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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of September 7, 2008 - September 14, 2008
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Carl Chris Arndt Jr.
TRINITY – Memorial services for Carl Chris Arndt Jr., 84, were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in the Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Parrish and the Rev. Shane Hoevelman officiating.
Mr. Arndt died Aug. 22 in Livingston.
He was born April 4, 1924, in Sac City, Iowa, the son of Carl Chris and Theresa Arndt Sr. He grew up on an Iowa farm and served in the U.S. Navy before becoming involved in real estate in California.
Together with his wife, Chris Arndt, he moved to the Westwood Shores subdivision near Trinity following his retirement in 1980. He was a convalescent for at least the last five years of his life.
Mr. Arndt enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed working in his church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Pickett; and a brother-in-law, Charles Eichkoff.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her spouse, Carol and Randy Faith; a son-in-law, Brent Pickett; four stepchildren, Gwen Ballew, Noel “Bud” Scruggs, Linda Scruggs and John N. Scruggs; a brother, Victor Arndt; three sisters, Eva Mae Quail, Alta Percell and Esther Eichkoff; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Esther Alegra Cooper
TRINITY – Services for Esther Alegra Cooper, 85, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.
Burial followed in the Saron Cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper died Saturday, Aug. 30, in Trinity.
She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Alexandra, La., and retired as a teacher’s assistant with the Trinity Independent School District.
Mrs. Cooper was a published author, having written articles for the Trinity County Beginnings book. She was a member of the Trinity County Historical Society and a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Tige Tiner and Amos Cooper.
Survivors include two children, Joe Randall Tiner and Cathy Tiner Martinez; three grandchildren and a spouse, Kirk Allan and Sherri Tiner, Seth Kyle Lewis and Jantz Cole Martinez; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Roxy Dale Hawley
TRINITY – Services for Roxy Dale Hawley, 68, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial followed in the Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Hawley died Saturday, Aug. 30, in Conroe.
 He was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Odin, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hawley attended San Jacinto Community College and earned a Bachelors Degree in mechanical drafting.
Mr. Hawley worked for the Port of Houston on the fireboat from 1973 to 1981. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge No. 1362 in Deerpark and was known as an excellent musician who loved to play the guitar for the public.
Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and fishing,.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Hawley; a daughter and her spouse, Angela and Scott Crenshaw; a sister and her spouse, Fran and Donald Bailey; three grandchildren, Taylor, Lacey and Cameron; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

George Albert Knight Sr.
TRINITY – A celebration of the life of George Albert Knight Sr., 84, was held Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Center Hill Baptist Church in Oakhurst with the Rev. Burle Humphrey officiating.
Mr. Knight died Friday, Sept. 5, in Trinity.
He was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Embryfield. The son of a share-cropper, his youth was split between working the fields and attending a two-room school house. Having met and married Audrey, he soon found himself serving his country in World War II. After he returned home, he was later called back into service during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Knight worked diligently to earn bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Houston and began his career in education, first as a teacher and then moving to counselor, assistant principal and assistant superintendent. He finished his 23-year career with the Houston Independent School District as the associate superintendent of school design and construction.
Following his retirement, Mr. Knight moved to Trinity but did not allow is expertise to rest. While here, he assisted with several building projects including the Martin Senior Citizen Center, the Blanche K. Werner Library and Trinity High School.
In his life, he considered his relationship with God and his belief in Jesus Christ as his foundation. Mr. Knight became a Christian at the age of 14 and exemplified his relationship with Christ in his relationships with his family and all of those who came into contact with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Allerson and Mamie Ruth Knight, and a brother, William Preston Knight.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Audrey Ainsworth Knight; two sons and their spouses, George Albert “Joe” and Kim Knight and Pat and Brenda Knight; two daughters and a spouse, Karyl and James and Sue; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Charles and Lanora Ainsworth; a sister-in-law, Kathryn (Kiki) Knight; grandchildren and their spouses, Michelle and Russell Baker, Kevin and Nicole Knight, Jennifer Knight, Christopher Knight and Kristine Philp, Kim Franklin and her fiancé Cody Blair, Ethan Horn and Isaac Horn; great-grandchildren, Kathryn Knight, Payton Kibby, Erin Knight, Reba Blair, Richard Johnson and Lillian Knight; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers included members of the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Betty Lucario
TRINITY – Services for Betty Lucario, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Lucario died Thursday, Sept. 4, in Conroe.
She was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Trinity County and was preceded in death by a son, Danny Lucario; and three brothers, Robert, Kenneth and W.D. Duree.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Eddie Jo and Anna Lucario and Jerry Clint and Denise Lucario; two sisters, Winnie Jones and Louise Baker Cockerham and her friend, Frank; a brother and his spouse, Frank and Betty Baker; six grandchildren, Michael, Theresa, Christa, Clint, Drew and Danny; six great-grandchildren, Mia, Skylar, Lexie, Drake, Jordan Lee and Christopher; nieces and nephews, Jimmy and James Yeager and Frank “Kenny” and Marty Jones; and cousins, Shirley and Waylon Jones.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Arthur Marshall
TRINITY – Services Arthur “Art” Marshall, 81, were held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Morris officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Marshall died Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Shenandoah.
He was born March 15, 1927, in Langley, Ky. And was preceded in death by two brothers, Oliver Marshall and Albert Marshall.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Marshall and Billy Warren; six daughters and their spouses, Pat Vincent and Joe Gassi, Susan and Reed Trowbridge, Reynelda and Jacky Shipper, Kathleen and Joe McMillan, Sharon Hayes and Lisa Blackshear; a brother, Bobby Marshall; two sisters, Rose Geil and Cindy Hondel; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Kyle and Tanya Sullivan, Blake and Ashley Vincent, DeAnna Fogg, Christopher Fogg, Alex Trowbridge, Shane and Lydia Marshall, Missey and Larry Clopton, Kevin Warren, Kyle and Hope Warren, Brandon and Phyliss Warren, Shea Fowler, Cory McMillan, Melanie and Brandon Loftin and Ashley and John Morley’ and 22 great-grandchildren, Carson, Lauren, Corbin, Alec, Kelsey, Katy, Karley, Casi, Kyla, Michael, Mariah, Bryce, Jake, Spencer, Cade, Colton, Tori, Aerien, Laurel, Logan, Tyler and Carter.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Eugenia M. Owens
GROVETON – Graveside services for Eugenia M. Owens, 82, of Diboll were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at Ryan Chapel Cemetery in Diboll
Mrs. Owens died Sept. 6 following a long illness.
She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Trinity County in the McGee Bend community. She was a graduate of Groveton High School and spent most of her life in East Texas.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in August 1941 at the Oaklawn Baptist Church and at the time of her death was a member of the First Baptist Church of Diboll.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick J. Landrum and Rosa Hammock Landrum; her first husband, Lige Pettis; her second husband, Wilber Owens; a daughter, Earlene and her daughter’s husband, James; two brothers, Leroy and R.D.; and five sisters, Burnadeen, Winifred, Edith, Virgie and Geraldine.
Survivors include a sister, Eldred Edwards; two grandchildren, Ted and Amy; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

 

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