Obituaries

Wed
11
May

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman

Linda Huffman

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman, 76, of Teague, passed away May 4. Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at the First Baptist Church in Teague with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Linda was born in Teague on February 10, 1940, to John Fred and Mary Ellen Bass Nichols. She grew up in Teague and was a graduate of Teague High School Class of 1957. She returned to Teague, after 40 plus years of working in Houston for Champion Paper, Tenneco, and as an executive assistant for El Paso Energy, where she retired. Linda was a loving, unselfish, and caring person who loved doing for people; she always put others first. She also loved animals and adopted every stray kitten that came around their home. Her hobbies consisted of playing bridge and working in the yard. Linda was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Teague.

Wed
11
May

Janice Sartor Turner

Janice Sartor Turner

Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Sartor Turner were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague with Bro. Johnny Veretto and Rev. Jerry Fulton officiating. Interment followed the services at Union Cemetery near Freestone. Visitation was held Friday, May 6, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 4, in an automobile accident near Teague. She was born in Teague on November 14, 1937, and was a lifelong resident of Teague. She graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1956, and attended Navarro College. Janice worked in various banking jobs beginning with First National Bank in Teague. She later went to work for Bi-Stone Savings and Loan in Mexia and opened a branch in Teague as the manager. After the Teague branch closed, she returned to Bi-Stone in Mexia before moving to First National Bank of Mexia where she remained until her retirement.

Wed
04
May

Noelle Glass

Noelle Glass

Noelle Daniel Glass was born October 5, 1955, in Fairfield, and passed away unexpectedly at her home in Streetman, on April 30.

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

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