Thelma L. East, 91, of Baytown, Texas, was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Spur and passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in a Baytown healthcare facility. She was a retired clerk with the Texas Department of Public Safety and was a member of the Mont Belvieu Outreach Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph East; son, Jerry East; and great-grandsons, Jeremy Martin and Jerry Hodge.

She is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, Luanne E. and Don Martin of Mont Belvieu, Tommy and Debbie East of Huttig, Ark., and Cheryl and Steven Foster of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Melanie Martin, Crystal and Tommy East and Jimmy Hodge; great-great-grandchildren, Jayce and Maddie Rose Martin; and brother, Jim Pete Hale of Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Spur City Cemetery in Spur, Texas, with Eric Swenson offciating.

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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521, (281) 422-8111.