Obituaries

Wed
20
Jul

Mr. Emmett Lee Snipes

Mr. Emmett Lee Snipes, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 among loving family and devoted friends in the East Texas Medical Center of Fairfield. 

Services are pending at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Seattle, Wash.  

Among his survivors are: His wife, Margaret Ransom Snipes of Fairfield. 

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague is serving the Snipes Family. 

To sign the guestbook go to mooresangelicfuneralhome.com and light a candle.

Wed
20
Jul

LaPassion Oneil

LaPassion Oneil was born on September  20, 1996 to Claude Sandles, Jr. and the late Keetia Oneil.

Left to cherish her memories are siblings Shaniqua Seamster, Kristall Jackson, Ryan Puryear, DeVonte’ Puryear, Daniel Dontrey Sandles, Claude Daniel Sandles III, Myeshia Michelle Sandles, Keshia Franks; special son Calob Hutchinson of Mexia; father Claude D. Sandles, Jr. of Mexia; grandfather Claude D. Sandles (Helen), Sr of Mexia; grandmother Bernadette King of Mexia; aunts Dorothy Frazier, Tena Evans (Charles), Renita Betts (Cedric) of Mexia, Connie Trailor, Carla Sandles of Ft. Worth; uncles Tony Taylor of Mexia, Cloris Robinson (Crystall) of Austin, Terrance Conner of Teague.

Funeral service for LaPassion Oneil will be held at 1 p.m., July 23 at First United Methodist Church in Mexia.

Wed
20
Jul

Arthur William “Bill” Smith

Arthur William “Bill” Smith, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at age 76.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Larry Wilson of the Davis Chapel Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Rockdale, where his parents are buried.

Pallbearers will be Micah Morgan, Scott Smith, David Hughes, Mark Smith, Brian Swick, Marcus Hanna, Bobby Wilson, John Norman, Bob Waller, and Rawls King. Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Lodge #354, Groesbeck High School Class of 1961, the Dairy Queen coffee table group, the Waco Skeet and Trap Club friends, Rand Bates and Barber Shop friends, and “In Memory”-his deceased friends, Dr. J. B. Riggs, Henry Cox, and Bradley Swick.

Mon
18
Jul

Mary Ann Carter Space

Mary Ann Carter Space passed away July 16, 2016, in Austin. She was born April 16, 1926, in Mexia, to Charles Edward and Fay Fedrick Carter. She graduated from Mexia High School, class of 1943, and attended Southwestern University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

She met her future husband, Charles W. “Jimmy” Space of Belen, N.M., in Mexia, where he was stationed at the Army Camp as a SSgt. during World War II.  She worked as a bank teller with The City National Bank, predecessor of Incommons Bank, in Mexia, while Jimmy served on active duty in the Pacific during the war.

During their 64 years of marriage, they lived in Belen, N.M., Slaton and Barstow, Calif., where Mary Ann enjoyed her position as secretary to the Provost Marshall at the Marine Corps Supply Center.  After retirement, Mary Ann and Jimmy settled in Mexia, where both were active members in the First Presbyterian Church.

Mon
18
Jul

Kevin Ray Lee

Kevin Ray Lee, 53, of Wortham, was called home unexpectedly by the Lord July 14, 2016 at his home in Wortham. Funeral services for Mr. Lee were held Sunday, July 17 at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia. Burial followed in the St. Elmo Cemetery in Freestone County where his maternal grandparents are buried as well as a long line of other ancestors.

Kevin was born July 23, 1962, at Carswell Air Force Base Hospital, in Ft. Worth to Fred and Mary Alice Lee. He grew up in Mesquite and completed his education there. He lived in the Dallas area for many years but for several years had resided in the Streetman, Mexia and Wortham area.  He leaves behind many friends and loved ones who will remember him.

Mon
18
Jul

James E. (Buck) Cannon

The world lost a loving, witty man on Friday night. He was beloved by people everywhere he lived, and was especially admired by younger people he mentored through the years. He was a loving, fun husband and father and gave us such a wonderful life. His two year fight against cancer was valiant and he beat the odds in living much longer than expected. We will miss him greatly.

James E. (Buck) Cannon was born in Thornton (population 432) to James Barnett Cannon and Virginia Ann Buck Cannon. The family moved to Mexia in 1940 for Buck’s 1st grade school year. He was a Boy Scout, quarterback on the Mexia Blackcats football team and president of his senior class of Mexia High School. He enrolled at Tarleton State College in 1951 and became battalion commander of the corp of cadets and commander of the Wainwright Rifles, a crack drill team that won many awards.

Fri
15
Jul

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall

Debora Kay “Debbe” (Coleman) Hall, of Groesbeck, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, passing away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, at age 55.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
The Reverend Michael Nemec of Christ Lutheran Church of Hillsboro and the Reverend Dr. Ray Ballmann of Word of Truth Lutheran Church of Glen Rose will officiate, and Rebecca Fisher is the pianist. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Keys, Jack Mauldin, Buster Horn, Judge Daniel Burkeen, Tom Fisher, and David Mason. The Home-School children of Tri-County Christian Home Educators will be honorary pallbearers.
Debbe was born Nov. 3, 1960 in Mexia to Jerry Coleman and Vernell Sue Lenamond Coleman Lown.
She grew up in Groesbeck and Thornton, graduating from Groesbeck High School in the Class of 1979, where she had participated in the GHS Band.

Wed
13
Jul

Gerilynn Norrid

The family and friends of Gerilynn Norrid, a Groesbeck resident, let her go with the Angelic Hosts on Wednesday, July 6,  at Groesbeck LTC.  Graveside services were held Monday, July 11, at Waco Memorial Park, 6623 S. I-35, in Waco. 

Chaplain Karen Hulsey from the Mexia State Supported Living Center officiated.  Gerilynn was born in Corpus Christi on Sept. 19, 1947, to Leon Dawson Norrid and Alma Grace Manger Norrid. 

Those who will cherish her memory are her friends and the staff of Mexia State School Supported Living Center and Daybreak Community Services. 

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, in Teague, is providing the final care for Gerilynn Norrid.  Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Wed
13
Jul

Maycelle Coleman

Funeral services for Maycelle Coleman, of Mexia, are pending. Ms. Coleman passed away on July 12, 2016. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home, Dr. Cedrick Gamble, president.

Wed
13
Jul

Lunnell Johnson

Funeral services were held for Lunnell Johnson on July 9, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Waco. Ms. Johnson passed away on July 1, 2016.
Lunnell Johnson was born in Cameron, on May 9, 1920, to the late Helen Cortez and Melvin Rogers.
She lived in Mt. Calm as a child and later moved to New York, where she worked in a factory; she was also a caregiver.
She married J.D. Johnson. They had no children.
Lunnell was an aunt who loved her family and would help feed everyone. She moved to Waco in 1976, to be in her mother’s home, which she loved. She had many family relatives whom she loved and who preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted nephew, Lorenzo Tucker, and wife Kim, of Houston; aunt Louise Cortez, of Houston; and niece Micki Sykes (Bobby).
She had many godchildren and cousins in Fort Worth, and many other family and friends.

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