Obituaries

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Cleatus Arthur Hall


Cleatus Arthur Hall

Cleatus Arthur Hall, superhero to his children and grandchildren, avid gamer, jokester, missionary and spiritual leader, died Feb. 9, 2015 at the age of 64. He would not allow us to have a funeral service for him. He wanted a memorial, to celebrate his life. So join us on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center in Waco. Those sending flowers via Porter Funeral Home might consider delivery on Thursday or Friday since Saturday is Valentine's Day.

Mon
09
Feb

Weems Carl Stoecker


Weems Carl Stoecker

Weems Carl Stoecker, 66, of Groesbeck, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at his home on Lake Limestone. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia, to commemorate his life. Masonic rites will follow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and William Stoecker.
He is survived by his daughters, Amanda “Mandy” Stoecker of Atlanta, Ga. and Anna Holub (Jason) of College Station; siblings, William “Ben” Stoecker (Pat) of Sacramento, Calif., Austin “Dolly” LeMay (Tim) of Wortham, Mike Stoecker (Beth) of Conroe, and Jill Stoecker of Gary; grandchild, Hudson Holub; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Mon
09
Feb

Marilyn McGown Godfrey


Marilyn McGown Godfrey

Services for Marilyn McGown Godfrey, 91, who died Feb. 7, 2015 at Crestview Court in Bryan, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Gladewater. Visitation will be at the church at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Lakeview Mausoleum in Longview. Rev. Dick Dobbins and Rev. Nick Sholars will officiate; Larry W. Osborne will assist.
A second memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at Crestview Arbor Oaks Chapel, 2505 E. Villa Maria in Bryan, with Rev. Rick Sitton, Rev. David Henry and Rev. Gary Adams officiating.

Mon
09
Feb

Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman


Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman

Janice Elaine Robinson Bozeman passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
Janice was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Mexia, to Loyd Sr. and Lonnie Mae Wilburn Robinson. She was a beloved wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She attended grade school at Fair Oaks School, 9th and 10th grade at Mexia High School; and 11th and 12th grade at Groesbeck High School, where she graduated in 1966.
Janice married her high school sweetheart, Otis Bozeman, on May 28, 1966 in Groesbeck. They moved to Fairfield to raise their family.
Janice and Otis returned to Mexia in 2002. Janice was an active member of First Baptist Church Mexia and spent her free time loving and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person to all she met.
Janice was preceded in death by her father; brothers, James Delton Robinson, Jerry Wayne Robinson, and Loyd Delton “Dell” Robinson Jr.; and sister, Carolyn Sue Cotton.

Mon
09
Feb

David George Cooper


David George Cooper

David George Cooper was called home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 after a brief illness. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Blair-Stubbs. The interment will be held in Evant.
He was born June 20, 1941 in Stephenville, to Laird Vernon “Doc” Cooper Sr. and Bessie Bundrant Cooper. On June 3, 1961 he married Verenia Ann Munday in Evant. They had 53 years of marriage, making memories together.
David began his career working for Frito-Lay in 1968 while living in Fort Worth. He transferred with the company to Mexia in 1976. In 1983, while still working for Frito-Lay, he went to work for R.V.O.S. Insurance as an agent. He retired from Frito-Lay in 1998. He continued working for R.V.O.S. until his death.

Fri
06
Feb

Glenice Daniel Brooks Huffman


Glenice Daniel Brooks Huffman

Funeral services for Glenice Daniel Brooks Huffman will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Donie. Brother Robert McDougal will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Wilson Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, 900 U.S. 84 West in Teague.
Huffman, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at her residence in Waco.
She was born to William Virgle and Laura Aline Robertson Daniel near Donie on March 6, 1935.

Wed
04
Feb

Zellie Durham


Zellie Durham

Funeral services for Zellie Durham will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Salem Community, Pastor Wayne William, officiator, Pastor E.O Riley, eulogist.
To John and Ada Pruitt on March 25, 1916, in Freestone County, on this blessed day was born a daughter who was named Zellie Pruitt. She attended and received her education at Salem schools. She received Christ at an early age at Salem Baptist Church. She loved to sew.
Life’s journey came to an end for Zellie Durham on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Fred Pruitt; husband, Bib “Good” Durham; and two stepsons, Willie Ray Durham and Charles Ray Durham.

Wed
04
Feb

Catherine Jordan

Funeral services for Catherine Jordan were held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia.
Catherine Jordan was born to the parents of Ora and Tom Ransom in Buffalo, on May 29, 1927.
Catherine accepted Christ at a very early age. She joined the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mart, under the pastorage of Rev. C.B. Shepperd, and was baptized. Rev. J. Bob Thomas later became her pastor. Catherine moved to Marlin and joined the Marlin Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dennis Everette, pastor. Catherine later moved to Waco and joined Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. Rufus McClan, and later Rev. Joe Bedford became her pastor. Catherine met the missionary sister at Greater Zion and they developed a great loving bond.

Wed
04
Feb

Emily Nussbaum Fox


Emily Nussbaum Fox

Heaven gained another angel on Feb. 3, 2015. Emily Nussbaum Fox passed peacefully at her home following a courageous battle with a terminal illness. Graveside services will be at noon, Feb. 5, in the Mexia City Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Emily was born Oct. 3, 1958 in Dallas, to Claude and Joyce Hancock Nussbaum. She was an amazing, selfless, kind soul who never met a stranger. Her family was her pride and joy, especially her granddaughter, Brooklyn; spoiling her was Emily’s favorite hobby.
Emily loved animals of every kind. She spent many hours talking to her bearded dragon. She also had two spoiled cats, Jeb and Bengal.
Emily will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Bob Fox; daughter, Jennifer Walters and husband, Rich; granddaughter, Brooklyn Walters; parents, Claude and Joyce Nussbaum; and sister Claudia Starnes.

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02
Feb

Patricia Gay Lankford


Patricia Gay Lankford

Patricia Gay Lankford passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
She was born Dec. 23, 1951 at Fort Clayton Army Base in the Panama Canal Zone, to Kenneth Boatman and Marcine Reid. Patricia grew up in Abilene. She married Tom Lankford and moved to Omaha, Nebraska. She was active in O.M.A.H.A. youth ice hockey. Patricia was inducted as a lifetime member in 1995.
She moved back to Texas in 2005 after the death of her husband. She lived in Mexia, on the lake. She taught at Crockett ISD where she was loved by her students and faculty.
Patricia especially enjoyed reading books about history and Abraham Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; mother, Marcine Reid; and brother, Terry C. Boatman.

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