Obituaries

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01
May

Willie George Davis, Jr.

Willie George Davis, Jr. passed away April 26, 2017 at the age of 84 in the Providence Health Center in Waco.
Davis was a resident of Mexia. He was born Nov. 13, 1932 in Mexia.
Viewing will be from 12 noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at MR. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship with Bishop William Lewis officiating.
Burial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas.

Fri
28
Apr

Wanda Lee (Kennedy) McDonald

Wanda Lee (Kennedy) McDonald passed away on April 27, 2017 in Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waco, following a stroke, at the age of 86.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Tracy Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery with Billie Gene “Scooter” McDonald, Terry Lynn McDonald, Terry Don Shivers, Rick Sadler, Dan Collins and Bill Hughes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Shivers, Grady Masters, Holloway Martin and Jerry Lee Kennedy.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Wanda Lee was born on Nov. 2, 1930 in Mexia to Johnie Monroe and Callie Slaughter Kennedy. She was a lifelong resident of the Shiloh, Mexia and Groesbeck area, having moved to Sweeny for only a brief time. Wanda was the youngest of six children and said, many times, that she wished every child could have as happy a childhood as she had.

Fri
28
Apr

Tracy Paul Perkins

Tracy Paul Perkins passed away on April 19, 2017.
He was born Aug. 7, 1959. He was the third child born to Archie Fay and LC Perkins, Sr. in Mexia.
He attended school in Mexia and graduated in 1978. He worked at the Mexia State School and later moved to Waco. He loved to be with his family and did like to fish also.
He was preceded in death by his  father and mother.
He leaves to cherish his memories, sister, Annie Pearl Perkins and Brother, LC Perkins, Jr.; Nephew, Desmond T. Perkins and Aunt Lavenia Schult of Fort Worth. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at Greater Haynes Memorial C.O.G.I.C of Mexia. Services and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral.

Fri
28
Apr

Ricky Don Lloyd “Slick”

Ricky Don Lloyd “Slick”, 59, a lifelong resident of Mexia was called home on April 26, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Waco after a long fought battle with cancer. Ricky was born on Dec. 1, 1957 in Mexia to James Monroe Lloyd, Sr. and Beatrice “Sug” Lloyd. Ricky’s passion in life was hunting, dancing and loving his grandkids.

Fri
28
Apr

Brenda “Sue” Foreman

Brenda “Sue” Foreman passed away April 22, 2017.
She was born Oct. 14, 1953 to Delma Ruth Wilson and Lee Author Bryant and raised by her aunt Doris Asberry.
At a early age Brenda attended school in Groesbeck and attended church in Doyle.
Brenda worked and retired from Mexia State School from 1998 until 2012.
Her hobbies were shopping and spending time with friends and family. She also loved collecting jewelry and decorating her home.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Lee Author Bryant and mother, Delma Ruth Wilson, brother, Winston Wilson.

Wed
26
Apr

Jacob Allen Padgett

Jacob Allen Padgett, of Mexia, passed away April 25, 2017 in Waco at the age of 37. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeff Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery with Clint Fisher, Jason Howell, Troy Darby, Juan Franco, Geoff Powers, David Langley and T. J. Hammond serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Jacob was born in Mexia on Oct. 21, 1979 to Tracy Van “Turk” and Terry Lynn Wilson Padgett. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1998. He was an estimator for General Dynamics.
Jacob enjoyed mudding on a buggy or a four wheeler, fishing, hunting, working on things and welding. He was a country boy at heart. He loved spending time with his family; he was a loving father, son, brother and uncle.

Wed
26
Apr

Hazel Jone Price

Hazel Jone Price passed away April 26, 2017 in Mexia at the age of 97.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in the Blair Stubbs Chapel with Mr. Mike Clements officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery with David Price, Timothy Driver, Shannon Driver, Wes McDonnel, Nathan Driver, Justin McDonnel, Kevin McDonnel and Zack Smith serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Hazel was born in Kickapoo, Limestone County on July 25, 1919 to Thomas V. and Mary Mae Boyd Guthrie. She has been a resident of Mexia for over 63 years. She was a retired restaurant manager.

Fri
21
Apr

Margaret Doris Sims

Margaret Doris Sims, of Mexia, passed away April 20, 2017 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23 at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend Randal Eberle and Rev. Clifton Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Andy Day, Mike Williams, Tracy Lansford, Nathan Fullenwider, Carl Wayne Sims, Christopher Mays, Frank Eberle and Bryan Bolen will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Doris was born Nov. 30, 1928 in San Antonio to Frank M. and Mabel C. Owen Burkett. She married the love of her life, Carl Sims, on June 14, 1946 in San Antonio and they were blessed with five children. Although busy being a mother and homemaker, she was, also, office manager for Frank Jones Insurance for 20 years.

Fri
21
Apr

Zack  Perry, III, (Ricky)

Zack  Perry, III, (Ricky) 63, of Cedar Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Zack is the sixth child born to the parentage of the late Zack and Willie Lee Cannon Perry. 
Zack, formally of Mexia, class of 1971, will be remembered as one of the best Blackcats of all times. He was outstanding in football and in basketball. Additionally, he won numerous awards in track and field.
After high school, Zack moved to Dallas and worked for Otis Engineer and the US Postal Service. Zack met and married Carol Concord, and to this union, one child was born, Zachary, who preceded him in death. he marriage dissolved. Later, Zack married Karen Lloyd, and this union was blessed with 31 years of happiness and one daughter.
Zack was a faithful member of Body of Christ Family Church under Pastor Billy Grate, Red Oak.

Wed
19
Apr

Shannon Donnelly

Visitation for Shannon Donnelly will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.
No other services are planned for Mr. Donnelly at this time.
Mr. Donnelly passed away on Saturday, April 15 at the Limestone County Medical Center in Groesbeck.
He was born in Houston on Nov. 9, 1972, and grew up in Freestone and attended Teague schools before moving to Waco for his senior year and graduating from Waco High School with the class of 1991. Shannon worked several jobs including for Mars Co. in Waco, Mexia State School, and most recently Lucky J’s in Dew. He enjoyed and spent hours playing computer games. Mr. Donnelly was a member of the Freestone Baptist Church.

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