Obituaries -- August 1, 2013


The Angelic Hosts came for Mattie Idella Dunbar Vernon, 75, of Teague, Texas on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Groesbeck LTC Nursing Facility among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing was held on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family present from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel in Teague, Texas. Rev. Walter Franklin, Pastor of Teague Circuit United Methodist Churches officiated and Rev. Larry Rose Jr., Pastor of First Baptist North Teague served as Eulogist. Interment took place at the Antioch Cemetery in Teague, Texas.

Mattie Vernon was born the only child of Ned Burks and Lura ?Blackie? Dunbar on March 11, 1938 in Freestone County, Texas.

She grew up in Teague and attended Booker T. Washington School. Mrs. Vernon was baptized in the Alexander Chapel Primitive Baptist Church of Mexia by the late Rev. H. B. Chambers. She married Joe Vernon of Ft. Worth, Texas and no children were born to this union. Mattie was employed as a bus driver for the bus transit system in Ft. Worth and also worked in the Food Service Department of the Mexia State School. She held membership in the UMW of St. James Church and participated in the Relay for Life organization.

Her hobbies included dining out, watching television, riding around, talking on the telephone and visiting other churches.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Those who will cherish her memory most are: Devoted Nieces: Emma Marie Jordan of Teague, TX; Othelene Ragland and husband Don of Teague, TX; Devoted Nephew: Forrest Moore and wife Dorothy of Ft. Worth, TX; Aunt: Mrs. Bennie Beck, Hereford, TX; God- Son: James Cook of Ft. Worth, TX; God Sisters and Brothers: Yvonne Sloan and husband Franklin of Teague, TX; Rev. Joyce Smith and husband Jackie of Vancouver, WA; Jacqueline Arnold of Dallas, TX; James Arnold and wife Bridgette of Vancouver, Wash; Donald Arnold and Frederick Arnold and wife, Gracie of Portland, OR; Kenneth Arnold of Hubbard TX; and Preston Arnold of Dallas, TX; Special Niece: Susie M. Scott, Fairfield, TX; Special Cousins: Arthur Lee Dunbar, Centerville, TX; Cassi Dunbar, Ft. Worth, TX; and Alfred T. High, Teague, TX; Special Friends Sylvia Wiley, Roger and Doris Nealy, Loisey Mims, Rosa Lee Haynes, along with other nieces, nephews and many friends.

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


Funeral Services for Mrs. Johnnie Wallace were held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11:00 a. m. in Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel at 406 Monroe Street in Teague, with Rev. Cleo High, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Mexia and Rev. Charles Kelley, Pastor of Woods Chapel Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Texas. Viewing was held Tuesday, July 30, from 10:00 AM until the service begian.

Johnnie Lucille Evans-Wallace, was born on January 5, 1918 to the parentage of the late Richard Evans and the late Mamie Williams Evans in Kirvin, Texas. She professed her belief in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a member of Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

She attended school in Kirvin and left home at an early age to pursue better employment opportunities. She worked and lived for many years in Stamford, Connecticut, Chicago, Illinois, and White Plains, New York before returning home to Texas finally settling in Houston until she retired. Later, she returned to Kirvin where she resided until she could no longer live alone. Then she moved to Fort Worth, to be close to her son, Johnnie, grandchildren and all the family she loved.

Johnnie was an excellent cook and loved to entertain her family and friends. She enjoyed life and traveled extensively, meeting no strangers. She had many long-time friends, far and near, and kept in touch with them as long as she was physically able to do so, then with the help of her family. Whenever Johnnie was not on the telephone talking to one of her friends you could find her in front of the television set watching Westerns and a Major League Baseball game. Her favorite team was the New York Yankees.

In addition to her parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by two sisters, Lizzie Mae Dobbins and Jessie Bell Evans, and one brother, Henry Estes.

Her last days were spent at Southwest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Worth, Texas. It was early on Friday, July 26, 2013, that the Lord called her home to rest.

She is survived by her son, Johnnie F. Carter, Benbrook, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Ursula R. Howard, Durham, North Carolina, Wanda L. Hill, Lewisville, Texas, David W. Hill, Pflugerville, Texas, Jacqueline F. Rogers (Joe), Fort Worth, Texas, and John F. Carter (Carlise), Fort Worth, Texas; 14 great-grand children; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Cathelyn Butcher, Corsicana, Texas; nieces, Annie Laurie Pelton, Ethelyn Oliver, Patricia Barton (Charles) all of Dallas, Texas, Evelyn Smith (Billy), Fort Worth, Texas, Thelma Johnson, Seri Nolan both of Corsicana, Texas, Sally Jo Wiley (CJ), Teague, Texas and Pat Estes, Houston, Texas; nephew Samuel Butcher, Corsicana, Texas ; sister in-law Dorothy Estes, New Orleans, Louisiana; Special God-daughter Regina Drake, Houston, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Johnnie Wallace. Please visit www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

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