Category: Obituaries

Mae Hunter

Mae Hunter, 94, of Streetman, passed away Friday, December 14, 2017 in Fairfield. Visitation was Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Roy Peterson officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin. Mrs. Hunter was born July 5, 1923 in Burkburnett, Texas to parents William Oscar and Merietta Josephine Goodwin Chadwick. She had been a resident of Freestone County for 30 years moving here from Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a longtime member of Thornberry Baptist Church near Wichita Falls in Clay County, Texas.  At Thornberry she served as a song leader and member of the W.M.U. Mrs. Hunter was known for her love of gardening and her skill as a seamstress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Hunter, five sisters and six brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her children; a daughter, Norma Hunter of Streetman; a son, Eddie Carroll Hunter and wife Melissa of Wichita Falls, TX; one sister, Lillian Childers of Midland, TX; three grandchildren, Terri Dawn Borter and husband Edward of Streetman; Travis James Harker and wife Bridget of Springtown, TX; Mindy Hunter of Kansas City, MO; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 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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Larry Raymond Ivy

April 1, 1951 – November   21, 2017 Larry Raymond Ivy passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2017 at the age of 66 in Austin, Texas. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He deeply valued the many close relationships he held throughout his life. Larry was born April 1, 1951, in Corsicana to Raymond and Marlene Ivy. He attended Jackson High School, in Jackson, Alabama. He continued his education at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana and then the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. In 1980, after teaching and coaching at Athens High School for 6 years, he and his wife moved   back to Austin where he began his 30+ year career at Manor High School. While at Manor, Coach Ivy was involved in almost every sport, ending as head boys varsity track coach, JV football head coach, and assistant varsity football coach. Through those years, he taught history, government, and economics. With a solid faith in Jesus Christ, he was active in his church, doing everything from leading committees to mowing the grass. He served as deacon for more than 30 years in four different churches, ending with Hillcrest Baptist Church. He spent his retirement years traveling, playing golf, assisting with elections in the Travis County Ballot by Mail Division, driving for Uber and Lyft,...

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Nellie Ruth Wright Person “Mama Ruth”

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Nellie R.  Person on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Friday, December 15 with the family present from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Westside Church of Christ, 102 South Herman Street, Mexia, TX 76667 with Rev. Kenneth Bailey officiating and Rev. Wilmer R. Davis, Eulogist. Interment followed in the Grove Island Cemetery, Teague, Texas. Mother Nellie Ruth Person was born on October 25, 1933 to Roosevelt Wright and Lillie Morgan Wright in the Sims Colony Community of Limestone County. She completed the education program provided by the Sims Colony Schools and was one of the two females graduating from the Furney Richardson High School Class of 1954. Her Christian Education was at Union Primitive Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her death. At Union, she was a member of The Mother Board and other auxiliaries. Her career in Beauty Culture was begun with her enrollment in The Madam C. J. Walker School Of Beauty Culture in Dallas, Texas.  She was a licensed beautician in the Dallas area for a number of years. She and Sammy Norman were united in Holy Matrimony and lived in Dallas.  He preceded her in death. “Mama Ruth” was employed as...

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Jeffrey Scott Jackson

Jeffrey Scott Jackson, 60 of Fairfield passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born June 13, 1964 in Lake Jackson to Johnny Jackson and Betty Watts Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Lekita Renee Jackson; children, Jason Jackson, Jeremy Jackson Tyler, Matthew Jackson, T.J. Nunley, Krystal Walker and Zachary Walker; grandchildren, Chelsea Nunley, Savannah Nunley, Haylee Harcrow, Angel Gaitan, Kiera Walker, Cadence Webster and Hayden Walker; one great grandchild; brother, Bobby Jackson and sister, Stacy (Simmons) Cannon. He is preceded in death by sister, Pam Jackson; father, Johnny Jackson; mother, Betty Watts Jackson and son L.D. Nunley. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield serviced the family. An online guest book is available at...

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Dalton “Butch” Gene Markwardt

Dalton “Butch” Gene Markwardt, 74, of Fairfield, TX, passed away December 10, 2017 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born November 19, 1943 between Bynum and Malone, TX on what was called the Muesse place, to parents Edward and Norma (Schulze) Markwardt. He was the 5th of 6 children. Dalton graduated in 1962 from Bynum High School and later attended Junior College in Athens. Dalton married Sandra Ann Dyer on April 11, 1965. He was drafted into the army in 1966 and served 2 years, being stationed briefly in Georgia and then in Germany. Dalton and Sandra welcomed their first daughter Pamela Ann on April 11, 1968 on their 3rd wedding anniversary. On July 15, 1970 their 2nd daughter Teresa Gail was born. During these years Dalton worked at 1st National Bank in Corsicana and as a carpet layer while living in Malakoff. While living in Malakoff, they welcomed their son Scott Allen on January 10, 1980. Around 1981, Dalton started working at Big Brown in Fairfield and worked as a fuel mechanic. The Markwardt family moved to Fairfield in 1981 where they built their family home and welcomed their 4th child, Kyle Wayne on March 08, 1983. Dalton continued to work for Big Brown for 24 years, retiring in 2006. In his spare time, he loved throwing horseshoes, playing dominoes, gardening and singing karaoke....

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