Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 42

Troy Laveral Brimer

1957 – 2017

A funeral service for Troy Laveral Brimer, 59, of Emory, was held on February 17 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Childers and Bro. Homer Morgan officiated.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mr. Brimer died suddenly mid-morning on February 13, 2017, in Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. He was born on March 30, 1957, to Alfie Laveral and Ada Joan Kerby Brimer. He worked as an assembler/installer at L-3 in Greenville.

Mr. Brimer married Ruth Ann Weatherford in Point on June 27, 1981. He was a Christian and loved the Lord. He was a member of Holy Ghost Central where he served as a deacon and a member of the board.

Mr. Brimer is survived by his wife of Emory; daughters, Amy Wheeler and husband Randy, and Meagan Brimer; son, Michael Brimer and wife Jerica; grandchildren, Andrew and Raylee Wheeler; and Taylor, Taytum and Lilly Belle Brimer; brother, Roy Brimer and wife Tammy; sister, Joy Beaird and husband Robert, all of the family is from Emory.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Katherine Virginia Waldrop

1930 – 2017

A funeral service for Katherine Virginia Waldrop, 87, of Emory will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, at Emory Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Lowe and Rev. Richard Piles will officiate.

Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point.

Mrs. Waldrop died on February 18, 2017. She was born on February 18, 1930, to Henry Andrew and Easter Ely Bryant.

She married Joe Allen Waldrop, in Greenville on November 15, 1945. They were married 71 years.

Mrs. Waldrop was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of Emory; daughters, Virginia McLeroy and husband Don of Emory, Donna Dunn and husband Buddy of Yantis, Beverly Gaston and husband Bill of Point, Rhonda Porter and husband Wesley of Brenham, Elizabeth DuCharme and husband Danny of Johns Town, Colorado; son, Joe Waldrop, II and wife Dixie of Boling; sisters, Joy Horrocks, Evelyn Paddock, Shirley Norris and husband Gerald, and Helen Barker, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earl Bryant and H.D. “Bud” Bryant; and sister, Pat Bennett.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.