Obituaries

Fri
22
Jun

Winda N. Bounds

Mrs. Winda N. Bounds was staying in the New Mexico home of her son, David Bounds, and his wife, Tanya, when she passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at approximately 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Visitation will be at Temple Baptist Church in Mexia, on Saturday, June 23 at noon. The funeral will be performed by Pastor Michael Vestal at 1 p.m. in Temple Baptist Church, with interment at Fort Parker Cemetery directly following the service.
Winda was preceded in death by her husband, George Bounds, her father, mother, several brothers and several sisters. She is survived by her twin sister, Wanda Beaver; her youngest brother, Douglas Nichols; her sisters-in-law, LaSonda Varnnum and Stacia Daniels; her oldest son, Chip Bounds, and his wife, Sandra, and her youngest son, David Bounds, and his wife, Tanya; her grandsons, Joshua Bounds and James Bounds; her granddaughters, Katie Bounds, Elizabeth Bounds and Victoria Bounds; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Tue
19
Jun

Vera Richardson Burrell

Mrs. Vera Richardson Burrell, a native of Freestone County, passed away May 23, 2018, in The Medical Center at Inglewood, Ca., among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing and visitation were held Friday, June 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial was held the same day at 3 p.m. in the An-tioch Cemetery in Teague, directed by Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St., Teague.
The memorial services for Mrs. Burrell were held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Chapel officiated by Brother Chet Foster and Brother Paul Williams.
Vera Richardson Burrell was born on Sept. 14, 1925, to Curtis Richardson and Halie Sheffield Richardson in Freestone County.
Vera grew up in Freestone County where she attended the public schools. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in the Class of 1944.
She and S.M. Burrell were married for more than 58 years and this marriage ended in his death.

Fri
15
Jun

Billie Mack Goolsby

Billie Mack Goolsby passed away into his Savior’s arms on Monday, June 11, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. Bill was the son of Willie and Francis Goolsby. Born on Aug. 18, 1929, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rochete Goolsby, and daughter Leslie Gail Barger, and first wife and mother of Leslie, Margaret Elaine Yarborough Goolsby.
Bill was a registered safety engineer with the majority of his work in heavy construction and drilling operations. A graduate of Texas A&M, Class of 1959. Bill was inducted into the International Drilling Hall of Fame in June of 1980.
He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and was very involved in the John Childs Sunday school class until his health necessitated a move to Springfield, Mo., to be near his family.

Fri
15
Jun

Mittie M. Cobb

Mittie Mae (Ferguson) Cobb was born to Amanda Irene (Robinson) and Barnett Marion Ferguson on Oct. 7, 1921, in Leona. She died peacefully at her daughter’s and son-in-law’s home in Austin on June 10, 2018. She was 96 years of age.
As a young woman, Mittie moved to New Braunfels and worked at the Comal Cottons textile mill. There she met Cecil Cobb, and they married on January 30, 1943. Mittie and Cecil raised their three children in New Braunfels, while employed at the mill.
Mittie was active at the Eastside Baptist Church in New Braunfels as a leader of the Girls Auxiliary and Youth for Christ. She instilled values of communi-ty service and volunteerism through activities such as food drives, visiting nursing homes, and door-to-door fundraising for March of Dimes.

Fri
08
Jun

Jose Maria Villatoro

Jose Maria Villatoro was born Oct. 19, 1958, in Tulima, La Union, El Salvador. He fell asleep in death June 4, 2018. He was the son of Jose Maria Villatoro Vanegas and Juana Elvira Ventura de Villatoro.
In 1979, Jose – Chemita, as he was affectionately called – emigrated to Texas. He was motivated by Bible truths to symbolize his dedication to Jehovah God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Nov. 14, 1987. Soon, thereafter, he made the full-time ministry his lifelong career, serving 24 years as a regular pio-neer, 18 of those as an elder in the congregation. Although he enjoyed all facets of his service to Jehovah, speaking to others about the Bible truths, he discovered through his own study of the Bible, was his favorite part.

Fri
08
Jun

Billy Joe Burns

The Angelic Hosts came for Billy Joe Burns on May 23, 2018, at his Park Manor residence in Desoto, among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with family visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in the Teague Church Of Christ, 1001 N. 8th Ave. Brother Jared Matlock officiated and the Rev. Roderick Cunningham was the Eulogist. Interment was in the Antioch Memorial Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, provided the professional care for the Burns Family.

Fri
08
Jun

Maurice Martin Hinchliffe

Maurice Martin Hinchliffe, 88, left his home at Lake Mexia and entered his home in heaven on June 6, 2018. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Church of Christ in Teague with Richard Wil-liams and Jared Matlock officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Terry Cooper, Bryan Riddle, David Prowell, David Mo-hundor, Josh Chandler and Dillion Payne will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family was from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 8, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Maurice was born April 11, 1930, in Mexia, Texas to David J. and Mollie Guthrie Hinchliffe. He and his fraternal twin sister, Margaret, were greeted at home by seven brothers and sisters. He attended Shiloh Grammar School and graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1948. After high school, he joined the U..S Army and proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Korean War.

Fri
08
Jun

The Rev. R.H. Bollin

Services for Pastor R.H. Bollin will be held at noon Saturday, June 9, at God’s Word MBC, 9319 Elam Road in Dallas.
The Rev. Bollin, former pastor of Sweet Home MBC, Mexia, served as Limestone County NAACP president as well as worked with local ministers getting Caritas moved to Mexia. He was also active in school and city affairs and was one of the organizers of the Bi-Stone Brotherhood Organization. The Rev. Bollin was pastor of God’s Word MBC, Dallas, at the time of his demise.
The Rev. Bollin had great love for people.
Those left to mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Wanda Thomas-Bollin, eight children, 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

Tue
05
Jun

Eunice Alta Lane

Eunice Alta Lane, 97, entered her heavenly home on June 3, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family at her home in Shiloh. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Brother James Hooper and Brother Shane Norcross officiating; and great-grandson Keith Guthrie speaking. Interment was in the Post Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Zavala, John Jones, Lonnie Lewis, Shaun Lane, Bobby Lane and Vance Rose. Visitation with the family was held Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Eunice was born July 23, 1920, in Donie, to Harmon James and Viva Eugenia Kennedy Taylor. She worked for Kendrick & Horn Drug Store for many years before going to work at the Mexia State School, where she retired after 15 years of service in the Direct Care Department.

Tue
05
Jun

Daryl Glen Ferguson

Daryl Glen Ferguson Sr. of Groesbeck passed away at Scott and White Hospital in Temple on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at age 58.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, June 3, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clifton Jones officiating.
Daryl was born March 31, 1960, to Arthur Edward Ferguson and Beverly Tucker Ferguson in Shreveport, La. He was married to Judy Lynn Bell. He worked as a pipe welder.

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