Obituaries

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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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05
Feb

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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05
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Grady Loyd Redden

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Feb

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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Adrian Carroll Hunter

Adrian Carroll Hunter, 92, longtime resident of Houston, died Thursday, January 29, 2015. Graveside services were held at Eutaw Cemetery in Kosse, Tx on Monday, February 2, 2015, with Reverend Jack Wren of the First  Baptist Church of Kosse offi ciating. A memorial service will be held in Houston at a later date. Adrian was born and raised in Kosse, and was a World War II Veteran. He enlisted and served in the U. S. Army Air Force as an airplane and engine mechanic from 1942 through 1946. Adrian was a professional hair stylist for over 40 years at Emile’s Beauty Salon in the River Oaks Center on West Gray, and subsequently, at Junior’s Hair Salon for fi fteen years. His clientele consisted of many prominent Houstonians as well as celebrities who were visiting Houston. His surviving group of friends and acquaintances in the Houston area will greatly miss his congenial nature,
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29
Jan

Thomas William Kling

On January, 20th, 2015, Thomas William Kling was reunited in Heaven with the love of his life, Sheryl Lynn Isbell Kling. Tom was born in Marlin, TX on October, 29th, 1947 to his loving parents  William Edgar Kling and
Nell Richardson Kling. He grew up in Kosse, TX and attended school in his early years in Kosse and graduated from Groesbeck High School in May, 1966. He attended  SMU and then Sam Houston State University where
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29
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Luis B. Chapa

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22
Jan

Wallace Donelson

Graveside services, with full military honors, were held at the Evans Chapel Cemetery near Leona, Texas for Wallace Donelson on Monday, January 19, 2015. Wallace passed away in Waco on January 14 at age 96 years and 6 months. A long-time resident of Baytown, Wallace was born on July 5, 1918 in Normangee, Texas, Leon County near the Navasota River, to Henry and Mallie Ann Wallace Donelson. The family moved to Huntsville when he was a young teen and they lived on 17th Street across the street from the old Bearcat Stadium. On October 11, 1941, Wallace married the love of his life, Bernice Phifer Donelson. They were married 55 years until her death in 1996. Two months after their wedding day, while listening to the radio, they heard the report of the attack upon Pearl Harbor. His Texas National Guard unit based in Huntsville, Texas was mobilized immediately and assigned to the U.S. Army’s 36th Division, 143rd Infantry, “F” Company.

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Peggy Sue Cassel

September 4, 1936 - January 15, 2015 Funeral services for Peggy Cassel, 78 of Madisonville, were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18th at the Madisonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas. Pallbearers were Jimmy Copeland, Troy Young, Tommy Minze, Larry McGinty, Doug Harrell and Clark Osborne. Peggy Sue Cassel was born on September 4, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas to Walter and John L. (Shelton) Crowson and she graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1954. Peggy was the mother of two children, Debbie and Neal “Bubba”. In 1974 in her later years, she married Roy Tom Cassel. The first years with Roy Tom were happy years spent living in a travel trailer at the drilling rigs. While there, she cooked and fed the new recruits to the oilfield. She and Roy Tom became a second family to many of the young men. In 1978 Peggy and Roy Tom built their home in Madisonville where Peggy kept very busy.

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Brandon Joe Brown

Brandon Joe Brown, of Oletha and Thornton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at age 47. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ben David Watson of the Victory Baptist Church offi ciating. Burial followed at the Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Crowson, Cameron Henderson, Cavin (Chip) Henderson, Kevin Ensminger, Keith Brown, and Kelly Thompson. Honorary pallbearers wiere Frank Crowson, Clint Brown, Bill Fischer, John Brown, Mike Brown, Jason Vincent, Jeff McDowell, David Oates, Bill Oates, Glen Ray Oates, Conner Brown, Braden Ramirez, and Gage Vincent. Brandon was born November 21, 1967 in Groesbeck to Joe Ray and Peggy Joan Brown. He graduated from Groesbeck High School in the class of 1986. Brandon lived in the local area all his life and worked as a self-employed bull-dozer and heavy equipment operator.

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