Obituaries

Thu
19
May

Ronnie M. Wylie

Pharmacist Ronnie M. Wylie passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2016, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Corsicana on March 20, 1952, to Don and Betty Wylie. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1970, Navarro College in 1972, and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 1975. Over his more than forty years in pharmacy practice, he was associated with a number of pharmacies in the Corsicana area including his own pharmacy in partnership with John Collier. From the mid-1970’s he was a relief pharmacist at the Palace Drug in Teague for Bill Bowers and later James Branch until its closure. More recently he had been associated with Pharmacy Plus stores in Teague, Waco, China Spring, and, for the last two years, as pharmacist-in-charge of Pharmacy Plus in Groesbeck.

Thu
19
May

Pat Newsom

Pat Newsom went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. She had been battling advanced COPD and a heart condition for over a year. A celebration of life for Pat will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2015 at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Pat was born in Terrell, Texas on February 8, 1936 to Elmer L. and Lois Dean. She grew up and graduated from high school in Wylie, Texas. In 1957, she married Bill Newsom and moved to Waco where she was a secretary for Crestview ISD and also a loan officer for Educators Credit Union. In the late 1970’s, she and Bill opened the Village Drive-In Grocery in Mexia. They were, almost, famous for their delicious sandwiches and dip ice cream. Pat had an outgoing personality, always friendly and never met a stranger. She had time, or always took time, to visit with her customers, as well as assisting them in every way possible.

Thu
12
May

Agnes Marie Blalock

Agnes Marie Blalock of Groesbeck, went home to be with the Lord, passing away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at age 83. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Groesbeck, with Dr. Tod Tanner officiating. Music was provided by Brian and Laura Boecker and Robert McDougal. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Behringer, Mike McBay, Kim Harris, Eddie Armstrong, Bill Pitt, and Mitchell Kronwinkler. Agnes was born November 9, 1932 to Walter Hampton Gantt and Emma (Walker) Gantt at their home in the rural area of Limestone County near Farrar. She graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1950. Agnes met a young man from Buffalo named Lester Blalock on a blind date. She and Lester were united in marriage a few months later, on August 5, 1950, at the First Baptist Parsonage in Groesbeck.

Thu
12
May

Trenton Douglas Lenamond

Trenton Douglas Lenamond, of Groesbeck, passed away at Limestone Medical Center on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at age 36. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Church on the Rock in Groesbeck, with Pastor Billy Bever (Church on the Rock) and Minister Burnett “Mookie” Wallace (Sandy Church of God in Christ) officiating. Burial followed in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clint Winstead, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Bubba Wedgman, Heath Masters, Desi Lenamond, Jimmy Winstead, and Lance Pollard. Honorary pallbearers were Ramsey Smith, Eric Lundh, Ty Pagel, Clay Wimberly, Justin Duke, Ricky Williamson, Keith Ailes, Billy Williams, Darius Quinlan, Clint Bellah, Larry Thompson and Dusty Capps. Trent was born December 5, 1979 to Jimmy and La- Vaughn Lenamond in Corsicana, and attended Groesbeck High School.

Thu
12
May

Larry Wayne Wilson

1944 - 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Wayne on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Wayne is survived by two sons, Micah DeWayne Harden and Glenn Eldon Harden of Schulenburg, Texas and a daughter Rivka Dawn Press of Cincinnati, Ohio. Wayne will be forever missed by his cousins, Joy Priest and Sidney Kincannon and wife Barbara, and sister-in-law’s Patsy Wilson and Peggy Wilson along with numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Emma Eloise (Mangum) Wilson, and his brother Robert Wilson. His brother Vano Wilson of Houston, Texas passed away shortly after Wayne on April 29, 2016. Friends and family are cordially invited to a memorial celebration to be held at Waco Memorial Park located at 6623 S. IH- 35, Waco, TX 76706 on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at half past ten o’clock in the morning. Lunch will follow at the Smith Family Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Thu
12
May

Ewald I. “Bob” Schneider

Ewald I. “Bob” Schneider, of Otto, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2016. He passed away at home with his wife by his side, at age 78. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk on Saturday, May 7, 2016, with Father Michael Ajewole and Monsignor Isidore Rozycki conducting the mass, and Randy White serving as organist. Burial followed in Fort Parker Cemetery at Groesbeck. Pallbearers were T. J. Cordova, Jason Fajkus, Jake Schneider, Chris Byrd, Ean Carter, Aaron Jasek, Kyle Krenek, and Brad Schwartz, and Wynston Jasek was an honorary pallbearer. Bob was born January 2, 1938 to Ewald Schneider and Hilda (Drymalla) Schneider at Frelsberg. He attended school in Fayetteville, graduating from St. John’s Catholic School. He grew up on a cotton farm.

Thu
05
May

Audrey Bernice Murphy

Audrey Bernice Murphy, of Groesbeck, passed away in Temple on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at age 97. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiating. Burial will follow in the Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Michael Murphy, Jason Murphy, Dwain George, and Jessie George. Bernice was born to Charlie Tom Rice and Millie Fleming Rice on July 27, 2018 in the rural area where the family farmed outside Groesbeck, and she attended school at Prairie Point. One of her teachers, Franklin Jackson, picked her up at her house and took her to school. Bernice worked during the fifties and sixties at Evans Corner Drug.

Thu
05
May

Don Rex Burleson

Don Rex Burleson, of Mexia, Texas, passed away early in the morning on April 29th, 2016, after several months of gradually deteriorating health, and two weeks of a more rapid decline. His wife , Rita, had passed away three years earlier, in May, 2013, and Don had missed her greatly. He made the most of the last three years, but he was ready to go to heaven and again be with her and other loved ones. Don was born in Frosa, Texas, near Prairie Hill, on June 3rd, 1934, and attended schools there as well. In 1952 he married Rita, and they were married for 61 years. Don was primarily a rancher and managed a herd of cattle most of his adult life. He was also an outstanding horseman and roper.

Thu
28
Apr

Richard E. Boleratz

Richard E. Boleratz, of Lake Limestone, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at age 76. Richard was born July 7, 1939 to Michael Boleratz and Dorothy (Tutzacov) Boleratz in Erie, Pennsylvania. He lived in PA until he was 14 and then in Ohio until he was 18. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 through 1961, as a medic. Richard received a degree in civil engineering from Kent State University in Ohio. Richard was united in marriage with Peg Bates on July 20, 1963 in Barbarton, Ohio. His career as a civil engineer took them all over the United States and many foreign countries. Much of his work with Firestone International was involved with rubber plantations and building new factories to process latex. He liked to travel and he liked people, and was in general a happy person who enjoyed whatever he was doing. After retiring from Firestone in 1980, he worked many additional years for Simpro, and they lived in Houston for twenty years.

Thu
28
Apr

Richard J. Renschler, Jr.

March 21, 1943 - April 23, 2016 Richard J. Renschler, Jr. met his Lord and Savior, when he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Richie was 73. He was a champion and courageously fought cancer for 14 years. Richie was laid to rest with Military Honors during a graveside service on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Oakwood Cemetery, in Waco, TX. Pallbearers were Jim Bush, Steve Brown, David Crutchfield, Joe Guyton, Cecil Henry, and Parnell McNamara. Honorary pallbearers are the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas State Guard. The Reverend Eric Howell of Dayspring Baptist Church will preside. Richie was born in Waco on March 21, 1943 to Norma Dean and Richard J. Renschler, Sr. Richie loved growing up and living in Waco. His first job was at Williams Drug Store downtown, where he made grilled cheese sandwiches and served soda fountain drinks. He was a loyal and hardworking individual his entire life.

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