Category: Obituaries

Billie Pearson

Billie Pearson, 87, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 in Fairfield. Memorial services were held Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Richard Heyduck officiating. Private interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Mrs. Pearson, a retired elementary school teacher was born October 12, 1929 near Belton, Texas in Bell County to parents William H. and Maggie Henderson Wright. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A & I University in Kingsville and completed post graduate work at Texas A. & M. She married Robert F. Pearson, Jr. on December 22, 1947 in Heidenheimer, Texas. Her teaching career spanned some 32 years, sixteen of which were in Fairfield. Billie and her husband Bob moved to Fairfield in 1981 from Coleman, Texas. She was a member of Fairfield Chapter #331 Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters; and a son, David Pearson in 2008. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Bob of Fairfield; a daughter, Debra Nickelson and husband John of Grand Prairie, Texas; three grandchildren, Raissa Nickelson of Euless, TX; Glenn Pearson and wife Luisa of Ashburn, VA; Robbie Pearson and wife Becky of Round Rock, TX; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Delany-Pearson, Emily Pearson and Christopher Pearson; a daughter-in-law, Donna Pearson Brown of San...

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David Wayne Frederick

David Wayne Frederick passed from this world on August 23, 2017. David was born in Beaumont, Texas but grew up in Houston and Portland, Texas. He loved to fish and was a wonderful father, grandfather and husband. His gentle smile and giving spirit will be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Eloise Frederick. Left to appreciate and treasure his memory are his wife, Dian Frederick; brother Joe Frederick and wife Patsy; niece Pamela Frederick Bricker; daughters, Regina Robinson and husband George Robinson, Courtney Pytel and husband John L. Pytel, Pellie Goolsby, Mollie McCoslin and husband Heath McCoslin; son, Lee Griffin. Grandchildren, Olivia Robinson, Zane Robinson, Lillie Pytel, Savannah Robinson Chambers and husband Drake, Abbie Pytel, Jack Pytel, Case Robinson, Cade, Allie, Grace McCoslin, Rylee Goolsby, Austen Griffin and soon to be two great granddaughters. Memorial service will be 11:00 am Friday, August 25, 2017 at Fairfield Harmony Presbyterian Church with Tom Prentiss officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to MD Anderson Cancer Center, gifts.mdanderson.org. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral...

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McKinley Banks

The Angelic Hosts came for McKinley Banks on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in the Memorial Herman Hospital, Katy, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was Friday, August 25, 2017 at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the Salem Missionary Baptist Church 252 E, FM 489, Fairfield, TX 75840 with Minister Brandon Rowe, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Dallas is the Officiate and Rev. Sterling Coleman, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Houston, is the Eulogist. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery. McKinley was the 13th of 15 children born to Major and Etherial Johnson Banks in Teague, Texas. He was raised by his mother’s sister, Eugenia Johnson Scott in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland High School with the Class of 1974. He was baptized in the Baptist Church. McKinley relocated to Houston from Midland where he remained until his death. He worked at odd jobs and had a newspaper route for a number of years. McKinley enjoyed talking on the telephone, and watched only T.V. News Channels. He loved discussing current news and events with his friends and listening to Gospel Music. McKinley was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, and served dutifully as a church usher. He was a dedicated bible student and debated the scriptures with others regularly. He was preceded in death by his parents: ...

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Chester Moody

The Angelic Hosts came for Chester Moody of Fairfield in the Methodist Charlton Medical Center of Dallas on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, August 25, 2017-Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 371 FM 1580, Fairfield, TX 75840 with Pastor Wendell Blair, True Vine Holiness Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas officiating. Interment followed in The New Zion Cemetery. Mr. Moody was born April 16, 1946 in Palestine, Texas to Clinton Moody, Sr. and Ella Mae Moody Lee.  He was the third of four children and accepted Christ at an early age in the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Chester graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Teague, Texas with the Class of 1962. Chester and Ezra Turner were married and to this union two children were born; Chester Moody, Jr. and James Shelton Moody. Mr. Moody was employed by the Sheraton Hotel of Dallas and later relocated to Los Angeles, Ca. where he held a position with Jersey Maid Milk Co. Preceding Chester in death are His parents: Clinton Moody, Sr. and Ella Mae Moody Lee and a brother: William Moody. Survivors include his Sons: Chester Moody, Jr., Dallas and James Shelton Moody and wife, Deborah, Duncanville; Grandchildren: Brittany Nichole Moody and James Shelton Moody, II, Duncanville; Brothers: Lonnie Moody...

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Judy Ann Daniel

Judy Ann Daniel of Fairfield passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Dallas, Texas after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. Judy was born February 12, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents Albert and Dorothy Hibbs. She lived most of her childhood in Dallas where she graduated Thomas Jefferson High School. In 1964 Judy graduated Baylor University in Waco with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Later she earned a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1965 Judy married Billy B. (Bill) Daniel, and they celebrated 52 years of marriage together. Judy taught elementary school in Ft Worth, Dallas, and Fairfield, and worked with her husband Bill in their local business, Bill’s Pharmacy in Fairfield. She was a friend and counselor to many in the area. She loved helping people in any way she could. Judy was a member of First Baptist Church in Fairfield where she ministered in various capacities. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years, was actively involved in missions, having helped initiate and travel on mission trips to numerous unreached people groups in the United States and several foreign countries. She was a Counselor on the church’s Counseling Connection team. Her smile and cheerful personality were an inspiration to all. She loved her Savior...

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