Category: Obituaries

Earnest G. Pack

Funeral services for Earnest G. Pack were held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 2:00p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service on Wednesday beginning at noon. Mr. Pack passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at his residence in Teague. He was born in Stephenville on May 11, 1937, to Calvin H. & Cecil Jones Pack. He grew up on the family farm and learned the value of hard work at an early age by harvesting crops, building and mending fences, feeding the livestock and milking the cows. He graduated salutatorian from Huckabay and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a Business Composite from Abilene Christian University and later received his Master’s Degree from Baylor University. He also studied finance and business administration at the University of North Texas and Federal Tax Laws and Ethics at the Louisiana Income Tax School. After his college days, he returned to Huckabay as head coach basketball coach and business teacher. He coached his basketball and baseball teams to district championships while teaching accounting and history. Earnest married Mary Kaye on July 29, 1966 and shared over fifty-one years of marriage together. Mr. & Mrs. Pack moved to Fort Worth where he worked for Fort Worth Christian Schools as Business Manager for a year...

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Sammie Faye Turner

Sammie Faye Turner passed away February 14, 2018 at her home in Kirvin at the age of 68. Funeral services were Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Mexia State Supported Living Center’s All Faiths Chapel with Chaplain Karen Hulsey and Rev. Tommy Lance officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin, Texas. Corey Current, Michael Carter, Keith Roberson, Mason Roberson, Blake Davis, Tucker Davis, Carter Davis and James Kitchens will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hall and Rodney Latham. Sammie was born June 16, 1949 in Fairfield, Texas to Sam and Omah Faye Lance Carter. She graduated from Fairfield High School and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas in Tyler. She retired in August 2017 from the Mexia State Supported Living Center after 33 years of service as an Administrative Assistant. Sammie was loving mother who lived her entire life for her children. She was an active participant and supporter of in any and everything that involved her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren. One of the many things she enjoyed was keeping score for the local baseball and softball games, especially during tournaments. Sammie was a longtime member of the Kirvin Baptist Church and served as a member of the Fairfield Chapter of the Eastern Star for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Omah Faye Carter;...

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Bobby Wayne Kellum

Bobby Wayne Kellum, 61, of Alvin, Texas, left this earth, bound for Heaven on January 30, 2018 at his residence. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel near Percilla, Texas with Rev. Donald W. Pryor officiating. Bob was born February 4, 1956 in Houston to parents Lloyd and Lena May Tate Kellum. He lived most of his life in Alvin, Texas. He worked for Weatherford International for 28 years as a dispatcher in the Pearland office. Though he had a difficult work schedule, he enjoyed his job. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Lena May Kellum in January of 2017 and a step-son, J. L. Campbell in November of 2013. To Bob; his granddaughters Kaitlyn and Olivia hung the sun, moon and stars. Their joy was his joy. They were the pride of his life. Watching them grown into the talented young girls they are today filled him with wonderment. He always had a new story of their latest accomplishments, for accomplished they are. Bob’s wife Dianne took care of their home and Bob for 32 years. A wife married 32 years knows her husband as well as herself. Dianne along with good friends and neighbors, Brenda and Barry Morrison took care of Bob in his last days of life. No one could have cared for him with so much love as Dianne, Brenda and Barry. The Kellum family...

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Bill Whitson

Bill Whitson, 89, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Richard Heyduck officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Bill was born October 18, 1928 in Wichita Falls, Texas to parents John and Willie Mae Putnam Whitson. He was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and served aboard the destroyer USS Benner DD-807. He married Beverly Ann Whitson on August 15, 1960 and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2002. Bill and Ann came to Fairfield in 1971 from Colorado City. He was retired power plant operator and worked in that field for over 40 years. Bill was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Whitson, in March of 2011; a brother, John Whitson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Yost and Ruth Roach. Left to cherish his memory are four children, Billy Whitson and wife Brenda; Tim Whitson and wife Dee; Tom Whitson; Christi McCloud and husband Chris; a sister, Dorothy Whitson Gregory; grandchildren, Abby Warren and husband Phil; Ashley Whitson; Sawyer Shamburger and husband Cory; Riley Whitson; Slade McCloud and Cage McCloud; great-grandchildren, Ross,...

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A’Draya Lynn Peyton Roberts

A’Draya Lynn Peyton Roberts passed away peacefully as she slept on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at her Cypress Street residence in Teague, Texas. Viewing will be held at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, Friday, February 16, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 209 N. 6th Ave, Teague, Texas. Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Fairfield, Texas A’Draya Lynn Peyton Roberts was the 4th child of Draylon Roberts and Alivia Evans and was born in Waco, Texas on September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal Great-Grandparents: Willie David Owens and Luster Williams. Those who will cherish her memory include: Her parents: Draylon Roberts (Mexia, Tx) and Alivia Evans (Teague, Tx); Her siblings: Darryn Spencer, Zyire Spencer, and Ava Roberts (Teague, Tx); Her aunts: Ryneshia Brooks (Dallas, Tx), Janeria Roberts (Mexia, Tx), and Tracina Shepherd (Mexia, Tx); Her uncles: Corey Evans and wife, Ariel (Teague, Tx) Michael Shepherd, Jr. (Mexia, Tx) Sergio Shepherd and wife, Jennifer (Dallas, Tx); and David Shepherd (Mexia, Tx); Her maternal grandparents: Michael and Regina Shepherd (Teague, Tx) and Cory Evans, Sr. (Mexia, Tx); Her paternal grandparents: Christopher and Cynthia Roberts (Mexia, Tx); Her great-grandmothers: Mary Tennison (Kilgore, Tx), Imogine Owens (Teague, Tx) and Ruth Williams (Mexia, Tx); Paternal great-grandparents: Wadell Smith, Sr....

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