Amy Michele Benoit, 44, of Beaumont, passed from this life Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Beaumont Healthcare Center. She was born on September 8, 1970, in Waxahachie.
Melchor Martinez, age 54, passed away March 28, 2015 in Italy, Texas. He was born to Jose Angel and Dora (Garcia) Martinez. After an aggressive battle with cancer he was called home, with his family by his side. Mel was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a parishioner at Epiphany Mission Catholic Church, a passionate Catechists teacher and a former bank analyst for Bank of America for 19 years. Mel was a role model and an inspiration to many.
Paul Oran Wimer lost is fight against cancer, Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Judy Turk, age 68, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Ennis. She was born October 11, 1946 in Waxahachie to W.A. and Maggie Lou (Warren) Hyles. Judy graduated from Italy High School in 1966. She worked at Town Hall Estates Nursing Home in Hillsboro for over 20 years, where she was the activity director. Her work was her calling and she loved to help take care of people. She was like a mother to everyone she took care of.
Paula Harris, age 85, of Italy, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. She was born April 21, 1929 in Iredell, Texas to William L. and Abby (Russell) Morgan. Paula graduated from Italy High School in 1947 and worked for the post office for 25 years. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church and served as an Elder at the Park Presbyterian Church in Italy where she enjoyed serving the church. She loved to sew and cook, specializing in fried chicken and chocolate pie. Paula was a loving mother and grandmother.
Nina Jo Groark (nee Hoover), 79, of Sacramento, California died at home on January 18, 2015 of cancer. Nina was born on November 26, 1935 in Italy, Texas and graduated from Italy High School in 1954.
Wallace “Sonny” Crooks, 81, of Rosebud, died Monday, January 12, 2015 in a Temple Hospital. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Rosebud. Burial will follow in Bluebonnet Cemetery near Rosebud.
Clara Woodall Owens, age 76, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Trinity Mission in Italy, Texas. She was born February 28, 1938, to James S. Woodall and Audie Irene Hadley Woodall in Italy, Texas, where she was a lifelong resident.
Elton Eddie Crocker, age 50, of Avalon, died early Monday, December 1, 2014, at his residence. Elton was born in Mansfield, LA to Martin and Verna Mae (Ross) Crocker on August 27, 1964.
Billie “Bill” D. Whiteaker 85, formerly of Fort Worth, passed away in Lewisville on Friday October 31, 2014.
Lupe “Sandy” Zapata, age 57, of Bardwell, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born March 10, 1957 in Ennis, Texas to Natalio and Rosa Zapata.
Shirley J. Ratliff, of Italy, passed away Saturday morning, September 6, 2014 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy. She was born in Dallas County, Texas to Leo and Lillie Burns Cates. Shirley spent the majority of her life as a seamstress until 1992 when her daughter, Pamela was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Johnnie Green Morgan was born in rural Ellis County at Hamrock on November 15, 1919 to Thomas B. Green and Willie Joy Darby Green. She passed away on July 18, 2014 at the age of 94 in Waxahachie.
Robert M. Gunn, Sr., age 83, of Milford, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 in Waco. He was born May 20, 1931 in Waco, Texas to Rufus Columbus and Sallie Ann (Crawford) Gunn. Robert married Gloria Jenkins on October 15, 1951. He served his Country in the U. S. Air Force. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Martina Quintanilla, age 74, passed away Saturday morning with her family by her side on May 24, 2014 at home. She was born on January 10, 1940 in Normanna, Texas to Eugenio and Dominga (Espinoza) Zapata
There will be a service for Tim Archer at the D/FW Veterans Cemetery located just off I-20 at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in the southern part of Dallas County.
Ann (Sims) Byers, 69 of Italy, Texas passed away Saturday, May 03, 2014 in Waxahachie, Texas. She was born May 15, 1944 in Waxahachie to the late John Hester and Jimmie Katie Nall Sims.
Services for Bobbie Helms Jones, 83, of Tyler, will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerry Giles officiating.
Marty Haight, 53 of Italy, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Waxahachie. He was born January 22, 1961 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Mrs. Loyd V. Towery, widow of Alfred Glen Towery, died October 18, 2013 of congestive heart failure.
Many of us knew and liked Tim Archer, who passed away on March 2. He was a student of history, an avid reader, and a Vietnam veteran who served his country bravely and well.
Mary Doyle Bobo of Fort Worth, formerly of Austin, passed away February 25. She was a 1936 graduate of Italy High School.
Annice Marie Elliott, 81, a longtime resident of Fort Worth, joined her beloved husband, Bill J. Eillott, in heaven on Saturday, March 1, 2014. A private graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3 in Granbury Cemetery.
Beverly Ann Carter, age 77, of Italy, passed away late Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Trinity Mission. She was born May 14, 1936 in Avalon to Laura (Newman) and Tim Williams. Beverly was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Italy for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Buna Bell Carter Guthrie, age 103, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy.
Vanessa Agreda, age 12, of Milford, passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth with her loving mother and family at her side.
Zella Margaret Miller Poe, age 85, of Italy passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at her home. She was born October 28, 1928 in San Antonio to Edwin H. and Cora E. (English) White. She was a member of the Park Presbyterian Church in Italy. Zella retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service after more than 20 years of employment.
Cleo Vernon Clingan, age 60, of Italy, Texas went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday October 29, 2013. He was born on July 26, 1953 in Independence, Kansas to Cleo L. Clingan and the late Bobbie Kimbro Clingan.
Bobbie G. Whiteaker, 80, formerly of Italy, passed away in Fort Worth on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Lt. Gregory Pickard, 54, who died in the line-of-duty Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, during a lodge hall fire in Bryan, Texas, will posthumously receive the Star of Texas Award from the office of the Governor.
Memorial service for Manuel Salazar will be held at Central Baptist Church in the sanctuary this Sunday, September 1, at 2 pm.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, July the 3rd, God brought home one of His most cherished and beloved creations, Jill Kesterson Kordsmeier. Jill was born on September 24, 1965, in Borger, Texas, to Joe and Kay Kesterson. Raised in Borger, Jill exceeded at just about everything imaginable, excluding athletic endeavors.
Carrie Deanna Hilliard, age 46, of Italy passed away June 22, 2013 in Ennis. She was born October 2, 1966 in Dallas to Jessie Douglas and Donna Jo (McConnell) Chambers. Carrie was a graduate of Hubbard High School, Navarro College and the University of Texas at Arlington. She and Mark Hilliard were married July 19, 1993 at Central Baptist Church in Italy.
Roy Don Potter, 42, of Italy, Texas passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Italy.
Deborah G. Johnson, age 61, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away May 16, 2013. She was born September 2, 1952 in Waxahachie to the late Moses and Ola Mae Cofer.
Jacklyn Mae Adams, age 75, of Italy, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. She was born September 11, 1937 in Italy to Jack and Aline (Hudson) Paisley. Jacklyn had been the secretary at Central Baptist Church for many years.
Marguaret Josephine Poe Ivy, age 72, of Italy, passed away Friday morning, May 3, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center, Waxahachie. She was born June 29, 1940 in Italy, Texas to Clyde and Pauline (Meadows) Poe. She was a devout Christian and was very active in church up until the past few years. Jo known by all was a loving mom, wife and friend who never met a stranger.
Lucy Ricker was born November 25, 1917 in Marshall, Texas to Edmund and Lucile Daniel. She went home to be with the Lord March 19, 2013. She was 95.
Kurt Heilbronner, age 75, of Italy, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at his home. He was born November 3, 1937 in Glendale, California to Karl and Lillian (Curtis) Heilbronner. Kurt served in the U. S. Navy for 20 years as a flight mechanic. He retired from Pratt-Whitney after 20 years of service. After his retirement he went to work with his friend, Rick, restoring old WWI and WWII air crafts. Kurt married Ruth Rock on April 27, 2007 in Plano, TX.
Lieutenant Greg Richards, Bryan Fire Department 5, is remembered during a hometown visitation in Italy after losing his life in the line-of-duty on February 15.
Louis “Lou” Eugene Martina, age 84, of Italy passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 in the company of family and friends. He was born June 10, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Dorothy C. and Louis C. Martina. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1949 to 1952. Lou worked for the City of Italy for 10 years and also helped keep the city beautiful by picking up trash.
The Italy community is invited to come and spend time with the family of the late Greg Pickard during a visitation at the Italy Boze Community Center on Saturday, March 2 at 2:00pm. Greg, son of Bob and Carla Pickard of Italy, recently lost his life in the line of duty with the Bryan Fire Department.
Visitation for Greg will be held at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan on Thursday, February 21st from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Central Baptist Church, 1991 FM 158, College Station on Friday, February 22nd at 10 a.m.
Ronnie L. Rosemond, age 65, of Italy, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his home.
Evelyn Jenkins, age 92, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Premier Transitional Care in Dallas where she was currently residing.
Buddy Dilworth died at age 95 on January 7, 2013. He was born on August 17, 1917. He lived his entire life in Italy, Texas, except for a few years while in the Air Force during World War II.
Mary Elizabeth Jackson Adair, age 82, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Baylor Regional Hospital in Plano, Texas.
Born November 3, 1917, Aurora Jane (Thompson) Dykes was born in Italy, Texas to Lennie Ola (Ward) and Urby Joe Thompson. She passed away on December 28, 2012 in Italy, Texas at the age of 95.
Sidney Scott Reeves, age 76, of Italy, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.
Truman Commons, 77, of Italy passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas on Thursday, July 12, 2012. He was born on February 16, 1935 in Lueders, Texas to Vernon and Iva Commons. On August 17, 1963, he married Nelda Doyle. He retired from Texas Utilities as a computer programmer. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Italy.