Obituaries

Wed
13
Apr

James Cameron Quinn Sr.

James Cameron Quinn Sr.

James Cameron Quinn Sr., 86, passed away April 10, 2016 at the Groesbeck LTC. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Marquez Cemetery. Family visitation was held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home, 208 N. Canton in Mexia.
Quinn was born June 9, 1929. He was a prison guard, then retired after many years a truck driver. He loved to be around people, and insisted everyone call him “Papa Quinn.” The staff at the nursing home was more like family to him than just caregivers. He really appreciated them and loved being around them. He enjoyed playing dominoes and bingo. There was not a day that went by that he could go without his Dr. Peppers and Little Debbie’s.
Quinn is survived by his daughter, Janey Quinn of Wortham; son, James Quinn Jr. of Cedar Park; and grandsons, Garrett Quinn of Mexia and Colton Quinn and wife, Chelsea, whom will be welcoming a baby boy in June.

Wed
13
Apr

Everett ‘Ray’ Roberson McDonald

Everett ‘Ray’ Roberson McDonald

Everett ‘Ray’ Roberson McDonald
The angelic hosts came for Everett "Ray" McDonald on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her residence in Teague, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, and continue until 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Moore's Angelic Chapel.
Everett McDonald was born May 4, 1940 in Calvert, to Luke E. and Jennie Lee Johnson Roberson. She grew up in Mexia, and attended public schools there, and was baptized at the First Baptist Church South Teague.
Her passions were for cooking, shopping and most of all, attending church and singing solos. She had a beautiful singing voice and was programmed to sing by many churches in the community.

Wed
13
Apr

Edward Earl Brown

Edward Earl Brown

Funeral services for Edward Earl Brown will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Westside Church of Christ, 308 W. Herman in Mexia, with Rev. Billy Jack Freeman officiating and Rev. Lester Brown serving as eulogist. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Edward Earl Brown was born March 1, 1956 in Ferris, to Eula “Peg” Chambers and M.C. Brown. He graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in Houston, then served in the Air Force for four years and the Navy for four years. He worked at Wortham Nursing Home, and at the Barnett Unit of the Mexia State School.
Ed was baptized at a young age at Smith Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Wortham.
On Nov. 10, 2006, Edward was united in matrimony to Minnie Mack, a union that lasted until his death on April 6, 2016.
Edward was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Carl Brown.

Mon
11
Apr

Delia Ethel Platt

Delia Ethel Platt

Delia Ethel Platt, 87, of Groesbeck, passed away at her residence on April 8, 2016. She was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Fallon, to Walter and Jewell Duke Redden.
Delia was known by her family as a loving mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She took great pride in her family and always wanted them to have the best. She was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witness of Mexia and participated in many church activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of more than 60 years, H.T. Platt; and a brother, James Madison Redden.
Delia is survived by her sons, Troy Gene Platt and wife, Sue, Joe Lynn Platt and wife, Esther, and Terry Lee Platt; grandchildren, Vikki Sue Grimes, Tommy Gene Platt, Rachel Lynn Talbot, Lisa Ann Bartlett, Michael Gene Platt, James Lee Platt and Steven Hall; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Aline Robinson; and sister-in-law, Opal Hilton.

Mon
11
Apr

Rev. Merland Vernon Busby Sr.

Rev. Merland Vernon Busby Sr.

Rev. Merland Vernon Busby Sr. was born to the parentage of the David and Leola Busby on Nov. 5, 1951. Busby departed this life on April 5, 2016 in Wortham.
He attended public school in Wortham, then joined the Army, graduating from Fort Port Louisiana U.S. Army base. He received an honorable discharge.
Busby was a reserve officer. He also attended truck driving school and later attended seminary. He also worked for Mexia State School, and Limestone County Detention Center for eight years, from which he retired. Upon his death, he was employed part-time at Auto Zone.
Busby met and married Mary Ann Holmes on Dec. 13, 1990 and to this union one son, Rev. Merland Vernon Busby Jr., was born.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Leola Busby, and sister, Joyce Busby.

Fri
08
Apr

Bennie Garner Spurlock

Bennie Garner Spurlock

Bennie Spurlock, 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at First United Methodist Church Mexia, 203 N. Canton, with Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Point Enterprise Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
Bennie was born Aug. 1, 1933 in Dawson. Bennie moved to Groesbeck in 1975 with her husband, Mack, where they owned and operated Limestone Cable T.V. until 1990. In their retirement years, the Spurlocks enjoyed traveling with their RV club, square dancing and spending time with their grandchildren.
Bennie was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Spurlock; her mother, Opal Garner, and father, Henry Garner; and her sisters, Ruby Pauline and Leveta Gwyn Garner.

Thu
07
Apr

Johnny B. Massey

Johnny B. Massey

Johnny B. Massey, 82 of Wortham passed away March 31, 2016 in Waco. He was born June 20, 1933 in Winkler, to John Thomas Massey and Letha Brinson Massey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Streetman and loved ranching.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Massey and mother Letha Davis; brother, H.L. Massey and two sisters, Mable Massey Anderson and Mary Massey Robinson.
He is survived his wife, Janis Massey of Wortham; five children, Cynthia Smith and husband Lary of Lindsey, Okla., Carla Crawley and husband Andy of Teague, Darla Bottoms and husband J.W. of Fairfield, Tommy Massey of Wortham and James Williams of Dallas; three siblings, Harold Massey of Fairfield, Freddie Finley of Corsicana and R.E. Massey of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Thu
07
Apr

Herbert Ray Jones

Herbert Ray Jones

Herbert Ray Jones was the fourth child of 10 children born to Booker T. Jones and Inez Dawkins Jones.
He was born in Midland on July 5, 1961. Herbert went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2016.
He accepted Christ at an early age and served God with his musical talents. At the age of 13, Herbert began playing the guitar with the Friendly Gospel Singers, in which his father was a member. Throughout his life, he played for various gospel groups and churches.
Herbert loved family, life and laughter. He lived life to the fullest. Herbert also loved to write letters to his family and friends expressing his love for God. He will long be remembered by his family and friends for his outpouring of love and generosity.
After graduating Mexia High School in 1980, he enlisted in the U.S. military where he actively served his country. He was employed at Carry-On Trailers.

Thu
07
Apr

Joyce Marie Echols Johnson

Joyce Marie Echols Johnson

Joyce Marie Echols Johnson was born Sept. 7, 1936 in Mexia, the seventh child to Joseph Echols Sr. and Ruby Faye Crawford Echols. Joyce went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2016, with loved ones by her side.
Viewing will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, April 8, at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, 602 N. Ross Ave. in Mexia, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, at 10:45 a.m. at Dorsey-Keatts Chapel, with Rev. Delphine Vasser of St. John A.M.E. Church of Mexia officiating and Rev. Darrin Montena, associate pastor, Mount Hebron Baptist Church of Garland as eulogist. Interment will be held at the Cedar Hill Burial Park in Mexia.

Thu
07
Apr

Rufus Jackson Sr.

Rufus Jackson Sr.

Alfronzo and Vernada Carter Jackson welcomed their newborn son, Rufus, on Feb. 19, 1935. He was the fifth of nine children in the Jackson family and, as the hand of God would direct, he spent all of his life in the Grove Island community. Rufus accepted Christ at the age of 13 and became a member of the Grove Island African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, under the leadership of Rev. J. E. Ross.
Rufus attended the Furney Richardson School. As a teenager he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams. He also participated in the New Farmers of America and exhibited his animals in county, district and state competitions. He even exhibited animals during the annual State Fair of Texas in Dallas. He graduated from the Furney Richardson School in May 1953.

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