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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of April 15, 2007 - April 22, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Tina Bell Campbell
GROVETON – Services for Tina Bell Campbell, 91, of Galena Park were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in the Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. James Whittlesey officiating.
Burial followed in Ivie Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell died Sunday, April 15, in Galena Park.
She was born Nov. 17, 1915, in Houston County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Donald John Campbell; a son, Jerald Campbell; two brothers, William Gates and Cleet Gates; and a sister, Bertie Lee Walker.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Ryne of Houston and Joyce Coates of Houston; three sons and their spouses, Maxie and Linda Campbell of Houston, Eddie and Clara Campbell of Wimberly and Greg and Susan Campbell of Kennard; a brother and his spouse, Clayborn and Lucille Gates of Houston; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elner Smitherman of Houston and Fannie Maud and Jesse Sides of Lufkin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included James McComb, Gene McComb, Robert McComb, Steve McComb, Raymond Gates and Johnny Zolman.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Lorraine Elizabeth Quinn Epperson
TRINITY – A memorial mass for Lorraine Elizabeth Quinn Epperson, 83, of Trinity were celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
A reception will immediately follow in the parish hall. Those planning to attend are asked to call Kathy McKinnon at 594-6634.
Mrs. Epperson died March 28 in Houston.
Born April 20, 1923, in Chicago, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Quinn. She had resided in Houston for over 50 years but most recently had resided in Trinity.
She was known for her love of arts and crafts and for her many games of “Chickenfoot” that she played with children.
Mrs. Epperson was an active member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church while in Houston and was a recent member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinity.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard Quinn.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Barbara Epperson Jr. of Friendswood and John “Jay” Epperson of LaPorte; four daughters and their spouses, Kathy and Mike Latino of Lake Jackson, Carol Epperson of Katy, Mary and Steve Kane of Bellaire and Robbi and Mike Lewis of Houston; a brother and his spouse, Richard and Marge Quinn of Springhill, Fla.; and a sister, Margaret Smith of Trinity; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Nelton Odell ‘Chubby’ Hollis
GROVETON – Services for Nelton Odell “Chubby” Hollis, 74, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Lester McAdams and Neil Kemper officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mr. Hollis died Saturday, April 14, in Lufkin.
Born May 3, 1932, in the Sylvester community of Trinity County, he was the son of Odell Hollis and Iva Etta Tullos Hollis. He was a retired vocational agriculture teacher in the Apple Springs and West Hardin school districts. He also was the former owner of the Groveton Shamrock.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in England.
Mr. Hollis was a member of the Oaklawn Baptist Church and of the Eastern Star Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Hollis Shaw; a brother, Jack Barton Hollis; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Hollis of Groveton; a son and his spouse, Nelson Odell “Eddie” and Denise Hollis Jr. of Huntsville; a daughter and her friend, Lynda Lea Hollis McMullen and Brandon Fitts of Pollok; two brothers and their spouses, Clayton and Lillie Fay Hollis of Groveton and Joe and Nancy Hollis of Livingston; a sister and her spouse, Donna and Bill Lester of Groveton; a sister-in-law, Maxine Hollis of Hawkins; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Quinton and Chawnree Hollis of Groveton, Kyle and Autumn Shaw of Groveton, Bradley and Amanda McMullen of Hudson, Wesley Dominy of Lexington, Amy and Danny Landrum of Huntsville, ShaLane McMullen of Centralia and Heather Hollis of Dubqua, Iowa; and 12 great-grandchildren, Blake Hollis, Kaden Hollis, Zoie Tieskoetter, Hollis Anderson, Krysta Landrum, Destiny Landrum, Hailey Landrum, Bryson McMullen, Miranda Scoggin, Hannah Scoggin, Cameron Shaw and Chandler Shaw.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the diabetes of heart associations.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Merlie Floyd Hood
TRINITY – Services for Merlie Floyd Hood, 79, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Charles Goodson officiating.
Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery in Polk County.
Mr. Hood died Saturday, April 7.
He was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Tyronsea, Ark., and was a member of the Carlisle Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Mr. Hood was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Hood; his parents, Elthia Martin Hood and Charley James Hood; two brothers, Charlie Hood and Clarence Hood; two sisters, Jessie Hood Schoolfield and Flora Hood Reams; and a great-granddaughter, Haleigh Simpson.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Travis and Twila Cargle; a daughter and her spouse, Wanda and Dale Wilson; three sisters, Dealie Walcott, Lois Calvert and Geneva Watson; three grandchildren, Raymond Conley, Sherlyl Kattner and Ace (Glenn) Teal; and three great-grandchildren, Shawn Conley, Brittney Kattner and Bailey Simpson
Pace Funeral Home of Livingston directed the arrangements.

James Buford Malone
GROVETON – Services for James Buford Malone, 75, of Woodlake were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home.
Burial followed in the Union Springs Cemetery in Polk County.
Mr. Malone died Sunday, April 15, in Crockett.
He was born Oct. 6, 1931, in New Willard and was a retired self-employed logger. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Retired NCO’s and the Paralyzed Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Richardson Malone of Woodlake; two daughters and a son-in-law, Christie and Tony Abbott of Stockton, Calif., and Melodye French of Woodlake; a son and his spouse, Jeff and Lesley Malone of Woodlake; a brother, Bob Malone of New Willard; a sister and her spouse, Willie and Ray Parker of Bernie; seven grandchildren, Monica and Brian White of Spring, Sharon and Valerie Abbott of Stockton, Calif., Erin Malone of Orlando, Fla., Chelse Malone of El Paso and Garrett and Russell French of Woodlake; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Savannah White of Spring; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Tony Abbott, Wayne Jones, George Menefee, Garrett French, Brian White and David Matcek.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robert A. Miller
STAFFORD – Services for Robert A. Miller, 81, of Richmond were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Earthman Southwest Chapel in Stafford with Deacon Don Ries officiating.
Burial followed at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.
Mr. Miller died Thursday, April 12.
Born July 12, 1925, in Abilene, he was the son of Robert A. Miller Sr. and Merle Miller. Mr. Miller was a former part-time resident of the Westwood Shores subdivision near Trinity.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Navy. He was vice president of Gordon Jewelers Corp., and retired after 29 years of service.
Mr. Miller served as a Dale Carnegie instructor, where he incorporated his skills as a public speaker. He was also a volunteer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy M. Miller; a son and his spouse, Michael and Shannon Miller; a daughter and her spouse, Janice and Roy Keith; his step-mother, Deb Miller; a sister-in-law, Patsy Reese; three grandchildren, Molly, Dyllan and Christian Miller; a niece, Jennifer Reese; and a number of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030 or to the American Heart Association at www.amerianheart.org.
Earthman Southwest Chapel of Stafford directed the arrangements.







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