Obituaries

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.

Fri
08
Jan

Joe Bob Thomas

Joe Bob Thomas, 76, of Point Enterprise, passed away Jan. 7, 2016 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 8, 1940. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, in 2011. Among survivors are his stepchildren, Mellissa Morris, Melinda Gage and Charles Morris.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and a complete obituary will be posted later.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Fri
08
Jan

Loree Alexander Cody

Memorial services for Loree Alexander Cody will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Mexia. Brother Cliff Jones will officiate.
Cody, 88, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She lived in Teague and Mexia and worked for many years in Karner-Phillips Department Store in Mexia.

Wed
06
Jan

Charlie Ray Levels Jr.

Charlie Ray Levels Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Charlie Ray Levels Jr. at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2016, in the Providence Medical Center of Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing is Thursday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut St. in Teague, with Rev. Stanley Johnson, pastor of Grove Island and Gibson Chapel AME churches, officiating. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery on North 1st St., with military honors by the Dyess Air Force Base Honor Guard from Abilene.
On April 24, 1956, Charlie Ray Levels Jr. (Charlie Jr.) was born to Charlie Ray Sr. and Bettye Levels in Teague. As a child, he attended the First Baptist Church South Teague.

Mon
04
Jan

Jay Fain Bodine

Jay Fain Bodine

Funeral services for Jay Fain Bodine will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Rev. Bob Sullivan and Rev. Paul Ransburger will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 8, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home.
Bodine passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.
He was born March 13, 1931 in Coolidge to Samuel Perry and Lena B. Aldridge Bodine. His mother passed away when he was only 3 weeks old and he was raised by his father and older siblings. He moved to Teague at age 6 and attended Teague schools, graduating with the THS class of 1949 at the age of 16. Bodine, as he was often called, went to work delivering mail for a brief time and then began a 35-year career with the Burlington-Rock Island Railroad, working as a yard clerk.

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