Obituaries

Wed
26
Aug

Erroyal Raynell Steverson

The angelic hosts came for Pastor Erroyal Raynell Steverson on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 in the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was held Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lotts Mortuary, 2434 Martin Luther King Dr. in Dallas.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Ideal Pentecostal Church, 1000 E. Redbird Lane in Dallas. Bishop Ray Campbell, pastor, officiated and interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas.
Pastor Steverson was born Dec. 15, 1957 in Dallas, the son of Hazel Steverson and the late Johnnie Steverson. He was reared in Dallas and graduated from Frankston High School. He accepted his call to serve as pastor of Zion Travelers Baptist Church of Peeltown, Kaufman County and served this congregation until the Lord called him from labor to reward. He established the "A Dependable Driver Services Co." in Dallas, and received numerous awards for roping.

Mon
24
Aug

Thomas Dwight Jones

Thomas Dwight Jones, 72, of Mexia, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Mexia on Aug. 21, 2015. Graveside services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at Lost Prairie Cemetery. Rev. Danny Niedecken officiated.
Thomas was born July 28, 1943 in Personville, and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1961. He married Delilah in 1968, and together they raised two daughters. He was owner of Jones Upholstery Shop for 25 years, before retiring in 2005.
Jones was preceded in death by his father, John Jones of Groesbeck.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Delilah Jones; mother, Marjorie Jones of Groesbeck; siblings, Billy Wayne Jones, Brenda Miller, Cherri Miller, Debbie Pope and Bob Jones; daughters, Stephanie Edwards of Mexia and Shauna Sullivan of Huffman; five grandchildren, Blake Edwards, Jackson Sullivan, Chelsea Edwards, Savannah Sullivan and Logan Edwards.

Mon
24
Aug

Paulette Frazier-Matthews

The angelic hosts came for Paulette Frazier-Matthews at her residence in Grapevine, on Sunday morning, Aug. 16, 2015.
Viewing was held Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gregory Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave. in Fort Worth. Funeral Sservices were held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Richmond Avenue Church of Christ, 1220 E. Richmond Ave. in Fort Worth, with the minister, Brother Victor Norris Sr., officiating. Interment was in the Antioch Memorial Cemetery, North First Avenue in Teague.
Matthews was the youngest child of Theo and Bertha Frazier and was born in Dallas. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, attended Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, and took her law degree from The Lorenzo Patiño School of Law, at the University of Northern California.

Wed
19
Aug

Frances Loray Goodrich

Frances Loray Goodrich, 88, of Coolidge, passed away Aug. 17, 2015 in Mexia. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, in the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Larry Holden officiating.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Frances was born in Otto on Oct. 16, 1926, to James Kelly and Ardurow Glover Simmons. She worked for Varo, in Mexia, for a period of time; however, being a wife and mother took precedence over everything else; her family was her life. Frances was truly a good cook, although her family (laughingly) gave her the title of “The Best Dressing Maker,” she was the only one they knew who added dill pickles to her dressing.

Mon
17
Aug

Anita Joyce Hancock Nussbaum

Anita Joyce Hancock Nussbaum passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2015.
Joyce was born July 20, 1931 in Cedar Island, to Emma and Raymond Hancock. Her family meant everything to her and she was well loved by her family. She loved to shop, play bridge and spend time with her friends. Joyce served her country in the Women's Army Corp. She joined after graduating from Mexia High School in 1948 and was honorably discharged in August of 1951. She married her high school sweetheart, Claude Nussbaum on August 8, 1951.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Raymond Don "Donny" Hancock and James Howard "Bubba" Hancock; and her daughter, Emily Nussbaum Holderman.

Fri
14
Aug

Maria Elba Castilla Ramos

Maria Elba Castilla Ramos, 86, of Mexia, passed away Aug. 12, 2015 at The Manor Nursing Home in Mexia.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Camino de Salvacion in Mexia, with Pastor Prudencio Pevia officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Ramos was born Jan. 30, 1929 in Encarnacion de Diaz, Jalisco, Mexico, to Luis Castilla Sosa and Magnolia Gallegos Castilla. She had been in Mexia since 1983 and was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio G. Ramos; sisters, Gloria N. Ramirez and Carlota A. Sapien; as well as her parents.

Wed
12
Aug

Charles W. Dolen

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Charles W. Dolen was born Jan. 30, 1937 in Cypress, to Johnnie W. Dolen Sr. and Iva E. Coats Dolen. He grew up in Cypress where he attended Cy-Fair schools.
He joined the Army in 1956 and served his country in Korea and Vietnam. Charles received many awards and medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 10 Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, five Overseas Service Stars, Army Commendation Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Good Conduct Medal Fourth Award.
He spend a total of 30 months in Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1980 and was employed with the Lawton, Okla. Public Schools Transportation Department as the security coordinator.
He married Nelda (Bisbee) Mansel on March 3, 1995.

Wed
05
Aug

Zeffer Shanell Douglas

Zeffer Shanell Douglas was born Sept. 20, 1995 in Mexia, to Latoya Lloyd and Lonnie Ray Connor. She was the youngest of four children.
She died July 28, 2015 in Groesbeck.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at Church On The Rock, 1470 Hwy. 14 in Groesbeck, with Pastor Victor Adams officiating and Pastor Bryan Hallmark of First Assembly of God in Mexia as eulogist.
Zeffer graduated from Mexia High School in 2013. She was currently attending Steven-Hager University to receive her associate’s degree in business administration.

Wed
05
Aug

Minnie Pearl Morgan Brown

Minnie Pearl Morgan Brown, a native of Sandy Community, Limestone County, passed away Aug. 3, 2015, in Houston. She was born to Cul Houston and Nora Medlock Morgan on Aug. 4, 1932. She attended Echols and Woodland Schools in Limestone County and was the sister of the late Vivian Morgan Reed and Lawless Morgan.
Brown was an accomplished tailor and seamstress. She previously lived in Los Angeles, Calif. and Dallas, and was living in Houston at the time of her passing. She was a member of Church Without Walls in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ossie Brown; one son, Larnie Busby; two brothers and four sisters, W. G. (Eliza) Morgan, Vivian (Isom) Reed, Lawless (Hattie) Morgan, Sybil Morgan (Herbert) Mozee, Lazell Morgan, and Billie Bush.

Wed
05
Aug

Louise Elaine High

Louise High was born on Sept. 27, 1932 in Dew.
She passed away July 31, 2015.
There will be a viewing Friday, Aug. 7, at Dorsey & Keatts Funeral Home, 602 N. Ross in Mexia, from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will be no remarks during services.
Visitation will be at Salem Baptist Church, 252 FM 489 East in Dew, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, with family present. Services will be held at noon, Saturday, Aug. 8, at Salem Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Dorsey & Keatts Funeral Home.

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