Obituaries

Thu
11
Aug

Jorilla “Jody” (Wardlow) Daily

Heaven became a happier place on August 5, 2016 when Jorilla “Jody” (Wardlow) Daily was welcomed by the Lord and her family in Jesus following a battle with bile duct cancer. While we grieve our loss, we celebrate her reunion with the Lord and family. The Lord gave Jody the breath of life on August 1, 1947 when born to TJ and Mattie (Anditon) Wardlow in Bay Springs, Mississippi. Her early years were spent in East Tennessee as they moved to various towns with her Dad’s road work. Millington, Tennessee is where they finally settled. Jody graduated from Millington High School in 1966 and her younger brother Kevin in 1971. Jody went on to finish an Associates Degree in Physical Education from Freed-Hardeman College in 1967 and Kevin graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1975. Shortly following Jody’s college graduation, she met Charles S. Daily Jr.

Thu
11
Aug

Wanda Lee Young

January 22, 1943 – August 4, 2016. Wanda Lee Young, 73, of Groesbeck, passed away August 4, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Thu
11
Aug

John Deen Rader

John Deen Rader of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco at age 85. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Rader, Jordan Rader, Doug Rader, Jon Pat Henry, Jay Hyde, and Brian Swick. G. Z. “Peaches” Stone will be honorary pallbearer. John Deen was born September 9, 1930 in Limestone County where he remained a life-long resident. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S.

Thu
04
Aug

Tom D. Kale

Tom D. Kale, 74, joined his heavenly father on July 27th after a gallant bout with various cancer illnesses for the last decade. Tom was born on Sunday, April 12, 1942, in Brownwood, Texas to Eunice Magnolia and Tom Paulser Kale. The family moved to Amarillo when Tom was a toddler. Tom graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960, and graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1973. Between high school and college Tom served his country for four years in the U. S. Navy. Tom served several institutions of higher education and the State of Texas.

Thu
04
Aug

Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Thompson) Phillips

Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Thompson) Phillips, of Mexia, passed away at Scott and White Healthcare in Waco on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at age 59. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Spain Trask of the Assembly of God Church of Teague, and her uncle, Pastor Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawnn Phillips, Ben Hardin, and Charlie Pickett. Her cousins will be honorary pallbearers. Deborah “Debbie” was born November 9, 1956 to B. W. and Sylvia Sue (Youngblood) Thompson in Dallas. She grew up in the Farrar community and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1975. She was a member of the Groesbeck Goat Band.

Thu
28
Jul

Willis Newman Webb

Willis Newman Webb, 79, of Lake Charles, LA, died Monday, July 18 in his residence. He was born at home near Teague on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1937. A previous life-long Texan, Webb “jumped the river” to Louisiana in 2012, following a 50 plus year career with newspapers. A 1960 graduate of the University of Houston, Webb began his editing/ publishing career as editor of his hometown newspaper. From there he went on to serve as editor/publisher for numerous Texas newspapers, with his last 16 years at The Jasper Newsboy. Basing his career on the belief that a weekly paper offers not only the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a community, but also a chance to participate in all aspects of the newspaper industry, Webb received countless state and national awards and honors for community service, news writing, editorials, columns, headline writing, photography, advertising design and layout and page design.

Thu
28
Jul

Emmett Lee Snipes

Mr. Emmett Lee Snipes, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 among loving family and devoted friends in the East Texas Medical Center of Fairfield. Services are pending at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington. Among his survivors are: His wife, Margaret Ransom Snipes of Fairfield. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Snipes Family. Visit our website: mooresangelicfuneralhome.

Thu
28
Jul

Alma Christine Gamble Padgett

Christine Gamble Padgett, 90, passed away July 20, 2016 in Mexia, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Mr. Larry Dickens and Mr. Joe Lucas officiating. Interment was in the Seale- Round Prairie Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her great-grandsons, Cody Cotton, Will Padgett, Jordan Padgett, Jackson Richardson, Zachery Richardson and Blake McDonald. Alma was born in Limestone County, Texas  on April 27, 1926 to Moses Marion and Nettie Lea Holt Gamble. With the exception of 17 years, due to her husband’s employment, she lived in the Mexia area. She graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1944. Alma married her lifelong partner, Herman O’Niel Padgett, Sr., on May 8, 1944 in Teague, Texas. After fulfilling her responsibilities of raising her children, Alma went to work at the Mexia State School, retiring after 20 years of service.

Thu
28
Jul

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall, of Groesbeck, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, passing away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, at age 55. Funeral services wiere held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Michael Nemec of Christ Lutheran Church of Hillsboro and Reverend Dr. Ray Ballmann of Word of Truth Lutheran Church of Glen Rose officiated, and Ms. Rebecca Fisher was the pianist. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leslie Keys, Jack Mauldin, Buster Horn, Judge Daniel Burkeen, Tom Fisher, and David Mason. The Home-School children of Tri-County Christian Home Educators were honorary pallbearers. Debbe was born November 3, 1960 in Mexia to Jerry Coleman and Vernell Sue Lenamond Coleman Lown. She grew up in Groesbeck and Thornton, graduating from Groesbeck High School in the Class of 1979, where she had participated in the GHS Band.

Thu
21
Jul

Arthur William “Bill” Smith

Arthur William “Bill” Smith, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at age 76. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Larry Wilson of the Davis Chapel Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Rockdale, where his parents are buried. Pallbearers will be Micah Morgan, Scott Smith, David Hughes, Mark Smith, Brian Swick, Marcus Hanna, Bobby Wilson, John Norman, Bob Waller, and Rawls King. Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Lodge #354, Groesbeck High School Class of 1961, the Dairy Queen coffee table group, the Waco Skeet and Trap Club friends, and in memory-his deceased friends, Dr. J. B. Riggs, Henry Cox, and Bradley Swick. Bill was born April 20, 1940 to Arthur M. and Lillian Smith in Rockdale. grade.

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