Obituaries

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04
Sep

Garilyn Hutchinson

A woman filled with joy. A woman filled with love. A woman whose heart was strong, now shines from up above. Garilyn Hutchinson (Gari Lynn or Goo) 65 of Groesbeck, TX entered into her eternal home on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was surrounded by her loved ones when she took her last breath at Temple Scott and White Hospital. The most cherished people in her life where her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter and close family and friends. Garilyn was born July 10, 1949 to Gary and Nita Gay in Teague, TX. She was not the only child. She grew up with her sister Donna and brother Rusty. She attended Teague ISD and fi nished school in Groesbeck, TX. Garilyn married Grandvel Hutchinson in 1983 while living in Midland, TX and working for Claydesta Corporation. During their marriage they had two beautiful daughters.

Thu
04
Sep

Gary Butler

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Gary Butler, 57, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00AM until 7:00PM, Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00AM, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 814 Martin Luther King, Wortham, Texas with Rev. John Delancey, Pastor, offi ciating. Rev. Rodney K. Jackson, First Christian Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Texas will serve as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Gary L. Butler was the last child of George and Sarah Burks Butler and was born in Wortham, Texas. He grew up in Wortham, Texas and attended the public schools there. He was baptized in the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. Gary attended Sunday School and was a member of the Church Choir at Beulah.

Thu
04
Sep

Frank Oliver Seay, MD

Frank Oliver Seay, of Dallas, 90, passed away in his sleep July 26, 2014. He was born October 15, 1923 at 8 a.m. at home in Groesbeck, Texas to Mary Oliver Seay and Lewis Martin Seay, Sr. He had an older brother by seven years, Lewis Martin Seay, Jr. Frank attended grade school and high school in Groesbeck, where he was salutatorian of his graduating class of 1941 and was awarded the Science Medal. In high school, he played the trumpet in the band all four years and was on the tennis team. Frank was president of his class all four years, as well as yearbook editor for two years. After high school, Frank attended Baylor University as a pre-med student and was in the Navy college reserve. Doctors were needed during WWII, so the Navy sent him to SMU where Frank met Nancy Louise Weakley, the love of his life, on her fi rst day at SMU at a mixer. He was an upperclassman attending SMU on a threeyear program to expedite his advancement to Baylor Medical School in Houston.

Thu
04
Sep

Emory L. Hunt

Emory L. Hunt 59 of Thornton died Tuesday August 5, 2014 at LTC Nursing home in Groesbeck. Memorial services to be held Saturday, September 6 at 10 AM, Kosse Cemetery, family and friends officiating. Emory was born August 1, 1955, the only child of Richard and Mildred Hunt, in Pasadena, Texas. He lived most of his life in Thornton following the death of his father, at the age of eight. Preceded in death by his father Richard Hunt in 1964 and his loving mother Mildred Hun in 2012. He is survived by his aunt Mrs. Jean Meyer of Marquez, two cousins Carolyn Railsack and husband James of Kosse, Becky Sherrill of Houston, both regarded as sisters, and other relatives, and long life friends from his home community of Thornton.

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.

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