Obituaries

Wed
08
Oct

Shirley Kay Haynes Wilks

Funeral services for Shir­ley Kay Haynes Wilks are pend­ing at Pearly Gates Fu­neral Home in Mexia.
Shirley went to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Wed
08
Oct

Casandra ‘Sandy’ Baker

Funeral services for Casandra “Sandy” Baker will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.
Casandra “Sandy” Baker was born Feb. 13, 1965, in Dallas to Belvin and Evelyn Baker. She had one child, Chadrick “Chad 1” Baker. Sandy Joined Antioch Baptist Church at an early age. Sandy passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, with family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her father, Belvin Baker, also Ma Dear, and daddy Zeke, Daddy Jack Freeman and Early Lou McClendon; and two brothers, Belvin Lawrence and Carl Baker. Sandy will be remembered as a loving mother and aunt. Sandy loved taking care of her nieces and nephews, also everybody else’s children.

Wed
08
Oct

Laura Alice Burns

Funeral services for Ms. Laura Alice Burns will be held on Oct. 11 at Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 605 McClinton Drive in Groesbeck. Visitation will be held at Pearly Gates Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and a wake service will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Head Branch in Groesbeck, with Pastor Earnest Cashaw as eulogist.
Laura Alice Burns was born May 27, 1934, to Alice Mae Roberts and Willie Burns, in Big Hill. Laura received her formal education at Black Shear High School in Groesbeck. Having heard the good news of Jesus Christ, Laura accepted the call of salvation and was baptized at Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she became a dedicated member for many years. Laura served well in many capacities: mission, usher board, hospitality and secretary of Sunday school until her health failed.
At a decision-making time in her life, Laura joined the staff of Parkview Regional Hospital, where she worked as a head chef, until her retirement.

Mon
06
Oct

Sherrill Evett Williams


Sherrill Evett Williams

Sherrill Evett Williams, 46, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
She was born Oct. 27, 1967, in Mexia. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1986.
Those left to cherish her memories are: her only child, son, Shanane Sample of Mesquite; mother, Shirley Glenn Whitaker of Mexia; sisters, Lisa and Angela Glenn; paternal grandmother, Thelma Slaughter.
Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church. She will be buried at Jerusalem Cemetery in Teague.

Mon
06
Oct

Judith Ann 'Judy' Guest


Judith Ann 'Judy' Guest

Judith Ann “Judy” Guest, 68, passed away Oct. 6, 2014 at her home in Mexia. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. There will be no graveside service.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Judy was born Dec. 6, 1945 in Jewett, to Freddie and Elizabeth Taylor Howard; the eighth of nine children. She lived in the Mexia area most of her life and attended Mexia High School. She spent a number of years as a caregiver for other people and as a foster grandparent at the Mexia State Supported Living Center.
Judy married Troy Spencer Foley in January 1963; they were blessed with three children, Roy, Troy and Teresa. Their life together was shortened by his death in 1981. In 1983, she married J.O. “Buddy” Guest and he passed away in 2000.

Mon
06
Oct

Casandra 'Sandy' Baker

Funeral arrangements for Casandra "Sandy" Baker are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Baker went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, with loving family by her side.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Fri
03
Oct

Curtis Merideth Stokes


Curtis Merideth Stokes

Curtis Merideth Stokes, 93, of Corsicana, formerly of Mexia, passed away Oct. 2, 2014 in Corsicana.
He was born June 19, 1921 in Emhouse, to Kyle and Mable Stokes. Stokes served in the Army during World War II as a staff sergeant. He retired from Texas Power and Light Company after 41 years where he was distribution supervisor in the Central and Southern divisions.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia, where he served as deacon, guest preacher and Sunday school superintendent. He was a loving, caring father and devoted husband. He was also an avid fisherman and loved animals. He loved to plant gardens and green grass yards. He touched everyone's heart.
He is preceded in death by parents; brothers, Lonnie Stokes, Calvin Stokes, Billy Joe Stokes and Benny Morris Stokes; daughter, Patricia Elaine Stokes; first wife, Ethelyn Bonner Stokes; and second wife, Barbara Glynn Stokes.

Fri
03
Oct

Laura Burns

Funeral service for Laura Burns are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Burns went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 1, 2014 at her residence with family by her side.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Wed
01
Oct

Wesley Dale Dabney

Wesley Dale Dabney, 52, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. at Dabney’s home at 5036 FM 39 North in Mexia, with Rev. Kenneth Hutchison officiating.
Dabney was born Aug. 13, 1962 in Wortham, to Norris Sr. and Violet Foley Dabney.
Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Johnny Dabney.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Dabney of Mexia; son and daughter-in-law, Jeramiah and Heather Dabney of Mexia; grandson, Jayden Dabney and granddaughter, Daniela Dabney, both of Mexia.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
01
Oct

Wanda Inderman Pollock


Wanda Inderman Pollock

Funeral services for Wanda Inderman Pollock, 81, were held Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Brother Steve Cowart and Brother Shawn Sifford officiated. Interment followed the services at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Limestone County.
Visitation was held Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pollock passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Providence St. Catherine’s Hospice Center in Waco. She was born in Teague July 1, 1933, and lived in Teague and the Bi-Stone area almost all of her life. Pollok worked at the Mexia State School for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and doing word search booklets. Pollock was a member of the Church of Christ.
Pollock was preceded in death by two husbands, Bobby Blasingame and Herman Pollock; and one grandson, Christopher Waldrip.

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