Obituaries

Mon
07
Dec

Emil Rogers Sr.

Emil Rogers Sr., 72, of Groesbeck, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Cobb Cemetery.
Emil was born Sept. 13, 1943 in Buckholts, to Maria and Pete Rogers. The family moved to Mexia when he was 14, and he lived there many years, then lived the rest of his life in Groesbeck. He worked for U.S. Silica for 43 years. He made many friends in his lifetime and was well loved by family and friends.
Emil was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Betty Ellis, Lupita Rogers, Matilda Ybarra, Ruperta Reyes, Hilaria O’Geda, Martha Balboa, Candelaria Medina and Amada Ybarra; and one brother, Conrado Rodriguez.

Mon
07
Dec

Mona Ruth Pond

Memorial services for Mona Ruth Pond will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Kelly family residence, 126 CR 256 in Fairfield. Betty Macklin will officiate.
Pond, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Kelly residence near Farifield.
She was born in Italy, Texas on May 4, 1931, but grew up in Arkansas. She returned to Texas as an adult and moved to Florida for a few years before returning to Texas to stay. Pond was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and foster mother to many. She loved all children. Pond was also a true animal lover and adored her pets.
Pond was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Eugene Pond; her parents, Ruie England and Lucy Betty Travis; and four brothers, F.L. Travis, Grady Travis, Louis Travis and Kenneth Travis.

Mon
07
Dec

Ben Alvin Cantrell

Ben Alvin Cantrell, 73, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 in Wortham. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 20 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wortham. Rev. Justin Colquette officiated. Interment followed at Richland Cemetery.
Cantrell was born March 12, 1942 in Wortham, to Gude and Jewell Virginia Ridge Cantrell. He loved everyone he met, and never met a stranger. He loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR and Texas Rangers baseball.
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Libhart Cantrell; parents; brother, Charles Cantrell; sister, Virginia Adair and his in-laws, J.C. and Margaret Libhart.
He is survived by his son, Brent Cantrell and wife, JoAnn; brothers, Roy Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell and Danny Cantrell; sisters, Betty Colson and Linda Harrington; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Adam Young, Zane Young, A.J. Sandlin, Glenn Allen, Ty Scruggs and John Libhart.

Fri
04
Dec

Ronald Ray Watson

Ronald Ray Watson, 59, of Forest Glade, passed Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in a vehicle accident. A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. A memorial service was 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Steve Watson officiating.
Pallbearers for the services were Dustin Bonner, David Watson, James Spence, Joey Alfred, Billy Sterling and Dean McCoslin. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles Schultz, Howard Hill, David Moore and Terry Gore.
Ronald was born April, 14, 1956 in Mexia, to Freddie and Madie Watson.
He was preceded by his brother Derrell and survived by his wife, Charlotte (the love of his life); parents; brothers, Donald and Roy; children, Audry, Andrea and Bryan; and grandchildren, Chance and Karter.

Fri
04
Dec

Annie Mae Richards

Mae Richards, 95, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 1, 2015. She was born June 3, 1920, in Teague, to Charlie Matthew and Nora Barge Beene.
She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grand-children and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband, Jesse Monroe Richards.
She is survived by her son, Ervin Richards and wife, Gail; sister, Edna Lambert Brice; grandchildren, Randy Richards and Jackie Evett, Angela Richards Fine and Michael McCarter, Dennis Ervin Richards and wife, Laura, and Terry Manuel Richards and wife, Emily; great-grandchildren, Amanda Richards, Stephanie Richards, Justin Richards, Jordan Richards, Taylor Richards, Isabella Richards, Brynlee Richards, Madison Evett, McKenzie Evett, Makenna Evett and Chandler Ware; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fri
04
Dec

Ocie Geneva Morgan

Ocie Geneva Morgan, 91, of Prairie Grove, passed away Dec. 4, 2015 in Waco. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Clifton Jones officiating. Interment was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Geneva was born June 4, 1924 to George Conard and Leona Elizabeth Grizzle Nichols. She was a homemaker who was dedicated to being a loving wife, mother and a doting grandmother. Geneva lived her life according to her strong faith in God and his commandments. She loved people of all ages but had a special love for children. She treated everyone with the utmost respect; no one could ask for a better friend than Geneva.

Wed
02
Dec

Ronald Ray Watson

Ronald Ray Watson, 59, of Forest Glade, passed away Nov. 30, 2015 in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel, with Steve Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.
Family visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Watson was born April 14, 1956 in Mexia, to Freddie and Madie Gore Watson. He was a carpenter in the construction industry his whole working life.
Ronald was preceded in death by his brother, Daryl Dale Watson.

Wed
02
Dec

Billy Ray ‘Mike’ Chambers

Funeral services for Billy Ray Chambers, better known as "Mike,” will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at Westside Church of Christ. 102 S. Herman in Mexia. Elder Tas Betts will be the eulogist and Brother Thomas Gilmore will officiate.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Chambers made his transition from earth to glory on Nov. 27, 2015, in Fairfield.
Chambers’ life journey began March 23, 1947 in Wortham, to the union of his parents, Washington T. Chambers and Teresa Thomas Chambers. He received his formal education from F.W. Wheeler School in Wortham, and Navarro College in Corsicana. Billy also served his country in the Army for four years. Billy accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at Smith Chapel P.B. Church in Wortham.

Wed
02
Dec

Susan Jennifer Boytis

Susan Jennifer Boytis, 45, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 26, 2015 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, with Brother Jared Rogers officiating. After the service, the family will have visitation time until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Susan was born Jan. 29, 1970 in Trenton, N.J., to William Robinson and Sylvia Paul. She has been in Mexia since 2005 and was, along with her husband, owner of Al’s Auto Service in Mexia for the past five years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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.

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