Obituaries

Thu
05
May

Audrey Bernice Murphy

Audrey Bernice Murphy, of Groesbeck, passed away in Temple on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at age 97. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiating. Burial will follow in the Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Michael Murphy, Jason Murphy, Dwain George, and Jessie George. Bernice was born to Charlie Tom Rice and Millie Fleming Rice on July 27, 2018 in the rural area where the family farmed outside Groesbeck, and she attended school at Prairie Point. One of her teachers, Franklin Jackson, picked her up at her house and took her to school. Bernice worked during the fifties and sixties at Evans Corner Drug.

Thu
05
May

Don Rex Burleson

Don Rex Burleson, of Mexia, Texas, passed away early in the morning on April 29th, 2016, after several months of gradually deteriorating health, and two weeks of a more rapid decline. His wife , Rita, had passed away three years earlier, in May, 2013, and Don had missed her greatly. He made the most of the last three years, but he was ready to go to heaven and again be with her and other loved ones. Don was born in Frosa, Texas, near Prairie Hill, on June 3rd, 1934, and attended schools there as well. In 1952 he married Rita, and they were married for 61 years. Don was primarily a rancher and managed a herd of cattle most of his adult life. He was also an outstanding horseman and roper.

Thu
28
Apr

Richard E. Boleratz

Richard E. Boleratz, of Lake Limestone, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at age 76. Richard was born July 7, 1939 to Michael Boleratz and Dorothy (Tutzacov) Boleratz in Erie, Pennsylvania. He lived in PA until he was 14 and then in Ohio until he was 18. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 through 1961, as a medic. Richard received a degree in civil engineering from Kent State University in Ohio. Richard was united in marriage with Peg Bates on July 20, 1963 in Barbarton, Ohio. His career as a civil engineer took them all over the United States and many foreign countries. Much of his work with Firestone International was involved with rubber plantations and building new factories to process latex. He liked to travel and he liked people, and was in general a happy person who enjoyed whatever he was doing. After retiring from Firestone in 1980, he worked many additional years for Simpro, and they lived in Houston for twenty years.

Thu
28
Apr

Richard J. Renschler, Jr.

March 21, 1943 - April 23, 2016 Richard J. Renschler, Jr. met his Lord and Savior, when he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Richie was 73. He was a champion and courageously fought cancer for 14 years. Richie was laid to rest with Military Honors during a graveside service on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Oakwood Cemetery, in Waco, TX. Pallbearers were Jim Bush, Steve Brown, David Crutchfield, Joe Guyton, Cecil Henry, and Parnell McNamara. Honorary pallbearers are the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas State Guard. The Reverend Eric Howell of Dayspring Baptist Church will preside. Richie was born in Waco on March 21, 1943 to Norma Dean and Richard J. Renschler, Sr. Richie loved growing up and living in Waco. His first job was at Williams Drug Store downtown, where he made grilled cheese sandwiches and served soda fountain drinks. He was a loyal and hardworking individual his entire life.

Thu
28
Apr

Aubrey Lee Jones

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Aubrey Lee Jones, “Billy” at his residence in Kosse, TX on Friday, April 15, 2016 among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, April 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at The Groesbeck Funeral Home, 1215 E Yeagua Street, Groesbeck, Texas under the direction of Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, Teague. FUNERAL SERVICES was SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 AT 11:00 AM at the Lone Star Missionray Baptist Church, 629 N. Grayson Street, Groesbeck, Texas with the pastor, Rev. Nathaniel Bedford, officiating, and Rev. L. B. Perry, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Stranger, TX, Eulogist. Interment was in the Chappel Hill Cemtery of Calvert, Texas with Full Masonic Funeral Rites by Hopeful Lodge #78, F&AM of Texas from Marlin, TX. Aubrey “Billy” Jones was the 5th child born to Ennis Jones and Jewel Watkins Jones, and was born in Limestone County, Texas. He grew up in Kosse and graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1969.

Thu
21
Apr

Nadine Popejoy Stafford

Thu
21
Apr

James Cameron Quinn, Sr

Thu
21
Apr

Virginia Alice McCoy

Thu
21
Apr

Dorothy Earle Kemble

Thu
14
Apr

Larry Wayne Wilson

Larry Wayne Wilson, resident of Groesbeck, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at age 72. A Memorial service is being planned for a future date in Waco at Waco Memorial Cemetery, where he will be buried with his parents. Wayne was born March 12, 1944 to Cecil and Emma Elois (Mangum) Wilson in Waco. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1965 through 1967 and was trained as an Optometrist while in the Army. He had previously worked in Waco as an Optometrist, and had lived earlier in Mexia, Mart, and in Groesbeck for the past few months. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert (Bob) Wilson (of Mexia.) He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Vano and Patsy Wilson of Houston; sister-in-law, Peggy Wilson of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visit www.groesbeckfuneralhome.com to leave messages of condolence on the guestbook.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries