Category: Obituaries

Sarah Morton

The Angelic Hosts came for Sarah Morton on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence in Fairfield, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church, of Fairfield, Rev. Conrell Lockett, officiating and Elder Anthony Taylor, Sr., Eulogist. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery, 1410 FM 489 East, Oakwood, TX. Sarah Louise Morton was the eighth child of Frank and Alice Morton and was born in Fairfield, Texas. She grew up in Wilson Chapel Community and attended Butler Schools from 1968 until integration in 1971 where she then graduated Fairfield High School in 1981. Sarah was baptized in The Saint Hill Church Of God In Christ by Elder Anthony Taylor, Sr. in 2009. She attended MCC where she received The Registered Nurse Degree and later attended The University Of Texas at  Arliington where she received The Bachelor Of Science Degree In Nursing in 2004. Sarah married Billy Joe Jones, Jr.; and no children were born to this union. She was employed by HL&P, Jewett, Texas and was Surgical Head Nurse for Fairfield Memorial Hospital which changed to East Texas Medical Center and now Freestone Medical Center. Among the organizations that she held membership was The Tinity Star Arts Council. Her hobbies included fishing, cooking, and traveling. Sarah went on Mission Trips to Africa three times and once...

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Mary Frances Atkins Garrett

Mary Frances Atkins Garrett, 73, of Fairfield, entered Heaven on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. She was born, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on July 6, 1943 to Bessie Margaret Leona Leath Atkins and Lewell Earl Atkins. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation, 420 Moody Street in Fairfield, Texas. After graduating high school, she made her way to the Dallas area where she met and married Pat Garrett. They lived in Duncanville for 27 years, where she took pride in her role of mothering their combined 4 children. In addition to working, she spent a good portion of her time volunteering in the classroom, serving as team mom, and chaperoning school events. She was a talented writer, skilled at both wording and penmanship, and loved to do a variety of crafts. Most who encountered her labeled her as “one of a kind”, with an outgoing personality and sense of humor. Ms. Garrett maintained her humor while battling medical problems and remained devoted to loving her grandbabies. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, William Howard Atkins and Don Earl Atkins. Mary is survived by her daughter, Shae Garcia, and son-in-law Andy, of Streetman, and their children: Drew, Abby, and Ashlyn. She is also survived by her son, Shawn Garrett, and his wife Sharlene, of Scurry,...

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Altus Carter, Sr.

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Altus Carter, Sr., Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Temple V.A. Hospital among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, May 26, 2017 in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 311 N. Baker Street, Mexia, TX 76667 with the Pastor, Rev. Byron Ravnell officiating, and Rev. Kevin Van Hook as Eulogist. Interment followed in the Cedar Hill Cemetery located at 1618 W. Hwy 84, Mexia, Texas. Mr. Carter was born in The Rocky Branch Community of Wortham to Olester and Iola Carter. He grew up in Freestone County and the family later moved to Limestone County. He graduated from Mexia’s Dunbar High School, and served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army from which he received an honorable discharge. Altus married Sue Jernigan upon his discharge from the Army and later married Luetta Smith. He was employed at The Mexia State School, was a faithful member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the United Brotherhood. He is survived by 3 sons: Arnold Carter (Judy), Altus Carter, Jr. (Sandra) and Charles Carter, all of Mexia; 3 daughters:  Ginger Christian (Alvin) Odessa, TX, Linda Carter, Tyler, TX; and Charlotte Gilliam, Dallas, TX; 2 sisters: Mardestine Williams (Walter) Mexia, TX; and Barbara Moore, Dallas,...

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Tommy A. Guy

Tommy A. Guy, 87, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his residence between Teague and Mexia.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fairfield with Mr. Chet Foster and Mr. Don Williams officiating. Mr. Guy was born March 23, 1930 in Ponca City, OK to parents Tommy Red and Ida Lee Clark Guy.  He was a retired printer and also retired from the Heart of Texas Group Homes in Mexia.  He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fairfield.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy A. Guy, Jr.; two brothers and one sister. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ida; three children, Mary Jo Ewing of Mexia; Michael James Guy of Teague; Carol Ann Bell and husband Kerry of Sherman, TX; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Providence Hospice at 107 E. Commerce – Mexia, TX  76667 or Wortham Cemetery Assn: PO Box 93 – Wortham, TX  76693 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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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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