Obituaries

Thu
16
Apr

John Lewis Rogers

John Lewis Rogers, of Groesbeck, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Windsor Healthcare Residence, with his sons by his side, at age 87. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Church of Christ
in Groesbeck, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck and Brother Lonnie  Ritchie of the Magnolia  Church of Christ offi ciating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry  Cemetery. Pallbearers were his
grandsons, Justin Rogers,  Kevin Rogers, and Chase Rogers; son-in-law, Mike Schneider; and grandsonsin-  law, Todd Williamson and Michael Miller. Honorary pallbearers were the elders and deacons of the Church
Thu
16
Apr

Kim (Covey) Curry

Kim (Covey) Curry, of Groesbeck, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Waco, following a sudden illness, at the age of 53. A Memorial Service to celebrate Kim’s life was held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., at the First Baptist Church in Groesbeck, with Reverend Tracy Sims and Todd Nicks offi ciating. Kim was born on May 28,  1961 to Robert Lee Covey and Shirley Jean Miley Covey in Amarillo. She graduated from Trinity High School in Euless in 1979. She worked for Russell Grace Insurance Agency in Fort Worth, learning the insurance business on the job, and was an underwriter for commercial insurance lines. 
Kim met Clyff Curry through her friends and his brother, and they were married on August 31, 1985 in Arlington. Kim and Clyff moved to Waco in 1985 after their marriage, and she worked for National Lloyds Insurance there.
Thu
16
Apr

Billie Ruth (Thompson) Turner

Billie Ruth (Thompson) Turner, of Lake Limestone, passed away in Weatherford on Friday, April 10, 2015. Funeral Services were held Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Old Union Church (at the Cemetery location), with
Brother Glenn Easterly of the Church of Christ at Old Union offi ciating. Phil Koester, whoMrs. Turner loved to hear sing, was the vocalist with treasured hymns. Pallbearers were Ben Lewis, Jake Lewis, Josh Mendez,
Eli Freitas, Aedan Freitas, Caleb Lewis, Jason Clevenger,and Ronnie Freitas. Billie Ruth was born in rural Limestone County, Texas on July 25, 1927, to Earl and Ruth (Richardson) Thompson. Billie Ruth was united in
marriage with Lloyd Holvys Turner on August 8, 1944. They lived in the Farmers Branch area many years, and she worked a few years in the Carrollton School District. After Holvys retired he and Billie Ruth made their
Thu
09
Apr

William O’Neal “Bill” Thompson

Thu
09
Apr

Thomas Guy Smith

Thu
02
Apr

Loyd Wallace Wadlington

Loyd Wallace Wadlington, of the Lost Prairie community near Groesbeck, passed away at home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, following a lengthy period of illness. He was 77. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend Clifton Jones offi ciating. Wallace was born November 22, 1937 to James Loyd Wadlington and Myrtle Vest Wadlington in Sweetwater. He grew up there and graduated from high school in Sweetwater, and he had visited in the Lost Prairie community with his grandparents, the Vest family, often while he was growing up. He worked for his Dad’s trucking company as a young man and also worked for a contractor for Bell Telephone operating equipment to lay phone lines. Wallace was united in marriage with Mary Louise Hyde on August 20, 1957 in Sweetwater, after making great efforts to meet and date Mary.

Thu
02
Apr

Gerald Lee Fulton

Gerald Lee Fulton, 73, of Simsboro, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born in Donie to Arthur and Eunice Fulton on Jan. 26, 1942. Gerald attended Donie School and graduated from Teague High School, where he was class president and quarterback for the Teague Lions in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State in 1964 and continued his education at Baylor University. Gerald married the love of his life, Ann Bozeman Fulton, on June 14, 1963. The Lord blessed their union with two children, Traci Leigh Fulton and Gerald Lynn (Jerry) Fulton. He worked as purchasing agent, then offi ce manager at ABCO in Mexia for 22 years. He later worked for ABCO’s parent company, A. Brandt Manufacturing Company, in Fort Worth. He was division accountant at E.R. Carpenter, Inc. in Temple, and retired as business manager of Limestone County Detention Center in Groesbeck.

Thu
02
Apr

Michael Delaney Doughtie

Michael Delaney Doughtie, former resident of Houston and most recently resident of Sulphur Springs, passed away in Tyler on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at age 63. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Tracy Sims offi ciating. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Ponder, Blake Doughtie, Lane Doughtie, Justin Doughtie, Danny Saling, and Dr. Darryl Doughtie. Michael was born July 5, 1951 to Calvin Howell Fox Doughtie and Betty Jo (Hudson) Doughtie in Groesbeck. He grew up in Houston, graduating from Galena Park High School. Michael lived all his life in Houston, until recently. He was a postal clerk for the U. S. Postal Service, working the longest part of his career in the George Bush Post Offi ce in the George Bush Airport. He retired in 2010 after a thirty-two year career.

Thu
02
Apr

Dr. Elgin Eugene Sim

Dr. Elgin Eugene Sims, 96, passed away March 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Lost Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Clifton Jones offi ciating. There will be time provided in the service for people to share. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 10:30-11:00 a.m., Monday, at the Lost Prairie Baptist Church. Eugene and his twin sister, Christine, were born April 11, 1918 to H. H. and Lurah Easterling Sims in the Lost Prairie Community of Limestone County, where they grew up. He graduated from Donie High School and Sam Houston College in Huntsville with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture. It was in Huntsville that he met his future wife, Lucille Blackwood. Dr. Sims served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a medical lab technician. He returned to Limestone County in 1947 and became involved in several businesses and then in school administration.

Wed
25
Mar

Michael Eugene Williams

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