Obituaries

Fri
02
Jan

Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett


Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett

Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett, 75, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 2, 2015 following a brief illness with esophageal cancer. Services are Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. with pre-service music 30 minutes prior to service time, at First United Methodist Church of Mexia, officiated by Rev. Danny Niedecken. Burial will follow at Tehuacana Cemetery on Hwy. 171 in Tehuacana. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Fri
02
Jan

Willie C. Conner


Willie C. Conner

Willie C. Conner, 61, of Mexia, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Waxahachie.
He was born Nov. 16, 1953, to the parents of Shirley Jean (Taulton)  Conner and Charles Conner. He attended school at St. Joseph Catholic School and D.I.S.D. system. He was employed by Southwestern Bell before moving back to Mexia. He was known for his stylish fashion and sporty cars.
He is survived by his stepfather, William Sanders Jr.; father, Charles Conner (Betty); three sisters, Linda (Conner) Richardson, Katheryn (Sanders) Boyd and Shamarie Conner; one brother, Michael R. Conner; four nephews, one niece, three aunts, six uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Dorsey-Keatts Chapel, 602 N. Ross in Mexia. Interment will follow at Sandy Cemetery.

Fri
02
Jan

Tony Roy Richardson


Tony Roy Richardson

Tony Roy Richardson, 64, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at his home in Groesbeck. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Horn Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Tony was born July 12, 1950 in Forest Glade, to Albert Roy and Reval Magndia Henery Richardson. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.
Tony married Tina Kay Nance, the love of his life, on Dec. 7, 1974 in Fairfield. He cherished his family and friends. Tony took advantage of every opportunity to spoil his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they owned his heart. He and Tina, along with lifelong friends, James and Kim Beck and George and Peggy Bozeman, were known as the Six Musketeers.
He was truly a cowboy his entire life.  He enjoyed ghost hunting and hunting Bigfoot.

Fri
02
Jan

Solomon Carl Davis Jr.


Solomon Carl Davis Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Solomon Carl Davis Jr. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends. He was born April 16, 1945.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 605 McClintic Dr. in Groesbeck, with Pastor E.B. Cashaw officiating and Rev. Leonard Mattox, of Family Fellowship Community Church in Houston, serving as eulogist. Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Groesbeck.  

Fri
02
Jan

Patricia Ann Lucas Prince


Patricia Ann Lucas Prince

Patricia Ann Lucas Prince, born Jan. 12, 1934 to Wayne and Marie Randal Lucas in Shiloh, peacefully passed away Jan. 1, 2015 in Mexia.  
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, 605 S. McKinney in Mexia. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. 

Fri
02
Jan

Carl Wayne Jones


Carl Wayne Jones

Carl Wayne Jones, 60, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at his home in Shiloh. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Gray and Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Carl Wayne was born May 18, 1954 in Mexia, to Carl A. and Nanci Beth Wooten Jones. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1973. He was employed by Lone Star Gas for a number of years prior to becoming disabled. Prior to working for Lone Star Gas, he worked in the oil field for many years, owned a landscaping business and worked in the Maintenance department at the Mexia State School.
Carl Wayne married Gloria “Kay” Coleman on March 28, 1992 in Mexia.

Wed
31
Dec

Joan Ann 'Joanie' Welch


Joan Ann 'Joanie' Welch

Joan Ann “Joanie” Welch, of Groesbeck, passed away unexpectedly after a very brief illness on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at age 67.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Dwight Mahoney officiating. She will be buried in Fort Parker Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Edward Freeman, Richard Welch, Kenneth Williamson, John Evers, Dusty Benge, Devon Chapman and Justin Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Parr, Frankie San Marco, Sherry Wharton and Wanda Fewell.
Joanie was born July 17, 1947 in San Antonio, to John San Marco and Louise Cannatta San Marco, the youngest of their four children. She went to St. Ann’s High School in San Antonio.

Mon
29
Dec

Mary Sue Vicars


Mary Sue Vicars

Mary Sue Vicars, 88, of Wortham, passed away Dec. 28, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. James Herrington officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Mary was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Freestone, to Charles and Vena Chavers Vance. Her career was focused on raising her children; they were her life. She was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. Mary loved family gatherings and caring for her cat and companion, Petunia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Jeff and Carol; three brothers and two sisters.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Norma Sue Bryant of Katy and Marilyn Kerley and husband, Tom of Teague; one son, M. A. “Butch” Nichols Jr. and wife, Evie of Mexia; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mon
29
Dec

Larry Duwain Bell


Larry Duwain Bell

Larry Duwain Bell, 74, of McGregor, passed away at his home Dec. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Pastor Rebecca Hull officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Larry was born July 5, 1940 in Dallas, to Samuel Duwain and Pearl Lois Campbell Bell. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1958. Larry retired from A&P Grocery Stores, after having worked in Mexia and Louisiana. Then he went to work for Killeen IGA as meat market manager and finally retired after eight years at Scholastic Book Fair. Larry was a dedicated employee who never complained about working long hours; he was willing to do whatever was asked of him to get the job done.

Mon
29
Dec

Ernest Edward Thornton


Ernest Edward Thornton

The angelic hosts came for Ernest Edward Thornton, 66, on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, followed by a wake service from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at First Baptist Church – Downtown Teague, 209 N. 6th Ave. in Teague. Interment will follow at Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Thornton was born Aug. 30, 1948.

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