Obituaries

Thu
23
Jun

Mildred Ward

Mildred Ward

Mildred Ward
December 28, 1932
June 19, 2016
After a long illness, Mildred Ward went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, in Fairfield. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Stanaland officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born December 28, 1932, in Bedias, to parents Pierce O. and Mildred Bradbury Williamson; she attended Carl Wunsche High School in Spring. On August 5, 1950 she married Fairfield native Billy Jack (Bill) Ward where they celebrated God’s covenant for almost 66 years. Much of this time they lived in Houston where they raised two sons, John F. Ward, of Houston, and Jesse Alan Ward. In 1981 she and Bill retired and returned home to Fairfield. Mildred, or Aunt Mickie as she was known by so many of her nieces and nephews, was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, cook, and homemaker.

Thu
23
Jun

Hazel W. Hoeinghaus

Hazel W. Hoeinghaus

Hazel W. Hoeinghaus
July 20, 1926
June 13, 2016
Hazel W. Hoeinghaus, 89, of Waxahachie, passed away Monday, June 13, in Waxahachie. She was born July 20, 1926, in Fairfield, Freestone County, to Clarence and Jessie Pearl Renfro Speed. Granny graduated from Fairfield High School in 1943 and married Oscar Carl Henry Hoeinghaus on January 27, 1945. She loved cooking and baking and she was excellent at both. One of her favorite pleasures was to have family and /or friends seated at her table enjoying food she had prepared. Among the family favorites were her chocolate chip cookies and her Thanksgiving turkey and dressing. Family was especially important to her and she was extremely proud of her son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Wed
08
Jun

Janie Prestridge

Janie Prestridge

Janie Newman Prestridge, 64, of Fairfield, left this world to take her place in Heaven on Tuesday, May 31. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Capps Memorial Chapel. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m. with Mr. Mike Prude officiating. Janie was born February 10, 1952, in Fairfield, to parents Dawson and Dorothy Davis Newman. She was a graduate of Neches High School. She was employed at Fairfield Hospital, ETMC-Fairfield and ETMC-Athens for over 30 years. Her greatest joy in life was spending time and playing with her great nephew and great-nieces, Alan, Christal, and Brandy Neal. Although she had no children of her own, she loved kids and they loved her. Two that was very special to her, then and now, Kevin and Brandon Fincher. She is preceded in death by: her grandparents, Will and Ellen Davis; Sterling and Agnes Newman; her father, Dawson Newman; a brother, Alan Petri; a brother-in-law, Gus Steiner; an infant brother; and a niece Brett Steiner.

Wed
08
Jun

Janice Poynor

Janice Poynor

Janice Poynor, 68, of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday, June 1, in Fairfield. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Round Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Chris George and Rev. Ed Ridge officiating. Mrs. Poynor was born August 8, 1947, in San Angelo, to parents Elgie and Flora Virginia Millsap Hilliard. She had been a resident of Fairfield since 2002 moving from Texas City. For a number of years prior to living in Texas City she lived in California. Janice and her husband, Robert, were married on July 18, 1989, in Texas City. She was a member of Round Prairie Baptist Church and a member of Walk to Emaus.

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Wed
01
Jun

Henry Wynne

Henry Wynne

Funeral services for Mr. Henry Ellis Wynne were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Kirvin Baptist Church with Bro. Dale Hergett officiating. Interment followed the services at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.

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Wed
01
Jun

Gary Mennerick

Gary Mennerick

Gary Wayne Mennerick, 57, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, May 28, at his residence. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Gary was born August 22, 1958, in Dallas, to parents John Wayne and Ethel Carra Hancock Mennerick. He had been a resident of Fairfield over 15 years having moved from LaRue, Texas. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Zoch Construction. He and his wife, Sharon had been married since December 3, 2001.

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Wed
01
Jun

Laverne Winstead

Laverne Winstead

Laverne Winstead, 68, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, May 30, in Fairfield. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Russell Cemetery near Jewett with Bro. Don Thornton officiating.
Laverne was born September 10, 1947, in Jewett, to parents William (Billy) and Nora Altha Taylor Durant.

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Wed
18
May

Tish Hatton

Tish Hatton

Tish Hatton, 46, of Fairfield, died Thursday, May 12, in Sugar Land. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Lake Chapel Cemetery with Dr. Ken Pruitt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Fairfield officiating. Tish was born October 29, 1969, in Texarkana. She came to Fairfield in 1982 and graduated in the top 15 percent of her class at Fairfield High School in 1988. While at F.H.S. Tish was a cheerleader, played basketball, and was a member of the Beta Club Honor Society. For a number of years Tish was a service advisor at Fairfield Ford, later Performance Ford, and was the recipient of numerous service awards.

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Wed
18
May

Cynthia Diane Mims

Cynthia Mims

The Angel of Silence entered Cynthia Diane Mims' life on May 8, at her residence in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends. The visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Feeder Rd. in Fairfield, with Rev. E.A. Anderson, Pastor, officiating minister Min. Jesse Jones; and Eulogist Rev. W.C. Anderson. Interment services were held at Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield. Diane was the fourth child born to Edd Wesley Mims and Mary Ella Mims, of Fairfield. She attended Dogan School and Fairfield High School in Fairfield. Diane was a woman of strong faith. No matter the day, she would always throw up her hands and say, "God is Good!" She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Southside Church of Christ. Diane was also a faithful member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.A.

Wed
18
May

Alberta L. Harvey

Alberta Harvey

Alberta L. Harvey was born November 11, 1965, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Robert Harvey, Sr. and Alberta M. Harvey. The family of Alberta L. Harvey let her go with the Angelic Host on May 5. Viewing and visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home Chapel Friday, May 13. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Moore's Angelic Chapel in Teague. Interment followed in the Grove Island Cemetery in Teague. Ms. Harvey attended Byram High School in Jackson, Mississippi. She also attended Tyler Jr. College in Tyler, and Navarro Jr. College in Corsicana. She received her Christian Education at Mt. Eva Missionary Baptist Church in Terry, Mississippi; Union Primitive Baptist Church in Teague and Salvation Lighthouse Church of God In Christ in Mexia. Ms. Harvey was employed at Shamrock Ministry in Tyler; Texas and Security Support; and Mexia State School in Mexia. Her passion was for reading, computer science, and spending time with "Pooh" (Ariana).

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