Obituaries

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.

Wed
01
Oct

Margaret 'Granny' Ingersoll


Margaret 'Granny' Ingersoll

Graveside services for Margaret “Granny” Ingersoll, 92, were held Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham. Brother Gary Watson officiated. There was no public visitation at the funeral home.
Margaret “Granny” Ingersoll was born to this earthly world on Sept. 9, 1922, and found eternal peace Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Margaret was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and friend. She could be found spending time with her beautiful family or outside with her beloved animals.

Wed
01
Oct

Bishop Tyree Gatson Sr.


Bishop Tyree Gatson Sr.

Tyree Gatson Sr., 87, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 27, 2014.  His final days were spent with his wife, Rachel Gatson, at True Care Living Centre in Palestine.
Tyree Gatson Sr. was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Fairfield, to Willie and Verila Gatson.
Tyree had a long and productive life. He was a proud World War II veteran, Christian, minister, outdoorsman, and a devoted husband and father. Those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile and caring heart brought much joy to his family.
Tyree gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.  He loved the Lord, ministry and church. He founded Gatson Temple, which is now known as New Birth Christian Centre. Tyree also had a passion for hunting, fishing and farm life and fulfilled that passion at the family farm in Oakwood, where all of his time was spent apart from the ministry.

Wed
24
Sep

Dorothy Mae Miller


Dorothy Mae Miller

Funeral services for Dor­othy Mae Miller were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pilgrim Rest in Corsicana.
Ms. Miller was born in Oklahoma City, on Jan. 27, 1938, to Jim and Alma Finch. Dorothy attended and re­ceived her education in the Oklahoma ISD.
She met and married Marshall Miller who preceded her in death. Dor­othy passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Sept. 13, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Alma Finch; husband, Marshall Miller Sr.; grandchild, Latoya Miller; three brothers and two sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memories five children, Maxie Alexander, Joyce Dan­iels, Shonda Walker, Steph­anie Miller and Marshall Miller Jr.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends; also two special friends, Angela Rhymes and Finnie Nell.

Wed
24
Sep

Jose Le’Andrea Williams


Jose Le'Andrea Williams

Funeral services for Jose Le’Andrea Williams will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., at Straightway Missionary Baptist Church 400 South 15th Street in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held at Mr. Smith’s Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 in Corsicana, 2 p.m. till 7 p.m.
Jose was born on July 7, 1976, to Carstromers Wil­liams and Valarie Reese in Corsicana. Jose went to be with the Lord at his residence in Balch Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
Jose graduated in 1994 from Corsicana High School, where he played football, bas­­­ketball and track, and where he also enjoyed singing with the New Creation Community Choir.
He continued his education at Texas State Technical College in Waco, and from there he enlisted in the United States Army for seven years.

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