Category: Obituaries

Randy Davis

Randy Davis, 57, of Fairfield, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Dallas. Funeral services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wesley Keeney, Mark Cooper, William Osborn, Doug Daniels, Jeff Brown and Jimmie Lee, Jr. Honorary bearers are John Poling, Harold Oran, Bill Holland, Philip Keeney, Donald Mullen and Dennis Hevea. Randy was born May 9, 1960 in Pasadena, Texas to parents Charles and Barbara Karolkowsky Davis; he had been a Fairfield resident for forty years moving here from Galena Park, TX. He married Christal Lee on May 2, 1981 and he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Randy was a heavy equipment mechanic for Big Brown where he was also a proud member of the IBEW Union and was the union steward for Big Brown. He loved his TUG brothers very much. Randy was preceded in death by his mother Barbara Davis and a brother, Russell Davis. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Christal of Fairfield; four children, Sabrina Barrett and husband Aaron of Fairfield; Aubrey Davis of Fairfield; Clayton Davis and wife Randi of Cotton Gin; Marshall Davis of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Layla and Rhett Barrett; his father, Charles Davis of Galena Park; two brothers, Dewayne Smith of Wortham; Ronnie Davis of Galena Park. To...

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes on Friday morning, May 5, 2017 in the Kindred Hospital, Mansfield, TX among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Thursday, May 11, 2017. Funeral Services were held Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Plano with the pastor, Rev. Isiah Joshua, Jr., Officiating. Interment will be Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM in the DFW National Cemetery, Dallas and Funeral Honors will be provided by Dyess Air Force Base, Abiline, TX. Oliver W. Holmes was born on July 8, 1945 in Plano, TX to the parents of Jack and Mae Leatha Whitfield Holmes. He passed away May 5, 2017 after suffering from a serious illness. At an early age, Oliver gave his life to Christ and was baptized and united with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Plano, TX. He graduated from Plano Colored High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years. He retired as a Technical Sergeant and received an honorable discharge from the service. Oliver united in marriage in 1964 with Minnie, and through this union two beautiful daughters were born: Olivia Shari Turner and Viveca Lynn Brown. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Buda, TX where he retired after 21 years of service. Oliver was presented with a Service Award and Military Certificate...

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Billye Kathleen Orand

Billye Kathleen Orand, 73 of Palatka, Florida, entered Heaven’s gates on April 19, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Teague, Texas. Billye was married to James F. Orand on December 1, 1962; they were married 54 wonderful years. Billye is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, James; her son Michael and daughter-in-law Dawn Orand; grandchildren, J.T. Orand and Miranda Orand; Billye’s sister, Joan Grounds and nephews, Stephen Grounds and Mark Grounds. Billye is preceded in death by her parents, Tolbert F. Young and Jo Iris Atkinson Young as well as half sister, Diane Smith. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to: The Salvation Army – Putnam County, P.O. Box 43056, Jacksonville, FL 32203,1-800-725-2769. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family on Billy’s Book of Memories page at

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George Green, Jr.

George Green, Jr. 87, of Fairfield, died Monday, May 8, 2017 in Tyler. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Pastor Harry Moore and Pastor Thom Taylor officiating. Graveside services were held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Beulah Cemetery near Fiske Union, Louisiana. Mr. Green was born February 4, 1930 in Jasper County, Mississippi to parents George Edward and Irma McDonald Green. A Freestone County resident for over 30 years he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired painter and sand blaster. He married Sarah Poteet in May of 2012. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God and VFW Post 5872 in Fairfield. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, George Eugene Green in 2004. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Sarah of Fairfield; three children, Mary Cecile Williams of Oak Grove, LA; Sherry Green Bougeois of Thibodaux, LA; Michael Green and wife Lori of Crestview, FL; two sisters, Doris White of Benton, AR; Sylvia Johnson of Monroe, LA; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 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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Alfred Vaughn

The Angelic Host came for Alfred Vaughn in the Parkview Regional Hospital Trauma Room, Mexia among loving family and very devoted friends. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Teague with Pastor John L. Delancey serving as officiate. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, 12 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Huntsville, TX. Alfred was born in Huntsville, Texas to the parentage of Horace and Mattie Willis Vaughn. He grew up in Huntsville and received his academic training in the Huntsville Public Schools and his parents provided for his Christian Education at an early age. Mr. Vaughn did additional study in college. He had a very strong work ethic, and retired from the Public Works Department of the City Of Teague, Teague, Texas. Alfred was known for his quick wit, unique sense of humor, and his ability to never meet a stranger. He enjoyed out-of-door activities, all sports, and was a devoted Dallas Cowboy Fan. He will be greatly missed for his love of family, deep friendships, and his zest for life. Preceding Alfred in death are:  His parents and his sister:  Gwendolyn Vaughn. Those left to cherish his memory most are:  His devoted wife:  Kathy Vaughn, Mexia, TX; His sons:  Derek Vaughn, Teague, TX; Mason Vaughn, Mexia, TX; Andrew Hutchison, Waco, TX; Adam Hutchison and wife, Lucretia, Mexia, TX;  Caleb Hutchison, Mexia;...

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