Obituaries

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10
Mar

Marshall Ray Thurman


Marshall Ray Thurman

Marshall Ray Thurman, 78, went to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Ayres of the Word of Life Family Worship Center officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Troy Dyer, Nick Martinez, Emilo Trevino, Heli Trevino III, Michael Trevino, Tyler Sunday and Joshua Thurman. Stanley Gibson, who was his caregiver at home, will be an honorary pallbearer.
Marshall Ray was born in Houston to Marshall John and Ocie Ray Thurman. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 35 years before retiring. Marshall Ray and wife, Consuelo, moved to Groesbeck in 1986 and founded Fairlane Farms, where he raised Red Angus cattle.

Fri
07
Mar

Margaret 'Margie' M. Spillers

A celebration of the life of Margaret "Margie" M. Spillers, 79, of Flint is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Westwood Baptist Church of Tyler, with Tom Crawford officiating
Margaret went to be with her Lord and savior on March 2, 2014.
Margaret was born Feb. 7, 1935 in Clark Fork Township, Mo., the daughter of John and Elsie Martin. She was raised by her stepmother, Minnie Martin, and paternal grandmother, Mattie Margaret Martin. She was raised in the Lutheran church, attending catechism classes as an expression of her faith. She owned several restaurants in East Texas. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, taking care of her family and doting on her grandsons.
Margaret was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, John and Minnie Martin; mother, Elsie Martin; brother, Bob Martin; and sister, Betty Louise Schoen.

Tue
04
Mar

Laudious Vandel 'Del' Lemons Jr.


Laudious Vandel 'Del' Lemons Jr.

Laudious Vandel “Del” Lemons Jr. passed away at his home in Tomball on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at age 76.
Visitation with the family will begin at noon before funeral services in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, and the funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Rev. Steve Nance of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck will officiate, and burial will follow in the Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John R. Lemons, James Lemons, Jeff Campbell, Johnathan VanDerbeek, Joshua Campbell and Scott Shillingburg.
Del was born in Groesbeck on Jan. 14, 1938 to L.V. (Sr.) and Rosemary Lemons. Del was voted “Most Handsome” in his senior class of 1956, and had been a Groesbeck Goat football and track athlete. He moved to Houston after graduation where he worked for Western Auto and attended classes at the University of Houston. He served in the National Guard for seven years.

Mon
03
Mar

Anniece Patterson Moody


Anniece Patterson Moody

Anniece Patterson Moody, 92, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Fairfield. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at First United Methodist Church of Fairfield with Rev. T. Paul Kethley officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Parker Memorial Park near Groesbeck. Visitation is Tuesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.
Moody was born Jan. 29, 1922 in Freestone County, to parents Hallie J. and Belle Young Patterson of Wortham. Moody was educated in Wortham, graduating from high school there in 1938. She graduated with an associate of arts degree in 1940 from Westminister College in Tehuacana where she was also a cheerleader. She also attended Sam Houston State University and North Texas State University.
She married John Thetford Moody on July 19, 1942 and he preceded her in death in May 1994. She was a grade school teacher during World War II in Delia, Richland and Kirvin.

Mon
03
Mar

Amos Carl Holt


Amos Carl Holt

Amos Carl Holt, 98 years of age, passed away March 1, 2014, in Katy. Amos was a longtime resident of Point Enterprise.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with Minister Greyson Holt officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Wed
26
Feb

Timothy Carter Jr.


Timothy Carter Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Timothy Carter Jr., 86, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in the Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clara Gilbert of Tyler officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Fairfield.
Timothy and Odessa Carter welcomed Timothy Carter Jr., their first child, on Dec. 5, 1927 into their home in Kirven.
Timothy attended school in Fairfield and served in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he made his home in Chicago. He worked for Dresser Industries, manufacturing heavy equipment, and retired after many years. He returned to Texas in the early 1990s. He moved back to Fairfield in 2001 and remained until his death.

Wed
26
Feb

Charles Adrian 'Chuck' Lynch


Charles Adrian 'Chuck' Lynch

Charles Adrian “Chuck” Lynch, 67, of Mexia, passed away Feb. 13, 2014 in Waco.
A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, 605 S. McKinney.. Visitation with family and friends will follow.
Chuck was born Feb. 23, 1946 in San Antonio, to Francis Adrian Lynch and Billie Lucille Cox Bethel. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and then received his bachelor and masters degrees from North Texas University followed by his doctorate from Baylor University. Chuck retired from the Mexia State School after 30 years of service as director of staff development, having been named Director of the Year for the state of Texas during his tenure.

Fri
21
Feb

Evelyn Beachum Daniels


Evelyn Beachum Daniels

Funeral services for Evelyn Beachum Daniels will be held Saturday, March 1, at Church of the Living God, Pillar Ground of the Truth, 2610 Ledbetter Dr. in Dallas. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Dallas, Bishop Demetrius Beachum, eulogist.
Daniels made her transition from this earth to her heavenly home Feb. 20, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family and friends.
Evelyn Beachum Daniels was born April 19, 1915 in South Bend Community, Limestone County, to Preston and Martha Callie Beachum.
Evelyn Beachum met and married Theado Daniels on July, 3, 1984, to this union no children were born. Evelyn loved going to garage sales, selling and cooking and loved her family dearly.

Wed
19
Feb

Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons


Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons

Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons, also lovingly known as Celeste, passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
She was born Dec. 23, 1937 to the parentage of Cecil Abor Sr. and Alberta Matthews (Sang), in Prairie Hill. Rubia Dell grew up in Mexia and attended Douglass and Dunbar schools and was a member of "The Mighty Dragon" drill and cheer teams. Rubia Dell graduated in 1955 as valedictorian of her class.
Rubia Dell worked several years doing what she loved most, taking care of others. She worked at the McGee Nursing Home as a CNA for several years. She also cared for numerous children in her home for several years. Rubia Dell retired from the Mexia State School Laundry after over 20 years of dedicated service.
Rubia was a dedicated and active Jehovah's Witness.
Rubia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Cecil and Alberta; one son, Michael Abor Sr.; one granddaughter, Torrie Abor; and one great-granddaughter, Patence Abor.

Wed
19
Feb

Ouida Y. Foster


Ouida Y. Foster

Ouida Y. Foster, 82, of St. Cloud, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2014 in Kissimmee, Florida. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery, with Rev. James Herrington officiating.
Foster, born Sept. 1, 1930, was a unique and eccentric lady. She loved to dance, loved pretty things and good food. She lived her life to the fullest and was kind to all she knew. Her nickname was "Dusty" and she loved horses, John Wayne, cowboy boots and anything western. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Christ and feel no pain and struggle, no more.
"I pray the Lord my soul to keep."

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