Obituaries

Thu
28
Jan

Roy Jackson Partin

Roy Jackson Partin, 84, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 with his family at his side. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years ...his sweet Joan. Roy was a much loved husband, Father, Grandfather and humanitarian. Survivors include his children and their spouses Terry and Ron Lowrance, Judy Partin, Jeannie Holbert, Peggy and Johnny Cobb, Cathy Partin, Barbara Davis, Tim and Karen Partin and Becky and Keith Ackley. Roy was the proud Grandfather of Christopher and Jennifer Lowrance, Matthew and Myla Lowrance, Jordan Partin, Joshua Holbert, Jacob Holbert, Michael Cobb, Taylor Cobb, Katee Cobb, Nicholas Lauder, Kyler Partin, Kayne Partin, Karter Partin, Ryan Ackley, Bryn Ackley, and Cameron Ackley. Roy was the proud Great Grandfather of Wyatt and Reese Lowrance and Jadah Crumpton. Also surviving, his three sisters Kathleen Reno, Shirley Warren and Carole Etzell. Roy was born to Charles and Cleo Partin. Roy was a graduate of Reagan High School.

Thu
14
Jan

Avis Lorraine Box

Avis Lorraine Box, of the Willow Creek Community, passed away at Groesbeck LTC on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at age 97. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Paul Moore (First Assembly of God of Thornton), Brother Joe Tucker (Gateway Assembly of God, Trinidad) and Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery (Kosse.) Pallbearers were Bill Riedinger, Cody Riedinger, Ron Chalene, Michael Prine, Jerry Everett, and Rick McAbee. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Brown, Scott Chalene, Bobby Rogers, Patrick Rogers, and Kennon Chalene. Avis was born on August 2, 1918 to James Riley Pace and Iva Cecil (Roebuck) Pace in the Willow Creek community in Robertson County. She grew up and attended school in that community, where the school house had been built on land given by the Pace family, and was used for community gatherings as well as school.

Thu
14
Jan

Brandy (Brandice Ray) Garrett

Brandy (Brandice Ray) Garrett of Mexia, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016, as the result of a tragic accident, at age 43. Visitation will be held at Groesbeck Funeral Home on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Memorial Service to celebrate Brandy’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Word of Life Church, 193 LC 412, Groesbeck, with Pastor Mark Rogers officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Cleveland, Jason Davis, Matthew Self, Brian Foster, Chase Killingsworth, Jason Morton, Dominic Rosales, Mickey DeBusk, Flint McLean, Shane McLean, and Robbie Garrett. Brandice, known by all as Brandy, was born May 31, 1972 to Robert Lloyd “Butch” Sherman and Phyllis Ray (Cleveland) Sherman in Nacogdoches. Brandy grew up in LaPorte and graduated in the Class of 1990 from LaPorte High School. She enjoyed participating in theater and being a member of the Chatos Drill Team in high school, and had many many good friends.

Thu
07
Jan

Lillie “Fay” Webb Ferrill Roe

Lillie “Fay” Webb Ferrill Roe of Groesbeck passed away January 1, 2016. Funeral services for Fay were held Monday, January 4, 2016, at Groesbeck Funeral Home, with James Matchett officiating. Burial followed in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers were Christopher Peters, Michael Duane Ferrill, Chad Ruthart, Ron Morris, Brandon Matchett, and Michael Mageo. Fay lived a full, active life and loved her family. She was a member of the Lake Limestone Baptist Church and loved everyone there. Fishing was also a special love of hers, especially when she could “out fish” her husband, Jay T. She loved her flowers and to work in her garden. Another interest was to travel as much as possible, visiting Atlanta, Salado, San Antonio, Nashville, Fredricksburg, and other places of interest with her daughter and son. Fay was preceded in death by her husband Jay T. Ferrill; her father, Henry Webb; her mother, Vera Webb; brothers, E.R.

Thu
07
Jan

Robert Dave Thurman

Robert Dave Thurman, of Big Creek West-Lake Limestone, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, following his battle with Parkinsons for the past six years. He was 75. Visitation will begin at Groesbeck Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Tracy Sims of the Central Baptist Church of Thornton and Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Mrs. Barbara Walker will be the vocalist. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Collett, Vincent Thurman, Jeff Sims, Blaine Douglas, Luke Ramsey, Greg Scherbenske, Al Stephens, and Dennis Smith. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be “The Brazos River Rats,” Dick Weaver, Wayne Brueggerman, Richard Farrington, Vernon Laird, James Slovacek, Clive Frazer, Joe Haupt, and Cecil Bobbitt.

Thu
07
Jan

James Edward Benedict

James Edward Benedict (affectionately known as “Big D”) of Groesbeck, Texas passed away January 2, 2016 in Mexia, Texas. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck Texas, with Reverend Tracy Sims officiating. James was born February 8, 1921 in Port Arthur, Texas to Van Benedict and Edna Benedict, the first of 6 boys. James proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. In he was with one of the first expeditionary forces to enter Nagasaki Japan after the bombing. In 2014 he was chosen as one of the lucky veterans by Honor Flight to travel to Washington, D.C. to view the WWII Memorial Monument. During his career James worked in the cable system business in Texas. He worked as a Cable Vision engineer in Mexia at the outset of that business. After his retirement at age 65 he worked for many years for the City of Mexia as a crossing guard for Mexia ISD.

Thu
07
Jan

Norman Fountain Raif

Norman Fountain Raif, of East Lake Limestone (Jewett), passed away at Providence Hospital on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at age 87. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Lee Weiler of the “All Around Cowboy Church” of Marquez officiating. Norman was born February 8, 1928 in Houston. At age 14, he was working at a gas station, and as he loved cars, he developed mechanic skills at a young age which he would use all of his life. He joined the Merchant Marines, which provided supply support to the U. S. troops, and was able to travel around the world, enjoying his trips to many ports and foreign countries. He next worked for the Houston Police Department for many years as mechanic of their vehicles.

Thu
24
Dec

Perri Liles Ingram

Perri Liles Ingram, 49, of Mexia, passed away December 21, 2015 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Marcus Sheffield and Pastor Earl Sterling officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Perri was born April 30, 1966 in Garland, Texas to George Jackson and Gladys Fisher Liles. She was a member of the Mexia High School Class of 1984, “A True Defender of the Blackcats”. She was a longtime, well known, hairdresser in Mexia. Being a hairdresser was a job Perri thoroughly enjoyed, her customers were considered to be her extended family; she loved them. Perri’s family was her life. She was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was always protective of her children and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.

Thu
24
Dec

Anna Louis (Winstead) McVay

Anna Louis (Winstead) McVay, of Groesbeck, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015, in the Parkview Hospital in Mexia, at age 61. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sonny Bever of the Church on the Rock officiating, followed by burial in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clint Winstead, Dusty Capps, Trent Lenamond, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Jimmy Winstead, Jordan Yarbrough, and Erich Lundh. Skinner Lenamond and Jimmy Lenamond were Honorary Pallbearers. Anna was born on February 27, 1954 to Wesley Winstead and Louise (Copeland) Winstead in Leon County. She attended school in Leon County, and lived some of her life in Marquez. Anna worked many jobs as an adult, including laying pipe on a pipeline. She made many friends of the people she waited on while working many years as a waitress.

Thu
24
Dec

Jay Lou (Walton) Beck

Jay Lou (Walton) Beck, of Lake Limestone, born at Box Church on February 2, 1935, left this world early Sunday morning December 20. Jay Lou blessed her children by allowing them to share her last breaths of life in this world, before greeting and continuing her journey with her husband of 62 years, Frankie Lee Beck. Jay Lou spent her adult years of the earthly part of her journey in Yuma Arizona, Fort Worth and Groesbeck, and shared it with her children, Jay Frank, Sandra and Tina, her grandsons Jeffrey, Clay, Gregory & Blake, and two adored great grandkids Corban and Gracie. Jay Lou is also survived by her brother Johnny Ross Walton. With Frankie by her side, Jay Lou will have a joyful reunion with her mother Alta Martin, her beloved sister Donna Robinett, and her brother Steve Martin. Jay Lou will also be happy to once again be with the son she only had for one month, Ricky Dean. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 27th at Groesbeck Funeral Home.

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