Obituaries

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28
May

Joe Lynn Bates

Joe Lynn Bates age 84 of Elgin passed away Saturday May 23, 2015. Joe was born December 3, 1930 to Paul W. and Inez (Wilson) Bates in Limestone County Texas. He proudly served his Country in the United States
Marine Corps. In 1978 Joe became the fi rst Mayor or Leander, TX. Joe loved to hunt and fi sh, but his greatest love was his wife of 47 years, Shirley.  He is survived by his wife, daughters; Charon Reney Clayton, Renee Lynn Radney and Rachelle Lea Johnson, 6 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren A visitation will be held 9:00 Am Saturday May 30, 2015, Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Joe’s Life beginning
at 10:00 Am. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 PM in the Cobbs Cemetery in Thornton, TX Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home, Elgin
Thu
28
May

Olivia Ruth Solley

Olivia Ruth Solley, of Groesbeck, passed away at Brookdale Lake Shore Assisted Living Facility in Waco, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at age 91. Funeral Services will be held in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, with Pastor David Murphy, her nephew, of Calvary Baptist Church of Bryan offi ciating. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddy Armstrong, Justin Grimes,
Glyn Murphy, Jerry Murphy, Kevin Reeves, and Doug Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Murphy and Chester Reeves. Ruth was born July 1, 1923 to R. C. and Olivia Murphy in Kosse. She grew up in Thornton
Thu
28
May

Billie Edith (Bingham) West

Billie Edith (Bingham) West passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Groesbeck LTC, following a fairly short bout with cancer. She was 91. Billie was born on January 26, 1924 to Thomas D. Bingham and Darthula (Kimbrell)
Bingham in Trickham, TX. She grew up in this small town and graduated from school in Santa Anna. She had bigger dreams and plans than a small town had to offer, so she traveled to many other places as a young woman.
Thu
28
May

Billy Wells Mosley

On May 20, 2015 Billy Wells Mosley, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to join his loving wife and sweetheart of 66 years, Ramona Ann Mosley (who preceded him in death on May 
20, 2011). He served as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He worked for Southwest Research Institute for 41 years and then enjoyed a long time retirement. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Wells and husband Jim, son Billy Gene Mosley and wife Catherine. Grandchildren, Lori Kelley and husband Joe, Harley Mosley, Amanda Sauceda and husband Joey, Rebecca Howland, Kimberly Foster and husband Landon.
Great-grandchildren, Justin and wife Kristin, Alex, Kayla and fi ancé Justin, Christopher, Ainsley, Jake, Drake and Kaeden. In lieu of fl owers, the family is requesting donations to be sent to Alamo Hospice, 3201 Cherry
Thu
28
May

Mrs. Betty Jo Cox

Mrs. Betty Jo Cox, age 80, of Boling went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her sons’ house in Groesbeck, Texas. She was born on September 9, 1934, in Ridge, TX, a daughter of the late Edgar and Ulyssis
Johnston Elledge. Betty was raised in the Calvert area and graduated from Calvert schools. She married William Jack Cox on March 7, 1953 in South Houston. He preceded her in death on January 27, 2003. Betty was a homemaker all her married life. She enjoyed cooking, visiting with friends and family and attending church. In addition to her parents and husband, her sons, Kenneth Cox and William Stephan Cox, brother, Haskell Elledge and sister, Mary Deal, also preceded her in death. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 6 till 8 pm at Wharton Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10 am Thursday, May 28, at Wharton Funeral
Thu
28
May

Mary Alice Oliver Morton

Thu
21
May

Betty Jo Chatham

Betty Jo Chatham, of Kosse, passed away at Providence Healthcare in Waco on Friday, May 15, 2015, at age 83. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Kosse City Cemetery, with Brother Floyd Stanley of the Church of Christ of Kosse offi ciating. Betty Jo was born August 21, 1931 to Alvie Lee Baker and Gladys Faye Smith Baker in Reagan. She grew up in Falls County at McClanahan (Spunky Flatt.) She attended  Eureka School and finished school at Marlin. Betty Jo married Don Waddle in 1950 while he was a soldier at Fort Hood. She and their three children lived in Germany while he was stationed there, and the children attended school at the military post while they were in Germany. The family moved to Kosse after Don retired from the military in 1966, and Betty Jo became a widow when Don passed away in 1968. In 1983, she met and was married to William (Billy Jeff) Chatham and they made
Thu
14
May

Orville Ray “Bubba” Timberlake

Orville Ray “Bubba” Timberlake, 62, of Belton, passed away April 29, 2015. A family visitation was held Friday, May 1, 2015, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Graveside services followed, immediately after visitation, in the Mexia Cemetery with Pastor Paul Gauntt offi ciating. Bubba was born December 18, 1952 in Mexia Texas to Orville “Red” and Rosie Kuyava Timberlake. He grew up in Mexia and was a 1971 graduate of Mexia High School. He went to work with his Dad at Timberlake’s Body Shop, and after he retired, continued to own and operate it, completing 27 years in the business. Bubba was presently employed with Texas Parks and Wildlife and had been for 16 years. Bubba married the love of his life, Teresa Gale Gauntt, on March 15, 1975; they just celebrated 40 years together. They were blessed with two children, Sara and Stuart Wade. He was devoted to his family; a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.

Thu
07
May

Elizabeth Dianne Harper Goodnight

Elizabeth Dianne Harper Goodnight, of Marquez, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at age 68. Dianne had struggled with illness the past year, surrounded with the love and care of her sister, Patty and her husband Harold, and her brother, Mike and his wife, Cindy. Patty had been reading the 23rd. Psalms to Dianne and they were listening to the Gaithers (Beulah Land) in her last hours. Funeral services were held on
Thu
07
May

Joan Currie

Joan Currie, of the Pottershop community near Oletha, passed away in Marlin on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at age 79. While she had been battling cancer the past year, she was still looking forward to June when she would have turned 80 and also would have celebrated their 60th. wedding anniversary on July 1st. Graveside services were held at Holly Cemetery (off Hwy. 79, Ridge, TX.) on Monday, May 4, 2015, with Reverend Johnny Layton of the Lake Limestone Baptist Church and Clyde Nichols of Global Harvest Ministry of Kosse offi ciating. Pallbearers were Juston Prichard, Josh Prichard, Tyler Meranda, Brad Sather, Sterling Lynch, and Robert Shipley.

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