2-B Obituaries Jonya Schuman
Anna Lee Vance
Graveside services for Mrs.
Anna Lee Vance, 94, were held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 3:00p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Rev. Alan Van Hooser officiated. Visitation was on Thursday
with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. in the funeral home. Mrs. Vance passed away on
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her residence in Teague. Anna Lee Hall Vance was
born September 6, 1917, in Hubbard, TX, to Aaron Carl Hall and Genevieve Mullins Hall. She moved with her family to Teague in 1918 when her father became ticket agent for the Burlington Rock Island Railroad. After graduating high school in 1935, Anna Lee attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX. There she studied music and sang opera with her sister Genevieve Hall Dillard in many concerts and on radio. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education in 1939. She taught in Sanderson where she met Pharmacist Otis L. Vance. They married December 30, 1939, and later moved to Fort Stockton, Stamford, and Odessa. After her husband’s death
in 1956, she and her three children moved back to Teague. Anna Lee was a stay-at-home mother until 1972 when she became bookkeeper at the new Teague General Hospital. After retiring, she enjoyed many years of traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Teague. She is survived by her
children, John Vance & wife Kathy of Ennis, Jim Vance & wife Mary Jean of Teague, and Anne Vance of Teague; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Baker & husband Jason of Ennis, Clay Vance & wife Angie of Corsicana, Jonathan Vance & wife April of Cedar Park, Stephanie Vance of Dallas, Andrea Turner & husband Coy of Dew, Emily Driskell & husband Jamie of Malakoff, and Jay Vance & wife Monica of Red Oak; fourteen great- grandchildren, Ian & Katie Baker, Brady & Lindsey Vance, Evan & Dylan Vance, Avery Vance, Lane Fuentes & Cole Turner, Josie, Judson, & Jack Driskell, and Jillian & Aly Vance; and one niece, Diane Dillard of Teague. Anna Lee was preceded in
death by her parents, husband, first-born son, Otis L. Vance, Jr., sister and brother-in-law, Frank & Genevieve Dillard. The family wishes to thank Jordan Home Healthcare, Providence Hospice, and special caregiver, Carmen Orand, for their services and care for Mrs. Vance. Bowers Funeral Home of
Eddie Lee (Madear) Lockhart Wilson
The Angelic Hosts came
for Mrs. Wilson on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 in the Cedar View Nursing and Rehab Center, Austin, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing began Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM, and the family was present for visitation from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM in the Chapel. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Haynes Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 601 N. Denton, Mexa, Elder C. D. Washington, Pastor. Elder Tas Betts will officiated and Rev. Lanny Henry was the eulogist. Interment was in the Mexia Memorial Cemetery on North Denton in Mexia. Mrs. Eddie Lockhart Wilson (Madear) was the first child born to Edward and Carrie Lockhart in Limestone County, Texas on October 9, 1922. She grew up in Limestone County, Texas and attended the public schools there. Mrs. Wilson moved to Houston, Texas, returned to Mexia, and moved to Odessa, Texas where she met and married Woodrow Wilson in 1960.
Her career began as
housekeeper for Dr. Tatum in Odessa, Texas; however, she retired from The Children’s House Day Care Center of Odessa, Texas. Mrs. Wilson returned to
Mexia in 1981 to care for her dad who was in ill health. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Springfield; Community where she served as a Mother and a member of the Missionary Society. Her hobbies were cooking
and sewing and especially helping others. Her main goal in life was to help others and to help her own children. She will best remembered
for being a mother to everyone. Mrs. Wilson was preceded
in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Woddie Mary Wilson; a brother: Ardia Lockhart; and Sisters: Doris Barnett; and Mary Gibson. Surviving Mrs. Wilson are: Her children: Carolyn Lockhart, Mexia; Edward Lockhart, Ft. Worth, TX; Randy Wilson and Lori, Austin, TX; Brother: Roy Dell (Dee Baby) and Lola Francis, Mexia; Sister: Gracie Brooks, Wortham, TX; A host of Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a Right Hand: Sandy Baker, Mexia; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visit Moore’s Angelic
Funeral Home website: mooresangelicfuneralhome. com to leave a message for the family. Moore’s Angelic Funeral
Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Wilson Family.
_____________________ Jonya Schuman, 42, of Tye,
passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at a local hospital. Funeral services were at 10:00 am on Wednesday at the River of Life Church. Graveside services were on Thursday, May 31 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield, Texas. Services were under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Jonya Schuman was born
Jonya Lea Anderson September 19, 1969 in Fairfield, Texas to Bradley Anderson, Jr. and Anita Ward Anderson. Her proud parents and sister, Tonya, took her home to their little house on the corner of Oak Street and FM 488. Jonya was a charming little girl with an endearing smile and a contagious giggle. She was a straight A student throughout her academic career and FISD from making the highest score on her elementary achievement test to graduating ninth in the class of 1988. She will forever be remembered as the “Greatest Eagle Mascot ever at FHS.” Jonya graduated Stephen
F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in May of 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary English. She taught school at Fairfield Elementary until marrying Stephen Craig Schuman July 2, 1995. Craig and Jonya made their home in Tye, Texas where she was a devoted homemaker and a respected member of her church. She committed her life to being a servant of Jesus Christ and a prayer warrior for her family, friends, and community. Jonya’s faith and devotion to God was a testimony to many. She supported her husband in his work and his ministry while being a devoted mother to their children Bonnie, David, and Carrie Grace. In her 6 year battle with
cancer Jonya was always more concerned with the welfare of others, ministering hope, healing, and encouragement to the sick and to those that were hurting. Her faith never wavered and her joy was evident in her prayers and as she worshiped her King Jesus. In one of her last Facebook posts she stated: “I’m lying up here being still and weak, but sometimes I just start to giggle to myself because I feel this ball of light deep inside me that is just too alive to kill. So then I hear, ‘can’t touch this, nah, nananah……’ Good thing I’m easily entertained, huh?” As Jonya lay in her hospital bed
one of the last things she said to her loved ones was, “Tell ‘em, ‘I had fun y’all!’” My friends, JONYA HAD FUN! She was preceded in death
by her husband, Stephen Craig Schuman. Jonya is survived by her children Bonnie, David, and Carrie Grace Schuman, parents Bradley and Anita Anderson, parents-in-law Butch and Donna Schuman, sister Tonya Lindsey and her husband Meredith, sister-in-law Mandy McLean and husband Ernie, 2 nieces, 5 nephews, and 2 great nieces. Her family deeply misses her
but she is worshipping at the throne of her beloved Jesus now and forevermore. We give God all honor and praise for her life and for His grace in our time of grief. Memorials may be made in
Jonya’s honor to: Proclamation Ministries, P.O. Box 502, Neosho, MO 64850; Raven Ministries International, P.O. Box 2102 Kenner, LA 70063; or to Kingdom Living Ministries, P.O. Box 1927, Colleyville, TX 76034. Hamil Family Funeral Home
of Abilene, Texas conducted funeral arrangements.
Josephine (Jo) Zanotti Murden
Josephine Zanotti Murden,
affectionately known as “Jo,” passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fairfield, Texas. Born April 16, 1916 in Riolo di Bagni, Italy, she became a US citizen in 1947 and made Houston, Texas her home. More recently a resident of Teague for nearly 40 years, Jo was a dedicated homemaker, talented seamstress and gourmet cook. She enjoyed opera, ballroom dancing and time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Frank William Murden, in 2007. Left to cherish her memory are her son Guy Murden and wife Dianne of Fairfield; grandson, Dr. Steven Blake Murden and wife April of Rochester, Washington; granddaughter, Nikki Murden Fernandes and husband Will of Wink, Texas; great-grandchildren McKenzi and Marshall Murden of Rochester, Washington; niece, Giovanna Ciani Schwinn and family of St. Cloud, Minnesota; sister-in- law, Cecelia Zanotti of Riolo Terme, Italy; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Emilia- Romagna, Italy. Ciao, Dear Nonna Jo. Memorial services will be Thursday,
JUne 21, 2012 at First United Methodist Church Fairfield. Funeral arrangements conducted by Capps Memorial Chapel.
Karen Starr Rogers
Funeral services for Mrs. Karen Starr Rogers, 30, were held on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at 2:00p. m. in Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Rev. Spain Trask officiated. Private interment followed the services at Starr Cemetery near Donie, Texas. Visitation was held on Saturday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Rogers passed away from breast cancer on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her residence in Teague. She was born and raised in Nacogdoches and moved to Donie with her family where she attended Teague High School and graduated with the Class of 2000. Karen married Craig Rogers on May 20, 2006, and had recently celebrated their 6th
anniversary. She loved
to grow plants and flowers and work outside. Karen always had a positive attitude and brought a smile to everyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Craig Rogers; two sons, Ryan & Jack Rogers all of Teague; parents, David & Linda Starr of Donie; one brother, Bismark Starr of Pueblo, Colorado; one sister, Crystal Rose Starr of Donie; one half brother, David Sean Starr of Stafford; two half sisters, Sherry Starr and Cassandra Starr both of Texas City; her mother-in-law, Frances Rogers of Teague; other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank
Providence Hospice for the wonderful care they provided during Karen’s battle against cancer. The family requests memorials
be made to Providence Hospice, 107 East Commerce St., Mexia, TX 76667 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or online at www. cancer.org
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Letha Pearl Delavan Turner
Letha Pearl Delavan Turner,
98, of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Fairfield. Services were 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. T. Paul Kethley officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Mrs. Turner was born August 27,
1913 in Stiles, Texas; to parents Horace and Emma Moore Delavan and would have celebrated her 99th birthday this year. Letha came to Fairfield in the mid- 1960’s from Odessa where she had lived most of her adult life. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother and one granddaughter. Great-grandsons serving as
pallbearers are J. D. Poynor, John Turner, Eric Henson, Aaron Michael Norris, Jeremy Morris, Ryan Gordon, Daniel Morris and Isaiah Crawford Letha is survived by five
generations of descendants; two daughters, Shirley Alice Hoffman and husband Cotton of Fairfield; Ella Louise Brooks of Pioneer, TX; seven grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, 34 great-great- grandchildren and two great- great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews and a special neighbor, Jim Plantt. Capps Memorial Chapel of
Fairfield conducted funeral arrangements.
Hudnall Funeral services for Mrs.
Louise Lawless Hudall, 95, were held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Pat Hayes officiated. A private family interment followed the services at Lost
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Downey Graveside services for Mrs.
Bobbie Ruth Downey, 92, will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Dew Cemetery. Bro. Steve Cowart will officiate. Visitation will be held on
Tuesday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Downey passed away
on Monday, June 4, 2012, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. She was born and raised in Wheeler, TX, lived most of her life in Dallas, and had lived in Teague since 2004. Mrs. Downey loved to grow plants and flowers and kept her flower beds full and beautiful. She was an avid bowler and a member of a bowling team past her eightieth birthday. Mrs. Downey was a frequent bowler at Bronco Bowl and Red Bird Lanes and won numerous trophies. She was known for decorating her entire yard and house in Oak Cliff for Christmas and Halloween. Mrs. Downey also enjoyed camping trips and lived life to the fullest. She loved children and worked in Church nurseries for many years. Mrs. Downey was a member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. She is survived by one daughter,
Ruth McAdams & husband E. J. of Teague; four sons, Lawrence Brady (Bubba) Downey & wife Irletta of Canton, Robert Michael Downey & wife Carolyn of Haltom City, George Patrick Downey & wife Arlene of Oscoda, Michigan, and Fred Wayne Downey & wife Sandra of Midlothian; twelve grandchildren, Cathy Hartless, Johnny McAdams, Shanna Childress, Darla Jones, Larry Downey, James Downey, Tammy Davis, Cindy Pahanish, Rebecca Rivera, Patrick Downey, Tawana Anderson, and Rodney Downey; numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Downey was preceded
in death by her parents, John William & Ethel Mae Vansickle, and several brothers and sisters. Bowers Funeral Home of
Teague, Texas conducted funeral arrangements.
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Prairie Cemetery in Limestone County. There was no formal visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Hudnall passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Medical Center of Arlington. Eva Louise Lawless Hudnall
was born on July 23, 1916, in Oglesby, Texas, to Homer & Laura (Merrill) Lawless. She was employed by Southern
Pacific Railroad for thirty-six years as a train order clerk. Mrs. Hudnall was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague. She is survived by one
brother, Bill Lawless; one sister, Bea (Lawless) Archer; eight grandchildren; fifteen great- grandchildren; eight great- great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends whom she considered her family. Mrs. Hudnall was preceded in death by her husband, Emmit Clyde Hudnall; three sons, Clyde Jr., Neil, and Jerry Hudnall; and one daughter, Edith (Hudnall) Lightfoot. Bowers Funeral Home of
Teague conducted funeral arrangements.
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