OBITUARIES - October 25th

Horace Black

Graveside services for Mr. Horace Black, 91, were held on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 2:00p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Rev. Richard Gillet officiated.

Visitation will be held on Monday, prior to the service, from noon until 1:00p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Black passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Teague Nursing Home.

He was born in Walnut Springs on November 9, 1920, to Sam & Anna Black. Mr. Black graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1939. He later graduated from Westminister College in Tehuacana. Mr. Black served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He survived the battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and the sinking of his ship, the U.S.S. Little in 1945. Mr. Black was a member of Boggy Masonic Lodge #739 for over sixty-years. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite as well as other Masonic affiliates and was very active for many years. He enjoyed gardening and in his earlier years was an accomplished musician. In his youth, Mr. Black put together an orchestra that included J. R. Dobbs and W. A. Keils as members. Mr. Black was a longtime and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Teague. During his years in church service he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Leader, MYF Leader, and numerous other duties.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Black of Teague; one son, H. D. Black, Jr. & wife Lucie of Teague; two daughters, Deborah Watt & husband Chuck of Manor, and Sandra Annear & husband Kenneth of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren, Dr. Jack Watt of Louisville, KY, Justin Watt of San Marcos, Claire Black of College Station, Ben Black of Tyler, Ana Jenkins of Mission, Angela Kimbrell of Hurst, and Amy Annear of Waco; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Lee Vail of El Paso, and Margaret Ann Jacobson of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Black was preceded in death by one brother, Sam P. Black; and three sisters, Norma Black Boe, Sally Rose Black Moore, and Geraldine Black Jarvis.

The family requests memorials be made to the Shriner?s Children Hospital at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. or to the charity of your choice.

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


Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Durwood ?Dud? Tilman Brooks

Graveside services for Mr. Durwood Brooks, 92, will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 1:00p.m. at Union Cemetery near Freestone.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, TX, from 4:00p.m. until 6:00p.m.

Mr. Brooks passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012, after a glorious life. He was born in Flat, TX, on March 4, 1920, to James C. and Ora Parsons Brooks. Mr. Brooks served his country in Europe during World War II and returned home safely to his family. After graduating from The University of Texas, he worked for Schlumberger and Halliburton Services as Regional Credit Manager, Credit Manager, and Business Development Manager in Houston and Duncan, Oklahoma, until retiring to Salado, TX. He was an active member of the credit management community for his entire career, member of the National Association of Credit Management, and President of the Houston Association of Credit Management. A man of integrity, calm, good judgment, and much humor, ?Dud? thrived on his family and many friends, loved animals and was a devoted and wonderful father and grandfather. He was an avid bird hunter and fisherman and enjoyed ?bowling night? to it?s fullest.

He is survived by one son, Frank E. Brooks & wife Glynis; one daughter, Phyllis Brooks Ward & husband Simon; four grandchildren, John D. (JD) Brooks, Rachel D. Brooks, Nicholas A. Ward, and Oliver A. Ward.

Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Doris, in 2002.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22313, or online at www.diabetes.org.

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.

Eula Mae (Powers) Clemons

Feb. 9, 1920- Oct. 8, 2012


Mrs. Eula Mae Clemons of Teague passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012 in Houston among loving family and devoted friends.? Funeral Services were held Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Fifth Ward Church Of? Christ, 4308 Stonewall @ Waco, Streets, Houston, Texas with Bro. Gary Smith, Minister and Bro. Alford Powers, Master of Ceremony.? A Tribute Service and viewing will be held at 3:00 in the afternoon in the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas.? Interment fol;lowed in the Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.

Eula Mae (Powers) Clemons was the 7th child of George and Mary Etta Powers and was born in Freestone County, Texas.? She grew up in Freestone County and completed her education at the Furney Richardson High School with the Class of 1940.? She was introduced to the Gospel Of Christ by her brother, Emerson Powers and accepted and obeyed the gospel at an early age in the Furney Richardson Church Of Christ.? Eula Mae married William Clemons on August 11, 1940 and they were married for 62 years.? By the grace of God, seven children were born to this union:? William, Robert, Lurlene, Roy, Barbara, Lula and Albert.? As a homemaker, she wore many hats for her family that included:? caretaker, seamstress, barber and beautician.? She was an exceptional cook.? In 1967, she became employed at the Mexia State School where she worked for more than fourteen years before her retirement in 1981.? She is preceded in death by her parents:? George and Mary Etta Powers; her husband:? William Clemons; her son:? William H. Clemons; and her siblings:?? Willie, Leonard, Jacy, Emerson, Zerlene, Leslie and Lee Milton.? She leaves to cherish her memory:? Sons:? Robert Clemons; Roy Clemons and wife, Alma;? Albert Clemons and wife, Dorothy all of Houston, Texas; Daughters:? Lurlene Washington and husband, Andrew; Barbara Randle and husband, Charles; and Lula Dirden, all of Houston; Brothers:? Frank Powers and wife, Sherry of Denver, CO;? and Jonathan Powers and wife, Rosie, Kemp, TX; Sisters:? Nadine Tillman, Houston, TX and Juanita Huckaby, Teague, TX; Daughters-In-Law:? LaVerne Clemons and Carolyn Clemons of Houston; 16 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.? Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Clemons Family.? Visit our website:mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook, leave the family a message, and light a candle.


Robert Bruce ?Bobby? Goodner


???? Robert Bruce ?Bobby? Goodner, age 59, was born in Houston, Texas on December 23, 1952, and moved to the Flo area of Leon County at an early age.? He called Leon county ?home? for the rest of his life.? He enjoyed his home, his family, and close friends.? He grew up appreciating Leon County?s game, woods and land, and the peace and quiet in this rural setting.

???? A friend described him as a ?good man and good friend who had scruples and stood by them.?? He worked over twenty years as a meat inspector for the State of Texas Department of Health.? Bobby was also an amateur gunsmith.? For many years, he would hunt and fish.? He was not doing as much of that in his recent past, preferring instead to target practice.? He loved shooting his guns, and was an excellent marksman,? but he never tired of shooting hogs and other ?varmints?.

???? Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Goodner; his mother, Lela (Blakeney) Goodner Forest and by his step-father, Lee Roy Forest.? Bobby died on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Palestine, Texas.

???? Surviving family includes his wife, Glenda (Green) Goodner of Oakwood and his son, Bruce Goodner of Houston, Texas.

???? Funeral services for Bobby Goodner were held at 3 PM, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Walters? Buffalo Funeral Home.? A visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday from 1 PM until 8 PM with the family present to receive friends from 5 PM until 8 PM.

???? Please visit online and sign the guestbook at www.buffalofuneralhome.com.

The family of Bobby Goodner requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Bobby to:?Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Youth Hunting Program, 2800 N.E. Loop 410 Access Road, Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas? 78218

Billye Dean May

Graveside services for Mrs. Billye Dean May, 84, were held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Rev. Richard Gillet officiated.

Mrs. Billye Dean May peacefully passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 after a short battle with leukemia. She was born in Teague, TX on January 18, 1928 and was married to Bennie Harold May, also from Teague, TX, for more than fifty-eight years until his passing in March of 2004. Mrs. May is survived by her three sons and their families. Paul & Mary May of Fort Worth, TX Mike & Brenda May of La Porte, TX, John & Danna May of Atascocita, TX. Grand children, Paul & Crissy May of Weatherford, TX, Geoff & Melissa Hummelke of Ft. Worth, TX, Ty & Stephanie Burch of Boerne, TX, Casey & Kelly Dyson of League City, TX, Wes Clow & Tiffany May of League City, TX, Matthew May, Joshua May, Alexis Svendsen and Bailey Svendsen all of Atascocita, TX; Great-grand children, Emma, Ally & Jacob May, Beckett & Deacon Hummleke, Lane & Belle Burch, Finley Dyson and one more due in December as well as numerous other friends and relatives.

Mrs. May was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Mexia, TX. She worked for the Southern Pacific Rail Road in Houston, TX from 1956 until her retirement in 1986. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas, and all things related to her friends and family.

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

Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Homer W. (Bill) Robertson

Homer W. (Bill) Robertson, 63, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Waco. Services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner and Mr. Jeff (Freddie) Jackson officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery.

Bill was born September 18, 1949 in San Antonio; to parents Homer Jesse and Vivian Faulkner Robertson. He was a lifetime area resident and was employed by TXU/Luminant for 39 years. Bill worked as a barber just as his father had done, before his years with Luminant. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. He married Margaret Gonzales on August 30, 1980 in Fairfield. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Fairfield Lions Club and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was known as a strong Democrat but more especially for helping others at any time. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Jesse Robertson in 1982. Pallbearers were Charles Willis, Rob Forbes, Stuart Forbes, Matt Gonzales, Nathan James and Jeffery Gonzales. Honorary bearers were members of the drag line crew at Luminant and the Fairfield Lions Club.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Margaret; his mother, Vivian Robertson Campbell of Mexia; three children, Jeremy Dale Robertson of Mexia; LaMina Marie Kelley and husband Jason of Huntsville, TX; Homer W. Robertson, Jr. of Fairfield; two granddaughters, Landree Marie Kelley and Graci Lo Kelley; two brothers, Carl Michael Roberston and wife Susan of Tehuacana, TX; James Emmons Robertson and wife Doris of Tulsa, OK; one sister, Cathy Marie Forbes of DeSoto, TX. He is also survived by his large extended family of Luminant employees and the Gonzales family.

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Earnestine Johnson Banks Taylor

Funeral services for Mrs. Earnestine Johnson Banks Taylor were held on Sunday, October 13, 2012, at New Zion Baptist Church in Fairfield, Texas. Pastor O.L. Leveston officiated and interment was at New Zion Cemetery in Fairfield.

Mrs. Taylor was born on January 29, 1924, in the Post Oak Community, to Preston and Altalois Watson Mims Johnson. She passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Fairfield ETMC in Fairfield.

Earnestine Accepted Christ at an early age and united with New Zion Baptist Church. She attended Furney Richardson School in Teague, Texas. She also attended Prairie View College in Hempstead, Texas.

Earnestine married Waymon Banks, Jr.; this union was blessed with one son, Preston Banks. She later married Wilmer Taylor, Sr., this union was blessed with two children, Marilyn and Wilmer Taylor, Jr.

She worked as a barber and pianist at New Zion Baptist Church until her retirement.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Marcus Taylor; her son Preston Banks; her sisters Zelma Lee Cooper and Pinkie Lee Thompson; and her husband Wilmer Taylor, Sr.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son Wilmer Taylor, Jr. and wife Brenda of Fairfield, her daughter Marilyn Taylor and her sister-in-law, Willodean Banks of Dallas; hr brother-in-law Jim Jones of Albuquerque, New Mexico; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Taylor were Vince Jones, Cleo Brackens, Brandon Cooper, Mike Davis, Joe Forest Davis, and Billy Joe Jones, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers were Frank Banks, Jr. William cooper, Lonnie Moody, Billy Garrett, Clinton Moody, Jr., and Ed Mims.

Final arrangements were entrusted to Emanuel Funeral Home of Teague, Texas.

Jacob Andrew Webb


Graveside services for Jacob Andrew Webb were held on Monday, October 22, 2012, at Antioch Cemetery in Luna. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated.

?Baby Jake? (as nicknamed by big brother, Max) was born almost seventeen weeks premature at the Round Rock Medical Center on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in Round Rock, TX. He passed away early the following morning, Thursday, October 18, 2012.

He is survived by his parents, Kevin Webb & Maricarmen Miranda; five year old big brother, Max Webb all of Round Rock; paternal grandparents, Kerry & Glenda Webb of Austin; maternal grandfather, Raul Miranda of Tlapehuala, Guerrero, Mexico; maternal grandmother, Carmen Bahena of Mexico City, Mexico; paternal aunts & uncles, Michael & Kelly Sklar of Houston, and Mark & Kim Abbett of Chesteron, IN; maternal aunts & uncles, Alan & Isabel Simms of Round Rock, Jorge & Maria Rubio of Columbus, OH; closest cousins, Amanda, Alancito, & Sebastian Simms, Ella & Ava Sklar, and Lily, Amelia, Scarlett, & Oliver Abbett; eighteen other aunts & uncles; thirty other cousins across Texas & Mexico.

Please visit our website at 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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