Obituaries

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02
Apr

Loyd Wallace Wadlington

Loyd Wallace Wadlington, of the Lost Prairie community near Groesbeck, passed away at home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, following a lengthy period of illness. He was 77. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend Clifton Jones offi ciating. Wallace was born November 22, 1937 to James Loyd Wadlington and Myrtle Vest Wadlington in Sweetwater. He grew up there and graduated from high school in Sweetwater, and he had visited in the Lost Prairie community with his grandparents, the Vest family, often while he was growing up. He worked for his Dad’s trucking company as a young man and also worked for a contractor for Bell Telephone operating equipment to lay phone lines. Wallace was united in marriage with Mary Louise Hyde on August 20, 1957 in Sweetwater, after making great efforts to meet and date Mary.

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02
Apr

Gerald Lee Fulton

Gerald Lee Fulton, 73, of Simsboro, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born in Donie to Arthur and Eunice Fulton on Jan. 26, 1942. Gerald attended Donie School and graduated from Teague High School, where he was class president and quarterback for the Teague Lions in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State in 1964 and continued his education at Baylor University. Gerald married the love of his life, Ann Bozeman Fulton, on June 14, 1963. The Lord blessed their union with two children, Traci Leigh Fulton and Gerald Lynn (Jerry) Fulton. He worked as purchasing agent, then offi ce manager at ABCO in Mexia for 22 years. He later worked for ABCO’s parent company, A. Brandt Manufacturing Company, in Fort Worth. He was division accountant at E.R. Carpenter, Inc. in Temple, and retired as business manager of Limestone County Detention Center in Groesbeck.

Thu
02
Apr

Michael Delaney Doughtie

Michael Delaney Doughtie, former resident of Houston and most recently resident of Sulphur Springs, passed away in Tyler on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at age 63. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Tracy Sims offi ciating. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Ponder, Blake Doughtie, Lane Doughtie, Justin Doughtie, Danny Saling, and Dr. Darryl Doughtie. Michael was born July 5, 1951 to Calvin Howell Fox Doughtie and Betty Jo (Hudson) Doughtie in Groesbeck. He grew up in Houston, graduating from Galena Park High School. Michael lived all his life in Houston, until recently. He was a postal clerk for the U. S. Postal Service, working the longest part of his career in the George Bush Post Offi ce in the George Bush Airport. He retired in 2010 after a thirty-two year career.

Thu
02
Apr

Dr. Elgin Eugene Sim

Dr. Elgin Eugene Sims, 96, passed away March 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Lost Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Clifton Jones offi ciating. There will be time provided in the service for people to share. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 10:30-11:00 a.m., Monday, at the Lost Prairie Baptist Church. Eugene and his twin sister, Christine, were born April 11, 1918 to H. H. and Lurah Easterling Sims in the Lost Prairie Community of Limestone County, where they grew up. He graduated from Donie High School and Sam Houston College in Huntsville with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture. It was in Huntsville that he met his future wife, Lucille Blackwood. Dr. Sims served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a medical lab technician. He returned to Limestone County in 1947 and became involved in several businesses and then in school administration.

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Michael Eugene Williams

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Marjorie Helen Franklin

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Alvie Albert York

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Tommye Little

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Andrew James Holmes

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Harold Edward Palash

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