Obituaries -- February 7, 2013


Funeral services for Violet Holmes, 76, will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Dr. Charlie Holmes will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Violet Annette Holmes went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2013, in Tomball, Texas. She was born June 8, 1936, in Leon County, Texas, to parents Bennie David and Essie Walker Holmes. She graduated from Teague High School in the class of 1954.Violet was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. She was very loved by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, David, Jimmy, and Jack Holmes; sister, Melba Holmes; nephew, Dale Holmes; and niece, Robin Holmes.

She is survived by her brothers, Alton Holmes of Bryan, Texas and George Holmes and wife Ann of Dayton, Texas; sister, Elva Hart and husband Roy of San Antonio, Texas; nephew, David Hart and wife Kathi of Fulshear,Texas; nieces, Pam Dodson and husband Roy of Spring, Texas, Geneva Dalton and husband Roger of Horse Shoe Bay, Texas, Susan Rice and husband Matlock of Sealy, Texas, and Cindy White and husband David of Spring, Texas; great-nephews, Bradley Dodson, Donnie Hart, Alan and Jackson Holmes, Casey Rice and wife Jodi, Cade Rice, and Hunter White; great-nieces, Tammie Aragon and husband Edwin, Donna Hart, Alana Dodson, Robin Rice, and Samantha White.

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


Graveside services for Mr. Joe D. Isbell, 68, were held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Bro. Josh Gafford officiated.

Mr. Isbell passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his residence in Teague.

Joe was born in Mexia on April 14, 1944, and moved with his family to numerous locations around the state. He met his wife, Doretha, in Snyder, TX, and married on November 10, 1961. Mr. Isbell returned to Mexia and operated the Phillips 66 Station near the circle for a few years before moving to Teague in 1968. He went to work for Fred Owens Construction and was a pipe-liner and truck driver for many years. Mr. Isbell loved listening to country music, especially Loretta Lynn and George Jones and enjoyed playing slot machines in Louisiana. He took apart and rebuilt numerous autos over the years and enjoyed tinkering with them. His favorite car was the 1957 Chevrolet. Mr. Isbell never met a stranger and loved his family very much. He attended the Cowboy Church in Freestone.

He is survived by his wife of over fifty-one years, Doretha Isbell of Teague; two sons, Joel Isbell and wife Mary of Teague and John Isbell and wife Michelle of Donie; one daughter, Vicki Allen and husband Glenn of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Jamie Isbell and J. T. Baker, Jeremy Isbell, Jenna Isbell, Jessica Scruggs and husband Ty all of Teague, Kala Allen of Fairfield, Misty Smith and husband Adam of Teague, Miranda Collins and husband Tommy of Pearland, and Sadie Isbell of Donie; six great-grandchildren, Ross Scruggs, Sydney Smith, Piper Smith, Declan Smith, Lili Collins, and Jaxon Collins; two brothers, James Isbell and wife Donna of Richmond and Kelly Isbell and wife Joanie of Tehuacana; four sisters, Ruth Finley and husband Charlie of Coolidge, Shirley Lane and husband Bill of Dew, Patsy Reddin and husband Sims of Greenville, and Debbie Barnes and husband John of Longview; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Isbell was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Earline Isbell and his brother, Lewis Isbell.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Albert Patrick (Butch) Roth, 34, of Navarino, Wisconsin went to be with our Lord on January 27, 2013, at his home. Lord Jesus, hold him in your arms, as I, his mother, held him in mine, until I can hold him once more. Your candle burned out long before your memory ever will.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Navarino, WI. Memorial services in Fairfield will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Capps Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at the family cemetery near Fairfield.

Butch was born September 25, 1978, in Syracuse, NY, to parents Albert T. and Bonnie Strutz Roth. On May 14, 2004, he was united in marriage to Alison Brandon in Lee County, IL. He was a welder by trade and had been a volunteer fire fighter in Huffman, TX. He had been a resident of Fairfield from 2000 to 2007.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Allison Ruth of Navarino WI; seven children, Cole Maahs, Jacob, Fidelia, Grace, Ava, Rosalyn, and Asher Roth; his parents, Albert T. and Bonnie M. Roth of Fairfield; two brothers, Ken Roth and wife Linda of San Antonio; Mike Roth and wife Stephanie of Houston; six sisters, Dawn Smith and husband Pat of San Antonio; Barbara Edwards of Angleton, TX; Kimberly Edwards and husband Mike of Alvin, TX; Patricia Gassett and husband Kurt of Dayton, TX; Jennifer Harris and husband Derrel of Fairfield; Julie Edwards of Fairfield; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

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


Joye Estelle Waldrip went to be with The Lord on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the age of 93. She was born on May 15, 1919 to Ruby Estelle and Christopher Columbus Foshee in Haughton, Louisiana. She was the oldest of four girls. Joye lived her life for the Lord and loved helping others. She had an unwavering faith and read her Bible daily until Alzheimer?s disease took that ability away. Still she loved having scriptures read to her. As a young girl, she would climb up into trees with her favorite books and read for hours. She had a never ending love for her family and friends. Her house was always full of guests that she welcomed with open arms. Joye had a warm heart for children and was a mother/grandmother figure to many who called her Nanny. She spent many hours playing games, sliding down slides and participating in any activities loved by the many children in her life. She lived in Teague, Texas for many years. While there, she loved planting and taking care of her flower gardens. She also spent many evenings sitting out on the porch in her swing with her husband, other family members and friends enjoying her beautiful flowers. She will always be remembered for her big meals that she loved cooking and sharing with a house full of family and friends on a daily basis. She made each person feel special by always preparing something that was a favorite for each individual when she knew they were coming for a visit. In the words of her great-nephew, Christopher, it will never be the same going to Pasadena knowing that she will not be there to welcome him with her pound cake that she always had ready for him when he arrived for a visit. She was happiest when she was surrounded by others. Her smile would light up the room and make everyone feel loved. Her great sense of humor was still evident even up to the time of her being called to her Heavenly home. She will be missed by many, especially, her constant companion and sister, Mary. We all take comfort in knowing that she is in the presence of God, reuniting with those she loved who left before her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby; her father, Christopher; her loving husband, Thomas Jefferson Waldrip; her son, Fredrick Fowle; her sister, Carolyn Ann Garcia; and her niece Becky Guevara.

She is survived by her son, Paul Gene Fowle and wife, Marilyn; sisters, Mary Lee Henderson of Pasadena, Kathy Odene Smith and brother-in-law Robert Smith of Bossier City. She is also survived by her grandchildren Teri, Robbie, Andrea, and Billy as well as many nieces and nephews that she loved like they were her own children. In addition, she is survived by Mitchell Pate who held a very special place in her heart.

Funeral services for Joye were held on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, TX with Bro. Royce Measures officiating. A graveside service followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Teague, TX, at 3 p.m. with Bro. Alan Grisham officiating.

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