Obituaries

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.

Mon
03
Jun

Nancy Neal


Nancy Neal

Nancy Neal, 64, passed away in Corsicana on May 31, 2013. She was born in Ennis on Nov. 16, 1948 to Jesse J. and Billye L. (Cheek) McCarty. On Oct. 30, 1971, she married Andrew C. Neal in Jasper. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Andy Neal; daughter, Billye Germain and her husband Matt of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Cindy Neal of Kirvin; four grandchildren, Tracy Neal, Trey Holloway, Breanna Germain and Rhett Germain; sister, Barbara Raney and her husband Winston of Ennis; brother, Mike McCarty and his wife Shelly of Palmer; aunt, Larue Jenkins; numerous nieces and nephews; many cousins; and best friend, Mary Lusk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Billye McCarty; son, Scotty Neal, and brother, Jimmy McCarty.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Mon
03
Jun

Martha Theresa Adams Skipper


Martha Theresa Adams Skipper

Martha Theresa Adams Skipper, 61, of Lake Mexia, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Joe Cooper officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.
Theresa was born May 31, 1951, in Dallas, to Vernon and Bobbie Adams. She was employed with Limestone County as their Crime Victims Coordinator. Her career in law enforcement spanned 11 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid dog lover. She was on the board of directors and active with LARAs House.
She married B.J. Skipper on April 21, 1990. They moved to Lake Mexia in 2004.
Mrs. Skipper was preceded in death by her parents.

Fri
31
May

Jack Anthony ‘Tony’ Brittain

Jack Brittain

Jack Anthony “Tony” Brittain, 59, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Waco. Funeral services were Friday, May 31, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Cottonwood Cemetery in Jack County under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home of Graham.

He was born Dec. 5, 1953 to Jack Baird Brittain and Roberta Myers Brittain in Graham. He attended Graham High School and was baptized at Oak Street Baptist Church. He married Susan Ainsworth on July 11, 1975 in Graham. He enjoyed many different occupations and he ended up in Wortham, working with the railroad. One of his greatest joys was working on cars and motorcycles with his son Heath. He could often be seen on his Honda Gold Wing.

Wed
29
May

Mary Elrose Miller

Picture of Mary Elrose Miller

Mary Elrose Miller, of Mexia, passed away May 28, 2013 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Miller; children, Brian Miller and Candace Winstead; granddaughters, Riley and Gracie Winstead; father, Jack Carlson; brother, Jack L. Carlson; and sister, Carolyn Crook.

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

Wed
29
May

Frances Elizabeth Fowler

Picture of Frances Elizabeth Fowler

Frances Elizabeth Fowler, 85, of Mexia passed away May 28, 2013 in Mexia. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 31, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will be in the Mexia Cemetery.
Frances was born June 14, 1927 in Mexia, to Alton B. Kerzee Sr. and Addie Bond Kerzee. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1944. Frances married John Fowler on Feb. 21, 1948 in Limestone County. She and John owned and operated the Majestic Cleaners in Mexia for over 30 years, while also raising their two children.
After retirement, she worked at Casual Fashions and the Christian Life Center for many years. She had a friendly, outgoing personality and loved to be around people. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church. She was also very active in the community. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister; her life was her family, church and work.

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