Obituaries

Mon
16
May

Pat Newsom

Pat Newsom went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She had been battling advanced COPD and a heart condition for over a year.
A celebration of life for Pat will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Pat was born in Terrell on Feb. 8, 1936, to Elmer L. and Lois Dean. She grew up and graduated from high school in Wylie. In 1957, she married Bill Newsom and moved to Waco where she was a secretary for Crestview ISD and also a loan officer for Educators Credit Union.

Fri
13
May

Michael James ‘M.J.’ Jackson

Michael James ‘M.J.’ Jackson

The angelic hosts came for Michael James “M.J.” Jackson on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 on U.S. 84, 1 mile east of Teague.
Funeral services, followed by cremation, will be held Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel, with Missionary Lisa Jones officiating and Minister Kayla Brown as eulogist.
Michael James Jackson was born March 25, 1986 in Corsicana, to the parentage of Martha Ruth Jackson. He grew up in the Banks Stop community of Fairfield, and attended the Fairfield public schools.
He received his Christian education at Longs Chapel United Methodist Church in Fairfield and attended Faith Temple Ministry in Fairfield. Michael was a laborer and engaged in building construction. He last employment was with Sonic Drive-In in Fairfield. His hobbies were football, basketball and other sports.
Michael will be remembered most for always being helpful, smiling and his gold teeth.

Fri
13
May

Alberta L. Harvey

Alberta L. Harvey

Alberta L. Harvey was born Nov. 11, 1965 in Jackson, Miss., to Robert Harvey Sr. and Alberta M. Harvey.
The family of Alberta L. Harvey let her go with the angelic hosts on May 5, 2016.
Viewing and visitation will be at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. Funeral services will be held at Moore's Angelic Chapel in Teague, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Interment will follow in the Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Harvey attended Byram High School in Jackson, Mississippi. She also attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, and Navarro Junior College in Corsicana. She received her Christian education at Mount Eva Missionary Baptist Church in Terry, Miss.; Union Primitive Baptist Church in Teague and Salvation Lighthouse Church of God In Christ in Mexia. Harvey was employed at Shamrock Ministry in Tyler, Texas and Security Support and Mexia State School in Mexia.

Wed
11
May

Delma Posey Park

Delma Posey Park

Delma Park, 85, passed away, May 10, 2016, in Waco, at the Providence Hospice Place, surrounded by her family. She had resided at her home in Mexia prior to hospitalization.
Family visitation will be Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Mexia. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with interment in the Mexia Cemetery. Rev. Danny Niedecken will preside. Pallbearers will be George Tidwell, James Dawley, Bob Crider, Terry Don Shivers, Kyle Hancock and Kyler Hancock. Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Upper Room Sunday school class.
Delma was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Sulphur Bluff, to Vera and Alton Posey.

Wed
11
May

Cynthia Diane Mims

Cynthia Diane Mims

The angel of silence entered Cynthia Diane Mims' life on May 8, 2016 at her residence in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
The visitation will be Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m., at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Feeder Road in Fairfield, Rev. E.A. Anderson, pastor; officiating minister, Minister Jesse Jones; and eulogist, Rev. W.C. Anderson. Interment will take place at Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield.
Diane was born Feb. 7, 1961 in Fairfield, the fourth child born to Edd Wesley Mims and Mary Ella Mims. She attended Dogan School and Fairfield High School in Fairfield.

Wed
11
May

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden was born to the parentage of Willie Mae Cook and Edna Forge (Garden) on Aug. 28, 1952 in Groesbeck. He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. He was a faithful member and served as a deacon at Union Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Elizabeth Harris Jones.
He received his education and graduated from Groesbeck High School and attended Jarvis Christian College. He worked at Mexia State School and Dick Scott Ford for many years.
He united in Holy Matrimony with Sharon Adams.
He loved playing dominoes and barbecuing for friends and family. He loved to have his family and friends come together and help others anyway he could.

Wed
11
May

Bruce R. Carter

Bruce R. Carter

Bruce R. Carter, 89, of Fort Worth, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Coolidge Cemetery in Limestone County, with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.
Bruce was born Feb. 15, 1927 on a farm in Coolidge, to Dave and Elizabeth (Curry) Carter. After his graduation from Coolidge High School, he served in the Army until his discharge at the end of World War II. He then moved to Fort Worth where his family had moved after having to sell the farm while he was gone. Bruce got a job working for his brother for two years in Odessa before returning to Fort Worth and working for Peterbilt, Cummins, Mobil and Hobbs before going to work for the Dallas County Treasurer’s Office. He then went to work for the Tarrant County Treasurer’s Office and when that office was abolished, he worked for the Tarrant County Auditor’s Office where he stayed until he retired.

Wed
11
May

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown, of Mexia, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco. A celebration of Nan’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia.
Nan was born in Houston on July 25, 1941, but moved to Florida while still an infant. She was always proud to say that, despite growing up in Daytona Beach, she was a native Texan.
She attended Daytona Community College and Florida State University. She was an Air Force wife and lived at many duty stations with her family, including an overseas assignment in Italy where she studied art history under Dr. Phillip Rylands, later the curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in Venice Italy.

Mon
09
May

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph “Bob” Jorda, 89, formerly of Mexia, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hewitt. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Pallbearers will be David Wren, Terry Proctor, Duane Cripe, Payton Wren, Erik Dearing and Tyler Castro.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bob was born in Waco on July 28, 1926, to Albert Laron “Dutch” and Velma Kelly Jorda. They moved to Mexia when he was 3 years of age, where Bob grew up and attended Mexia schools, graduating MHS in the class of 1943. Bob was proud of his hometown and as he grew older, loved to reminiscence with friends, and others, about the history of Mexia.

Mon
09
May

Vernon C. Gardner

Funeral arrangements for Vernon C. Gardner, of Mexia, are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home.  
Gardner passed away May 8, 2016.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia is in charge of arrangements.
 

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