Obituaries

Wed
06
Dec

Roger Martin Thiele

Roger Martin Thiele, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 4, 2017 in Groesbeck at the age of 88. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Tehuacana Cemetery with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Roger was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Boerne to Levi Charles and Cleora Parilee Thiele, the youngest of five children. On Feb. 18, 1949, he married his loving wife, Sue Crisp and they were blessed with three daughters, Jackie, Karen and Lisa. He was very proud of his family and nothing was more meaningful, to him, than spending time with his family; they were first and foremost in his life. 
Roger’s favorite pastime activities were hunting, fishing, taking his family on boating trips and playing cards. He was a member of the Big Spring Masonic Lodge #1340, a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Waco and member of Karem Shrine in Waco.

Mon
04
Dec

Catherine Ann (Allen) Beldin

Catherine Ann (Allen) Beldin, 66 of Wortham passed away Dec. 2, 2017 at her home in Wortham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham with the Reverend Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will be in Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday evening 6 – 8 p.m. at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Catherine was born April 2, 1951 in Teague to Doyle Emmitt and Opal Sallas Allen.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Beldin of Wortham; daughters, Rebecca Beldin Hall and husband Michael of Conroe; Jennifer Beldin Woodall and husband Cody of Wortham; grandkids, Mikey Hall, Emily Hall, Colby Woodall, Austin Woodall and Sara Woodall; sister, Diane Campbell of Teague and brothers, David Allen of Streetman, Kenneth Allen and Glenn Allen both of Teague.

Mon
04
Dec

John Joe (Johnny) Nichols

John Joe (Johnny) Nichols, formerly of Lake Mexia, passed away on Dec. 2, 2017 at Groesbeck Long-term Care facility with his family around him. According to Johnny’s wishes, a graveside service was held in the Mexia Cemetery at 2:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 3. Chaplain Jon Honea officiated.

Fri
01
Dec

Loda Bell Crutchfield

Loda Bell Crutchfield passed away Nov. 29, 2017, in Mexia, at the age of 95. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Mexia Cemetery with the Reverend Jenn Pick officiating. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Crutchfield was born March 27, 1922 in Mexia to Marion and Honor Bell Ballard McFall. She worked as a PBX Operator for 20 years. She married her lifelong partner, John Ross Crutchfield in Corsicana in 1941. They made their home Dallas, for several years, prior to moving to Mexia in 1969. She also kept books for J.R.’s trucking business. Crutchfield enjoyed cooking and attending church; she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mexia.    

Wed
29
Nov

Jason Bernard Ratcliff

Jason Bernard Ratcliff went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2017 in Lancaster.
Ratcliff was born on Feb. 23, 1974 at Mexia General Hospital in Mexia. He was the youngest born to Alzo and Frankie Ratcliff. He was a student of Mexia High School until 1992, but received his GED before graduation day. He continued his education at Navarro College in Corsicana and the Art Institute of Houston.

Wed
29
Nov

Charlotte Sally Mae Yeager

Charlotte Sally Mae Yeager went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 4:18 a.m. Yeager was born on Nov. 8, 1979.
She is survived by her son, Lane Vaughn of New Waverley; daughter, Raven Yeager of Mexia; her loving mother, Susan Kerr of Willis; sisters: Chasidee Beene of Mexia, Frances (Eric) Macha of Spring, and Candace (Victor) Lopez of Willis. Nieces and nephews, Chelsea Macha, Colton Macha, Makayla and Kaden Lopez.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 19 at Pearly Gates Funeral Chapel in Mexia. Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

Wed
29
Nov

David William Smith

David William Smith, 68, of Mexia passed away Nov. 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia.
Smith was born Jan. 31, 1949 in Newport, Vt. to Richard and Susan Smith. He served in the United States Navy and was a very loving husband and father. His favorite name was Pepa and his family will dearly miss all the stories he had to tell. David was always there and ready to help anyone that needed help.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Michelle Tollett.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Smith of Mexia; son, Eric Tollett and wife, Stephanie of Austin and grandsons, Alex Salas and Anthony Salas both of Mexia.
An online quest book is available at corleyporterfuneralhome.com and by selecting the David Smith obituary.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
29
Nov

Norma Lee Shulanberger McNeil

Norma Lee Shulanberger McNeil died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2017 at University Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 88.
McNeil is survived by her son and daughters, Jack McNeil and wife Marian of Magnolia, Linda McNeil of San Antonio, and Kathy McNeil of Waco. She is also survived by her granddaughter Veronica Filips, husband Tim and great-granddaughter Emma Filips of Magnolia.
Her husband Jack Kermit McNeil of Mexia preceded her in death.
Norma was born on Feb. 14, 1929 in El Centro, Calif. to Edgar and Katie Shulanberger. She was the oldest daughter with eight siblings. She married Jack K. McNeil in 1946. Over the years the couple welcomed their three children into their home. Her children remember her as a gentle and patient mother who encouraged them to pursue their educational goals.

Wed
29
Nov

Srean Hampton-Curry

Srean Hampton-Curry of Waco was born on Feb. 10, 1960 in Drew, Miss. to Wilton Hampton and Alberta Sims. She passed away on Nov. 17, 2017.   
Srean leaves to cherish her loving memories: her companion of 13 years, Kenny Barnes. Her children: Homer Hampton, Kathy Hampton-Kendricks, Marvin Curry, Latoya Curry; siblings, Robert Sims, Jr., Wilson Hampton, Flora Hampton, Elizabeth Hampton, Melvin Hampton, Glenn Hampton, JT Hampton, Vera Hampton, Ann Rhodes, Jimmy Rhodes, Billy Talton; grandchildren, Tiyun Kendricks, Hamaya Hampton, Ronadre Kendricks, Dyanna Ramsey, Jermaine Jones, Marveuna Robinson, Dareuna Robinson, Ronald Jr. Kendricks, Mi’Terria Duffy, Jamica Guilford, Kingston Knowlin, Tatiyana Mills, Kali’Mai Boyd, Ryiot Patterson, Jaxon Normart; Special nieces/nephews, Willie Hampton, JT Hampton, Renee Hampton-Taylor and Shaquana Wiley
Funeral services were held on Nov. 25, 2017. Services were entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

Wed
29
Nov

Mary Earl Phillips

Mary Earl Phillips passed away on Nov. 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church of Doyle.
Phillips was born on July 5, 1955 in Dallas to the parentage of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phillips. She was a graduate of Groesbeck High School in Groesbeck. She worked and retired from the County Tax Office in Wichita Falls, Texas for 39 years until her health failed her. Her love for her family was priceless. She was a faithful member at her church. One of her favorite scripture in the bible was Proverbs 3:5-6. She played the piano and donated to St. Jude Children Research hospital for many years.  
She leaves to cherish her memories: sisters, Minnie Blocker, Marie Forge and Ethelene Phillips; brothers, Richard (Ruthie) Phillips, Sammy (Trina) Phillips and Christopher Phillips and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

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