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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - August 30, 2009 - September 13, 2009

Russell Benjamin Arnold
TRINITY – Services for Russell Benjamin Arnold, 83, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity withy the Rev. Barbara Campbell officiating.
Burial followed in Glendale Cemetery.
Mr. Arnold died Sunday, Aug. 30, in Crockett.
He was born Oct. 20, 1925 in Trinity County and served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier during World War II.
Mr. Arnold was a professional businessman for more than 27 years and owned and operated Russ Arnold & Associates in Houston. He retired in 1979.
He loved the outdoors and following his retirement, his home place in Glendale became the family ranch for many years. In addition to his ranching activities, he was a  timber producer in Trinity County.
Mr. Arnold was a past board member of the Texas Farm Bureau, Trinity River Authority and the Trinity County Appraisal District.
He was a member of the Regan Masonic Lodge #1037 of Houston, for more than 50 years.
Known as a gentle, kind and strong individual, he was devoted to his family. He also was a faithful member of Glendale Congregational Methodist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Aaron and Jo Nannie Arnold,; a brother, Leslie Arnold; and a sister, Maurine Martin. 
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virginia Arnold, a daughter, Madeline McMillan; a son, Sheldon Arnold; two sisters, Wilma Allen and Doris Nelms; two brothers, Arthur Arnold and Archie Arnold; a granddaughter, Tanya Baumann; a grandson, Kurt Baumann; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Donald Leslie Brizendine Sr.
GROVETON – Services for Donald Leslie Brizendine Sr., 76, of the Helmic community near Apple Springs were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Nimmons and Bro. Barbie officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mr. Brizendine died Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Helmic community.
He was born April 11, 1933, in DeQueen, Ark., and was employed as a salesman for an upholstery manufacturer. He was a member of the Apple Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Grace LaNell Holcombe of Apple Springs; three daughters and a son-in-law, Darla Bena and Terry Wayne Reich of Spring, Sharon Nell Parnell of Conroe and Julie Centers; a son,, Donald Leslie Brizendine Jr.; eight grandchildren, Randolph Mason Parnell, Gerried Brizendine, Shannon Nicole Brizendine, Joseph Brizendine, Datha Beth and Billie Jo; two step-grandchildren, Brandon Reich and Heath Reich Howe; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Bubba Brown, Alvin Brown, Bert Brown, Terry Hightower, Steve Mueller and Bobby Eden.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Hollie Evalyn Casper Landrum
GROVETON – Services for Hollie Evalyn Casper Landrum, 67, of Apple Springs were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Lonnie Valance officiating.
Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Landrum died Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Lufkin.
She was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Nacogdoches and was employed as a nurse for Memorial Health Systems of East Texas. She was a member of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God, the Groveton Nurses Auxiliary and the Memorial Health Systems of East Texas Volunteers.
Survivors include a son, Jack Allen Landrum Jr. and Linda Kowls of Apple Springs; a son and his spouse, Hollis and Jacqui Landrum of Apple Springs; a brother, Jack McBroom; three sisters, Patricia Ann Dempsey, Anita Jean Eddins and Eula “Crickett” Wages, all of Woden; three grandchildren, Tyler Griggs, Tate Landrum and Tobyn Landrum of Apple Springs; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Todd  Graham, Shelby Patton, Bo Branton, William Landrum, Michael Eddins and Tyler Griggs.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be sent to the Calvary Temple Church in Groveton.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Billy Wayne Rollo Sr.
TRINITY – Services for Billy Wayne Rollo Sr., 72, of Lovelady were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at the Antioch Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery.
Mr. Rollo died Friday, Sept. 4, at his residence.
He was born March 19, 1937, in Lovelady and was a graduate of Lovelady High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a machinist during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Rollo was retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where he worked as a prison guard for many years.
Following his retirement, he worked for the Lovelady Independent School District as a bus driver.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Crockett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Fannie Rollo; and a Brother, Will Dean Rollo.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Amanda Kelton Rollo; five children and a son-in-law, Karen and Hubert Primeaux, Billy Wayne Rollo Jr., Loring Ann Rollo, Samuel David Rollo and Gerald Max Rollo; five step-children and their spouses, Jan Felcoff, Dan and Cindy Blair, Rana and Michael Jones, Jennifer Day and Dudley Steed; two siblings and a brother-in-law, Jackie Rollo and Laverne and Morris Gardner; a grandson, Hubert Owen Primeaux Jr.; seven step-grandchildren, Asher Felcoff, Donovan Rhone, Benjamin Cooley, Gaston Jones, Daniel Cook, Ashley Day and Barrett Steed; and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers included Barrett Steed, Donovan Rhone, Asher Felcoff, Dudley Steed, Michael Jones, Gaston Jones, Charles Gardner, Travis Holden and Honorary Daniel Cook. 
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Patricia Ann Tittle
TRINITY -- Services for Patricia Ann Tittle, 73, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinity with Father Tom Edelen officiating.
Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Tittle died Friday, Aug. 28, at the Conroe Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 21, 1936, in Lawton, Okla., and was employed as a legal secretary for Neves and Crowther for many years. She was a member of the Legal Secretaries Association and the Ladies Guild of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She also wrote the church paper.
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Bradshw.
Survivors included her husband, David Tittle of Trinity; three daughter and a son-in-law, Kathie Bradshw and Matthew McCracken of Houston; Colleen Lyon of Houston and Kay Wagner of Austin; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Dick DeYoung, Joshua Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Zachery Phillips, Jess Bradshaw, Conor McCracken and Al Richards.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements

Joseph Wayne “Little Joe” Walker
TRINITY -- Services for Joseph Wayne “Little Joe” Walker” were held Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. 
Mr. Walker died Saturday, Aug. 22, in Trinity.
He was born Nov. 12, 1944 in Houston and was preceded in death by his wife, Wyendle Ellen Walker; his parents, Rufus Joseph and Opal Mirtie Walker; two brothers, William James and Lawrence Eugene Walker; and two ex-wives, Jean Walker and Sue Walker. 
Survivors include his longtime companion, Donna White; a daughter, Theresa Ann Walker; a son and his spouse, Joseph Wayne  and Kathy Walker Jr.; a sister, Barbara Walker; a sister-in-law, Nona Walker; nine grandchildren, Sara Ellen Davies, Amber Rose Crosby, Kimberly Ann Walker, Wendy Michelle Walker, Brittany Ann Walker, Martin Thomas Davies Jr., Jeffery Scott Walker, Jr., Charles Westly Walker, and Jimmy Dale Smith; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Darrell Webb
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Darrell Webb, 83, formerly of Trinity, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville.
Mr. Webb died Thursday, Sept. 03, in Leon county.
He was born Aug. 27, 1926 in Heidheimer, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Webb was retired from Brown and Root as an industrial diesel mechanic.
Survivors include three children, Brown Leaton, Kaye Land and Carolyn Watson; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Brooke Funeral Home Chapel of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

 

 

 



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