Obituaries

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23
Mar

Mary D. Wilson, Dec. 12, 1936 - March 13, 2017

Mary D. Wilson, 80, of Coolidge, passed away March 13, 2017 in Groesbeck.  Funeral services will be 2PM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Coolidge with Rev. Chuck Sturgeon and Chaplain Jon Honea officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery.  Ricky Shearer, Gary Kilgo, Steve Kilgo, Charles Herrell, Kevin Pederson and David Pederson will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be prior to the service, beginning at 1PM at First Baptist Church in Coolidge.

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Wed
15
Mar

Granville W. Lenamond, Jr. July 14, 1925 – March 11, 2017

Granville W. Lenamond, Jr.

July 14, 1925 – March 11, 2017

 

Granville W Lenamond, Jr (G W) was born on July 14th, 1925, and went to be with The Lord Saturday March 11th, 2017, at Providence Hospice in Waco, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, prior to the funeral.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Bill Sutton of the Oletha Baptist Church officiating. Also, his son, Jimmie Lenamond and grandson, Erick Shaw will speak of family memories, and Ms. Jodie Green will be the vocalist.   Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery.

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Wed
15
Mar

Douglas Dwight LaFoy Oct. 29, 1943 – March 7, 2017

Douglas Dwight LaFoy

Oct. 29, 1943 – March 7, 2017

 

Douglas Dwight LaFoy of Round Rock passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6 to 8PM at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2PM in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Williams officiating.  Burial will follow at Faulkenberry Cemetery.

Born in Mexia on October 29, 1943 to Augustus “Gus” Cleveland and Lillie Grace (Franklin) LaFoy, Doug attended elementary school in Groesbeck and graduated Groesbeck High School in 1961. Doug continued his education at Navarro Jr. College and obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

Wed
15
Mar

Billy Jack LaFoy Dec. 13, 1928 - March 11, 2017

Billy Jack LaFoy

Dec. 13, 1928 – March 11, 2017

 

Billy Jack LaFoy, age 88, passed away Saturday, March 11th at Ashton Parke Care Center in Texas City.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 16th, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Visitation will be held at 1pm prior to the funeral service.

Billy Jack was born December 13, 1928 in Groesbeck, Texas, to Gus C. LaFoy and Lillie Grace Franklin LaFoy. He was the seventh of twelve children. All of the brothers and sisters were a close and fun-loving group. There were many happy hours of joke telling and teasing one another.

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Mon
27
Feb

David "D.J." Crocker

David “D.J.” Crocker

Sept. 20, 1936 – Feb. 19, 2017

 

David “D.J.” Crocker of McKinney passed away at his home on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at age 80.  He passed away peacefully in his sleep, a totally unexpected loss, as he was actively working in his yard with several trips to Lowes the day prior to his death.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1-1:30 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the funeral home's chapel.

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Mon
27
Feb

In Loving Memory of Rev. Juan C. Vaiz

In Loving Memory of Rev. Juan C. Vaiz

My Daddy passed away a year ago today; February 20, 2016.  He was the 1st man I ever loved and the best man I ever knew.  It was the simple things that made all the difference to us.

Daddy, Reverend Juan C. Vaiz, was 70 years old and lived a life dedicated to our family and serving as a Lead Pastor, a Mentor, a Teacher, and during his life pastored 13 churches in 4 States (Texas, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan).

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Fri
17
Feb

William Chesley “W.C.” Masters June 20, 1949 – Feb. 9, 2017

William Chesley “W.C.” Masters, of Groesbeck, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, at age 67, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Tracy Sims of the Central Baptist Church of Thornton officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Cobb Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clint Winstead, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Keith Masters, Shane Masters, and Steven Masters. Honorary Pallbearers were Billy (Drifter) Williams, Jerry (Slowpoke) Huckeba, Perry (Hawkeye) Goodenberger, Odis (Zero) Webster, Vance (Longhorn) Rose, Sonny (Hardhead) Lane, and Hugh (Cisco) Former.
Chesley was born June 20, 1949 to Fred and Betty Masters in rural Limestone County. He graduated from Groesbeck High School, Class of 1968, and he served in the U. S. Marines during the Viet Nam War.

Fri
17
Feb

George Allison Humble Dec. 16, 1926 – Feb. 8, 2017

George Allison Humble, of Groesbeck, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Windsor Healthcare Residence, at age 90.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Groesbeck. Reverend Steve Nance officiated, with music provided by Mrs. Mary Belle Leach and Mrs. Ginger Fritz. Burial followed in Fort Parker Memorial Park. Pallbearers were his fellow American Legion veterans, who conducted military honors at the gravesite.
George was born December 16, 1926 to Harry Lee Humble and Margaret Vernelle (Allison) Humble in Dallas. He grew up in Groesbeck where he graduated from high school. George joined the U. S. Navy and served in World War II. When the war was over he earned his degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the band. He then joined the U. S. Army as a commissioned officer, and served in Korea.

Fri
10
Feb

Mattie M. Hildebrand July 16, 1932 – Feb. 6, 2017

Mattie Hildebrand of Mexia passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at home with her family by her side.
Visitation was held prior to the funeral on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Shane Alexander officiating. Burial followed at Fort Parker Cemetery.
Mattie was born on July 16, 1932 in Waldo, Arkansas to Ezekiel and Lillian (Beasley) Staggs. In 1963 she moved from Arkansas to Texas and was later united in marriage to Donald G. Hildebrand on September 23, 1966 in Austin, Texas. Mattie was a bookkeeper most of her professional life and after marriage became a housewife. Some of her most memorable times were cooking and collecting cookbooks - from family members or any she could get her hands on – fishing and she was a very talented piano player. She loved most spending time with her grandchildren.

Thu
02
Feb

Alicia Germaine Dick April 4, 1950 - Jan. 20, 2017

Alicia Germaine Dick, of Forest Glade, passed away as a sudden and unexpected loss to her family, at Parkview Hospital, on Friday, January 20, 2017, at age 66.
Graveside services were held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Pavilion in Faulkenberry Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Moore of the First Assembly of God of Thornton officiating.
Alicia was born April 4, 1950 to Lee Hightower and Bernice Shell Hightower in Freeport, TX. She became a member of the Willie and Bernice Wittliff family when she was thirteen. Her siblings included four brothers and two sisters. Also, a first cousin, Nettie Reininger, lived in the home one year, and she and Alicia were as close as sisters, for the rest of her life.

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