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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Joann Blackmon Burleson

Joann Blackmon Burleson, 84, a longtime resident of the Point Enterprise community, was called home to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on the evening of Aug. 3, 2015, surrounded by her two devoted children and other loved ones, following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug.5, at 10 a.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Elders Andrew Stull and Daryl Inman officiated.


Ernestine Johnson Spears

Ernestine proceeded this life into another on July 27, 2015. God took his child, our angel, who was a caring, loving person to everyone she knew. She taught us to love and share.We all love her, but God loves her best.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at Greater Haynes Memorial Church of God in Christ in Mexia.
Ernestine was born July 23, 1941 in Waco, to Penola Brooks and George Johnson.
She moved to Dallas, where she met her husband, Eugene Spears, and they soon married. Later she moved to Mexia, where she lived for about 20 years. After that, she moved to Mart.
Ernestine was a very out-going person, loving and very sweet.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Pace; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel Shepherd I and Ivyana Shepherd.


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