Obituaries

Wed
27
Apr

Esther Gladys Thiele

Esther Gladys Thiele (Grandma) passed away April 20, 2016 at the age of 83. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Clifton Funeral Home. Burial at Valley Mills Cemetery. Esther was born in the Womack Community on Feb. 12, 1933 to Richard and Sophie Hennig. She has two brothers, Calvert Hennig and John Hennig. She married Joe Thiele on July 24, 1954. To this union, they had six children. They lived in the Womack area until the passing of Joe, then she moved to Clifton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Thiele; parents, Richard and Sophie Hennig; son-in-law, Charlie Durrett; grandchild, Junior Ponce; daughter-in-law, Diana Thiele.

Wed
27
Apr

Doris Jean Haltom

Doris Jean (Knudson) Haltom was “Promoted to Glory” on April 12, 2016. She was born on August 19, 1929, in Cranfills Gap, TX. Her Norwegian ancestors immigrated to Texas in the late 1800’s. The third of five children, she was raised on a farm and never forgot how much she “hated picking cotton.” Upon graduating from high school in Cranfills Gap as Salutatorian, she took the first bus out of town to Dallas where she attended Draughn’s Business College and met her future husband, Charles F. Haltom. They moved to Garland in 1956, where they raised their family and later moved to Rowlett in 1971, until her death. Doris became an insurance claims specialist and worked many years for Union Bankers Insurance. She was fun,outgoing, loved people and never met a stranger. She always had a smile on her face and she was very proud of her hardworking, 100% Norwegian heritage and her ancestors’ contribution to Texas’ rich history. Her big heart and generous nature easily drew friends to her.

Wed
20
Apr

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown, of Meridian, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, April 5. She was born April 15, 1937 to Tom and Dessie (Cummings) Elsik in Burleson County, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank, her son Dave and wife Cathy, sister Peggy McNew and husband David, brother Dwight Elsik and wife Esther, grandsons Christopher Lance and wife Keri, and 5 great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at 11am Saturday, April 30 at Walnut Springs United Methodist Church, Walnut Springs, Texas, followed by a luncheon at the Walnut Springs Community Center.

Wed
20
Apr

Ricky Lane Poe

Ricky Lane Poe, 56, of Clifton, went to be with Jesus on April 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ricky’s family will hold a Celebration of Life service to honor his life and his strong faith in God on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00PM at Lighthouse Church, 3635 Highway 6, Clifton. Honoring Ricky’s request and his legacy of always taking care of other people, his body will be donated to further cancer research. Ricky was born October 23, 1959 in Portales, New Mexico to the late Earl and January Prowell Poe. He is also preceded in death by two sisters. Ricky was always a hard working man and loved his family and taking care of others. Ricky married the love of his life, Gail Lynn Hostetler, on June 13, 1984 in Waco. Together they raised their family and built a life together. For the past 26 years, they have lived on Meridian Creek in Clifton, where Ricky enjoyed many hours of casting a line fishing while he worked in the yard.

Wed
20
Apr

Charles R. Tucker

Charles R. Tucker, 83, of Clifton passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 15, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Clifton with Dr. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial at Norse Cemetery. Charles Tucker was born on November 27, 1932 in Meridian. He was one of six children born to Cecil Tucker and Aileen Jordan Tucker. He grew up in Meridian and attended schools there. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1950. He married Kathryn Sather after a time of courtship in 1953. The couple moved to El Paso where he was in the Army and served during the Korean War. He was discharged from the service in 1955. Two sons would be born to this marriage, Charles Jr. and Randy. The family made their home here in Clifton at first where Charles worked for the Texas Highway Department. The family left in the early 1970’s when Charles went to work for the Liquor Control Board of Texas.

Wed
13
Apr

Kenneth W. Schrank

Kenneth W. Schrank, age 71, of Meridian passed away on April 6, 2016 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services were held at 11 A.M. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church: 911 W. 3rd St., Clifton, Texas 76634 with Rev. Brian McQuiggin officiating. Interment was at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, 1446 FM 3340, Hamilton, Texas 76531. Visitation was from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas. Pallbearers were Rodney Schrank, Travis Ehrlich, Scott Miller, Keith Morrison, Mark Kohler, and Todd Miller. Honorary Pallbearers were Mike Irwin, Charlie Blue, Earl Royal, Phillip Munden, Raymond Whitney, Bob Patton, Ernie Reinke, Weldon Hamilton, Johnnie Hauerland, and the men of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Kenneth W. Schrank was born on August 14, 1944 in Hamilton, Texas to Eldor Rudolph and Ada Minnie milie Krueger Schrank.

Wed
13
Apr

Francis Alvin Fossett

Wed
06
Apr

Alma B. Hickox

Alma B. Hickox age 94, of Morgan, Texas passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at a Cleburne nursing facility. Funeral services were held at Thursday, March 31 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service. Officiating was Rev. Dewaun Ashley. Interment was in the Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Texas. Mrs. Hickox’s pallbearers were Danny Holladay, David Doss, Rick Malone, Glenn Wilson, Ray Dubois, and Barry Rankin. Alma was born on November 15, 1921 to James Wilburne Burnett, Jr. and Alma Thetus McNeely Burnett in the Fort Graham Community in Hill County, near Whitney, Texas. She was raised in Hill County and graduated from Morgan High School in 1939. On September 26, 1939, she married T.H. Hickox in Walnut Springs, Texas. Mr. Hickox preceded her in death in 1987. Alma was a talented upholsterer and had an upholstery shop in Morgan, Texas for 25 years. Alma and T. H. raised their family in and around Bosque County.

Wed
06
Apr

Sue Hooton Posey

Sue Hooton Posey, Age 92, of Clifton passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Funeral Services at First United Methodist Church, Clifton, Texas on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Burial at Clifton Memorial Cemetery. Born September 14, 1923 in Hayti, Missouri, She was the daughter of Burleigh and Laura (Pettyjohn) Hooton. Her father was employed at a Mississippi River Plantation. The Family moved to Memphis, Tennessee while Sue was an infant. She attended radio and radar school established by U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII where she met her future husband, Chester Posey, then followed him to U.S. Air Force bases during WWII. She was a proud supporter of Clifton Museum, Clifton Clinic, Bosque Art Center and the Clifton First United Methodist Church. To know her was to love her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. A true lady in all respects. Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Chester Posey; sons Thomas L. Posey and wife Sarka of Houston; Robert N.

Wed
30
Mar

Paul Felan Bosquez

Paul “Pablo” Felan Bosquez was born on June 18, 1948 in Meridian, Texas to Julian Trinidad and Melitona Maria (Felan) Bosquez. He passed away on March 18, 2016 in OKC, OK at the age of 67. Paul graduated from Meridian High School, and from Oklahoma State Technical College in Okmulgee, OK with an Associate Degree. He served in the US Army from 1968-1970. He taught auto mechanics at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, OK and at a college in OKC for many years. Paul loved fishing and guitars. He enjoyed working on cars and teaching others how to work on their own cars, whether it was a small fix or a complete overhaul, from transmissions to engines. He enjoyed teaching and playing guitar, especially with family. There was not a day that went by that he did not make a joke. He had a great sense of humor; he loved to make everyone around him laugh. Paul also took great care of everyone around him.

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