Obituaries

Fri
02
Jan

Solomon Carl Davis Jr.


Solomon Carl Davis Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Solomon Carl Davis Jr. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends. He was born April 16, 1945.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Head Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 605 McClintic Dr. in Groesbeck, with Pastor E.B. Cashaw officiating and Rev. Leonard Mattox, of Family Fellowship Community Church in Houston, serving as eulogist. Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Groesbeck.  

Fri
02
Jan

Patricia Ann Lucas Prince


Patricia Ann Lucas Prince

Patricia Ann Lucas Prince, born Jan. 12, 1934 to Wayne and Marie Randal Lucas in Shiloh, peacefully passed away Jan. 1, 2015 in Mexia.  
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, 605 S. McKinney in Mexia. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. 

Fri
02
Jan

Carl Wayne Jones


Carl Wayne Jones

Carl Wayne Jones, 60, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at his home in Shiloh. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Gray and Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Carl Wayne was born May 18, 1954 in Mexia, to Carl A. and Nanci Beth Wooten Jones. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1973. He was employed by Lone Star Gas for a number of years prior to becoming disabled. Prior to working for Lone Star Gas, he worked in the oil field for many years, owned a landscaping business and worked in the Maintenance department at the Mexia State School.
Carl Wayne married Gloria “Kay” Coleman on March 28, 1992 in Mexia.

Wed
31
Dec

Joan Ann 'Joanie' Welch


Joan Ann 'Joanie' Welch

Joan Ann “Joanie” Welch, of Groesbeck, passed away unexpectedly after a very brief illness on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at age 67.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Dwight Mahoney officiating. She will be buried in Fort Parker Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Edward Freeman, Richard Welch, Kenneth Williamson, John Evers, Dusty Benge, Devon Chapman and Justin Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Parr, Frankie San Marco, Sherry Wharton and Wanda Fewell.
Joanie was born July 17, 1947 in San Antonio, to John San Marco and Louise Cannatta San Marco, the youngest of their four children. She went to St. Ann’s High School in San Antonio.

Mon
29
Dec

Mary Sue Vicars


Mary Sue Vicars

Mary Sue Vicars, 88, of Wortham, passed away Dec. 28, 2014 in Waco. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. James Herrington officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Mary was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Freestone, to Charles and Vena Chavers Vance. Her career was focused on raising her children; they were her life. She was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. Mary loved family gatherings and caring for her cat and companion, Petunia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Jeff and Carol; three brothers and two sisters.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Norma Sue Bryant of Katy and Marilyn Kerley and husband, Tom of Teague; one son, M. A. “Butch” Nichols Jr. and wife, Evie of Mexia; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mon
29
Dec

Larry Duwain Bell


Larry Duwain Bell

Larry Duwain Bell, 74, of McGregor, passed away at his home Dec. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Pastor Rebecca Hull officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Larry was born July 5, 1940 in Dallas, to Samuel Duwain and Pearl Lois Campbell Bell. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1958. Larry retired from A&P Grocery Stores, after having worked in Mexia and Louisiana. Then he went to work for Killeen IGA as meat market manager and finally retired after eight years at Scholastic Book Fair. Larry was a dedicated employee who never complained about working long hours; he was willing to do whatever was asked of him to get the job done.

Mon
29
Dec

Ernest Edward Thornton


Ernest Edward Thornton

The angelic hosts came for Ernest Edward Thornton, 66, on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, followed by a wake service from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at First Baptist Church – Downtown Teague, 209 N. 6th Ave. in Teague. Interment will follow at Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Thornton was born Aug. 30, 1948.

Fri
26
Dec

Lola Francis Roberson Young


Lola Francis Roberson Young

Longtime Mexia resident Lola Francis Roberson Young passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Dallas.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church 1214 E. Commerce in Mexia. Interment at Woodland Cemetery will follow the services.
Lola was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Mexia, the second child of Richard and Lizzie Roberson. She received her formal education in Mexia, graduating from Dunbar High School in 1942. She continued to remain current, attending various classes.
After high school she pursued her passion for cosmetology by attending and graduating from Madame C.J. Walker School of Cosmetology. She marriage Albert Young, who preceded her in death. Lola was also employed at Mexia State School where she continued using her skills as a cosmetologist until her retirement in the 1980s.

Fri
26
Dec

Edmund Neal Sellers Sr.


Edmund Neal Sellers Sr.

Funeral services for Elder Edmund Neal Sellers Sr. will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., at Christian Lighthouse Church, in Hubbard. Burial will be in Mount Calm Cemetery.
He went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2014, in Hillsboro.
Edumund Neal Sellers was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Plaska. He was the eldest child of four born to Neal and Theoria Mosley Sellers.
He attended school in Mount Calm. After high school, Edmund joined the Army and served on active duty in the Korean War. After his military service he attended Paul Quinn College in Waco, taking carpentry classes provided for veterans.
Edmund married Winnie Faye Johnson on Dec. 26, 1950 in Mount Calm, and to this union 10 children were born.
He co-founded Christian Lighthouse Church with his wife and was pastor there for 31 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; his parents; his sons, Garland and Johnny Earl; and his brother, Billy Glen.

Mon
22
Dec

Alleen Noble Womack


Alleen Noble Womack

Alleen Noble Womack, 98, passed away Dec. 21, 2014 in Mexia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 26, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with her nephew, Dr. Charles Wade, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Born on a prosperous cotton farm near Hamburg, Ark. on Oct. 7, 1916, Alleen was the 10th of 11 children of Harvey and Fannie Noble. She was their youngest daughter and the last surviving sibling of her seven brothers and three sisters.
She graduated from Southwest Texas State College with a degree in home economics and did her graduate work at Fort Collins, Colo. She began her teaching career in and around the Austin, San Marcos and Corpus Christi areas. After moving to Mexia, Alleen taught for several years in the Home Economics department at Mexia High School before retiring.

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