Obituaries

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.

Thu
28
Aug

Gonzala Reyes

Gonzala Reyes, of Mexia, passed away at The Bowie House on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at age 67, following a battle with cancer for the past two years. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Monte Carmelo Church in Groesbeck, with Pastor Pedro Aguirre offi ciating. Burial followed in the Mexia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick Dixon, Jason Taylor, Gilberto Reyes, Jr., C. J. Taylor, Jonathan Rivera, and Greg Reyes, III. Andrew Reyes and Seth York served as Honorary Pallbearers. Gonzala was born November 30, 1946 in Groesbeck to Gregorio Reyes, Sr. and Ruperta (Rodriguez) Reyes. She grew up living part of her younger years in Groesbeck, and later Mexia, and graduated from Coolidge High School in 1966. After working for some years at the furniture factory in Mexia and Gibson’s, Gonzala attended school for two years in Fort Worth, where she was trained in bookkeeping.

Thu
28
Aug

Alfred Clifford McCurry

Alfred Clifford McCurry, of the Seale community, passed away on Tuesday, August 19,2014, at Windsor Healthcare  Residence, at age 92. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Bill Sutton offi ciating. Burial followed in the Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Aaron Mc-Curry, Adam McCurry, Ryan McCurry, David Wheeler, Joe Freeman, and Elbert “Butch” Hughes. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Turner, John Turner, John Thompson, and J. W. Shields. Alfred was born September 27, 1921 to Curtis Alfred McCurry and Ellen Rebecca (Reeves) McCurry in Lindale, TX. He grew up in Wapanucka, OK. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corp. and trained as a cook in their baking school. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, he volunteered and enlisted in the Air Force. He served as “First Cook” stateside for two years in the Southern Pacifi c Command Operations, where Ronald Reaganwas his commanding officer  for part of the time.

Thu
28
Aug

Edgar Allen Morton

Edgar Allen Morton, age 88, passed away on August 18, 2014. He was born on May 29, 1926, in De Leon, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Barney Morton and Reecy Marie Sadler Morton. Edgar (Ed) graduated from Groesbeck High School, then from Texas A&M College in 1946. He and his wife, Mary Alice, were married on February 17, 1946. He served in the Army Air Corps towards the end of WWII. He also attended law school at SMU in Dallas for two years. Ed worked in the oil and gas industry for many years. He worked for Atlantic Richfi eld, as vice president for Coastal States, as president of Border Exploration, and for Garnet Resources. He worked as a landman for many years and negotiated oil and gas concessions in the United States and in many countries internationally, including Papua New Guinea, Russia, Greece, Australia, Mauritania, and China. After retirement he did oil and gas consulting for several years.

Thu
28
Aug

Pamela Jean Pierce

Pamela Jean Pierce passed away at her home on Thursday, August 21,2014. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 25, 2014 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Hospice Chaplain Bob Harr from Waco offi ciating, and music provided by Mrs. June Wietzikoski. Burial followed in Fort Parker Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Mark Ralls, Anthony Wietzikoski, Michael Tooke, Tracy Tooke, Walter Hewitt, Teddy Smith, Clint Mayhugh, and Jeremy Coslin. Pam was born September 19, 1943 to Earl Eugene George and Wilma Lee George in Waco, where she also grew up and attended school. She worked earlier in her life as a nursing aide in the hospital and nursing homes. She met Paul William “Pete” Pierce while he was stationed at Fort Hood. They were married and one child was born. She and Pete started their own trucking company in Oklahoma, driving mobile home “toters.” Pam moved to Groesbeck in 1983. She and her son Chris drove trucks as a team for two years making long-haul cross country trips.

Thu
21
Aug

Juanda Jean “Jeanie” Brown

Juanda Jean “Jeanie” Brown, of Groesbeck, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at Limestone Medical Center, at age 85. Graveside services were held on Saturday at Faulkenberry Cemetery, with Dr. Tod Tanner offi ciating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Andrew Douthit, Taylor Douthit, and Leon Gil, and her long-time friends, Sonny Jones, Warren Allred, Wendel Tooke, and Jessie Jackson. Jeanie was born June 8, 1929 to Oscar Pitts and Pauline Thornton Pitts in Groesbeck. She grew up in Shiloh and graduated from Mexia High School. She began her fi rst career after high school by running for the office of Limestone County District Clerk, and won. She was proud of her four years served as District Clerk. She later married and began raising her family before going to college at Stephen F. Austin University while the family was living in Nacogdoches. She earned a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, and began her longtime career as an educator.

Thu
21
Aug

Jean Aman Wright

Jean Aman Wright, 94, claimed her hope of Glory on August 13, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Wright; brother, Bernice Aman; sisters, Claudine Aman, and Tommie Norris. Jean is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Bishop and husband Bob Bishop; by her son, Mark Wright and wife Pat Wright; grandchildren, Dr. Micah Bishop and wife Dr. Aubrey Bishop, Jaime Thornton and husband Dr. Matt Thornton, Seth Wright and fi ancé Kari Thornton, and Sara Rodgers; one greatgrandson, Harrison Rodgers. Jean was born October 10, 1919 in Thornton, Texas to parents Clovis and Ellen Aman. She grew up in the community until she moved to Mexia, Texas where she met her husband Andrew. They were married on June 1, 1940, and she remained in Mexia working at The Mexia Daily News as a Typesetter and nanny while Andrew served in World War II. They moved to Pasadena, Texas in 1946, where Andrew began working at Champion Paper International.

Thu
21
Aug

Paul Nolan Gregory, Sr.

Paul Nolan Gregory, Sr. was born December 3, 1931 and died August 12, 2014 at the age of 82. Paul grew up in Groesbeck, Texas. He attended Baylor and the University of Texas. He moved to Dallas where he was in the banking business for 40 years. A member of Idlewild Club and charter member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Adair Schneider Gregory, two sons; Ted Gregory, Andrew Gregory and wife Ashley four grandchildren and one sister June Parker of Groesbeck. Paul is preceded in death by brothers Bill and Clyde Gregory and son Nolan. A memorial service was held at Park Cities Presbyterian Church 2:30 p.m. Friday and a reception followed. Arrangements were under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.

Thu
14
Aug

Katherine “Kathy” Ann Connell

Mrs. Katherine “Kathy” Ann Connell, age 54, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Tyler. She was born December 25, 1959 in Mexia and was a long time member of the community. Survivors include husband, Bob Connell of Lovelady; sons, Billy Connell and wife Leslie of China Spring, Gus Connell of Lovelady; daughters, Emily Connell of Lovelady, Rachel Connell of Lovelady; daughterin- law, Elizabeth Gambill; grandchildren, Jacob Elting, Jessica Connell, Aiden Elting, Taylor Connell, Brittani Gambill, Cade Gambill; other family members and a host of friends. Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, James and Altha Lee Dease; sons, Allen Connell, Lee Connell; and daughters, Laurel Connell, and Sarah Connell. Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Connell were held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey offi - ciating. Interment followed in Connell Cemetery in Thornton. Condolences for Mrs.

Wed
06
Aug

William Archie Parks

William Archie Parks, of Lake Limestone, passed away at Providence Health Center in Waco on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at age 84. Services were held on Friday, August 1, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Johnny Layton offi ciating. Burial followed in Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were William (Chad) Parks, B. J. Rudder, Brent Rudder, Cody Langley, Keith Thompson, and Greg Thompson. Archie was born October 22, 1929 to Bernard and Maudie Rae Parks in Silsbee, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Archie served in the U. S. Army from 1948 through 1952, with time spent in both North and South Korea, which included two miserable winters through 1950 to 1952. He was one of seven who volunteered to train for bomb disposal, was also a diver, and ended his service as Master Sergeant. He was proud to say that they did not lose any of his fellow soldiers during his service period. Archie worked 32-1/2 years for Shell Chemical in Deer Park.

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