Obituaries

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03
Nov

Robert E. Sneed  


Robert E. Sneed  

The angelic hosts came for Robert E. Sneed, of Teague, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Seton Medical Center in Austin, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be Friday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Nemons officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Teague.
Robert E. Sneed was born to the union of Birdia Weathers Coleman and C.B. Sneed on June 18, 1935 in Freestone County. Robert, known as “Dude” to his family and friends, attended schools in the Freestone County Public School District and graduated from  Booker T. Washington High School. He joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he served faithfully until retiring with the rank of sergeant.  

Mon
03
Nov

Frances Ann Owens


Frances Ann Owens

Frances Ann Owens, 69, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Karen Hulsey officiating. Family visitation will be held prior to the service, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Frances was born Sept. 23, 1945 in Concord, to William and Evie Johnson Griffin.
She is survived by her children, Alton Owens Jr. and wife, Shae, of Hillsboro, Michael Owens and wife, Laura, of Marquez, Sherry Tarkington of Corsicana and Richard Owens of Mexia; grandchildren, Josh Owens, Hank Foley, Davie Foley, Aaron Tarkington, Reese Tarkington, Graceyn Owens, Reed Owens, Amber Owens, Christian Owens, Michael Owens Jr., Kayla White, Kali Owens and Dru Owens; great-grandchildren, Maggie White, Summer and Stormy Foley, Braylyn Coppick, Brilee Foley, Taybor Owens and Demtree Hollie Jr.

Mon
03
Nov

Clara Smith Horace


Clara Smith Horace

Clara Smith Horace died Oct. 29, 2014.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia, with eulogist Shaun Rabb.
Clara Smith Horace was born Dec. 16, 1932 in Streetman, to Iree Smith and Ocilean Cooper. She professed a faith in Christ and later united with True Vine Church in Dallas, under the leadership of Pastor J.J. Adams, and later serving under Pastor Shaun Rabb.
She joined in Holy Matrimony with Jimmie Lee Horace in October 1974.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Castile Bonner and Alice Faye Woods; three brothers, Iree (Zeke) Smith, Lawrence (Redman) Smith and Robert Earl Smith; and one stepson, Roy Thomas Horace.

Fri
31
Oct

Wanda La Nell Clendenen Sterling

Wanda La Nell Clendenen Sterling, 74, of Reno, Texas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Legend Healthcare, where she had resided the last four years.
She was born Feb. 6, 1944 in Mexia, a daughter of J.B. Clendenen and Eunice Naomi Carter Clendenen. Wanda worked for Dallas County in the elections department and was a member of Calvary Assembly of God.
On Nov. 28, 1968, she married Murvin Sterling in Mexia. He preceded her in death.
Wanda is survived by her sister, Shirley Jean Plunk and husband, Claude Plunk; niece, Michella Burkhart and husband David; nephew, Christopher Plunk; great-niece, Kimberly Sandovall and husband, Tim; great-nephews Joshua Burkhart and wife, Lindsey, and Denson Plunk; and great-great-nephew, Madison Sandovall.

Fri
31
Oct

Paul Glenn Willis Sr.


Paul Glenn Willis Sr.

Funeral services for Paul Glenn Willis will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia, with eulogist Pastor Fitzgerald Thomas.
Paul Glenn Willis Sr. was born June 12, 1940 in Limestone County, to the parentage of Homer Willis and Hattie Thomas. He accepted Christ at an early age. He attended public school in Limestone County. He worked in construction most his life.
Willis was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Cedric "Red" Willis; and sister, Pat Moore.

Fri
31
Oct

Nora Elia Amaya


Nora Elia Amaya

Nora Elia Amaya, 47, of Mexia, passed away Oct. 30, 2014 from injuries received in an auto accident. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Justin Ngugen officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation and Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Chapel.
Nora was born April 11, 1967 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Jose Federico Torres and Maria Louisa Rodriquez. She was employed by Carry-On Trailer Corporation.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Nora was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Fri
31
Oct

Lillian Lampkin Smith


Lillian Lampkin Smith

The angelic hosts came for Lillian Lampkin Smith Oct. 26, 2014 at her Houston residence, among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, and also from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 405 S. Belknap in Mexia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 N. Hwy. 171 in Mexia. Rev. Robert Campbell, pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Mexia, will officiate. Interment will follow at Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Lillian was the fifth child of Mitt and Lillie Kelley Lampkin, and was born Dec. 14, 1914 in Streetman.

Fri
31
Oct

Annie Dora Carter Lucas


Annie Dora Carter Lucas

The angelic hosts came for Annie Dora Carter Lucas on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Baylor T. Boone Pickens Hospital in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. of Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel, and interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham.
Annie Dora Carter was born Sept. 23, 1927 in Kirvin, to Charlie Carter and Dora (Morgan) Carter. She was the ninth of 10 children born to this union. As a child she attended F.W. Wheeler Public School.
Ann, as she is best known, married Phelix Lucas of Bryan and moved to Fort Worth. After their divorce she returned to Mexia, where she took care of her mother until her mother’s death.

Thu
30
Oct

Clara Smith Horace

Funeral services for Clara Smith Horace are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Smith made her transition from this earthly bed to her heavenly bed on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
27
Oct

Paul Glenn Willis

Funeral services for Paul Glenn Willis are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

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