Jacqueline (Jackie) Laverne Hicks was born June 1, 1950, in Elkhart, Texas, where she attended Henry High School and later entered Job Corps in Oklahoma. While there she met Joseph Maurice McNeal, with whom she had a son, Edward (Skeeter) Hicks. She later made Houston, Texas her home and raised her only son, Skeeter while working for Fleming Foods where she made lifelong friends who became her family. Jackie loved spending time with her coworkers. She was always putting others needs before her own, up until her last days. During her failing health she continued to worry about her...Read More
Author: Cheril Vernon
Anita Gail Hall, age 60, of Grapeland passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 5, 1957 in Athens, Texas to parents, Herman McLendon and Grace Josephine Abbott McLendon. She was a cowgirl who loved her horses and her dogs and was a member of the Davy Crockett Riders Club. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jeff Hall of Grapeland; children, Keith McGuire of Alabama, Brad McGuire of Grapeland, Kevin McGuire of Athens; grandchildren, Dalton McGuire and Canyon McGuire; mother, Josie McLendon of Wills Point; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a...Read More
Hollis Ellis, age 90, of Crockett passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 in Crockett. He was born May 23, 1927 in Houston County, Texas to parents, Porter Bryant Ellis and Mary Belle Wolf Ellis. He was a member of the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church and a retired truck driver. He is survived by his children, Brenda Joyce Nichols and husband, Randy of Humble, Porter Henry Ellis and wife, Ruth of Crockett, Norman Ellis and wife, Sheila of Crockett, and Beverly James of Crockett; sixteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lonnie Ellis and wife, Bobbie of Crockett; special...Read More
Jackson Carroll “Pat” Patrick, age 76, of Latexo lost his battle with cancer on November 27th, 2017. Pat was born March 25th, 1941 in Crockett to parents, Clifton Landfair Patrick and Irene Swearingin Patrick. Pat married Mary Ann Hamb on November 10th, 1963 and had two children, Debra Doretta Patrick Scruggs and Johnny Carroll Patrick. Pat worked for the local tractor companies as a field mechanic for many years. After he retired, he continued to work on the local farmers tractors from his home in Latexo. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Landfair Patrick; sister, Frances...Read More
Genesis 16 – “The Birth of Ishmael” Since she could not get pregnant by Abram, Saarai came up with an alternate plan. She decides to give her Egyptian maid, Hagar, to Abram and try to have an heir through her. But when Hagar has Ishmael she looked with contempt on Sarai! Abram allows Hagar and her new son to be kicked out of the household! But God sees her plight and rescues them. He then promises to bless them. God tells Hagar that Ishmael will be “a wild donkey of a man” (NASV) and “his hand will be against everyone.” This boy was half Jew and half Egyptian. Most conservative theologians believe he is the father of the Arab nations. It is easy to see their wildness today: Muslims killing Muslims! Why? Because one group considers the other to be...Read More
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