Obituaries

Thu
30
Oct

Clara Smith Horace

Funeral services for Clara Smith Horace are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Smith made her transition from this earthly bed to her heavenly bed on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
27
Oct

Paul Glenn Willis

Funeral services for Paul Glenn Willis are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
27
Oct

Jerry Don Huckaby


Jerry Don Huckaby

Jerry Don Huckaby, 69, of Coolidge, passed away Oct. 26, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at Coolidge cemetery.
Huckaby was born Oct. 31, 1944 in Teague, to William Boyd Huckaby Sr. and Elieta Joyce Hall. He was a resident of Coolidge for several years and was in the construction business.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe Huckaby and Dale Huckaby.
He is survived by his children, Michelle Medlock, Linda Writt and Marcus Shelton; sisters, Joyce Ann Love and Gayle Huckaby; brothers, Billy Huckaby and Mike Huckaby; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

Mon
27
Oct

Doris Lunelle Freeman


Doris Lunelle Freeman

Doris Lunelle Freeman, 84, of Mexia, passed away Oct. 27, 2014 in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Forest Glade Baptist Church with Pastor Gil Ash officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Doris was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Currie, in Navarro County, to Harvey S. and Ova Alice Burriss Brooks. She lived in Limestone County most of her life and was a graduate of Coolidge High School. Doris began her working career at the Forest Glade School. After it closed, she transferred to the Mexia ISD Food Service Department where she retired after many years of devoted service.

Wed
22
Oct

Jerry Hogan


Jerry Hogan

Jerry Hogan, 67, of Kirvin, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with brother Gene Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Family visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.
Jerry was born Sept. 30, 1947 in Kirvin, to Joe and Ollie Hogan. He truly was the heart of Kirvin and was loved by all.
Hogan was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy Hogan and Johnny Hogan; sister-in-law, Wanda Hogan; sister, Mary Lou Hughes; brother-in-law, Bill; and his grandson, Briar Scruggs.

Tue
21
Oct

Sheila Danelle Heil Fautt


Sheila Danelle Heil Fautt

Sheila Danelle Heil Fautt received ultimate healing on the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, when she returned home into God’s loving embrace.
Born Aug. 22, 1971, to Cynthia Miller and Darvel Heil Jr., Sheila made a lasting impact on the town of Wortham – her welcoming spirit exuded a sense of inclusivity which no one could resist. She had the inexplicable ability to create a dynamic and caring relationship with anyone. She was an avid Bulldog fan and a devoted friend.

Tue
21
Oct

Kevin DeWayne Bennett


Kevin DeWayne Bennett

Funeral services for Kevin DeWayne Bennett will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 306 N. Ellis in Groesbeck. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Burial takes place at Shady Grove Cemetery; eulogist is Pastor B.T. Jones.
Kevin DeWayne Bennett began his life's journey Sept. 30, 1967 in Groesbeck. He was the fifth child of six born to the union of Edward Bennett and Jessie Mae Bennett. His journey ended Oct. 19, 2014.
Kevin confessed Christ at an early age at Grace Tabernacle Church. As a young adult, he became a member of Andrew Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where he served as an usher.

Thu
16
Oct

John Edward Strangmeier


John Edward Strangmeier

John Edward Strangmeier, of Beach City, entered into eternal rest Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 15 days. John was born to William Frederick Carl and Willie Mae Bussey Strangmeier on Jan. 30, 1935 in Baytown.
John and his bride, Helen Margaret (Miller), celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2014, reminiscing about their elopement, their first apartment, the five burgers they would get for $1 (John would eat 4.5 and Helen would eat the other half), and the many wonderful years together rearing their three children and enjoying their wonderful large family.
John was preceded in death by his parents.

Thu
16
Oct

Anna Pearl Williamson


Anna Pearl Williamson

Anna Pearl Williamson, 84, of Seguin, passed away Sept. 21, 2014 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 11 a.m.; Rev. John Rabon officiated.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mexia Cemetery.

Mon
13
Oct

Ivan Jack Ward


Ivan Jack Ward

Ivan Jack Ward, 69, of Coolidge, passed away Oct. 13, 2014 in Burleson. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge with Rev. Charles Kimble and Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Ivan was born Nov. 4, 1944 in Waco, to Roy Jack and Mildred Elizabeth Mayes Ward. He graduated from Coolidge High School in 1963 and entered Sam Houston State University where he received his bachelor's of science degree in agriculture. Ivan was a farmer and rancher for the majority of his life. He also owned a construction business and a feed lot for several years.

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