Obituaries

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Feb

Clara June Waldrop

Clara June Waldrop

Clara June Waldrop, 85, of Coolidge passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in Mexia. Clara June was born Oct. 23, 1930 in Coolidge, to James P. and Maggie M. Brewer Jones. She grew up in Coolidge and graduated valedictorian of Coolidge High School’s class of 1947. She married Billy Waldrop on Aug. 31, 1946 and they enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage.
Clara June lived an amazing life, raising four children as a wife and a homemaker; however, she never lost her love of school and learning new things. As the children got out on their own, she went back to school and received degrees in general business and real estate.

Fri
19
Feb

Tex Clayton Loper

Tex Clayton Loper

The world is a less remarkable place today. Tex Clayton Loper left us Feb. 15, 2016, sadder, wiser and so much better for having known him. Born in California, to older parents, father Raz Clayton Loper (65) and Nobie Jones Loper (44), on Aug. 3, 1943, Tex received his “state-sized” moniker to fill the void in his mother’s heart as she pined for her home in the Lone Star State.

Wed
17
Feb

Dorothy Ann Mathis

Dorothy Ann Mathis

Dorothy Ann Mathis was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Mexia, the second daughter and third child born to the parentage of J.R. Smith Sr. and Ruth Williams Smith.
She grew up and attended school in Mexia, and later met and married Alvin Mathis Sr. They moved to Dallas and to their union brought forth six children. In faith, strength and courage, she raised the six to adulthood. Though in later years, she practiced her faith at various churches, for decades she had been a dedicated member at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in sunny South Dallas.
To better her life and that of her children, Dorothy went to business school for accounting, wherein she put that skill set to work at Scott Foresman, now Harper Collins Publishing Company. After successful employment of over 25 years, she retired in 1996.

Wed
17
Feb

Harry James Johnson

Harry James Johnson

The angelic hosts came for Harry Johnson on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at the Mexia LTC Rehab Center in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 19 at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, beginning at 10 a.m. with the family present for visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 203 Canton St. in Mexia, with Rev. Lewis Brown and Rev. John DeLancy officiating. Interment will be in the Grayson Chapel Cemetery, FM 1365 in Teague with military honors by the Fort Hood Army Honor Guards.

Wed
17
Feb

Symotheressa Hobbs

Symotheressa Hobbs

Symotheressa Hobbs went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco with his family by his side.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mexia. Interment will take place at Sandy Creek Cemetery in the Sandy Community.
Symotheressa Hobbs was born to Lewis and Valeresa West on Aug. 2, 1978. He accepted Christ at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1997 and attended Navarro College from 1997-99.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandfather, Lee Milton Hobbs Sr.; brother, Synotheressa Hobbs; aunt, Dorothy Lee Hobbs and uncle, Stanley Hobbs.

Wed
17
Feb

Henry Lee Adkison

Funeral services for Henry Lee Adkison will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister Gerald Henderson officiating and pastor Billy Adkison as eulogist. Interment takes place at the Sandy Cemetery in the Sandy Community.
Viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the chapel.
Adkison was born Feb. 15, 1916 in Limestone County, to Marion and Mary Adkinon. He attended public school in the Sandy Community.
He joined the Navy on Jan. 20, 1944 and served for two years, then received an honorable discharge in October 1946. He spent the remainder of his life as a farmer in Limestone county.
He met and married Sarah Jane Mayfield, deceased, then later, married Geraldine Reeves, also deceased. A son, William “Bill;” daughter, Mary Lee Johnson; and grandson, Vince Edward Samuel, also preceded him in death.

Fri
12
Feb

Mabel Faye Todd Beene

Mabel Faye Todd Beene

Mabel Faye Todd Beene, 69, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at her home in Cleburne.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. James Hooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Faye was born in Hubbard, on Dec. 10, 1946, to Ernest Todd and Vivian McDonald Todd Holman. She was a graduate of Coolidge High School, class of 1965. She married her lifelong partner of 50 years, Bobby Beene, on Dec. 18, 1965 in Coolidge.
Faye was happiest when she was surrounded by her family; they were her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was so excited and anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first great-grandchild. Her favorite pastime was spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed painting (was an excellent artist), scrapbooking and excelled in cooking.

Fri
12
Feb

John Knox ‘Johnny’ LeFevre

John Knox ‘Johnny’ LeFevre

John Knox “Johnny” LeFevre passed away at age 65 in Wortham, on Feb. 11, 2016.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Wortham, with Rev. Gary Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the church until the time of the service.
Johnny was born on Feb. 1, 1951 in Mexia, to William Morris and Christine Bounds LeFevre. He was married to Spring Miller and they had one son, Joshua Knox LeFevre.

Fri
12
Feb

Dorothy A. Mathis

Funeral services for Dorothy A. Mathis are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.
Mathis made her transition from this earthly home to her heavenly home on Feb. 11, 2016 at Villa at Mountain View Health Center in Dallas, surrounded by family and friends.

Wed
10
Feb

Ella Marie Robinson Roblow

Ella Marie Robinson Roblow

Funeral services for Ella Marie Roblow were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 209 N. 6th Ave. in Teague. Elder Billy Ray Jackson officiated and Minister Dorsey Roblow Jr. was eulogist. Interment was at Antioch Cemetery in Teague.
Ella Marie Robinson Roblow was the fifth child of J. V. Robinson Sr. and Pauline Taylor Robinson and was born in Freestone County. Ella went to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016 in Temple.
She grew up in Teague and graduated with Teague High School class of 1966. Ella married Lewis Roblow Sr. on May 24, 1975. She attended Temple Junior College where she enjoying walking to school. Ella was employed by Teague Sewing Factory, as a teacher aide for adult education and as a home health care worker. She held membership in First Baptist Church South Teague.

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