Obituaries

Wed
27
Jan

Julia Annette Carroll

Julia Annette Carroll

Julia Annette Carroll, 54, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Josh Cagle officiating.
Annette was born Feb. 13, 1961 in Levelland, to Albert Riley and Anita Julia Wilson White. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by us all.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell "Butch" Carroll; daughter, Leigh Ann Carroll; son, Daniel Carroll; sisters, Theresa Muensterman and Velta Rule; brother, Dillard White; several nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A limb has fallen from the family tree
That says grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Sign the online guestbook at bellmeadfuneralhome.com.

Mon
25
Jan

Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Sandifer

Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Sandifer

Joseph A. “Joe” Sandifer, 53, of Mexia passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Regional Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Joseph was a lifetime resident of Mexia, graduated Mexia High School and later attended Navarro College. He was part-owner of The General Washout in Jewett, an oilfield service company.
Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing and classic cars. He never met a stranger and always extended his friendship. He will be missed by many.
Joseph was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Gardner Sandifer and brother, Leonard Sandifer.

Mon
18
Jan

Homer Allen Copley

Homer Allen Copley

Homer Allen Copley, 91, of Coolidge, passed away Jan. 16, 2016 in Waco.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Coolidge with Rev. Fred Sain officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery.
Visitation with the family is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Homer was born Aug. 12, 1924 in Dawson, to Claude Allen and Rosana Bryant Copley. He lived in the Coolidge area most of his life. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher. Homer believed in hard work, honesty and serving the Lord. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose goal in life was to love, protect and provide for his family.

Wed
13
Jan

Denise Janet Grayson

Denise Janet Grayson

The angelic hosts came for Denise Janet Winston Grayson of Teague in the Providence Medical Center of Waco on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague..
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Bailey, pastor of Union Primitive Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Sandhill Cemetery in Buffalo.
Grayson was born Feb. 26, 1958 in Houston, to Betty Jean Barnett Winston and A. J. Percipha. However, she was raised in Teague by her grandmother, Exia Bell Miles.
She was a graduate of Teague High School in Teague, and baptized in Union Primitive Baptist Church of Teague.
Denise and James E. Grayson were married Nov. 5, 1983 and their more-than 32 years of marriage ended with her death.

Wed
13
Jan

Bobby Joe Clark

Bobby Joe Clark

Bobby Joe Clark, 75, of Bellmead, passed away Jan. 11, 2016 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. at Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.
Clark was born June 14, 1941. He had been in the community since 1992 and was an assembler for eight years at Walmart in Mexia. He was a veteran of the Army and a member of the National Guard of Arkansas.
Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Clark; parents, Richard and Liddie Bell Clark; sister, Dorothy Clark and brother, John Clark.

Wed
13
Jan

Mildred Reese Beaver

Mildred Reese Beaver

A memorial service for Mildred Reese Beaver, 91, of Lufkin, was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Henderson Chapel in the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin, with Rev. Dr. Jerome Brimmage and Rev. Steven W. Fieldcamp officiating. There was a reception at the church following the service.
Beaver was born June 28, 1924 in Palestine, to the late Bennie Jordan Reese and Wilma Doris Butler Reese. She passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Beaver of Lufkin; daughter, Susan Beaver Cardwell and son-in-law, Horace M. Cardwell III (Trey), of Lufkin; daughter, Pam Beaver Fieldcamp and son-in-law, Steven W. Fieldcamp, of Liberty Hill; grandchildren, Susan Elizabeth Fieldcamp, Stefanie Jordan Fieldcamp and Catherine Fieldcamp Bowen, and her husband, Martin C. Bowen (Marty); great-grandchildren, Lilah Blaine Bowen, Rhett Fieldcamp Bowen and Martin Coleman Bowen III; and brother, James A. Reese and his wife, Carol, of Wortham.

Mon
11
Jan

Brandice Ray ‘Brandy’ Garrett

Brandice Ray ‘Brandy’ Garrett

Brandice Ray “Brandy” Garrett, 43, of Mexia, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, as the result of a tragic accident.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
A memorial service to celebrate Brandy’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Word of Life Church, 193 LC 412 in Groesbeck, with Pastor Mark Rogers officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Cleveland, Jason Davis, Matthew Self, Brian Foster, Chase Killingsworth, Jason Morton, Dominic Rosales, Mickey DeBusk, Flint McLean, Shane McLean and Robbie Garrett.
Brandice, known by all as Brandy, was born May 31, 1972 in Nacogdoches to Robert Lloyd “Butch” Sherman and Phyllis Ray (Cleveland) Sherman. Brandy grew up in LaPorte and graduated in the class of 1990 from LaPorte High School. She enjoyed participating in theater and being a member of the Chatos Drill Team in high school, and had many many good friends.

Mon
11
Jan

Thomas Mathew ‘Tom’ Pullman

Thomas Mathew ‘Tom’ Pullman

Thomas Mathew “Tom” Pullman passed away Jan. 8, 2016 in Mexia. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Billy Ridge officiating.
Tom was born Oct. 31, 1963 in Chicago, Ill., to David and Phyllis Jean Rospond Pullman. He dedicated his life to Jehovah God in 1986 and shared his belief and hope in God’s promises to others in the community.
He worked in the insurance business in Waco and Mexia and also managed the Mexia Pizza Hut during 1995-2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom is survived by his wife, Shien-Dee of Mexia; daughter, Kimberly of Mexia; brother, Daniel Pullman and wife, Mary of Austin; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins in the Chicago and Houston areas; and loved as a grandchild, Edward Kennedy.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Mon
11
Jan

Ruby Eloise Foley Henson

Ruby Eloise Foley Henson

Ruby Eloise Foley Henson, 73, formerly of Mexia, passed away Jan. 10, 2016 in Kirvin. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.
Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Ruby was born Dec. 11, 1942 in Groesbeck, to J.B. and Zadie Tumlison Foley. She retired from the Mexia State School after 20 years of service.

Fri
08
Jan

Thera Tacker

Thera Tacker

Thera Tacker, 93, of Waco, passed away at St. Catherine’s Center on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at OakCrest Funeral Home in Waco, with Dr. Charles Dixon and Rev. Kip Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at the Mexia City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Thera was born in Buffalo on March 9, 1922, to William and Georgia Bell. She went to Buffalo High School and later took classes at Navarro Junior College. She married Ed Tacker of Mexia on June 6, 1938. Ed passed away in 1992.
Thera worked at the Waco Police Department in the records division as a secretary, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, cooking (especially baking cakes), sewing and spending time with her family and friends.

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