Obituaries

Wed
04
Dec

Barbara Sue Webster


Barbara Sue Webster

Barbara Sue Webster, of Mexia, passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at age 71.
Graveside services will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Fort Parker Memorial Park Pavilion, with Pastor Clifton Jones officiating.
Barbara was born on Jan. 24, 1942, in Blairsville, Ga., to Willard and Norma Brooks, as the surprise baby following three older children. After growing up and going through school in Georgia, Barbara met a young man from Groesbeck who was visiting relatives in Georgia. She and Earnest Webster were united in marriage three months after they met, on Oct. 24, 1962.
Barbara moved with her husband, Earnest, to the Central Texas area. A few years later he bought a house and farm near Mexia, where they raised their family and lived the rest of their lives.

Wed
04
Dec

Tyler Wade Archibald


Tyler Wade Archibald

Our loving Tyler Wade Archibald, 32, passed on to eternal life, having succumbed in his lengthy, courageous fight against a wretch­ed disease on Dec. 1, 2013, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
He fought his battle with courage, humanity, grace and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our precious Tyler. We pray for him and that a cure for the deadly disease will be close at hand.
Tyler was born Sept. 7, 1981, in Big Springs.
He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He loved life and lived every day positively. Golf was his passion and he loved all sports.
He enjoyed the outdoors and being with his family and friends.

Wed
04
Dec

Chad Carter

Chad Carter, 48, of Buffalo, passed away Nov. 26, 2013 in Temple.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Jeff Hatton officiating. Interment was in the Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Chad was born Jan. 31, 1965 in Lubbock, to Willard Conrad Carter and Gloria Johnson. He was a rancher. He loved the country, raising cattle and having a good time with family and friends. Chad was a fun-loving guy who will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and brother, Kim Carter.
Chad is survived by his special friend and companion, Misty Michelle Watson; father, Willard Carter; sister, Jamie Baker and husband, Kevin; nephews, Will Baker, Keith Carter and wife, Amey and Nathan Medina; great-nieces, Grace Carter and Rylee Pierce; two stepfathers, Steve Decker and Raymond Peters.
Pallbearers were Keith Carter, Will Baker, Kevin Baker, Steve Decker, Raymond Peters and Dustin Murchison.

Mon
02
Dec

Malissia Henry Adkison


Malissia Henry Adkison

The angelic hosts came for Mother Malissia Henry Adkison on Nov. 25, 2013 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was Friday, Nov. 29, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 414 LCR 180 in Coolidge. Rev. Sylvester Key II, pastor, served as eulogist and Rev. Riley Armstead, pastor of Mustang Baptist Church in Prairie Hill, officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Cemetery in Coolidge.
Malissia Henry Adkison, the only child of Mary Etta Briscoe McQuirter and Eldridge Henry, was born Nov. 23, 1921 in Limestone County. Adkison grew up in the Sandy Community of Coolidge, and attended the Oak Hill and Sandy Public Schools.
She united with the Union Memorial United Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her health failed her.

Mon
02
Dec

Lola Mae Miller


Lola Mae Miller

Lola Mae Miller departed from this life on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the age of 93, at her home in Huntsville.
She was born March 2, 1920, to Ollie and Cora Story, the fifth of five children. She grew up in New Hope, a rural community in Limestone County, and graduated from Donie High School at the age of sixteen.
Two years later, in 1938, she married Lester Clayton “Bob” Miller. To this union were born two children, Sherrill Glynn and Linda Jane Miller. With the exception of the war years, they lived in Limestone County for the next 61 years, first on a farm and then in Mexia.
In addition to her homemaking, she worked at the Mexia State School. She is best known for her devotion to family and her culinary skills, great pies, cakes, and fried chicken, along with her expert sewing and quilting.

Mon
02
Dec

Juanita Bardin Forrester


Juanita Bardin Forrester

Juanita Bardin Forrester, 85, of Coolidge, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, in Mexia. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Juanita was born June 13, 1928, in Oletha, to David Samuel and Myrtle Melissa Sills Bardin. She married Billy Smithey Forrester on Jan. 20, 1948. She retired from the First State Bank in Coolidge after 36 years of service.
Juanita loved her family; they were her world. She was an avid reader, she loved books. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, cooking, canning and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
02
Dec

Virginia Lee LaRue


Virginia Lee LaRue

Virginia Lee LaRue, 85, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 30, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. James Hooper and Rev. Ricky Cundieff officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
LaRue was born April 11, 1928 in Crockett, to Will and Della Braux Chrisner. She was a graduate of Mexia High School and retired with JCPenney here in Mexia. She met Henry while he was stationed at Camp Mexia (the POW camp which is now the Mexia State Supp­­orted Living Center), and they were married in 1944.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings.

Mon
02
Dec

Barbara Erskine Bartlett


Barbara Erskine Bartlett

Barbara Erskine Bartlett, 61, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 26, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield and Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. Interment was in the Thornton Cemetery.
Barbara was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Marlin, to Jasper Whit and Nelle Florine Rasco Erskine. She attended school in Thornton and Groesbeck, and graduated from Richfield High in Waco in 1971. She continued her education at Tarleton State University and received her Master’s Degree in 1982.
Barbara retired from the Mexia State School after 31 years of service. She also enjoyed a teaching career of over 20 years at Navarro College. She referred to her students as her “little darlin’s.” Barbara constantly encouraged everyone to continue their education.

Sun
01
Dec

Terry Lee Wehres

Terry Lee Wehres passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Born April 12, 1951 to C.R. and Joann Wehres in Fort Worth, Terry was one of three children.

Terry was a fan of Elvis Presley and loved singing his songs when performing kar­aoke.

Terry enjoyed playing pool with friends.

Although a certified welder, Terry spent most of his life selling cars in Azle.

A father of four children and five grandchildren, Terry, or “Pops” as they called him, was a Baptist who believed in the Christian faith.
Terry leaves behind his children, Candace, Brenda, Anthony and Terry Jr.; his siblings, Gary and Cheryl; and his grandchildren, Dyllan, Cheyanne, Brittany, Courtney and Austin.

A family memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford.

Wed
27
Nov

Barbara Erskine Bartlett

Barbara Erskine Bartlett, 61, of Mexia, passed away November 26, 2013. Services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

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