Obituaries

Wed
26
Feb

Charles Adrian 'Chuck' Lynch


Charles Adrian 'Chuck' Lynch

Charles Adrian “Chuck” Lynch, 67, of Mexia, passed away Feb. 13, 2014 in Waco.
A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, 605 S. McKinney.. Visitation with family and friends will follow.
Chuck was born Feb. 23, 1946 in San Antonio, to Francis Adrian Lynch and Billie Lucille Cox Bethel. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and then received his bachelor and masters degrees from North Texas University followed by his doctorate from Baylor University. Chuck retired from the Mexia State School after 30 years of service as director of staff development, having been named Director of the Year for the state of Texas during his tenure.

Fri
21
Feb

Evelyn Beachum Daniels


Evelyn Beachum Daniels

Funeral services for Evelyn Beachum Daniels will be held Saturday, March 1, at Church of the Living God, Pillar Ground of the Truth, 2610 Ledbetter Dr. in Dallas. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Dallas, Bishop Demetrius Beachum, eulogist.
Daniels made her transition from this earth to her heavenly home Feb. 20, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family and friends.
Evelyn Beachum Daniels was born April 19, 1915 in South Bend Community, Limestone County, to Preston and Martha Callie Beachum.
Evelyn Beachum met and married Theado Daniels on July, 3, 1984, to this union no children were born. Evelyn loved going to garage sales, selling and cooking and loved her family dearly.

Wed
19
Feb

Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons


Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons

Rubia Dell Abor-Nemons, also lovingly known as Celeste, passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
She was born Dec. 23, 1937 to the parentage of Cecil Abor Sr. and Alberta Matthews (Sang), in Prairie Hill. Rubia Dell grew up in Mexia and attended Douglass and Dunbar schools and was a member of "The Mighty Dragon" drill and cheer teams. Rubia Dell graduated in 1955 as valedictorian of her class.
Rubia Dell worked several years doing what she loved most, taking care of others. She worked at the McGee Nursing Home as a CNA for several years. She also cared for numerous children in her home for several years. Rubia Dell retired from the Mexia State School Laundry after over 20 years of dedicated service.
Rubia was a dedicated and active Jehovah's Witness.
Rubia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Cecil and Alberta; one son, Michael Abor Sr.; one granddaughter, Torrie Abor; and one great-granddaughter, Patence Abor.

Wed
19
Feb

Ouida Y. Foster


Ouida Y. Foster

Ouida Y. Foster, 82, of St. Cloud, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2014 in Kissimmee, Florida. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery, with Rev. James Herrington officiating.
Foster, born Sept. 1, 1930, was a unique and eccentric lady. She loved to dance, loved pretty things and good food. She lived her life to the fullest and was kind to all she knew. Her nickname was "Dusty" and she loved horses, John Wayne, cowboy boots and anything western. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Christ and feel no pain and struggle, no more.
"I pray the Lord my soul to keep."

Wed
19
Feb

Thomas Aldine 'Dean' Elliott


Thomas Aldine 'Dean' Elliott

Dean Elliott, 42, of Mexia passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Dean resided in Shawnee, Okla. He was born June 10, 1971 in Pasadena, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Wanda Taylor.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Rebecca, of Oklahoma; loving sister and brother-in-law, Destiny and Otis Price, of Mexia; two amazing nephews he held very dear to his heart, Nathan and Jeremy Price of Mexia; brother Mike Johnson of Nevada; true friends Robert Hardy and Troy Alexander; and his extended family, the Prices.
No services will be held due to Mr. Elliott's wishes.

Wed
19
Feb

Barbara Louise Teel


Barbara Louise Teel

Barbara Louise Teel, 87, longtime resident of Mexia, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Hooper and Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Born in Ferris on March 20, 1926, Barbara was the daughter and seventh child of James Preston and Lula Daniel Douglass. Her family moved to Mexia when she was 3. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1943.
In March 1943, she married C.W. Teel. They embarked upon a marriage that lasted 58 years. Together they owned and operated a small business and produced a wonderful family of eight children. She lived her life devoted to her marriage, her family and her love of God.

Mon
17
Feb

Jeffalene Trotter Stuver


Jeffalene Trotter Stuver

Funeral services for Jeffalene Trotter Stuver, 94, of Tehuacana will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Tehuacana. The Rev. Brad Brittain will officiate with interment to follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Tehuacana.
Jeffalene was born June 9, 1919 in Tehuacana and attended Tehuacana schools her entire life, graduating in 1936. She attended Westminster College for two years where she met her husband, Leo. She graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1940 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She earned her masters degree from Sam Houston in 1949.

Fri
14
Feb

Hazel Irene Downs

Hazel Irene Downs, 83, of Prairie Hill, passed away Feb. 13, 2014 at the Windsor Healthcare Residence in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at Prairie Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Fred Sain officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation was held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Downs was born March 6, 1930 in Wortham. She was retired from Freestone Credit Union, where she worked as a loan officer for many years.
Downs was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Zuber and Ara Allison; brother, Sonny Zuber and great-great grandson, Tommy Billingsley.

Fri
14
Feb

Rosie Mae Timberlake


Rosie Mae Timberlake

Rosie Mae Timberlake, 83, passed away Feb. 13, 2014 in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Paul Reedy officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Rosie was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Cotton Gin, to Marshall and Nancy Jewel Archibald Kuyava. She worked for many years as a waitress at Ray’s Steakhouse and Buddy’s Cafe in Mexia. She later went to work and retired from the Mexia State School after 22 years of service as a canteen clerk. While working at the Mexia State School, she attended MCC and Navarro College, obtaining her child care certification.

Fri
14
Feb

Deborah Kaye Brooks


Deborah Kaye Brooks

Deborah Kaye Brooks, 60, of Mexia, passed away Feb. 14, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.
Deborah was born Dec. 15, 1953 in San Antonio, to Carl and Margaret Doris Burkett Sims. She was a secretary for the Foster Grandparents at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. Deborah married Danny James Brooks on Sept. 13, 2000 in Coolidge.
Deborah was a very caring person with a big heart, always giving to those in need. She cherished her family and spending time with them. She was very creative, a wonderful seamstress, enjoyed garage selling and gardening. It was said that she could grow a flower from a “stick.” 

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