Obituaries

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Tom P. Gee


Tom P. Gee

The angelic hosts came for Tom P. Gee, 50, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his Sandy Community home in Coolidge, among loving family and devoted friends. A
Viewing will be held Thursday July 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Viewing and visitation will also take place Friday, July 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Sandy Community.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, July 5, in the Union Memorial United Methodist Church in the Sandy Community of Coolidge. Rev. Sylvester Key II, pastor, will serve as the eulogist and Pastor Kennen Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow at Sandy Creek Cemetery.
Tom P. Gee was born Aug. 13, 1963 in Coolidge, Limestone County, the eighth child born to Winford Gee Sr. and Bertha Reed Gee

Wed
02
Jul

Michael 'Mike' Van White


Michael 'Mike' Van White

Michael "Mike" Van White died June 23, 2015.
He was born Jan. 13, 1963, in Groesbeck, the son of Rev. Maurice and Mamie Frazier.
Michael graduated in 1981 from Sunset High School in Dallas.
Michael was employed at the Stouffer Hotel in Dallas for 22 years. Later he moved to Mexia, where he was employed at the Mexia State Supported Living Center until his passing.
Michael enjoyed being with his family and working with his friends at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. He loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Mavericks on television.

Wed
02
Jul

John C. 'J.C.' Jones


John C. 'J.C.' Jones

John C. "J.C." Jones, 66, of Mexia died June 28, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.
He was born Oct. 12, 1947 in Limestone County, and was a retired truck driver from a variety of companies. He worshipped at Bethsaida Missionary Baptist Church.

Mon
30
Jun

Joyce Bowen McGuire


Joyce Bowen McGuire

Joyce Bowen McGuire, 85, was born April 24, 1929 to Emry and Gladys Wright Bowen in Oakhurst. She went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2014.
On July 26, 1946, she married Elmo McGuire; they had two sons, Glenn McGuire and the late Mark Alan McGuire. Joyce dedicated her life to being a pastor’s wife and to teaching English literature. She was beloved by her students, many of whom called her “Mama.”
Her real passion was missions. She served as an officer of the Women’s Missionary Union of the Congregational Methodist denomination for many years. When missionaries needed funds for certain projects, they would call Joyce, and, in just a matter of days, she would have received pledges and donations to meet the needs on the mission fields.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Elmo McGuire; a son, Mark McGuire; her parents, Emry and Gladys Bowen; a brother, Emry Elton Bowen; and a sister, Mary Nell Spivey.

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30
Jun

Hazel Naomi Simmons


Hazel Naomi Simmons

On the morning of June 28, 2014, God called away the sweet spirit of Hazel Naomi Simmons to her heavenly home. Hazel was born May 23, 1920 in Pinewood, Minn. to Clarence E. and Estella Hurst Bacon. She was the third of seven children.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always put others ahead of herself. She loved her Lord and savior with all her heart and lived her life as a faithful servant.
Hazel married Robert "Bob" Simmons in August 1943. They raised four children in a home filled with love, giving those who knew them an example of a loving marriage and godly parents.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son, Carey; and her siblings.

Wed
25
Jun

Turner Whorton


Turner Whorton

The angelic hosts came for Turner Whorton, 70, of Mexia on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the Doctor’s Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing and visitation with the family will be Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. in the Alexander Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 201 Kohlman Road in Mexia, with Rev. Henry Chambers Jr. officiating and Rev. Wilmer Davis Jr. serving as eulogist. Interment with military funeral honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
Whorton was born Jan. 6, 1944 in Dallas, to Dee and Blanche Whorton of Mexia.
He attended Douglas Elementary and Dunbar High School in Mexia, and was valedictorian of his graduating class of 1961.

Wed
25
Jun

Michael Douglas 'Mickey' Hancock


Michael Douglas 'Mickey' Hancock

Michael Douglas “Mickey” Hancock, 52, passed away June 24, 2014 in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Mickey was born March 17, 1962 in Mexia, to Garland Dean and Carolyn Liles Hancock. He was a lifelong resident of Mexia and a graduate of Mexia High School, class of 1980. He was a 20-year employee of the Texas Department of Corrections.
On July 29, 1985, Mickey married the love of his life, Tracy Bowen, at the First Baptist Church in Mexia. They were proudly blessed with a daughter, Lindsey Marie. He loved his family so much and enjoyed spending time with “his girls” at home and on many family trips.

Mon
23
Jun

Loyd E. 'Shorty' Jackson


Loyd E. 'Shorty' Jackson

Loyd E. “Shorty” Jackson died June 18, 2014 in San Antonio, where he had resided since 2003.
The Mexia native graduated from Mexia High School.
He lived in the Pasadena-Deer Park area for more than 50 years, working for Shell Oil Company and being active in Memorial Baptist Church and South Main Baptist Church.
He was raised in Mexia, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended the University of Houston.
His wife of 62 years, Reba, preceded him in death in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Craig Bird, of San Antonio; son, Rev. Loyd E. Jackson Jr. and his wife, Candy, of Kansas City; grandsons, Coby Bird and family of Fort Worth and Brant Bird and his family of Pleasanton; granddaughters, Courtney Stolfus and her family and Amanda Jackson, all of Kansas City; and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
18
Jun

Cleo Rosellen Kelly


Cleo Rosellen Kelly

Cleo Rosellen Kelly, 68, of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 13, 2014 after surgery in Waco.
Cleo was born Nov. 4, 1945 to Elisha "Bully" and Clara Carver and was a longtime resident of Corsicana. She was a loving mother and Nanny and could brighten anyone's day with her ability to make you laugh even during the toughest times.
Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl Carver; nephews, Kevin Haynes and Dirk Messer; daughter-in-law Betty DeChaume and brother-in-law, Bill Prince. 

Wed
18
Jun

George Hill Bounds Jr.


George Hill Bounds Jr.

George Hill Bounds Jr. of Point Enterprise passed away June 15, 2014 at The Manor Health Care Residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Parker Memorial Park in Groesbeck. Family visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born to George Hill Bounds and Ruby Johnson Bounds Feb. 26, 1935 in Wortham. He married Winda Nichols in August 1959 at Merit. George and Winda would have been married for 55 years come August of this year.
George was preceded in death by his father, mother, and his brother Lee Bounds.

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