Obituaries

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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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21
Jul

Jerry Hudson Wilson

Jerry Hudson Wilson, age 72, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Manassas, VA. He was born on February 13, 1944 to Vestle Edward and Frances Juanita (Hudson) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Genuine Cleaning; he served as a minister in the Church of Christ serving most recently the congregations in Waldorf, MD and Luray, VA. He is predeceased by his mother Frances J. Wilson and a brother: Wayne Wilson. Survivors include his father: Vestle Edward Wilson of Groesbeck, TX; his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Marlyn Wilson of Manassas, VA; one daughter: Cynthia Nicole Wilson of New Haven, CT; one brother: Henry Wilson and wife Judy of Gilmer, TX; one sister: Martha Saling and husband Jim of Groesbeck, TX; sister-in-law: Dorothy Wilson of Gilmer, TX and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA.

Thu
21
Jul

Gerilynn Norrid

Gerilynn Norrid, 68. The family and friends of Gerilynn Norrid, a Groesbeck resident, let her go with The Angelic Hosts on Wednesday, July 6, at The Groesbeck LTC. Graveside Services were held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Waco Memorial Park, 6623 S. I-35, Waco, Texas. Chaplain Karen Hulsey from the Mexia State Supported Living Center officiated. Gerilynn was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on September 19, 1947 to Leon Dawson Norrid and Alma Grace Manger Norrid. Those who will cherish her memory are her friends and the staff of Mexia State School Supported Living Center and Daybreak Community Services. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is providing the Final Care for Gerilynn Norrid. Visit our website:mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Thu
14
Jul

Vida Evelyn Hogan

Vida Evelyn Hogan, 97, of Thornton, passed away July 4, 2016 in Marlin, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with Mr. Floyd Stanley officiating. Interment followed in the Cobb Cemetery with Mike Brown, John Banks Campbell, Rand Bates, Kenneth Capps, Bill Jackson and Raymond Harlan serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held at 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton. Vida was born in the Honest Ridge community on June 25, 1919 to George and Hattie Brooks Jones. They moved to the Seale community when she was a small child. She attended school there but graduated from Marquez High School. Vida was a good student, always eager and quick to learn. When she graduated from Jr.

Thu
14
Jul

Cecil McDonald, Jr.

Cecil McDonald, Jr. passed away on July 8, 2016, at the age of 88, following a lengthy illness of reoccurring strokes. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery with Holloway Martin, Bill Hughes, Elmer Beene, Terry Lynn McDonald, Rick Sadler and Billie Gene “Scooter” McDonald serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James Shivers, Grady Masters and Arlie Vickery. Cecil was born on October 27, 1927 in Tehuacana Valley to Cecil McDonald, Sr. and Susie Black McDonald. He was a lifelong resident of the Shiloh, Mexia and Groesbeck areas, having moved away to Sweeney for only a brief period of time. Cecil was the oldest son in the family. He attended school in Shiloh but had to quit at an early age to help his mother take over the farm after his dad broke his back. Cecil met Wanda Lee Kennedy, in 1947, at Fort Parker and they married on November 8. 1947 in Shiloh.

Thu
14
Jul

Joy Stockton Cates

Joy Stockton Cates, age 79, passed away on Friday, July 8, at a nursing in League City. Joy was born on September 4, 1936, in Groesbeck to Clara and H. L. Stockton. She was the youngest child of ten children. Joy attended the Groesbeck schools from the first grade through the twelfth grade. She graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1955. She was very active in various school activities. In fact she was on the first GHS girls’ basketball team after that sport was reinstated at GHS in 1953.

Thu
14
Jul

Carolyn Sue Bates-Johnson

Carolyn Sue Bates Johnson, of Thornton, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Groesbeck LTC, at the age of 73. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 8, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Richard Williams and Bro. Cliff Fox of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck, and Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Burial followed at Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Bates, Dustin Bates, John Favors, Mike German, Chad German, and Jake German. Sue was born October 27, 1942 to Roy and Helen (Nettles) Bates in Thornton. She graduated from Thornton High School in 1961, and from Waco Cosmetology School. She worked all her adult life in beauty shops in Waco, Mart, and Groesbeck, and lived almost all of her adult life in Thornton.

Thu
14
Jul

Howard Roland Hyden

Howard Roland Hyden of Groesbeck died at the Limestone LTC on Wednesday morning July 6, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Howard was born in the Box Church community of Limestone County, Texas, on May 20, 1921. He was the son of Myrtie Wilkinson and Roland Hyden. He is survived by his wife Alta Waits Hyden and her children: Madlyn Heaton, Verna Hicks and Roger Waits. Howard is also survived by brother Rex Hyden and wife Cappie of Groesbeck with daughters Ricky, Janeese and Bonnie; brother Bailey Hyden and wife Patty of Edna with daughter Beverly and son Brian; Nelma Toney Wilkinson with daughter Moya Jan Wilkinson Green of Georgetown. Howard leaves behind a son, David L.

Thu
14
Jul

Betty Jean (Webster) Noel

Betty Jean (Webster) Noel, of Groesbeck, passed away at Groesbeck LTC on Monday, July 4, 2016, at age 61. Betty was born in Marlin on October 25, 1954 to John Webster, Jr. and Ola Mae Lummus Webster. She grew up in the Prairie Point community, attended school in Groesbeck, and lived in the Groesbeck area all her life. She was a member of the Prairie Point Baptist Church. Betty Jean was united in marriage with Johnnie Russell  “Russ” Noel on December 25, 1976 in the Prairie Point Baptist Church. Two sons, Eric and Christopher were born, and Betty dedicated her life to her husband and sons.

Thu
30
Jun

Thomas Chadwick Clancy

Thomas Chadwick Clancy of Dallas passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home in Dallas at the age of 47. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tracy Sims and Marty Clancy officiating. Burial followed at Faulkenberry Cemetery. Chad was born in Lamesa, TX to Thomas Ray and Billie Ruth Clancy on August 28, 1968, the younger of two other siblings. Growing up and throughout adulthood Chad always enjoyed riding dirt bikes and motorcycles and always had one. He also was very talented in creating crosses with driftwood as well as various other designs.He was also an avid drummer from an early age.

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