Obituaries

Mon
23
Feb

Arther ‘A.D.’ Hendrick Sr.


Arther ‘A.D.’ Hendrick Sr.

Arther Darrell “A.D.” Hendrick Sr., 82, of Waco, passed away Feb. 20, 2015 at a local hospital. Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Waco Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Arther was born Aug. 26, 1932 in the Mount Calm area, to Alvie Hendrick and Jewel Etheridge Hendrick. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He married Shirley Mae Rossi and later married Mary on June 16, 1982. He worked for Owens Illinois and Certain-Teed and loved old cars and motorcycles. He was a member of the Cushman Club and Mustang Club.
Arther was preceded in death by his brother, Luther Hendrick.

Mon
23
Feb

Ann Bozeman Fulton


Ann Bozeman Fulton

Ann Bozeman Fulton, 73, of Simsboro, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
She was born Sept. 27, 1941 in Personville, to O.T. and Allie B. Bozeman.
Ann attended Fair Oaks School and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1960. She married Gerald Lee Fulton on June 14, 1963. For years, Ann was a fixture in downtown Mexia, where she worked at K. Wolens, Western Auto and Goodyear Tire Company. She also worked as activity director and assistant administrator at Haven Nursing Home before returning to retail business as manager of Sinclair’s Shoes and J’s Outlet. Ann retired from Mexia ISD. During her retirement years, she worked part-time at the Pickin’ Patch.

Fri
20
Feb

Christopher Blake McIntire


Christopher Blake McIntire

Christopher Blake McIntire, of Old Union, left his loved ones and friends in grief when his life was tragically ended in an accident on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at age 29.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, David Bates of Tehuacana officiating. Burial will follow in LaSalle Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chace Killingsworth, Shane Killingsworth, Clint Winstead, Paden Theiss, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Bubba Wedgman and Cleve Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Lenamond, Dusty Capps, Bubba Sullivan, Chase Sullivan and Dennis Walton.

Fri
20
Feb

Albert Newton York


Albert Newton York

Albert Newton York, 67, left his earthly home to be with his Lord, and other family members, in his heavenly home on Feb. 18, 2015. A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating.
Albert was born Feb. 10, 1948 in Mexia, to Louis Dee and Bernie Myrtle Briggs York. After high school, he went to work for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, then he returned home to work at Big Brown as pipe fitter. He also worked as a truck driver and in construction.
Albert proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. While serving, he met the love of his life, Linda Theresa Keller, and they married on Jan. 17, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia. They spent 39 years together raising their family, as well as horses, cattle and dogs, while living in the Kickapoo community (Limestone County). They traveled to a number of states showing prize-winning German Shepherd dogs.

Wed
18
Feb

Henrietta J. Ross


Henrietta J. Ross

Funeral services for Henrietta J. Ross will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Northcrest Church of Christ of Christ, 918 Tehuacana Road in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, then a wake service will be held at Salvation Light House C.O.G.I.C, 915 Lena St. in Mexia. Elder Don Manning will be the eulogist, Elder Charles Beard, the officiator, and burial takes place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
Henrietta J. Ross died Feb. 11, 2015 in Mexia.
She was born March 27, 1937 in Tehuacana, to Henry and Marie Harris. Henrietta was the third of six children born to the union. She was educated in the Mexia public schools. She was a member of Salvation Light House C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Elder L.J. Manning and first lady Joyce Manning. Henrietta loved her family and friends.
She worked for Health Home Care, and she loved helping people. She also loved working with the pastor’s aide.

Mon
16
Feb

Rosalba Bennett ‘Rose’ Cunningham


Rosalba Bennett ‘Rose’ Cunningham

The angelic hosts came for Rosalba Bennett “Rose” Cunningham, 54, on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at her residence in Mexia, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was held Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 10 a.m., with a vigil service from 6 to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel.
Rose was born Jan. 25, 1961 in Brownsville, the first child of Arnulfo and Julia Bennett. She grew up in Port Isabel and attended the public schools there.

Mon
16
Feb

Mary Sue Hitt


Mary Sue Hitt

Mary Sue Hitt, 79, of Mexia, passed away Feb. 14, 2015 in Alvin. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Glenn McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Sue was born July 24, 1935, in the Mexia area, to J. T. Fife and Hazie Ida Lane Fife. She lived in Mexia most of her life. Sue graduated from Mexia High School in 1952, fifth in her class, first of the girls, and earned a scholarship from Mary Hardin Baylor. She retired from Brown Oil & Gas Company after 30 years of service as office manager.

Mon
16
Feb

Leola Busby

The angelic hosts came for Leola Busby, 83, on Feb. 15, 2015 at her Wortham residence, among loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services are pending at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Mon
16
Feb

Jo Ann Bell

The angelic hosts came for Jo Ann Bell, 75, on Feb. 13, 2015, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, among loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services are pending at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Fri
13
Feb

Loretta Ann ‘Lori’ Shields

Loretta Ann “Lori” Shields, 57, of Tehuacana passed away Feb. 12, 2015. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Lori was born July 17, 1957 in Mexia, to John Lee and Patricia Ann Robinson Shields. She was a lifelong resident of Tehuacana and a graduate of Mexia High School. She was a production supervisor of PACTIV-Reynold in Corsicana for eight years.
There were three major things that were most important to Lori: her love for God, love for her family and that she was an avid Texas Rangers fan. Lori loved traveling, especially with her mother, and music. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tehuacana.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chuck Shields; maternal grandparents, Earl and Elizabeth Robinson; and paternal grandparents, Ted and Ora Shields.

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