Obituaries

Wed
07
Oct

Lorine D. Pate

The angelic hosts came for Lorine D. Pate on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at her residence in Mexia, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was held Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Moore's Angelic Chapel. Interment will be in the Old Spring Seat Cemetery, Donie.
Lorine Pate was oldest of 11 children born to Luke Scott and Alice Mosley and also to Bib Durham, and was born in Freestone County. She grew up in Freestone County and attended the public schools there.
She was baptized in the New Spring Seat Baptist Church in Donie. At New Spring Seat, she was the church secretary, a member of the Mission Society, Sunday School and other auxiliaries.
Pate was housekeeper for the Gilliam, May, Hudson and Turner families in Donie. She was employed as custodian for the Donie Baptist Church, and the Donie Bank.

Wed
07
Oct

Quindo Francine Reed Mathews

Quindo Francine Reed Mathews was born Oct. 30, 1958 to the parentage of Isom and Vivian Morgan Reed in the Sandy Community (Coolidge), Limestone County. She was the seventh of 11 children.
She attended Mexia public schools including Douglas Elementary and graduated from Mexia High School in May 1976.
She accepted Christ and joined Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Sandy at an early age. She always loved music and singing in the church, much like her father. She recently joined and was a faithful member of New Beginnings House of Worship in Waco.

Wed
07
Oct

Steven Lee Marlin

Steven Lee Marlin, 68, of Palacios passed away Oct. 6, 2015.
He was born Oct. 23, 1946 in Houston, to Roy Virgil Marlin and Jimmie Manning Marlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Marlin.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Marlin, of Palacios; daughter, Jennifer Marlin Mankey (Jon), of Richmond; sister, Lisa Nichols (Bobby), of Fairfield; brother, Tim Marlin (Wanda), of Clute and sister-in-law, Rose Marlin, of Victoria.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Palacios Funeral Home, with Pastor John Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Mankey, Donnie Belote, Stace Marlin, Brad Marlin, Bobby Nichols and Joe Kana.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home.

Wed
07
Oct

Jessie Harris Sr.

Jessie Harris Sr. passed away Sept. 30, 2015 at Windsor Nursing Home in Groesbeck. Services will be held at Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.
Brother Jessie Harris Sr. was the son and only child of the late Sirlemon Hollin Halcy and Smoky Harris. He was born in the Woodland Community in Limestone County on March 21, 1932.
He accepted the Lord in his life at the early age of 15, and learned more knowledge of the whole truth in 1984, and was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Harris attended Woodland Community schools where he received his education. He loved and was very active in sports. He was also an assistant football coach at Washington High School.
Harris was united in holy matrimony to Mother Willie B. Tatum Harris on March 9, 1951. To this union, six children were born.

Mon
05
Oct

Johnnell Spillers

Johnnell Spillers, 91, of Mexia passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 2015, in Mexia.
She was born Jan. 2, 1924 in Delia, to John and Sallie Talley Liles. Johnnell married Ray Spillers on June 1, 1941 in Mexia and they enjoyed many happy years together before his death. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as an operator after 32 years of service.
Johnnie, as she was affectionately known, was always quick with a smile and made people feel comfortable in her presence. This character trait made her perfect for volunteer work as a pink lady at the hospital, Red Cross volunteer and in church activities at the Presbyterian church. In her younger days she and Ray enjoyed fishing together. As her health declined her main joy was taking care of her dogs who she treated more like children.
Johnnell is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mon
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.

Fri
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.

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