Obituaries

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Jackie Lynn Fisher


Jackie Lynn Fisher

Jackie Lynn Fisher, 75, of Wimberley, passed away peacefully from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on May 30, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Jackie was born April 30, 1939 in Jet, Okla. to Woodford Pascal Fisher and Dorothy Berneice Kelly Fisher. The family moved to Texas and Jackie graduated from Mexia High School in 1957, where he played cornet in the Mexia Black Cat Band. In nearby Point Enterprise, he met the love of his life, Janice Thornton. They were high school sweethearts and were married in 1959.

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02
Jun

Hazel Brooks

Funeral services for Hazel Brooks are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. Brooks  went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2014 at her residence, among family and friends. Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the register book.

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02
Jun

Dorothy Ben Lowe


Dorothy Ben Lowe

Dorothy Ben Lowe, 89, of Groesbeck, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Limestone Medical Center.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 2, at the Faulkenberry Cemetery Pavilion, with Rev. Tracy Sims of the Central Baptist Church of Thornton officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Bob Tramel, Frank Barker, Tyler Barker, Bob Hamilton, Ellis Turrubiarte, Jesse Jackson, Kermit Lowe and Sam Wiley.
Dorothy was born March 6, 1925 in Groesbeck to Sam Ben Wiley and Viola Pearl (Briggs) Wiley. She grew up in Groesbeck and graduated from Groesbeck High School.  

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02
Jun

Annette Marie Self-Daniel


Annette Marie Self-Daniel

Annette Marie Self-Daniel, 56, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia with Rev. Tod Tanner of First Baptist Church of Groesbeck officiating.
Annette was born July 7, 1957 in San Antonio to Richard and Ella Self. She was a nurse, passionate about taking good care of her patients. Annette will be remembered for her love of the Lord, her love of life, and her love of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Wed
28
May

Eugenia M. Scott


Eugenia M. Scott

The angelic hosts came for Eugenia M. Scott on May 27, 2014 at her residence in the Salem community of Teague, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, takes place Friday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. in the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in Centerville.
Eugenia Scott was born Oct. 19, 1922 and was a retired teacher.
She is survived by her son, Walter Scott Jr; nieces and nephews including Curtis Banks and wife, Lelia, of Dallas, Sybil Burrell and husband, Bobby, of Teague, Christine Yeldell and husband, Billy Ray, and Raymond Banks, all of Dallas, Urban Banks, of Teague and Everglean Thomas and McKinley Banks, both of Houston; as well as a number of other relatives and friends.
Moore's Angelic Funeral Home is serving the Scott family.

Mon
26
May

Weldaleen Satterwhite

Weldaleen Satterwhite of Waco passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Providence Hospice Place after a brief battle with cancer. Honoring her wishes, there will be no formal services.
Weldaleen was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Mexia, to Weldon and Elsie (Phillips) Hamill. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1967 and a masters degree in education in 1971 from Baylor University. She was a loyal and dedicated Baylor alumni and fan. “Sic ‘em Bears!” She had a 47-year career with Waco ISD and teaching was her passion. Her motto was, "kids motivated academically will succeed in life."
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Satterwhite; sister, Emma Lee Neighbors; and brother, Phillip Hamill.
She is survived by daughter, Candyce Kay Boyer, and husband, Sean Lee, of Mart; granddaughter, Grace Kaylee; sister, Kay Hamill of Dallas; and too many friends and colleagues to name.

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26
May

Patsy Ruth Moore


Patsy Ruth Moore

Patsy Ruth Moore, 71, passed away May 24, 2014 in Dallas. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Patsy was born Nov. 28, 1942 in Tehuacana, to Floyd and Nadine Fisher Lowry. She retired after working 20 years as an executive secretary. She married William S. Moore on April 8, 1989 in Richardson.
Patsy’s life revolved around God and her family. She treasured her family and was willing to do anything for them. She loved and gave, unselfishly, to taking care of her granddaughter, Patsy Ann. She also enjoyed being outdoors, especially working with flowers or fishing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexia.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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26
May

Wilna Nell Lucas


Wilna Nell Lucas

Wilna Nell Lucas, 81, passed away May 25, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 27 in Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Joe Lucas officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Nell was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Amarillo, to Lewis George and Minnie Wilna Morton Daugherty. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1950. On Sept. 18, 1952, at 7:30 in the morning, she married Benny Lucas.
After becoming the mother of four children, Nell continued her education. She graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1971 and a master’s degree in elementary education and library sciences in 1983.
Nell began her teaching career with the Mexia ISD at the Forest Glade School in 1971. From 1974 until 1983, she taught at Ross Elementary School and then McBay Elementary School. She completed her 29-year career with the Mexia ISD as librarian at the Mexia Junior High School in 2000.

Fri
23
May

Anita Willine Gibson


Anita Willine Gibson

Anita Willine Gibson, 81, passed away May 23, 2014 in Mexia. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Lost Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Hatley and Rev. James Harrington officiating.
Willine was born March 8, 1933 in Jewett, to Theo and Orahgeen Morton Taylor.
She retired from the Mexia State School after 25 years of service. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who thought her grandchildren were the greatest. She loved her Lord and was so thankful that He blessed her with a loving family and many years of happiness.
Willine was a warm, loving person who greeted everyone with a smile and plenty of humor. She never met a stranger; she loved people. She was a member of Point Enterprise Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Billy Ray Gibson.

Wed
21
May

Rosetta Jackson 'Aunt Rose' Davis


Rosetta Jackson 'Aunt Rose' Davis

Funeral services for Rosetta Jackson Davis will be held Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 700 I-45 South in Fairfield. Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia, Pastor Lonnie Pelton, officiating; Pastor Willie Anderson, eulogist.
Rosetta was born March 30, 1921 to David Jackson Sr. and Lela Henderson in Freestone County. Rosetta grew up and attended public school in the Furney Richardson Community.
In July 1941, Rose married June Edward Davis and to this union no children were born. They moved to Oakland, Calif. and lived there for more than 60 years. Rosetta was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, in Oakland, Calif., where she served in the usher board and was faithful in service until she moved back to Teague in December 2004.

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