Obituaries

Tue
09
Sep

Bennie Charles Posey


Bennie Charles Posey

Bennie Charles Posey, 84, passed away Sept. 8, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Marcus Sheffield, Rev. Jerry Fulton and Rev. Michael King officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery in Kirven.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bennie was born Nov. 2, 1929 in Kirk, to Delma Ross and Lois Lorene Sikes Posey. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1947. He was a Sgt. 1st Class in the National Guard during the Korean War era. Bennie married Jimmie Payne on Feb. 23, 1952 in Mexia.

Fri
05
Sep

Ronald Wayne 'Ronny' Patterson


Ronald Wayne 'Ronny' Patterson

Ronald Wayne "Ronny" Patterson, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Kerens, due to complications of congestive heart disease.  
He was born Jan. 15, 1957 in Chico, California.
Throughout his life he resided primarily in Pasadena, Mexia and New Orleans. He was a graduate of Mexia High School and attended Sam Houston State College in Huntsville. He was a true German Shepherd dog lover and spent many years enjoying the companionship of his beloved pets, Bud, Molly and Brandy.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Patterson of Mexia, and parents, Edna Ward Goodrich of Mexia and Jesse Davis Patterson of Austin.
He is survived by his sisters, Linda Monson of Katy and Sandra Horton of Panola; nephews, Michael Williams of Decatur, Ga. and Roy Goldman of Kemp; nieces, Susan Mitchell of Harrisburg, Penn., Kelly Waldon of Galveston, Mary Urban of Battleground, Wash. and Kathy Sutton of Katy; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.  

Fri
05
Sep

Melissa Diane Barrentine


Melissa Diane Barrentine

Funeral services for Melissa Diane Barrentine will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, 900 U.S. 84 West in Teague. Brother Scott Matthews will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Driver Cemetery near Teague.
Visitation will be held Saturday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Melissa, 36, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. She was born in Leland, Miss. and grew up in Bryan before moving to Teague where she graduated with the Teague High School class of 1996 and was a proud member of the Lady Lions softball team. Melissa worked at Woodforest Bank in Walmart in Mexia for more than seven years and was presently assistant manager. She was a Baptist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star #331 in Fairfield.
Melissa was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Barrentine Sr.; maternal grandfather, Frank Gordon; and one aunt, Sandra Gale Triplett.

Fri
05
Sep

Maxine Ramsey


Maxine Ramsey

Maxine Ramsey, 77, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
She was born July 12, 1937.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mexia City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Maxine was born in Groesbeck to Fred and Reba (Pelton) Petty.  She worked many years for the J.C. Penney catalog stores in Waco, Mexia and Corsicana. She married Henry Cecil Ramsey on Sept. 5, 1967.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Charles and Don Ramsey; and a grandson, Derek.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Haddix of Waco; son, Jerry Ramsey of Waco; granddaughter, Kristi Winegeart; and seven grandsons, Jonathan Haddix, Donnie Kemp, Kurt Haddix, Christopher and J.D. Ramsey, Jonathan McPherson and Michael Haddix.
An online guest book is available at oakcrestwaco.com.

Wed
03
Sep

Juanita Wilson Chandler


Juanita Wilson Chandler

Juanita Wilson Chandler passed away at the age of 89 in Ashdown, Ark. on Sept. 1, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1925 in Farrar. She was a Christian and a Baptist. Juanita retired from the J.C. Penney Company. She loved to garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Alton H. Chandler.
Juanita is survived by one son, Wayne Chandler and wife, Kathy of Ashdown, Ark.; one sister, Mae Baldree and husband, Bob of Hearne; five grandchildren, Steve Chandler and Clint Sherron of Ashdown, Ark., Chris Chandler of Midland, Beth Icenhour of Texarkana, Ark. and Melissa Craig of Red Water.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at New Hope Cemetery in Limestone County, with Rev. Bob Baldree officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Temple Baptist Church in Mexia.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Sat
30
Aug

Lila Faye Price

Funeral services for Lila Faye Price will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Lila Faye Price was born Aug. 4, 1923 in Angus, to the parentage of Othello and Mary Simmons. She was educated in the Angus school district. She moved to Mexia, where she united with Antioch Baptist Church. During her early years at Antioch, she served on the Usher Board.
She was employed by the Mexia State School for many years, before retiring.
Lila Faye married David West Sr., and to this union one son, David West Jr., was born. Later, Lila Faye married L.C. Price, who preceded her in death.

Sat
30
Aug

Leroy Williams Jr.


Leroy Williams Jr.

Funeral services for Leroy Williams Jr. will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mart. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Leroy Williams Jr. was born May 22, 1956 in Floydada to Mary Alice Williams and Leroy Williams Sr. .
He was called home to glory on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in Jackson, Tennessee.
Leroy's greatest loves were his family, cooking, dancing and singing. He worked as a chef in Henderson, Tennessee. He was a member of J.P. Baptist Church in Henderson.
Preceding him in death were his mother and father, and two sisters, Ella Faye Wiley and Thelma Williams.

Wed
27
Aug

Gary L. Butler


Gary L. Butler

The angelic hosts came for Gary Butler, 57, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing is Friday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church of Wortham, with Rev. John Delancey, pastor, officiating. Rev. Rodney K. Jackson, First Christian Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, will serve as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.
Gary L. Butler was born Aug. 29, 1956 in Wortham, the last child of George and Sarah Burks Butler. He grew up in Wortham and attended the public schools there. He was baptized in the Beulah Baptist Church at a young age. Gary attended Sunday School and was a member of the church choir at Beulah.

Wed
27
Aug

Wanda Dolson Gantt


Wanda Dolson Gantt

Wanda Dolson Gantt went to be with her Lord and savior on Aug. 22, 2014. By her bedside for her journey were her niece and best friend, Diane McCeig, along with “borrowed” loving daughters, Lori McCeig and Leisha Beamer.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery near Farrar.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Don Landry and Raymond Gantt; two brothers, Marvin Dolson and Robert Dolson; two sisters, Ruth Hester and Dorthey Bradick; and special great-nephew, Curtis McCeig.

Wed
27
Aug

Lauro Roque Zamora


Lauro Roque Zamora

Lauro Roque Zamora, 78, a native of Brownsville who had lived in Mexia for the last 18 years, died Aug. 18, 2014. He was born Aug. 16, 1936. He was laid to rest Friday, Aug. 22, in his hometown.
Zamora was well known around the Mexia area as a great mechanic, working on tractors, cars, trucks, dozers and just about anything that ran on gas and oil. He was a good and kind-hearted man who would help anyone, a firm father who had lots of friends. He would say his most memorable times were spent in Tehuacana where he helped his best friend, Sammy, on the rancho. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Zamora is survived by his wife, Irma Zamora; five sons, Larry, Carlos, Joe, Eddie and Victor Zamora; two daughters, Lupita Zamora and Gabriela Martinez; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Lupe Zamora and Edith Zamora; and a son-in-law, Ricardo Martinez.
You will always be in our hearts and thoughts. May you rest in peace, Apa (Dad).

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