Obituaries

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03
Sep

Ruby Mae Mooney

Ruby Mae Mooney, born Feb 15, 1928 in Groesbeck Texas to George and Henrietta Mooney. As the Matriarch of her large diverse family, everyone knew they could go to Ruby for help and advice. Ruby loved to laugh and had an amazing sense of humor. We all loved to hear her tell stories of her youth, followed by her contagious laugh. Ruby passed away peacefully at home on August 24th, with her family by her side. She is survived by two sisters Vivian Dugar, Erma Allen; daughter Margie Wallace, 2 sons Willie Bryant Sr., Kirby Bryant; 5 Grandchildren, Weldon Bryant, Rodney McClain, Willie Bryant Jr. , Edward Bryant and Som Bubpala; 10 Great- Grandchildren and 2 Great- Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Bryant; daughter, Gloria (Bryant) McClain and her Great Grandson, Daniel J Bryant. Funeral arrangements handled by Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. For more information or to order fl owers please visit www. chapelofthechimesmortuary.com
Thu
03
Sep

Thomas Dwight Jones

Thomas Dwight Jones, 72, of Mexia, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Mexia on Aug. 21, 2015. Graveside services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at Lost Prairie Cemetery. Rev. Danny Niedecken officiated. Thomas was born July 28, 1943 in Personville, and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1961. He married Delilah in 1968, and together they raised two daughters. He was owner of Jones Upholstery Shop for 25 years, before retiring in 2005. Jones was preceded in death by his father, John Jones of Groesbeck. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Delilah Jones; mother, Marjorie Jones of Groesbeck; siblings, Billy Wayne Jones, Brenda Miller, Cherri Miller, Debbie Pope and Bob Jones; daughters, Stephanie Edwards of Mexia and Shauna Sullivan of Huffman; five grandchildren, Blake Edwards, Jackson Sullivan, Chelsea Edwards, Savannah Sullivan and Logan Edwards.
Thu
03
Sep

Dwane Reed

1923-2015. Dwane Reed passed away in Pasadena after a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the age of 92. He was born in the Fair Oaks Community, Texas, on August 7, 1923. Dwane retired after 39 years of service from the paper manufacturing industry. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army Air Corp in the Philippines. After his retirement, Dwane loved to ranch, garden, and square dance. Dwane was predeceased by his parents, Harvey lee and Icie Mae Reed; three brothers, Hollie, Harold, and Kenneth; as well as one son, Tracy Reed. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Florene, one son, Dennis (Patsy Ann), one granddaughter, Lindsey Ann Heintz (Jeramy), and one great-granddaughter, Hayden Ann. Dwane was a life member of South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena. He will be forever missed. The visitation was Saturday, August 29, at Grand View Funeral Home located at 8501 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a graveside service beginning at 11:00.

Thu
03
Sep

Maki McRey LeNoir

Thu
27
Aug

Stansyl McBay Watson

Mrs. Stansyl McBay Watson passed away August 18, 2015 in Waco. Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22nd at First Methodist Church in Groesbeck. She was born August 19, 1925 in Groesbeck  to Stanley A. McBay and Margaret Gibson McBay. In 1932 she began attending the Groesbeck schools and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1943. She was awarded the eighth grade American Legion Award in 1939, which coincidentally was signed by her future father-in-law, J. E. Watson. She attended Texas College for Women, now TWU, in Denton and graduated from Sam Houston State University  in 1948. She married James L. Watson of Groesbeck in 1946, and they shared sixty-three years of married life. They fell in love and decided to marry while corresponding during World War II, while he was serving in the United State Navy. She taught elementary school for over twenty years in Groveton, Killeen, Flat, and Trinity where she inspired many children to achieve their best.

Thu
27
Aug

Frances Loray Goodrich

Frances Loray Goodrich, 88, of Coolidge, passed away August 17, 2015 in Mexia. Graveside services were held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015 in the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Larry Holden offi ciating. Frances was born in Otto, Texas on October 16, 1926 to James Kelly and Ardurow  Glover Simmons. She worked for Varo, in Mexia, for a period of time, however, being a wife and mother took  presence over everything else; her family was her life. Frances was truly a good cook, although her family  (laughingly) gave her the title of “The Best Dressing Maker”, she was the only one they knew who added dill pickles to her dressing.  She loved humming birds and was a collector of all types of bird knickknacks. Frances and her husband, Clyde, loved fl owers and took great pride in working in their yard. They were so proud when they were awarded “The Yard of The Month” in Coolidge. Frances was a devoted Christian and a  longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Coolidge.

Wed
19
Aug

Mary Elizabeth Chastain

Mary Elizabeth Chastain of Groesbeck passed away Monday August 10, 2015 at Limestone Medical Center. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM on Friday August 21, 2015 in the Groesbeck Funeral
Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Nance offi ciating. Her family honored her request to be cremated. Mary was born on  November 16, 1934 in Cartersville, GA to Carl and Annie (Ayres) Davis and she was the youngest of 12 
siblings. She was a business woman in Houston for 55 years as an accountant for several worldwide corporations  before moving to Lake Limestone in 2003 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. That same year she  petitioned the National Red Hatter’s Association and was granted a license. She named it the Limestone  County Yellow Rose Red Hatter’s. Its members, years to present, reached 35 ladies who referred to her as Queen
Thu
13
Aug

Donald Ray “Don” Morton

Thu
06
Aug

Estelle M. Baldwin

Thu
06
Aug

Denise Gay Gillentine

Denise Gay Gillentine, 63, of Mexia, passed away July 30, 2015 in Waco. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Gray offi ciating. Interment was in
the Mexia Cemetery. Denise was born June 11, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Jerald Ray and Kathryn Sue Bell McHargue. She had been an accounting clerk for MHMR for 20 plus years. Denise’s love for God and her family were most important in her life.Christmas was her favorite holiday and she made it a huge event for her family. She lived her Christian faith as an active, longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Her hobbies consisted of 
watching movies, the Golden Girls and the Waltons. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerald R. McHargue. Denise is survived by her loving children, Matthew Isabell of Mexia and Rhonda Loeliger of Cedar Park;

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