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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
September 2010
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Gary Ausmus
TRINITY -- Gary Ausmus, 56, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Trinity. The family will conduct private services. Mr. Ausmus was born Jan. 6, 1954, in San Angelo and was a member of the Montgomery County Trailriders Association. He was employed as a security guard from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Goree Unit. Survivors include his devoted wife, Casandy Ausmus of Trinity; his parents, Bill and Leslie Ausmus of San Angelo; a son, Matthew Simpson of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Heather and Stephanie Cox of Trinity; and three brothers, Terry and David Ausmus of Dallas and Ricci Ausmus of San Francisco, Calif. An online guest register is at www.brookefuneralservice.com Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

Judieth Ann Ball
TRINITY – Services for Judieth Ann Ball, 61, of Trinity were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the Lone Star Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Adrian Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Cemetery in Trinity. She died Wednesday, Sept. 15. Born Jan. 3, 1949, she was the daughter of Lois (Gilford) and Selmus Curtis. She was a graduate of Westside High School and attended Paul Quinn College. After working at various jobs, she returned to school and earned a CNA license and worked as a certified nurse’s assistant until her health began to fail. For many years she resided in Houston, but returned to Trinity in 2009. Survivors include her mother, Lois Saldana; three brothers and their spouses, Frank and Valery Saldana, Rodney Curtis, and Raymond and Eula Dozier; a twin sister, Carolyn Howe; two additional sisters and a brother-in-law, Delita and James Jones and Nettie Harris; two aunts and a spouse, Mable Ann Wilson and Autrey Jean and Marshall Williams; four nieces, Ariel, Arianna “Miss Pooh”, Nikita and Kanitra; two nephews and their spouses, Karriem and Kara Howe and Bacari and Renee Walker; six great-nieces and great-nephews, Trejan Walker, Karsten Mack Jr., Bria Bush, Karina Terrell, Aleyah Walker and Karionna Howe; her best friend, Yvonne Simms; a number of other relatives; and her family pet, Blade. Pallbearers included Leslie Grooms, Lawrence Jones, Roy Lee Harris, Wayne Wyatt, Morris Wyatt and Otis Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Bacari Walker, Karriem Howe, Raymond Dozier, Rodney Curtis and Frank Saldana. Emanuel Funeral Homes of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Larry Stephen Glassco
ONALASKA – Memorial services for Larry Stephen Glassco, 61, of Trinity were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Mr. Glassco died Saturday, Sept. 18, in Houston. He was born June 16, 1949, in Henderson County, Ky., the son of Thomas A Glassco and Lucille Virginia Wooton Glassco. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Glassco; and four sisters, Darlene Haire, Marie Glassco, Artis Ray Glassco and Virginia L. Wielpski. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Glassco of Trinity; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Shannon Glassco of Henderson, Ky., and Brad Evans of Trinity; a sister, Tommie Ann Bourland of Newport, Ky.; two brothers, Aubrey Gene Glassco of Dalton, Ga., and Dennis “Buck” Glassco of Henderson, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Olivia P. Glassco, Alexia Glassco, Gracie V. Glassco and Cole Denham Evans. Cochran Funeral Home of Onalaska directed the arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.cochranfh.com.

Laurine Bryant Jenkins Sr.
TRINITY -- Family graveside services for Laurine Bryant Jenkins Sr., 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Kirk Cemetery. Mr. Jenkins died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Conroe. He was born July 13, 1915, in Alvardo, the son of Steve Bryant and Viola Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins worked as a boilermaker, welder, dairy farmer, rancher and real estate salesman. He loved to go dancing and loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was known as a wonderful father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife; Eda Mae Jenkins; and five brother and sisters. Survivors include four children, Laurine Bryant Jenkins Jr., Joan Dees, Connie Pate and Cathy Calvery; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

John Patrick Kelton
TRINITY – Services for John Patrick Kelton, 68, were held Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Groveton. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Kelton died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Houston following a courageous battle with cancer/ He was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. He was born April 22, 1942, and spent his life working in the printing and mailing industry. During his career, he worked for Kay Printing Co., Direct Mail of Houston, International Mailing Services and Ann Allen Inc. He retired in 2005 and returned to Groveton, where he was committed to perfecting the “art of doing nothing”. J Mr. Kelton loved to dance and was an excellent sportsman, but everyone knew him as a man who loved to tinker who could perform miracles with duct tape, paper clips and a rubber band. He was preceded in Death by his parents, Clyde and Oneita Kelton; two brothers, Clyde Don Kelton and James David Kelton; and his don, Thomas Neal Kelton. Survivors include two sons, John Patrick Kelton Jr. and his fiancé, Lucy Falcon, and Michael H. Kelton and his wife, Sheri; loved as a son, Mike P. Fieth; the mother of his children, Ann Allen; a sister, Amanda Rollo; grandchildren, Brianna G. Lewis, Savannah L. Sullivan, John Patrick Kelton III, Alexis N. Kelton and Amanda L. Kelton; great-grandchildren, Anthony J. Lewis and Pyper L. Sullivan; and nieces and nephews, Jan Blair Felcoff, Danny and Cyndi Blair, Rana Jones, Jennifer Day and Dudley Steed. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

John Henry Matthews Jr.
HUNTSVILLE -- John Henry Matthews, Jr., 73, of Trinity died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The family will hold a private funeral service at a later date. He was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Waxahachie, the son of John Henry and Helen Louise Matthews and was a resident of the Westwood Shores subdivision. Mr. Matthews graduated from Elkins Radio Institute and began a career in television and radio as a broadcaster and weatherman. He worked for Capitol Records for over 30 years as a promotional manager. When he retired 12 years ago, he moved to Westwood Shores, to play golf and enjoy life with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Grant C. Matthews. Survivors include his wife, Sharon McKean-Matthews of Trinity; a son, John Matthews III of Pittsburg, Penn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Bill Pardue of Irving; a sister-in-law, Sandra Matthews of Waxahachie; and one grandson, John Matthews VI. An online guest register is at www.brookefuneralservice.com Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

Doris Wayne Arnold Nelms
GROVETON -- Doris Wayne Arnold Nelms, 91, of Colorado City, Texas, formerly of Glendale, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 in Kritsi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Her body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at Glendale Cemetery at a later date. Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Alan Wayne Pearce
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Alan Wayne Pearce, 63, were held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in the Veterans National Cemetery of Houston. Mr. Pearce died Saturday, Sept. 11, in Trinity County. He was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Corpus Christi. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was employed in the transportation of auto parts, delivering items to auto dealers and service shops for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murry Clay and Anna Lee Pearce. Survivors include a close niece, Anna Pearce, and her siblings of Seagoville. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Daniel Cecil Sanders
TRINITY – Services for Daniel Cecil Sanders, 77, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating. Burial followed in the Pioneer Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Sanders died Tuesday, Sept. 14, at his residence in Walker County. He was born June 18, 1933 in DeRitter, La., and was employed as an over the road truck driver most of his adult life, working for many different companies. He also owned his own welding business. Mr. Sanders enjoyed the lake and loved to go fishing. He was known as a jack-of-all-trades and could fix and repair anything. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Claudette Sanders; and a sister, Carolyn Webb. Survivors include his wife of five years, Susie Sanders; three children and their spouses, Tresa and Tonka DeVoltz, Danette Crocker and Daniel C. and Abby Sanders Jr.; three step-children and their spouses, Robert and Stephanie Shipp, James and Ashley Shipp and Jacklon Shipp; two sisters, Misti Sanders and Dovie Kennedy; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Michael Edward Sherman
TRINITY -- Michael Edward Sherman, 59, of Trinity died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. There are no services scheduled. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Houston, and was employed as a seaman fabricator welder. He worked most his life as a welder/fabricator. He was known as a good father and for his love of fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Robert and Carrie Marie Sherman; a brother, Troy Sherman, Jr.; and two sisters, Susan Sherman and Cheryl Sherman Bynog. Survivors include his wife of five years, Rachael Sherman; his wife of 13 years, Sophia Simons; his ex-wife Brenda Barrett Sherman; six children and their spouses, Deena and Steven Knight, Christopher and Stacy Sherman, Kelly Crouse, Jeffery Sherman, Travis Sherman, Ivy Sherman and Eva Katheryn Sherman; two step-daughters, Amy and Ashley Simons; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Ronald K. Sherman, John and Sherry Sherman and Patrick Sherman; and 11 grandchildren. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Luther Keith Bomer
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Luther Keith Bomer, 53, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Chita Cemetery with Bro. James Parker III officiating. Mr. Bomer died Friday, Sept. 10, at his residence. He was born Oct. 13, 1956 in Houston, and was a graduate of St. Thomas High School, class of 1976. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of University of St. Thomas where he majored in music and minored in history. Mr. Bomer served as an Eagle Scout, a Golden Glove Boxer, and served as an “Eagle Eyes” spotter for St. Thomas High School for more than a decade. He was a standout football player in high school, played on Baby Oilers Football team and was a member of the Houston Gamblers. He was an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician and he pioneered the Houston High School Hero’s n Show. Mr. Bomer was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Gloria Bomer. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Keith and Brian Russell Shober; a brother and his spouse, Gordon Kent and Sherrie Bomer; two sisters, Tracy Bomer and Joan Elizabeth Brier; his beloved dog, Boo Boo; beloved alumni brothers, Jerry Guarino, Layne, Tony Emmittee and Larry Miggins; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers included John Gremillion Jerry Guarino, Larry Miggins, Tony Emmittee and Bob Lang. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Schwarbach and Rory Miggins. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Faye Bryan Skains
TRINITY – Services for Faye Bryan Skains, 79, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Newton officiating. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Mrs. Skains died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 8, at her Houston County residence. She was born June 7, 1931, in Broaddus, the last of 17 children born to Steven and Dovie Bryan. Mrs. Skains was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She was a talented artist and has given paintings to her friends and family. She loved arts and crafts. She was a homemaker and would spend her time with her family. She was preceded in death by parents and 16 brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William Allen Skains; two daughters and their spouses, Linda Louise and Ted Wallace and Trish and Kent Bowman; four grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Wesley Freeman, Woody Allen and Michelle Wallace, Christopher Bryan Tullos and Ashley Rose and Justin Hulse; 11 great-grandchildren, Chase, Mason, Bethany, Ephraim, Elias, Cody, Carli, Abby, Alivia, Ethan and Austin; special friends, Fanchen Louise Ellis and Ginger Evans; and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers included Christopher Tullos, Justin Hulse, Woody Wallace, Chase Freeman, Wesley Freeman and Ethan Palmer. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Joel Day Adams
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Joel Day Adams, 78, of Riverside were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Riverside Baptist Church. Mr. Adams died Sunday morning, Aug. 29. He was born May 25, 1932, the son of Clarence Thomas and Billie Blake Day Adams. Mr. Adams spent most of his life serving God in music, education and senior adult ministries in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama. He served on the board of directors for Baptist Villages Retirement Communities. He loved music and sang with The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma for several years before moving to Riverside in 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents and three infant sons. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jane Adams; two sons, and a daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Lori Adams of Sugar Land and Jeffrey Adams of Arkansas City, Kansas; and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Haley and Connor. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children or Baptist Villages Retirements Centers, both located in Oklahoma City. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville directed the arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com

Eloise Wilson King
TRINITY – Services for Eloise Wilson King, 98, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity with the Rev. Randy Lowe officiating. Burial will followed on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Mrs. King died Sunday, Sept. 5, just six days before here 99th birthday. She was born on Monday, Sept. 11, 1911, the daughter of B. G. and Sarah Jane Wilson. Formerly of Duncanville, Mrs. King attended the Draughon Business College. She served for over 22 years as the Hillcrest Baptist Church’s secretary and was a faithful member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church of Cedar Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. King Sr. Survivors include a son and his spouse, Richard and Sarah King; two grandchildren. Shannon Ballard and Christopher King and his wife, Christy; two step-grandsons, Nathan and Tony Martinez; eight great-grandchildren.; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Joe Morning Sr.
TRINITY – Graveside services for Joe Morning Sr., 73, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in the Trinity Community Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis McKnight officiating. Mr. Morning was born March 31, 1937, in Lovelady, the son of Dave and Doaire Lee Morning. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evolia Morning; a daughter, Sara Morning; six brothers, Dave Morning, Otis Morning, James Morning, Early Morning, Zellas Morning and William Morning; and three sisters, Albertine Lee, Alberta Morning and Magnolia Jackson. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Joe and Shannon Morning of Houston and Ray Mitchell of Trinity; five daughters and their spouses, Annette and Vernon Mitchell, Tess and Nathaniel Corley and Jackie Harvey, all of Trinity, Theresa and Johnny Lewis of Riverside and Valerie Jones of Houston; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a special friend, “Mike” Morning; and a number of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Otis Barnes, Nathaniel Corley III, Tivirus Craft, Vernon Morning, Aundrea Holms and Charles Morning. Honorary pallbearers were Dawayne Morning, Vernon Mitchell, Nathaniel Corley Sr., John Lewis and Ray Mitchell. Williams and Sons Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

John Edward Mostek
TRINITY – A celebration of life service for John Edward Mostek, 65, of Trinity was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Tom Edelen officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Houston National Cemetery. Mr. Mostek died Tuesday, Aug. 24, at his residence. He was born May 2, 1945, in Pender, Neb., the son of Dennis and Annie Mostek. Mr. Mostek worked for Wedco in Lovelady for more than 14 years. He was a carpenter and helped build the Trinity High School as well as helping build homes in Pinecrest Subdivision. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nola B. Mostek. Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Faith and Buck R. Kirk; a son, James Mostek; four brothers and their spouses, Dennis and Mary Mostek Jr., Leroy and Marjean Mostek, Lewis and Becky Mostek and Charles and Pam Mostek; a sister and her spouse, Dottie and Carl Norgard; two grandchildren, Adam and Josup Kirk; and a number of other relatives.. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Royce “Randy” Randall Sillavan
CONROE – Services for Royce “Randy” Randall Sillavan, 72, were held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe. Mr. Sillavan died Thursday, Sept. 2. He was a retired and decorated veteran of the Houston Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Departments. He was part of a family tradition of service to law enforcement that began with his father and continued with his brothers, sons, nephews and grandson-in-law. He served with the Houston Police Department from 1957-82, serving as their first ever firearms examiner. He also was in charge of obtaining the AFIS System for the department. He continued with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department from 1989-1999, setting up their first firearms lab as part of their Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Mr. Sillavan was a two-time recipient of the 100 Club Award, once will serving with HPD and again while with Montgomery County. He also was a Master Mason at the Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 for 41 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sadie Sillavan; his father, Texas Ranger Hollis Milton Sillavan; and a brother, Robert Sillavan. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie Sillavan of Trinity; three sons and their spouses, Ricky and Brenda Sillavan of Angleton, Ronald and Connie Sillavan of League City and Michael and Stephanie Sillavan of Angleton; a brother and his spouse, Russell and Diane Sillavan of Sealy; a sister and her spouse, Linda and Wayne Lipperdt of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Allyne Sillavan of Bellville; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Scott Brinly of League City, Nichole Sillavan of Freeport, Amber and Brian McNutt of Tomball, Ricae and Andrew Fleck of Keller, Kevin Sillavan of Angleton, Kristin Sillavan of Angleton, Toyce Sillavan of League City and Slade Sillavan of Angleton; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Binley of League City, Joshua Ecke of Angleton and Addalyn McNutt of Tomball; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the 100 Club of Houston at www.the100club.org or by calling (713) 952-0100. Cashner Funeral Home of Conroe directed the arrangements.

Fred Lee Springer, Jr.
TRINITY – Services for Fred Lee Springer Jr., 78, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Deer Park First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park. Mr. Springer died Saturday, Sept. 4, in Conroe with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Lodi, Miss., the son of Fred and Berta Springer. As a young boy in a Baptist orphanage in Jackson, Miss., he accepted Christ as his personal savior and he has served Christ all of his life. Mr. Springer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Her was retired from Shell Oil Company after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Deer Park First Baptist Church for many years and served in a number of its ministries until his retirement when he moved to Trinity. Since 1995, he had served as a deacon for the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Springer taught Sunday school for over 50 years and was married to the late Nelda Fay Spring for 53 years until her death in 2007. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Becky and Eddie Allen, Kenneth and Cindy Springer and Phillip and Melanie Springer; six brothers-in-law; eight grandchildren, Amy Conway, Brandi Harris and her husband James, Ashley, Lindsey, Elizabeth, Jacob, Ethan and Adam Springer; three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Savanna and Kyla Faye; and a number of nephews, nieces and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Lavern Sylvester Carter
TRINITY – Lavern Sylvester Carter, 86, of Trinity died Friday, Aug. 27,2010, in Trinity. Services will be held at a later date in Ava, Ill. Mr. Carter was born Aug. 1, 1924 in Murphysboro, Ill., the son of Coleman and Lura Carter. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in 1945 during the last sea battles of World War II and then reenlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict for a total of four tours. He was employed as a truck driver in the transportation industry and worked for several companies. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathleen Roberta Carter; two sons, Billy and Gary Carter; and a brother, Charles Carter. Survivors include a son, Ricky Carter; a brother and his spouse, Donald and JoAnn Carter; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn McBride and Ruby and George Knight; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Judy Elaine Cook Godman
TRINITY – Services for Judy Elaine Cook Godman, 52, of Houston were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in the Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Woody Sonnja officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Godman died Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Houston. She was born Oct. 7, 1957 in Leesville, La. She was a homemaker and a mother. Mrs. Godman was preceded in death by two husbands, Thomas Charles “Butch” Godman and Sonny Greenwood. Survivors include a son, Charles Thomas Godman; her parents, Gayle and Louise Cook; a brother ,Gayle Cook III and Sandra Clark; a sister, Loraine Mildred Cook; three nieces, Amber Nicole Cook, Laura Marie Karm and Danna Ray Hutson; a nephew, Scott Wesley Cook; and a number of other relatives. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jo Lillyan Nichols
TRINITY – Jo Lillyan Nichols, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, in Austin. There are no services scheduled at this time. She was born May 30, 1931, in Honey Grove, the daughter of Booney and Maurice Jones. Ms. Nichols was a medical anesthetist for more than 17 years. She retired and moved to the Westwood Shores subdivision near Trinity. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Silverman; a brother, Maurice Lee Jones; and two grandsons, Josh and Matthew. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Sandra Louise Slaughter
TRINITY -- Graveside services for Sandra Louise Slaughter, 65, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at the Glendale Cemetery with the Rev. Russ Munch officiating. Mrs. Slaughter died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 in Norfolk, Va. Sandra is preceded in death by her son Michael Johnson and her father Robert Coleman. She was born in January 1945 in Houston and was preceded in death by her son, Michael Johnson, and her father, Robert Coleman. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Graham and Janelle Maplesden; and her mother, Irene Maplesden. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Waymon Richard Treadway
TRINITY – Services for Waymon Richard Treadway, 59, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at the Trinity Church of Christ with Associate Pastor Jerry Gardner officiating. Burial followed in the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Treadway died Monday, Aug. 23, in Conroe. He was born Feb. 21, 1951 in Woodville and was a graduate of Kuntz High School. He worked as a carpenter for Westwood Shores and in Pinecrest as a builder of homes. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as watching John Wayne western movies. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Treadway; a brother, Ray Shown; and two nieces, Crystal Adshire and Tina Shown. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Debbie Treadway; a daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Forrest Reddick; his mother, Maugre Fredregill of Woodville; three sisters and their spouses, Elaine and Clint Owens of Woodville, Darlene and David Tolbert of Corrigan and Shelia and Dale Fowler of Woodville; 11 nieces and nephews, Richard Shown, David Shown, Missy Tolbert, Benny Owens, Edwin Fann, Karen Hancock, Larry Mackey, April Thompson, Kathy Kent, Greg Bailey and Stephanie Mackey; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Pallbearers included David Shown, Tommy Hale, Edwin Fann, Nicholas Hancock, Benny Owens, and Mike Hancock. Honorary Pallbearers were Clint Owens and Dylen Cooley Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

R.D. Waltz
LUFKIN -- Services for R.D. Waltz, 75, of Lufkin were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, in Lufkinwith Bro. Karl Smith and Bro. Josh Reneau officiating. Burial followed in the Gann Cemetery. Mr. Waltz died Friday, Aug. 27, at his residence. He was born Sept. 30, 1934 in Trinity County, the son of the late Dorothy (Nettles) and Roland Waltz. Mr. Waltz worked in the surveying department of Champion Paper Mill and was a surveyor for more than 55 years. He was past district manager and national director for the Dixie Youth Baseball. He enjoyed sports, especially watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Mr. Waltz was a member of Herty Baptist Church and served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, John Waltz. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Theressa (Simms) Waltz; a daughter, Donna; three sons, Bubba, Rik, and Chad; seven grandchildren, Jason, Cody, Cullen, Deidra, Bud, Joe and Brad; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Danny and Becky Ham and their children. Pallbearers were Al Hargraves, Mike Parker, Errol Collins, Danny Ham, Mike Windsor and J. R. (Rick) Ritchey. Honorary pallbearer will be Karey Lee. Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home of Lufkin directed the arrangements.

Scott Allen Williford
TRINITY – Services for Scott Allen Williford, 11, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Burden officiating. Burial followed in Bennett Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Trinity County. He was born October 9, 1998 in Huntsville and was a 6th grader in the Groveton school system. The youth was known as a talented singer who also enjoyed swimming, rock climbing and camping trips. He also enjoyed going to science camp and always looked forward to going to Forest Glenn Christian Camp each summer. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Chuck and Susan Sturgeon; his paternal grandfather, Ernie Williford; and a great-grandmother, Mary Beth Scott. Survivors include his mother Shane Williford and Kevin Pringle; his father and step-mother, Bill and Ronda Williford; two sisters, Haley Burk and Sarah Williford; two brothers, Dylan Williford and Justin Williford; a step-brother, Christopher Baker; his paternal grandmother, Doris “Mert” Gribble and her husband, James; and a number of cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family members. Pallbearers included Russell Wolfe, Tyler Wolfe, Kenneth Wolfe, John Laningham, Wilber Williamson and Shane Young. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

 

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