Obituaries

Fri
12
Dec

Sylvester Hobbs Jr.

Funeral arrangements for Sylvester Hobbs Jr. are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.

Fri
12
Dec

Eugene Brewer

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Brewer will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 108 18th Street in Thornton.
Eugene Brewer was born March 14, 1941, to Ollie and Ruby Brewer, in Corsicana. He received his education at Jackson High School in Corsicana. At a very young age, Eugene confessed his faith in Christ. He worked downtown in Corsicana for Babcox’s Department Store and Shop.
Later Eugene’s parents moved to Houston, Texas, where he became a professional truck driver for about 50 years. He met and married Eugena Nelson and to this union, no children were born. He then relocated to Groesbeck, where he resumed driving trucks for Joe Nelson in Thornton, Texas. Eugene married Lennie West, and no children were produced within this union.

Wed
10
Dec

Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai


Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Budai, 62, passed away Dec.r 9, 2014 at his home in Tehuacana. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat (near Corsicana), with Rev. Shane Norcross officiating.
Bobby was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Corsicana, to Dan Budai Jr. and Norma Holt Budai. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. Bobby retired from Windstream Telephone Company after more than 30 years of service. He was employed by Mexia State Supported Living Center at the time of his passing.
Family was the most important part of Bobby’s life. He loved watching his children participate in their sporting events and being a spectator of the events in which they coached; he was their number one fan. He supported them in anything and everything they were interested in doing.
As a young man, Bobby enjoyed playing softball. He also enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends and fantasy football weekends.

Mon
08
Dec

Samuel 'Sammie' Doyle Biggers


Samuel 'Sammie' Doyle Biggers

The angelic hosts came for Samuel “Sammie” Doyle Biggers on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Teague Nursing Home in Teague, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are noon on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel, with elder James Willis officiating and Rev. Eddie Mason serving as eulogist. Interment will follow at Grayson Chapel Cemetery in Teague.
Samuel was the fifth child of James Rance Biggers and Clyntell Kirven Biggers and was born in Freestone County on Dec. 20, 1940.
He grew up in the Furney Richardson community and graduated in 1959 from Booker T. Washington High School in Teague. He was baptized in Titus Chapel United Methodist Church in Teague in his early years.
Those preceding him in death are his parents, and his sisters, Glories Caldwell and Allene Glascow.

Mon
08
Dec

Grace Davis

Funeral arrangement for Grace Davis of Fort Worth are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Davis went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2014, at Arlington Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
08
Dec

Eugene Brewer

Funeral arrangements for Eugene Brewer are pending are Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Brewer went to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2014 at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
08
Dec

Bishop John L. McKnight


Bishop John L. McKnight

Funeral services for Bishop John L. McKnight will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at noon at First Assembly of God, 1417 E. Loop 304 in Crockett. Apostle Reginald D. Rice Sr. will officiate; eulogist will be apostle Earnest Parham.
Bishop John L. McKnight was born Feb. 25, 1925 , in Crockett, to the proud parents Sam and Satire McKnight. On Nov. 25, 2014, in Crockett, Bishop McKnight left this earth on the wings of angels.
McKnight attended Post Oak School in Crockett. Bishop accepted Jesus Christ in to his life at an early age. He was a faithful member under the leadership of Prophet Harmon, until later starting his own ministry and building two churches, in Crockett and Grapeland. Bishop McKnight was affiliated with Bishop Henry Thomas, Bishop Joseph Thomas and Bishop Robert L. Fryer of Georgia for many years.

Mon
01
Dec

Judy Stutts Crider


Judy Stutts Crider

Judy Stutts Crider was born in Marlin on Nov. 5, 1943, the only child of Pet and Eldred Stutts of Thornton. She departed this life Nov. 27, 2014.
Judy grew up in Thornton, and was salutatorian of her high school graduating class. She attended Baylor University and graduated in 1965 with a BBA in economics. Two weeks after her graduation, she married Bill Crider of Mexia. She worked as a secretary while Bill went to graduate school, first in Denton and then in Austin.
Their daughter, Angela, and their son, Allen, were both born in Austin. They were truly the pride and joy of Judy’s life from the moment they entered it, and it is no exaggeration to say that she loved them even before they were born. 

Mon
01
Dec

Dorothy Lou Bates


Dorothy Lou Bates

Dorothy Lou Bates of Wortham went home into God's embrace on Nov. 26, 2014.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wortham Cemetery with Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Family visitation was held Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Bates was born Jan. 28, 1927 to Lida and J.D. Moore. Dorothy Lou attended Navarro College and Baylor University. She loved her career as a registered medical technologist. She was a member of the Texas State Society of American Medical Technologists and traveled throughout the United States to participate in conferences. Dorothy Lou loved to dance. For several years she taught tap dance. She also loved the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and the Dallas Cowboys.

Fri
28
Nov

Lydia Ann Schuster La Faitt


Lydia Ann Schuster La Faitt

Lydia Ann Schuster La Faitt passed away Nov. 23, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler from complications following heart surgery.
Lydia was born Sept. 22, 1951 in Mexia. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1970 and lived in Mexia until she married Danny LaFaitt on Feb. 14, 1972. They moved to Whitehouse and she resided there until her death.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Danny LaFaitt; two sons, Shane La Faitt and Dustin La Faitt, and a daughter, Wendy La Faitt; two granddaughters, Lauren Warner and Rylan La Faitt, three sisters-in-law, Rita Prinkey of Whitehouse, Charlene "Charlie" Brittian of White Oak and Le An Adams of Bullard; a brother-in-law, Bill La Faitt of Larue; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jimmy and Rosemary Vest of Groesbeck and Dorothea Cox of Mexia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Sue Schuster of La Verne, Calif., and Andy and Donna Schuster of Corona, Calif;, and several nieces and nephews.

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