Category: Obituaries

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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Rural Lopes

Rural Lopes, 54, of Streetman, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at this residence. Graveside services were held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Woodland Cemetery near Kirvin with Bro. Bubba Rutherford and Pastor Machle Ann Grant officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Knight, Jr., Thomas Sikes, Clyde Ridge, Darrel Ridge, Hunter Fulmer, Fisher Fulmer and Darrel Copeland. Mr. Lopes was born September 1, 1962 in Wortham, TX to parents Rural and Betty Gilbert Lopes. He worked for many years as an auto repair technician.  He was an avid coon hunter and well known for his story telling.  He loved his family and especially his granddaughter, “Bug”. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Sharon (Mitchell) Lopes; two children, James Tracy Lopes of Stockdale, TX; Audy Lopes of Streetman; one sister, Wanda Holden and husband Jim of Teague, TX; two grandchildren, Samantha (Bug) Lopes of Streetman; Jordin Blair Lopes of Stockdale, TX; a special daughter-in-law, Angela Lopes of Streetman. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please...

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Jim Plantt

Jim Plantt, 70, of Fairfield, qualified as one of God’s bulldoggers for the Celestial National Finals on Monday, May 1, 2017 in Waco. Graveside services were held Friday, May 5, 2017 at Lake Chapel Cemetery with his son-in-law, Robbie Roberston officiating.  Masonic graveside rites were furnished by Fairfield Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M. Jimmy Allen Plantt was born on January 17, 1947 in Bryan, TX to parents Jimmy G. and Stella Dechiro Plantt. On August 7, 1965, he married Brenda Conner of Hearne, TX and they had two children, Lisa and Rusty. In 1976 Jim moved to Fairfield and became a real estate broker and appraiser but ultimately returned to his passion as a renowned saddle maker, knife maker and artist. He also raised cattle and horses. Jim was a member and Past Master of Fairfield Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M. a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Karem Shrine Temple of Waco. He was also known for his skills as a bow hunter. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Brenda; two children, a daughter Lisa Robertson and husband Robbie and a son, Rusty Plantt and wife Kimberly all of Fairfield; one grandson, Jake Robertson and wife Erica of Gilmer, TX; a sister, Sarah Norman and husband George of Bryan, TX; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of...

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Angela Kay Tibbitt

Angela Kay Tibbitt, lovingly known as “Angie”, 45, passed away April 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Angie was born October 8, 1971 in Fairfield, TX to Oscar Fred Whiteside and Cleta Maxine McAdams. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1990 and went on to attend Navarro Community College; and later transferred later to McLennan Community College and graduated with her nursing degree in December of 1995. Angie achieved her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees in Nursing from Lamar University. Her education and furthering the lives of others was Angie’s passion, until her twins came into her world. Angie was a wonderful loving mother and enjoyed every moment she had with them. She was their biggest fan on the sidelines of their football games and cheerleading events. In December of 2016, Angie achieved her second Master’s degree from Mary Hardin Baylor University as a Nurse Practitioner. Due to her illness, she was not able to finish the testing or work as a Nurse Practitioner, but during her schooling hours she touched many lives and will be remembered for years to come for her work. Angie was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; her mother, Cleta Maxine McAdams; and her brother, Kenneth Warren Whiteside; niece, Sarah Whiteside; nephews, Colton Lee Whiteside and Tristan Lee Whiteside; and the father of her twins, Chris Tibbitt. She...

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Janet Bixby Thompson

Janet Bixby Thompson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Fairfield Conference Center, 839 E. Highway 84 in Fairfield. Janet Thompson was born May 15, 1932 in Shellsburg, Iowa to Merl and Lucille Weir. She was the oldest of three children, with a sister Roberta and brother Gordon. In March 1951 she married William (Bill) Ray Thompson following his completion of boot camp for the US Navy. After Bill’s discharge from the Navy, they moved back to Vinton, Iowa. Bill began technical school in Chicago, Illinois shortly after moving back to Vinton. Janet and their 2 children, Gordon Duane and Jana Rae moved back in with her parents at their farm while Bill continued his education.  During this time Janet worked as an operator at the phone company in Vinton. Following Bill’s graduation with training in Mechanical Engineering, Bill was offered a position with the former Collins Radio in Richardson, Texas.  At this time Janet began her career with Texas Instruments.  Bill and Janet had 2 more children, Lorraine (Lori) Marie and Arthur (art) Merl.  Bill and Janet raised their family and lived in the Richardson/Plano area until their retirement. As a couple, they were very active in square dancing and bridge, making many lifelong friends. The...

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