Obituaries

Fri
19
Dec

Sylvester 'Coach' Hobbs Jr.


Sylvester 'Coach' Hobbs Jr.

Funeral services for Sylvester Hobbs Jr. will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Mexia High School Auditorium, with apostle Cedric Porter officiating, and Pastor Jerome B. Hobbs as eulogist.
Sylvester Hobbs Jr. was born Oct. 4, 1950 in Fort Worth, to Narvis Freeman and Sylvester Hobbs Sr.
He made his transition from this walk of life on Dec. 8, 2014 at Providence Hospice Center in Waco.

Fri
19
Dec

Sarah L. Sims


Sarah L. Sims

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31:28
Sarah Lou Sims slipped peacefully into the arms of her savior on Dec. 17, 2014 at her home in Groesbeck.
Visitation will be on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Lost Prairie Baptist Church, with Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Interment will be in Lost Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Byrd, Wesley Byrd, Ben Dolan, Nick Dolan, James Fewell, Chase Adams, Richard Dolan and Miguel Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Don Evans, Gary Evans, Butch Evans, Larry Evans, John Evans and Ed Evans.

Fri
19
Dec

Eugene Leger


Eugene Leger

Eugene Leger, 73, a longtime Limestone County resident, passed away Dec. 17, 2014 in Waco. Eugene was born Dec. 6, 1941 in Columbus, Miss., to Espy and Jean Thomas Leger.
Truly a Jack of all trades, Eugene loved working on the farm, watching John Wayne movies, working on cars and going to the Horseshoe Casino.
Eugene is survived by his companion, Mary Leger; children, Mark, Katie, Steve, Tamie, James, Yolanda, Charles, Crystal, Shawn and Robert Leger. He is further survived by five sisters; two brothers; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a family visitation, only, from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Wed
17
Dec

Carolyn Burson

Carolyn Burson, 64, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 13, 2014. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Merry Wilburn officiating.
Carolyn was born June 15, 1950 in El Campo.
She is survived by her brother, Gerald Propst and wife Donna; daughter, Karen Maldanado and husband, Jessie; nieces, Jo Ann Paden and Misty Wall; nephew, Michael Hubbard; grandchildren, William Maldanado, Matao Maldanado and Nichole Matanado; special friend, Jackie Cox, and sister in Christ, Juliette Bradley.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
15
Dec

Kenner Rope Watson

Funeral services for Kenner Rope Watson, age 9, of Wortham, will be held on Wednesday, Dec, 17, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with the Rev. Mike Fautt and the Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Kenner was born on June 2, 2005, in Corsicana, to Matt Watson and Jennifer Sterling. He passed away Dec. 14, 2014.
A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s paper.
Visit www.porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

Mon
15
Dec

Billy Gervice Freeman

Dr. Billy Gervice Freeman, 79, passed away, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Danny Niedecken and Mr. Jan Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Billy was born June 7, 1935, in Point Enterprise, to Gervice Marion and Lois Vesta Speights Freeman. After graduating from Mexia High School, he continued his education at Texas A&M University, graduating with a Ph.D. Billy was a professor at Texas Tech University for 25 years and served as a consultant for the State Department in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
On Sept. 5, 1965, he married Landereth Brown in Fort Worth; they were blessed with two daughters, Karen and Kristina. His love for God and his family was evident in the way he lived his life. Billy cherished his family, especially his granddaughters.

Fri
12
Dec

Grace Deloris Harper Davis

Funeral services for Grace Deloris Harper Davis will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at First United Methodist Church at 203 N. Canton Street in Mexia.
Grace Davis was born to Edward Harper and Parthenia Nolan Harper on July 10, 1914, in Kosse (Limestone County), and transitioned from earth to glory on Dec. 3, 2014, at Arlington Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Worth.
Grace was the third daughter of ten children. She was preceded in death by her husbands, both parents, and all nine of her siblings. Grace lived to be 100 years old.
She spent her early years in Kosse, and later moved to Wortham, where she attended public school.
Grace accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. Her first church affiliation was with Beulah Baptist Church in Wortham.
After moving to Fort Worth, she was affiliated with Anderson Street Baptist Church.

Fri
12
Dec

Sylvester Hobbs Jr.

Funeral arrangements for Sylvester Hobbs Jr. are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.

Fri
12
Dec

Eugene Brewer

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Brewer will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 108 18th Street in Thornton.
Eugene Brewer was born March 14, 1941, to Ollie and Ruby Brewer, in Corsicana. He received his education at Jackson High School in Corsicana. At a very young age, Eugene confessed his faith in Christ. He worked downtown in Corsicana for Babcox’s Department Store and Shop.
Later Eugene’s parents moved to Houston, Texas, where he became a professional truck driver for about 50 years. He met and married Eugena Nelson and to this union, no children were born. He then relocated to Groesbeck, where he resumed driving trucks for Joe Nelson in Thornton, Texas. Eugene married Lennie West, and no children were produced within this union.

Wed
10
Dec

Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai


Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Budai, 62, passed away Dec.r 9, 2014 at his home in Tehuacana. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat (near Corsicana), with Rev. Shane Norcross officiating.
Bobby was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Corsicana, to Dan Budai Jr. and Norma Holt Budai. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. Bobby retired from Windstream Telephone Company after more than 30 years of service. He was employed by Mexia State Supported Living Center at the time of his passing.
Family was the most important part of Bobby’s life. He loved watching his children participate in their sporting events and being a spectator of the events in which they coached; he was their number one fan. He supported them in anything and everything they were interested in doing.
As a young man, Bobby enjoyed playing softball. He also enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends and fantasy football weekends.

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