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Johnnie Ivy

Jun 09, 1929 - Nov 29, 2023

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Teague, TX

Graveside services for Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 2:00 p. m. at Sardis Cemetery near Jewett. Mr. Jeff Sellers will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy passed away on November 29, 2023, in Waco Texas, surrounded by loved ones in body and spirit, aged 94 years. Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy was born on June 9, 1929, In Moody Texas. She was an adventurous soul from the start, a feisty young woman with a wond...Read More

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Mary Sue Smith

May 21, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Teague, TX

Funeral services for Mary Sue Smith will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Roy Prather will officiate. Interment will follow at Driver Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Smith passed away Tuesday at Teague Nursing Home. A complete obituary will be posted soon. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Elizabeth E. Pollock Bowers

Sep 15, 1924 - Feb 07, 2024

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Teague, TX

Graveside services for Elizabeth E. Pollock Bowers, known by most as Jeannie, will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Mrs. Bowers passed away February 7, 2024 at the age of 99. She lived a long, wonderful and very eventful life. Jeannie was born Sept 15, 1924, to Jesse and William (Bill) Pollock in Cleburne, Texas. When Jeannie was a young child, her family moved to Teague where she grew up and graduated from the old Teague High School. While attending high school, Jeannie met her future husband, Edgar M. Bowers, Jr. Jeannie and Edgar married during WWII, immediately after Edgar graduated from the US Navy Officer Candidate School. Jeannie followed Edgar from coast to coast as he was stationed at various naval bases throughout the country. Many colorful stories were told about those times, an exciting adventure for a young woman from a small Texas town. Jeannie returned to Teague for the birth of their first child, Martha Jean (Marty), but soon returned to the life of a traveling military wife. Following the war, her young family united and a second daughter, Barbara Ann (Hootie), was born. Jeannie was destined to be a traveling wife, as Edgar’s career with the new Social Security Administration took their family to many towns and cities throughout Texas and Louisianna. Upon retirement, Jeannie and Edgar returned to the Teague area and their little farm near Dew. They often remarked that their years at the farm were the happiest times of their lives. Jeannie’s garden could have fed half the county! Later they returned to Teague, where they lived out the rest of their lives happily and in peace. Jeannie was predeceased by her parents and a sister who died as a child. She was also predeceased by her loving husband of 75 years, Edgar. Jeannie is survived by her two daughters, Marty Walker and Hootie Hawkins; two granddaughters, Sutton Walker Aldrich and Sarah Hawkins; and one great granddaughter, Makenzie Aldrich. She is also survived by many much-loved nieces and nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews and most recently a great-great-grand niece. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Mary Heather Fisk

May 01, 1971 - Jan 03, 2024

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Teague, TX

Funeral services for Mary Heather Fisk will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Frist Baptist Church in Teague. Pastor Troy Hendrickson will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Heather was healed by the Lord and won her battle on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. She was born in Cleburne, TX, on May 1, 1971, and moved to Teague in the mid-1980’s. Heather graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1990. She married Jason Fisk on July 11, 1992, and shared over thirty-one years together. While raising her children, Heather returned to school and earned an associate degree from Navarro and became a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. She worked at several facilities during her career, most recently at the Elkhart Nursing Home where she was the Therapy Director. She loved her family and her God and made them her top priority. Heather was a strong woman of Faith and wanted everyone to know about her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Center. She is survived by her husband, Jason D. Fisk of Teague; five children, Brionna Pruitt & husband Justin of Mexia, Hanna Proulx & husband Haden of Kirvin, Blake Fisk, Brooke Fisk, and Conner Fisk all of Teague; six grandchildren, Greyson, Jaxson, Mary Dewise, Jasper, Wesley, and Joanna; her mother, Mary Martindale of Teague; one brother, Heath Martindale of Blum; one sister, Holly Martindale of Teague; one step-sister, Jennifer Allen & husband Chris of Blum; one step-brother, Stephen Martindale & wife Alisha Mulder of Blum; her mother-in-law, Suzanne Fisk of Broken Arrow, OK; numerous other relatives and friends. Mrs. Fisk was preceded in death by her father, Otis “Donnie” Martindale. The family requests memorials be made to the Freestone Cancer Group, P.O. Box 1522, Fairfield, TX 75840. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Patricia Ann Pryor

May 10, 1935 - Dec 29, 2023

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Teague, TX

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Pryor, age 88, will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Bible Baptist Church near Buffalo, Texas, starting at 2 P.M. Prior to the service, a visitation will take place at the church from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon where family and friends can pay their respects and share their fond memories of Patricia.Following the service, Patricia will be laid to rest in a peaceful burial ceremony in Greenwood Cemetery, Teague, Texas. Her spirit will forever grace the beautiful landscape that she called home.In her memory, the family kindly requests donations to be made to any charity of choice.Arrangements are under the direction of Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home, Buffalo, Texas.

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Roland Edwards

Mar 30, 1936 - Dec 14, 2023

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Teague, TX

Graveside services for Roland Bailey Edwards will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 11:00 a. m. at Cotton Gin Cemetery. Rev. Richard Gillet will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Mr. Edward passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at his residence in Teague. A complete obituary will be posted soon. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Johnnie Ivy

Jun 09, 1929 - Nov 29, 2023

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Teague, TX

Graveside services for Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 2:00 p. m. at Sardis Cemetery near Jewett. Mr. Jeff Sellers will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy passed away on November 29, 2023, in Waco Texas, surrounded by loved ones in body and spirit, aged 94 years. Johnnie Ruth (Porter) Ivy was born on June 9, 1929, In Moody Texas. She was an adventurous soul from the start, a feisty young woman with a wonderful sense of humor. . . . . Johnnie spotted Travis Ivy at Cousin's Filling Station in Waco, and they married thirteen days later, after a whirlwind romance. Fortune smiled on the young lovers, and they forged a strong partnership that survived the challenges of a young Navy officer's life and five children. Johnnie was fierce and brave and this served her well, as she became head of the family every six months while Travis went to sea; and she moved the family many times over the course of his career, from Texas to California and Tennessee and points in between. The couple forged lifetime friendships and raised a family of feisty and strong children known for their indomitable spirits and can-do attitudes. The couple loved to dance together, loved their children and their many pets. Between Travis' ability to build or fix anything, and Johnnie's ability to manage him and his projects, they were a force to reckon with. Johnnie and Travis moved back to Texas after his retirement from the Navy, where they owned Leroy Store and Gas, and later an antique store. Johnnie had an amazing knowledge of antiques. She was revered among her own children and grandchildren for her uncanny ability to pack, tetris-like, furniture and clothing into any space. Johnnie is survived by five children, Shelia Eyers, Belinda Fischer, Devorah Sellers, Janie Niemeyer, and Barret Ivy; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild (and one on the way); one sister Frances Jeske; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Johnnie passed away just a day after her 78 th wedding anniversary, and was preceded in death by her beloved Travis in 2016 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Gladys Underwood

Sep 29, 1931 - Nov 22, 2023

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Teague, TX

Funeral services for Gladys Underwood will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 2:00 p. m. at Corinth Baptist Church in Dew. Bro. Carl Clark will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Parker Cemetery in Flo. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p. m. at the church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Gladys Gressett Pate Underwood passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the age of ninety-two. Gladys was born on September 29, 1931, in Snook, TX, to Emanuel & Ivy Franklin Gressett. She later settled in Flo, TX, where she met Coleman (Ham) Pate and the couple married in 1946. Gladys was blessed with five children. Roger Dee Pate, Arvin Lee Pate & wife Rebecca, Jacqueline Pate Hansel & husband Jack, Vernon Powell Pate & wife Brenda, and Billy Wayne Pate & wife Brooklyn. Gladys raised her children in the Assembly of God Church in Buffalo. Recently she had been attending Corinth Baptist Church in Dew. Gladys worked at the Buffalo Hospital in the 1960's as a nurse's aide. She later moved to Dallas and started her working career at Southwest Airmotive, Love Field. Southwest Airmotive had several names through the years, Grenwich, Cooper, Ryder, Aviall, and G. E. Services. She was an airplane mechanic and retired in 2001 after twenty-nine years of service. Gladys had a passion for country music and loved to sing. She enjoyed spending time with her friends through the years at Paula Sue's Restaurant and Peggy's Restaurant in Dallas. Gladys was a sixth generation grandmother with twelve grandchildren, Michael Grigsby & wife Amber of Buffalo, Brandee Padgett & husband Jay of Waxahachie, Kayla Tucker & husband Chris of Teague, Tina Pate of College Station, Pamela Pate of Carthage, Kelli Ratka & husband Frank of Brenham, Jamie White & husband Robert of Angleton, Sean Jones of Deer Park, Tammy Stone & husband Danny of St. Louis, MO, Sherry Hansel of China Spring, Bobbie Jo Collins & husband Jeremie of Satellite Beach, Fl, and Tony Hansel of Crestview, Fl; twenty-six great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson. Gladys was also blessed with many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Gladys had a heart of gold. She would help anyone in need even when she only had little. Gladys was a straight forward person. She was always saying what was on her mind, even if it hurt your feelings, but she said it with love because she cared. She showed up and showed out for all her family. Even to end up in a ditch, listening to country music, waiting to be rescued. She loved all the holidays and welcomed everyone with open arms. Gladys was the baby girl of her family. She was preceded in death by all her siblings, Lloyd Gressett, Florence Moreau, Olevia Lanningham, Pauline Holland, Jack Gressett, and Roland Gressett. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Roger and Arvin Pate; her husband, Larry Underwood; one great-great-granddaughter, Sophia Pate; and one daughter-in-law, Brooklyn Pate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 121 FM 489, Teague, TX 75860. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Velva Magness

May 02, 1927 - Nov 18, 2023

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Teague, TX

Funeral services for Velva Jo Nicholas Magness will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 2:00 p. m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Pastor Joe Reid will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Velva Jo Nicholas Magness, 96, went peacefully to her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2023, at The Villages of Heritage Oaks in Corsicana. Velva Jo was born in Teague, Texas on May 2, 1927, as the oldest child of Velline Wills Nicholas and E. O. Nicholas. Velva Jo graduated from Teague High School in 1944. She attended Texas Women's University and studied fashion design from 1944-1946. She continued her education at Sam Houston State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950. She was a schoolteacher in Edinburg, Texas for one year before returning to Teague. Velva Jo taught in the Teague Public Schools from 1951-54. Velva Jo lived life to the fullest. She was very outgoing, energetic, and never met a stranger. She and her husband at the time, Clifton Magness, Jr. , owned and operated the Nicholas and Magness Grocery Market from 1960 until 1971 She was the owner of N-M Real Estate for many years and thoroughly enjoyed being a real estate broker in her beloved Freestone County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairfield, DAR, The Red Hat Club, Eastern Star, The Fairfield History Club, The Freestone County Historical Commission, and a past Patron of the Trinity Star Arts Council. One of her proudest honors was being awarded The Boyd Service Cup in 1968. She was so thankful to be recognized for all her efforts promoting Teague and Freestone County. She cherished playing bridge with friends, gardening, traveling with her RV group, going on cruises, and time spent with her family. Her family will always remember the "themed" holiday celebrations she hosted- memorable moments filled with lots of laughter, unique gifts, and over the top decorations. Velva Jo was predeceased by her parents, brother E. O. (Nicky) Nicholas and brother-in-law, Glendon Carroll. Velva Jo is survived by son C. E. Magness and his wife Sherry, son Brent Magness and his wife Tina; grandchildren Cliff Magness and his wife Jennifer, Grant Magness and his wife Rebecca, Jeremy Magness and his wife Megan, Allison Magness Nitto and her husband Jeff; great grandchildren Austin, Alexa, Walker, Tate, Samuel, Brooks, Vivian and Celine; sister Iva Carroll; nieces LaDonna Turner and Vickey Little; nephews Glendon Ray Carroll and Michael Nicholas; numerous cousins and friends. The family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to Sherry Parhm and Shirley Jones for their compassionate care, as well as the staff at The Villages of Heritage Oaks and Hand in Hand Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Teague Chamber/Christmas in the Park Fund, P O Box 484, Teague, TX 75860 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Sandra Barnett

Jul 09, 1938 - Oct 31, 2023

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Teague, TX

Sandra Riley Barnett passed away on October 31, 2023. She was born July 9, 1938, in Corsicana, Texas, to Nat Daviss Riley and Eugenia Cosson Riley, their only child. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gene Barnett, and is survived by her daughter Leigh Barnett Miller, son Charles Christopher Barnett, son in-law Rev. Mitchell Miller, daughter in-law Persephone Meredith Barnett, and five grandchildren: Nathan Miller, Emma Miller, Jackson Barnett, Lorelei Barnett and Matthew Barnett. The Magnolia Oil Pretty Baby of 1938, Sandra lived as a child in Deleon, Paris and Teague, Texas, eventually graduating from Teague High School in 1955. Prior to graduation, she was chosen football sweetheart of the 1954 Teague Lions team, sang in the high school choir, was president of the Lions Marching Band (where she was a percussionist), and served as the art editor for the school's yearbook, The AERIAL. Sandra also was an accomplished pianist and played the organ at church (much to her adoring mother's delight). She later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, pledged Alpha Delta Phi sorority, and subsequently graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. After school, she worked as legal secretary for the U. S. Department of Justice, where she met Charles, the love of her life, who was working as an attorney with the Department. They married on December 21, 1963, in Teague, and initially both lived and worked in New York City from 1963 to 1966. They then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Leigh was born in 1969. Soon thereafter, they moved back home to Texas, where Charles continued working as an attorney while Sandra continued to dedicate herself to raising her children, with Christopher joining the family in 1976. Sandra was a beautiful, cheerful, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, who was loved by everyone lucky enough to have met her. There will be a graveside service at Driver Cemetery, Teague, TX on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11:00 a. m. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Carrol Wodtke

Jan 23, 1947 - Oct 18, 2023

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Teague, TX

Funeral services for Carrol Lea Wodtke will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 11:00 a. m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Roy Prather will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the services on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a. m. Mrs. Wodtke will be cremated following the services. She is survived by three children, Becky Hullum & husband Jason of Teague, Rob Moore of Burleson, and Amanda Mendez of Marquez; ten grandchildren, Kori Guerrero, Sarah Dawson, Haley West & husband Dustin, Macy Guerrero & fiance Cameron Castles, Ethan Yoder, Ethan Hullum, Caiden Hullum, Jacob and Jason Moore and their mother, Becky Moore, and Alexa Mendez; one great-granddaughter, Emery West; son-in-law, Luis Guerrero; one brother, Tom Allen & wife Linda; other relatives and friends. Mrs. Wodtke was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Wodtke; her parents, Dorothy & Ed Clark; her father, Kenneth Allen, one daughter, Tobi Guerrero, one step-son, Brian Wodtke; and one brother, Barry Allen. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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