On June 3, 2023, Peggy deCordova Pitts Champion, age 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by the embrace of her family, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Russell deCordova, and her sister Ethel Ann deCordova Porter.
Lola Sue Stutts Taylor, Age 84 of Hurst, Texas went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2023. Lola was born on February 14, 1939, in Thornton, Texas to Jimmie & Verne Stutts, and attended the Thornton school. She married the love of her life Lynn E. Taylor on December 12, 1957. They were married for 43 years. Lola had two daughters, Lisa & Tonya. She also raised her nephew Darrell Stutts. She had two wonderful grandchildren, Tyler & Bryson. Her children & grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a mother & housewife and was very involved with the children’s school activities. She was a lifetime member of the PTA. Lola then started a career with the Casual Corner Group for 20 years before retiring.
On Tuesday, May the 16th, 2023, as the sun came out from behind the clouds and warmed her peaceful face, our Beautiful Mother; donning her kilt of green with white stockings, her tam cocked just right and her head held high, took a deep breath and lined up behind the Drum and Bugle Corps of her beloved Scottish Brigade and marched down the field one last time and straight into heaven.
Margaret Rae Fitts, formerly of Mexia, passed away in Temple on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at age 81.
We have lost our family hero. Richard Michael Hempel, born September 19, 1969, gained his wings on May 9, 2023. He is preceded in death by his dad, Fred Hempel, his Grandma Kuhn and his uncle Steve Johnson.