Pauline Parker Moore
February 9, 2004
Graveside services for Pauline Parker Moore 86, were held Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 2:00 PM in the Glenwood Cemetery with Bro. Neil Kemper officiating. Pauline Parker Moore was born July 23, 1917 in Trinity County, Texas and passed away Monday, February 2, 2004 in Kilgore, Texas. She is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-law: Linda & Charles Hickerson of Kilgore, Texas; 3 Grandchildren and 7 Great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: Husband: L.P.Moore in 1991. Mrs. Moore was affiliated with the Church of Christ and a resident of Kilgore, Texas formerly of Groveton, Texas. She was a housewife. Groveton Funeral Home, Directors in charge of services.
Wallace W. Lankford
February 9, 2004
Funeral services for Wallace W. Lankford, 81, of Groveton were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2004 in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Jones, Bro. William Roberson and Bro. Roger Floyd officiating. Interment followed in the Trevat Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Lankford was born March 9, 1922, in Trinity County Texas, the son of the late Bessie (Hollis) and Hurbert Lankford, Sr., and he passed away Sunday, January 25, 2004, in a local hospital.
Mr. Lankford was a loving, caring husband and father. He was retired from the shipping department at Lufkin Industries. He was also a farmer, rancher and faithful member of the Church of Christ at Trevat. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by: His loving Wife of 60 years, Ruth Lankford of Groveton; Son and Daughter-in-law: Ted A. and Charlene Lankford of Lufkin; Daughters and Sons-in-law: Jozy and Roy Truss of Lufkin and Sandy and Don Hensley of Round Rock; 6 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Hubert Lankford, Jr. and Jean of Lufkin, Roy and Dorothey Lankford of Lufkin and Hilton and Pat Lankford of Dixon, CA.; Sister: Fannie Perry of Lufkin; and sister and Brother-in-law: Annette and Sonny Sowell of Nacogdoches; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family of Mr. Lankford wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Sean M. Moran and his staff for their care.
Pallbearers: Barrett A. Lankford, Douglas A. Lankford, Rory Truss, Blake Thornton, Jason Lankford, Greg King and Wes King. Honorary pallbearer will be his grandson, Jonathan Hensley.
Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Directors of Lufkin in charge of services.
Jap Alton Bennett
February 9, 2004
Funeral services for Jap Alton Bennett, 76 of Houston, Texas were held Monday, January 26, 2004, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Lufkin, Texas at 11:30 A.M. Interment followed at Bennett Cemetery in Apple Springs.
Jap Alton Bennett was born June 6, 1927 in Apple Springs, Texas, went to be with his Lord on January 22, 2004. Affectionately known as “ Benny the Barber”, Jap owned and operated a barber shop in downtown Houston for over 50 years. A lifelong Mason, 32nd Degree, he spent countless hours helping others.
Mr. Bennett is survived by: Daughters: Janice Bennett and Donna Bennett; Son, Gary Bennett; 4 Grandchildren; 4 Sisters: Linnie Bagwell, Mary Ruth Wilkins, Emma Jane Richardson and Vinnie Smith.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Janice Bennett and Grandson Justin Bennett.
Forest Park East Funeral Home and Gipson Funeral Home of Lufkin in charge of services.
Harrison Joseph Martell
TRINITY -- A memorial service for Harrison Joseph Martell, 82, of Trinity was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church in Trinity.
Mr. Martell died Saturday, Oct. 11, at his residence.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Martell served his country for eight years and achieved the rank of ensign. Before his retirement, he worked as a computer engineer for IBM, Litton and RCA.
He and his late wife, Lois Martell, retired to Trinity in 1989. While residing here, he enjoyed many beautiful sunrises and sunsets from his boat while fishing the waters of Lake Livingston. His hobby was repairing and restoring antique furniture and he was known as an antique furniture historian.
Survivors include seven children and their spouses, Roger and Margaret Crocker Martell, Barbara Martell, Thomas and Lisa Martell, Jeffrey and Cathy Martell, John and Donna Gordon Martell, Lynn and Phillip Morrison and Kristin and Michael Hicks; seven brothers and sisters, Don Martell, Dave Martell, Irene Money, Dora Boyle, Janet Strombeck, Margaret Feichtner and Audrey Holmes; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ludwig; 18 grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberley Martell, Jonathan Martell, Nicole Morrison, Matthew Morrison, Murphy Morrison, Roger and Alex Martell, Timothy Martell, Scott and Emily Martell, Seth Martell, Jordan Martell, Jeremy Martell, Chelsey and Matt Whimmer, Shelby Hicks and Lauren Hicks; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Joseph Gean Singletary
TRINITY -- Services for Joseph Gean Singletary, 78, of Sebastopol were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, in the Friendship Harbor Church with Bro John Budd and Bro. Lonnie Crawford officiating.
Burial followed in the Chita Cemetery.
Mr. Singletary died Monday, Oct. 6, in Huntsville.
He was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Mart and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as a mechanic in the trucking industry and was a member of the Friendship Harbor Church in Sebastopol.
Survivors include his wife of more than 61 years, Mable Bollier Singletary; three children and a spouse, Barbara and Tommy Koler, Jimmy Joe Singletary and Glenda Ruth Gruber; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Martha Singletary; a sister, Ina Fowler; grandchildren, Rodney and Ladana, Alice and Tim, Rebecca and Frank, Bradley and Valerie and Dwayne; and seven great-grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Oma Beatrice Smith
TRINITY -- Services for Oma Beatrice Smith, 99, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church.
Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Smith died Friday, Oct. 10.
She was born March 18, 1904, in Angelina County, the daughter of the late James Henry and Emma Viola Morrow Hartnett. She was married to John Jefferson Smith on the Eastham Prison Farm on Nov. 10, 1923 and together they raised seven children.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, several of whom she helped rear. She worked as a private duty nurse until the age of 80 and enjoyed playing 42 and Mexican Train.
She was known for her love of her family, her love of cooking and her love for the annual family reunions at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She also was known to be a faithful, Christian woman.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James C. "Red" Smith and Johnny T. and Martha Smith; a daughter, Linda Arnold; a sister, Erma Andrews; two daughters-in-law, Edna Earl Smith and Juanita Stark; 14 grandchildren, Neal, Jan, Jimmy, John, Jeff, Rickey, Kelly, Vicki, Bobby, Jamie, Greg, Teresa, William and John; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
The Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
George Anthony Watson
GROVETON -- George Anthony Watson, 38, of Trinity died Oct. 12, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Polk County.
There will be no services for Mr. Watson at this time.
He was born Nov. 29, 1964, in Paris Texas.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Watson; and his step-father, Cecil Griffith.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Griffith; his father, George Watson; a sister, Carmen Watson, his fiancee, Tamara Johnson; and three nieces and nephews, Cassie Reed, Justin Reed and Tawny Watson.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Groveton was handling the arrangements.
Lois Baker Turner
CROCKETT -- Services for Lois Baker Turner, 87, of Ratcliff were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in the Ratcliff Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Wooley officiating.
Burial followed in the Ivie Cemetery.
Mrs. Turner died Monday, Sept. 29, in Houston.
She was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Ozark, Ark., and had resided in Ratcliff for most of her life. She was retired from the U.S. Forest Service where she worked in maintenance with a senior citizen work program.
Mrs. Turner was a member of the Ratcliff Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Adolphus Baker and Chester Turner; and by seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and O'Neil Miles of Trinity and Kay and Thomas Wolter of Houston; a son, Clayton Baker of Ratcliff; a step-daugher and her spouse, Carol and Tommy Williams of Lufkin; a step-son, Leon Turner of Crockett; a sister, Eula Jean Eckert of Mineral Wells; a brother, Henry A. Parker of San Angelo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ratcliff Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1586, Ratcliff, Texas 75858 or to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcomb Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.
Felton "Honey" Wingwood
CROCKETT -- Services for Felton "Honey" Wingwood, 88, of Trinity were held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Lovelady with pastor the Rev. Lawrence Sowells, and the Rev. S.R. Dominique officiating.
Burial followed in the Fodice Cemetery in Lovelady.
Mr. Wingwood died Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Trinity.
He was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Lovelady, the son of the late Napoleon and Bertha Medlock Wingwood. At an early age, he joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was an active member.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Wingwood; a sister, Ruby Masters; and one granddaughter, Wanda Kay Stubblefield.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Morning Wingwood of Trinity; a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Bridgett Wingwood of El Paso; five daughters and a son-in-law, Vanettia Holman, Marie Stubblefield, MayNell and All Stewart of Trinity, Angela Pleasant and Brenda Ervin Purvis of Crockett; three sisters, Johnnie Spillar and Rosie Minor of Lovelady and Nell Wingwood of Nacogdoches; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
McClain-Clebourn Funeral Service directed the arrangements.
Kimberly Jayne Dixon Allen
TRINITY -- Services for Kimberly Jayne Dixon Allen, 44, of Trinity were held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Burial followed in the Taylor Cemetery near Trinity.
Mrs. Allen died Monday, Sept. 22, at Avalon Place nursing home in Trinity following a long illness.
She was born Dec. 5, 1958, in Houston, the daughter of James R. and Jeannie Hopkins Dixon. Mrs. Allen was known for her love of life and was employed in the school cafeteria in Trinity before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2001.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack; and a sister, Brenda.
Survivors include a son, Carlton Scott Allen; her mother, Jean Dixon; her father and step-mother, James R. and Jerry Dixon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rusty and LeeAnn Word and Jamie and Tiffany Dixon; a sister, Tracey Dixon; three step-brothers; two step-sisters; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.
Robert T. "Bob" Meador
PALESTINE -- Services for Robert T. "Bob" Meador, 66, of Elkhart were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the Bailey and Foster Funeral Home Chapel in Palestine with Bro. Mike Loftin officiating.
Mr. Meador died Monday, Sept. 22, at his residence.
He was born July 24, 1937, in Jacksonville, the son of Joseph Benjamin and Helen McCalley Meador. Mr. Meador was a former resident Trinity where he owned and operated a convenience store for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Michael Ray Meador, in 1977.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Kay W. Meador of Elkhart; three daughters, Lisa Stembridge of Elkhart, Karen Covington of Rusk and Bobbi Gale Denman of Palestine; four sons, Ronnie Meador of Elkhart, Truman Scarbrough Jr. of Southport, Fla., William Perry Scarbrough of Alvin and David Aaron Scarbrough of Katie; three sisters, JoAnn Boyce of Longview, Janie Matthews of Porter and Nadine Ridenower of Buffalo; three brothers, Billy Meador of Grapeland and Floyd Meador and James Meador, both of Elkhart; and 16 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Palestine Cancer Center or Hospice of East Texas.
Bailey and Foster Funeral Home of Palestine directed the arrangements.