RISING STAR - Wayne M. Teague, 76, of Rising Star passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at home in Rising Star.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Rising Star, with Dick Williams officiating and Terry Simmons assisting. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Brown County, with Higginbotham Funeral Home in charge.

Wayne was born on Feb. 20, 1932 in Brown County, to Wayne H. and Ines Mildred (Cox) Teague. He was married to Mary Frances Allen on June 3, 1953, in Eastland.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He lived in the community all his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a self-employed mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Teague of Rising Star; son, Dennis Teague of Rising Star; three daughters, Mary Inell Brown of Mullin, Nelda Breault of Odessa, and Renee Benningfield of Rising Star; brother, James Teague of Brady; sister, Sandra Gilliland of Cleburne; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Rhonda Teague.