Obituaries

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.

Thu
28
Jul

Willis Newman Webb

Willis Newman Webb, 79, of Lake Charles, LA, died Monday, July 18 in his residence. He was born at home near Teague on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1937. A previous life-long Texan, Webb “jumped the river” to Louisiana in 2012, following a 50 plus year career with newspapers. A 1960 graduate of the University of Houston, Webb began his editing/ publishing career as editor of his hometown newspaper. From there he went on to serve as editor/publisher for numerous Texas newspapers, with his last 16 years at The Jasper Newsboy. Basing his career on the belief that a weekly paper offers not only the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a community, but also a chance to participate in all aspects of the newspaper industry, Webb received countless state and national awards and honors for community service, news writing, editorials, columns, headline writing, photography, advertising design and layout and page design.

Thu
28
Jul

Emmett Lee Snipes

Mr. Emmett Lee Snipes, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 among loving family and devoted friends in the East Texas Medical Center of Fairfield. Services are pending at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington. Among his survivors are: His wife, Margaret Ransom Snipes of Fairfield. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Snipes Family. Visit our website: mooresangelicfuneralhome.

Thu
28
Jul

Alma Christine Gamble Padgett

Christine Gamble Padgett, 90, passed away July 20, 2016 in Mexia, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Mr. Larry Dickens and Mr. Joe Lucas officiating. Interment was in the Seale- Round Prairie Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her great-grandsons, Cody Cotton, Will Padgett, Jordan Padgett, Jackson Richardson, Zachery Richardson and Blake McDonald. Alma was born in Limestone County, Texas  on April 27, 1926 to Moses Marion and Nettie Lea Holt Gamble. With the exception of 17 years, due to her husband’s employment, she lived in the Mexia area. She graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1944. Alma married her lifelong partner, Herman O’Niel Padgett, Sr., on May 8, 1944 in Teague, Texas. After fulfilling her responsibilities of raising her children, Alma went to work at the Mexia State School, retiring after 20 years of service.

Thu
28
Jul

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall, of Groesbeck, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, passing away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, at age 55. Funeral services wiere held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Michael Nemec of Christ Lutheran Church of Hillsboro and Reverend Dr. Ray Ballmann of Word of Truth Lutheran Church of Glen Rose officiated, and Ms. Rebecca Fisher was the pianist. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leslie Keys, Jack Mauldin, Buster Horn, Judge Daniel Burkeen, Tom Fisher, and David Mason. The Home-School children of Tri-County Christian Home Educators were honorary pallbearers. Debbe was born November 3, 1960 in Mexia to Jerry Coleman and Vernell Sue Lenamond Coleman Lown. She grew up in Groesbeck and Thornton, graduating from Groesbeck High School in the Class of 1979, where she had participated in the GHS Band.

Thu
21
Jul

Arthur William “Bill” Smith

Arthur William “Bill” Smith, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at age 76. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Larry Wilson of the Davis Chapel Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Rockdale, where his parents are buried. Pallbearers will be Micah Morgan, Scott Smith, David Hughes, Mark Smith, Brian Swick, Marcus Hanna, Bobby Wilson, John Norman, Bob Waller, and Rawls King. Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Lodge #354, Groesbeck High School Class of 1961, the Dairy Queen coffee table group, the Waco Skeet and Trap Club friends, and in memory-his deceased friends, Dr. J. B. Riggs, Henry Cox, and Bradley Swick. Bill was born April 20, 1940 to Arthur M. and Lillian Smith in Rockdale. grade.

Thu
21
Jul

Jerry Hudson Wilson

Jerry Hudson Wilson, age 72, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Manassas, VA. He was born on February 13, 1944 to Vestle Edward and Frances Juanita (Hudson) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Genuine Cleaning; he served as a minister in the Church of Christ serving most recently the congregations in Waldorf, MD and Luray, VA. He is predeceased by his mother Frances J. Wilson and a brother: Wayne Wilson. Survivors include his father: Vestle Edward Wilson of Groesbeck, TX; his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Marlyn Wilson of Manassas, VA; one daughter: Cynthia Nicole Wilson of New Haven, CT; one brother: Henry Wilson and wife Judy of Gilmer, TX; one sister: Martha Saling and husband Jim of Groesbeck, TX; sister-in-law: Dorothy Wilson of Gilmer, TX and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA.

Thu
21
Jul

Gerilynn Norrid

Gerilynn Norrid, 68. The family and friends of Gerilynn Norrid, a Groesbeck resident, let her go with The Angelic Hosts on Wednesday, July 6, at The Groesbeck LTC. Graveside Services were held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Waco Memorial Park, 6623 S. I-35, Waco, Texas. Chaplain Karen Hulsey from the Mexia State Supported Living Center officiated. Gerilynn was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on September 19, 1947 to Leon Dawson Norrid and Alma Grace Manger Norrid. Those who will cherish her memory are her friends and the staff of Mexia State School Supported Living Center and Daybreak Community Services. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is providing the Final Care for Gerilynn Norrid. Visit our website:mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Thu
14
Jul

Vida Evelyn Hogan

Vida Evelyn Hogan, 97, of Thornton, passed away July 4, 2016 in Marlin, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with Mr. Floyd Stanley officiating. Interment followed in the Cobb Cemetery with Mike Brown, John Banks Campbell, Rand Bates, Kenneth Capps, Bill Jackson and Raymond Harlan serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held at 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton. Vida was born in the Honest Ridge community on June 25, 1919 to George and Hattie Brooks Jones. They moved to the Seale community when she was a small child. She attended school there but graduated from Marquez High School. Vida was a good student, always eager and quick to learn. When she graduated from Jr.

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