|Trinity Standard - Obituaries
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Ernest E. Cole
TRINITY -- Services for Ernest E. Cole, 82, were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at the Carlisle Baptist Church in Carlisle with the Rev. Wayne Pollard officiating. I Burial followed at Carlisle Cemetery. Mr. Cole died Friday, Oct. 21, in Houston. He was born July 22, 1929 in Augusta, Ill., and worked as a security guard. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Geneva Cole; two sons, Ernest Cole Jr. and Danny Cole; and a daughter-in-law, Arletta Cole. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Bobbie Cole; a step-son and his spouse, Eugene and Lisa Eichelberger; three daughters and a son-in-law, Geneva and Mike Pratt, Joy Vergeron and Catherine Cole; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Arolyn Marcia Cannon
TRINITY -- Gaveside services for Arolyn Marcia Cannon, 67, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with the Rev. Thurman Cannon officiating. Ms. Cannon died Monday, Oct. 17, at her residence in Hillsboro. She was born Feb. 10, 1944 in Hamden, Maine. Ms. Cannon worked for Walmart for more than 16 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Emma Bradford; two sisters, Rose and Joanne Bradford; a grandson, Scott Cannon; and a nephew, Timothy Crosby. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Denice and Robert Stokes, Kimberly and Eddie Gilmore, Deana and Joe Simpson and Joanna and Daniel Escalon; a brother, Robert Bradford; a sister, Helen Crosby; three nephews and their spouses, Mike and Sara Crosby Mike and Sylvia Bradford and David and Mary Bradford; a niece, Patricia Crosby; 11 grandchildren, Brady Turner, Sydney Cannon, Joseph Escalon, Jordan Escalon, Megan Stokes, Marissa Stokes, Sarah Stokes, Patricia Stokes, Jasmine Simpson, and Emma Simpson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Lizzie “Belle” Hassett
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Lizzie “Belle” Hassett, 97, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula, Okla. Mrs. Hassett died Thursday, Oct. 20, following a lengthy stay at Avalon Place nursing home in Trinity. She was born on Dec. 23, 1913 in Rowlett, one of nine children born to Fred and Nancy Smith. When she was six years old, the family moved to the Eufaula, Okla. area where she graduated from Eufaula High School. She was married to Willie Verne “Bill” Hassett for 43 years prior to his death in 1977. Mrs. Hassett attended Lamar College in Beaumont, where she studied to become a nurse. She began her career at the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont where she remained until her retirement after almost 30 years. She continued working as a part-time private duty nurse for several years before retiring completely. She loved her job and was the happiest when she was the busiest. In 1999, she moved to Trinity with her daughter and son-in-law when their new home in Westwood Shores was completed. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ray Porter; three grandchildren, Robert, Gaylyn and Michelle; three great grandchildren, Brittney, Taylor, and Kelsie; and a number of nieces and nephews. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Layla Grace Loftin
TRINITY -- A private graveside service for Baby Layla Grace Loftin, infant daughter of Micah Brandon and Melanie Paige Loftin, were held at 2 PM, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. The child was born and died on Monday, Oct. 17, in The Woodlands. She weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. She was preceded in death by Sherril Loftin, Art and Arlene Marshall, Bill Warren, and Frances and B.G. McMillan. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Logan Loftin; a sister, Laurel Loftin; grandparents, the Rev. Mike and Suzanne Loftin and Joe and Kathleen McMillan; great-grandmothers, Vera Loftin and Alberda Kervin; great-grandfather, Wilburn Kervin; one uncle, Corey McMillan; two aunts, Melanie Beasley and husband Carl, and Amanda Loftin. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Herbert “Guy” Ogden
TRINITY -- Services for Herbert “Guy” Ogden, 86, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiated. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle. Mr. Ogden died Thursday, Oct. 20 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Cerro Gordo, Ark., the son of Joseph Pinter and Mae. Mr. Ogden served in World War II as a second-class shipfitter for the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the subtender USS Sperry. He enlisted on Aug. 5, 1942 in San Diego and was honorably discharged on Jan. 26, 1946. He then rode his Harley motorcycle, “Old Dan”, home to San Benita, Texas. He married the love of his life, Judy, on May 8, 1948. A farmer by trade, he also worked as an off-shore welder. They made their home in Carlisle, where they raised their family. He loved cotton farming and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his parents; an infant son, Richard Ogden; a daughter-in-law, Deanda Ogden; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include six children and their spouses, Cheryl and Mike Brown, Guy and Kathleen Ogden Jr., Jimmy Ogden, Lynn Ogden, Wayne and Debbie Ogden and Larry Ogden; 14 grandchildren, Angelia, Chris, Katie and husband Jared, Kelli, Tally and husband Shaun, Riley and wife Savanna, Lina and husband David, Amy and husband Roland, Misty and husband Barry, Amber and husband Doug, Haley, Keaton, Samantha, and William; 22 great-grandchildren, Kayla, Harley, Hannah, Maggie, Emily, Katelyn, Whitney, Sabine, Jacob, Everett, Bailey, Mallory, Jace, Hunter, Summer, Haden, Trace, Bryce, Mariah, Makenna, Brooke, and Brady; special friends, Scott Newport and Sherrod Eddley; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
GROVETON -- Services for Jacquline Sanders, 72, of Lufkin and formerly of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Hillier officiating. Burial followed in the Ryan’s Chapel Cemetery in Diboll. Mrs. Sanders died Saturday, Oct. 15, in Huntington. She was born Aug. 26, 1939 in Leggett, the daughter of the late Aruther Herring and the late Edith Landrum Herring. Survivors include her husband, William R. Sanders of Lufkin; three children and their spouses, Guy Morris of Colorado, Michael and Angie Sanders of Colorado and Daryl and Jill Sanders of Lufkin; five grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Irine Reed Say
TRINITY -- A celebration of life service for Irine Reed Say, 58, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mrs. Say died Sunday, Oct.16, in Trinity. She was born Dec. 26, 1952, in Rison, Ark., the daughter of the late Sidney Morice and Alice Martha Reed. Mrs. Say grew up in Grapevine, Ark. Formerly of Huntsville, she has resided in Trinity for five years. She served more than 20 years in the nursing profession, caring for patients as a registered nurse. She was devoted to her grandchildren. Mrs. Say was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Ronald Reed and Peter Reed. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Harold Raymond Say; six sons and their spouses, Nathan and DeLynn Say, Christopher and Tammy Beavers, Jeremy Say, Joey Jon Say, Richard Hake and Larry Beavers; three daughters and their spouses, Lisa and John Bloker, Deborah and Ira Dean Simmons and Alice Say; five siblings, Jane, Steven, Leonard, Odessal, and Mary; 10 grandchildren, Andrew, Eric, James, Cody, Karrie, Austin, Jesse, Jason, Emily and Delyssa; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
James “Jemmer” Edgar Scott
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for James “Jemmer” Edgar Scott, 75, of Lovelady was held at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, with Bro. Lyle Stubbs officiating. Mr. Scott died Saturday, Oct. 15, in Crockett. He was born June 8, 1936 in Crockett, the son of Chubb and Sarah Jane Scott. He served in the U.S. Navy for more than 25 years, traveling all over the world. After retiring he, became a maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lula Mae Cleveland and Billie Frances Scott; and a daughter, Linda Scott. Survivors include his daughters, Michele Scott, Dawn Marie Roper, Deana Eversole and Sabrina Scott; a twin brother and his wife, John Orville and Jeanette Scott; 10 grandchildren, James Scott, Daniel Lowry, Trey Roper, Cory Eversole, Tiyler Eversole, Lance Williams, Jaquilien Lombardi, Michelle Lowry, Sarah Lowry and Karissa Hooker; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Harris and Adalyn Eversole; a niece, Katrina McCasland and her husband David; a nephew, Keith Scott and his wife Wanda; and a number of other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Edward “Pops” Navarre
TRINITY – Memorial services for Edward Navarre, fondly known as “Pops”, 75, will be he3ld at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Mr. Navarre died Wednesday, Sept. 28, in New Iberia, La. He was born Oct. 21, 1935 in Crowley, La., the son of Robert and Thea Navarre. Mr. Navarre worked most of life in the construction business. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herbert Lee Navarre; and a sister, Agnes Schbert; Survivors include his son, Edward “Boo” Navarre Jr., a brother and his spouse, Percy and Pam Navarre; a sister, Pearl Zaragoza; his stepdaughter and devoted caregiver, Leah Johnson and husband, Timmy; a grandson, Tristan Navarre; nieces and nephews, Barbara Ann Cole and husband Vince, Rhonda Cole and husband Vince, Thea Sonnier, Linda Gail Wilkes and Nolan Schbert; and numerous other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Letitia “Tish” Naomi Ward
TRINITY – Services for Letitia “Tish” Naomi Ward, 48, of The Woodlands were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Lewis Jones officiating. Burial followed in Thornton Cemetery. Ms. Ward died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at her residence. She was born Sept. 2, 1963 in Pasadena, the daughter of David and Charlotte Reid and was a 1982 graduate of Lago Vista High School in Lago Vista. She served as a school bus driver, a airport shuttle driver for Hertz Rental Agency, and a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Her grandchildren were her life. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her father; a brother, David Reid, II; and a step-mother, Dorothy Reid. Survivors include two sons, Brian Reid and Mitchell Schunemann; a daughter, Heather Walker; her mother, Charlotte James; two brothers and their spouses, Daniel and Vickie Reid and Chris and Tori Crews; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Emily and Craig Ashton and Colleen Houston; six grandchildren, Brianna, Kayla, Lauren, Dakota, Harley and Chase; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Robert “Bob” Lee Caravas
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Lee Caravas, 65, was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Mr. Caravas died Monday, Sept. 26, in Houston. He was born Nov. 21, 1945 in Columbus, Ind., the son of George and Iva Gene Thelma Caravas, Mr. Caravas retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service and from Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, Calif. after 23 years of service. He had been a resident of Trinity for the past four years and was a member of the Trini9ty County Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6988. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Deborah Caravas; his parents, George and Ima Gene Thelma Caravas; a sister-in-law and her spouse, Patty and Tim Marean; a brother-n-law and his spouse, Lloyd and Bonnie Burger; aunts and uncles, Charlon and Luis Cardenas, Shelby Cobey, Lola Johnson, Jerry Musick, Houston Musick, Nettie Fowler and George Musick; and a number of nephews, nieces and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Hazel Marie Coleman
TRINITY – Graveside services for Hazel Marie Coleman, 82, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst with the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating. Ms. Coleman died Saturday, Oct.1, 2011 in Tyler. She was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Oakhurst, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Gafford. Ms. Coleman worked for Western Union, was a homemaker, and most recently, worked in the home health care industry. She was a member of Trinity Pines Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Harden Rutledge; and four siblings, Katherine Smith, David Gafford, Raford Gafford, and Junior Gafford. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Kenny and Deanna Rutledge, Gwendolyn and Edward Thibeaudeau and James Rutledge; grandchildren, Kenneth Rutledge, Christopher Snell, Brittney Renee, Tabitha Nicole, Elizabeth Whitehead and husband Tyler, Jonathan Thibeaudeau and wife Megan, Benjamin Thibeaudeau and wife Spring, Kathryn Isom and husband David, Sarah Lamb and husband Travis, Rachel Ercanbrack and husband Britton, David Thibeaudeau, and Hannah Thibeaudeau; 19 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews , nieces and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Ruby Nell Davis
TRINITY -- Services for Ruby Nell Davis, 80, of Trinity, were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Church of Christ in Trinity. Ms. Davis died Sunday, Oct. 2, in Conroe. She was born Oct. 15, 1930 in Wise County, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Kuikendall. Ms. Davis retired as a clerk from the U.S. Post Office after 25 years of service. After serving as a cook on a tugboat for about a year, she became employed by Trinity County and proudly worked under the direction of the late Precinct 2 justices of the peace Joe Chandler and Robert Stubblefield. Ms. Davis was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Gholson; and four siblings, Noel Kuikendall, Helen Mazzo, Ethel Golley and Lewis Kuikendall. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Debra and James Loving, Dru and Larry Harper and Marcus and Josette Gholson; five siblings and their spouses, Lena Kinsey, Lynn and Yvonne Kuikendall, Bud and Mary Kuikendall, Gene and Joyce Kuikendall and Hazel and Red Pruitt; three grandchildren, Jimmy Loving, Amanda McGilvra and husband Chris, and Kelley Loving; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Ralph Glenn Harrelson
TRINITY -- Services for Ralph Glenn Harrelson, 82, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at the Waller-Thornton Chapel in Trinity with Bro. Chris Smith officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady. Local firemen served as pallbearers. Mr. Harrelson died Thursday, Sept. 22, in Houston. He was born March 22, 1929 in Trinity, the son of James and Ima Harrelson. Mr. Harrelson worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Southwestern Bell. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Harrelson was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Harrelson; a brother, Gerald Harrelson; and two sons, Jimmy and Donald Harrelson. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Ricky and Pam Harrelson, Sandy and Billy Gibbs, Jackie and Ronnie Myers, Tony and Alicia Harrelson, Lori Harrelson and Barbara Harrelson; a sister, Melba Sanders; 17 grandchildren, Richard, Kelly, Jessica, Brittany, Stormie, Brandie, Misty, Ashley, Kasa, Ashley, Katelyn, Shayla, Coby, Corbin, Cheyenne, Shauna, and Danielle; eight great-grandchildren, Harley, Austin, Dshaun, Michael, Caden, Cheyenne, and twins, Stevie and Jason; and numerous other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Marsha Van Horn
PRYOR, Okla. -- Memorial services for Marsha M. Van Horn, 61, of Trinity will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church in Trinity, with Dr. Randy Lowe officiating. Ms. Van Horn died Friday, Sept. 23, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born May 9, 1950 in Shawnee, Okla., the daughter of Merle and Marie (Hair) Van Horn. Ms. Van Horn had resided in Trinity for about the last 10 years and worked as a health care provider and also did janitorial work at churches. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, but attended other churches in Trinity. She was known for having a beautiful singing voice, she was regularly invited to sing at other churches. She was very involved with her church family and especially enjoyed ministering to the youth. She also was very active in her community, and would go to nursing homes to call bingo or sing. She had volunteered 2000 hours at the local hospital and in 2010 was named Trinity’s “Volunteer of the Year.” She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Steve and Sara Van Horn of Locust Grove, Okla.; one brother, Charles Van Horn of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren, Sean, Nicolas, Sophie and Natalie. Stephens Memorial Chapel of Pryor, Okla., directed the arrangements. An on-line guest book is available at www.stephensmemorialchapel.com
Reba Pauline Wilkison
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Reba Pauline Wilkison, 84, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Cedar Grove Cemetery, in Trinity with the Rev, Mike Loftin officiating. Mrs. Wilkison died Thursday, Sept. 22, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1927 in Puxico, M., the daughter of Luther and Isa Smith. Mrs. Wilkison and her husband, Oren Wilkison, married in 1945. Just two years later, they began passionately working together and spent a lifetime involved in the hardware business. Mrs. Wilkison also was a homemaker and was a member of River of Life Church in Trinity. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, J Roy Smith; a sister, Pansy Renfro; and a daughter-in-law, Cindi Wilkison. Survivors include her devoted husband of 66 years, Oren Wilkison; two children, Rudy Wilkison, and Kelly Wilkison and wife Donna; six grandchildren and their spouses, Ashley and Alex Grier, Candice Snowden, Jordon Wilkison, Morgan Wilkison, Robin and Rory Losack and Jason Wilkison; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Austin, Audrey, Andrea, and Kalyn; and a number of other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Earl Junior Mize
ONALASKA -- Services for Earl Junior Mize, 75, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska with Pastor Glen Cooksey officiating and Danny Slater assisting. Burial followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Mize died Tuesday, Sept. 20, at his residence. He was born Jan. 2, 1936 in Onalaska, the son of L.L. Mize and Lela Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Williamson Mize, of Trinity; three sons, Frank Goodwin of Splendora, Allen Goodwin of Cleveland and Robert Mize of Coldspring; two daughters, Cathy Mosley of Conroe and Sue Slater of Huntsville; two sisters, Olliy May Lathen of Livingston and Letha Faye Cox of Marshall, Ark; two brothers, Floyd Mize of Livingston and Carroll Mize of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers include3d Clay Goodwin, Jesse Goodwin, Cody Slater, Rayne Mize, Daniel Pearson, Jeff Overstreet, Justin Mitchel and John Corkill. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Odeyssey Vistacare Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood St. Ste. 1500, Dallas, Texas 77201 Cochran Funeral Home of Onalaska directed the arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com
Carol Ann Richards Price
BAYTOWN – Memorial services for Carol Ann Richards Price, 75, of Baytown will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at the Cedar Bayou Baptist Church in Baytown. A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Mrs. Price died Friday, Sept. 23. She was born on Oct. 16, 1935 in Trinity, the daughter of Buford and Floy Mae Richards. Mrs. Price was raised in Trinity, where she met her sweetheart, Perry A. Price Jr. They were married Feb. 24, 1953. After living in Liberty for three years, they finally settled down in Baytown in 1957 and all five of their children were raised in that city. Mrs. Price was a stay-at-home mom for many years until in the late 8’صs when she hired on with Goose Creek CISD to drive a school bus, a job she loved. Once her children were all grown up and out of college, she went back to staying at home and enjoying the freedom to travel, entertain friends, and work in her yard. Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Linda Leigh Richards, Diana Richards Golterman, and Barbara Richards Traylor; her husband, Perry Alvin Price,Jr.; and her son, Perry Alvin Price, III. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jane Price of Spring and Dennis and Nancy Price of Seabrook; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gerald Payne of Mt. Belvieu and Nancy and Andy Jacobs of Baytown; a daughter-in-law, Kelli Price of Baytown; grandchildren Elizabeth Price, Stephen Price, Kimberly Price, Teri Ann Price, Dennis Price II and his wife Heather, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Marshall Price and his wife Sandy, Abigail Price Moore and her husband Shane, Rebekah Price Conner and her husband Beau, Garrett and Whitney Payne Price, Georgie Jacobs and Trace Jacobs; great grandchildren, Kelly Price, Kylie Price, Kaden Price, Canyon Price, Carter Moore, Beau Walynn and Walynn Conner; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of usual remembrances, it was Mrs. Price’s request that contributions would be made to the Cedar Bayou Baptist Church Building Fund or their Grand Piano Fund. Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Baytown directed the arrangements.