Obituaries

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.

Thu
23
Jun

Juanita Smith Wright

Juanita Smith Wright, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, and granny, passed away on June 16, 2019 at age 90 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Groesbeck, Texas on July 24, 1925 to Sylvester Smith and Annie Pearl Phillips Smith. She was preceded in death by her son, James “Jimmy” Tate, at age 3: husband, Lewis Harold Wright; brothers, Eugene, L.C. and Billy; and sisters, Beatrice, Geneva, Faye and Raynelle. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Brenda June Carlson and family, Steve, grandchildren, Andrea, Lisa, Shane, Karl, Anthony, Kimberly, Lane, Haley, John, Zoe, Paden, Skyler and Noah; son, Mark Harold Wright, and grandchildren, Becky, Wayne and Donnie; daughter, Mary Louise Strong, and family, Allen, son, Craig Michael Reed, grandchildren, Lewis, Lane, Logan, Jade, Patrick and Kynleigh.

Thu
23
Jun

Johnnie Bruce Scott Jr.

Johnnie Bruce Scott Jr., 86, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Laurel Land. Visitation: One hour prior to the service. John will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Lois Scott. John was the only child born to the late Johnnie and Ida Trotter Scott Sr. on May 9, 1930, in Mexia. He was raised in Groesbeck by his uncle and aunt, Earnest and Allie Trotter Webb after the death of his mother.

Thu
16
Jun

John Edsol Jarvis

John Edsol Jarvis, of Groesbeck, passed away at Groesbeck LTC on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with his wife and family at his side. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiated, assisted by Brother Bobby Ehler, and Mrs. Barbara Walker was the soloist. Burial followed in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marcus Hanna, Donald Broughton, James Broughton, Chris Henderson, Brandon Little, and David Hughes. John Edsol was born April 23, 1930 to John Avery Jarvis and Hettie Bell Williams Jarvis in Thornton, the youngest of four children. John’s father passed away when he was nine, and his mother married Henry Riley Rasco, who was a great part of his upbringing. He grew up at Davis Prairie and was a Thornton Tiger, graduating from Thornton High in 1947. John served a short tenure in the U. S. Navy right after school.

Thu
16
Jun

Violet Starline Nash

Violet Starline Nash passed into the arms of Jesus Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Waco. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 13, 2016 at Oakcrest Funeral Home in Waco and burial will be at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck at 2:30 PM. Visitation will be at OakCrest Sunday, June 12, from 3-5 PM. Starline was born April 7, 1922 at Box Church, Texas to Eva Jane Lankford Lenamon and Levi Thomas Lenamon. Star, as friends and family knew her, began her working life as assistant to the Limestone County Clerk. She left the Groesbeck area with her husband and lived in San Diego. They then moved to Louisville, KY where she rose early each day catching a bus, a streetcar and then a train and traveled to work across the state line in Indiana. They later moved to Houston. Later, Star moved to Fort Worth and worked for Purina Mills and General Dynamics. She eventually settled in Waco working first for the City of Waco and later for the VA Regional Office where she retired.

Thu
09
Jun

Noma Lee Wilkins

Noma Lee Clinton Wilkins passed away surrounded by her family at the Hospice unit at Hendricks Memorial Hospital in Abilene, TX at the age of 93. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Wilkins, and 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She was born on December 1, 1922 to Miriam and George Clinton in Merkle, Texas. She was the 6th of eight children. Mrs. Wilkins graduated from Abilene High School and went on to business school. She married Hollis Wilkins on May 5, 1948. They had two children, William George Wilkins and Sylvia Jane Wilkins Tull. Noma began her career in the optical field working for several optical shops in Abilene. She became a licensed Optician and opened her own optical shop in Abilene. She was very successful because she served her customers with honesty and attention to their needs. She and Hollis built their dream home in Hawley, TX in 1970. They loved living there where Hollis could fish from the Brazos River that ran behind their house.

Thu
09
Jun

Jimmy Blake Goodrich

Jimmy Blake Goodrich, of Groesbeck, passed away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at age 62. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tracy Sims and Sheriff Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in LaSalle Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Wilson, Russell deCordova, Ken Baker, Kevin Copeland, Jimmy Copeland, and Larry Stewart. Jimmy was born November 27, 1953 to Edward Homer Goodrich and Mary Rich (Hayes) Goodrich in Groesbeck. While he was growing up the family lived in Burnet and Conroe but moved back to Groesbeck where Jimmy attended high school and graduated in the Class of 1972. Jimmy grew up with an interest in agriculture, having his own cattle even while in school and working part-time at the Groesbeck Auction Barn.

Thu
09
Jun

Tyler Cole Mitchell

Tyler Cole Mitchell was born on December 31, 2002 in College Station Texas to Randy and Kelly Mitchell and big brother Garrett. He joined his dad in heaven in the early morning hours of May, 30, 2016.

Thu
09
Jun

Ollie Faye Chambers

Ollie Faye Chambers of Kosse, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Windsor Healthcare Residence, at age  90. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, with Rev. Jack Wren of the First Baptist Church of Kosse officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy O’Neal, Mike Baldwin, Bobby Joe Suttle, Douglas Jackson, Carl Thompson, and Toby Morvant. Faye was born to Everett Thompson and Elma Brown Thompson on March 2, 1926 in Kosse, the third of seven children. She grew up on the family farm at Head’s Prairie outside Kosse and attended Harmony School and Kosse High School. She was baptized at age 13 in the pond behind the Ebenezer Church. Faye moved to Houston while a young lady, and later she was united in marriage with Bruce Chambers while living in Houston. They moved to Jasper, where they lived until Bruce passed away in 1980. Faye moved back to Kosse in 1983, and made her home there until moving into the nursing home.

Thu
26
May

Sylvia Sue Thompson

Sylvia Sue Thompson, of Mexia, passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20, 2016, at age 80. Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, 2016, with Pastor Spain Trask of the First Assembly of God of Teague and her brother, Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawn Phillips, Ben Hardin, and Ron Jackson. The great grandsons and nephews were honorary pallbearers. Sue was born June 28, 1935 to Irving Randolph Youngblood and Irene Elizabeth Parks Youngblood in Morgan, Texas. She grew up in Morgan until the family moved to Fort Worth while she was in High School. Sue was united in marriage with B. W. Thompson in Fort Worth on November 14, 1953, and they continued to live in Fort Worth and Dallas for four more years, until moving to his home community of Farrar in Limestone County.

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