Obituaries

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Bob Smith

Bob Smith, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at age 72. Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2015 from 6:00 -8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February  3, 2015 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Donald Fulton of the New Salem Baptist Church (near Rosebud) offi ciating. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery.Pallbearers
will be Tommie Guest, Rick Shackelford, John Arabie, Larry Avercast, Gene Dashner, and Harry Littlewood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alvis Wedgeman, J. D. Laird, and Scotty Bray. Bob was born March 9, 1942 to Robert Forest Smith and Beatrice Bearden Smith in Colorado City. He grew up in the Colorado City, Big Spring and Coahoma area, graduating from high school in Coahoma  in 1960. Bob served in the U. S. Army from 1964 through
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Karen Ann (Little) Meyer

Karen Ann (Little) Meyer, 65, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 in a local hospital. Funeral services were at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin, with the Reverend Blake Herridge, the Reverend Lynn Starnes, and the Reverend Mark Newton offi ciating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family received friends  from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 31st at Adams Funeral Home.
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Jyme Brooke Christensen

Jyme Brooke Christensen, 39, of Axtell died Sunday, February 8, 2015 from battling Pulmonary Hypertension for several years. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 12th at 6:00PM in Mexia at Porter Funeral
Home, Judge Ray Jones offi ciating. Brooke, a lifelong central Texas resident, was born August 26, 1975. In 1997, while working her way through school at Chrysler/ Raytheon (now known as L-3) in Waco, she met her
future husband, Paul. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University in 2002. After, she worked as a Middle School Teacher in Mexia, Corsicana, and Mart where she touched the hearts and minds of young people from 2002 to 2011 in English, Science, and ESL. On, March 13, 2012, she married Paul Christensen, the love of her life. They enjoyed traveling together  and scuba diving. Both being Disney enthusiasts,
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Alta Faye Stafford

Alta Faye Stafford of Groesbeck passed away Friday February 6, 2015 at Scott & White Hillcrest in Waco. Graveside services will be held 2 PM Sunday February 8, 2015 at Hogan Cemetery with Rev. Tracy Sims offi ciating.
Alta was born in the Box Church community on February 19, 1922 to Alfred and Annie (Lankford) Johnson. She grew up in the Groesbeck area before being united in marriage to Jimmy Biggs. In 1946 they bought a house on
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Athene Imogene Wilson

Athene Imogene Wilson of Groesbeck passed away at the Limestone Medical Center, on Thursday, February 4, 2015. She was 98 years old. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in the Groesbeck
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Weems Carl Stoecker

Weems Carl Stoecker, 66, of Groesbeck, TX passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at his home on Lake Limestone. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Blair-
Stubbs Chapel in Mexia,TX to commemorate his life; Masonic Rites will follow. He was preceded in death by his parents Austin and William Stoecker. He is survived by his daughters, Amanda  “Mandy” Stoecker of Atlanta, GA  nd Anna Holub (Jason) of College Station, TX; siblings, William “Ben” Stoecker (Pat) of Sacramento, CA, Austin “Dolly” LeMay (Tim) of Wortham, TX, Mike Stoecker (Beth) of Conroe, TX, Jill Stoecker of Gary, TX; grandchild,
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Hazel Marie Oliver Honeycutt

On September 28, 1922, I became the daughter of Andy J. and Belle Smiley Oliver of Groesbeck, Texas. On that same day I became the sister of Frances and Dorothy Oliver. As a young girl I asked God to come into my life, I became a Christian. I graduated from Groesbeck High School. On December 25, 1939, I became the wife of T. J. Honeycutt. I then became the sister in law to Elizabeth and Ruby Joy Honeycutt. On January 1, 1943 I became a Mom to Lana Jo Honeycutt. Lana was the joy of our lives. I worked as a Secretary several places, I retired from the Texas Department of Correction, Classifi cation Division in Huntsville, Texas. My family began to leave
me, 1st my Mom Belle, my Dad Andy, then my sister Frances Kemp in 1984. In July, 2004 T. J. and I lost Lana Jo. In January of 2008 I lost the love of my life T. J. Honeycutt. Also in January of 2008 I lost a niece Rena
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Walter Agnew Howell, Jr.

Walter Agnew Howell, Jr. – known to everyone as “Tootie” – left his friends and family in shock and grief with his sudden passing from life, with his wife by his side, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the age of 55. Funeral services were held Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor David Snow of the Shiloh Baptist Church offi - ciating. Burial followed in the Thornton Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers
were Matt Sledge, Lee Owen, Tim Brewer, Keith Lee, Brandon Ferguson, Jeremy Owen, Thomas Lammons, and Murray Agnew. The Round Table “regulars” at Mary’s Breakfast and Burger Barn were honorary pallbearers.
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Grady Loyd Redden

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Charles Curtis Taylor

Charles Curtis Taylor, SR , 83, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Junek offi ciating. Visitation will  be 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd. Charles Curtis Taylor SR was born May 6, 1931 in Thornton, TX to Bernard and Eloise (Cox) Taylor. He graduated from Thornton High

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