Obituaries

Wed
27
Nov

Chad Carter

Chad Carter, 48, of Buffalo, passed away Nov. 26, 2013 in Temple. Services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Wed
27
Nov

Faustine Johnson Manning


Faustine Johnson Manning

The angelic hosts came for Faustine Manning Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St., in Teague. A church service will follow that night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 303 N. Hwy. 75, in Fairfield. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church with Apostle David Ransom Sr., pastor, as eulogist, and Bishop William Lewis Jr., pastor of Greater Love Outreach Fellowship in Corsicana, officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Top Cemetery in Oakwood.
Faustine Johnson Manning, or “Boots,” was the sixth child of William “Bill” and Lessie Mae Johnson and was born in Athens, on Aug. 16, 1944.

Wed
27
Nov

Mildred Calame Hughes


Mildred Calame Hughes

Mildred Calame Hughes, 93, passed away Nov. 25, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia, with Father Carlo Benjamin P. Magnaye, MF, officiating. Interment will follow at Te­huacana Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. and rosary at 7 p.m. at Porter Chapel Worth­am.
Mildred was born Aug. 4, 1920 to Ben and Pearl Campbell Calame, lifelong residents of Tehuacana. She at­tended Tehuacana Elementary School, Mexia High School and Westminister College. She married Harold Hughes on Aug. 11, 1939, and he preceded her in death. Mildred retired from the city of Dallas Water Department in 1976. She attended St. Mary’s Cath­olic Church in Mexia.
She is survived by five sons, Riley Hughes and wife, Karen, Sammy Hughes and wife, Vicki, Ralph Hughes, Harold Hughes and wife Kar­en and Benny Hughes. She had a total of 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mon
25
Nov

Virgie Marie Morgan

Virgie Marie Morgan, 94, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 23, 2013, in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. James Hooper officiating. Interment will be in the Whitney Cemetery in Whitney.

Visitation with the family will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Marie was born in Farrar on April 16, 1919, to Johnie Monroe and Callie Slaughter Kennedy, the first of four children. The family moved to Mexia in 1922, where her parents were in business.

As a child, Marie worked in her parents’ grocery store while also helping to raise her sister, Wanda Lee. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1936; she then attended and graduated from Draughs Business College in Dallas.

Fri
22
Nov

Bettina Arlene Lifgren Bell

Bettina Arlene Lifgren Bell, age 56, of Catskill, N.Y., passed away Nov. 12, 2013, at her new home in Mexia. A Celebration of Life that is open to the public will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Hudson Firehouse located at 77 N. 7th St. in Hudson, N.Y. Interment will be Dec. 8 with Minister Bob Johnson officiating at Linlithgo Cemetery for family only.

Bettina was born on April 14, 1957, in Stamford, N.Y. to Derwood Keith Lifgren and Hildeguard D. Britton. She graduated high school with her LPN in 1973. Later in life she returned to nursing school and in 1995 graduated with her RN degree. She had many trades and excelled in any profession she chose. She was most recently employed with Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci, CPA, PC, where she worked for the past 17 years. A true Texan at heart, her final accomplishment was the purchase of her dream home in Mexia; nevertheless … she made it!

Fri
22
Nov

Israel Vasquez

Israel Vasquez, 75, of Me­xia, passed away Nov. 19, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. Nettali Guzman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Israel was born Jan. 6, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jose and Christina Morales Vasquez. He worked in the dry cleaning business in New York and California before retiring and moving to Mexia.

Israel was a kind, loving man who loved serving people. His wife and children were the love of his life. He was happiest when his home was filled with children; regardless of whose children they were. He also enjoyed music, board games, coloring, movies and sports including, baseball, wrestling and football.

Wed
20
Nov

Christian James Rogers

Christian James Rogers, 3-month-old infant son of David and Taylor Rogers, of Tehuacana, passed away Nov. 19, 2013.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, in the Tehuacana Cemetery, with Brother John Collier officiating.

Christian was born Aug. 22, 2013, in Waco.

He is survived by his parents, David and Taylor Rog­ers; paternal grandparents, Rich­ard and Debra Rogers, of Tehuacana; maternal grand­parents, Jim and Mikki Rohr­man, of Canton; uncles and aunts, Wil­liam and Regina Rogers, and Nathan Rogers, all of Tehuacana, and Kara Ott and Emily Rohr­man, of Canton; and cous­in Alax Rogers.

Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Thu
14
Nov

Helen Ruth Davis Rausaw

Helen Ruth Davis Rausaw
Helen Ruth Davis Rausaw

Helen Ruth Rausaw de­parted this earthly life and entered eternal life on Nov. 8, 2013.
Helen was a renowned mu­sician in the Dallas area. In her early age, her music teacher was from the Limestone area, Mrs. Marie Phil­lips Cherry of Groesbeck, whom she adored.
Helen served many years as music director at New Mount Hebron Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at New Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 1413 Dairy Road in Garland. Rev. Clifton L. Davis Jr., Helen’s brother, will officiate. Her brother, the Rev. Willie J. Davis will be the eulogist.
Heavenly Gate Funeral Services, 702 Gatewood Dr. in Garland is in charge of services. They may be reached at 972-240-2121, heavenlygatefuneralservices.com or on Facebook.

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.

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