Obituaries -- July 18, 2013


Funeral services for Geneva D. Lummus, 88, were held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated.

Interment followed the services at Salem Cemetery near Freestone.

Mrs. Lummus passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Matlock Place Nursing Home in Arlington. She was born in Fairfield on January 1, 1925, and grew up in Teague & the surrounding area. She lived in Wortham, Dallas, Frankston, and for the past two years in Arlngton. Mrs. Lummus worked for the Mexia State School for a short time before spending her career as a dedicated homemaker to her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, reading, and working cross-word puzzles. Mrs. Lummus was a Baptist by Faith.

She is survived by one son, Johnny Holder & wife Karen of Grand Prairie; daughter-in-law, Patricia Holder of Thornton; seven grandchildren, Shandy Holder, Sherree Holder, Jamie Holder all of Waco, Brian Holder, Christie Roming, Jessica Holder, and Kirk Holder all of Thornton; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Sue Vance Vickers of Wortham; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lummus was preceded in death by one son, Gary Holder.

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.


Naomi Ione Day Moran was born on June 26, 1937 in Dew, Texas to Roy Day and Juanita Killgore Day. Naomi married Gilbert W. Moran in Hugo, Oklahoma, on March 31, 1956 and had lived in the Valliant, Oklahoma area for over 30 years.

She was a caregiver who enjoyed taking care of others. Naomi liked to read, crochet, work crossword puzzles and was a peaceful person. One of her favorite things was receiving pictures of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her family and loved children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Billy Day.

Survivors include her sons Clifford Wayne Moran and wife Martha, Gary Don Moran, and Cecil Guy Moran and wife Vanessa, all of Dew; her daughter Pattie Hester and husband Joe of Valliant, Oklahoma; her brothers William Day and Charles Day of Teague and Roy Day of Dew; ten grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services were held at the Moran Cemetery on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Bro. Mike Mings officiated and interment was in Valliant, Oklahoma.

Condolences can be sent to millerandmillerfuneralhome.com.


Funeral services for Mr. William Kimsey Posey, Jr., 85, were held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery with an escort and honor guard provided by the Patriot Guard.

Mr. Posey passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his residence near Teague. He was born on January 23, 1928 in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1945. He attended Navarro College and Baylor University and played football for both schools before entering into the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in China with the 1st Marine Division. Mr. Posey married Emma Jean Campbell on August 26, 1950, in Teague and shared over sixty-two years together. He worked for the railroad in Teague for fifty years in various capacities. Forty-seven of which were spent as a fireman and engineer for Rock Island, Burlington Northern, and B.N.S.F. Railways. Mr. Posey enjoyed raising Quarter Horses and researching family and horse pedigrees, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He loved rodeo and was a member of the Teague Rodeo Association for many years. Mr. Posey was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Posey of Teague; one son, Bill Posey & wife Genell of Burleson; four daughters, Vickilynn Posey McReynolds of Coolidge, Judy Bates & husband Tom of Teague, Kim Story & husband Larry of Mexia, and Karri Minefee & husband James of Teague; grandchildren, Mandi Lenoir & husband Marty & family of Mexia, Will Posey & wife Kristyn & family of Burleson, T.J. Bates & wife Amy & family of Teague, Emily Jones & husband Ryan & family of Groesbeck, Kelly McReynolds & family of Aledo, Stephanie Ritchey & husband Robby & family of Pilot Point, Matt McReynolds & wife Susan & family of Weatherford, Jeff Kitchens & wife Becky & family of Henderson, Brittnee Stroade & husband Randy & family of Teague, Jami Wright & family of Teague, Lance Story of Mexia, and Wesley Story & family of Katy; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Bodie Posey & wife Audrey of Teague; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Posey was preceded in death by his parents, William Kinsey Sr. & Jewell Posey; one brother, K.W. (Kenneth) Posey; and two great-grandsons, Luke Bates and Baby Boy Ritchey.

The Posey family would like to extend a special thanks to Providence Hospice and Jordan Health Services for the amazing attention, love, and support provided to Mr. Posey and the family throughout his battle. ?God Bless all of you?.

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.


Patsy Ruth Lee Stroud, 84, passed away July 9, 2013, at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center, in Fairfield, TX. She was born March 3, 1929, to William Link and Nancy Geneva Lee, in Corsicana.

Patsy married Wiley D. Stroud, August 23, 1946. ?Patsy lived most of her adult life in Fairfield and surrounding communities. She was a homemaker and stay at home mom until her children were both in school. In 1961, she became deputy in the Freestone County Tax Office. She continued working in this position until 1980, when she was appointed Tax Collector to finish out the term of office after the passing of Jerry Jones. Patsy continued to hold this position until her retirement in 1992, having served three terms.

For several years, she was a member of the Fairfield History Club. Patsy was a member of First Baptist Church in Fairfield, until the family moved from Stewards Mill to Streetman, where she became a member of First Baptist Church, in Streetman. During this time, she served as the pianist for all the worship services and often played for both of her children to sing special music during the Sunday morning worship services. In 1972, Patsy and Wiley moved to Fairfield, where they continued to attend church at First Baptist in Fairfield.?Patsy was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband and an infant daughter, Sherry Sue Stroud. ?She is survived by one son Lyndon Link Stroud, wife, Grace of Fort Worth. A daughter, Patti Ballard, husband, Elmer of Fairfield. Three grandsons, Phillip Eric Ballard, wife Bekah of Fairfield, Ethan Stroud Ballard, wife Gaye Lynn of Leander, TX. Matthew Lyndon Stroud, wife Christina, of Fort Worth. Six great-grandsons, Cody Lane Ballard, Corsicana, Kyle Landon and Wyatt Ballard, Georgetown, TX, Kanon Hawkins Ballard, Fairfield, Kyler Brennan Ballard, Leander, and Asa Frank Stroud, of Fort Worth. Also, four step great-grandchildren, all from Leander, TX, Cody Johnson, Brent Godbey, Ashleigh Johnson and Amber Johnson. Two brother in laws, A.J. Stroud, wife Doris of Centerton, AR., Charles Stroud, wife Patsy of Hewitt, TX, two sister in laws, Margie Hugdhal, or Arlington, and Barbara Conner, of Lufkin. And numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and close family friends.?

Visitation was held Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. ?Funeral Service were held at 10:00am Friday, July 12, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Hoppy McGilvary officiating. Burial followed at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glynn Harris, James Whatley, Phil Whatley, Kent Whatley, Larry Davis and Stanley Inderman.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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