Obituaries

Tue
01
Dec

Loree Alexander Cody

Loree Alexander Cody, 88, loving mother, sister and devoted friend, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at North Union Church, in West, Miss., Pastor Ladell Blanton officiating. Burial will follow at North Union Cemetery with interment next to her beloved first daughter Valera, who preceded her passing in 1992 and sister, Nellie Norwood, who died in 2012.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Mexia.
Loree was born Feb. 26, 1927 in Beatty, Miss., and a graduate and salutatorian of Kosciusko High School, class of 1945. She moved to Texas in 1948, living in Teague and Mexia. She worked for many years in Karner-Phillips Department Store in Mexia. Cody dearly loved this job and was loved in turn by the people she assisted and whose lives she touched.

Mon
30
Nov

Roy Kent Westmoreland

Roy Kent Westmoreland, 60, passed away Nov. 26, 2015 in Houston. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery.
Kent was born July 29, 1955 in Falfurrias, to Roy Pitt and Merle Davis Westmoreland. He grew up in Alice, where he sang in the First Baptist Church youth choir and participated in the Alice Coyote Band. After graduating from Alice High School in 1973, he received a degree in history from Sam Houston State University. Kent was presently employed by Maersk Shipping in Houston as a shipping agent with 30 years of service.

Mon
30
Nov

Curtis Lee Sullivan

Curtis Lee Sullivan of Groesbeck passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Burial followed in the Thornton City Cemetery.
Curtis was born in Pratt, Kan., to Marvin Sullivan and Vada Irene (Ritterhouse) Sullivan. As an adult, he worked in the oil and gas fields, traveling on many jobs in Kansas, Louisiana and Texas. He retired about eight years ago from Anadarko.
Curtis met Thelma Bullard four years ago, and they were married on July 22, 2013 in Groesbeck, where they made their home. They enjoyed taking trips together for each anniversary. Although Curtis had health problems all the time they knew each other, his death still came unexpectedly and much too soon in their time together. They loved each other greatly and he will be dearly missed.

Mon
30
Nov

Sharon Elizabeth Beene

Sharon Elizabeth Beene, 71, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 28, 2015 in Waco. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Niedecken officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery.
Sharon was born July 19, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., to Herbert Everette Norwood and Margaret Eileen Troutz. She retired from Fairfield ISD after working a number of years as an educational paraprofessional, a job that was very dear to her heart.
Sharon’s love for God, family and others was exemplified in the way she lived her life. Her love for her husband, children and other family members was strong, but everyone knew her grandchildren owned her heart; they came first. Children were Sharon’s passion: She not only loved, but was a great counselor to the children at school as well as those in the church nursery.

Mon
30
Nov

Nelva Jane Addy

Nelva Jane Addy, 86, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 29, 2015 at Mexia LTC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Nelva was born Oct. 13, 1929, to Homer and Eva Dee Hall Smart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Wesley Addy.
She is survived by her sons, Lamar Addy and wife, Paulette and Randall Reed Addy; grandchildren, Chad Addy, Erik Addy, Elizabeth Addy, Randall Wayne Addy and Kelley Dowell; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Addy, Asher Martinez, Rylen Martinez, Hudson Martinez and Millie Dowell; extended family, James and Susan Anderson and family, Micah Anderson and family and Windy Barnard and family.

Mon
30
Nov

Ronald Watson

Funeral arrangements for Ronald Watson are pending are pending with Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.
Watson, 59, of Forest Glade, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in a vehicle accident. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents and two brothers.

Fri
27
Nov

Jerri Kennedy Huston

Jerri Kennedy Huston, 49, of Waco and previously Point Enterprise, passed away on Nov. 20, 2015 at the Crestview Healthcare Residence in Waco. Graveside services were held on Friday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Elder Travis Brown of the Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Corsicana officiated.
Kennedy was born Feb. 19, 1966 in Garland, to Rudy and Ruth Blackmon Kennedy. She attended Garland High School. Jerri loved the Lord and was a member of the Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Corsicana. After many years of illness, she is no longer suffering.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Walter Blackmon Sr. and Opal Weems Blackmon; maternal step-grandfather, Aubrey Burleson of Mexia, and paternal grandmother, Jewell Kennedy.

Fri
27
Nov

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith, 79, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 22, 2015 at the Windsor nursing home in Groesbeck. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at noon at Mexia Cemetery, with Pres. Andrew Thompson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home. Sandra was born April 20, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Charles Wesley Smith and Marion Josephine Smith Stuart. She married the love of her life, Jesse Smith, in 1952. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Thomas "Mickey" Smith; her son, Mark Alan Smith; sister, Kay Ferguson; and brothers, Ray Smith and C.D. Smith.

Mon
23
Nov

Grace Wilkins

Grace Wilkins, 80, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 20, 2015 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Parkside Full Gospel Church in Mexia, with Revs. Don Hoxworth and Paul Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Grace was born April 14, 1935 in Paulsboro, N.J. She met the love of her life, Don Wilkins, while he was stationed there in the service. They married in 1959 and moved to Texas where they raised their four children.
Grace was always a very generous person and she never met a stranger. She loved her family more than anything and her family’s friends were always treated like her own. Grace got pure joy out of spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids and she absolutely loved getting pictures of them on her phone.

Mon
23
Nov

Sandra Smith

Funeral services for Sandra Smith, 79, of Mexia, are pending at Porter Funeral Home. Smith, who was born April 20, 1936, passed away Nov. 22, 2015 at the Windsor Nursing Home in Groesbeck.
A complete obituary will be posted later.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

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