Obituaries

Mon
27
Jul

David A. McVay

David A. McVay, 63, of Waxahachie, died Wednesday, July 22, in an automobile accident near Corsicana.
He was born Feb. 4, 1952 in Warren, Ark., a son of the late C.A. McVay and Bobbie Jennings McVay. He was a registered nurse and member of The Avenue Church.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, Carl McVay and J.R. McVay, and a sister, Linda McVay.
Survivors are a son, Shane McVay, of Ruston, La.; two daughters, Jennifer McVay Garcia and Angela McVay, both of Lillie, La.; four brothers, Ronnie McVay, of Smackover, Ark., Wayne Urrey, of Bernice, La., Ed McVay, of Ruston, La., and Sam McVay, of Talco; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren, Ark. Burial will take place at Gravelridge Cemetery near Hermitage, Ark.
The online guest register may be found at frazerfuneralhome.com.

Fri
24
Jul

Frank Malone

Funeral arrangements for Frank Malone, of Dallas, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia. Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guestbook.

Fri
24
Jul

Ruth Lee

Funeral services for Ruth Lee, of Frost, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia. Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guestbook.

Fri
24
Jul

Alice Marie Abor

Services for Alice Marie Abor will be held Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton in Mexia, with Texas Bishop Carlos Daniels as eulogist.
Alice Marie Abor was born June 25, 1959 to the parents of Alice Mack and Joshua Mack Jr. She resided in Limestone County, where she accepted Christ at an early age. She became a member of First Assembly of God until her health failed.
She was educated in Mexia public schools. She later became employed with the Mexia State School, until she retired after 30 years of dedication.
Alice passed away July 20, 2015.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Mack and Jimmy Mack.

Wed
22
Jul

Suzanne Minchew Thornton

Suzanne Minchew Thornton, 57, died July 133, 2015.
She was born Aug. 30, 1957, and died July 13, 2015 in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Minchew.
Suzanne is survived by her mother, Mary Anna Minchew, of Mexia; sisters, Gwen and husband Lupe Navarro, of Pleasanton, Elaine and husband Terry Ezell, of Fairfield, and Max and husband Paul Garvin, of Mexia; brothers, Raymond Minchew, of Mexia, and Steve and wife Teresa Minchew, also of Mexia; three nephews, a niece, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, July 25, at noon, at the VFW, Hwy. 14 in Mexia. Burial will be at a later date.

Wed
22
Jul

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Smith Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Rudolph "Rudy" Smith Jr., 79, of Mexia, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. A viewing will also be from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke UMC, 405 S. Belknap in Mexia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 Tehuacana Hwy. in Mexia, with Rev. Robert Campbell, pastor, St. Luke UMC of Mexia, serving as officiant. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Burial Park in Mexia.

Wed
22
Jul

Elder Kenneth Wayne Henderson Sr.

Funeral services for Elder Kenneth Wayne Henderson Sr. will be held Saturday July, 25, at 1 p.m. at Greater Haynes Memorial Church of God In Christ, 601 N. Denton St. in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Eulogist will be Sup. C.R. Beard.
Elder Kenneth Wayne Henderson Sr. was born June 24, 1955, in Mexia, to Elder Johnnie and Lilie Mae Davis Henderson. He attended and graduated from Mexia ISD. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served his country proudly. After serving his country, he expanded his education, attending universities in La Verne and San Diego, Calif., graduating with a bachelor of science and religion degree. He also attended Midland College where he received his degree in air-conditioning and heating.

Wed
22
Jul

Eugene Alonzo ‘Gene’ Trumble

Eugene Alonzo “Gene” Trumble, 85, passed away July 20, 2015 at his home near Mexia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Gene was born July 31, 1929 in Hackensack, N.J., to Alonzo Eugene Trumble and Martha Washington Ackerson Trumble. After graduating from Hackensack High School, he joined the Marine Corps. After serving as a staff sergeant in the Korean War, he returned home for only a short time. He was then drafted into the Army and sent to Germany.
Gene entered college after proudly completing his service for his country. In 1962, he received his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He worked 40 years as a computer programmer in New Mexico and Texas, prior to retirement.

Wed
22
Jul

Bernadette Barkouskie Stone

Bernadette Barkouskie Stone, 76, of Mexia, passed away July 20, 2015 in Palestine. The service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Zach Kunnakkattuthara officiating. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visitation with family will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bernadette was born Aug. 25, 1938 in Cotton Gin, to William Stanley Valentine Barkouskie and Frances Agnes Alexander Barkouskie. She was a graduate of Teague High School, class of 1956. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Sam Houston State University. Her first year of teaching was in the Aldine ISD, but she gave 29 years of service to the Mexia ISD before retiring. Her teaching career included special education, fourth grade, fifth grade reading and math and freshman English.

Mon
13
Jul

Janet L. Owen

Janet L. Owen went home to be with the Lord July 10, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Cliff Jones and Bill Wright Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Janet was born at home in Mexia on Aug. 7, 1935, to Arvin and Edna Sterling. She was a homemaker for many years and most recently made clothing and blankets that she donated to hospice and sold to family and friends.
Janet dedicated her life to God, her church, her husband of 61 years, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Growing up, Janet enjoyed going to school and spending time with her family.

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