Obituaries

Wed
10
Jul

Charlsye Lynn Phillips Adams

Charlsye Lynn Phillips Adams lost her battle with cancer on July 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11, in the Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Mary Wilburn officiating.

Charlsye was born Jan. 28, 1943, to Macon Howard Phillps Jr. and Willie Mae Har­ris Phillips in Mexia. She lived most of her life in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School.

She was a loving wife and mother who cherished her family. Charlsye was a longtime Girl Scout leader and served as secretary of Limestone Crime Stoppers for several years. She was owner of Sanders Exxon and Parts House for 20 years. She was a born-again Christian who loved serving her Lord.

Charlsye married the love of her life, Joe Wayne Adams Sr., on Oct. 18, 1988, in Las Vegas. They made their home in Mexia and enjoyed 22 wonderful years together.

Fri
05
Jul

Willie Ray Dunn

Willie Ray Dunn, 49, the twelveth child of Collie Sr. and Janie Mae Dunn, died July 5, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and three brothers, James Freeman, Melvin Dunn and Johnny Dunn.
He attended school in Houston, and worked at H-E-B, Brookshire’s and Centex in Mexia for several years. He was a member of Northcrest Church of Christ.

He leaves behind to mourn him his oldest sister, Mary Medlock, of Mexia; Sally Allen of Dallas, Mary Burns and Randy Burns of Mexia, Ruby Dunn of Mexia, Ella (BeBe) Dunn and Ronnie Davis of Mexia, Judy Jefferson of Mexia and Reneé Dunn, also of Mexia; two brothers, Colllie (Jamie) Dunn and Billy Joe Dunn, both of Mexia; and a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, aunts and other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 Tehuacana Road in Mexia, Shane Alexander officiating.

Arrangements by Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

Fri
05
Jul

Solomon Johnson

Funeral services for Solomon Johnson are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.

Mr. Johnson passed away July 2, 2013, in Waco’s Providence Hospital surrounded by his family.

Fri
05
Jul

James Ray Miller

James Ray Miller, 74, of Mexia passed away July 4, 2013 at his home at Lake Mexia. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 8, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery.

James was born Nov. 18, 1938 in Richland, to Reburn Craig and Vivian Lenoa Faulkner Miller. He was a graduate of Mexia High School. He married the love of his life, Brenda Gail Jones, on July 2, 1963 in Groesbeck. They just celebrated 50 years of love together. Husband, father, grandfather, James loved his family. He was known as Bee Paw to those grandchildren he enjoyed spoiling. He was the perfect example of love, strength and hard work – “Our Oak.”

Wed
03
Jul

Veneta Gatlin Talley


Veneta Gatlin Talley

Veneta Gatlin Talley left this world to join loved ones in eternity on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, after complications from bypass surgery. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, July 5, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until service time, Friday, at the First Baptist Church.

Wed
03
Jul

Bob Lee Walker

Bob Lee Walker, 55, of Teague, passed away July 3, 2013 in Mexia. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, in Wilson Chapel Cemetery.
Bob was born June 24, 1958, in Mexia, to Joseph C. “Joe” and Vera Hazel Pettigrew Walker. He graduated from Teague High School in 1976. He was a construction and cement worker prior to retirement. Bob loved animals, especially his faithful friend and companion, Tres Amigo. He will be missed by his loving family, including Tres Amigo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob is survived by his brother, Joe Walker, of Teague; sisters Sue Baty and companion Don Pevehouse, of Lewisville, Johnnia Tarrant, of Houston, Jan Barger and husband John, of Lewisville, and Debbie Stonecipher, of Teague; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Bob’s family would like to extend their appreciation and special thanks to the staff of Mexia LTC and Providence Hospice for the wonderful care given to their brother.

Mon
01
Jul

Pansy Pauline Wiggins Reeder


Pansy Pauline Wiggins Reeder

Pansy Pauline Wiggins Reeder, 73, of Mexia, passed away June 29, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Wright Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Reeder was born July 3, 1939 in Knox City, to Alvin and Edith Irene Wiggins. Pansy never met a stranger, which is probably why she chose the job fields she had. Pansy was a waitress at a young age in Plainview at New Griddle. Then onto Woolworth as a sales clerk and finished up her working career at Walmart, where she retired. She loved the public and talking to anyone she ever came across.
She met Carol Reeder and they married on Dec. 2, 1960. He was the love of her life until his death. They had been in Mexia since May 22, 1975.

Fri
28
Jun

Betty Berniece Fuller

Betty Berniece Fuller, 87, of Corsicana, and formerly of Mexia, went to join her Lord on June 28, 2013.
She was born in Tehuacana to W.L. and Ruth Lindsey on Feb. 20, 1926.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Jim; her brother Jack; her sisters, Mary, LaRue and Winnie; and her granddaughter Beth Cox.
She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mexia, a retired LVN for the Mexia State School, a volunteer for the Disabled American Veterans, a past member of Eastern Star, a Rebekah, and taught Sunday School to many children and elderly over the years.

Fri
28
Jun

Robert Earl Eddington


Robert Earl Eddington

The angelic hosts came for Sonny Eddington last Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, in the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, June 28, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, beginning at 10 a.m., and with the family present 6-7 p.m..
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. in the Haynes Temple Church Of God In Christ, Mexia, where Elder C.D. Washington is pastor. Officiating will be Elder Tas Betts and Elder Don Manning. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, in Mexia.
He was born in Limestone County, to Homer Eddington Jr. and Helen Ruth Simon Eddington, was a graduate of Mexia High School, a carpenter and served in the United States Army.

Mon
24
Jun

Maxine Farmer Stringer

Maxine Farmer Stringer, 70, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born July 2, 1942 in Corsicana to Herman Lee and Katie Mae Farmer.

She was the caretaker for James Carroll for 18 years.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Ray Just; parents, Herman Lee and Katie Farmer; brother, Laught Farmer; sisters, Jo Nell Toms and Jimmie Ruth Slaughter; and a step-daughter, Dorothy Jean Hull.

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