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.
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Long are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Alexis Denise to Detrick Devon Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Green.
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.
Lauren “Edge” and Michael Casebier of Hallsville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Paige Casebier. Emily was born July 22, 2013 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
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.
Margaret Ann Feaster (Class of 1960) and Roy Lee Epperson were married on June 7, 1963 at Central Baptist Church, Italy, Texas. Earlier this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Hawaii with friends.
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.
Italy native, Sarah DeMoss Fulfer and husband, Drew, have delivered a brand new baby boy, Neziah Caleb. He was born August 10 at 2:00 am. He weighed 7lbs 10ozs and is 20 1/2 inches long. The happy family lives in San Angelo.
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.
Clara C. Roberts, age 93, of Italy, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was born September 11, 1918 in Lewisville, to P. F. and Fannie (Andrews) Smotherman.
Friends send a message of love to the family of, Laura Garcia, who recently lost her life in a tragic car accident.
Janet Jo Hoyl Burch, 76, of Italy passed away at her home surrounded by her family on April 19, 2012. Janet was born in Decatur, Texas on July 15, 1935 to Archie and Doris Hoyl. She graduated from Decatur High School. She married Robert Burch on August 20, 1955.
Joe Bryan Shirley, 85 of Waxahachie, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Italy. He was born to Charley D. Shirley and Arvie Eason on September 13, 1926 in Italy.
Billye Sue Ridlehuber, age 78, of Italy, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. She was born September 22, 1933 in Italy to Ollan and Flo (Hyles) Harris. Billye Sue graduated from Italy High School.
Leon Byron Dollens, Jr. of Hewitt, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Ramsdell officiating. Visitation will be 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room.
Georgia Graves Phillips Babb, age 80, of Whitney passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy. She was born February 22, 1932 in Italy to Lester and Cynthia (Cockerham) Graves. She graduated from Italy High School in 1949.
Annie Plumhoff passed from this life at her home on March 05, 2012 at the age of 86. There will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at Waxahachie City Cemetery. Annie was born at Hammock just south of Italy on July 15, 1925 to her parents Otis and Ora Graves Hamby.
Marynell K. Perryman, age 76, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. A native of Heflin, Alabama, she was a retired daycare provider and of the Church of Christ Faith.
Larry Mayberry, Sr. rejoices the union between his daughter Jennifer Rochelle Hall and her husband Cory Jermain Johnson, a.k.a. The Johnsons!
Brenda Dianne Jaynes, age 40, of Italy, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at her home from a long battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1971 to Paul David and Barbara (Henley) Skaggs in Antlers, Oklahoma. She married Carl Jaynes on December 29, 1996 in San Leon, Texas. Dianne was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be greatly missed.
Born in Durant Oklahoma in 1926 to Vergie Lee Moore and Hubert Randolph “Teddy” Riddle, Elizabeth moved with her family to the Italy area in 1930, where she attended Hamrock and Italy schools, graduating from Italy High in 1944.
Randall L. Mauldin, age 64, of Daingerfield passed away from this life January 11, 2012 at his home. Lee’s dedicated and loyal caregiver, Brenda Karnac, was at his bedside. He was born November 03, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Julius Barton and Sammie Lee (McCarley) Mauldin. Lee, his parents, and brother previously lived in Waco, Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee and attended Protestant Episcopal Churches in those cities. He served in the U S Air Force from the mid 1960’s until a serious automobile accident in late June 1969 ceased that career. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Elva McConnell, age 86, of Italy, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. She was born July 25, 1925 in Lewisville, Texas to Newton Payne and Zula Mae (Nowlin) Gentry. She had been married to Zack McConnell for 66 years before his death in 2009.