Obituaries for Fri., July 3, 2015

Published 6:47 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015


Patricia Ann Ziglar, 72, of Hempstead, Texas, passed away on June 30, 2015.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ziglar Sr. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Ziglar, Trish Ziglar Tompkins, Rena Williamson and husband Gary; Jerry Ziglar Jr. and wife, Angie; Terry Ziglar and Danny Ziglar; brother, Richard Bell; and sisters, Faye Peters and husband Jackie; Carol Ramirez and Billie Jean Schmidt; brothers-in-law, Travis Kirk and Robert Starr; grandchildren, Tracy, Michael, Lainie, Bo, Justin, Sam, Makayla, Danielle, Haley, Josh, Brenda, Jesse, Dillon, Austin, Devon, Harley and Colton; special nephew, Randy Nerren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and her dog, Jake.

Visitation will be held today, Fri., July 3, 2015, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral Services will follow with Pastors Jonelle Hammack, Brad Qualls and Perry Espinoza officiating.

A video tribute and guest book can be found at


Mr. Earnest Riley Goolsby, 90, of Opp, died on Tues., June 30, 2015 at his residence.

A graveside service for Mr. Goolsby was conducted on Thurs., July 2, 2015, at Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens in Opp with Bro. Greg Cotter officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Doug Baughman, Charles Cobb, Jerry Goodson, Tim Goolsby, Donnie Herring, Wayne Holmes and Chris Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Harmony Baptist Church.

Mr. Goolsby is survived by his wife, Mary Syble Goolsby; daughter and son-in-law, Julia (Raymond) Holmes; brother, Johnie (Glenda) Goolsby; sister, Opal (Clyde) Sasser; grandchildren, Ben (Jenna Stimely) Blocker, Amy Holmes Johnson (Chris Johnson); great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jackson and Lincoln Blocker; nephews, Jerry Goodson and John Riley Goolsby; and nieces, Donna Baughman and Cassondra Goolsby. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Blocker; grandson, Jason Blocker; and sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Ralph Goodson.

Wyatt Funeral Home of Opp was in charge of all arrangements. Those who were unable to attend may sign the guestbook online at