Obituaries

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Sammy Lewis Slagle

Sammy Lewis Slagle born in Commerse, Texas July 25, 1931. Sammy passed from this life into eternity in Phoenix, AZ on January 25, 2016. Sammy grew up in Amarillo, TX. Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business at West Texas A&M University. After two years in the Army Sam married Francis Roberta Paul in 1955. They had two sons Terry Lee Slagle and Kenney Slagle. After retiring from the railroad Sam and Francis purchased a business they named Fran’s Sweeping. They kept 3 trucks cleaning up the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for many years. While Francis and two other drivers did the sweeping Sam kept the trucks up and running by doing all the mechanical repairs himself. Sam had a variety of interests including flying his Cessna, talking on his CB Radio, Square dancing and photography. Sam’s first love was his family and friends.

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Ada Margaret Hardcastle

Ada Margaret (Geeslin) Hardcastle, 83, of Meridian passed away peacefully Thursday morning, February 18th, 2016. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church, Meridian with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial was at the Meridian Cemetery. Ada Margaret was born in Center City, Texas, December 13, 1932 to Hubert and Mabel Geeslin. She was the youngest of four children. She graduated high school a year early so her mother, in failing health at the time, could see her graduate. She attended a two year school before marriage. She worked a number of years for the Bosque County Education Co-op and worked with several school superintendents during that time. December 16, 1950, she married Billy Ray Hardcastle of Meridian, Texas. They were married at the First United Methodist Church in Goldthwaite, Texas. To this union was born two sons and two daughters. Phyllis Ann, Billy Paul, Tracy Len and Suzanne.

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Helen Ruth Young

Helen Ruth (Finke) Young, age 77, of Crowley, Texas, passed from this earthly life and into the arms of Jesus on Feb. 8, 2016. Funeral services were at the Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Valley Mills Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2630 West Freeway, Ste. 100, Ft. Worth, Tx. 76102. Ruth was born June 28, 1938, at home near Valley Mills to Willie Ernest “Bill” Finke and Pauline Darby Finke. She was baptized in Steele Creek. Ruth was a 1956 graduate of Morgan High School where she was salutatorian. Ruth worked for Braniff Airlines from 1958 until 1982 beginning as a keypunch operator and later in the accounting department. She met and fell in love with Melvin S. Young and they were married on April 27, 1996, at East Grand Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. She was a member of South Burleson Baptist Church. She loved singing in the choir, traveling and family history.

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Clarence Clay Golden

Clarence Clay Golden, age 92, formerly of Valley Mills, Texas passed away in Clifton, Texas, on February 14, 2016. A service celebrating his life will be 2 P.M. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Valley Mills First Baptist Church under the direction of Foss Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Interment will be in the Valley Mills Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Valley Mills or Lutheran Sunset Ministries, Clifton, Texas. Clarence was born to John & Emma Golden on September 7, 1923, near Clifton, Texas. He was a twin to Clarice Clyde Golden who died December 6, 1937. He grew up in the Norse Community and attended school in Norse, Meridian, and Valley Mills. At age 19, April 1943, Clarence entered the United States Army.

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Earline Martha Gaskamp

Earline Martha Gaskamp, 93, of Clifton passed away Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at Clifton Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clifton with Pastor Clay McCord officiating. Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Earline Martha (Symank) Gaskamp was born on December 1, 1922 to William (Bill) and Bertha (Betty) Richter Symank on the family farm in the Prarie Chapel community of Coryell County. She was the 5th of 6 children, the youngest daughter. She was baptized and later confirmed, both at St. Johns Lutheran Church at Coryell City. She attended school at Prarie Chapel and later at Turnersville. At Turnersville she played on the girls baseball team and was on the first girls team to win a championship. Her early years were spent on the family farm helping with the animals and crops, while her brothers were overseas fighting in WWII.

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James Carpenter

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Mildred Faye Bryn

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Tayten Lee Lemmons

Tayten Lee Lemmons, gained his wings to be with Jesus, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. A graveside service was held at Oakwood Cemetery, with Chaplain Sarah Miller, officiating. He is survived by his loving parents, Eric Lee Lemmons Jr. and Heather Holder Lemmons; brother, Tristen Thomas Lemmons; sister, Reighlee Marie Lemmons; grandparents, Brad and Vidette Dunne ( Papa & NaNa), David Slyter (Pepaw), Eric Lee Lemmons Sr., Terry and Lisa Millsaps (Paw Paw & Grammy) and Dan and Lori Holder; uncles, Jamie and Katie Slyter, Ryan and Amanda Slyter, Justin Holder and Ally Kreder, Jordan and Jessica Millsaps and TJ Millsaps; great-grandparents, Bill and Rosie Hugueley, Wally and Anna Acevedo, Len and Patty Holder and Elaine Attwell.
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Robert Carl Locke

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Mary Frances Wilson Hastings

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