Category: Obituaries

Annie Ruth Moore

Annie Ruth Moore, 95 years, passed from this life to her eternal home, Thursday, October 12, 2017 after a short illness, having survived cancer. Ruth was born in Freestone County to Simeon and Annie Chavers being the fifth of nine children. She is pre-deceased by husband JD Moore; parents; brothers, James, Sim, and Edwin Chavers; sisters, Nell Garrett, Katherine Smith, and Martha Harrison. Ruth is survived by three children; Gloria Davis Hobdy of Streetman, Texas; Michael Moore and wife Julie of Hempstead, Texas; Margaret Ann Wood and husband Allan of Houston, Texas; Eight grandchildren: Miles Hobdy and wife Tracey of Richmond, Texas; Craig Hobdy and wife Kelly of Round Rock, Texas; Donna Cousins and husband Jason Lussier of Huntsville, Texas; Sharon Moore of Denton, Texas; James Moore of Brenham, Texas; Andrew, Michaela, and Madison Wood of Houston, Texas; Nine great- grandchildren, Jeri Hobdy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brooks Coussons of Spring, Texas; Jonas Coussons of Huntsville, Texas; Jacqueline, Wendy, and Everett Hobdy of Richmond, Texas; Rebecca, Elizabeth and Catherine Hobdy of Round Rock, Texas; Sisters: Lurline Tisdale of Streetman, Texas and Jimmie Weaver of Center, Texas; sister-in-law Juanita Chavers of Fairfield, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members; beloved friends and neighbors. Ruth worked inside and outside her home in various positions over her lifetime. She was an accomplished seamstress throughout her life and has also hand pieced...

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Robert T. (Bob) Fisher

Robert T. (Bob) Fisher, 81, of Fairfield, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner and Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel – P) Gary Fisher, U.S. Army, officiating. Graveside services with military honors were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, LA.  Military honors provided by Barksdale A.F.B Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Shaun Shiery, Matt Shiery, Adam Shiery, Robby Fisher, Brandon Fisher, Jeremy Fisher, Jonathan Fisher, Andrew Fisher.  Honorary bearers were Brian White and Patrick Fisher. Bob was born September 14, 1936 in Worcester, Massachusetts to parents Robert Roy and Jesse Thomson Fisher.  Bob had been a Fairfield resident since 2007 moving from Louisiana. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and also retired from truck driving after 20 years. He and his wife Carolyn married on June 21, 2008.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Bob loved to drive around different Air Force bases and visit and talk with anyone.  He loved his family very much. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie D. Fisher and a son, Larry Thomas Fisher. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Carolyn; four children, Debbie Fisher Shiery and husband Randy of Weimar, TX; Bobby...

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Joyce Pillans

Joyce Pillans, of the Winkler Community, passed away on Thursday evening September 28, 2017 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 85. She was a life-long member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo. Mrs. Pillans is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Pillans, son Roger Pillans and parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter Judy Hagler and husband Corky; grandchildren, Lanna McCabe and husband Ryan, Clay Hagler and wife Jennifer, Dana Pillans, Jerrod Pillans and wife Tara; great grandchildren, Kayla and Kirby McCabe, Madison Hagler and Andrew Grant, Rance, River, Creek and Raina Pillans; sister, Barbara Loftis; brother, Johnny Johnson and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Saturday evening, September 30th at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home. The celebration of her life was Sunday, October 1st at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed at St. Elmo Cemetery. Online guest book available www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements made by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of...

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Darrell Reeves Moore

Darrell Reeves Moore, 84, of Fairfield, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his residence. Visitation were held Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Don Suits, II and Bro. Bubba Rutherford officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robin Moore, Lynn Moore, Gary Moore, Ethan Yoder, David Moore and Gavin Pickett.  Honorary bearers will be Justin Pickett, Jason Hullum, Jacob Moore, Jason Moore, Wayne (C.W.) Padgett, Walt Gautier and Forrest Watson. Darrell was born July 29, 1933 in Mertens, Texas to parents Randall Reeves Moore and Ruby Lee Elmore Moore.  He was raised in Mertens and graduated from Frost High School in 1950. For a short time, he worked in Dallas for Proctor & Gamble before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a highway patrolman. In 1956 he graduated from the Texas Highway Patrol Recruit Training School and was the first patrolman assigned to Fairfield. After leaving Fairfield he went into the first narcotics division in Texas.  Following numerous promotions and commendations he was promoted to Supervising Captain of the Undercover Narcotics Division in Houston.  After 15 years in Houston he was asked to go to Dallas in the same capacity to investigate officer misconduct. Darrell had the additional recognition of being awarded the 2006 Legend Award from the Narcotics Division Old Timers of the Texas Dept....

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Ada Burleson Conner

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Ada Burleson Conner in the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center of Carrollton among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Chapel of Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home of Teague. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Mexia Civic Auditorium in Mexia with Rev. Louis Carr, Jr, officiating and Dr. E. A. Benson, eulogist. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, LCR 474 in Mexia. Mrs. Conner was born February 18, 1934 in Mexia. She graduated from Dunbar High School of Mexia in 1951 and went on to attend Bishop College and Texas Southern. Mrs. Conner married Warren Conner in 1956 (who preceded her in death). She was also preceded in death by her son, Ricky A. Burleson and her parents, Louis and Alma Burleson. She is survived by two sons: Reginald Conner of Mexia and Warren Conner of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters: Cheryl Conner McLaughlin (Roger) of Carrollton and Tonja Conner Minor (Rodney) of Flower Mound; seven grandchildren: Lashundra Davis of Houston,  Brooke Conner of Mexia, Kelcey Williams of New Orleans, LA, Brittany Conner of Carrollton, Brittany McLaughlin of Dallas, Nicholas Minor of Flower Mound, and Dohre’ McLaughlin of Carrollton; and eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Mrs. Eva Burleson of Dallas, one brother-in-law: Esquire Conner (Mildred) of Wilmer Hutchins; and cousin: Louis Archie Shackles...

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