Obituaries -- December 5, 2013


The Angelic Hosts came for Mother Malissia Henry Adkison on November 25, 2013 in the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas among loving family and devoted friends.

Viewing was held Friday, November 29, 2013 at Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home in Teague, Texas from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Coolidge, TX. Rev. Sylvester Key II, Pastor, served as Eulogist and Rev. Riley Armstead, Pastor of Mustang Baptist Church, Prairie Hill, Texas officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Cemetery in Coolidge, Texas.

Mrs. Malissia Henry Adkison, the only child of Mary Etta Briscoe McQuirter and Eldridge Henry, was born on November 23, 1921 in Limestone County. She went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2013 in the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas.

Mrs. Adkison grew up in the Sandy Community of Coolidge, Texas and attended the Oak Hill and Sandy Public Schools.

She united with the Union Memorial United Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her health failed her.

At age 16, Mother Adkison married Herbert (Sonny) Adkison in Groesbeck, Texas. They had three daughters, whom she loved, cherished, and spoiled.

Mrs. Adkison was employed by The Manor Healthcare Center of Mexia, Texas and retired after over 20 years of service.

Her hobbies were planting gardens, raising chickens, and selling and giving away her country eggs. She enjoyed having her Son-in-law, Claude Sandles, take her to buy ducks and turkeys, riding with her daughter Mary and husband Curtis in their new truck, garage sales with her daughter Flo, and having her daughter Helen take her to attend to her business. Mother Adkison will be truly missed.

Mrs. Adkison is preceded by her parents; her husband for over 20 years Herbert (Sonny) Adkison, and five grandchildren.

Those who will cherish her memory most are : her daughters: Floria Anderson Mack and husband Isiah, Grosebeck, TX; Dorothy Sandles and husband Claude, Sandy,TX; Mary Jones and husband Curtis, Mexia, TX; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 25 great great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Evelyn Adkison, Fort Worth, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a Special Caregiver Karen Williams, Wortham,TX

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home will serve the family of Mother Malissia Adkison. Visit www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com/ to sign the guest book and light a candle.


Funeral services for Ms. Susan Brown, 47, were held on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Steve Cowart and Bro. Shaun Sifford officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were Wade Cooper, Jeff Gonzales, Logan Beard, Joe Simmons, Kevin Jaecks, and Bob Jaecks. Interment followed the services at Dew Cemetery.

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

Ms. Brown passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Flower Mound.

She was born on March 21, 1966, in Fairfield, and grew up in Dew. She attended school in Teague and was very active in 4H, showing hogs and doing sewing projects and receiving numerous honors. Susan graduated as Valedictorian of the Teague H.S. Class of 1984 and graduated from Texas AandM University with a Bachelor?s Degree in Accounting. She did accounting and bookkeeping work for B.E. Lee in Buffalo, and later Pharmacy Plus in Teague where she was employed for almost twenty years. Susan was currently working for Datum Engineering in Dallas. She was very involved with her daughters? school and church activities including the Teague High School Band Boosters, and hosting numerous Eighth Avenue Baptist Church Youth events at her home. Susan loved children and especially enjoyed playing with her boyfriend?s granddaughter, Cady. She was an avid reader, a certified scuba diver, and loved to travel and in the past year had made trips to The Netherlands, Cozumel, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, and elsewhere. Susan was a member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague.

She is survived by two daughters, Brittany Brown of Teague, and Lori Brown of Stephenville; her boyfriend, Mark Kocurek of Flower Mound; one brother, John Lester of Dew; the father of her daughters, Troy Brown of Teague; three aunts, Selma Hagen Gober and husband E.J. of Dew, Lula May Lester Hughes of Big Spring, and Jane Lester Watson of Brackenridge; three uncles, Buster Hagen and wife Patrice of Butler, Don Lester and wife Laverne of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Bob Jaecks of Fairfield; numerous other relatives and friends and her beloved dog, Mollie.

Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Hagen Lester Davis; her father, Carl Lee Lester; maternal grandparents, Albert Edwin Hagen and Faye Whittington Hagen Jaecks; paternal grandparents, John Henry and Bessie Lee Kenedy Lester; one aunt, Althea James; five uncles, Andy Lester, Hugh Lester, Raymond Lester, Edward Lester, and Don Hagen; great aunt Selma Hagen and her brother, Hendrick Hagen.

The family requests memorials be made to Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, 201 S. 8th Avenue, Teague, TX 75860 or to the Lanely Methodist Church, 611 E. F.M. 489, Buffalo, TX 75831.

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


The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Faustine Manning on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fairfield, Texas among loving family and devoted friends.

A viewing took place on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 10:00 PM until 4:00PM at Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home in Teague, Texas. A Church Service followed that night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Fairfield, Texas. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church with Apostle David Ransom, Sr., Pastor as Eulogist and Bishop William Lewis, Jr., Pastor of Greater Love Outreach Fellowship in

Corsicana, Texas officiated. Interment followed at Pine Top Cemetery in Oakwood, Texas.

Mrs. Faustine Johnson Manning ?Boots? was the sixth child of William ?Bill? and Lessie Mae Johnson and was born in Athens, Texas on August 16, 1944. She went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2013 in Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield, Texas with her family at her bedside.

Mother Manning grew up in Moore Station, Texas and attended public schools there. She grew up in the Church of God In Christ and was baptized in the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, Fairfield, Texas, by Apostle David Ransom, Sr. where she was a faithful member until her health failed her.

Mrs. Manning married Mr. Ural Manning on October 25, 1968 in Athens, Texas.

Mother Manning earned her Certified Nurse?s Aide from Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Fairfield, Texas where she worked for more than 20 years.

She was known as ?Mother Manning? as a part of the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church?s Mother Board. Mother Manning enjoyed listening to her Pastor preach, reading her Bible, listening to 99.1 Gospel Station on Sunday Evenings, word search puzzles, crocheting, and sewing,.

Mother Manning will be remembered most for her very outspoken nature and her warm smile.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her brothers: J.W. Johnson and Bishop Lee Johnson; and her sister: Emma Hambrick.

Those who will most cherish her memory include: her daughters: Glynis Austin and husband Greg, Corsicana, Texas; Sophia Lindsey and husband Thurston, Corsicana, Texas; Stephanie Shed and husband Robert, Oakwood, Texas; Teressa Manning, Tyler, Texas; Shervana Manning, Palestine, Texas; her step-daughter: Marsha Potts and husband Keith, Duncanville, Texas; her other daughter: Mrs. Shirley Palmer, Fairfield, Texas; her step-sons: Darwin Manning and wife Janet, Fairfield, Texas; Ural Manning, Jr., Austin, Texas; Greg Manning, Dallas, Texas; Gerald Manning and wife Doris, and Everett Manning and Selita, all of Oakwood, Texas; her brothers: Lee Edward Johnson and wife Willie Nell, Moore Station, Texas; Willie Lee Johnson and wife Charlene, Corpus Christi, Texas; her sisters: Mary Kelley, Dallas, Texas; Lorene Devones and Sammie, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Irene Devones, Dallas, Texas; Pastor Lillie Peterson, Seagoville, Texas; 27 Grand Children, 31 Great Grandchildren; her two special friends: Mrs. Nell McGee and Mrs. Mary Garrett, both of Fairfield, Texas; and a host of Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, and other relatives and friends.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Faustine Manning. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.


Donald Roy Morgan, 82, of Donie, passed away November 24, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia. Interment was in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery.

Donald was born August 19, 1931 in Crockett, Texas to Alvin DeWitt and Eva Amanda Brown Morgan. He married, the love of his life, Jonnie Kate McCoslin on July 23, 1955 in Rosenberg, Texas. He retired from A T and T after 34 years in an Executive office. Donald served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a Master Mason and member of Park Place No. 1172 for 50 plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Brandon Turner; and brothers, Nolan DeWitt Morgan and Alvin Brown Morgan.

Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jonnie Morgan of Donie; children, Mark Morgan and wife, Patty of Donie, Wade Morgan and wife, Laurie of Conroe and Melissa Morgan of Montgomery; grandchildren, Matthew Waymon Morgan, Jace Morgan, Brittany Morgan and Ty Rawls; great-grandchildren, Landon Roy Turner and Adalynn Morgan; one brother, Henry Alexander Morgan; three sisters, Eloise McCaskill, Billie Jean Doyle and Jacqueline Berch; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Matthew Morgan, Jace Morgan, Ty Rawls, John Morgan, Bobby Harold Robinson and Joseph McCoslin.

Please visit www.blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

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