Category: Obituaries

Etta Mae Oakes

                  Funeral services for Etta Mae “Mee Mee” Oakes, 87, were held on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Orval Barger and Bro. Johnny Veretto officiated. Interment followed the service at Oakes Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Etta passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Teague Nursing Home. She was born in Teague on May 1, 1929 where she lived her entire life. Etta graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1946; and then married Ray Oakes on December 14, 1953 in her parents’ home in Freestone. She worked at the Mexia State School as a supervisor until she retired in 1991. Her professional career may have been at Mexia State School, but her true passion in life was her family. She dedicated her life to her family, especially her only daughter Marsha, who was the light of her life. Etta was one of the most selfless people you would ever meet; she always put others before herself.  In addition to the state school, Etta spent a large portion of her time baking for the community; and was known for her famous red velvet cakes. She loved to play dominoes, cook, watch the Texas Rangers,...

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Paula J. Day

              Paula J. Day, 62, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Teague Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 10:00a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Larry Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery. Paula was born in Corsican on October 12, 1953, but lived in Teague for all of her life. She graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1973. Paula enjoyed participating in Special Olympics and won several Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in numerous events. She loved to travel and was able to visit all of the lower forty-eight states as well as Mexico and Canada. Paula was a member of the First Baptist Church in Teague. She is survived by her mother, Dora Day; two brothers, Johnny Day and Larry Day all of Teague; two aunts, Melba Miller of Mesquite and Theda Miller of Garland; one uncle, Elmer Miller of Columbia, South Carolina; and numerous cousins. Paula was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Day. Please visit to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the...

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Cecil M. Jones

                  Cecil M. Jones (Bud), age 90, passed away in the presence of loved ones on Monday, July 25, 2016. Bud was born May 3, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Frank Jones and Zelda Albury. At the young age of 17, he quit school and enlisted in The United States Navy. As a veteran of World War II, Bud earned several medals for service, including a Purple Heart for wounds received in action in the Rynkyu Islands, June 11, 1945. He married Doris “Dot” Coty July 23, 1946. Together they had four children. Bud and Dot loved camping and spending time with their family and friends. Bud’s laughter was contagious, as he delighted those around him with jokes and stories. Left to honor and remember Bud are his children: Brent (Karen) Jones and Cyndy Robidoux; his grandchildren: Chris (Laura) Robidoux, Jay Robidoux, CJ Jones, Shannon Jones Thompson, Brandi (Jason) Pierce, and Austin (Amber) Jones; numerous great-grandchildren; and a loving companion, Tiel Moore. Those whose lives Bud touched celebrated his life at a visitation on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main, Tomball 77375.Funeral services were on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Klein Memorial Park, 9714 FM 2920, Tomball...

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Albert Thomas Bonner

                    Albert Thomas Bonner, Sr., 89, of Fairfield, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner and Mr. David Blaschke officiating. Interment followed at Bonner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Sanders, David Blaschke, Jeff Harris, Jason Harris, Shane Frederick, Keith Bonner, and Seth Sanders.  Albert was born April 14, 1927, in Freestone County to parents Jim Billie and Nannie Bell York Bonner. He married Maxene Frederick on February 22, 1956 in Orange, Texas. Albert, at one time, owned and operated a chair factory in Fairfield. He and his brother Sam operated a Sinclair Gas Station which Albert took over when Sam left for the military. He operated several other gas stations at various locations in Fairfield during the following years; retiring from that business in the late 1990’s. Albert also raised cattle on some of the best pasture land in the county. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1957. After retirement, Albert’s schedule included fishing and daily visits to Hometown Pharmacy, Bookshire Bros., the Senior Center, and the Post Office. Albert loved his family, his church and God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Buddy in 2010; sisters – Hope...

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