Obituaries

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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

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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

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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.

Wed
29
May

Quentin Shane Cooper

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Quentin Shane Cooper, 17, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:12 a.m., after a long battle with liver cancer.
Quentin graduated with the Gulf Breeze High School Class of 2013 and loved skateboarding, baseball, video games and hanging out with his friends. He also worked at Funny Cars on Pensacola Beach.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sarah Walker and John Cooper; and great-grandparents, Faye (Clea) Myers and L.C. (John) Cooper.
He is survived by his parents, Trina (Chris) Turner, and John (Tracy) Cooper; grandparents; Chuck Walker, Sandy (Doyle) Lee and Bea Turner; uncles, Mark Walker and Greg Turner; aunts, Ofelia Walker and Lisa Turner; cousin Madyssen Walker; stepbrothers, Daniel and Brent Turner; stepsisters, Chancey and Kennah Craig, and numerous relatives and friends.

Mon
27
May

George Melvin Owen


George Melvin Owen

George Melvin Owen, 83, of the Prairie Grove Community, passed away on May 25, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Prairie Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 at Porter Funeral Home.
Mr. Owen was born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Robinson County to Opie and Ruth Owen. He was raised by his stepmother, Ella Bell Wedgeman Owen, due to his mother passing at an early age. He was in a blended family of 12 brothers and two sisters.

Mon
27
May

Billy Frank Mills

Billy Frank Mills, 81, of Mexia passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Mexia. Billy was born July 29, 1931 in Coolidge, to James Elmer and Arie Mae Carroll Mills
Billy married Dixie L. Neale on July 30, 1951 and they were married close to 60 years before her death in 2011.
He enjoyed a long career with Shell Oil and Exxon Oil Company and retired as a seismograph crew foreman.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie; son, Doug Mills; brother, Roger Mills; and sister, Dorothy Marshall. 
Survivors include his son, Paul Mills, and wife, Lana, of Waco; grandson, Jason Mills, and wife, Rhonda, and their son, Ty, of Mexia; grandson Giles Mills of Corpus Christi and his children, Avery, Martina and Bailey; granddaughter, Jamie Padro, and husband, David, and their daughter, Eve, of Maryland; four sisters, Linda, Barbara, Mary and Brenda; two brothers, David and Darrell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Fri
24
May

Claude Philpott


Claude Philpott

The angelic hosts came for Mr. Claude Philpott, 80, on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 252 FCR 489 West in Teague, Rev. E.O. Riley, pastor. Rev. Roosevelt Nickerson will officiate and Rev. Wayne Williams will serve as eulogist. Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Teague.
Claude, born Feb. 28, 1933, accepted Christ into his life at the age of 12 during revival one summer night and united with Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Later in life he united with First Baptist Church South Teague, where he served as deacon and Bible teacher.

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