Obituaries

Wed
31
Aug

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.  Her faith and love for the Lord was strong.  She loved reading her bible and studying Hebrew, to see how the interpretation to English matched.  Tina was member of Bethel Baptist Church in Groesbeck.  She also enjoyed being outdoors and gardening.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Joseph Truitt.

 

Wed
31
Aug

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.

Wed
31
Aug

Georgie Ruth (Sanders) Murphey

Georgie Ruth (Sanders) Murphey of Groesbeck passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Groesbeck Texas. She was 89 years old.

Georgie was born May 6, 1927 in Groesbeck to George Sanders and Lilly Arenda Brown Sanders. She grew up and attended school in the Groesbeck/Thornton area.

She married L.D. Rutledge in 1945. They remained married until his death in 1976. While married, Georgie was mainly a homemaker. Later she worked at the Mexia State School. 

During her lifetime, her family and children were her life. She loved working in her flower beds and cooking for her grandkids. Her family said that she made the best chocolate fudge cake around. Raising her cows was another love of Georgie’s. Even after she sold her cows to her nephew, she still watched over them, making sure they were properly taken care of. 

In 1983, Georgie married Jimmy Murphey of Groesbeck, and they remained together until his death in 2005.

Thu
25
Aug

Nelda June Archer, Prairie Hill, Texas

Nelda June Archer passed from this life on Saturday, August 20, 2016.  She had been a resident of Senior Care in Hewitt since January of 2016.  She was a long time resident of Prairie Hill, Texas. 

 

June was born to R.Q. and Ruth Ashcraft on August 27, 1927.  She graduated from Prairie Hill High School in 1945. She married Edward Gaylon Archer on July 4, 1945. She went on to graduate from Business School in Dallas, She immediately went to work as a bookkeeper at William Cameron/Certainteed in Waco until her retirement.    

 

June was a member of the Church of Christ in Prairie Hill.  Since it’s closing, she has been a faithful attendant of the Baptist Church in Prairie Hill.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter in Groesbeck and served on the board of the Fort Parker Foundation.  She continued to do bookkeeping for the Prairie Hill Community Center, as well as for the Fort Parker Foundation.  

 

Thu
25
Aug

Alfredo Saldana, Sr., Kosse

Alfredo Silva Saldana, Sr., of Kosse, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with his late wife, Maria, when he passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at age 62.

  A Rosary wias recited Friday, August 19, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Justin Nguyen on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia.  Burial followed in the Kosse City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his sons and son-in-law, Eduardo Saldana, Jose Saldana, Sergio Saldana, Jesus Saldana, Manuel Saldana, and Jesus Calderon.

Alfredo was born December 8, 1953 to Fructoso Saldana Alvardo and Martina Saldana Buenrostro at El Charco Aqua Zarca SLP, Mexico. 

Thu
11
Aug

Jorilla “Jody” (Wardlow) Daily

Heaven became a happier place on August 5, 2016 when Jorilla “Jody” (Wardlow) Daily was welcomed by the Lord and her family in Jesus following a battle with bile duct cancer. While we grieve our loss, we celebrate her reunion with the Lord and family. The Lord gave Jody the breath of life on August 1, 1947 when born to TJ and Mattie (Anditon) Wardlow in Bay Springs, Mississippi. Her early years were spent in East Tennessee as they moved to various towns with her Dad’s road work. Millington, Tennessee is where they finally settled. Jody graduated from Millington High School in 1966 and her younger brother Kevin in 1971. Jody went on to finish an Associates Degree in Physical Education from Freed-Hardeman College in 1967 and Kevin graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1975. Shortly following Jody’s college graduation, she met Charles S. Daily Jr.

Thu
11
Aug

Wanda Lee Young

January 22, 1943 – August 4, 2016. Wanda Lee Young, 73, of Groesbeck, passed away August 4, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Thu
11
Aug

John Deen Rader

John Deen Rader of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco at age 85. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Rader, Jordan Rader, Doug Rader, Jon Pat Henry, Jay Hyde, and Brian Swick. G. Z. “Peaches” Stone will be honorary pallbearer. John Deen was born September 9, 1930 in Limestone County where he remained a life-long resident. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S.

Thu
04
Aug

Tom D. Kale

Tom D. Kale, 74, joined his heavenly father on July 27th after a gallant bout with various cancer illnesses for the last decade. Tom was born on Sunday, April 12, 1942, in Brownwood, Texas to Eunice Magnolia and Tom Paulser Kale. The family moved to Amarillo when Tom was a toddler. Tom graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960, and graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1973. Between high school and college Tom served his country for four years in the U. S. Navy. Tom served several institutions of higher education and the State of Texas.

Thu
04
Aug

Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Thompson) Phillips

Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Thompson) Phillips, of Mexia, passed away at Scott and White Healthcare in Waco on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at age 59. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Spain Trask of the Assembly of God Church of Teague, and her uncle, Pastor Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawnn Phillips, Ben Hardin, and Charlie Pickett. Her cousins will be honorary pallbearers. Deborah “Debbie” was born November 9, 1956 to B. W. and Sylvia Sue (Youngblood) Thompson in Dallas. She grew up in the Farrar community and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1975. She was a member of the Groesbeck Goat Band.

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