Obituaries

Mon
28
Apr

William Merle Thornton


William Merle Thornton

Memorial services for Merle Thornton were held Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Brother Steve Cowart officiated.
Visitation was held prior to the service Thursday with the family present from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Eighth Avenue Church.
 William Merle Thornton, 72, of Teague, passed away with family members at his side Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014. Merle was born May 16, 1941 in New Hope, the second of five children born to Macon and Lucille Thornton.
He graduated from Mexia High School in 1959 and attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana. He was a member of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Merle was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 37 years.
Merle was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
23
Apr

Eva Joyce High Baker


Eva Joyce High Baker

The angelic hosts came for Eva Joyce Baker, 81, the wife of Charlie Baker of Mexia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Baker will be available for public viewing Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, at noon at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, FCR 489 in Teague, with Rev. E. O. Riley, pastor, officiating. Rev. Stanley Johnson, pastor of Grove Island African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mexia, will serve as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Grove Island Cemetery in Mexia.

Thu
17
Apr

Ronnie H. Burrows


Ronnie H. Burrows

Ronnie H. Burrows, 80, of Mexia, passed away April 14, 2014 in Waco. Graveside services will be 3 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield and Brother Shane Winters officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Burrows was born Feb. 14, 1934 in Corsicana, to Ralph and Odell Robbins Burrows.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a petroleum engineering degree from LSU. He was an independent oil and gas consultant and continued to work up until the time of his death.
In his free time, Ronnie enjoyed yard work and gardening. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Wed
16
Apr

Aaron 'Hank' Majors Jr. 


Aaron 'Hank' Majors Jr. 

Funeral services for Aaron "Hank" Majors Jr. will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Greater Haynes Memorial  Church of God in Christ, 601 N. Denton St. in Mexia. Eulogist will be Rev. D.W. Rausaw, and Superintendent, Pastor Gillium, will officiate. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
You may visit Aaron Majors Jr. in sweet repose at Pearly Gates Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.
He was born March 27, 1963 in Mexia, the second of Aaron Majors and Virgie Majors. He received his education from Mexia High School, where he graduated in the class of 1982.
He was employed by PolyAmerica in Grand Prairie.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Cecilia Denise Rausaw in 1990. To this union, two children were born.  
On Sunday, April 13, 2014, God called him home. 

Tue
15
Apr

Sherry Lynn Grimes Hunt


Sherry Lynn Grimes Hunt

Sherry Lynn Hunt, of Groesbeck, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 12, 2014, with her family at her side, bringing an end to her battle with cancer, at age 56.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Sherry Lynn was born July 10, 1957 to Joe Arlie Grimes and Josephine (James) Grimes in Fort Worth, and grew up in Groesbeck.
Sherry Lynn was united in marriage with Steven Flint Hunt on March 16, 1991 and they lived in Limestone County the rest of her life, and in the Red Hill community since 1995.
In 1995, at the age of 38, Sherry fulfilled a promise to her mother, and earned a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences from the University of Texas at Tyler. She did her college work while working at the Mexia State School as an assistant social worker, and while raising her children. She also worked a few years at the First National Bank in Groesbeck.

Mon
14
Apr

Chester Arthur Frodelius

Graveside memorial services for Chester Frodelius, 71, of Mexia, are pending at Porter Funeral Home. Frodelius was born May 31, 1940 and passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Mexia.
A complete obituary will be posted at a later date.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

Wed
09
Apr

Johnnie Earline Ainsworth Owen


Johnnie Earline Ainsworth Owen

Johnnie Earline Ainsworth Owen, 88, passed away peacefully at her home in The Woodlands on April 9, 2014.
She was born Aug. 3, 1925 to Emma Mae Boaz Ainsworth and John Almer Ainsworth.
Services will be held at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia on Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.
Earline and Clovis raised their family in the Thiefneck community just south of Personville. She moved to a new home in The Woodlands years after his death. In 2010, she moved into Heritage Oaks Assisted Living in Conroe where she remained until October 2013. At that time, she moved into a house in a retirement community in The Woodlands. Earline enjoyed living there with her flower and vegetable gardens. She would sit for hours admiring her flowers and watching the squirrels and birds.   

Mon
07
Apr

Patsy Dell Johnson

Patsy Dell Johnson, 81, of Wortham, passed away on April 5, 2014, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery, with the Rev. Danny Richardson, Jr. officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Donie, to Andrew D. and Carmie Lee Miller Richardson.
She was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie Wright Jr., and her parents.
Survivors include her son, David Wright Sr. and wife Debbie, of Pasadena; grandson David Wright Jr., of Sugar Land; granddaughter Dee Ann Wright, of Humble; two great-grandsons; sisters Lockett Chandler, of Sweeney, Berdell Lord, of Waxahachie, Gloria Murphy and husband Don, of Wortham, and Caroline Dunn, of Wortham; brothers A.D. "Sonny" Richardson and wife Lajuan, of Teague, and Danny Richardson Sr. and wife Jane, of Streetman.

Mon
07
Apr

Kenneth Ray Chrisner


Kenneth Ray Chrisner

Kenneth Ray Chrisner, 59, of Mart died Friday, April 5, 2014 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
He was born Aug. 19, 1954 in Mexia, the son of Henry Curtis and Mary Helen Chrisner. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1972. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law, Lisa Chrisner.
He is survived by his brothers, Raymond Chrisner and wife Lou, of Forest Glade and Elton Chrisner of Coolidge; sister, Martha Janiece Chrisner of Forest Glade; nieces and nephews, Kimberly Kirchner of Dallas, Ashly Willmon of Forest Glade, Ron Arnold of Shiloh, Lisa Arnold of Corsicana, Jenna Chrisner of Waco, Robin Chrisner of Forest Glade; half brothers, Al Odem of Marlin, James Edgar, half-sister, Aniece Sepulveda and family, of San Antonio.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mon
07
Apr

Donald D. DeZelle


Donald D. DeZelle

Graveside services for Donald D. DeZelle, 94, will be held Saturday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Rev. Alan Van Hooser will officiate.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home. At 2:30 p.m., the funeral procession will line up and travel from the funeral home to the cemetery.

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