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Trinity Standard - September 13, 2009 - September 20, 2009
GROVETON – Services for Eula James, 99, of Huntsville were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Hugghins and Bro. Lewis Jones officiating.
Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. James died Sunday, Sept. 13, in Huntsville.
She was born April 26, 1910, in Kennard and was a former resident of Groveton. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd K. James, two daughters, Mary Jo Hager and Margaret Ann Woods; a son-in-law, David Woods; her parents, Marvin M. and Annie D. Steed; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ben Steed and Jim C. and Ruth Steed; and a niece, Nell Brister.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Jimmie Lloyd and Sandra James, a son-in-law, Douglas Hager; four grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Ed Scott, Michelle James, James Douglas and Landae Hager and John David and Debbie Woods; five great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two nephews, Jack Steed and Larry Jim Steed; a special niece and her spouse, Jeanne and Kendall Kellam; two nieces, Linda DeOme and Glenda Goff; and a number of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers included Marvin Wayne Kellam, John David Woods, Jason Woods, Montana Woods, James Douglas Hager, Jared Hager, James Kendall Bruce and Ed Scott.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
David Earl Jordan
HUNTSVILE – Services for David Earl Jordan, 81, of Dodge were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Dodge.
Burial followed in the Dodge City Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan died Friday, Sept. 11 in Lufkin after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Trinity, the son of Dillie and Eliza Jordan. He served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was active in both the Bikini-Atoll and the Marshall Islands nuclear testing sites.
Mr. Jordan was a member of the Dyersdale Baptist Church in Coldspring, a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion and a proud member of the NRA.
He is preceded in death by a son, Joseph Kerry; five brothers, Buck, E.J., Floyd, Leon and his baby brother Howard Jordan; a sister. Rena (Ella) Bailey; and a grandson, Bobby Slaughter,
Survivors include four sons: Billy Jordan of Huntsville, Walt Jordan of Stephens Ark., Dicky Jordan of Longview and Mark Jordan of Willis; three daughters, Joyce Dickey of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Doris Miller of; a sister Lillian Roark of Dodge; 21 grandchildren; and 38 great grandchildren.
Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.
Samuel Sidney Mallory
GROVETON – Private family services for Samuel Sidney Mallory, 67, of Trinity were held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Houston.
Mr. Mallory died on Tuesday Sept. 8.
He was born Jan. 5, 1942 in Glenn Fall, New York, the son of Sidney and Evelyn Mallory.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Terry Mallory and Larry Mallory; and two sisters, Connie Severance and Christina Norton.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann LaFountain Mallory; five sons, Adam Mallory, Scott, Mallory Ted Mallory, Mark Mallory and Sam Mallory, all of Trinity; a stepson, John P. James of Houston; a daughter, Danielle N. Gray of Trinity; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Brooke Funeral Services of Huntsville directed the arrangements.
TRINITY – Services for ED Morgan, 93, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at Trinity Pines Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Gray and Bro. Wilburn Booth officiating.
Burial followed in Chita Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Morgan died Saturday, Sept. 12, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 18, 1916, the son of Ed and Mattie Brack Morgan and attended school in Scatter Branch.
In 1938 he moved to the Texas South Plains where he worked as a contract welder during World War II for an oil refinery in Hockley County. In 1949 he accepted the invitation to manage Plains Baptist Youth Camp outside of Floydada, where he continued for 25 years seeing thousands of young and old make Jesus their personal savior and friend.
Retirement introduced him to another ministry, Texas Baptist Builders, volunteering his time and talent building churches and renovating youth camps facilities.
Mr. Morgan moved to Trinity in 1992 where he was a loyal and very active member of Trinity Pines Baptist Church.
He was a Mason and served on the Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He was an ordained Deacon and a Licensed Minister. He also was an avid golfer and a former player for the Brooklyn Dodgers Farm Team. He also loved hunting, fishing, yard work and enjoyed his involvement with his family, church family and church activities.
Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 44 years, Robbie Morgan; and nine siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Grace Morgan; seven children, Glenda Carole Morgan, Eddie Don “Thumper” Morgan, Janice Adcock, Jerry Palmer, Betsy Cherry, David Palmer and Emily Rice; 27 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Pines Baptist Church Outreach Ministries, 4769 FM 356, Trinity, TX 75862
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Betty Jo Roberts
BUFFALO – Services for Betty Jo Roberts, 71, of Buffalo were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the Keechi community east of Buffalo with the Rev. Phil Smith officiating.
Burial followed in the Buffalo City Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts died on Sunday, Sept. 6.
She was born March 18, 1938, in Trinity, the daughter of Rockey and Lucille (Elliott) Garrett. She had a love for working outdoors in her yard and was known for her “green thumb.”
Together with her husband, Bunk, she owned and operated Robert’s Ag Lime for 20 years and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Garrett.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, James J. “Bunk” Roberts of Buffalo; four daughters and their spouses, Kathaleen and Brandt Cassidy of Norman, Okla., Lynn and John Copley of Trinity, Jo Ann and Dwight Rawlinson of Nacogdoches and La Jean and Joe Volanski of Magnolia; a brother and his spouse, Eugene and Leona Garrett of Willis; nine grandchildren, and their spouses Meghan Cassidy, James Cassidy, Chris and Tara Copley, Kent and Robyn Copley, Tally and Shaun Stout, Riley and Savanna Ogden, Blaise Volanski, Aaron Volanski and Victoria Volanski; and nine great-grandchildren, Caige, Cord, Crew, Creek, Cove, Mallory, Jace, Bailey and Hunter..
Pallbearers included Chris Copley, Kent Copley, James Cassidy, Blaise Volanski, Aaron Volanski and Riley Ogden.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 11553 FM 831, Buffalo, Texas 75831.
Walters Buffalo Funeral Home of Buffalo directed the arrangements.
Marion E. Woods
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Marion E. Woods, 79, of Trinity was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 in the McAdams Chapel.
Masonic graveside services by Forest Lodge 19 followed at McAdams Cemetery.
Mr. Woods died Tuesday, Sept. 8, at his home.
He was born July 23, 1930, the seventh of nine children born to George Washington Woods, and Betty Edith Elizabeth Gurrant Woods. He was a member of the C.A. Fortner Masonic Lodge # 1304 in Channelview, and a member of the Dell Dale Baptist Church in Channelview.
Mr. Woods loved being outdoors and was an expert gardener, hunter and fisherman. He was known as a loving husband, father, grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty J. Woods; three sons, Michael M. Woods of Mt. Enterprise, Darrell W. Woods and wife Hyo K. of Pleasanton and Walter D. Woods and his fiancée Susette Renfro of Trinity; a sister, Betty Lou Calloway of Huntsville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Huntsville Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.