Obituaries

Mon
27
Nov

Damon Allen

Funeral services for Damon Allen will be held on Friday, Dec.1, 2017, at the Mexia High School Football Stadium in Mexia. Pastor Bryan Hallmark will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Salem Cemetery near Freestone.
Visitation will be held on Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.
Trooper Damon Allen passed away in the line of duty on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, near Fairfield.

Fri
24
Nov

Geneva Elizabeth Walker

Geneva Elizabeth Walker, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 23, 2017 in Waco, at the age of 75. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Northcrest Church of Christ with Jimmy Woodall and Stephen Trantham officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Bryan Trantham, Bradley Trantham, Russ Trantham, Eddie Walker, J. R. Walker and Keith Smith will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Wed
22
Nov

Bryan Lee Bradley

Bryan Lee Bradley passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 20, 2017, in Wortham at the age of 55.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 at Mexia First Assembly, 1100 N. Ross in Mexia. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bryan’s life. The Reverend Jason Ellis will officiate. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chet Seelinger, Delbert Kyle, Morris DeFriend, Jimmy Fewell, John Favors, Mark Tilley, Wesley Willard, and Calvin Popp. Honorary pallbearers will be board members of the Farmers State Bank.

Wed
22
Nov

Dorothy “Jackie” Nadene Hawkins Brown

The Angelic Hosts came for Dorothy “Jackie” Nadene Hawkins Brown, age 84, on Nov. 18, 2017 in the Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center of Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends. Memorial services are planned for a later date following her instructions for the disposition of cremation.  
Brown was born on April 10, 1933 in Crescent, Okla., to John C. and Betty E. Norwood Hawkins. She graduated from Douglas High School. She and Edward Lee Brown, a native of Teague, were married and lived in Los Angeles, Calif. for a number of years. Brown spent many years as a nursing home caregiver and she and Edward Lee moved back to Teague more than 33 years ago.
Dorothy was the oldest of 13 children, had a twin sister, Doris who preceded her in death and was a sibling to a second set of twins. Preceding Brown in death are her children: Jacqueline and Marvin Littleton; her parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Fri
17
Nov

Tammie D. Ward

Tammie D. Ward, of Prairie Hill, passed away Nov. 15, 2017 at the age of 52.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20 in the Prairie Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.
Tammie was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Birmingham, Ala. Dock Sullivan and Peggy Baker Sullivan. She married her loving husband, Jerry Ward, on Dec. 21, 1996 in Cleburne. They later, moved to Prairie Hill where she thoroughly enjoyed raising and riding horses. She was an active member of a riding club and competed in barrel racing for many years. Tammie was also an excellent pool player and, while on a trip to Las Vegas, got the opportunity to compete there.   

Wed
15
Nov

Bonifacia “Bonnie” (Cordova) Reyes

Bonifacia “Bonnie” (Cordova) Reyes, of Mexia, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home, at age 72.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Iglesia Monte Carmelo in Groesbeck (State Hwy. 14-S). Officiating will be the Reverend Pedro Aguirre, Jr. of Iglesia Monte Carmelo, Rev. Benito Pantoja of Iglesia Gethsemani of Dallas, and Lic. Efrain Espinoza of Iglesia Filadelfia of Ft. Worth. Burial will follow in the Mexia City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mario Turrubiarte, Ralph Turrubiarte, Patrick Dixon, Tim Cordova, Jr., John Liscano, and Marcos Aguirre. Honorary pallbearers will be T. J. Cordova and Gilbert Reyes.
Bonnie was born Dec. 8, 1944 to Timoteo and Bonifacia (Vega) Cordova at Kosse. She grew up in Kosse and attended Kosse schools until they closed, transferring to Thornton, and finishing school in Groesbeck.

Fri
10
Nov

Barbara Lee McClinton

Barbara Lee McClinton, of Coolidge, passed away Nov. 7, 2017 at the age of 75. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Coolidge with the Reverend Chuck Sturgeon officiating.
Barbara was born Nov. 7, 1942 in Kansas City, Kan. to Glen C. and Dorothy Lucille Clark Bledsoe. She retired from Pleasant Hill Police Department, in Missouri, after 20 years of service as a dispatcher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coolidge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Dorothy Bledsoe; step-mother, Laura Bledsoe Riehart; sister, Glenda Mapes; twin sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Carol Peters; and brother, Glen Gary Bledsoe.

Fri
10
Nov

James Curtis Shivers

James Curtis Shivers left this life, but began a new and everlasting life, on Nov. 8, 2017. He had just celebrated his 96th birthday last Saturday.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at the First United Methodist Church in Mexia with the Reverend Jenn Pick officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wortham Cemetery. Bobby McDonald, Rick Sadler, Alden Garber, Jerry Allen, Dicky Thornton and Randy Bates will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Fri
10
Nov

Freddye Thompson

Freddye Thompson was born July 30, 1924, to Iva McDaniel Fogg and Wilbur Degraffenreid Fogg in Brownwood, and died Nov. 9, 2017 in Bryan. 

Wed
08
Nov

William “Pete” Kirven

The Angelic Hosts came for William “Pete” Kirven at his residence in Coolidge among loving family and devoted friends on Nov. 6, 2017. 
Viewing will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 in the Moore’s Angelic Chapel. A prayer service will be held Friday from 6-7 p.m. in the chapel with the family present. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia, with Pastor Henry Chambers, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Coolidge with military funeral honors.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague is serving the Kirven family. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.
Kirven was the first of 13 children born to Moses Kirven and Vicy Beachum Kirven. He was born Sept. 22, 1943 in Limestone County, Coolidge.

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