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Milestones, August 2018


Joe and Carolyn Deem

65th Anniversary

Paul J. “Joe” and Carolyn Deem celebrated their 65th anniversary on June 13, 2018. They were married in Charleston, W.Va., in 1953 while Joe served in the U.S. Air Force. After a brief stint in Germany, they lived in the Charleston area for 31 years before relocating to Jupiter, Fla., in 1984. Joe and Carolyn have been active with congregations in both West Virginia and Florida, most notably the Pine Grove Church of Christ in Winfield, W.Va., the Jupiter-Tequesta Church of Christ in Jupiter and the Stuart Church of Christ in Stuart, Fla. Joe has served as a song leader wherever they have attended and served as an elder with the Stuart congregation. Carolyn has been involved in numerous servant and benevolent ministries as well.

Joe & Carolyn Deem

A celebration was hosted in Port St. Lucie, Fla., by their five children and nine grandchildren: Tim and Sabrina Deem (Brian and Amanda) of Mount Dora, Fla.; Roger and Sandy Deem (Meredith and Laura) of Charlotte, N.C.; Tim and Cindy Orr (Katie and Allison) of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Randall and Cindy Deem (Lexi and Cameron) of Jupiter, Fla.; and Allison Roman (Trevin) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Congratulations, Joe and Carolyn!


Maurice Hinchliffe


Maurice Martin Hinchliffe, 88, left his home at Lake Mexia and entered his home in heaven on June 6, 2018. He was born April 11, 1930, in Mexia, Texas, to David J. and Mollie Guthrie Hinchliffe. He and his twin sister, Margaret, were greeted at home by seven brothers and sisters. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Korean War.

He walked 20 miles daily, five days a week for 32 years as a city mail carrier in Mexia. However, his major purpose in life was as a Christian and being an untiring servant for his Lord. This was the job to which he happily committed his life.

Maurice Hinchliffe

Maurice married the love of his life, Sadie Jewel Carter, on March 31, 1961, and was a devoted husband for 57 years. He was loved, admired and enjoyed by numerous people, especially his grandchildren, who spent long hours playing with their Pappy.

He served the Lord in numerous ways. Maurice drove the church bus for children, attended campaign missions for Christ, taught World Bible School, supported Foster Children’s Home, served prison and jail ministries, and officiated several weddings. Hinchliffe spread the Word on campaigns in the South American nation of Guyana plus Ghana, South Africa, England, Scotland, Barbados, the West Indies, Australia, Belize and throughout Central America. He also campaigned throughout the United States, making 19 missions from 1977 to 2006. For 31 years, Hinchliffe accomplished a total of 45 campaigns spreading the Word of Christ. Many of those he helped convert ultimately became ministers.

He loved fishing on the Navasota River and Lake Mexia, playing 42 and visiting his neighbors and friends with his grandchildren. Maurice will always be remembered as a great father, grandfather and friend to a multitude of people. He was the end of a great and glorious era.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Josef Eric Mohundro; brothers Bernie, Howard, Jimmy, Norman and Winfred Hinchliffe; sisters Mary Crow, Margaret Hinchliffe and Addie Hinchliffe; and son-in-law Finis Peyton.

Maurice is survived by his wife, Jewell Hinchliffe of Mexia; daughters Kay Sellers (David) Mohundro of Nacogdoches and Gail Sellers Peyton of Teague; grandchildren Eric Batts, Preston “Pep” Batts, Hillary Batts Chandler and Amanda Sellers; great-grandchildren Ryan Pipkin, Caitlyn Payne, Alyssa Harris, Tyler Batts, Rhiannon Gresham, Eva Chandler, Khade Gresham and Preston Batts; and great-great-grandchildren Kinsleigh Pipkin and Rustin Harris.

JoAnn Harber


May 30

San Antonio, Texas

Winona Skaggs


June 20

Edmond, Okla

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