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Mary Frances Whitaker

Mary Frances Whitaker, 90, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 in Fairfield. Services were 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner officiating assisted by Father Carlo Benjamin P. Magnaye, MF, of Mexia. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Whitaker was born November 21, 1921 in Fairfield; to parents Tom and Ada Onezia Keller Donaldson. She was a graduate of Fairfield High School. In 1942 she married Steward Whitaker who preceded her in death in 2004. In 1983 Mrs. Whitaker retired from GTE where she had been a cashier. Mrs. Whitaker was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as adult secretary of the General Sunday School Office for many years. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Jerry Don McLeod, Gary Stephenson, Buddy Mullen, Marvin Mullen, Mark Chavers, Tommy Miller, Elton Moore, Purvis Black, Dennis Lane, Bill McGirk, Larry Davis and Curtis Red; the Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is one son, Randall Whitaker and wife Connie; two grandchildren, Monica Whitaker Franklin and husband Brad; Brian Whitaker and wife Sally; four great-grandsons, Brant Whitaker; Tobie, Luke and Nate Franklin, all of Fairfield.

To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com Also please visit www.remembranceprocess.com

Mildred (Lankford) Busby

Apr. 6, 1930-Sept. 7, 2012

The Angelic Hosts came for Mildred (Lankford) Busby, 82, on Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Parkview Regional Hospital among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM at the Funeral Home with the family present for visitation from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the First Baptist Church, 209 North 6th Avenue in Teague. Rev. Walter Franklin, Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery, N 1st Street in Teague.

Mildred (Lankford) Busby was the third child of Gussie (McAdams) Levels and Artice Lankford and was born in Leon County near Jewett, Texas.

Mildred went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Mexia, Texas. She grew up in Teague and attended the public schools there. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church. Midred was married to Ernest Busby for 66 wonderful years.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Gussie (McAdam) Levels, her Father, Artice Lankford, and her Daughter, Brendy Carol Busby.

Those who are left to cherish her memory include: her beloved and devoted Husband, Ernest Busby of Teague; one Sister, Rosa Lee Haynes of Teague; one Brother, Arby Lee Hambric of Las Vegas; one Son, Ernest Busby Jr. of Austin; seven Daughters, Ernestine (Busby) Longmire of Dallas; Rose Marie (Busby) DeGrate of Teague; Dorothy (Busby) Quaite of Waxahachie; Diane Busby of Teague; Joyce Busby of Dallas; Gloria Busby and Bridgette Busby both of Teague; 26 Grandchildren, 55 Great-Grandchildren, numerous Great-Great Grandchildren, and a host of Extended Family and Special Friends.

Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Busby Family. Visit our website:mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Travis (T. L.) Fogleman

Funeral services for Mr.Travis (T. L.) Fogleman, 65, will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Rev. Richard Gillet will officiate. Cremation will follow the services.

Mr. Fogleman passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. He was born in Fairfield, but grew up in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his career with the Railroad. Mr. Fogleman retired from B.N.S.F. Railroad as a Train Engineer after over thirty-five years in April of 2011. He enjoyed fishing, camping, listening to music, and doing woodwork. Mr. Fogleman was a Methodist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Teresa Fogleman; two daughters, Alyssa Fogleman and Autumn Fogleman; one son, Travis Michael Fogleman, all of Teague; two step-daughters, Belinda Beldin and Jo Nell Villarreall; two step-sons, Ken Baker, Jr. and Joshua G. Walker; two ?Grandchildren of his heart?, Rebekkah Byrd, Elijah Byrd, Jeremy Whitmire, and Raegann Whitmire-Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and many that knew him as ?dad?.

Mr. Fogleman was preceded in death by his parents, James Travis & Estaleene Fogleman; and one brother, James Ray Fogleman.

Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or leave a message for the family.

Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joe Gamble

Memorial services for Joe Gamble were held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Pearly Gates Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, TX.

Joe Gamble was born July 29, 1952 in Mexia, Texas and went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2012, at Jeffrey Place Healthcare Center in Waco Texas.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gracie Gamble; brothers, Johnny Lane Gamble, and Floyd Gamble; Sisters JoAnne Gamble, and Gracie Gamble; grandparents, Heman and Hattie Strain; and uncles and aunts.

Joe loved to draw and could draw anything. He also love to fish. He will be missed by many friends in the community. When around Joe there was never a dull moment. He did various jobs and also worked at General Mexia Hospital. He attended schools in Mexia, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memory, two sisters, Hattie Gamble Williams of Mexia, and Katie Gamble of Waco; a host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Pearly Gates Funeal Home was in charge of the services.

Leonard G. (Jack) Brice

Masonic Services will be held for Leonard G. ?Jack? Brice, 90, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia, Louisiana. V.F.W. Post 1982 will provide military honors.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday at Evangeline Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until time of services.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Cemetery near Freestone. Bro. Travis Brice will officiate.

Leonard Brice, known by family and friends as Jack, was born May 18, 1922 in Altus, Oklahoma to Cave and Mae Pearl Johnson Brice and passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Jack was a veteran of the Navy and proudly served his country during WWII. He was a lifelong oilfield worker and a member of the Aurora F & AM 193 Masonic Lodge, where he was elected to many offices. Jack enjoyed working in his yard. But his greatest love was the time spent with family. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be missed dearly.

Survivors include his wife Edna Lambert Brice of New Iberia; three sons, Larry Brice and wife Ann of Welsh, Garry Brice and wife Jeanette of New Iberia and James Brice and wife Peggy of New Iberia; six grandchildren, Kori Clevenger of Omaha, NE, Angela Brice of New Iberia, Seth Brice of New Iberia, Travis Brice of New Iberia, Kelly Brice of Lafayette, and Fannie Sonnier of New Iberia; ten great grandchildren, Jordan and Justyn Clevenger, Austyn, Hannah, Joshua Chandler and Cohen Hawkins, Macy Brice, and Lorelei and Wyatt Sonnier.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Sandifer Brice; a granddaughter, Stacey Brice Hawkins; his parents, Cave and Mae Pearl Johnson Brice; a sister, Fannie Bennet; and three brothers, John, James, and Harold Brice.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Journey Hospice-145B. West Main Street-New Iberia, LA 70560.

To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com or www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements in Louisiana. Bowers Funeral of Teague (254) 739-2511 is in charge of arrangements in Texas.

Mattie Ruth (Jackson) Berry

Funeral Service for Mattie Ruth (Jackson) Berry were held Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Fairfield, TX. Rev. Willie Anderson served as Eulogist. Burial followed in Asia Cemetery, Teague, Texas.

Mattie was born June 5, 1914 to the late David Jackson, Sr. and Lela Henderson, in Freestone County, and went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2012 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas.

Mattie is preceded in death by her parents, David Jackson, Sr. and Lela (Henderson) Jackson; Husband, Willie Berry; brothers, Oscar, JW, Grant, David, Jr.; and sister, Velma.

She leaves to cherish her memory sister Rosetta Davis; nieces Claudine Gains, Odessa Mims, and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pearly Gates Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Pearlie Mae Burnett

Funeral services for Ms. Pearlie Mae Burnett, 82, were held Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

Pearlie Mae Burnett was born January 6, 1930 to the late Charlie Lewis and Azilee Gilmore in Grapeland, Texas, and went to be with the Lord at her residence in Houston, Texas on August 23, 2013. She graduated from high school in Teague, Texas in 1947 and moved to Houston, Texas in the 1950s.

Pearlie was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert Lee Burnett on May 14, 1959. In her lifetime, six children were born: Ruby, Patricia, Kenneth, Linda, Laurie, and Pamela. She was a very devoted wife and mother

Pearlie was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for forty-one years, and she served faithfully. She helped establish the Junior Ushers where she worked closely with children to organize the service to the youth and junior ushers.

Pearlie worked as a supervisor of housekeeping at Lamar Hotel for many years. To continue her commitment to children, she changed her occupation to work at the University of Houston's Child Development Center for over 10 years.

Pearlie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, four sisters and two brothers.

She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Ms Ruby Byrd, Mr. Kenneth Burnett, Mrs. Linda (Anthony) Stubblefield, Ms Laurie Washington, and Ms. Pamela Anderson all of Houston TX, one sister Ms. Helen Johnson of Mexia, TX, fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Eulogist was Rev. Andrew Brown and burial was in Houstons Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas.

Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia was in charge of the service.

Skylar Thomas

Funeral service for Ms Skylar Vannae Thomas, 29, were held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Ministry of Hope Church in Temple Texas.

Skylar Vannae Thomas (Sky) was born on September 1, 1990 in Corpus Christi to Pastor Vayne Ira Thomas Sr. and Prophtess Yulonda Piper-Thomas. Skylar went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2012 at Scott &White Hospital in Temple Texas.

She attended private school until the 8th grade in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Southfield-Lathrop High School in Southfield, Michigan where she was a Pommerettee Dancer in the Marching Band. She moved to Texas in 2007 where she graduated from the American Preparatory Insittute on June 20, 2008. Skylar attended Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas where she majored in Nursing.

At a young age Skylar showed and had a passion for Music, Fashion, Singing and her most important passion... was Worshipping God.

Skylar started singing at the age of 6 with the praise team; she received Christ at an early age and was filled with the Holy Ghost at age 16. Skylar preached her first message at Ministry of H.O.P.E. in August 2007 at Marlin, Texas location where fifty souls were saved after she ministered the word and sang. Her fruits still remain.

She was preceded in death by her Aunt Quetta Stephens and Sister Kimberly Dawn Thomas.

She is survived by both Parents: Pastor Vayne Ira Thomas Sr. and Prophetess Yulonda Thomas, 6 siblings: Tiffonee Coverdale (Brian), Toledo, Ohio; Lawana Booker (Michael), Desoto, TX; Tandra Rogers (Mark), Dallas, TX; Ebony James (Bradley), Dallas, TX; Vayne Ira Thomas Jr. (Hortencia), Houston, TX; and Amber Thomas. Grandparents: Bishop LaDell and Elnora Thomas, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. Bisco Piper, Sr.; 18 nephews and nieces, four great nephews, and one great niece, Uncles, Aunts, Great Uncles and Aunts, cousins and host of family and friends. God Parents Pastor Leo and Carol Lane, Sr., Beaumont, TX; and close friend Kourtney Dowdell, Harker Heights TX.

Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia was in Charge of the Services.

Wilma Thompson

Wilma Thompson, 81, of Dew, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at her residence. Services were held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Grace Tabernacle Church in Dew with Apostle Travis N. (Bo) Davis officiating. Interment followed at Dew Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was born July 1, 1931 in Oklahoma; to parents Herbert L. and Esther Armstrong Marlow. From 1973 until 2003 she was the owner of Star T General Contractors, Inc. of Manvel, Texas. She had been a Freestone County resident since October, 1993 moving from Manvel. She was a former member of the Lanely Ladies Kitchen Band. As a member of Grace Tabernacle Church in Dew she was very involved in all church activities and especially enjoyed after church lunches with all of her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, J. C. and Donald Marlow.

Pallbearers were Ray Sanders, Timothy Thompson, Brad Thompson, Kenny Young, David Fowler and Brandon Glass. Honorary pallbearer was Donald Marlow, Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are three children, Donna Finley and husband Bill of Elk Falls, KS; Bobby Thompson and wife Rene? of Lanely; Diane Jones and husband Walter of Alvin, TX; one sister, June Robinson of Porter, TX; five grandchildren, Lacy Cooper, Teri Helt, Timothy Thompson, Brad Thompson and Vickie Sue Woodard; seven great-grandchildren.

To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com Also please visit www.remembranceprocess.com

Bruce McWilliams

The Angelic Hosts came for Bruce McWilliams after a brief stay in the Teague Nursing Home among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will begin Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM and the visitation will be from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church North Teague with the pastor, Rev. Larry Rose as the Eulogist and Rev. E. J. Malone of Ft. Worth officiating. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery, North 1st Street in Teague.

Bruce McWilliams was the 6th of eight children born to Jessie Hudson and Nannie Pearl Allen and was born in Teague, Texas. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Teague. At the time of his death, he was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church North Teague under the leadership of Pastor Larry Rose, Jr.

He grew up in Teague and attended the Booker T. Washington High School. Bruce served in the Texas National Guard for a number of years.

His career led him into the areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrician and other areas of construction.

Bruce enjoyed cooking, playing dominoes, and fervent prayer. He will be remembered for being a man that truly loved the Lord, and his life was a living testimony to the Glory of God.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother: Joseph Edison McWilliams; nephew: Toi Douglas Carter; and Great-nephew: Fredric Carter

Those who will cherish his memory:

2 Brothers: Douglas Allen and wife, Albertha of Orlando, Florida; Roy Lee Allen and wife, Evelyn of Layton, Utah; 4 Sisters: Ardella West and husband, Willie, of Teague; Dorothy Wells of Dumfries, Virginia; Ginger Richard, Teague; Celestine Marie Brooks, Mexia, TX; Special Friend: Sheran Brown, Teague; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Bruce McWilliams Family. Visit our website: mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Dorothy Fogleman Hardison

Funeral services for Dorothy Fogleman Hardison 93 of Palestine, will be held 10:00 AM Friday, Sept. 7th, at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dan Manuel and Bro. Donnie Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mrs. Hardison passed away Monday, Sept. 3rd, at the David E. Foster Hospice Unit/PRMC. She was born August 23, 1919 in Teague, to James Melvin Fogleman and Vela Hattie Jones Fogleman. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hardison was preceded in death by her parents, husband James ?Bill? Hardison, whom she married October 5, 1940 and he passed away in 1988, she also was preceded in death by daughter Sandra Morris, sisters Justina Swint and Izetta Heichelbech, brothers Travis Fogleman and Monroe Fogleman, and one grandson Cody Hardison. She is survived by daughters Kay Johnson and husband Randy, Jeannette Alford and husband Jimmy all of Palestine, sons James Hardison and wife Cathy of Palestine, Wayne Hardison and wife Kriste of Baytown, sisters Doris Martin of Conroe and Rachel Steen of Teague, brothers Rayford Fogleman of San Angelo and Richard Fogleman of Mexia, grandchildren; Derrell Hardison of Palestine, Kevin Hardison of Palestine, Clint Johnson of Temple, Chris Alford of Huntsville, Kyler Hardison of Baytown, Holli Kilburn of Santa Fe, and Kelly Robinson of Lovelady and thirteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Derrell Hardison, Kevin Hardison, Clint Johnson, Chris Alford, Kyler Hardison and Cody Jost. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Richards, Warren Powell and Stacy Bison.

Condolence calls will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 6th, at Bailey & Foster.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas, 75701.

To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com

Shirley Irene Allen

Shirley Irene Allen, 80, of Kirvin, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Fairfield. Services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen was born May 7, 1932 in Everett, Washington. She married Byron G. Allen, a native of Winkler on May 16, 1951 in Bremerton, Washington while Byron was serving in the U.S. Navy. Shirley and Byron came to Texas in 1964 from St. Louis, Missouri and to Freestone County in 1984. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Effie Sudds Williams and her husband Byron.

Left to cherish her memory are four children, William R. Allen of St. Peters, Missouri; Sharon L. Huss and husband Joe of St. Peters, Missouri; Milton B. Allen of Kirvin and Donna LaBeau of Warrington, Missouri; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com Also please visit www.remembranceprocess.com

Amelia ?Nan? Fredenrich

Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Fredenrich, 100, will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 11:00a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Chapel, 98 N. Dixie Dr., Lake Jackson, TX.

Graveside services will be held at Driver Cemetery on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 11:00a.m. Bro. Scott Matthews will officiate.

Amelia ?Nan? Fredenrich went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 8, 2012, surrounded by her family in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born on August 15, 1912, in Waco. Nan enjoyed traveling and would always find an excuse to make a trip to the store. She loved spending time with her family and grabbing a snack at Red Top. Her favorite colors were pink or red and always had a tube of lipstick close by to add some color to her cheeks.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Brim of Lake Jackson and Rose Schrader & husband Leon of Teague; seven granddaughters, Sherry Grassman, Glynda DeRouen, Betsy Lord, Rozanne Thomas, Debbie Selman, Susan Burrell, and Lori Harrison; ten great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Fredenrich was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer; and eleven siblings.

To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit www.lakewoodfuneralchapel.com or www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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