Obituaries -- April 11, 2013


Caroline Sue Baker, 73, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Rowlett, Texas. A celebration of Caroline?s life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Northside Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. in Bonham, Texas.

Caroline was born to Charles and Virginia (Noel) Castoe in Enid, Oklahoma on February 27, 1940. She graduated high school in 1958 in Tulsa, OK. She then attended University of Tulsa from 1958-1959. Caroline then met and married Harold Baker on January 28, 1960 in Durant, Oklahoma. They subsequently raised four children together. Caroline worked for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs, TX from 1975-1994. She began working as a janitor, but went back to college in 1987 and received a degree in medical transcription in 1989. She then worked for Hopkins County Memorial and Presbyterian Hospital as a medical transcriptionist from 1989-2001 when she retired. She was an avid word puzzle solver, a lover of music by Julio Iglesias, a collector of pins, tea cups, hummingbirds and Pomeranians. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who called her Nannie, teaching them early on that hard work such as picking vegetables from their garden and pine cones from the front yard were rewarded with nickels. And she was always up for a good road trip.

Caroline is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia; her husband Harold and her brother Charles Castoe.

Those left to celebrate Caroline?s life include her sons, Chris Baker and his wife Ginny of Ivanhoe, TX, Matthew Baker of Gilmer, TX and Dale Baker and his wife Brandi of Rowlett, TX; daughter, Melody Phillips of Jewett, TX; grandchildren, Kristie Tom and her husband Jeremy of College Station, TX, Chad Yost and his wife Lindsey of Lubbock, TX, Jake Baker of Ivanhoe, TX, Audrey Baker of Aurora, Colorado, Connor Baker of Rowlett, TX and Jocelin Robinson of Rowlett, TX; great-grandchildren


Kimberlee Griffin, 49, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Fairfield. A visitation was held Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel.

Kimberlee was born August 1, 1963 in Teague, TX, to parents William and Mary Moore. She was a lifelong resident of Freestone and Limestone counties. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1981. She married Terry Griffin in November 1987 at the Lost Prairie Baptist Church near Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Terry; three children, Jason Steen of Groesbeck, TX; Jeremy Griffin and Haley Griffin Smith both of Fairfield; one step-son, Derek Griffin of Fairfield; one brother, Casey Moore of Thailand; five grandchildren, Jacie Steen; Myah Griffin; Rylie Longer; Mycah Smith; Tenslie Griffin. Kim was a devoted mother and grandmother.

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


Graveside services for Mrs. Rosemary Harvick, 74, were held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at Driver Cemetery near Teague.

Harvick passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Houston.

She was born in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Harvick worked as a nurse?s aide for many years in several local facilities including the Teague General Hospital and Teague Nursing Home. She also volunteered her time at local nursing homes for many years. Mrs. Harvick was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by five children, Robert Lee Harvick and wife Cheryl of Pearland, Cindy Lou Levister of North Carolina, Cheri F. Cook and husband Kevin of Teague, June E. Tannahill and husband James of Wichita Falls, and Buddy Ray Harvick and wife Heather of Blooming Grove; eight grandchildren, Michael L. Harvick, Christine A. Morrison, Amber W. Cook, Tyler Warren, Kailey Housler, Cullen Cook, Sam Harvick, and Chloe Harvick; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vi Corley and Gloria Fuentes; one brother, Donald Saso; other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Harvick was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Harvick and one grandson, Jackson Charles Harvick.

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


Funeral services for Mr. James Harvey Jones, 92, were held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Charles Daily officiated. Interment followed the services at Salem Cemetery near Freestone.

Mr. Jones passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his residence near Teague. He was born on February 5, 1921, in Smithville, Tennessee to Robert and Dona (Arnold) Jones. Mr. Jones was a lifelong farmer, machinist, hay baler, and mechanic. He worked on trucks, farm equipment, and baled hay for countless numbers of people in the Teague area for many years. Mr. Jones loved going to the lake and fishing and spending time with friends there. He married Amanda Ovada Ford on Dec 5, 1972, and shared over forty years together. Mr. Jones was a member of the Church of Christ for over fifty years.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Ovada Jones of Teague; one son, Glen Jones and wife Dora of Pearland; three daughters, Linda Goodson of Teague, Sheila Turner and husband Carl of Trinidad, and Glenda Boyd and husband Robert of Wortham; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Jones of Lubbock and Billy Joe Jones of Teague; two sisters, Cleeta Carley and husband Dexter of Lubbock and Patsy Rodey and husband Kenneth of Garland; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by one brother, Hatton Jones; and three sisters, Dolly Watson, Zona Holt, and Clara Lee Barlow.

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.


The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Cora Lee Lockhart, 82, on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at her residence in Groesbeck, Texas, among loving family and devoted friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church at 605 McClintic Dr in Groesbeck, TX. Rev. Nathaniel Bedford, Pastor of Lone Star Baptist Church of Groesbeck was the Officiating Minister and Rev. E. B. Cashaw, Pastor of Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Groesbeck served as the Eulogist. Interment followed at the Lone Star Cemetery in Groesbeck.

Mrs. Cora Lee Davis Lockhart was born December 19, 1931 in the Odds Community of Limestone County, Texas to the late Will and Drucilla Ray Davis. She attended elementary school in the Big Hill Community and later graduated as Salutatorian in 1950 from the Blackshear High School of Groesbeck, Texas. Mrs. Lockhart accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and united with the Mount Rose Baptist Church in Big Hill Community under the pasturage of Pastor W. W. Walker. She was later united with Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor D. B. Brown. Mrs. Lockhart was very active in her church where she served in the youth choir and the youth department as a Sunday School Teacher, as well as a Member and Secretary of the Senior (Sanctuary) Choir and as the Clerical Secretary for the Church. She also served as the Women?s Mission President and Deaconess as well. Mrs. Lockhart also served many roles in her community, including being a hairstylist for many in the area. She served as a Member on both the Limestone County Senior Citizens Board and the Moffet Memorial Library Board and was also active at one time in the Social and Civic Arts Club of Groesbeck that provided many activities in the Limestone County area. Mrs. Lockhart worked with the Limestone Branch of the Agriculture Extension Office, as a Ward Clerk at South Limestone Medical Center, and as a Medication Aide at both Sunbridge Nursing Center (Now Groesbeck LTC Nursing and Rehabilitation) and Windsor Manor nursing homes. She also worked for Dorsey Keatts Funeral Home and the Clark Manor Funeral Services in Mexia. Her last ?job? which she spoke most fondly of, was as a Foster Grandparent through a service program provided by the Mexia State School.

She is survived by her daughter LaRita Lockhart-Brown and her husband (Jimmie) of Missouri City, TX; one Sister-In-Law: Opal Robinson of Dallas, TX; many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many, many, many Friends. Of special note are her nephew Charlie McDade of Mexia, her niece Betty Hodge and cousin Alice Thompson, both of Groesbeck, who were untiringly present during her illness over the last three years and were very close prior to her illness.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home 406 Monroe Street Teague, Texas, is serving the Lockhart family. Visit www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

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