Obituaries

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05
Oct

Clark Marles Pace

Clark Marles Pace, 46, of Hubbard, passed away on Oct. 4, 2015 at his residence with his wife by his side. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham, with Rev. Derek Rogers, pastor of Corsicana Cowboy Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation will held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel.
Clark was born Sept. 16, 1969 in Wortham, to Marles and Sylvia Tackitt Pace. He graduated from Wortham High School and then attended Sam Houston State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in geography. He worked for Sherwin-Williams Paint Store in Corsicana for 20-plus years. He enjoyed many activities, such as playing dominos, watching John Wayne movies, cheering on the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, watching Hank Hill, messing with cows, and visiting his proud alma mater, Sam Houston.

Mon
05
Oct

Lupe G. Diaz

Lupe G. Diaz, 79, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 29, 2015 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waco. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel. Shay Gutierrez and Chris Gutierrez officiated. Interment followed at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation was held Thursday evening, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.
Diaz was born Dec. 12, 1935 in Streetman, to Jose and Margarita Gallardo Diaz. He had been in this community since 1955.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Simona Diaz; son, David Diaz; daughters, Delia Diaz Fulfer and Margie Diaz Popp; parents; brother, Ernest Diaz and sister, Martha Mereno.
Survivors include his son, Daniel Diaz of Mexia; daughters, Gloria Roden of Mexia and Antonia Johnson of Groesbeck; sisters, Anita Rodriguez of Arizona, Hope Marquez of McCamey, Eloisa Salas of Odessa,, Lydia Diaz of McCamey, and Liz Diaz of Ganado.

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02
Oct

Gladys Griffin McMullen

Gladys Griffin McMullen, of Wortham, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
She was born April 20, 1923.
Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at noon in the Smith Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 620 MLK Dr. in Wortham, where Rev. Ronald Redmond is pastor. Interment will be in the Blind Lemon Jefferson Cemetery in Wortham.
McMullen is survived by her daughters, Evelyn McMullen Blair, of Desoto, and Linda McMullen Coleman, of Dallas; her brother, McKinley Griffin, of Lake Dallas; a special cousin, Iva Culberson, of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.

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.

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