Obituaries

Thu
08
May

Bobbie Ruth Forman


Bobbie Ruth Forman

Bobbie Ruth Forman of Mexia, cherished mother and aunt, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Waco. By her request no funeral services will be held. The family will have a private ceremony at a later date.
Ms. Bobbie was born April 20, 1937, at home in Teague, to Robert Henry Forman Sr. and Martha Ruth (nee Hayes). She graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston in 1955, and shortly after married Daniel Thomas Courteau and moved to Los Angeles. Many years later she felt the tug of her native soil and returned to Texas, first to Dallas where she worked for the schools as an office lady, before retiring full-time in Mexia.
She is survived by a brother, Gerald, of Houston; nieces, Dorothea Forman of Corsicana and JoAnna (Stephen) Studebaker of Mexia; son, Michael David Courteau of Mexia, and daughter, Suzanne Courteau of Arcata, Calif.

Wed
07
May

Jeremy Henderson

Funeral services for Jeremy Henderson, 26, of Groesbeck are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Henderson made his transition at his home in Groesbeck on May 7, 2014, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Wed
07
May

Patricia Ann Carroll Bell-Watson


Patricia Ann Carroll Bell-Watson

Patricia Ann Carroll Bell-Watson, 61, of Mexia died May 4, 2014 in Rowlett.
She was born Sept. 8, 1952 in Mexia. She worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Boyd Unit.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Earsline Nemons of Mexia.
She is survived by her husband, George Watson, of Mexia; daughters, Detrice Bell-Brown and Regina Bell-Ingram; sisters, Blance Ferrell and Irma Lacy of Dallas; brothers, Kirvin Carroll Jr. of Dallas and Ennis Carroll of Mexia; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Dorsey-Keatts Chapel, 602 N. Ross Ave. in Mexia, with Rev. Cleo High officiating. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Burial Park Cemetery in Mexia.
Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home in charge of services.

Mon
05
May

Maria Bernardina Yepez Ramirez

The angelic hosts came for Maria Bernardina Yepez Ramirez, 92, on Friday, May 2, 2014 at her Teague residence among loving family and devoted friends.
She was born May 21, 1921.
A private viewing was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 3, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 609 Cedar St. in Teague.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home served the family of Maria Bernardina Yepez Ramirez. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Mon
05
May

Raymond Eugene 'Ray' Ethridge


Raymond Eugene 'Ray' Ethridge

Raymond Eugene “Ray” Ethridge, 64, passed away May 2, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Clifton Jones and Judge Daniel Burkeen officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. at Prairie Grove Baptist Church on Wednesday.
Ray was born May 7, 1949 in Three Rivers, Mich. to Eldon and Alice Young Ethridge. He grew up in Personville and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1967. He furthered his education through Navarro Junior College, graduating in 1969, and then graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1971.
Ray was baptized at an early age at the Personville Baptist Church and in later years joined the First Baptist Church in Mexia.

Wed
30
Apr

Novella Virginia Collins


Novella Virginia Collins

Funeral services for Novella Collins will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Lone Star Baptist Church, 629 Grayson St. in Groesbeck. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m.. Eulogist will be Pastor Nathaniel Bedford, and burial will take place at Lone Star Cemetery.
Novella Virginia Collins was born Oct. 25, 1941, to the parentage of Aubrey and Mary Lou Johnson. She was the seventh child (the baby) born to this union.
Novella attended and graduated from Blackshire High School. Novella was a loving and devoted mother a wonderful sister, friend and aunt. She was dedicated to her family, and loved to laugh and have fun. Novella will be truly missed.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Joe Collins; sisters, Ruby Jackson, Idell Jackson and Norma Pettis; and brothers, A.J. Johnson and C.D. Johnson.

Wed
30
Apr

Kanyon Wyatt Beldin

Kanyon Wyatt Beldin was born into the arms of Jesus April 21, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Waco. His family will be having a private memorial service celebrating him at a later date.
Kanyon is survived by his parents, Stephen and Heather Beldin of Mexia; twin sister, Adalynn Beldin of Mexia; grandparents, John and Judith Pfund of Mexia, Bobby and Belinda Beldin of Mexia, Christine Suter of Waco and Kenneth and Jean Baker of Waco; as well as many aunts of uncles.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
30
Apr

Frankie Lee Carter


Frankie Lee Carter

Funeral services for Frankie L. Carter will be held Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m., at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church in Mexia. Viewing will be held Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, 602 N. Ross in Mexia.
Carter was born Sept. 29, 1920 and passed away in the comfort of her home on April 28, 2014. She was a resident of Wortham. Carter was a retired educator and an active participant in her church and community.
Survivors include a host of loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Wed
30
Apr

Elizabeth Ann Watson


Elizabeth Ann Watson

Elizabeth Ann Watson, 90, passed away April 27, 2014 in Denton. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, at Victory Baptist Church, between Groesbeck and Thornton, with Rev. Billy Anderson officiating. Interment was in Round Prairie Cemetery in Seale.
Elizabeth Ann was born May 12, 1923 in Paris, Ark,, to Dewey and Golda Mae Parrot Lee. She lived in Brazosport for most of her life, then in Marque and the last 11 years in Corinth.
Elizabeth Ann was an excellent seamstress and master quilter. She also enjoyed gardening, especially roses, and collecting hummingbird ornaments. She was an active member of The Red Hat organization. But above all, she cherished her family; they were her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Wallace Watson Sr.; sister, Evelyn; and brothers, Richard, Bill and George Lee.

Wed
30
Apr

Boaz 'BoBo' Sneed


Boaz 'BoBo' Sneed

Boaz “BoBo” Sneed, 68, of Groesbeck, passed away April 28, 2014 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at Mexia Cemetery with Pastor Sonny Beaver officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Boaz was born Oct. 8, 1945 in Big Spring, and had been in the Mexia community since his early 20s.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Irna Boaz and his sister, Noma Sissie Sneed.
Survivors include his foster care mom, Rhona Merritt of Groesbeck; special friend, Rachelle Johnston and husband, Joy Wright Jr. of Groesbeck and their son, Caleb; cousins, Rodger Boaz of Van Nuys, Calif. and Anne Sandefer of Mexia; as well as many special and loving friends at the Mexia State Supported Living Center.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in Sneed’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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