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Trinity Standard - Obituaries

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Jose Guadalupe Llanos
TRINITY -- Jose Guadalupe Llanos, 39, died Sunday night, Sept. 23, 2012 in Trinity. Service times are pending with the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity.

Mary Mildred Svoboda Thomas
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vices for Mary Mildred Svo-boda Thomas, 84, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Center Hill Ceme-tery in Houston County with the Rev. Lindsey Nimmons Jr. of the Apple Springs Baptist Church officiating. Rev. Nimmons was a long-time friend and minister to Ms. Thomas. Ms. Thomas died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at the Avalon Place Nursing Home in Trinity. She was born Monday, Feb. 27, 1928 in Box Elder, Mont., the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Koran) Ledvinka. Ms. Thomas worked as a beautician and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lovelady. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Joe Svoboda; five sisters, Bertha Shmoldas and husband Ches-ter, Ellen Ackley, Ann Perkins, Lillian Armstrong and Francis McKnight; a brother, Rudolph Ledvinka; a son-in-law, Charles VanDyke; and two grandsons, David Wayne VanDyke and Duane Van-Dyke. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy VanDyke of Trinity and JoAnn VanDyke and husband Melvin of Trinity; a son, Gregory (Bubba) Svoboda and wife Margaret of Rockwall; nine grandchildren, Paula Gilbert and husband Andy, Jody VanDyke and wife Jeana, Brenda Schiro and husband Bennie, Kayla Svoboda, Kameron Svoboda, Kyle Svo-boda, Danny VanDyke and wife Debbie, Kim Ramsey and Rankin Ramsey; 10 great-grandchildren, Shae Gambill, Tyler Gilbert, Brady Bauer, Bailey VanDyke, Nate Van-Dyke, Megan Caldwell, Lauren Foster, Kaytlyn VanDyke, Justin Robinson, and Clay Baylor; and five great-great grandchildren, Jace Gambill, Seth Caldwell, Cole Caldwell, Peyton Robinson, and Chase Foster. Of her many nephews and nieces, she was especially close to Faye Blackman and husband Sherril, and Chester Shmoldas and wife Charlotte. She is also survived by “the special kids of Ada Ruth Zumwalt”, numerous other family, and many friends. Pallbearers included Tyler Gilbert, Nate VanDyke, Kyle Svoboda, Brady Bauer, Jody VanDyke, Andy Gilbert, and Bennie Schiro. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Reathel Bailey Poe
TRINITY -- Services for Reathel Bailey Poe, 91, were held at noon Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at the Lacamp Pentecos-tal Church in Lacamp, La. with the Rev. Johnny H. Sanders officiating. Burial followed at the La-camp Pentecostal Cemetery. Ms. Poe died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 in Houston. One of 12 children born to Henry Doc and Mary (Perkins) Bailey, she was born Dec. 5, 1920 in Cravens, La. Ms. Poe married the love her life, How-ard Cecil Poe, on Nov. 30, 1974. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage and, together, they raised a wonderful family. Ms. Poe was a homemaker. In her later years, she enjoyed participating in the Senior Olympics and won numerous medals in riflery, archery, and other activities. Above all, she loved the Lord and was very active in her church throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Clem and Prener Poe; her husband of 38 years, Howard Cecil Poe; 10 of her siblings; seven brothers/sisters-in-law; and a grandson, Dale Howard Nelson. Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Leval and W.C. Lindsey, Le-vern and Junior Nelson and Teri Lynn and Kevin Reed; eight grandchildren, Kathleen Carol Haikey and husband Philip, Derryl Wayne Stapler, Sheila Ann Flournoy and Jerry Dominy, David Howard Nel-son, Yvonne Carol Lindsey, Tabatha Darlene Milstead, Amanda Sherre Reed, and Heather Dawn Reed; 11 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Harley Bailey and wife Mildred; a sister-in-law, Shirley Poe Parady; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Derryl Stapler, Jerry Dominy, Ryan McNeel, Brandon McNeel, Cody Nelson, Steven Burgess, Matthew Smith, and Butch Parody. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements,

Luke L. Pruitt
JASPER -- Services for Luke L. Pruitt, 79, of Jasper were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper. Military graveside services followed at Mashaw Cemetery. Mr. Pruitt died at his resi-dence in Jasper. A native of Florien, La. and a 1952 graduate of Anacoco High School, in Anacoco, La., he was a long time Jasper resi-dent. He served with the U.S. Army in the Korean era, then worked 44 years as a leadman with Central Freight Lines until his retirement. Mr. Pruitt was a life member of VFW Post 6380, where he was a former junior vice and judge advocate. While he was a small man in stature, he was known for having a huge heart and a gentle nature. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he en-joyed woodworking and carv-ing. Survivors include by three sons, Geary L. Pruitt of Kirby-ville, Carl E. Pruitt of Minden, La. and Sidney E. Pruitt of Trinity; one daughter, Kathy Stull Rodgers of Beaumont; a brother, Titus Pruitt of La.; seven grandchildren, Morgan, Kamala, Jeremiah, Carla, Hai-ley, Miranda and Josh; and five great-grandchildren, Cody, Hunter, Brandon, Danika and Kianna. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 6380, Wounded Warrior Project, Attention: Buck Collins, P.O. Box 937, Jasper, TX 75951. Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper directed the arrangements.

Frankie Lois Skains
TRINITY -- Services for Frankie Lois Skains, 80, were held Aug. 30, 2012 at the Car-lisle Baptist Church with fami-ly friend, Mickey Fountain, officiating. Burial followed at the Car-lisle Cemetery. Ms. Skains died Aug. 26 at her daughter’s home in Shepherd. She was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Lufkin, he daughter of Franklin Lemuel and Martha Jane (Landrum) Coey. Ms. Skains was a homemaker and a long-time resident of Trinity. She was preceded in death by her parents; all of her broth-ers and sisters; and her hus-band of 49 years, Mr. Billy Ray Skains. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Bebee and her fiancé Thomas Gibbons, and Stephanie Ringer; a grand-daughter, Ashley Ringer; two grandsons, Jeffery Ringer and Bryan Ringer; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Skains and Bobby Joe Skains; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers included Dean Rowe, Jeff Sylvester, Mark Carroll, Lucas Carroll, Bryan Ringer, Josh Milton, Danny Milton and Michael Boss with brothers-in-law, Gerald Skains and Bobby Joe Skains, serving as honorary pallbearers. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jack Richard Tidwell
TRINITY -- Graveside ser-vice for Jack Richard Tidwell, 84, were held at 10 a.m. Fri-day, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Glendale Cemetery with the Rev. Everett W. McCollum officiating. Mr. Tidwell died Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2012 in the Glendale Community of Trinity County. He was born April 20, 1928 in Houston and was the only son and the youngest of three children born to Otho Lee and Hazael Irene (Wilkinson) Tid-well. Mr. Tidwell grew up in Houston, and served in the U.S. Army. He began driving a truck at just 16 years of age and, from then on, his home was on the road. He was re-tired and resided with his sister in Glendale at the time of his death. Mr. Tidwell was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Douglas Tipton. Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Alma Tipton and Ms. Lenora Ruth Crawford; one close cousin, Fran Read and her husband Bob; and a num-ber of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Kyle Lane Webb
TRINITY -- Services for Kyle Lane Webb, 19, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at the Trinity Fellow-ship Church with the Revs. Billy Jackson and Mike Loftin officiating. Special music was per-formed by the Rev. Ottis Byers. Mr. Webb’s body was then taken by procession to the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery where he was laid to rest in the family plot. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Many friends and members of the community came to show their support to the Lane, Webb, and Franklin families both Friday evening and Saturday morning. Mr. Webb died Tuesday af-ternoon, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born Tuesday, May 25, 1993 in Huntsville, the son of Jolie Webb and Elza Frank-lin. He was a 2011 graduate of Trinity High School who loved his life. He enjoyed fixing things, although his grandfa-ther would tease that he tore up more than he fixed. He was a prankster who loved to make others laugh. Above all, he was a great friend who will be missed by many. Mr. Webb was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mack Lane; grandfather, Curtis Franklin; stepsister, Keli Williams; and uncle, Kevin Lane. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Jolie and Ste-ven Lane; his father and step-mother, Elza and Denise Franklin; two sisters, Kolby Lane and Kamryn Lane; a step-brother, Cody Williams; his grandparents, Cecil and Billie Webb of Trinity; a grandmother, Nellie Lane; an uncle and his spouse, Allen and Deanna Lane; and a number of other relatives and many friends. Pallbearers included Lamar Blake, Dustin Albert, Jay Eng-lish, T.J. King, Clay Mangum, and Andres Garcia. At the family’s request, memorial donations may be made, on Kyle’s behalf, to the Trinity Boys and Girls Club. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Dan Raymond Werner
RIVERSIDE -- Dan Ray-mond Werner, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 15. A service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Mr. Werner was born Nov. 28, 1954 in Houston. He died as the result of a long-term illness, which he battled bravely for several years. He was bolstered by his strong Christian faith and the loving care provided by his son, Zane, and special angel, Kristin, during his final days. Survivors include two sons, Zane and Chase; a daughter, DeAnne; two brothers, Joe and Gary; a sister-in-law, Patti; his stepmother, Jan Werner Dun-kerley; two grandchildren, Grayson and Faith; a nephew, John Werner; and two nieces, Allysa and Laurie. The family has asked that memorial donations go to the Riverside United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 744, River-side, Texas 77367.


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