Obituaries

Thu
29
Oct

Peggy Sue Marshall

Thu
29
Oct

Clell Kirth Lenamond

Thu
29
Oct

Richard Franklin Outlaw

Thu
29
Oct

Michael Leroy O’Connell

Thu
29
Oct

Walter Joe McPherson

Thu
22
Oct

MAJ(R) Derwood E. “Ed” Burleson

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Derwood E. “Ed” Burleson, of Waco, a World War II and Korean War veteran who embraced his family and his Texas heritage with equal passion, passed away Thursday night at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center after a short illness. He was 95. Ed will be laid to rest with full military honors during a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at LaSalle Cemetery on FM 1953, which runs north from State Highway 164 seven miles east of Groesbeck, near where he was born on Dec. 28, 1919, to Thomas E. and Ella May Burleson. The Rev. Eric Howell of Dayspring Baptist Church will preside. Ed was a storyteller whose Texas roots ran deep; his ancestors included Edward Burleson, a soldier and statesman who was elected vice president of the Republic of Texas in 1841.

Thu
22
Oct

Gwina Dene Anderson

Gwina Dene Anderson, of Thornton, passed away at Limestone Medical Center on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at age 79. Funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church (Hwy. 14-S, Groesbeck) at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, with Rev. Ben David Watson offi ciating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Henson, Roy DeFriend, Colin Lenamond, Ronnie Spivey, Morris DeFriend, and Justin Jolley. Dene was born Christmas Day, December 25, 1935, the only child of R. C. and Chrystelle (Hastings) Powell, at Oletha. She grew up in Oletha, attended school in Thornton and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1953. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University, and her Master’s Degree in Texas History from Sam Houston State University. Dene was united in marriage with Billy R. Anderson on June 9, 1957. They lived in the Old Union community.

Thu
15
Oct

Johnnie Elzada Seale

Johnnie Elzada Seale, of Groesbeck, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Windsor Healthcare  Residence, at age 91. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Billy Anderson of the Victory Baptist Church offi ciating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse Blakeney, Jr., David McDaniel, Drew Roberts, Benjamin Smith, and Hershul Smith. Johnnie, who was known as Elzada all her younger life, was born to Johnnie Maron Bennett and Annie Ilene (Goolsby) Bennett in Marquez. She grew up and went to school in Groesbeck. She married John Earl Ogletree as a young lady  and they lived in Groesbeck for a time and most of their twenty-fi ve years together in the Alvardo and Keene area. Together they had six children. John passed away in 1964 and Johnnie (Elzada) worked at Eckhard Drug Warehouse in Garland to support the younger children still at home.

Thu
15
Oct

Joy Dell Cotton Rasco

Joy Dell Cotton Rascopassed away peacefully on October 5, 2015 in Annapolis, MD. Born in Groesbeck, TX on March 8, 1928, she will be buried at Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery in Groesbeck. Beloved by her family, she is survived by her daughters Tori Matton (Annapolis, MD) and Sunny Downing (St. Ives, England), her son, Jan Rasco (Ida, IO), ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.   

Thu
08
Oct

Jessie Harris, Sr.

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