Paul Ray Pelton
The angelic hosts came for Paul Ray Pelton on Monday, May 13, 2013, at The Manor Healthcare Residence in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing will be held Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, at 3 p.m. in the Union Primitive Baptist Church at 222 CR 901 in Teague. The Rev. Ken Bailey, pastor, will be officiating, and Elder Roderick Miles will be the eulogist. Interment will follow at the Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Paul Ray Pelton was the second child of Theodis and Alberta Pelton, and was born in Freestone County, on Oct. 22, 1943. Paul Ray grew up in Freestone County and attended the public schools there. He was baptized in the Union Primitive Baptist Church by the late Rev. C.C. Collins. His career included employment at Stanford Furniture Co., Mexia, and as the co-owner of Paul and Paula’s Country Cooking Restaurant in Teague. Mr. Pelton’s hobbies included raising horses, automotive mechanics and working with small engines. His favorite food was T-bone steak, and he will be greatly missed for his funny personality.
Preceding Mr. Pelton in death were his parents and a son, Paul Dlonzo Harvey.
Those who will cherish his memory most are his son Paul Ray Lynn Carson, of Gatesville; his daughters, Ariana Raynai Pelton, of Tehuacana, and Ora Polk, of Athens; and a daughter-in-law, Jeannatta Harvey, of Tyler; 14 other children that he loved as his own; his brothers: the Rev. Elveno R. Pelton and wife Tina, of Baker, La.; Robert Harvey and wife Caretta, of Smith, Ala., and Howard L. Harvey, of Mexia; his sister, Alberta, “Linda” Harvey, of Tehuacana; his aunt, Mary L. Randle, of Teague; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.