Obituaries

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Feb

Jo Ann Bell

The angelic hosts came for Jo Ann Bell, 75, on Feb. 13, 2015, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, among loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services are pending at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Fri
13
Feb

Loretta Ann ‘Lori’ Shields

Loretta Ann “Lori” Shields, 57, of Tehuacana passed away Feb. 12, 2015. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Lori was born July 17, 1957 in Mexia, to John Lee and Patricia Ann Robinson Shields. She was a lifelong resident of Tehuacana and a graduate of Mexia High School. She was a production supervisor of PACTIV-Reynold in Corsicana for eight years.
There were three major things that were most important to Lori: her love for God, love for her family and that she was an avid Texas Rangers fan. Lori loved traveling, especially with her mother, and music. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tehuacana.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chuck Shields; maternal grandparents, Earl and Elizabeth Robinson; and paternal grandparents, Ted and Ora Shields.

Wed
11
Feb

Norman Dale Rockey Jr.


Norman Dale Rockey Jr.

Norman Dale Rockey Jr., 57, of Mexia passed away Feb. 10, 2015 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia City Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Norman “Rockey” was born Nov. 9, 1957 in Lamesa, to Norman Dale Rockey Sr. and Angelita Rodriguez Rockey. He retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center after a number of years; he was in the wheelchair maintenance department.
Rockey’s love for his family was very evident in his life. After his father passed away, he became a substitute father to his younger siblings and someone his mother could depend on for help. He enjoyed fishing and helping people. He attended the First Baptist Church in Wortham.

Wed
11
Feb

Mary Williams Sims

Mary Williams Sims, 83, of Temple, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in a local hospital.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Lost Prairie Cemetery, with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Mary was born Feb. 28, 1931 to Elbert Hayes Williams and Mary Lena Cobb Williams in rural Limestone County. She grew up and graduated from high school in Fair Oaks. Mary graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston as a registered nurse in 1951. She remained in Galveston two more years in her nursing career and then worked one year in Huntsville.
During her education and nursing, Mary was in correspondence with her high school sweetheart from Fair Oaks, Donald Sims, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1954. After his discharge from the Navy, Mary and Donald were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1955 in Teague. After their year in Huntsville, they moved to Groesbeck.

Wed
11
Feb

Jyme Brooke Christensen


Jyme Brooke Christensen

Jyme Brooke Christensen, 39, of Axtell died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 from battling pulmonary hypertension for several years. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia, Judge Ray Jones officiating.
Brooke, a lifelong Central Texas resident, was born Aug. 26, 1975. In 1997, while working her way through school at Chrysler/ Raytheon (now known as L-3) in Waco, she met her future husband, Paul. She graduated magna cum laude from Sam Houston State University in 2002. After, she worked as a middle school teacher in Mexia, Corsicana and Mart, where she touched the hearts and minds of young people from 2002 to 2011 in English, science and ESL.
On March 13, 2012, she married Paul Christensen, the love of her life. They enjoyed traveling together and scuba diving. Both being Disney enthusiasts, they vacationed at the Disney theme parks regularly.

Wed
11
Feb

Henrietta Ross

Funeral services for Henrietta Ross are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Ross, better know to some as Aunt Henney, went to take her rest Feb. 11, 2015 in Mexia.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guestbook

Wed
11
Feb

Cleatus Arthur Hall


Cleatus Arthur Hall

Cleatus Arthur Hall, superhero to his children and grandchildren, avid gamer, jokester, missionary and spiritual leader, died Feb. 9, 2015 at the age of 64. He would not allow us to have a funeral service for him. He wanted a memorial, to celebrate his life. So join us on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center in Waco. Those sending flowers via Porter Funeral Home might consider delivery on Thursday or Friday since Saturday is Valentine's Day.

Mon
09
Feb

Weems Carl Stoecker


Weems Carl Stoecker

Weems Carl Stoecker, 66, of Groesbeck, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at his home on Lake Limestone. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia, to commemorate his life. Masonic rites will follow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and William Stoecker.
He is survived by his daughters, Amanda “Mandy” Stoecker of Atlanta, Ga. and Anna Holub (Jason) of College Station; siblings, William “Ben” Stoecker (Pat) of Sacramento, Calif., Austin “Dolly” LeMay (Tim) of Wortham, Mike Stoecker (Beth) of Conroe, and Jill Stoecker of Gary; grandchild, Hudson Holub; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Mon
09
Feb

Marilyn McGown Godfrey


Marilyn McGown Godfrey

Services for Marilyn McGown Godfrey, 91, who died Feb. 7, 2015 at Crestview Court in Bryan, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Gladewater. Visitation will be at the church at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Lakeview Mausoleum in Longview. Rev. Dick Dobbins and Rev. Nick Sholars will officiate; Larry W. Osborne will assist.
A second memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at Crestview Arbor Oaks Chapel, 2505 E. Villa Maria in Bryan, with Rev. Rick Sitton, Rev. David Henry and Rev. Gary Adams officiating.

Mon
09
Feb

Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman


Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman

Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
Janice was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Mexia, to Loyd Sr. and Lonnie Mae Wilburn Robinson. She was a beloved wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She attended grade school at Fair Oaks School, 9th and 10th grade at Mexia High School; and 11th and 12th grade at Groesbeck High School, where she graduated in 1966.
Janice married her high school sweetheart, Otis Bozeman, on May 28, 1966 in Groesbeck. They moved to Fairfield to raise their family.
Janice and Otis returned to Mexia in 2002. Janice was an active member of First Baptist Church Mexia and spent her free time loving and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person to all she met.
Janice was preceded in death by her father; brothers, James Delton Robinson, Jerry Wayne Robinson, and Loyd Delton “Dell” Robinson Jr.; and sister, Carolyn Sue Cotton.

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