Obituaries

Wed
08
Jan

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.


Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr., 75, of Denton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.
Henry was born on Jan. 26, 1938 in Bandera, to Henry Virgle Sr. and Lillie Loretta (Brown) O’Bryant. He was married to Gale Marlene Allen on March 9, 1984 in Denton. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Shady Shores Baptist Church. He worked for many years as the manager of the Sacred Choral Music Department at Pender’s Music Store in Denton; he had also worked as a chaplain at the Mexia State School and directed the choir, “Sunshine Singers,” as they traveled all over the country. He served on staff at churches in Dallas, Pasadena, Seguin, Smithville, Mexia and Denton. He was a member of the Stanfield Masonic Lodge #217 of Denton and was a Mason of the 32nd degree.

Tue
07
Jan

Darrell Keith Chambers


Darrell Keith Chambers

The angelic hosts came for Darrel Keith Chambers, 50, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Fort Worth.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, 1021 East Palestine St. in Mexia. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery on Hwy. 14 in Wortham.
Darrell Keith Chambers was born Aug. 17, 1963 in Wortham to the proud parents, George Washington and Sammie Lee Chambers. He was baptized at Smith Chapel Primitive Baptist Church by Rev. H. V. Chambers Sr. at an early age. Darrell received his education at Wortham ISD, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged after four years of service.
Darrell was currently attending technical school in Fort Worth for his certification as a welder. He had been a truck driver and a laborer in the Fort Worth area.

Mon
06
Jan

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.


Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr., 75, of Denton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.
Henry was born on Jan. 26, 1938 in Bandera, to Henry Virgle Sr. and Lillie Loretta (Brown) O’Bryant. He was married to Gale Marlene Allen on March 9, 1984 in Denton. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Shady Shores Baptist Church. He worked for many years as the manager of the Sacred Choral Music Department at Pender’s Music Store in Denton; he had also worked as a chaplain at the Mexia State School and directed the choir, “Sunshine Singers,” as they traveled all over the country. He served on staff at churches in Dallas, Pasadena, Seguin, Smithville, Mexia and Denton. He was a member of the Stanfield Masonic Lodge #217 of Denton and was a Mason of the 32nd degree.

Mon
06
Jan

Don Carroll Green


Don Carroll Green

Don Carroll Green, 77, of Mexia, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, after battling an acute illness.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Tehuacana Methodist Church in Tehuacana. Arrangements are being handled by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Don was born March 19, 1936, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Edgar and Edith Green. The family moved to the Mexia area when Don was a young boy. As a teenager, he and his friends and cousins would spend time hunting, fishing and camping out whenever they could. As a young teenager, Don began working in the Mexia oilfields as a roustabout. Stories included Don and other young oilfield workers seeing who could climb the derrick ladders the fastest using only their hands.

Fri
03
Jan

Shirley Elaine Padgett


Shirley Elaine Padgett

Shirley Elaine Padgett, 66, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, in Temple. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Lucas officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Shirley was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Clarendon, to Eldon and Ruth Whitsell Kay.
She married H. O. “Niel” Padgett Jr. on Oct. 14, 1970, in Durant, Okla. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Tyler. Shirley retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center after 32 years of service.
Shirley loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. She was always supportive of her children and grandchildren in sports or any activities in which they participated. She also enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Colonel James S. Kay.

Fri
03
Jan

Julia Faye Hamilton

Julia Faye Hamilton, 76, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 31, 2013, in Mexia.
Funeral services are 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Danny Niedecken officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
A visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Mexia.
Julia Faye was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Longview, to Harold L. and Bertha J. Blanchard Hamilton.
She received her master’s degree from Baylor University. Julia taught in the Mexia ISD for over 35 years. Although she never had any children of her own, she loved her students as if they were her own and they loved her. She also loved to paint and taught classes in painting. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Julia Faye is survived by a host of friends, church family and students.

Fri
03
Jan

Edgar Lee Jones


Edgar Lee Jones

Edgar Lee Jones, 70, of Groesbeck, passed away on Jan. 1, 2014, at the Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. Darron Killingsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Family visitation will be held on Monday evening, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born on Feb. 4, 1943, in Teague, to Edgar W. and Ethel Martin Jones. He was in the Army and worked in the oil fields. He loved to research his Indian heritage and playing his guitar. He married his wife, Bonnie Tull, on Aug. 29, 1992. They were married 22 years. Ed was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Matthew Lynn Sanford and Justin Lynn Heath; great-nephew James Wesley Williams Jr. and son-in-law Billy Richard Sutton.

Thu
02
Jan

Karen Darby Davila

Karen Darby Davila, born Aug. 17, 1945, passed away Dec. 24, 2013, in Austin. Funeral services will be held in San Antonio at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy.

Thu
02
Jan

Bonnie Faye Burleson


Bonnie Faye Burleson

Funeral services for Bonnie Faye Burleson, 81, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Brother Steve Cowart will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mon
30
Dec

Minister Earnest C. Clay


Earnest C. Clay

Funeral services for Minister Earnest C. Clay will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at noon at Living Word Church of God In Christ, 1005 Dunbar St., Waco.

Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mexia, with eulogist Supt. Gilbert Gil­lum, Living Word Church of God in Christ, Waco.

Minister Earnest Clay was born Aug. 25, 1954. He was the eighth child born to Willie and Annie Clay. He attended Booker T. Washington in Marlin, and later served in the U.S. Army.

He was baptized at the Church of the Living God in Marlin,. On Aug. 25, 1953, in Marlin, W.C. and Annie B. Clay were given a very special blessing. I am sure that even they did not realize the magnitude of such a blessing. The Lord had given them a son who would grow up to make his own unique imprint on the sidewalk of life.

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