Obituaries

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27
Oct

Emily Edwina (Mayes) Bush - Jan. 19, 1928 to Oct. 10, 2016

Emily Edwina (Mayes) Bush was born on the family ranch at Valley Springs, (Llano County) Texas on January 19, 1928 to Mason Foley Mayes and Jewell Elise Mayes. She had one older sister Lilian Faye Wingard who she dearly loved and was a lifelong companion and best friend. Lilian Faye proceed Emily in death in Oct 2004.
At a young age, Emily moved to her grandparent’s farm in Shiro, (Grimes County) Texas. She recounted many times of the fond memories she had growing up on the farm with her grandparents, aunts and uncles. She graduated from high school in Navasota, Texas then attend Business School in Houston.

Thu
27
Oct

Jimmie Olda Sims - September 1, 1924-October 9, 2016

Funeral service for Jimmie Olda Sims, 92, will be held Friday, October 14, 2016, at 2 pm at the Woodville United Methodist Church with Rev. Admanda Davis officiating.  Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville.  Visitation will be held Friday at the Woodville United Methodist Church from noon until the time of the service.

Mr. Sims passed away October 9, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Thu
27
Oct

Jeffery Shawn Paul - April 15, 1975 – October 2, 2016

A memorial service for Jeffery Shawn Paul will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, at noon at the All Around Cowboy Church in Marquez. Bro. Lee Weiler will officiate.

Mr. Paul passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

He was born in Houston, but moved to Marquez at an early age where he remained almost all of his life. He graduated from Leon High School with the class of 1994. Mr. Paul was a mechanic and worked for Marquez Tire & Lube and also worked as a cowboy. He loved hunting and fishing and especially loved his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Paul; two sons, Austin Paul & Jacob Paul; two step-daughters, Summer & Addie all of Groesbeck; his father, Bo Paul of Willis; his mother, Ava Denison of Marquez; two brothers, Larry Paul of Lufkin and James Paul & wife Sharon of Cleveland; one sister, Gabriel Denison of Marquez; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Ron Denison.

Thu
27
Oct

Haize Brielle Hurt - Sept. 12, 2016 - Oct. 7, 2016

Haize Brielle Hurt, born September 12, 2016 to Steven and Kaitlin Hurt, lived for 25 precious days and went home to Heaven on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Long before her birth, her parents were anticipating a family to love and share their lives with.  She and twin sister, Harper Lace arrived unexpectedly early (at 24 weeks) on September 12, and have been under the constant care of the neonatal staff at Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, and surrounded with the love and dedication of their parents and family, and in the prayers of many family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Jonathan Honea officiating.    Mrs. Wendi Wilson will provide music.    Uncles Dustin Roach and Jerod Roach will be pallbearers.    Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery.

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27
Oct

Gerald Alford Wilson - Oct. 15, 1940 – Oct. 9, 2016

Gerald Alford Wilson passed away at his home in Groesbeck on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at age 76.

Gerald was born October 15, 1940 in Groesbeck to Willie Washington Wilson and Iris Christine Stevens Wilson. Gerald served in the U. S. Navy, serving three years in Vietnam.

Gerald was married to Carole Ann Ballon and their family included a son and daughter.   The family lived in many different places during his work career in construction and welding in iron-working, with many jobs through Brown and Root; as a truck driver and jack-of-all trades.

He retired in Groesbeck around 2001. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time in his Choctow Indian heritage at dancing ceremonies and Pow-Wows. He was basically a simple-living man and beloved by his family.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Ann Wilson. 

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27
Oct

Betty Jo (Hudson) Brown - Dec. 2, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2016

Betty Jo (Hudson) Brown, originally from Big Hill and Thornton, passed away in Sulphur Springs on Friday, October 7, 2016, at age 82.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Groesbeck Church of Christ officiating.  Burial followed in the Thornton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lane Doughtie, Blake Doughtie, David Ponder, Justin Doughtie, Cameron Pavloske, and Kevin Dixon.

Betty Jo was born December 2, 1933 at Big Hill (Limestone County) to James Henry Hudson and Bertha Eddie (Dickey) Hudson. She grew up in Thornton and graduated from Thornton High School in 1951. Betty moved to Houston to begin her working career with Humble Oil as a secretary. She later stayed home as a wife and mother of her two sons. After the death of her second husband, Betty Jo moved to Fort Worth. She worked at HUD in Fort Worth as a housing specialist, for around ten years.

Wed
05
Oct

Dorothy M. Armstrong

 

Dec. 25, 1928 – Oct. 3, 2016

 

Dorothy M. Armstrong, passed away at Windsor Healthcare Residence in Groesbeck on Monday, October 3, 2016, at age 87.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Word of Life Church, with Pastors Randy Ayres, Jack Smith, and Lloyd Lane officiating.  Music will be provided by Mrs. Stacy Duffield, Randy Ayres, Jr. and James Ellison.  Burial will follow in Hogan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Don Jackson, Brian Ellison, James Ellison, Jeffrey Jackson, Randy Ayres, Jr. and Travis Armstrong.   Her great grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.

Dorothy was born December 25, 1928 in Marlin to Harvey J. Williams and Jessie Dean (Graves) Williams. The family lived in Marlin until moving to Waco when she was ten, and she graduated from Waco High School.

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05
Oct

Allen Sidney Johnston

 

Dec. 11, 1931 – Sept. 26, 2016

 

Allen Sidney Johnston was born on December 11, 1931 in Mexia, Texas in the home of his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnston, Sr.  He was the first child born to Sidney & Dorothy Johnston and his only sibling, Jan, was born the following year.

Allen graduated from Mexia High School in 1948 as a member of the undefeated Blackcat football team.  He remained lifelong friends with many of these teammates.  Shortly after high school, he joined the US Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed in Britain and Germany.  Upon his return home from service, he met and married Joy Paris of Coolidge.  They were married 61 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jan Johnston Cairns.

He is survived by his wife, Joy, five children, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wed
05
Oct

Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Owen Bellard

Aug. 13, 1953 – Sept. 26, 2016

 

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Owen Bellard, 63, of Farrar, TX went to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, September 26, 2016 in Waco, Texas.

Sandy was born August 13, 1953 in Houston, Texas to Wallace and Anna Owen. She married Sidney “Crazy” J. Bellard in 1982 in Groesbeck. Her loves were her daughter, her family farm and her margaritas. Her favorite flower was the carnation and her favorite food, of course, was Mexican. She graduated from Sam Houston High in Houston and continued her education at Kingwood Lone Star College. Sandy was an accountant for over 20 years at Surveyor’s Instruments in Houston. She retired from Surveying Equipment Specialist Inc. as part owner of the company. She remained a resident of Houston until moving to her family farm in Farrar in 2011. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.

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22
Sep

Rachel Kimbell Moffatt

 

April 4, 1929 – Sept. 14, 2016

Rachel Kimbell Moffatt of Woodway passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Services were held Sunday, Sept. 18, at Richfield Christian Church in Waco with Rev. Alec Ylitalo and Rev. David Story officiating. Burial followed at Fort Parker Cemetery in Groesbeck.

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