Laci Ada Stone
July 1, 2003 – March 15, 2022
NOCONA – Laci Ada Stone went to her eternal home with the Lord on March 15, 2022, at 8:18 p.m. in Andrews, TX.
Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. on March 21 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona. A celebration of Laci’s life was at 1 p.m. on March 22 at the Nocona High School Gymnasium under direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home. Following the funeral service, Laci will be laid to rest at the Nocona Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service are Landry McCasland, Hank Ulbig, Jonathan Flores, Charlie Fuller, Adrian Diaz and Ethan Six.
Laci was born on July 1, 2003 to Haydan and Chelsi Stone of Nocona. She was a 2021 honor graduate of Nocona High School, was a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Club and made the president’s list her first semester at college. Laci was always a positive influence and role model in the community by participating in the PALS program and volunteering for the Nocona Youth Volleyball League. Laci was loved by all as evidenced by being voted prom queen and was a homecoming queen nominee her senior year.
Laci spent her life playing multiple sports including volleyball, basketball, softball, golf and track. She was a passionate athlete who loved to win and was always the loudest when it was time to celebrate a great play with her teammates. Even though she was much shorter than her opponents, she always managed to get a big block in volleyball. She was a powerful batter who had quick reflexes in the field and a fierce pitcher. She loved how far she could drive the golf ball and had worked hard at improving her short game. One of her favorite places to be was on the golf course with her brother.
She played volleyball and softball since she was 12 years old and has best friends on every team she played on. Everyone knew they would have an absolute great time hanging out with Laci and she loved singing at the top of her lungs while dancing like crazy. Laci was an avid TikToker and had a lot of fun getting her parents to film funny videos with her. Laci loved makeup and was always responsible for doing her sister’s makeup for big events. She loved getting to model and be in front of the camera. Her beautiful smile and quirky style made her stand out in the crowd. Laci was a great big sister who her brother and sister always knew they could count on.
Laci was awarded a golf scholarship to the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM. She was excited to get to play at the collegiate level; and it didn’t take long for her to fit right in making friends while playing the sport she loved.
Laci was a member of the Northside Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Nocona and was very passionate about her relationship with Jesus. While at college she volunteered for a church youth group.
Laci is proceeded in death by her grandparents Herman and Holly Stone, Saint Jo, JD and Sherry Wagner, Saint Jo and Jack and Charlene Stone, Oklahoma City, OK.
She is survived by her parents, Haydan and Chelsi Stone: brother, Johnathan; sister, Kaygan; grandmother, Carol Patterson and great grandparents Melvin and Minnie Corley, all of Nocona. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Laci Stone Memorial Fund, 510 Denison Street, Nocona, TX, 76255. Never forget Laci’s beautiful smile and forever love like Laci.
Jerry Woods Funeral Home – Nocona, TX
940-825-3285 | www.jerrywoodsfuneralhome.com
James Charles Coates
September 21, 1972 – May 17, 2023
BOWIE – James Charles Coates, 50, died on May 17, 2023 in Wise County.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on May 27 at Bowie First Methodist Church, located at 1515 Jefferson St., with the Rev. Steve Martinez officiating.
Coates was born Sept. 21, 1972 in Taft, TX to Jim and Glenda Charlene Coates. He married James R. Lotz on Oct. 25, 2003. He worked in customer service and as a tax preparer. He also was a member of Bowie First Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Charlene Coates and brother, Jay Coates.
He is survived by his spouse, James Lotz, Bowie; father, Jim Coates; brothers, Jon Coates, Fort Worth, Jeffery Coates, Michigan and Josh Coates, Washington, IA and sister, Diane Cambre, Waxahachie.
Memorial donations may be made to Bowie First Methodist Church or to James Lotz at 1210 E. Tarrant St. Bowie, TX 76230 to defray the cost of arrangements.
Alice Mae Steely
April 19, 1951 – May 15, 2023
BEDFORD – Alice Mae Steely, 72, died on May 15, 2023 in Bedford, TX.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on May 20 at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo.
She was born on April 19, 1951 in Dallas to the late Thomas Pritchett Weaver and Bessie Alice Miller. She always put others first and loved with every piece of her heart. She was a member of First United Methodist Grapevine. Steely was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Anna Weaver Meier.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Thomas Steely Jr.; son, Henry Thomas Steely III and wife; one granddaughter; one grandson and her sister, Jo Rene Noah.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First United Methodist Grapevine.
Billy “Bill” Junior Reaves
October 19, 1934 – May 12, 2023
BOWIE – Billy “Bill” Junior Reaves, 88, went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2023 in Decatur.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 15 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A graveside service was at 10 a.m. on May 16 at Brushy Cemetery with Chris Osborne and Ken Goodson as the officiants.
Bill was born Oct. 19, 1934 in Post Oak, TX to Gilbert Franklin and Ida Marie (Middlebrooks) Reaves. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1953. On Oct. 26, 1968 Bill married Louise Edgin in Bowie. Bill enjoyed carpentry and ranching. He worked for Ranch House Western Wear in Bowie for many years, as well as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for the City of Bowie. He was a devoted husband and father and will be remembered with love and appreciation.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gib and Ida Reaves; infant daughter, Leaha Reaves; brother, Sydney Reaves; sisters, Ruby Gilmore and Annlee Garrett and granddaughter, Stacy Blake.
Bill is survived by his wife, Louise Reaves, Bowie; children, Elizabeth Hale, Garland, Rebecca Brooks and husband Kevin, Bowie and Jaret Reaves and wife Lisa, Gainesville; grandchildren, Shane Hale and wife Julia, Cassiopeia Beasley and husband Vester, Kolton Brooks and wife Sadi, Krista Brooks, Kevin Clay Brooks and wife Mercedes, Kenlea Reaves and Macey Reaves; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert Reaves, Bowie and George A. Reaves, San Angelo; sister, Emma Mae Large, Bowie and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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