Obituaries

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22
Jan

Wallace Donelson

Graveside services, with full military honors, were held at the Evans Chapel Cemetery near Leona, Texas for Wallace Donelson on Monday, January 19, 2015. Wallace passed away in Waco on January 14 at age 96 years and 6 months. A long-time resident of Baytown, Wallace was born on July 5, 1918 in Normangee, Texas, Leon County near the Navasota River, to Henry and Mallie Ann Wallace Donelson. The family moved to Huntsville when he was a young teen and they lived on 17th Street across the street from the old Bearcat Stadium. On October 11, 1941, Wallace married the love of his life, Bernice Phifer Donelson. They were married 55 years until her death in 1996. Two months after their wedding day, while listening to the radio, they heard the report of the attack upon Pearl Harbor. His Texas National Guard unit based in Huntsville, Texas was mobilized immediately and assigned to the U.S. Army’s 36th Division, 143rd Infantry, “F” Company.

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22
Jan

Peggy Sue Cassel

September 4, 1936 - January 15, 2015 Funeral services for Peggy Cassel, 78 of Madisonville, were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18th at the Madisonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas. Pallbearers were Jimmy Copeland, Troy Young, Tommy Minze, Larry McGinty, Doug Harrell and Clark Osborne. Peggy Sue Cassel was born on September 4, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas to Walter and John L. (Shelton) Crowson and she graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1954. Peggy was the mother of two children, Debbie and Neal “Bubba”. In 1974 in her later years, she married Roy Tom Cassel. The first years with Roy Tom were happy years spent living in a travel trailer at the drilling rigs. While there, she cooked and fed the new recruits to the oilfield. She and Roy Tom became a second family to many of the young men. In 1978 Peggy and Roy Tom built their home in Madisonville where Peggy kept very busy.

Thu
15
Jan

Brandon Joe Brown

Brandon Joe Brown, of Oletha and Thornton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at age 47. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ben David Watson of the Victory Baptist Church offi ciating. Burial followed at the Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Crowson, Cameron Henderson, Cavin (Chip) Henderson, Kevin Ensminger, Keith Brown, and Kelly Thompson. Honorary pallbearers wiere Frank Crowson, Clint Brown, Bill Fischer, John Brown, Mike Brown, Jason Vincent, Jeff McDowell, David Oates, Bill Oates, Glen Ray Oates, Conner Brown, Braden Ramirez, and Gage Vincent. Brandon was born November 21, 1967 in Groesbeck to Joe Ray and Peggy Joan Brown. He graduated from Groesbeck High School in the class of 1986. Brandon lived in the local area all his life and worked as a self-employed bull-dozer and heavy equipment operator.

Thu
15
Jan

Glen Earl Killingsworth

Glen Earl Killingsworth, 79, passed away January 11, 2015 at his home in Personville, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Steve Cowart offi ciating. Interment will following in the Little Flock Cemetery in Jewett. Visitation with the family will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Glen was born June 5, 1935 in Lost Prairie, Texas to Claud and Desi Gibson Killingsworth. He retired from Nucor Steel after many years in the shipping department. Glen married Margaret Ann Thomas on November 18, 1955 in Teague, Texas; they were blessed with three children, Terry, Kim and Kathy. Glen’s life revolved around his family, especially his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. You could fi nd him at any sporting or any other event in which his grandchildren or great-grandchildren were participating. When he wasn’t busy with his family, he enjoyed watching football on TV.

Thu
15
Jan

Cathie Bell (Jones) Maddox

Cathie Bell (Jones) Maddox, who formerly lived in Kosse, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015, in New Braunfels, at age 99. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with her son-in-law, Jimmy Adams officiating. Burial followed in the Kosse City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Van Adams, Martin Adams, Jakob Adams, Elijah Adams, Alec Herskowitz, and Aidan Herskowitz. Cathie was born August 28, 1915 to Delmer Jones and Artie Murphey Jones in Marquez, TX. The family moved to Lyford in the Rio Grande Valley, where she finished high school and attended Texas A&I College. After she married W. E. Maddox in 1933, the couple moved to Houston, where Cathie was a skilled homemaker, devoting her time to her son and three daughters. In Houston, she was active in both the North Houston and West 34th. Street churches of Christ.

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08
Jan

Tony Roy Richardson

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08
Jan

Joan Ann “Joanie” Welch

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08
Jan

Patricia Ann Lucas Prince

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08
Jan

Mr. Solomon Davis Carl, Jr.

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08
Jan

James Earl Fitts

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