Obituaries -- September 26, 2013


Mr. Bobby Joe Creech, of Mexia, Texas, passed away in Temple on Monday, September 9, 2013. The family prefers a private memorial service. He was 67 years old.

Mr. Creech was born on May 30, 1946 in Uvalde, to Cecil Finley and Marilyn Brody Creech. He was a self-employed master plumber for over 20 years and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Bobby was a very active member of the American Legion in Teague, always involved in every club fundraiser or wherever he was needed. Although Bobby enjoyed camping and motorcycles, his precious time spent with his grandchildren was his greatest joy. He was a very devoted and loving father and grandfather.

Mr. Creech was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ruthie Creech.

He is survived by his children Barbara Van Winkle and husband Ricky of Mexia, Tammy Hutchinson and husband David of Katy, Jeff Schuchard and wife Melissa of Pearland, Jimmy Creech of Uvalde and Jodi Knoll and husband Troy of Pearland; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his brother Donnie Creech and his sister Jackie Buchanan.

Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave a memorial message. Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of the Arrangements.


Funeral services for Mrs. Betty J. Day, 79, were held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:00a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated. Interment followed the services at Dew Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Tuesday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Day passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at her residence near Teague. She was born in Freestone County near Dew. She married William Ray Day on October 23, 1950, and shared almost sixty-three years together. Mrs. Day worked at her mother?s greenhouse, Granny?s Greenhouse, in Teague for many years and enjoyed growing flowers. She was a dedicated wife and mother to her family and a great cook. Mrs. Day was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.

She is survived by her husband, William Ray (Bill) Day of Teague; three daughters, Vicky Bracamonte and husband Walter of Dallas, Sheila Day of Farmers Branch, and Sherri Spikes of Toronto, Canada; four grandchildren, Curtis George, Robert Olivarez, Randee Blakemore, and Joshua Blakemore; two great-grandchildren, Landon Olivarez and Kendall Olivarez; numerous other relatives and friends.

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 Shelton Heggins, 66, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Methodist Hospital of Dallas, Texas among loving and devoted family. A viewing was held Friday, September 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas.

Funeral Services for Mr. Heggins, 66, were held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 at All Faith Chapel, Mexia State Supported Living Center, Chapel Drive, Mexia, Texas. Rev. S.M. Wright, II, Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor, Dallas, Texas will be Officiating.

Mr. Shelton Heggins was born February 16, 1947, to the parentage of Genie Heggins and Vessie Heggins Clark in Jewett, Texas. He received his education from Woodland High School Woodland Community. He pursued a career in the United States Marine Corps. Shelton accepted Christ at an early age. He attended various churches throughout his military career. He later became a member of the People?s Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas where he served as an Elder. On August 30, 1969, he married the love of his life, Ms. DeEvelyn Kirven. To this union, they were blessed with one child and three grandchildren. Shelton was accepted not only as an ?in-law? to the Kirven family, but as a son and brother, uniting the two families as one. He and Floyd had an extraordinary bond. Shelton entered the United States Marine Corps in May, 1966. Lance Corporal Heggins served in the Vietnam War. He had numerous assignments, stateside and overseas. Lance Corporal Heggins served as Squad Leader, and Sharp Shooter. His military awards included the Vietnam Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Medal, and The Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in 1969 as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to his country. Shelton was a mentor to youth and was actively involved in community organizations. He was a loyal member of the Sandy Creek Cemetery Association, The American Legion, and the NAACP. He coached little league football and soccer for many years. Mr. Heggins worked at Texas Instruments, in Dallas, Texas as a Manufacturing Engineer for 24 years. He worked for United Parcel Service and retired after 15 years of employment. Mr. Heggins was well-recognized as an outstanding citizen and a man of his word throughout the surrounding counties.

Preceding Mr. Heggins in death are: his parents, sisters: Clara Bluitt, and Linda J. Clark.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving, devoted and forever caring wife of 44 years, Mrs. DeEvelyn Kirven Heggins, Dallas, Texas; Son: Darrell Dewayne Heggins and wife, Aretha of Seagoville, Texas, Two Brothers: Ernest Heggins (Patricia) of Los Angeles California, and James Heggins (Peggy) of Mexia, TX; Four Sisters: Gwen Smith (Wallace) of Dallas, TX; Rebecca Taulton (Andrew) of Mexia, TX, Paulette Melton (Sam), of Palestine, TX; and Felicia Jackson of Mexia, TX; Mother-in-Law: Vicy Kirven, of Sandy Community; Sisters-in-Law: LaVern Jackson (Bobby), Madeline Gamble (Don), all of Dallas, TX, Jacqueline Gee (Winford), Mexia, TX and Sharon D. Kirven, M.D., Plano, TX; Brothers-in-Law: William (Pete) Kirven (Bennie), Floyd Kirven, Elvin Kirven, all of Sandy Community, Robert James Kirven (Gloria), Mexia, TX, Otis Kirven (Pearlie), Dallas, TX, Stelvin Kirven (Regina), Sunnyvale, TX, and Felix M. Kirven, M.D. (Ruth), Virginia Beach, VA; Grandchildren: Shantavia Heggins of Denton, TX, Darriell (DeDe) Heggins, and Darrell (DJ) Heggins, Jr. of all of Houston, TX, his extended grandchildren: Kristen Jackson Carter, Mariah Jackson, and Tiffany Jackson, all of Arlington, long-time friend ?Slim?, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home will be serving the Heggins Family. Visit www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com


Graveside services for Rose Lanier, 51, will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 2:00p.m. at Driver Cemetery near Teague. Bro. Ken Pruitt and Bro. Steve Cowart will officiate.

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday beginning at 9:00a.m. and ending at 1:00p.m.

Mrs. Lanier passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Teague Nursing Home. She was born in Houston and lived in the greater Houston area for many years before spending her last seventeen years in Teague. Rose enjoyed playing Bingo, creating crafts and working with her hands, but her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She loved being ?everyone?s? mother and grandmother.

She is survived by four daughters, Stephanie Lanier and husband Michael Hudson, Tanya Castro-Diaz and husband Juan, and Jami Gonzalez and husband Francisco all of Fairfield, and Jennifer Lozano and husband Johnathon of Donie; one son, Wallace Lanier and fianc? Casey Wall of Bryan; her daughter-in-law, Erica Lanier; nineteen grandchildren, James Sr., Carl III, CarLexia, JarahLe, Jesus Jr., Magdaleno, Jessica Marie, Herlinda Marie, Cristobal, J?juana, Juanicia, Marie Isabel, Esmeralda, Eric, Mason, Cherrie Rose, Adrianna, Javier, and Rykr; four sisters, Debbie Miller, Carolyn Cross, Betty Burgess, and Mary Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lanier was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Carl Daniels, Jr.; one sister, Pamela Mollenhauer; one brother, Herman Mollenhauer; her father, Eugene Mollenhauer; and her mother, Eloise Laywell.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Reid, 74, were held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 10:00a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Jimmy Cotton and Bro. David Barnes will officiate. Interment followed the services at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Visitation was held on Friday with the family present from 6:30p.m. until 7:30p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Reid passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at her residence near Teague. She was born on January 23, 1939, in Santa Anna, TX, grew up there, and married the love of her life, James E. Reid, on June 2, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Reid shared over fifty-six years of marriage together and raised four children. She moved around a lot with her husband?s work, and settled in Teague about thirty years ago. Mrs. Reid worked at Walmart in Mexia for several years, but her most important occupation was being a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. She loved classic cars and enjoyed attending car shows and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Reid; one daughter, Kathie Finley and husband Richard; three sons, Jim Reid and wife Leslie, Kenneth Reid and wife Debbie, and Mike Reid and wife Kara all of Teague; twelve grandchildren, Cooper Finley, Rachel Richardson, Justin Reid, Justin Venable, Megan Venable, Wade Venable, Madison Reid, Bobbi Jo Morgan, Kayla Reid, Marc Reid, Cory Reid, and Mikenna Reid; five great-grandchildren, Kelli Jo Richardson, Callie Richardson, Leah Beth Reid, Coy Morgan, and Brandon Morgan; her mother, Carmilla Baugh of Santa Ann; two sisters, Dixie Jo Bible and husband J. C. of Coleman, and Nancy Lowry and husband Lonnie of Bangs; her brother-in-law, A.J. Reid and wife Henrietta of Marshall, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Reid was preceded in death by her father, Dick Baugh, one grandson, Jason Turner, and one nephew, Jamie Joe Bible.

The family requests memorials be made to the Cowboy Heritage Church of Freestone County, P.O. Box 1001, Fairfield, TX 75840.

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.

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