and George and Linda Jones; eight grandchildren, Easton Droddy, Jaiden Droddy, Kieran Droddy, Laci Jones, Dawson Jones, Gregory Bledsoe, Amanda Bledsoe and Nicholas Bledsoe; two step-grandchildren, Russell Drake and his wife Grace and Robert Drake; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Joshua Tijerina
TRINITY –Joshua Tijerina, 23, of Trinity died Wednesday, Sept.10, 2008, in Groveton.
No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Tijerina was born Nov. 15, 1984, in Lubbock and was employed as a carpenter in the construction business.
Survivors include his wife, Erica Cain; a son, Joshua Issac Tijerina; a daughter, Clrissa May Tijerina; his father, Tomas Galvan Tijerina; his mother, Pamela Jean Walker; and nine brothers and sisters and their spouses, Michael Fletcher and Melissa Tijerina, Tomas Ramon and Evelyn Tijerina, Andrea Tijerina and her husband Rodrigo, Jessica Tijerina, Savanna Rose Walker, Dameion Walker, Hector Walker, Tami Walker and Sabrina Walker.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Donald Lee Webb
TRINITY – Services for Donald Lee Webb, 86, of Garland were held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Trinity Fellowship Church with family members officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Webb died peacefully at his Garland residence on Sept. 24 with his wife and children by his side.
He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Henderson County, the son of the Rev. Joe S. Pearl Webb. He attended high school in Henderson County and at the age of 17 joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and served a tour in New Mexico. During his three years with the CCC, he helped construct roads.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Aug. 29, 1942 and served during World War II in the European Theatre. Upon returning to the U.S., he came to live in Trinity and was married to Joyce Andrews of Lovelady on May 28, 1950.
The couple attended business school in Tyler and in 1951, Mr. Webb began work for Braniff Airlines in Dallas, a job he held for 31 years.
Mr. Webb and his wife attended Assembly of God churches during their 58 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Ann Webb Carrington; a brother, Joe Webb; two sisters, Rosa Nell Jenkins and Aurora Pond; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Webb; a son and his spouse, Steve and Cheryl Webb; a daughter and her spouse, Donna and David Housewright; five brothers, William Webb, Robert Webb, Jerry Webb, Jack Webb and Cecil Webb; a sister, Betty Carlisle; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Billy Joe Wilson
TRINITY – Services for Billy Joe Wilson, 74, were held Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating.
Burial followed in the Holly Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Bay City.
He was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Haskell and was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Patsy Wilson; a son, Randall Wayne Wilson; three brothers, Bryant, Tommy and Kenneth Allen; his grandmothers, Bertha Buttler; and an uncle, Floyd Burnette.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Wilson; a son and his spouse, Chester Don and Melony Wilson; a daughter, Leslie Cheryl Hatfield and her friend Chris Merritt; two brothers, Robert Lee Allen and Sammy Gene Allen; a sister, Patsy Sylvestes; his mother-in-law, Nell Williams; five grandchildren and their spouses, Colleen Denise and Norbert Wilson, Casey Diane and Nick Mosley, Trevor Brent Burrow, Blake Edward Reddick and Tyler Lee Reddick; six great-grandchildren, Ashley Lauren Sellers, Preston Gale Wilson, Landon Wade Mosley, Fisher Shaun Mosley, Casey Wilson and Phillip Wilson; six nieces and nephews, Tracy Watson, Cheryl Watson, Dana Allen, Deanna Allen, Deewayne Allen and Nicole Allen; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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