Obituaries

Mon
07
Oct

Jammie Marie Smith Dunn

Funeral services for Mrs. Jammie Marie Smith Dunn will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Chapel.

The Rev. Claude Jackson, of Sardis PBC will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Burial Grounds.

Viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dorsey-Keatts Chapel.

Mrs. Dunn went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2013.

She was born in Mexia on Dec. 31, 1962, to the late James Roy and Mattie Smith.

Jammie was a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Wed
02
Oct

John Wesley Spencer Jr.

Johnny Wesley Spencer Jr., 83, of Wortham, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2013, of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Wortham, with the Rev. Gary Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Mon
30
Sep

Mary Ann Malfa

Mary Ann Malfa, 82, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 30, 2013, in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at First Baptist Church in Mexia with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Mary Ann was born May 15, 1931, in Limestone County, to Leonard Harvard and Mary Carolyn Hargrove Miles.
She retired after a banking career of 44 years, most of which were with Texas Commerce Bank. She was a loving mother who devoted her life to caring for her children. Mary Ann found being a grandmother was one of the greatest joys in the world; she cherished her grandsons.

Mary Ann’s hobbies consisted of crafts, which included foiling and painting; and there was nothing that could top her love for shopping. She also had a faithful friend and companion, her pug, Max. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mexia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

Mon
30
Sep

Mattie Lou Stubbs

Mattie Lou Stubbs, 75, of Wortham, passed away Sept. 28, 2013, in Mexia. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, at First Baptist Church in Wortham, with the Rev. Stephen Schulte officiating. Interment was in the Wortham Cemetery.

Mattie was born March 2, 1938, in Palestine, to Floyd C. and Jewel Coleman Deck. She married John J. Stubbs on July 6, 1956, in Wortham. During her years at Wortham High School, she excelled in basketball having been named all district guard.
Mattie retired from the Wortham ISD after completing 39 years of service as secretary to the superintendent; a school to which she was very dedicated.

Fri
27
Sep

Foy Harley Johnson

Foy Harley Johnson, 79, of Personville, passed away Sept. 26, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Freestone Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Heuermann and Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Fri
27
Sep

Paula Merlyne Phillips

Paula Merlyne Phillips, 51, has died.

She was born May 12, 1962 in Mexia , the daughter of Joe L. and Gloredia Tipps Phillips.

She was a member of Groesbeck Church of Christ and a 1980 graduate of Groesbeck High School. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1984 and taught school in Marlin, Germany, Maryland and Mexia. Paula also worked as a receptionist at Limestone Medical Center and was a volunteer at Maffett Public Library.

Paula was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and a brother, Haywood Gregory Phillips.
She leaves to cherish her memories her parents; sisters Damita (Michael) Brassfield and Patrice (Herman) Houston; brothers Joe Christopher (Kasandra) Phillips and Sharles “Chuck” Phillips; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Wed
25
Sep

Paula M. Phillips

Services for Paula M. Phillips will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at Groesbeck Church of Christ, in Groesbeck, with Brother Cliff Foxx, pastor, officiating and Brother Richard Williams as eulogist. Burial will follow at the Lone Star Cemetery, also in Groesbeck.

Paula was born May 12, 1962.

She passed away at her residence in Webster on Sept. 22, 2013, at age 51.

Dorsey Keats Funeral Home is in charge of the services for Paula M. Phillips.

Mon
23
Sep

Kenneth Edward Trotter

Kenneth Edward Trotter peacefully passed away Sept. 21, 2013, in Houston, surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born March 25, 1941, in Mexia, to Edward B. and Marjorie Jones Trotter. He was married for 54 years to, and is survived by, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Sandra Arlene Romain Trotter.

Ken grew up in Tehuacana and graduated from Mexia High School in May 1959. He married Sandra at the First Methodist Church of Tehuacana on July 17, 1959. He then attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, and graduated from there in January 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army, and a baby girl, Kimberly Anne.

Mon
23
Sep

Orville ‘Red’ Timberlake

Orville “Red” Timberlake, 87, passed away Sept. 20, 2013, in Fort Worth. Graveside services were held Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Paul Reedy and the Rev. Todd Tanner officiating.

Red was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Mexia, to George Washington and Cora Mae Graham Timberlake. He worked for Beene Motor Sales, and formerly Ferguson’s Chevrolet, for 32 years. Then he owned and operated Timberlake Paint & Body Shop from1983 until he retired in 2005. Red was an avid RVer and member of the Thousand Trails Club in Lake Whitney, one of his favorite locations. He and Rosie toured several states during their travels together; they also shared a love for dancing. Red also served his country in the Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Vernice Timberlake.

Fri
20
Sep

Orville ‘Red’ Timberlake

Orville “Red” Timberlake, 87, passed away Sept. 20, 2013, in Ft. Worth. Services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie Timberlake, of Ft. Worth; children, Sharon Wilson and husband Johnny, of Groesbeck, Rona Stanford and husband Robert, of Ft. Worth, and Orville Ray “Bubba” Timberlake and wife Teresa, of Temple; and a number of grandchildren.

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