Obituaries

Bonita “Bonnie” Cothran

In the evening hours of Sunday, June 9, 2019, Bonita “Bonnie” Cothran peacefully passed away at the age of 84 and went to spend eternity with her Heavenly Father. Bonnie was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Bonnie was born to Fred and Hazel Burnett on February 19, 1935, in Roaring Springs,…

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Mike Barnett

Mike Barnett, founder of Keechi Creek Outfitters and Game Calls passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home in Centerville, Texas. Mike suffered a stroke several years ago and continued to battle associated issues on a daily basis. Mike was born September 24, 1956 in Texas City, Texas to A.C. & Helen (Medley) Barnett.…

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Victor Craig Newsom

Funeral services for Craig Newsom, age 60, of Houston, were held 1 P.M., June 11, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. David Maulsby officiated the service. A private interment took place following the funeral service. Victor Craig Newsom was born February 25, 1959 in Houston, Texas to parents, Victor McKee “Mack” &…

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Joseph Starrett “Joe Boy” Vestal

Joseph Starrett “Joe Boy” Vestal, 81, of the Clear Creek Community in rural Marquez, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at the home of his brother and sister-in-law about 500 yards from where he was born. Graveside services for Joe were held on Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Clear…

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Danny Ray Powers

Age 65 Funeral services for Danny Ray Powers were held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Matthew Travis officiated. Interment followed the services at Jewett Cemetery. Mr. Powers passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence in Jewett. He was born in Lubbock on…

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John Thomas Gordon, III

Memorial services for John Gordon, age 59, were held 2 P.M., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Memorial Baptist Church in Oakwood, Texas. Bro. Walter Pickens, pastor of the church, officiated the service. John Thomas Gordon, III was born July 31, 1959 in Conroe, Texas to John Thomas, Jr. & Iris “Opal” (Howell) Gordon. He graduated…

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Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis

Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis, age 88, passed away June 3, 2019 in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services were held 2 P.M., Friday, June 7, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. Reagan Cooksey officiated the service, and interment followed in Evans Chapel Cemetery near Leona, Texas. Bobbie Jean (Gilbert) Ellis was born April 11,…

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Mary Kathern Williams

Funeral Services for Mary Kathern Williams, age 54, of the Flo Community in Leon County, were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Bro. Ray Grissett officiated the service. Following the funeral service, Mary was laid to rest near her father in Wheelock Cemetery. Pallbearers: Zayne Fulmer,…

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Willie Polk, Jr.

Willie Polk, Jr. was born November 27, 1929 in Leon County, Texas to the parentage of Willie Polk, Sr. and Everlene Davis.  He attended school in Leon County and was baptized at an early age. Mr. Polk worked for Proctor & Gamble and had lived in the Leon County area his entire life.  He was…

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Merle Damon Duke

Merle Damon Duke, age 91, passed away peacefully while taking a nap on her back porch swing on May 28, 2019. She was born in Leon County on July 18, 1927 to Harmon and Mirtie Damon. After completing her education, she worked in retail for a short time, but her true calling was caring for…

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