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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of June 1, 2007 - June 8, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Vaudine Bartee
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Vaudine Bartee, 79, of Huntsville were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville with Pastor Jim Parrish officiating.
Burial will follow at Black Jack Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the funeral home located at 672 FM 980.
Mrs. Bartee died Saturday, June 2, in a local hospital.
She was born May 1, 1928, in West Sandy, the daughter of Silas and Pearl Harding. She was married to Wilburn Bartee on Dec. 12, 1945 and during the early years of their marriage they loved to dance.
Mrs. Bartee enjoyed working in the garden, cooking late into the night and hunting.
She was preceded in death by her husband in August 2000; her parents; and a brother, Quincy Edward Harding.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Kenneth and Gina Bartee of Huntsville; two granddaughters, De’Amdra Bartee of Riverside and Cassandra Bartee of Spring; three great-grandchildren, Rebecca Chambers, Gracie Bartee Thompson and Kennlei Bartee.
Brooke Funeral Home of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

Mary Evelyn Bortolazzo Morrison
TRINITY – Mary Evelyn Bortolazzo Morrison, 81, of Trinity died Thursday, May 31, 2007, in Trinity.
She was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Mineral Wells, the daughter of Jesse and Margaret Montgomery Calhoun.
Mrs. Morrison enjoyed dancing and was known as a devoted mother of her three sons.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Lawrence J. Bortolazzo; her parents; and a brother and sister.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Raulston Lee Morrison of Trinity; three sons and their spouses, Michael and Bobbie Morrison of Trinity, Phillip and Lynn Morrison of Trinity and Stephen and Kathy Morrison of Hanford, Calif.; three step-daughters, Judith Ryan of Las Vegas, Diane Hunn of California and Lori Davison of California; grandchildren, Kim and Chris Fitzgerald, Janet and William Murdock, Drew and Sheila Robb, Chase Robb, Nicki Morrison, Matt Morrison, Murphy and Jamie Morrison, Rodney and Clair Fitiausi; 13 step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Anna and Cooper Fitzgerald, Carson Murdock, Lacy Robb, Peyton Robb, Gracie Robb, Avah Morrison and Georgia Fitiausi; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Lewis Mortilee Johnson
TRINITY – Graveside services for Lewis Mortilee Johnson, 69, of Onalaska were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at the Carlisle Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Johnson officiating.
Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, May 15, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 4, 1939, in Trinity and was known as a honest, generous and compassionate man. He love his ever present puppy, “Little Man,” as well as the company of friend and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Nellie Viola Johnson; six brothers, Odell, Clyde, John D., Tom, Donald and Robert Johnson; and two sisters, Olla May Gray and Lois Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Callens Johnson of Onalaska; two sons, Martin Lee Johnson and Danny Lewis Johnson; a brother, Roscoe Johnson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements

Linda Sue Loving
TRINITY – Memorial services for Linda Sue Loving, 56, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the Trinity Funeral Home.
Mrs. Loving died Wednesday, May 30, in Conroe.
Born July 26, 1950, she was a 1968 graduate of Huntsville High School and in 1971 earned a degree as a registered nurse from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Ft. Worth.
She worked as an RN at Crown Home Health Care in Livingston and for many hospitals, included the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Huntsville Memorial, East Texas Medical Center – Trinity, Avalon Place nursing home in Trinity, Herman Memorial – The Woodlands and Virginia Mason in Seattle, Wash.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Buck Travis and Kendra Woodman of Cortez, Colo.; a sister, Patricia Tullos of Trinity; two grandsons, Beau Lowden and Heath Brecken of Colorado; a niece and her spouse, Kimberly and Jon Wheeless of Trinity; and a nephew and his spouse, Michael and Stacye Tullos of Trinity.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Fannie Mae Massie
TRINITY –Fannie Mae Hill Massie, 97, of Liberty died June 4, 2007, in Liberty.
No services are planned.
She was born July 17, 1909, in Wills Point and was a retired hotel clerk.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Julia and Chuck Pruden; three grandchildren, Michael, Sheila and Ann; and five great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Robbie Mae McCarley
TRINITY – Robbie Mae McCarley, 83, of Trinity died Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
She was born July 28, 1923.
Mrs. McCarley was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Trinity, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She also served the church as Sunday School superintendent and as a member of the church board.
She was a past Citizen of the Year in Trinity  and was awarded the Community Builder Award for distinguished service and personal contributions by the Joe Werner Masonic Lodge No. 553.
She was named as Volunteer of the Year several times for her over 9,000 hours of community volunteer work.
She also was a member of the Eastern Star, the Trinity Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society and Do-As-We-Please-Girls, the United Methodist Women, Trinity Athletic Booster Club, American Legion Auxiliary, the Daughters of the American Veterans and the Trinity Fair Association.
She served as an ombudsman at the Avalon Place nursing home in Trinity and was named as the Texas Ombudsman of the Year in 1994.
Mrs. McCarley was a past president of the Trinity Chapter of the AARP and volunteered weekly at the Martin Senior Center.
Her devotion to volunteer service will continue to live on through the Houston and Robbie McCarley Community Service Scholarship Endowment at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The endowment will award scholarships to deserving students in return for their volunteer service.
Mrs. McCarley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Houston McCarley; two brothers, J.B. Maynard and Otis Maynard; and a sister, Georgia Chernosky.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, G. Scott and Mary McCarley; a daughter and her spouse, Debi and Greg Wilmeth; three grandchildren and a spouse, Cari Gilbert, John Scott Wilmeth and Katie and Jason Phelps; and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Houston and Robbie McCarley Community Service Scholarship, P.O. Box 2537, Huntsville, Texas 77341.

Billie Floye Pillows
GROVETON – Services for Billie Floye Pillows, 76, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Morris officiating.
Burial followed at Moore Cemetery.
Mrs. Pillows died Saturday, June 2, in Groveton.
She was born March 2, 1931, in Nacogdoches and was a retired cosmetologist. She was a member of the Baptist church and served on the Centerville School Board for 23 years.
Mrs. Pillows was preceded in death by a son, Earl Ray Mericle; and her parents, Henry and Gracie Herris Morris.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Pillows Jr., of Groveton; four children and their spouses, Preston and Mary Mericle of Livingston, Billie and James White of Trinity, Floye Hall of Thibodaux, La., and Gleen Pillows of Trinity; a brother, Morris Hilton of Shertz; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Shane Pillows, Judd Pillows, Kenneth Fry, Kevin Fry, Sherwood Forrest and Travis Forrest. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Geneva Ann Redden
GROVETON – Services for Geneva Ann Redden, 56, of Nacogdoches were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bro. Calvin Kersh officiating.
Burial followed in New Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Redden died Wednesday, May 30, in Nacogdoches.
She was born July 24, 1950, in Cleveland and was employed as a deli clerk for Kroger. Mrs. Redden was a member of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hellen Pauline Rhoudes.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Redden of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Paula K. Redden and Waine L. Redden, both of Nacogdoches; a step-daughter and her spouse, Jean and Jimmy Wright of Lufkin; a brother and his spouse, Robert and LaDonna Rhoudes of Decatur; two sisters and their spouses, Mary and Bill Aaron of Nacogdoches and Barbara and Wilburn Runnels of Huntsville; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Robbie and James Duff of Lufkin, Wanda and Thomas Cooper of Stigler, Okla., and Edgar West of Groveton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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