Obituaries

Wed
06
Apr

Edward Brown

Funeral arrangements and services pending for Edward Brown of Mexia.  
He passed away April 6, 2016 in Waco.
Services entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

Wed
06
Apr

Everette ‘Ray’ McDonald

Everette “Ray” McDonald of Teague, wife of Cleophus McDonald, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at her residence in Teague, among loving family and devoted friends.  
Services are pending at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.

Mon
04
Apr

Lona Madella Wooten Evans

Lona Madella Wooten Evans

Lona Madella Wooten Evans, 75, of Grand Saline and formerly of Mount Calm and Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Country Trails Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Saline.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, with Rev. Craig Morris officiating. Interment followed in Mount Antioch Cemetery near Mount Calm.
Madella was born Dec. 31, 1940 in Coolidge, to Joe Bryant Wooten and Lottie Mae Crye Wooten. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and also studied at the University of Texas. Madella worked as a supervisor at Mexia State School for over 18 years, from the 1970s into the early 1990s. She previously worked at one time at Kreditor’s Manufacturing in Hubbard and was a Baptist.

Mon
04
Apr

Nelle Yvonne Thornton Werner Gallagher

Nelle Yvonne Thornton Werner Gallagher, of Calvert, passed away April 1, 2016. She was grateful to her lord and savior for allowing her to spend a while on his beautiful creation of Earth.
A family visitation was held Monday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 408 S. Magnolia St. in Hearne,. Graveside service is Tuesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at Tehuacana Cemetery, in Tehuacana.
She was born July 23, 1935, and attended grade school at Tehuacana and high school at Mexia, graduating in 1953. She also attended Navarro Junior College and McLennan Community College, earning an associate’s degree in human growth and development.

Mon
04
Apr

Hubert Ray Jones

Funeral arrangements and services are pending for Hubert Ray Jones, 54, of Mexia.
Jones passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
04
Apr

Lillie Mae Wylie Atkins

Lillie Mae Wylie Atkins

Lillie Mae Wylie Atkins passed from this life on April 3, 2016 in Corsicana. Lillie was born in Montfort, on Aug. 26, 1917, to David Dixon Wylie and Charity Belle Wylie. She married Glenn Atkins on March 4, 1944 and they made their home in Mexia. Lillie began a career at Dick Scott Ford as a bookkeeper that spanned over 30 years.
Lillie is survived by her niece and her husband, Ann and Don Lane of Hillsboro, and her nephew and his wife, Mark and Cindy Wylie of Tyler. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Glenn Atkins; her parents; brother and sister-in-law, David and Barbara Wylie; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Belle and Fred Spivey; and niece, Freddie Davis.
Lillie will be remembered for her sweet spirit and devotion to her family and friends. Her generosity to the First Methodist Church, as well as her community, was unmeasurable. She will be greatly missed by all.

Fri
01
Apr

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones

Carrie Ruth Fleming Jones died March 30, 2016.
She was born April 26, 1930 in Cotton Gin, to Henry Hiram and Mattie Ruth Fleming. Her family moved to Mexia, where she graduated from Mexia High and met Bill Jones, destined to become the love of her life. They married on Aug. 5, 1950.
Carrie and Bill welcomed their first child, Connie Jo, on Oct. 24, 1951. The family made their home in Angleton, where Bill worked as a machinist for Dow Chemical Company. Connie enjoyed the good life until March 21, 1958, when Teresa Jean arrived on the scene. Della Rena made her debut on Nov. 18, 1960. Cutest baby ever!

Fri
01
Apr

Olga Tina Green

Olga Tina Green

The angelic hosts came for Olga Tina Green on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing with the family present is Saturday, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are Sunday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia, with Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Clifton Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, U.S. 84 in Mexia.
Tina was born Aug. 31, 1967 in Houston, the fifth child of Bobby and Marie Green. She attended Madison High School in Houston and was baptized in the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia, by Rev. Clifton Davis.
She was a lovingly known to all by “Mama Tina” or “Aunt Tina,” and for her expertise in cooking dirty rice and barbecue. Tina will be missed especially for her touching, loving ways.

Wed
30
Mar

Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes

Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes

The angelic hosts came for Tommie Lee Smith Rhodes on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her residence in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will begin at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, on Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton St. in Mexia, with Rev. Clifton Davis officiating. Viewing will be held at the church from noon until the service begins. Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in the Doyle community of Groesbeck.
Rhodes was born July 27, 1928 to the parentage of Reese and Minnie Smith in Limestone County and was one of the oldest living graduates of Woodland High School of Mexia. She received her Christian education in the Baptist church in the Woodland community.

Mon
28
Mar

Bryan “B.T.” Thornton

Bryan “B.T.” Thornton

Graveside services for Bryan “B.T.” Thornton will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Kent Kendall will officiate.
Visitation will be held Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, 900 U.S. 84 West in Teague.
B.T., 49, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his home, lovingly known by all as “The Hill.”

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