Obituaries

Mon
02
Dec

Barbara Erskine Bartlett


Barbara Erskine Bartlett

Barbara Erskine Bartlett, 61, of Mexia, passed away Nov. 26, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield and Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. Interment was in the Thornton Cemetery.
Barbara was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Marlin, to Jasper Whit and Nelle Florine Rasco Erskine. She attended school in Thornton and Groesbeck, and graduated from Richfield High in Waco in 1971. She continued her education at Tarleton State University and received her Master’s Degree in 1982.
Barbara retired from the Mexia State School after 31 years of service. She also enjoyed a teaching career of over 20 years at Navarro College. She referred to her students as her “little darlin’s.” Barbara constantly encouraged everyone to continue their education.

Sun
01
Dec

Terry Lee Wehres

Terry Lee Wehres passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Born April 12, 1951 to C.R. and Joann Wehres in Fort Worth, Terry was one of three children.

Terry was a fan of Elvis Presley and loved singing his songs when performing kar­aoke.

Terry enjoyed playing pool with friends.

Although a certified welder, Terry spent most of his life selling cars in Azle.

A father of four children and five grandchildren, Terry, or “Pops” as they called him, was a Baptist who believed in the Christian faith.
Terry leaves behind his children, Candace, Brenda, Anthony and Terry Jr.; his siblings, Gary and Cheryl; and his grandchildren, Dyllan, Cheyanne, Brittany, Courtney and Austin.

A family memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford.

Wed
27
Nov

Barbara Erskine Bartlett

Barbara Erskine Bartlett, 61, of Mexia, passed away November 26, 2013. Services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
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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.
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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.

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