Johnnie was born in Reagor Springs, Texas on April 12, 1923 and passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 at the age of 92. He was a hard working, fair and honest man, and was proud to be a farmer and rancher. He loved his family, the land, the US Marines where he served on Guam during World War II, and his many friends.
Allen left this life on November 17, 2015, he was born in Athens to Carl and Lola Ballard. He spent his growing years in Athens and Forreston. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass in which he dedicated 35 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Ballard.
Francis Charles Hoopes, age 75, of Italy, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Waxahachie. He was born October 22, 1940 in Miami, FL to Charles Joseph and Bernice (Wilson) Hoopes.
Marcus Eugene (Mac Mac) Surles, Jr. 20, of Italy, Texas passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 in Italy, Texas.
Dr. Ervin Alfred Byers, age 85, of Italy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 peacefully at his home while surrounded by family.
Jack Guthrie, age 91, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy. He was born October 4, 1924 in Avalon to Alvin W. and Elfie (Green) Guthrie. Jack was a loving father, grandfather and great/great grandfather. He was the pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Italy for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Guthrie, December 21, 2009.
Randy fought a long brave battle with Head & Neck cancer and was called home to rest on Friday October 2, 2015. His family would like to express how very blessed and honored Randy and his family were by all of the love, support, and prayers they have received the last few years from their wonderful family, friends, church family, and coworkers.
Iva Ruth Gillespie, age 91, of Waxahachie, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Waxahachie, Texas. She was born May 23, 1924 to Walter Jordan and Janie (Davis) Jordan in Files Valley, Texas. She worked as Assistant Chief Operator for the telephone company for over 30 years. She was a 60 year member of the Rebekah Lodge # 381 in Waxahachie.
Evie Marie Herrin Cohagan, age 87, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 31, 2015 at Settlers Ridge Nursing Home in Celina, Texas.
Margaret Mary Smotherman, age 93, passed away on August 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas, at Seven Acres Nursing Home. She was born on November 20, 1921 in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire, England, to Simon and Mary Elizabeth Fraser. During World War II she met and married Staff Sergeant Ben Edwin Hill, Jr., United States Army Air Force on July 8, 1943.
Dennis Edward Whiteaker Sr., age 72, of Italy passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Charleton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He was born on September 1, 1942 in Midland, Texas to Claude L. and Ruby Maye (Williams) Whiteaker. Dennis married Carolyn on December 15, 1960 in Midland, Texas, He worked in the oil fields for 45 years. Dennis loved bowling, reading and sports, his favorite teams were the Cowboys, Longhorns and Texas Rangers. He loved being with his family most of all.
Maria Antonieta Sam, age 47, of Italy, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She was born December 12, 1967 in Del Rio, Texas to Juan Pablo Perez and Sara Perez.
Willie Dee Buchanan, 80, from Italy passed from this life June 19, 2015 in Waxahachie.
Hazel Odene Bumpus, age 98 of Italy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 9, at the Red Oak Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late Bill H. and Irene (Hogan) Windham.
Vicky Northrup, age 50, of Forreston, passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She was born November 9, 1964 in Texas City, Texas to Jesse and Elizabeth (Stewart) Darling. Vicky had been a nurse for 15 years, working as an LVN at Baywind in League City and also Trinity Mission in Italy, Texas. She married Paul Northrup on July 11, 2011 in Waxahachie.
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.
The family of Geneva Sevier Rosemond cordially invites her friends to help her celebrate her 90th birthday in a special way.
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.
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.