Obituaries -- May 15, 2014


The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Irma Lou Canada Means, 69, of Groesbeck, Texas, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. A graveside service will follow.

Irma was born January 5, 1945, to Sherman Canada and Ora Lee Cobb in Groesbeck, Texas. She grew up in Groesbeck and attended the public schools there. Irma accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church in Doyle, Texas.

Mrs. Means attended college and was employed as a Nurse for the Mexia State School for many years.

She enjoyed fishing, watching soap operas, and reading romance novels. Irma will be remembered most for her Sweet Tea.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her brothers, Willie Canada and Sherman Canada, Jr.; and her grandson, Justin Canada.

Those left to cherish her memory most are her sons, Kerry Canada and wife Genelle, Dallas, Texas, and Tony Canada, Groesbeck, Texas; her grandson, Kory Canada, Dallas, TX; her great grandson, Dantevion Canada, Waco, TX; her brother, Robert Canada and wife Cathryn, Dallas, Texas; and a host of family and friends.

Moore?s Angelic Funeral Home will serve the family of Irma Lou Canada Means. Visit www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.


Funeral services for Joshua Moore, 25, were held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Pastor Randy Ayers of Word of Life Family Worship Center in Groesbeck officiated .Interment followed the services at Brushy Cemetery near Buffalo.

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

Josh passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. He was born on April 25, 1989, in Palestine and grew up in Buffalo and Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the class of 2008. Josh enjoyed playing video games, watching the Dallas Cowboys, and spoiling his niece and three nephews. He went to work for Brookshire Brothers Grocery in Teague in the summer of 2006 and was presently employed there. Josh had a friendly personality and was loved by everyone. He attended church at the Word of Life Family Worship Center in Groesbeck.

He is survived by his parents, Tom and Debbie Moore of Dew; one brother, Jonathan Moore of Buffalo; two sisters, Jana Hileman and husband Daren of Nederland, and Joani Moore and fianc? Kris Zorn of Dallas; one niece, Baleigh Hileman; three nephews, Dalton Hileman, Tyler Moore, and Mason Hileman; maternal grandmother, Margaret Cooper of Buffalo; four aunts, Linda West, Glenda Ward and husband Randall, Rose Pate and husband Mike, and Rhonda Cooper; three uncles, Johnny Moore, Billy Moore and wife Maria, and Tony Moore and wife Tina; numerous other relatives and friends including his coworkers at Brookshire Brothers.

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gene Cooper, and his paternal grandparents, Sam and Mary Moore.

The family requests memorials to be made to the Word of Life Family Worship Center, 193 LCR 412, Groesbeck, Texas 76642.

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.


Edward Edell Ridge, 89, of Wortham, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Fairfield. Visitation was held Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Ed Ridge officiating.

Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Ridge, Steven Morgan, Michael Ridge, Jeff Morgan, Mike Haggard and Ricky Ridge.

Mr. Ridge was born December 1, 1924 in Freestone County to parents Hardy and Mary Chapman Ridge. On November 20, 1944 he married Rosia Crook in Fairfield and had celebrated 69 years of marriage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Freestone County as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Kirvin Baptist Church. Mr. Ridge loved the Lord and his family. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, daddy, papa, great-grandpa and great-great-grandpa. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Rosia; two children, Bettie Morgan and husband Wayne of Madisonville; Edward (Bub) Ridge and wife Linda of Fairfield; one brother, J. R. Ridge and wife Sue of Wortham; sister-in-law, Hazel Grace; five grandchildren, Judy Haggard and husband Mike, James (Pete) Ridge and wife Paige, Michael Ridge and wife Kelly, Steven Morgan and wife Kacie, Jeff Morgan and wife Diana; ten great-grandchildren, Caston Haggard, Caylor Haggard, Steven Morgan, Jr., Justin Morgan, Baylei Morgan, Tanner Morgan, Kale Ridge, Kanyon Ridge, Austin Ridge, Addison Ridge; five great-great-grandchildren, Lane, Luke, Addison, Brinkley and Ruston; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Mae Ward.

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 Maydell Touchtone Whitson, 95, were held on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 12:00 noon, at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. The Reverend Father Trey Garland of Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Texas officiated.

Ms. Whitson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Georgetown, TX.

Ms. Whitson was born on April 23, 1919 to Webster and Nettie Lindsey Touchtone of Teague. Her grandparents were Judge James E. and Blanche Childs Lindsey, also of Teague, where he was Justice of the Peace. Her parents and grandparents resided in Teague at the time of their deaths.

Ms. Whitson graduated from Teague High School at the age of 16 and entered The University of Texas where she earned a degree in Business Administration. In addition to raising her children, she worked at an oil company in Dallas until her retirement.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Sadler McDonnell; her son, Robert J. Sadler; four grandchildren, Shannan McDonnell Martinez, Brenda McDonnell Tatro, Jan McDonnell Carley, and Brian J. Sadler; and two great grandchildren, Kyle Joseph Carley and Justin Michael Carley.

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.


Visitation for Mr. Wiley G. Yates, 79, was held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Mr. Yates passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Providence Health Center in Waco.

He was born in Groesbeck on August 21, 1934, and grew up there. Mr. Yates served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. Mr. Yates worked for several years as a Respiratory Therapist in Plainview, TX before serving as a policeman for the city of Bellmead for over twenty years. He was also an avid gun collector. Mr. Yates married Audie on November 28, 1969, and shared over forty-four years together.

He is survived by his wife, Audie Yates of Dew; step-daughter, Barbara Miller of Waco; daughter, Tammy Hutto and husband Joseph of Dew; six grandchildren, Cassandra Hutto, Gina Columbus, Tony Columbus, Sasha Thompson, Tiera Columbus, and Trey Camphor; five great-grandchildren, Che-Riiyah Thompson, Antonia Columbus, Taylor Columbus, Madison Morgan, and Mason Morgan; 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.

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