Obituaries

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.

Mon
06
Nov

Eugenia Ann “Genie” Lummus

Eugenia Ann “Genie” Lummus, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 4, 2017 in Waco at the age of 73. In keeping with Genie’s wishes, there will be a private family service held later.
Genie was born June 20, 1944 in Mexia to Sig and Elsie Mae Eddy Erickson, the youngest of six children. She graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1962, and later attended college to obtain her Nursing Home Administration License. She was administrator of the Teague Nursing Home, for several years, and then went to work at the Mexia State School, where she retired after 25 years of service.  

Fri
03
Nov

Gary Edward Bennett

Gary Edward Bennett, 76, of Wortham, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 30, 2017 in Fairfield following a long and brave battle against Mesothelioma lung cancer. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
Gary was born Dec. 9, 1940 in Wortham to parents L. T. and Billye Louise Means Bennett. He served his country in the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force. He was a man of many talents and accomplishments. He approached life with great passion and integrity. He was a gifted speaker with an outgoing personality. Bennett never met a stranger. He loved nature and outdoors activities; especially hunting. He loved his wife, family and friends deeply. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Morgan Jennings.

Wed
01
Nov

Vera Blancet Sanders

Vera Blancet Sanders passed away on Oct. 30, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Dorcey – Keatts Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Antioch Cemetery in Teague. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-5 p.m.
Sanders grew up in Teague and graduated from Booker T. Washington High in 1948. She was often sought out to play and sing in local churches in the Freestone County.

Wed
01
Nov

Homer Ray Brown

The Angelic Hosts came for Homer Ray Brown on the morning of Oct. 29, 2017 at his residence in Houston, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will begin Friday, Nov. 3 from 1 – 7 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Holman Street Baptist Church, 3501 Holman Street in Houston under the direction of Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home of Teague. The Reverend Roderick Cunningham, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Dickinson will officiate. Interment will be in the Avant Cemetery, FCR 661, Teague.

Wed
01
Nov

Rayford Lee “Ray” Lasseter

Rayford Lee “Ray” Lasseter went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2017, in Denton, and was surrounded by his family. He was retired from Chevron Corporation.
His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Good Samaritan Village Chapel, 2500 Hinkle Drive, Denton. The viewing will take place prior to the service from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Village Chapel. Officiating will be Senior Pastor Rev. Don Lee, First United Methodist Church, Denton, and Rev. Hank Demous, Chaplain at Good Samaritan Village, Denton where Ray resided.
Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Road at University Drive, Fort Worth following the funeral service.

Mon
30
Oct

Thomas Jefferson “Baldy” Blackmon, Jr.

Thomas Jefferson “Baldy” Blackmon, Jr., longtime Mexia businessman passed away Oct. 28, 2017 at the age of 86. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. Earl Sterling officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Nephews, Ricky Blackmon, Timmie Sterling, Jimmie Sterling, Travis McAlister, Jeff McAlister and Bobby Sterling will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Mathison, Elmer Beene, Brett Beene, Eddy Plummer, Kent Kendall, Milton Carroll, Bobby Richardson, Tony Wilson, Randy Wilson and Ron Day. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Mon
30
Oct

Lois Bernice Greene

Lois Bernice Greene, age 88, passed away on Oct. 19, 2017 in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; 1402 Elm Ave. in Waco. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow and be held at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery, 6623 Interstate 35 South in Waco.

Mon
30
Oct

Tony Joe Carden

Tony Joe Carden, 74, of Mexia, passed away Oct. 27, 2017 in Waco surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. Michael Symank officiating. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank. James Knight, Scott Watts, Mike Carpenter, Larry Branch and Bobby Jack Liles will serve as pallbearers. 
Tony was born Aug. 16, 1943 in Malakoff to Euric and Violet Gaston Carden. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Tony retired from Lone Star Gas Company after 30 years of service as Service Superintendent.
Tony was a wonderful caregiver. He took care of Molly, his first wife of 40 years, as she battled and, eventually, lost her life to cancer. He then, married Mary Carroll and took good care of her during her battle with cancer; she is now a cancer survivor. 

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