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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of April 7, 2007 - April 14, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

James Mickey Baugh
TRINITY – Services for James Mickey Baugh, 77, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Chaplain Ron Ellis of the Odyssey Hospice officiating.
Mr. Baugh died Tuesday, April 3, in Conroe.
Born Oct. 10, 1929, in San Antonio, he was the son of Albert Hobart and Cynthia Parks Baugh. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-49 and was honorably discharged.
Mr. Baugh worked in the iron industry as a fabricator and enjoyed western movies and playing cards. He also loved the challenge of shuffleboard and traveled to play in many shuffleboard tournaments.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Faye Dillard Baugh; a sister, Mary Joe Baugh; and a brother, Albert Hobart Baugh Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Virgilene Baugh; a daughter and her spouse, Sandra Kay and John Murr; six step-children and their spouses, Elizabeth Jean and Donnie Love, Barbara and Oran Crocker, Larry Dean and Louise Brock, Cindy and Mike Braxton, Dennis Martin and Donna Brock and Elnore Denise and David Milligan; a brother, Teddy Baugh; five grandchildren and their spouses, Sharon Lynn and Richard Mattox, John Michael Murr, James David Murr, Marty John and Lori Murr and Angela Renee and Miles Hopper; and nine great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Charles Richard‘Charlie’ Carpus
TRINITY – Memorial services for Charles Richard “Charlie” Carpus, 70, were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007, in the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinity.
Mr. Carpus died Friday, March 30, in Crockett.
Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice Keller Carpus. Mr. Carpus was retired after more than 30 years of service as a developmental aid for the West Seneca Developmental Center.
Mr. Carpus enjoyed camping, listening to music and ice cream.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donnie and Joseph; and a sister, Margaret Carpus.
Survivors include four children, Richard Carpus, Robin Carpus and friend James LaVoie, Timothy Carpus and wife Barbara and Joel Carpus and fiancé Elizabeth; a brother and his spouse, Robert and Margaret Carpus; two grandchildren, Giovanna Marie and Zachary Taylor Carpus; his nephew and caregiver, Paul Carpus and wife Annette; nephew Robert Carpus and wife Phylis; and a number of other relatives.

Paul ConnerEtheredge
TRINITY – Services for Paul Conner Etheredge, 94, of Trinity were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, at the River of Life Church in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin and the Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating.
Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mr. Etheredge died Thursday, April 5, at his residence.
Born Aug. 28, 1912, in the Weldon community, he was the son of Mode Barbee and Ora Lee Read Etheredge.
During his lifetime, he had many occupations, beginning with his work at the Grand Prize Brewery in 1933.
Mr. Etheredge was married to Alma Rie (Marie) Goza in 1936 in Crockett and during World War II he worked as a machinist at the Hughs Tool Company’s shipbuilding facility on the Houston ship channel.
Together with his family, Mr. Etheredge moved to Trinity in 1945 and went into the grocery business. After moving here, he was discussing the pros and cons of joining the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department with one of the local firemen when a call came in that his house was on fire. That settled the matter and Mr. Etheredge began his long association with the TVFD on that day.
After operating a local meat market, he opened a restaurant in the old Trinity Bank Building and later acquired a franchise with the Greyhound Bus Company, bought several Jeepster station wagons and made a name for himself for transporting relatives between Trinity and the Eastham Prison Farm.
From the restaurant business, he acquired a distributorship for Grand Prize Beer and sold the brand for several years. After selling the beer distributorship to Leon Price, Mr. Etheredge went back into the meat market business.
During there intervals, he was purchasing land in the Kittrel community west of Trinity so after selling his market, he began his lifetime love of ranching, an occupation he pursued until his death.
While ranching he put in an acre garden each year, working it with his mule, Red. He bailed hay for the public as well as for his own cattle operation and it was during his ranching years that he acquired the nickname of “Bubble Gum Man” from his great-grandchildren and their friends.
Mr. Etheredge also worked as a night watchman for the Trinity Police Department for a number of years and was elected as the Trinity County Commissioner for Precinct 3 for two four-year terms.
He retired after more than 30 years of service with the TVFD and was often referred to by local fire fighters as “Mr. Paul.” He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Houston for more than 60 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Rie (Marie) Etheredge in 1990; and by two sisters, Bertha Die and Iris Mogford.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Bobbie Jean Etheredge; a son and his spouse, Dr. Gery and Nancy Etheredge; a daughter and her spouse, Nancy and A.M. Hewitt; a step-daughter and her spouse, Linda and Keith Thornton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, M.B. Etheredge and John and Laverne Etheredge; five grandchildren and their spouses, Armon and Vicky Hewitt, Mona and Sidney Mondin, Paul and Michelle Hewitt, Terry and Bradley Grubb and Phyllis and Stephen Monroe; four step-grandchildren and their spouses, Tammy and Randy Craig, Teresa Thornton, Tasha and Richard Gunn and Kimberly Jensen; a number of great-grandchildren, Armon Hewitt IV, Reva Meshell and husband Jason, Laurin and Kori Mondin, Haley and Logan Hewitt, Brooks and Ty Grubb and Hannah and Sarah Monroe; a number of step-great-grandchildren, Katie and Kellie Luce, Kylie Phillips, Ashlyn Craig, Hunter and Kaitlyn Gunn and Leah Bwolf; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Jerome Norbert Gausepohl
TRINITY – A memorial service for Jerome Norbert Gausepohl, 63, of Trinity was held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating.
Mr. Gausepohl died Monday, April 2, in Trinity.
Born June 12, 1943, in Jefferson City, Mo., he was the son of Norbert Francis and Evelyn Beth Wells Gausepohl. He served in the U.S. Navy and was self-employed.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Gausepohl.
Survivors include two sons, Norbert Gausepohl and Laurence Gausepohl; a daughter, Kristine Gausepohl; a brother and his spouse, John and Nancy Gausepohl; and nine grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

David Lee Holland Jr.
TRINITY – Services for David Lee Holland Jr., 51, were held Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Trinity with Dr. Randy Lowe officiating.
Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery.
Mr. Holland died Monday, April 2, in Conroe.
He was born March 18, 1956, in Beaumont and was employed by Nexter One Company for more than 25 years as an engineer in the communication industry. Mr. Holland was a serious fan of the Dallas Cowboys and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Holland Sr.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ruth and James Harper; his companion for eight years, Kathy Holland; three children and a son-in-law, Carla and Mike Bragg, Cristina Holland and Corey Holland; two step-children, Angelia Garcia and Jason Keen; three brothers, Ronald Wade Holland, Brian Douglas Holland and Mark Daniel Holland; a sister, Joni Drieden; his best friend and sister-in-law, Patty Hutson; his mother-in-law, Florine Thompson; one granddaughter, Sage Bragg; three step-grandchildren, Jaden Garcia, Jada Garcia and Faith Garcia; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Marlene Jeffrey
GROVETON – Services for Marlene Jeffrey, 69, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, in the Prairie View Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Dunn officiating.
Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Jeffrey died Sunday, April 1, in Groveton.
She was born April 17, 1937, in Baltimore, MD and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Prairie View Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and Carl Rice of Groveton, Kathleen Lucas of Groveton and Melanie and Doug Watson Sr. of Groveton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Kenneth Nobles, Steven Nobles, Cody Ragland, Douglas Watson, Truman Withers and Mike Isbell. Honorary pallbearers included Trace Watson Villanueva Jr.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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