Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe: Elmer and Martha Beene

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Longtime Mexia residents Elmer and Martha Beene were selected as Mexia’s 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe. Consequently, they were honored in the town’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, leading the parade in a beautiful new sports car.

Elmer graduated from Groesbeck High School and served 18 months in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Baylor University in 1954.

Martha graduated from Mexia High School in 1957 and began working for Hubert Harrison Furniture.

Elmer moved to Mexia in 1960 and became a partner of Ferguson Motor Sales the local Chevrolet-Olds dealer at that time.

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