Obituaries

Fri
02
Oct

Rev. Lewis Peoples Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Rev. Lewis Peoples Jr. and left his wife, Ester Dixon Peoples, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 in the safety of their home.
Services are pending at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.

Wed
30
Sep

Mary Anna Schuster Minchew

Mary Anna Schuster Minchew was received into Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Justin Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m.
Mary Anna was born in Mexia on Oct. 1, 1930, to Michael and Anna Schaffer Schuster. On Jan. 2, 1954, she married the love of her life and lifelong partner, John Minchew. Mary Anna cherished her family and spent her life caring for her husband and the six children with which they were blessed.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served on the Lady’s Altar Guild Committee. She was also a member of the local VFW Post 4694’s Ladies Auxiliary. Mary Anna enjoyed traveling, yard sales and spending time with her family.

Mon
28
Sep

Helen Sue Wilson

Helen Sue Wilson was greeted by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the age of 90. Sue was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Tuscola, to Elmon Alfred and Ruth Mary Allen Kerby.
Sue graduated valedictorian of her class at Tuscola High School (now Jim Ned High School). She married Jimmie Lee Wilson on July 21, 1946, following his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. They had one child, David Marc Wilson, in 1953.
Sue had a short stint as a beautician in De Leon before following her father and brother into the banking business. She wore many hats during her years at Farmers & Merchants Bank including as founder of the “65 Club,” offering benefits to senior citizens, and the “Fair Ladies,” guiding tours around the world. She also served as loan officer, compliance officer and retired as executive vice president at the age of 78.

Wed
23
Sep

Theodosia Sue Sandlin

Theodosia Sue Sandlin, 69, of Wortham, passed away on Sept. 20, 2015, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia, with Father Justin Nguyen officiating. Interment followed at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation was held on Tuesday evening, 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home, with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. Mrs. Sandlin was born on June 1, 1946, in Nicosia, Cyprus (a Greek Island), to Christakis Nicola Englezos and Erini Christaki Englelos. She had been in the local community since September 1975 and was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church in Wortham for many years. Among her hobbies were olive trees, pecan, apple, peach, plum, almond, pistachio, and pears; cattle (specifically Wagyu breed); gardening, painting and crocheting. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Sandlin; son, John C. Sandlin II; parents; and brothers, John Englezos and Adolphus Englezos.

Mon
21
Sep

Horace Holder Prather

Horace Holder Prather, 92, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 19, 2015, in Waco.
He was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Ben Hur, to Edward V. and Caroline Holder Prather. The family later moved to Mexia, where Horace attended Mexia High School and met his future wife. Horace married the love of his life, Louise Kerzee, and they spent an amazing 72 years together.
Horace was a dedicated Christian and true servant of God. “Service” was deeply embedded in him. He served his family, his church, his community, his country and anyone who needed help, whether he knew them or not.

Mon
21
Sep

Glena Jo Apperson

Glena Jo Apperson, 79, of Waco, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Old Union Cemetery near Groesbeck.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Glena was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Mexia, to Rufus and Ruby (Herod) Lewis. She was a graduate of Mexia High School. On July 20, 1956, she married the love of her life, Bill Apperson, in Dallas. She made Waco her home for over 57 years. Glena also worked for many years at Hillcrest Hospital in admissions. Glena was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 64 years, Bill Apperson in 2009.

Mon
21
Sep

Linda Gay Brown Stacks

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Stacks will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Brother Scott Matthews and Brother Darrel Beggs will officiate. Interment will follow the ser­vices at Greenwood Cem­etery. Visitation will be held on Sunday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Stacks passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at her residence in Teague. Linda Gay Brown Stacks was born on Oct. 28, 1948, to Walter and Temple Brown, in Teague. She graduated valedictorian from Teague High School with the class of 1967. She attended and graduated from Navarro Co­lege in 1969, and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1971. Linda married the love of her life, Randy, on Oct. 23, 1971, and shared almost forty-four years together. They resided in Waco from 1971 to 1974. While in Waco, she worked as a secretary in the Biology Department at Baylor University. They moved back to Teague in 1974.

Fri
18
Sep

Annette Vinson Ward

Annette Vinson Ward, 96, died Sept. 5, 2015. She was born to Aubrey and Addie Mae Vinson on Dec. 27, 1918 in Coolidge. She graduated as valedictorian from Coolidge High School in 1936. She then attended business school in Dallas before joining Sears Roebuck. She started as a secretary but retired as the personnel manager for Sears Fashion Center in Garland.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge before becoming a member of the Church of Christ in Dallas.

Fri
18
Sep

Janice Ann Morrow

Janice Ann Morrow, 64, made her heavenly ascension Sept. 13, 2015 in Mexia. A memorial service will be held at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, 201 S. 8th Ave. in Teague, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
Janice was born Sept. 28, 1950. She was a loving and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She worked at the Mexia Walmart as a greeter and cashier for many years and never met a stranger. She was always full of smiles and laughter. She loved her family and fishing. It didn’t matter if she reeled in the big one or just sat with her fishing pole in hand and bait in the water, she was happy.
Janice was preceded in death by her loving parents, Rory and Polly Morton, and caring husband, Isaac Morrow.

Fri
18
Sep

Danna Eagans

Danna Eagans, who was born Feb. 26, 1965, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, returned to the Lord on Sept. 16, 2015. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church in Mexia with Brother Billy Bob Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Cogdell Cemetery near Tehuacana. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Danna was preceded in death by her father, Starley Cogdell; and grandparents, Dick “Gran Gran” and Lynn “Meme” Cogdell and Elmer Lee “Babe” and Ozelle “Granny” Lewis. Danna is survived by her husband, Rayford Eagans; son, Caleb Eagans; mother, Margaret Cogdell; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Alan Savage; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Edie Cogdell; nieces and nephew Rachel, Michael and Macy Savage and Chelsea and Mary Cogdell; and her baby, 9-year old English Bulldog, Tank. Danna graduated from Boerne High School in 1983 and received her business degree from San Antonio College.

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