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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of March 23, 2007 - March 30, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

John Akers
TRINITY – Memorial services for John Akers, 87, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating.
Mr. Akers died Thursday, March 8, in Tyler.
He was born April 29, 1919, in Fort Worth and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth after more than 30 years of service.
Mr. Akers was known as a family man but when he was not spending time with family, he could be found  fishing. He also had a green thumb and took pride in his yard.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Lillian Moss; his adoptive grandparents, John and Iva Dell Akers; and a sister, Berna Dell.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Mrs. Beatrice Akers; a daughter and her spouse, Judy and Alan Crane; two sons, David Akers and Randy Akers; three stepsons and their spouses, Johnny Griffin and Judy Gearheart, Douglas and Monica Rowe and Kenny Wayne and Vandalyn Rowe; one stepdaughter and her spouse, Barbara and Ray McClintock; a sister, Ruth Cook; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Janita Lee ‘Jan’ Cooper
TRINITY – Memorial services for Janita Lee “Jan” Cooper, 56, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
She died Sunday, March 4, in Trinity.
Born March 15, 1950, in Washington, D.C., she was one of two daughters born to Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr. and Trudy B. Olsen Cooper.
A graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelors Degree in science and nursing, she worked as a registered nurse in the medical profession for over 21 years. She was employed at Lynn County Hospital as a staff nursing from 1986 to 1991 in Tahoka; as a staff nurse at Valley View Hospital in Glendwood Springs, Colo., from 1991-92; at Parkview Episcopal Hospital in Pueblo, Colo., from 1992-94; the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin from 1994-96; and as an ER charge nurse as the East Texas Medical Center – Trinity from 1997-99. From 1999 to 2007 she was a staff nurse at the Wynne Prison Unit in Huntsville, assigned by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Lamache; two sons, John Stone and his fiancée, Emily Warren, and Dillon Stone; a sister, Camela Tillotta; her stepmother, Susan Cooper; two stepsisters, Elizabeth Cooper and Colleen Cooper; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jerry Hudgins
TRINITY – Graveside services for Jerry Hudgins, 73, of Riverside were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2007, in the Riverside Pioneer Cemetery with Bro. Lyle Stubbs officiating.
Mr. Hudgins died Tuesday, March 6, in Riverside.
He was born March 22, 1933, in Yale, Okla. and was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Alice Hudgins; one daughter, Gayla Marie Munden; and a brother, Benny Hudgins.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Hudgins; six children and their spouses, Cindy Bombs, Kay and Ricky Barker, David and Cindy Hudgins, Connie and Earron Eagle, Becky and Ronald Cox and Kathy and Greg Amy; four brothers and their spouses, Don and Vivian Hudgins, Pete and Joann Hudgins, Jack and Iris Hudgins and Gerald Hudgins; one sister, Patsy Ruth McLaughlin. grandchildren and their spouses, Ricky Parker Jr., Jamie Parker, Courtney and Tommy Miller, Robby Yarber, Alecia and Joseph Dudley, Tammy and Frank Hoffman, Christy and Red Arceneaux, Jolynn Munden, John, Josh, Terra, Bryan and Robbie; and eight great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Jimmy Paul McCasland
TRINITY – Services for Jimmy Paul McCasland, 72, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007, in the Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Cline Johnston and the Rev. Curtis Damon Snead officiating.
Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Visitation was held Wednesday, March 14, from 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home.
Mr. McCasland died Sunday, March 11, in Conroe.
He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Marshall, Ark. and was employed as an accountant for Holloman Distributing in Trinity.
He was a former member of the Trinity Independent School District’s board of trustees; served as secretary/treasurer for the Trinity Lions Club, was a past president of the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and was a board member of the Trinity County Appraisal District.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dempsey McCasland; and three sisters, Sue, Evelyn and Helen.
Survivors include his wife, Candy King McCasland; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Jamie McCasland Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Britney and Aaron; his mother, Early Jane McCasland; two brothers, Jerald McCasland and Dale McCasland; and a granddaughter, Brianna.
Pallbearers will include Stanley Tullos, Chris Tullos, Eddie Hutchinson, Bradley Hutchinson, Butch Gibson, John Allen Chamberlain, Danny Monroe and Bubba Hirsch.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Rowena Blair McPherson
TRINITY – Services for Rowena Blair McPherson, 84, of Trinity were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Jason Burden officiating.
Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. McPherson died Sunday, March 11, in Huntsville.
She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Trinity and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Blair.
Survivors include her husband, Everett William McPherson; three sons and their spouses, Roger and Valicia McPherson, Brad and Melody McPherson and Greg McPherson; six grandchildren, Eric, Elaine, Duncan, Ian, Stewart and Caliste; and eight great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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