Obituaries

Fri
01
Apr

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones died March 30, 2016.
She was born April 26, 1930 in Cotton Gin, to Henry Hiram and Mattie Ruth Fleming. Her family moved to Mexia, where she graduated from Mexia High and met Bill Jones, destined to become the love of her life. They married on Aug. 5, 1950.
Carrie and Bill welcomed their first child, Connie Jo, on Oct. 24, 1951. The family made their home in Angleton, where Bill worked as a machinist for Dow Chemical Company. Connie enjoyed the good life until March 21, 1958, when Teresa Jean arrived on the scene. Della Rena made her debut on Nov. 18, 1960. Cutest baby ever!

Fri
01
Apr

Olga Tina Green

Olga Tina Green

The angelic hosts came for Olga Tina Green on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing with the family present is Saturday, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are Sunday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia, with Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Clifton Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, U.S. 84 in Mexia.
Tina was born Aug. 31, 1967 in Houston, the fifth child of Bobby and Marie Green. She attended Madison High School in Houston and was baptized in the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia, by Rev. Clifton Davis.
She was a lovingly known to all by “Mama Tina” or “Aunt Tina,” and for her expertise in cooking dirty rice and barbecue. Tina will be missed especially for her touching, loving ways.

Wed
30
Mar

Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes

Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes

The angelic hosts came for Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her residence in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will begin at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, on Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia, with Rev. Clifton Davis officiating. Viewing will be held at the church from noon until the service begins. Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in the Doyle community of Groesbeck.
Rhodes was born July 27, 1928 to the parentage of Reese and Minnie Smith in Limestone County and was one of the oldest living graduates of Woodland High School of Mexia. She received her Christian education in the Baptist church in the Woodland community.

Mon
28
Mar

Bryan “B.T.” Thornton

Bryan “B.T.” Thornton

Graveside services for Bryan “B.T.” Thornton will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Kent Kendall will officiate.
Visitation will be held Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, 900 U.S. 84 West in Teague.
B.T., 49, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his home, lovingly known by all as “The Hill.”

Mon
28
Mar

Mozelle Bunch Mayes

Mozelle Bunch Mayes

Mozelle Bunch Mayes, 86, of Coolidge passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 in Mexia. Mozelle was born March 8, 1930 in Coolidge, to Mack M. and Cedora “Dora” Henderson Bunch.
She started school in Delia, Limestone County, and graduated from Coolidge High School in 1947. Mozelle’s first job, at the age of 13, was typing reports for a company in Coolidge. She worked as an operator at the Coolidge Telephone Company while in high school. During college, she worked at a cafe in Tehuacana as a waitress. After college, she worked in Fort Worth and Waco. In the 1950s, she was bookkeeper for Homer Bennett. In the 1970s, she went to work at the First State Bank in Coolidge. In the 1980s, she worked at the First State Bank in Hubbard, which changed names twice during the 17 years she worked there. She retired in 1997 from Wells Fargo Bank in Hubbard.
Mozelle was a member of the Coolidge Garden Club and the First United Methodist Church of Coolidge.

Fri
25
Mar

Cynthia Elaine Gabriel Freeman

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman 47, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco, after a brief illness.
Viewing will be held Friday, April 1, beginning at 10 a.m. and with family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at Westside Church of Christ, 102 S. Herman St. in Mexia, with Bishop Jeremy Henry officiating. Interment will be at the Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield.
Freeman was born May 4, 1968 in Fairfield, the eighth child born to the parentage of William and Luebertha Gabriel. She married Tyrone Freeman and was employed at the Fairview Manor in nursing service. Cynthia enjoyed taking care of people, from infants to the elderly. But most of all, she had a great love for her family and friends.

Wed
23
Mar

Cloyce Tyner

Cloyce Tyner

Cloyce Tyner, 83, passed away March 22, 2016 at his home in Mexia. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Cloyce was born in Wortham on Feb. 5, 1933, to Sidney Monroe and Lois Rogers Tyner. He grew up in Ennis and was a graduate of Ennis High School. After high school, he proudly served his country in the Army. Cloyce married the love of his life, Peggy Elizabeth Reid, in Durant, Okla. on Sept. 3, 1955.
In 1972, Cloyce resigned his job with the city of Dallas and they moved to Mexia. He went to work as Mexia’s city secretary/ tax assessor-collector and, on several occasions, served as interim city manager. He retired after 22 years of service.

Wed
23
Mar

Luberta Thomas

Luberta Thomas

Luberta Thomas was born July 5, 1939 in Limestone County, to Authur and Valarie Thomas. She passed away March 14, 2016.  
Services will be held March 26 at 1 p.m. at Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Groesbeck.
She accepted Christ at an early age. She later joined Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church of Midland, where she served faithfully as an usher.
She was united in holy matrimony to Marion Brown Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Marcus Brown; a daughter, Merilyn Brown Johnson; brothers, R.L. Thomas, L.C. Milus, Joe Thomas, Le Roy Thomas and M.C. Jennings; and sisters, Corine Gibson and Gertrude Parker.

Mon
21
Mar

Harold Julius Nussbaum

Harold Julius Nussbaum

Harold Julius Nussbaum, 86, of Mexia, passed away March 19, 2016.
Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Danny Niedecken officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Harold was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., on March 12, 1930, to Julius Harold and Erna Rang Nussbaum. He was a lifelong resident of Mexia and graduate of Mexia High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. Harold was a well-known, respected banker in Mexia for 50-plus years, prior to his retirement.
Harold had an outgoing and humorous personality; he never met a stranger. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, whether it was at the coffee shop, at home or at the hospital. He was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, J. Harold Nussbaum II.

Fri
18
Mar

Luberta Thomas

Funeral services are pending for Luberta Thomas, formerly a resident of Groesbeck. Arrangements are being made by Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

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