Obituaries

Mon
18
Sep

Peter George Jokola

Peter George Jokola passed away, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home in Mexia at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Mexia VFW.
Peter was born Aug. 14, 1943 in Westmoreland County, Pa. to Peter and Helen Krivokucha Jokola. He was a professional musician, rancher, worked for a petroleum company for several years and owned a sandblasting company prior to retirement.
Peter’s love for music and singing began at a very young age, and eventually lead to a career.  He made numerous records and traveled all over the world singing; he could sing in 20 different languages. During this time, like most young artist, he sowed a few wild oats prior to settling down.  While living in California, he met a man from the Mexia area that wanted to sell his ranch in Honest Ridge. Peter bought it sight unseen as he was ready for a change in his life. 

Fri
15
Sep

Terry Lee Toole

Terry Lee Toole, 60 of Mexia, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, embraced by loving family and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut St., Teague. Cremation are in the care of The Neptune Society, Fort Worth.
Terry was born in Houston to Joe Hampton Toole and Kay Hunter Toole on Jan. 3, 1957. He graduated from Caprock High School, Amarillo. After continuing his education in journeyman classes he spent most of his adult life working for utility companies, working his way up to high voltage Lead Lineman. Terry was dedicated to his job and really enjoyed it. After retiring he started a cow, calf operation.
Terry loved serving the Lord and in the Lions Club and volunteering when friends, neighbors or even strangers who needed help.

Fri
15
Sep

Nancy Juliette (Alewine) Bradley

Nancy Juliette (Alewine) Bradley passed away on Sept. 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in McKinney following a stroke, at the age of 87. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Shane Norcross and Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Interment followed at the Shiloh Cemetery with Bill Groth, Tommy Vaughan, Bobby Jack Liles, Ray Erlinger, Jereme Joseph, and Richard Bundy serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Juliette was born on July 30, 1930 in Freestone. She worked at Safeway for many years in the Meat Department, and retired when the Mexia store closed. She later retired from the Heart of Texas/Blackland Community Group Homes in 1999.

Thu
14
Sep

Danny Lee Guthrie

Danny Lee Guthrie passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Whitney at the age of 72. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Plummer Cemetery with Mr. James Hawkins officiating.
Danny was born April 26, 1945 in Mexia to Lester and Vera (Sterling) Guthrie. He was known for being a great father and a hardworking man.  His gentleness in nature and a compassion for people served him well as a truck driver for many years.
Danny also enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with family and close friends. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Among many of his accomplishments was serving as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator in Vietnam and also earning marksmanship badges with a sharpshooter rifle M-14 and expert rifle M-16.

Thu
14
Sep

Gerald Wayne Cobb

Gerald Wayne Cobb was born to Wayne Vernon Cobb and Sibyl Lee (Butler) Cobb in San Antonio on Sept. 9, 1943. He went to Waco schools and joined the Air Force at age 17.  His mother had to give her permission, by signing for him to join, as he was underage. He served as a medic from 1960 to 1965.
He married Georgia Leona Glidewell on Dec. 31, 1961. Their two daughters were born in Tacoma, Wash. while they were in the service. Once back in Texas, they, and their growing family, lived in several different cities from the Red River, to Houston and back to Central Texas. After retirement, Gerald and Georgia began raising their grandson, Tyler. He was and is their pride and joy.

Tue
12
Sep

Patricia “Pat” J. McGee

Patricia “Pat” J. McGee passed away, Sept. 8, 2017, in Waco at the age of 78. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. Eddie Hayworth officiating. Interment was in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Pat was born June 27, 1939 in Dallas. She was a graduate of Teague High School and of UT Tyler, where she received a bachelor’s degree. Pat married her loving husband, Jerry McGee, on July 21, 1956 in Point Enterprise. She retired from the Mexia State School after many years of service as a computer tech.
Pat was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; family was a priority and everyone knew they could count on her when there was a need. She was a sweet, caring person who always looked out for others and put everyone else first. She was a faithful Christian and member of the Point Enterprise Baptist Church.
Pat also enjoyed traveling. Colorado was her favorite place to visit.

Tue
12
Sep

Bessie Fay Lively Wadle

Bessie Fay Lively Wadle, 80, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died on Sept. 1, 2017 in Katy.
Bessie was born in Teague on Sept. 17, 1936 to James P. Lively and Lorandus (French) Lively.

Fri
08
Sep

Mary Lu Gibson Harju

Mary Lu Gibson Harju passed away Sept. 4, 2017 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Florida. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Mr. Richard Williams officiating.
Visitation with the family was from 5-6 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Mary Lu was born Sept. 19, 1932 in Coolidge to Cyrus M. and Mary Esther Turner Gibson. She enjoyed being raised in Coolidge and always loved her family, friends and memories made there.
She is survived by her beloved husband of more than 62 years, Flip and children, Lori and Clark who will miss her dearly and treasured cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to sign the guest book or leave a message of condolence.

Wed
06
Sep

Guillermo Luna

Guillermo Luna of Groesbeck passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at his home.
Visitation and rosary were held from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Groesbeck Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia with the Reverend Justin Nguyen officiating. Burial will follow at Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Guillermo was born June 25, 1929 in San Felipe, Guanajuato to Anastacio and Placida Luna. He moved to Groesbeck where he worked for Hobbs Bonded Fibers for 20 plus years until his retirement at age 60.
He is preceded in death by both parents and two sons, Rosario Luna and Lupe Luna.
Guillermo is survived by his wife, Antonia Luna; sons, Raul Luna of Groesbeck and Valentin Luna of Groesbeck and daughters, Ana Calvillo of Mexia and Juana Luna Barco of Mexico; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Wed
06
Sep

Nora Ardeci Weaver

Nora Ardeci Weaver, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 3, 2017 in Groesbeck at the age of 88. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 in the Faulkenberry Cemetery with Ms. Heidi Krosby officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Nora was born Jan. 1, 1929 in Corsicana to Lee and Nellie Flowers Fitzgerald. She was a well-known cosmetologist and businesswoman in Mexia for 20 years; she owned and operated Nora’s Beauty Salon and Tri-County Beauty Supply.
Nora married her loving and devoted husband, Dale G. Weaver, on Feb. 22, 1974. She was a loving mother of five children and blessed with nine grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She always looked forward to having her family together, especially, during holidays.

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