Obituaries

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.

Thu
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.

Wed
21
Sep

Joseph (Joe) Wilson Durham

 

May 21, 1930 – Sept. 14, 2016

Joseph (Joe) Wilson Durham, of Corsicana and Lewisville (and formerly Ben Hur), passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at age 86.

Graveside services were held at Criswell Cemetery on Saturday, September 17, 2016, conducted by his brother, Reverend Hugh Durham.

Pallbearers were Patrick Abbott, A.J. Durham, Brian Wintermute, Joe Pharr, Trey Berry, Jerry Durham, and Steve Durham.

Joe was born May 21, 1930 to Wilson Alonzo Durham and Mattie Willingham Durham at Dallas, and soon the family moved to the farm at Ben Hur. When he was three years old, he was chopping cotton, and he worked on the farm until he was grown.

Wed
21
Sep

William Q "Billy" Bozeman

William Q. “Billy” Bozeman, 75, of Groesbeck, passed away in Waco, Texas on September 14,2016.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Billy was born in Texas City, Texas on August 4, 1941 to William and Muzetta Mae Johnston Bozeman.  He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1960.  He also attended school in Texas City for a number of years.  He retired from United Grocery Store in Dalhart after 19 years of service as an assistant produce manager.

Wed
14
Sep

Joy Stockton Cates

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 17, for Joy Stockton Cates who passed away earlier this summer.

The service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck. A light lunch will be served at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall.

The memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Steve Nance, pastor of the church, officiating.

The family will conclude the service at Fort Parker Memorial Park.

Wed
14
Sep

Newman Edwin Shorter, Jewett

Newman Edwin Shorter, of Jewett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning,  September 7, 2016, at St. Catherine Center in Waco at the age of 86.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Ray Grissett and Rev. Bill Sutton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery.  Brian Maples, Shane Shorter, Andrew White, Gary Harriman, Jeff Harriman and Dan Maples will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Newman was born in Frosa, Texas on October 15, 1929 to Floyd Thomas and Ora Odell Shorter.  He served in the United States Marine Corp from December 1951 to December 1953.

He worked for Harvest Queen Grain Service, General Dynamics in Fort Worth and the Mexia State School before returning to cattle ranching in 1973, which he continued until his death.   

Thu
01
Sep

Riley Wilkerson (Bullock)'s sudden death

 

Kosse was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of our friend and classmate, Riley Wilkerson.  He grew up in Kosse as Riley Bullock, carrying his step dad's name but took his own name when he became a senior in high school.  Riley, and his wife Jacy, attended Kosse homecoming this year and put his vehicle in the parade as the "last graduating class" of Kosse High School, the 58th year for the class of 1958. Riley passed away from an accident at a boat dock near Beaumont, where he lived with his wife.  They also had a home in Freeport where they stayed.  He will be missed by all. Contributed by S. Burk.

Thu
01
Sep

Reba Jean Samford

Reba Jean Samford, age 90, was born April 19, 1926 in Groesbeck, TX, to her parents, Nina Mae Pollock and Thomas Burt Lewis. She passed away at her home on August 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar Chance and her second husband, Bob Samford in 1973. Reba is survived by her loving son, Ken Chance; cousin, James Williams and his wife, Janie; niece, Debbie Soros; great niece, Lisa Blunt; and her great nephew, Joey Soros. She was a faithful member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX. Visitation with the family is 1-3pm, Wednesday, prior to the service, August 31, 2016, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are 3:00 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, TX.

Thu
01
Sep

Evon Gibson

The family of Evon Gibson let her go with The Angelic Hosts on Thursday, August 18 at her Groesbeck residence among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be held Friday from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at the Funeral Home and from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church, Doyle Community. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 27, at 1:00 PM at The Church on The Rock, 312 East Navasota Street, Groesbeck, TX. Rev. Ernest Benard Cashaw, pastor of Head Branch Baptist Church, Groesbeck will officiate, and Rev. Larry Gray, pastor of Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church, Groesbeck, will be the eulogist. Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Groesbeck. Evon Gibson was born to Dave and Nina Ruth Graves in Groesbeck. She was a member of Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church and attended the Groesbeck Public Schools. Evon andStanley Gibson were married  in Groesbeck, and two children were born to this union.

Thu
01
Sep

Tina Marie Sherrod

Tina Marie Sherrod, 50, passed away at her home in Groesbeck on August 26, 2016. She was born in Laurel, Mississippi on September 4, 1965 to Kenneth Eugene and Ann Windham Truitt. Tina was an assistant manager for Drug Emporium in Waco, a job she truly enjoyed. She had an outgoing personality, loved to be around people and was always willing to help anyone in need. Tina considered her greatest accomplishment was being a Mom and Nana; her family was her pride and joy.

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