Obituaries

Wed
20
Apr

Lenard James Manning

Lenard James Manning was born February 5, 1936, in Oakwood, to Alfraid and Rodessa Marie (Bass) Manning. He was the second of four children. He was raised in Butler and attended Butler High School. He later attended Barber College in Dallas. He was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army.

Wed
13
Apr

Mollie Davis Walker

Mollie Walker

Mollie Davis Walker

June 1, 1959

April 2, 2016

Mollie Davis Walker, 56, passed away April 2, at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. She was born on June 1, 1959, to Ruby and William "Jack" Davis in Teague. She graduated from Leon High School in 1977, then graduated from Jacksonville Baptist College in 1979. She later completed her education with a Master's degree from Midwestern State University. She worked in Human Resources for TXU/NRG for over 35 years combined. She was a very active, vibrant lady. She loved riding her bike, hiking, going on adventures, traveling, and learning new things; however, her favorite pastime was spending time with those she loved.

 

Wed
13
Apr

Betty June Nicholson

Betty June Nicholson

Betty June Nicholson

December 22, 1929

April 8, 2016

Betty June Nicholson, 86, of Fairfield, passed away on Friday, April 8. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with Bro. Don Suits, II officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin, Texas. Pallbearers were Jason Barlow, Christian Nicholson, Mario Jimenez, Lillian Parker, Joey Watson, and Will Bonner. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Wed
13
Apr

Rufus Jackson, Sr.

Rufus Jackson, Sr.

Mr. Alfonzo and Mrs. Vernada Carter Jackson welcomed their newborn son, Rufus, on February 19, 1935. He was the fifth of nine children in the Jackson family and, as the hand of God would direct, he spent all of his life in the Grove Island Community. Rufus accepted Christ at the age of 13 and became a member of the Grove Island African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church under the leadership of Rev. J.E. Ross.

Rufus attended the Furney Richardson School. As a teenager he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams. He also participated in the New Farmers of America and exhibited his animals in county, district, and state competitions.

He even exhibited animals during the annual State Fair of Texas in Dallas. He graduated from the Furney Richardson School in May 1953.

Wed
13
Apr

Terry Griffin

Terry Griffin

Terry Griffin, 52, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, April 4, in Waco. A visitation was held Saturday, April 9, at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield. Terry was born September 18, 1963, in Marlin, to parents Melvin and Barbara Jordan Griffin. He had been a resident of Fairfield for four years having moved from Mexia. He was employed as a supervisor with Basic Energy Services. Terry was known for his hard work ethic, his love of the Dallas Cowboys, and spoiling his grandchildren.

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Wed
06
Apr

Johnny B. Massey

Johnny B. Massey

June 20, 1933

March 31, 2016

Wed
06
Apr

Tommie L. Rhodes

Tommie Rhodes

Tommie L. Rhodes

July 27, 1928

March 24, 2016

Wed
06
Apr

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman

Cynthia Freeman

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman

May 4, 1968

March 24, 2016

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman 47, passed away Thursday, March 24, at Providence Hospital in Waco, after a brief illness. The viewing was held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague, and from 5 to 7 p.m. with family present. The funeral services were held on Saturday, April 2, at Westside Church of Christ, 102 S. Herman Street in Mexia, with Bishop Jeremy Henry officiating. Interment was at the Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield. Mrs. Freeman was the eighth child born to the parentage of William and Luebertha Gabriel on May 4, 1968, in Fairfield. She married Tyrone Freeman and was employed at the Fairview Manor in Nursing Service.

 

Wed
06
Apr

Linda Sue Myers Flandry

Linda Flandry

Linda Sue Myers Flandry

August 19, 1950

March 29, 2016

Linda Sue Myers Flandry, 65, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, March 29, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Round Prairie Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brad Franklin, John Kent, David Jones, Jason Myers, Andrew Myers, Austin Harris, and Cade Warren. Honorary bearers were Jordan Myers, Mike Key, Colby Ritchie, Chris Jones, and Bailey Jones.

Wed
06
Apr

Clarence H. Scruggs

Clarence H. Scruggs

Clarence H. Scruggs

April 7, 1923

March 28, 2016

Clarence H. Scruggs, 92, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, March 28, in Fairfield. Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Fairfield Christian Center with Pastor Troy Hendrickson and Pastor Harry Moore officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick Valkner, James Don Gunter, Troy Jones, Steve Wilson, Roger Wilson, and Marvin Brown.

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