Obituaries

Fri
16
Sep

William Q. “Billy” Bozeman

William Q. “Billy” Bozeman, 75, of Groesbeck, passed away in Waco on September 14, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation was with the family from 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Billy was born in Texas City on Aug. 4, 1941 to William and Muzetta Mae Johnston Bozeman. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1960. He also attended school in Texas City for a number of years. He retired from United Grocery Store in Dalhart after 19 years of service as an assistant produce manager.

On Dec. 29, 1962, Billy married the love of his life, Gathel Coonce, in Lost Prairie. Together, they raised six children. His life revolved around his family, especially, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Billy had a special place in his heart for children, he loved them all. He also considered “Mr. Hoss”, his dog and faithful companion, a part of his family.

Wed
14
Sep

William Pascal Cornelius, Jr.

William Pascal Cornelius, Jr., 79, of Mexia, passed away September 10, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Wacos.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

William was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Paris to William Sr. & Dorothy Rawlins Cornelius.  

He is survived by his wife, Robin U. Cornelius of Mexia; daughters, Ruth Ellen Cornelius of Baytown and Lynn Lewis of Dickenson; sisters, Connie Buchanan of Houston, Joyce Klais of Jacksonville, Fla., Marion Bertaut of Thibodaux, La., Ellen Thomas of Slidell, La., Debbie Kimbrough of Pasadena and Dotsy Cook of Slidell, La.; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you donate to the charity of your choice.

Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
12
Sep

Eva Miller

Eva Miller, 98, passed away in Mexia on September 10, 2016. She had been a resident of the Mexia LTC for the past three years.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Don Ellis officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in the Wortham Cemetery. John Ellis, Carmen Sanchez, Shanon Miller, Gail Cate, Keith Satterfield and Jakob Satterfield will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Eva was born in Wortham  on May 7, 1918 to Earnest and Mary Ila Cate Rogers, the oldest of five children. Eva married L.G. “Buddy” Miller on Aug. 8, 1942. She lived most of her adult life in Mexia, where she raised her four children. 

Fri
09
Sep

Brysen Jamal Rhodes

Brysen Jamal Rhodes also known as “BJ” or “B. Rhodes,” passed away on August 28, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 3 at First Baptist Church of Mexia.  Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home. 

Brysen was born Jan. 1, 1996 to Byron and Camilla Rhodes of Wortham. He attended Wortham Schools and later graduated from New Beginnings in 2014.

Brysen is survived by his parents, Byron and Camilla Rhodes; sister Kameron Rhodes; sister and brother-in-law, Ashley and Collin Brooks; brother Chaston Pruitt; niece, Ameeya Rhodes; maternal great grandmother, Willie Ora Thomas; paternal grandparents Ernestine and Major Kirven; Gene and Elaine Henry Rhodes; maternal grandparents, James and Rosie Thomas; and a host of other family and friends.

Fri
09
Sep

Dora (Mema) Mae Means Miller

Dora (Mema) Mae Means Miller joined the Angel of Sleep into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Sept. 3 at First United Methodist Church of Mexia. Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home. 

Dora , the daughter of Essie Lee Sanders Means and James Means Sr., was born on Nov. 15, 1933 in Wortham. 

She received her formal education at W. F. Wheeler High School in Wortham where she graduated as the Valedictorian in 1952. In the early 1960’s Mrs. Miller united in Holy Matrimony to Tump Thomas, and to this union were born three children. In the late 1960’s she met and married J.B. Miller.

Wed
07
Sep

Lee Roy Howard

Lee Roy Howard, 76, of Mexia, passed away September 5, 2016 at the Manor Nursing Home in Mexia. Funeral services will be held oat 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gerald Henderson officiating. Interment will be at Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6–8 p.m.

Lee Roy was born on June 15, 1940 in Munday to Curtis and Bonnie Suggs Howard.

He is survived by his sister, Becky Sims & husband, Jim; grandsons, Tim Krause & wife, Nancy and Howard Krause & wife, Glenda; six grandchildren, sevdn great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nikki Krause, Kristi Krause, Matt Krause, Jim Sims, Anthony Conn and Terrell Conn. Honorary pallbearer will be Brandon Krause.

Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Wed
07
Sep

Melvin Russell Dempsey

Melvin Russell Dempsey, 56, of Mexia, passed away September 6, 2016 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 at Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. Visitation with the family present will be Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.

Russell was born Sept. 25, 1959 in Mexia to Robert Melvin and Hazel Dempsey.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Matchett of Mexia; brother, Elmer Dean Dempsey of Mexia; sisters, Melba Barber of Glen Rose and Debbie Allen & husband, Robert of Dew; nieces, Lisa Marie Smith & husband, Dave of Tehuacana, Kristen Allen and Amy Allen both of Dew and Alexis Dempsey; nephews, Jeremy Allen of Mexia, Jason Allen of Rosenburg and Zeb Barber of Glen Rose.

Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
31
Aug

Michael "Chris" Christensen

A memorial service will be held for Michael "Chris" Christensen at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at the South McKinney Street Baptist Church located at 828 South McKinney. 

Chris was born on Sept. 3, 1950 in Dallas. His parents were Chris and Jennie Christensen who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife Betty Christensen in 2012. Chris passed away on Aug. 28, 2016. at Parkview Regional Hospital.

He is survived by his brother Rick Christensen of Denison and his sister Nikki Christensen of Sherman.

Christ was decorated for honorably serving his country in the U.S. navy during the Vietnam War. 

Chris moved to Mexia in 1985 and worked as a psychologist at the Mexia State Supported Living Center until his retirement in 2014. He served as a psychologist on the Longhorn, Barnett, and Martin Units.

Mon
29
Aug

Georgie Ruth (Sanders) Murphey

Georgie Ruth (Sanders) Murphey of Groesbeck passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Groesbeck. She was 89 years old.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 29 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Ayres officiating. Burial followed at Lost Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tommy Rutledge, Gary Petty, Pete Sims, James Lewis, Kirk Petty and Cody Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Sanders and Johnny Lowther.

Georgie was born May 6, 1927 in Groesbeck to George Sanders and Lilly Arenda Brown Sanders. She grew up and attended school in the Groesbeck/Thornton area.

Wed
24
Aug

Caldin Faye Mack Moffett White

Caldin Faye Mack Moffett White, also known as “Carolyn” went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2016 with Robbie by her side during this transition.  

Caldin was born Feb. 20, 1958 to the late Rayford Lee Mack, Sr. and Lizzie Kirven in Limestone County. She graduated from Mexia High School and was employed at the Mexia State Supported Living Center for 20 plus years until her death. She was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church of Mexia.  

She was a devoted sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted companion to Robbie Nolan whom they loved each other dearly.   

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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