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Gloria Jean Wiley Funeral Services Held on Friday 
Gloria Jean Wiley, wife of Leon Wiley, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in Fort Worth. 
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. 
Mrs. Wiley was born June 13, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA to Howard and Ruth (Green) McNearney. Mrs. Wiley was a homemaker and member of Castleberry Baptist Church in Ft. Worth. 
Mrs. Wiley was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 
Mrs. Wiley is survived by two sons, Larry L. Wiley of Hot Springs Village, AR and Wendell W. Wiley of Saginaw, TX; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Carol Tobin of Florida. 
Pallbearers were Larry L. Wiley, Wendell W. Wiley, Jack F. Wilson III, Terry W. Wiley, Clifford R. Wiley, Stuart Wiley. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Meehan Passes Away 
Mildred Claudia Sowders Newman Meehan, 89, of Kerrville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. She was born August 12, 1912, in Kosse, to Una Pope Sowders and Claude E. Sowders. She was the youngest of four daughters, Katherine Harper, Mary Rentz and Ruth Helen Reynolds. 
She married Neeley Newman and they lived in San Benito, moving to Center Point in the 1950s. She took a job as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Lions Camp at Kerrville. She held that position for twenty-seven years. Several years after her husband died, she married Finley Meehan and they were married for twenty-two years. She had no children, but helped raised nephews and nursed in old age her mother, step-mother, father, sister and husband. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville. 
She is survived by her husband, Finley Meehan, two step-daughters, and her sister, Ruth Helen Reynolds of Harker Heights and niece, Patti Ruth, and nephew, Robert Grady. Also by a nephew, Richard Harper of New Orleans and several cousins, including Dr. Freida Carson of Dallas, and Joyce Sowders Cox of Monroe, Georgia; and a host of devoted, loving friends. 
Remembrances may be sent to the Lions Club, Int., or the Hill Country Youth Ranch, c/o Marj Nicholson, 1429 Jackson Road, Kerrville, Texas, 78028. 

Stella Williams Funeral Services Held Last Friday 
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella M. Chandler Williams, age 92, of Jewett were held on Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Jewett. Mrs. Williams died on April 3, 2002, in Corsicana. 
Mrs. Williams was born on December 25, 1909 in Farrar. She had lived in Farrar and Jewett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jewett. A housewife, she was a member of the Texas Extension Education Association for over 50 years. She graduated from high school at Farrar. 
She is survived by her brother, Alton H. Chandler and wife, Juanita, of Mexia; nephews, Weldon Chandler and wife Nellie, of Baytown and Wayne Chandler and wife, Kathy, of Ashdown, Arkansas; niece-in-law, Ora Belle Chandler of Sweeney; niece, Lorine Mitchell and husband, Albert, of Pasadena; numerous other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Emma Hunter of Jewett. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Ellis Williams. 
Bro. James Engle, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jewett, and Bro. Billy Bob Evans, pastor of Marquez Baptist Church, officiated at the funeral services. 
Active pallbearers were Joe Grubbs, Johnny Dell Foley, Tommy Johnson, Roy Hunter, Bill Hughes, Kenneth Isbell, Ricky Enyart, Eldon Rich. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Estep, Don Willingham, Bro. Music, Johnny Patterson, Gne Harris, Jack Bottoms. 
Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery. 
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home of Jewett directed the services. 

James Alton Pearce Memorial Services Set For Saturday 
James Alton Pearce, 82, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Scott and White Hospital in Temple. 
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Anderson and Leonard Moore officiating. 
Mr. Pearce was born July 3, 1919, to Calvin T. and Nora Ann (Sparks) Pearce in Clarendon, Texas. His family moved to Limestone County when he was very young and he grew up here. Mr. Pearce was united in marriage with Juanita Bingham on September 7, 1944. He retired from Kennecott Copper Co. in Kearny, AZ in 1971. In 1985 he and his wife returned to Limestone County and resided in Box Church where he enjoyed his horses and raised cattle. In 1998 they moved to Groesbeck. Mr. Pearce was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. 
Mr. Pearce was preceded in death by his parents; a son Randall Alton Pearce; three brothers, Elmer, Everett, and Earl Pearce; one half brother, Jack Rogers; three sisters, Erma Wynn, Mildred Doss and Ima May Clayton; a half sister, Lillie Alma Swenson. 
Mr. Pearce is survived by his wife Juanita; a sister, Myrtle McDowell of Taft, CA; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victory Baptist Church in Groesbeck. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Melvin McCaleb, Sr. Funeral Services Held on Wednesday 
Melvin M. McCaleb, Sr. was born March 5, 1927 in Reagan, Texas and passed away on April 6, 2002 in Humble. 
He is survived by his wife, Louise McCaleb; three sons, Melvin McCaleb, Jr. and wife Deborah, James McCaleb and wife Peggy, Rodney McCaleb; one daughter, Jennifer Lloyd and husband Bob; one stepson, Bert Polk and wife Connie; ten grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mary Lou Fox, Ruth Davis, Oma Lynn, Irene Slaughter, Dorothy Picha, JoAnn Boeche; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Interment followed at Brookside Memorial Park. 

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Hope Bohanan 
Funeral services for Hope Stewart Bohanan, 86, of Mexia were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7th, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Max Burkhead of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at Mexia Cemetery. 
Mrs. Bohanan passed away Friday, April 5, 2002 in Mexia. She was born June 10, 1915 in Mexia. She was a long time employee of Mexia State School, a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Bohanan and her niece, Carolyn Onstott. 
Mrs. Bohanan is survived by her nephews, John Benner and wife Gina of Teague; Jimmy Stewart and wife Nell of Arlington; two great nieces, Julie Onstott of Atlanta, GA and Jill Cox of The Woodlands; two great nephews, Brad Bennett of Port Bolivar and Jay Onstott of Keller. She is also survived by two great-great nieces, Amber Onstott and Katie Bennett, and two great-great-nephews, Ryan Onstott and Ezra Cox. 
Pallbearers were Joe Copeland, Randy Best, Reed Jackson, Gene Dixon, Jay Onstatt, Don Onstatt. 

Ettie Hudnall Hudson Funeral Services Held April 7 
Mrs. Ettie Hudnall Hudson, 97 of Donie, died peacefully at her home April 5, 2002. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at First Baptist Church in Donie with Rev. Eddie Hayworth, Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds and Dr. Scott Walker officiating. Interment was at Lost Prairie Cemetery. 
Mrs. Hudson was born December 17, 1904 at Lost Prairie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Donie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Hudson and by her daughter-in-law Carolyn Childs Hudson. 
She is survived by a son, J.D. Hudson, Jr. of Waco; grandson, Jim Hudson and wife, Peggy and their children - Meredith, Melinda and Laura Madeline of Waco; grandson, David Hudson of Dallas. 
Pallbearers were Don Turner, Hugh Whitaker, Covey Nash, Glyn Gilliam, J.R. Closs, David Smith, Bill Bailey, Ted Getterman. 
Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements. 

Graveside Services Held Wednesday For Maudie V. Welch 
Mrs. Maudie V. Welch, 91, passed away April 1, 2002 at Fairview Nursing Home in Fairfield. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Rising Star Cemetery at Rising Star, Texas with Rev. Bill Camp officiating. 
Mrs. Welch was born February 9, 1911 at Nadine, New Mexico. She had been a housewife and an Amway salesperson. She had been a member of Eastern Star. 
She is survived by sons: Roy D. Welch and wife Gloria of San Antonio, Don Welch and wife, Linda of Fairfield; brother, Ollie Lee Larkin of Rising Star; sisters: Bessie B. Larkin of Abilene, Mrs. Martha Lee Spalding of Hamlin and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Services Held April 10 for Margie Nell Myers 
Margie Nell Myers, 64 of Kosse, passed away April 8, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 at First Baptist Church of Kosse with Rev. C.L. Nicholas of Global Harvest Ministries of Kosse officiating. Interment followed at Mustang Prairie Cemetery near Kosse. 
Mrs. Myers was born December 4, 1937 at Mustang Prairie Community. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, William Carnes. 
She is survived by her husband John Myers of Kosse; sons and daughters-in-law Donny Ray and Mary Myers of Spring, Clarence Dale and Kay Myers of Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Ann and David Hillman of Kosse; brothers and sisters-in-law: William Carnes of Bremond, Johnny and Paula Carnes of Houston, James and Becky Carnes of Houston, Jimmy and Nickie Carnes of Houston; sister, Bobby Garrett of Kosse; her mother, Pauline Carnes of Kosse. 
The family requests that memorials be made to Hillcrest Community Hospice 3215 Pine Waco, Texas 76703. 

Osjetea Briggs Graveside Services Held April 10 
Osjetea Briggs, 84, of Palestine and formerly of Groesbeck, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002 in Palestine. 
Graveside services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Faulkenberry Cemetery. 
Miss Briggs was born December 14, 1917 to Simeon Singleton and Docia Augusta (Gant) Briggs. She was a writer and photographer and has written many articles for newspapers. 
Miss Briggs was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Viola Wiley Thomas, Minnie Lee Stewart and Maggie Olive Briggs; three brothers: Randall, Roland and Roy Briggs. 
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Museum for East Texas Culture, 400 Micheaux Ave., Palestine, TX 75801; Anderson County Humane Society, Palestine or the Cartmell Home, 2212 W. Regan, Palestine, TX 75801. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge on arrangements. 

Linda Gail Scott Funeral Services Held on June 12th 
Linda Gail Scott, 54, of Lawrenceville, Georgia died June 9, 2003 in Hillcrest Medical Center. 
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck with Dr. Robert Herzig officiating. Burial followed in Fort Parker Memorial Park. 
Gail was born June 1, 1949 in Augusta, Georgia to John and Peggy (McCool) Scott. Gail was a Tax Preparer for H&R Block. 
Gail is survived by her parents John and Peggy Scott of Groesbeck; her daughter Francis K. Aultman of Statesboro, GA; two sons, John H. Kendall, Jr. of Lawrenceville, GA, G. Scott Kendall of Douglasville, GA; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Johnna Ingram of Groesbeck, Ann Yates of Beaumont, Texas, Laurie Webster of Crosby, Texas. 
Pallbearers were Wayne Ingram, Clayton Elmore, Alex Sims, Tom Maddox, Ben Scott, Rob Webster. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

James A. Faglie, Sr. Funeral Services Held on May 26 
James Albert Faglie, Sr., born November 28, 1940 in Austin, passed away May 22, 2003 at his home in Mexia. He was 62. 
Services were held at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera, Texas at 2 p.m. on May 26, with Lewis Ray Melton officiating. Burial at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, Texas. 
Survivors include his wife Rosa; two sons, J.J. and Jack Faglie of Mexia; one daughter, Donna Carver of Muse, OK; 8 grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie of Medina, Larry and Darrell of Edna; 2 sisters, Cathy Moffett of Medina and Laura Faglie of Gardner, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert (Dock) and Eula Mae Faglie and one sister, Margeret. 

George G. Warren, Jr. Graveside Services Held on Monday 
George G. Warren, Jr., 84, of Mexia passed away June 13, 2003 at Parkview Regional Hospital. 
Graveside services were conducted at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana on Monday, June 16, by Rev. Rick Gray of Calvary Baptist Church of Mexia. 
Mr. Warren was born October 6, 1918 in Ben Hur, Texas. He lived the last 27 years in Mexia. He worked at convenience stores in Waco for a number of years and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Warren. 
He is survived by a granddaughter, Kimberly Michelle Ancelet of Waco; sister, Mrs. Harley Reneau of Waco and several nieces and nephews. 
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Mexia was in charge of arrangements. 

Helen McClure Funeral Services Held Last Friday 
Helen Marie Angle McClure, 83, of Thornton passed away at Parkview Hospital in Mexia on Wednesday, June 11, 2003. 
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 13, at Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel, in Houston. Interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, June 15, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Thornton. Bro. Glenn Easterly of the Old Union Church of Christ officiated at both services. 
Mrs. McClure was born on Wednesday, November 5, 1919 in Westcott, San Jacinto County, Texas, the daughter of George and Lillie Angle. She married John Powell McClure on November 13, 1945 in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister and two brothers. 
Mrs. McClure was a member and past president of the American Business Women's Association, Skyscraper Chapter in Houston. Mrs. McClure and her husband moved to the Thornton area in 1976. After her husband's death, she did volunteer work at the Mexia State School. She also worked several years for the Senior Citizens Center in Groesbeck. She was instrumental in organizing the Limestone County Taxpayers Association. She was a charter member of the Limestone County Crime Stoppers, Inc. being secretary from the time it was organized in 1981 until the time of her death. 
She is survived by nieces and nephews, great- nieces and nephews and great- great nieces and nephews, two sisters-in-law, Martha Angle of Thornton and Lee Angle of Sacramento, California. 

Margurite E. Kelly Funeral Services Held on Tuesday 
Margurite Evelyn Kelly, 86, of Freeport, Texas died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Country Village Care Center in Angleton, Texas. 
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Leaman Hazelton and Larry Fambrough officiating. Burial followed in Cobb Cemetery. 
Evelyn was born March 5, 1917 in Limestone County to Claude and Lena Nettles. She had been a member of the Church of Christ since the age of twelve. She married her husband, John Kelly, in San Antonio in 1937 and they had moved to Freeport in 1941 where he worked for Dow Chemical. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; six sisters, Maurine Cone, Wanda Banks, Lucille Hyden, Larue Bates, Helen Bates, and Aline Loyd; and one brother, Travis Nettles. 
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Jean Kelly Rice and husband John C. Rice, Sr.; two grandsons, Jed A. Rice and John C. Rice, Jr. and wife Tabitha; one daughter-in-law, Minnie Belle Richter; one brother-in-law, Lenzie Hyden; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were Rand Bates, John Rice, Sr., Jed Rice, John Rice, Jr., Walter Lenamon and Roland Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde, John, Steve, and Matt Cone, Jack Nettles, Larry Rice, Sr., and J.M. Smith. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Church of Christ Flag Lake Road c/o Bill Fambrough, 2313 South Front St., Angleton, TX, The Alzheimer Association or to Hospice.


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