Obituaries

Wed
08
Jun

Lillie Faye Thomas

Lillie Faye Thomas

The family of Faye Thomas let her go with the angelic hosts on Friday, June 3, 2016, at her residence in Wortham, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, June 10, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. in the Smith Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 620 N. MLK Dr. in Wortham. The pastor, Rev. Ronald Redmond, will officiate and Rev. Curtis Jefferson Jr., pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Weatherford, will be the eulogist. Interment will be in the Wortham Cemetery.
Faye was born July 29, 1939 in Mexia to Tellwood Bluitt and Ardie Lee Houston, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Mexia, graduated with the Dunbar High School class of 1954, was first a member of New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia, and was an active member of Beluah Missionary Baptist Church, Wortham.

Mon
06
Jun

Alan McGee

Alan Wayne McGee

Alan Wayne McGee, 54, passed away at his home in Point Enterprise on June 6, 2016.
Graveside services were 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, in the Point Enterprise Cemetery with Bro. Eddie Hayworth officiating.
Visitation with the family was 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Alan was born in Wichita Falls on Oct. 6, 1961, to Jerry and Patricia Barton McGee. He lived in the Mexia area most of his life. He worked as an auto mechanic for a number of years.
Alan was a loving son, father, grandfather and brother. He was a friend to many and will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. He was also a member of the Point Enterprise Baptist Church.
Alan is survived by his parents, Jerry and Pat McGee of Mexia; son, Michael McGee of Eureka Calif.; three granddaughters; brother, Lane McGee of Mexia; sister, Teresa Wright of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Wed
01
Jun

Arthur Lee Forge

Arthur Lee Forge

Arthur Lee Forge, 92, died May 29, 2016 at his home in Mexia.
He was born July 26, 1924 to the Arthur and Lizzie Brooks Forge. He served in the Navy during World War II as a gunner and received an honorable discharge January 11, 1946.
He married Della B. Hobbs on July 20, 1946. Then later, he met and married Artavia Eagan on March 10, 1970.
He was a member of the Freestone Travelers. He worked for Dick Scott Ford, Gulf Oil Petroleum and as a foster grandparent at Mexia State School.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Della B. Forge and Artavia Forge; children, Mary Louise Forge Levels, Michael Forge and Arthur Lee Forge Jr.; and siblings, Elizabeth and Willie.

Wed
01
Jun

Cathy Reeves

Cathy Reeves of Richland passed away at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the age of 58.
She was born Oct. 21, 1957 in Corsicana, to Robert and Carolyn Minatra. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wortham. She worked as a seamstress at Hager Slacks and worked at the Mexia State School. She was vice president for the Retreat Riding Club, Tri County Horse Association. She enjoyed going camping, enjoyed going to the lake and going to garage sales.
Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
30
May

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder, 85, died May 23, 2016 in Dallas.
She was born April 30, 1931.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, at Singing Hills Funeral Home, 6221 University Hills Blvd. in Dallas.
Celebration hour is 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton in Mexia. Burial will commence Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in the DFW National Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Singing Hills Funeral Home of Dallas.

Fri
27
May

Charley Lee Daniel

Charley Lee Daniel

Charley Lee Daniel, 81, of Mexia, passed away May 25, 2016 in Groesbeck.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 27, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Brother John McElroy officiating. Interment was in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Sims, Charley Daniel II, Jack Rush, Jonathan Bible, Johnny Rogers and Ben Garner.
Charley was born in Tolar, to Ed and Norvella Sanders Daniel. He grew up in Tulia, where he played outstanding basketball for Tulia High School, and graduated class of 1955. Charley worked for the Dallas Police Department for 21 years, Pullman Pools in Fort Worth for 10 years and Lightsey’s Peach Orchard in Mexia for 10 years. He was also a member of the Texas National Guard.

Fri
27
May

Richard Lee Woods

Richard Lee Woods

Richard Lee Woods was born in Woodville on Oct. 22, 1952. He was at his home in Grand Prairie when he left us to join his savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on May 20, 2016. Although he was a three-time cancer survivor, he passed quietly of natural causes.
A graveside service will be held at Tehuacana Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m., with his nephew, Brother Rich Kaszak, officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6- to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Richard’s family came to Mexia when he was 7 years old, but he always called it “home.” He was a member of the Mexia High School class of 1971.
Richard loved people and made friends easily. He was an avid classic car enthusiast, having completely restored/ street-rodded a 1940 Ford Sedan that earned him many trophies.

Fri
27
May

Sylvia Sue Thompson

Sylvia Sue Thompson

Sylvia Sue Thompson, of Mexia, passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20, 2016, at age 80.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, with Pastor Spain Trask of the First Assembly of God of Teague and her brother, Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawn Phillips, Ben Hardin and Ron Jackson. Great-grandsons and nephews were honorary pallbearers.
Sue was born June 28, 1935 to Irving Randolph Youngblood and Irene Elizabeth Parks Youngblood, in Morgan. She grew up in Morgan until the family moved to Fort Worth while she was in high school.
Sue was united in marriage with B.W. Thompson in Fort Worth on Nov. 14, 1953, and they continued to live in Fort Worth and Dallas for four more years, until moving to his home community of Farrar in Limestone County. They moved to Mexia in recent years, after living many years in the country.

Fri
27
May

Linda Sue Starkes Herring

Linda Sue Starkes Herring, of Kosse, passed away at approximately 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
She was born Sept. 25, 1941. She is survived by her husband, three children, three grandchildren and many friends.
Graveside services were held Monday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m., at Criswell Cemetery in Marlin.

Wed
25
May

Johnnie Lee Jones

Johnnie Lee Jones

Johnnie Lee Jones was born March 10, 1932 in Limestone County, to the parentage of Arthur and Valerie Thomas. She passed away May 18, 2016.
She married Tracy Jones on Sept. 8,1947 and to that union 13 children were born; seven boys and six girls.
She was preceded in death by her parentss; husband, Tracy Jones; sons, R.L. Jones and Ray Jones; brothers, R.L. Thomas, Joe Thomas, L.C. Milus and M.C. Jennings; sisters, Corine Gibson, Gertrude Parker and LuBerta Thomas; and step-daughter, Mauldie Williams.

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