Obituaries

Thu
18
Sep

Micheal “Mike” Charles Howard

Thu
11
Sep

William Paul James

William Paul James, of Mexia, passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco on Saturday, August 6, 2014, at age 71, following a brief illness and declining health for the past year. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with John Carabin and David McDaniel offi ciating. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradley, Chris Bradley, Nick Chamberlin, Kelly Kilpatrick, Kaleb Rosales, and Colby Owen. Honorary pallbearers will be Branson James, Zackary James, Marvin Krauss, Ethan Chamberlin, Travis Chamberlain, and Steven Shields. Paul was born October 7, 1942 in the Greenfi eld community of Arkansas to Frank James and Elsie Shrout James. He grew up on a farm, and the thirteen children all worked; Paul was picking cotton at age 7. He attended school in that area and in Harrisburg. Paul served in the U. S. Army from 1961 through 1964 and was stationed in Germany.

Thu
11
Sep

David Bradley Bumpurs

David Bradley Bumpurs, of Houston, passed away August 31, 2014, in Houston, at age 58. Funeral services wereheld on Thursday, September  4, 2014 at the Oletha Baptist Church, with Reverend Bill Sutton offi ciating. Burial followed in the Seale Round Prairie Cemetery. The pallbearers were Thomas E. Grimes, R. Branden Grimes, A. Keegan De Simone, Jacob B. Bumpurs, Daniel A. Casares, and David Rusty Moore. David was born April 21, 1956 to Roman Edward Bumpurs and Mary Lou McCown Bumpurs in Houston. He worked for the Department of Corrections for several years. David was preceded in death by his father, Roman Edward Bumpurs; step-mother, Margaret Bridges Bumpurs; sister, Patricia D. Bumpurs; brother, Harold Haywood Bumpurs; and nephews, James Edward Bumpurs, Jr., L. Randall (Randy) Bumpurs, and Eric Casares. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Bumpurs of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, James Edward and Betty Bumpurs, Sr.

Thu
11
Sep

Michael Frank Jordan

Michael Frank Jordan, 75, passed away September 1, 2014 at his home near Thornton, Texas. He was born on August 1, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Frank Nelson and Margaret I. Killinger Jordan. He retired, after working as an electrician for many years on a test site in Nevada. Michael also worked for The Wink, a family owned Bar-B-Q business. Working and providing for his family was an important way of life for him. He loved his wife, children and those “special” grandchildren. When the opportunity permitted, Michael enjoyed fi shing with his friends and hunting with his sons and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Tony Lena. Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara Jordan of Thornton; children, Cynthia J.

Thu
04
Sep

Nela Faye Brown

Nela Faye Brown, of Groesbeck, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Providence Health Center in Waco, following a very briefillness, and with her loving family at her side. She was 83. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Faulkenberry Cemetery. Reverend Nathaniel Bedford and her nephew, Dennis Wilson will offi ciate. Nela Faye was born December 27, 1930 to Earl Kempner Wilson and Linnie Raye (Patterson) Wilson in Ben Hur, one of eight children. She went to school in Groesbeck, and then went to work at Evans Corner Drug. She worked with the pharmacist and was also a soda jerk, but since she was short, she had to have boxes built for her to stand on. Nela Faye was united in marriage with Robert Garland Brown on December 24, 1949 at Groesbeck, after they had met at Evans Corner Drug.

Thu
04
Sep

Garilyn Hutchinson

A woman filled with joy. A woman filled with love. A woman whose heart was strong, now shines from up above. Garilyn Hutchinson (Gari Lynn or Goo) 65 of Groesbeck, TX entered into her eternal home on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was surrounded by her loved ones when she took her last breath at Temple Scott and White Hospital. The most cherished people in her life where her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter and close family and friends. Garilyn was born July 10, 1949 to Gary and Nita Gay in Teague, TX. She was not the only child. She grew up with her sister Donna and brother Rusty. She attended Teague ISD and fi nished school in Groesbeck, TX. Garilyn married Grandvel Hutchinson in 1983 while living in Midland, TX and working for Claydesta Corporation. During their marriage they had two beautiful daughters.

Thu
04
Sep

Gary Butler

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Gary Butler, 57, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00AM until 7:00PM, Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00AM, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 814 Martin Luther King, Wortham, Texas with Rev. John Delancey, Pastor, offi ciating. Rev. Rodney K. Jackson, First Christian Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Texas will serve as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Gary L. Butler was the last child of George and Sarah Burks Butler and was born in Wortham, Texas. He grew up in Wortham, Texas and attended the public schools there. He was baptized in the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. Gary attended Sunday School and was a member of the Church Choir at Beulah.

Thu
04
Sep

Frank Oliver Seay, MD

Frank Oliver Seay, of Dallas, 90, passed away in his sleep July 26, 2014. He was born October 15, 1923 at 8 a.m. at home in Groesbeck, Texas to Mary Oliver Seay and Lewis Martin Seay, Sr. He had an older brother by seven years, Lewis Martin Seay, Jr. Frank attended grade school and high school in Groesbeck, where he was salutatorian of his graduating class of 1941 and was awarded the Science Medal. In high school, he played the trumpet in the band all four years and was on the tennis team. Frank was president of his class all four years, as well as yearbook editor for two years. After high school, Frank attended Baylor University as a pre-med student and was in the Navy college reserve. Doctors were needed during WWII, so the Navy sent him to SMU where Frank met Nancy Louise Weakley, the love of his life, on her fi rst day at SMU at a mixer. He was an upperclassman attending SMU on a threeyear program to expedite his advancement to Baylor Medical School in Houston.

Thu
04
Sep

Emory L. Hunt

Emory L. Hunt 59 of Thornton died Tuesday August 5, 2014 at LTC Nursing home in Groesbeck. Memorial services to be held Saturday, September 6 at 10 AM, Kosse Cemetery, family and friends officiating. Emory was born August 1, 1955, the only child of Richard and Mildred Hunt, in Pasadena, Texas. He lived most of his life in Thornton following the death of his father, at the age of eight. Preceded in death by his father Richard Hunt in 1964 and his loving mother Mildred Hun in 2012. He is survived by his aunt Mrs. Jean Meyer of Marquez, two cousins Carolyn Railsack and husband James of Kosse, Becky Sherrill of Houston, both regarded as sisters, and other relatives, and long life friends from his home community of Thornton.

Thu
28
Aug

Pamela “Pam” Leigh Peters

Pamela “Pam” Leigh Peters, age 58 of Kosse, Texas, went to be with The Lord on August 16, 2014. A memorial service will beheld at First Baptist Church of Kosse on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11a.m. Pam was born on October 10, 1955 in Corona, California to Preston and Mildred Nunley. She was the middle sister to older brother, David Nunley, and younger sister, Sheri Nunley. She married John Peters, Jr. on November 9, 1985. She decided to make the move to Kosse with her family in 1995. While in Kosse, Pam was a stay-at-home mom and wife. She had a good heart. When asked by her daughters what she aspired to be when she was younger, her response was always, “A Mom.” She can also be remembered as a great lover of cats. Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Mildred Nunley, father-inlaw John “Danny” Peters, Sr., and sister-in-law Julie Munoz Reynosa. Memories of Pam will live on through her husband John Peters, Jr.

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