Obituaries

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.

Wed
30
Mar

Betty Ann Reavis

Betty Ann Reavis, 62, of Clifton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Friday, April 1, 2016 at Clifton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Clifton Cemetery. Guests are asked to wear bright colors to honor Betty’s bright and cheerful personality. Betty was born and raised in Clifton, Texas, the daughter of Gerald Sormrude and Betty Hunt Sormrude. Betty is preceded in death by her first husband John Fanelli who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Betty later married Gary Reavis, and had a daughter Kimberly Reavis. Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church where in her early years she taught Sunday school. Betty became a nurse and worked at the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home. Throughout her life, Betty enjoyed helping others in any capacity. She was full of life even as she struggled with her own health remaining strong until the end. She was known for being outspoken, funny and compassionate.

Wed
30
Mar

Doland Layne Olson

Doland Layne Olson of Cranfills Gap, Texas passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the William R Courtney, State Veterans Home in Temple, TX. Visitation was at Clifton Funeral Home, the service was be held at St. Olaf’s Lutheran Church, Cranfills Gap, Texas on Tuesday, March 29. Graveside service followed at the Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap. Doland is survived by one sister Francis Earle of Metairie, LA and his twin brother, Roland Olson of Whitney, TX, sister in law Linda Olson of Little River-Academy, TX, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He served in the United States Army in Korea in 1959. Doland was a graduate of East Texas State University with work at Texas A&M. He was employed by the Texas Department of Agriculture where he served as a supervisor.

Tue
22
Mar

Frances Louise Homerstad

Frances Louise Loper Homerstad, 95, of Clifton passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Norse. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Norse Cemetery. Frances was born and raised in Mosheim, TX, the daughter of Oscar Loper and Sarah Henderson Loper. She attended Clifton Junior College, where she met John Homerstad. She said she knew from the moment they met that they would marry, which they did at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norse, TX, on August 31, 1941. They were married for more than 65 years until his death in 2006. She went with her husband wherever his calling took them, including Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. After pastoring in Minnesota, they took their two young children to Japan, where they had two more children and served as Lutheran missionaries for 17 years.

Tue
22
Mar

Brayden Coverdale

Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, Brayden Coverdale, 21 - a 2012 Stephenville High School graduate, former Tarleton State University student and athlete, passed away unexpectedly, March 14, 2016. While at Stephenville High School, He was awarded all-state honors as a defensive back for the Yellow Jacket football team and involved in other extracurricular activities. During his time at SHS he helped his team to the regional finals as a junior and senior; made the DFW Super Team as a senior; Padilla Poll first-team all-state; THSCA second- team all-state and THSWA honorable mention all-state in 2011; THSCA academic all-state in football and baseball; and lettered in football, baseball, track and golf. After high school he went on to play football at Tarleton State University as a reserve for multiple positions, where in 2014 he was honored with the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He recently transferred to Texas Tech.

Tue
22
Mar

Fletcher Lynn Autrey

Retired cabinetmaker Fletcher Lynn Autrey, age 62, of Meridian joined the Lord on March 14, 2016. Celebration of life for Mr. Autrey will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Windy Ryon Area in Saginaw, Texas: 6201 Windy Ryon Way, Saginaw, Texas 76179. He was a beloved brother, son, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend to many. Mr. Autrey was born on May 8, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas where he lived until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and lived in Kansas for over 30 years before returning to Texas in 2011. He is preceded in death by his father, Cantrell Autrey.

Wed
16
Mar

George B. Arnold, Jr.

George Beggs Arnold Jr., 59, of Clifton passed away March 10, 2016 at his residence. Graveside services are on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1:00p.m. at Clifton Cemetery, with Dr. Jerry Smith officiating. Born July 13, 1956 in Bosque County, George was the son of George B. Arnold and Ruth (Johle) Arnold. On January 21, 1976, he was united in marriage to Darlene Meyer. They had two children, George Beggs Arnold III (Trey) and Breana Nicole (Arnold) Via. On June 22, 1995, George welcomed his second daughter, Brandi Nicole Arnold. In the early 70’s George worked for the telephone construction company, Wilco Inc., that was owned and managed by Woodrow Meyer. He also owned and managed Arnold Motors in Clifton Texas, as well as other successful enterprises. George was a real estate developer and worked diligently at developing and building into what is now known as Oak Run Subdivision in Clifton, Texas. George was a member of Zion United Church in Womack, Texas, where he was also baptized.

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