Obituaries

Thu
17
Dec

Robert Randall Sims

Robert Randall Sims passed away on November 16, 2015 in Houston. He was born March 13, 1934 in Lost Prairie, Texas to Buck and Erna Sims. He graduated from Fair Oaks High School in rural Limestone County and served in the Army from 1954 to 1957 where he was a paratrooper with the 11th and 82nd airborne divisions. After the service he enrolled in the University of Houston and graduated with an accounting degree. After working for a large firm he opened his own CPA practice which gave him many years of enjoyment and fulfillment. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Sullivan Sims; his son Randy Sims and wife, Malinda; grandchildren, Trey, Cal and Samantha and daughter Juleigh Holley and husband, Gary; grandchildren Lee and Barbara. A private graveside service will be held at Lost Prairie Cemetery at a later date. 

Thu
17
Dec

Quinton Elijah Bozeman

Quinton Elijah Bozeman, of Groesbeck, at age 25, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Visitation will be held at Groesbeck Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jerry Fulton officiating. Pallbearers will be Wesley Woitena, Joshua Woitena, Kevin Woitena, Nathan Vaughn, Eric Vaughn, and Stephen Young. Dustin Bozeman and Joshua Schoen will be honorary pallbearers. Quinton was born in Mexia on May 9, 1990 to Samuel J. Bozeman and Sharon K. (Rains) Bozeman Schoen. He grew up in Groesbeck, attending Groesbeck High School, where he played on the Groesbeck Goat football team, ran track, and especially enjoyed his welding class. Quinton graduated in the Class of 2009, and he also earned his Welding Certification in 2009 from Panola College. He continued to love welding as an occupation for some years.

Thu
10
Dec

Dessie Olene (Bell) Pollock

Thu
10
Dec

Emil Rogers

Thu
10
Dec

William Rochell Marshall

Thu
03
Dec

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith, 79, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 22, 2015 at the Windsor nursing home in Groesbeck. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at noon at Mexia Cemetery, with Pres. Andrew Thompson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home. Sandra was born April 20, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Charles Wesley Smith and Marion Josephine Smith Stuart. She married the love of her life, Jesse Smith, in 1952. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Thomas “Mickey” Smith; her son, Mark Alan Smith; sister, Kay Ferguson; and brothers, Ray Smith and C.D. Smith.

Thu
03
Dec

Lola Frances Shreve

Thu
03
Dec

John Marion Brown

Wed
25
Nov

Bobby George Golden

Bobby George Golden, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at age 65. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 23, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck, with Dr. Tod Tanner and Rev. Clayton Griggs officiating. Music was provided by Charlyn Stacy, niece, accompanied by JoAnn Stone. Burial followed in the Thornton Cemetery with JeffHutcheon, nephew officiating. Pallbearers wiere Robert Ledlow, Garland Braune, Mike Williams, Johnny Wilson, Jim Hunter, and Ron Bates. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Wayne Golden, Joe Rosas, Ron Franks, and Jim Tubbs. Bobby George Golden was born January 28, 1950 in Meridian, TX. At that time, his family was living on a ranch at Cranfills Gap, and they moved to Clifton when he was two years old. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1968. Although Bobby played all sports, football was a big part of his high school years.

Wed
25
Nov

James D. “Brother” Gilliam

James D. “Brother” Gilliam passed away at home on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at age 79. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 20, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Varner, Michael Gilliam, Derek Harrison, Terry Varner, Greg Smith, and Jerry Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Johnson, Morris Beaver, Joe Brown, Joe Dugger, and Larry Duke. James who was known to all as “Brother,” was born May 3, 1936 to James Lucas Gilliam and Willa Faye (Archibald) Gilliam in the Box Church community. He attended Groesbeck High School, Class of 1954. James was united in marriage with Glenda Joyce Favors on August 31, 1962 in Groesbeck and made their home here the rest of his life. He was a truck driver for the majority of his life, and worked at rock crushers and drove heavy equipment, retiring in June 1993 from Gifford Hill.

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