Category: Obituaries

William Pete Kirven

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. William (Pete) Kirven at his residence in Coolidge, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, November 10, 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Chapel.  A Prayer Service was held Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with the family present. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia, Texas, with Pastor Henry Chambers, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Coolidge, Texas with Military Funeral Honors. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home of Teague, Texas is serving the Kirven Family. William (Pete) Kirven was the first of 13 children born to Moses Kirven and Vicy Beachurn Kirven. He   was born September 22, 1943 in Limestone County, Coolidge, Texas. Pete attended Oak Hill, Echols, Woodland, and Coolidge School during his school years. He furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After returning from active duty from the U.S. Army, he attended Paul Quinn College and earned a Certification in Social Work. He went further to achieve a Master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age. He joined Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Sandy Community, Coolidge, Texas.  He   met...

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Helyn Greene Aguillard

Helyn (Greene) Aguillard died at the age of 97 at the Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield, Texas on November 12, 2017. Mrs. Harry, as she was belovedly known by friends, was born on February 22, 1920 to Rev. Farley and Mrs. Victoria Greene in Dry Creek, Louisiana.  Her father was a country Baptist preacher throughout Beauregard, Vernon, Calcasieu, and Allen parishes for over 50 years. Helyn rode a horse to a one room school house, Shady Grove School near DeRidder until she began high school at DeRidder High where she graduated in 1936. From there, she went on to Louisiana College in 1936 where she would meet her future husband, Harry Aguillard, who was an all-sports athlete from Basile. Helyn graduated as Mrs. Harry Aguillard in 1940 with degrees in English, Spanish, and physical education.  Harry graduated in 1939 and taught on the faculty while his new bride, Helyn, finished school there. She and Harry then moved to Basile where they began and operated a dairy while both also taught school at Basile High School.  Harry milked the cows, and Helyn washed and bottled the milk before they walked to school together each day where she taught first grade and Harry taught high school mathematics. Helyn was born into a “pioneer” family and lived through ten decades of American history as a teacher, farmer, philanthropist, gourmet cook,...

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Paula Snider

Paula Snider of Fairfield passed away on Monday night, October 30, 2017 at Christus Mother of Francis Hospital in Tyler, Texas at the age of 68. She was born in Fairfield to Avis Lewis on June 21, 1949. She married Barry Snider in November 1968 in Fairfield at Antioch Church. She started working as a waitress and seamstress. She later went to work for the Fairfield Post Office and retired after 30 years. She did photography and genealogy in her spare time. Her greatest accomplishment was a book called Your Antioch Family that won Grand Prize from the Texas State Genealogy Society. Paula is preceded in death by her husband Barry; sister Avis Eisen; and step-father Emil Eisen. She is survived by her children Amile Snider of Fairfield and Amy Snider Scurlock with husband David of Georgetown, Texas with 3 granddaughters; mother Avis Eisen of Fairfield; sisters Cindy Eisen of Fairfield and Laura Eisen of Shawnee, Kansas; Barry’s sister Carrie Snider Chavers and husband Mark of Fairfield and brother Ted Snider of Fairfield. She is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation was held Thursday November 2, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield, Texas. Funeral were Friday November 3, 2017 the Funeral Home. Brother Terry Skinner will be officiating. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery beside her husband. Pallbearers were Don Anderson, Mark Chavers, G....

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Dillion Cole Hornik

Dillion Cole Hornik, 20, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, in Pecos, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Cowboy Heritage Church on U.S. 84 between Fairfield and Teague with Mr. Derek Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at the Carlile Family Cemetery in Freestone County. Dillion was born January 28, 1997 in Tahlequah, OK to parents Dale and Stormy Jones Hornik. He had been a Fairfield resident since 2012 moving from Ennis. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2015. He was employed as a pipeliner. A grandfather, J.D. Lewis preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Stormy Hornik of Corsicana; his father, Dale Hornik of Chatfield; a sister, Harley Rae Hornik of Corsicana; grandparents, Bud and Janet Jones of Fairfield; Joyce Lewis of Corsicana; David and Barbara Hornik of Ennis; his girlfriend, Cherish Glover and her children, Jr. and J.J. Numerous aunts, uncles and friends. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at...

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Gary Edward Bennett

Gary Edward Bennett, 76, of Wortham, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 30, 2017 in Fairfield following a long and brave battle against Mesothelioma lung cancer. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Gary was born December 9, 1940 in Wortham to parents L. T. and Billye Louise Means Bennett. He served his country in the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force. He was a man of many talents and accomplishments. He approached life with great passion and integrity. He was a gifted speaker with an outgoing personality. Gary never met a stranger. He loved nature and outdoors activities; especially hunting. He loved his wife, family and friends deeply. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Morgan Jennings. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Debbie; three sons, Brian Bennett and wife Reba; Larry Bennett and wife Debi; Aaron Bennett; four daughters, Margarette Webb; Laura Radzevicius; Crystal Bennett; Heather Taylor and husband Gerald; two brothers, Bill Bennett and wife Sue; Larry Bennett and wife Jackie; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many other family members and special friends. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at...

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