Obituaries

Fri
14
Nov

Larry Gene Price

Funeral services for Larry Gene Price, 67, of Wortham, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with Rev. Karen Hulsey and Michael Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Price died Nov. 14, 2014.
He was born Jan. 21, 1947 in Mexia, to Robert James Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Mathison Price. After graduating high school, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed for 35 years as a barber at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wortham.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janice Marie Batts.

Thu
13
Nov

William Morris LeFevre


William Morris LeFevre

Funeral services for William Morris LeFevre will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Wortham, with Rev. Verne Fuqua officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Morris passed away Nov. 10, 2014 at the Mexia LTC. He was born to John Clarence and Eva Teer LeFevre on Aug. 2, 1921 in Wortham, where he spent most of his life. Morris married Christine Bounds on Oct.15, 1939. They were married for 72 years until her death in 2011.
He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Wortham where he served as chairman of the administrative council and finance committee. Many years were spent as a member of the Wortham ISD Board of Trustees, where he served as president.

Wed
12
Nov

David Brent Glassburn


David Brent Glassburn

David Brent Glassburn, 50, a longtime Mexia resident, died Nov. 10, 2014 in Wortham.
David was born May 2, 1964 in Kokomo, Ind., to Orville "J.R." and Fay Glassburn.
He had been a fitter welder at General Dynamics and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
David was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ron Glassburn; and grandsons, T.J. Armstrong and Andrew Armstrong.
He is survived by his wife, Leta Sharleen Glassburn, of Mexia; four children, Christopher Glassburn, of Nevada; Brentney Glassburn, of Mexia, Rohan Armstrong, of Dallas and Anthony Armstrong, of Austin; two brothers, Chris Glassburn of Nevada and Mike Glassburn of Indiana; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Eric and Blake Armstrong, and Cloey, Cason and Camdyn Glassburn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Porter Funeral Home, 203 N. Canton in Mexia.

Wed
12
Nov

James 'Gene' Walker

James "Gene" Walker died Nov. 11, 2014.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at St. James Primitive Baptist Church in Coolidge. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Eulogist will be Pastor Gerald Henderson. Burial takes place at Sandy Creek Cemetery.
James "Gene" Walker was born Sept. 17, 1947 in Hills County, to the parents of Shug Walker and Beulah Randle. He attended Woodland High School.
James met his wife, Mary D. Silmon, and they married Nov. 19, 1968. To this union, five children were born: two sons and three daughters.
James was a member of Mustang Baptist Church in Prairie Hill, until God called him home to be with Him. He worked as a general laborer, farmer and in landscaping.
James was preceded in death by his father, four brothers and two sisters.

Wed
12
Nov

Lena Mae Jackson


Lena Mae Jackson

Lena Mae Jackson departed her earthly life Nov. 9, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Lone Star Baptist Church, 629 Grayson St. in Groesbeck. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Burial will take place at Shady Grove Cemetery, with eulogist, Pastor Nathaniel Bedford.
On Aug. 7, 1926 in Groesbeck, Lena Mae Jackson was born to S.J. Warren and Willie D. Johnson. Lena was raised in the Springfield Community.
She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Mount Gideon Baptist Church. She served on the Mission Board, was an active choir member, mother of the church and worked faithfully on the kitchen committee. Lena was a faithful, dedicated and lifelong member.

Wed
12
Nov

Ronald Truman Brown

Ronald Truman Brown, 71, passed away Nov. 11, 2014 in Teague. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, with Brother Clifton Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.
Ronald was born Jan. 21, 1943 in Navasota, to Walter Truman and Willis Temple Brown. He had an outgoing personality. His greatest joy in life was be among people and surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was a loving son and brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ronald is survived by two sisters, Kay Walker and husband, Joe, and Linda Stacks and husband, Randy, all of Teague; two brothers, Mike Brown and wife, Lisa, of Kingwood and Mark Brown of Teague; two nieces; seven nephews; a number of great-nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.

Mon
10
Nov

Pearl Doris Freeman

Pearl Doris Freeman, 89, passed away Nov. 8, 2014 at Teague Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, with Scott Sires and Rev. Bill Wright Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Pearl Doris Freeman was born the first of five children to Mary Lee Morris Huett Bolton and Dewey Lovic Huett on May 30, 1925 in Sherman. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Wortham, and was a proud member of the Rebekas and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerry Sires of Alvarado; and sisters, Mary Ellen Dickenson and Marbry Lee “Cookie” Ball of Sulphur Springs.

Mon
10
Nov

Flura Delle Teer Erskine


Flura Delle Teer Erskine

Flura Delle Teer Erskine passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Nov. 7, 2014, in Longview, after 97 fulfilling years of life.
Born June 7, 1917, in Freestone County, to James Birch and Maude Edna Teer, she was the youngest of 14 children. She descended from a distinguished lineage of patriots in the American Revolution as well as Stephen F. Austin’s original 300 settlers who arrived in Texas in the 1820s.
She was married in 1940 to Blake Erskine of Tehuacana, where they made their home for 43 years. They were blessed with two children, Blake Charles and Kathy Delle. Erskine retired from the Mexia State School after many years of faithful service. She was a talented cook, homemaker and disciplined, hard worker who dearly loved her family and friends. She was also a master 42 player.
Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1983.

Fri
07
Nov

James Duke Walker

Funeral arrangements for James Duke Walker of Coolidge are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Walker went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Wed
05
Nov

Sharlett Ann Van Winkle


Sharlett Ann Van Winkle

Sharlett Ann Van Winkle, 71, of Shiloh, passed away Nov. 5, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Hooper and Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church.
Sharlett was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Gray, to W.W. and Fannie Lelia Davis Wilson. She graduated from Lumberton High School in Lumberton, Miss., and later attended both Navarro College and McLennan Community College to obtain an associate's degree. Sharlett retired from the state of Texas Human Resource Department after 20 years of service, prior to working 12 years for Brown Oil and Gas and 14 1/2 years for ABCO Manufacturing Company.

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