Obituaries

Wed
11
May

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown 

Nan Brown, of Mexia, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Waco. A celebration of Nan’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia.
Nan was born in Houston on July 25, 1941, but moved to Florida while still an infant. She was always proud to say that, despite growing up in Daytona Beach, she was a native Texan.
She attended Daytona Community College and Florida State University. She was an Air Force wife and lived at many duty stations with her family, including an overseas assignment in Italy where she studied art history under Dr. Phillip Rylands, later the curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in Venice Italy.

Mon
09
May

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Jorda

Robert Ralph “Bob” Jorda, 89, formerly of Mexia, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hewitt. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Pallbearers will be David Wren, Terry Proctor, Duane Cripe, Payton Wren, Erik Dearing and Tyler Castro.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bob was born in Waco on July 28, 1926, to Albert Laron “Dutch” and Velma Kelly Jorda. They moved to Mexia when he was 3 years of age, where Bob grew up and attended Mexia schools, graduating MHS in the class of 1943. Bob was proud of his hometown and as he grew older, loved to reminiscence with friends, and others, about the history of Mexia.

Mon
09
May

Vernon C. Gardner

Funeral arrangements for Vernon C. Gardner, of Mexia, are pending with Pearly Gates Funeral Home.  
Gardner passed away May 8, 2016.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia is in charge of arrangements.
 

Fri
06
May

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman

Linda Lou Nichols Huffman, 76, of Teague, passed away May 4, 2016.
Funeral services are 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at the First Baptist Church in Teague, with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation with the family is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Linda was born in Teague on Feb. 10, 1940, to John Fred and Mary Ellen Bass Nichols. She grew up in Teague and was a graduate of Teague High School, class of 1957. She returned to Teague after 40-plus years of working in Houston for Champion Paper, Tenneco and as an executive assistant for El Paso Energy, where she retired.
Linda was a loving, unselfish and caring person who loved doing for people; she always put others first. She also loved animals and adopted every stray kitten that came around their home. Her hobbies consisted of playing bridge and working in the yard. Linda was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Teague.

Fri
06
May

Charles Monroe Cox

Charles Monroe Cox

Charles Monroe Cox, 69, formerly of Mexia, passed from this life into the hands of his savior on May 4, 2016.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with Pastor Don Hoxworth, Harvey Cox and Pastor Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Charles was born June 22, 1946 in the Fallon community, to Rev. Monroe and Dovie (Follis) Cox, the youngest of five children. He was a retired mortician, after having served in that capacity some 38-plus years.

Fri
06
May

Alberta L. Harvey

The angelic hosts came for Alberta L. Harvey of Tehuacana, sister of Howard Harvey, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in the Parkview Regional Hospital Emergency Room, among loving family and devoted friends.
Services are pending at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.

Wed
04
May

Charles M. Cox

Charles M. Cox, formerly of Mexia, passed away May 4, 2016 in Bryan. Funeral services are pending at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Survivors include his daughter, Amy Wolcott and sister, Maudene Allen and husband, Harvey of Mexia.
A complete obituary will be in Saturday's edition of The Mexia News.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Fri
29
Apr

Don Rex Burleson

Don Rex Burleson, of Mexia, passed away early in the morning on April 29, 2016, after several months of gradually deteriorating health, and two weeks of a more rapid decline. His wife, Rita, had passed away three years earlier, in May 2013, and Don had missed her greatly. He made the most of the last three years, but he was ready to go to heaven and again be with her and other loved ones.

Fri
29
Apr

Trenton Douglas Lenamond

Trenton Douglas Lenamond, of Groesbeck, passed away at Limestone Medical Center on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at age 36.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, at the Church on the Rock in Groesbeck, with Pastor Billy Bever officiating. Burial followed in Cobb Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clint Winstead, Colin Lenamond, Josh Lenamond, Bubba Wedgman, Heath Masters, Desi Lenamond, Jimmy Winstead, and Lance Pollard. Honorary pallbearers were Ramsey Smith, Eric Lundh, Ty Pagel, Clay Wimberly, Justin Duke, Ricky Williamson, Keith Ailes, Billy Williams, Darius Quinlan, Clint Bellah, Larry Thompson and Dusty Capps.
Trent was born Dec. 5, 1979 in Corsicana, to Jimmy and LaVaughn Lenamond. He attended Groesbeck High School. He learned to work at an early age with his Dad, and worked all his life with him in the drilling business, first in Double J Drilling, and then as a partner in Limestone Drilling Company. He lived all his life in the Box Church area.

Wed
27
Apr

Alice Pauline Tarkington

Alice Pauline Tarkington

Alice Pauline Tarkington, 98, of Hewitt and formerly of Mexia, passed away April 26, 2016 at the Senior Care Center in Hewitt.
Funeral services are Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at Mexia First Assembly of God, with Rev. Paul Moore and her grandson, Paul E. Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Tarkington was born Aug. 23, 1917 in Mexia, to Lewis and Nelle Black Johnson. She was a devoted mother and wife to Rev. Homer Tarkington, a former longtime pastor here in Mexia.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Homer; parents; daughter, Pat White; grandsons, Doug and Matthew Jackson; two brothers and five sisters.

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