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Larry Ray Bass

Larry Ray Bass, age 67, of Centerville, Texas passed away suddenly June 24, 2018, in Madisonville, Texas. Memorial services with funeral honors provided by the U.S. Air Force, as well as, the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders will be conducted at 10 A.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. An inurnment service will be held at 2:30 P.M. the same day in the Veterans National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Larry Ray Bass was born August 4, 1950, in Houston, Texas to Roger Ray & Dolores Louise (Griswold) Bass. He was raised in Houston and completed two years of college at Texas A&M. During his childhood, he earned Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America, a tidbit of information that Larry was proud to share. Larry also proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He spent several years in Alaska as a serviceman, civilian, and Department of Corrections officer. The majority of Larry’s career was spent supervising wastewater treatment in various cities. He also worked for the Brazos River Authority. Larry’s last job was for Texas Workforce Solutions as a coordinator.

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John Frances “Nubbin” Bosh

John “Nubbin” Bosh, age 54, of Oakwood, passed away June 21, 2018 in Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Calvary Christian Center near Oakwood, Texas. Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery off of FM 542 near Oakwood. Visitation was held from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., Monday, July 9th at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo.

Born John Frances Bosh, August 29, 1963, he was most likely not well known by his given name, but by the nickname “Nubbin.” He worked as a truck driver for Sherwin Williams and had lived in Oakwood for the past fourteen years. Nubbin was a methodical and patient man. He was constantly working on things needing his attention and took his time doing so. He had a home inspector’s license and had worked for many years in the carnival business. Nubbin enjoyed hunting, reading and fishing and was a wonderful artist. He was Baptist in faith.

Nubbin was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by wife, Terry Bosh of Oakwood; sons, John Frances “Jay” Bosh, II of Oakwood and Charles Harris Bosh of Oakwood and sister, Linda Kay Bosh of New Orleans, LA.

Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas is in charge of arrangements. www.buffalofuneralhome.com

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Olan W. Spivey

Olan W. Spivey passed away June 29, 2018 at his home in Buffalo, Texas at the age of 100. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery. Shawn Williams, Joshua Spivey, Garrett Ellison, Garry Stansell, Ronny Spivey, Jr. and Brady Spivey served as pallbearers.

Olan was born in Mexia, Texas on January 2, 1918 to Ervin R. and Katy Leola Hinson Spivey. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army 158 Infantry during WWII. He was stationed in the Philippines and Japan where he served as a sniper on the Special Force Unit 12 Man Infantry Squad. Olan was awarded a Sharp Shooter Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and a Citation from President Harry S. Truman for his service in WWII.

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