Obituaries

Thu
14
Nov

Johnny Ray Tudor Sr.

Johnny Ray Tudor Sr. was born Jan. 15, 1977. He passed away on Nov. 5, 2013, in Odessa.
He was a drilling supervisor for Nabors Drilling Company.
He is survived by three children, Johnny Jr., Megan and Emma Tudor; his wife, Janice Tudor; and numerous other family members and friends. He was a big-hearted man who did everything he could to help his family and friends. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as shooting his guns, drinking by the fire, and riding any off-road vehicle he could get his nub on.
He was a hard-working man who would do anything to provide for his family.
No matter how sad or angry you felt, his jokes and his laugh would always warm your heart. He was a great father, spouse, and friend and he will be sorely missed by everyone he knew.
When I’m Gone
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.

Thu
14
Nov

Romeo ‘Romie’ Marson

Romeo ‘Romie’ Marson
Romeo ‘Romie’ Marson

The angelic hosts came for Mr. Romeo Marson, 74, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in Fairfield No. 1 Church of God In Christ at 1321 S. Fairway St. in Fairfield, with Elder David Algood officiating. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery, also in Fairfield.
Romeo Marson was born Oct. 2, 1939, in the city of Merida, county of Leyte, in the Philippine Islands.
He grew up in in Merida, and completed school in the Philippines. Romeo attended Southwestern University in City Cupu, Philippines, and Lincoln Technical Institute, Grand Prairie.

Thu
14
Nov

Delma Powell Posey

Delma Powell Posey was born Feb. 2, 1937 to Delma Ross and Lois Lorene Posey on a farm outside of Mexia.
Del grew up working on his family’s dairy farm in the community of Forest Glade, outside Mexia. Del learned the value of hard work from a very early age. He helped milk the cows early in the morning, then took the milk into town before going to school. He attended Mexia High School, where he served as president of the Student Council, president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), and appeared in the starring role of the senior play, “Father Knows Best.” He was honored by the FFA as the “Lone Star Farmer.” Del graduated from Mexia High School in 1955 as the class salutatorian.

Tue
12
Nov

Dorothy Ellen (Fetterman) York

Dorothy York, resident of Rowlett and formerly of Groes­­beck, passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the age of 82.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1005 N. Red River St. in Mexia at 2 p.m.
Dorothy was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Numidia, Pa., to David and Hazel Fetterman Sr.
She was a baptized Jehovah’s Witness. She loved to entertain family and friends. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was known for her famous cabbage rolls. She had worked as a sales clerk for Wall’s Factory Outlet in Groesbeck and at one time had her own dress shop. She was also a caregiver for many years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, David and Hazel Fetterman Sr.; brother David “Sonny” Fetterman Jr. and one grandson, Robert “Robbie” E. Weiss III, all of Numidia, Pa.

Fri
08
Nov

Helen Payne Boykin

Helen Payne Boykin, loving and loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2013 to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was born Sept. 3, 1930 in Mexia, to Robert Earl Payne and Sarah Oma Payne.

She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife, Cynthia and their daughters, Courtney and Brittany; son Tony and his wife, Cindy and their sons, Sam and Scott; brother, Bob Payne; and nieces, Carol Evans and Linda Liles.

Helen grew up in Wichita Falls, graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School and attended Midwestern State University and secretarial school. She had a varied career working at radio and television stations and as a legal and executive secretary. After retiring, she fulfilled a longtime dream of owning her own store selling antiques and collectibles. Helen was the life of family gatherings and enjoyed cooking, gardening and shopping.

Thu
07
Nov

Erma Wilson

The angelic hosts came for Mrs. Erma Wilson, 77, of Mexia, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Waco, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in Antioch Baptist Church at 610 N. Denton Street in Mexia.

The Rev. Cleo High, pastor, will serve as the eulogist, and Pastor Darryl Hammond, pastor of Wesley Chapel Baptist Church in Wills Point, will officiate. Grave services and interment will take place at Forest Grove Cemetery in Homer, La., at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
Erma Jo Harper Wilson, lovingly known as “Granny,” was born March 17, 1936, in Homer, La., to the parentage of Daniel and Venderzel Harper. She attended school in Homer, and upon finishing high school married John D. Holyfield in 1955, and they moved to Dallas. This union produced two daughters, Catherine and Debra Holyfield.

Wed
06
Nov

Carolyn June Cotton

Carolyn June Cotton departed this earthly life and entered eternal life Oct. 29, 2013.

Carolyn, known to family as “Sister,” was born June 29, 1933, in the Sandy community in Limestone County.

She taught school in and around Limestone County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Deola Cotton.

First viewing will be Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m; last viewing will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 9-10:45 a.m.

The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. All will be held at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Chapel, 502 N. Ross Ave. in Mexia. The Rev. Clarence Hobbs will officiate.

Wed
06
Nov

Tolbert Earl Bain Jr.

Tolbert Earl Bain Jr., 89, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 5, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be held prior to the service, starting at 1 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Bain was born April 5, 1924 in Mexia, to Tolbert Earl Sr. and Amanda Matthews Bain. After high school and college, he served in the U.S. Navy for almost four years, being honorably discharged March 1, 1946. He married Valle Louise Stevenson on July 14, 1951 in Frost, and was employed here in Mexia at the U.S. Post Office for 30 years. He was a member of many civic organizations including VFW, BiStone Travel Club, USS Ommaney Bay CVE ship reunions, Odd Fellows, and the National & State Parks Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexia.

Mon
04
Nov

Delores Jean Sims

Delores Jean Sims, 66, passed away Nov. 1, 2013, in Groesbeck.

Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 4, at the Mexia Cemetery, with Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating.

Delores was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Lufkin, to Ivey Franklin Sims Jr. and Willie Marjorie Herring Sims.

She was always happy, friendly and loved everyone she met. Delores won the heart of all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Deliloh Schmidt.

Delores is survived by her loving friends and caregivers.

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Fri
01
Nov

Glenn Rudolph Erickson

Rudolph Erickson, 82, of Mexia, passed away Oct. 30, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at Mexia Cemetery, with Keith Schroeder officiating. Family visitation will be held Friday evening, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rudolph was born July 7, 1931, in Coolidge, to Vernon and Dail Vines Erickson. He was a 1949 graduate of Mexia High School. He received a music scholarship to Navarro Junior College. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Connally Air Force Base and playing in the USAF Band. He was honorably discharged in 1952.

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