Obituaries

Wed
07
Jan

Anthony Cleon Reed Sr.


Anthony Cleon Reed Sr.

Funeral arrangements for Anthony Cleon Reed Sr. will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, Sandy Community. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia, Pastor Sylvester Keys II eulogist, elder Billy J. Freeman. Burial will be held at Sandy Creek Cemetery.
Anthony Cleon Reed Sr. was born to Taylor and Irene Reed on Dec. 12, 1962, in Mexia. He grew up in the Sandy Community where he attended Union Memorial Church. He was educated in the Mexia ISD school system. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1982.

Mon
05
Jan

Shirley Ann Owens


Shirley Ann Owens

Shirley Ann Owens, 68, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 4, 2015 at Providence Medical Center in Waco. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Owens was born on Feb. 7, 1946 in Limestone County, to John and Eula Smith Dabney. Her family was very important to her, and she was “the best wife and mother in the world.”

Mon
05
Jan

Katherine Elaine Oliver


Katherine Elaine Oliver

Katherine Elaine Oliver, 75, passed away Jan. 3, 2015 in Tyler. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Interment will follow in the Marquez Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Katherine was born July 8, 1939 in Marquez, to Douglas Alfred and Thelma Estelle Newsom Sills. She moved to Mexia in 1983. Katherine owned and operated H&R Block from 1984 until she retired.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a young mother left to raise her three children at a young age, due to the death of her husband. Katherine was a strong woman and hard worker. She enjoyed watching football and game shows on TV and working crossword puzzles. In earlier years, she enjoyed playing dominoes and card games with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Haskel Oliver.

Mon
05
Jan

Fred Joseph Blackmon


Fred Joseph Blackmon

Fred Joseph Blackmon, 84, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 in Mexia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Brother Earl Sterling officiating. Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Fred was born March 5, 1930 in Malakoff, to Thomas Jefferson and Naomi Ray Blackmon. He worked for Mexia Textile, then after they closed, as a mechanic and Mexia ISD school crossing guard. Fred proudly served his country in the Army National Guard.
On April 24, 1953, Fred married the love and light of his life, Nelda Lou Sterling. They were blessed with six children, Ricky, Georgenia, Debra, Scarlet, Charlotte and Joey.

Mon
05
Jan

Callie McAdams Brown


Callie McAdams Brown

Funeral services for Callie McAdams Brown were held Friday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Brother Kenneth Henbest officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Tim Walthall, David McAdams, Robert McAdams, Ricky Cannon, Stanley Inderman and Dustin Inderman. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Orand, Ronny McAdams, Danny Bonner, Terry Walthall, John Collins and members of the Freestone Church of Christ.
Brown, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Fri
02
Jan

Anthony Reed Sr.

Funeral arrangements for Anthony Reed Sr. are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Anthony Reed went to be with the lord at Woodland Springs in Waco.

Fri
02
Jan

Obra Cyrus

Funeral arrangement for Obra Cyrus are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Cyrus went to be with the Lord on Dec.31, 2014 at The Manor Nursing Home in Mexia, with loving family at her side.

Fri
02
Jan

Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett


Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett

Wynona Ruth Wieting Lipsett, 75, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 2, 2015 following a brief illness with esophageal cancer. Services are Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. with pre-service music 30 minutes prior to service time, at First United Methodist Church of Mexia, officiated by Rev. Danny Niedecken. Burial will follow at Tehuacana Cemetery on Hwy. 171 in Tehuacana. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Fri
02
Jan

Willie C. Conner


Willie C. Conner

Willie C. Conner, 61, of Mexia, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Waxahachie.
He was born Nov. 16, 1953, to the parents of Shirley Jean (Taulton)  Conner and Charles Conner. He attended school at St. Joseph Catholic School and D.I.S.D. system. He was employed by Southwestern Bell before moving back to Mexia. He was known for his stylish fashion and sporty cars.
He is survived by his stepfather, William Sanders Jr.; father, Charles Conner (Betty); three sisters, Linda (Conner) Richardson, Katheryn (Sanders) Boyd and Shamarie Conner; one brother, Michael R. Conner; four nephews, one niece, three aunts, six uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Dorsey-Keatts Chapel, 602 N. Ross in Mexia. Interment will follow at Sandy Cemetery.

Fri
02
Jan

Tony Roy Richardson


Tony Roy Richardson

Tony Roy Richardson, 64, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at his home in Groesbeck. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Horn Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Tony was born July 12, 1950 in Forest Glade, to Albert Roy and Reval Magndia Henery Richardson. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.
Tony married Tina Kay Nance, the love of his life, on Dec. 7, 1974 in Fairfield. He cherished his family and friends. Tony took advantage of every opportunity to spoil his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they owned his heart. He and Tina, along with lifelong friends, James and Kim Beck and George and Peggy Bozeman, were known as the Six Musketeers.
He was truly a cowboy his entire life.  He enjoyed ghost hunting and hunting Bigfoot.

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