Hazel ‘Nannie’ McCullen Masters

Funeral services for Hazel Masters will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at Head Branch Baptist Church, 605 McClintic St. in Groesbeck, with eulogist Elder James Lucas.

Hazel Masters was born July 5, 1944, in Thornton, to James and Vernell McCullen.

She attended school at Rosenwald in Thornton, and later became a student at Blacksheer and Washington High schools in Groesbeck.

She joined and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Thornton, at an early age.

She was a friend to all and would generously give the clothes off her back to someone in need.

She later moved back home where she met and married Julius Masters on Dec. 23, 1981.

Hazel worked for the Mexia State School as a medical driver for many years until she retired.

She became an active member of Greater Grace Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. in Groesbeck,, where she was a dedicated member and Christian. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.


Tennie Lee Ferrell

Funeral services for Tennie Lee Ferrell will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Sandy Community; Pastor Monroe Allen will be the eulogist.

Tennie Ferrell was born Dec. 2, 1945, in Coolidge, the first daughter to be born to the late R.C. Collins and Mattie Pearl Baker.

Tennie received her education from Coolidge Independent School District. She worked 30 years at the Manor Nursing Home in Mexia.

Tennie was united in holy matrimony to Clarence Edward Ferrell on April 3, 1970. To this union, five children were born.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital, Tennie was called home to be at rest. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Ferrell; parents R.C. Collins and Mattie P. Baker; brother Billy C. Baker; and sister Vettie M. Hayes.


Earnest Clay

The angelic hosts came for Mr. Earnest Clay, 60, on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Funeral services are pending at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home will serve the family of Earnest Clay.
Visit to sign the guestbook and light a candle.


Russell ‘Rusty’ Perkins

“Always in the key of C” - Russell ‘Rusty’ Perkins

Everyone loves a good drummer. They are a strange lot by their own admittance …never really playing music, but keeping the beat for everyone else to follow. If a song were played twenty times, the drummer would play it twenty different ways. It is what makes them so much fun, sitting in the back of the band and making it up every time they play. Welcome to Lt Colonel (Ret.) Russell Perkins.
Russ was born to Mildred and Woodrow Perkins on Dec. 10, 1945, in New Or­leans, the youngest of four children. As they say, he got to Texas as soon as he could and spent his formative years in Mexia before setting his sights on serving the America he loved dearly and seeing the world.


Hermine Hawker Sewell

Hermine Hawker Sewell, 75, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, in Mexia.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Teague, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.

Hermine was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Houston.

She was adopted, through the Edna Gladney Home, by Herman W. and Gladys Bell Hawker when she was 3 years old.
She was a graduate of Teague High School. She retired from Mexia ISD after many years of service as an office assistant. During those years, she impacted the lives of many students.

Hermine’s family was the joy of her life. However, her loving, caring ways were extended to everyone she knew.
She was a longtime member and past president of the Woman’s Friday Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother Marshall Muse.


Barbara Glynn Stokes

Barbara Glynn Stokes, 82, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 20, 2013, in Corsicana.

Fu­neral services were held Mon­­day, Dec. 23, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Gray and the Rev. Michael King officiating.

Interment was in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Barbara was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Beaumont, to Orvill Glynn and Sadie Faye Dunn Taylor.

She worked in the administrative office at Six Flags, the IRS, was a Realtor for Century 21 and retired from Texas Power and Light’s clerical department.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara devoted her life to God and her family and friends.
She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Wayne Taylor.


Robert Earl Medlock Sr.

Robert Earl Medlock Sr.

The angelic hosts came for Mr. Robert Earl Medlock Sr. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Mexia LTC in Mexia, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia, with Elder Tas Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Sandy Creek Cemetery in Coolidge.
Mr. Robert Earl Medlock Sr. was born in Coolidge on Nov. 19, 1946, to the parentage of Mr. George Medlock and Mrs. Verlene Gee Medlock. Mr. Medlock grew up in Coolidge and attended schools in Midlothian. He attended Taylor Chapel COGIC in Wortham and Salvation Lighthouse COGIC in Mexia, and he professed his belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Doris Helen Henderson

Funeral services for Ms. Doris Helen Henderson will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia.

Officiating will be the Rev. Claude Jackson, and the eulogist will be the Rev. Robert Campbell. Family and friends may visit Ms. Henderson as she slumbers in sweet repose at Pearly Gates Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Doris Helen “Baby” Henderson was born April 3, 1949, to the parentage of David Henderson and Fankie Taulton, in Coolidge.
She attended Dunbar High School in Mexia and also attended public schools in Dallas.

Doris was a member of Union Memorial United Methodist Church. She joined at an early age then became a member of St. Luke United Methodist, were she attended over 25 years. She worked several years in home health care, doing what she loved, caring for others.


Essie Lee Sanders Carter

Funeral services for Essie Lee Sanders Carter will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Greater Haynes Memorial, COGIC, 601 N. Denton St., in Mexia.

Minister Bettie Macklin will officiate, and the Rev. Claude Jackson will be the eulogist.

Family and friends may visit Mrs. Carter as she slumbers in sweet repose at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171, in Mexia, on Friday Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A wake service will follow 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Sardis P.B. Church, 600 E. Sumpter St. in Mexia.

Essie Carter passed away Dec. 15, 2013, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Forth Worth, with her family present.

Essie Lee Sanders Carter was born to the parentage of Mr. Alex Sanders and Mrs. on March 2, 1913.

She received her formal education at Dunbar High School in Mexia. Mrs. Carter confessed a hope in Christ early in her teenage years while united with New Hope Baptist Church, in Tehuacana.


Johnnie O. Christian

Johnnie O. Christian, 79, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 16, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at First United Methodist Church, Mexia, with the Rev. Danny Niedecken officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Johnnie was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Cleveland, to John Robert and Lula Bentley O’Conner.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mexia. She was also a member of the Mexia Garden Club, Woman’s Friday Club, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, and Parkview Hospital Auxiliary.

Johnnie had a very outgoing personality, always cheerful and friendly.


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