Obituaries

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Mavis Dale Holverson

Funeral services for Mavis Dale Holverson, 65, were held Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Grace Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Don McCollum officiating. Burial was in Clifton Cemetery. She passed away on Oct. 17, in Houston. She was born on Feb. 18, 1948, in Excel, AL, to James Robert Jordan and Ila Daisy Defee Jordan. She first married Robert Laverne Legg. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1978. She married John Wynn Halverson on March 24, 1979 in Pittsburg, TX. She had five children, Laura Lynn Allison, Robert Lawrence Legg, Jimmy Dale Legg, Jodie Leigh Mauzy, and Cliff Jordan Holverson. She was a house wife and a member of the Nazarene church. She enjoyed cooking and focused on her family. Suvivores include her husband, John Halverson; her five children; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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18
Jul

Obit - Avirett

Robert E. Avirett

 

Robert E. Avirett, age 62, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at St. Luke's of The Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29 at the First Baptist Church in Meridian, with Rev. Richard Creech officiating. Interment was in the Meridian Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his son, Robert Avirett, Jr., and friends.

Mr. Avirett was born Aug. 26, 1950 in San Benito, Texas to Robert R. Avirett and Juanita Marie Barnum Avirett. The Avirett family moved to Meridian where Robert grew up and graduated from Meridian High School. After graduation he attended college, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and later went to work as a cost estimator for an oil company.

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18
Jul

Obit - Bergman

James David Bergman

 

Funeral services for James David Bergman, 81, were held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Alicia Thompson-Summers. Interment was at the Rock Church.

James Bergman passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Bergman Farm at Norse. He was born on Jan. 27, 1932, at the Bergman Farm, to Milton and Claris Bergman.

He attended Clifton schools and Clifton Jr. College.

On Dec. 13, 1957, he married Mina Faye Sorenson. The couple had four children. They lived in Clifton for two years, and the Bergman Farm for 57 years. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Neils Creek Wildlife Management Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the National Guard.

Thu
18
Jul

Obit - Bonner

Lucille Bonner

 

Lucille Bonner, 97, of Valley Mills passed away July 11, 2013, in Burleson. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home of Valley Mills.

Lucille Mallory was born on Oct. 22, 1915, in Moody, to Richard and Myrtis Payne Mallory. She was married to James R. Bonner in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1980.

She formerly worked for Rio Grand National Insurance Company. She was a tax clerk and retired from Bosque County Tax Office. She was a member of the Valley Mills First Baptist Church.

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18
Jul

Obit Davenport

Robert George Davenport

 

The Rev. Robert George Davenport, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 13, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, neighbor, and friend and a blessing to everyone who knew him.

Davenport was born on Nov. 29, 1925 in Weatherford, to George Forest Davenport and Bernice (Trotter) Davenport. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific before returning to the United States, where he raised his family and worked as a truck driver in Dallas for many years.

He surrendered to the ministry in 1972, and later moved to Laguna Park. Bro. D built Rehoboth Full Gospel Church in Clifton in 1979, and ministered there until his retirement.

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18
Jul

Obit - Hill

Harold Kelsey Hill

 

A graveside memorial service for Harold Kelsey “Bud” Hill, 86, will be held at Clifton Cemetery on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Bud Hill was born and raised in Clifton. He graduated from Clifton High School and the University of Texas at Austin with a journalism degree. After college he moved to Denver, CO and established a very successful antique business, McKinley & Hill Antiqu4s, which he managed until his death.

He was a very fun loving and generous man, loved by many friends and family. Until the last few years, he came home to Clifton every September for the annual Hill Dove Hunt and celebration.

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18
Jul

Obit Knudson

Wilma H. Knudson

 

Wilma Adeline (Hansen) Knudson, 102, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Landsun Homes in Carlsbad, NM. Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Carlsbad, NM, Thursday, July 11, 2013, with The Rev. Andrew W. Dimit officiating. Burial followed in Carlsbad Cemetery.

Wilma was born to Hans Ferdinand and Gina Marie (Tergerson) Hansen in Cranfills Gap, on June 20, 1911. She attended school in Cranfills Gap and Clifton, graduating from Clifton Lutheran Academy, Clifton, in 1930. In 1933 she received her RN degree after three years training at St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing in Dallas. Wilma worked as an RN in various fields of nursing in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and New Mexico.

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18
Jul

Obit - McMurray

Lucy Marie McCollum McMurray

 

Lucy Marie McCollum McMurray, age 93, of Meridian, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, in the Lutheran Sunset Home in Clifton.

Graveside services were held Saturday, July 13, in the Meridian Cemetery with Rev. Richard Creech and Dr. Jerry Smith officiating. 

She was a daughter of Lloyd and Bessie Marie Jenkins McCollum, born on March 22, 1920, in Waco, where she was raised and educated. 

Thu
18
Jul

Obit - Nuggard

Hazel Norene Nygaard

 

Hazel Norene Nygarrd, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Hurst. Services and Christian burial were held at St. Olafs (Rock) Lutheran Church on Monday, July 15.

She, along with her twin brother, Noran were born to Hannah and Otto Nygaard on Oct. 22, 1926 in the Mustang community near Cranfills Gap.

She attended school in Cranfills Gap and at Clifton Jr. College. She proceeded with her education at North Texas State University. Her life’s vocation was teaching. She was an elementary grade public school teacher for 38 years in Houston. She taught the children of NASA astronauts. She concluded her teaching careet in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district in 1983.

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18
Jul

Obit ratliff

June Marvette Ratliff

 

June Marvette Ratliff age 62 passed away July 4, 2013 in Laguna Park, Texas.  

Mrs. Ratliff was born June 18, 1951, in McKinney, Texas, to Marvin Daniel and June Elizabeth Ashford. She worked for several years as an assistant manager for a finance company. June was united in marriage to Roger Dale Ratliff on March 16, 2005, in Morgan, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Ratliff is survived by her husband, Roger Ratliff of Clifton; her son, Steven Graham, of Waco; brother, Franklin Daniels, of Gholson, several grandchildren, numerous other relatives, and a host of friends.

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