Obituaries

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Hazel Naomi Simmons


Hazel Naomi Simmons

On the morning of June 28, 2014, God called away the sweet spirit of Hazel Naomi Simmons to her heavenly home. Hazel was born May 23, 1920 in Pinewood, Minn. to Clarence E. and Estella Hurst Bacon. She was the third of seven children.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always put others ahead of herself. She loved her Lord and savior with all her heart and lived her life as a faithful servant.
Hazel married Robert "Bob" Simmons in August 1943. They raised four children in a home filled with love, giving those who knew them an example of a loving marriage and godly parents.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son, Carey; and her siblings.

Wed
25
Jun

Turner Whorton


Turner Whorton

The angelic hosts came for Turner Whorton, 70, of Mexia on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the Doctor’s Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing and visitation with the family will be Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. in the Alexander Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 201 Kohlman Road in Mexia, with Rev. Henry Chambers Jr. officiating and Rev. Wilmer Davis Jr. serving as eulogist. Interment with military funeral honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
Whorton was born Jan. 6, 1944 in Dallas, to Dee and Blanche Whorton of Mexia.
He attended Douglas Elementary and Dunbar High School in Mexia, and was valedictorian of his graduating class of 1961.

Wed
25
Jun

Michael Douglas 'Mickey' Hancock


Michael Douglas 'Mickey' Hancock

Michael Douglas “Mickey” Hancock, 52, passed away June 24, 2014 in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Mickey was born March 17, 1962 in Mexia, to Garland Dean and Carolyn Liles Hancock. He was a lifelong resident of Mexia and a graduate of Mexia High School, class of 1980. He was a 20-year employee of the Texas Department of Corrections.
On July 29, 1985, Mickey married the love of his life, Tracy Bowen, at the First Baptist Church in Mexia. They were proudly blessed with a daughter, Lindsey Marie. He loved his family so much and enjoyed spending time with “his girls” at home and on many family trips.

Mon
23
Jun

Loyd E. 'Shorty' Jackson


Loyd E. 'Shorty' Jackson

Loyd E. “Shorty” Jackson died June 18, 2014 in San Antonio, where he had resided since 2003.
The Mexia native graduated from Mexia High School.
He lived in the Pasadena-Deer Park area for more than 50 years, working for Shell Oil Company and being active in Memorial Baptist Church and South Main Baptist Church.
He was raised in Mexia, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended the University of Houston.
His wife of 62 years, Reba, preceded him in death in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Craig Bird, of San Antonio; son, Rev. Loyd E. Jackson Jr. and his wife, Candy, of Kansas City; grandsons, Coby Bird and family of Fort Worth and Brant Bird and his family of Pleasanton; granddaughters, Courtney Stolfus and her family and Amanda Jackson, all of Kansas City; and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
18
Jun

Cleo Rosellen Kelly


Cleo Rosellen Kelly

Cleo Rosellen Kelly, 68, of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 13, 2014 after surgery in Waco.
Cleo was born Nov. 4, 1945 to Elisha "Bully" and Clara Carver and was a longtime resident of Corsicana. She was a loving mother and Nanny and could brighten anyone's day with her ability to make you laugh even during the toughest times.
Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl Carver; nephews, Kevin Haynes and Dirk Messer; daughter-in-law Betty DeChaume and brother-in-law, Bill Prince. 

Wed
18
Jun

George Hill Bounds Jr.


George Hill Bounds Jr.

George Hill Bounds Jr. of Point Enterprise passed away June 15, 2014 at The Manor Health Care Residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Parker Memorial Park in Groesbeck. Family visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born to George Hill Bounds and Ruby Johnson Bounds Feb. 26, 1935 in Wortham. He married Winda Nichols in August 1959 at Merit. George and Winda would have been married for 55 years come August of this year.
George was preceded in death by his father, mother, and his brother Lee Bounds.

Mon
16
Jun

Henry Lee Glenn Padgett


Henry Lee Glenn Padgett

Funeral services for Henry Lee Glenn Padgett will be held Tuesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Teague with Paul Pryor officiating. Interment will follow at Cotton Gin Cemetery. Family visitation was held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Padgett was born Aug. 20, 1952 in Pasadena, and passed away June 13, 2014. He was baptized at the age of 9 and was 61 at the time of his death. In his intermediate school years he was active in track, baseball and boxing. His family moved from Pasadena to Mexia in 1967 and then to Teague, where he attended Teague High School.
He married Tricia Hall on Dec. 6, 1975. They were married for 25 years until her death separated them in 2001. Padgett worked for Aycock Chevrolet and Leon’s Garage for several years. He loved his profession of auto mechanic and eventually opened his own auto repair shop in Teague. He finally closed his shop and went to work for Northwestern Resources.

Fri
13
Jun

Cora Lee Holt


Cora Lee Holt

Cora Lee Holt went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. Saturday in Point Enterprise Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2630 West Frwy., Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Lee, as she known by friends and family, was born March 20, 1933, to Elbridge and Lucy Holt in the small community of Point Enterprise outside Mexia, the youngest of eight children. Lee attended East Texas State College and majored in art. On May 18, 1952, she married Donald Ray Crockett and settled in Arlington, where they raised their three daughters, Lynn, Tanya and Laura.
Lee lived the remainder of her life in Arlington.
Lee was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Holt and Amos Holt; and sisters, Ruby Williams, Marguerite Kerzee and Elizabeth Hawkins.

Fri
13
Jun

Walter 'Buster' Rogers

Walter "Buster" Rogers, 75, of Tehuacana died June 11, 2014 in Providence Hospital in Waco.
He was born Oct. 9, 1938 in Apopka, Fla., the son of Ruffin and Ruth Rogers. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years and was a plumber for many years. He was a member of the American Legion and Tehuacana First Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing, campin and bluegrass festivals.
He married Nancy Rogers in 1985.
Buster is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Tehuacana; son, Greg, of Austin; daughter, Jenny, of Thompson, Ga.; son, Charlie Fortson, of Gatesville; daughter, Joyce, of Tehuacana; grandchildren, Juston, Josh and Jake, of Louisiana, and Tommy, of Georgia; and numerous other family members and friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the Tehuacana First Baptist Church.

Fri
13
Jun

Juanita Cotton Brooks


Juanita Cotton Brooks

Funeral services for Juanita Cotton Brooks will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Greater Haynes Memorial C.O.G.I.C, 601 N. Denton in Mexia.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Henderson Cemetery in Mexia.
Juanita Cotton Brooks was born May 16, 1929 in the Rocky Crossing Community, Mexia, Limestone County, to the parentage of Verna Pinkard and Dee Cotton.  She is the grandchild of Pearl King Pinkard and Zannie Pinkard.
She started school at Woodland but later she and her sister, Dorris, and mother, moved to Dallas.  After five years they returned to Mexia, where she graduated from Dunbar High School in 1948.
On March 23, 1950 she and Sanford Brooks were married and had three daughters, along with his daughter, Ivory Lucille Yarbrough.
On Wednesday afternoon, June 11, 2014, after a nice snack and a nap, the Lord called her home, to share eternity with him.

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