Obituaries

Wed
12
Jun

Margaret Beachum

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Beachum, of Mexia, will be held on Friday June 14, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gideon P.B. Church in the Doyle community. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m., at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Eulogist, Bishop Demetrius Beachum.

Margaret C. Beachum was born in Springfield, on May 2, 1939, to the late John Curry and Marzella Canada. Her journey ended on June 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.

She was baptized at an early age at Cannon Baptist Church in Springfield. She went to school at Woodland High School in , and in Springfield, but received her GED from Navarro College.

She was united in marriage to Arthur Beachum Jr. on Feb. 14, 1957, and to this union two children were born.

She was employed at Mexia State School for over 20 years, and later retired. She loved antiquing and going shopping with her sisters and daughter.

Mon
10
Jun

Cecilia Anne Baldwin


Cecilia Anne Baldwin

Cecilia Anne Baldwin, of Groesbeck, passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at age 67.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, at the Church of Christ in Groesbeck, with Brother Coy Baldwin officiating. Music was offered by Sandra Mullenax, Rolanda Ratcliff and Julie Worcester, with also favorite songs of Elvis and Garth Brooks being played. Burial followed at Fort Parker Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Collen Robertson, Todd Neyland, Gary Smith, Michael Rusnak, Massimo Baffetti, Sammy Powell, Richard Lide and Robert Busby.
Cecilia was born March 8, 1946, to Cecil Herbert Dugan and Ethel Mae (Kirby) Dugan, in Groesbeck, delivered at home by Dr. Riggs. Cecilia was a true Groesbeck Goat student and fan, graduating in the Class of 1964. Right out of high school, she went to work at Varo in Mexia.

Mon
10
Jun

Steven Minor

Funeral services for Steven Minor, 28, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home.
Steven Minor went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2013 at M.D. Anderson hospital, in Houston, with loving family by his side.

Fri
07
Jun

Juanita Adelaide Lindley

Juanita Adelaide Lindley passed over to her heavenly home May 30, 2013. “Nita” was born to W.A. Brandon and Grace Ann Stanford on March 8, 1922, in Healdton, Okla.

She was preceded home by her honored husband, J.T. Lindley of Mexia, in 1983.

Nita is survived by one brother, Jess Stanford; and her three children, Jerry, Debra and Russell Lindley; and grandson, Carson who rejoice in knowing that the humble heart of God is faithful to receive us all into His eternal embrace of peace and rest.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, in Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Bob Stanford officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Fri
07
Jun

Margaret Beachum

Funeral services for Margaret Beachum, 74, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, in Mexia.

Mrs. Beachum went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Hospital, with loving family at her side.

Fri
07
Jun

Charlene Black

Funeral services for Ms. Charlene Black, 28, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral home in Mexia.

Ms. Black went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2013, at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, with loving family by her side.

Fri
07
Jun

Lillie Faye Patterson

Lillie Faye Patterson, 84, went to be with the Lord at her home in Wortham on June 6, 2013. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham, with Pastor Jimmy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo’s Cemetery in Winkler. Family visitation will be held on Monday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel.

Fri
07
Jun

Larry Lynn Jennings

Larry Lynn Jennings, also known as “Jughead,” died June 4, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Clifton. He was 70 years old. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 10, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bold Springs Cemetery in West. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 9, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr. in Waco.

Larry was born May 25, 1943, the baby of 10 children born to Charles and Lydia Curd Jennings. Larry’s adult life was spent with his wife, Jeannette, whom he married on Dec. 20, 1963. Throughout their years together they formed a partnership that seemed to work for them.

Before meeting Jeannette, Larry followed in his dad’s footsteps at the age of 15 and began a truck driving career that lasted more than 26 years.

Wed
05
Jun

Lynnie Wayne Long

Lynnie Wayne Long, 47, of Rockwall, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013.
He was the oldest son of Columbus and June Long. Lyn­nie spent his childhood in Dew and graduated from Teague High School in 1984. After graduation Lynnie en­tered the Marine Corps via Camp Pendleton, in service to his country.

After discharge, he began a career in the construction industry. He used his many talents to work his way up through the ranks of companies such as HL&P, Henderson, Hollman Boiler Company and Koch Field Services and came to be one of the most trusted and respected construction managers within the business. Using this experience, Lynnie later pursued his goal of owning his own company and started National Petroleum and Energy Services, for which he served as president and owner and ran successfully for a number of years.

Mon
03
Jun

Charlie ‘Bino’ Majors Jr.

Funeral services for Charlie “Bino” Majors Jr. will be held on Saturday June 8, at 11 a.m. at Greater Haynes Mem­orial C.O.G.I.C, 601 N. Denton St. in Mexia.

Elder Billy R. Johnson will officiate, and Elder C.D. Washington will be the eulogist. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit Mr. Majors as he slumbers in sweet repose at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, Friday June 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mr. Majors was born July 7, 1934, to the parentage of Florene Hudson Majors and Charlie Majors Sr. in Mexia. He was called home on June, 2, 2013.

He was previously em­ployed as a construction work­er at Varo Inc. and later was a farmer.

Charlie joined Bethsadia Baptist Church in Mexia at an early age. He was united in holy matrimony to Margie Hel­en Clark in 1957. To this union, five children were born.

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