Obituaries

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05
Mar

Petra Frias Escobedo

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05
Mar

Cordelia Fern Philley

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25
Feb

Abraham Smith, Jr.

Abraham Smith, Jr. of Groesbeck, completed his seven-year long battle with cancer and earned his eternal rest on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at age 61.  Memorial services wereheld on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Word of Life Church in Groesbeck, with Brandan Verm and David Lee Smith offi ciating. Abe was born December 11, 1953 to Abraham Smith, Sr. and Juanita Wiley Smith in Bluefi eld, West Virginia where his Dad was stationed in the Air Force. The family moved to Waco when he was fi ve, and he grew up there. Abe was a great football player on his high school team at Richfi eld High in Waco through his Junior year. The team had developed  so well that they feltthey were destined to win the state championship the following year. However the team was all separated for his Senior year, with the intergration policies that resulted in the team members being bussed to several different schools in Waco, and  they never got the chanceto play together again.

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25
Feb

Ann Bozeman Fulton

Wed
25
Feb

Marion Thomas Peery

Preceded in death by parents Charles and Ida Mae (Sowders) Peery; Brothers JB, Wayne, Edgar, Maurice and Blake. Survivors include his sister, Edyth Moffitt of Bradenton, Florida. Sisterin-  laws Helen Peery of Douglas and Shirley Peery of Thornton. His wife, Marilyn of Coldspring, daughters Debra Lanford of Baytown and Sue Johnson of New Braunfels. Grandson Jared Morris (Jenny) of Conroe. Granddaughter Kiley Dunnam (Justin) of Elgin. Great grandchildren, Brinlee and Rhett Morris and Wimberley Dunnam. Step-daughters Pam Bolton; Lesley Higginbotham (Gary) and daughter Erin. Step-son Jim Bolton (Jane) and children Emily, Elizabeth, Levi and numerous nieces and nephews. MT grew up on a farmin Thornton, Texas. He graduated from High School in 1945, the only boy in a class of 9. After serving in World War II as an Army Air Force Intelligence Specialist, MT returned to Texas and enrolled in Baylor University.

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19
Feb

Mary (Williams) Sims

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19
Feb

Norman Dale Rockey, Jr.

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19
Feb

Mary Sue Hitt

Thu
19
Feb

Cloy “Marie” Williams

Thu
19
Feb

Clarence Ray “Bo” Bane

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