Obituaries

Mon
20
Jan

Brent 'Boogity-Bozo' Johnson


Brent 'Boogity-Bozo' Johnson

Brent “Boogity-Bozo” Johnson, 56, of Point Enterprise, passed away Jan. 19, 2014 at Providence Health Center in Waco. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery with Rev. James Herrington, officiating. No formal family visitation will be held.
Johnson was born Aug. 20, 1957 in Groesbeck. He worked for several years at Centex in Mexia, specializing in woodworking. He loved to play in the band, enjoyed his biker friends, and especially his beloved dog, Daisy.
Boogity was preceded in death by his parents, John Raymond and Mary Henderson Dailey.
He is survived by his brothers, Jack Johnson and wife, Pam, of Point Enterprise and Jimmy Dailey of Austin; special friend, Donna Shockley of Mexia; his beloved dog, Daisy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for your family.

Fri
17
Jan

Glen Allen Corder


Glen Allen Corder

Glen Allen Corder , 63, of Coolidge, formerly of Amarillo, passed away Jan. 15, 2014, at his home. He attended Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia. Glen, along with his sister, Cynthia Corder-Holmes, gave his life to Christ on June 26, 1959. He graciously donated his body to science; UT Medical Center in Dallas.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at Northcrest Church of Christ, with Mr. Shane Alexander and Mr. Mike Clements officiating.
Glen was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Seagraves, to Joel Allen and Carlene Huddleston Corder. He grew up in El Paso,, graduating from Eastwood High School. He later attended and graduated from South Plains College with a degree in drafting.
Glen moved to Amarillo where he worked as a draftsman, surveyor and map maker for 35 years, retiring from Xcel Energies.

Fri
17
Jan

Glen Bernhard Benson


Glen Bernhard Benson

Glen Bernhard Benson, 89, of Lake Mexia, passed away Jan. 13, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, with Chaplain Tom Parker officiating.
Glen was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Lisbon, Ill., to Gunval and Myrtle Jurene Walker Benson; one of ten children.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, on the USS Cascade. After service, he went to work for Valley Telephone in Oregon and, in 1968, was transferred to Texas to install cable.
While working in Texas, he met Mary Bounds and they married on May 4, 1968, in Navasota. Glen started a TV repair and security system business in Navasota. They later moved to Illinois, where he worked for several years and then moved to Huntington, where he retired from the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.

Wed
15
Jan

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gabriel


Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gabriel

The angelic hosts came for Jacquelyn Gabriel, 49, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield, among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 360 Church St. in Fairfield. Rev. O.L. Leveston, pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Fairfield, will serve as eulogist and Rev. Cleo High, pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia, will officiate. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery, 371 FM 1580 in Fairfield.
Jacquelyn Venise Craig Gabriel, known as “Jackie,” was the second child born to Jack and Barbara Craig on Dec. 29, 1964 in Mexia. Jackie confessed her life to Christ at an early age at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. Troy Sparks.

Wed
15
Jan

William Douglas 'Bill' Dutton

William Douglas "Bill" Dutton, of Thornton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at home. He attended the Church of Christ in Old Union. He donated his body to science at Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 19,, at the Church of Christ in Old Union, with Brother Glenn Easterly officiating. The service will be held following a luncheon at 12:30 at the church building on FM 937 for family and friends of the Duttons.
Bill was born in Evant, on Sept. 30, 1937 to Guy (Bill) Burton Dutton and Cenith Smith Dutton. He grew up in the De Leon-Dublin area, and during summer months and following high school, he worked construction, operating a drag line and driving trucks for bridge crews.

Wed
08
Jan

Willie L. Perry


Willie L. Perry

Willlie L. Perry, 91, of Mexia died Jan. 3, 2014 in Mexia. She was born Jan. 13, 1922 in Limestone County.
She was a housewife and domestic and was affiliated with Bethsadia Baptist Church and Eastern Star.
She is survived by three sons, Alvin C. Perry of Tacoma, Wash., Zack "Ricky" (Karen) Perry of Cedar Hill, and Michael (Veronica) Perry of Denton; four daughters, Patsy R. Echols of Cedar Hill, Thelma Jean Durham of Mexia, Connie (B.J.) Johnson of Fairfield and Maxine (Gerold) Jones of Irvin; two sisters, Estella Mitchell and Izora Jones, of Fort Worth; two sisters-in-law, Irma Coleman of Mexia and Delores Cannon of Fort Worth; special daughter, Lola (Joe) Alberts of Austin, Andrea Perry of Tacoma, Wash., Corrolotta Perry of Plano; and special friend, Louise Johnson of Tacoma, Wash.

Wed
08
Jan

Vernice Barnes-Brooks


Vernice Barnes-Brooks

Vernice Barnes-Brooks was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Falls County. She departed this life Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Mexia.
Brooks was the 18th of 19 children, born to Louis and Marie McWilliams-Barnes. Her husband, Willie J. Brooks; stepson, James Brooks; both parents and 17 brothers and sisters all preceded Vernice in death.
Brooks received her formal education in the Kosse and also in the Groesbeck school systems. Vernice joined church at an early age and devoted her life to serving Christ Jesus and raising her children according to the scriptures. Brooks was a devoted member and usher at the New Light Missionary Baptist Church, Wiley Chapel Missionary Church (both in Dallas), and also an usher at the Greater Antioch Baptist Church of Stranger. At the time of her death, Brooks was a member of New Home Baptist Church in Mexia, where Rev. L. Brown serves as the pastor.

Wed
08
Jan

Ross Morris

Graveside services for Ross Morris of Hubbard will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Hubbard. Ross went to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 2014 in Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia is in charge of professional services for the Morris family.

Wed
08
Jan

Floria Lee Anderson Mack

Funeral services for Floria Lee Anderson Mack will be held Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Union Memorial United Methodist Church in the Sandy Community. Visitation will be held Friday Jan. 10, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., with Elder James Lucas as eulogist. Burial will be in Sandy Creek Cemetery.
Floria (Flo) Lee Anderson-Mack was born March 18, 1938, to the late Herbert "Sonny" Adkison and Malissa Henry, in Limestone County. Anderson-Mack went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2014, at Providence Hospital, in Waco.
She grew up in the Sandy Community of Coolidge and attended the Sandy Public Schools.
On Sept. 1, 1956, she united in holy matrimony to the late Tilman Anderson Jr., and to this union 10 children were born, three of whom preceded her in death.
On Dec. 4, 2002, she married Isaiah Mack, and to this union one child was born and preceded her in death.

Wed
08
Jan

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.


Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr.

Henry Virgle “H.V.” O’Bryant Jr., 75, of Denton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.
Henry was born on Jan. 26, 1938 in Bandera, to Henry Virgle Sr. and Lillie Loretta (Brown) O’Bryant. He was married to Gale Marlene Allen on March 9, 1984 in Denton. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Shady Shores Baptist Church. He worked for many years as the manager of the Sacred Choral Music Department at Pender’s Music Store in Denton; he had also worked as a chaplain at the Mexia State School and directed the choir, “Sunshine Singers,” as they traveled all over the country. He served on staff at churches in Dallas, Pasadena, Seguin, Smithville, Mexia and Denton. He was a member of the Stanfield Masonic Lodge #217 of Denton and was a Mason of the 32nd degree.

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