Obituaries

Wed
11
May

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden was born to the parentage of Willie Mae Cook and Edna Forge (Garden) on Aug. 28, 1952 in Groesbeck. He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. He was a faithful member and served as a deacon at Union Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Elizabeth Harris Jones.
He received his education and graduated from Groesbeck High School and attended Jarvis Christian College. He worked at Mexia State School and Dick Scott Ford for many years.
He united in Holy Matrimony with Sharon Adams.
He loved playing dominoes and barbecuing for friends and family. He loved to have his family and friends come together and help others anyway he could.

Wed
11
May

Bruce R. Carter

Bruce R. Carter

Bruce R. Carter, 89, of Fort Worth, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Coolidge Cemetery in Limestone County, with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.
Bruce was born Feb. 15, 1927 on a farm in Coolidge, to Dave and Elizabeth (Curry) Carter. After his graduation from Coolidge High School, he served in the Army until his discharge at the end of World War II. He then moved to Fort Worth where his family had moved after having to sell the farm while he was gone. Bruce got a job working for his brother for two years in Odessa before returning to Fort Worth and working for Peterbilt, Cummins, Mobil and Hobbs before going to work for the Dallas County Treasurer’s Office. He then went to work for the Tarrant County Treasurer’s Office and when that office was abolished, he worked for the Tarrant County Auditor’s Office where he stayed until he retired.

Wed
11
May

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown, of Mexia, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco. A celebration of Nan’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia.
Nan was born in Houston on July 25, 1941, but moved to Florida while still an infant. She was always proud to say that, despite growing up in Daytona Beach, she was a native Texan.
She attended Daytona Community College and Florida State University. She was an Air Force wife and lived at many duty stations with her family, including an overseas assignment in Italy where she studied art history under Dr. Phillip Rylands, later the curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in Venice Italy.

Mon
09
May

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph “Bob” Jorda, 89, formerly of Mexia, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hewitt. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Pallbearers will be David Wren, Terry Proctor, Duane Cripe, Payton Wren, Erik Dearing and Tyler Castro.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bob was born in Waco on July 28, 1926, to Albert Laron “Dutch” and Velma Kelly Jorda. They moved to Mexia when he was 3 years of age, where Bob grew up and attended Mexia schools, graduating MHS in the class of 1943. Bob was proud of his hometown and as he grew older, loved to reminiscence with friends, and others, about the history of Mexia.

Mon
09
May

Vernon C. Gardner

Funeral arrangements for Vernon C. Gardner, of Mexia, are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home.  
Gardner passed away May 8, 2016.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia is in charge of arrangements.
 

Fri
06
May

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman, 76, of Teague, passed away May 4, 2016.
Funeral services are 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at the First Baptist Church in Teague, with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation with the family is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Linda was born in Teague on Feb. 10, 1940, to John Fred and Mary Ellen Bass Nichols. She grew up in Teague and was a graduate of Teague High School, class of 1957. She returned to Teague after 40-plus years of working in Houston for Champion Paper, Tenneco and as an executive assistant for El Paso Energy, where she retired.
Linda was a loving, unselfish and caring person who loved doing for people; she always put others first. She also loved animals and adopted every stray kitten that came around their home. Her hobbies consisted of playing bridge and working in the yard. Linda was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Teague.

Fri
06
May

Charles Monroe Cox

Charles Monroe Cox

Charles Monroe Cox, 69, formerly of Mexia, passed from this life into the hands of his savior on May 4, 2016.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with Pastor Don Hoxworth, Harvey Cox and Pastor Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Charles was born June 22, 1946 in the Fallon community, to Rev. Monroe and Dovie (Follis) Cox, the youngest of five children. He was a retired mortician, after having served in that capacity some 38-plus years.

Fri
06
May

Alberta L. Harvey

The angelic hosts came for Alberta L. Harvey of Tehuacana, sister of Howard Harvey, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in the Parkview Regional Hospital Emergency Room, among loving family and devoted friends.
Services are pending at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Wed
04
May

Charles M. Cox

Charles M. Cox, formerly of Mexia, passed away May 4, 2016 in Bryan. Funeral services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Survivors include his daughter, Amy Wolcott and sister, Maudene Allen and husband, Harvey of Mexia.
A complete obituary will be in Saturday's edition of The Mexia News.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Fri
29
Apr

Don Rex Burleson

Don Rex Burleson, of Mexia, passed away early in the morning on April 29, 2016, after several months of gradually deteriorating health, and two weeks of a more rapid decline. His wife, Rita, had passed away three years earlier, in May 2013, and Don had missed her greatly. He made the most of the last three years, but he was ready to go to heaven and again be with her and other loved ones.

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