Obituaries

Wed
25
Mar

Hershel Cunningham

Funeral services for Hershel Cunningham, 83, of Oakwood, are pending at Porter Funeral Home. Cunningham passed away March 25, 2015 at his residence.
Cunningham was born on May 29, 1931. A complete obituary will be posted later.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

Wed
25
Mar

Gerald Lee Fulton


Gerald Lee Fulton

Gerald Lee Fulton, 73, of Simsboro, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
He was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Donie, to Arthur and Eunice Fulton. Gerald attended Donie School and graduated from Teague High School, where he was class president and quarterback for the Teague Lions in 1960. He received a bachelor of business administration degree from Sam Houston State in 1964 and continued his education at Baylor University.
Gerald married the love of his life, Ann Bozeman Fulton, on June 14, 1963. The Lord blessed their union with two children, Traci Leigh Fulton and Gerald Lynn “Jerry” Fulton.
He worked as purchasing agent, then office manager at ABCO in Mexia for 22 years. He later worked for ABCO’s parent company, A. Brandt Manufacturing Co., in Fort Worth. He was division accountant at E.R. Carpenter, Inc. in Temple, and retired as business manager of Limestone County Detention Center in Groesbeck.

Wed
25
Mar

Luther Eugene ‘Buck’ Castleberry


Luther Eugene ‘Buck’ Castleberry

Luther Eugene “Buck” Castleberry, of Groesbeck, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Waco, at age 86.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Troy Brooks of Madisonville officiating. Barbara Walker will be the vocalist. Burial will follow in Fort Parker Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Rawls King, Rand Bates, Danny Hewitt, Larry Wilson, Jon King and Charles King.
Buck was born to Luther Lee Castleberry and Mary Helen Cox Castleberry on Aug. 13, 1928 in the Prairie Grove Community. The family moved into Thornton around 1934, and Buck attended school in Thornton and helped his father on the farm.

Wed
25
Mar

Alvie Albert York

Alvie Albert York of Rowlett, formerly of Groesbeck, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 89.
A memorial service was held Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1005 N. Red River Street in Mexia. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. the day of the funeral.
Alvie was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Limestone County, to W.H. and Mary Melissa (Sikes) York. He was a dedicated Jehovah's Witness. He was a truck driver by trade, and had many CB friends that he kept in touch with. As a young man he was a baker at a local cafe in Mexia. He loved to cook and garden. He loved to eat pies and desserts.

Wed
25
Mar

Alan Wayne High Sr.


Alan Wayne High Sr.

Funeral services for Alan Wayne High Sr. will be held Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at Greater Haynes Memorial Church of God In Christ, 601 N. Denton in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Elder C.D Washington will serve as eulogist, and Brother Thomas Gilmore will officiate. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
Alan Wayne High Sr. was born Sept. 11, 1959 to the parentage of Morris L. High Sr. and Betty M. Smith High. He confessed a hope in Christ at the Greater Haynes Memorial Church of God In Christ and was a faithful member. He attended school in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School in 1977. He attended college in obtained a degree in air conditioning and refrigeration from TSTI.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Janet L. High on July 20, 1981, and to this union three children were born.

Mon
23
Mar

Allan W. High

Funeral services for Allan W. High are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
High went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 22, 2015 at Baylor Health Care Center in Dallas, with loving family by his side.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the register book.

Fri
20
Mar

Wyona Ewbank


Wyona Ewbank

Wyona Ewbank, 92, of Mexia, passed away March 18, 2015 at The Manor in Mexia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, with Stanley Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Bald Prairie Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wyona was born Feb. 23, 1923 to Walter and Tincy Thornal Hopper. She was a real estate agent in Houston before moving to Mexia. While here, she worked at Walmart for many years, always providing a warm smile and greeting to all she came into contact with.
Ewbank was preceded in death by her husband, James Geno Ewbank; parents; and granddaughter, Wyona Green.

Fri
20
Mar

Larry Joe Beldin


Larry Joe Beldin

Larry Joe Beldin, 59, of Wortham, passed away March 18, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham, with Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapel.
Larry was born Feb. 25, 1956 in Wortham, to Naomi Christine and John Henry Beldin.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Jackie Beldin, and a sister, Trisha Holden.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Beldin, of Wortham, whom he loved and cherished very dearly; son, Larry Joe Beldin Jr., of Wortham; daughters, Angie Allen, of Wortham, and Lauren Whisenhant and husband, Blake, of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kane Allen, Xavier Allen, Ryan Beldin, Paige Allen and Emma Whisenhant; numerous nieces and nephews, along with many other family members and close friends.

Wed
18
Mar

Andrew James ‘Jim’ Holmes Jr. 


Andrew James ‘Jim’ Holmes Jr. 

Andrew James “Jim” Holmes Jr., 80, passed away March 17, 2015. He was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Donie, to Andrew Sr. and Helen Fenton Holmes.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Holmes, of Rockport; two sons, Billy Holmes and wife, Charla, of Groesbeck, and Marc Holmes, of Donie; one daughter, Jean Ann Holmes, of Fairfield; his first wife, Elenor Holmes, of Mexia; four grandchildren, Andy Holmes and wife, Veronica, of San Antonio, John Holmes and wife, Meagan, of Groesbeck, Lauren Holmes, of Groesbeck, and Reagan Holmes, of Mexia; a nephew, Chad Thomas, of Teague; and his two best friends, Maggie and Lulu, of Rockport.
A memorial service is pending. Condolences may be sent to the family at charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by donation in Jim’s honor to the Humane Society of Aransas County, 1308 Myrtle St., Rockport, TX 78382.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., of Aransas Pass.

Wed
18
Mar

Ian De’Shon Spence


Ian De’Shon Spence

Funeral services for Ian De’Shon Spence Jr. will be held Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 610 N. Denton in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171.
Spence died March 11, 2015 in Wortham.
Spence was born to Alma Cooper and Ian De’Shon Spence Sr. on March 19, 1993 in Hillsboro. “Lil Shon” attended schools in Mexia ISD.

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