Obituaries

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Glenn Randall Henderson

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Hazel Naomi Simmons

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Joyce Bowen McGuire

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John Junior Lehrmann

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James Elbert Daugherty Jr.

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Elsie (Hinkle) Herendon

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Nina Faye Eakins

Nina Faye Eakins, of Groesbeck, passed away at Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco on Sunday, June 22, 2014, following a lengthy illness. She was 77. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Fort Parker Memorial Park, with Rev. Darryl Hatley offi ciating. Nina Faye was born May 12, 1937 to Johnny Crocker and Ruby (Phillips) Crocker. She lived in the Dallas area as a young person, and also spent alot of time in Groesbeck with her grandparents, Frank and Nina Phillips. As a young lady, she was employed as a seamstress at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. After meeting George W. Eakins, they were united in marriage and made their home in Groesbeck. In addition to raising her children, Nina Faye worked again as a seamstress for Vogel Sewing Factory and later worked for Hobbs Bonded Fibers in Mexia and Waco until retiring. Nina Faye was a Baptist, and recently was saved. She had begun to enjoy reading later in her life.

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19
Jun

Larry Gene Medders

Larry Gene Medders of Groesbeck passed away Sunday June 15, 2014 at Windsor Nursing Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday June 17, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 2 PM in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Daryl Hatley offi - ciating. Burial will follow at Faulkenberry Cemetery. Larry was born May 2, 1944 in Groesbeck to Alvis & Dorothy Wright Medders. He grew up in Groesbeck and graduated from Groesbeck High School as salutatorian of his class in 1962. After graduation he attended Lamar Tech in Beaumont for one year. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and spent three of his four years in Taiwan as a Chinese interpreter. Larry was very familiar with the Chinese language and was able to not only speak Chinese, but also able to write it.

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19
Jun

Alana Kay Duke Erskine

Alana Kay Duke ErskineAlana Kay Duke Erskine, of Groesbeck, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco on Monday, June 9, 2014, at age 48. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Ayres of the Word of Life Church offi ciating. Music was provided by Jerry and Sherry Duke and family. Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charlie Day, Preston Day, Jerry Duke, Jesse Duke, Austin Nichols, and Eddie Duke, and Jake Nichols was an honorary pallbearer. Alana Kay was born on April 24, 1966 to James Larry Duke, Sr. and Linda Varner Duke in Groesbeck. She lived most of her young school years in Jewett. She married and began her family in Jewett, and then moved to Teague. Alana attended beauty college in Palestine,and then operated her own beauty shop in Teague, where she enjoyed the customers as well as working on her three daughters’ hair.

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05
Jun

James Paul “Jim” Kass

James Paul “Jim” Kass, of Lake Mexia, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Farmers Market in Groesbeck, at age 71. The family would like to invite everyone for a Memorial Service in his garden at 1684 LCR 374, at 6:30 PM on Friday June 6th. Future arrangements will be made for a Memorial service in his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, where he will be buried near his parents. Jim was born September 25, 1942, to John Peter Kass and Cecilia Elizabeth (Irmen) Kass in Dubuque, Iowa, where he grew up and attended school. He lived most of his adult life on the East Coast. He served in the U. S. Army a few years, and then worked many years in his early adult life as a lineman in Pennsylvania and New York. He spent many winter days up on an electric pole. Jim then spent approximately the next fifteen years driving a Semi across the United States. He really enjoyed his travels, and the opportunity to visit in all 50 states.

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