Obituaries

Wed
01
Oct

Wesley Dale Dabney

Wesley Dale Dabney, 52, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. at Dabney’s home at 5036 FM 39 North in Mexia, with Rev. Kenneth Hutchison officiating.
Dabney was born Aug. 13, 1962 in Wortham, to Norris Sr. and Violet Foley Dabney.
Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Johnny Dabney.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Dabney of Mexia; son and daughter-in-law, Jeramiah and Heather Dabney of Mexia; grandson, Jayden Dabney and granddaughter, Daniela Dabney, both of Mexia.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
01
Oct

Wanda Inderman Pollock


Wanda Inderman Pollock

Funeral services for Wanda Inderman Pollock, 81, were held Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Brother Steve Cowart and Brother Shawn Sifford officiated. Interment followed the services at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Limestone County.
Visitation was held Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pollock passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Providence St. Catherine’s Hospice Center in Waco. She was born in Teague July 1, 1933, and lived in Teague and the Bi-Stone area almost all of her life. Pollok worked at the Mexia State School for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and doing word search booklets. Pollock was a member of the Church of Christ.
Pollock was preceded in death by two husbands, Bobby Blasingame and Herman Pollock; and one grandson, Christopher Waldrip.

Wed
01
Oct

Margaret 'Granny' Ingersoll


Margaret 'Granny' Ingersoll

Graveside services for Margaret “Granny” Ingersoll, 92, were held Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham. Brother Gary Watson officiated. There was no public visitation at the funeral home.
Margaret “Granny” Ingersoll was born to this earthly world on Sept. 9, 1922, and found eternal peace Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Margaret was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and friend. She could be found spending time with her beautiful family or outside with her beloved animals.

Wed
01
Oct

Bishop Tyree Gatson Sr.


Bishop Tyree Gatson Sr.

Tyree Gatson Sr., 87, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 27, 2014.  His final days were spent with his wife, Rachel Gatson, at True Care Living Centre in Palestine.
Tyree Gatson Sr. was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Fairfield, to Willie and Verila Gatson.
Tyree had a long and productive life. He was a proud World War II veteran, Christian, minister, outdoorsman, and a devoted husband and father. Those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile and caring heart brought much joy to his family.
Tyree gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.  He loved the Lord, ministry and church. He founded Gatson Temple, which is now known as New Birth Christian Centre. Tyree also had a passion for hunting, fishing and farm life and fulfilled that passion at the family farm in Oakwood, where all of his time was spent apart from the ministry.

Wed
24
Sep

Dorothy Mae Miller


Dorothy Mae Miller

Funeral services for Dor­othy Mae Miller were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pilgrim Rest in Corsicana.
Ms. Miller was born in Oklahoma City, on Jan. 27, 1938, to Jim and Alma Finch. Dorothy attended and re­ceived her education in the Oklahoma ISD.
She met and married Marshall Miller who preceded her in death. Dor­othy passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Sept. 13, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Alma Finch; husband, Marshall Miller Sr.; grandchild, Latoya Miller; three brothers and two sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memories five children, Maxie Alexander, Joyce Dan­iels, Shonda Walker, Steph­anie Miller and Marshall Miller Jr.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends; also two special friends, Angela Rhymes and Finnie Nell.

Wed
24
Sep

Jose Le’Andrea Williams


Jose Le'Andrea Williams

Funeral services for Jose Le’Andrea Williams will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., at Straightway Missionary Baptist Church 400 South 15th Street in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held at Mr. Smith’s Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 in Corsicana, 2 p.m. till 7 p.m.
Jose was born on July 7, 1976, to Carstromers Wil­liams and Valarie Reese in Corsicana. Jose went to be with the Lord at his residence in Balch Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
Jose graduated in 1994 from Corsicana High School, where he played football, bas­­­ketball and track, and where he also enjoyed singing with the New Creation Community Choir.
He continued his education at Texas State Technical College in Waco, and from there he enlisted in the United States Army for seven years.

Wed
24
Sep

Robert ‘Bob’ Taylor


Robert 'Bob' Taylor

Services for Robert “Bob” Taylor, age 71, of Streetman, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Bailey & Foster Chapel, with Monsignor Zak officiating.
Burial will follow in Land of Memory Cemetery. Ar­rangements are under the dir­ection of Bailey & Foster.
Mr. Taylor died Saturday at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. He was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Buffalo to L.J. and Una Pearl Farrell Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a Christian.
He served more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a highly decorated Lt. Commander.
Mr. Taylor also worked 15 years with the Abilene Water District; and later he worked as a Captain for TDCJ for 10 years and was a driver for the Palestine Go Bus.
He was a devoted husband and father, an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching high school football games.
Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
24
Sep

Vicki Sharon Smith


Vicki Sharon Smith

Vicki Sharon Smith, 62, entered her heavenly home on Sept. 24, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept, 25, at Northcrest Church of Christ, with Jody Day officiating. Interment will follow in the Cotton Gin Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Vicki was born March 30, 1952, in Mexia, to Mandville Lide Jr. and Marie Hawkins Lide. She lived in the Mexia-Cotton Gin area her entire life and graduated from Mexia High School. She spent a total of 24 years working for the Mexia Police Department and Precinct 4 Constable.
Vicki was challenged with illnesses throughout many years of her life, and with her faith and the support of her loving family, embraced life and met the challenges. Vicki had a big heart; she not only loved and cherished her family but accepted other children into her home as her own. She was a longtime active member of the Shiloh Church of Christ.

Fri
19
Sep

Lorene Kay Banning


Lorene Kay Banning

Lorene Kay Banning, 61, passed away Sept. 16, 2014 at her home in Mexia. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Tom Prentiss officiating.
Lorene was born Jan. 1, 1953 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Harold and Lorene Lucille Graham Van Dyken. She moved to Mexia several years ago, to take care of her mother. Lorene was a loving and caring mother and daughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Everett Liles; and brother, Ronald Van Dyken.
Lorene is survived by her son, Jason Ryan Banning of Michigan; grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Peterson, Samantha Banning Underwood, Cassandra Hallman, Neckose Alegria and Alicia Alegria; six great-grandchildren; and her dog and faithful companion, Coco.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Fri
19
Sep

Billie Jane Bays

Billie Jane Bays, 87, of Axtell, passed away Sept. 19, 2014 at Providence Health Center in Waco.
Graveside services are pending at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.
Bays was born Aug. 1, 1927 in Wortham.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook & leave a memorial message for the family.

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