Obituaries

Wed
01
Jun

Arthur Lee Forge

Arthur Lee Forge

Arthur Lee Forge, 92, died May 29, 2016 at his home in Mexia.
He was born July 26, 1924 to the Arthur and Lizzie Brooks Forge. He served in the Navy during World War II as a gunner and received an honorable discharge January 11, 1946.
He married Della B. Hobbs on July 20, 1946. Then later, he met and married Artavia Eagan on March 10, 1970.
He was a member of the Freestone Travelers. He worked for Dick Scott Ford, Gulf Oil Petroleum and as a foster grandparent at Mexia State School.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Della B. Forge and Artavia Forge; children, Mary Louise Forge Levels, Michael Forge and Arthur Lee Forge Jr.; and siblings, Elizabeth and Willie.

Wed
01
Jun

Cathy Reeves

Cathy Reeves of Richland passed away at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the age of 58.
She was born Oct. 21, 1957 in Corsicana, to Robert and Carolyn Minatra. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wortham. She worked as a seamstress at Hager Slacks and worked at the Mexia State School. She was vice president for the Retreat Riding Club, Tri County Horse Association. She enjoyed going camping, enjoyed going to the lake and going to garage sales.
Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
30
May

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder

Billie Ruth Heggar-Wilder, 85, died May 23, 2016 in Dallas.
She was born April 30, 1931.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, at Singing Hills Funeral Home, 6221 University Hills Blvd. in Dallas.
Celebration hour is 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton in Mexia. Burial will commence Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in the DFW National Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Singing Hills Funeral Home of Dallas.

Fri
27
May

Charley Lee Daniel

Charley Lee Daniel

Charley Lee Daniel, 81, of Mexia, passed away May 25, 2016 in Groesbeck.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 27, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Brother John McElroy officiating. Interment was in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Sims, Charley Daniel II, Jack Rush, Jonathan Bible, Johnny Rogers and Ben Garner.
Charley was born in Tolar, to Ed and Norvella Sanders Daniel. He grew up in Tulia, where he played outstanding basketball for Tulia High School, and graduated class of 1955. Charley worked for the Dallas Police Department for 21 years, Pullman Pools in Fort Worth for 10 years and Lightsey’s Peach Orchard in Mexia for 10 years. He was also a member of the Texas National Guard.

Fri
27
May

Richard Lee Woods

Richard Lee Woods

Richard Lee Woods was born in Woodville on Oct. 22, 1952. He was at his home in Grand Prairie when he left us to join his savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on May 20, 2016. Although he was a three-time cancer survivor, he passed quietly of natural causes.
A graveside service will be held at Tehuacana Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m., with his nephew, Brother Rich Kaszak, officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6- to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Richard’s family came to Mexia when he was 7 years old, but he always called it “home.” He was a member of the Mexia High School class of 1971.
Richard loved people and made friends easily. He was an avid classic car enthusiast, having completely restored/ street-rodded a 1940 Ford Sedan that earned him many trophies.

Fri
27
May

Sylvia Sue Thompson

Sylvia Sue Thompson

Sylvia Sue Thompson, of Mexia, passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20, 2016, at age 80.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, with Pastor Spain Trask of the First Assembly of God of Teague and her brother, Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawn Phillips, Ben Hardin and Ron Jackson. Great-grandsons and nephews were honorary pallbearers.
Sue was born June 28, 1935 to Irving Randolph Youngblood and Irene Elizabeth Parks Youngblood, in Morgan. She grew up in Morgan until the family moved to Fort Worth while she was in high school.
Sue was united in marriage with B.W. Thompson in Fort Worth on Nov. 14, 1953, and they continued to live in Fort Worth and Dallas for four more years, until moving to his home community of Farrar in Limestone County. They moved to Mexia in recent years, after living many years in the country.

Fri
27
May

Linda Sue Starkes Herring

Linda Sue Starkes Herring, of Kosse, passed away at approximately 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
She was born Sept. 25, 1941. She is survived by her husband, three children, three grandchildren and many friends.
Graveside services were held Monday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m., at Criswell Cemetery in Marlin.

Wed
25
May

Johnnie Lee Jones

Johnnie Lee Jones

Johnnie Lee Jones was born March 10, 1932 in Limestone County, to the parentage of Arthur and Valerie Thomas. She passed away May 18, 2016.
She married Tracy Jones on Sept. 8,1947 and to that union 13 children were born; seven boys and six girls.
She was preceded in death by her parentss; husband, Tracy Jones; sons, R.L. Jones and Ray Jones; brothers, R.L. Thomas, Joe Thomas, L.C. Milus and M.C. Jennings; sisters, Corine Gibson, Gertrude Parker and LuBerta Thomas; and step-daughter, Mauldie Williams.

Fri
20
May

Lois Roberts

Lois Roberts, 96, of Pearland, passed away on May 18, 2016, at her residence. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 23, at noon at Union Cemetery in Freestone County. Visitation with the family will be held 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. Roberts was born on Feb. 23, 1920, in Freestone County, to Oscar and America Jane Eazell Allison. She was a very strong, committed Christian lady. Her family was everything to her, and she loved them deeply. All of the children loved going to her house, because she was known for her chocolate pies, and they knew that there would be a bowl of Hershey’s kisses on the table. She was an avid reader and quilter, and had a talent for raising beautiful flowers.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben L. Roberts; son, Howard Roberts; great-grandson, Devon Taylor Collins; parents, Oscar and America Jane Allison; and siblings, Arnold Allison, Oscar Allison, Callie Ferguson and Caluph Allison.

Fri
20
May

Johnny Sanderson

John Peyton “Johnny” Sanderson passed away May 17, 2016, in Humble, at the age of 55.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21,, in the Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be at the cemetery and after the service in the home of Aline Sanderson.
Pastor Shane Norcross, of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Johnny had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had accepted Christ at an early age.
Johnny was born April 11, 1961, in Mexia to John J. and Aline Sanderson. He grew up in Mexia and was a graduate of Mexia High School.
He enjoyed long haul truck driving and working in the oil-related fields. He loved hunting, fishing and outdoor activities, and had a great love for his dogs, over the years, who were his faithful companions.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Sanderson, and his infant son, John Peyton Sanderson Jr.

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